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Burnt records
Posted by: Anita (ID *****3825) Date: March 22, 2002 at 03:31:16
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Recently, I was reading a local history which gave the following info re burnt records from the April 3d, 1875 courthouse fire.
-Auditor's office: some books lost, many books were in a vault & escaped destruction
-Treasury: money, books & papers were carried under guard to First National Bank
-Clerk of Courts: all saved
-County Recorder: all saved
-Sheriff's office: most saved
-Prosecuting Attorney's office: total loss
-Probate Judge's office: limited portion saved, saved several books & a few original inventories, they requested that people re-register/re-record. Will records entirely destroyed. 2 volumes of marriage records saved. Deeds entered after April 14th, 1874 destroyed.
In order to proceed with business, many births, wills, etc. were re-recorded with personal certified copies, etc.

Another fire March 29th, 1879 only destroyed the clock tower - no records lost.

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