WILLIAM BOST married GERTRUDE RUSHE of Mifflin Township, Allegheny Co., Pa
Memoirs of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania personal and genealogical Vol. 1
Northwestern Historical Association (Madison, Wis.)
Madison, Wis: Northwestern Historical Association, 1904
Pg. 277 (picture of WILLIAM BOST)
WILLIAM BOST, a well-known carpenter of Whitaker, where he has lived since 1892, is of German parentage.He is a son of HENRY and CATHERINE (RENN) BOST.His father came to America about the year 1851 and located in Allegheny County, where he resided until his death.For about 20 years he followed the occupation of a coal-miner, and afterwards lived practically a retired life in the village of Whitaker, where he died in 1886 at the age of 57.MATTHEW RENN, his maternal grandfather, came to America in 1852, settled in Mifflin Township and spent the remainder of his life there.WILLIAM BOST was born in Mifflin Township, Jan. 1, 1857.He is one of a family of 7 children, all boys, viz.: JOHN, JACOB, WILLIAM, VALENTINE, FRANK, HENRY and LEWIS.He received a common school education and began life as a miner, which occupation he followed for about 10 years, when he went to work as a heater in the Homestead steel works.In 1892 he made another change in his occupation and since that time he has worked continuously at carpenter work, assisting in the erection of some of the finest buildings in the county.He owns his home at Whitaker.On March 14, 1881, he was married to MISS GERTRUDE RUSHE, of Mifflin Township.His wife’s parents are both natives of Germany, though of French extraction.They have nine children living: HENRY N., JOHN G., PETER A., GERTRUDE M., WILLIAM L., M. FLORENCE, J. OLIVER, L. PEARL and an infant daughter. ROBERT .MR. BOST and his family are members of St. Francis Roman Catholic Church, of Homestead.He is a charter member of Whitaker tent, No. 425, Knights of the Maccabees; the Carpenters’ and Joiners’ union, and the Turnverein.In politics he is independent.