Cornelius passed from old age the day before Christmas 1905. He was 78 years, 2 months, and 2 days old being born in the Netherlands on 22 October 1827. The 1880 Federal census shows Cornelius, 52; wife, Denhenna (Diena), 45; son, John, 15; Daughter, Eliza, 10; and daughter, Minnie, 8. Cemetery records tell us Diena died on the 29th day of November, 1890. She is buried in the permit grounds (3-15).