Senate 1871 (District 6); House 1877 (District 36); Senate 1878-82 (District 36)
Party when first elected: Not Available
Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Monongalia (defunct), Sibley, Wright
Date of Birth:
New York City, New York
Date of Death:
City of Residence (when first elected):
Occupation (when first elected):
OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE
Ozaukee, Wisconsin (County Fair, Secretary);
18?? to 18??
State Legislator (Not Minnesota):
Wisconsin State Assembly (War Democrat);
1864 to 1865
Toensing indicates that all three Bonniwell's were related. We don't know how Milan Bonniwell was related to the other two.
He moved near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his parents, in 1839. He participated in the California Gold Rush from 1850 to 1852. He came to Hutchinson, Minnesota in 1866.
He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Minnesota State Railroad Commission.
He was a member of the Democratic party when he served in the Wisconsin Legislature. (Biographical Sketches of the Officers of Minnesota and the 19th Minnesota State Legislature by C.L. Hall, 1877, p. 30)
He was listed as a Democrat on the list of members posted after the 1877 election. ("The Next Legislature." St. Paul Pioneer Press, November 10, 1877)