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Johann Friederich Kubbernuss

Male 1835 - 1905


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  • Name  Johann Friederich Kubbernuss 
    Nickname  John Christoph 
    Born  4 Sep 1835  Mecklenburg (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender  Male 
    Immigration  2 Nov 1867  Castle Garden, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • Johann and Wilhelmina left Hamburg, Germany in Oct 1867 aboard the Impèratrice Eugenie. They arrived in New York, passing through the Castle Garden immigration center at the tip of Manhatten on 2 Nov 1867. Castle Garden was the immigration center from 1830 until 1892, the year Ellis Island opened. This was the first of three immigrations of the Christian and Sophia Kubbernuss family to Berrien County, Michigan.
    _UID  F171CF1DA6E1B44D947FB15E8079E8371031 
    Died  21 Feb 1905  Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried  24 Feb 1905  Forest Lawn Cemetery, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I1051  Page-Dumroese
    Last Modified  2 Nov 2013 

    Father  Christian Christoph Friederich Kubbernuss,   b. Abt 1817, Lehnenhof, Dargun Parish, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Sophia Elisabeth Magdalena Burmeister,   b. Abt 1817, Schorrentin, Schorrentin Parish, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  25 Oct 1831  Schorrentin, Schorrentin Parish, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F365  Group Sheet

    Family  Wilhelmina Sodemann,   b. 8 Dec 1842, Mecklenburg (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1915, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7
    Married  1867–1868  Mecklenburg (Germany) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Children 
     1. Ella Kubbernuss,   b. Abt 1873, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Herbert Kubbernuss,   b. Jan 1875, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1940, Benton Harbor, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Kubbernuss,   b. 19 May 1877, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1941, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Annie Emma Scholes Kubbernuss,   b. Jul 1878, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. John Kubbernuss,   b. Jan 1880, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1940, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Emma Annie Agnew Kubbernuss,   b. 13 Aug 1882, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F383  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Sep 1835 - Mecklenburg (Germany) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 2 Nov 1867 - Castle Garden, New York, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1867–1868 - Mecklenburg (Germany) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Feb 1905 - Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 24 Feb 1905 - Forest Lawn Cemetery, Berrien County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Kubbernuss, Johann Friederich (John C) Death Certificate (1835-1905)
    Kubbernuss, Johann Friederich (John C) Death Certificate (1835-1905)

  • Sources 
    1. [S62] kobernus.com.

    2. [S319] 1880 US Census, Three Oaks, Berrien County, Michigan. Roll: T9_573; Family History Film: 1254573; Page: 392.2000; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 0128; Lines 26-33. Enumerated 10 June (accessed 10 February 2008). Search = "John Kuppernuss"..

    3. [S320] 1900 US Census, Three Oaks Township, Berrien County, Michigan. Roll: T623 703; Page: 19A; Lines 18-24. Enumerated 26 June (accessed February 2008). Search = "John Kubbernuss"..

    4. [S332] New York Passtenger Lists, 1820-1957 (Ancestry), Johann Friedrich Kubbernuss; accessed 10 February 2008. Search = ""J. F., Wilhe KAUBERMUSF". Lines 7-8..

    5. [S452] Michigan: Seeking Michigan, Death Certificate: Kubbernuss, John C. 4 Sep 1835; 21 Feb 1905, Three Oaks, Berrien County, MI; married age 32; father: Christof Kubbernuss; mother: Sophia Burmaister; death: paralysis (stroke?); buried: 24 Feb, Forest Lawn..

    6. [S278] Castle Garden Immigration Records, Search = "J.F. or Wilhelmine Kubermuss" (accessed 10 February 2008).

    7. [S421] Palmer List of Merchant Vessels, (accessed 10 Feb 2008).
      The side-paddle steamship IMPÉRATRICE EUGENIE was built for the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (commonly known as "CGT" or the "French Line") by Chantier de l'Atlantique de Penhoët (a wholly owned subsidiary of CGT), under the supervision of Scott & Co, at San Nazaire, and was launched on 23 April 1864. 3,200 tons; 105,63 x 13,41 meters (length x breadth); straight stem, 2 funnels, 2 masts; iron construction, side-lever engine (by Schneider, Creuzot), service speed 12 knots. The IMPÉRATRICE EUGENIE was intended for CGT's West Indies and Central American service. 16 February 1865, maiden voyage, St. Nazaire-Vera Cruz. In 1871, with the fall of the Empire and the restoration of the French Republic, the IMPÉRATRICE EUGENIE was renamed ATLANTIQUE. 1873, extensively rebuilt by A. Leslie & Co, Hebburn-on-Tyne; length increased to 121,91 meters, tonnage to 4,585; mizzen mast added; paddle wheels removed and converted to single-screw; compound engines by Maudslay, Sons & Field, London; renamed AMÉRIQUE. 16 January 1874, first voyage under new name, Havre-New York. 14 April 1874, on the return voyage, with 83 passengers and 152 crew on board, the AMÉRIQUE encountered a violent storm, and after the passengers and crew were transferred to other vessels, the ship was abandoned; a British ship was sent out from Plymouth to look for her and, finding her still afloat, towed her back to Plymouth, where she was found to be sound, pumped dry, refloated, and taken back to Le Havre, where she underwent further repairs. 13 March 1875, resumed Havre-New York service. March 1876, fitted with "the lighthouse and electric light" (external only). 7 January 1877, stranded off Seabright, New Jersey. 10 April 1877, refloated; repaired. 11 August 1877, resumed Havre-New York service. 1 May 1886, last voyage, Havre-New York. 22 September 1886, first voyage, Havre-Panama. 1888, internal electric lighting installed. 1892, triple-expansion engines. 28 January 1895, wrecked at Savanilla. Sources: Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 2 (1978), p 654; John Adams, Ocean Steamers; A History of Ocean-going Passenger Steamshps, 1820-1970 (London: New Cavendish Books, 1993), p. 55.