Once again, Google comes thru for us! The days of guessing where a name might show up in a book or newspaper are long gone, here online...and certainly, we never would even have looked for the name Mohimont in the Dewey Decimal System. But, how do they *connect? Who were the Mohimonts?
Angelique Mohimont was the mother of Angelique (Stoltz) SAND, back in Schoenfels and Kehlen, Luxembourg. She lived from 1810 to sometime after 1857. (Angelique Stoltz was my great great grandmother, wife of Peter Sand).
But, why are we interested in Angelique Mohimont in particular? Because *googling 'Mohimont, Stoltz' found a book, written in French, in the Havard Law Library with hits on both names, on the same pages. (Dewey would NEVER have found it!)
I copied the original pages and sent them thru a free online OCR (Optical Character Recognition) service which 'converts the text from the image into text that you can easily edit on your computer'. YAY!
But Larry noticed an option on the book page-- "Plain Text"--that does what the OCR did, only better.
The text there is easy to copy and paste into Google Translate with a French-to-English setting.
Wow--it's a pretty clear translation:
"Stoltz - Kaldarar - Mohimont.
By act of the notary Molhe received September 9, 1834, the late Captain Charles-Melchior Mohimont during his lifetime for the Austrian Army, died Kœnigsgrœtz, Bohemia, April 23, 1840, assigned to Angelique Mohimont, assisted and authorized her husband Peter Stoltz, miller, Dondelange for a sum of 16,200 francs, all property rights belonging to the estate of her deceased father and mother, subjects of Luxembourg.
The transfer price has been paid to the transferor a sum of 10,870 francs as 11 July 1838 and earlier.
In his will record erected in the presence of four witnesses in accordance with Austrian law, Captain Mohimont established the al Kaldarar universal heirs.
These, by writ of 6 August 1855, gave command to Stoltz spouses, their pay the sum of 6580 francs. for the outstanding principal of the purchase price, that of 4880 fr. for accrued interest from July 11, 1838 until May 21, 1855, finally the costs of execution ready".
From what we can tell, the dispute had to do with an estate and the use of the chapel as a local church, but I could be wrong. Talking it over, Larry and I think it could have been a precedent-setting case. I've translated most of the proceedings, but c'mon, its all legalese. Hard to tell who won for sure.