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Kankakee County Probate Records

Kankakee County Probate Records

Posted: 1316966419000
Classification: Query
Regarding the earlier postings on this topic, I mentioned that I was writing a file with snapshots of each of the sets of Probate Record images provided at familysearch.org. I now have the first 30 volumes ready and they are included below. This provides only a small glimpse of the nature of each volume. Some early volumes are non-indexed entries in chronological order. Browse thru these images using dates if you have them. Later volumes have an alphabetic index in the front, so I provide the image numbers for the start and end of the index, then list the first and last actual probate court actions with page number, date and name. You can use the index to locate other entries by name. Blank images after the last entry are ignored.

Rick Vest
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Probate Records v. 1 1855-1858
Image 1 labeled: page 147 Sep 4, 1855 Insolvency of Smith Twombly
Image 250 labeled page 639 Apr 8, 1858 Estate of Wm. Dougherty

Probate Records v. 2 1858-1864
Image 1 cover Probate Record 2
Image 2 labeled page 3 Apr 9, 1858 Estate of Charles Earl
Image 319 labeled page 634 & 635 Mar 25, 1864 Estate of Paul White

Probate Records v. 3 1864-1868
Image 1 cover Probate Record 3
Image 2 labeled Mar 20, 1864 Estate of Monroe Mattocks
Image 321 labeled page 636 & 637 Feb 12, 1868 Guardianship of Charles and Solon Harvey

Probate Records v. 4 1868-1868
Image 1 cover Probate Record 4
Image 2 labeled page 1 Feb 18, 1868 Estate of Joel B. Hawkins
Image 14 labled page 24 & 25 Mar 18, 1868 Estate of Coralie P. Havens


Probate Records v. 4 1868-1871
Image 1 labeled Page 24 & 25 Mar 17, 1868 Estate of Joseph Rosseau
Image 281 labeled page 578 & 579 Sep 12, 1871 Ansel Dickinson feebleminded


Probate Records v. 5 1871-1875
Image 1 cover Probate Record 5
Image 2 labeled page 2 & 3 Sep 18, 1871 Estate of Solomon Kellog
Image 321 labeled page 638 Feb 15, 1875 Estate of Zeno?? Brayton

Probate Records v. 6 1875-1877
Image 1 Cover Probate Record 6
Image 2 labeled page 1 Feb 17, 1875 Estate of Catherine Hawker vs. Estate of William ??
Image 323 labeled page 638 & 639 Feb ??, 1877 Estate of Anna Connelly

Probate Records v. 7 1877-1880
Image 1 Cover Probate Record 7
Image 2 labeled page 1 Mar 19, 1877 Estate of William Hauer (??)

Probate Records v. 7 1906-1928
Image 1 labeled page 203 Apr 18, 1906 Will of Marriete H. Bordwell
Image 354 labeled page 556 Dec 31, 1928 Will of S. Ernest Sauerman (note: Void see book 8)

Probate Records v. 8 1880-1881
Image 1 cover Probate Journal 8
Image 2 labeled page 1 Apr 5, 1880 Naturalization of John Newcourt, etc
Image 300 labeled page 596 & 597 May 15, 1882 Estate of John White
Image 301 labeled page 598 Nov 26, 1881 Estate of John Rantz

Probate Records v. 9 1882-1884
Image 1 cover Probate Journal No. 9
Image 2 labeled page 1 May 15, 1882 Estate of Philip Waubach
Image 318 labeled page 564 & 565 Feb 11, 1884 Conservatorship of David Everett, Insane

Probate Records v. 9 1884-1884
Image 1 labeled page 564 & 565 Feb 9, 1884 Guardianship of Horace Mathieu ?
Image 38 labeled page 638 Apr 25, 1884 Estate of E. Wright

Probate Records v. 10 1884-1886
Image 1 cover Probate Record 10
Image 2 labeled page 1 Apr 28, 1884 Estate of Jonathon Fender
Image 322 labeled page 640 Apr 19, 1886 Estate of John Hansing

Probate Records v. 11 1886-1888
Image 1 cover Probate Journal NO. 11
Image 2 labeled page Apr 19, 1886 Estate of Varnum V. Parish
Image 297 labeled page 590 & 591 Mar 13, 1888 Naturalization of William Kertemeier

Probate Records v. 12 1889-1890
Image 1 labeled page 470 & 471 Oct 5, 1889 Estate of Daniel Moriarity
Image 73 labeled page 610 & 611 May 26, 1890 Estate of Fredrick Kirchoff

Probate Records v. 12 1894-1894
Image 1 labeled page 448 & 449 Feb 5, 1894 Estate of Peter D. Peterson
Image 16 labeled page 478 & 479 Mar 1, 1894 Estate of Isaac Vanderwater

Probate Records v. 13 1890-1892
Image 1 cover Probate Record 13
Image 2 labeled page 1 June 2, 1890 Court opened …
Image 3 labeled page 2 & 3 June 6, 1890 Naturalization of William Foster
Image 290 labeled page 574 & 575 July 28, 1892 Estate of Sebastion Johf ?

