I am new to this list, but I believe I can clarify some of the recent confusion re
Boozell, Bozel and Busselle. Boozell is my maiden name and I have been researching this
line off and on for over 20 years. Busselle and Bozel although the pronunciation is the
same are not connected in any way to Boozell.
Boozell/Boozel/Bosel/Busel is an old German name and is quite rare in the US and Germany
today. Michael Stambaugh Boozell and his wife Marie (Moriah) Ellen Reader (my great
grandparents) came to Lucas County from Fulton County, IL in about 1865 with six of their
ten children, the last four were born in Lucas County.
Florence Rosela Boozell married Aaron Lockridge 25 Feb. 1877, however, by the 1880 census
they were divorced and she was living with her parents. There were no children from this
marriage. She then married Daniel Marshall on 11 Oct 1882 with whom she had three
Aurora Jane Boozell who married Andrew H. Chance, 1 Jul. 1877, was Florence's younger
sister. Both were daughters of Michael and Marie.
I have much info re the Boozell family, from the present back to the 1600s in Germany and
would love to share with anyone who is interested. I have also written a book about the
family, "The Hus Busel".
Phyllis Boozell Quarg