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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

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

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.

J. W. Stickney, Mutual Waterbury Hook and Ladder company

Found this little nugget in “The Town and City of Waterbury, Connecticut, from the aboriginal period to the year eighteen hundred and ninety-five

A meeting was called, September 28, 1872, in the rooms of “Phoenix, No. i,” for the purpose of forming a Hook and Ladder company, the city having before this date purchased a Leaverich truck. The company was organized with the following members:

E. L. Cook, C. L. Tinker, Charles Lawton,
I. A. Spencer, Robert Philip, E. E. Cargill,
T. D. Bassett, William Cowel, Charles Olmstead,
B. F. Merrill, Theodore Rogers, J. W. Stickney,
J. W. Gaffney, R. P. Smith, Frank White,
F. A. Hoyt, Alexander Connison, Stephen Hosier,
C. L. White, Edward Barritt, Daniel Nehemiah.
F. L. Wallace, G. W. Roberts,

The officers elected were as follows :

Foreman, Theodore D. Bassett.
First assistant. E. S. Cooke.
Second assistant, G. W. Roberts.
Secretary, R. P. Smith.
Treasurer, Imri A. Spencer.

At a meeting September 28, 1872, in the rooms of “Phoenix No. 1”, a Hook and Ladder Company was formed, the city having before this date purchased a Leaverich truck. The company took possession of its first house, on the corner of Scovill and South Main Streets in August, 1873.

For twelve years the truck was hauled to fires by the men themselves, but in 1884 an arrangement was made, by which hack horses could be used for fires occurring at a distance from the centre. In 1887 two horses were purchased for the use of the truck, and William Goucher was installed as driver. In the same year the company removed to the present house on Scovill Street under the same roof with Engine No. 2. In May, 1889, the city purchased a Preston aerial truck, sixty-five feet long, and was drawn for a time by two horses, but later it was arranged for a “three horse hitch”.

Hook and Ladder Company No. 1, was the first to adopt the regulation uniforms, it also possesses portraits in oil of all the foremen of the company up to the present time, and a large picture of the company taken in 1881.

Paying my respects to John Stickney

On a recent trip to the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts with my wife for our third wedding anniversary, I took advantage of being in South Hadley to visit to the relocated Old Burial Ground at the Evergreen Cemetery. Having rushed in preparing for a few genealogical stops on this trip, I didn’t know what the layout of the cemetery was, or where my ancestor’s headstone was in relation to the entrance.

Upon entering the cemetery, I noticed that there were many historic headstones mixed with more recent headstones throughout, so I determined I would have to look at each one in the hopes of finding the right one. After about 20 minutes or so, I thought I would check Find-a-Grave for a picture of the headstone so I would have a better idea of what I was looking for. After doing that, and noting the stones and trees in the background of the posted image, I knew it had to be on the edges.

It was about this time that I noticed over a hill an area that was set aside from everything else with a marker on a large boulder at the entrance of this hallowed ground. Sure enough, this was the relocated old burial ground. After another 20 minutes of seemingly looking at each row twice, and on the verge of giving up since it was hot and my wife and dog were patiently waiting for me on a bench at the entrance of the cemetery, I took a look at one row one last time, and that’s when I saw what I had hoped to find:

20140927_114557 Continue reading Paying my respects to John Stickney

Kindness and Wasungen

As someone who has a full-time job, a house and marital obligations, often I have to resort to lazy genealogy which amounts to plugging names and places into Google and seeing what comes up. As Google continues to add websites, digital books and more, these results change over time and are becoming more useful.

While I was googling for Wasungen–the hometown in Germany of my 2nd GGF Theodore Koch–I didn’t find anything on him, or his parents and Wasungen. So I turned to simply searching for Wasungen and found results for a website created by a certain family with historic roots in Wasungen and the surrounding area. They had done lots and lots of research, held a reunion and connected with people domestically and in Germany. So as a “shot in the dark” I emailed the person listed as the contact on the site. He replied. Continue reading Kindness and Wasungen