Probate Records v. 14 1892-1894
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 14
Image 2 labeled page 1 Aug 1, 1892 Estate of Thomas Christopher
Image 316 labeled page 566 & 567 Estate of William A. Reid


Probate Records v. 15 1894-1895
Image 1 cover Probate Records 15
Image 2 labeled page 1 June 4, 1894 Estate of Pierre Paradis
Image 109 labeled page 214 & 215 Feb 4, 1895 Real Estate of Frederick Weseman ?


Probate Records v. 15 1895-1896
Image 1 labeled page 214 & 215 Feb 4, 1895 Real Estate of Frederick Weseman ?
Image 216 labeled page 636 & 639 ( 2missing?) Apr 4, 1896 Naturalization of Albert ???

Probate Records v. 16 1896-1897
Image 1 cover Probate Record 16
Image 2 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “A”
Image 28 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “Z”
Image 29 labeled page 1 Apr 6, 1896 Estate of B. Tallman
Image 334 labeled page 604 & 605 (remainder blank) Dec 4, 1897 Estate of Antoine Lashway

Probate Records v. 17 1897-1899
Image 1 cover Probate Record 17
Image 2 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “A”
Image 26 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “Z”
Image 27 labeled page 1 Dec 7, 1897 Estate of O?? L??
Image 325 labeled page 592 & 593 Apr 1, 1899 Adoption of Freda Rachel Wilson (nee Ward)

Probate Records v. 18 1899-1900
Image 1 cover Probate Record 18
Image 2 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “A”
Image 27 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “Z”
Image 28 labeled page 1 Apr 3, 1899 Estate of Leonard Horn?
Image 313 labeled page 568 & 569 Rice vs. Shreffler (election)

Probate Records v. 19 1900-1901
Image 1 cover Probate Record 19
Image 2 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “A”
Image 25 not labeled Index of last names that begin with “Z”
Image 26 labeled page 1 Jun 4, 1900 Estate of Thomas Evans
Image 322 labeled page 592 Jun 29, 1901 conservatorship of Anna M. Schubert

Probate Records v. 20 1901-1902
Image 1 cover Probate Record 20
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 25 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 26 labeled page 1 July 1, 1901 Estate of Nicholas Nugent
Image 160 labeled page 264 & 265 Jan 6, 1902 Estate of Frances Latham

Probate Records v. 21 1902-1903
Image 1 cover Probate Record 21
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 27 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 28 labeled page 1 June 2, 1902 Estate of Franklin Crawford
Image 313 labeled page 574 & 575 Feb 28, 1903 Estate of Mathias Oertlin

Probate Records v. 22 1903-1903
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 22
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 28 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Y"
Image 30 labeled page 1 Mar 2, 1903 Estate of George Feller
Image 301 labeled page 540 & 541 Oct 31, 1903 Estate of Jefferson Koon
Image 302 labeled page 584 blank

Probate Records v. 23 1903-1903
Image 1 cover Probate Record 23
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 28 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 29 labeled page 1 Nov 2, 1903 Estate of Henry Swan
Image 72 labeled page 86 & 87 Dec 9, 1903 Estate of Albert Shaw

Probate Records v. 23 1903-1904
Image 1 labeled paeg 76 & 77 Dec 8, 1903 Estate of Jane McCuen
Image 232 labeled page 536 & 537 Oct 1, 1904 Estate of Austin Baker


Probate Records v. 24 1904-1905
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 24
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 27 labeled Oct 3, 1904 Guardianship of John Stratton
Image 335 labeled page 562 & 563 Matter of William Meyers (alleged insane)


Probate Records v. 25 1905-1906
Image 1 cover Probate Record 25
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 28 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 29 labeled Page 1 Oct 1, 1905 Estate of Adam Ensinger
Image 279 labeled page 500 & 501 Oct 6, 1906 Estate of Christian Deerson

