22 November 2010

Looking for Harm Habbus

I'm trying to locate information on a "Harm Habbus" who apparently was in Clayton Township, Adams County, Illinois, in 1872 or so.

This is part of an 1892 newspaper clipping from the Quincy [Illinois] Daily Journal that references Habbus as the father of a baby born to Volke Behrens, daughter of Ulfert Behrens in Clayton Township.

I'm working on an article on the court case for the next issue of Casefile Clues, but have been unable to locate any information on Harm.

Based upon the name and the location, I'm guessing he was a native of Ostfriesland, Germany. That's merely speculation on my part.