|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1839|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1921|
Son of Joseph Bonser and his wife, Christianna.
Peter served in the Civil War. He was a life-long resident of the Little Gap area.
He married Mary Margaret Meckes (daughter of Godfrey Meckes and Margaret Greenzweig).
Children of Peter and Mary:
1. Carrie May Bonser b. 1884
2. Sarah A Bonser b. 1886
3. Charles Peter Bonser b. 1891
4. William Bonser b. 1894
5. John Bonser b. 1898
Peter died in his home and was buried in St. Matthew's Church cemetery. (Obit in "Morning Call", Allentown, Tuesday, 25 January 1921, p. 16) His obituary stated that he was survived by "eight children, several of whom reside in Bethlehem, the remainder in the vicinity of Little Gap". To date, only five of his children have been identified.
Private, Company L, 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Enlisted on June 11, 1864. Discharged by General Order no. 77 A.G.O. on June 21, 1865 from U.S. General Hospital in Cumberland, Maryland. Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers says he was discharged by surgeon's certificate due to injury. Also listed as Bouncer.
Filed for a pension on August 27, 1890, application number 918,688, certificate 799,839. Wife Mary Bonser filed for a widow's pension on February 4, 1921, application number 1,168,357, certificate 900,594. Address listed as Kunkeltown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania and disability listed as lung disease in the 1890 Veteran's Census.
Mary Margaret Meckes Bonser (1861 - 1943)*
Sarah Louisa Meckes Bonser (1889 - 1960)*
Carrie May Bonser Weaver (1884 - 1981)*
Sarah A Bonser Shook (1886 - 1961)*
Charles Peter Bonser (1891 - 1965)*
William Bonser (1894 - 1971)*
John Bonser (1898 - 1951)*
Saint Matthews UCC Cemetery
Created by: Laura Breite
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47152406