Henry Hicks was the son of Henry Hicks and Hester Jane Ingram, my ggg-grandparents. He was the brother of my gg-grandmother, Margaret Jane (Hicks) Davis. He was born in Guilford … Continue reading Obituary: Henry Hicks
I’ve been wanting to visit Singer Catholic Cemetery in Guilford Twp, Illinois. Clement, the infant brother of my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman, is buried here. I tried to find … Continue reading Singer Catholic Cemetery
Nicholas Bausman Sr’s of Guilford Township, Illinois, appeared in the “Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois” (1889), p. 444. Nicholas Sr. was my ggg-grandfather and … Continue reading Biography: Nicholas Bausman Sr
George Bausman was the son of Nicholas Sr and Mary (Casper) Bausman, and the brother of my g-g-grandfather, Nicholas Bausman Jr. George died on December 26, 1922, in Warren, Illinois. I have no citation information for this obituary.
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George Bausman was born in Guilford township, Jo Daviess county, Ill., on Sept 5th, 1857, and passed away at Warren, on Tuesday, December 26, 1922. He is survived by the widow and five children.
He was married February 21st, 1882, to Miss Rachel Miller, of Guilford township. To this union were born three boys, Nick, George and John, all of Warren, two daughters, Mrs. Elmer Pansing and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, both of Warren.
Mr. Bausman spent the greater part of his life in Scales Mound, but in 1896 he bought a farm near Warren, where he lived until eight years ago, when he moved with his family to Warren to live.
He was a kind and loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed by the family as well as by the friends and neighbors.
The funeral was held on Thursday, Dec. 28th from the Lutheran church, and burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.
Card of thanks.
We wish to thank the kind neighbors and friends for their assistance during the illness and death of our loving husband and father, also for the floral offerings and the use of cars.
Mrs. Geo. Bausman and Children.
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.
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.
Last week, I went back to Scales Mound Illinois to visit my grandmother. My grandma has my great-grandmother’s, Viola Bausman Davis, photo collection. I thought I’d seen all the photos, … Continue reading Discovery: Picture of Lawrence Bausman Family?