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Engels, Lutters, Gubbels, Timmermans

Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels, who lived in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, are great-great-great-great-great-grandparents to my wife Deb (see lineage at right). Their granddaughter Clara married Petrus Timmermans, and Deb's lineage through the Timmermans may be found at the link above. This webpage centers on other descendants of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels, particularly those who emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in the mid-19th century. These families include Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels, Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters, John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels, and William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans and their sons Mathias and Simon. These families settled at Menominee in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and Jamestown Township in Grant County, Wisconsin.    T.L.

  • Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels
  • Cornelis Engels
  • Clara (Engels) Timmermans
  • Mathias Timmerman
  • Peter J. Timmerman
  • Delvan Timmerman
  • Jeanette (Timmerman) Runde
  • Debra (Runde) Larson

    Researched and written by
    Tom Larson


  • Engels, Lutters, Gubbels, Timmermans


    Simon Engels was born ca. 1756. Simon Engels married Christinne Vermeulen on October 19, 1781, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. The marriage was witnessed by Mathias Keuken and Maria Anna Hendrix. Christinne (or Christina) Vermeulen was born ca. 1756, daughter of Pierre Vermeulen.
    * = Christinne's name is also spelled as Christin and Cristina in various records found online, as well as Christine and Christina.

    Simon Engels, age 45, died on October 18, 1801, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

    Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels, age 45, died on January 19, 1802, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

    Children of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels:


    Children of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels:

    1. Cornelis Engels was born ca. 1783, son of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels. Cornelis Engels married Catharina Dekkers. Catharina Dekkers was born ca. 1784, daughter of Peeter and Maria (Fabrij) Deckers.

      Cornelis Engels, age 44, died on August 27, 1827, in Heel en Panheel, Limburg, Netherlands.

      Catharina Deckers, age 44, died August 7, 1828, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      Children of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels:

      • Anne Christinne Engels was born on April 1, 1817, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels.

        Anna Christina Engels, age 19, died on December 11, 1835, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      • Clara Engels was born on December 17, 1818, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels. Clara Engels married Peter Timmermans on July 31, 1839, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. Peter Timmermans was born on October 5, 1815, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Mattis and Petronella (Klompen) Timmermans.

        Petrus Timmermans died on November 9, 1855, in Horn. Clara (Engels) Timmermans subsequently emigrated to America.

        Note. See Petrus and Clara (Engels)Timmermans at The Timmermans-Clompen-Baetsen Lineages / The Timmerman Family Heritage for more about this for more about this line of the Timmermans.

      • Petrus Engels was born on January 24, 1821, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels. Petrus Engels, a shoemaker, married Petronella Timmermans on April 21, 1845, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. Petronella Timmermans was born on December 11, 1818, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Matthijs and Petronella (Klompen) Timmermans.
              The following children were born at Horn to Petrus and Petronella (Timmermans) Engel: Petronella Hubertina (born and died in 1846) Anna Catharina Hubertina (born 1848), Petronella Hubertina (born 1850), Cornelis Hubert (born 1852), Maria Hubertina (born 1857), Jan Mathis Hubert (born 1860).
              Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels and family emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States in the year 1860, according to the 1910 U.S. census, which records Petronella as well as daughter Catharina as coming to the United States that year.

        At the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois, a gravestone for Peter Engels reads that he was born on February 23, 1821,* in Holland, and died on February 8, 1865, and also reads that he was the "Husband of [?.] Timmermans."**
        * = This is in variance with the record of his birth in the Netherlands, which has his birth as occurring on January 24, 1821.
        ** = Only the initial of the first name is given, but it is difficult to determine what the initial is; one reading had suggested A, which would likely stand for Alice; see note below.

        Petronella (Timmermans) Engels subsequently Peter Timmermans*, whose date of birth was February 27, 1819 (according to his gravestone at the Menominee cemetery). This was likely Peter Timmermans, born in Grathem, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Joseph and Corneille (Vestjens) Timmermans; his birth record gives his date of birth as February 6, 1819. He emigrated from Neeritter, Limburg, Netherlands, in 1863. Two years later, in 1865, his younger brother and wife, Godfried Timmermans and Sevrina Hubertina Verheijden, also emigrated from Neeritter, and they settled in Paris Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. Grant County, Wis., is directly north of Jo Daviess County, Ill., where Peter lived in Menominee Township.
        * = a marriage license for Peter Timmerman and Alice Engles [Engels] was issued on November 3, 1868, in Jo Daviess County, Ill., and this is likely the marriage of Peter Timmermans and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels. The name Petronella seems to have devolved into Alice; not only for this Petronella (Timmermans) Engels but also for her daughter Petronella and for her granddaughter, Petronella Schulting, as well as other Petronellas from Holland who settled in the area.
              The 1880 U.S. Census has the Timmermans household in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, consisting of Peter, age 61, born in Holland, a farmer; his wife Petronella, age 61, born in Holland, keeping house; and son Cornelis, age 28, born in Holland, at home. This son Cornelis was Cornelis Engels, son of Petronella (Timmermans) and her first husband Peter Engels.

        Peter Timmermans* died on May 21, 1897, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.
        * = His surname on the gravestone is given as Timermans.

        In 1900, Petronella Timmerman, age 81, born December 1818, a widow, is included is included in the household of her son-in-law John Schulting in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. John's wife was Petronella's daughter Catharina, born in 1848.

        Petronella Timmerman, age 86 years, two months, died on February 7, 1905, and she was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois. Her gravestone reads she was the "wife of Peter Timmerman."

        Children of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels:

        • Petronella Hubertina Engels was born on September 9, 1846, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels.

          Petronella Hubertina Engels died October 4, 1846, in Horn.

        • Anna Catharina Hubertina Engels was born on June 15, 1848, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels. Anna Catharina Hubertina Engels came to the United States with her parents when she was about 12 years old; the family settled in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.
                Anna Catharina Engels, who was known by her second given name Catharina [Catherine], married Gerhard Johann Schulting. Known as John G. Schulting, he was born on June 3, 1841*, in in Bernte, Hanover, Germany, son of Gerhard Hermann and Euphemia Adelheid (Handfeld) Schulting. The Schulting family emigrated from Germany to America in 1860, arriving on the ship Georg at New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 7.
          * = 1842, according to the 1900 census; his age at death, according to his gravestone, was 74 years, which also corresponds with him being born in 1842.
                John and Catherine (Engels) Schulting lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, where the family farmed. In 1880, their household there consisted of John, age 34 [sic], farmer; his wife Catherine, age 32, keeping house; and their children, John, age 14; Mary, age 12; Peter, age 9; Catharina, age 7*; Margaret, age 6; Herman, age 4; and Alice [Petronella]; age 1. The Schultings had one more child, Bernard, born in 1882.
          * = Catharina's name appears last in the census of the household, out of age order with the other children.
                By 1900, Bernard, now age 18, was the only child left in the household with his parents, John, age 58, and Catherine, age 52. Also in the household was Catherine's mother, Petronella Timmermans, a widow, age 81. In 1910, the roles were reversed: Bernard was now listed as head of the household, and his parents, John and Catherine were living in his household.

          John G. Schulting died on July 27, 1916. He was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          In 1920, his widow Catherine was living in the household of her son-in-law and daughter, William and Catherine Bauer, inMenominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and in 1930, at age 82, Catherine Schulting was listed in the household of her grandson, Aloysius Bauer, in Menominee Township. She died that same year.

          Catherine Schulting died in 1930. She was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          Children of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting:

          • John H. Schulting was born on April 30, 1866, in Illinois, son of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  John Schulting married Juliana M. Dall on May 7, 1895, in Menominee, Illinois. Juliana was born on February 16, 1876, in Wisconsin.
                  John and Juliana Schulting lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and they had the following children: Elmer G. Schulting; Bernice C. Schulting, and Vincent Herman Schulting.

            John H. Schulting died on March 1, 1944. Juliana M. Schulting died on May 29, 1960. They were buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          • Mary Schulting was born on December 15, 1868, in Menominee, Illinois, daughter of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  Mary Schulting married Herman Budden on August 31, 1886, in Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at Menominee, Illinois. The marriage was witnessed by John Schulting and Catherine Engels. Herman Budden was born on October 15, 1858, in Menominee, Illinois, son of Gerhard Heinrich "Henry" and Anna Maria (Hoppmann) Budden.
                  Herman and Mary Budden lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, before moving to Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, ca. 1927. At Menominee, they were members of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, where Mary was a member of the St. Ann Sodality, and at Sinsinawa, they were members of St. Joseph's Catholic Church.
                  Herman and Mary Budden had the following children: Mary B. Budden, George Herman Budden, Joseph Arthur Budden, John Ernest Budden, Catherine Cecelia Budden, Philip Bernard Budde, and Delores Theresa Budden.

            Herman Budden died on March 1, 1929, in Hazel Green Township, Grant County, Wisconsin. He was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

            Mrs. Mary Budden, 74, widow of Herman Budden, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilbert Timmerman of Sinsinawa, Wisconsin, at 10 o'clock, Wednesday morning, June 16, 1943, following a lingering illness. The body was at the Timmerman home, from where the funeral was held Friday morning, June 18, at 8:30 o'clock, to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee, Illinois, at 9 o'clock. Burial was in the church cemetery.
                  She was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Leo (Mary) Bussan and Mrs. Edward (Catherine) Fleege, both of Menominee, Ill., and Mrs. Wilbert (Delores) Timmerman, of Sinsinawa, Wis.; four sons, George Budden, Joseph Budden, and Phillip Budden, all of Menominee, Ill; and John Budden, of Dubuque, Ia.; two sisters, Mrs. George Bauer, of Menominee, Ill., and Mrs. William Thiltgen, of Galena, Ill.; two brothers, John Schulting, of Galena, Ill., and Ben Schulting, of Menominee, Ill.; and 23 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and one sister.

