Cornelius Neil Verburg

Brief Life History of Cornelius Neil

When Cornelius Neil Verburg was born on 9 October 1897, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Dingenis Verburg, was 31 and his mother, Cornelua van den Berge, was 23. He married Johanna Kloet on 7 April 1921, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 28 February 1966, in East Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Cascade Township, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Cornelius Neil Verburg
1897–1966
Johanna Kloet
1899–1985
Marriage: 7 April 1921
Loraine Mae Verburg
1924–2003

Sources (7)

  • Corneil Verberg in household of Dennis Verberg, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Neil Verburg, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Neil Cornelius Verburg, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1903 · Ford Motor Company

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Dutch Adriaan, Gerrit, Leendert, Marinus, Rens.

Dutch: shortened form of Van der Burg, a topographic name for someone who lived by a fortification or a stately home, Middle Dutch burch(t).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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