hmtl5 Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg b. 15 Feb 1821 Calvorde, Germany d. 04 Apr 1900 Des Moines County, Iowa: Wunnenberg family
Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg

Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg

Male 1821 - 1900  (79 years)

Personal Information    |    Media    |    Notes    |    Sources    |    Event Map    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg 
    Born 15 Feb 1821  Calvorde, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Extract from the list of births and baptisms in the church register of Calvorde. In the year (1821) eighteen hundred and twenty-one, on the (15th) fifteenth of February, at nine o-clock in the morning, a son was born to the citizen and brewer Johann Heinrich Albrecht Wunnenberg at Calvorde and his wife Johanne Margarethe Christiane Reineke, who was baptized on the (25th) twenty-fifth of February and names: Heinrich August Joachim. Calvorde, the 17th of March 1853. W. Wunderlich, precentor and sacristan of the parish of Calvorde.
    Christened Y  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1860 US census, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. Henry Weninberg age 38 [birthplace Braunschweig], Emelia age 26 [birthplace Prussia]' Henry age 5, Herman age 2, and Otto about 4/12.
    Census 1880  Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 US census, Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa. H. Wunnenberg age 59 [birthplace Prussia], Emily age 47 [birthplace: Prussia], Otto age 20, Fred age 18, Mary age 16, Alvina age 13, August age 10, Emma age 7, and Clara age 4. Son Herman Wunnenberg is included in census record of Willard Loper family, Herman is age 22 and occupation is farm laborer.
    Died 04 Apr 1900  Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Latty Church Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I1  Wunnenberg
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2019 

    Father Johann Heinrich Albrecht Wunnenberg,   b. Abt 1790, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Johanne Margarethe Christinian Reineke,   b. Abt 1790, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emelie Rehfeldt,   b. 05 Dec 1833, Lenzarsigle, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1888, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 04 Apr 1853  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Henry Wunnenberg,   b. 03 Sep 1854, Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1934, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Wilhelm Wunnenberg,   b. 06 Aug 1855,   d. 07 Oct 1856  (Age 1 years)
     3. Herman Henry Wunnenberg,   b. 09 Feb 1858, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1938, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     4. Otto Henry Wunnenberg,   b. 28 Feb 1860, Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1942, Franklin Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Mary Elizabeth Wunnenberg,   b. 25 May 1861, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1944  (Age 82 years)
     6. Fred Chris Wunnenberg,   b. 17 Feb 1862, Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1941, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Alvina "Vera" Clara Wunnenberg,   b. 20 Sep 1866, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1958, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     8. Minna Wunnenberg,   b. Mar 1868, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1869, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     9. August Wunnenberg,   b. 03 Jan 1869, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1954, La Plata, Macon County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     10. Emma Wunnenberg,   b. 08 Aug 1872, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jan 1943, Novelty, Knox County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     11. Clara Anna Wunnenberg,   b. 19 Mar 1876, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1959, Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Feb 1821 - Calvorde, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Apr 1853 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Benton Twsp, Des Moines County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Apr 1900 - Des Moines County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Latty Church Cemetery, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Wunnenberg, Heinrich August Joachim
    Wunnenberg, Heinrich August Joachim
    Wunnenberg saw mill in Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa 1907
    Wunnenberg saw mill in Benton Township, Des Moines County, Iowa 1907
    Heinrich Wunnenberg naturalization certificate
    Heinrich Wunnenberg naturalization certificate
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Heinrich Wunnenberg register of birth
    Family of Herbert Edmonds and Alvina Wunnenberg
    Family of Herbert Edmonds and Alvina Wunnenberg
    House built by Vera's grandfather, Heinrich Wunnenberg. South of Sperry, Iowa

    Documents
    Benton Township
    Benton Township
    Farm of Heinrich and Emelie Wunnenberg is in the center west of Benton Township, in Diamond School District No. 5.

    Headstones
    Wunnenberg, Heinrich 1821-1900
    Wunnenberg, Heinrich 1821-1900

    Histories
    PDF of The Story of My Grandfather, Heinrich Wunnenberg
    PDF of The Story of My Grandfather, Heinrich Wunnenberg

  • Notes 
    • Celia Crawford has the Dutchy of Braunschweig journeyman's book for journeyman miller Heinrich August Joachim Wunnenberg from Calvorde and has its translation to English. He is described as follows: Name: Heinr. August Joachim Wunnenberg. Born in, residing at: Calvorde. Age: 23 years. Height: 5 feet, 4 inches. Hair: dark blond. Forehead: covered. Eyebrows: dark brown. Eyes: gray. Nose, mouth: usual. Beard: dark brown. Chin: round. Face: oval. Complexion: healthy. Distinguishing characteristics: lacking.
      It certifies that he has pursued the miller's trade for several years, partly as an apprentice and partly as a journeyman, and has behaved irreproachably during this time, also processes proven skill in his trade and, as far is known, leaves behind no debt. It is dated 12 June 1844, signed and sealed by the Ducal government office of Braunschweig Luneburg, W. Bode. Introductory pages remind the bearer of proper conduct. It records his travels through several cities, beginning 21 June 1844 until 14 July 1847.
      There is also a handwritten note: "My little Heinrich was born on 3rd of September 1954 at 5:30 o'clock in the evening. On the 6th of August 1856 little Wilhelm was born, and died on the 7th of October, aged 8 weeks and 6 days.

      From Celia Crawford:
      Land Records, volume 3, Des Moines County, Burlington, Iowa
      Date of Filing: 25 July 1853. Grantor (seller): Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Matthias Miller and wife. Record vol. 18, page 56. Date of Instrument: 23 July 1853. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.
      Date of filing: 22 Aug 1854. Grantor (seller): Wunnenberg, H. and wife, Grantee (Buyer): Dietrich Lupchen. Record vol. 19, page 67. Date of Instrument: 22 August 1854. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: SW 1/4 NE 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.
      Date of filing: 11 Jan 1856. Grantor (seller) Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Jacob Rexroat and wife. Record vol. 20, page 323. Date of Instrument: 6 March 1855. Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: part SW 1/4 of Sec. 22, Town 71, Range 2.
      Date of filing: 12 Feb 1864. Grantee (seller) Wunnenberg, Henry. Grantee (buyer): Gottlieb Griemen. Record vol. 72, page 75. Date of instrument: 22 July 1863, Character of instrument: Deed. Description of property: pt. NE 1/4 SW 1/4 of Sec. 18, Town 71, Range 2.

      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.

      Information on Heinrich is also included in the two page entry for his sons Henry Wunnenberg in Biographical review of Des Moines County, Iowa. Chicago, Hobart Publishing Co., 1905, pages 753-754.

      And in Time to Remember: Benton Township Rural by Dan Dustman, page 79.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Celia Crawford.

    2. [S2] History of Des Moines County, (Name: 1879;).

    3. [S3] Tombstone, Latty Church Cemetery.