Biography of Samuel Boose
Allen County, OH Biographies

SAMUEL BOOSE, farmer, P. O. Lima, was born in Somerset County, Penn., November 27, 1842; son of Rudolph and Susannah (Walker) Boose, natives of Pennsylvania. His paternal grandfather. Jacob Boose, was a native of Switzerland, and his maternal grandfather. Philip Walker, was a native of Germany. Our subject was reared on a farm in his native county, and resided with his parents until twenty four years of age. He served in the late war of the Rebellion, enlisting in July, 1862. and was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg. Antietam, as well as several minor engagements, and received a flesh wound in the leg at Gettysburg. After thirteen months' service he was honorably discharged on account of disability, at Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington, D. C. Mr. Boose has been twice married, his first wife, to whom he was married March 19, 1865, being Civilla, daughter of William and Susan (Walker) Hay, of Somerset County, Penn., by which union there was one child - Civilla. March 7, 1867, our subject married his present wife, Jane, daughter of Henry and Susanah (Winegardner) Roush, early settlers of Bath Township. The issue of this union was nine children Mary S., Emma J., Henry R., Sarah R., Katie A., Maggie B., Martha A., Cora M., and Gracie I. Mr. Boose located in Bath Township in 1865, on the farm he now occupies, comprising 200 acres, most of which he has cleared himself, making nearly all the improvements. He and his wife are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. He has served the township as treasurer and trustee. and was infirmary director of the county six years. He is one of the substantial farmers of Bath Township. In politics he is a Democrat.

Also see Henry Boose (Brother of Samuel)

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