Broder Boysen

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Broder Boysen

  • Birth 11 Nov 1850 Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
  • Death 22 Jul 1930 Madison, Madison County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Madison, Madison County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 68878649

Book Of:
Images of Yesterday...Visions of Tomorrow
125 Years
Madison, Nebraska
1867-1992
The Broder Boysen Family
Broder Boysen was born in Holstein, Germany on Nov. 25, 1850. He married Katherine Petersen on June 22, 1872 in Germany. She was born in Germany on Aug. 6, 1852. Four of their children were born in Germany. They were: Richard, August, Margaret, and Siegfred.. Broder, his wife and children came to the United States in April of 1880. They settled in Madison County.

Broder had a brother, Matt, who lived in California. Matt had a son, Rudolph Boysen, who experimented with plants. He discovered the "Boysenberry" by crossing a blackberry, loganberry, and a raspberry. This was done at Anaheim, California and the berry was promoted by the Walter Knott's Berry Farm in 1927. The berry was named after its founder and called Boysenberry.

Broder Boysen lived on the farm until 1911 when he and his wife moved to Madison. He died on July 21, 1930. A short time later his wife, Katherine, died on August 3, 1930. They were both buried in a Madison Cemetery.
Many of the children of Broder Boysen remained in the Madison area until their death. Some of his children died quite young.

Father of Richard, August, Margaret (Kohl), Siegfred, Dora, Andreas, Emma, Anna (Ritzhaupt), Otto, Andrew, Louise (Tetzloff), and Henry.

Brother of Matt,
Nephew is Charles Rudolph Boysen, inventer of Boysenberry:
Charles Rudolph Boysen
(Click on the Charles Rudolph Boysen name Link)


Family Members


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  • Created by: William Peel
  • Added: 24 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68878649
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Broder Boysen (11 Nov 1850–22 Jul 1930), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68878649, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Madison, Madison County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by William Peel (contributor 47327611) .