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Eistufi "Ostop" BOSHTOW or BOSTOW
(1854-1935)

Eistufi "Ostop" BOSHTOW (BOSTOW) was born 4 Mar 1854 in Kovscevata, Kyiv Oblast, Ukraine. He was the son of Feodor or Theodor BOSHTOW and an unknown mother.

In about 1886, he married Ahlaeda O. "Lydia" KOVALENKO, daughter of Stefan KOVALENKO and Mary KOVALOWA. To this marriage was born 7 known children, all of whom were born in Kovscevata, Ukraine with the exception of the youngest:

  1. Steppa or Steffa "Stacie", b. 3 Dec 1888, d. 19 Dec 1961. (Married Mikhail Kin "Mike" KOZACHENKO).
  2. Oleana "Helen", b. 5 Jun 1891. (Married Nick H. KOORENY).
  3. Arthur, b. 9 Aug 1893, d. 27 Feb 1991. (Married Anna SHUREN).
  4. Matilda, b. 6 Sep 1896, d. 14 Feb 1978. (Married Prince HAVERLOCK).
  5. Willie "Fred", b. 19 Aug 1899.
  6. Lena, b. Aug 1902, d. abt. 1997. (Married Gust "Gus" STRILCOV).
  7. George, b. 6 Nov 1907, d. Dec 1985.

1915 North Dakota State Census of Rushville Township, Ward County, North Dakota
Family #5

NAME NATIVE M NATIVE F FOREIGN M FOREIGN F AGE
Ostop BOSTOW
X
67
Arthur BOSTOW
X
X
22
George BOSTOW
X
7
Ahlaeda BOSTOW
X
60
Leana BOSTOW
X
14


1920 Federal Census of Rushville Township, Ward County, North Dakota
Enumeration Date:
T625, Roll #, Vol. #14, Sheet #11, Enum. Dist. #108, Line #72
NAME REL TO HEAD SEX AGE BIRTHPLACE NATIVE TONGUE B/PL. FATHER B/PL. MOTHER
Ostop BOSTOW
Head
M
66
Russia
Russian
Russia
Russia
Lydia BOSTOW
Wife
F
53
Russia
Russian
Russia
Russia
Fred BOSTOW
Son
M
19
Russia
Russian
Russia
Russia
Lena BOSTOW
Daughter
F
17
Russia
Russian
Russia
Russia
George BOSTOW
Son
M
12
North Dakota
Russia
Russia
John KOVALENKO
Hired Hand
M
27
Russia
Russian
Russia
Russia
Sarah THOMPSON
Border
F
62
Norway
Norwegian
Norway
Norway


Ostop and Lydia left Russia in the spring of 1906, and they sailed with their children (except Stacie who sailed on a separate ship with her new husband) on the ship Virginian from Liverpool, England to Quebec, Canada between 21 Jun 1906 and 29 Jun 1906. They travelled Steerage class and appear on the passenger list as follows:

NAME
AGE OF
MALE
ADULTS
AGE OF
FEMALE
ADULTS
AGE OF
CHILDREN
UNDER 16
READ/
WRITE
MD. or
SINGLE
OCCUP.
NATION
of BIRTH
DEST.
Boschtow, Epschati
51
No
M
Laborer
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Alaide
44
No
M
Wife
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Julianne
16
No
S
Dom.
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Artmann
11
No
S
Child
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Astolane
8
No
S
Child
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Puntra
4
No
S
Child
Russia
Balfour, N.D.
Boschtow, Pelavig
3
No
S
Child
Russia
Balfour, N.D.


Upon arriving in Quebec, they immediately embarked on a Canadian Pacific Railroad rail journey to Portal, North Dakota, where they entered the United States. Their travels brought them to the southern part of Ward County, North Dakota, where Ostop homesteaded on a parcel of land there. His homestead was recorded in Ward Co. Deed Book 62 on page 337. A photo of this document, along with others will be posted on this site soon.

Lydia died on 16 Apr 1933 in Bismarck, Burleigh, North Dakota. She is buried in a cemetery just south of the Ward-McLean County Line. Ostop followed her in death on 26 Jan 1935, when he died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Minot, Ward County, North Dakota. He is buried beside his wife.

It should be noted that the birthdate given for Lydia on her headstone is incorrect, and though we do not have her exact birthdate, the dates on this web site are the closest we can find to her accurate birthyear.

If you can add any information to the above data or have any questions, please contact me. Thank you!

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