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Wilhelm Johann Huenefeld

  • Birth 20 Sep 1805 Ladbergen, Steinfurter Landkreis, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
  • Death 18 Nov 1852 Warren County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Holstein, Warren County, Missouri, USA
  • Plot Cemetery 1
  • Memorial ID 21325515

Johann Wilhelm Hünefeld and his wife, Christine nee Stienecker/Stineker/Stieneker, were born in Ladbergen, Westphalia, Prussia. William Hünefeld's date of birth is listed incorrectly as *06.05.1806 on p. 20 of Auswanderer der Gemeinde Ladbergen 1830-1930. This infant died ten days later in Ladbergen on 13 May 1806, death entry #23.

Mr. and Mrs. Hünefeld immigrated in 1837; they are husband and wife on ship manifest. Their oldest son, Wilhelm Heinrich Huenefeld, was born in Cincinnati, OH, 6 June 1838 and married Wilhelmine Christina Schoppenhorst. Johann Wilhelm Hünefeld and family settled near Hopewell, Warren County, MO. After Wilhelm's death in 1852, his widow, Christine, married William Brüggenjohann 11 Mar 1864.

A photo of Mr. Huenefeld's naturalization entry of April 23 1846 appears to right: William Huenefeld, 4-23-1846, Book B, page 192, Warren County, MO, courthouse - Photo taken September 2008.

Mr. Huenefeld's will in German and the translation appear in Warren County, Circuit Court Will Records: ABC June 1833- April 1869, pp 405-407. The translation reads in part:
I William Huenefeld living in Warren County in the State of Missouri being in a very inferior State of health and sensible of my liability to sudden death at the same time bring according to my own apprehension of sound mind and bring … to dispose of my property do make and ordain the following my last will. After the payments of my debts that may be and the charges of my funeral my wife Christine shall have the use … and free disposition during her life time of all my real as well as personal estate provided that she takes upon her to care for the support and education of my children and continues to be an industrious and careful housekeeper, she shall not be bound to make or have an Inventory made of my estate nor expose to public sale anything pertaining thereto insomuch that during her life time no administration of my Estate shall take place. However my real property or the Value Thereof in money shall be preserved for my children William, Henry, Frederick, and Anna so that after the death of my wife Christina each of my said children shall receive an equal portion thereof, as also of what then may be yet intact of my personal property not otherwise disposed of. In Witness Whereof I … set my hand and publish and dictate this to be my last will and testament. ...

The will is signed and then witnessed by the William Stienecker, brother-in-law, and Henry Schormann. Frederick Muench, Justice of the Peace, made affidavit 30 November 1852 that the translation was correct.

A Founding Father of the church in 1839, Mr. Hünefeld was buried in the oldest cemetery: First Cemtery. His headstone in Immanuel/Immanuels United Church of Christ Cemetery, Holstein, MO, can also be viewed at Warren County, MO, Rootsweb. Many thanks go to Betty Brooks for her assistance and dedication to preserving "the long forgotten family cemeteries" of central Missouri:

According to Ladbergen research of Pastor John Clausing and Robert C. Rau, the following were sons of Herman Henrich Hünefeld and Anna Elsabein König:
Johann Herman Hünefeld (1796-1841) 92431262
Johann Wilhelm Hünefeld (1804-1852) 21325515
Friedrich Wilhelm Hünefeld (1810-1898) 35183083


Here rests
18. Nov. 1852.
46 Years

1 Thessalonians 4:14: For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

Gravesite Details records to right: naturalization and will
  • Created by: Jane Denny
  • Added: 3 Sep 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21325515
  • Jane Denny
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Wilhelm Johann Huenefeld (20 Sep 1805–18 Nov 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21325515, citing Immanuel UCC Cemetery, Holstein, Warren County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jane Denny (contributor 46932556) .