I’ve been researching Lucretia (Halsey) Lightcap for awhile, and it’s so difficult to find information outside of U.S. Federal Census information about her. Her first husband Robert was the brother … Continue reading Marriage: Lucretia Lightcap and Henry Beck
Nicholas Bausman Sr’s of Guilford Township, Illinois, appeared in the “Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois” (1889), p. 444. Nicholas Sr. was my ggg-grandfather and … Continue reading Biography: Nicholas Bausman Sr
My great-grandparents, John Joseph Strelesky and Ernestine Bertha Sanders, were married September 19, 1906, by a Catholic priest in Dubuque, Iowa. They had four children: Herb, Alice, Eunice and Marjorie. … Continue reading Marriage: John Joseph Strelesky and Ernestine Bertha Sanders
As reward for his service in the War of 1812, my gggg-grandfather Christian Smith was granted land by the U.S. government. Christian Smith was drafted into Captain Jacob Catterlin’s 2nd … Continue reading Chancery Record: Christian Smith granted land for service in War of 1812
My mom has binders filled with interesting information. I’ve gone through them several times, and still find things. How do I miss this stuff? My discovery of the family history … Continue reading Family History: Jacob and Christina (Casper) Hess
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!
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.
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.