Girtrude Bottcher

Marker Image/Sketch


2 inches of left hand corner is missing, the cement from the main and back
the right side of the base is 5.5' below the left side ground level
footstone is precariouly replaced into a slight hole in the ground at an angle spotted knapweed located at foot and between neighboring graves

Biographical Data

"Bottcher, Gertrude[sic] - born about 1837 in Prussia - January 30, 1903 at the age of 66 years of age, coming to the united states in 1857, she was previously married to Mr. tnman having a daughter by him, that daughter took the Bottcher name and died prior to her mother. Gertrude[sic] married Fredrick Bottcher 2nd in 1862, they were mamed 38 years having 4 more children who all died by the 1900 census. (Virginia oty Library Archive Obituary, Madisonian Febmary 5, 1903; Cemetery Section 1, Row A. Lot 2 with their dates in error, stone read by Townshend. Ren)"[marker ID no longer valid]

"Bottcher, the daughter of Inman - She aparently died before 1900, her father was Mr. Inman, but she took the name of Bottcher after her mother Gertrude married Fredrick Bottcher. According to the mothers Obituary her grave is next to the mother. (Madisonian Febmary 5, 1903; this grave is not listed in cemetery records, and is unmarked)"

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