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Henry William Boester
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1851
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany
Death: Mar. 23, 1920
Defiance County
Ohio, USA

Obituary Fort Wayne News and Sentinel: Henry Boester, 69 years old, died on Wednesday at his home here, after a few days' illness. He came to this country from Germany in 1870, was a pioneer resident of Hicksville, and owned one of the best farms in the county. He was a shoemaker and since moving from the farm had done repair work here, after friends had persuaded him to take up the work as there was a scarcity of cobblers here, and he met an urgent need in this line of work. Funeral services were held Friday at the Lutheran church. Burial was in Forest Home cemetery.

Henry was born in Hanover, Germany the Rabber Province in 1851. According to his naturalization paperwork he arrived August 3, 1870 in America and headed immediately to Fort Wayne, Indiana were perhaps other family members resided. He met and married Mary Strübing in 1879 and they settled in Defiance County, Ohio. Henry worked as a Shoemaker most of his life but later purchased a farm which sustained his wife until her death as rental property. Henry's mother came to America in 1881 and lived with his brother Gerhardt in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He visited often. Henry's father died in Germany before his mother's journey. His father's name is listed as Friedrich on Henry's death certificate although some of his descendants believe his name to have been John Wilke Boester. Henry is buried alongside his wife, Mary and several of their children. 
Family links: 
  Anna Maria Elizabeth Lindhorst Boester (1810 - 1889)
  Maria Strübing Boester (1860 - 1946)*
  Carl Frederick Boester (1880 - 1956)*
  Eleanor Boester (1882 - 1968)*
  Earnest Edward Boester (1883 - 1948)*
  Harry William Boester (1885 - 1942)*
  Lawrence Boester (1887 - 1922)*
  John Wilke Boester (1889 - 1923)*
  Dorothy Boester (1891 - 1959)*
  Francis Anthony Boester (1894 - 1951)*
  Elizabeth Boester Wentworth (1896 - 1991)*
  Gerhardt Frederick Boester (1847 - 1936)*
  Henry William Boester (1851 - 1920)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Home Cemetery
Defiance County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: May 29, 2011
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Henry William Boester
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Henry William Boester
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Henry William Boester
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