I recently discovered at FamilySearch.org the Will Records for Jo Daviess County, Illinois, 1829-1926. It’s part of the Illinois, Probate Records, 1819-1970, collection. I started going through the books individually looking for relatives’ wills. I’ve found about 20, but searching is a pain since the wills haven’t been indexed. Fortunately, all but one of the books have a list of names in the first few pages of the books. The images quality is great. To make my search easier, since I know I’ll need it in the future, I started a spreadsheet which lists the names from different will books. I’ve only started a few days ago, but since it will take some time to enter the names, I thought I’d start sharing the information sooner rather than later. If you see errors, let me know.
Holoway W. Lightcap is the son of John Lightcap and Mary Chamberlin, my gggg-grandparents. He was born on October 7, 1826, in Milford, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey. He married Ellen … Continue reading Biography: Holoway W. Lightcap
Funeral card for Gladys Cecelia (Ray) Davis. She was the wife of Laban Davis, brother of my great-grandfather Percy Davis. Gladys was born January 21, 1896. She was a mail-order … Continue reading Funeral Card: Gladys (Ray) Davis
Obituary for Martha (Karberg) Schmidt, daughter of John and Wilhelmine “Minnie” (Bohnsack) Karberg. Martha was born on October 8, 1889, in Thompson Twp, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois. She died May … Continue reading Obituary: Martha (Karberg) Schmidt
Over the weekend, I found another article regarding the car accident that killed my great-grandmother’s sister, Hazel Bausman. The article was published in the Rockford Republic, Thursday, November 21, 1929, … Continue reading Hazel Bausman Killed in Car Accident
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
Anna Marie Wulff was the sister of my great-great grandmother Carolina “Lena” Sophia (Wulff) Bohnsack. She was born on June 20, 1875, in Mecklenburg, Germany, to Henry John Wulff Sr … Continue reading Death: Anna Marie Wulff