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3. Heinrich Konrad KRUMWIEDE was born on 27 Jul 1830 in Klein Varlingen, Hanover, Germany.10,11 Klein Varlingen is modern-day Steimke. He immigrated on 23 Oct 1854 to New York, New York.12
Ship: Audubon
From: Bremen
To: New York
Arrived: 23 October, 1854

STERNBACH, Dorothea, age 20, UNMARRIED female, No occupation, from Germany, village of Borstel, bound for Chicago.

KRUMWIEDE, Heinrich, age 24, male, peasant, from Germany, village of Woelpke, bound
for Chicago.
Wilhelm, age 24, male, peasant, from Germany, village of Woelpke, bound
for Chicago.

He served as the first Trustee of St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois before 187013 He appeared in the census in 1870 in Buckley, Iroquois County, Illinois.14 on page 77 (or 22), on lines 12-20, Dwelling 163, family 161 He appeared in the census in 1880 in Artesia Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. He appears as the 49-year-old head of household, occupation farmer, born 1831 in Prussia on Film Number T9-0213 page 13B He was in the news in 1895.15

27 Sept 1895 -- Henry Krumwiede knows a good thing. He is having a cellar put under his house.

18 Oct 1895 - H. Krumwiede's, Sr., team ran away last Wednesday, and had it not been for the hitching posts would have jumped into the saloon.

15 Nov 1895 - The carpenters were working at H. Krumwiede's last week, finishing up. Mr. Krumwiede now has a fine, commodious, inviting house, of which he may justly pride himself.

He was in the news on 17 Jan 1896.16
Mr. H. Krumwiede tiled his cellar last week. He now has one of the best and driest cold storage rooms in town. He was in the news on 1 Aug 1902.17 We can now date the move of Henry and Dorothea to Minnesota to August of 1902, due to this text in The Clifton Advocate: "Lydia Krumwiede went down to Buckley this Sunday to see her grandparents, who were shortly to leave for the west to live." Lydia is the daughter of Henry William Krumwiede and Elise Fricke. In 1902, she was living in Clifton either with her father and step-mother Eugenia DaCosse or with Eugenia alone. We also know that by 1914, according to the account of their 60th Wedding Anniversary found elsewhere, that they had returned to Buckley. He moved in 1905.18 Henry and Dorothea Sternberg Krumwiede returned to Buckley in about 1905. The following passage appears in the obituary of their granddaughter Clara Krumwiede Stuermer: "About ten years ago her grandparents moved from Illinois to Sherburn, Minn., where they made their home until about seven years ago when they returned to Illinois." This also verifies the time of their moving to Minnesota as about 1902. He died on 17 Oct 1918 in Buckley, Iroquois County, Illinois. He was buried about 20 Oct 1918 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois.19 Section B, Row 27, Plot 15 This record was modified on 11 Feb 2000. Changed place of birth from Wendenborstel to Klein Varlingen, per marriage certificate The following, written by Dewey Edward Krumwiede, was found in the Original Krumwiede Family Reunion book.
My grandfather and grandmother came from Germany in 1848. They lived in Buckley, Illinois. They had four children: Henry Krumwiede, Frank Krumwiede, George Krumwiede and Emma Krumwiede.
My mother, Jennie DaCosse, had two sisters and three brothers. Her parents were farmers east of Clifton, Ill. Sisters were: Elizabeth DaCosse Haamend and Delia DaCosse Mathey. Brothers: August DaCosse, Arthur, Daston DaCosse.
Jennie DaCosse first married John Hammend -- had one son, Edward Hammend, who was telegraph operator on the N.Y. Central Railroad. John Hammend died, date unknown. Jennie DaCosse 2nd marriage was to Henry Krumwiede, with whom she had six children: Theodore, Lena, Lilly, Lenore, Walter, and Dewe E. My mother rant eh Clifton Hotel for 42 years, and we were all born and raised in this hotel in Clifton, Ill. She divorced Henry K. because he was a severe alcoholic. About 1900 she married Phil Clark and had one child with him -- Heln Clark who died in infancy. Phil Clark died in 1929 at 70 years of age.
Jennie DaCosse, mother, was born about 1861 and died in 193(unreadable). Henry Krumwiede died at 92 years of age, date unknown.
My birth date (Dewey E. Krumwiede) is May 10, 1898. I am a retired builder from Arcadia, Calif.
Walter G. Krumwiede: Born May 17, 1895. He was a very successful Metropolitan Insurance agent and is retired from there.

