John Bausman was a younger brother of Nicholas Bausman Jr, my maternal grandfather’s grandfather.
John was the seventh of ten children born to Nicholas Sr. and Mary (Casper) Bausman. He is the brother I know least about since John died when he was about 26. I knew he was born about 1859 and died about 1885.
While researching his brother Charles, I discovered a cemetery listing for a John Bausman buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana, who was born in 1859 and died in 1885. Charles lived in Butte, and while it could be a coincidence, I’m doubtful. The cemetery lists John’s date of birth and death.
I also knew that John must have died away from home since he’s not buried in the family cemetery or at Scales Mound Township Cemetery.
From this discovery I believe John was born 27 October 1859 in Guilford Township, Jo Daviess county, Illinois. He died 13 September 1885 in Silver Bow, Montana.
One thing that intrigues me about John’s picture is the medal he has pinned to his jacket. I wonder if he was a law officer.