Private Francis L. Bovia [Boveia]

Private Francis L. Bovia [Boveia] was born on April 8, 1846 in St. Remorque, Quebec and died April 12, 1922 in Waverly, IA.

Francis L. Bovia [Boveia] entered the Cavalry on September 3, 1864, in Plattsburg, NY, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Private before being discharged on June 7, 1865 in Plattsburg, NY.

Francis L. Bovia [Boveia] is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at 42° 42.998' N 92° 28.185' W

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Not shown in 3rd N. Y. Roster. 1886 Iowa Roster verifieds Janesville, Ia.

He came to New york State about 1860 to Plattsburg NY he enlisted in Co. H 3 NY Cav and served during the last 10 months of the war. He was first married to mary Stone 8-7-1865 at Plattsburg, NY who bore him 8 children. they came to Waterloo Ia shortly after the civil war out soon shifted to Janesville 1866 in Bremer Co and then to Waverly. The first wife and 5 daughters were deceased pevious to Mr. B. the mother died at Waverly 1-30-1911. Mr. Boveia again went to Plattsburg where he married a former acquaintance Mrs. Etta Jelley on 7-31-1911 and coming back to Waverly they lived here until the death of the father 4-2-1922 when the widow returned to the state of her childhood. Mr. B. lived continously in Bremer county from 1866 to 1922.