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BINVERSIE, Peter 

BINVERSIE, Peter

Male 1813 - 1893

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  • Birth  15 Jul 1813  Freudenburg, Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Emigration  26th of May, 1854  In New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    On the Ship Wm. Layton. There were 961 passengers on the ship, and they left Antwerp, Belgiam.
    (I received this information from Linda Hulbert who is a great granddaughter of Nicholas Binversie who is a brother to Peter. They came to America together, Nick was unmarried. Image also provided by Linda.) 
    • Peter and Angela and the first three children came to Wisconsin in 1860 and purchased their farm.
    Peter Binversie and Nicholas Biwersi Ship Manifest
    Peter Binversie and Nicholas Biwersi Ship Manifest
    Died  24 Nov 1893  Town of Meeme, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Peter Biwersi was born on 15th July 1813 at Freudenburg, Prussia the son of Johann Biwersi and Helena Lang. He died at the age of 80 on the 24th Nov. 1893 at the farm home about one half mile west of School Hill, WI.

      He married Angela Maas 8 Feb. 1844 at St. Trinitatis Church in Freudenburg, Prussia - Germany today. Angela was born 11 Aug. 1824 at Freudenburg, the daughter of Joseph Maas and Susanna Welsch. Her parents also came to the School Hill area and are buried at St. Gregory's, St. Nazianz, WI. Angela died 16 Dec. 1892 on their farm near School Hill of cancer of the breast. She was 68 years of age. Angela and Peter are buried side by side on St. Gregory's Cemetery at St. Nazianz.

      Peter and Angela had three children: Helen, Margaret, & Catherine when they came from Prussia. My mother, Elizabeth Kestell told me that her mother had told her that there were twins born on the trip overseas that died and were buried at sea. Margaret was four years old. The Binversie's came to Wisconsin in 1860.

      I recently learned from Linda Hulbert, who lives in New Holstein, WI., whose grear grandfather is Nicholas Binversie, brother of Peter's. that the Peter Binversie's stopped off at Cleveland, Ohio before coming to Wisconsin. They must have lived there from 1854 to 1860.

      Peter and Angela bought their farm in the town of Meeme, Manitowoc County, on 19 Dec. 1860, from George & Griesins Sohn for $90.00 for 20 acres. They bought more land later. They had three more children after they came to America, Nicholas, William and Mary. Helen Binversie married John Schaller, Margaret Binversie married John Netzer, Catherine married John Stiefvater, the Twins died on trip overseas, Nicholas married Anna Weiter, William married Regina Schuler, and Mary married John Elias.

      All of the Binversie girls married "Johns". Mary's husband was not well liked by her family, and when she died, the family must have put her grave stone on her grave, and she is listed as " Maria Benversie"

      Peter and Angela's youngest son William, took over the operation of the home farm after their retirement, and his parents lived with them just a very short time, when they had both died. William and Regina married on the 1 Feb. 1892. Angela died the 16 Dec. 1892, and Peter died 24 Nov. 1893. The farm was in the Binversie family until about 1981.

      The Binversie name has several different spellings. The most common in the past was spelled "Benversie", as it is spelled on the gravestones on the Cemetery at St. Nazianz, WI. Today the spelling is "Binversie". "Biwersi" is the original spelling in Germany and is still spelled that way there today.

      Joseph Maas and Margretha Herber - brother of Angela's, also came to Wisconsin, with his and Angela's parents, and bought a farm right next to them. He bought his farm on the 10th of September 1863 for $375.00 for 80 acres. He was known as "Uncle Maas" to the Netzer family when they were children.

      Nicolaus Biwerse, a brother of Peter's, also came to Manitowoc County in the Cleveland area. His name always stayed "Biwersi". He married Angela Zimmer (?) and had Five children in Cleveland, Ohio before he moved to Wisconsin. Maria his 6th child with Angela was born 17 Jan. 1872, and died 21st of Jan. 1872. He was not married in Germany, as I have the records saying that he was single when he left Germany. Angela died 12 February 1872, after the birth of her child. Nicolaus then married Helena Wagner 7th Nov. 1872, who was the daughter of Jacob Wagner and Catharina Schwanikum. Helena was born in New York. They had 6 children in Wisconsin.

      A Nicolaus Maas, who I did think might be a brother of Angela's and Josef, is not a brother, but an uncle who was a brother to Angela's father Joseph.
    • Lynn Hulbert from New Holstein, Wisconsin, found the ship's Manifest on Ancestry. It states that the Binversie's lived in Freudenburg Germany, and traveled to Antwerp, Belgium to board the ship, "Wm. LAYTON" for their trip to New York, They left Atwerp, Belgium on the 25 of May 1854. There were 961 passengers on board the ship which had M. L. Carpenter as the Captain. They stayed in Cleveland, Ohio for several years. Nicholas & William Binversie were born in Cleveland, Ohio, as they bought their farm in the Town of Meeme, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in 1860.
    Person ID  I10744  Kestell-Kautzer Tree
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2014 

    Father  BIVERSE, Johann,   b. 9 Oct 1785, Freudenburg, Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1878, Freudenburg, Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  LANG, Helena,   b. Aug 1784,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  30 Nov 1810  Freudenburg, Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F19629  Group Sheet

    Family 1  MAAS, Angela,   b. 11 Aug 1824, Freudenberg, Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1892, School Hilll, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Feb 1844  St. Trinitatis, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  12 Aug 2013 
    Family ID  F20836  Group Sheet

    Married  8 Feb 1844  St. Trinitatis, Freudenburg, Bezirk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. BINVERSIE, Helen,   b. 1 Dec 1844, Freudenburg,Bizerk Trier, Prussia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  28 Nov 2014 
    Family ID  F21034  Group Sheet

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    Peter_Binversie.jpg

    Documents
    Peter Biversie Baptism
    Peter Biversie Baptism