Wilhelmina Augusta B÷ttcher

Wilhelmina Augusta B÷ttcher

Female 1894 - 1964  (70 years)

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  • Name Wilhelmina Augusta B÷ttcher  [1
    • Wilhelmina (Minnie) Augusta Bottcher is the eighth child of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Bottcher (n. Dahn). She was born on 26th November 1894 at 1 Park St Camperdown, New South Wales.
      At the age of 20 she married James William Edward McCauley, son of Thomas McCauley and Louise Matthews. They were married on 10th October 1914 at the Methodist Church, Glebe, New South Wales. Minnie lived in Glebe, working as a machinist in the shoe industry during this period.
      In 1916 Minnie's husband, James McCauley, at the age of 23yrs joined the Army. At this time they had two children James W Thomas McCauley and Beryl Lorraine McCauley and were living with James's parents at 57 Gladstone St Enmore.
      At the end of World War I and only a few days after Armistice Day Minnie lost her husband. He died on the 19 November 1918 in France of Broncho-Pneumonia.
      Five years later, on 25th August 1923, Minnie remarried at the age of 27yrs. She married Robert Houston at the Methodist Church at Stanmore, New South Wales. Her Children, James was 8yrs and Beryle was 7yrs. Their witnesses were Minnie's brother Rudolph and Nils Isaksen. Nils and Robert were friends since about 1921 and worked together on various jobs.
      Minnie and Robert moved to 429 Rocky Point Rd, Sans Souci and in 1924 they had a daughter Jean Rita Houston.
      In the years that followed, when the children were young Minnie made their clothing. Here interests were crocheting and cooking.
      During the depression years, Minnie worked in her trade as a shoe maker working at McMurtrie's at Redfern, making the uppers. During the depression years, because women s wages were less, women were working doing what had previously been men's work. Whilst Rita was at work, her younger sister Rita looked after Jean. They were always very close friends.
      Minnie and Bob had a Piano at Rocky Point Rd and occasionally they would have musical nights. Uncle Rudi sang, Jimmie McCauley played the saxophone, Bob Houston played the piano and one of their friends played the violin. There were many memorable New Years Eve Parties at Bob & Minnie's place.
      At the age of 70, whilst staying with her sister Rita at 45 Toyer Ave Sans Souci, Minnie died on 15th December 1964.
    Nickname Minnie 
    Born 26 Nov 1894  1 Park Street, Camperdown, Erskinville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Dec 1964  Sans Souci, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2441  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 1 James William Edward McCauley,   b. Nov 1893, St Peters, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1918, Abbeville, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1914  Methodist Church, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. James William Thomas McCauley,   b. 3 Mar 1915, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1971, St James Railway Station, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Beryl Lorraine McCauley,   b. 14 Feb 1916, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1942, 92 Ida St Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    Family ID F1933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Robert Houston,   b. 28 Jun 1894, Glasgow, Scottland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1983, Endeavour Nursing Home, Kogarah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 25 Aug 1923  Methodist Church, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. J.R. Houston
    Last Modified 22 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F1942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1894 - 1 Park Street, Camperdown, Erskinville, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1914 - Methodist Church, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Aug 1923 - Methodist Church, Stanmore, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1964 - Sans Souci, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    World War One Memorial Plaque
    World War One Memorial Plaque
    The World War One Memorial Plaque was issued to Minnie (Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher). It was awarded to the next of kin for those who lost their lives during world war I. Minnies husband James William Edward McCauley Was killed during world war I at Abbeville, France.
    Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher
    Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher
    Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher, seventh child of Wilhelm August Christian Bottcher and Wilhelmina Louise Christine Dahn.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher
    Wilhelmina Augusta Bottcher
    Wilhelmina (Minnie) Augusta Bottcher is the eighth child of Wilhelm and Wilhelmina Bottcher (n. Dahn)
    Wilhelmina Bottcher and her Brother Albert Butcher
    Wilhelmina Bottcher and her Brother Albert Butcher
    Wilhelmina (Minnie) Augusta Bottcher and her brother Albert Butcher

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Bottcher Family History, Harvey and Gabriella Burcher (Reliability: 2).


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