Category: Freeport Journal-Standard

Obituary: Sarah (Sanders) Hansing

Sarah Sanders was the sister of my great-great grandfather, Ernest Vincent Sanders.  She was born about 1860 in Galena, Illinois, and died on Christmas Eve 1937 in California. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on December 31, 1937.

Obituary: Sarah (Sanders) Hansing

Transcription of obituary:

Mrs. Sarah Hansing, Galena

Galena, Ill., Dec. 31 – Funeral services for Mrs. Sara Sanders Hansing, who died in California Christmas eve, were held yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Uehren and Furlong funeral chapel. The Rev. T.J.F. Pagels officiated.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Hansing were Ernest Schumacher, Oscar Altenberg, Clark Gear, William Hansing, Charles Stoewer and Charles Nagle.

Obituary: Iva Lena (Bausman) Leverton

Iva (Bausman) Leverton was the daughter of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman. Her obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standand on September 29, 1958.

This obituary is a bit odd since it has another obituary mixed in with it.  Paragraphs 1, 2 and 5 are Iva’s obituary.  Paragraphs 3, 4, and 6 reference a Mrs. Huett.  Why this obituary was written this way is a mystery.

Obituary: Iva (Bausman) Leverton

Transcription of obituary:
Mrs. Leverton, the former Iva Bausman, was bom July 29. 1901, near Warren. the daughter of George and Regena Mueller Bausman. She was married to Clinton Leverton who died in 1937.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Breed of Stockton. Mrs. Gerald Sargent and Mrs. Howard White, both of Warren, and Mrs. Donald Krupke of South Wayne, Wis.; two sons, Franklin of Winslow and Gary in the Air Force, stationed in Milwaukee; and one sister, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren.

Mrs. Huett was born at Lena, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Schneider Mammoser. She was married to LeRoy Huett, who died in 1948.

Surviving are two brothers, Ralph of Winslow and Joseph of Stockton; and a sister, Mrs. Roy Pillmore of Warren. Funeral service for Mrs. Leverton will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Bartell Funeral Home with the Rev. William Tupper of First Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Service for Mrs. Huett will be at 3:30 p.m, at the Bartell Funeral Home, with Rev. Mr. Tupper, officiating. Burial also will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Obituary: George John Bausman

Obituary announcement for George J. Bausman.  He was the son of George and Rachel (Miller) Bausman.  His obituary was published in Freeport Journal-Standard on Monday, February 20, 1956.

Obituary: George John Bausman

Transcription of obituary:


WARREN—George Bausman, 70, died early this morning at his home. He was an employe of the Savanna Ordnance Depot until his retirement last year.

Mr. Bausman was born in November 1885 at Scales Mound, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bausman.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are four sons, Earl, Lawrence, Clyde and Richard, all of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren, and four grandchildren.

Arrangements are pending at the Bartell Funeral Home.

Obituary: Herbert Hickman

Here is the obituary for Herbert Hickman, my great-grandmother Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman’s second husband.  His obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard on June 14, 1976.

Obituary: Herbert Hickman

Transcription of obituary:

Herbert Hickman

SCALES MOUND – Funeral service for Herbert Hickman of Scales Mound, who died Friday in Cuba City (Wis.) Medical Center, was held this afternoon at First Presbyterian Church, Galena.  He was 87.

Burial was in Scales Mound Township Cemetery.  Steinke Funeral Home, Galena, was in charge of arrangements.

Surviving are two sons, Cleland (Herb) and Kenneth, a stepson, Stanley Davis, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Harwick, all of Scales Mound; 16 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren.

Also, two brothers, Frank of Centerville, Iowa and Raymond of Lamar, Mo.; and three sisters, Miss Verona and Mrs. Elsie Snavely, both of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. William Serafini of Jasper, Mo.

Obituary: Benjamin Blewett

This obituary is for Benjamin Blewett, son of John Blewett and Margaret Brookens. He was born May 20, 1845, in Guilford Twp, Jo Daviess  Co, Illinois, the fourth of six children.  He married Rose Stephens and they had a son Benjamin.

He died October 21, 1928, in Elizabeth, Jo Daviess co, Illinois. He was killed by a bullet through the brain.  His death was ruled a suicide, but it was suspicious since there was two bullet casings.

Interment made at Oakwood Cemetery in Elizabeth.

Obituary from the Freeport Journal-Standard, 26 Oct 1928, page 16.

Obituary: Benjamin Blewett

Transcription of obituary

Benjamin Blewett was born in Guilford township of this country on May 20, 1845, and spent the most of his life in Jo Daviess county where he was widely known. He spent his early life on the farm of his parents but came to Elizabeth while still a young man and operated a cobbler’s shop here. Later he moved to Nora where he continued the business and at one time he was a traveling salesman for a shoe manufacturing company. Some time later he moved to Sheffield, Iowa, and about 35 years ago he returned to this county making his home in Hanover until a few months ago when he came to Elizabeth.

He is survived by one son, Benjamin Blewett of this city, his wife having preceded him in death about 35 years ago. One sister, Mrs. William Combellick of Gettysburg, So. Dakota and one brother Thomas Blewett of Thornton, Iowa, besides several nephews and nieces of this locality are also left to mourn his departure.

Obituary: Carrie (Deininger) Stienstra

Below is an obituary for Carrie (Deininger) Stienstra, daughter of John and Rosa (Berger) Deininger.  Edward Deininger was her half-brother. The obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard, Friday, 15 May 1964, page 6.

Obituary: Carrie (Deininger) Stienstra

Transcript of obituary:

Mrs. Carrie Stienstra

GALENA – Mrs. Cornelius (Carrie) Steinstra died Thursday afternoon in the hospital here.

She was born Nov. 26, 1879, in East Galena Township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Deininger. She was married March 29, 1910, to Cornelius Stienstra. Her husband died in 1946.

Survivors include three sons, George, Nelson and Ambrose, all of Council Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Nash-Schmadeke Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Tomlinson, pastor of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 tonight.