Biography of George M. Boeckler
Monroe County, MI Biographies

GEORGE M. BOECKLER, better known in Petersburgh as" Uncle George," was born March 19, 1807, in Windspach, Province of Bavaria, Germany. He was the oldest of five children, his parents being Leonhardt and Maria (Woerline) Boeckler. He came to Monroe county in October. 1837, and purchased a forty acre farm about five miles west of LaSalle, and leaving his family with Ludwig Knapp put up a log house, into whith he moved Jan. 1, 1838. He has been married four times. In Germany to Marie Kurtzin 1831, who is the mother of all his children John Martin, born Dec. 19, 1832; Margaret Barbara, March 14, 1834; John Philip, Oct. 25, 1835, and Henry, Dec. 8, 1837. Marie died July 1, 1840, and he worked at hie trade as a tailor in Monroe until he moved to Petersburgh in 1844. in July, 1842, he married Catherine Strable, with whom he lived until her death, Jan. 1, 1875. In April, 1875, he married Barbara Koetzle, and on her death in January, 1882, he married his present wife, Magdelena Yackey, April 8, 1882. He is a Presbyterian, and at the incorporation of Petersburgh was trustee for three years.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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