Catherine Dustheimer Bonham

Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Sep 1855 (aged 63)
La Rue, Marion County, Ohio, USA
Burial La Rue, Marion County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 59235149 · View Source
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Catherine was a daughter of Johannes Dusthimer (spellings vary) and his wife, Mary Magdeline PRILL (or some variation of PRILL / BRILL) both believed from Loudoun County Virginia. Johannes and Mary came to Licking Co. Ohio in 1809 and by 1825 Johannes (John) owned 380 ac of land in Franklin Twp., Licking Co. Ohio.

Catherine married Elisha Bonham around 1814 (estimate) and them moved to Marion County, Ohio in 1838. See bio of husband (relationship link below) for more detail.

From a published (1883) history of Marion Co., Ohio
"...wife, Catherine, was born August 6, 1792, and died September 25, 1855. They settled in Bowling Green Township in October, 1838, and lived there until their death. Their children are Harrison, Amanda M., Oliver P., Jacob, Sarah, Mary, Harvey, Lydia, Huldah and Hiram, all of whom are living. Eliza, Elisha and Andrew are deceased."

Supporting census data:
1850 United States Federal Census
about Catharine Bonham Name: Catharine Bonham
Age: 57
Estimated birth year: abt 1793
Birth Place: Virginia
Gender: Female
Home in 1850: Bowling Green, Marion, Ohio
Family Number: 420
Household Members: Name Age
Elisha Bonham 76
Catharine Bonham 57
Jacob Bonham 31
Lydia Bonham 24
Eliza Bonham 23
Huldah Bonham 20
Hiram Bonham 19
Mary A Bonham 0
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Bowling Green, Marion, Ohio; Roll M432_708; Page: 28A; Image: 61.

History of the cemetery:
"Directly across from the old home of John Dever Guthery, Sr., who was the second son of Joseph and Hannah Dever Guthery, in Bowling Green township, Marion County, Ohio, is an old cemetery - the Guthery Cemetery, where many Gutherys and their kin lie. Once, just adjoining this cemetery, a church stood, and next to it a store, and on down the line other buildings, making a village that was called Parr Town. It did not flourish because, when LaRue was settled with its railroad and outlet to markets, Parr Town died utterly. But once it was center for township trade."

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Catherine Dustheimer Bonham (6 Aug 1792–25 Sep 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 59235149, citing Guthery Cemetery, La Rue, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .