Nicholas Bausman Sr’s of Guilford Township, Illinois, appeared in the “Portrait and Biographical Album of Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, Illinois” (1889), p. 444. Nicholas Sr. was my ggg-grandfather and … Continue reading Biography: Nicholas Bausman Sr
My mom has binders filled with interesting information. I’ve gone through them several times, and still find things. How do I miss this stuff? My discovery of the family history … Continue reading Family History: Jacob and Christina (Casper) Hess
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.)
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.
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.
Transcription of obituary:
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.
Joachim Bohnsack was the son of Johann J.H. Bohnsack and a brother of my g-g-grandfather, Carl Herman Bohnsack. Joachim is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Galena Illinois. I found his … Continue reading Obituary: Joachim Bohnsack
When I was visiting my grandmother in Galena, Illinois, one of the places we went was Greenwood Cemetery. We always visit her parents and grandparents in their eternal resting place. Grandma had mentioned several years ago that there were Deiningers buried in the older section of Greenwood, but she couldn’t remember where.
Well, after visiting the cemetery with my grandma and parents, I decided to return with my camera and see if I could stumble upon any lost family members, specifically William Deininger Sr. Of course, you might be thinking, why not try to track down a cemetery directory? That’s a perfectly rational idea, but I picked the randomly walking around the cemetery as my first option.
Know what? It worked. Lo and behold, it didn’t take long and I stumbled upon Michael Deininger (William’s brother). Of course, I didn’t know it was Michael since his side was worn off, but I could read “Deininger” and the other two sides of the monument which listed his wife and child’s name. Then I came across a few other Deiningers, one of them being William Sr and Rosina or “Rosa”. So random worked! (It also helps that the cemetery isn’t that big.) I also found some Bohnsacks, Peters, and Blewetts.
In celebration, I thought I’d share my pictures of Wm & Rosina Deininger’s monument, along with his biography from Portraits and Biographical Album for Jo Daviess and Carroll Counties, IL (1889), p. 443-444. Information on his brother Michael is also in this biography.
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William Deininger, Sr – East Galena Township.
WILLIAM DEININGER is an old settler of East Galena Township, and one of its progressive and successful farmers, having his home on section 28, but owning land on both section 28 and 29. His property consists of seventy-two acres, which he has owned since 1856. When he first got it it was but little improved, but hard labor and good management have brought it to a high state of cultivation; and now, with all the appliances necessary to successful farming, with good farm-buildings and a comfortable residence, it makes a very desirable home.
Our subject was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Nov. 18, 1822, and comes of a good German family. His father, Anton Deininger, was a farmer, and lived in Wurtemburg; dying there at the age of eighty-two years. His wife, Barbara, also died there at the age of sixty-six. The parents were both members of the Lutheran Church. Our subject was the sixth child of a family of eight children born to his parents, most of whom lived to years of maturity. He and his brother Michael are the only ones who came to the United States. The latter, who emigrated two years after our subject, is now deceased; having died in East Galena Township in 1886.
William Deininger, our subject, was reared and educated in his native country, and was thirty years old at the time of his emigration. He sailed from Liverpool, and after a voyage of thirty-six days arrived at the city of New York, May 5, 1853. He went at once to Pennsylvania, and for two years lived twelve miles from Philadelphia, near Norristown. In 1855 he came to Galena, and there he lived one year before purchasing his farm. While in Pennsylvania, he married Miss Rosa Heffner, also a native of Wurtemburg, born Oct. 16, 1827, and a daughter of Michael and Catherine (Bartlemeyer) Heffner; both natives and residents of Wurtemburg, where they died quite advanced in years. The father was a carpenter by trade, and both were members of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Deininger was the first daughter and second child of her parents, and the only one of the family to come to this country. She and her future husband were neighbors in Wurtemburg, and came to America with him on the same vessel, later being united with him in marriage, as stated above.
Our subject and wife are the parents of five children; all of whom are now living. Their eldest daughter, Barbara, is the wife of John Mensner, living on a farm in Guilford Township, this county; John is a farmer in East Galena Township, and has been twice married; his first wife, Rosa Berger, died leaving three children; and his present wife was Miss Mary Navig; Mary is the wife of Gotlieb Weik, a farmer in East Galena Township; William and Amelia are at home.
A residence of over thirty years in the township has made our subject one of its best-known citizens, and his trustworthy character and correct principles have gained for him the esteem goodwill of his fellow townsmen. He and his sons are all members of the Republican party, and the entire family belong to the Lutheran Church.
This obituary is for Dorothea (Bohnsack) Studier from the Freeport Journal-Standard, Wednesday, 13 Sept 1944, page 1. She was the sister of my g-g-grandfather, Carl Herman Bohnsack. Transcription of obituary: … Continue reading Obituary: Dorothea Marie (Bohnsack) Studier