|Birth: ||Mar. 15, 1850, Germany|
|Death: ||Oct. 21, 1918|
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August Boettcher, son of Carl and Katrina Hader Boettcher, was born on the Island of Rugen, off the coast of Germany, on March 15, 1850, and died in Columbus, Nebraska, October 21, 1918. His father died in Germany.
His formal schooling was limited, as his early years were spent in the fishing industry. In the fall of 1871, at the age of twenty-one, he immigrated to the United States, and went to Dodge County, Wisconsin, where he was employed as a clerk in a general mercantile store until the spring of 1873. That year, he came west to Nebraska, and homesteaded eighty acres in Platte County. He also engaged in the selling of harvesting machinery and following this, owned a hotel in Duncan, Nebraska, for a short period.
In the spring of 1882, he made a trip to his native land. After several months, he returned to the States with his mother and sister, who came to Columbus with him.
He bought grain for a local elevator for a few years, and around 1884 purchased the Emil Pohl Hardware Store, on Eleventh Street. He conducted that business for nearly a quarter of a century, and as the years passed, increased his land holdings in the county.
He was a staunch Democrat and served both as a member of the City Council and as Mayor of Columbus, his administration being characterized by needed reforms and improvements. He belonged to the Woodmen of the World, the Modern Woodmen, the Sons of Herman, and the Columbus Maennerchor Society.
August Boettcher was twice married. His first wife, Mary Loseke, whom he married in April, 1874, died a short time later of diphtheria.
On October 20, 1885, he married Jennie Adamson, who was born July 15, 1864, in Leeds, England. Her parents were George and Jane Adamson, who came to the United States and settled at Sharon, Pennsylvania, in 1870. In 1880, they moved to Nebraska, and located on a farm north of Genoa.
August and Jennie Boettcher had twelve children: Anna, Mrs. C. E. Lawson, died in North Platte, Nebraska, in 1945; Lena Boettcher Grimes, Mrs. C. A. Monteen, lives in Grand Island; Marie, Mrs. J. S. Matlick, lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon; Dorothy, Mrs. Ralph Meays, lives in Pasadena, California; Walter, married to Elsie PohI, lives in Columbus; Mark A. married Mildred Jens, also lives in Columbus; Herbert married Monica Czuba, and they live in Klamath Falls; Ray married Florence Szudlo, and lives in Columbus; August F. married Mary Briggs, of Columbus, and died in 1944; Paul married May Lamb, of Norfolk, and died in 1943; Garfield, of Columbus, died in 1926; and Louis, of Columbus, died in 1941.
Jennie Adamson Boettcher died August 25, 1941.
Jennie Adamson Boettcher (1864 - 1941)
Mari Loseke Boettcher (1858 - 1885)
Walter A. Boettcher (1888 - 1966)*
August F. Boettcher (1891 - 1944)*
Paul C. Boettcher (1893 - 1945)*
Louis A. Boettcher (1895 - 1941)*
Mark Albert Boettcher (1898 - 1953)*
Marie Emma Matlick (1901 - 1987)*
Garfield Boettcher (1903 - 1929)*
Raymond H. Boettcher (1904 - 1969)*
Created by: Don
Record added: May 29, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19603804
Added: Nov. 4, 2012