Philip Bausman was the brother of my ggg-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Sr. Philip was born in Germany on July 8, 1817; he died September 9, 1878, in Guilford Twp, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois. He’s buried in the Hammer Mennonite Cemetery in Guilford Twp. Philip married Julia Stoft, and they had six children: Philip, Nicholas, William, Henry, Julia, and Catherine.
Besides his brother Nicholas, I know that Philip had two sisters. Unfortunately, I have been unable to identify their names. I know that they settled in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
Here’s a short biography about Philip appeared in The History of Jo Daviess County (1878), page 707. His name’s listed as “Phillip Bousemann”. I’m sure this is a misprint since I’ve never seen any tombstone or other documentation regarding the Bausmans which spells the name this way.
Transcription of biography:
Bousemann Phillip, Farmer and Deputy Sheriff; Sec.2; P.O. Scales Mound; born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 8, 1817; came to this Co. in 1846; owns 259 acres land; has been Deputy Sheriff 11 years and Constable 16 years; married Julia Stoft in April, 1845; she was born in Germany Jan. 8, 1822; have five children living: Philip, aged 27; Nicholas, 24; William, 22; Henry, 18; and Julia, 14; the eldest daughter, Catherine, wife of Conrad Schneider, of Dodge Co., Neb., died there Aug. 4, 1874: the eldest son is in Story Co., Nev., engaged in mining; family belong to the Lutheran Church.