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. His last name may be a variation on Habbus. The newspaper is the only reference I have to Habbus. It is very possible that his last name was not really Habbus. Harm is a low-German name and hopefully correct.
Based upon the name, the location, and the fact that he was involved with an Ostfriesen girl, I’m guessing he was a native of Ostfriesland, Germany.
But whence Harm? He seems to go “poof” after he and Volke reproduce.