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Orion Bohnett
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1901
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1972
Lansing
Ingham County
Michigan, USA

Orion's father died when he was less then a year old and his mother died when he was 9 years old. He was then sent to Dewitt Twp. in Clinton County, Michigan to live with his Aunt and Uncle Jacob Keck.

He never talked much about his younger days. He did tell a story while living on the farm in Jackson County of the boys building a tractor from old parts that they found and was driving it around their farm. All the Bohnett boys were all very mechanical minded. He also told the story about when his mother used to go to Eaton Rapids to shop, that they would get on the old horse and ride Springport and get they their supply of smoking and chewing tobacco. If she went to Springport, they would go the Eaton Rapids.

His working days started at a very young age. He quit school after the eighth grade. At age 15, he had his own team of horses and doing a full days work. In 1923 he got his inheritance from his parents estate. A appears a car was first on his list. In about 1930 he went into partnership on a peppermint crop. His partner was taking more then his share of the peppermint, so before the next year peppermint crop, he rented the farm on Woodbury Road, Woodhull twp. and started farming on that farm. That was in the 1931.

Orion spent most of his life in farming, which he loved. He raise crops including tobacco, sheep and dairy cattle. He worked the farm at the corner of Woodbury and Britten Roads for 21 years, from 1931 to 1952. The first year, he raised tobacco, 350 plants. The farm had 230 acre, of land, about 80 acres of tillable land. After he had a heart attack in 1952, they sold the farm and moved into the City of Laingsburg. After recovering from his heart attack he started doing custodial work and driving school bus for the Laingsburg School District. He retired after 14 years of services and recieved a nice plack from the High School student body.

He lived a honest upstanding life. His word was as good as any written agreement. If he said he was going to do something, it was done. He died in 29 Jun 1972. His death certificate has the cause of death as Bacteremia due as the consequence of pneumonia with coronary heart disease contributing to his death. He died Twenty days after the death of his daughter. 
 
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 Parents:
  Ulrich Bohnett (1858 - 1902)
  Minnie Gall Bohnett (1866 - 1911)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Lorene Montague Bohnett (1912 - 1993)*
 
 Children:
  Orion Albert Bohnett (1929 - 1929)*
  Ardith L. McKee (1931 - 1972)*
  Burton Shurm Bohnett (1932 - 2016)*
  Delores Lee Bohnett (1935 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  John J. Bohnett (1888 - 1952)*
  George Walter Bohnett (1889 - 1962)*
  Roy Ulrick Bohnett (1891 - 1981)*
  Albert A Bohnett (1895 - 1935)*
  Clarence Floyd Bohnett (1896 - 1967)*
  Ezra Herman Bohnett (1898 - 1991)*
  Orion Bohnett (1901 - 1972)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: 1787
 
Burial:
Laingsburg Cemetery
Laingsburg
Shiawassee County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Blk-9 Plot-2, Sec-E
 
Maintained by: Jerry Bohnett
Originally Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Apr 23, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5387285
Orion Bohnett
Added by: Jerry Bohnett
 
Orion Bohnett
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Orion Bohnett
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 Added: Apr. 26, 2007
 
 
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