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Valentine Boehmer

Male 1852 - 1917  (64 years)


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  • Name Valentine Boehmer 
    Born 8 Dec 1852  , Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Name Valentine Beamer 
    Occupation 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Teacher 
    Religion 1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Lutheran 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-216234 
    Died 22 Sep 1917  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I216234  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father Valentine Boehmer,   b. 1825, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1896, , Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Katharina E. "Catherine" Erbach,   b. 6 Jul 1827, Allenfeld, Regirungschaerf Cohlen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1876  (Age 49 years) 
    Family ID F11154  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1852 - , Prussia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Teacher - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Lutheran - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1917 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • VALENTINE BOEHMER.

      Germany has sent to America many of her children, and the usual result has been the betterment of those who have been fortunate enough to survive the perils of a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean and to reach in safety the welcoming arms of Columbia. Valentine Boehmer was born in the empire of Germany, in that part formerly known as Prussia, December 8, 1852, a son of Valentine and Catherine Erbach Boehmer, and the eldest of their five children, the younger four being Charles, Kate, Philip and Herman. Valentine Boehmer, the father, was born in 1824, came to America in 1855, and first sought a home in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, where he bought a tract of one hundred acres, followed his trade of cooper, and there passed the remainder of his life, dying August 10. 1896. He was a member of the Lutheran church, and in politics a Conservative, as well as a member of his town council.

      Valentine Boehmer remained at home with his parents until about twenty-six years of age. when he came to Greenwood township, St. Clair County, Michigan, and here married, in 1878, Miss Mary Rau, a daughter of Rev. J. L. and Mary (Berthoum) Rau, the former of whom owned one hundred and twenty acres in Greenwood township, followed farming, in addtion to preaching, was a Republican in politics, and died in 1882, The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Valentine Boehmer has been blessed with four children, namely: Charles, born May 15, 1879. and now residing in Detroit; Alfred, born December 8. 1881, and at present a sailor on the great lakes; Harry, born November 22. 1855, also a sailor, and Mary, born May 18, 1896.

      Valentine Boehmer acquired an excellent education in youth, and for thirty years has followed the vocation of teacher in St. Clair County, ten years in one district. He was, however, reared to practical farming, and owns at least twenty acres of good land, and this he cultivates, in addition to teaching school. He thus makes a comfortable living, and wins the respect of all who know him, for his industry redounds to his credit as also does his ability as a teacher.

      In politics Mr. Boehmer is a Democrat, is very popular with his party, and has been elected to all the school offices, and as supervisor of Greenwood township for one term. In all the positions Mr. Boehmer has fillel he has exhibited decided ability, and he has served in each with conscientious devotion to duty. In religion he is a devout member of the Lutheran church, and freely contributes of his means to its support, and aids it otherwise when circumstances render such aid desirable or will permit. Fraternally Mr. Boehmer is a memlier of the tent of Maccabees at Jeddo, St. Clair County, and socially he and family mingle with the best circles of Casco township and St. Clair county. Mr. Boehmer has made his way unaided through life, and ail he owns is the result of his own industry, good management and innate good sense. He has always been frugal, but never stingy, his heart and hand being ever open in response to the appeals of the poor or needy. His integrity has never been impugned, and his word is considered as reliable as his signature to any document in which he makes a promise of any kind whatsoever.

      Biographical memoirs of St. Clair County, Michigan to which is appended a comprehensive compendium of national biography; memoirs of eminent men and women in the United States. pg 631

  • Sources 
    1. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 2 Page 54.

    2. [S2493] Michigan, Death Records, 1867-1952.
      Valentine Boehmer Gender: Male Marital Status: Married Birth Date: 8 Dec, 1852 Birth Place: Germany Death Date: 22 Sep 1917 Death Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Death Age: 64 Father: Valentine Boehmer Mother: Katherine Eorhback