George Bonawitz

Brief Life History of George

When George Bonawitz was born on 6 April 1818, in Berrysburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Michael Bonawitz, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Matter, was 30. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Susannah Miller. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Jackson Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 28 August 1893, at the age of 75, and was buried in Enders, Jackson Township, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States.

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George Bonawitz
Susannah Miller
Sarah Bonawitz
Susannah Bonawitz
William Adam Bonawitz

Sources (5)

  • George Bonawits, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: george bonavitz - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: george bonavitz
  • George Bonavitz, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Germanized form of Polish Bonowicz: patronymic from the personal name Bona, from Latin bonus ‘good, noble, honest’ or from a shortened form of Bonifacy (see Boniface ). This surname is very rare in Germany.

Americanized form of German Bonewitz .

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

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