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Wilhelm and Dorothea (Bohnsack) Studier

Letter from Rev. Hermann Emil Studier to Dorothea (Bohnsack) Studier

Dorothea (Bohnsack) Studier was the twin sister of my 2nd great-grandfather, Carl Hermann "Herman" Bohnsack. Rev. Hermann Emil Studier was born in Germany in 1859, and immigrated to the U.S. in 1869. His older brother, Wilhelm, was Dorothea's husband. In 1939, Dorothea received a letter from her brother-in-law, Rev. Studier. While Dorothea and Rev. Studier were both born in Germany, the letter was … [read more...]

Scales Mound Class of 1933

High School Graduates from Scales Mound, Illinois, 1924-1945

The Scales Mound American Legion Auxillary Unit #1058 compiled a list of Scales Mound High School graduate names, and published them in "Scales Mound High School Through the Years 1896-1993".  Graduates from 1924-1945 are listed. Class of 1924 Lester Berryman Myrtle Eversoll Laity Marcella Horan Huizinga Kenneth Hughes Camilla Miller Mahoney Eugene Miller Jessie Paquette … [read more...]

Top Left: Viola Bausman. Viola would have been about 19 years old. Written on back, in pencil (not Viola's handwriting): Earl Rummel, Alta Phillips Pierson, Lucille Roberts, Rosella Bird Schalk. The man in the middle is not identified, but think he was probably their teacher. Assume this is the Scales Mound High School Senior Class picture since they all graduated that year.

High School Graduates from Scales Mound, Illinois, 1896 – 1923

The Scales Mound American Legion Auxillary Unit #1058 compiled a list of Scales Mound High School graduate names, and published them in "Scales Mound High School Through the Years 1896-1993".  Graduates from 1896-1923 are listed. Class of 1896 George Allan William Allan Josie Edge Vipond Elsie Kneebone Fred Lyne Fred Monnier Edith Stephan Allan [No Class of 1897 listed] Class … [read more...]

DAVIS RESEARCH

The Home Place

God Made a Farmer

When I was young, my parents and grandparents listened to Paul Harvey. I enjoyed listening to his stories and … [read more...]

The wedding of Viola Bausman and Percy Davis

Marriage: Viola Bausman and Percy Davis

I found a newspaper clipping of a marriage announcement for my maternal grandfather's parents Viola Bausman … [read more...]

Marriage announcement for Viola Bausman and Percy Davis, 1913

Marriage Announcement: Viola Bausman and Percy Davis

A few months ago, I was going through some of the genealogy files I received after my maternal grandmother … [read more...]

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LIGHTCAP RESEARCH

Gary Lightcap

Babies Dying and It Doesn’t Make the Papers!

Research blocks stink!  And I've hit one! What I thought would be easy research has turned into a decidedly frustrating … [read more...]

Mom's trying to teach me to ride a horse - good luck!

Pictures of Me

So I was going through some of my grandmother's pictures and found a few of me as a child. This was a good reminder to me … [read more...]

Discusses the Pension System regarding the Act of August 7, 1882

A Sporting Woman

A few weeks ago I received the civil war pension records for my ggg-grandfather's bigamist brother Isaac Lightcap. The … [read more...]

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