Biography of Henry Boose
Allen County, OH Biographies

HENRY BOOSE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Somerset County, Penn., January 31, 1832, and is a son of Rudolph and Susannah (Walker) Boose. He was reared in his native county, and educated in the common schools. In the fall of 1854, when in his twenty second year, he came to Allen County, and located in Bath Township on the farm where he now resides, all of which he has cleared and improved from what was then an unbroken wilderness. He has been twice married. His first wife, to whom he was married December 6, 1855, was Mary S., daughter of Daniel and Phebe (Shunk) Coleman, of Somerset County, Penn., and by her he had four children: Eliza J. (wife of Joseph Neishwitz), Cyrus D., Charles R. and Henry F. On June 27, 1870, he married his present wife, Catherine Westbay. widow of Isaiah Westbay, and daughter of Charles and. Sophia (Ludwig) Crites, of German Township, this county. By this union there were four children: Ellen, Clara R., Harry T., and an infant daughter (deceased), Mr. Boose is one of the representative and leading farmers of Bath Township. The farm he now occupies comprises 100 acres. He has two eighty acre tracts on Section 8, a part of which he has cleared. He and his wife are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He has filled the office of treasurer of Bath Township upward of twelve years, and has held other minor offices; in politics be is a stanch Democrat.

Also see Samuel Boose (Brother of Henry)

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