The Bonja and Bonea and Related Families Home PageUpdated July 20, 2005
Researching the following surnames:
BONJA who immigrated from Germany in 1883.
BONEA American spelling of BONJA. Some of Johann Bonja's sons changed the spelling of BONJA to BONEA and some chose to leave the spelling as it was. I have indicated in Report which ones changed and which ones kept original spelling.
KLUCK from Germany
KLEIN from Chicago Heights, IL
KACZYNSKI Poznan, Prussia, Poland to Chicago, IL
JELENICURVIA Possibility name was orignally (Jelenic) ZDROJEWSKI/ZDROJEWSKA,immigrated from Lemberg,Prussia presently Lembark, Poland descendents settled in Chicago and Indiana
BUCHERT/PUCHERT/BUCHER immigrated from Hodni, Hungary and Mercydorf/Carani, Hungary/Romania to US in abt 1913.
GOETZ from Hodoni, Hungary and Mercydorf, Hungary, now Carani, Romania
STREBLE/STROBL/STROEBEL Banat Region of Hungary, Village of Gross Scham/presently JamuMare, Romania, village of Bogaroch presently Bulgarus, Romania and Niederkershen, Luxemburg
BROCHMAN Gross Scham, Banat
MÜLLER Gross Scham, Banat
BRETNAK/BRETNACH Gross Scham, Hungary now JamuMare, Romania
KARWANDY/KARWANDI/KARPENTIER Banat Region of Hungary,Village of Gross Scham/presently JamuMare, Romania
KETTERER Village of Apeldorf, Banat Region of Hungary
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- Michael and Spencer Bonja (15 KB)
I estimate this photo to have been taken in the late 1940s or early 1950s. The location is unknown. Photo submitted by Helen (Diskin) Bonja
- Anton and Theresa (Stroebel) Ketterer (79 KB)
The exact date of this photo is unknown but I would guess that it was taken around 1914-1918
- Obituary of Piotr (Peter) Kaczynski - Dec. 1902 (489 KB)
This is a scanned image of the death notice of Peter as it appeared in the Chicago Polish Newspaper the: Dziennik Chicagoski in December of 1902
- Nicholas and Anna (Ströebel) Buchert about 1914 (64 KB)
Photo was taken in Chicago, IL
- Heinrich & Barbara (Walter) Wedding Photo (81 KB)
November 14, 1925.
- August & Rose Bonja Wedding (23 KB)
- Alexander & Josephine (Kaczynski) Bonja>Bonea 1947 (25 KB)
Photo was taken in front of St. Sylvestor's Church in Chicago, IL on May 3, 1947 following the wedding of their daughter Bernadine to Edward Hauser.
- The Ploder Family (401 KB)
This photo was taken about 1948. Left to right (front) Anna (Karwandy), Erhard, Robert and rear (center) Erhard Ploder
- August Bonja about 1940 (13 KB)
It really was that big!
- Peter & Regina Kaczynski Wedding Day July 17, 1888 (29 KB)
Photo of Peter and Regina (Madislave Zdrojewski) Kaczynski was taken in Chicago, IL on their wedding day; July 17, 1888. Photo submitted by Judith Hammond Guffey and Catherine Krause Niersel
- Henrik, Theresa (Strobel), Andrew& Anna Karwandy (26 KB)
My guess is this photo was taken around 1916-1918 in Gross Scham, Banat
- August, Rose and Granddaugher, Mae (16 KB)
Photo taken at home in 1943
- Alex. & Jose. Bonea with sons Leonard & Ray (59 KB)
I am estimating this picture to have been taken in 1917 or 1918. Josephine is holding son Ray while Leonard is on the rocking horse. Photo submitted by Marilyn (Bonea) Ryczek.
- Jacob Strebel Marriage 1745 (166 KB)
This is a scanned image of the church record book from Niederkerschen,Kries Esch, Luxembourg of Jacob Strebel's marriage
- Leonard & Anne (Buchert) Bonea's Family (55 KB)
Family Picnic in Northlake, Il. Photo taken about 1985. From bottom left going clockwise Anne (Buchert) Bonea(in chair), Lisa Cummuta, Mike (Tewell) Bonea, James Cummuta (no shirt), Debbie and Joe Sr. Bonea, Joe Jr. Bonea, Judy (Bonea)& Nick Guagliardo (far right standing), (at the table)Cecelia (Bonea) Nelson holding son Dustin, John Nelson holding Shane Nelson, David Guagliardo (little guy standing between chair & table) Girl standing holding baby in front of Joe Sr. is a friend.
- The Leidecker Family (45 KB)
Date of photo is unknown. Robert and Nanie (Anna Karwandy) Leidecker with sons: Frank, Robert Jr. and Henry.
- Daughters of Bernice (Kaczynski) and Albert Krause (13 KB)
Left to right: Lorraine, Virginia, and Catherine Krause. Photo taken abt 1926.
- The Ambrosi's (31 KB)
John and Katherine (Karwandy) Ambrosi. Date of photo is unknown.
- The Leidecker Family (45 KB)
Robert and Nanie (Anna Karwandy) Leidecker with sons: Frank, Robert Jr and Henry. Date of photo is unknown.
- Spencer Bonja and Bernadine Bonea (26 KB)
This photo was submitted by Bernadine (Bonea) Hauser. It was taken at the wedding of Richard and Marilyn (Bonea) Ryczek
- Oldest Living Gross Schamer (133 KB)
The honor of Oldest Living Gross Schamer goes to Theresa (Karwandy) Besch. Pictured here at age 101 in 2004 at her Chicago home. As of this writing, April 12, 2005, Theresa mind is sharp and she continues to take care of her self, maintaining an independent lifestyle with her son, Tony. Theresa will celebrate her 102nd birthday on June 15, 2005.