5. August (Heinrich
Gottlieb "August") KRUMWIEDE was born on 12 Sep 1834 in Wenden, Hanover,
The transcription of the baptismal record from the church shows a 10-day discrepancy
from the date always understood to be his birthday, giving it as 2 Sept. rather
than 12 Sept. That is not really a big problem. The books are old, and the person
transcribing the information said that they are difficult to read both from age
and the fact that they are in old German script (even the helper at the archive
said she could not read old German script very well). I've come across instances
even in the St. John's Cemetery where a date of birth is given as 4 with a syllable
after it indicating to add "th" after the numeral. Chances are this
might be the case with the baptismal record as well. Unfortunately, the record
does not give a place of birth for "August," but Wenden is part of
the same triangular area that contains all of the other places given in our family
In addition, the 1900 Census shows a year of birth of 1833 but an age of 66.
I cannot tell the enumeration date from the copy of the Census that I have, but
that would have a bearing on the age he was at enumeration and the date may have
been an extrapolation by the enumerator. The church records take precedence when
it comes to year of birth. He immigrated in 1857/58 to New York.
It is a possibility -- only a possibility -- that the following listing in Germans
to America, v. 12, p. 266 is the record of August's landing at New York:
To: New York
Arrived: 15 Sept 1858
Age 23, Gender unknown, Farmer, GR000, bound for Chicago. He died on 13 Feb
1913 in Buckley, Iroquois County, Illinois. He was buried about 16
Feb 1913 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois.19 Section A, Row 22, Plot 22
August (Heinrich Gottlieb
"August") KRUMWIEDE and Louise Sophia Marie Dorothea STERNBERG were married on
2 Jul 1859 in DuPage County, Illinois.
From Cheryl Hemingway <firstname.lastname@example.org> 31 Oct 1996: "Your source
is correct. I checked the IL Archive Marriage Index and it does indeed show a
marriage for August Krumwiede and Louise Sternberg, 2 July 1859...DuPage (County)."
Interestingly, the 1900 Census shows a date of marriage of 6 July 1840. Now that
simply CANNOT be true since August would have been only 6 years old in 1840.
Sounds like an enumerator translation problem. They also could not have been
married 40 years in 1900 since their date of marriage is well documented by the
State of Illinois.
Herr Gross says in the written family history he published in 1941, "August
Krumwiede came to this country about 1857, joining relatives and friends at Summit,
Illinois. If correctly informed, his bride to be, Miss Souise Sophia Dorothea
Sternberg, had already crossed the Atlantic and waited for the arrival of her
One of Herr Gross' observations or the information he was given (of which he
clearly is not sure) has to be incorrect. If August arrived in 1857, then he
arrived before his bride-to-be. Though we cannot find August's immigration, we
do have Louise's, and she arrived only a few months before the wedding. But August
must have already been in Summit.
Alwin and Reinhard Steinmann are shown living in this household in the 1900
Census. Their mother, Loise Wilhelmina Krumwiede Steinmann, died in 1898. Louise Sophia Marie Dorothea STERNBERG (daughter of Juergen
Heinrich STERNBERG and Dorothee "Louise" SCHNEEWEISS) was born on 24 Nov 1840
in Saxony, Germany. She immigrated on 14 Sep 1858 to New York, New
Ship: Nord Amerika
To: New York
Arrived: 14 September, 1858
STERNBERG, Juergen, age 51, male, farmer, from Germany to USA
Louise, age 53, female, wife
Maria, age 28, female, daughter
* Louise, age 17, female, daughter
(This landing appears in the Castle Gardens records.) She was in the news in
10 Nov 1922-Grandma Krumwiede seems to be losing strength and hope. At times
she suffers considerable pain. A tumor in the liver is causing her all this trouble.
At her advanced age, surgical interference likely would be of no avail. The best
of attention and care is being given her, and she truly deserves it. Friends
and relatives are hoping that her life may be retained.
She died on 16 Dec 1922. She died of cancer of the liver..
She was buried about 18 Dec 1922 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois.19 Section A, Row 22, Plot 22 August
(Heinrich Gottlieb "August") KRUMWIEDE and Louise Sophia Marie Dorothea
STERNBERG had the following children: