Pearl Bonter (1880-1953)

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Pearl Bonter
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McKinley Twp. Cemetery
Born: 15 Sep 1880 Kent Co., Michigan
Died: 14 Jan 1953 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: James D. Bonter
Mother: Mary Catherine Bertrand
Siblings: Ella Bonter
Bertha Bonter
Pearl Bonter
Louis J. Bonter, Sr.
Edna Bonter
Mina Bonter
Myrtie Bonter
Ernest Bonter
Viola Bonter
Ray Bonter
Theodore Bonter
Lottie Bonter
David K. Bonter
Spouse: Elsie Mary Hartung
Married: 24 Dec 1903 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Earl F. Bonter
Floyd Bonter
Daylis Cornelius Bonter
Wilbur Bonter
Robert Bonter


Petoskey News-Review

Ely Pioneer Rites Saturday

Pearl Bonter, 72, resident of Ely, Center township the past 49 years, died at Little Traverse Hospital, last Wednesday.

Mr. Bonter was born in Kent County, Sept. 15, 1880 and he was survived by his wife, Elsie; four sons, Earl, Daylis, and Robert of Pellston, and Floyd of Muskegon; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild; three brothers, Louis, of Harbor Springs, Ernie of Casnovia, and Theodore of Midland; three sisters, Mrs. Alfred Banwell, of Casnovia, Mrs. Bertha Narbout of Grand Rapids; and Mrs. Ella Root, of Lebanon, Mo. He was a member of the Methodist church in Pellston, a charter member of Ely Grange and a member of the Farm Bureau.

Services were held Saturday in the Methodist Church in Pellston, burial followed in Pellston cemetery.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
BONTER, Pearl & HARTUNG, Elsie
Date of Marriage: 12/24/1903
Liber: 3
Folio: 13
  • Marriage:Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
Groom's name: Pearl Banter
Groom's age: 23 years
Groom's birth year: 1880
Groom's birthplace: Michigan
Bride's name: Elsie Hartung
Bride's age: 18 years
Bride's birth year: 1885
Bride's birthplace: Michigan
Marriage date: 24 Dec 1903
Marriage place: Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Groom's father's name: James T.
Groom's mother's name: Mary C. Bertran
Father of bride's name: Henry
Mother of bride's name: Laura Lark
Film number: 2342663
Digital GS number: 4033033
Image number: 488
Reference number: v 1 p 686 rn 184
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Record of Deaths:
Place of Death: Petoskey, Mich
Gender: M
Color: W
Marital Status: Married
Spouse name:
Date of Birth: Sept 15-1880
Age: 72 years months days
Occupation: Farmer
Birthplace of Decedent: Michigan
Father: James Bonter
Informant: Elsie Bonter
Burial date and place: Pellston Cemtery Pellston, Mich 1-17-53
Undertaker: Ralph Peters-Petoskey, Mich.
Date filed: 1-17-53
Registrar: V.D. Cannon
Date of death: Jan 14-1953
Cause of death: Malignant Nephronia