For the past several years, I’ve been working on a family history book of my maternal grandparents, Stanley “Spud” Davis and Marian Bohnsack. After my grandma died late last year, … Continue reading Publishing My Family History
Well, I was researching my family history and I discovered an unknown daughter of my 3rd great-grandfather, William Deininger Sr. He was my maternal grandmother’s great-grandfather. I was searching for … Continue reading Discovering William Deininger Sr’s unknown daughter
John Deininger was the brother of my great-great grandfather, William Deininger Jr. His biography appeared in Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois (1889, page 626-627. … Continue reading Biography: John Deininger
I updated reports for the descendants of Andreas “Anton” and Eva Barbara (Schick) DEININGER , Nicholas and Mary (Casper) BAUSMAN, Philip and Julia (Stoft) BAUSMAN, Johann J.H. and Henrietta (Koch) … Continue reading Updated Descendant Reports
Herbert Deininger was the oldest son of William and Louisa (Muegge) Deininger, and brother to my great-grandmother Minnie (Deininger) Bohnsack. In November 1911, he was accidentally shot by his three-year-old … Continue reading Herbert Deininger Dies of Bullet Wound
In 1977, Willis J. Deininger wrote to his niece and my grandmother, Marian (Bohnsack) Davis, about their family. It’s funny, because I worked a long time to figure out Willis’ mom’s siblings. After I invested a lot of time and effort into the research, I found this note in one of my mom’s binders. It would have been much more helpful to have found this before I spent all that time.
Willis’ note states “This is all I can find in her [Louisa (Muegge) Deininger’s] old bible, there is nothing about her parents or dads parents names. Sorry I can’t help you more. Willis & all”.
Here’s Willis information:
Willis’ parents: William Deininger, born May 22, 1860; Louisa Muegge, born June 25, 1866.
- Barbara – married Charles Menzemer
- Amelia – married August Geselbracht
- Mary – married Gotleib Weik
- Julius Muegge
- Mary – married Paul Reschkowsky
- Amelia – married John Ulreich
- Bertha – married William Studier
- Rose – married John Jowaski
- Minnie – married Leo Bohnsack
- Clara – married Rex Lyles
- Amanda – married John Jowaski and Ted Wagner
- Pauline – married Cliff Dunstan
- John – married Vivian Brush and Beulah Brush
- Willis – married Alma Bardell
Death Announcement for Rosina (Heffner) Deininger, which was published in the Galena Daily Gazette on December 30, 1918. She was my ggg-grandmother. Rosina married William Deininger Sr in 1853 in Pennsylvania. They had five children: Barbara, John, Mary, William Jr, and Amelia. (William Jr is my gg-grandfather.)
Transcription of obituary:
Death Calls Aged Woman
Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger Dies at Home in East Galena
Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger died this morning, Dec. 30th, at her home in East Galena after an illness due to advanced years. Mrs. Deiniger was born in Germany, Oct 27th, 1827, but came to this country when a young woman. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.
Funeral announcement and further particulars will be published later.