Person:Renze Van Peyma (3)

m. 17 AUG 1815
  1. Reinou Peima1816 - 1817
  2. Jacob Worp van Peyma1817 -
  3. Renze Worpsz van Peyma1820 - 1900
  4. Pieter van Peima1821 - 1829
  5. Reinou Worp van Peyma1824 - 1895
  6. Pieter van Peyma1830 - 1830
  7. Nieske van Peyma1835 - 1856
m. 27 May 1841
  1. Worp Van Peyma1849 -
  2. Cornelius Van Peyma1854 - 1923
  3. Jacobus VanPeyma1855 - 1906
  4. Thomas Jefferson Van Peyma1859 - 1901
Facts and Events
Name Renze Worpsz van Peyma
Alt Name[2][3] Rancy W Van Peyma
Gender Male
Birth[1][3] 30 Mar 1820 Ternaard, Westdongeradeel, Friesland, Netherlands
Marriage 27 May 1841 Westdongeradeel, Friesland, Netherlandscivil; s/o Worp van Peyma and Sijke Rinzes Posthumus, of Ternaard; d/o Kornelis Durks Hartmans and Lolkje Fredriks Schregardus, of Wierum
to Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Emigration[4] 8 May 1849
Immigration[4] 6 Jun 1849 Port of New York, United StatesR. W. von Peyma, a farmer from Holland, arrived in New York on the S.S. Hermann by 6 June. The ship originated in Bremen, Germany, and made a stop in Southampton, England. He was traveling with [wife] Mrs. A. Hartmanns and several other family members.
Census 1 Jun 1850 Lancaster (town), Erie, New York, United Stateswith Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Physical Description[5] 20 Sep 1854 Buffalo, Erie, New York, United StatesIn a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Wm. L. Marcy, T. O. Vanderpoel requested a passport for Renze Van Peyma of Buffalo “who wishes to visit Holland” with his wife and two children. He described Renze as aged 34 years, 6 ft. tall, blue eyes, brown hair, long nose, small mouth, sharp chin, and high forehead.
Other 26 Oct 1854 Port of Liverpool, Lancashire, EnglandR. W. Peyma and family arrived aboard the U.S.M.S. Atlantic, having left New York on 14 October.
with Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Census 1 Jun 1860 Lancaster (town), Erie, New York, United Stateswith Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Residence[8] 20 Feb 1866 Lancaster, Erie, New York, United StatesR. W. Van Peyma, of the town of Lancaster, received a patent for an improved hulling machine.
Residence[6] Abt 1869 Leavenworth, Kansas, United StatesRenze removed from Lancaster, New York, to a farm in Leavenworth Co., Kansas. (His obituary stated the year was 1879, but this should probably have been 1869.)
Occupation[6] In Lancaster, Renze's business was banking, but he also had an interest in a tannery and a grist mill. He owned a farm after moving to Kansas. After his wife died in 1888, Renze retired from active business and lived with his son, James, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Education[3] Renze could read and write, and he spoke English.
Census 1 Jun 1870 High Prairie, Leavenworth, Kansas, United Stateswith Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Census 1 Mar 1875 High Prairie, Leavenworth, Kansas, United Stateswith Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Census 1 Jun 1880 Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United Statesat 719 Osage St.
with Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Census 1 Mar 1885 Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United Stateswith Adriaantje Kornelis Hartmans
Census[2] 1 Mar 1895 Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United StatesRancy Van Peyma (no occ.) was residing with [son] James Van Peyma, [daughter-in-law] Isabel, and seven of James's children. (No relationships are recorded in this census.)
Census[3] 1 Jun 1900 Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United Statesat 520 Everett Ave., in a home that was owned with a mortgage
Rancy W. Van Peyma (no occ.), widowed father of James Van Peyma (occ. hardware dealer), was also residing with his son's wife Isabella and seven children.
Death[6] 26 Jun 1900 Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United Statesat 520 Everett
Renze died of Bright's disease (kidney disease) at the home of his son James.
Burial[6][7] 28 Jun 1900 Greenwood Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States
Funeral[7] 28 Jun 1900 Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United StatesThe local newspaper described Renze's funeral as “large” with a “great many” of his friends who accompanied his remains from Kansas City. After arriving at 11:40 a.m. on the Missouri Pacific train, the funeral was held from the depot under the auspices of Hiram lodge of Leavenworth. His remains were taken from the depot to the cemetery to be interred beside his wife. His sons Cornelius and Worp were not able to attend the funeral.

Additional Information

Renze's obituary described him as a “friend” of Grover Cleveland. “It was while [living in Lancaster, N. Y.,] that he met Grover Cleveland who afterwards was elected president.” “Mr. Van Peyma was always more or less interested in politics and though he never held office, he was a very strong factor in New York's early political history.”[6]

“Mr. Van Peyma was descended from the nobility of Holland but he always had a great dislike for anything pertaining to it. He was heir to a large estate in Holland but would never claim it because he said he had money enough and had no need for more. He was an intelligent man and was a great lover of poetry. Up to his last days his memory was perfect and he could recite whole passages from Burns, who was his favorite poet.”[6]

emigreert 8 mei 1849 naar New York.

  1. Aangiftedatum 1 Apr 1820, akte nr. 43, in Geboorteakte Westdongeradeel, 1820.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ward 3 of Kansas City, Wyandotte, in Kansas State Board of Agriculture. Decennial census of Kansas 1895: Wyandotte County, Kansas. (Topeka: Kansas State Historical Society, 1957), microfilm K-166, p 17, dwelling 114, family 117, James Van Peyma household, [digital image,].
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 ED 151, Ward 3 of Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623), roll 504 (FHL #1240504), folio 254, sheet 17B, dwelling 347, family 384, James Van Peyma household, [digital image,], enumerated 20 June 1900.

    He was born “Mar. 1820”. He could read, write, and speak English.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Passenger list of the U.S. Mail S.S. Hermann, in New York City, New York, United States. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-97. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237), roll 80, list 668, p 3, ln 134, list dated 6 June 1849.
  5. Department of State. Office of the Chief Clerk, and Department of State. Passport Bureau. Passport applications, 1795-1905. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372), [digital image,], roll 48, no 6205-6206, 23 Sept. 1854.

    In a letter from T. O. Vanderpoel to Hon. Wm. L. Marcy, dated 20 Sept. 1854, from Buffalo, New York:
    “Enclosed I send you Citizen Papers of Renze Van Peyma of Buffalo who wishes to visit Holland and desires his Passport. Hight 6 ft. 34 years old Eyes Blue Hair Brown. Nose Long. mouth Small Chin Sharp. forehead high. he takes his wife & 2 children”. He further wrote to request a passport for Frederick Dykstra.

  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 “W. R. Van Peyma Dead”, in The Leavenworth Times. (Leavenworth, Kansas), p 6, Thurs., 28 June 1900.

    W. R. Van Peyma, age 84, born in “Freesland”, Holland, died last Tuesday [26 June 1900] “at the home of his son, James, in Kansas City, Kan.”

    Preceded by wife in 1888. Survived by four sons, James Van Peyma (Kansas City), Jefferson Van Peyma (Kansas City), Wolp Van Peyma (Iowa), and Cornelius Van Peyma (Montana).

    Funeral services at about 11:35 at the train depot. Interment at Greenwood cemetery.

  7. 7.0 7.1 “Funeral of Van Peyma”, in The Leavenworth Times. (Leavenworth, Kansas), p 4, Fri., 29 June 1900.
  8. Van Peyma, R. W. “Improvement in Grain-hullers”, U.S. Patent 52,774, issued 20 Feb. 1866.