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Alice K Honborg (#46991222)
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Daniel Allen
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Daniel Allen
RE: Grave Memorial# 20117593
The Honborg name

When you look at the above listings, you will see that Peter Honborg is listed as just that, Honborg. His wife Christina and their daughter Hertha are listed as Honberg. I will see if I can find any more info when I am there in August. I will also try to locate Peter Jorgensen Honborg. It could be that his marker is buried or lost. I have to assume he is in Lake View somewhere. As I said, the cemetery is on Honborg land.

Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 11, 2016 2:39 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Grave Memorial# 20117593
Peter Honborg's wives

As it turns out, you appear to be correct about the Peter Honborg being married twice. I searched the Delta County marriage records and found the following:

A-030 00457-A
Groom Honborg Peter 28 Denmark Unlisted Unlisted 1880-April-07 Escanaba MI
A-030 00457-B
Bride Hanson Anna Mary 21 Denmark Unlisted Unlisted MN
A-042 00642-A
Groom Honborg Peter 29 Denmark Unlisted Unlisted 1882-September-27 Bay de Noc Twp
A-042 00642-B
Bride Hansen Christina 19 Denmark Unlisted Unlisted MN
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 11, 2016 10:55 AM
Daniel Allen
RE: Grave Memorial# 20117593
By the way, I changed the spelling in my family tree to Honborg. I did find some evidence that the spelling was used in the 1880s. I have a plat map of the south Stonington area that shows the proper spelling of the name. Thank you for pointing that out.
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 10, 2016 8:23 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Grave Memorial# 20117593
Mary Honburg

Thank you for the pointer to the record. I managed to find it on Ancestry. I also found this:

Name: Annie Honburg
Age: 3
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Single
Birth Date: 1886
Death Date: 20 Jun 1889
Death Place: Bay De Hoc, Delta, Michigan, USA
File Number: 1153
Father: Peter Honburg
Mother: Annie Honburg

I am not aware of another Peter Honberg from that time period in Stonington. So, I have to assume the mother as Annie Honburg was a transcription error. When I am up there in August, I will look for the graves. Lake View Cemetery was active in 1888 and 1889 and it was located on Honberg land. I have to assume they are there somewhere.
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 10, 2016 7:37 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
About Kate

It's possible that Catherine M Honborg could be Kate, I suppose. As far as Mary is concerned, I have found no records for her. However, there is a Delta County death record for a Baby Girl Honberg, daughter of Peter Honberg that died on 11 January 1890.The date doesn't quite fit for what you have for Mary. When I am in Escanaba in August, I will be visiting the Lake View cemetery and will see what I can find. I haven't been there in a very long time and the list on Findagrave was built from the listing found at the Delta County Genealogical society. I want to do a detailed inspection of the cemetery itself. Perhaps I can find something new.

As far as name changes go, there are many reasons. My great grandfather, George Peterson, chenges "sen" to "son" to avoind problems with the Swedes that settled Stonington before the Danes started arriving. Names also often got changed because of transcription errors during the immigration process. One of my favorite stories involves a man in Escanaba that was named Sam Tang. He came through Ellis Island in the company of an relative who had the same name as him. The relative went through first and he told Sam that, when asked his name, to say "Same thing". That became Sam Tang and that is how he was forever known.
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 4:03 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
by the way, thank you for the link to the Danish emigration lists. I have already found a few of my relatives.
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 12:58 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
I think you are correct about Anna Hoi. She and her twin sister Marie were my 3rd great aunts. Marie emigrated in 1878 and married Hans Jacobsen in 1879. Anna was the wife of my great grandfather Hans Bonefeld's brother, Christen. She was also the aunt of the wife of Hans Bonefeld, Christina Iversen Bonefeld. The relationships between the Bonefelds, Jacobsens, and Honbergs ran me in circles for a while. :-)
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 12:38 PM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
Hi Alice,

I do have one question. Do you have any information about Kate Honberg, sister of Hertha, Anna, and Dora? So far, I have struck out on her.


Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 11:48 AM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
Thank you for all the information about the Honbergs. Dora was also a friend of my grandmother's and I knew that she married a Johnson, but wasn't sure of which one.

I am going to Escanaba this summer and plan to spend some time at the Carnegie Library to do some research. The information you have posted is a great help.


Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 10:54 AM
Daniel Allen
RE: Memorial# 20117518
Hi Alice,

Hertha Honberg was the sister of Anna Honberg, who was married to my first cousin (2x removed) Hans Christian Bonefeld. Hertha was working as a maid in Chicago when she died at the age of 23. I have not yet found the details of her death. I am also uncertain as to when she left Stonington, Michigan to go to work in Chicago.

The other woman in the photograph is my grandmother, Anna Christine Bonefeld (1900-1980).

Best Regards,

Daniel Allen
Added by Daniel Allen on Mar 09, 2016 9:50 AM
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