Is your Walter the son of Israel and Mary (Ives) Boies ? If so, I can send you the bio on Israel Boies. He lived in Scott Twp and his profession is listed as Director of Butter Factory. The bio is from the book History of Ogle Co,IL 1878.Israel and Mary had 8 children.....4 that lived and 4 that died. They are: Living: William, Catherine, Jane and Walter R the others were: Catherine, Clarissa, Harriet and Sarah. Israel was born in Massachusetts in 1808.