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I )r. Lampenhof, father of Gabriel

BOOS (Lampenhof) Boos, who for many

years was medical examiner for

the town of Bruel, near Cologne, Rhenish

Prussia, came from an old and respected Ger-
man family. He was thrown from his horse,
and the accident resulted in his death in the
prime of life. He married Marie Just, whose
father was an officer in Napoleon's army. She
married (second) Francis Boos, a merchant in
the Rhinelands of Germany ; they both died
in Bonn. Dr. Lampenhof had an only son,
Gabriel, mentioned below.

( II ) ( iabriel Lampenhof, son of Dr. Lamp-
enhof. was born October 25, 1831. He assumed
the name of his stepfather, Mr. Boos, and was
known afterwards as Gabriel Boos. He
received a liberal education and when about
fourteen years of age began to learn the manu-
facture of gilt mouldings. At the age of
seventeen he was a skilled workman, and
although the youngest, he was considered the
best workman in his employer's service. His
employer, Mr. William Gram, decided to go
to America and establish a business in the
United States. This he did, and, bringing
young (iabriel with him as his best employee,
he settled in New York City, (iabriel was
ambitious, and anxious to engage in business
on his own account. When he was twenty-
one years old he had accumulated sufficient
capital to make a beginning. He started in
New York City, and was rapidly building up a
good trade; but, not willing to become a
serious competitor of his friend and former
employer, he decided to sell his business there,
and came to Boston. He established himself
in Kingston street. The business was a com-
paratively new one in this country, and since
his factory was the first of its kind in New
England, he at once found a good market for
all he could produce, success crowning his
efforts from the beginning. He built up a
large and constantly increasing trade and
accumulated a fortune. In 1894 he retired.
His partners, Alexander Ceppi and James
Bauer, who had been with him for many-
years, succeeded him.

In 1871 Mr. Boos bought a beautiful estate
near Metz, the capital of Lorraine, which was
formerly the country home of Bishop Ouellin.
Here he lived until 1880, for the purpose of
educating bis children. In 1887 he purchased
an estate in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, and
there spent the remaining years of his life. He
died September 10, 1908. He was a man of
much influence, especially among the Germans
in Boston. He was a member of the New
York Liederkranz. a charter member of the
German Orpheus Society, and a member of
the Boston Art Club. He was particularly
fond of outdoor sports, especially of fishing.


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In politics he was an independent Republican,
but he never took an active interest in political

In October, 1847, ^ r - Boos married, in
New York City, Theresa Carola Schraub-
staedter, born in Dresden, Germany, in 1834.
She came of an old and prominent ( iorman
family, her great-grandfather being Dr. Von
Kolditz, a well known physician in charge of
the state hospital for the insane in the city of
Dresden. Mrs. Boos was educated in Dres-
den. She came to America when a young
woman, with her family, and settled in New
York City. She is living, and is still strong
both physically and mentally, although of an
advanced age. Children: 1. Arthur, born
September 26, 1858; is a prominent sketch
artist, and is head artist of the Forbes Litho-
graphing Company of Boston ; married Marie
Jacobeit, who was born in Diisseldorf, and has
a daughter Alice, a student in the Boston
Museum of Fine Arts. 2. Agnes H., born
August 1, 1860; married Curt Sahr, formerly
an officer in the German army, who is now in
the insurance business in Boston; children: i.
Josephine Sahr. Radcliffe graduate with
degree of M. A., and now a teacher; ii. Curt
Sahr, in charge of a sugar plantation near
Honolulu ; iii. Gabriel Sahr, pupil in the High
School of Commerce. 3. Gabriella M., born
March 3, 1862; went in 1871 with her parents
to Metz ; here she met Colonel Ernst Dorsch,
whom she later married ; they reside in Cob-
lentz, on the Rhine, where her husband is
an officer of artillery in the ( lerman army ;
children : i. Hadwiga, resides in Germany,
and is studying at the University of Bonn ; ii.
Helmuth. a midshipman, serving in the Ger-
man navy. 4. Theresa C. born June 6, 1865 ;
married Dr. Theodore C. Erb, visiting sur-
geon to the Elizabeth's Hospital, and professor
at the Tufts Medical School. 5. Josephine E.,
born December 1, 1868; resides in Boston,
unmarried. 6. William F.. mentioned below.

