Category: official records

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

Marriage: Rose Streletzky and Joseph Christoph Weber

Tracking down the siblings of my great-grandfather, John Joseph Strelesky, has been challenging.  Fortunately, there aren’t too many people with this last name, so when I find it, I can usually determine pretty quickly whether or not they are related.

One night I was using FamilySearch.org and found the marriage certificate of Rose Streletzky and Joseph Weber.  Rose was Jack’s older sister.  She married Joseph Christoph Weber on September 22, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois.

From the documents that I’ve seen, her last name is consistently spelled Streletzky.  The rest of her family uses Strelesky as the spelling.

Rose and Joseph had nine children; I know the names of eight: Frank, Marian, Lenora, Josephine, Joseph Jr, Amiel, Amelia, and John Henry.  An unidentified boy died before 1900.

Marriage: Rose Strelesky and Joseph Weber

Oath of Allegiance: Valentine Schoenhard

I found a xerox copy of the Oath of Allegiance for Valentine Schoenhard in my grandparents’ original edition of “History of Jo Daviess County, …” (1878).  Valentine took the Oath of Allegiance in New York, New York on October 25, 1853. My grandfather‘s aunt Gertrude (Bausman) married Lester Harvey Schoenhard.  (Valentine Schoenhard was Lester’s grandfather.)

Oath of Allegiance: Valentine Schoenhard, page 1
Oath of Allegiance: Valentine Schoenhard, page 2