Heinrich Konrad KRUMWIEDE and Sophia "Dorothea" (Doras) STERNBERG were married on 4 Aug 1854 in Ev. Lutheran Church St. Dionysius, Hagen, Hanover, Germany.20

Dorothea STERNBERG emigrated as an unmarried female. Due to the closeness of the reported marriage date to the date of arrival in New York (see immigration note), it is likely that this couple left immediately from the ceremony (or the next morning) for Bremen. Therefore, the emigration permissions and documents would all have had to be prepared in advance of the wedding. This means that all of Dorothea's documents had to be in her birth name and as unmarried.

Communication from Lana (Mrs. Kip R.) Krumwiede, March 23, 1996.
Here is the text of the article I mentioned earlier. Unfortunately, the copy that I have does not include the name of the newspaper or the issue date. From the sound of the article it must have been a local paper, Buckley or Paxton, perhaps.
The article includes a photo of Mr. and Mrs. H. Krumwiede. The photocopy is not very good but somehow we ended up with an original of that particular picture. (My husband's mother [Lois nee Luhrsen] collects old family photos and often gives us any duplicates.) I would be happy to make you a copy of the photograph....
The article mentions "little Frances Krumwiede," who recited a literary number at the anniversary celebration -- I'm fairly certain that she's the same Frances [Steffey] that I wrote a letter to asking about the Family Bible. She would have been about 8 years old at the time.

(Headline:) Buckley Couple Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

Three score years ago, on August 4th last, it was that Mr. Henry Krumwiede led his bride to the altar at Hagen, Germany. Soon after their marriage in 1854, the young couple set sail for America, to build a home in the United States. For sixty years they have lived together most happily and contentedly. The sixtieth anniversary of the wedding of this estimable couple was to be observed in a degree befitting the occasion. Diamond weddings are rare. For weeks the children of Grandpa and Grandma Krumwiede were busy making the necessary arrangements and preparations. Children and grandchildren in the distance were notified, and all took hold with commendable zeal and energy, worthy of the cause. The day for the celebration arrived. Clearly and bright the sun shone out, not a cloud was visible. The success of the undertaking seemed assured. Automobiles, wagons and carriages were pressed into service, and many hands were busy assembling what the committee, having the matter in hand, deemed necessary and desirable. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Krumwiede had been selected as the place at which the noteworthy event was to be celebrated. Florists took charge of the home, and soon had transformed the rooms into Italian gardens.
At five o'clock, Mr. William Krumwiede and Rev. Braeunig proceeded to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krumwiede, and to acquaint them with the intentions of their children and friends. The bewildered parents were persuaded to enter the automobile and off they were driven. After taking the places of honor assigned them under a floral arch, Rev. Braeunig addressed the pair, reminding them of blessings showered upon them and theirs so abundantly during their long life of marriage.
The entire audience sang several stanzas of a hymn. An elegant supper had been prepared. The tables fairly groaned under their weight. All were happy. But, during these hours of happiness the needy and less fortunate were not lost sight of. Grandpa and Grandma Krumwiede, in devout gratification made a special thank-offering. Those assembled gave liberally to a contribution for a worthy purpose.
[This may seem irreverent, but this reminds me of a joke making the rounds when I was in college: How do you know you are attending a Lutheran event? By the words, "A free-will offering will be taken at the door." - LB]
Supper ended, a musical program was given for the entertainment of those present. A quartette of male voices, and one of mixed voices, sang many numbers. Besides vocal music, there was instrumental music on the piano, flute, violins. Little Frances Krumwiede pleased her grandparents by the recitation of a literary number, a greeting. The guests remained together up to a late hour, and all enjoyed the event thoroughly.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Krumwiede, after arriving in this country settled down at Dunkle's Grove,* west of Chicago. After the civil war they removed to this place. They were among the pioneers of this community. For many years Mr. H. Krumwiede and his family lived on a farm southeast of Buckley. As old age was coming on, and the children left home to get homes of their own, they decided to retire. For a number of years these honored people lived in Buckley. Their next home was in Sherburn, Minn. [Would this be where Frederick was living?] Thither they had moved, to be near their children. Several years ago, they returned to this village, and are now spending the evening of their life in this community. Ten children were born unto them, nine of whom are alive, in good health, and well situated.
Thirty-four grandchildren and thirty great-grandchildren are the joy of these aged parents. Mr. Krumwiede is in his eighty-fifth year, and Mrs. Krumwiede is eighty-one years old. Though somewhat weak, both are enjoying good health. Ten years ago, their Golden wedding day was auspiciously celebrated in Sherburn, Minn. Most of the children and grandchildren were present, to the great satisfaction of the retired couple.
Mr. Krumwiede is one of the founders of the Lutheran church of this place, and has been a faithful member thereof ever since its organization. Education has in him a strong advocate. After rearing and educating his own children, Mr. Krumwiede ceaselessly kept on assisting his grandchildren in their studies. A great lover of music, Mr. Krumwiede supported the church choirs in word and deed, and still does. Mr. and Mrs. Krumwiede, indeed, are held in high esteem by all of their acquaintances. Having lived here so many long years, they are widely known, and favorably. Those present from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hartke and children of Del Rey, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Freitag, East Lynn, Mo., Mrs. A. Klann and son, Palatine, Mrs. Johnson and Miss Eleonore Krumwiede, Clifton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Luhrsen and children, Cissna Park, Messrs. Walter and Dewey Krumwiede, Clifton.

