Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg
Born: 15 Feb 1821 in Calvorde, Germany
Died: 4 April 1900 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Buried: in Latty Church Cemetery, Des Moines County, Iowa

Occupation: Henry's occcupation in Germany was that of a miller. His occupation in Benton Township was general farming and livestock raising.

Father: Johann Heinrich Albrecht Wunnenberg
Mother: Johanne Margarethe Christinian Reineke

Married: 4 Apr 1853 in Germany

Emelie Rehfeldt
Born: 5 Dec 1833 in Lenzarsigle, Germany
Died: 16 Apr 1888 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Buried: in Latty Church Cemetery, Des Moines Co, Iowa

Father:
Mother:


i: Henry Wunnenberg
Born: 3 Sept 1854 in Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 10 Mar 1934 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Buried: in Latty Cemetery, Des Moines County,
Spouse: Lydia A. Gieselman b. 7 Oct 1862 d. 20 Feb 1890 Married: 6 Oct 1881
Spouse 2: Elizabeth Wiegert b. 15 Feb 1870 d. 23 Mar 1937 Married: 2 Apr 1892


ii: Wilhelm Wunnenberg
Born: 6 Aug 1856 in Germany
Died: 7 Oct 1856 in Germany
iii: Herman Henry Wunnenberg
Born: 9 Feb 1858 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 21 Feb 1938 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Spouse: Matilda "Tillie" Brandt b. Aug 1864 d. 1951 Married: 23 Jan 1885
iv: Otto Henry Wunnenberg
Born: 28 Feb 1860 in Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 27 Spr 1942 in Franklin Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa
Spouse: Anna Marie Charlotte Sielerman b. 5 Oct 1861 d. 26 April 1945 Married: 29 Sept 1886
v: Fred Chris Wunnenberg
Born: 17 Feb 1862 in Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa
Died: 25 Feb 1941 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Spouse: Anna Mary Reiman b. 22 June 1867 d. 27 Nov 1958 Married: 30 Mar 1891 in Des Moines County, Iowa
vi: Mary Elizabeth Wunnenberg
Born: 25 May 1861 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died: March 1944
Spouse: Louis Henry Malchow b. 30 Jan 1864 d. 3 Nov 1946 Married: 20 Sept 1893 in Indiana
vii: Alvina "Vera" Clara Wunnenberg
Born: 20 Sept 1866 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died: 2 May 1958 in Des Moines County, Iowa
Spouse: Herbert Edmonds b. 15 Feb 1867 d. 18 June 1953 Married: 30 Mar 1898
viii: Minna Wunnenberg
Born: Mar 1868 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died: 6 Jan 1869 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
ix: August Wunnenberg
Born: 3 Jan 1869 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died:


x: Emma Wunnenberg
Born: 8 Aug 1872 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died: 8 Jan 1943 in Novelty, MO. .

xi: Clara Wunnenberg
Born: 19 Mar 1876 in Des Moines County, Iowa.
Died: 20 AUG 1959 in Shelbyville, Shelbey County, Missouri.
Spouse: Charles Henry Huebner Born 25 AUG 1877 in Iowa
Died 5 FEB 1946 in La Plata, Macon County, Missouri. Married: bef 1910.


Census: 1860 in Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa.
Census: 1880 in Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa


Des Moines County, Iowa Biographical Review entry
for Heinrich' son, Henry Wunnenberg
Biographical Review of Des Moines County, Iowa.  Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 753-754.

Mr. Wunnenberg was born Sept. 3, 1855, in Benton Township, and has claimed Des Moines County for his home throughout his entire life, being one of her native sons to whom she can always point the finger of pride. He was the son of Henry and Amelia Wunnenberg.

Both parents of Mr. Wunnenberg were natives of Germany, and came to America in 1854. They located in Benton Township, and on the third day after their arrival in the country bought a farm of forty acres. Under their skillful farming and careful management they prospered greatly, so that after a number of years, when the father sold this farm, he was able to buy a much larger farm, consisting of one hundred and twenty acres of rich farm land, and forty-five acres of timber, which is now the home farm.

Here Mr. Henry Wunnenberg, the father, lived, carrying on very successfully a general farming business, and stock-raising. He made this his home, and made all the improvements, until there were not many farms in the community better fitted with the comforts and conveniences to be found in modern farm homes. Mr. Wunnenberg was a devoted member of the German Lutheran church until the time of his death, which occurred on the home farm when he was seventy-nine years of age. He was a follower of the principles of the Democratic Party, and was a faithful helper to the leaders of that party.

The mother died some fourteen years before the father. She was an earnest Christian woman, and a faithful member of the Evangelical church. She was the mother of eleven children, nine of whom are still living.


There is an entry for H. Wunnenberg in "The History of Des Moines County".  Chicago, Western Historical Company, 1879, page 715.  Wunnenberg, H. farmer, Sec.18; P.O. Sperry; was born in Calvorde Germany, in 1821; came to Des Moines Co. in 1853, and since been engaged in farming. Married Emilie Rehfeld in 1853, she was born in Lenzarsigle, Germany, in 1833; they have nine children - Harry, born in 1854; Herman in 1858; Otto in 1860; Fred in 1862; Mary in 1864; Alvenia in 1867; August in 1869; Emma in 1872; Clara in 1876. Mr. Wunnenberg owns 145 acres of land, valued at $6,000. Mr. and Mrs. W. are members of the Lutheran Church; Democrat.