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Punt, Cornelius (C.A.) 1893 and Johanna Franken Family


Posted By: Wilma J. Vande Berg - volunteer (email)
Date: 7/14/2021 at 19:28:05


This family story is from the Sioux Center Centennial Book Pages 474 & 475, the story was submitted by Adrian Punt and it was transcribed for this BIOS by Beth De Leeuw of the Greater Sioux County Genealogical Society. Some research notes were added by Wilma J. Vande Berg at the end as well as the obits of Cornelius’s parents Adam and Hendreka Schut and grandparents Cornelius Punt and Maria Helena Knook.

Cornelius Punt (C.A.) was the oldest of 12 children born to Adam (1865–1947) and Hendreka Johanna Schut (1873–1954), who were married May 12, 1892 at Sioux Center, IA. Adam and Hendreka farmed west of Sioux Center, IA and had 12 children, Cornelius (C.A.), Sander (Sam), Maria Helena, Mary Int Veld (John), Frank, Arie, Peter, Henry, Martin, Fannie Johanna Kuhl (Jake), Johanna Vande Berg (Lawrence), Gerrit and Ada Vermeer (John).

Cornelius (C.A.) (June 7, 1893–June 8, 1952) was born at Maurice, IA. He was a W.W.1 Veteran serving in France. He married Johanna Franken (July 3, 1897–Sept. 6, 1984) Aug. 28, 1910 at Sioux Center, IA. She was the daughter of Evert and Louise (Schoep) Franken. She had a sister Ella Niesink (John), 4 brothers; Gerrit, Hendrick, Arthur, and Henry. They farmed near Middleburg, IA moving to Sioux Center, IA in 1948. They had a son Adrian and a daughter Louise.

Adrian was born July 10, 1920 at Sioux Center, IA, he married Gertrude Wilhelmina De Zeeuw, daughter of Pleum J. De Zeeuw and Lillian Van Putten (see story De Zeeuw, Pleum J. and Lillian Van Putten) on June 27, 1941. They farmed the same farm near Middleburg moving to Sioux Center, IA in 1966 where Adrian managed the Memorial Funeral Home for 19 years. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter.

Curtis Paul was born September 25, 1942 at Sioux Center, IA, married Judy Vermeer daughter of Wilbur and Harriet (Schimmel) Vermeer, on Jan. 4, 1964. Judy was born on Sept. 11, 1945 at Sioux Center, IA. They have 3 children, Kevin Bruce, born Oct. 15, 1965, Shari Lea, born Oct. 27, 1969, and Christopher Jay, born Oct. 2, 1984.

Leslie James was born on Sept. 17, 1945 at Orange City IA, he enlisted in the Iowa Air Guard on June 11, 1965, and served in the Vietnam War at Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico, until his discharge June 11, 1970. He married Cathie Hagge, of Renwick IA, daughter of Wayne and Marie Hagge on Feb. 18, 1967 at Renwick, IA. Cathie was born Nov. 15, 1946. They have 2 children, Michael Dean born Sept. 17, 1967, and Melissa Marie born June 1, 1970.

Paul Douglas was born on June 13, 1947 at LeMars, IA. He enlisted in the Naval Reserves in 1966 and saw active duty on the U.S.S. Neches Oiler in the Vietnam waters. He was discharged in 1969. He married Sharon, daughter of Warren and Lillian Van Roekel on May 12, 1967. Sharon was born Sept. 13, 1947. They have 3 children, Thomas Paul born June 3, 1968, Wendy Rayleen born Feb. 3, 1972, Neil Patrick born June 21, 1977.

Joan was born on Oct. 31, 1952 at Sioux Center, IA. She married Richard Allen Loehr of Alton, IA son of Curtis and Neola Loehr on May 12, 1972. Richard was born on Sept. 29, 1952. They had 5 children, Christian Allen Sept. 30, 1972, died same day, Charity Lee born July 2, 1973, died July 17, 1973, Ryan Allen born on May 10, 1976, Randi Janelle born Oct. 29, 1978 and Erin Mae born on Nov. 12, 1980.

Louise daughter of Cornelius and Johanna (Franken) Punt was born on July 7, 1923 at Sioux Center, IA. She married Peter Vis (Feb. 5, 1921–June 8, 1980) son of Henry and Winnie Vis on Feb. 25, 1949. They had 4 children, Janice Wilma born Jan. 30, 1950, at Rock Rapids, IA, Howard Dean born Jan. 30, 1952, at Rock Rapids, IA, Craig Allan born on May 20, 1955 and Daryl Kent born on Oct. 24, 1960.