          • Peter Schulting was born on June 15, 1870, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, son of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  Peter Schulting married Mary Tranel on October 16, 1894, in Menominee, Illinois. Mary Tranel was born in 1871 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, daughter of Johann Heinrich "Henry" and Anna Margaretha (Klaas) Tranel.
                  Peter and Mary Schulting lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They had the following child: Florence C. Schulting, born in 1902.

            Peter Schulting died on December 17, 1903, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

            His widow Mary subsequently married John Handfelt, ca. 1908. John Handfelt was born in July 1876, in Ilinois, son of Henry J. and Anna Mary (Wilken) Handfelt.
                  John and Mary Handfelt lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

            Mary Schulting Handfelt died on July 20, 1949. John Handfelt died on February 25, 1950. They were buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          • Catherine Schulting was born on November 14, 1871, at Menominee, Illinois, daughter of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  Catherine Schulting married William Bauer on May 25, 1897, in Menominee, Illinois. William Bauer was born in July 1872, in Illinois, son of John F. and Catherine (?) Bauer. William had a twin, George, who married Catherine's sister Margaret.
                  Wiliam and Catherine Bauer lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, where they were members of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church. Catherine was also a member of the church's St. Ann's Society. She lived in Menominee all her life.
                  Wiliam and Catherine Bauer had the following children: Edward Bauer, Estella Bauer, and Aloysius L. Bauer.

            William Bauer died in 1935. He was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

            Mrs. Catherine Bauer, 68, widow of William Bauer, died Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock, November 18, 1939, at the home of her son, Aloysius Bauer, in Meniminee, Illinois. The body was at the residence of her son, Edward Bauer, in Menominee, from where the funeral was held at 9 o'clock, Monday morning, November 20, to the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee at 9:30 o'clock. Burial was in the church cemetery.
                  She was survived by two sons, Edward and Aloysius, both of Menominee, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Budden, of Sinsinawa, Wis., and Mrs. George Bauer and Mrs. William Thiltgen, both of Menominee, Ill.; and two brothers, John Schulting and Ben Schulting, both of Menominee, Ill. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; her daughter, Stella; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

          • Margaret Schulting was born in February 1874, in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, daughter of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  Margaret Schulting married George F. Bauer on February 12, 1896. George Bauer was born in July 1872, in Illinois, son of John F. and Catherine (?) Bauer. George had a twin, William, who married Margaret's sister Catherine.
                  George and Margaret Bauer lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. At Menominee they were members of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church; Margaret was also a member of the church's St. Ann Society.
                  George and Margaret Bauer had the following children: Catherine C. Bauer and Albert G. Bauer.

            Mrs. Margaret Bauer, 79, wife of George Bauer, of Rt. 1, East Dubuque, Illinois, died at 8:45 a.m., Friday, April 3, 1953, at the family residence after several months illness. Family and friends called after 7 p.m., Saturday, April 4, at the family residence. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, April 6, to the Church of the Nativity, BVM, in Menominee, Illinois. Burial was in the church cemetery.
                  She was survived by her husband, George; a daughter, Mrs. James (Catherine) Welter, of East Dubuque, Ill.; a son Albert, at home; a brother, Bernard Schulting, of Rt. 1, East Dubuque, Ill.; and 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters, and a great-grandchild.

            George Bauer died in 1958. He was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          • Herman Schulting was born in 1876, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, son of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
                  Herman Schulting married Katherine Anna Leifker on September 27, 1898, the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee, Illinois. Katherine Anna "Katie" Leifker was born on February 2, 1880, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, daughter of Herman Gerhard and Euphemia Adelheid (Kopel) Leifker.
                  Herman and Katherine Schulting lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and Bird Island Township, Renville County, Minnesota. They had the following children: LaRance A. Schulting, Paul J. Schulting, Cyril B. Schulting, and Albertus J. Schulting.

            Herman Schulting died in 1920. Katherine Schulting died on December 7, 1958, in Sonoma County, California. They were buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          • Petronella Schulting* was born on November 13, 1878, at Menominee, Illinois, daughter of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
            * = Petronella's name is listed as Alice in the 1880 U.S. Census and also in her marriage record.
                  Petronella "Nellie" Schulting married William Thiltgen on August 23, 1898, in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee, Illinois. William Thiltgen was born on December 31, 1873, in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, son of John Peter and Catherina (Greenwald) Thiltgen.
                  William and Nellie Thiltgen lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, until the family moved to Galena, Illinois, ca. 1939.
                  William and Nellie Thiltgen had the following children: Emma Catherine Thiltgen, twins Irene Catherine Thiltgen and Philomena Catherine Thiltgen, Harold John Thiltgen, and Mildred Marian Thiltgen.

            Mrs. William (Petronella) Thiltgen, 66, of Galena, Illinois, died Monday afternoon, October 29, 1945, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. Funeral services were held from the Furlong Chapel Home at 9:30 a.m. to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Galena at 10 a.m., Thursday, November 1. Burial was in the church cemetery.
                  She was survived by her husband; four daughters, Mrs. Frank (Emma) Thill, Mrs. Cliff (Irene) Van Zile, and Mrs. August (Philomena) Kruser, all of Dubuque, Ia., and Mrs. Mildred Doyle, of Galena, Ill.; one son, Harold Thiltgen, of Menominee, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. George (Margaret) Bauer, of Menominee, Ill.; one brother, Bernard Schulting, of Menominee, Ill.; and 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

            William Thiltgen died on December 4, 1951, in Galena, Illinois, and he was buried on December 6, 1951, in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Galena.

          • John Bernard Schulting was born on May 6, 1882*, in Illinois, son of John G. and Catherine (Engels) Schulting.
            *= May 6 according to an online SSDI; online genealogies give his birth date as May 16.
                  Bernard "Ben" Schulting married Josephine Roth on November 27, 1906, at East Dubuque, Illinois. Josephine Roth was born on January 23, 1885, near East Dubuque, Illinois, daughter of George and Anna (?*) Roth. Josephine resided in that community all her life.
            * = probably Lutters.
                  Ben and Josephine Schulting lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. They were members of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Menominee. Josephine was a member of the Altar and Rosary societies of East Dubuque.
                  Ben and Josephine Schulting had the following children: Oswald B. Schulting and Helen C. Schulting.

            Mrs. Bernard (Josephine) Schulting, 64, of East Dubuque, Illinois, died at 12:50 a.m., Thursday, August 18, 1949, at Mercy Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa, after a long illness. The body was at theEast Dubuque Funeral Home, where friends called after 7 p.m., Thursday, August 18. Funeral services were held at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, August 20, from the funeral home and at 9 a.m. at the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Menominee, Illinois, with the Rev. J.M. Lonergan celebrating the requiem mass. Burial was in the church cemetery.
                  She was survived by her husband, Bernard; one daughter, Mrs. Helen Mulgrew, of East Dubuque, Ill.; one son, Oswald Schulting, of East Dubuque, Ill.; five grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. John (Christina) Welter, Mrs. Wanilla Graham, and Miss Frances Roth, all of Dubuque, Ia.; and three brothers, Nicholas Roth, of Sinsinawa, Wis., and Leo Roth and William Roth, both of Dubuque, Ia. She was preced in death by one brother, Al Roth, and her parents.

            Bernard "Ben" Schulting died on December 15, 1969. He was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

            • Helen C. Schulting was born on June 17, 1919, in Menominee Township of Jo Daviess County, Illinois, daughter of Bernard "Ben" and Josephine (Roth) Schulting. She married Clarence "Tidy" Mulgrew on Feb. 24, 1936 at Nativity BVM Church in Menominee, Illinois. Clarence Mulgrew was born on July 3, 1918.
                    Helen was employed at the General Dry Battery Factory, Sunbeam Bakery, and lastly as a retail clerk at Mulgrew's Liquor Store and Tavern. She was a member of St Mary's Parish and its Altar and Rosary Society.

              Clarence Mulgrew died on April 5, 1946. He was buried in East Dubuque Cemetery in Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

              Helen C. Mulgrew, 88, of Southwest Health Center Nursing Home in Cuba City, Wisconsin, formerly of East Dubuque, Illinois, died at 3:15 p.m., Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the nursing home. Services were at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, November 6, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in East Dubuque, with the Rev. Paul Otting officiating. Burial was in the East Dubuque Cemetery. Family and friends called from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, November 5, at the Miller Funeral Home in East Dubuque, where there wasa parish rosary recited at 4 p.m.
                    She was survived by a son Kenneth (Gayle) Mulgrew of Albert Lea, Minn., and 10 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents; a son, Dallas J. Mulgrew, on July 16, 2004; and a brother, Oswald "Peck" Schulting, on February 1, 1998.

