This page is based on census findings from state and federal remuneration beginning in 1850. Census records are government surveys and not legal documents. Although accuracy is stressed, it is not mandatory. Census takers sometimes received answers from young children, elderly with questionable memories, people with little understanding of English, landlord of the residence, and neighbors when the family was not present at that moment.
The census records are an excellent beginning to reconstruction of family generations. The use of county vital records and other data such as citizenship papers, church records and cemetery records will be necessary to verify the connections found below.
New York Passenger Lists 1881 - 1894 (Ancestry.com)
Name: Peter Vullings
Arrival Date: 16 Mar 1893
Port of Arrival: New York
Destination: Depere, Wisconsin
Purpose: Permanent Sojourn
Port of Departure: Antwerp
Ship Name: Rhynland
Ship Accommodations: Second class cabin
The Peter Vullings family lived in the East Ward of city of Oconto on Oconto Street in 1900. Peter had come to North America in 1893 at the age of 26 years being born in Holland May 22, 1869. Both his parents were born in Germany. Peter was a tailor. He was age 32 years in 1900 and had been married to wife Philomene (sic) for two years. She had been born in Wisconsin of parents whose births were in Holland. Philomene was age 28 as of October 29, 1899. There was one birth in the family, son Leo Henry, born in Wisconsin on July 3, 1899.
On the 1905 Wisconsin
State Census for Oconto County, Peter Vullings is married to Minnie and
has three sons; Harry L. age 5, Joseph Vullings age 4 and Millard age 2
July 11, 1907
Peter Vullings has removed his tailor shop from his residence to the rooms over Classon’s store on Superior Street.
The Peter Vullings of Oconto County is now age 41 and married 11 years to Minnie age 38 and listed as a Merchant Tailor. Minnie has given birth to 4 children with 4 living. Their home is on Congress Street and children are sons Leo age 10 (Leo H. Vullings 03 Jul 1899), Williard (sic) age 8 (Willard C. Vullings 31 Aug 1901), Joseph age 6 (Joseph P Vullings 13 Apr 1904) and daughter Clara age 1 year.
Another Peter Vullings lives on Wallen Street in city of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is 43 years of age. His birth is listed as Hol. Dutch, as are both his parents and he has been Naturalized. His wife is Mary (former married name Van Roy) age 50 and born in Bel. French as were both her parents. No year of immigration is given for her. Mary has given birth to 8 children, with 7 living in 1910. In the household is one step-son (of Peter), Arthur Van Roy age 20 years and born in Wisconsin, who works for the railroad. Arthur's father had been born in Wisconsin. Also in the household are Peter's son Theodore age 9 and daughter Helen age 7, both reported to have been born in Michigan.
Leo Vullings graduates from Oconto High School Class of 1914.
The family of Peter Vullings, age 51, of Oconto County continues to live on Congress Street in city of Oconto. Peter continues as a Tailor and his wife Minnie had added another son to the family, Henry age 8 (15 October 1911). All 5 children are living in residence with oldest Leo working as a Stenographer. Peter was Naturalized as a U. S. citizen in 1906.
Peter Vullings, age 61, of Oconto County now lives on Adams Street in city of Oconto. Peter continues to own his Tailor Shop. He was age 30 when married according to the Federal census, wife Minnie, now age 58, was age 27 at marriage. The youngest two children remain in residence, daughter Clara age 20 and son Henry F. age 18.
Oconto Catholic Cemetery - Oconto Wisconsin
was born 22 May 1868 and died 16 August 1946.
Minnie Vullings was born 29 October 1871 and died 6 October 1959.
Leo H. Vullings was born 8 July 1899 and died 28 January 1965.
Willard C. Vullings was born 31 August 1901 and died 19 December 1976.
Clara Vullings was born 15 April 1909 and died 1 August 1966.
Social Security Death Index
was born 13 April 1904 and died August 1967 in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Henry Vullings was born 15 October 1911 and died June 1986 in Minoqua, Oneida County, Wisconsin.
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