Month: August 2011

Marriage: Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin

Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin are my g-g-g-grandparents.  Their daughter Rhoda married my g-g-grandfather, George Lightcap.  Below is Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin’s record of marriage.  They were united in marriage on May 3, 1838 in Marion, Ohio.

Marriage: Thomas Herod and Ellen Giffin

Obituary: George John Bausman

Obituary announcement for George J. Bausman.  He was the son of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman.  His obituary was published in Freeport Journal-Standard on Monday, February 20, 1956.

Obituary: George John Bausman

Transcription of obituary:


WARREN—George Bausman, 70, died early this morning at his home. He was an employe of the Savanna Ordnance Depot until his retirement last year.

Mr. Bausman was born in November 1885 at Scales Mound, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bausman.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are four sons, Earl, Lawrence, Clyde and Richard, all of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren, and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at the Bartell Funeral Home.

Obituary: George Bausman

George Bausman was the son of Nicholas Sr and Mary (Casper) Bausman, and the brother of my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Jr.  George died on December 26, 1922, in Warren, Illinois.  I have no citation information for this obituary.

Obituary: George Bausman

Transcription of obituary:
George Bausman was born in Guilford township, Jo Daviess county, Ill., on Sept 5th, 1857, and passed away at Warren, on Tuesday, December 26, 1922. He is survived by the widow and five children.

He was married February 21st, 1882, to Miss Rachel Miller, of Guilford township. To this union were born three boys, Nick, George and John, all of Warren, two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren.

Mr. Bausman spent the greater part of his life in Scales Mound, but in 1896 he bought a farm near Warren, where he lived until eight years ago, when he moved with his family to Warren to live.

He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by the family as well as by the friends and neighbors.

The funeral was held on Thursday, Dec. 28th from the Lutheran church, and burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.

Card of thanks.
We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends for their assistance during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the floral offerings and the use of cars.

Mrs. Geo. Bausman and Children.

I started contributing to this week.  It’s a wonderful tool for research, and decided I needed to contribute to the website.  Check out my profile.  Currently I’m working on my Dad’s side of the family, so I’ve added Lightcap, Strelesky, Sanders, and Uhlrich records.

Obituary: Paul George Lightcap

Paul was the brother of my grandfather, Albert “Wally” Lightcap. Even though Paul died in 1999, I never met him or any of his family.  Paul’s obituary was published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on June 20, 1999.  I don’t have a newspaper clipping, but I have the text.

Transcript of the obituary:

Paul G. Lightcap, 93, of 2611 Windsor Ave., died at 4:55 p.m., Friday, June 18, 1999, at ManorCare Health Services.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dubuque Bible Church, 3500 Pennsylvania Ave., with burial in Linwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Locust Street Funeral Home, 1145 Locust St., and after 9 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

He owned and operated Lightcap Sewing Center for more than 60 years. He was born on April 20, 1906, in Wisconsin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lightcap. He married Louella Miller in 1925; she died in 1994. He was a member of Dubuque Bible Church since the 1940s. He loved working on sewing machines.

Surviving are a son, Harold (Betty) Lightcap, of Dubuque; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a brother, Wallace Lightcap.

A Paul G. Lightcap Memorial Fund has been established.