My name is Kathryn Lightcap and researching family history is my hobby.  The research is fascinating and I love navigating the labyrinth. This website is a way for me to connect with people researching the same families and share information. Contact me at myforgottenhistory@gmail.com.

Under Family Names, the site is broken up into 4 main sections: Bohnsack, Davis, Lightcap and Strelesky, which are the last names of my grandparents. Marian Bohnsack and Stanley Davis are my maternal grandparents.  Albert “Wally” Lightcap and Eunice Strelesky are my paternal grandparents.

Primary Research

My research is focused on ancestors from England and Germany who settled in the Midwest, primarily in

  • Jo Daviess county, Illinois
  • Starke and Boone counties, Indiana
  • Dubuque county, Iowa
  • Morrow, Wood and Seneca counties, Ohio

Family Names

Besides those names previously mentioned, family names include

Unidentified Photos

My great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, left slew of photos, identified and unidentified.  Since the unknown photos will not magically identify themselves sitting in my closet, I’ve posted them – perhaps you’ll recognize someone!

Cemetery Photos

There are cemetery photos.  In addition, I have begun to add cemetery records to FindAGrave.com.

More Complete Research

The majority of my information is on Ancestry.com. While Ancestry is excellent, a paid subscription is required to take complete advantage of it.  I have several family trees posted, but my main tree is called “Lightcap-Davis Tree”.

Good luck on your research!