Christine, I am trying to learn about Ferdinand M. Sofge, too.He appears to have been married to Margaret Jane Moody in 1843 and apparently divorced her around 1848.
The information comes from a Kentucky lawyer's notebook, F. Troutman, who was prosecuting several fugitive slave cases in Michigan for the Kentucky slaveowners.In 1848, Troutman notes that "I am to see his wife in relation to the divorce."
He also notes that Ferdinand promises to get him information on a fugitive slave, Planter Moss, who was involved in the Crosswhite case.
Troutman is corresponding with both Ferdinand and Charles Sofge (the latter in Detroit).
In Oct 1848, Troutman notes that he reads a letter from Mrs. S to Mr. S and dictates a reply.
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