theodore trautvetter

Trautvetter Opposition to a New Carthage Courthouse

I’ve been in the Hancock County Courthouse in Carthage, Illinois numerous times over the past thirty-five years. It is a beautiful building and is well-maintained by the County Board. It’s the third courthouse the county has had and was constructed in the early 20th century. I really had not given much thought to the construction […]


The Spirits Try to Find Theodore Trautvetter

Theodore Trautvetter went missing from Warsaw, Illinois in January of 1890. He was eventually found in Kansas. Many of the hard details of his disappearance are unknown. There are a few details of the search for Trautvetter that center on dreams and psychics that are known. There’s something of an irony in that. The disappearance […]