I copied the entire file several years ago when I was in Salt Lake City at the Family History–The People of the State of Illinois vs. John M. Trautvetter. The intention was to perform more research on the case after I got home. I realized today that further research into the case never happened. It got put on the back burner.
There are not many details in the case file which was based on events that took place in 1898-1899. The case was heard by a Hancock County, Illinois, County Court in 1899.
In my haste to make digital copies, I broke one of my major rules of digital scanning from LDS microfilm–scanning the “title page” of the materials being used on the reel. I wish I had done that here. At least I did scan the cover sheet from the packet of papers. That’s the image included in this post.
There may be some mention of this case in local newspapers which may augment the information contained in the court packet.