        • Petronella Hubertina Engels was born on January 31, 1850, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels.
                Petronella Engels, also known as Alice English,* married John Welter on February 11, 1868, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. John Welter was born ca. 1845, son of Marks [Max] and Clara (Schulte) Welter.**
          * = The name Alice seems to have been devolved from Petronella, not only for Petronella Engels here, but also for her mother, Petronella (Timmermans) Engels, and for her niece, Petronella Schulting. The surname English is simply the anglicization (and also the literal translation) of the name Engels.
          ** = John Welter was born in France, according to the 1880 U.S. Censusand also according to his son Mark's death certificate, but both Germany and Luxembourg are also given as the place from which the Welter family hailed.
                John and Petronella "Alice" Welter lived in Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, during the first part of their marriage. They evidently moved to Kansas sometime in the 1880s. They had the follwoing children: Clara Agnes (1869-1934); John T. (1872-1896); Joseph Francis (1873-1945); Cornelius Peter "Neil" (1874-1954); Peter Henry, 1876-1951); Helena Mary, 1878-1954); Marks [Mark] (1879-1958); Stephen F. (ca. 1880-1950)*; Herman (1882-?); Eleanor (1883-before 1913?); Katherine Cecilia (1884-1913); Mary (1885-1972); Matilda Ann "Tillie" (1888-before 1930?); Willie (1890-1890); and Martha (1893-1893).
          * = In the 1880 U.S. Census, both Marks and Stephen are listed as 3 months old, which suggests they were twins, and so Stephen would have been born in 1879 also.

          Petronella "Alice" Welter died in 1896 in Kansas. John Welter died in 1918. They are buried in Mount Calvary Cemetery in Perry, Jefferson County, Kansas.

          Notes. 1. Making the connection that Petronella Hubertina Engels and Mrs. John Welter being the same person being the same person is based on circumstantial evidence, i.e. their names and years and places of their births and place of marriage. 2. Posts by Robin Hoff Kaspar at http://boards.ancestry.com/ provided information about John Welter's parents, and the years of death and burial places of John and Petronella Welter, and additional information about their children.

        • Cornelis Hubert Engels was born on March 28, 1852, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels. In 1880, Cornelis, age 28, was living in the household of his stepfather, Peter Timmermans, and his mother, Petronella, in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

        • Maria Hubertina Engels was born on May 7, 1857, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels.

          There is a Mary English who married Henry Handfelt on April 30, 1875, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois, but it is undetermined if that Mary English was the daughter of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels.

        • Jan Mathis Hubert Engels was born on March 31, 1860, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter and Petronella (Timmermans) Engels.

      • Joannes Engels was born on December 25, 1823, in Heel en Panheel, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels.

        Joannes Engels, age 2 days, died on December 26, 1823, in Heel en Panheel, Limburg, Netherlands.

      • [son] Engels was stillborn on July 4, 1826, son of Cornelis and Catharina (Deckers) Engels.

    2. Margareta Engels was born ca. 1787, daughter of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels. Margareta Engels married Guillaume [Wilhelmus] Vermeulen on April 25, 1813, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. He was the widower of Petronille Soentiens. Wilhelmus Vermeulen was born on October 25, 1780, in Horn, son of Ange [Engelbertus] and Margareth (Fabrij [Fabry]) Vermeulen.

      Margaret (Engels) Vermeulen, age 51, died on February 10, 1838, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.
            Wilhelmus Vermeulen then married Anna Catharina Kaelen on January 19, 1839, in Horn. She was the daughter of Godefridus and Joanna (Pollaerts) Kaelen.

      Willem Vermeulen., age 74, died on July 3, 1854, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      Children of Wilhelmus and Margareta (Engels) Vermeulen:

      • Anne Christinne Vermeulen was born on April 19, 1816, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Wilhelmus and Margareth (Engels) Vermeulen.

        Cristhina Vermeulen, age 7, died on February 7, 1823, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      • Petronella Vermeulen was born on September 7, 1820, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Wilhelmus and Margareth (Engels) Vermeulen.
              Petronella Vermeulen married Jan Leonard Steijven on April 14, 1850, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. Jan [or Joannes] Leonard Steijven was born on September 14, 1824, in Baexem, son of Jacob and Maria (Geraets) Steijven.

        Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven, age 56, died on September 11, 1876, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.
        Jan Leonard Steijven, age 58, died March 8, 1883, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

        Children of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven:

        • Peter Hubert Steijven was born on February 27, 1851, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven.
                Peter Hubert Steijven married Catharina Meeuvissen on November 24, 1876, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands. Catharina Meeuvissen was born on February 25, 1852, in Buggenum, daughter of Johannes and Maria Christina (Houben) Meeuvissen*.
          * = The Genlias database at www.genlias.nl also has the surname spelled in various records as Meewissen, Meeuwissen, Mewissen, and Mevissen.
                Children of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven include Gertrudis, Joannes Leonardus, Wilhelmus Antonius, Wilhelmus Hubertus, Peter Hubertus, Martinus, Antoon Hubertus, and Anna Hubertina Maria Ida.

          Peter Hubert Steijven, 72, died on March 10, 1923, in Buggenum. Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven, 69, died on January 29, 1922, in Buggenum.

          Children of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven:

          • Gertrudis Meeuvissen [Steijven] was born on January 15, 1876, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Catharina Meeuvissen. Her legitimacy was recognized upon her mother Catharina's marriage to Peter Hubert Steijven in November of 1876.
                  Gertrudis Steijven married Martinus Hubertus Verlinden on December 9, 1901, in Buggenum. Martinus Hubertus Verlinden was born on October 15, 1871, in Buggenum, son of Joannes and Margaretha (Ingeveld) Verlinden.
                  Gertrudis Steijven had a child, Joseph Hubertus Steijven [Verlinden], born on December 1, 1895, whose legitimacy was recognized upon his mother's marriage to Martinus Hubertus Verlinden in 1901; Joseph Hubertus Verlinden married Maria Elisabeth Theresia Bruinen on February 3, 1919, in Swalmen, Limburg, Netherlands. She was born on November 30, 1896, in Maasniel, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Joannes Willem Josef and Emilia (Janssen) Bruinen.
                  Martinus Hubertus and Gertrudis (Steijven) Verlinden also had a child, Leo Wilhelmus Antonius Verlinden, born ca. 1911, who died at age 23, on September 12, 1934, in Kerkrade, Limburg, Netherlands.

          • Joannes Leonardus Steijven was born on December 31, 1877, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijvenn.

          • Petronella Maria Hubertina Steijven was born on August 16, 1879, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.
                  Petronella Maria Hubertina Steijven married Lambertus Bremmers on October 6, 1899, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands. Lambert Bremmers was born in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Joannes Hubertus and Anna Elisabeth (Schreurs) Bremmers

          • Wilhelmus Antonius Steijven was born on April 18, 1882, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.

            Wilhelmus Antonius Steijven died on February 21, 1898, in Haelen, Limburg, Netherlands.

          • Maria Christina Steijven was born on May 24, 1883, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.

          • Wilhelmus Hubertus Steijven was born on September 6, 1884, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.

          • Peter Hubertus Steijven was born on April 9, 1887, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.
                  Peter Hubertus Steijven married Wilhelmina Hubertina Vintcent on June 16, 1919, in Swalmen, Limburg, Netherlands. Wilhelmina Hubertina Vintcent was born on October 25, 1898, in Swalmen, daughter of Peter and Margaretha (Smeet) Vintcent.

            Peter Hubertus Steijven died on January 21, 1961, in Swalmen-Boukoul, Limburg, Netherlands. Wilhelmina Hubertina (Vintcent) Steijven died on November 2, 1970, in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands.

          • Martinus Steijven was born on January 23, 1889, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.
                  Martinus Steijven married Maria Sophia Klop on July 7, 1914, in 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands. Maria Sophia Klop was born ca. 1892 in 's-Hertogenbosch, North Brabant, Netherlands, daughter of Eijmert and Sophia Anna (de Cortie) Klop.

            Maria Sophia Klop died on April 19, 1918, in Amersfoort, Utrecht, Netherlands.

            Martinus Steijven then married Maria Wilhelmina Verheggen on November 30, 1922, in Eindhoven, North Brabant, Netherlands. Maria Wilhelmina Verheggen was born on January 27, 1890, in Loon op Zand, North Brabant, Netherlands, daughter of Wilhelmus Leonardus and Maria (Dirkx) Verheggen.

          • Antoon Hubertus Steijven was born on July 30, 1894, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.
                  Antoon Hubertus Steijven married Maria Geerlings on October 21, 1919, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands. Maria Geerlings was born on February 20, 1895, in Herten, daughter of Joannes Hubertus and Joanna Hubertina (Hendriks [Hendrikx]) Geerlings.
                  Antoon Hubertus and Maria (Geerlings) Steijven had a daughter, Anna Hubertina Steijven, who died at age 9 years on January 7, 1930, in Buggenum.

          • Anna Hubertina Maria Ida Steijven was born on July 26, 1897, in Buggenum, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter Hubert and Catharina (Meeuvissen) Steijven.

            Anna Hubertina Maria Ida Steijven died on October 15, 1897, in Buggenum.

        • Margaretha Steijven was born on December 15, 1852, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven. Margaretha Steijven married Jacobus Hubertus Theunissen on June 21, 1880, in Horn. Jacobus Hubertus Theunissen was born on October 5, 1855, in Maasbracht, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter and Petronella (Cnoops) Theunissen.
                Children of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen include Petronella Hubertina, Anna Maria Hubertina, Cornelis Hubertus, Agnes Maria, Christina Hubertina, and Martinus Michael Hubertus.

          Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen died on October 30, 1911, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands. Jacobus Hubertus Theunissen died on May 25, 1928, in Herten.

          Children of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen:

          • Petronella Hubertina Theunissen was born on October 30, 1880, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.
                  Petronella Hubertina Theunissen married Simon Hubertus van Cruchten on February 2, 1919, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands. Simon Hubertus van Cruchten was born March 30, 1882, in Swalmen, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Joannes Hubertus and Anna Catharina (Wijnands) van Cruchten.
                  Petronella Hubertina Theunissen had a son, Jacobus Hubertus Theunissen [van Cruchten], born February 7, 1907, whose legitimacy was recognized upon his mother Petronella's marriage to Simon Hubertus van Cruchten in 1919. Jacobus Hubertus van Cruchten, age 16, died on June 15, 1925, in Swalmen.

