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[[Image:BOLEYN.png|left|thumb|250px|]]BOLEYN, William. (Sherrills Mound, IA--Dubuque, IA, June 21, 1975). Boleyn, for whom a road intersecting Peru Road was named, served as Dubuque County's first rural mail carrier. (1) He was also an early taxi driver.  Shortly after [[WORLD WAR I]], he invented a snowmobile which was half-motorcyce and half-sleigh. When he moved into [[BETHANY HOME]] it was like coming home. Boleyn had been employed years earlier as a chauffeur by [[LOETSCHER, Christian|Christian LOETSCHER]] who owned the house. (2)
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[[Image:BOLEYN.png|left|thumb|250px|Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald]]BOLEYN, William. (Sherrills Mound, IA--Dubuque, IA, June 21, 1975). Boleyn, for whom a road intersecting Peru Road was named, served as Dubuque County's first rural mail carrier. (1) He was also an early taxi driver.  Shortly after [[WORLD WAR I]], he invented a snowmobile which was half-motorcyce and half-sleigh. When he moved into [[BETHANY HOME]] it was like coming home. Boleyn had been employed years earlier as a chauffeur by [[LOETSCHER, Christian|Christian LOETSCHER]] who owned the house. (2)
  
 
A member of [[FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH]], Boleyn was a ruling elder for many years in addition to serving as the church treasurer.
 
A member of [[FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH]], Boleyn was a ruling elder for many years in addition to serving as the church treasurer.

Latest revision as of 16:20, 4 December 2019

Photo courtesy: Telegraph Herald
BOLEYN, William. (Sherrills Mound, IA--Dubuque, IA, June 21, 1975). Boleyn, for whom a road intersecting Peru Road was named, served as Dubuque County's first rural mail carrier. (1) He was also an early taxi driver. Shortly after WORLD WAR I, he invented a snowmobile which was half-motorcyce and half-sleigh. When he moved into BETHANY HOME it was like coming home. Boleyn had been employed years earlier as a chauffeur by Christian LOETSCHER who owned the house. (2)

A member of FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, Boleyn was a ruling elder for many years in addition to serving as the church treasurer.

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Source:

1. "County's First Rural Mail Carrier Dies," Telegraph-Herald, June 22, 1975, p. 21

2. "Happiness is...a Spoon of Honey," Telegraph Herald, December 25, 1970, p. 4