Ever since the state of Michigan released death certificates from 1897 to 1920, I have been searching for ones that I just couldn't locate. One such certificate was for Emma Strause Klesert of Burr Oak, Michigan. No matter how I searched, I could not find her death certificate.
Today, on Footnote, while searching out Klesert/Kleesaat/Kleesaert on Footnote.com, I noticed that the last image was for the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette from August of 1915. That is when Emma died. Opening the image provided me with a death notice. No, she did not die in Michigan, but in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Next trip to The Allen County Public library will include a search for the death certificate.
I did go to the Allen County Public Library's genealogy search page, and found Emma listed as below:
Surname First Name Age Date Book Page
Klesert Emma 58 08/11/1915 CH-7 269
I hadn't been on their site for a long time and noticed some changes. If you click on the link, you will see what I mean.
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