            Petronella Hubertina (Theunissen) van Cruchten died on December 26, 1951, in Swalmen. Simon Hubertus van Cruchten, 89, died on April 2, 1971, in Swalmen, and was buried in Asselt, Limburg, Netherlands.

          • Anna Maria Hubertina Theunissen was born on March 30, 1883, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.

          • Cornelis Hubertus Theunissen was born on September 6, 1884, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.

          • Agnes Maria Theunissen was born on July 18, 1886, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.

          • Christina Hubertina Theunissen was born on May 7, 1889, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.
                  Christina Hubertina Theunissen married Franciscus Hubertus Vossen on December 27, 1920, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands. Franciscus Hubertus Vossen was born on February 21, 1889, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Michiel and Christina Hubertina Margaretha (Croonenberg) Vossen.

            Christina Hubertina (Theunissen) Vossen, 92, widow of Franciscus Hubertus Vossen, died on July 29, 1981, in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands. She was buried in Herten on August 1, 1981.

          • Martinus Michael Theunissen was born on July 22, 1892, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jacobus Hubertus and Margaretha (Steijven) Theunissen.

            Martinus Hubertus Theunissen*, 29, died on November 14, 1921, in Herten, Limburg, Netherlands.
            * = Martinus Theunissen's second given name is given as Michael in his birth record and Hubertus in his death record in the database at www.genlias.nl.

        • Anna Maria Hubertina Steijven was born on November 15, 1854, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven.

        • Agnes Steijven was born on April 23, 1858, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven. Agnes Steijven married Martinus Voermans on May 2, 1887, in Horn. Martinus Voermans was born on January 24, 1855, in Nederweert, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Hendrik and Maria Catharina (Stappers) Voermans.

          Agnes (Steijven) Voermans died on October 7, 1912, in Horn.

          Martinus Voermans subsequently married Wilhelmina Schreurs [widow of Michiel Verkoelen and daughter of Willem and Catharina (Hermans) Schreurs] on May 1, 1914, in Heythuysen, Limburg, Netherlands.

          Martinus Voermans died on June 18, 1929, in Horn.

        • Willem Steijven was born on November 7, 1861, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, of Jan Leonard and Petronella (Vermeulen) Steijven.

          Willem Steijven, 33, died on May 4, 1895, in Medemblik, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

      • Anne Christinne Vermeulen was born on January 2, 1824, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Wilhelmus and Margareth (Engels) Vermeulen.
              Anna Christina Vermeulen married Peter Joannes Hubertus Knippenberg on May 19, 1850, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. Peter Joannes Hubertus Knippenberg [Peter Jan Hubert Knippenberg] was born on February 25, 1825, in Rothem, Belgie, son of Antonius* and Anna Elisabeth (Klingelaers [Klingeleers]) Knippenberg.
        * = Antonius, according to marriage record; Andreas, according to death record, both in database at www.genlias.nl.

        Anna Christina (Vermeulen) Knippenberg, age 65, died on November 26, 1889, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.
        Peter Jan Hubert Knippenberg, age 77, died on March 17, 1902, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

        Children of Peter Jan Hubert and Anna Christina (Vermeulen) Knippenberg:

        • Elisabeth Hubertina Knippenberg was born on October 24, 1852, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Peter Jan Hubert and Anna Christina (Vermeulen) Knippenberg.

          Elisabeth Hubertina Knippenberg died on November 13, 1852, in Horn.

        • [child] Knippenberg was stillborn on April 28, 1854, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, to Peter Jan Hubert and Anna Christina (Vermeulen) Knippenberg.

        • Andreas Hubertus Knippenberg was born on April 1, 1858, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Peter Jan Hubert and Anna Christina (Vermeulen) Knippenberg. Andreas Hubertus Knippenberg married Margaretha Hubertina Lutters on February 8, 1892, in Horn. Margaretha Hubertina Lutters was born on October 27, 1851, in Horn, daughter of Hermanus and Anna Maria (Vermeulen) Lutters.
                Catharina Hubertina Lutters, a daughter of Margaretha Hubertina Lutters, was born on September 5, 1881, and her legitimacy was recognized upon her mother Margaretha's marriage to Andreas Hubertus Knippenberg in 1892. Catharina Hubertina Knippenberg married Wilhelmus Hubert Evers on October 29, 1920, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. He was born on May 29, 1875, in Horn, son of Engelbert and Maria (Hendrikx) Evers. Wilhelmus Hubert Evers died on May 7, 1945, in Horn. Catharina Hubertina (Knippenberg) Evers died on November 26, 1952, in Roermond, Limburg, Netherlands, and was buried on November 27 in Horn.

          Andreas Hubertus Knippenberg died on December 3, 1918, in Horn. Margaretha Hubertina (Lutters) Knippenberg died on May 14, 1938, in Horn

      • Simon Vermeulen was born on December 6, 1826, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Wilhelmus and Margareth (Engels) Vermeulen.

        Simon Vermeulen, age 7 weeks, died on January 26, 1827, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      • Magareth Vermeulen was born on January 6, 1828, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Wilhelmus and Margareth (Engels) Vermeulen.

        Margareta Vermeulen, age 2, died on May 24, 1830, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

    3. Jeanne Engels was born circa 1796, daughter of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels. Jeanne [Joanna/Anna] Engels married Jacques [Jacob] Gubbels on April 7, 1818, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. Jacques Gubbels was born in Horn, son of Jean [Jan] and Aldegonde [Aldegonda] (Colbers) Gubbels.

      Anna (Engels) Gubbels, age 32, died on October 8, 1828, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      Jacob Gubbels, age 80, died on January 29, 1856, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      Children of Jacob and Jeanne (Engels) Gubbels:

      • Christinne Gubbels was born on January 29, 1819, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Jacob and Jeanne (Engels) Gubbels. Christinne Gubbels married Matthijs Lambert Lutters on May 5, 1848, in Horn. Lambert Lutters was born on April 4, 1809, in Horn, son of Hendrik and Sophia (Lucas) Lutters. Lambert Lutters was a farmer.
              Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters lived at Horn, where they had th efollowing children: Anna (born 1849, died 1851), Sophia (born 1851, died 1854), Hendrik (born 1853), Jacobus (born 1856), Joannus (born 1858), and Anna (born 1860).
              Lambert and Christina Lutters, with their four surviving children, Henry, Jacob, John, and Anna, emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States, where they arrived in New York City, on May 15, 1862, aboard the ship Plymouth Rock, which had set sail from London.
              The Lutters lived in Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, where they had at least one additional child born circa 1862-1863, a daughter, whose name in the 1870 census was listed as Sophia, but was listed as Josephine in the 1880 census. The family evidently attended church at Menominee, Illinois, as that is where Lambert and Chrisina are buried.
              In 1870, the Lutters household consisted of Lambert, age 60, farmer; Christina, age 59, keeping house; Henry, age 17; Jacob, age 13; John, age 11; Anna, age 9; and Sophia, age 7. All are listed as being born in Holland, except the last, Sophia, who was born in Illinois.
              In 1880, the household consisted of Lambert, age 70, farmer; Christina, age 60, keeping house; Henry, age 26, farmer; Jacob, age 23, farmer; John, age 21, farmer; and Josephine, age 18, at home. Again, all are listed as born in Holland, except the last, Josephine, who was born in Illinois. Also in the household was a farm laborer, John Fossen [this likely should be Vaassen], age 32, also born in Holland.

        Lambert Lutters died on December 15, 1883, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois. His gravestone reads he was age 74 years, 8 months, 4 days.

        Christina Lutters died on November 10, 1897, and she was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois. Her gravestone reads she was age 78 years, 9 months, 11 days.

        Children of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters:

        • Anna Catharina Hubertina Lutters was born on July 7, 1849, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

          Anna Catharina Hubertina Lutters died on July 31, 1851, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

        • Sophia Hubertina Lutters was born on February 18, 1851, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

          Sophia Hubertina Lutters died on June 10, 1854, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

        • Hendrik [Henry] Hubertus Lutters was born on March 20, 1853, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.
                Henry C. Lutters married Christina C. Bertjens on January 9, 1893, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

          Henry C. Lutters, age 52, died on September 29, 1905, and he was buried in East Dubuque Cemetery in Dunleith Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois.

        • Jacobus Hubertus Lutters was born on September 23, 1854, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

          Jacobus Hubertus Lutters died on September 17, 1855, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

        • Jacobus [Jacob] Hubertus Lutters, born September 19 1856, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

          Jacob Lutters died on August 3, 1885, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois. His gravestone reads he was age 28 years, 10 months, 14 days.

        • Joannus [John] Hubertus Lutters was born on August 1, 1858, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

        • Anna Catharina Hubertina Lutters was born on August 22, 1860, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

        • Josephine Lutters/Sophia Lutters was born ca. 1862-1863, in Illinois, daughter of Lambert and Christina (Gubbels) Lutters.

