Ueath of Clans W. "iV«KclfeTn~
On Friday afternoon, April l3ih, at his residence in D;mbury township, Clans II Bosclien, aged SO years, 5 months and 37 days, departed this life. T'.e deceased was born in HftEOVtir, Germany, October 16th, 1802. He emigraled to Hew York City in September, 1803, and the first work he found in this country was on Long- Island, where lie was employed four months at four dollars per mouth. In company with John Buck and Aaron Kihl¬ ken, two lately deceased pioneers of this county, be came west in the year 1835 and all three men purchased land on tbe Renin sula, which fcheu was a portion of Huron county, now Ottawa, and from that time the neighborhood became known as the German settlement, and all continued to reside there until their respective deaths at good old ripe ages.
In 1838 the deceased was married to Elizabeth Shook, who died in 185S, and their union was blessed with six children, the two oldest dying in infancy; the other four are still living in this county, viz.: Mrs. Henry Seh'weck, of Danbur? ; John Bouschen, of Portage; Mrs. Wm. Tanke, of Clay, and Mary Bousehen, of Danbury, who has been a cripple from childhood.
The funeral took place last Sunday af¬ ternoon, the interment being in the German Lutheran grave yard at Danbury, and the Rev. Hardorf preaching Hie sermon. The funeral was largely attended, ■■>,>. <r'''' ■i~
Of tbe original German settlers in Dan¬ bury, we believe that Claus Buck and Carston Ahreods are sow the only ones surviving.
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