John Henry Nieland

M, (January 18, 1852 - August 28, 1949)
John Henry Nieland 1952-1949
FatherJohannes Henricus Josephus Nieland (July 19, 1809 - December 23, 1888)
MotherAnna Maria Elisabeth Osterholt (April 6, 1812 - October 11, 1890)
ChartsSelected Descendants of Hermann Gerhard Köster
Descendants of Johan Henrich Köster (c. 1712)
Name Variation John Henry Nieland was also known as Henry. 
Birth*18 January 1852He was born on 18 January 1852, at Eschlohn Bauershaft, Kreis Borken, Westphalia, Prussia. 
Baptism18 January 1852He was baptized on 18 January 1852, at Südlohn, Kreis Borken, Westphalia, Prussia; Godparents were John Gerhard Osterholt and Maria Christina Hölscher, Frau Nieland.1 
He was the son of Johannes Henricus Josephus Nieland and Anna Maria Elisabeth Osterholt
Immigration*1869John Henry Nieland immigrated in 1869; he was said to have walked to Holland. He then sailed from Antwerp to Liverpool, then on to Boston, arriving in the fall.

He is listed in the Auswanderer Register as a weaver, born January 18, 1852, who left without permission and with no money.

He is found on the Index of Passengers Arriving at Boston 1848-1891. Heinrick Nieland is listed as a 17 year old German laborer who arrived on the SS Tarifa on August 21, 1869.2,3 
Census*1870He appeared on the census of 1870 at Dubuque County, Iowa; Henry (18) is enumerated in New Wine Township with Henry "Godenkamp" and his wife Josephine and their 2 children. The 1880 census shows this family as "Korlenkamp" and there are other families in the area with similar names. Henry is listed as 18 years old, working as a farm laborer and his birthplace is Prussia.4 
Marriage*15 June 1875He married Anna Margaretha Berning, daughter of Johann Gerhard Berning and Maria Anna Hatting, on 15 June 1875, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Census1880John Henry Nieland appeared on the census of 1880 at Sac County, Iowa; Henry (28) is a farmer living in Viola township. He was born in Prussia, with both parents born in Prussia. He is living with his wife Annie (26) born in Iowa, both parents born in Prussia, and their three children: Henry (4), Mary (2) and Frank (6/12).5 
Marriage*8 January 1884He married Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster, daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann, on 8 January 1884, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; The Iowa marriage records lists the date as 26 December 1883. That may be the date of the marriage license. 
Census1895John Henry Nieland appeared on the census of 1895 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (42) is enumerated on a farm in Wheatland Township with his wife Anna (31) and children Henry (18), Mary (17), Frank (15), Maggie (13), "Linni" (10), William (7), Barney (4), Lena (2) and Rosi (0). Henry and Anna were born in Germany, Henry Jr., Mary, Frank, and Maggie were born in Sac County. The rest of the children were born in Carroll County.6 
Census1900He appeared on the census of 1900 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (48) is enumerated on a farm in Wheatland Township with his wife Anna (37) and children Henry G. (23), Frank J. (20), Maggie (18)," Liddie" (16), Willie (12), Ben (10), Lene (7), Rose (5), Bertha (3) and Anna (1). They have been married 17 years and have 6 of 7 children living. Henry is listed as a German immigrant who arrived in 1869 and is naturalized. Anna is also a German immigrant who arrived in 1882. All of the children were born in Iowa.7 
Census1910He appeared on the census of 1910 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (58) is enumerated on a farm in Wheatland Township with his wife Anna (47) and children Willie (22), Ben (20), Rosa (15), Bertha (13), Anna (10), Louis (8), Joseph (6) and Herman (3).8 
Census1920He appeared on the census of 1920 at Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (68) is enumerated on a farm in Wheatland Township with his wife Anna (57) and children Henry (43), Anna (20), Louis (18), Joseph (15) and Herman (13). They own their farm with no mortgage. Henry is listed as a German immigrant who arrived in 1869 and was naturalized in 1876. Anna is listed as a German immigrant who arrived in 1883 and was naturalized in 1884. The children were born in Iowa.9 
Census1930He appeared on the census of 1930 at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Henry (78) is enumerated in District 35, the town of Breda, with his wife Anna (67). They own their home and do not have a radio. Henry lists 1869 as the year he immigrated and Anna lists 1884. They are retired.10 
Census1940He appeared on the census of 1940 at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; Henry Nieland (88) is enumerated living on Bruning Street with his daughter Anne (40), her husband Jake Wittry (45) and their children Leone (16), Pauline (14) and Joan (12). Henry was born in Germany and he is widowed. The rest of the family members were born in Carroll County, Iowa. Henry lists his completed years of school as 7, Jake, 8 and Anne 7. The daughters are still in school. Jake lists his occupation as insurance agent and he owns his own business and works 60 hours a week..11 
Death*28 August 1949He died on 28 August 1949, at Breda, Carroll County, Iowa, at age 97. 
Burial*He was buried at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa
MiscHe was remembered in an obituary in the Breda News, Breda, Iowa.
Henry Nieland, 97, Breda's Oldest Resident, Passed Away Sunday
Pioneer of Sac and Carroll Counties, Located on Farm Northwest of Here in 1873
Final Rites Held at 9:00 O'clock This Morning, St. Bernard Church

[John] Henry Nieland 97, Breda's oldest resident and Carroll county pioneer, passed away at his home here in Breda at 11:45 p.m. Sunday night, August 28th. Mr. Nieland had been in ill health about two weeks, but bedfast only part of that time. A very active man for his advanced age up until just recently, death came peaceful and quiet late Sunday evening.