      • Joannes Gubbels was born on August 3, 1821, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jacob and Jeanne (Engels) Gubbels. Joannes Gubbels married Martina Pijls* on October 10, 1847, in Horn. Martina Pijls was born on July 27, 1824, in Horn, daughter of Peter and Catharina (Pollaert) Pijls.
        * = Pijls is her surname given in records online for her marriage and for the births of her first two children; in other online records the surname appears as Pels, Piels, Peels, Peils, and Pyls. Her given name of Martina also appears as Matina; in the United States, her name was anglicized to Martha. Joannes Gubbels's given name also appears as Jan, and in the U.S. was anglicized to John.
              John and Martha Gubbels, with children Peter, Jacob, Mathias, and Peter John, emigrated from the Netherlands to America; they sailed on the Plymouth Rock from London, England to New York, New York, where they arrived on May 15, 1862.
              The Gubbels family settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, where in 1870, the U.S. Census has the household consisting of John, age 49, farmer; Martha, 46, keeping house; Peter, 21, works on farm; Jacob, 17, works on farm; Mathias, 14, works on farm; John, 11; and Wilhelm, 5.
              In 1874, the Gubbels family moved further west, to Shelby County in Iowa, where they again farmed. In 1880, the Gubbels family was split between two households: The first was in Cass Township and consisted of John, age 59, farmer; Martha, 56, keeping house; Matthias, 23, farms; John, 19, farms; and William, 14, farms. The second was in Westphalia Township, where Jacob Gubbels, age 26, farmer, now had his own family, and also in his household was his brother Peter, 30, farmer.

        John Gubbels, 59, died on October 3, 1880, and he was buried in St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, in Westphalia, Iowa, in Shelby County.

        Martha Gubbels, 83, died on October 19, 1907, and she was buried in St. Boniface Catholic Church Cemetery, in Westphalia, Iowa, in Shelby County. Her gravestone gives her birth date as July 26, 1824, a day earlier than the online record at www.genlias.nl.

        Children of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels:

        • Peter Hubert Gubbels was born on November 30, 1849, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels. Peter Gubbbels was 12 years old when the Gubbels family left the Netherlands for America--sailing on the Plymouth Rock from London, England to New York, New York, where they arrived on May 15, 1862. The Gubbels family settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, where in 1870, the U.S. Census lists Peter as age 21, works on farm, in the household of his father John.
                In 1874, the Gubbels family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, where they farmed in Cass and Westphalia townships. In 1880, Peter, age 30, farmer, was listed in his brother Jacob's household in Westphalia Township.

          Peter Gubbels [is] an enterprising and prosperous farmer of Cass Township ... [The Gubbels family] came to Shelby County, and settled on wild land, which they have brought to a high state of cultivation. The brothers own 160 acres in section 2, Cass Township; they have improved 480 acres since coming to the county. Their home place has a large dwelling, a good barn, a windmill, a grove and an orchard. The brothers agree in politics, all being Democrats. They are intelligent men, good neighbors and successful farmers. They are strictly honorable in business and have the confidence of the community. They are members of the Roman Catholic church. ... [They] are jovial, genial boys.
          Excerpted from an entry for Peter Gubbels that appeared in the 1889 Biographical History of Shelby County, Iowa, and appears online at Shelby County, Iowa, Genealogy (Offsite link):

          Peter Gubbels married Maria C. Failenschmid on September 9, 1909, at Holy Trinity Church in Exira, Iowa. Maria [Mary] was born on February 7, 1873, in Ravensburg Wurttemburg, Germany, daughter of Georg and Josepha (Boscher) Failenschmid.
                Peter and Mary Gubbels had two children: Julius Hubert Gubbels, born in 1910 in Portsmouth, Shelby County, Iowa, and Rudolph Joseph Gubbels, born in 1913 in Thompsons, Fort Bend County, Texas.
          Source of information about Peter and Maria Gubbels marriage: The Doffings of Texas, a genealogy by Julius W Doffing / Joe and Leona Doffing, accessed July 5, 2010, online at http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/o/f/Leona-Doffing/index.html.

          Peter Gubbels died on December 24, 1921, at Thompsons, Texas. Mary Gubbels died on November 29, 1952, at Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas. They were buried in West Gethesmane Cemetery (Holy Rosary Catholic) at Rosenberg, Texas.
          Additional source of information about Peter and Mary's deaths and burial: West Gethesmane Cemetery aka Holy Rosary Catholic, Fort Bend County, Cemeteries of TX, accessed July 7, 2010, online at http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fortbend/cemetery/wgethesmane.htm; The Doffings of Texas has Mary's death date as November 20.

        • Jacobus Hubertus Gubbels was born on February 26, 1853*, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels. Jacob Gubbbels was 9 years old when the Gubbels family left the Netherlands for America--sailing on the Plymouth Rock from London, England to New York, New York, where they arrived on May 15, 1862. The Gubbels family first settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, where in 1870, the U.S. Census lists Jacob, as age 17, works on farm, in the household of his father John.
          * = birthdate according to the database at http://www.genlias.nl/; Resourcers of the Cedar County NEGenWeb Project online at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cedar/ have Jacob's birthdate as February 24, 2010; a photo of his gravestone at http://nebraskagravestones.org is inconclusive.
                In 1874, the Gubbels family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, where they farmed in Cass and Westphalia townships. On February 2, 1875, Jacob Gubbels married Anna Katherine Vondra. Anna Vondra was born on July 16, 1857,* daughter of Florenz and Anna Margaretha (Ruhland) Vondra.*
          * = Two online genealogies vary as to where Anna was born: It seems likely she was born in Prussia and came to America as a young girl, perhaps in 1863, but a second source as her being born in Wisconsin.
                In 1880, according to the U.S. Census, the Jacob Gubbels household was found in Westphalia Township and consisted of Jacob, age 26, farmer; his wife Annie, age 21, keeping house, born in Prussia; their children, all born in Iowa: Maggie, age 4; Martha, age 2; and Mary, age 1. Also in the household were Jacob's brother, Peter Gubbels, age 30, farmer, and Albert Block, age 16, servant, born in Ilinois to parents born in Prussia.
                Sometime after 1910, Jacob and Anna Gubbels moved from Iowa to northeastern Nebraska, to an area where Jacob's younger brother John had previously migrated.

          Anna Katherine (Vondra) Gubbels died on June 4, 1918. Jacob Hubert Gubbels died on September 2, 1920. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          Children of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels:

          The following are children of Jacob and Anna Gubbels for whom information has been gathered from various internet sources. It seems there were others not mentioned here.

          • Margaret Anna Gubbels was born on February 12, 1876, in Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.
                  Margaret "Maggie" Gubbels married John Joseph Schwarte on April 26, 1898, in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Westphalia, Iowa. They lived at Randolph, Nebraska. John J. Schwarte was born on January 25, 1876*, in Iowa, son of and Herman and Magdalena "Lena" (Nolles) Schwarte.
            * = February 6, 1876, according to the database at Nebraska WWI Draft Cards Index at http://nshs.hallcountyne.gov/cgi-bin/WWIdraft_search.cgi?co=Cedar

            Margaret Schwarte died on December 25, 1938, in Cedar County, Nebraska. John Schwarte died on December 23, 1963. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Maria Martha Gubbels [Martha Gubbels] was born on November 19, 1877, in Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels. Martha was christened on November 22, 1877, in Shelby County, Iowa.

          • Maria Rosa Gubbels [Mary Gubbels] was born on August 27, 1879, in Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels. Mary was christened on August 29, 1877, in Shelby County, Iowa.

          • Juliana Gubbels [Julia Ann Gubbels] was born on March 17, 1881, in Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels. Julia was christened on April 3, 1881, in Shelby County, Iowa.
                  Julia Gubbels married John Burmann on April 22, 1901, in Westphalia, Iowa..

          • Rosa M. Gubbels was born in March 1883, in Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.
                  Rosa Gubbels married Jacob P. Nowatzke. Jacob Nowatzke was born on July 25, 1881, son of Joseph and Philomena (Moudre) Nowatzke.
                  Known children of Jacob and Rosa Nowatzke include Jacob Joseph Nowatzke, Ann Marie Nowatzke, Joseph Aloysius Nowatzke, Marie Agnes Nowatzke, and Raymond Paul Nowatzke.

            Jacob P. Nowatzke died on May 21, 1963. Rosa M. Nowatzke died on February 15, 1978. They were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery at Panama, Shelby County, Iowa.

          • John William Gubbels was born on September 10, 1884, in Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa, son of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.
                  John W. Gubbels married Catherine Reding on January 25, 1910, in Randolph, Nebraska. Catherine Reding was born on May 10, 1889, in White Lake, Aurora County, South Dakota, daughter of Peter and Anna (Majerus) Reding.
                  John W. and Catherine Gubbels lived at Randolph, Nebraska, and they had six children: Anthony, Aloysius "Aloie," Leonard, Delbert, Raphael "Ray," and Velna.

            John W. Gubbels died on October 19, 1953. Catherine Gubbels died on July 10, 1978. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

            Children of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels:

            • Anthony Jacob Gubbels was born on October 4, 1911, son of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels.
                    Anthony "Tony" Gubbels married Margaret Rohde on January 21, 1939, in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret Rohde was born on August 16, 1908, in Phoenix, Holt County, Nebraska, daughter of John Theodore and Bridget (Haaf) Rohde.

              Anthony J. Gubbels died on September 18, 1961, in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret Gubbels died on June 25, 1984, in Omaha, Nebraska.

            • Aloie Peter Gubbels was born on November 25, 1913, in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska, son of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels.
                    Aloie Gubbels married Clara Apollonia Thieman in 1935*. Clara Thiemann was born on January 29, 1914, in Randolph, Nebraska, daughter of Theodore Joseph and Anna Catherina (Olberding) Thieman.
              * = marriage license was issued February 13, 1935.

