Kornelis “Cornelius” DeVlieg


Kornelis “Cornelius” DeVlieg

Bodegraven, Bodegraven-Reeuwijk Municipality, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Death 30 May 1886 (aged 63)
Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Burial Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA
Plot PGS-65-7
Memorial ID 130794648 View Source
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Official Grand Rapids City Cemetery records do NOT have record of Cornelius DeVlieg. However, the old Valley City Cemetery 1931 reading does contain mention of Cornelius, but they incorrectly list his death year as 1880. That record also states that Cornelius was 63 years, 6 months, and 9 days at death.

Kornelis DeVlieg immigrated with family in 1872. He was then 49 years old. It is unknown which port he came through, possibly Canada.

Cornelius appears in the 1878 Grand Rapids City Directory as:
DeVlieg, Cornelius - laborer, res. 334 S. East

Adjacent Cornelius is Ike (Isaac) DeVlieg, a finisher, boards 334 S. East. That Ike (Isaac) DeVlieg is found on the 1884 Michigan Census for John TUINMAN and his wife, Trientze. Trientze (likely Trijntje) is the sister of Ike. Both Ike and Trientze are noted as having lived in the USA for 12 years, confirming the 1872 family immigration.

This listing is part of the Reclamation Project. See



Here Rests Our Beloved Father
C. DeVlieg
Died on 30 May 1886 aged
x3 years, 6 months, and 9 days

Gravesite Details An earlier cemetery reading records age at death as: 63 years, 6 months, 9 days


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  • Created by: J Sanford Kruizenga
  • Added: 3 Jun 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 130794648
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Kornelis “Cornelius” DeVlieg (21 Nov 1822–30 May 1886), Find a Grave Memorial ID 130794648, citing Oakhill Cemetery, Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by J Sanford Kruizenga (contributor 47257349) .