Category Archives: Paternal

D. P. Boehm Appointed To Assist W. F. Priebe in the Poultry Department of Food Administration

Daniel P. Boehm of New York, long connected with the wholesale poultry trade of this city, has been appointed to assist W. F. Priebe in the poultry department of the Federal Food Administration. Mr. Boehm will divid his time between Washington and New York. He presided at a meeting of New York poultry men last Friday at the N. Y. Mercantile Exchange, called to consider the Food Administration decision that frozen chickens and fowls of the 1916 pack must be all unloaded before March 1. Mr. Boehm found his fellows in the trade disposed to conform strictly to the ruling and it was the general opinion that by holding back the light pack of 1917 chickens and fowls the older good would find a market at moderate prices. It developed that there was some possibility of considerable purchases by the British Government of export chickens. Holders can offer their goods to the governmental purchasing board and when purchasers are made the orders will be divided among those who make such offers.

Mr. Boehm stated that Mr. Priebe would confer with the Chicago trade Monday, Jan 14, on the same general matters.

New York Poultry Review and American Creamery, Volume 45
Wednesday, January 16, 1918

DP Boehm Appointed

Other coverage of the appointment and meeting [SOURCE: Chicago Packer, 19 January 1918]:

Daniel P. Boehm, the dressed poultry and egg dealer, has been appointed an assistant to W. F. Priebe of the federal Food Administration. Mr. Boehm presided at a meeting of dressed poultry men on the Mercantile Exchange last week, at which time the old New York Poultry and Game Trade Association was reorganized. About 20 of the largest dressed poultry firms in New York from the new organization.

At the meeting Mr. Boehm talked to the members on the recent Food Administration orders that all of the 1916 frozen chickens and fowls must be out of the freezers by March 1. The association members agreed that the administration’s oder on this was just and will see that the stock is moved by that time. The same ruling has gone into effect at Chicago and other central storing points.

Daniel P Boehm Appointed Priebe Assistant

John Henry Boehm – Obituary


The death of John H. Boehm was reported on Monday of this week at his late residence at Climax, in the Catskills, New York State, at the age of 72 years.

Mr. Boehm was born in this city (sic) and was engaged in the poultry and produce business for more than 50 years. He started in Washington Market under name of Boehm & Riley, and later went to Harlem and was in business in 125th Street for a number of years and about 28 or 30 years ago removed to Brooklyn, where he build up a large business in dresses poultry, calves and provisions. He practically retired from active business life a few years ago and purchase a farm at Climax, N.Y., where he resident until his passing away.

Mr. Boehm was married three times and left surviving three songs by his first marriage, Daniel P. Boehm, a prominent dressed poultry and egg merchant of this city and a deputy commissioner of the Federal Food Administration, George and Henry Boehm. A son, Albert, by his second marriage, died a short time ago and by his third wife a son, Ralph, and a married daughter.

The funeral services and burial will take place at Climax, N.Y., on Thursday morning.

New York Produce Review and American Creamery, Volume 46

Wednesday, May 1, 1918

John Henry Boehm obituary

Prior to this obituary running, the Review ran this notice:

John Boehm, father of D.P. Boehm of the Federal Food Administration, has been seriously ill at his home in the Catskills and reported to be in a critical condition. Johnny Boehm, as he was familiarly known in this market a few year ago, was a large operator in this market in poultry, calves and provisions, with headquarters in Brooklyn.

New York Produce Review and American Creamery, Volume 46
Wednesday, May 1, 1918

John Boehm ill

Major Isaac Mayer, obituary

In Memoriam.

Major Isaac Mayer, who died at his residence in Augusta, GA, on the 29th day of April, 1864, in the 46th year of his age.

In terms similar to these we are accustomed to record the passage of all immortals through the shadowy portals which open from earth into the Infinite.

The brief words, he was born, he lived, he died, sum up all human history. The joy which hails the newly born spreads little beyond the household. The mature life may make its energies felt upon the pulses of a world. But whether that life belong to the quiet and unpretending citizen, to the eloquent statesman, or to the mighty conqueror, yet, when the curtain lifts upon the third act of the drama, the shadows of the tomb seem to reach out to darken and obscure. The busy energies of the life in the world contract the narrow limits of the sick chamber. One by one the chords which unite to the busy multitude outside are severed. The silent footfall and sad faces of a few true friends take the places of the joy of life’s morning and the noise and glare of its noon. A mighty angel spreads the shadow of immortal wings above the place, and the great and the humble alike, pass out into the invisible light, even more quietly than they entered the world. Then that world sees in a paper, or hears from the tongue of a bell, or the funeral music of the slow procession, or beholds among the black plumes a hearse; the last words of life’s common history–he died.

