Frederick William B÷ttcher

Frederick William B÷ttcher

Male 1892 - 1979  (86 years)

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  • Name Frederick William B÷ttcher 
    • Sometime before the first World War, Wilhelm and Wilhelmina changed their and their children's surname from Bottcher to Burcher. I assume this was because Germans would not have been really popular around the time of the first world War.
    Born 20 Jul 1892  8 Campbell St Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1979  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Frederick William B÷ttcher was the seventh child of Wilhelm and Wilhemina B÷ttcher (n. Dahn). He was born on the 20th July 1892 at 8 Campbell St, Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia. When the family lived at St Peters, there were market gardens in the area. One day the boys swam across the Cooks River to get to one of them, to pinch a water melon. When caught they were fined 5 shillings, and they got a hiding from their father Wilhelm.
      Frederick when a young man, had light brown hair and a mustache.
      He did his formal training as a cabinet maker/wood turner with George Hudson Timber Merchants and Fabricators.
      The connections of the Bottcher/Burcher family are doubly linked with the Foran Family.

      After Wilhelmina's death, Adelaide Foran came to Sydney looking for a job and was introduced to Wilhelm B÷ttcher, she later married him in July 1909. Her cousin Ellen was introduced to Wilhelm's son Frederick.
      Frederick married Ellen Foran, the fourth child of Cornelius Foran and Mary Ann Costello and cousin of Adelaide on the 24th November 1912 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.
      In 1913 Dorothy Ellen B÷ttcher was born and in 1916 Lillian Mary Bottcher was borne. During this time they lived at 20 Foucart St Rozelle. Sometime 1916 and 1918 the family changed their name to Burcher . Their third Child Freida Wilhelmina Burcher was born in October 1918. Freida was named after Frederick's Grandmother in Germany.
      Frederick worked as a wood machinist, and the family lived at 30 Church St in Balmain North when little 6 months old Freida died of Gastro Muco Colitis on 13th April 1919.
      In 1919, Mary & Stewart Neal's daughter Annie, aged 18, came to live with them for 18 months, while Mary, Stewart and Annie's siblings moved to Goulburn. Annie was working at the tobacco factory in Kensington. One day when Frederick was shaving and getting ready to go to work in Auburn, Annie asked could she trim his Mustache. She accidentally cut too much, so he had to shave it all of.
      The Family also lived at Regent St Newtown, Wellington Street Chippendale and eventually moved to 50 Helena St Auburn in 1925 so as to make Frederick's travel to work easier.
      Lillian remembers growing up during the depression..─ll the families had it tough, used cardboard in the shoes and altered, used clothing. Walked everywhere as they couldn't afford public transport. Her father Frederick would walk from Auburn to Lakemba (after he was put off as a furniture maker/wood turner) to where Mary and Stewart Neal lived (Frederick's sister). They collected fire wood from the bush and paddocks. Cut it up with a large sawing machine, that they had made from an old Citroen Car engine. Bagged the wood and sol it for 1/6 per bag.

      Frederick had only a small interest in sports, he liked his work shop and the vegetable garden, which where his main form of relaxation.
      He was interested in music, had a good singing voice, but not trained. He liked to listen to the radio and gramophone, while Ellen enjoyed her flower garden.
      In the early days, Ellen took Dorothy and Lillian for holidays to Bathurst to stay with her mother.
      Frederick didn't see much of his brothers and sisters, except for family gatherings such as weddings and funerals, they didn't have much money for traveling and there were few telephones at that time.
      They were a happy family, leading a very practical life. Dorothy and Lillian being taught skills that stayed with them all their lives, they inherited their love of music and the garden from Frederick.
      When Dorothy and Lillian wanted to learn dancing and play the piano, Frederick bought an old English piano and fixed it up. He also made beautiful pieces of furniture, poker work. He was a good father and provider.
      His church was in the back, in his shed, to think (Lillian's Words).
      Ellen, his wife, died on 3rd September 1974, aged 93 of Myocardial Infarction and Coronary Arterio Sclerosis. She is buried with her little daughter Freida at Rookwood Cemetery.. Frederick was 82, Dorothy 60 and Lillian 58. Frederick and Ellen were married for 62 years. Frederick died on 26th January 1979 aged 86 and is buried at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery.
    Person ID I2440  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 Helen Foran,   b. 1880, Campbells River, via Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1974, 50 Helena St Auburn, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1912  Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Ellen Margaret B÷ttcher,   b. 1913, 20 Foucart St, Roselle/Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Dec 2005, Amity Nursing Home, Toukley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +2. Lillian Mary Clair B÷ttcher,   b. 30 Mar 1916, 20 Foucart St, Roselle/Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2014, Wyong Hospital, Wyong, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     3. Freida Wilhelmina Burcher,   b. Oct 1918, 30 Church St Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1919, 30 Church St Balmain, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F1927  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jul 1892 - 8 Campbell St Alexandria, New South Wales, Australia. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Nov 1912 - Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1979 - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frederick Bottcher
    Frederick Bottcher
    Frederick Bottcher
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    Joe & Annie Hanna with Frederick Burcher
    Joe & Annie Hanna with Frederick Burcher
    L to R: Joseph Hanna, Annie Hanna (n.Neal) and Frederick Burcher


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