August Boecker, Sr. (1833 - 1911)

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Birthplace: Germany
Death: Died in Welcome, TX, USA
Managed by: Craig George Sheldon
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About August Boecker, Sr.

August Bocker and his family in the 1880 United States Census - http://tinyurl.com/lfoaof

Alternate spellings of Boecker: Bocker, Boeker and, later, Baker

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August Boecker and Henry Schmidt provided land - for $1.00 per acre - to build the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Welcome in March 28, 1869.

Source: http://www.welcomelutheran.org/history.htm

It's possible that the Henry Schmidt mentioned above is Heinrich Schmidt (1834 - 1920), who married Frederich Sophia Fahrenfort, Lisette's sister.

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On October 28, 1904, the Salem Welcome school was officially separated from the congregation and became a Texas public school. The congregation received one acre of land, in exchange for the first church building, and August Boecker became the first "public teacher" in the Welcome School.

Source: http://www.welcomelutheran.org/history.htm

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August Boecker's single-room log building from 1866 was later re-purposed as a smokehouse in Winedale:

"The cabin was located near the Welcome community in Austin County. The Bybees purchased the cabin from the Giese family in 1966 and donated it to Winedale, where it was restored to its original lines."

The log building was relocated from Welcome to Winedale in 1966 to replace a kitchen that burned down.

The log building is on the right - http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/WinedaleStory/blue3/blue3g.html

Source: http://www.cah.utexas.edu/exhibits/WinedaleStory/blue3.html

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August Boecker, Sr.'s Timeline

1833
September 14, 1833
Germany

Source: FamilySearch.org, http://tinyurl.com/l9yame

1853
February 3, 1853
Age 19
TX, USA
1858
October 21, 1858
Age 25
Welcome, TX, USA

Source: FamilySearch.org

1860
December 17, 1860
Age 27
Welcome, TX, USA
1864
June 26, 1864
Age 30
Welcome, TX, USA

Source: FamilySearch.org and 1880 United States Federal Census

1866
May 22, 1866
Age 32
Welcome, TX, USA
1868
February 28, 1868
Age 34
Welcome, TX, USA
1870
January 23, 1870
Age 36
Welcome, TX, USA
1874
December 22, 1874
Age 41
Welcome, TX, USA

Source: FamilySearch.org

1879
1879
Age 45
Welcome, TX, USA