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August Boecker, Sr.

Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: Germany
Death: March 23, 1911 (77)
Welcome, TX, United States
Place of Burial: Welcome, TX, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lisette Boecker
Father of Heinrich / Henry Boecker, Snr.; August Boecker, Jr.; Lizette Albert; Herman Boecker; Friedrich Boecker and 4 others

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About August Boecker, Sr.

August Bocker and his family in the 1880 United States Census -

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


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.


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


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.



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 -


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August Boecker, Sr.'s Timeline

September 14, 1833


October 21, 1858
Age 25
Welcome, TX, United States


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

Source: and 1880 United States Federal Census

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


Age 45
Welcome, TX, United States