|Birth: ||Sep. 28, 1843|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1914|
Chester S. Boss
b. September 28, 1843, Jonesville, Michigan
d. February 20, 1914
Minnesota 6th Regiment, Company C.
Enlisted, August 8, 1862. Served during the Indian Outbreak in Minnesota in 1862 and within ten days of his enlistment was engaged burying the dead killed near Fort Ridgley. Participated in the two battles of Birch Coulee and Wood lake. In 1863 his Company pursued the hostile Indians to Dakota and across the Missouri River. company pursued the hostile Indians to
Dakota, and across the Missouri river. Returning to Fort Snelling in the fall, the members of the regiment were anxious to go south, but were sent on to the frontier. However, the regiment was ordered south in the spring of
1864, and at Helena, Arkansas, the entire regiment was afflicted with fever, one half of the soldiers dying. In the spring following, the regiment went to New Orleans, in the Sixteenth Corps, thence to Sanford, where they captured Spanish Fort, thence went up to Alabama river, to Montgomery, and in the spring of 1865 they lived for ten days on raw corn. On August 20, 1865, he was mustered out at Fort Snelling.
In 1888 he came to Spokane, removing his family there later, and in 1890 came to Marcus, Stevens county, where he conducted a mercantile business in a tent. He then came to Bossburg, or what was afterward to becom Bossburg, where he has remained in business successfully, ever since. He secured the establishment here of a postoffice, named Bossburg, and served as the initial postmaster of the same for eight years. A portion of the land pre-empted by Mr. Boss became the site of the town. Here he and his wife reside in a substantial house surrounded by commodious buildings, and the largest orchard in the vicinity. In 1866 Mr. Boss was married to Belinda Bolles, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Sears) Bolles, natives of New York.
Belinda L. Boss (1847 - 1914)*
Mabel Ann Boss Grieve (1869 - 1955)*
Greenwood Memorial Terrace
Created by: Bev
Record added: Jul 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14972776