William Boettcher Hi Mac, Does anybody look up obits? I think this William Boettcher is the Wilhelm Bo"ttcher, 6 months old, living with my Step Gr Gr Grandparents in Germany in 1867. Hoping that his obit might make some reference .... sigh.
I do have this info on William, if you wish to add it.
"WILLIAM "BUTCH" BOTTCHER: Served as Truckee's constable longer than any other lawman. He was born in Schoenburg, Germany in 1866 and came to Truckee in 1891, working for George Schaffer in the lumber industry. He operated a cigar store in the Dan Smith barber shop. He was elected constable in 1910 and served throughout the depression years of the late 1920's and early 1930's. During this period, gambling, bootlegging and prostitution flourished. During winter, outside law enforcement was difficult. Bottcher dealt with these difficult times in his own way and was a popular figure in town."