I have a Christian Eichler b.1785 in Germany. He emigrated to Canada in 1848 with his son Michael. Christian died in Canada in Wilmot township in 1864. I have his last will and testament that was probated June 1864. I have just come to learn the he could not sign is name because of the loss of his right hand. So, he made the mark of an "X" with his left hand. How would I verify this and how would I learn about what happened to his right hand?
Thanks so much for any info.