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
Marriage: 4 July 1871
Myra Minick
Seymor Milton Minnick
Clarence Arthur Minnick

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Minnick



4 July 1871
Ford, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Bouk


    Lydia Swayze




    Margery Bouk


    Loisse Marie Bouk


    Samuel Bouk


    Eliza Jane Bouk



+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.

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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