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Page content last modified: March 23, 2009, updated 1900 census transcription.
April 29, 2007, expanded text, added detail on the children.
March 29, 2005, added text and link to Catharine's parents.
September 8, 2004, added link to Elizabeth C. Ullrich and Jacob E. Oakman.
August 10, 2004, added census transcriptions, partial information on their children.

MAJORVILLE   CEMETERY
HANCOCK  COUNTY,  ILLINOIS

 

JOHN ULLRICH 1823-1913
CATHARINE ULLRICH (nee GEORGE) 1831-1903

 

 

JOHN ULLRICH.
BORN MAY 20, 1823.
DIED FEB. 1, 1913.
CATHARINE GEORGE
HIS WIFE.
BORN NOV. 6, 1831.
DIED MAR. 8, 1903.
THROUGH ALL PAIN AT TIMES SHE'D SMILE, A SMILE OF HEAVENLY BIRTH.
AND WHEN THE ANGELS CALLED HER HOME, SHE SMILED FAREWELL TO EARTH.
HEAVEN RETAINETH NOW OUR TREASURE, EARTH THE LONELY CASKET KEEPS,
AND THE SUNBEAMS LOVE TO LINGER, WHERE OUR SAINTED MOTHER SLEEPS.

 

Author - Marcia Farina

Catharine George was the daughter of Henry George and Elizabeth D. Schaffer.  The family came from Germany to the United States in 1848 and lived first in Virginia.  Eventually the parents and most, if not all, of their children moved west and settled in either Hancock or McDonough County, Illinois.

John Ullrich was also an immigrant from Germany.  In 1900 he reported he came to the United States in 1844.  He and Catherine were apparently married in the mid 1850s in Virginia.  They brought four little ones with them and settled in Hancock Township, Hancock County, between 1866 and 1868.  Catherine and John farmed, raised their children and remained in Hancock Township for the rest of their lives.

Their children were:

i. John Henry Ullrich, born November 24, 1856, in Virginia.  He died November 25, 1942, in Chalmers Township, McDonough County.  Burial at Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough County.
 
ii. Elizabeth C. Ullrich, born about February 1859 in Virginia.  She died between April 1, 1930, and November 25, 1942, probably in Kansas, burial location undetermined.
 
iii. Jacob F. Ullrich, born about 1863 in Virginia, died before June 1, 1900, burial location not determined.
 
iv. Mary Virginia Ullrich, known as Jennie, born January 18, 1866, in Virginia.  She died June 4, 1900, probably in or near Fountain Green Township, Hancock County.  Interment at Majorville Cemetery.
 
v. Ida R. Ullrich, born in 1868 in Illinois, probably Hancock Township, Hancock County.  She died in 1961 and was buried at Majorville Cemetery.
 
vi. Andrew G. Ullrich, born about 1871, probably in Hancock Township.  (He may have been a twin to Charles W.)  Andrew died after November 25, 1942, probably in Colorado.  Burial location undetermined.
 
vii. Charles W. Ullrich, born about 1871, probably in Hancock Township.  (He may have been a twin to Andrew G.)  He died before June 1, 1900, burial location not determined.
 

When the Federal Census was conducted in 1900, Catharine reported she was the mother of seven children, four of whom were living.  The base date of the census was June 1.  We know that Jennie Ullrich Hartman died on June 4, 1900, and that John, Elizabeth, Ida and Andrew lived for many more years.  We can therefore deduce that (1) the question about Catharine's living children was either not asked or not answered according to the census rules, and (2) Jacob and Charles were deceased.

1860 Virginia Census, Rockingham County, District 1, page 623
enumerated August 20, 1860, dwelling #2079

John Ulrich, 35, male, carpenter, value of real estate 450, value of personal estate 100, born Hesse - Germany
Catherin, 28, female, born Hesse - Germany, could not read or write
John H, 3, male, born Hesse - Germany
Elizabeth, 1, female, born Hesse - Germany

1870 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 151A
enumerated June 13, 1870, dwelling #9

Ulrick, John, 47, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 600, value of personal estate 200, born "Kuse Hessn", both parents foreign born, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
Catherin, 39, female, white, keeping house, born "Kuse Hessn", both parents foreign born
John H, 13, male, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Elizabeth, 11, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Jacob, 7, male, white, born VA, both parents foreign born, attended school within the year
Mary, 4, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born
Ida R, 1, female, white, born VA, both parents foreign born

 

1880 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 125D
enumerated June 16, 1880, dwelling #73

Ulrich [surname hard to read], John, white, male, 57, married, farmer, [handwritten addition "For", probably an abbreviation of Foreign] born Hesse, both parents born Hesse
Catharine, white, female, 48, married, keeping house, [handwritten addition "For", probably an abbreviation of Foreign] born Hesse, both parents born Hesse
John H, white, male, 23, son, single, farmer, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Jacob F, white, male, 17, son, single, farmer, attended school within the year, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Mary V, white, female, 14, daughter, single, attended school within the year, born VA, both parents born Hesse
Ida R, white, female, 11, daughter, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents born Hesse
Andrew G, white, male, 9, son, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents
born Hesse
Charles W, white, male, 9, son, single, attended school within the year, born IL, both parents
born Hesse

 

1900 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 125B
enumerated June 16, 1900, dwelling #142

Ullrick, John, head, white, male, May 1823, 77, married for 45 years, born Germany, both parents born Germany, year of immigration to the U.S. - 1844, number of years in the U.S. - 56, naturalized - 1857, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read but not write, spoke English, owned his farm free of mortgage, farm schedule 124

Catherine, wife, white, female, Nov 1831, 62, married for 45 years; mother of 7 children, 4 living; born Germany, both parents born Germany, year of immigration to the U.S. - 1848, number of years in the U.S. - 52, could read but not write, spoke English

Ida R, daughter, white, female, Aug 1868, 31, single, born IL, both parents born Germany, could read, write and speak English

1910 Illinois Census, Hancock County, Hancock Township, page 89B
enumerated April 22, 1910, dwelling #57

Shor, Simian, head, male, white, 56 ?, married (2nd) for 3 years, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, farmer, general farm, employer, could read and write, paying on a mortgage on his farm home, farm schedule [no entry]

Ida, wife, female, white, 41, married (2nd) for 3 years; mother of 1 child, [no further entry]; born IL, both parents born Germany - Ger; spoke English, could read and write

Ulrich, John, father, male, white, 89, [married 1 or widower - hard to read], born Germany - Ger; both parents born Germany - Ger; year of immigration to the U.S. - 1860; naturalized; spoke English, own income, could read and write

Shore, Myrtle, daughter, female, white, 19, single, born PA, both parents born PA, spoke English, could read and write, attended school after Sept. 1, 1909

 

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