Born January 18, 1852, in Ramsdorf, Westphalen, Germany, Mr. Nieland came to the United States when he was 17 years old. He worked in Dubuque county for three years before settling in Sac county, Iowa, in 1869.

He came to Carroll county in 1873, and located on a farm one mile west and about 2 miles north of Breda, where he resided until 1927, when he retired and moved to Breda. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wittry and family have lived with him since Dec. 1936.

Mr. Nieland was married to Anna Berning June 15, 1875. They were the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Mrs. Ferdinand Steinkamp (Mary), Breda, Frank Nieland, Breda, and Mrs. Margaret Mueggenborg, Okarche, Okla.

The deceased children are Henry, who died in 1931, and George in infancy. Mrs. Nieland died shortly after George was born.

On January 8, 1884, he was united in marriage to Anna Koester. 11 children were born to this union, Sister M. Florina, (Elizabeth), La-Crosse, Wis., Catherine, who died in infancy, Will Nieland, Carroll; Ben Nieland, Wall Lake; Sister M. Sigmunda, (Magdalene), Bozeman, Montana; Mrs. Joe Wittrock, (Rose), Okarche, Okla, who passed away in 1935; Mrs. Arthur Braun, (Bertha), Alton, Iowa; Mrs. Jacob Wittry, (Anna), Breda, Louis Nieland, Wall Lake; Joe Nieland, Carroll; Herman Nieland, Wall Lake. Their mother died in May 1933.

Mr. Nieland also leaves many other descendants: 63 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of five children.

Funeral services were held at St. Bernard Church in Breda at 9:00 o'clock this morning, with Rev. Fr. John P. Hausman offering the requiem mass. Internment was made in the parish cemetery. Pall bearers were six grandsons, Andrew Nieland, Norbert Nieland, Paul Nieland, Louis Wittrock, Arthur Braun, Jr., and Leonard Steinkamp.

Unusually active for his age, Mr. Nieland had always cared for his own garden and reserved the privilege of doing certain chores around the house every day, until just recently, when his health forced him to give up some of his routine activity.

Mr. Nieland was a familiar figure on Breda streets. He enjoyed his daily walks downtown to visit a few hours with his friends, both young and old, an occasional card game or two was another he enjoyed to the fullest extent.

After undergoing a major operation at St. Anthony hospital in Carroll in January 1947, he recovered very rapidly and was soon back doing his usual things each day. Unless the weather was too stormy, he attended mass at St. Bernard church every morning.12
 

Family 1

Anna Margaretha Berning (June 7, 1854 - October 30, 1883)
Marriage*15 June 1875He married Anna Margaretha Berning, daughter of Johann Gerhard Berning and Maria Anna Hatting, on 15 June 1875, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa. 
Children 1.Henry Gerhard Nieland (June 4, 1876 - February 26, 1931)
 2.Mary Magdalen Nieland+ (November 1, 1877 - October 17, 1958)
 3.Frank Joseph Nieland+ (November 23, 1879 - April 1, 1962)
 4.Margaret Nieland+ (September 11, 1881 - October 5, 1962)
 5.George Daniel Nieland (October 25, 1883 - August 12, 1884)

Family 2

Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster (January 19, 1863 - May 1, 1933)
Marriage*8 January 1884John Henry Nieland married Anna Maria Catharine Adelheid Köster, daughter of Hermann Bernard Köster and Margaretha Maria Adelheid Krümpelmann, on 8 January 1884, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breda, Carroll County, Iowa; The Iowa marriage records lists the date as 26 December 1883. That may be the date of the marriage license. 
Children 1.Elizabeth Nieland (October 18, 1884 - March 13, 1957)
 2.Catherine Nieland (December 24, 1885 - circa 1889)
 3.William David Nieland+ (February 4, 1888 - September 1, 1975)
 4.Bernard Anthony Nieland+ (March 29, 1890 - January 1, 1977)
 5.Mary Magdalene Nieland (June 26, 1892 - March 26, 1972)
 6.Rose Walburga Nieland+ (February 20, 1895 - August 16, 1935)
 7.Bertha Mary Nieland+ (April 28, 1897 - October 3, 1952)
 8.Anna Catherine Nieland+ (May 30, 1899 - May 12, 1984)
 9.Louis Christopher Nieland+ (October 7, 1901 - October 3, 1985)
 10.Joseph Theodore Nieland+ (March 21, 1904 - August 15, 1973)
 11.Herman A. Nieland+ (June 19, 1906 - September 6, 1988)

Citations

  1. [S71] St. Vitus Katholische Kirchenbüch, Südlohn,1815-1848 FHL # 1049389.
  2. [S61] Microfilm; M237, Roll 75.
  3. [S109] Friedrich Müller, Westfailische Auswanderer Im 19. Jahnhundert, page 294.
  4. [S18] 1870 Federal Population Census,, Iowa, Dubuque, New Wine Twp, page 37, M593-390.
  5. [S17] 1880 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Sac, Viola Twp, page 11, T9-0363 page 205 C.
  6. [S57] 1895, Iowa State Census.
  7. [S37] 1900 Federal Population Census, , ED 53 sheet 2 line 74.
  8. [S28] 1910 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Wheatland Twp, page 5A, ED 61.
  9. [S38] 1920 Federal Population Census, , Iowa, Carroll, Wheatland Twp, page 4B, ED 68, T625-481.
  10. [S54] 1930 Federal Population Census,, District 35 page 2B.
  11. [S215] 1940, Federal Population Census, Iowa, Carroll, Breda, Roll T627-1144, ED 14-36, Sheet 3B.
  12. [S50] The Breda News, Breda, Iowa
    ,August 31, 1949.