(Ill) Dr. William F. Boos, son of Gabriel
Boos, was born August 2, 1870, and was one
year old when his parents went abroad for the
education of their children. On their return
to America in 1880 he attended the public
schools of Boston, and graduated at Harvard
College in -1894. Later he entered the Univer-
sity of Heidelberg. Germany, where he
received the degree of Ph. D. in chemistry in
1896. He returned to Boston, and was
instructor in chemistry at Harvard Univer-
sity in 1896-97. The following year he entered
the Harvard Medical School and became

assistant to Dr. Charles Harrington, the head
of the Department of Hygiene. He took his
medical degree in 1901, and was appointed
house physician at the Massachusetts General
Hospital, serving eighteen months. In Octo-
ber, 1902, he went to Europe, and was for
four years research student and instructor in
the Pharmacological Institute at Strasburg,
Germany. At this period he was engaged
largely in research in biological chemistry and
in post-graduate study of internal medicine.
In 1906 he returned to Boston and became a
member of the staff of the Massachusetts
General Hospital. Besides his activity as
director of the bio-chemical laboratory at the
Massachusetts General Hospital, he has a con-
sultation practice, with internal medicine as his
specialty. In this branch he is recognized as
one of the leading physicians of Boston. He
is a member of the Massachusetts Medical
Society, of the Boston Society of Medical
Sciences, of the Boston Medical Library Asso-
ciation, and of various European medical soci-

He married, October 1, 1902, Margaret T.
Eskridge. born in Selma, Alabama, daughter
of J. Nathaniel and Margaret (Marshall)
Eskridge. Her grandfather, Dr. Hugh Mar-
shall, a prominent southerner in ante-bellum
days, was the owner of large plantations and
many slaves, the plantations being still owned
by the family. Dr. Marshall was the first
physician in Selma, Alabama. Her father, Mr.
J. Nathaniel Eskridge, was captain in the
famous "Alabama 3d" during the civil war.
Mrs. 1'ioos is a Daughter of the Confederacy,
and a Daughter of the American Revolution.
Children of Dr. and Mrs. Boos: I. Margaret
T., born January 13. 1904. 2. Wilhelmina
Eskridge, born October 5, 1906.

Any reliable information con-
R1DER cerning this family in its earlier
generations appears to be want-
ing, and all attempts to connect Joseph Rider
with generations of the family anterior to his
time have been quite unsuccessful. Indeed,
little appears to be known of this Joseph
Rider, who figures as the earliest ancestor of
the family of whom there is any information

( I ) Joseph Rider had a son.

( II ) Talmund, son of Joseph Rider, is said
to have lived at Mansfield, Connecticut,
although the somewhat meagre records of that
town give no account of him, and we only
know that he was a farmer. He married



Marcia Dexter, and by her had children: 1.
Joseph G., born about 181 5. 2. Wallace, who
now lives in Albany, New York. 3. Warharri.
4. Jane, married R. O. Fenton. 5. Eunice,
married Alfred Curtis. 6. Mariette, married
Solyman Taylor.

(Ill) Joseph G., son of Talmund and
Marcia (Dexter) Rider, was born about 1815,
probably in Mansfield, Connecticut, and it is
said that while he had little opportunity to
attend school during the days of his youth he
nevertheless applied himself to study by him-
self and thus succeeded in gaining a good edu-
cation for his time. He owned a small farm
and also was a shoemaker and was in all
respects an industrious and thrifty man. In
i860 he removed to New York state and fol-
lowed farming until 1877; about thirty years
previous to his death he gave up his trade.
His death occurred in 1902. By reason of
falling from a ladder he suffered serious inju-
ries and on three different occasions was com-
pelled to undergo an operation, but he pos-
sessed a very strong constitution and lived to
good old age. In politics he originally was a
strong Whig and once stood as the candidate
of that party for the legislature ; later a
Republican, but the district in which he lived
was strongly Democratic and his personal pop-
ularity was not sufficient to overcome the
majority against his party. In religious pref-
erence he was a Baptist. He married, about
1837, Lovina. daughter of Joseph Merrick,
and by her had two children. 1. Claudius W.,
born 1843. 2. Jane E.. March 10, 1852, in
Orwell. New York; married J. R. Potter, of
Orwell, and had three children: Claudia, Paul
M. and Madeline Potter.

