(The Daily Times - Davenport, Iowa - November 23, 1912)
Adam Boettcher, aged 82 years, 6 months, and 13 days, passed away this morning at 8:45 o'clock at the family residence, 719 Belle avenue.
The deceased was born in Deutsch Eulau, West Prussia, Germany, on May 10, 1830. In the year 1872 Mr and Mrs Boettcher came to America, directly to Davenport. Mr Boettcher has the unusual distinction of having been employed by the same firm for thirty-five years, having entered the employ of the Knostman & Petersen Furniture company in 1872, and leaving it in the year 1907. For the past five years he has retired from active work and in spare time took to weaving baskets. He was probably the only basket weaver in Davenport. He was a member of the Kranken Verein of East Davenport.
On November 24, 1907, Mr and Mrs Boettcher celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, and had he lived a day longer the pair could have celebrated their fifty-fifth anniversary.
The aged wife and seven children are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and loving father. Twenty-five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive. The children are Mrs Henry Gerdts, F. W. Boettcher, Herman Boettcher, Mrs Freda LeClaire and Chas. Boettcher of Davenport, Mrs Bertha Hartman of Peoria, and Miss Tillie at home.
The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home, 719 Belle avenue, with interment in Oakdale cemetery.
(The Daily Times - Davenport, Iowa - November 28, 1912)
The funeral of the late Adam Boettcher was held from the family home, 719 Belle avenue, with services conducted by Rev. W. H. Blancke and interment in Oakdale cemetery. A large number of old friends attended the services, and many beautiful flowers were received. The pallbearers were three sons and three sons-in-law of the deceased, F. W., Herman and Charles Boettcher and Henry Gertz, W. H. Hartman and Chas. Gertz.
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