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Audrain County, Missouri

Bodkin, Emma J         Bodkin, T. Ed   Bodkin, Zachary T                 Botts, Ruth                 Brown, Lee                 Brown, Leslie

Byrns, Richard A        Bullard, Charles Richard                              Butler, D.W.              Bybee, C.R. ‘Bob’


The following obituary appeared in the Mexico Evening Ledger, Mexico, Missouri on July 16, 1973:       Mrs. Emma Bodkin Dies At KD Home        Mrs. Emma J. Bodkin, 94, of the King's Daughters Home died Saturday afternoon at the home.  Mrs. Bodkin, a life-long resident of Mexico, had lived at the King's Daughters Home for 16 years.
     Funeral services were held Monday at the Precht-Pikering funeral home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery, with the Rev. J. C. Montgomery of the Mexico United Methodist Church officiating and Mrs. Ruth Koen as organist.
     Born in Audrain County in 1876, Mrs. Bodkin was the daughter of James and Susan Helm Tharp.  In 1900 she was married to Thomas Edward Bodkin, who died in 1925.
     Mrs. Bodkin was a member of the Mexico United Methodist Church.
     Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Rudolph (Thelma) Green of Mexico and a sister, Mrs. Nora Gore of St. Louis.  Eight grandchildren, including Tom Green of Mexico, 22 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive.  Mrs. Bodkin was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Frances Breid. 
     Pallbearers were her grandsons, Tom Green and James Breid, and Delbert Teel of Fulton and John Fitzpatrick of Columbia.
  Submitted by Rod Green,Ashland, MO



The following obituary was published in the Mexico Intelligencer on January 8, 1926:        T. Ed. Bodkin Dies Thursday of Pneumonia      Funeral Services for Mexico Man Will Be Held at 2:30 Saturday Afternoon at Home Here.      T. E. Bodkin, of this city, died at his home at 718 South Calhoun street, about 6:30 o'clock Thursday night, after an illness of a few days due to pneumonia and influenza.  He was 52 years of age.
    Mr. Bodkin was born in this county January 16, 1874, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Bodkin.  He had lived in Mexico practically all his life and at the time of his death was employed at the International Shoe Factory.
    He is survived by his father, Zack Bodkin, who was 78 years old on Christmas Day, his wife, Mrs. Emma Jane Bodkin; two daughters, Mrs. Rudolph Green and Mrs. Leland Breid, both of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Leslie Louder, also of Mexico.  He was a member of the Mexico Methodist Church, and belonged to the Woodmen Lodge.
    The funeral service will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Bodkin home with Dr. F. G. Tucker in charge.  Burial will be made in Elmwood cemetery.
  Submitted by Rod Green, Ashland MO


BODKIN, Zachary T

The following notice was published in the Saturday, February 22, 1941 edition of the Mexico Evening Ledger:        Zackary T. Bodkins, 93, Dies Friday       Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon for Well-known Retired Farmer        Zackary Taylor Bodkins, 93, and a well known retired farmer, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carrie E. Lowder, 1123 South Washington street, at 6 o'clock Friday evening.  Death came after a month's illness.
     Mr. Bodkins who had resided in Audrain county for 73 years was born  in Harrison county, Kentucky, December 25, 1847, a son of William and Lucinda Bodkins.  In 1868 he came to Audrain and lived on a farm south of Benton City and on October 25, 1871 was married to Louisa Margaret Douglas, now deceased.  To them were born two children, Mrs. Lowder and the late Thomas Edward Bodkins.  Mr. Bodkins was the last and youngest of a family of nine children.
     Surving Mr. Bodkins with his daughter, are two grandchildren, Mrs. Rudolph Green of this city, and Mrs. Leland Breid of Fulton; eight great grandchildren, and many friends who with the Ledger extend sympathy.
     Funeral rites will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Precht chapel by Dr. A. A. Wallace, pastor of the Mexico Presbyterian church of which Mr. Bodkins was a member.  Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery.  Casket bearers will be:  Otto Grossglauser, Kennan Hulen, Gus Tillman, Ed White, George Kemp and O. J. Holtman.
Note: That obituary mistakenly stated his last name was "Bodkins" when it should be Bodkin.   Submitted by Rod Green, Ashland MO


Thelma Bodkin / Botkin Green listed under “G”


BOEGER            Boeger obitaries contributed by Gary Bonsall Sr.,                                                   

Boeger, Bernhardine (Knapheide): (Died Jan. 29, 1896) Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thursday, 6 Feb. 1896 - Mrs. Henry Boeger, who lived 5 miles north of Mexico, died Wednesday, Jan. 29.  Deceased leaves a husband and six Children.  The remains were buried at Progress, this county, Friday, Jan. 31.  Mrs. Boeger was a worthy woman and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.



