Casefile Clues

07 August 2014

Pardon Me, Are There Records?

In the past two weeks, I've written about two individuals who are mentioned in various printed materials as having received a pardon from an Illinois governor in the 19th century:
It dawned on me today that there may have been some records generated during the process of receiving a pardon from the governor. I'm contacted the Illinois State Archives and they are searching to see if there's any additional information on Knaeble or Kile in the "Executive Clemency Files."

I'm just curious what happened to Knaeble after his release. He was a tenant who rented a few rooms from my ancestor in the building that housed her tavern in Warsaw, Illinois. Kile was an uncle of my wife who also served in the Civil War.

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