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Friedrich "Fred" Boettcher
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Birth: Oct. 30, 1853, Germany
Death: Jun. 9, 1926
Platte County
Nebraska, USA

From the web site:
Friedrich Boettcher, son of Carl and Katrina Hader Boettcher, natives of Germany, was born in Nepernitz on the Island of Rugen, on October 30, 1853, and died in Columbus on June 9, 1926. His father died on the Island of Rugen, and his mother came to the United States and to Columbus in 1882, with her son, August. She died here.

Friedrich Boettcher had two sisters and three brothers: Minnie, Mrs. Julius Hoth; Caroline, Mrs. Carl Ewert, Sr.; August, Carl and Henry, all of whom lived in Columbus and Platte County.

Friedrich, with his wife, Johanna, and their children, immigrated to the United States in 1886, and came directly to Columbus, where his brother, August, his mother and his sisters had preceded him. He rented a farm in Platte County, where he carried on general agricultural pursuits for twenty years. Later, he moved to Columbus, and was employed by the Columbus Brewing Company.

He was twice married. His first wife, Johanna, died two years after coming to the United States, on November 4, 1888. They had five children: William L. died in August, 1939. He was married to Dora Rohweder, of Grand Island, Nebraska; Minnie, Mrs. Gottfried Meyer, died in Columbus in 1934; Bertha, Mrs. George Gallivan, died in Omaha in 1941; and Albert and Frieda live in Columbus.

Friedrich Boettcher's second wife was Mrs. Anna Kipp. Her daughter, Emma, was married to William Beecroft, a Columbus painter and paper hanger. She died in October, 1938.

Friedrich and Anna Kipp Boettcher had three children: Arthur married Marguerite Geiser, and is employed by the Union Pacific Railroad in Columbus; Catherine married Roy Westbrook, of Columbus, and they live in Marsing, Idaho; Louise married Elmer Saalfeld, of Richland, and they live in Colfax County.

Friedrich Boettcher was a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Sons of Herman.
Family links: 
  Anna Kipp Boettcher (1870 - 1938)
  Wilhelmine Boettcher Meyer (1873 - 1934)*
  Albert John Boettcher (1876 - 1960)*
  William Louis Carl Boettcher (1878 - 1939)*
  Freda E. Boettcher (1888 - 1955)*
  Louise Boettcher Saalfeld (1911 - 2005)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbus Cemetery
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Created by: Don
Record added: Apr 26, 2007
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Friedrich Fred Boettcher
Added by: Shirley (Bruhn) Martys
Friedrich Fred Boettcher
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