Since D. P. Boehm Sr. became associated with the Food Administration a good of the management of the house has been capably handled by his son D. P., Jr., who has grown up in the business.
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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
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.
John Henry Boehm – Obituary
JOHN HENRY BOEHM
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
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
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.
Some adverts for Daniel P. Boehm, Inc.
The area where the addresses of these adverts would be located today is nothing like it would have been in 1917 and 1919 when the business was operating. Here is an excerpt from Forgotten New York about the Washington Street markets:
Time hasn’t been kind to the southern reaches of the street named for the father of our country, as multiple construction, destruction, and construction again has sundered it to pieces beginning in the 1950s, when first the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, then the World Trade Center, and then the Independence Plaza housing complex were built in succession. Yet, bits of Washington Street are still holding firm in some areas, and a piece of it only recently was built over.
Though Washington Street runs continuously north of Hubert Street, it only runs intermittently south of that. For our first piece of Washington we look in the heart of the housing complex known as Independence Plaza, completed in 1975, which replaced most of the old Washington Market area. For over 190 years, from the 1770s through the 1960s, this was the heart of Manhattan’s produce market; goods loaded off the docks at the Hudson River would be trundled over the Belgian-blocked streets by horse and cart, later by truck, to dozens of busy wholesalers who crowded the blocks from Fulton north to Hubert and from the river to Greenwich. The original market occupied a the block formed by Washington Street, West, Fulton and Vesey. Beginning in the late 1960s, as the World Trade Center came closer to being, NYC’s wholesale produce market relocated to Hunts Point in the Bronx (where, 30 years later, the Fulton Fish Market also decamped). When these institutions left Manhattan they took some of the borough’s character with them.
Read some more about it HERE too.
This is what the area looked like in 1907:
Photo: Three Generations
A really incredible picture of my father, Geoff, with his mother, and both his maternal and paternal grandmothers. From Left to Right: Bertha (Koch) Gaudy, Lillian (Gaudy) Boehm and Elizabeth (Mitchell) Boehm. Photo was likely taken in 1949.