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My name is Sandra Davis and as your Bonner County, Idaho host I try to post as much data online as possible in order to make it freely available to all. We gratefully accept contributions of raw data such as census information, marriage/birth/death records, obituaries, county histories, biographies, old newspaper items - anything that would help someone build their family tree!! Feel free to email me with your contributions - every little bit helps someone!

Bonner County was formed on February 21, 1907 from sections of Kootenai County and is located in the Idaho Panhandle. The county was named after Edwin L. Bonner who established a ferry on the Kootenai River in 1864 near present day Bonners Ferry, Idaho. David Thompson, the first known white man to enter Bonner County, established Kullyspel House trading post near present-day Hope in 1809. The first two settlements were established in the 1860s to accommodate the miners on their way to the gold fields in British Columbia and western Montana. A steamboat was launched on the Pend Oreille River in 1866, making travel much easier. The Northern Pacific Railroad reached Bonner County in 1881, prompting the establishment of several towns. In the next twenty-five years, two more railroads crossed Bonner County, connecting the scattered communities. Steamboats continued to serve the communities and settlers on Lake Pend Oreille until the 1930s. bcmap.gif
Bonner County, Idaho
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Beautiful Lake Pend O'Reille
Near Denton Sloughs
Hope, Idaho

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Website Updates:
SEPTEMBER 2014
Obituaries:
Obituary for Edgar Lee "Ed" "Eddie" Hatcher submitted by Jim Dezotell.
JANUARY 2014
Births:
Certificate Requests page has been updated.
News: Marriage Licenses: Lester W. RAMSEY and Martha E. CUMMINS; Harry S. STEELE and Murel E. BESS; Vyron W. CHAFFINS and Myrtle Z. GRAY all submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
News: Weddings: Helga Marie ANDERSON to Frank Hall STRONG submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
News: Marriage Notices: Carl BERGSTROM to Selma ANDERSON and Ethel COLE to Charles H. MILLER submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
News: Death/Mortuary Notices: George PIATT, Amos BISHOP, Rebecca HUMBERSON, F. W. SWARTZ, Amos WILKINS, Thurman L. ADSITT, baby boy REIMERS, Anthony AUSTIN and J. H. FARBER all submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
News: Accidental Deaths: James DRINKWATER and Henry L. BIDWELL submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
Military: Military News: Pvt. Edward J. MORRISON submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy.
News: Community: Surnames THIBADEAU, JEANNOT, STACKHOUSE, KERR, DREISBACH, NIEMAN and NASH.
OCTOBER 2013
Census:
1930 U.S. Federal Census: Dam Precinct has been added.
News: Schools: News article regarding the 1924 eighth grade graduating class.
News: Marriage Notices: Dorothy CRITCHELL to E. J. KABAT.
News: Political: Two news articles referencing the surnames MORROW, SWANSTROM, O'DONNELL, HAGMAN, WOOD and CLEMENTS.
Obituaries: Obituary for Thomas N. BROWN.
Military: Vietnam War Casualties have been added.


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Surrounding Counties

Boundary County
Shoshone County
Kootenai County
Lincoln County, MT
Sanders County, MT
Spokane County, WA

Pend Oreille County, WA


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