              Aloie P. Gubbels died on June 30, 1989, in Osmond, Pierce County, Nebraska. Clara A. Gubbels died on March 25, 2002, in Randolph, Nebraska. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

            • Leonard Gubbels was born on November 26, 1915, son of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels.
                    Leonard Gubbels married Ellen Lenhoff. Ellen Lenhoff was born on March 31, 1920, daughter of Charles and Mary (Meyer) Lenhoff.

              Ellen Gubbels died on July 4 [14?], 1962. Leonard Gubbels died on April 5, 1981. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

            • Delbert J. Gubbels was born on November 30, 1917, son of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels.
                    Delbert Gubbels married Marina M. Lenhoff in 1939*. Marina Lenhoff was born on May 8, 1917, daughter of Charles and Mary (Meyer) Lenhoff.
              * = marriage license was issued January 26, 1939.

              Delbert Gubbels died on May 21, 1988, with a last residence of Randolph, Nebraska. Marina Gubbels died on March 22, 2006, with a last residence of Randolph, Nebraska. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

            • Raphael Vincent Gubbels was born on October 15, 1920, son of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels. Raphael, known as "Ray," attended St. Frances Catholic School in Randolph. Ray entered the United States Army April 20, 1945, and was discharged Dec. 6, 1946. He served the 46th Engineer Construction Battalion during the reconstruction of Japan.
                    Ray Gubbels married Lorita E. Lange on November 25, 1946, at St. Frances Catholic Church in Randolph, Nebraska. Ray and Lorita farmed near Randolph. Ray enjoyed tinkering and fixing things on and around the farm. He was a member of St. Frances Catholic Church, Randolph, and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

              Ray V. Gubbels, 87, of Randolph, Nebraska, died October 26, 2007, at Osmond General Hospital in Osmond, Nebraska. Visitation, with a rosary, was October 28 at St. Frances Catholic Church in Randolph. Funeral services were October 29 at St. Frances Catholic Church, with Rev. John Andrews officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery, with military rites accorded by Alvin Kessler Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113, Randolph. Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph was in charge of arrangements.
                    Pallbearers were grandsons, Brian Gubbels, Ray Gubbels, Adam Gubbels, Andy Haas, Kendall Gubbels, Dan Haas, Steven Gubbels and Michael Gubbels. Honorary pallbearers were all of Ray’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
                    Ray was survived by his wife of 60 years, Lorita Gubbels, of Randolph, Neb.; six children and their spouses, Robert and Gloria Gubbels, of Streator, Ill., Howard and Eileen Gubbels, of Randolph, Neb., Darrell and Betsy Gubbels, of Franktown, Colo., Dale and Mary Gubbels, of Pappillion, Neb., Kevin and Lisa Gubbels, of Randolph, Neb., and Jeanne and David Haas, of Yankton, S.Dak.; and 27 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, in infancy; four brothers, Tony, Aloie, Leonard and Delbert; and one sister, Velna Leiting.

            • Velna M. Gubbels was born on December 16, 1925, daughter of John W. and Catherine (Reding) Gubbels.
                    Velna Gubbels married Vernice B. Leiting. Vernice Leiting was born on February 11, 1921, son of Anton "Tony" and Bernardina (Schrad) Leiting.

              Velna Leiting died on February 15, 1991. Vernice Leiting died on October 26, 1994, with a last residence of Randolph, Nebraska. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Nicholas Gubbels was born in September 1886, son of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.

          • Anna Catherine Gubbels was born on July 20, 1888, in Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.

          • Peter H. Gubbels was born on September 24, 1891, son of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.

          • Dorothea Gubbels was born on June 26, 1896, daughter of Jacob and Anna (Vondra) Gubbels.

        • Mathis Hubert Gubbels was born on February 26, 1856,* in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels.
          * = February 26 according to the database on Genlias at http://www.genlias.nl/nl/search.jsp; February 28 according to his gravemarker, as pictured at Find-A-Grave at http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Gubbels&GSbyrel=in&GSdyrel=in&GSob=n&GRid=25945076&.
                Mathias was 6 years old when the Gubbels family left the Netherlands for America--sailing on the Plymouth Rock from London, England to New York, New York, where they arrived on May 15, 1862. The Gubbels family first settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, where in 1870, the U.S. Census lists Mathias, as age 14 and works on farm, in his father's household.
                In 1874, the Gubbels family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, where they farmed in Cass and Westphalia townships. In 1880, according to the U.S. Census, Mathias, whose age was given as 23 was in his father's household in Cass Township, and "farms" was given as his occupation.
                Mathias Gubbels married Elizabeth Coughlin on February 12, 1896, in Portsmouth, Shelby County, Iowa. Elizabeth Coughlin was born on January 25, 1866.* Mathias and Elziabeth Gubbels moved to Texas, evidently settling in Fort Bend County, at Rosenberg, as that is where they would be buried. Mathias's brother Peter and his wife Mary also moved to Texas.
          * = It seems likely that Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Haggerty) Coughlin, who were natives of Ireland, where they married before emigrating to Canada. They moved to Crawford County, Iowa, in 1874 before locating to Shelby County, Iowa, in 1879. Thomas and Margaret Coughlin had eight children: John, Ellen, Elizabeth, Thomas, Margaret, Patrick (born 1871 in Canada), Michael and Mary. (Source: 1915 Past and Present of Shelby County, Iowa, pp. 1020-1021, as transcribed online at http://iagenweb.org/shelby/1915bio/1915bio02.htm)

          Elizabeth Gubbels died on August 31, 1906. Matthias H. Gubbels* died on January 28, 1933. They were buried in West Gethesmane Cemetery (Holy Rosary Catholic) at Rosenberg, Texas.
          * = His gravemarker has his given name spelled as Matthias.
          Source of information about Mathias and Elizabeth's deaths and burial: West Gethesmane Cemetery aka Holy Rosary Catholic, Fort Bend County, Cemeteries of TX, accessed July 7, 2010, online at http://www.cemeteries-of-tx.com/Etx/Fortbend/cemetery/wgethesmane.htm; pictures of their graves are also online at http://www.findagrave.com/.

        • Peter Jan Gubbels [John Gubbels] was born on July 29, 1859, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels. Known by his second given name, Jan [Joannes/John], he was only 2 years old when the Gubbels family left the Netherlands for America--sailing on the Plymouth Rock from London, England to New York, New York, where they arrived on May 15, 1862. The Gubbels family first settled in Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin, where in 1870, the U.S. Census lists John, as age 11, in his father's household.
                In 1874, the Gubbels family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, where they farmed in Cass and Westphalia townships. In 1880, according to the U.S. Census, John, whose age was incorrectly given as 19 [he turned 21 in July that year], was in his father's household in Cass Township, and "farms" was given as his occupation.
                John Gubbels married Elizabeth Würdinger on September 11, 1883, at St. Boniface Church in Westphalia, Iowa. Elizabeth Würdinger was born in Kokaschitz, Austria,* on June 10, 1860. When about 19 years old, she came to the United States with her sister, Sr. M. Hilda, of Campbellsport, Wisconsin. (Sister Hilda Wuerdinger died October 29, 1934, and was buried at Campbellsport.)
          * = birthplace also given as Boehmen Koenigreich, Austria.
                In 1894 John and Elizabeth Gubbels moved to Randolph, Nebraska, where they made their home east of Randolph until 1909, when they moved southeast of the village, where they farmed until their retirement in 1925. They then lived in town at a residence east of St. Frances Church.
                John and Elizabeth Gubbels had twelve children: Joannes*, Peter, Theresia, Matt, John, Louis, Joseph "Joe," Walter, Martha, Hilda, Arnold, and Mary.
          * = Joannes died in infancy. He was born on January 2, 1885, in Shelby County, Iowa, and christened on January 4. Joannes died on March 25, 1885, and he was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery at Westphalia, Iowa.

          MRS. J. GUBBELS, 75, CALLED BY DEATH
          Pioneer Woman Succumbs After Lingering Illness of Four Months.

          Mrs. John Gubbels, 75, of Randolph, Nebraska, passed from this life on May 8, 1936, following an illness of four months, during which she made a valiant fight against the disease which had fastened itself upon her. Everything possible was done for her during her illness, during which she remained patient and hopeful.
                Mrs. Gubbels was a quiet woman, esteemed by those with whom she came in contact and who knew her character best. She took a great interest in her home and family, and no sacrifice was too great for her. She was a devout Catholic, belonged to the Christian Mother's society, and died well-prepared wth the Last Sacrament of the Catholic church.
                The funeral was held Monday morning, May 11, at nine o'clock, at St. Frances Church in Randolph. A solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Rev. Father Joseph Falke, pastor, and Rev. Bernard Lordeman, and Rev. Bernard Teves, former priests of the parish. Rev. Herman Stahl, of Osmond was master of ceremonies. A very beautiful sermon was given by Father Falke. Burial was in St. Frances Cemetery at Randolph.
                She leaves to mourn, her beloved husband, John; sons and daughters, Peter of Hartington, Neb., Theresia, of Randolph, Neb., Matt, of Osmond, Neb., and John, Louis, Joe, Walter, Martha, Hilda, Arnold, and Mary, all living near Randolph, Neb.; ___ grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and one brother and ___ sisters.

          JOHN GUBBELS, SR., DIED AT AGE OF 92.
          Resident of This Community Since 1894. Survived by 102 Descendants.

