Looking for info about the Boese (Bose?) family living in New Jersey in the 1870's-1890's.

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in Genealogy Help by Robert Green G2G2 (2.6k points)
recategorized by Keith Hathaway
Kitty's Library has several New Jersey Links: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Kitty%27s_Library I added three for NJ so far :)
Thank You John, I'll look into it.

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Dear Robert,

  My search in the 1880 census (FREE) on Ancestry.com for BOESE living in NJ had 15 exact, and 507 close [Boose and other spellings] matches.  Can you give more information?

  I saw Nicholas & Marie in Hoboken.  Frederick & Rebecca in Jersey City.  William & Albertina in Newark.  And more.  

   You can check it out yourself.  Or give more details and we can try to give you more help.  Good luck!  -NGP
by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 8 (89.3k points)
All I know is that my Great Grandmother, Mamie Mary Boese (Bose?), was born December 15, 1872 in New Jersey. I also just found out she had a brother but my 93 year old mother could not remember his first name.

Mamie married Harry Mertzmann (approx. 1887) who was born in Philadelphia and then they moved to San Diego County, California. Census information doesn't give Mamie's parents, only that she was born in New Jersey.

Thank you for your help Nannette. It's greatly appreciated!

This could be your Harry Mertzmann:

"California Death Index, 1940-1997," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPZS-1BS : accessed 26 March 2016), Harry Mertzmann, 15 Jan 1967; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.

What is the oldest solid source you have for Harry & Mamie? -NGP

Pretty sure I've got them in the USA Fed census 1900 for San Diego Ward 7, California:

Mertzman, Harry born Dec 1868 Penn, parents born Germany

     "          , Mamie   Aug 1872 NEW YORK, parents born Germany

     "          , Bernard   July 1893, California, parents born Penn, NY

Harry is a butcher.  He and Mamie have been married eight years. Bernard is the only child born to Mamie so far.

   So, the best would be to find their marriage record from about 1892.  Do you think they were married in California?  Often, the bride & groom's parents were named on the marriage record.  Good luck!  -NGP

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