While researching the Lightcaps, I came across an article where Miss Mary Beard received $53.50 from members of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Both my ggg-grandfather’s brother Isaac Bateman … Continue reading Miss Mary Beard
My paternal 4th great-grandfather was John Lightcap (abt 1778 – aft 1864), husband of Mary Chamberlin. Identifying his parents has proven frustratingly difficult. There is no proof of parentage, only … Continue reading Aaron Leightcap / Lightcap
Research blocks stink! And I’ve hit one! What I thought would be easy research has turned into a decidedly frustrating endeavor. I’m looking for information on the death of my … Continue reading Babies Dying and It Doesn’t Make the Papers!
So I was going through some of my grandmother’s pictures and found a few of me as a child. This was a good reminder to me that not all history is from other generations. It’s good to take a look at your own history.
All pictures taken at the home of Grandma and Grandpa Davis [Spud and Marian (Bohnsack) Davis] in Scales Mound, Illinois. My cousin Dan Davis bought the farm from them in the late 1990s/early 2000s. Last year, he tore down the old homestead to build a new house. The brick is being recycled.
I think my favorite pictures are:
- the one of me as a baby and my hair is sticking out as if I’ve been electrocuted.
- the pictures of me with cats. I’m pretty sure I’m torturing the poor devils with my love and affection.
Our mother’s [Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky] body was sent to Dubuque for burial. I went with Aunt Norma – our mother’s wish. Our dad [Jack Strelesky] and Eunice, Alice and Herb … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 6 of 6
When the family moved from Dubuque to Omaha our mother [Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky] was very homesick and lonely for the Sanders family. Grandma Sanders [Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders], her mother, sent … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 5 of 6
The Final Story of Shep, the dog This is a story my dad told me when the family lived in Omaha. Eunice and I weren’t born yet. The family had … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 4 of 6