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!