* From: "Linda M. Pauling"
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Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 07:56:25 -0700
Subject: Dunklee's Grove

I think I interpret correctly that you are having difficulty finding Dunklee's Grove. Today it is Bensenville or Churchville, directly west of O'Hare Airport. There are 2 churches there side by side on Churchville Rd.-Zion Lutheran and Immanuel UCC. The 2nd is the result of a split from the 1st and was originally also Lutheran or Evangelical. They ended up UCC as a result of a number of mergers. I believe this is Addison Twp.


Sophia "Dorothea" (Doras) STERNBERG21,22 (daughter of Juergen Heinrich STERNBERG and Dorothee "Louise" SCHNEEWEISS) was born on 30 Apr 1834 in Nopke, Hanover, Germany.10,23,24 (Nopke is modern-day Neustadt, and Borstel also is part of modern-day Neustadt.) She was baptized on 30 Apr 1834 in Nopke, Hanover, Germany. She immigrated on 23 Oct 1854 to New York, New York.25 Transcription of these hand-written passenger lists often contains errors. Because of the placement of this name on the list, the given name Dorothea, the village of origin, the age, it is reasonable to believe this is Dorothea STERNBERG even though the transcription reads STERNBACH. See Immigration Notes for Henry Konrad Krumwiede She appeared in the census in 1880 in Artesia Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. She appears as the 46-year-old wife of Henry Krumwiede, born in Prussia, with "keeping house" as occupation on Film Number T9-0213 page 13B She died on 2 Oct 1914. She was buried about 5 Oct 1914 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois.19 Section B, Row 27, Plot 15 The name "Doras" appears in the 1880 census and has been noticed in other places as well. Heinrich Konrad KRUMWIEDE and Sophia "Dorothea" (Doras) STERNBERG had the following children:






Henry William KRUMWIEDE.


















William Friedrich KRUMWIEDE.



George August KRUMWIEDE.



Wilhelmine Alwine S L E (Minnie) KRUMWIEDE was born on 9 Jul 1877. She appeared in the census in 1880 in Artesia Township, Iroquois County, Illinois. She appeard as the three-year-old daughter of Henry Krumwiede on Film Number T9-0213 Page number 13B She died on 6 Apr 1881.10 She was buried about 9 Apr 1881 in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Buckley, Illinois.19 Section B, Row 27, Plot 15

Date: Fri, 15 Jan 1999 21:17:22 EST

Getting your mail the other day prompted me to check your site which I haven't visited in a while. Under the decendents of Heinrich K KRUMWIEDE you have Wilhemina Alwine SLE KRUMWIEDE and asked for additional information. What I have isn't much but here you go. In the 1880 Census, Heinrich is listed as having a daughter Minnie age 3. This must be the same person you have. I was going to ask you about her a while ago, but you listed her within a week of me finding her on the Census.