Catherine (Fuch) Sanders was my g-g-g grandmother. She was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany in Feb 1823 and immigrated to the United States about 1846. She married A.F.E. Sanders, who died in 1891. Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetery, but I do not know the location of her grave.
The 1900 U.S. Federal Census lists her as having 11 children. I can positively identify six children: John Henry Sanders, Ernest Vincent Sanders, Catherine Sanders, Edward Sanders and Sarah (Sanders) Hansing, and Margaret (Sanders) Fairweather.
There are Sanders children buried in the Old City Cemetery in Galena. Their ages are consistent with Catherine’s other children, so I assume they are hers since I haven’t found information saying that there were other Sanders living in Galena. The following information was taken from a copy of the burial records of the Greenwood Cemetery Association, which was copied and indexed in 1973 by Alice Lawrason Barthell. The burials in the index begin March 30, 1853, and end in July 1859. (source: http://jodaviess.ilgenweb.net/cemeteries/GalenaOldCity.htm)
- Sanders, Adam E., July 3, 1855, age 8
- Sanders, August, Feb 26, 1854, age 6
- Sanders, Carster, July 6, 1868, 19 wks, teething *
- Sanders, infant, Feb 2, 1855
* This date is outside the index, so I’ve wondered if it was transcribed to the web properly.
Catherine’s obituary was published in the Galena Daily Gazette on August 21, 1907.
Transcription of obituary:
MRS. A.F.E. SANDERS DEAD
Former Resident of Galena Dies at Dubuque
Word was received in Galena last evening of the death of Mrs. A.F.E. Sanders, which occurred at the home of her son, Ernest, in Dubuque, late Tuesday afternoon. The deceased was about eighty-four years of age, and was one of the early residents of Galena. Her husband was in the grocery business in Galena for a number of years, and will be remembered by many of the older residents of the city. Besides her son Ernest, at whose home she died, Mrs. Sanders is survived by a son, Henry, of this city, a daughter, Mrs. Al. Hansing of Menominee. A daughter, Mrs. Fairweather, died about two years since. The remains will arrive in Galena on the afternoon Central train on Thursday and will be taken to St. Matthews Lutheran church from whence funeral services will be held. Rev. John Klindworth officiating. Interment will be made in Greenwood cemetery.
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You have a date typo under Catherine Sanders. Loved the Christian Smith article.
Great catch! I corrected the error.