Sunday, May 22, 2016

Mary Finnestad vs Rasmus Skaar et al

I originally posted information regarding a lawsuit filed following the death of Martha Iversdatter Nordskar Peterson's death.   The lawsuit was filed by her older sister, Mari Iversdatter Nordskar Finnestad, wife of Ole Olson Finnestad Sr.

I thought I had posted information showing the location of the property in question at the time of Martha's death.

Here is a current map of the location.

Peterson Farm, Malta, Illinois

Here is the 1892 Plat map for Malta township, Malta, DeKalb county, Illinois that shows the Peterson farm on the lower portion of the map.

1892 Malta township Plat map
The property was sold to pay off the mortgage.    The proceeds were dispersed between the surviving family members as Peter and Martha did not have children.    The farm was sold to Michael and James Lynch.    By 1905, the Malta township Plat map showed the Lynch Brothers as owners of the property.   The upper portion of the Peterson property was transferred to Margaret Lynch.

1905 Malta township Plat map

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