Biography of Ameol Boos
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AMEOL BOOS. In the field of agriculture it has frequently happened that the fathers have secured the broad and fertile tracts of land which the sons have brought to their full capacity of productiveness. The rough, preliminary labors of the pioneers have been as necessary as the developing work of the later generation; all combine for the general advancement of the wonderful agricultural interests of Ohio. Of the men of Erie County who are engaged in farming operations on land secured originally by their fathers, Ameol Boos, of Huron Township, is a sterling representative of that class of reliable, industrious men who are acknowledged to be broad and scientific in their methods. He was born at Sandusky, Ohio, September 11, 1855, and is a son of George and Catherine (Miller) Boos.

The parents of Mr. Boos were born in Germany and there reared and educated and married in their native land, probably in the Province of Baden. The father was reared to the trade of locksmith, which he followed for some years in Germany, and following his marriage he and his wife went to South America, where they resided about one year, their oldest child, Sophia, being born in that country. In the early '50s the family came to North America and after landing at New York City made their way to Sandusky, Ohio, from whence, in 1852 or 1853, they came to Huron Township. The father purchased twenty five acres of almost wild land, on which he built a little home, and began to clear and cultivate this primitive farm, under the direction of Mrs. Boos, who had been brought up on a farm in Germany. As the children grew up they assisted their parents in the work of development, and later fifteen acres were added to the original purchase, this subsequently being added to from time to time until the homestead consisted of 105 acres. Here the father erected a good home of seven rooms to replace the first little dwelling, as well as a substantial barn, 30 by 83 feet. He was an industrious and energetic worker and learned to be a good farmer, putting in a great deal of open ditches, which have since been covered by his son. It may be said that this farm is nearly perfect as regards drainage, for there are more than 50,000 tile here. The land grows fine crops of all kinds of grain, the wheat fields yielding an average of thirty bushels per acre, while potatoes are also grown in great quantities. Throughout his life George Boos continued to intelligently till his fields, and through a career of honest and straightforward dealing won the respect and esteem of the people of his community. His death occurred July 14, 1909, when he was eighty seven years of age, while Mrs. Boos passed away April 13, 1893, aged nearly seventy six years. She was a Catholic, while Mr. Boos was a member of the Lutheran Church. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Boos: Sophia, who died after marriage; Ameol, of this notice; Amelia, who was married and met her death in a railroad accident on the Lake Shore Railroad at Sandusky, Ohio, in 1897; Mrs. Lena Post, of Huron; and Mrs. Mary Heminger, of Perkins Township, Erie County.

Ameol Boos was born in Sandusky, but when he was a few weeks old his mother returned to the farm and here he has passed his entire life. He was given the educational advantages to he secured in the public schools, and was carefully reared to agricultural pursuits, which he has made his life work. At the time of his father's death he succeeded to the ownership of the home farm, and has since added twenty five acres to it, now having a finely cultivated tract of 130 acres. He does general farming, and his life has been one of quiet and uninterrupted devotion to his home and surroundings, and out of his labor and experience has come the regard of all who knew him and a reputation as a good and public spirited citizen.

Mr. Boos was married in Huron Township to Miss Mary Steiner, who was born on the old Steiner farm in Erie County, in 1860, and died April 10, 1894. Three children were born to this union: George M., who is a farmer of Huron Township and has one daughter, Mary, now four years of age; Charles, who is married and lives with his father, whom he assists in the operation of the farm; and Ameol, Jr.; also married and a farmer in Huron Township. Mr. Boos married for his second wife Lula Curtis, who was born in Huron Township in 1874. Mr. Boos and his sons are consistent members of the Roman Catholic Church. They have always supported the principles and candidates of the democratic party.

From:
A Standard History of Erie County, Ohio
By: Hewson L. Peeke
Assisted by a Board of Advisory Editors
The Lewis Publishing Company Chicago and New York 1916


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