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Rev John Boger

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Nov 1852 (aged 78)
Virginia, USA
Burial Brandonville, Preston County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 94091084 · View Source
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John Boger was born on Feb. 5, 1774 in Pine Hill, Bedford County, PA. His parents were Christian (1747-1779) and Barbara Boger. John's dad was a a German immigrant who settled in Pennsylvania.

John married Veronica "Fanny" Cober (1776-1806) in Brothersvalley, Somerset, Pennsylvania, USA in 1798. This couple had 4 known children: Marie Elizabeth Boger, Christian Boger, Mary Boger and Margaret Boger. Marie Elizabeth Boger (April 16, 1799); Christian Boger (March 9, 1800 - 1837). He married Elizabeth Forney. This couple had 3 daughters. Margaret Boger married David Bowman from Allegany Co., MD. Veronica died in 1806 and was buried at the Cober Cemetery, near Berlin, Somerset Co, Pennsylvania.

Rev. John Boger married Barbara Breniser (1786-1843) in 1807. This couple had 8 known children: John Boger Jr. (1808-1847), Jacob Boger (1810-) , Samuel Boger (1811-1871) Madgalena Boger (1813-1851) , Peter Boger (1817-1896) Barbara Boger (1820-1888), Daniel Boger (1823-) and Catherine Boger (1825-). Samuel married Elizabeth Myers, and this couple had 3 children. Magdalena married Daniel Bowman, and this couple had 8 children. Peter married Sarah Peck, and this couple had 6 children.

John Boger was author of the pamphlet printed in German on "the second coming of Christ," a treatise that fell into the hands of "Pastor" Russell and formed the foundation for the Millennial Dawnists Church. Rev. Mr. Boger had worked out calculations as to when Christ would come again, and these calculations were taken by Russell and furnished the principal material for his sensational propaganda. Rev. John Boger is buried on the Boger farm at Brandonville"

John Boger (1774-1852) referred to the Dunker at whose home a Love Feast was held about 1783, near Meyersdale, Pa. Around 1808 he moved his family to a farm between Brandenville and Hazelton, WV. After he moved to West Virginia he lived a couple of miles east of Brandenville, in Preston Co. He had above average education, and served as a Justice of the peace. He was placed in the ministry in 1824. He was one of the earliest members and founders of the Sandy Creek Brethren Congregation.

Elder Boger was an avid reader. He wrote a book, "The Coming of Jesus Christ " which the author Morton describes in his "History of Preston County", as being "written with a trembling hand in my seventy-third year." It was written in German, published in 1846 by Jonathan Rau of Somerset, Pa. It was four by six inches in size with 24 pages. Morton regarded this as the first printed volume to be produce in Preston Co. W.Va. Homer P. Boger wrote a book published in 1980 on the Boger Family History.

Rev. John Boger died 14 Nov 1852 in Preston County, Virginia, (now West Virginia), United States. He was 78 years of age. The Boger family cemetery is on a hill just north of Rt. 48. The Elder John Boger was buried in the cemetery on his farm.


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  • Created by: Stella
  • Added: 23 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 94091084
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev John Boger (5 Feb 1774–14 Nov 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 94091084, citing Boger Cemetery, Brandonville, Preston County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Stella (contributor 47848948) .