Notes for Ettje Janssen Budde: Ettje died at Peoria, IL, at the home of her daughter Ettje (hulsebus) Schmidt. Both are interred in Lewisburg, Cemetery, Wayne County, IA.
More About Ettje Janssen Budde and Peter Bernadino Hulsebus: Marriage: Apr 27, 1839, Leer, Ostfriestland, Germany.
Marriage Notes for Ettje Janssen Budde and Peter Bernadino Hulsebus: Peter and Ettje resided in Leer, Germany, from 1839 to either 1854 or 1855 where 8 of their children were born. They lived until 1864 in Breinermoor, Germany where the last 4 children were born. He had a cooperage business and was also a farmer.
Their home in Breinermoor was a 6-room house. All rooms were on one floor with a long hall separating the living quarters from the cooperage shop and the stables. As was common in Germany, their combination home, workshop and stable was connected and was under one roof. They also had a large orchard and garden behind the house. The farm was on the outskirts of Breinermoor.
Peter first came to the U.S. during the latter part of 1864, bringing with him, sons John (Johann) and Enno. Peter returned home shortly to dispose of his farm and home in order to move to the U.S. This time he brought his wife Ettje and the reamining 8 children. Son Diederich had died in 1850 and son Bernhard was a sailor, having gone to sea at the age of fourteen.
The family left Germany from Bremen on the ship Hansa, vessel driven by power and sails. Their son Bernard, who had already spent eight or nine years at sea, was a sailor on the ship Hansa. According to the captain, the trip was one of the worst of record. The ship tipped so much to the side that water got in through the portholes.
They arrived in New York on the day Abraham Lincoln was shot, April 14, 1865. Albert Hulsebus, a brother of Peter Hulsebus, met and took the family to his home in Staten Island, New York. On the third day they left for Burlington, Iowa, where Johann Budde, a cousin of Ettje, met them. The next morning the two sons in this country, John and Enno, arrived with a team and wagon to take them to the 140-acre farm 12 miles northwest of Burlington, Iowa, which Peter had purchased on his first trip to the U.S.
Peter later sold this farm and bought another in Danville, Iowa, and lived there until some time in 1874, then moving to West Burlington, Iowa.
Sometime during the 1880's they moved to Wayne County, Iowa, on a small farm 3 1/2 miles east of Lewisburg, Iowa. Lewisburg is not now shown on the map, but it was about 8 miles south of Humeston, Iowa. Their son, Bernard, owned a store there and was postmaster. My day, Lawrence, remembered a blacksmith shop and school there when he lived in Wayne County.
In 1880, ten of the 11 children were married and only the youngest, Ida, was still home. Six of the children resided near their parents and their families grew. One might way that the Hulsebus family represented a small German Community in themselves, largely conversing in German, children included.
Peter and Ettje were a devout and religious couple, adhering strickly to the doctrine of the German Lutheran Church. There was no German church in the community so this family with their German neighbors met in a school house in the community and conducted Sunday School and one neighbor would read a serman. Occasionally, visiting ministers conducted the service. Later, Rev. Johannes F. Reinsch held German and Bible school during English school vacation. (Rev. Reinsch married a daughter of Peter's son Bernard). In time, a small German Lutheran church was built.
Peter and Ettje lived on the farm in Wayne County, Iowa, until the death of Peter in 1891. Ettje lived there a few years more and then lived with daughter, Johanna (Hannah) Hulsebus Gerdes. In 1990, Ettje moved to Peoria, Illinois, where she lived with daughter Ettje Hulsebus Schmidt for 17 years until her death in 1917.
From BYGONE DAYS, Autobiography and Family History with Photographs and Clippings, by Irene Nora (Hulsebus) Neff, Christmas 1990. Originally given to her daughter Pamela Neff & her 3 children.
Children of Ettje Janssen Budde and Peter Bernadino Hulsebus are:
+Enno Heinrich Hulsebus, b. Sep 22, 1844, Leer, Hanover, Germany, d. May 09, 1918, buried in Evangelical Cemetery, Donnellson, IA.