Boeger, Edward H.  Source: Unknown newspaper: Edward H. Boeger.  [Died March 4, 1963] Edward H. Boeger, 87, of 3927 Wyoming, died Monday at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  He was born in Germany and came to this country when he was 7, settling in Mexico, Mo.  He lived in Kansas City from 1900 until about 1918, operating a blacksmith shop at Twenty-sixth and Indiana.  He lived in the West Line, Mo., and Louisburg, Kas. areas from 1918 until 1953, when he returned here.  Mr. Boeger was a member of the Christian church in Louisburg.  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Boeger of the home; a son, John Boeger, Phoenix, Ariz.; a brother, August Boeger, Fulton, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Knight, 6140 Raytown road, Raytown; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday at the Runyan chapel in Louisburg; burial in the Glenwild cemetery near West Line.


Boeger, Friederike Caroline Charlotte (m. Kombrink) (Sister of Ludwig A) Obituary from unknown newspaper, August 23, 1954: Mrs. Fredericka Kombrink.  Mrs. Frederika Kombrink, 89, a former resident of Kansas City, died yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs.  Elizabeth Schoedle, Santa Monica, Calif., with whom she had made her home since the death in 1950 of her husband, Edward H. Kombrink.  They moved to California in 1943.  She traveled to this country from Germany and was a resident here forty-five years.  She was a member of St. Peter's Evangelical and Reformed Church here.  Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Amanda Goldsberry, Oakland, Calif.; two step daughters, Mrs. Anna Smith, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Pauline Sushnik, Bartlesvillee, Ok.; three sons, William H. Stratemeier, 3862 East Sixtieth Terrace; Edward H. Stratemeier, 3534 Askew, and August F. Stratemeier, 3409 Bales; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Knight, 1520 Spruce, and two brothers, August Boeger, Fulton, Mo., and Edward Boeger, 3927 Wyoming.


Boeger, Friederike Caroline (Sohlke)  (Died Monday, August 28, 1899) Weekly Ledger, Thursday, 31 Aug. 1899 -

Mrs. Reka Boeger Dead.  Mrs. Reka Boeger, aged 60 years, died Monday at the home of her son in law John Dahlem one mile west of Skinner.  Deceased was a highly respected German lady and a member of Progress Church where she was buried Wednesday at 11 o'clock.  Rev. Phal officiated.


Boeger, Friederike Caroline (Sohlke) (Died Monday, August 28, 1899) Mexico Weekly Intelligencer, 31 Aug. 1899 -

Mrs. Boeger Dead.  Mrs. Boeger, residing with her son in law, John Dahlem, North of town, died Monday of general debility and old age.  Deceased leaves several sons; viz: Louie, Fred and August, all residing in and near Mexico.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at the scene of her death, in the presence of relatives and immediate friends.  


Boeger, Lena (Klekamp) (Died April 3, 1932) Mexico Weekly Ledger, Thursday, 7 Apr. 1932 - Word was received here Monday by Mrs. Pete Wyss, a niece, of the death in Kansas City Sunday of Mrs. Fred Boeger, former Mexico resident, after a year's illness.  She died at the family home, 4346 Charllott.  Mrs. Boeger, about 65 years old, was the former Miss Lena Klekamp, of this city.  The Boegers moved to Kansas City about 12 years ago.  Funeral services and interment were held there Tuesday.  Mrs. Boeger is survived by her devoted husband, by three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Alexander, Kansas City; Miss Minnie Boeger of the home and Mrs. W.W. Catobins, Decatur IL., by a sister, Mrs Fred Lange of Thompson, and by two brothers, Louis Klekamp, Miami Fla; and Albert H. Klekamp of Columbia, Mo.  Mrs. Boeger was a devout Christian and was a member of the Presbyterian Church while residing in this city.  Mrs. Louis Boeger of Mexico is a sister in law, and Mrs. Fred Boeger was an aunt of Mrs. Wyss and Will Boeger of this City.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Wagner Funeral Home at 1:30 o'clock at the Evangelical Church, Linwood and Benton Boulevard, Kansas City.  The Ledger joins many friends of the family in extending sympathy at Mrs. Boeger's death.  


