I'm looking for informaion on Willard G Bunyea from LaPorte, Indiana

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James - I would like to submit additional information that may help you learn about WILLARD G BUNYEA.

Transcribed below is a combination of Census records, Cemetery records, Death records and information from family trees on Ancestry.com and posts from rootsweb.com.

WILLARD G BUNYEA was born - according to the 1900  Census, on Feb 1837 in Rhode Island.  But, on the 1860 and 1920 Census, he states he was born in Michigan, and on the 1910 Census, he states he was born in Rhode Island.  So, I guess it's a "toss up" between Michigan and Rhode Island.

WILLARD G BUNYEA died on Dec 5, 1925 in Richmond, Indiana - according to a post on rootsweb.com.

WILLARD G BUNYEA's father was WILLIAM BUNYEA - according to a post on rootsweb.com - the individual that posted this says she has a copy of his Death Certificate.  (her name is Phillis Ann Nelson).  There is record of the burial of a WILLIAM BUNYEA in the Old La Porte City Cemtery.  There is a note that states "the remains of deceased buried in this Cemetery were reburied at the Pine Lake Cemetery or other cemeteries". 

WILLARD G BUNYEA was married first to MARY ANN LAWRENCE, who was born about 1841 in England and died about 1872 in Wanatah, La Porte, Indiana.  There is record of the burial of MARY BUNYEA in the Old La Porte City Cemetery.  There is a note that states" the remains of deceased buried in this Cemetery were reburied at the Pine Lake Cemetery or other cemeteries."

WILLIARD and MARY BUNYEA had 3 (known) children:

1.  CORA A BUNYEA, born about 1860 and died Nov. 21, 1912 in Cook Co., Illinois.  Her surname at the time of her death was "Numm" or "Munn" (transcribed in records 2 ways).

2.  BYRON ELMER BUNYEA, born 30, Jan 1862, died Apr 26, 1938 in Norwood Park, Cook  Co., Illinois.  His death certificate states that his father is WILLARD G BUNYEA, who was born in Ohio; his mother is MARY ANN LAWRENCE.  BYRON is buried in the Evergreen Park Cemetery (South Lawn Section 4 S6 417) in Cook Co., Illinois.  (Find a Grave Memorial #61673578)

3.  WILLARD BUNYEA, born Feb. 1864

WILLARD G BUNYEA's second wife was JEANETTIE "NETTIE" - they were married about 1877 - NETTIE was almost 20 years younger than WILLARD.  They had no children.

It is interesting to note that on the 1900 Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois Census, WILLARD states that he is a "physician".

On the 1910 Orange, Noble Co., Indiana Census, WILLARD states that he is a "doctor and a farmer".

I hope that this answer, in combination with the previous 2 answers, helps you in your search.  Sincerely, Melinda

by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (16.2k points)
selected by Bunyea Bunyea

Phillis Ann Nelson is a cousin and she lives in Michigan. Her mother was Rita Bunyea and her dad was Guy. Her Grandfather was Uncle Walt.


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Willard Bunyea, residence La Porte, IN, Noble Twp., age 23, estimated birth yer 1837. Birthplace, Michigan. United States Census 1860

A William G. Bunyea, born MI, married Jennie Mills, Porte Co., IN 20 Jul 1873 at New Buffalo, Berrien, MI.

A Walter J. Bunyea married Gertrude Manion in 1903 in Defiance, OH. His parents were Willurd Bunyea and Mary Lawrence. 

by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
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It appears he was b. abt 1837-38 in Michigan and his parents were from RI.  Don't know if the Cora Emma Bunyea on the marriage cert is his daughter but a Cora was living with Willard G and Mary in 1860 in IN.

Ohio, County Marriages


Walter J. Bunyea

Marriage 10 Nov 1903  Defiance, OH

 age: 36 est birth 1867 birthplace: LaPorte, Ind

father: Willurd Bunyea   mother: Mary Lawrence

 spouse: Gertrude Manion

age: 25 est birth  1878  Tiffin, OH

father: Geo. Bowersox   mother: Ida Hollenburg

U S Census, 1860  Noble Township, LaPorte, IN


Willard Bunyea

age 23 years est birth  1837 birthplace: Mich

page: 160 family number: 1188

Mary A Bunyea

age: 19 est birth year: 1841 birthplace: Eng

page: 160 family number: 1188

Cora A Bunyea

age: est birth birthplace: Ind

page: 160 family number: 1188


U S Census, 1920  Noble, IN


name: Willard G Bunyea

age 82 est birth  1838 Michigan

marital status: Married

father's birthplace: Rhode Island

mother's birthplace: Rhode Island

Household Gender Age Birthplace

self  Willard G Bunyea  M 82y Michigan

wife  Jeanettie Bunyea F 65y Ohio


Michigan, Marriages

Groom William G. Bunyea

birthplace: Michigan

bride' Jennie Mills

birthplace: Porte Co., Ind.

Marriage  20 Jul 1873  New Buffalo, Berrien, Michigan

indexing project (batch) number: M73622-4


Michigan, Marriages  ? if this Cora above


groom Richard Cullin

age 2(?)  birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

bride's name: Cora Emma Bunyea

age 16  birthplace: Sand Beach, Michigan

marriage  07 Jul 1868  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan

Witness John Fisher

Witness Mr. Bunyea (her father)

Official  Peter Gunther, JP

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (877k points)

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