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Wilhelm and Elizabeth Kamphaus

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Re: Wilhelm and Elizabeth Kamphaus

Posted: 22 Feb 2013 12:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 23 Feb 2013 7:07AM GMT
Surnames: Kamphaus, Hunker,
I’m not related to any member of this family.

This is your problem -

NOTE -
1850, 1860 & 1870 census records do not show family relationships, marital status or parental birthplaces.

Step children are not enumerated as “step” children
Adopted children are not enumerated as “adopted”
Grand children are not enumerated as “grand children”
Orphaned children were not enumerated as "orphan"

1850 is the 1st census that shows all family members

1880 is the 1st census that shows parental birthplaces and family relationships +++


Iowa Vital Records -
The Iowa State Board of Health was established on July 1, 1880. During the first meeting, they created an Iowa Vital Records system of birth, death, marriage record keeping.

IOWA marriage -
groom's name: George Kamphaus
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Catharine Hunker

bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 11 Feb 1879
marriage place: Festina, Winneshiek, Iowa
groom's father's name:


Iowa, State Census Collection, 1836-1925
Name: George Kamphaus
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birth Place: ??Layton
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Census Date: 1885
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Winneshiek
Locality: Festina

George Kamphaus 28, Iowa - farmer
Kathrina Kamphaus 22, Iowa
Sophia Kamphaus 4, Iowa
William Kamphaus 3, Iowa
Barney Kamphaus 2, Iowa

1880 -
Name: George Kamphaus
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1856
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1880: Washington, Winneshiek, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Katherine Kamphaus
Father's Birthplace: Prussia
Mother's Birthplace: Prussia
Occupation: Farmer

George Kamphaus 24, IOWA
Katherine Kamphaus 18, IOWA
Sophia Kamphaus 3m, Feb. '80 IOWA [named after George's mother??]

1900 United States Federal Census
Name: George Kamphaus
Age: 43
Birth Date: Aug 1856
Birthplace: Iowa
Home in 1900: Military, Winneshiek, Iowa
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cathina Kamphaus
Marriage Year: 1879
Years married: 21
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation:

George Kamphaus 43, 8/56 IOWA - farmer
Cathina Kamphaus 38, 5/62 IOWA - 11 children
William Kamphaus 18, 11/81 IOWA
Baney Kamphaus 17, 4/83 IOWA
Henry Kamphaus 13, 11/86 IOWA
Joseph Kamphaus 11, 11/88 IOWA
Mary Kamphaus 9, 10/90 IOWA
George Kamphaus 8, 3/92 IOWA
Frank Kamphaus 6, 2/94 IOWA
Dora Kamphaus 4, 2/96 IOWA
Thordon Kamphaus 2, 4/98 IOWA

1900 -
Name: William Kamphaus
Age: 80
Birth Date: Aug 1819
Birthplace: Germany
Home in 1900: Washington, Winneshiek, Iowa
[Winneshiek]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1846
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Sophia Kamphaus
Marriage Year: 1860
Years married: 40
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Occupation:

William Kamphaus 80, 819 GER
Sophia Kamphaus 79, 11/20 GER - 7 children & 1 living

The question to be asked here - Why would William come to the same place [Winneshiek, Iowa] where George Kamphaus is living if it were not to be with his son when he dies?????

1910 -


Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999
Name: Katharina Kamphus
Death Date: 1900
Page #: 91
Birth Date: 1862
Cemetery: St. Francis
Town: Ossian
Relative: 38
Level Info: Tombstone Records of Winneshiek County

death record -
Katharina Kamphus
Birth: 1862
Death: 1900

Burial:
Saint Francis de Sales Cemetery
Ossian
Winneshiek County, Iowa

death record -
George Kamphaus
Birth: Aug. 28, 1857 Festina Winneshiek County, Iowa
Death: 1929
Canute
Washita County
Oklahoma
Note: Other records indicate he was born Aug 28, 1855
(Information courtesy of Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin)

Family links:
Parents:
William Kamphaus (1819 - 1900)

Spouse:
Catherine Huinker Kamphaus (1862 - 1900)*

Children:
William J Kamphaus (1881 - 1931)
Henry George Kamphaus (1886 - 1954)
George T Kamphaus (1892 - 1964)
Frank J. Kamphaus (1894 - 1963)
Doratha Henrietta Kamphaus Schones (1896 - 1986)
Theodore Leo Kamphaus (1898 - 1963)

Burial:
Saint Francis Cemetery
Canute
Washita County, Oklahoma

OK Vital Records did not start until 1917.

IOWA census of 1883
Name: William Kamphaus
Birth Year: abt 1820
Birth Place: Pru
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Census Date: 1885
Residence State: Iowa
Residence County: Winneshiek
Locality: Fort Atkinson

William Kamphaus 65, Prussia - carpenter
Sophia Kamphaus 60, Hanover, GER

STORY -
The first six years of their married life, Catherine and George lived on a farm near Festina, which they had purchased from George's parents. Five children were born: Sophia, William, Bernard, Katherine and Henry. In October of 1887 they sold their farm to Catherine's father and moved to the Ossian vicinity where George was a carpenter. Six more children were born: Joseph, Mary, George, Frank,
Dortha and Theodore. Catherine died at the age of 38. In 1903 George and the younger children moved
to Canute, Oklahoma to be near a married daughter who no doubt helped raise the children. Later William, Katherine and Henry moved to Oklahoma, but Bernard decided to remain in Iowa.

















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