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Ulrich, Sophie (Sitterly )1861-1939


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/12/2023 at 21:51:29

Clayton County Register,03 May 1939.

MONONA: Funeral services for Mrs. James Ulrich were held Wednesday afternoon from the home at two o'clock with the Rev. Geo. W. Turner officiating and burial was made in the city cemetery.

Surviving her are the widower, James Ulrich, and two daughters, Mrs. Jerome Isenberg of Chicago, and Mrs. J. W. Ballard of Cedar Rapids. Two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Janda of Portage, Wis., and Mrs. Emma Stone of Ames.

Mrs. Ulrich was a quiet home loving person and always enjoyed the visits of her daughters. She was a patient sufferer during her long illness. The sympathy of the whole community is extended Mr. Ulish and daughters in their loss.


Sophie Sitterly, daughter of Jacob and Anna Phillippi Sitterly, was born on April 29, 1861, at Madison, Wis. She was the third child of a family of six daughters, two of whom are living today.

On September 19, 1883, she was united in marriage with James Ulrich, the marriage taking place at Madison, Wisconsin.

Mrs. Ulrich joined the German Evangelical Church at Madison, when a girl and later the Gooding congregation in Wagner Township, Iowa. After her marriage she came with her husband to Iowa to the farm near Monona, where they lived for twenty-five years, then coming to Monona, where they have lived since that time.

Mrs. Ulrich was a religious woman, one who loved her home and kept it sacred for herself and her loved ones.

She showed a wonderful patience during her illness of the past few years and was a source of inspiration to the friends who came to see her. The end came quietly on Monday afternoon, April 4, 1939, five days before her seventy-eighth birthday.

There are left to follow her, her husband, and two daughter, Mrs. Jerome Isenberger of Chicago, Ill.; and Mrs. J.W. Ballard of Cedar Rapids; two sisters, Mrs. Anthony Janda, of Portage, Wis., and Mrs. Emma Stone, of Ames, Iowa; and other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at the home, conducted by Reverend George W. Turner, pastor of the Methodist Church. The hymns "Jesus, Saviour Pilot Me", "Crossing the Bar", and "Abide With Me" were sung by Rev. and Mrs. Turner, with Mrs. Rash accompanying.

Pallbearers were: George Wiethorn, Fred Peglow, H.H. Smith, Hugo Erdman, Gust Colby, Edw. J. Haag. Nine elderly friends of Mrs. Ulrich acted as honorary pallbearers: Mrs. Ione Green, Mrs. Dora Otis, Mrs. Mary Murphy, Mrs. Alice Sherman, Mrs. Hugo Erdman, Mrs. Lena Jarms, Mary Fillenworth, Mrs. Augusta Rowland, Mrs. Cora Witt, Mrs. Alice Mason.

~Monona Leader, Thursday, April 27, 1939, pg 1


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