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Christianna Meckes Bonser

  • Birth 9 Mar 1859 Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 25 Apr 1953 Saylorsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 47147573

Daughter of Godfrey Meckes and Margaret Greenzweig. Christianna was baptized 14 Aug 1859 at St. Matthew's Church, Kunkletown, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania; sponsored by Gottfried Greenzweig.

In 1880 Christiana Mackes, age 21 and still single, was listed in the household of her single brother, Daniel Mackes, age 26 a farmer, in Eldred Twp., Monroe Co., PA. Also listed in the same household were Christiana's sister, Maryan (Mary Margaret) Mackes age 18 and still single, along with Mary Greenzweig, age 68 and single. (1880 census, National Archives Film T9-1157, Page 265C)

Christianna married Josiah Bonser (son of Joseph Bonser and his wife, Christianna).

Children of Josiah Bonser and Christianna Meckes:
1. Cora Edna Bonser b. 1885
2. Elmer Bonser b. 1889
3. Jenie May "Jane" Bonser b. 1892
4. Charles H Bonser b. 1894

Christianna was a life-long resident of Eldred Twp. She was a member of St. Matthew's Evangelical Reformed Church at Kunkletown.

She died at her home at Saylorsburg, R. 2 and was buried in St. Matthew's Church cemetery. No tombstone has been found. (Obit in "Morning Call", Allentown, Monday, 27 April 1953, pps. 12 & 19)


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  • Created by: Laura Breite
  • Added: 26 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47147573
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Christianna Meckes Bonser (9 Mar 1859–25 Apr 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47147573, citing Saint Matthews UCC Cemetery, Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Laura Breite (contributor 47054933) .