[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Bonakoske surname
marmel at pctcnet.net
Tue Sep 6 09:21:46 PDT 2011
Hello to Beth Burke in Verona, WI:
Your wrote: In all of my searches, I've never come across the surname 'Bonakoske.'
My grand aunt, Amalie HEDKE, married Michael BONIKOWSKI (1852-1903) & settled in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. The surname was spelled various ways on different records:
3 Nov 1881 Hamburg ship register: BENCKAWSKI, from Sipiory, Posen [current day Sipiory, Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Poland]
12 Dec 1881 New York ship register: BANKOWSKI or possibly BONKOWSKI
1889 Plat of St. Lawrence Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin: BOMWISKY
1895 WI state census: BONIKOWSKY (incorrectly transcribed BOMKOWSKY)
1900 census: BONIKOWSKY
1901 Plat of Helvetia Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin: BONAKOSKE
1901 Plat of St. Lawrence Township, Waupaca County, Wisconsin: BONIWISKY (incorrectly transcribed BORNOUNSKY)
Current day descendants spell their surname: BONIKOWSKE
On the Poznan Project website http://bindweed.man.poznan.pl/posen/search.php there are the following records:
Exin/Kcynia Catholic: marriage 1848, #16 for Petrus Bonikowski (22) & Catharina Walkoniak (20); groom's father: Matthias Banikowski, mother: Victoria
Exin/Kcynia Catholic: marriage 1839, #21 for Matthias Banikowski (47) & Marianna Walkowiaska (40)
There are also various spelling of the surname on the Poznan Project.
I am researching my Hedke/Hedtke ancestors in the Exin [Kcynia] Evangelische church microfilms, which include the village of Sipiory. I have found the BAHNECK surname, and wonder if Banikowski (and variants) may have derived from Bahneck-owski.
Perhaps your Rosella Bonakoske, that married Julius Glor, has ancestry from Provinz Posen area of Poland.
The evolution of surnames sure is interesting and keeps us turning over stones!
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