Month: October 2011

Chancery Record: Nathaniel Lynch deed to John Lightcap

I’ve decided that I’m going to start posting chancery records.  They are invaluable sources of information.  My mother is the queen of finding land records, so all thanks should be directed to her.

This is the chancery record that Nathaniel Lynch deeded to John Lightcap, “the East half of the North Part quarter of Section twenty two, in Township one North, of Range fifteen” in Seneca County, Ohio.  Recorded June 13, 1835.  John Lightcap was my gggg-grandfather.

I usually try to transcribe the records that I post. However, figuring out the handwriting on chancery records and typing it out takes a lot of time. So, happy reading!

johnLightcap Chancery 1835 Feb 02

Obituary: Sarah (Sanders) Hansing

Sarah Sanders was the sister of my great-great grandfather, Ernest Vincent Sanders.  She was born about 1860 in Galena, Illinois, and died on Christmas Eve 1937 in California. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on December 31, 1937.

Obituary: Sarah (Sanders) Hansing

Transcription of obituary:

Mrs. Sarah Hansing, Galena

Galena, Ill., Dec. 31 – Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Sanders Hansing, who died in California Christmas eve, were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Uehren and Furlong funeral chapel. The Rev. T.J.F. Pagels officiated.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Hansing were Ernest Schumacher, Oscar Altenberg, Clark Gear, William Hansing, Charles Stoewer and Charles Nagle.