Boettcher, Johann

The Boettcher family (many spelling variations!) , arrived from Germany in 1854 and were farming around Blyth / Balaklava until 1904 when they moved to Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island.

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Descendants of :

Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER

Generation 1

1. Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER was born 1851 and died 11 Nov 1938 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Martha Sophia Minna SCHULZE 21 Feb 1879 in Blyth Plains, SA. She was born ABT 1857 and died 13 May 1904 in nr Blyth, SA, daughter of Christian SCHULZE.

Other events in the life of Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Residence: 1904, Blyth to Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Johann Frederick (John) BOETTCHER and Martha Sophia Minna SCHULZE:
i. 2. Anna Sophia BOETTCHER was born 14 Nov 1879 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 15 Sep 1963 in St Peters, SA
ii. 3. Minna Caroline (Lena) BOETTCHER was born 07 Nov 1880 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 28 Apr 1965 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
iii. 4. John Frederick BOETTCHER was born 09 Nov 1882 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 01 Jan 1941 in Booleroo Centre, SA
iv. 5. William August (Augie, Gus, `The Boss`) BOETTCHER was born 19 Apr 1884 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 02 Aug 1971 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
v. 6. Bertha Louise BOETTCHER was born 28 Jan 1886 in Blyth, SA and died 25 Feb 1983
vi. 7. Carl Alfred BOETTCHER was born 17 Aug 1888 in Blyth, SA and died 05 Apr 1967 in Maylands, SA
vii. Hugo Edwin BOETTCHER was born 11 Apr 1891 in nr Blyth, SA and died 27 Jun 1916 in Adelaide, SA
viii. 8. Clara Elsie BOETTCHER was born 24 Mar 1893 in Blyth, SA and died 31 Oct 1966 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
ix. 9. Ernest Herman (Harry) BOETTCHER was born 17 Nov 1894 in Blyth, SA and died 16 Nov 1991 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
x. 10. Alwyne Myrtle BOETTCHER was born 02 Nov 1898 in Blyth, SA and died 14 Apr 1977 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

Generation 2

2. Anna Sophia BOETTCHER was born 14 Nov 1879 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 15 Sep 1963 in St Peters, SA. She married Gustav Daniel WELKE 22 Feb 1900 in Condowie, SA. He was born 23 Dec 1862 in Nairne, SA and died 08 Mar 1940 in Adelaide, SA, son of Gottlieb Ferdinand WELKE and Maria Elisabeth JAESCHKE.

Children of Anna Sophia BOETTCHER and Gustav Daniel WELKE:
i. Elsie Sophie WELKE was born 20 Jan 1901 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 17 Jun 1982
ii. Gustav Ferdinand WELKE was born 18 Mar 1902 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 18 Oct 1989
iii. Anna Helene WELKE was born 18 Apr 1903 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 17 Jun 1903 in Hd. Boucaut, SA
iv. Alwine Louise WELKE was born 18 Apr 1903 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 24 Dec 1903 in Hd. Boucaut, SA
v. 11. Hermann Adolph WELKE was born 25 Jun 1905 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 31 Jul 1992 in Adelaide, SA
vi. Edwin Ernst WELKE was born 13 Aug 1906 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 25 Oct 1906 in Hd. Boucaut, SA

3. Minna Caroline (Lena) BOETTCHER was born 07 Nov 1880 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 28 Apr 1965 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Arthur James WEATHERSPOON 30 Jul 1906 in Adelaide, SA. He was born 29 Jun 1882 in Two Wells, SA and died 26 Aug 1942 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Charles WEATHERSPOON and Sarah GLADMAN.

