1. FNU Bonnstein. He married FNU MNU Bonnstein .
Children of FNU Bonnstein and FNU MNU Bonnstein:
i. 2. Cuntz Bonnstein was born in lived in Ropperhausen, Germany..
2nd Generation (Children)
2. Cuntz Bonnstein (FNU1) was born in lived in Ropperhausen, Germany.. He married
Gela MNU Bonnstein Before 1630 in Germany. She was born in lived in Ropperhausen, Germany .
Other events in the life of Cuntz Bonnstein
Children of Cuntz Bonnstein and Gela MNU Bonnstein:
i. 3. Johannes Bonnstein was born About 1630 in Grossropperhousen Cassel, Germany.
ii. 4. Henrich Bonnstein was born in Possible brother of Henning.
iii. 5. Henning Bonnstein was born 1640 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
iv. 6. Margaretha Bonnstein was born 1645 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
Notes on Cuntz Bonnstein
Bonnstein,Cuntz: These notes are from Gunther Fuhrmann who lives in Germany close to Gross Ropperhousen, the informatiuon was extracted from the Parish Register . They were sent to me on 4 June 2004. Birth records for Ropperhousen, Germany, Parish records, start 1643. The parents of Henning most likely are Cuntz Bonstein and his wife Gela. There is a birth record for a Margareta Bonnstein baptised 1645 with these parents. There are nomore birth records for this couple nor any other couple this surname for this time period, till Henning's children in 1665. So he could be a younger child of this couple. (I think Gunther meant older.. as in eariler date of birth.)
I asked Gunther about the Parish register: his answer: Today all is called Lutheran in Northern Hessen. There are only a few areas which are Roman Catholic. Till 1860 there was still a split between Reformed and Lutheran, but then came a re-uniting and all is called now "Evangelish-Lutherische Kirche" of Kurhessen and Waldeck. (I think that is Evangleistic Lutheran Church?) And all this North Hessen Church, and Parish registers are stored in the church archives in Kassel. Catholic register are stored in Fulda or in the Main Archives in Regensburg/Bavaria.
There is one more Bonnstein named in the Parish Register, who could be a brother to Henning. Henrich Bonnstein, who has to be born in the same time period. In the death records on 4 march 1690 died Anna Margaretha illigmate child of Anna Catharina, daughter of Henrich Bonnstein. I have to search for the marriage of Henrich and the birth record of Anna Margaretha.
In another email he states: It is possible I use some English terms wrong. (I assured him his English was excellent.) The old Ropperhausen-register is a parish register and includes the villiage of Ropperhausen formerly Grossropperhausen, some small suburbs of only a few houses outside the villiage, and the Villiages of Siebertshausen and Lenderscheid. Since 1830, the Roperhausen register is a Church register containing only the records of Grossropperhausen and the suburbs served by the Ropperhausen Church. Sometimes more then one villiage (but with thier own churches) belong to a Parish, served by one pastor. In the older times they had no seperate registers. Ropperhausen always was the main church of the parish. I'll try to find out to whom (what Saint) the church is named to. Also the registers of Verna are in the Kassel-archive.
Another email: The Ropperhausen records in parts are very hard to read and there are 12 years of Wedding records missing (one double pageis lost). Just the very important years of 1680 - 1692, and the first pages of the birth records 1643 - 1660 are damaged by water and nearly not to read, so I can't say if I found all of the first Bonnsteins.
3rd Generation (Grandchildren)
3. Johannes Bonnstein (Cuntz2, FNU1) was born About 1630 in Grossropperhousen Cassel, Germany.
Other events in the life of Johannes Bonnstein
Occupation : Shepard
4. Henrich Bonnstein (Cuntz2, FNU1) was born in Possible brother of Henning. He married FNU MNU Bonnstein .
Children of Henrich Bonnstein and FNU MNU Bonnstein:
i. 7. Anna Catharina Bonnstein was born in dates unk..
5. Henning Bonnstein (Cuntz2, FNU1) was born 1640 in Grossropperhausen, Germany. He married
FNU MNU Bonstein Before 1665 .
Other events in the life of Henning Bonnstein
Children of Henning Bonnstein and FNU MNU Bonstein:
i. 8. Christian Bonnstein was born 1665 in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany and died April 22, 1740 in Grossroperhausen, Hess Cassel Princedom, Germany.
ii. 9. Anna Elisabeth Bonstein was born September 15, 1674 in Kranners/Grossropperhausen, Germany and died October 12, 1674 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
iii. 10. Paulus (Paul) Bonstein was born in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany.
Notes on Henning Bonnstein
Bonstein Henning; This surname appears in many variations over the years. The Original seems to have been Bonnstein.
Henning was born in Grossropperhousen, then moved to Kranners, Braunschweigischen 1665; then returned to Grossropperhousen in 1674.
6. Margaretha Bonnstein (Cuntz2, FNU1) was born 1645 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
4th Generation (Great-Grandchildren)
7. Anna Catharina Bonnstein (Henrich3, Cuntz2, FNU1) was born in dates unk.. She married not married Bonnstein .
Children of Anna Catharina Bonnstein and not married Bonnstein:
i. 11. Anna Margaretha Bonnstein was born in illegimate birth and died March 4, 1690 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
8. Christian Bonnstein (Henning3, Cuntz2, FNU1) was born 1665 in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany and died April 22, 1740 in Grossroperhausen, Hess Cassel Princedom, Germany. He married 1st
Barbara MNU Bonstein Before 1688 . She was born 1665 in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany and died March 8, 1712. He married 2nd Anna Eva Becker October 6, 1713 in Kranners, Braunschweigischen, Germany. She was born 1677 in Germany and died 1752 in at age 75, daughter of Henrich Becker and FNU MNU Becker.
Other events in the life of Anna Eva Becker
Burial : October 31, 1752
Children of Christian Bonnstein and Barbara MNU Bonstein:
i. 12. Connrad Bonstein was born 1688 in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany and died January 3, 1745 in at age 57.
ii. 13. Lorentz (Lohrentz Laurentius) Bonnstein was born October 2, 1690 in Grossropperhousen Germany date estimated.
iii. 14. Johann Paulus (Paul) Bonnstein was born 1692 and died October 19, 1781 in Germany, 88 yrs 10 months.
9. Anna Elisabeth Bonstein (Henning3, Cuntz2, FNU1) was born September 15, 1674 in Kranners/Grossropperhausen, Germany and died October 12, 1674 in Grossropperhausen, Germany.
10. Paulus (Paul) Bonstein (Henning3, Cuntz2, FNU1) was born in Kranners, Princedom Brunswik, Germany.
Reference Note 388
Bonstein, Paul/Paulus was
Godfather to his brothers son.