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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES


.BOOS - BOWZ - BEAUCE.

Researched by  Louise Gélinas



DESCENDANCY

I am a French Canadian who is researching a branch of my family, Joseph Booz - Bowz that immigrated to Oconto County, Wisconsin in 1879. We lost track of them.  One of my goals, also, is to find out where Pierre Booze, our first ancestor on the American continent, comes from.  I am presently in contact with a renown historian and researcher on the German Mercenaries during the American Revolution.  He is particularly
interested in those who chose to remain in Canada after the war.  He has already confirmed to me that a german military with a Boos surname was demobilized in Quebec City around 1783 and was allowed to remain in Canada.  We will soon be able to confirm if that person was or was not the "Pierre Booze" that I am looking for, allowing us, then, to find his lineage through Europe. I will be glad to share information with American members of the Boos family, and help them to trace their origins.  Thank you, Louise Gélinas

Generation 1
Pierre Booze and Angélique Petit who were married in Quebec City (Recollets Chapel ), on Sept 18, 1794.
Generation 2
     Children:
     Paul Booz and Arsène Rouselle (married in Ile-Verte, Quebec in 1829)
Generation 3
        Children:
        Paul Hyppolas b. Aug 31, 1830 and d. Oct 22, 1831
        Marie Adelaide b. Sept 30, 1831
        Marie Hortense b. May 17, 1833
        Emelie Severine b. Dec 2, 1834
        Adele b. Abt 1835
        Paul Absalon b. Sept 14, 1836 in L'Île-Verte, Québec, Canada
        Joseph b. Sept 16, 1838 in L'Île-Verte, Qc
        Euphémie b. Aug 15, 1840

NOTES: At their arrival on Canadian soil, Pierre Booze and Angélique Petit were protestants.  But they probably forsweared (changed) around 1800 as their first born, Pierre, baptised in Matane, Quebec, was of Catholic religion.

Arsene Rouselle is a descendant of Catherine de Baillon of kings of France.

Paul and Joseph were the only male descendants of the family with the Booz surname.

Paul is my great greatgrandfather.

Joseph and his wife Celina left Canada around 1879 and were living in Oconto, Oconto County, Wisconsin.  Joseph (the father) worked in a saw mill

Generation 3 - Immigrated to Oconto County, Wisconsin in 1879
Joseph Bowz (Booz), b. Sept. 16, 1838 in Île-Verte, Rimouski, Canada Married, on July 4, 1860,
        in Trois-Rivières Cathedral, Quebec, Canada to
+Celina Sawyer, b. abt 1845 in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada, daughter of Maurice
        Sawyer and Julie Judith Boisvert from Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada
Generation 4
        Children: 1880 US Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin
       Joseph Jr.
        Marie-Louise
        Rose-Anna
        Corinne
        Flora
        newborn baby
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Research Results:

Pre-1907 Wisconsin State Marriage Index -Oconto County
Photocopies if the following certifications may be requested from the Green Bay Area Resouce Center at: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/dept/spc/arc.html
   Connie Booz  - 1900        #02 0245 N 07511
    Joseph E Booz - 1897       # 02 0179 N 00792
    Rose A Booz - year ? (after 1900)       #02 0255 N 06865

Pre-1907 Wisconsin State Birth Index-Oconto County - No first names registered
Photocopies if the following certifications may be requested from the Green Bay Area Resouce Center at: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/dept/spc/arc.html
      Booz 22 Nov 1885          #0219 002964
      Booz 08 Sep 1886          #0220 000053

Pre-1907 Wisconsin State Death Index-Oconto County -
Photocopies if the following certifications may be requested from the Green Bay Area Resouce Center at: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/dept/spc/arc.html
      BOOZ, RUBY - JUN 09 1894            #01 0236  01 1652 01  034921

1890 US Census - None exists.

1900 US Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin
Photocopies if the following census may be requested from the Green Bay Area Resouce Center at: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/dept/spc/arc.html
       In the part of City of Oconto called Frenchtown (West Ward) is where the Booz family lived on Frank
       Street in 1900. US Census, City of Oconto - West Ward - Sheet #5 - ED 139. Celina was alive and
       the head of household, so husband Joseph was probably deseased. Son Joseph, age
       35, and daughter Rosie, age 28, lived with their mother. Joseph was a divorced day
       laborer and Rosie was a single seamstress. Celina, Joseph Jr. and Rosie had been born in Fr. Canada
       and come to the US in 1879.

1917
       Booz family members were still living in city of Oconto in 1917 according to the surname list prepared
       in that year for the WWI US Army draft.

1920 US Census - Oconto County, Wisconsin
Photocopies if the following census may be requested from the Green Bay Area Resouce Center at: http://www.uwgb.edu/library/dept/spc/arc.html
       By the 1920 Census, son Joseph seems to be living in Michigan.
       Joseph Booz
           Age: 54
           Year: 1920
           Birthplace: Canada
           Roll: T625_762
           Race: White
           Page: 11B
           State: Michigan
           ED: 73
           County: Delta
           Township: Nahma



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