Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 11/14/2009 at 20:59:44
On the 15th of July, 1854, the following order was entered upon the records:
Comes into court Edward Tyrrell, one of the trustees of Washington township, in Bremer county, Iowa, and stated that on the 15th day of July, 1854, Sarah Ingersoll, a resident of Washington township, made application to him, the said Tyrrell, for a portion of Hiram Ingersoll's property to be secured for the support of Catherine Ingersoll, a daughter of the said Hiram Ingersoll, who from sickness and disease is unable to contribute or provide for her support, and that the said Hiram Ingersoll is about to abscond and leave the said Catherine Ingersoll, without leaving any means for her support; the said Tyrrell therefore requests that the court issue a warrant authorizing the trustees of said township to seize the property of said Ingersoll. Due proof being made to the court that the said Ingersoll was about to abscond and leave his family, or a portion of them, in such condition that they would be likely to become chargeable upon the public, the court therefore ordered that a warrant issue authorizing the trustees of said township to seize the aforesaid property. The warrant was accordingly issued.
On the 17th of July, Hiram Ingersoll and his wife, Sarah, appeared before the court, when the latter made statement that if the former would pay to her the sum of $60, she would give bond to the county that Catherine Ingersoll should not become a charge to the county. The court thereupon ordered that when the sum of $60 was paid to Sarah Ingersoll and the execution of her bond, the property of Hiram Ingersoll be released.
1883 History of Butler and Bremer Counties, Iowa pp. 812-13
Bremer Documents maintained by Sara J. Holmes.
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