Mary Bouk

30 March 1851–19 March 1936 (Age 84)
Niagara Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bouk was born on 30 March 1851, in Niagara Falls, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, her father, Jacob Bouk, was 36 and her mother, Lydia Swayze, was 28. She married Jacob Minnick on 4 July 1871, in Ford, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Gilmore Township, Benzie, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 19 March 1936, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Willow Springs, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Minnick
Mary Bouk
1851–1936
Marriage: 4 July 1871
Myra Minick
1879–1940
Seymor Milton Minnick
1882–1965
Clarence Arthur Minnick
1884–1954

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Minnick

    MaleMale

    Female1851–1936Female

MARRIAGE
4 July 1871
Ford, Illinois, United States
children

(3)

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Bouk

    Male1815–Male

    Lydia Swayze

    Female1822–1892Female

siblings

(6)

    Margery Bouk

    Female1844–1876Female

    Loisse Marie Bouk

    Female1848–1911Female

    Samuel Bouk

    Male1849–1882Male

    Eliza Jane Bouk

    Female1850–1924Female

    Female1851–1936Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1855 · Lager Beer Riot

Age 4

The Lager Beer Riot came at a time in Chicago's history where large waves of Irish and German immigrants moved to the city. The Riot was started because the Mayor of the city renewed enforcement of an old liquor ordinance mandating that taverns be closed on Sundays and to raise the cost of a license to sell liquor from $50 to $300 each year. This didn't sit well with the German immigrants because they felt like it was directed towards them and their heritage. There was only one death throughout the time of the riot, though protesters claimed that it was more.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 24

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Dutch:1. from bok ‘he-goat’, applied probably as a derogatory nickname. 2. occupational name for a butcher.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Mary Minnich in household of Seymour Minnich, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary Minnick, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Minnick in household of Seymore Minnick, "United States Census, 1930"

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