My GrGrandfather, Henry Norman filed for a Homestead on Isle Royal, MI about 1910. A Mr. Zahl filed for the same property and there were two hearings. The first in Marquette, MI where Henry Norman was awarded it. Mr. Zahl filed an appeal and a second hearing was held in Duluth, MN where Henry lived. That court overturned the first one and Mr. Zahl was given the patent.
I have been trying unsuccessfully to find these records.
Hi there. Records for Minnesota and Michigan are held by the BLM's Eastern state division. Details on how to request the files can be found here.