Rita Martha B÷ttcher

Rita Martha B÷ttcher

Female 1900 - 1993  (92 years)

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  • Name Rita Martha B÷ttcher 
    Born 18 Nov 1900  1 Crown Street, St Peters, Sydney New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 May 1993  Sydney,New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rita Martha Bottcher is the 10th Child of Wilhelm & Wilhelmina Bottcher (n.Dahn). She was born 18 November 1900 at 1 Crown Street St Peters, New South Wales, Australia. She liked to spell her name Reita.
      Rita was three years old when her mother died and Eight years old when her father Wilhelm remarried.
      When she was 10, Rita was sent to Bathurst for a holiday, to stay with the family of her father's new wife Adelaide. She remembered that everyone was celebrating when there was a little rain. Her father Wilhelm hardly recognized her when she came back, as he had put on weight and had rosy cheeks.
      Prior to her marriage she lived at her sister Minni's place at 97 Denison St Newtown, who remarried in 1923 to Robert Houston. That is where she met Nils Isaksen a food friend of Robert.
      Rita worked as a waitress and then for Harry Small, in his chocolate factory. Minnie and Albert were very close to Rita, as they were the youngest in the family. All through their lives they kept in close contact.
      Rita at age we, married Nils Isaksen - aged 32, at St Stephens Church of England, Newtown on 1st of March 1924. Which was four days before her sister Minnie gave birth to jean Rita Houston. The witness to their marriage was Robert Houston, Minnie's second husband of less than a year. After their marriage, they lived just across from Minnie and Robert, at 100 Denison St Newtown. This is where young Nils was born in December 1924 and June in November 19267. In the 1930, during the depression years, Rita remained at home caring for her niece jean and her own children. A close bond developed between all of them.
      In 1931, when June was 5 yrs, Rita, Nils and the children moved to Margate St Ramsgate. From there they moved to Torwood Street and later to Harris St Sans Souci, where they shared a large brick house with Minnie and Robert Houston. At this stage, Robert and Minnie had just moved from Newtown. The home at Harris St was close to St George Motor Boat Club, that was an interest to both Nils and Robert.
      Around 1942 they lived at 54 Carroll St, just 2 doors from Rudolph Bottcher, who lived at 38. At this time there was a Chinese market garden across the road.
      They decided it was time to get their own house after the land lady increased the rent following Nils fixing up the Verandah.
      In June 1946, when young Nils came home from the Air Force, uncle Jack (John Burcher) helped them get their dream home at 46 Toyer Ave Sans Souci.
      Rita was a lovely lady who was devoted to her family. When Minnie's daughter Beryl died in 1942, Rita took 6 weeks old Verlie and cared for her.
      I have been told that she also cared for her sister Minnie in December 1964 and Brother Rudolph in December 1974 prior to their deaths from cancer.
      I have fond memories of going to Rita and Nils house at Toyer Ave with my wife Julie on numerous visits. Rita and Nils always made us welcome. Rita use to say "she now has two John & Julies" (referring to her grand daughter Julie Piggott and her husband John McEwan)and Nils use to take me down to his shed and show me "his Navy" (at the time I was in the Royal Australia Navy), his sailing boats that he had lovingly built. They were very special people and we miss them dearly.
      Rita moved to Yagoona Nursing Home around 1989, to be closer to her daughter June. She was taken to Lidcombe Hospital shortly before May 1993, where she died on 26th May, aged 92. She was a kind and loving lady, the family miss her dearly. We are told she was very much like her mother, Wilhelmina.
    Person ID I2443  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 Nils Morgan Isaksen,   b. 10 Feb 1892, Tonsberg, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1983, Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1924  St Stephens Church, Church of England, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Nils William Isaksen,   b. 02 Dec1924, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
    +2. J.W.A. Isaksen
    Last Modified 18 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F1948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Nov 1900 - 1 Crown Street, St Peters, Sydney New South Wales Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1924 - St Stephens Church, Church of England, Newtown, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 May 1993 - Sydney,New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Rita Martha Bottcher
    Rita Martha Bottcher
    Rita Martha Bottcher, , nineth child of Wilhelm August Christian Bottcher and Wilhelmina Louise Christine Dahn.
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