Joannes Theodore Nabbefeld

Joannes Theodore Nabbefeld

Male 1818 - 1897  (79 years)

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  • Name Joannes Theodore Nabbefeld 
    Born 07 Apr 1818  Menzelen, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Nov 1897  Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Weekly Wisconsin: Saturday, April 25, 1896

      WEDDED SIXTY YEARS.

      Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nabbefeld
      Renew Vows Made Three
      Score Years Ago.

      JOYOUS OCCASION AT FREEDOM

      Surround by Three Children, Thirty
      Grandchildren and Fifteen
      Great Grandchildren.

      Kaukauna, Wis., April 18 – [Special]

      - It was a gala day at Freedom last Tuesday, the occasion being the sixtieth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nabbefeld at St. Nicholas church. At 9 o’clock the wedding procession, headed by the Freedom brass band, marched to the church. Entering the stately stone edifice the couple were preceded by four little flower girls, their great grandchildren, accompanied by the bridesmaids, Mrs. H. Hoffman and Mrs. G.T. Moeskes and groomsmen H. Hoffman and M. Nabbefeld. High mass was celebrated by Rev. J.A. Selbach and who also performed the service by which the aged couple renewed their vows plighted at the altar in the little stone church in Guiderich, Germany, on the 14th day of April sixty years ago.

      After the ceremony the wedding party returned to the house of the groom’s son, Antone, near Freedom where 200 relatives and friends made merry during the entire day and evening. At least 500 people attended the services at the church, and the hearty handshakes and good wishes extended the aged couple were sincere and many.

      Theodore Nabbefeld was born in Bormin, Menzelen, Rhine Province, Germany on the 7th day of April 1818 and his wife Johanna was born in Burderich, Rhine Province, Germany on the 2nd day of August 1809. Hearing of the free flag of America they embarked on the sailing vessel Vigo on the 20th of June 1860 and landed on the free soil of their adopted country fourteen days later.

      For five years they lived in St. Lawrence, Washington county, Wis. Moving to Freedom five years later where they have since resided. All during life Mr. and Mrs. Nabbefeld have both blessed with good health and today the old gentleman can walk from his home in the country to this city and return the same day, a distance of twenty-eight miles in the round trip. He can read without glasses and writes a clear, legible hand.

      He has been a moderate user of smoking tobacco for the past sixty years and attributes the long life of himself and wife to peace and happiness and plain diet. Ten children blessed the union of this happy couple, seven of whom have passed to the unknown beyond. Three are alive-Henry of Appleton and Garret and Antone of Freedom. Thirty grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren were among the attendants at the diamond wedding.

      The groom’s height is 5 feet and 9 inches and weighs 175 pounds. The bride weighs 115 pounds and is 5 feet tall.
    Person ID I89510  Little Chute Historical Society
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2019 

    Father Ancestors Gerardus Nabbefeld,   b. 03 Mar 1791, Moers, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1839, Menzelen, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Adelheidis VanNahl,   b. 27 Jun 1794, Menzelen, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1881  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1817  Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F35063  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Johanna Muelders,   b. 31 Aug 1809, Moers, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1899, Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 11 Apr 1836  Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Johanna Gertrude Nabbefeld,   b. 25 Aug 1836, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1878, Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. Adelheid Nabbefeld,   b. 27 Feb 1838, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1882  (Age 44 years)
    +3. Garret Nabbefeld,   b. 13 Apr 1840, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1916, Seymour, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Henry Nabbefeld,   b. 1840,   d. 1841  (Age 1 years)
     5. Catharina Nabbefeld,   b. 23 Oct 1841, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Feb 1843, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. Anton Theodore Nabbefeld,   b. 13 Jun 1844, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1924, Kaukauna, Outagamie, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Maria Nabbefeld,   b. 04 May 1846, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1856, Ginderich, Wesel, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     8. Baby Nabbefeld,   b. 19 Jan 1849, Ginderich, Wesel, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1849, Ginderich, Wesel, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +9. John Henry Nabbefeld,   b. 20 May 1850, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1934, Cadott, Chippewa Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Christine Nabbefeld,   b. 06 Mar 1852, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1852, Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Family ID F35062  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Apr 1818 - Menzelen, Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 11 Apr 1836 - Buderich, Meerbusch, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Nov 1897 - Freedom, Outagamie Co, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Nicholas Cemetery, Freedom, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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