Boysen (family)

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The Boysen family was a family from Flensburg , from which several surgeons and notable people emerged.


The first documented member of the family was the skipper Thomas Boysen, who lived here around 1700 and died in 1769. He had a son named Lorentz, baptized there on October 28, 1705, who worked as a barber surgeon. He moved to Lunden and also worked there as a sexton. His son Paul Buchholtz Boysen, born here in 1739, learned the trade of surgeon in Copenhagen and continued his father's two offices after his father's death.

Paul Buchholtz Boysen married Anna Elisabeth in Lunden in 1764, whose father Jobst A. Meyer was an authorized representative. One of her sons named Georg Wiebers (* 1770 in Lunden ) attended the cathedral school in Schleswig and the Surgical Academy in Copenhagen. After that he worked as a surgeon. The regional assembly of Norderdithmarschen elected him in 1798 as provincial surgeon. In 1801 he married Catharina Arens. Her father Johann Arens was a landowner and the largest landowner in Heide. These three generations of the Boysen family thus developed from barber surgeons to surgeons.

A son of Georg Wieber Boysen was the future mayor of Hildesheim, Paul Boysen . The farmer and economist Carl Boysen was one of his sons .


  • Dietrich Korth: Boysen family . in: Biographical Lexicon for Schleswig-Holstein and Lübeck . Wachholtz, Neumünster 1982–2011. Vol. 6 - 1982. ISBN 3-529-02646-8 , pages 32-33.