Wilhelm August Christian B÷ttcher

Male 1885 - 1962  (76 years)


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  • Name Wilhelm August Christian B÷ttcher 
    • Wilhelm and Wilhelmina children have three variations of surnames.

      The first variation is B÷ttcher

      All the children born in Prussia have this surname.

      The Second variation is Burcher,

      This came about because the pronunciation of B÷ttcher is Bur-cher. I can only assume when the midwife asked their surname she spelled it as it sounded and we have Burcher.

      Third variation is Butcher

      I can only assume that once again the midwife spelled the surname as it sounded but her handwriting was bad and it was transcribed into the records at Butcher instead of Burcher
    Nickname William Butcher 
    Born 20 Nov 1885  Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 22 Aug 1887  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    The Brisbane Courier Newspaper - Monday, August 22, 1887
    The Brisbane Courier Newspaper - Monday, August 22, 1887
    This is a PDF copy of the newspaper printed on the day that Wilhelm, Wilhemina and their young family arrived in Brisbane aboard the ship "RMS Bulimba". A mention of the ships arrival is listed on page 4 column 1. Details of the voyage can be found in the following days edition of the news paper which is also attached to this page.
    Read about what was newsworthy and what was happening in Brisbane in 1887 and get a feel of how daunting it must have been for the Bottchers.
    The Brisbane Courier Newspaper, Tuesday, August 23, 1887
    The Brisbane Courier Newspaper, Tuesday, August 23, 1887
    This Pdf copy of the newspaper has the voyage of the RMS Bulimba printed on page 4 Column 1 (arrival) and page 4 column 3 (the voyage). It describes the journey from England to Brisbane. Read the newspaper and get a feel what Brisbane was like in 1887.
    Queensland Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 - Ship Bulimba - Passengers Wilhelm Bottcher and Family.
    Queensland Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 - Ship Bulimba - Passengers Wilhelm Bottcher and Family.
    Wilhelm, accompanied by his wife Wilhelmine, children Marie, Hans, Wilhelm and Rudolph, sailed from London, England, aboard the ship Bulimba, departing 28th June 1887 and arrived at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 22nd August 1887.
    Assisted Immigration 1848- 1912 - Ship Bulimba
    Assisted Immigration 1848- 1912 - Ship Bulimba
    This is the full passenger list of the Ship Bulimba including all its 1887 voyages from London England to Brisbane Queensland, Australia. The voyage that included Wilhelm Bottcher and his family, 28th June 1887 to 22 August 1887 starts on page 198 of the register and the family are located on page 212.
    Died 7 Sep 1962  24 Bayley St, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He changed his name to William Butcher
    • Wilhelm A Bottcher was the third child of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Bottcher (n. Dahn). He was born on 20th November 1885 in Prussia Germany. He was One year and ( months old when the family arrived in Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

      Sometime before he married in 1907 he changed his name William Butcher. He Married Ellen Brooks on 2nd November 1907 at the Methodist Church, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia.

      William and Ellen had four children Frederick William, Vera Ellen, Dulcie Mary and Hazel Edna.

      The family were living at 223 Denison St Dulwich Hill when their six year old Daughter Vera, died of Acute Appendicitis and peritonitis on the 7th December 1917.

      For a short period of time William worked at the Brick Works. On leaving there, he was employed by the Water board for the next 50 years. He was employed mainly doing underground construction work.

      William suffering from lung disease for 20 years and a heart condition for a year and on 7th of September 1962, he died.

      Family and Friends farewelled him at the Rookwood Crematorium.
    Person ID I2437  Tucker Family Tree | Bottcher family tree
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2012 

    Father Wilhelm August Christian B÷ttcher,   b. Abt Dec 1860, Kleinow, Brandenburg, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1928, Liverpool Hospital, N.S.W, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Wilhelmina Louise Christine Dahn,   b. Abt 1860, new berlin, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1904, Brown Street, St Peters, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1881  Blankenburg, New Berlin, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0700  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Brooks,   b. 18 Apr 1886, Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1970, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1907  St Peters Methodist Church, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Frederick William Butcher,   b. 23 Mar 1911, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1984, Miranda, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Vera Ellen Butcher,   b. Abt 1912, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1917, Royal Alexandra Hospital for children, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 5 years)
     3. Dulcie Mary Butcher,   b. 12 Mar 1915, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1983, Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +4. H.E. Butcher
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F1922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1885 - Prussia, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 22 Aug 1887 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Nov 1907 - St Peters Methodist Church, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Sep 1962 - 24 Bayley St, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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