(IV) Claudius W., son of Joseph G. and
Lovina (Merrick) Rider, was born in Wil-
lington, Connecticut, August 14, 1843, and
received a good early public school education.
At the age of eighteen years he enlisted for
three years as a private in Company C of the
One Hundred and Tenth New York Volun-
teer Infantry, and served principally in the
far south, in the Department of the Gulf,
and his regiment took part in the famous siege
of Port Hudson. After the close of the war
he returned home and resumed his studies,
devoting attention chiefly to review work. In
1866 he entered the employ of the Merrick
Thread Company, at Mansfield, Connecticut,
the place of business of which company was
removed to Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1867.
Mr. Rider was then bookkeeper and pay-
master for the company, and subsequently was

advanced to the more responsible position of
secretary of the company. Still later, upon the
death of Mr. Merrick, he became treasurer
and general manager, and he is still associated
with the management of the Holyoke branch.
In 1899 the Merrick Thread Company was
absorbed by the American Thread Company,
and he is associated with the Holyoke branch.
Mr. Rider is a Republican, and cast his first
vote for Mr. Lincoln, in 1864. For four years
he was clerk of the common council of Holy-
oke, and now is treasurer of the Holyoke City
Library and member of the library committee.
He also is a member of the Grand Army of
the Republic, and member and treasurer of the
Baptist church of 1 lolyoke. He married, June
12, 1872, Josephine A., daughter of Roswell
T. Lee, of Cape Vincent, Jefferson county.
New York. .

This name of Scotch origin is
AITKEN seldom found in the United

States, and in only one other
place in New England besides Springfield.
Massachusetts, and there it is spelled Atikin.
Both families came to America in the last

( I ) John Aitken was born in Scotland, May
2, 1840, died in Springfield, Massachusetts,
April 30, 1898, and was buried on the fifty-
eighth anniversary of his nativity. He came to
America and lived for a time in Iowa, and
went in the Union army from that state. He
was a gardener, having learned that business
in Scotland. He went to New Haven, Con-
necticut, where he lived several years, follow-
ing his occupation. In 1893 he removed to
Springfield, Massachusetts, and in company
with his son Mark engaged in the florist busi-
ness, which has since grown to large propor-
tions. He married Widow Violet, daughter of
Matthew Logan, of Dundee, Scotland, widow
of George Donaldson, who lived and died in
Scotland. By her first marriage she had two
children, John, now of Springfield; and Geor-
giana, who died young. The children of John
and Violet (Logan) (Donaldson) Aitken are:
1. Mary B., born 1870, married William Rus-
sell and lives in New Britain, Connecticut. 2.
Jemima H., born August, 1872, married Harry
Miller-Palm and resides in Stuttgart, Ger-
many. 3. Mark, mentioned below. 4. Violet,
now Mrs. James Knowles, of Springfield.

(II) Mark, only son of John and Violet
(Logan) (Donaldson) Aitken, was born in
New Haven, Connecticut, April 9, 1874, and
was educated in the schools of that city. He



learned the business of florist and became an
equal partner with his father when, as Aitken
& Son, they engaged in business in Spring-
field. At the death of his father he became
sole proprietor of the enterprise which is the
largest of its kind in New England outside of
Boston, and has a national reputation. Mr.
Aitken originated the practice of placing
flowers under glass as winter decorations. He
is a Republican in politics. He is a member
of the Knights of Pythias ; Springfield Lodge,
Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks ; the
Nayasset and the Springfield Automobile clubs,
of which last he is now ( 1908) president. He
married Effie V. Pease, daughter of George
W. and Emma V. ( Bartholomew) Pease, of

Thomas Look, first of the name of
LOOK whom there is record in New Eng-
land, resided at Lynn, Massachu-
setts. He married Sarah , who died at

Lynn, June 30, 1666. Children, born in Lynn:
1. Thomas, June, 1646; mentioned below. 2.
Sarah, March 12, 1648. 3. Jonathan, July, 1651 ;
was at Topsfield in 1684. 4. Mary, July, 1654.
5. Elizabeth, May, 1656. 6. Experience, mar-
ried, October 16, 1678, Samuel Tarbox.

