Funeral: Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

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.

Funeral: Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders

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.


  1. […] Alvin Sanders, brother of my great-grandmother Ernestine (Sanders) Strelesky, was born on March 12, 1896, in Dubuque, Dubuque Co, Iowa. His parents were Ernest Vincent Sanders and Mary Francis Josephine Uhlrich. […]

  2. […] Hatzenbuhler was the daughter of Francis J. Uhlrich and Teresa Heid and sister of my gg-grandmother Mary Francis Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders.  She was born August 12, 1868, in Galena, Jo Daviess Co, Illinois.  She was one of eight […]

  3. […] song I ever heard, and I still do. Many years later when living in Dubuque at Grandma’s [Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders] house. I remember someone put a record of Silent Night on the record player (victrola) and Grandma […]

  4. […] and Grandma Sanders [Ernest Vincent and Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders] each came from a wealthy home. Both grew up in Galena, but do [sic] to Grandpa’s drinking […]

  5. […] Sanders [Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders], her mother, sent Aunt Norma to Omaha to keep our mother company. As a young adult she was quite […]

  6. […] our mother’s wish. Our dad [Jack Strelesky] and Eunice, Alice and Herb went to Grandma Sanders [Josephine (Uhlrich) Sanders]. The flu epidemic was so bad everything was closed – schools, churches, department stores and […]

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