Thursday, December 18, 2008
Hooray! I just received copies of both my great grandfathers naturalization papers. Both Theodore Miottel and Wilhelm Skibbe were both naturalized through the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. I now have the copies in hand and will make copies for my relatives - what a great Christmas present. My mother's cousin is in her seventies and had been unsuccessful in her search for Wilhelm's paperwork. She is going to be thrilled. Both of us spent a great deal of time searching for the court papers, Wilhelm and family farmed in Indiana. Naturally we kept looking in Indiana for records. It was just a fluke to find them in Chicago!