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Re: Daniel & Mary Bohnert, Baden, Germany
Posted by: Barbara Perrance (ID *****2162) Date: April 06, 2009 at 15:12:30
In Reply to: Daniel & Mary Bohnert, Baden, Germany by Barbee Perrance of 72

The above posting needs to be updated. Daniel and Mary were in New York City by 1835, working as a shoemaker at 19 Spruce Street, Manhatten, N.Y., N.Y. The 1840 New York census records a Dan'l Bonhart and wife, both born between 1800 and 1810 (as were Daniel and Mary). The census lists children living with this couple, one male and one female, both under five years of age. These children did not survive if this is in fact our Daniel and Mary because the first surviving child was born the year after this census was taken (Ferdinand, born in 1841) Mary gave birth to Ferdinand about 60 miles away from their Manhatten address in Pike County, Pennsylvania. All of the remaining children were born in New York. Perhaps she traveled to stay with family for the birth. Daniel became a U.S. citizen Oct 28, 1844 by application to the New York Common Pleas Court, witnessed by Sebastian Kohlhepp of New York City. I have not found this family on any 1850 census record. They are recorded on the 1860 census record of Sangamon County Illinois, in the Pleasant Plains post office district.

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