Working only with transcriptions can sometimes be a hindrance. Handwriting sometimes itself is a clue. The original wills of Antje Fecht and Mimke Habben appear to be written by the same person. They were written approximately thirteen years apart.
There is no direct statement as to who wrote the wills. This is typical for the time and place. Wills from a later time period may include the name of the attorney, often on a cover sheet of sorts protecting the actual will. There is one clue also suggestive of the same person writing both documents: John B. Risse, a local attorney, was the witness on both documents. This suggests that he (or the same person in his employ) actually wrote the wills. The names of the other witnesses are different.
Now I’m wondering if there are other “same handwriting clues” that I have missed when I’ve only used my transcriptions of records.
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