Gertrude Gunterman Hesse Obit
Obituary for Gertrude Guntermann Hesse
(first wife of Julius Caesar Hesse)
April 13, 1878


Death: On Saturday the 13th of April at night at 12:00 our most beloved wife, mother, and sister Gertrud Hesse nee Gunterman, died at the age of 48. The interment takes place today (Tuesday) in the morning at 9:00 starting from St. Peter's Church in California. Relatives and friends are graciously invited by the sorrowing husband, seven children, and six siblings.

Note; The "California" referred to in the obituary is not the state, but a section of Louisville settled by the Germans around the time of the 1849 Gold Rush. Oral tradition holds that because the land was the "far west" of the city, it was called California. Source: George Yater, The Encyclopedia of Louisville, 2000.