Almas Family Genealogy Forum
I too have seen Notorized copy of Lucinda's version of her pedigree, and have seen many others like it. They were drawn up to prove decendancy from Christian & Magdalina to cash in on "The Bake Estate", and they all gave a differant place of birth in Germany for Christian. The Baker Estate, supposedly worth in 1916 $300,000,000. There was a series of articles in the Hamilton Specator from 1916 thru 1922. All the Almas' contributed what $'s they could to hire a lawyer to go to Philly to win their share of the estate. There were meetings in Toronto, Hamilton & Chicago at the Cadillac Hotel, complete with donnybrooks, people hauled up before judges, lawyers arrested and charged with conspiracy. The estate included the site of the Centennial Exposition held in Philly in 1786, together with 92,000 acres, valuable coal mines, all alleged to have belonged to one Jacob Baker. Have never came across the exact conclusion, but obviously it was a scam.
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