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Jim Ethridge
29 posts
Aug 22, 2019
2:15 PM
three questions:

Did Johanna B Janssen b 1857 d 1865 (M) Ulrich Goeken b 1851 d 1929 have a son Ulrich Edward b 1887 d 1911. If not who are his parents

Ihnke Ludwig had a son Theodore A b 1886. His wife's first name is Hazel V ____________. What us her maiden name?

Frank D Janssen b 1884 d 1939 . He may have had 2 wives Anna M Gowan b 1890 d 1970 being one.

my great grandmother was Henreettia
1133 posts
Aug 25, 2019
2:38 PM
So sorry it took me so long to get back with you. Here are some Gazette articles that may help answer some of your questions:
Janssen, Theodore weds Hazel Freeman 8 Jan 1913;4;3
Janssen, Theodore weds Hazel Freeman 15 Jan 1913;Standard;5;4
Janssen, Theodore weds Hazel Freeman 16 Jan 1913;8;5

Meyer, Henrietta Janssen (Herman) obituary 22 Nov 1912;1;6
Meyer, Henrietta Janssen (Herman) funeral rites set 25 Nov 1912;Standard;1;6
Meyer, Henrietta Janssen (Herman) funeral rites 26 Nov 1912;6;3
Meyer, Henrietta Janssen (Herman) funeral rites 26 Nov 1912;Standard;1;3
Myers, Herman G. (Henrietta Janssen) obituary 4 March 1911;Standard;5;3
Myers, Herman G. (Henrietta Janssen) funeral rites 7 March 1911;Standard;6;2

Goeken, Ulrich P. (Johanna Janssen) obituary 30 Dec 1929;3;1
Goeken, Ulrich P. (Johanna Janssen) funeral rites set 31 Dec 1929;7;2

Janssen, Frank weds Anna Holz Oct 19, 1909 6 Jan 1910;3;2
Janssen, Frank Mr. & Mrs. daughter born Dec 28 29 Dec 1910;1;4
anssen, Frank obituary 13 March 1939;2;3
Janssen, Franz (Anna Holz) obituary 16 March 1939;2;1

Janssen, Johannah E. (John) obituary 21 July 1910;1;6
Janssen, Johannah E. (John) obituary 21 July 1910;Standard;1;2
Janssen, Johannah E. (John) obituary 22 July 1910;Standard;8;6
Janssen, Johannah E. (John) funeral rites 23 July 1910;1;4
Janssen, Johannah E. (John) funeral rites 23 July 1910;Standard;1;6

Goeken, Johanna Janssen (U.P.) obituary 4 Feb 1937;16;3
Goeken, Johanna Janssen (U.P.) funeral rites 8 Feb 1937;5;5

STERLING PUBLIC LIBRARY - https://www.sterlingpubliclibrary.org/

GAZETTES DIGITIZED ONLINE; https://sterlingpl.newspaperarchive.com/

Gazettes 1857-1924 plus other selected dates - http://sterling.advantage-preservation.com/

Cemeteries of Whiteside County - https://whiteside.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Shortlist/index.html?appid=277b20a3a35749ee9f55cd98e40072cd

I will continue searching and will post when/if I find anything. You can contact the library if any of the articles are of interest, unless you live close enough to go to the Sterling Library where these are archived. I am not sure if it is still Marilyn Anderson who runs the Genealogy dept. The email is spl-genealogy@comcast.net

Last Edited by Denise on Aug 25, 2019 5:46 PM
1134 posts
Aug 25, 2019
3:17 PM
DEATH COMES TO U.P. GOEKEN, WELL KNOWN CITIZEN - Passes Away At 3 a.m. Monday - Funeral Services to Be on New Year's

U. P. Goeken, one of the city's best known former businessman, this vicinity, passed away Monday morning at 3 o'clock at his home, 417 East Seventh street, after an illness that confined him to his bed since last October.

Two years ago Mr. Goeken became seriously ill with pernicious anemia, but he recovered his health to some extent and was able to be up and about, attending services regularly at St. Paul's Lutheran church until last September, when his health began to fail noticeably and during October he was obliged to take his bed, creeping paralysis making him helpless.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, New Year's day, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon at the family home and at 2:30 in St. Paul's Lutheran church. The pastor Rev. F. M Kuethe will speak in English and Re. M. Reu, D. D. of Wartburg academy, Dubuque, former pastor of St. Paul's will speak in German. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. Friends are requested to omit flowers.

Ulrich P. Goeken was born March 19, 1851, in Minsen, Oldenburg, Germany, and was 78 years, nine months and 11 days of age at the time of his death. He came to America with his parents, Frederick P. and Cathering Goeken, in 1870, and the family home was established on a farm near Minonk, Ill.

On Dec. 13, 1876, Mr. Goeken was united in marriage to Miss Johanna Janssen, in the Lutheran church at Minonk. They came to Rock Falls in the following January and lived on a farm west of Rock Falls for 12 years. Forty-one years ago they moved to Sterling, where the family home has been since that time.

