Cornelius Buteyn for many years was actively engaged in farming and was among the successful agriculturists in his part of Sheboygan county. For some years past he has lived a retired life, having turned over the active management of his farm and business affairs to his son Edward, with whom he resides. He was born in The Netherlands, January 17th, 1840, and emigrated to the United States with his wife and family in May, 1898, settling in Sheboygan county where he has since continued to live. He rents a farm of ninety-five acres located one mile northeast of Sheboygan Falls, his place being one of the most highly improved in Sheboygan Falls township. He has retired from the active management of the farm which is now being operated by his son Edward.
Mr. Buteyn was united in marriage to Miss Mary Kerhoven, who was a native of The Netherlands, and to them were born thirteen children, all of whom are now living in Wisconsin: Flora, the wife of Gerard Otte, of Sheboygan City; Peter, who is married and lives in Waupan; Nellie, the wife of Cornelius Van Haveran, a resident of Oostburg; Andrew, who is married and resides in Alto; Edward, who still resides on the home farm; Elizabeth, the wife of Peter Verhage, of Alto; Maude, the wife of Charles Vreeke, of Sheboygan City; Henry, who is married, resides at Sheboygan; John, who is married and makes his home in Sheboygan; Martin, who is married and is engaged in farming in Sheboygan township; Jennie, the wife of John De Mei, of Sheboygan city; Tennie, who is the wife of Nick Decker, a resident of Sheboygan city; and Mary, who resides at home.
Mr. Buteyn is one of the well known and highly respected men of his township and since his residence in Wisconsin has been identified with many public measures seeking to improve the condition of the people in his county and state.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL