Obituary: Carl Herman Bohnsack

Carl Herman Bohnsack

Below is the obituary for Carl Herman Bohnsack, husband of Carolina Sophia “Lena” (Wulff), and my great-great grandfather.

It was published in in the Freeport Journal-Standard, Monday, 26 Feb 1940, page 14.

Note:  In C. Herman’s obituary and certificate of death, Joachim Bohnsack is listed as the name of C. Herman’s father; however,  the name on his father’s headstone is Johann J.H. Bohnsack.  Most likely, his full name was Johann Joachim Hermann (or Henry) Bohnsack.  C. Herman’s father is NOT the Joachim Bohnsack buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Galena.  That is his uncle.

Also, the portrait of Carl is a scan of a copy.  I do not have the original and do not remember how I received it.  Probably through an contact.

Carl Herman Bohnsack Obituary

Transcription of  obituary:
C. Herman Bohnsack, Elizabeth

Elizabeth. Ill, Feb. 26—Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at Schapville a few miles north of this city, for Herman Bohnsack, 81, a resident of this community for over 50 years. Mr. Bohnsack died at his home in Schapville about 2 o’clock Friday afternoon following an illness of nine davs. He suffered a paralvtic stroke on February 14 from which he failed to rally.

The last rites were held from the late home at 1 o’clock and at the Zion Lutheran church at Schapville at 1:15 o clock. The pastor, Rev E A Karsten, conducted the Services and burial was made in the Schapville Lutheran cemetery.

Carl Herman Bohnsack, the son of Joachim and Henrietta (Koch) Bohnsack was born in Mecklenberg. Germanv on Jan 23, 1859. He came to America in 1884 and has been a resident of Jo Daviess county most of the time since.

In 1891 he was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Wulff of Schapville and the young couple made their home on a farm north of Elizabeth in Thompson township until 1929. They have lived a retired life in Schapville the past 11 years.

Besides his widow, Mr Bohnsack leaves one son, Leo Bohnsack, of near Schapville, and two daughters Mrs Alvin (Mabel) Hammer, of Galena and Mrs. Harry (Mary) Brandt of Elizabeth: also 13 grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters Mrs William Studier, of Galena and Mrs. Fred Niemen of Schapville.

Mr Bohnsack was a member of the Schapville Lutheran church for many years.

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