( II ) Thomas ( 2 ), eldest child of Thomas ( 1 )
Look, was born at Lynn, in June, 1646, and
married Elizabeth, sister of William Bunker.
He removed to Nantucket, and thence to Mar-
tha's Vineyard in 1706, when he conveyed land
there by deed. In 1718 he deeded his home-
stead to his son Samuel. Children: 1. Experi-
ence, born November 22, 1672. 2. Elizabeth,
November 28, 1675. 3. Jane, December 24,
1680. 4. Samuel, mentioned below.

(III ) Samuel, son of Thomas (2) Look, re-
ceived from his father a deed to the homestead
in Martha's Vineyard, in 1718. He married

Thankful . Child Seth, and probably


(IV) Seth, son of Samuel Look, was born
January 25, 1709. He married, September 1,
1733, Susanna Allen.

(V) Peter, son of Seth Look, was born in
1747, and died March 31, 1832. He removed
from Martha's Vineyard to Hartford, Connec-
ticut, and thence to Conway, Massachusetts,
where he was living in 1780. He married Sarah,
daughter of Ebenezer and Jane (Hillman)

Jones. Children : 1. Susannah, married

Tenney. 2. Hannah, married Calvin Payne.
3. Lydia. married Stephen Turner. 4. Benja-
min. 5. Jeremiah. 6. Noah. 7. Peter, men-
tioned below.

( VI ) Peter ( 2 ), son of Peter ( I ) Look, was
born in Conway, Massachusetts, August 5, 1785,
and died November 5, 1830. He was a farmer.
He married Sophia Healy, born July 29, 1783,
died June 12, 1834, daughter of Joseph an'd
Mary (Whitman) Healy. Children: 1. Mary
Healy, born March 19, 1809 : married Sylvester
Porter ; died January 25, 1834. 2. Lovina
Healy, September 11, 1810; married Sylvester
Porter after 1834: children: Dwight Porter,
served in civil war ; Mary Porter, married
George Coates ; Charles Porter, married Nellie
Chase. 3. Hervey Dix. September 7, 1812:
married Althena Munson ; died September 8,
1879: children: Charles, married Madge Stil-
phen ; Ellen, married Rev. Horace Parker. 4.
Louisa, November 7, 1815; married William
Rowland ; died February 2, 1907; one child,
Elizabeth Carver, married Clarence Kenney.
5. Joseph Allen, April 22, 1818 ; married Elvira
Risley; died June 6, 1871 ; sons George and
William. 6. Dwight Brown. April 19, 1820;
mentioned below. 7. Editha Eield, June 2,
1822. died July 5. 1824. 8. Editha Field. Au-
gust 20. 1824 : married Asaph Wood ; died 1887.

(VII) Dwight Brown, son of Peter (2)
Look, was born in Conway, April iq, 1820,
and died March 30, 1899. In 1847 he removed
to Leominster, and for many years was one of
the leading citizens of the town. He worked
at the comb business until 1854, when in part-
nership with his two brothers and William
Tilton he began the manufacture of horn goods,
under the firm name of Look, Tilton & Com-
pany. In 1856 he went into the dry goods busi-
ness with J. O. A. Pierce. Later he returned
to the manufacture of horn goods, and con-
tinued in the business the remainder of his
life. He was active in political affairs of the
town, and in 1880 and 1881 represented that
district in the legislature. He served three
years as selectman, three years as assessor, two
years as auditor, and three years as collector of
taxes. He was chairman of the overseers of
the poor, and a very efficient officer. He was
one of the incorporators of the Leominster
Savings Bank, and at one time its president,
serving also as trustee of important trust funds.
He was one of the founders and a director of
the National Bank of Leominster. He was an
active member of the Orthodox Congregational
church. In 189 1 he removed to Northampton,
and died there March 30, 1899. He married,
June 19, 1850. Emily Newhall, born October
5, 1827, daughter of Colonel Jabez and Eunice
(Livermore) Newhall, of Conway. Children:
1. Frederick D., died in infancy. 2. Frank



Newhall, burn March 22. 1855: mentioned
below. 3. Fanny Hamilton, born June 12, 185Q.
I See Newhall ).

