William Passmore Davis was the son of James T. Davis and Elizabeth Edna Passmore. William’s grandfather Jacob Davis III was a brother of John B. Davis, my gg-grandfather. William Passmore Davis … Continue reading 1940 Letter from William Passmore Davis
Edna Mae Lightcap married Carl Alfred Christensen on May 18, 1928, in Dewey County, South Dakota. Edna was born on August 5, 1910, in North Judson, Indiana, to Benjamin and … Continue reading Marriage: Carl Alfred Christensen and Edna Mae Lightcap
I found an envelope containing four pictures. Written on the outside of the envelope was: We think these pictures are some of Uncle Lester’s Schoenhard family that live in Belote, … Continue reading Schoenhard Relatives?
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
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.
Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard was the daughter of Nicholas Jr and Catherine (Hebenstreit) Bausman and a sister to my great-grandmother, Viola (Bausman) Davis Hickman. I don’t really know anything about Gertrude … Continue reading Obituary: Gertrude (Bausman) Schoenhard
Below is the obituary for William Wulff, son of Henry Jr and Mary (Bohnhoff) Wulff from the Freeport Journal-Standard, 17 Jul 1934.
Transcription of obituary:
William Wulff, Leonard, S.D.
Elizabeth, Ill., July 17 – Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wulff, who reside a few miles north of this city received news Monday of the death of their son, William Wulff, aged 30, at his home in Leonard, S.D., earlier that day. Mr. Wulff had been in poor health for the past several years following a severe attack of influenza but his condition was thought to have been improving only a week ago. The young man was known in this community, having visited his parents here upon several occasions and having spent a part of the past spring at the parental home. Besides his parents he leaves a widow and two small children, besides other relatives and friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Wulff left Monday afternoon where they will attend the funeral services, which will probably be held on Wednesday. It is expected that burial will be made in that community.