Boeger, Ludwig A.   Source: "Mexico Intelligencer," February 16, 1939:
 Louis A. Boeger, Mexico rural route no. 2, father of William H. Boeger and Mrs. Ida Wyss, died at his daughter's home at 1302 N. Wade Street Saturday evening after about five week's illness.  The 75 year old retired carpenter suffered a relapse after an operation at the Audrain County Hospital about three weeks ago.  The Rev. A.A. Wallace of the Presbyterian Church conducted the funeral service at the Precht Chapel at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.  Pall bearers were Phil Shire, Dave Rodgers, Conrad Shuttee, John and Gus Fairchild, and Will Wyss.  Surviving are his wife, Wilhelmina Boeger, Three brothers, August of Williamsburg, Fred of Higgensville, and Edward of Louisville, Kansas; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Knight and Mrs. Reka Kombrink, both of Kansas City; four sons, William H. of Mexico and Walter of Hartsburg.  Edwin of St. Louis and Alfred of Independence; and two daughters, Mrs. Ida Wyss of Mexico and Mrs. Della Mudd of Kansas City.  Two sisters, Cary and Lizzie died many years ago; and one brother, Henry, died in Warren County eight years ago.  Mr. Boeger came to Audrain County at the age of 17 and has lived in this vicinity ever since.  He was born in Germany on May 30, 1863.  


Boeger, Ludwig A.
Well Known Retired Audrain Farmer Dies Here Saturday P.M.  Funeral services were conducted at 2:30 o'clock here Monday afternoon at the Precht Funeral Chapel, for Louis Boeger, 76 year old Audrain County retired farmer, who died at 6:20 o'clock Saturday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. P.F. Wyss on North Wade Street.  Dr. A.A. Wallace, pastor of the Mexico Presbyterian Church of which Mr. Boeger was a devoted member, officiated and interment was at Elmwood Cemetery.  Pallbearers were John and Guy Fairchild, Dave Rodgers, Phil Shire, Conrad Schuttee, and Mr. Wyss.  Mr. Boeger was born in Germany May 3, 1863, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Boeger.  When he was 19 years old, after his father's death, he accompanied his mother and sisters and brothers to America and resided in Warren County until 50 years ago when he moved to Audrain.  Here he was married January 6, 1891, to Wilhelmine Fisbeck, who survives him.  He also leaves six children, Mrs. Wyss and William H. Boeger of this city, Walter of Hartsburg, Edwin of St. Louis, Alfred of Independence and Mrs. Della Mudd of Kansas City; two sisters, Mrs. Rika Kombrink and Mrs. W. H. Knight of Kansas City; three brothers, Fred of Hannibal, August of Williamsburg and Ed of Louisburg, Kan; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.  Music at the funeral included quintette selections by L.H. Ives, Mrs F.W. Cone, Mrs. P.C. Ekern, Mrs. C.E. Leeper and Harry McGee.  Mrs. Forrest Wonneman served as accompanist.  The Ledger extends syampathy in the loss of this prominent citizen.  


(Wife of Ludwig A.)