Probate Records v. 25 1906-1906
Image 1 labeled Page 500 Oct 4, 1906 Estate of Moses Chartier
Image labeled page 576 & 577 Dec 1, 1906 Estate of Christopher Dowd

Probate Records v. 26
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 26
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Y” & "Z"
Image 27 labeled Page 1 Dec 3, 1906 Estate of Daniel Luce
Image 346 labeled page 638 Oct 16, 1907 Estate of Ervin D. Archer

Probate Records v. 27 1907-1908
Image 1 cover Probate Record 27
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 28 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 29 labeled Page 1 Oct 17, 1907 Estate of Hugh Carlisle
Image 328 labeled page 590 & 591 Dec 1, 1908 Estate of Lois M. Rice

Probate Records v. 28 1908-1908
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 28
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 27 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Z"
Image 28 labeled page 1 Dec 2, 1908 Estate of H. A. Shafer
Image 179 labeled page 300 & 301 Jul 6, 1909 Estate of Charles Demarteau

Probate Records v. 28 1909-1910
Image 1 labeled page 300 & 301 Jul 6, 1909 Guardianship of Nancy A. McKay
Image 141 labeled page 580 & 581 Mar 10, 1910 Estate of Arthur S. Kenaga

Probate Records v. 29 1910-1911
Image 1 cover Probate Record No. 29
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 27 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Y"
Image 28 blank pages
Image 29 labeled page 1 Mar 12, 1910 Estate of D. K. Walker
Image 327 labeled page 596 & 597 Apr 19, 1911 Estate of Rochell Purcell


Probate Records v. 30 1911-1912
Image 1 cover Probate Record 30
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Y” & “Z"
Image 27 labeled page 1 Apr 21, 1911 Estate of Antoine St. Germain
Image 307 labeled page 556 & 557 Mar 2, 1912 Guardianship of Crydenwise minors

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Re: Kankakee County Probate Records

Posted: 1317322858000
Classification: Query
This the second and final portion of my snapshot of these records (viewable at www.familysearch.org)
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Probate Records v. 30 1911-1912
Image 1 cover Probate Record 30
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "Y” & “Z"
Image 27 labeled page 1 Apr 21, 1911 Estate of Antoine St. Germain
Image 307 labeled page 556 & 557 Mar 2, 1912 Guardianship of Crydenwise minors


Probate Records v. 31 1912-1912
Image 1 cover Probate Record 31
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 28 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 29 labeled page 1 Mar 4, 1912 Estate of Henry Clayton
Image 97 labeled page 136 & 137 Jun 3, 1912 Probate will of Thomas Cooper
Probate Records v. 31 1912-1913
Image 1 labeled page 136 & 137 Jun 3, 1912 Probate will of Thomas Cooper
Image 243 labeled page 618 Jun 3, 1913 Estate of John Bearman


Probate Records v. 32 1913-1914
Image 1 cover Probate Record 32
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 27 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Y"
Image 28 blank pages
Image 29 labeled page 3 Jun 4, 1913 Estate of John Prairie
Image 320 labeled page 584 & 585 Oct 3, 1914 Estate of George Love

Probate Records v. 33 1914-1915
Image 1 cover Probate RecordNo. 33
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 27 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Y"
Image 28 blank pages
Image 29 labeled page 1 5, 1914 Conservatorship of Louis Harms
Image 614 labeled page 594 Nov 13, 1915 Estate of Jacob Lang

Probate Records v. 34 1915-1916
Image 1 cover Probate Record 34
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Y"
Image 27 labeled page 1 Nov 13, 1915 Estate of Jacob Lang
Image 624 labeled page 598 Nov 23, 1916 Estate of John H. Greer

Probate Records v. 35 1916-1917
Image 1 cover Probate Record 35
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 29 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 30 labeled page 1 Nov 23, 1916 Estate of John H. Greer
Image 627 labeled page 598 Oct 20, 1917 Estate of Joseph B. Berry


Probate Records v. 36 1917-1918
Image 1 cover Probate Record 36
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 30 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 31 labeled page 1 Oct 20, 1917 Estate of Peter Jensen
Image 294 labeled page 264 Mar 22, 1918 Estate of Henry Kramer
Probate Records v. 36 1918-1918
Image 1 labeled page 261 Mar 21, 1918 Estate of John Studley
Image 334 labeled page 594 Nov 21, 1918 Estate of Sophronia Penry


