Leo Bohnsack was my great-grandfather. He was born on December 16, 1891, in Schapville, Thompson Twp, Illinois, to Carl Herman Bohnsack and Carolina Sophia Wulff. He was the oldest of … Continue reading Obituary: Leo H. Bohnsack
Mabel (Bohnsack) Hammer was the sister of my gg-grandfather, Leo Bohnsack. She was born in July of 1894 in Illinois to Carl Herman Bohnsack and Carolina Sophia Wulff. She was … Continue reading Mabel (Bohnsack) Hammer Dies from Injuries Sustained in Car Accident
Herbert Deininger was the oldest son of William and Louisa (Muegge) Deininger, and brother to my great-grandmother Minnie (Deininger) Bohnsack. In November 1911, he was accidentally shot by his three-year-old … Continue reading Herbert Deininger Dies of Bullet Wound
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.
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.
Below is an obituary for Carrie (Deininger) Stienstra, daughter of John and Rosa (Berger) Deininger. Edward Deininger was her half-brother. The obituary was published in the Freeport Journal-Standard, Friday, 15 May 1964, page 6.
Transcript of obituary:
Mrs. Carrie Stienstra
GALENA – Mrs. Cornelius (Carrie) Steinstra died Thursday afternoon in the hospital here.
She was born Nov. 26, 1879, in East Galena Township, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Deininger. She was married March 29, 1910, to Cornelius Stienstra. Her husband died in 1946.
Survivors include three sons, George, Nelson and Ambrose, all of Council Hill; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Nash-Schmadeke Funeral Home with Rev. Russell Tomlinson, pastor of Westminster United Presbyterian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 tonight.
This is the obituary for Edgar Deininger, son of John and Mary (Nadig) Deininger. Originally published in the Freeport Journal-Standard, Friday, 27 Feb 1959, page 6. Edgar is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Galena, Illinois, with his wife and son.
Transcription of obituary:
GALENA – A lifelong resident of East Galena, Edgar A. Deininger died Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a Hazel Green hospital.
He was the son of John and Mary Deininger and was born in East Galena June 28, 1886, on the farm where he lived his entire life.
Surviving are his wife, the former Bertha Boeltz; a son, Robert at home and a half-sister. Mrs. Carrie Stienstra of Galena.
The funeral time is 2 p.m. Saturday in the Nash Funeral Home. The Rev. Calvin Vanderwerf, student pastor of Hill Presbyterian Church, will officiate.
Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.