George Lightcap is my gg-grandfather and the son of Levi and Mary (Smith) Lightcap. A biography of George was published in the “Pictorial and Biographical Record of La Porte, Porter, … Continue reading Biography: George Lightcap
Walter Lightcap was a son of Levi and Mary (Smith) Lightcap and brother to my gg-grandfather George. A biography of Walter was published in “A Standard History of Starke County … Continue reading Biography: Walter Lightcap
Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness is a fantastic website where dedicated volunteers agree to do a free genealogy research task at least once per month in their local area purely … Continue reading Rebecca (Firestone) Smith Headstone – Thank You RAOGK.org!
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.
My grandfather, Albert Wallace Lightcap, was born in McIntosh, South Dakota on September 15, 1914 to Ernest and Henrietta (Doose) Lightcap. He had one brother, Paul. Wally died in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary: Albert Wallace “Wally” Lightcap
Death Announcement for Rosina (Heffner) Deininger, which was published in the Galena Daily Gazette on December 30, 1918. She was my ggg-grandmother. Rosina married William Deininger Sr in 1853 in Pennsylvania. They had five children: Barbara, John, Mary, William Jr, and Amelia. (William Jr is my gg-grandfather.)
Transcription of obituary:
Death Calls Aged Woman
Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger Dies at Home in East Galena
Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger died this morning, Dec. 30th, at her home in East Galena after an illness due to advanced years. Mrs. Deiniger was born in Germany, Oct 27th, 1827, but came to this country when a young woman. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Funeral announcement and further particulars will be published later.
I’ve added cemetery pages for
- Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson, Indiana
- Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa
- Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa
There are Lightcaps buried in all three of these cemeteries. In addition to Lightcaps, family names at Mount Calvary include Strelesky, Sanders, Uhlrich, and Heitz. Linwood Cemetery has Uhlrich, Hatzenbuhler, Hornung, and Woodward.
All the people buried in these cemeteries are relatives on my dad’s side of the family.