George M Boice
The Boice family is descended from Holland. The grandfather of the subject of this sketch was one of the Dutch settlers of Long Island. There Nicholas Boice, the father of George M., was born in the stormy times of the Revolution. From this point he moved to Nova Scotia, where he lived several years, and then became a resident of the State of New Jersey, settling in Warren county. Here George M. was born, October 8, 1818, and his boyhood days were spent in that county, attending the common schools of that time.
On the 12th of May, 1835, when George M. was about sixteen years old, the Boices again changed their home, this time going west, to Michigan, locating in the southwestern part of Addison township. The life of George M. was now changed from comparative ease to the burdens and trials which attend the life of a pioneer. Having grown to manhood, he applied himself to the cultivation of the soil, and has always been a farmer.
He is now the owner of a fine place on section 29, a view of which appears in this work. On the 7th day of April, 1868, he married Miss Liles Close, a daughter of Reuben Close, of Orion. This union has been blessed with two children. In denominational preference Mr. Boice is a Congregationalist, and is a member of the church at Orion.
Source: History of Oakland County, Michigan by Durant, Samuel W. Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & co., 1877.