Biography: Philip H. Bausman

Philip Bausman was the brother of my ggg-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Sr.  Philip was born in Germany on July 8, 1817; he died September 9, 1878, in Guilford Twp, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois.  He’s buried in the Hammer Mennonite Cemetery in Guilford Twp.  Philip married Julia Stoft, and they had six children: Philip, Nicholas, William, Henry, Julia, and Catherine.

Besides his brother Nicholas, I know that Philip had two sisters.  Unfortunately, I have been unable to identify their names.  I know that they settled in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

Here’s a short biography about Philip appeared in The History of Jo Daviess County (1878), page 707.  His name’s listed as “Phillip Bousemann”.  I’m sure this is a misprint since I’ve never seen any tombstone or other documentation regarding the Bausmans which spells the name this way.

Biography: Philip Bausman

Transcription of biography:
Bousemann Phillip, Farmer and Deputy Sheriff; Sec.2; P.O. Scales Mound; born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, July 8, 1817; came to this Co. in 1846; owns 259 acres land; has been Deputy Sheriff 11 years and Constable 16 years; married Julia Stoft in April, 1845; she was born in Germany Jan. 8, 1822; have five children living: Philip, aged 27; Nicholas, 24; William, 22; Henry, 18; and Julia, 14; the eldest daughter, Catherine, wife of Conrad Schneider, of Dodge Co., Neb., died there Aug. 4, 1874: the eldest son is in Story Co., Nev., engaged in mining; family belong to the Lutheran Church.

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