Other events in the life of Minna Caroline (Lena) BOETTCHER
Residence: Duck Lagoon, then Brownlow, K.I.
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Minna Caroline (Lena) BOETTCHER and Arthur James WEATHERSPOON:
i. 12. Sydney Arthur WEATHERSPOON was born ABT 1907 and died 15 Jan 1964 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
ii. 13. Roy Allen WEATHERSPOON was born 21 Nov 1907 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Dec 1979
iii. 14. Millie Eva WEATHERSPOON was born 01 Nov 1908 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Oct 1985 in Kangaroo Island, SA
iv. Charles WEATHERSPOON was born 26 Apr 1910 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 Apr 1910 in Kangaroo Island, SA
v. Harold WEATHERSPOON was born 26 Apr 1910 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 29 Apr 1910 in Kangaroo Island, SA
vi. 15. George Herbert WEATHERSPOON was born 24 May 1912 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 15 Dec 1980 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
vii. Percy James WEATHERSPOON was born 05 May 1913 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 May 1966 in Hd of MacGillivray, Kangaroo Island, SA
viii. Mavis Olive WEATHERSPOON was born 14 Oct 1919 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

4. John Frederick BOETTCHER was born 09 Nov 1882 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 01 Jan 1941 in Booleroo Centre, SA. He married Linda Charlotte MAY 18 Nov 1911 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 13 Feb 1891 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 21 Jun 1915 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Charles James MAY and Annie BATES.

Children of John Frederick BOETTCHER and Linda Charlotte MAY:
i. Bert Oswald BOETTCHER was born 16 May 1913 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Aug 1943 in Adelaide, SA

5. William August (Augie, Gus, "The Boss") BOETTCHER was born 19 Apr 1884 in Blyth Plains, SA and died 02 Aug 1971 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Christina TILKA 08 Dec 1921 in Kent Town, SA. She was born 19 Dec 1880 in Dublin, SA and died 17 Aug 1963 in Kingscote, SA, daughter of Martin TILKA and Maria KSCHIWAN.

Other events in the life of William August (Augie, Gus, "The Boss") BOETTCHER
Burial: , Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

6. Bertha Louise BOETTCHER was born 28 Jan 1886 in Blyth, SA and died 25 Feb 1983. She married Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA 13 Jan 1914 in Adelaide, SA. He was born ABT 1873 in Prussia and died 09 Feb 1929 in Adelaide, SA, son of Martin TILKA and Maria KSCHIWAN. She married Herbert Patterson MURRAY. He was born 19 Jul 1882 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 25 Mar 1982, son of James Richard MURRAY and Mary Anne PATTERSON.

Other events in the life of Bertha Louise BOETTCHER
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Bertha Louise BOETTCHER and Gustav Adolf (Adolf) TILKA:
i. 16. Edna Sylvia TILKA was born 26 Apr 1915 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Sep 2012 in Strathalbyn, SA
ii. 17. Dudley Harold TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Dec 1997
iii. Roy Gilbert TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 30 Jul 2003

7. Carl Alfred BOETTCHER was born 17 Aug 1888 in Blyth, SA and died 05 Apr 1967 in Maylands, SA. He married Ivy Edith MAY 07 Dec 1910 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 19 May 1893 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 08 Mar 1983, daughter of Charles James MAY and Annie BATES.

Other events in the life of Carl Alfred BOETTCHER
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Carl Alfred BOETTCHER and Ivy Edith MAY:
i. 18. Lillian May BOETTCHER was born 29 Mar 1912 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Dec 1992
ii. 19. Minnetta Eva BOETTCHER was born 25 Nov 1913 in Gum Creek, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Feb 1980
iii. 20. Victor Charles BOETTCHER was born 12 Jun 1916 in Gum Creek, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 16 Apr 2006 in Bellevue Heights, SA

8. Clara Elsie BOETTCHER was born 24 Mar 1893 in Blyth, SA and died 31 Oct 1966 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Charles Ernest MAY 13 Sep 1920 in Kent Town, SA. He was born 19 Aug 1898 in Rocky River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Sep 1980, son of Charles James MAY and Annie BATES.

