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BOAS, Col. Frederick Krause, son of Frederick Boas (1785-1817) and Elizabeth Krause (1797-1847), was born April 5, 1815, at Harrisburg, Pa., and died there February 15, 1891. He attended the schools of the borough until his sixteenth year. From August, 1832, to April, 1838, he was a clerk in the Harrisburg postoffice, then assistant postmaster, as superintendent (not regularly) until July, 1843. He studied law with the late Judge Krause, and was admitted to the Dauphin county bar August 22, 1837, in which profession he has been since engaged. He was appointed by Governor Porter aid [sic] on his staff, with the rank of colonel, which he held from 1839 to 1845; was school director from 1839 to 1848, being treasurer of the board from 1840 to 1842, and also served in the borough council six years, from 1843 to 1849. Colonel Boas married, in 1871, Sarah C. Nolen, daughter of William and Maria Nolen, of Harrisburg.

Historical Review of Dauphin County

Transcribed by Becky Tuszynski for The Dauphin County, Pennsylvania Genealogy Transcription Project -

Date of Transcription: 12 Nov 2000

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