Category Archives: Boss

A Letter to George Walker

Greetings, I thought it might be interesting to post this letter from Andrew J. Boss to his future son-in-law George Walker. The letter is written on October 3, 1889, Georgiana Boss and George Walker were married on December 31, 1889. … Continue reading

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Boss Family Home

Good Evening, The Boss Family settled in Detroit, Minnesota between 1880 and 1885. Since Andrew Boss was a miller and carpenter it’s likely he built this home himself. Note: Detroit became Detroit Lakes in 1929. A later picture shows vines … Continue reading

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Zilpha Boss Obituary

On Thursday morning, Sept. 8th, Mrs. A. J. Boss died at her home in this city after a long illness. The deceased was 75 years of age and for many years she has been a resident of this city, a … Continue reading

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Andrew J. Boss Obituary

BOSS: In Detroit, Minn., on Wednesday, March 25th, 1891, of heart disease, ANDREW JACKSON BOSS, age 52 years. There were many expressions of surprise, sorrow and sympathy for the family last Wednesday morning as the news was passed from one … Continue reading

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Boss Family Census Extractions

1850 U.S. Census for Ellisburgh, Jefferson County, New York: Charity Boss, age 52, female, born in Rhode Island Hannah Boss, age 15, female (place of birth not given) Andrew Boss, agd 11, male (place of birth not given SOURCE: New … Continue reading

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Boss Family Cemetery Records and Grave Markers

Good Evening, Several members of the Boss Family are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. The cemetery records list: Boss, Andrew J. (S/Wm-Charity), Age 52, March 21, 1891 Boss, Charles B. (S/Andrew), Age 72, November 22, 1947 … Continue reading

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Andrew J. Boss, Military Service

My last post about Andrew Boss covered his enlistment and muster into the Union army during the Civil War. Here, then is the story of his military service. During his service Andrew was present at the Field of Shiloh (Tennessee) … Continue reading

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