Mortgage Papers of John Christen, son-in-law of Tobias Ambre OHMER

I’m not sure WHAT these papers mean, but there are about 10 or 15 other ones listed in some books labeled “Chattel Mortgages.”  It seems that John Christen owned a sawmill, and bought the lumber rights to several tracts of land in and around Napoleonville.  The land described here is believed to be the same […]

Foundation of the German Empire

  Foundation of the German Empire On 10 December 1870 the North German Confederation Reichstag renamed the Confederation as the German Empire and gave the title of German Emperor to William I, the King of Prussia, as President of the Confederation.[16] During the Siege of Paris on 18 January 1871, William was formally proclaimed German Emperor in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.[17] The […]