Immaculate Conception - Wexford
1416 Great River Rd ~ Lansing, IA 52151
Pastor: Rev. John Moser

Joseph Bohrer


Joseph H (Bohrer) Borer

Born: March 10, 1854
Died: May 29, 1936
Married: Mary Ellen Ryan (1859 - 3/3/1892) on December 27, 1887

Joseph was the oldest son of John S. and Ann Bohrer.

Mary Ellen (Mame) Bohrer Dunlevy(4/6/1889 - 1918) married Mark Dunlevy. They had one son, Thomas Mark, born in 1918.

Harry Bohrer (12/17/1891). Harry was raised by his grandparents, John S and Annie Bohrer after his mother's death.

Joseph Henry Bohrer spelled his name without the "h" - Borer.

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Source: Allamakee Journal; 1910, 1915,1920,1930 U S Census

There is no head stone for Joseph Borer (Bohrer), but according to his obituary, he is buried next to his wife Mary Ellen Borer (Bohrer)


The remains of Joseph H. Bohrer, who died in Chicago May 29th, after a brief illness, were brought to this city early Monday morning on the Burlington road, his son Harry and a nephew, Clem Bohrer, accompanying the body.
Deceased was born in Lafayette township March 10, 1855, the son of John and Ann Bohrer, pioneer residents. On December 27, 1887 he was married to Miss Mary Ellen Ryan, who preceded him in death March 3, 1892. He quit farming and moved to Lansing with two children, Mary Ellen and Harry. The former married Mark F. Dunlevy and died October 3, 1918, leaving a baby son, Thomas Mark. A brother John and two sisters also preceded him in death and his son Harry, one sister, Mrs. Katherine Whalen of Lafayette, and the grandson Thomas Mark are sole survivors of his immediate family. Ten nieces and nephews of the John Bohrer and Katherine Whalen families also survive.
About ten years ago Mr. Bohrer moved to Chicago and made his home until death with his son Harry, who has a good position as a city mail carrier there.
Mr. Bohrer’s health for many years past has not been good and his last illness was of only about a week’s duration.
Burial took place at Wexford yesterday beside his wife, the mass of requiem being celebrated at I. C. Church in Lansing by his nephew, Fr. Ray Bohrer, of Mason City, while Msgr. Haxmeier pronounced the final absolution at the close of the mass and blessed the grave in the cemetery, being assisted by Fr. O’Sullivan and Bohrer.
The casket bearers were old time friends of the deceased: William H. Guider, Thos. Howard, Wm. Kelleher, Mike C. Mullarkey, Steve Thornton and John Murphy.

Lansing Journal, June 3, 1936