1830 - 1895 (65 years)
||Andrew Bossert  |
||15 Sep 1830
||Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany [1, 2, 3]
||4 Dec 1895
||Grant County, Wisconsin
||Advent Cemetery, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin
- Jo Peck notes that family legend indicates he came from Frankfurt "On the Maine," Germany. Census records have differing answers, as can be noted below. He is listed in GERMANS TO AMERICA as arriving at U.S. Ports, 1850-1855, Volume 8, August to December 1854, on page 477. He left from Havre to New York on the Ravenswood, arriving November 25, 1854, with his destination indicated as New York. He lived in Genesee County, often a stopover place for those planning to move to Michigan and Wisconsin, due to its proximity to Lake Erie. She indicates that the Wisconsin Census record of 1860 shows him at 26, Anna 24, with real estate valued at $200 and personal property valued at $20.
Jo's mother said that Andrew accepted the Adventist message around 1860, joining the new Waterloo Township just forming. The SDA Religion started in Battle Creek, Michigan, between 1855 and 1860, with Jo's maternal great great granfather and wife one of the original 10 families there...and with Andrew joining the same church in Wisconsin in the 1860's.
Civil War records describe Andrew as being 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall, blue eyed and with light hair and a light complexion. He served as a Private in Company C, 6th Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, and was discharged on July 14, 1865. He bought his army Springfield rifle for $6. Family stories say he walked home from Dubuque, Iowa, where he was discharged. Jo has his service and pension records, including Anna's Widow's Declaration for a Pension, which included the date and place of their marriage. It was this that inspired her to write the Town Historian of Elba, New York, and triggered his fantastic reply that he had gotten another letter that very same day from a descendant of Anna's brother, George, who had traveled from Germany with her and was married on the very same day by the same minister. This opened up the Jesse line for both Jo and Dot Williams to explore. All the biographical information about the descendants of Andrew and Anna Bossert was excerpted from material written by Jo.
The 1877 Grant County Atlas shows Andrew owning Lot 80, in Waterloo Township, where the old Bossert farm was located in a hollow on Chaffee Road. It is said the original house on the hill burned, and they built the next one in the hollow. There is a natural spring on the land with watercress. There were also Indian Mounds on the land that Jo's grandfather would not let his family disturb.
The 1895 Atlas showed the Bossert Homestead as belonging to Andrew's son Joseph, and a neighboring parcel belonging to Joe's on, Harry Bossert. The farm has since passed out of the family. Anna and Andrew had moved to Cassville in 1892, due to Andrew's failing health. Jo indicates that their home is still standing, but is almost unrecognizable with its changed facade. The old Seventh-day Adventist Church and cemetery on Highway 133, south of Cassville in Section 19 of Waterloo Township, still stand. Andrew Bossert was a deacon of this church. Andrew and Anna are buried behind the church, near their old home in Waterloo, as are Jo's grandparents Joe and Minnie.
Grant Co. Death Records:
Bossert, A., age 65, married to Annie Jessie, died 4 Dec 1895, recorded in Bk. 3, Pg. 153. No parents names listed.
Bossert, Andrew, age 63, married to Annie Jessie, died 4 Dec 1895, recorded in Bk. 3., Pg. 263. No parents listed.
The birth information for the children of Anna and Andrew did NOT appear in GRANT COUNTY, WISCONSIN BIRTH RECORDS - EARLIEST TO 1891.
www.familysearch.org also lists this family, with information being submitted by CAROL N GARNER, 2315 VAN BUREN AVE, OGDEN UT USA 84401; Submission: AF97-111200.
1870 Census, Waterloo, Grant, WI, Household 80
Andrew Bossert, 39, Farmer, $1500, $400, Hesse Darmstadt
Ann Bossert, 30, House Keeper, Prussia
Elizabeth Bossert, 9, WI
Joseph Bossert, 7, WI
Mary Bossert, 3, WI
Henry Darling, 33, Works on Farm, MA
Francis, 19, House Work, WI (Wife of Henry??)
Census Place:Waterloo, Grant, Wisconsin Source:FHL Film 1255427 National Archives Film T9-1427
Page 38 RelationSexMarrRaceAgeBirthplace
Andrew BOSSERT Self M M W 50 FRANKFORT Occ: Farmer Fa: FRA Mo: FRA
Kenie BOSSERT Wife F M W 40 POLAND Occ: Keeping House Fa: POLAND Mo: POLAND
Joseph BOSSERT Son M S W 17 WI Fa: FRA Mo: POLAND
Mary BOSSERT Dau F S W 13 WI Fa: FRANKFORT Mo: POLAND
Franks BOSSERT Dau F S W 9 WI Fa: FRANKFORT Mo: POLAND
Clarence BOSSERT Son M S W 7 WI Fa: FRANKFORT Mo: POLAND
Millie BOSSERT Dau F S W 2 WI Fa: FRANKFORT Mo: POLAND
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Anna Jesse, b. 8 Sep 1839, Strelitz, Kreis Kolmar, Posen, Prussia , d. 16 Jan 1931, Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin (Age 91 years) |
||24 Nov 1859
||Byron, Genesee County, New York
| ||1. Elizabeth Bossert, b. 17 Oct 1860, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. Abt 1915 (Age 54 years)|
| ||2. Joseph Andrew Bossert, b. 24 Oct 1862, Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. 14 Jun 1961, Lancaster, Grant County, Wisconsin (Age 98 years)|
| ||3. Maria Ann Bossert, b. 11 Nov 1864, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. Bef 1870, Grant County, Wisconsin (Age 5 years)|
| ||4. Mary C. Bossert, b. 28 Nov 1868, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. Abt 1957, Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota (Age 88 years)|
| ||5. Frances D. "Frankie" Bossert, b. 18 Dec 1871, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. 11 Oct 1968, Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota (Age 96 years)|
| ||6. Clarence Sanborn Bossert, b. 27 May 1873, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. 20 Jan 1964, Mora, Kanabec County, Minnesota (Age 90 years)|
| ||7. Mildred V. "Millie" Bossert, b. 17 Nov 1877, Waterloo Township, Grant County, Wisconsin , d. 29 Jun 1954, Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin (Age 76 years)|
||Bossert, Andrew with wife Anna (Jesse), after 1860|
Xerox from Jo Bossert Peck. She noted that this was possibly their wedding picture. It was likely taken in New York, where the were married in 1859, or in Grant County, Wisconsin, where they moved almost immediately after their marriage.
||3 Jul 2008 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
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