|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1834|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1900|
Joseph Boiler afterward discovered a paying pacer mine, which he sold to good advantage. He then returned to Iowa, after three years spent in Montana, and settled in Muscatine County. This state, where he carried on agricultural pursuits.
In 1874 he came to Pottawattamie County and in company with his father purchased land in Wright Township, after which he brought his family to Walnut in 1875. At the time of the building of the railroad through the town, he purchased a section of land in Shelby County, near the proposed line of the road and from this time on he continued to deal in farm lands, which he purchased at a low price, holding them until his death. They greatly appreciated in value owning to the settlement of this section of the state and the improvements made upon the farms, and thus through his operations in country property Mr. Boiler became a wealthy man.
He had faith in the future of Iowa and with wonderful sagacity foresaw the rapid growth of the state and the splendid business development which would follow. His investments were extensive, including lands in Cass, Cherokee, Pocahontas and Pottawattamie Counties, and thus at the time of his death he was enabled to leave his family a very valuable estate. Moreover, during his entire business life he was honorable and reliable, never taking advantage of the necessities of his fellowmen in any business transaction. He died on the 24th of June, and thus the county lost one of its prominent and honored citizens.
In politics he was a sound money democrat, but was without desire or aspiration for public office. He was a consistent member of the Presbyterian Church. Though his business interests were extensive, he was preeminently aman of domestic taste, whose interest centered in his family. He loved his home, was devoted to the welfare of his wife and children, and his best traits of character were reserved for his own fireside. Mrs. Boiler still survives her husband and is yet living in Walnut. They were the parents of four children: Nettie, now the wife of H. M. Wilson, of Spencer, Iowa; Nora, the wife of E. H. Carey, of Le Mars, Iowa; Ada, at home; and Chester D.
William Boiler (1810 - 1886)
Caroline Kincaid Boiler (1821 - 1899)
Julia Parsons Dickinson Boiler (1837 - 1918)
Nettie Abbey Boiler Wilson (1869 - 1941)*
Nora E Boiler Carey (1870 - 1923)*
Ada Arvelia Boiler (1873 - 1938)*
Chester Dickinson Boiler (1875 - 1947)*
Joseph Boiler (1834 - 1900)
Benjamin Boiler (1835 - 1901)*
John Wesley Boiler (1837 - 1915)**
Cyrus Boiler (1844 - 1918)**
James Boiler (1848 - 1913)*
Layton Township Cemetery
Plot: Section E, Block 17, Lot 6
Created by: bojawilson
Record added: Aug 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74379678