BUNT, Lorenzo L.
Portrait & Biographical Record Winnebago & Boone Cos., IL. Chicago: Biographical Pub. Co., 1892, pp 1040-1043
Lorenzo L. BUNT, D., S., is engaged in the practice of dentistry on East State Street in Rockford [Winnebago County, IL], and has presecuted his profession in this city since the spring of 1877. He was associated with Dr. E. J. JOHNSON, one of the oldest dentists of the city, until Oct 1879, when he opened an office of his own at No. 418 East State Street. His rooms are pleasant, attractive and well arranged, and his work is satisfactory, as is proven by the liberal patronage he receives. He is a close student of his profession and keeps abreast with all its discoveries and improvements.
Dr. BUNT was born in the town of Wright, Schoharie County, NY, 07 Apr 1851, and is a son of George BUNT, who was born in the same county, of German parentage. He grew to manhood upon a farm and followed that occupation until he came to IL in 1853, when our subject was only two years old. He then turned his attention to the carpenter's trade, at which he worked until his death in Rockford in 1887, at the age of 65 years. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, but a worthy citizen and upright man who had many friends throughout the community. His widow is still living and makes her home with the Doctor. Her maiden name was Sarah A. NASHOLD, and she to was born in Schoharie County, NY, of German lineage. She is a member of the Methodist Church, to which Mr. BUNT also belonged. They were the parents of three children: (1) Anson, a packer and shipper for the John BARNES Manufacturing Company, of this city. He married Lizzie CARPENTER, and they have one child, Frank. The sister, (2) Delta, is the wife of W. A. McCAENMOND, a prominent portrait painter of Chicago, by whom she has one son, Milford. (3) Lorenzo L., our subject, is the eldest of the three children.
Our subject spent almost his entire life in this city, where he was reared to manhood and acquired his primary education. He afterward entered the Michigan State University at Ann Arbor in the fall of 1873, completing his studies in 1874. He fitted himself for the practice of his chosen profession with Dr. M. H. KNAPP, of Adrain, MI, now a prominent dentist of Jackson, MI. He then came to Rockford and opened an office as before stated.
Dr. BUNT was married in Rockford to Miss Minnie JOHNSON, a native of Elmira, NY, who was reared by Dr. E. J. JOHNSON, of Rockford. She is a lady of many excellencies of character, held in high esteem by all who know her. They have two children: C. Leta, a daughter of 12 years, and George L., a lad of four years.
The Doctor and his wife are members of the Centennial Methodist Church. They have a pleasant home at No. 206 North Fifth Street and are held in high regard by a large circle of friends and acquaintances. The Doctor is a member of Rockford Lodge No. 102, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Winnebago Chapter No. 24, Royal Arch Masons; Adrian Commandery No. 21, Knights Templar, and Oriental Consistory No. 1, of Chicago. Both he and his wife are past officers of the Eastern Star Order, and he is a past officer in Social Lodge No. 140, Independent Order of Odd Fellows; Rockford Encampment No. 44; Eureka Canton, No. 6; Partriarch Militant and Anchor Rebecca Degree Lodge No. 84. He is also a member and has been presiding officer of the American Order of United Workmen; is a past officer of the Knights of Honor, past officer of the Sons of America, and is a charter [p 1043] member of the first order in IL, Camp Washington No. 61. He has taken much interest in civic societies and is an honored member in the various organizations to which he belongs. He also holds membership with the Dental Association of Northern Illinois.
Submitted by Cathy Kubly.