The record today is of “an Israelite indeed, in whom there was no guile.” One of that ancient race whose Moses and Joshua, and Gideon and Saul, are prouder and older names than Alexander and Hannibal, Napoleon and Washington.–Whose Oracles, speaking from the Mercy-sect, and beneath the extended wings of the Cherubim, are of authority now, while the groves of Greece, the Delphie Mysteries, the auguries of Rome, as well as those older rites which the Chaldese learned beneath the stars that looked on Babylon, or the Egyptians practiced in the chambers of the Pyramids, only live in tradition and fable.

The race that have preserved amid wars and captivities, the primal history of the world, and the first revelations of its Creator; whose long and authentic genealogies put to shame the boasted ancestry of the noble earth, who are proud to trace their blood from such recent things as a Crusade or Norman invasion; whose deeds of arms live upon the painting and the marble, by which Syria, Egypt and Rome strove to bride the old tomb-builder, Time, into marking his path with something besides dust and decay; whose prophets learned of the future from God; whose Seers talked with Jehovah and his angels; whose poets taught Chilton and Homer to sing; whose kings begun with such names as David and Solomon; whose city was Jerusalem; whose sanctuary was the Temple; whose law is the basis of all civilized codes; and who, even now, although dispersed, persecuted, oppressed, furnish historians, warriors and statesmen in all lands; and who, strange to tell, are most hated by those who swear on their Holy Book, and worship a God who was born of their blood.

Isaac Mayer was a Jew, and so were David and St. Paul, the Apostle Peter, the historian Josephus, and the incarnate object of Christian worship, Jesus Christ.

Born in that fatherland from whence come the most successful agriculturists of the new world, he was thoroughly German; delighting always to tell of its beautiful cities, its blue rivers, and vine-clad hills; although always a good and true citizen of this adopted country, yet never giving up the hope of returning to the land of music, and pipes, and wine.

A successful importer of the wines of the Rhine, and prominent for years among the business men of Augusta, esteemed among those companions of the Holy Royal Arch, who called themselves Masons, it is of little use to tell who or what he was to a community in which he lived and died.

A keen sympathizer with the South in the revolution called secession, he was among the early volunteers, and when Brigadier General Capers was in command of the Second State Brigade at Savannah, our friend accepted the appointment of Brigade Commissary, and wore worthily the stars of Major.

During a long illness he was always rational, always patient, always the kind husband and father, and friend he had lived, sanctifying with a pious death the life of generous usefulness.

The writer did not see him die, but in the last visit he whispered, “They have sent for me and I must go.” The parting with loved ones, which made his lips quiver then, is over now, and brighter skies than those of this own loved Germany bend above him now. He drinks from the sweeter waters than the health giving springs of that distant home; sees richer verdure than the vineyards of the Rhine, and the angels know grander songs than those of the immortal composers of the home of music. The procession of citizen soldiery, brethren of the Mystic tie and assembled friends, was not so grant, and far more sad, than the escort of glorious spirits, who sang through the fields of air of a death on earth and a birth in heaven; who led him to that lodge, that needs no keystone and no pillars into the presence of that only Grand Master of the universe, whose Mastership can never be recorded as Past.

They “sent” for you old friend; the sickness was but to sever the strong chords of mortality. They waited in the chamber and smiled a welcome while others wept at parting; they opened the doors of pearl, whose golden hinges turn so softly that mortals never hear them; they led you through into the ineffable light beyond; and we, who know you are gone, and who miss you so much, will plant flowers above your dust; and when they bloom will dream among their fragrance of the home you have gone to, where creeds are forgotten; where wars are no more; where the Jew and the Gentile may meet in the Holy of Holies.

A. Christian

Wednesday, May 4, 1864
Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, Georgia)
Volume: XXI Issue: 106 Page: 2



Boehm-Stickney Marriage Announcement

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Sunday, November 29, 1891:

The marriage of Miss Gussie Stickney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Stickney of 291 Fifth Avenue, to Mr. Daniel P. Boehm, took place at the Park Congregational church, Seventh street and Sixth avenue, last Wednesday evening. The Rev. John Malcolm, pastor of the church, performed the ceremony. The bridge was becomingly attired in light lavender with orange blossoms and diamond ornaments, the gift of the groom. The bridesmaids were Miss Julie Reordon and Miss Jennie Moore, and the best man Mr. M. J. Tennant. The ushers were Messrs. G. J. Osborn, L. H. Perry, W. L. Kilborne and L. H. Washburn. After the ceremony there was a reception at the residence of the groom’s parents, 1109 Bushwick avenue. The following day the happy pair started for Washington, where they will spend several weeks, when they will return to reside in Brooklyn. Among those present were John G. Stickney, Mr. and Mrs. Byron A. Stickney, Horatio Stickney, Nyack, N. Y.; Major D. C. Meschutt, Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Meschutt, Jersey City; Mr. and Mrs. W. Towe, Bridgeport, Conn.; Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Otis, Orange, Conn.; Mr and Mrs. J. RIchards, Mr. and Mrs. S. Davey, Ausonia, onn.; Mr and Mrs. J. F. Campbell, John H. Boehm, Mr. and Mrs. Hatten, Mr. and Mrs. Van Blareau, Mr. and Mrs. Hathaway, Mr. and Mrs. Griffith A. Turner, J. Machemer, C. R. Thomas, Miss A. Ryerson, G. Pflung, C. Berger, L. Berger, E. G. Stevenson, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Tennant, Mr. and Mrs. S. W. S. Tennaut, Mr. and Mrs T. J. Moore and George Tennant.

