Grandma Davis was a collector of newspaper articles about family members and people that she knew. Thank goodness for that – these gatherings have provided invaluable guidance for me while … Continue reading Marriage: Mildred Berryman and James Horan
Levi Lightcap and Mary Smith are my ggg-grandparents. They married in Seneca County, Ohio, on January 26, 1942. Levi’s parents are John and Mary Lightcap. Mary’s parents are Christian and … Continue reading Marriage Record: Levi Lightcap and Mary Smith
My great-grandparents Percival Davis and Viola Bausman married on July 17, 1913, in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois. The certified record of marriage is from 1959. Transcription of marriage certificate: State … Continue reading Marriage: Percival Davis and Viola Bausman
I’ve been researching Lucretia (Halsey) Lightcap for awhile, and it’s so difficult to find information outside of U.S. Federal Census information about her. Her first husband Robert was the brother … Continue reading Marriage: Lucretia Lightcap and Henry Beck
My great-grandparents, John Joseph Strelesky and Ernestine Bertha Sanders, were married September 19, 1906, by a Catholic priest in Dubuque, Iowa. They had four children: Herb, Alice, Eunice and Marjorie. … Continue reading Marriage: John Joseph Strelesky and Ernestine Bertha Sanders
Tracking down the siblings of my great-grandfather, John Joseph Strelesky, has been challenging. Fortunately, there aren’t too many people with this last name, so when I find it, I can usually determine pretty quickly whether or not they are related.
One night I was using FamilySearch.org and found the marriage certificate of Rose Streletzky and Joseph Weber. Rose was Jack’s older sister. She married Joseph Christoph Weber on September 22, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois.
From the documents that I’ve seen, her last name is consistently spelled Streletzky. The rest of her family uses Strelesky as the spelling.
Rose and Joseph had nine children; I know the names of eight: Frank, Marian, Lenora, Josephine, Joseph Jr, Amiel, Amelia, and John Henry. An unidentified boy died before 1900.
When I ordered Christian Smith’s military records (he was a veteran of the War of 1812) from the National Archives, I never imagined that it would have this gem when … Continue reading Marriage: Christian Smith and Rebecca Firestone