( \"1 1 1 ) Frank Newhall, son of D wight Brown
Look, was born in Leominster. March 22. 1855.
lie attended the public schools of his native
town, and the high school of Northampton,
whither his parents removed He graduated
from Amherst College in 1877. and then entered
the employ of the Florence Manufacturing
Company. In 18S1 he was elected treasurer and
general manager of the company, and he has
occupied a prominent position among the manu-
facturers of this section. He is vice-chairman
of the school committee of Northampton ; mem-
ber of the Northampton Public Library Com-
mittee ; is president of the board of trustees of
the Lilly Public Library in Florence, and director
of the Northampton Young Men's Christian
Association. He has been a director of the
Northampton National Bank since 1888, and a
director of the Hampshire Mutual Fire Insur-
ance Company. In politics he is a Republican.
and he was a member of the common council
during the first two years of the city govern-
ment in Northampton. He is a member of the
Sons of the American Revolution. He mar-
riV, October 20. 1880, Fannie Ely. daughter
of George Ames and Sarah (Ely) Burr, born
in Bleecker, New York, September n, 1856.
Their only child is Barbara, born March 10.

The Newhall family in Eng-
NEWHALL land had estates at Wiltshire

as early as the eleventh cen-
tury. At one time Oliver Cromwell owned the
manor of Newhall. which he sold. The coat-of-
arms of Thomas Newhall was: Azure three
plates or on each an ermine spot sable. Crest : A
cross crosslet fitchee azure. Motto: Diligentia

(I) Thomas Newhall. immigrant ancestor,
born in England, came with his brother An-
thony Newhall to Lynn, about 1630. He was
a farmer, and owned all the land on the eastern
side of Federal street, as far north as Marion.
His house stood on the east side of Federal
street, south of where the brook crosses. In
the division of lands in 1630 he received thirty
acres in Lynn. He died at Lynn, May 25,
1674. His will, dated April I, 1668, filed in
court June 3, 1674, bequeathed various parcels
of real estate to his children. He had land at
Rumney Marsh, Gaines Neck and Lynn. His
son Thomas was executor. The estate was
appraised at one hundred and seventy-three

pounds, and included "an old dwelling house,"

with "an old barn." He married Mary ,

who died September 25, 1665. Children: 1.
Susanna, born about 1624; married Richard
Haven: died February 7, 1682. 2. Thomas,
born 1630; mentioned below. 3. John, mar-
ried (first) February 3, 1657, Elizabeth Leigh-
ton: (second) July 17, 1679, Sarah Flanders.
4. Mary, born about 1637; married Thomas

