Mar. 17, 1910 New Holstein Calumet County Wisconsin, USA
Cecelia Boie --- Calumet County Reporter --- November 23, 1910
Mrs. Nicholas Boie gave up her life's work on Thursday morning, March 17, 1910 at half past one, and departed this life to meet her husband in the unknown land, he having preceded only four months ago. Mrs. Nicholas Boie was born Dec. 2, 1830 in Wefelsfleht, Holstein, Germany, where she grew up to young ladyhood. After a brief courtship with Nicholas Boie they took the vows of marriage in 1850. Theirs was a happy lot, but hearing of the untold wealth of America they decided to come to this country where the advantages were so numerous. In 1854 they boarded a boat bound for the land of promises and landing in New York, made their way over land to New Holstein where they purchased a farm in the wilderness, which abounded around here at that time. Although they were free, independent and happy, privations were theirs in plenty. But they bore through them all with a stolid fortitude that was wonderful. Still happiness was in the little home. They were blessed with twelve children, three of them have long since been laid to rest. Six daughters and three sons remain to mourn her death, Mesdames Ferd. Hachez, Chas. Sebelien, Fred Matzen and J. A. Hansen of New Holstein, W. W. Paulsen of Chilton, and Albert Arps of Quray, Colorado, Henry and William Boie of Oregon and John Boie of Thorpe. All of whom feel her loss very keenly for she was a mother whom they were pleased to recognize. Her time had all been taken up, even in her advanced years, in striving to make a home for them when they came back to the fireside. They loved her for the beautiful things she done for them in their younger years and will always hold her upmost in their thoughts. Each one of the children were always anxious to have her come and live with them after their father died and undoubtedly she would had not death come so soon. For the past four months she had been making her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. Hansen, who looked after her every want with a smiling face. The funeral took place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hansen at 2 o'clock, where the many friends of the deceased went to take their last look at the face they had learned to know in life. Rev. Schildknecht conducting the services.
(two of her sisters were Mrs. John Dirks of Fond du Lac and Katherine Huehnebein of Hancock, Michigan.)