Boehm-Stickney Marriage Announcement

My Dad Inducted into Army Aviation’s Order of Saint Michael


My dad, CW4 Geoff Boehm (U.S. Army – retired) was inducted into the Order of Saint Michael (OSM) at the Silver Award level. Those who receive this honor “have contributed significantly to the promotion of Army Aviation in ways that stand out in the eyes of the recipient’s seniors, subordinates, and peers” and demonstrated “the highest standards of integrity and moral character, display an outstanding degree of professional competence, and serve the United States Army Aviation.” So very proud of him.

More information on this recognition.

The S.S. Baltic: Bringing the Gaudiosis to America

The people were newlyweds Leopoldo and Artemesia Gaudiosi.
The S.S. Baltic was that ship.
The date November 22, 1879.*

"Whitestarline" by Whistlerpro - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
“Whitestarline” by Whistlerpro – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The ship was constructed of iron and had three full decks. It could be rigged as a four masted barque and during it’s career the sails were indeed used. The hull was launched on 8 March 1871 under the name Pacific. However on delivery on 18 September she was renamed in Baltic for the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company. This company was better known as the White Star Line. (Upon delivery she measured 3,707 Brt. and could carry 166 First and 1000 Third Class passengers)

She commenced her maiden voyage on 14 September 1871 sailing from Liverpool to New York. The ship was a very fast one and on 19 January 1873 she won the Blue Riband after a record crossing over the North Atlantic (Eastbound) in a time of 7 Days 15 Hours and 9 Minutes. (Making 15.09 Knots on average). (Source)

For me, seeing the ship and knowing the date they sailed makes their voyage to America all the more real. Next tasks:

  1. Find out how they would have gotten from Colliano, Italy to Liverpool or Queenstown, England to catch the S.S. Baltic
  2. Find some firsthand accounts of what a cross-Atlantic voyage aboard the S.S. Baltic or similar vessel would have been like to add that storyline to my family history.


The “List or Manifest” was “sworn to on 22 Nov 1879.

Photo Source: Captain Albert’s Blog: Stories from the Sea, Past and Present, Holland America Blog, Veendam (I) of 1889.

Wire Drawer: My first trip to an FHC

Having requested a microfilm some weeks ago, I headed off to the LDS Family History Center (FHC) in Lynnfield, Massachusetts, to review the vital records of Waterbury, Connecticut. The initial goal was to confirm the name and origins of Ellen Holland (3rd GGM), husband of John Wallace Stickney and mother to Ellen Augusta Stickney (my 2nd GGM), and to get the birth information for Ellen. Continue reading Wire Drawer: My first trip to an FHC

Ellen Holland’s parents, Come On Down!

While Google and have gotten me to incredible places on my family tree, I am at a point now where it’ll take a few more dollars to break down the brick walls and add another generation. Case in point, requested the Marriage Certificate for John Wallace Stickney and Ellen Holland. Date of Marriage: 2 November 1868 in New York. Up until this point, I knew almost nothing beyond Ellen’s name. Here is the new information:

  • Father’s Name: John Holland
  • Mother’s Name: Ma* Donnelly
  • Place of Birth: (illegible)
  • Age at Marriage: 22 (birth abt 1846)

In addition to the brand spankin’ new info above, I also got these oddities about “John Wallace”:

  • For some reason, his name is listed at Jaques W. Stickney.
  • His birthplace is listed as Illinois, though I have other documentation listing Massachusetts.

Why did he list his name as Jaques? One of his siblings was born in Illinois, so it’s not out of the questions, just a surprise. His parents are confirmed as John Stickney and Sarah Caty (sp – Cady).

Can someone help me figure out where Ellen Holland listed her birthplace? To me it doesn’t look like any known state. Leave a comment with you best guess please. 🙂

Stickney Holland Marriage

Stickney Holland Marriage 1 Stickney Holland Marriage 2