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Friday, Aug. 6, 1926


Albert Boettcher, a resident of Langlade county for 45 years, passed away as the result of heart trouble at his home in the town of Antigo, Monday morning shortly before 7:00. Mr. Boettcher had been failing in health for a year and was inactive for the last 2 months. He was confined to his bed for 3 days.

Albert Boettcher was born in Germany July 28, 1852, and came to the United States settling in Appleton in 1872. While at Appleton Mr. Boettcher helped to lay the first Lake Shore track in that vicinity .He was married to Amelia Hoppe in the town of Pella, Shawano county, Nov. 23, 1880. Mr. & Mrs. Boettcher came to Langlade county about a year after their marriage. Seven children two of whom died in infancy, were born to them. Mrs. Boettcher passed away Feb. 9 of this year.

Surviving Mr. Boettcher are one daughter, Mrs. Emma Gast, Bowler, Wis., and four sons, Frank, Gustave, and Charles of Antigo and William of Iron Mountain. The Rev Carl Nagel conducted funeral services at the Boettcher farm in the town of Antigo Wednesday afternoon at 2:30. Interment took place in the Elmwood cemetery.

at 4:00 at his home, 1129 Seventh avenue. The deceased was born in Stettin, Pomerania, Germany, Jan. 28, 1858.

He was a wagon maker by trade while in that country. He served 3 years in the Germany Army and came to America in 1883. He reached Wisconsin when most of the state was covered with timber and Antigo was a small town. During the early part of his stay in Antigo, he worked for the Chicago and Northwestern railroad. Some years afterward he took up the house moving business.

He was united in marriage to Hilda Schilling of Shawano county in 1888. Mrs. Brehmer died 5 years ago. Nine children were born to this union, three of whom died at any early age.

The deceased leaves to mourn his death two daughters, Mrs. Eliza Reeves of Iron Mountain, Mich. and Mrs. Edward Brasch of Antigo, four sons; William, Jr., Edwin, Clarence and Melvin. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2.00 at the home.

Interment was in the Mausoleum.