John and Rachel came to Orcas Island around 1886 after the death of their first daughter. Ten additional children (six sons and three daughters) were born here all living past the age of 50). In 1919 they purchased a fruit farm from George Myers which they operated for over 20 years.
Children whose burial locations have not yet been located:
Emma Wilhelmina Boede (1885-1885) John Henry Boede (1887-1972) Bertha L. Boede Werner (1889=1969) Frederick William Boede (1891-1948) Pearla Wilhelmina Boede Simmons (1893-1947) Iona W. Boede Thole (1895-1971) William Arthur Boede (1899-1989) Henry Clay Boede (1901-1963)