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Heinrich Friederick Phillip
Edward 'Henry' BOEKE
b. 17 Jan 1844 in Delmordt, Lippe, Germany, the son of Heinrich and Dorathea (DIESTELBRUCH) BOEKE
m. 1877 in Davis, Stephenson Co., IL
d. 28 Feb 1927 in Davis, IL; bur. at St. Paul's Church, Davis
Sophia Louisa 'Louise'
b. 13 Aug 1854 in Davis, the daughter of Wilhelm and Amalia (RAEKER) RUNTE
d. 11 Dec 1904 in Davis; bur. at St. Paul's Church
Henry Boeke was born in Germany, the oldest of seven children. His family immigrated to America in 1852 aboard the Johann Schmidt (sailing from Breman to New Orleans). They settled in rural Rock Run Township, Stephenson Co., IL, in a German-immigrant area known locally as Epleyanna (just west of Davis), where Henry was raised. The family name, Böke in German, was anglicized to Boeke, and eventually to Bakey.
Louise Runte was born in the Epplyanna area to recent German immigrants, the fifth of ten children, and the first of the family born in America. She was raised in Epplyanna.
Henry and Louise were married in 1877 at St. Paul's Church in Epleyanna, where both families were members. Henry and Louise settled on a farm in the Davis area, where they raised three children. Both are buried in the cemetery at St. Paul's.
Children of Henry and Louise Boeke:
Article on the Epleyanna church and German community
From St. Paul's Cemetery,
St. Paul's (Epleyanna) Church, Rock Run township, IL:
Gravestone of Henry
Gravestone of Louise
|Mary Bakey||Henry Boeke||Heinrich Boeke|
|Louise Runte||Wilhelm Runte|
|Genealogy of Stephen R.
Moore - Family Page of Henry Boeke and Louise Runte
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