          John Gubbels, Sr., Randolph's oldest resident, was taken by death at the age of 92, Sunday, July 13, 1952, in a Sioux City, Iowa, hospital. He was taken to the hospital July 9, and his condition was critical from that time. Funeral services were held Thursday morning, July 17, in St. Frances Church at Randolph, with burial in St. Frances Cemetery.
                He was survived by three daughters, Mrs. Matt Spader, of Randolph, Neb., and Theresia and Mary, at home; seven sons, Peter Gubbels of Hartington, Neb., Matt Gubbels, of Osmond, Neb., and John, Louis, Joseph, Walter, and Arnold Gubbels, of Randolph, Neb.; and 46 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. In adition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Mrs. Hilda Kaiser, and one child who died in infancy.

          Sources include Cedar County NEGenWeb Project, at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cedar/, which contained many helpful resources, including Cedar County, Nebraska - St. Frances Cemetery Directory - Randolph, Nebraska at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cedar/cemeteries/stfrancesrandolph.txt and Obituaries - G Surnames - Cedar County, Nebraska at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/cedar/obitsG.htm, and Nebraska Gravestone Photo Project at http://nebraskagravestones.org/search.php?search=custom&selected_cid=14&cfield=last&ctype=1&ctxt=gubbels.

          Children of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels:

          • Joannes Gubbels was born on January 2, 1885, son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. He was christened on January 4, in Shelby County, Iowa.

            Joannes Gubbels, age 2 months and 23 days, died on March 25, 1885, and he was buried in St. Boniface Cemetery in Westphalia, Iowa.

          • Peter Gubbels was born on December 1, 1885,* son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Peter Gubbels married Mary V. Meyer in Cedar County, Nebraska, with their marriage license issued February 14, 1908. Mary Meyer was born on December 24, 1890.
            * = 1885 according to SSDI; 1886 according to gravestone, but that must be wrong as Peter's sister Theresia was born in February 1887; Nebraska WWI Draft Cards Index Search Results at http://nshs.hallcountyne.gov/cgi-bin/WWIdraft_search.cgi?na=Gubbels also has his birthdate as December 1, 1885.
                  Peter and Mary Gubbels had six sons, Casper (1909-1974), Raymond (1912-2001, married Dorothy Seim), Cyril (1913-1998, married Mary Sauser), Louis (1920-1995, married Rosaline Foxhoven), Francis (1922-1997, married Theresa Leise), and Martin (married Teresa Siegner), and six daughters, Veronica (1910-1993, married Anthony "Tony" Neuhalfen), Irene (1916-2006, married Drew Solberg), Dorothy (1918-1926), Dolores (1928-1995, married Keith Nissen), Marie (married Don Lammers), and Margaret (married Leonard Korth).

            Mary V. Gubbels died on June 28, 1944. Peter Gubbels died on March 23, 1973.* They were buried in St. Michael's Cemetery at Hartingon, Nebraska.
            * = dates of death according to gravestone images at Nebraska Gravestone Photo Project, http://nebraskagravestones.org/.

          • Theresia Gubbels was born on February 10, 1887, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. She was baptized on February 15, 1887, in Shelby County, Iowa. Theresia "Tracy" Gubbels died on December 28, 1953, and she was buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Mathias Gubbels was born on April 17, 1888, in Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa,* son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Matt Gubbels married Cecilia Kreinert on June 18, 1924, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Osmond, Nebraska. Cecilia Krienert was born on February 21, 1904, in West Point, Nebraska, daughter of Joseph and Augusta (Ulrich) Krienert.
            * = Nebraska WWI Draft Cards Index Search Results at http://nshs.hallcountyne.gov/cgi-bin/WWIdraft_search.cgi?na=Gubbels has his birthplace as Harlan, Iowa (and his birth year as 1889, but that must be incorrect).

            Matt Gubbels died on August 29, 1973. Cecilia Gubbels died on July 20, 1995. They were buried in St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Osmond, Pierce County, Nebraska.

          • John R. Gubbels was born on December 11, 1889, in Panama, Iowa, son of of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. John Gubbels married Mamie Weihs. Mamie Weihs was born on August 18, 1895, daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Schiltz) Weihs.

            John R. Gubbels died on November 12, 1957. Mamie Gubbels died on November 28, 1960. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Louis Gubbels was born on April 15, 1891*, in Iowa, son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Louis Gubbels married Bessie E. Scharf in Cedar County, Nebraska, with their marriage license issued February 6, 1924. Bessie Scharf was born on November 13, 1898, daughter of John and Anna (?) Scharf.
            * = Both the SSDI at http://ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/ssdi.cgi and Nebraska WWI Draft Cards Index Search Results at http://nshs.hallcountyne.gov/cgi-bin/WWIdraft_search.cgi?na=Gubbels have his birth year as 1892.

            Louis Gubbels died on March 1, 1976, with a last residence of Randolph, Nebraska. Bessie Gubbels died on May 25, 1978, with a last residence of Randolph, Nebraska. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Joseph Gubbels was born on April 2, 1894, in Randolph, Nebraska, son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Joseph Gubbels married Clara Weihs. Clara Weihs was born on September 1, 1898, daughter of Joseph and Theresa (Schiltz) Weihs.
                  Joseph and Clara Gubbels had a daughter, Evelyn (1921-2006, married Bernard “Barney” Arduser), and two sons, Merle (married Marvene [?]) and Gene (married Ailene [?]).

            Clara Gubbels died on April 5, 1986. Joseph Gubbels died on June 5, 1986. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Walter Gubbels was born on February 15, 1896, in Randolph, Nebraska, son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Walter "Walt" Gubbels married Irene Gerber in Cedar County, Nebraska, with their marriage license issued October 21, 1927. Irene was born on February 13, 1905, daughter of Frank and Rose (Meyers) Gerber.

            Walter Gubbels died on November 10, 1972. Irene Gubbels died on June 1, 1986. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Martha Agatha Gubbels was born on August 1, 1897, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Martha Gubbels married John Mathias Spader in Cedar County, Nebraska, with their marriage license issued February 6, 1920. Matt Spader was born on January 18, 1894, son of Peter and Mary (Knappe) Spader.

            Matt Spader died on August 24, 1971. Martha Spader died on June 29, 1979. They were buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Hilda Gubbels was born on March 6, 1899, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels. Hilda Gubbels married Frederick W. Kaiser in Cedar County, Nebraska, with their marriage license issued March 30, 1921. Fred Kaiser was born on March 21, 1898.
                  Fred and Hilda Kaiser had a daughter, Elvera (1922-1998, married Dwight Domminisse).

            Fred Kaiser died on September 14, 1922. He was buried in Saint Rose Catholic Cemetery in Knox County, Nebraska. Hilda Kaiser died on May 15, 1940. She was buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Arnold Gubbels was born on December 31, 1900, son of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels.

            Arnold Gubbels died on May 5, 1955. He was buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

          • Mary E. Gubbels was born on January 1, 1903, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Würdinger) Gubbels.

            Mary Gubbels died on June 4, 1991. She was buried in St. Frances Cemetery in Randolph, Cedar County, Nebraska.

        • Samuel Gubbels was born on August 15, 1863, in Kieler, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels.

          Samuel Gubbels died an infant in 1863.

        • William Hubert Gubbels was born on September 9, 1865, in Kieler, Grant County, Wisconsin, son of John and Martha (Pijls) Gubbels. His parents and older brothers had emigrated from the Netherlands in 1862, and the family settled in Jamestown Township in Grant County, Wisconsin. William was the only one of the family to be born in the United States. At the time of the 1870 U.S. Census, he was listed as 5 years old in the Gubbels household in Jamestown Township.
                In 1874, the Gubbels family moved to Shelby County, Iowa, where they farmed in Cass and Westphalia townships. In the 1880 U.S. Census, William was listed as age 14 and occupation was given as "farms," in his father's household in Cass Township. His father died later that same year.
                William H. Gubbels married Louisa Maria Horn on February 17, 1897, in Westphalia, Shelby County, Iowa. Louisa Horn was born in February 1878, in Wisconsin, daughter of Arnold and Amelia (Schumacher) Horn.
                William and Louisa Gubbels had the following children: Leo Arnold, Eleanor, Sidonia A., Frances Amelia, Helen Cecilia, Lawrence Henry, Herbert Mathias, Armella C., Gregory J., and Victor Bernard Gubbels.

          William H. Gubbels died on July 10, 1944. Louisa Gubbels died in 1963. They were buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Portsmouth, Shelby County, Iowa.

      • Peter Gubbels was born on April 26, 1825, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jacob and Jeanne (Engels) Gubbels. Peter Gubbels married Anna Catharina Theunissen on April 8, 1850, in Beegden. Anna Catharina Theunissen was born in Beegden, daughter of Arnoldus and Anna Maria (Tulmen) Theunissen.

        Peter Gubbels, age 79, died on July 7, 1904, in Heythuysen.

      • Simon Gubbels was born on March 27, 1828, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Jacob and Jeanne (Engels) Gubbels.

        Simon Gubbels, age 8 months, died November 29, 1828, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

    4. Anna Christine Engels was born on October 2, 1801, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels. Her father died that same month, and her mother died three months later.
            Anna Christinne Engels married Wilhelm Timmermans on June 6, 1825, in Horn. Wilhelm Timmermans was a son of Mathis and Getruij (Vermeulen) Timmermans.
            In 1863, William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans left the Netherlands for the United States. Their son Mathias, his wife Anna Maria, and son William also emigrated that year, and it seems likely they all came to the United States together. They settled in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, where William and Christina's son Simon had previously settled.
            In 1870, William and Christina Timmerman were living at Menominee: William was 76 years old, and Christina was 70 and keeping house, according to that year's census. The next two households in the census were those of their sons, Mathias and Simon.

