One Christmas Aunt Norma spent with us. There were a lot of letters going back and forth between Alice Strelesky and Dubuque, so Alice knew Aunt Norma was there. When … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 3 of 6
Before Vatican II the day before Christmas was a day of fast and abstance [sic, abstinence]so Christmas Eve for supper we had oyster stew. Then came Christmas Eve. The sheet … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 2 of 6
I recently discovered at FamilySearch.org the Will Records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1829-1926. It’s part of the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, collection. I started going through the books individually looking for relatives’ wills. I’ve found about 20, but searching is a pain since the wills haven’t been indexed. Fortunately, all but one of the books have a list of names in the first few pages of the books. The images quality is great. To make my search easier, since I know I’ll need it in the future, I started a spreadsheet which lists the names from different will books. I’ve only started a few days ago, but since it will take some time to enter the names, I thought I’d start sharing the information sooner rather than later. If you see errors, let me know.
This is the marriage certificate of my great-great grandparents, Nicholas Bausman and Catherine Hebenstreit. They married January 21, 1886, at St. Matthew’s parsonage in Shullsburg, Lafayette County, Wisconsin. Catherine is … Continue reading Marriage Certificate for Nicholas Bausman, Jr. and Catherine Hebenstreit
Gladys Cecilia (Ray) Davis was the wife of Laban Davis, brother of my great-grandfather Percy. Gladys was 21 years old when she died in childbirth at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary for Gladys (Ray) Davis
Ellen (Lightcap) Jones Lawrence, daughter of John Lightcap and Mary Chamberlin, died on February 5, 1895, in Bloomville, Seneca Co, Ohio, at the home of her daughter Anna (Lawrence) Carson. … Continue reading Death of Ellen (Lightcap) Jones Lawrence
Holoway W. Lightcap is the son of John Lightcap and Mary Chamberlin, my gggg-grandparents. He was born on October 7, 1826, in Milford, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. He married Ellen … Continue reading Biography: Holoway W. Lightcap