In 1890 Mr. Goeken started in the grocery business with L.[could be the letter I] L. Janssen, the firm of Janssen and Goeken being a well-known business concern of this city for 31 years. They sold the business to Landis Brothers nearly 10 years ago.

Mr. Goeken is survived by his widow, the three children born to them all having preceded their father in death. Fred in 1898, Lena in 1904, and Catherine, Mrs. Hugo Weyrauch, in 1912. Mr. Goeken's only brother, John Goeken, passed away in this city a number of years ago.

Friends without number will mourn the passing of this quiet gentleman, whose long life was marked with industry and uprightness. As a citizen of the Rock Falls parish, it was his privilege to be one of the charter members of the Lutheran church in that city in 1878 and when St. Paul's Lutheran Church was organized in Sterling in 1907, it was again his privilege to be a charter member of the church on this side of the river. For 20 years he served faithfully as treasurer of the church and as a deacon on the church board, his advice and zealous assistance being of inestimable value to the work of the church.

The long illness and weakening of his bodily strength that preceded his final calling home did not break his fine spirit or lesson his Christian faith. He continued in his church activities until physically unable to continue them. and his name will be revered as one of the founders and pillars of the church through the years to come. [Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, IL, Dec. 30, 1929, P. 5]

Last Edited by Denise on Aug 25, 2019 4:45 PM
1135 posts
Aug 25, 2019
4:43 PM
Mrs. Hazel V. Janssen of 602 7th Ave. Sterling died Wednesday morning at the Community General Hospital at the age of 74.

Mrs. Janssen was born Feb. 14, 1888 in Hopkins Township, the daughter of Willis E. and Ada Ann Allen Freeman. She was educated the local schools and was a member of the Sterling Congregational Church, the Plymouth Circle, DAR, Royal Neighbors of America, and the Kensington Club.

Hazel Freeman was united in marriage to Theodore A. (Toot) Janssen Jan. 15, 1913, in Sterling, where they lived their entire married life except for nine years that they farmed in Minnesota.

She is survived by her husband, Theodore, two daughters, Mrs. George B. (Betty) Geary of Polo and Mrs. John K. (Mary Alice) Havener of Canton; one brother, Willis E Freeman of Phoenix, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Mary Ann Geary of Rockford, Elaine Ann of Polo and Craig Allen Havener of St. John's Military Academy of Delafield, Wis., several niees and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Mrs. Will Pratt, and one brother, George.

Funeral services will be Friday, 1:30 p.m. at the Allen Funeral Home with Rev. Loyal M. Wilkinson, pastor of the Sterling Congregational Church, officiating, with burial in Riverside Cemetery.

Friends may call after noon on Thursday.

A memorial has been established in her memory. [Sterling Daily Gazette, Jan. 30, 1963, P. 3; 2-3]
1136 posts
Aug 25, 2019
5:01 PM
MRS. MAE PRATT DIES SATURDAY MORNING IN LOS AGNELES - Former Sterling Woman Passes in California City
Mrs. Theodore A. Janssen has received word of the death of her sister, Mae Pratt of Long Beach, Calif., who died in the hospital at Los Angeles Saturday at 1:30 a.m. She was buried Oct. 6 at 10:30 a.m. at Long Beach.

Deceased was the oldest daughter of the late Willis E. and Ada Allen Freeman and was born at the Bend., Jan. 28, 1881. She was united in marriage to Charles W. Pratt, formerly of Prophetstown, Ill., on Aug. 30, 1900. They moved to Long Beach, Calif. to make their home in 1925.

Besides her husband she leaves one daughter, Maxine Mench; one sister, Hazel Freeman Janssen of 602 Seventh Avenue, Sterling; and one brother, Willis E. Freeman of Chandler, Ariz., besides numerous relatives and a host of friends. [Sterling Daily Gazette, Oct. 6, 1941, P. 3;2]
1137 posts
Aug 31, 2019
9:37 AM
Goeken, Edward obituary 5 June 1911;1;1
Goeken, Edward obituary 5 June 1911;Standard;5;4
Goeken, Edward funeral rites 7 June 1911;Standard;5;2
Jim Ethridge
32 posts
Nov 18, 2019
11:18 AM
Might you have information on Katherine Janssen Birth 25 May 11853, Death 9 April 1927, Coloma, Whiteside Co.
Husband Friedrick Eden Gerdes 1850-1939.

Their children may include: Wilhemina (step sister) 1857-1947, Henry (1870 - 1909, Frieda A. 1873-1927, August (1875-1951 and step Siste Anna Morgensten (1883 -). A mrs Haah many also be a step sister
Jim Ethridge
33 posts
Nov 19, 2019
8:22 AM
Looking for Katherone Janssen/Johnson B 25 May 1853 Germany D 9 April 1927 Coloma, Whiteside husband Fred Eden Gerdes
Children might be Wilhemina 1857-1947, Henry 1870-1909, Augusst 1875- 1951, Frieda 1873 - 1927, Anna (morganstern 1883- (step sister, Mrs Haak (only a name of another step siste (in the obit of Frieda)

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