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
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,
Wilhelm, age 24, male, peasant, from Germany, village of
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
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
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,
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
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
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"
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.|
|Fredrick H KRUMWIEDE.|
|George August KRUMWIEDE.|
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
Subject: FAMILY PAGES
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.