Henry J. Boese was born in Warsaw, Russia December 25, 1862, and departed this life at his home south of Alexander, May 30, being 60 years, 5 months, and 5 days old. He came to Alexander when he was a young man, and located at Lehigh, Kansas, later moving to Newton, Kansas. In 1881, June 14, while still in the old country, he was married to Kathern Dick (she was a Russian girl). To this union was born seven sons and four daughters. One daughter dying in infancy. In 1892, he came to Rush County, and lived continuously on the old home place south of Alexander to the time of his death. In early life he was converted and joined with the Mennonite Brethern, later joining in fellowship with the German M.E. Congregation of Alexander. He was a good Christian man, honest and upright in all his dealings, a friendly neighbor a good husband, and a kind father. About a year ago his health began to fail, and nothing could be done to arrest the disease. He met his friends cheerfully; told them he was ready to go, and died in peace with God and man. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, three daughter, Mrs. Katie Kline, Mrs. Eva Kilgore, and Mrs. Gusta Ebert; seven sons, Henry, John, Peter, William, Jacob, Walter and Herman; nineteen grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Schmidt, and a host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were conducted in both English and German at the United Brethern Church, by Rev. Kuricht, of the German M.E. Church, and Rev. Perkins. An unusually large crowd was present. The floral offerings were many and very beautiful. Interment was made in the cemetery south of Alexander.