Benjamin Bosse

Benjamin Bosse

Indiana, USA
Death 4 Apr 1922 (aged 47)
Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 17501286 · View Source
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The son of Henry Bosse, immigrant from Prussia and Caroline L. Schlensker - Bosse, immigrant from Germany.
Brother of:
John Fred
John Henry
George Henry
August W.

He married Anna Riechman September 02, 1896 in Evansville, Indiana.

He was the very popular Democrat Mayor of Evansville, Indiana, 1914-22; died in office at age 47 years.

Civic improvement completed during Bosse's years as mayor:
*Horse drawn fire carriages were replaced.
*Evansville Police Department moved from city offices to their own station.
*Most downtown streets were paved brick.
*Improved public markets were built in several locations.
*The Public Recreation Department was formed.
*Built Evansville's first public playgrounds, tennis courts and swimming pools.
*The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum was completed in March 1917

*Benjamin Bosse High School named in his honor, is listed on the National Register as part of the Lincolnshire Historic District. Built in 1922.

*Bosse Field, also named for Mayor Benjamin Bosse, is the third oldest professional ballpark. Opening Day 06/17/1915 behind Fenway Park in Boston and Wrigley Field in Chicago.

He worked in a grocery store for his brother William. Took over grocery business.
In 1899 became a partner in Globe Furniture Company. Combined the Globe, Bosse and World furniture into the Globe-Bosse-World furniture company.

Benjamin Bosse was a member of the Missouri Synod Board of Directors and a leader in the Lutheran Laymen's League.
At the 1917 Missouri Synod convention he made the official announcement of the organization of the LLL, the purpose of which was to collect from wealthy laymen enough money to pay a deficit of $100,000 in the treasuries of the Missouri Synod.

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  • Added: 16 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17501286
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Bosse (1 Nov 1874–4 Apr 1922), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17501286, citing Lutheran Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by SM (contributor 46597451) .