Obviously, I”ve had a lot of luck finding obituaries about the Wulff family. This time, I came across my great-great grandmother’s, Carolina Sophia Wulff, from the Freeport Journal-Standard, Sept 30, 1949, page 16.
The portrait of Lena is a scan of a copy. I do not have the original, have never seen the original, and do not remember how I received this image. Probably through an ancestry.com contact. I’m not sure what’s going on with the photo. It sort of looks like the paper is curling.
Transcription of obituary:
Mrs. Lena Bohnsack
Elizabeth, Ill., Sept. 30. — Mrs. Lena Bohnsack, 81, widow of the late Herman Bohnsack, died about 7:10 o’clock Thursday night at her home at Schapville.
Mrs. Bohnsack, formerly Miss Lena Wulff, was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, Nov. 15, 1867, the daughter of Henry and Marie Wulff. She came to the United States when she was 16 years of age. On Jan. 13, 1891 she was united in marriage to Herman Bohnsack, who died several years ago.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Mary Brandt, of near Elizabeth, Mrs. Alvin Hammer, of Galena, one son, Leo Bohnsack, of Galena, one brother, Henry Wulff, of Apple River, one sister, Miss Anna Wulff, of Galena, 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Bohnsack has been a member of the Zion Lutheran church at Schapville since the church was founded.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the home and at 3 o’clock at the Zion Lutheran church at Schapville. Rev. Randolph P. Hahn will officiate and burial will be made in the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may call at the home Saturday afternoon.