John William Beecher
Hannah Rebecca Heiser
William Franklin Harrison
Mary Elizabeth Gerry
William Fleming Beecher
Nellie Mae Harrison
Ruth Rebecca Beecher


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1. Rev. Alvin Herman Ernest Boettcher

Ruth Rebecca Beecher 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 25 May 1915, Traer, Tama, IA 3 7
  • Marriage (1): Rev. Alvin Herman Ernest Boettcher on 7 Aug 1935 in Traer, Tama, IA 1 2
  • Died: 20 Jan 2013, Omaha, Douglas, NE at age 97 7 8
  • Buried: Traer: Buckingham Cemetery, Tama, IA 7

   FamilySearch ID: L61G-WTF.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1920 in Traer, Tama, IA. 9 The 1920 census recorded William Beecher, manager dry goods, 41, living with wife Nellie, 40; Mary, 13; Ruth, 6; and Verna, 2 years 4 months when the census was recorded on 15 January 1920.

2. Newspaper: The Gazette: Beecher - Boettcher Wedding, 11 Aug 1935, Cedar Rapids, Linn, IA. 2 Rev A.H Boettcher And Ruth Beecher Married At Traer
TRAER \endash Miss Ruth Beecher, daughter of W. F. Beecher of Traer, and the Rev. Alvin H. Boettcher, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Boettcher, of New Hampton, were married Wednesday afternoon in the Beecher home by the Rev. W. D. Spiker, pastor of the Congregational church at New Hampton. Only the immediate families of the couple were present. Attendants were Arthur Boettcher of New Hampton, brother of the bridegroom, and Miss Mary Beecher of Traer, sister of the bride. A wedding dinner was served in the home at the close of the ceremony. The newlyweds left Wednesday evening on a week's trip to an unannounced destination. They will be at home in the parsonage of the Congregational church, at Olds after Sept. 1. The Rev. Mr. Boettcher was graduated from New Hampton high school in 1921 and received a B. A. degree from the University of Iowa in 1923. In 1929 he received his bachelor of divinity degree from the Oberlin Graduate School of Theology and immediately became pastor of the Congregational church at Metamora, Wis. The Rev. Mr. Boettcher came to Traer as pastor of the Congregational church in 1931 and remained here four years before being called to Olds. Mrs. Boettcher graduated from Traer high school in 1932 and attended the State Teachers college at Cedar Falls.

3. Residence: on 16 Feb 1942 in Reinbeck, Grundy, IA, USA. 10

4. Census in 1950 in Dubuque, Dubuque, IA. 11 The 1950 census recorded Alvin H. Boettcher, minister at Summit Church, 48, living with wife Ruth R., 35, and Paul E., 4. Everyone was born in Iowa.

5. Residence: on 9 Feb 1998 in Grinnell, Gove, KS. 6

6. Residence: on 1 Sep 2010 in Omaha, Douglas, NE. 12

7. Obituary: Omaha World-Herald: obituary of Ruth R. Boettcher on 28 Jan 2013 in Omaha, Douglas, NE. 8 Boettcher, Ruth R.
May 25, 1915 - Jan 28, 2013

Preceded in death by parents; husband, Rev. Alvin Boettcher; son, Paul Boettcher; son-in-law, George Hannasch. Survived by daughter, Janet Hannasch; daughter-in-law, Jan Boettcher; grandchildren: Chris Boettcher (Beth), Anne Peters (Troy), Scott Etheredge (Jennifer), Brock Boettcher (Kristen), Matthew Hannasch; great-grandchildren: Dillon, Isaac, Dawson, Delaney, Paige, Claire, Madisyn, Maya, and Jackson.

The family will receive friends Thursday, 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. SERVICES Friday, 10am, Northwest Hills United Church of Christ, 9334 Fort Street. GRAVESIDE SERVICE Friday, 4:30pm, Buckingham Cemetery in Traer, Iowa. Memorials to Our Church World Mission or Northwest Hills United Church of Christ.
78th & West Center Omaha, NE.

Ruth married Rev. Alvin Herman Ernest Boettcher, son of Adolf Edward Boettcher and Johannah Wilhelmina Christoph, on 7 Aug 1935 in Traer, Tama, IA.1 2 (Rev. Alvin Herman Ernest Boettcher was born on 6 May 1902 in New Hampton Chickasaw, Iowa, United States,10 13 died on 9 Feb 1998 in Grinnell, Gove, KS 6 13 and was buried on 11 Feb 1998 in Traer: Buckingham Cemetery, Tama, IA 6 13.)


1, "Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1945," Alvin H. Boettcher m. 7 Aug 1935 Ruth Beecher in Traer IA.

2 "The Gazette (Cedar Rapids, IA)," 11 Aug 1935, page 11. Beecher - Boettcher Wedding.

3 1930 United States Census, Mary Beecher in household of William Beecher, Traer, Tama, Iowa, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0020, sheet , family 294, NARA microfilm publication .

4 "Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ)" (Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.), 11 Oct 1980, page 83. Obituary of William Fleming Beecher.

5 The Courier (Waterloo, IA), 14 Oct 1931, page 8. Funeral of Mrs. William Beecher.

6 The Des Moines Register (Des Moines, IA), 12 Feb 1998, page 19. Obituary of Rev. Alvin H. Boettcher.

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8 Omaha World-Herald (Omaha, NE), 30 Jan 2013, page 10. Obituary of Ruth Boettcher.

9 1920 United States Census, William Beecher Traer IA.

10, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Alvin Herman Boettcher b. 6 May 1902 New Hampton IA.

11 "1950 United States Census," Alvin H Boettcher Dubuque Township IA.

12 "Murdoch Funeral Home (Cedar Rapids, IA),"!/Obituary.

13 Find A Grave,

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