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The Fink, Wymore, Booher & Jacobus Genealogy Page

Updated November 28, 2010

Charles A. Fink
P.O. Box 299
Kapowsin, WA. 98344
A-United States
253 219-0054

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I'm researching the four main surnames of my family tree, those being Fink, Wymore, Booher and Jacobus.
The Fink's, Rudolf Georg Fink and Christiane Johanne Anna Krause, b.1866 and 1872 respectively, probably near Berlin, arrived on Ellis Island, New York, from Germany, aboard the German steamship "Konigin Luise" (info & pictures available on Google) on February 27, 1903, settling down a short time later near the Rusk County Wisconsin town of Ladysmith, where they raised 10 children.
The Wymore's are from the Mahaska County area of Iowa, dating back to the mid 1800's and occupy a somewhat unique branch of our family tree, in that two Wymore sisters married two Fink brothers. I was very fortunate to have met some other Wymore researchers who were very friendly and helpful over the years, who have since helped fill in lots of the blanks in regards to my Wymore ancestors.
The Booher branch of my family tree has been somewhat more elusive. We know from other Booher researchers of 3 distinct branches of Booher lineage, the southern Booher's from Kentucky, the Pennsylvania branch of Booher's and our branch, from Ohio. We have found info on other Ohio ancestors that are related to our Booher ancestry, namely with the surnames of Sanders and Murray from the southeastern part of Ohio from the late 1700's. From Ohio, our Booher ancestors moved on to Missouri in 1850, Kansas at the start of the Civil War and then on to Washington and Oregon, in the early 1900's.
The Jacobus lines in my family date back to the Essex County area of New Jersey in the mid 1700's to a man identified as Derrick Jacobusse, whose descendants moved west into Kansas in the mid to late 1800's and then on to Washington state in the early 1900's. As in the research of my Wymore ancestors, I was lucky to have met some other Jacobus researchers on the Internet who provided invaluable information on my Jacobus ancestry.
Other names that are of interest to me are Allgood, Ingle, Krause, Kinnaman, Lewis, Murray, Sanders, Showalter, Deskines, and VanBrogen. I welcome inquiries and would be glad to share all pictures and information.