Janice married Arthur G. Humble on July 23, 1969, he was born May 11, 1949, he is the son of Rev. and Mrs. Grace Humble. They have 3 daughters Mary Lynn born Jan. 21, 1969, twins April and Amy born July 12, 1970. Janice married Merle Broesder and have a son Paul Christopher born Aug. 15, 1980.

Howard married Brenda Bouwman, daughter of Tom and Gertie Van Dyke Bouwman, on June 23, 1973. Brenda was born on Sept. 21, 1953. They have 2 children Joni Lynne born Feb. 20, 1977 and Joel Howard born Oct. 5, 1981. Howard married Dori Jean Rogers on Apr. 22, 1989. She was born on Dec. 8, 1955. Dori has 3 children, Adrianne, Billy Roy and Joni Elizabeth.

Craig Allan married Debra Ranae Te Beest, daughter of Glen and Janet Te Beest on Aug. 14, 1976. She was born June 11, 1957. Their children are Chad born May 12, 1980, Matthew Adam born April 17, 1984 and Nicole Erin born March 27, 1987.

Daryl Kent married Lisa Rakier on March 16, 1985. She was born April 27, 1966. They have a daughter Sara Nicole born on July 24, 1984.

Submitted to the book by Adrian Punt

OBITUARIES of extended ancestors added by Wilma J. Vande Berg

OBITUARY of Cornelius (C. A. )
Source: Sioux County Index (6-19-1952)
Birth: June 7, 1893
Death: June 8, 1952
C. A. Punt Dies After Long Illness
Cornelius Punt passed away on Sunday afternoon, June 8, 1952 at the Methodist hospital at Sioux City after an illness of nearly 11 weeks. He had reached the age of 59 years and one day.
Mr. Punt was born on a farm near Maurice on June 7, 1893, the oldest son of Adam Punt and Hendrika Johanna Schut.
On August 28, 1919, he was united in marriage to Johanna Franken who now survives with the 2 children, Adrian of Sioux Center and Louise, Mrs. Peter H. Vis of Rock Rapids.
He is further survived by five grandchildren, his aged mother Mrs. Adam Punt and the following brothers and sisters: Sam of Maurice, Mary (Mrs. John In't Veld) of Rock Valley, Frank of Maurice, Arie of Sioux Center, Peter of Stickney, South Dakota, Henry of Maurice, Reverend Martin of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, Fannie of Sioux Center, Johanna (Mrs. Lawrence Vander Berg), of Sioux Center ,Gerrit of Maurice, and Ada (Mrs. John L. Vermeer) of Montevideo,
He was preceded in death by his father who died December 1, 1947 Mr. Punt was very active in church and community affairs dur ing his life time. He was an elder at the First Reformed Church for 7˝ years and taught Sunday school there for 24 years.
He served as a member of the board of the Farmers elevator for 20 years, acting as secretary for 11 years. He was elected to the Board of the Co-op Burial Association, and served until the time of his death, also being secretary there in 1937. He was also elected to serve on the Board of the Co-op Produce at the time of of its organization in 1941 and served all of these years also as secretary of the Farmers Produce of Sioux City.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock at the home and at 1:30 p.m. at the First Reformed Church with Reverend P. A. De Jong officiating Burial took place at the Sioux Center cemetery under the direction of the Co-op Burial Association and six nephews served as pall bearer.

OBITUARY card of Johanna Mrs. Cornelius Punt
Born: July 3, 1897 Rural Sioux Center, Iowa
Died: September 6, 1984 Sioux Center, Iowa
In Memory of Mrs. Johanna Punt
Age: 87 years, 2 months, 3 days
Funeral Service: Sept. 10, 1984 First Reformed Church of Sioux Center
Clergy: Dr. Thurman Rynbrandt
Interment: Memory Gardens Cemetery
Memorial Funeral Home Sioux Center
Johanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Evert Franken was born on July 3, 1897 at rural Sioux Center where she attended school and lived her youth.
She was united in marriage with Cornelius A. Punt of Sioux Center on August 28, 1919 at Sioux Center. Their married life was lived on a farm east of Sioux Center until 1948 when they moved to Sioux Center. Mr. Punt died in 1952. She moved to the Sioux Center Community Hospital Nursing Wing in 1967.
She passed away on Thurs. Sept. 6, 1984 at the Nursing Wing.
She is survived by a son, Adrian of Sioux Center, a daughter, Louise Vis of Rock Rapids, IA; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; and a brother, Rev. Henry Franken of Pella, IA.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; a sister, Ella Niessink; and two brothers, Gerrit and Art Franken.
Source: Obituary card of Memorial Funeral Home

