On December 21, 1937, my great-grandfather Percy Davis retired from farming and held a public sale. The sale was held on the farm of his mother-in-law, Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman. I … Continue reading Percy Davis Public Sale
People start genealogy researching their family history for many different reasons. Mine was pretty simple. I wanted to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. I wasn’t sure when I … Continue reading Daughters of the American Revolution Application Approved!
My great-grandmother, Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, died of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza, during the Spanish flu pandemic. She was pregnant when she died in Sheridan, Wyoming, on February 5, … Continue reading Death: Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky
Laban Davis was an older brother of my great-grandfather Percy Davis. Laban was born October 12, 1873, in Council Hill, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois, to John B. and Margaret (Hicks) … Continue reading Obituary: Laban Davis
I’ve been working identifying the family of my great-grandfather, John Joseph “Jack” Strelesky, for quite some time. To say it’s been challenging is to put it mildly. Jack was one … Continue reading Frank and Fannie (Hainey) Strelesky Family Chart
I’ve been wanting to visit Singer Catholic Cemetery in Guilford Twp, Illinois. Clement, the infant brother of my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, is buried here. I tried to find … Continue reading Singer Catholic Cemetery
My grandparents Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis married in Apple River, Illinois, on August 1, 1941. This was her first marriage and his second. Their wedding announcement appeared in the … Continue reading Wedding Announcement: Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis