The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 August Boettcher

Photo added by Shirley (Bruhn) Martys

August Boettcher

  • Birth 15 Mar 1850 Germany
  • Death 21 Oct 1918 Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
  • Burial Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA
  • Memorial ID 19603804

From the web page:
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 H
ardware 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

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.

Family Members





  • Created by: Don
  • Added: 29 May 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19603804
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for August Boettcher (15 Mar 1850–21 Oct 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19603804, citing Columbus Cemetery, Columbus, Platte County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by Don (contributor 46558676) .