Month: October 2011

Marriage: Rose Streletzky and Joseph Christoph Weber

Tracking down the siblings of my great-grandfather, John Joseph Strelesky, has been challenging.  Fortunately, there aren’t too many people with this last name, so when I find it, I can usually determine pretty quickly whether or not they are related.

One night I was using and found the marriage certificate of Rose Streletzky and Joseph Weber.  Rose was Jack’s older sister.  She married Joseph Christoph Weber on September 22, 1893, in Chicago, Illinois.

From the documents that I’ve seen, her last name is consistently spelled Streletzky.  The rest of her family uses Strelesky as the spelling.

Rose and Joseph had nine children; I know the names of eight: Frank, Marian, Lenora, Josephine, Joseph Jr, Amiel, Amelia, and John Henry.  An unidentified boy died before 1900.

Marriage: Rose Strelesky and Joseph Weber

Death Announcement: Rosina (Heffner) Deininger

Death Announcement for Rosina (Heffner) Deininger, which was published in the Galena Daily Gazette on December 30, 1918. She was my ggg-grandmother. Rosina married William Deininger Sr in 1853 in Pennsylvania. They had five children: Barbara, John, Mary, William Jr, and Amelia. (William Jr is my gg-grandfather.)

Death Notice: Rosina (Heffner) Deininger

Transcription of obituary:

Death Calls Aged Woman

Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger Dies at Home in East Galena

Mrs. Rosineta Deiniger died this morning, Dec. 30th, at her home in East Galena after an illness due to advanced years. Mrs. Deiniger was born in Germany, Oct 27th, 1827, but came to this country when a young woman. Her husband preceded her in death a number of years ago.

Funeral announcement and further particulars will be published later.


I’ve added cemetery pages for

There are Lightcaps buried in all three of these cemeteries.  In addition to Lightcaps, family names at Mount Calvary include Strelesky, Sanders, Uhlrich, and Heitz.  Linwood Cemetery has Uhlrich, Hatzenbuhler, Hornung, and Woodward.

All the people buried in these cemeteries are relatives on my dad’s side of the family.