Category: jo daviess, illinois

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 died in 2011.  It was an unexpected pleasure to find the marriage announcement for my mother’s paternal grandparents Viola Edith Bausman and Percival Leland Davis.  The announcement was in pristine condition, in an envelope addressed to Percy’s maternal uncle James Hicks.

Marriage announcement for Viola Bausman and Percy Davis, 1913
Marriage announcement for Viola Bausman and Percy Davis, 1913

Transcription:

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Bausman announce the marriage of their daughter Viola Edith to Mr. Percival L. Davis on Thursday, July seventeenth nineteen hundred and thirteen Freeport, Illinois

At Home after August first Scales Mound, Illinois

Jo Daviess County, Illinois Will Records, 1829-1926

I recently discovered at FamilySearch.org the Will Records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois,  1829-1926.  It’s part of the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, collection.   I started going through the books individually looking for relatives’ wills.  I’ve found about 20, but searching is a pain since the wills haven’t been indexed.  Fortunately, all but one of the books have a list of names in the first few pages of the books.  The images quality is great.  To make my search easier, since I know I’ll need it in the future, I started a spreadsheet which lists the names from different will books.  I’ve only started a few days ago, but since it will take some time to enter the names, I thought I’d start sharing the information sooner rather than later. If you see errors, let me know.