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William Heinrich Huenefeld
Birth: May 28, 1838
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 25, 1907
Big Spring
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA

The child of immigrant parents, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Hünefeld, was born 06 Jun 1838 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH. Although his headstone indicates a birth date of 28 MAY 1838, his birth and baptismal record indicates otherwise: He was born on 6 June 1838 and baptized on 10 June 1838 in the German Lutheran and Reformed Church in Cincinnati. His baptismal sponsors were Heinrich Wilhelm Schröer and Elisabeth Driftmeier. Heinrich Wilhelm was the first born child of Johann Wilhelm and Anna Christina Elisabeth (Stienecker) Hünefeld.

His parents were born in Ladbergen, Westphalia, Germany and immigrated in 1837. After several years in Cincinnati, the family moved to Hopewell, Warren County, MO. William's father died in 1852 when William was just 14. Mr. Huenefeld, Sr., was buried in Immanuel UCC Cemetery, Holstein, MO. After his father's death, William's mother married Wilhelm Heinrich Brüggenjohann on 04 Mar 1853.

Heinrich Wilhelm Hünefeld married Wilhelmina Schoppenhorst in Warren County, 11 Mar 1864. Before settling around Big Spring, the couple lived in Higginsville, Lafayette, County, MO, where their oldest daughter, Elisabetha Maria Christina Huenefeld, born 1865, died 28 Sep 1869. This daughter was supposedly the first burial in Salem UCC Cemetery, Higginsville. This cemetery was in a field to the side of the Huenefeld home and farm. The Huenefeld family also experienced the heartbreaking loss of two other daughters who were buried at Hopewell, Methodist Cemetery, Warren County, MO: Lydia Juliana Huenefeld, born 1878, died 22 Oct 1881; and Alvina Emilie Cecelia Huenefeld, born 1882, died 04 Mar 1883.

Mr. Huenefeld's will was filed in Montgomery County, MO. Children listed were Emma, Mary, Benjamin, Paul, Gustav, Lee, Lorenz, William and Frieda. Wife Wilhelmine was to execute. Witnesses were Chas. Becker and P. D Gentry. The will, Bk 75, pp 96, 97, reads in part:

I, William Huenefeld of the County of Montgomery and State of Missouri, of the age of Sixty Nine years having been in delicate health for a space of time and now being in the decline, and desirous to regulate my affairs make publish and declare this as my last will and testament. …

Pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Huenefeld, circa 1900, are to right. Mr. Huenefeld's two brothers, two sisters, and his father were buried in Immanuel UCC Cemetery, Holstein, Warren County, MO. A photo of their headstones is also to right. His mother was also buried there, but in a different section of the cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Wilhelm Johann Huenefeld (1805 - 1852)
  Christine Elisabeth Stienecker Brueggenjohann (1819 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Wilhelmine Christina Schoppenhorst Huenefeld (1846 - 1927)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Maria Elisabetha Huenefeld Lichte*
  Elizabetha Maria Christina Huenefeld (1865 - 1869)*
  Mary Catherine Charlotte Huenefeld Lichte (1870 - 1964)*
  Benjamin William Huenefeld (1872 - 1939)*
  Paul John Huenefeld (1874 - 1955)*
  Gustav Adolph Martin Huenefeld (1876 - 1952)*
  Lydia Juliana Huenefeld (1878 - 1881)*
  Lee A. Huenfeld (1880 - 1935)*
  Alvina Emilie Cecelia Huenefeld (1882 - 1883)*
  Lorenz "Lawrence" Heinrich Wilhelm Huenefeld (1886 - 1920)*
  William Frederick Huenefeld (1888 - 1946)*
  Frieda Marie Huenefeld Hart (1892 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Heinrich Huenefeld (1838 - 1907)
  Christine Friedericka Huenefeld Schoppenhorst (1842 - 1867)*
  Hermann Heinrich Huenefeld (1845 - 1923)*
  Friedrich Wilhelm Huenefeld (1847 - 1916)*
  Anna Sophia Huenefeld Koenig (1850 - 1930)*
  Amelia Brueggenjohann Dothage (1853 - 1925)**
  Ernst Heinrich Brueggenjohann (1856 - 1858)**
  August Friedrich Wilhelm Brueggenjohann (1860 - 1933)**
  Daniel Heinrich Brueggenjohann (1863 - 1945)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Inscription:
W. H. HUENEFELD
BORN
MAY 22, 1838
DIED
MAY 25, 1907
For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1: 21)




 
Burial:
Saint James Evangelical Cemetery
Big Spring
Montgomery County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: Jane Denny
Record added: Apr 24, 2008
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