Biography of John Boetcher
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Boetcher, John, was born in the province of Brandenirg, Germany, March 11, 1841, and through his father, who followed the business of gardening, he became early in life acquainted with his present vocation. In 1865 he emigrated to this country, making Cincinnati, Ohio, his first stopping place. Here he perfected his studies in landscape gardening and all branches of cemetery work, under the late Adolph Strauch, superintendent and landscape gardener of Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati. In 1871 Mr. Boetcher came to Troy and assumed the duties of superintendent of Oakwood Cemetery. About a year after his arrival in Troy he married Miss Johanna, daughter of the late Henry Miller of Troy, and they have two sons and two daughters, of whom Anna, the eldest, is married to Otto Lehman. The surroundings of Oakwood Cemetery were by nature far from attractive, it the artistic skill of Mr. Boetcher has created beauties which make it an open temple of art. Mr. Boetcher is a member of the different Masonic bodies of Troy and belongs to several German organizations.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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