Family Photos

  • Fink Gathering in Ladysmith, WI (41 KB)
    "Ted", "Ollie", Helen, Bill taken 1966 in WI
  • The Showalter Sisters of Ottawa KS (32 KB)
    The 6 lovely daughters of George Henry Showalter and Lovelette McClure. Front l-r My great grandmother Stella Edmonia Booher (of KC, MO), Georgia Andrew (of Pittsburg, KS), Olive W. Ziegler (of KC, MO), back Kathryn V. Briles (of KC, MO), Blanche Hunt (LA, CA), & Maude Mae Johnson (of Springfield, MO) taken around 1910 probably in KS. I have LOTS more on these ancestors. Contact me.
  • An Earlier Lewis Family Portrait (112 KB)
    Here's Fanny Phyler Lewis with husband Simeon Lewis. Taken in Elma, WA about 1910?
  • Wymore Family Photo (45 KB)
    Frances Wymore, Glenn Wymore, Verla Wymore, & Grace Wymore w/mother "Minnie" VanBrogen Wymore (seated) taken summer 1963
  • The Jacobus Family Late 1940's (49 KB)
    l-r Ralph Jacobus, Ross Jacobus, Oma Jacobus, Robert Jacobus, Walter Benton Jacobus, Erma Jacobus & Bessie Jacobus taken late 1940's
  • Oma Ella Lewis Jacobus (94 KB)
    "Grandma" Jacobus as I knew her by in a picture in her Sunday finest taken in her younger years.
  • "Grandma" Jacobus With Her Children (44 KB)
    Oma Ella Lewis Jacobus with her children from left to right: Bess, Ralph (standing in back right), Walter Benton and baby Irma (aka Peg) taken in Elma WA in 1915. This is an original postcard.
  • Fink Brothers and Wives (35 KB)
    "Ollie" Alfred Fink & Verla Wymore Fink, Rudolf ("Rudy") Fink & Della Niepow Fink, Noreen Mills Fink & Richard "Ted" Fink taken in WI abt 1967
  • The Lewis' (35 KB)
    Simeon Lewis (left) & Fanny Lewis in Elma, WA abt 1920
  • Booher's Cafe Elma WA. Dorral Booher Prop. (85 KB)
    There's always been some controversy on this picture. I've heard that it was taken in Kansas but from looking at some of the things in this pic, namely the advertisement for fresh oysters in the left window, I believe this was taken in Elma WA. Think you could get fresh oysters in Kansas when this pic was taken??
  • Richard "Ted" Fink With Daughter Patty (51 KB)
    That's my grandpa Ted, (Richard Fink) with my Aunt Patty taken around 1950 in Malone, WA.
  • Mr & Mrs Alfred Wymore (30 KB)
    Alfred Wymore with wife Minnie VanBrogen holding granddaughter Betty Fink taken abt 1937 in WI
  • Both Grandfather's (in the same picture) (40 KB)
    front l-r Judy Jacobus, Walter Benton Jacobus, Richard "Ted" Fink w/daughter Patty holding on. back l-r Russell Lawrence Fink, Janet Lee Jacobus, Richard "Buck" Fink, Charles Asa Booher behind Ted & Patty Taken abt 1952 in Elma, WA
  • Guy Floyd Deskines & Myrtle Booher Wedding Pic (104 KB)
    Wedding day September 17, 1894 in Ottawa, Franklin County Kansas. She was my great grandfather's sister.
  • Dorral Booher's Election as Constable Certificate (152 KB)
    One of the oldest pieces of paper in my collection.
  • Mr & Mrs Alfred Wymore Wedding Picture (37 KB)
    Alfred Wymore & Dora "Minnie" VanBrogen wedding picture taken May 27, 1908 in Pella, IA
  • The Booher & Deskines (or Ingle?) Family Reunion (36 KB)
    Family reunion pic taken abt 1930 in Elma, WA shortly before the death of Dorral Booher who's the obvious happy guest of honor seated right up front with Mary and "little Dorrell" Kinnaman on the right (who's mother spelled his name differently than one knew why). While I can id everyone from my side of the family (my grandparents among them), I only know these other folks as some "relatives from Kansas who were here visiting". Contact me.
  • Luther Herbert Booher (72 KB)
    Young and dashing, "Uncle Lute" as we called him, was my great grandfather's brother. A Spanish American war veteran, all the ladies in the family were always taken by his charm and good looks. I imagine all the ladies liked Luther Booher....that's what I always heard anyway.
  • Roswell Davis Jacobus Jr. (112 KB)
    Obviously taken later in his life in Centralia WA, Roswell was my 2nd Greatgrandfather.
  • The Charles Edwin Johnson Family - Springfield, MO (26 KB)
    I got this picture from a very kind man named Mack Thomson who lived next door to the Johnson's in Springfield MO from about 1930 up to their passing. From left to right, Gene Johnson, Cecil Johnson, Maude Mae Showalter Johnson & Charles Edwin Johnson. Taken before the 1950 death of Cecil.
  • Class Picture 1st - 3rd Grade Elsmore, KS abt 1917 (44 KB)
    Here's my Grandma's class pic from Old Elsmore KS Recognize anyone here or need more info? I have the names. Contact me.
  • John S. Deskines (57 KB)
    He appears in the United States Biographical Dictionary, lived in Willow Springs Kansas where he led a storied medical career/practice as the town doctor and later was elected & served on the Douglas County Board of Commisioners. He succesfully argued against the "oppressive bonded indebtedness of the county" in a locally (in)famous US court case. Called a "personal friend and intimate" of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. Contact me for more info.
  • Richard P. Jacobus (105 KB)
    Passing in 1886, Richard P. Jacobus did visit his son Roswell in Manhatten KS where this piture was taken supposedly around 1874.
  • Georgia Showalter Andrew of Pittsburg, KS (20 KB)
    Passing in 1976 at the age of 90, Aunt Georgia (as I heard her referred to) was the last of the 6 Showalter sisters in the above picture. According to her obit, she outlived her husband Pola Andrew who passed in 1939 and her 2 children Harold & Clifford Andrew sometime later. There were no known survivors. Georgia was my grandmother's aunt, the sister of her mother Stella.
  • Rudolf Georg Karl Fink & Della Niepow Wedding Pic (26 KB)
    Rudolf Georg Karl Fink & Della Niepow wedding pic 1917 in Rusk Co., WI
  • Hardin & Susie Deskines (57 KB)
    Hardin Young Deskines and his wife Susan T. Tomberlin. From the Booher-Deskines Family History. Posted for Marvin McComb of Quartzite, AZ
  • Roswell Davis Jacobus Sr & Sarah Marie Redman (105 KB)
    Another old Jacobus picture that was shared with me by Pat Rall. Here's Roswell Jacobus Sr with his wife Sarah Marie Redman. This was probably in Little Falls, NJ.
  • 2 Showalter Sisters (54 KB)
    We know thats Stella Edmonia Showalter Booher on the left. But we're guessing that's Aunt Goergia OR??? Look above at the picture of all 6 sisters and tell me which one this is....please??
  • Dorral Booher - 4 Generations of Boohers (39 KB)
    From the left, Charles Asa Booher seated with W.D. "Dorrell" Kinnaman sitting on his lap. Mary M. Webster standing middle. "Grandpa" Dorral Booher back right with the hat, holding a cane. Sitting middle is W.D.'s mother, Thelma Leon Booher Kinnaman and Myrtle Booher Deskines seated right. Taken shortly before Dorral Booher's death in 1930 in Elma, WA.
  • Hardin Young Deskines & wife Susie's Headstone (197 KB)
    Notice the spelling on this headstone? Imagine that....eternity under a mispelled headstone.
  • Roswell Davis Jacobus Sr. (45 KB)
    Taken earlier in his life, this has to be one of the oldest pictures in my family collection. Thanks to Pat Rall.
  • 2 Showalter Sisters and Their Husbands (73 KB)
    Taken around 1910, from left to right: Pola Andrew, Georgia Showalter Andrew, Charles Asa Booher and Stella Edmonia Showalter Booher. Taken about 1910 probably in Kansas.
  • The Kinnaman Family Reunion (52 KB)
    In no particular order: James Kinnaman, Ida Kinnaman, Myrtle Kinnaman, John Kinnaman, William Kinnaman & Josiah Kinnaman about 1935. Contact me for further info.
  • The Konigin Luise 1897 - 1935 (29 KB)
    This is the ship that brought the Fink's to the new world on February 28, 1903, arriving in New York from Germany, being processed through Ellis Island on their way by train To Rusk County Wisconsin. Being built in 1897, the ship was fairly new at the time. Do a Google for more info.
  • William Robert Jacobus (94 KB)
    My great grandfather who died in 1970. Thanks to Pat Rall for this picture.
  • The Booher Brothers and Sisters (28 KB)
    From left to right: Luther Herbert Booher, Myrtle Booher Deskines, Ida Booher Richardson & Charles Asa Booher in Washington state around 1950.
  • Edith Louise Jacobus (416 KB)
    This is Roswell's (Jr) youngest daughter (b.1899) who lived in Centralia WA. That's him and Edith in the upper right picture..

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