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Re: John Bonnieman Scotland
Posted by: George Freeman Date: October 27, 1999 at 06:06:35
In Reply to: John Bonnieman Scotland by Bonnylou Brisbois of 37

I also am looking for Bonnimans from Scotland. I am looking for more information on Jessie Ann Bonniman born about 1874 in Scotland. I want information on her family. Here is an obituary John Bonniman who lived near Marshall, MN. Are they the same Family?
The NEWS MESSENGER, Marshall, MN Page 3, June 14, 1889
JOHN BONNIMAN - The sudden demise of Mr. John Bonniman was information as painful as startling to the large number of people throughout the county to whom he was well known. The deceased was a resident of the town of Lucas, his farm being on section thirty, and he was among the best known and most substantial farmers of the county, and not only did he hold the highest esteem of his immediate neighborhood, but his reputation for integrity, his prompt and thorough going business relations, and a cheerful and genial nature, won for him a high repute and warm friendship among the business men of Marshall and vicinity, where he was familiarly known. Mr. Bonniman was ill but a week. On Saturday he contracted a slight cold, but was little inconvenienced thereby, and on Sunday, with his wife, drove to the regular meeting of the Presbyterian church, conducted by Rev. Mr. Marvin, and they both united with the church. The following day lie was worse, and a physician was summoned, who at once surmised he had a difficult case to deal with. At first a bilious fever, his trouble soon assumed the form of pneumonia, with typhoid symptoms, which rapidly increased to alarming conditions, and on Friday it was thought there was not more than an even chance for recovery. The patient rallied somewhat the following morning, but Saturday night all hope was despaired of, and he sank away gradually till noon of Sunday, when dissolution occurred.
Mr. Bonniman was a native of Scotland, and came to this country fourteen years ago, locating in this state, in Wabasha county, where he resided four years, and came to Lyon county ten years ago this coming fall, taking a farm in the town of Lucas, where he has been highly successful, through rare industry, perseverance, and intelligent husbandry. He leaves a widow, who for some time has been in poor health, and six children remain, John, the eldest, being fifteen years old; the other children are Maggie, 11 years, Millie, 9 years, Issie, Clemmie and Betsie, respectively seven, five and three years old.
The funeral was held at his late residence, on Monday noon, Rev. Mr. Marvin, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating, and the remains were brought to the Marshall cemetery for internment. A number of people of Marshall were in attendance, and all the people of the neighborhood for many miles around testified their grief and sympathies for the afflicted family by their presence. Mr. Bonniman was forty-three years of age.



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