Other events in the life of Clara Elsie BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Residence: AFT Nov 1938, Cygnet River,Kangaroo Island, SA

Children of Clara Elsie BOETTCHER and Charles Ernest MAY:
i. Gwendoline MAY was born 11 Dec 1923 in Nairne, SA and died 12 Dec 1923 in Nairne, SA
ii. 21. Gordon Ralph MAY was born 31 May 1925 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
iii. Oliver Clyde MAY was born 31 Jan 1931
iv. Beryl Joy MAY was born 29 Jul 1933

9. Ernest Herman (Harry) BOETTCHER was born 17 Nov 1894 in Blyth, SA and died 16 Nov 1991 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Adelaide Millicent (Millie) CHIRGWIN 10 Dec 1921. She was born 21 May 1895 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 14 Jan 1977, daughter of Martin James CHIRGWIN and Eliza Jane GASMIER.

Other events in the life of Ernest Herman (Harry) BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Residence: AFT 1904, Blyth to Cygnet River, KI
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Ernest Herman (Harry) BOETTCHER and Adelaide Millicent (Millie) CHIRGWIN:
i. 22. Daphne Jean BOETTCHER was born ... in Yankalilla, SA
ii. 23. Colin Roy BOETTCHER was born ... in Yankallilla, SA
iii. 24. Olive May BOETTCHER was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA
iv. 25. Lois Merle BOETTCHER was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA

10. Alwyne Myrtle BOETTCHER was born 02 Nov 1898 in Blyth, SA and died 14 Apr 1977 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Frank William MAY 05 Nov 1932 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 13 Feb 1913 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 12 Oct 1943 in New Guinea, son of William John MAY and Caroline (Carlina) TILKA.

Other events in the life of Alwyne Myrtle BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Residence: 1904, Blyth to Cygnet River, KI.
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

Children of Alwyne Myrtle BOETTCHER and Frank William MAY:
i. Trevor Malcolm MAY was born ABT 1934 and died 06 May 2011
ii. Neville MAY

Generation 3

11. Hermann Adolph WELKE was born 25 Jun 1905 in Hd. Boucaut, SA and died 31 Jul 1992 in Adelaide, SA. He married Linda Dorothea NEUMANN 05 Apr 1934 in Balaklava, SA. She was born 29 Apr 1913 in Balaklava, SA and died 06 Apr 1996.


12. Sydney Arthur WEATHERSPOON was born ABT 1907 and died 15 Jan 1964 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Ada Vera WALLER 21 Feb 1931 in Dover Farm, nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. She was born 05 Feb 1913 in Brownlow, Kangaroo Island, SA and died Oct 1992, daughter of Albert Edgar WALLER and Ada Clara JONES.

Other events in the life of Sydney Arthur WEATHERSPOON
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

13. Roy Allen WEATHERSPOON was born 21 Nov 1907 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Dec 1979. He married Mary Bernice BATES 26 Aug 1950 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 19 Nov 1920 in Emu Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Sep 2006, daughter of William Walter BATES and Ottilia Louisa (Tot) MICHAEL.

Other events in the life of Roy Allen WEATHERSPOON
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

14. Millie Eva WEATHERSPOON was born 01 Nov 1908 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Oct 1985 in Kangaroo Island, SA. She married William Henry WALLER 07 Dec 1929 in nr Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 16 Aug 1905 in Salt Lagoon, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Feb 1969 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Albert Edgar WALLER and Ada Clara JONES.

Other events in the life of Millie Eva WEATHERSPOON
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, SA
Electoral roll: 1943, Brownlow, Kangaroo Island

15. George Herbert WEATHERSPOON was born 24 May 1912 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 15 Dec 1980 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Edna GEISLER BEF 1943. She was born 02 Feb 1918 in Lights Pass, SA and died 04 Sep 2002 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Johann Carl Heinrich GEISLER and Maria Pauline (Marie) MADER.

