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Boots Family Album


By 1870, James Boots and his brother Thomas, both veterans of the War Between the States, were living in Clayton County, Iowa. James married Augusta Harriet Park and Thomas married Jane Hewitt Park, the daughters of Elkader pioneer blacksmith Asa Griffin Park and Eliza Malissa Welch.

After Jane’s death Thomas married Emma Helen Scheffert (1859-1935), daughter of John Christian Frederich Scheffert and Augusta Christine Fredreka Minmum Meder.

Emma Helen Scheffert, 2nd wife of Tom Boots
Emma Helen Scheffert Boots


James was 14 when he enlisted in the US Army and 18 when he was discharged. He was captured on his way to Atlanta to join Sherman’s Army and sent to Andersonville Prison Camp where he spent three months toward the end of the war. He and Augusta were the parents of seven children:

Warren Samuel Boots who married Augusta Alitz
Nettie E. Boots who married Anton T. Halstenson
Charles A. Boots who married Bertha King
Ira P. Boots
Jennie Martha Boots who married Samuel Mosby
Mahale Marie Boots who died young
Sylvia M. Boots who married Arthur Peter Dibble

Warren Samuel Boots and Augusta Alitz were the parents of nine children:

Effie Boots who married Arthur L. Kramer
Ira John Boots who married Pearl Irene Essick
Samuel James Boots who married Zelma E. Record
Carol Marie Boots who married Arnie Waldeman Sandbeck and after his death married George Allan Edwards
Clarence Frederick Boots who married Grace L. Lange
Ramon Charles Boots who married Greta E. Lenth
Jessie Mae Boots who married David E. Hoover
Bessie Faye Boots who married Raymond George Florence and later Major Jens Brarud Wold Jensen

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James Boots
James Boots

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Warren Samuel Boots
Warren Samuel Boots
Augusta Alitz Boots with Effie & Ira, ca1896
Augusta Alitz Boots with Effie & Ira John
ca1896

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Effie Boots Kramer
Effie Boots Kramer
Ira Boots, 1918
Ira Boots, 1918

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Samuel Boots, 1918
Samuel Boots, 1918
Bessie Boots Jensen
Bessie Boots Jensen

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Blanche Boots
Blanche Boots

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~unless otherwise credited, the photos were contributed by Judy Moyna from her personal collection. Judy's email address can be found in the Surname Registry for Boots. Also, find additional information on the Boots & allied families by visiting Judy's World Connect website at Rootsweb, a link to her site is on the Personal Websites page (scroll down to 'Bender-Moyna Families')

~the photo of Emma Helen Scheffert, 2nd wife of Tom Boots, was contributed by Gary Scheffert. Scheffert Family Album.

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