Probate Records v 37. 1918-1919
Image 1 cover Probate Record 37
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 29 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 30 labeled page 1 Nov 22, 1918 Estate of Viateur Cyrier
Image 629 labeled page 598 Oct 10, 1919 Estate of Ferdinand Dorval

Probate Records v. 38 1919-1920
Image 1 cover Probate Record 38
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 30 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 31 labeled page 1 Oct 10, 1919 Estate of Kate Yeates
Image 630 labeled page 592 July 10, 1920 Regarding bonds of officials

Probate Records v. 39 1920-1921
Image 1 cover Probate Record 39
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 30 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 31 labeled page 1 Jul 18, 1920 Estate of Tony Massorotti
Image 629 labeled page 599 May 27, 1921 Estate of Dolphus Joseph Trudeau

Probate Records v. 40 1921-1921
Image 1 cover Probate Record 40
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 29 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “Z"
Image 30 labeled page 1 May 28, 1921 Estate of Nancy Reading
Image 108 labeled page 79 Jul 11, 1921 Estate of Guy C. De Moss
Probate Records v. 40 1922-1922
Image 1 labeled page 79 Jul 11, 1921 Estate of Octave Longtin
Image 516 labeled page 593 May 9, 1922 Estate of Andrew Hansen

Probate Records v. 41 1922-1923
Image 1 cover Probate Record 41
Image 2 not labeled - Index of names that begin with "A"
Image 26 not labeled - Index of names that begin with “W"
Images 27-29 blank pages
Image 30 labeled page 1 May 9, 1922 Estate of Albert Logan
Image 644 labeled page 613 Mar 27, 1923 Conservatorship of John Gibson


WILL RECORDS:
The will records include what seems to be a master index of the 30 (or more) volumes containing transcribed wills and related documents. The “Will Index 1” is the master index and is alphabetized (in most cases) using the first 2 letters of the surname. The “Will Record” Vol. A and Vol. 2 have no index of their own, but the later volumes have an alphabetic index in the front. Volume 7 is the last one currently available on line, but there are more somewhere since they appear in the master index.

WILL INDEX Vol 1.
Image 1 cover “WILL INDEX 1”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “AB”
Image 326 index of last names beginning with “Z”

WILL RECORD Vol A. 1859-1887
Image 1 labeled page 25 April term 1857
Image 270 labeled page 556 & 557 November 1887

WILL RECORD v. 2 1887-1896
Image 1 cover “Record of Wills 2”
Image 2 labeled page 1 Will s beginning Jan 1888
Image 322 labeled page 640 Wills ending Dec 1900

WILL RECORD v. 3 1897-1907
Image 1 cover “WILL RECORD No. 3”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “A”
Image 25 index of last names beginning with “Y” & “Z”
Image 26 labeled page 1 will recorded Jan, 1901, etc
Image 323 labeled page 590 & 591 will recorded Jan, 1907


WILL RECORD v. 4 1907-1910
Image 1 cover “WILL RECORD No. 4”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “A”
Image 26 index of last names beginning with “Z”
Image 27 labeled page 1 will recorded Feb, 1907
Image 173 labeled page 294 & 295 will, recording date not given.


WILL RECORD v. 4 1910-1911
Image 1 labeled page 294 & 295 will recorded Sep or Oct, 1910
Image 150 labeled 590 & 591 will written Apr, 1911, recording date not given.

WILL RECORD v. 5 1907-1918
Image 1 cover “WILL RECORD 5”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “A”
Image 26 index of last names beginning with “Y”
Image 28 labeled page 1 will written 1907 recording date not given.
Image 313 labeled page 570 & 571 will written Jul, 1918, recording date not given.
Image 314 labeled page 582 (blank)

WILL RECORD v. 6 1918-1922
Image 1 cover “WILL RECORD No. 6”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “A”
Image 26 index of last names beginning with “Y” and “Z”
Image 27 labeled page 1 will written May, 1918, recording date not given.
Image 293 labeled page 534 & 535 will written Jun, 1922, recording date not given.
Image 294 labeled page 590 (blank)


WILL RECORD v. 7 1906-1924
Image 1 cover “WILL RECORD 7”
Image 2 Index of last names beginning with “A”
Image 27 index of last names beginning with “Z”
Image 28 labeled page 3 will written Jan. 1919
Image 228 labeled page 203 will written Nov, 1906 , recording date not given.

THIS IS THE END OF THE KANKAKEE COUNTY PROBATE RECORDS AND WILL RECORDS AVAILABLE AT “FAMILYSEARCH.ORG” AS OF SEP 29, 2011
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