Allied Families

The following allied families are in our direct Boettcher ancestry: Schramm, Allmer, Schorzmann (Schortzmann), Sperr, Laitenberger, Seuffer, Theurer, Schwenk, Ringle, Ade, Ebinger, Fandrich (Wandry), Hoffmann, Ehrmann, Strieb, Haug (Hauck), Schmidt, Knoertzer, Strueber, Boschitzky (Boschatzke), Boepple, Fritz, Mueller-Bader, Suess, Feuerbacher, Anhorn, Lutz, Schaupp, Frey, Graf, Benz, von Ohlhausen (von Olnhausen), Gruen, Mueller

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Obituary of Andreas Boettcher (Andrew Bettcher)

Source: Der Sendbote, June 2, 1909, p. 350 (translated from German)
"BETTCHER - Andreas our Brother was born 22 Nov 1882 in Romania and died on 18 May 1909.  Eleven years earlier he came with his parents to this land.  In the year 1906, through the efforts of Br. Schwendener he was converted to God and Baptized by Br. Benjamin Schlipf on the confession of his faith and was a sincere member and loved the Lord.  In 1905, he married his now grieving wife, Anna Ehrmann, with whom he lived in harmony and the marriage was blessed with two children.  Brother Bettcher felt sick off and on during the spring but no one thought the end was so near.  On May 15th, he was overcome with great pain and the doctor was called and he said it was an inflamed appendix.  He was taken to Minot, North Dakota to the hospital in hope that if he had an operation all would be well but God had other plans and the infection had spread too much so that all efforts were in vain.  Brother Bettcher leaves to mourn his wife, two children, his parents, an old Grandfather, on the Mother's side and a Grandmother from the father's side of the family, two brothers and five sisters who will longingly and sadly miss him.  But he is at home with the Lord whom he accepted in the last hours before his death.  Br. Schlipf from Rosenfeldt and the writer spoke Words of comfort to the mourners and words of warning to the big gathering who had come to bid farewell to the dearly beloved who was deceased."

In August 1992, per A.J.Schulz, Anamoose, North Dakota: I was at Uncle Andrew's grave in 1992 and on the stone it was written: "In that bright immortal shore, we will meet to part no more."' 

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