Other events in the life of George Herbert WEATHERSPOON
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

16. Edna Sylvia TILKA was born 26 Apr 1915 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 23 Sep 2012 in Strathalbyn, SA. She married Francis Edward (Frank) HARFORD 19 Sep 1931 in Parkside, SA. He was born 1910 in Broken Hill, NSW and died 18 Jul 2002, son of Francis John Joseph HARFORD and Blanche Maud PARSONS. They divorced 16 Oct 1947. She married Lendon Eugene FLORANCE. He was born 13 Dec 1914 in One Tree Hill, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 09 Mar 1969 in Hd. Menzies, Kangaroo Island, son of Alfred John Leonard FLORANCE and Millicent Ann THOMSON.

Other events in the life of Edna Sylvia TILKA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

17. Dudley Harold TILKA was born 30 Mar 1917 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 02 Dec 1997. He married Edna Doreen FLORANCE. She was born 11 Oct 1905 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 17 Jan 1969 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Alfred John Leonard FLORANCE and Millicent Ann THOMSON.

Other events in the life of Dudley Harold TILKA
Burial: Murray Bridge Cemetery
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1941, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island

18. Lillian May BOETTCHER was born 29 Mar 1912 in Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 03 Dec 1992. She married Percival Clifton TIGGEMANN 23 Jul 1932 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. He was born 19 May 1909 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 01 Jun 1984, son of August Adolf TIGGEMANN and Mary Jane Adelaide NORTHCOTT.

Other events in the life of Lillian May BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

19. Minnetta Eva BOETTCHER was born 25 Nov 1913 in Gum Creek, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 13 Feb 1980. She married Clement Richard BOXER 29 Mar 1937 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He was born 01 May 1912 in Wisanger, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 19 Jan 1993, son of William Richard BOXER and Lucy Mary TURNER.

Other events in the life of Minnetta Eva BOETTCHER
Burial: Kingscote Cemetery, Kangaroo Island, SA
Electoral roll: BET 1939 & 1943, Wisanger, Kangaroo Island

20. Victor Charles BOETTCHER was born 12 Jun 1916 in Gum Creek, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 16 Apr 2006 in Bellevue Heights, SA. He married Olive May PARKER 21 Aug 1934 in Adelaide, SA. She was born 18 Sep 1911 in Hd. of Pirie, SA and died 02 Apr 1991.

Other events in the life of Victor Charles BOETTCHER
Electoral roll: 1939, Farm manager, Kingscote, KI
Military: BET 03 Feb 1942 & 24 May 1946, RAAF 47399

21. Gordon Ralph MAY was born 31 May 1925 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. He married Olive ELSEGOOD 11 Jun 1945 in Kangaroo Island, SA. She was born 02 Dec 1924 in Hd. of Haines, Kangaroo Island, SA and died 04 Jul 2020 in Adelaide, SA, daughter of Frederick Charles ELSEGOOD and Olive Mabel BLYTHMAN.

22. Daphne Jean BOETTCHER was born ... in Yankalilla, SA. She married Gordon Murray WILLIAMS 20 Apr 1943 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island. He was born 05 Oct 1916 in Jamestown, SA and died 09 Dec 2007 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, son of Thomas WILLIAMS and Harriett Ellen BARNETT.

23. Colin Roy BOETTCHER was born ... in Yankallilla, SA. He married Ethel Mary WEDDELL 17 Nov 1951 in Semaphore, SA. She was born 07 Sep 1926 in Bordertown, SA and died 08 Oct 2002 in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA, daughter of Ernest Thomas WEDDELL and Vera Clarice Amelia HUTCHINGS.

24. Olive May BOETTCHER was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Albert KING. He was born in Ireland.

Other events in the life of Olive May BOETTCHER
Electoral roll: 1939, Cygnet River, Kangaroo Island

25. Lois Merle BOETTCHER was born ... in Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA. She married Keith SELBY. He was born 08 Dec 1931 and died 17 Dec 1990, son of Sydney Cuthbert Proctor SELBY and Frances Miriam BOON.


Last updated : 3 Aug 2021


This photo is probably the wedding of Carl and Ivy - but it is possible that it is the wedding of John and Linda?


Lillian May BOETTCHER c.1916