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Catharina M. Petersen Boysen
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1852, Germany
Death: Aug. 3, 1930
Madison
Madison County
Nebraska, USA

Images of Yesterday...Visions of Tomorrow
125 Years
Madison, Nebraska
1867-1992
The Broder Boysen Family
Broder Boysen was born in Holstein, Germany on Nov. 25, 1850. He married Katherine Petersen on June 22, 1872 in Germany. She was born in Germany on Aug. 6, 1852. Four of their children were born in Germany. They were: Richard, August, Margaret, and Siegfred.. Broder, his wife and children came to the United States in April of 1880. They settled in Madison County.
Broder had a brother, Matt, who lived in California. Matt had a son, Rudolph Boysen, who experimented with plants. He discovered the "Boysenberry" by crossing a blackberry, loganberry, and a raspberry. This was done at Anaheim, California and the berry was promoted by the Walter Knott's Berry Farm in 1927. The berry was named after its founder and called Boysenberry.
Broder Boysen lived on the farm until 1911 when he and his wife moved to Madison. He died on July 21, 1930. A short time later his wife, Katherine, died on August 3, 1930. They were both buried in a Madison Cemetery.
Many of the children of Broder Boysen remained in the Madison area until their death. Some of his children died quite young.

Sister in Law to Matt Boysen,
Nephew is Charles Rudolph Boysen, inventer of Boysenberry:
Charles Rudolph Boysen

Mother of Richard, August, Margaret (Kohl), Siegfred, Dora, Andreas, Anna (Ritzhaupt), Otto, Andrew, Louise (Tetzloff), and Henry. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Broder Boysen (1850 - 1930)
 
 Children:
  Siegfred A. Boysen (____ - 1954)*
  Richard Boysen (1874 - ____)*
  August Boysen (1876 - ____)*
  Margaretha Boysen Kohl (1877 - 1906)*
  Henry W. Boysen (1884 - 1948)*
  Louisa Boysen Tetzloff (1886 - 1946)*
  Anna C. Boysen Ritzhaupt (1888 - 1938)*
  Emma Boysen (1892 - 1906)*
  Otto Boysen (1893 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Madison
Madison County
Nebraska, USA
 
Created by: William Peel
Record added: Apr 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68878822
Catharina M. <i>Petersen</i> Boysen
Added by: Judy Mannenbach
 
Catharina M. <i>Petersen</i> Boysen
Added by: Judy Mannenbach
 
Catharina M. <i>Petersen</i> Boysen
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- John P. Birosak
 Added: Feb. 7, 2014

- sniksnak
 Added: Oct. 23, 2012
Rest in Peace Catharina. Gone, but not forgotten.
- William Peel
 Added: Feb. 14, 2012
 
 
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