Boeger, Wilhelmina (Fisbeck)   Source: Obituary from an unknown newspaper: Last rites for Mrs, Louis Boeger of Mexico, Route 2, were held Friday afternoon at the Precht-Hueston Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. T. A. Jaeger Jr., regional education director of the Synod of Missouri,  Burial was in Elmwood Cemetery.  Music for the service was provided by Mrs. George Koen, organist and Mrs, Harold McLane, soloist.  Six grandsons, George Wyss and William Wyss of Auxvasse, Walter Wyss and Robert Wyss of Mexico, Ross Henry Boeger of Ashland and Billy Boeger of Independence, were pall bearers.  Among those from out of town here for the services were Mr. and Mrs. Albert Boeger of Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Edward Boeger, Mrs. Edith Mae Shalle, Joe King, and Mrs. Blanche Dean Duard of St. Louis.  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boeger of Warrenton; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Boeger of Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Pickrell and Mrs. Pauline Knight of Kansas City.  Mr. and Mrs. Walter Boeger of Hartsburg; Mrs. Ross Henry Boeger of Ashland; Mr. and Mrs. Irl Knight and daughter, Terry, of Fenton; and Mr. and Mrs. John Boeger of Robinson.  Mrs. Boeger died Wednesday afternoon at the Audrain Hospital after a short illness.  


Boeger, Wilhelmina Fisbeck.  Source: Obituary from an unknown newspaper; [Died March 6, 1957] Mrs. Louis Boeger, 89, Mexico, Route 2, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the Audrain Hospital.  She had been a patient there since the latter part of last week following a heart attack.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Precht-Hueston Funeral Home with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.  The Rev. Gary Hoffius, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, will officiate.  Grandsons will serve as pall bearers.  Born in Germany on Jan. 22, 1868, Mrs. Boeger was the former Miss Wilhelmina Fisbeck.  She came to America when she was 20 years old, and on Jan 6, 1891, she was married to Mr. Boeger, who died in 1939.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Survivors include six children; William Boeger and Mrs. Ida Wyss of the home, Walter Boeger of Hartsburg, Mrs. Joe Pickrell of Kansas City, Edwin Boeger of St. Louis and Alfred Boeger of Independence.  Fourteen grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren also survive.


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Boeger, Ida Carrie Wyss.  Source: Unknown newspaper: [Died November 4, 1964] Mrs. Ida C. Wyss Dies At Mexico; Rites Held Today.  Funeral Services for Mrs. Ida C. Wyss, 70, who died Wednesday at Audrain Hospital, Mexico, were held this afternoon in Mexico, with burial in Elmwood Cemetery.  She had been a patient at the hospital about three weeks.  Born in Audrain County on May 30, 1894, Mrs. Wyss was the daughter of Louis and Wilhelmina Fishback (sic) [Fisbeck] Boerger (sic) [Boeger).  On Feb. 18, 1912, she was married to Paul (Pete) Wyss, who died in February 1947.  Mr. (sic) [Mrs.] Wyss was a member of Littleby Methodist Church.  Survivors include four sons, George Wyss and William Wyss of Auxvasse and Walter Wyss and Robert Wyss of Mexico; two daughters, Mrs. Finis (Frances) Stubblefield of Mexico and Mrs. Dorothy Atkins of Kismet, Kan.; four brothers, William H. Boerger (sic) [Boeger) of Mexico, Walter Boerger (sic) [Boeger] of Hartsburg, Edward Boerger (sic) [Boeger] of St. Louis and Alfred Boerger (sic) [Boeger] of Independence; and one sister, Mrs. Joe Pickerel of Kansas City.  Eleven grandchildren and three great grandchildren also survive.


Boeger, Walter Frederick Edward.  Source: Unknown newspaper.  [Died April 12, 1972] Walter Boeger, Hartsburg, dies.  Walter Edward Boeger, 74, of Hartsburg, died Saturday evening at St. Mary's Hospital.  Mr. Boeger was born June 23, 1896, in Mexico, the son of Louis and Minnie Fishback (sic) [should be Fisbeck] Boeger.  He was married June 21, 1921, at Hartsburg, to the former Miss Caroline Begemann, who survives.  Mr. Boeger had been and automobile mechanic for years at Riley Chevrolet Jefferson City.  He was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ, Hartsburg.  A veteran, he established the Hartsburg American Legion Post No. 424 and belonged to 40 and 8.  Other survivors include: a son, Ross Henry Boeger, Warsaw; a sister, a brother and four grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Peace United Church of Christ, Hartsburg, with the Rev. Hershell Hughes officiating.  Burial will be in Peace Cemetery, Hartsburg.  American Legion Post 424 will conduct graveside services.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burnett Mortuary, Ashland.





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