Jeanette Durand, 18891918 (aged 29 years)

Name
Jeanette /Durand/
Given names
Jeanette
Surname
Durand
Name
Jeanette /Bonerz/
Given names
Jeanette
Surname
Bonerz
Birth September 24, 1889
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24th President of the United States
Grover Cleveland
March 4, 1893 (aged 3 years)

25th President of the United States
William McKinley
March 4, 1897 (aged 7 years)

26th President of the United States
Theodore Roosevelt
September 14, 1901 (aged 11 years)

MarriageAnthony J. BonerzView this family
November 27, 1907 (aged 18 years)
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John Boehm (Jeanette's adopted brother) attended the wedding with hiswi fe, Elinor (Sebald) Boehm. A few years after John and Jeanette died,Eli nor married Anthony.

Birth of a daughterEvelyn Bonerz
October 24, 1908 (aged 19 years)

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27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 19 years)

Birth of a daughterFlorence Bonerz
April 1910 (aged 20 years)
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28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 23 years)

Death of a daughterFlorence Bonerz
August 19, 1913 (aged 23 years)
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Burial of a daughterFlorence Bonerz
August 21, 1913 (aged 23 years)
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Birth of a daughterDorothy Anna Bonerz
July 9, 1914 (aged 24 years)
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Christening of a daughterDorothy Anna Bonerz
July 12, 1914 (aged 24 years)
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Birth of a sonRobert Bonerz
July 1916 (aged 26 years)
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Birth of a sonRobert Bonerz
about July 1916 (aged 26 years)
Death of a sonRobert Bonerz
November 4, 1916 (aged 27 years)
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Burial of a sonRobert Bonerz
November 6, 1916 (aged 27 years)
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Dorothy says birth year was 1887 but this does not agree with the Died in the great WWI Flu Epidemic J. Becker Funeral Home Jeanette (Jenny) came to America in the l890's as an immigrant fromAlca se-Lorraine, France. Somehow, she was orphaned in New York as avery you ng girl. It is said that her parents were circus people, butit is not k nown if either of them made it to New York. Around the ageof six, Jenny w as placed on a train with many other New York orphansand sent westward i n search of a family to adopt her. She became oneof thousands of childr en on what became known as the "Orphan Trains".A number of children fro m the Orphan Train were taken to St. Michael'sChurch in Milwaukee. Pari shioners were requested to find homes forthese children. A couple by th e name of Boehm had a son John, who asan only child, always wanted a si ster. He chose Jenny to be hissister. The Boehm's adopted her. In the 1900 US census Jannette (age 10) and John (age 19) Boehm werelis ted as step children living with Jacob Roesch and wife Mary (whowas lis ted as having 2 children both of whom were living) and Roeschchildren, J acob age 20, Lizzie age 13, Theresa age 9, and Maggie age7. It is proba ble that the wife Mary was in fact Mary Wamser and thather first husban d ? Boehm had died, leaving her a widow. Jenny was a great seamstress and made beautiful clothes. She was not ah appy person. Wanting to know more about her real parents, she wroteto N ew York several times, but was unsuccessful. At the age of 18, shewas m arried to Anthony Bonerz in the same church where she wasadopted. Witne sses who signed her marriage record at St. Michael'sCatholic Church wer e Anna Wamser and Frank Braun.

During the ten years she was married, she always wanted to move. Everyy ear she talked her husband into moving her and the family to adifferent h ouse. 1905 census: 350, 38th Street in North Milwaukee Village 1913 at time of death of daughter Florence: North Milwaukee 1916 at time of death of son Robert: 894 Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI

She and her two daughters, Evelyn and Dorothy contracted the fluduring t he Great Influenza Epidemic. The three of them were sick inbed with the f lu in November 1918. When the WWI armistice was signedon November11, 19 18, Jenny got out of bed to join in the streetcelebrations. Five days l ater she died of pneumonia. Six weeks afterthat, her brother (by adopti on), John Boehm also died.


Burial Record from Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic CemeteriesWebsite Name: Jeanette Bonerz Date of Death: 11/16/1918 Date of Burial: 11/19/1918 Age at Death: 29 Marital Status: Married Last Address: 935 9Th St. Funeral Home: Becker, J. Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery And Mausoleum Location: Block: 4 Section: B Lot: 71-n Grave: 1


Notes

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Dorothy says birth year was 1887 but this does not agree with the

Died in the great WWI Flu Epidemic

J. Becker Funeral Home

Jeanette (Jenny) came to America in the l890's as an immigrant fromAlca se-Lorraine, France. Somehow, she was orphaned in New York as avery you ng girl. It is said that her parents were circus people, butit is not k nown if either of them made it to New York. Around the ageof six, Jenny w as placed on a train with many other New York orphansand sent westward i n search of a family to adopt her. She became oneof thousands of childr en on what became known as the "Orphan Trains".A number of children fro m the Orphan Train were taken to St. Michael'sChurch in Milwaukee. Pari shioners were requested to find homes forthese children. A couple by th e name of Boehm had a son John, who asan only child, always wanted a si ster. He chose Jenny to be hissister. The Boehm's adopted her.

In the 1900 US census Jannette (age 10) and John (age 19) Boehm werelis ted as step children living with Jacob Roesch and wife Mary (whowas lis ted as having 2 children both of whom were living) and Roeschchildren, J acob age 20, Lizzie age 13, Theresa age 9, and Maggie age7. It is proba ble that the wife Mary was in fact Mary Wamser and thather first husban d ? Boehm had died, leaving her a widow.

Jenny was a great seamstress and made beautiful clothes. She was not ah appy person. Wanting to know more about her real parents, she wroteto N ew York several times, but was unsuccessful. At the age of 18, shewas m arried to Anthony Bonerz in the same church where she wasadopted. Witne sses who signed her marriage record at St. Michael'sCatholic Church wer e Anna Wamser and Frank Braun.

During the ten years she was married, she always wanted to move. Everyy ear she talked her husband into moving her and the family to adifferent h ouse.

1905 census: 350, 38th Street in North Milwaukee Village

1913 at time of death of daughter Florence: North Milwaukee

1916 at time of death of son Robert: 894 Teutonia Ave, Milwaukee, WI

She and her two daughters, Evelyn and Dorothy contracted the fluduring t he Great Influenza Epidemic. The three of them were sick inbed with the f lu in November 1918. When the WWI armistice was signedon November11, 19 18, Jenny got out of bed to join in the streetcelebrations. Five days l ater she died of pneumonia. Six weeks afterthat, her brother (by adopti on), John Boehm also died.


Burial Record from Archdiocese of Milwaukee Catholic CemeteriesWebsite

Name: Jeanette Bonerz

Date of Death: 11/16/1918

Date of Burial: 11/19/1918

Age at Death: 29

Marital Status: Married

Last Address: 935 9Th St.

Funeral Home: Becker, J.

Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery And Mausoleum

Location: Block: 4

Section: B

Lot: 71-n

Grave: 1


Death November 16, 1918 (aged 29 years)

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Burial November 19, 1918 (3 days after death)
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Religion

Note: Catholic
Unique identifier
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Unique identifierAnthony J. BonerzView this family
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