The break came while searching seekingmichigan.org records for a Rebecca that died in Wayne County in 1900. The search was facilitated by the fact that there were no Rebecca Tiernans or Tuinans in the database. Of course, it showed up near the end of the search as Pireman but the town of Nankin made it seem a good probability. And it was. If only the clinical records of Terpening were that easily unearthed!
|Annual Report of the Board of State Auditors for the State of Michigan, 1901|
|Biennial Report of the Michigan State Board of Corrections and Charities, 1903|