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Frederick Wegener Boschen

Lieutenant-Colonel , United States Army

Frederick Wegener BOSCHEN, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army. Member of Masons; National. Sojourners; Military Order of Carabao.


Boschen, Frederick Wegener was born on May 9, 1876 in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Son of Charles Nicholas and Caroline Augusta (Wegener) Boschen.


Educated Browne’s College, Brooklyn.


Entered United States Army as private 47th New York Infantry, 1898. Second in command Lieutenant, 1903, advanced through grades to major general, April 23, 1936. Served in Hospital Corps during Spanish-American War.

Successively major, Lieutenant-colonel, colonel during World War. Chief of finances United States Army from 1936 until retired. Commissioner United States Soldier’s Home, Washington, District of Columbia.

Fiscal agent Civilian Conservation Corps. Chevalier Legion of Honor. Croix de Guerre (with palms and gold star).

Belgium Military Medal. Special legislative medal, New York.


Mason.; Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington, District of Columbia).


Married Vida Gotthelf, September 25, 1912. Children: Frederick W., 2d (deceased), Betty.

Charles Nicholas Boschen

Caroline Augusta (Wegener) Boschen

Vida Gotthelf

Frederick W. Boschen

2d Boschen (deceased)

Betty Boschen