Bio: Boeckman, Frank Alfred (19 Nov 1886 - 3 Oct 1957)

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----Sources:  Greenwood Central Hotel Ledger (1917); United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940


Surnames: Brassard, Boeckman, Held, Hoedebeck, Wahoska


Dr. Frank Alfred Boeckman was born in La Crosse the ninth of November, 1886, the son of a blacksmith who had immigrated from Germany, Fred Boeckman and his wife, the former Frances Held.  He moved to Greenwood, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., Wisconsin to practice medicine about 1910.  He was a young man of dependable character who gained the respect of many friends.  Tuesday morning Sept. 9th, 1913, at nine o’clock Rev. H. H. Boeckmann of Greenwood joined Frank and Mary Wahaska (born December 15, 1887) of Ripon in Holy matrimony at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  The couple honeymooned in Milwaukee and La Crosse for a week before settling into their home in Greenwood which the doctor had recently purchased.


Frank later moved his medical practice to Marshfield, Wisconsin.   Oct. 30, 1957 he died in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, just a few weeks before his 72nd birthday and is buried in the "Gate of Heaven" cemetery, Marshfield, Wis.  Mary passed away at the age of 91 on New Years Day, 1979.  She shares a grave stone marker with Frank.


Dr. Frank Alfred Boeckman was a frequent patron at the Greenwood, Wisconsin Central Hotel July 21, 1917.  The ledger for that business shows not only bears his signature.




Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926

Name: Frank Boeckman White American Male
Birth Date: 9 Nov 1886
Location: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Father: Fred Boeckman
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: Frances Held
Mother's Birthplace: America



1905 Wisconsin State Census, La Crosse city, ward 01, La Crosse, Wisconsin


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Fred Boeckmann Head Male 52y Germany, proprietor of blacksmith shop
Frances Boeckmann Wife Female 48y Wisconsin
Dora Boeckmann Daughter Female 26y Wisconsin
Marie Boeckmann Daughter Female 24y Wisconsin
Frank Boeckmann Son Male 18y Wisconsin
Antonette Boeckmann Daughter Female 15y Wisconsin
Irene Boeckmann Daughter Female 11y Wisconsin


1940 Federal Census, Ward 2, Marshfield, Marshfield City, Wood, Wisconsin, United States

Frank Boeckman Head Male 53 Wisconsin
Mary Boeckman Wife Female 52 Wisconsin
Kathryn Boeckman Daughter Female 23 Wisconsin



Obit: Boeckman, Frank Alfred (1886 - 1957)

United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940

Frank Alfred Boeckman

Date: 4 Mar 1919
Location: Greenwood, Clark, Wisconsin, United States
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1887 (grave stone reads 1886)
Death Date: 3 Oct 1957 (buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA)


Spouse: Mary Wahoska Boeckman, 1887–1979 (buried in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin, USA)



Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907

Frederich Boeckmann, 5 year old (b. 1884 in La Crosse, Wis.), White, American Male
Death: 1889 in La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Burial: Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse. La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Father: Frederich Boeckmann
Mother: Frangiska Nee Heldt

Frances Held Boeckmann
Birth 6 May 1850
Death 26 Jul 1917 (aged 67)
Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial: (Old 1) Catholic Cemetery of La Crosse. La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin
Survivors: Daughters: Mrs. Edward Brassard of Merrill and Ms. Henry Hoedebeck of Dietrich, Illinois and son, Dr. Boeckmann of Greenwood, Wisconsin


Fred J. Boeckmann, 61 years old, born 6 Aug 1851 and died 10 Jun 1912
Burial Place: Catholic Cemetery La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States of America



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