Elizabeth <I>Knippenberg</I> Boetticher

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Elizabeth Knippenberg Boetticher

  • Birth 6 Jan 1839 Germany
  • Death 4 Feb 1935 Melrose, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Melrose, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA
  • Memorial ID 73540774

Elizabeth Knippenberg was born, on January 6, 1839, near Hamm Hesse Darmstadt, on the Rhine, a suburb of the renowned city of Worms, Germany. Elizabeth is the first born child of Johann Jacob and Justina (Rittscher) Knippenberg. The family was quite prominent and active in the German Rebellion of 1848. As the rebellion failed, the family fled to America, aboard the Elizabeth. Along with relative family members of the Kappes family, they departed at Bremen, Germany, and after 52 days at sea, arrived in New York on June 4, 1853. Both parents died within a short time after their arrival in America, leaving Elizabeth and her brother Henry orphans.

Elizabeth met and married Otto Boetticher in Indianapolis on January 10, 1866. Otto Boetticher was a printer, as his father was, and was born in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth and Otto had 4 children, Julia, Alice, August and Ottomar J. Julia and Alice married Harvey brothers, were married in a joint ceremony and both families moved to Montana. Elizabeth Knippenberg Boetticher moved with son Otto to Glendale, the smelter town under the strong influences of her brother Henry, the superintendent of the Hecla Consolidated Mining Company. She remained there, and then later in Melrose until her death on February 4, 1935, she was 96 years of age.


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  • Created by: Debbie Ellsworth Hamernick
  • Added: 18 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73540774
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth Knippenberg Boetticher (6 Jan 1839–4 Feb 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73540774, citing Melrose Cemetery, Melrose, Silver Bow County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Debbie Ellsworth Hamernick (contributor 47504519) .