Passing On Our Iowa Heritage.

As a proud poppa & momma and grand-poppa & momma, one of the highest treasures in life is to see our children and grand-children take a strong interest in those things that are important to us. And, as you can tell from this website, Our Iowa Heritage has an important place in our lives. And, without saying, family ranks right up there amongst our highest values as well! So, when you combine those two:

Our Boller Family + Our Iowa Heritage…

We have pure joy!

So, allow me here to show you (in pictures) some of those precious moments when these two pieces have come together for us over the years…

George and Dixie with their parents…growing up in Wayland, Iowa and Trenton, Missouri.

George, Dixie, Eric, Marty, and of course, Buster the Boston Terrier.

Here’s the early Unrue days in Indiana – Sandy with LaVonne and Jack.

Our Boller family in the early days…

Here’s a special memory: Mt. Pleasant – Old Threshers – Grandpa George and Grandson David – passing on the Iowa tradition – September 1981.

Ahh yes…how pleasant it is when the Boller clan can be in one place at one time.

Check out all the pictures from our October 2016 grand tour of old Boller/Iowa home sites, celebrating our Boller family’s 200th year in America. (1816-2016).

What a special family day visiting Mt. Pleasant and the Old Threshers “Polar Express” train ride in November 2018.


And now, see how the tradition continues with our grandchildren…

Watch this amazing historical video on George F. Boller put together by my granddaughter, Anna Boller, for her high school class assignment at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, IA in 2019. Congratulations, Anna Grace, you’ve done a marvelous job outlining a good bit of our Boller history in America! 

On March 30, 2019, our oldest granddaughter, Anna Boller, and her mom and dad, David & Niki Boller, had a wonderful opportunity to meet with Jan Ferry, director of the Kalona Heritage Museum, and some of the board members. They were impressed with Anna’s video (above) and invited us to come for a private tour of the museum, which includes an extensive collection of Mennonite history from the area. What an enjoyable day!

Anna Boller with Ellen Yoder, Jan Ferry, Mary Grimm – the Kalona Museum staff.

You made the Boller family proud, Anna! Congrats! 

And then, there’s Lydia Moe passing on the Iowa story in a far-off distant land called Minnesota…

Amazing cross-culture speech – note that Lydia is wearing a Minnesota Gopher shirt while talking about the Hawkeye State! From a Boller perspective – a mind-boggling achievement!

On May 27, 2021, our granddaughter, Lydia Moe, gave a beautiful oral report to her 4th grade class in Apple Valley, Minnesota. Her report was on the State of Iowa. Her teacher gave her the highest score in her class – 99/100. We’d given her a 150! So proud of how Lydia knows her stuff when it comes to the Hawkeye State!

The Boller/Iowa Tradition Continues . . . stay tuned for more . . .


Click here to get started with an Introduction to Our Iowa Heritage stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of Our Iowa Heritage stories…

Click here for a complete INDEX of PEOPLE-PLACES-THINGS…

Click here for a complete INDEX of stories listed CHRONOLOGICALLY…

Click here for a numerical INDEX to all of the U.S. postage stamps, postal cards, and coins in our collection…

Click here to read an introduction to Our Boller Family ancestry stories…

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Thank you for journeying with us! May the Good Lord Bless and Keep You!

For more info on any of these stories found in Our Iowa Heritage, please drop me an email.

Marty Boller – One proud Boller/Iowa Historian.