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Obituary: Catherine (Fuch) Sanders

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.

Obituary: Catherine (Fuch) Sanders

Transcription of obituary:

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.

Obituary: A.F.E. Sanders

My ggg grandfather was Adam Frederick Ernest Sanders.  I was recently back in Galena Illinois and was able to find his obituary that was published in the Galena Daily Gazette on 9 Oct 1891.  I also went to the Galena courthouse, but there is no death certificate on file.  His wife Catherine (Fuch) is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, so he’s probably buried there.

Obituary: A.F.E. Sanders

Transcription of obituary:

A.F.E. Sanders

After a long illness with dropsy of the heart Mr. A. F. Sanders passed away this morning, at his home on Hill street. His demise had been expected, and all of his family save one sone and one daughter, who live in the West, were with him when he died. Deceased was born in Germany, May 3, 1827. He came to this country when a young man, and located in Galena forty years ago. Ten years later he engaged in the grocery business which followed from that time until his death. At one time he was in business down town but of later years he has had a store on the hill. He was an honest, upright citizen, a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran church and of the German Benevolent society.

Mr. Sanders was married in the East forty-two years ago and his wife survives with five children – Edward, who lives in the West,; Ernest, of Dubuque; Margaret, who is the wife of City Marshal Fairweather; Henry, who lives at home, and Sarah, who is married to Al Hanson, and lives in Calumet, Wash.