      Christina (Engels) Timmermans was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois. Her gravestone gives her birthdate as October 10, 1801, and states she was born in Konigreich, Holland. There is no death death given, perhaps because it was on a missing part of the gravestone or is now below the ground's surface. Based on the row of graves that she was buried in, Christina probably died in 1872.

      Presumably William Timmermans was also buried at Menominee, but no grave marker was found.

      Children of William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans:

      • Mathis Timmermans was born on March 18, 1826, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans. Mathis Timmermans, a dienstknecht, married Anna Maria Opstal, a dienstmeid, on October 14, 1861. Anna Maria Opstal was born on February 18, 1834. Her marriage record gives her mother as Maria van Opstal, but it does not list her father.
              Mathis and Anna Mary (Opstal) Timmermans and their firstborn child Willem left Horn in 1863 to emigrate to the United States, where they settled in Menominee, Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Mathis, whose name in America was Mathias or Matthew was naturalized a citizen of the United States on June 1, 1870, in Jo Daviess County; witnesses were Herman DeJager and Simon Timmermans (this was Matthew's brother, who was also naturalized a citizen that day).
              In 1870, the U.S. Census lists the Timmerman family consisting of Matthew, age 45, a farmer; Maria, age 34; and their children, William, age 7; Christina, age 5; John, age 4; and Maria, age 3 months. Ten years later, the census has the family consisting of Matthew, age 53, farmer; his wife Anna M., age 46, keeping house; and children, William, age 17; Christine, age 15; John, age 12; and Mary, age 10.

        Mary (Opstal) Timmerman died on July 24, 1893, and she was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

        By 1900, the Timmerman household consisted only of Mathias, age 74, and his son, John, age 32. The census gives Mathias's year of arrival in the United States as 1864.

        Mathias Timmerman died on May 9, 1908, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois, where his gravestone reads that he died at the age of 82 years, 1 month, and 21 days.

        Children of Mathias and Mary (Opstal) Timmerman:

        • Willem Hubert Timmermans was born on March 11, 1863, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of Mathias and Mary (Opstal) Timmerman. As a baby, Willem came to the United States with his parents, in 1863.
                William Timmerman married Alice Phoebe Greenwald on February 29, 1892, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Alice Greenwald was born on September 23, 1868

          William Timmermans died on November 30, 1905, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois, where his gravestone reads that he was born in Holland, Germany, and died at the age of 42 years, 9 months, and 11 days.

          Alice Phoebe Timmerman died on June 7, 1931, and she was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

        • Christina Timmerman was born circa 1865, in Illinois, daughter of Mathias and Mary (Opstal) Timmerman.

        • John H. Timmerman was born in 1866,* in Illinois, son of Mathias and Mary (Opstal) Timmerman.
          * = 1866, according to his gravestone; October 1867, according to the 1900 U.S. Census.
                John Timmerman married Catherine Greenwald. Catherine was born in 1874.

          John H. Timmerman died in 1926, and he was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

          Catherine Timmerman died in 1946, and she was buried in the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois.

        • Mary Timmerman was born circa 1870, in Illinois, daughter of Mathias and Mary (Opstal) Timmerman.

      • Joanna Christina Timmermans was born on November 28, 1827, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans.

        Joanna Christina Timmermans, age 9 days, died on December 7, 1827, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands.

      • Simon Timmermans was born on September 7, 1829*, in Horn, Limburg, Netherlands, son of William and Christina (Engels) Timmermans. Simon Timmermans emigrated from the Netherlands to the United States, where he settled in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. His letters back to his parents and brother Mathias would convince them to come to America in 1863.
        * = date according to the database at http://www.genlias.nl/; September 8 according to Boyd County, Nebraska, Cemetery list and location (for both Boyd and Holt Counties) at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boyd1/cemname/cemname-t.htm.
              Simon Timmermans married Rosalia Hubertina Luis on June 13, 1867,* in Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Rosalia was born on September 4, 1843, in Thorn, Limburg, Netherlands, daughter of Edmund and Maria Helena (Bisschops) Luis. The Luis family emigrated from the Netherlands in 1864, and in America their surname has been seen spelled as Loese, Louis, and Lewis.
        * = June 13, 1867, according to Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900, database, at http://www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html; in 1865, according to Boyd County, Nebraska, The Stuart Advocate, at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boyd1/stuad.html.
              Simon and Rosa Timmermans first lived in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. Simon was naturalized a citizen of the United States on June 1, 1870, in Jo Daviess County; witnesses were Herman DeJager and Matthew Timmermans (this was Simon's brother, who was also naturalized a citizen that day). In 1880, they had moved their growing family to Cass Township, Shelby County, Iowa, and in less than a decade the family moved once again, further west, to Holt County, Nebraska, where they homesteaded 160 acres in Section 35, Township 32, Range 15.*
        * = Source for location of homestead: Pioneers of Holt County at http://holtcounty.blogspot.com/.
              Simon and Rosa Timmermans had 13 children: 7 boys and 6 girls.* The following are children of theirs identified from various sources: Maggie Timmermans (born ca. 1865)**; William Timmermans (born ca. 1867-68)***; Edward Timmermans (1869-1943, married [?]); Mary Timmermans (1870-1916, married Michael Schaaf); Christina Timmermans (1874-1931, married George Schimek); Christian Timmermans (1876-1911, married Josephine Kubik); Anna Timmermans (born ca. 1877)****; Joseph Timmermans (1880-1945); Henry Timmermans (1881-1972, married Anna Kubik); John H. Timmermans (1885-1970); Albert Timmermans (1887-1965, married Anna Kramer).
        * = according to Boyd County, Nebraska, The Stuart Advocate, at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boyd1/stuad.html.
        ** = the name and approximate year of birth comes from the 1880 census; Maggie, a diminutive of Margaret, is not listed in the 1870 census, which is puzzling (although there are other errors with the census). If Simon and Rosa were married in 1867 as the Illinois records indicate, she probably was not an offspring of their marriage together. Simon may have been married once before: an early letter, probably from early 1863 (but certainly no later than that), indicates he was planning to marry at that time (whether he did or not at that time is unknown). If he was married before, Maggie could have been a child of that first marriage, the mother died, and Maggie was sent to live elsewhere for a time, before being brought back into her father's household with Rosa.
        *** = born ca. 1867-1868, listed as 2 years old in the 1870 census and as 13 years old in the 1880 census.
        **** = the name and approximate year of birth comes from the 1880 census.

        Simon Timmermans died on October 22, 1911. Rosa Timmermans died on January 24, 1915. They were buried in St. Boniface Cemetery in Stuart, Nebraska.
        Source for death dates from Boyd County, Nebraska, Cemetery list and location (for both Boyd and Holt Counties) at http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ne/county/boyd1/cemname/cemname-t.htm.


    Notes and sources: This webpage of Engels, Lutters, Gubbels, Timmermans, which attempts to trace the descendants of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels, really had its inception when I was tracing my wife Deb's heritage through the Timmermans/Timmerman family, which led me to the place of her ancestry, Horn, Limburg, Netherlands. When searching internet sources, I came across Irma Lommen-Salden's Limburg Emigrant Page (offsite link), which includes some letters by emigrants written from America to family back in their native land. The letters that caught my interest were written by Petronella Timmermans, her husband Peter Engels, and Simon Timmermans [found here (offsite link)], because Petronella Timmermans was a sister of my wife Deb's great-great-grandfather, Petrus Timmermans, and his wife, Deb's great-great-great-grandmother, was Clara Engels, a sister of Peter Engels.
          The letters mention other folks who had emigrated or would emigrate from the Netherlands to America, including Jan [John] Gubbels, and Lambert Lutters, whom I discovered were also relations to Petrus Engels and Simon Timmermans, and all were descended from Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels, and all had, at least initially, settled in the area of Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, and Jamestown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin (which, although in different states, are next to one another).
          The letters are stated as being written to Mathis Timmermans, who is named as Simon's father, but Matthijs [Matthias] Timmermans was his brother and Willem/Wilhelmus [William] Timmermans was their father: the greeting of one letter from Simon Timmermans is "Dearest Parents, Father, Mother, Brother and Sister-in-law," and these would be his father, who was William Timmermans; his mother, Christina Engels, his brother, Matthias Timmermans; and his sister-in-law, Anna Maria Opstal, who all would emigrate from the Netherlands in 1863, and settle in Menominee Township, Jo Daviess County, Illinois. The mother, Christina Engels, was a daughter of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels.
          Except for information gleaned from a visit to Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church Cemetery in Menominee, Illinois, and from viewing U.S. Census records for Grant County, Wisconsin, and Jo Daviess, Illinois, at the Carnegie-Stout Public Library in Dubuque, Iowa, most of the information compiled on this webpage has been gathered from various internet resources, which have been most valuable and useful in tracing the descendants of Simon and Christinne (Vermeulen) Engels.
          Some of the intermet sources from the Netherlands include Genlias at http://www.genlias.nl/nl/search.jsp, Genealogische gegevens uit dorpen in en rondom Limburg at Genealogische gegevens uit dorpen in en rondom Limburg; http://www.leudalinontwikkeling.nl/genealogie/hz-index.htm; Genealogie Online http://www.genealogieonline.nl/, including Stamboom Versteeg at http://www.genealogieonline.nl/stamboom-versteeg/; Miet Puts-Bakkes's Collectie Bidprentjes at http://www.mputs.nl/bidprentjes; and Irma Lommen-Salden's Limburg Emigrant Page at http://limburgemigrant.nl/.


    The Timmermans-Clompen-Baetsen Lineages / The Timmerman Family Heritage


    © 2010
    Tom Larson
    P.O. Box 141
    Peosta, IA 52068-0141

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    Last revised November 21, 2010.