(11) Thomas ( 2 ) , son of Thomas ( I ) New-
hall was born in 1030, the first white child
born in Lynn. He married, December 29. 1652,
Elizabeth, daughter of Nicholas Potter. She
was buried at Lynn, February 22, 1686-7. In
the March term, 1663, Thomas was tried be fore
the quarterly court on an action of assault and
battery for striking the wife of William Long-
ley. The testimony showed that Goody Long-
ley attacked Newhall with a broadax, while
her two daughters threw stones and struck
Newhall several blows with "a peace of a
pulle," while Newhall was trying to help run a
line between land of John Newhall and Will-
iam Longley. He was buried April 1, 1687.
1 lis executor. John Newhall, filed an inventory,
but the will has not been found. The inven-
torv was filed in Suffolk county, dated April
8, 1687, but that too has disappeared. His
estate was valued at six hundred pounds. He
was ensign in the military company. His
K omestead adjoined land of Benjamin Potter,
bounded on "the common northerly and on the
country road of highway southerly. He had
a malt house. Children, born at Lynn: 1
Thomas, November 18, 1653 ; mentioned below.
2. John. February 14. 1655-6; married, June
18, 1677, Esther Bartram; died 1738. 3. Joseph,
September 22, 1658; married Susanna Farrar ;
died January 29-30, 1705-6, having perished in
a great snow storm on his way home from the
general court. 4. Nathaniel. March 17. 1660:
married Elizabeth Symonds : died December
24, 1695. 5. Elizabeth, March 21, 1662 ; drowned
in April, 1665, in a pit near her father's house.
6. Elisha, November 3, 1665 ; buried last of
February, 1686-7. 7. Elizabeth. October 22,
1667. 8. Mary. February 18. 1669. 9. Samuel,
January 19, 1672; married Abigail Lindsey.
10. Rebecca, July 17. 1675: married Fbenezer
Parker, of Reading.

( 1 1 1 I Thomas ( 3 ) . son of Ensign Thomas
( 2 ) Newhall. was born in Lynn, November 18,
1053, and died July 3, 1728. He married, No-
vember, 1674, Rebecca Greene, born 1654. died
May 25, 1726, daughter of Thomas and Re-
becca (Hills) Greene, of Maiden. About this

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time he removed to Maiden and bought a farm
of sixty acres of Joseph and Ann Hills. He
was called husbandman and weaver. He was
in King Philip's war, and was a lieutenant. He
was selectman of Maiden in 1700-01-02-12.
Children, born in Maiden: I. Rebecca, 1676,
died October 7, 1694. 2. Elizabeth. 1678 ; mar-
ried, January 18, 1700, Benjamin Rurnap. 3.

Thomas, married Mary . 4- Hannah,

married, February 13, 1708-9. Joseph Lamson.
5. Daniel. 1685; mentioned below. 6. Lydia,
April 17. 1687; married. October 17. 1706,
Samuel Wade. 7. Samuel. April 26, 1689;
married, December 3, 1713, Sarah Sargent. 8.
Martha, married. January 5. 170 ). Nathaniel
Wilson, o. Elisha, married, 1721. Rebecca Gay.

(IV) Daniel, son of Lieutenant Thomas (3)
Newhall, was born in Maiden, in 1685, and
died there February 3, 1760. aged seventy-five,
according to his gravestone. He was an inn-
holder. His will was dated August 5, 1758,
and proved February 12. 1760. He married,
January 8, 1706-7, Sarah Fosdick, born June
11, 1687. daughter of John Fosdick, of Charles-
town. She died December 12, 1763, and in
her will styles herself innholder of Maiden. It
was dated December I. 1761. and proved De-
cember 19, 1763. She bequeathed to her son
Daniel, of Leicester, and grandsons Samuel
Burditt and Xathan Newhall, in equal thirds,
all her property except legacies of gold beads
to her. daughter Sarah Burditt, and silver shoe
buckles to her son John Newhall. Children :
1. Daniel, born December 12, 1707; mentioned
below. 2. Sarah, born November 27, 171 1;
married, December 4, 1729. Thomas Burditt.
3. John, born May 12, 1714 ; married, Septem-
ber 17. 1741. Dorothy Newhall. 4. Nathan,
born October 26, 1719 : married, October 26,
174^?. Tabitha Waite.

(Y) Daniel (2), son of Daniel (1) New-
ball, was born December 12, 1707, at Maiden,
and died in 1788. He married. December 26,
1738. Tabitha. daughter of Deacon Phineas
and Tamza (Hill) Upham. He removed to
Leicester, and bought. February 17. 1730-1,
land of Richard Moore, in the northeastern
part of the town. Children, the first born in
Maiden, the others in Leicester: 1. Tabitha,
September 28, 1730; married, August 0, 1750,
Nathaniel Garfield. 2. Daniel, July 7. 1734;
married. April. 1755. Elizabeth Stebbins. 3.
Elizabeth, February 8, 1736-7; married Ste-
phen Proctor. 4. Phineas, September 28, 1742;

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