July 10th 1904
Mr. Daniel Kerschner
I suppose you will be surprised to hear from me. I have thoughts of writing so often but just put it off. You remember some 20 years ago they were hunting up the Emmrick estate. Well the time is about to expire for the Will of John G. Emmerick in Penn. We were at that time found to be the heirs of the estate. So now they are hunting it up so
as to get ready when the time expires. Do you know anything about our Great Grandparents. They had but 3 brothers Christopher William and John. I could talk better than write they have it pretty straite now but I don’t know how it will turn out but to establish you heirship and get a chart of the Emmrick family you send to Attorney Tompson Centerville Iowa and $2.00 they he will send it the estate is valued at $35,000.00 but was not to be divided until 99 year after his death.
We are all well as usual and hope you folk are the same. We have been living in Hamilton for 3 year. I wish you folks would come and see us as you can come. On Sunday for $1.00 if you cannot stay any longer we would love to see you. I think it a shame so close and never see one another when we used to see each other once in a while. We are coming some Sunday. later on. Now I hope you will
come and see us. I had thought I would come out next Sunday and could talk better but I don’t know as I am not as well as I used to be and I cannot tell so thought I had better write. Now let me hear from you folks.
Love to all
[Editor’s note: The tales of the Emerick estate filled newspaper columns for decades. I’m not sure anyone received any of the money, and it might have been a scam…The column below comes from The Tampa Tribune, 26 May 1928.]
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