Hello Dale, my Great Grandfather is Isaac Silbaugh.As a young boy my Dad took me to meet him once at the Viroqua rest home when he was 93 years old.My Great Great Grandfather is William Silbaugh, who married Elizabeth Jennings.The Jennings genealogy seems to be quite well researched and there's quite a few Silbaughs involved.A portion of that genealogy is detailed below.
My Grandmother is Violet Fannie Silbaugh who married Melford "Tony" Johnson.My Grandparents lived on a small farm south of Victory, WS along what is now known as the Great River Road.As a child I was treated to a Coke or a fudgesickle by my Grandfather at the little country store in Victory, WS just off the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.
The homestead was about midway between Victory and DeSoto on the east side of the Road just across from "the island".The driveway from the farmhouse looked upward as it met and crossed the Road towards the Mississippi to the West, took a hard right downward to the North along the West side of the Road, quickly turned back to the West, crossed the bumpy railroad tracks, and entered "the island" for a visit to the marina from there.
I still remember the sound of the trains going by at night at the old farm.I still remember that massive iron grate in the dining room floor that allowed the heat of the wood burning pot bellied stove in the root cellar below to radiate into the small two-story house above during the cool Fall and cold Winter seasons.I still remember that cast iron wood burning cook stove with the removable cast iron burner covers that exposed the pots and pans to the direct heat of the fire burning inside the stove.
I still remember eggs over easy or however you wanted them served with fresh bacon, buttered toast, and an earnest, loving, and ready smile.I still remember my Grandmother's delicious egg noodles, fresh cooked roast beef, chicken, ham, and mashed potatoes and gravy made the old fashioned way.And then there was that delicious lemon meringue pie for dessert!Or how about those tasty krumcacas with powdered sugar on them?Or that assortment of fresh, home baked cookies baked from scratch? Simpler times... 8-)
The following is found in the Henthorne/Jennings genealogy on this site:
97. Elizabeth5 Jennings (Enoch4, David3, Mary2 Henthorn, John1) was born March 13, 1848. She married William Bush Silbaugh November 25, 1866 in Wisconsin, son of William Silbaugh and Nancy Sample. Children of Elizabeth Jennings and William Silbaugh are:
220 i. Elmyra6 Silbaugh. 221 ii. Phillip Silbaugh, born 1868. 222 iii. John Silbaugh, born 1869. 223 iv. Lee Silbaugh, born 1871. 224 v. Asher Silbaugh, born 1872. 225 vi. Sarah Silbaugh, born 1873. 226 vii. Fannie Silbaugh, born 1874. + 227 viii. Isaac Silbaugh, born April 21, 1877; died February 27, 1969 in Rest Home in Viroqua, Wisconsin. 228 ix. Emma Silbaugh, born May 15, 1879. 229 x. Lewis Silbaugh, born May 05, 1882; died July 1964 in Wisconsin. 230 xi. Oscar Silbaugh, born 1884. 231 xii. Austin Silbaugh, born 1884.