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 Casten/Carsten Heinrich “Henry” Boettcher

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Casten/Carsten Heinrich “Henry” Boettcher

  • Birth 11 Jan 1815 Germany
  • Death 9 Sep 1885 Old Bland, Gasconade County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Gasconade County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 25885161

Heinrich Bötjer married Gesche Adelheid Drücker 6 October 1837. They and children immigrated to the USA arriving at New Orleans 26 Nov 1859 on the ship Edmund. Heinrich Boettcher, age 44, was from Hannover and destination was Missouri. Settling in Gasconade County, MO, he farmed near Woollam/Woolam. MO death record database indicates that Mr. Boettcher died of consumption of three months duration; reporting physician was Ernest/Ernst Mellies, Woollam.

A portion of Heinrich Boettcher's obituary in Der Christliche Apologete, translation is courtesy of Pastor John Clausing, follows:

born in Leeste, Sieke, Kingdom of Hanover and died blessed in the Lord. He died of deterioration and weakness of age. He came about 24 years ago with his family to America and joined the work of Brother Brune. For 20 years he was active and a member of the church. Five children preceded him to eternity and seven, those still living, next to his sorrowing wife, look to him in hope. Bland, Missouri- F.M. Rohde

Email from Sigird Köhler, secretary of church Leeste, to Jane Denny in 2005 reported:

KB 409/No. 2 Hinrich Bötjer, * 11. Jan. 1815
date of Marriage: 06. Okt. 1837 (KB 467 No. 9,)
Heinrich Böttcher of Melchiorshausen (part of Leeste) & Gesche Adelheid Drücker

Contributor reports that the image to right, identified as Henry Böttcher and Gesche Adelheid nee Drücker, may not correspond to one possessed by some MO descendants. Clarification required.


Here rests…
11 Janu. 1815
9 Sept. 1885

Gravesite Details Broken headstone is to back, left in cemetery.
  • Created by: Jane Denny
  • Added: 9 Apr 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25885161
  • Jane Denny
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Casten/Carsten Heinrich “Henry” Boettcher (11 Jan 1815–9 Sep 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25885161, citing Old Bland Methodist Cemetery, Gasconade County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Jane Denny (contributor 46932556) .