Marie (Strelesky) Smith was the daughter of Frank Strelesky and Fannie Hainey, and an older sister of my great-grandfather John Joseph Strelesky. She was born March 27, 1877, in Mineral … Continue reading Obituary: Marie (Strelesky) Smith
Gary George Lightcap was the infant son of my grandparents, Wally and Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap, and older brother of my dad. Gary was born on April 7, 1946, in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary: Gary George Lightcap
Mary Francis Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders, my gg-grandmother, died in Dubuque, Iowa, on January 12, 1935. Josephine, born September 28, 1859 in Rock Island, Illinois, was the oldest of eight children. Her parents were Francis Joseph and Theresa (Heid) Uhlrich.
Josephine married Ernest Vincent Sanders on October 28, 1886, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had eight children, four of whom preceded her in death including my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky. Ernest died in 1928. Funeral services for Josephine were held on Monday, January 14, 1935, in Dubuque, Iowa. She’s buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Funeral service information published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa) on Monday, January 14, 1935. Found the article at Google newspaper archives.
Transcription of funeral service:
Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Sanders were held Monday morning from the family home, 1629 Prescott Street to Holy Trinity church. The Rev. Joseph Forst officiated.
Pallbearers were Carl Uhlrich, Herbert Strelesky, Robert Sanders, Harry Kirmse, William Trentz, and Wes Baumhover. Burial was made in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Out of town people were Mr. and Mrs. Alvin E. Sanders and family, Racine, Wis.; Mrs. Norma McDonough, St. Louis, Mo.; Herbert J. Strelesky, Boulder, Colo.; Mrs. C.E. Humphrey, Rifle, Colo.; Fred Hoelting and Mrs. Anna Ritter, Galena, Ill.; and Mrs. Mary Ellen Flynn, Bellevue, Ia.
My great-grandmother, Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, died of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza, during the Spanish flu pandemic. She was pregnant when she died in Sheridan, Wyoming, on February 5, … Continue reading Death: Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky
My grandfather, Albert Wallace Lightcap, was born in McIntosh, South Dakota on September 15, 1914 to Ernest and Henrietta (Doose) Lightcap. He had one brother, Paul. Wally died in Dubuque, … Continue reading Obituary: Albert Wallace “Wally” Lightcap
I’ve added cemetery pages for
- Pioneer Cemetery in North Judson, Indiana
- Mount Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa
- Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa
There are Lightcaps buried in all three of these cemeteries. In addition to Lightcaps, family names at Mount Calvary include Strelesky, Sanders, Uhlrich, and Heitz. Linwood Cemetery has Uhlrich, Hatzenbuhler, Hornung, and Woodward.
All the people buried in these cemeteries are relatives on my dad’s side of the family.
Ernest Edward Lightcap was my great-grandfather. He was married three times (even though his obituary only acknowledges two).
His first wife was Blanche Payne. They married January 2, 1900, in St Joseph, Michigan. He was 20. She died December 29, 1903, of Bright’s disease. They had no children.
In 1905, he married Henrietta Doose (my great-grandmother). They had two sons, Paul and Albert. She died on Sept 18, 1917. According to her death certificate, she died after taking medication to induce an abortion. I wish I knew more about Henrietta and her family. Unfortunately, the family didn’t talk about her. The only information that I have about her I have found through census records and her death certificate.
On July 10, 1918, Ernest married their housekeeper, Susan Lensing. They didn’t have any children.
He lived in a variety of states, including Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. A majority of these moves happened within a 25 year period of time.
I’m not sure where I got this obituary; possibly from my mom or from photo albums my dad received from his Aunt Marjorie or his mom. I have no citation, but it was probably published in the Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Iowa).
Transcription of obituary:
Ernest E. Lightcap, 67, formerly of 2846 Jackson street, died at 6:30 Monday evening in St. Anthony home after an illness that had its inception last May.
The body may be viewed at the Didesch funeral home, after 7 o’clock Tuesday evening. The funeral will be from Didesch’s to Holy Ghost church Thursday morning, with the mass at 9 o’clock. Burial will be in Mount Calvary cemetery. Born in North Judson, Ind., April 3, 1879, he had resided in Dubuque for the last quarter of a century and was stationary engineer at the B and I building during that time. He was a member of Holy Ghost church and the Holy Name society. Mr. Lightcap was married to Harriet E. Doosey in 1905, and she preceded him in death. In 1918, he was married to Susie Lansing. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Susie Lightcap, Dubuque; two sons, Paul G. Lightcap and A.W. Lightcap, both of this city, and four grandsons, Harold, Thomas, William, and Teddy Lightcap. Besides his first wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Gary, and a granddaughter, Alice.