|Title||Gustav Boek Family|
|Object Name||Print, Photographic|
|Description||Gelatin print on cardstock of the Gustav Boek Family.|
Boek, Gustav G.
Boek, Lena A. Kuehn
United States Engine Works
|Photographer||Dye, Albertus B.|
|Copyright||Oshkosh Public Museum|
|Cataloged by||Cross, Scott|
Studio portrait of the Gustav Boek Family. Gustav is seated at left wearing a tweed suit, overcoat and hat and holds their unidentified child, possibly Richard. Lena sits at right wearing a fur coat and hat.
Gustav Boek was born circa 1855 in Germany. His last name is also spelled Bock and Boeck. He immigrated about 1882 to the US and first appears in the Oshkosh City Directory in 1883 working for J. F. Morse Union iron Works. His first wife was Emma Weishof. A son Herman was born in Oshkosh circa 1884, and a daughter Henrietta was born November 2, 1891. There are no death records for Emma, but Gustave appears in the 1900 US Census as a widower, living with his son Herman and a servant, Lena A. Kuhn. He married Lena Kuehn in Oshkosh on March 30, 1907. The couple had at least one child, named Richard Gustav Boek. Gustav is listed in the directories in 1910 and 1912 as the proprietor of US Engine Works at 715 South Main Street and living at 412 14th Avenue (across the street from the Albert Koch family). Gustav is listed in the 1920 and 1930 US Census records as a machinist, living with his wife Lena and son Richard.