Ancestor records of Marian (Bohnsack) Davis, my maternal grandmother, are listed including biographies, descendant reports, and obituaries. Click on the family tree and a more legible image will open.
My grandmother was born on April 24, 1921, in Schapville, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, to Leo and Minnie (Deininger) Bohnsack. In 1941, she married my grandfather Stanley Davis, a widower with two small children. Together, they had two girls. She died on October 13, 2011, at the Galena-Stauss Senior Care Community, in Galena, Illinois.
I’m always looking for obituaries, photos, records, so if you have something of interest, please share! I don’t have everything on this blog. A lot of my information is on Ancestry (see Lightcap-Davis Tree). I have family pictures and cemetery photos on Flickr. I’ve put lineage information on WeRelate.
Family History and Genealogy Records
- John Deininger, 1855-1928, from Portraits and Biographical Album for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, IL (1889), p. 626-627.
- William Deininger Sr, 1822-1891, from Portraits and Biographical Album for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, IL (1889), p. 443-444.
- Rev. Herman Emil Studier, 1859-1947, The Story of My Life. Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Full PDF
- Johann J. H. and Henrietta (Koch) Bohnsack Descendants (as of Dec 2011)
- Andreas “Anton” and Eva Barbara (Schick) Deininger Descendants (as of Dec 2011)
- Johann Jacob Dietrich and Catherine Maria Magdalena (Bohnhoff) Wulff Descendants (as of Dec 2011)
Family Group Sheets
- Henry John Miller and Lavina Johanna Karberg (received from Tom Townsend)
- Willis Deininger letter with genealogy info (August 1977)
- Rev. Hermann Emil Studier letter to Dorothea (Bohnsack) Studier (28 October 1939)
- Herbert Deininger Dies, Shot (Galena Daily Gazette, 14 November 1911)
- Mabel (Bohnsack) Hammer Dies, Car Accident (Rockford Morning Star, 15 June 1962)