The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio - Person Page 2101

The Mulherns and Raffertys of Lawrence County, Ohio
With the DeJongs and Dalenbergs of Cook County, Illinois (orignating in the Netherlands)
Person Page 2101

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Cornelius Kuijper (M)
(13 February 1816 - 10 January 1901)
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Cornelis Kuyper
     Cornelius Kuijper was born on 13 February 1816 in Schoorl, Noord Holland, Netherlands.1 He was the son of Jacob Kuijper and Maartje Duinen Meijer.1 Cornelius married Maartje Dalenberg, daughter of Cornelis Pieterz Dalenberg and Trijnte Klaasdr Akkerman, on 2 May 1840 in Schoorl.1 They had at least 15 children. Only 7 of these children reached adulthood. Notice that many names are repeated. Their children were:, Maartje, Cornelius L., Jakob, Trijntje, Pietertje, Antje, Maartje, Maartje, Kornelis, Antje, Antje, Antje, Pietertje, Neeltje and Lyntje.1
          Cornelius and Maartje, with their 7 children, immigrated during the first half of 1849 to the United States of America on board the Massachusetts of Boston. It was not a pleasant, happy voyage for this family. Disease raced through the boat and killed 4 of their children. First, Cornelius (age 8) and Pietertje (only 2 years old) died on the 24th of May. Two days later, Antje died. She was only a year old. Three days after that, on the 29th, Maartje, one month short of 9 years old, died. I can't imagine what it must have been like for them. Surely they were full of hope before they began their voyage. Did they manage to keep hope even with half of their family dying? When Cornelius settled in Roseland, he built his house on the Indian Trail. Follow the link to see a drawing and description of his house.
          Cornelius, age 43, and Maatje, age 41, were enumerated on the 1860 Federal Census for the Blue Island Post Office in Worth Township, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were seven children: Jacob (age 16, works on the farm), Catharine (age 14), Lyntje (age 12), Maartje (age 8), Cornelius (age 7), Anne (age 4) and Pietertje (age 2). His farm is worth $1500 and his personal estate was valued at $1000.2 Cornelius worked as a farmer.2 Follow the link to see the census image. Maartje died on 16 April 1865, leaving Cornelius a widower.1
          Cornelius, age 53, was enumerated on the 1870 Federal Census for the Calumet Post Office in Hyde Park, Cook County, Illinois. Also enumerated in this household were four of his children: Mary (age 18), Cornelius (age 17), Anne (age 13), and Pietertje (age 11). Two of his children that are not living in the house are Jacob (age 27) and Lyntje (age 22). Cornelius Koman (age 66, born in Holland) is also enumerated in the house. I do not know his relationship to this family. Cornelius' property is valued at $7400 and his personal estate is worth $500.3 Cornelius worked as a farmer.3 Follow the link to see the census image.
          Cornelius died on 10 January 1901 in Illinois.1 He was 84 old.

Appears on charts:
Descendant Chart for Pieter Cornelisz Dalenberg

Children of Cornelius Kuijper and Maartje Dalenberg
Maartje Kuijper b. 22 Jun 1840, d. 29 May 1849
Cornelius L. Kuijper b. 24 May 1841, d. 24 May 1849
Jakob Kuijper b. 22 Nov 1843, d. 1901
Trijntje Kuijper b. 6 Jan 1845, d. 8 Jan 1862
Pietertje Kuijper b. 16 Jun 1846, d. 24 May 1849
Antje Kuijper b. 16 Nov 1847, d. 26 May 1849
Lyntje Kuijper b. c 1848
Maartje Kuijper b. 1 Nov 1850, d. 7 May 1851
Maartje Kuijper+ b. 1 Feb 1852, d. 1920
Kornelis Kuijper+ b. 28 Mar 1853, d. 1908
Antje Kuijper b. 19 Jun 1854, d. 1854
Antje Kuijper b. Sep 1855, d. 1856
Antje Kuijper+ b. 6 Feb 1857, d. 11 Jun 1922
Pietertje Kuijper b. 26 Feb 1859, d. 25 Feb 1937
Neeltje Kuijper b. 17 Nov 1860, d. 5 Sep 1861


  1. [S328] Moody, Larry. Moody/Dudley Tree. Online <>, <e-mail address>. Text downloaded 29 Jul 2001.
  2. [S393] Illinois. Cook County. 1860 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M653, roll 169. Washington: National Archives.
  3. [S407] Illinois. Cook County. 1870 U.S. Census, population schedule. Micropublication M593, roll 212. Washington: National Archives.

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