Before Vatican II the day before Christmas was a day of fast and abstance [sic, abstinence]so Christmas Eve for supper we had oyster stew. Then came Christmas Eve. The sheet … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 2 of 6
This is part one of six journal entries that I have for Marjorie Strelesky, the sister of my paternal grandmother Eunice (Strelesky) Lightcap. —— Feb. 26, 1993 Today is my … Continue reading Marjorie Strelesky Journal, Part 1 of 6
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 … Continue reading Obituary: Alvin E. 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.
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.