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Posted: 1332533204000
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: Rummens(Rummins)
How early were marriages and deaths recorded in Wisconsin? My husband's g grandfather, William Rummens(Rummins), was widowed in about 1862. His deceased wife was Eunice Caroline Hart Rummens, born in NY, died in Wisconsin. Also looking for evidence of William's 2nd marriage, to a woman named Jane, who was born in Holland. Her last name may have been something like Kurwint(probably misspelled), because several children with that last name lived in the Rummens household in Iowa at the time of the 1870 census. William lived in both Washington and Dane counties in WI.

Re: Rummens(Rummins)

Posted: 1333128552000
Classification: Query
The state did not require registration of vital events until 1907. There is an index of pre 1907 events here

I didn't find any Rummens or Rummins listed.

Re: Rummens(Rummins)

Posted: 1333149164000
Classification: Query
It looks like the name was Kurvink, based on later records. In 1880, there is a William Rummins in Humboldt County Iowa, living with his son Benjamin, and he is listed as divorced. Some of the Kurvink children are still listed in Iowa, it looks like they ended up in Pipestone County Minnesota. You might check to see if William and Jane married in Iowa, they must have married shortly before 1870, as there was a 2 year old Kurvink child in that year.
In 1860 it appears the Kurvink family (spelled as Curvink) was in Sheboygan Wisconsin, and William was in Washington County.

Re: Rummens(Rummins)

Posted: 1333774478000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rummens, Hoyt, Kurvink
I was able to locate an obituary for you from the Humboldt Co. Independent newspaper, August 5, 1897, page 6. You may have this. I am not a descendant of this family. If you would like a copy of the original it would be a pdf format and you would have to e-mail me direct:

William Rummens was born July 20, 1820 at Battle Township, Parishor Co., Sussex, England and emigrated to Albany, NY in 1830. He was married to Miss E.C. Hoyt at Saratoga, NY in 1843. She was a native of New York and was born June 28, 1823. They emigrated in 1844 to that part of Wisconsin territory now known as Richfield, Washington Co. There was born to them 11 children - five boys and six girls - two of whom died in infancy. Mrs. E.C. Rummens died September 10, 1863 leaving nine children, five boys and four girls.
In 1864 William Rummens moved to Humboldt Co., Iowa with his nine children, where he resided until the time of his death which occurred July 20, 1897. Their children according to their ages are as follows: Samuel, Abbie J. (Mrs. Franklin); Eunice C. (Mrs. Wohraan (spelling?), Deceased; Susan G. (Mrs. Cooper, deceased); William J. (whereabouts unknown); John f., deceased; George H., Millissa C.A. (Mrs. Keay, in Nebraska); Abner W; and two girls who died in infancy.
All the surviving members were present at thefuneral which occurred at the Methodist Church in Hardy last Sunday forenoon, with the exception of Wiliam J. Rev. Stiles officiated and there was a very large attendance.
Deceased was a man of strictly temporate habits. In infancy he was baptized into the Episcopal Church in England. At the age of 19 he united with the I.O.O.F. When the war broke out he offered himself as a volunteer but was not received on account of a stiff ankle, caused by a cut from an ox while cutting wood in 1858. There were many traits in his character which one would do well to emulate and which will cause his memory to be dear to those he leaves behind. Peace to his ashes.
During the prolonged sickness of William Rummens the bereaved family were shown such kind attention by the neighbors that they desire to express their thanks publicly. In 42 nights of watching, there were only three that some neighor was not at his bedside, cheering and assisting. Their kindness is fully appreciated.

The family.

I will send some information regarding the death of M.R. Kurvink.
I reside near Madison, Wisconsin. Please let me know if this has helped you.
Posted: 1333775123000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kurvink
I should have mentioned that William and his wife are buried in the Vernon Township Cemetery, Renwick, Humboldt, Iowa.
Listed as Rumens: Eunice C. born July 1, 1823 died Sept. 16, 1863.
William born July 20, 1820, died July 28, 1897.

William H. Rumens (as it is spelled there) was born March 16, 1878 and died July 30, 1881.
There are a few others.

Daily Milwaukee News, April 23, 1868, page 5.
Another of the Lost -- Among those who were destroyed upon the Sea Bird (this is a vessel) was M.R. Kurvink of Cedar Grove, Sheboygan County. He was an industrious,honest farmer of 52 years of age and a Hollander by birth who had lived on the same farm for nearly 20 years. His loss is indeed a blow of great severity to his family as he leaves a wife and six children, five of whom are under 10 years of age, without any provisions for their support. When he met his fate he was on his way to Chicago on busines and took the boat in this city (Milwaukee).

This boat caught on fire in Lake Michigan. I can send information regarding this accident in pdf format.
I will see what else I can locate.

Re: Kurvink and Sea Bird article

Posted: 1356070217000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Kurvink

I believe M.R. Kurvink was my great-great-grandfather. I would appreciate it if you could send me the article about the Sea Bird in pdf format and anything else you may have come across.

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