OBITUARY of Adam Punt 1865-1947
Source: Sioux County Capital (12-11-1947)
Birth: January 16, 1865
Death: December 1, 1947
ADAM PUNT: Last Thursday, December 4, funeral services were held at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center for Adam Punt, 82 year old pioneer who passed away early Monday morning, December 1. Reverend H. Harmelink of the Carmel Reformed Church officiated, and burial was at the Sioux Center cemetery.
Mr. Punt was born at Nord Brabant, Holland, on January 16, 1865. He came to America with his parents at the age of a year and a half. The family settled in Michigan. In 1876 they came to Sioux County, living at Orange City for about a year and then moving to a farm south of town.
On May 12, 1892, he was united in marriage to Hendrika Schut and they lived on a farm southwest of Sioux Center until they retired in 1930 and moved to Sioux Center. Mr. and Mrs. Punt became the parents of twelve children, all of whom survive with their mother. The children are Cornelius of Sioux Center, Sam of Sioux Center, Mary (Mrs. John Int Veld) of Rock Valley, Frank of Sioux Center, Arie of Sioux Center, Peter of Stickney, South Dakota, Henry of Sioux Center, Reverend Martin of Hasbrough Heights, New Jersey, Fannie at home, Johanna (Mrs. Lawrence Vander Berg), Gerrit, and Ada (Mrs. John L. Vermeer), all of Sioux Center. There are 39 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are three brothers, Arie of Orange City, and Martin and Cornelius of Sioux Center, and a sister, Mrs. Kots of Long Beach, California.

OBITUARY of Hendrika Mrs. Adam Punt 1873-1954
Source: Sioux Center News (6-10-1954)
Birth: September 4, 1873
Death: June 4, 1954
Mrs. Adam Punt, 80, who died here Friday after a long period of failing health, were held Monday June 7, at the First Reformed Church in Sioux Center. Reverend P. A. De Jong officiated. Interment was in the Community Cemetery under the arrangements of the Cooperativ Burial Association.
Mrs. Adam Punt, nee Hendrika J. Schut, was born September 4, 1873, in a sod hut on a farm near Sioux Center. She was married to Adam Punt May 12, 1892, and they made their home on a farm southwest of here for 39 years. The remainder of her life she spent in Sioux Center.
Twelve children were born to this union, of whom the following survive: Sam of Maurice, Frank of Sioux Center, Arie of Sioux Center, Peter of Stickney, South Dakota, Henry of Maurice, Reverend Martin Punt, of New Jersey, Fannie of Sioux Center, Johanna (Mrs. Lawrence Vande Berg) of Sioux Center, Gerrit of Maurice and Ada (Mrs. John L. Vermeer) of Montevideo Minnesota. Also surviving are 44 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Brothers and sisters who survive include Peter of Sioux Center, Sam of Clinton Wisconsin, Frank of Hobart, Indiana, and Sandrene of Grand Haven, Michigan
She was preceded in death by her husband in 1947, a son, Cornelius, who died June 8, 1952, and a daughter, Mary, Mrs. John Int Veld, on August 8, 1953. She was also preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

OBITUARY of Cornelius Punt 1831 – 1914 grandfather of Cornelius A. Punt.
Source: Alton Democrat issue of 6 June 1914, Sioux Center column.
Tuesday afternoon occurred the death of old gentleman, Mr. Punt, of whose sickness we made mention last week. He was eighty-three years old. He came to this country in the early eighties, and acquired a great fortune, being one of the great land owners in our county. Five sons and a daughter survive him. Funeral was held Friday at the First Reformed church, Rev. Lubbers officiating.
(Note: In Iowa Deaths and Burials 1850-1990 is listed Cornelius Punt, 83 years old, widowed, retired farmer, born in Netherlands in 1831, died in Sioux Center, IA in 1914. His father was Arie Punt.
And from Find-A-Grave 1600's-Current he is listed with birthdate of 17 Jan 1831 in Fijnaart, Moerdijk Municipality, North Brabant, Netherlands. His spouse was Maria Helena Punt. He is buried in Memory Gardens in Sioux Center, IA.)

OBITUARY if Maria Mrs. Cornelius Punt 1834-1903 grandmother of Cornelius A.
From the Alton Democrat of Nov 28, 1903 Sioux Center news
Mrs. C. Punt senior who has been ill for the past few months died last Wednesday morning at the age of sixty nine.
(This was found on ancestry.com to be Maria Helena Maartensd Knook born 26 Aug 1834 at Finaart North Brabant Neth. married to Cornelis Punt 1860 and died 25 Nov 1903 Sioux Center IA. He was born 17 Jan 1831 same place. Her parents were Maarten Cornelisz Knook and Maaike Ariesd Punt.
Children - Arie 1860, Maarten 1861, Gerrit 1863, Adam 1865, Cornelis 1869, Maatje 1871, Gerritdina 1875,Maria 1877.)


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