Many thanks to Jackie (Bosin) Stingle for sharing these great items about her families Garbrecht, Boettcher and Bosin.  She has her Grandmother's Bible and inside it were some obituaries that her Grandmother saved.  And the family photographs are just as lovely.  Many thank, Jackie!

Note: We've added additional information we found, too and if you have anything you would like to add, just let us know.  If you click on the picture, you'll see the larger, original scan...

(Jackie's parents)

Mr. and Mrs. August Boettcher
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Loretta A.
Mr. Oscar A. Bosin
Saturday, the tenth of October
 Nineteen hundred and thirty-six
at St. Paul Lutheran Church
in Zachow, Wisconsin

(Jackie's paternal grandparents)

Anna Augusta Kleman, daughter of Herman & Albertine (Miller) Kleman
 and August Carl Herman Bosin, son of August & Sophie (Franke) Bosin
married October 16, 1896 in Seneca Twp., Shawano County, Wisconsin

(Jackie's maternal great-grandparents)

August & Albertine (Kollath) Garbrecht
(Married November 22, 1889 in Germany)

Left to Right Front Row: Father August, Otto, Alma & Mother Albertine
Left to Right Back Row: Bill, Charles, Bertha & Elizabeth

Jackie's grandmother, Bertha married August Boettcher
on March 4, 1910 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran in Zachow, Wisconsin


Appleton Post Crescent - December 5, 1963 
Death Date: December 4, 1963 

Henry Bosin Rt. 2, Black Creek
Age 62, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning.    

He was born January 23, 1901 in Symco, Wis. He farmed in the Town of Greenville until 4 years ago when he moved to the Black Creek area.  

Mr. Bosin is survived by his wife; six daughters: Eleanor, Marjorie and Debra, all at home; Audrey, Appleton; Mrs. Donald (Elaine) Schroeder, Greenville; Mrs. Gene (Lorraine) Retzlaff,   Hortonville; three sons, Kenneth, Roger and Eugene, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Karl Knapp, Navarino; Mrs. Lydia Sell, Shawano; five brothers, William, Harvey and Arnold, all of Dale; Ethan, Greenville; Oscar, Appleton; 5 grandchildren.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Black Creek with Rev. Arden Wood officiating.  

Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call at the Burdick Funeral Home, Black Creek after 2 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday and then at the church until the hour of the service. 

Appleton Post Crescent - Died: 19 January 1973 

William H. Bosin, Route 1, Fremont
Age 68, passed away at his home early Friday morning following a lingering illness.  

He was born January 11, 1905 in Shawano County and worked and farmed in the Hortonville and Dale area for most of his life.  

Survivors include three brothers, Arnold and Harvey, both of Route 1, Fremont and Oscar, Appleton; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Sell, Shawano   and Mrs. Carl (Evelyn) Knapp, Shiocton.  

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dale, with burial in the Tigerton Cemetery. Rev. David Voss will officiate. Friends may call at the Borchardt and Moder Funeral Home, Hortonville, after 3 p.m. Saturday until 11 a.m. Sunday and then at the church until time of services. 

A TRIBUTE published in the pages of THE POST - CRESCENT APPLETON, WISC. JUL 19, 1989 

Mrs. Chester Bernice (Anderson) Renard

Mrs. Chester Bernice (Anderson) Renard, 70, 2951 E. Enderby La., died this morning, July 19, 1989 at a local hospital. She was born Oct. 19, 1918 in Angelica to the late August and Bertha (Garbrecht) Boettcher. 

She had been a lifelong Green Bay area resident. She married Alden Anderson who preceded her in death in 1977. She later married Chester Renard July 25, 1981. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the D.A.V.   

Survivors include her husband; four sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Gayle Anderson, Bruce and Carol  Anderson, and David and Sue Anderson, all of Green Bay; Larry and Vicki Anderson, Casco; one step-son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Emmy Lou Renard, De Pere;  11 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Loretta Bosin, Appleton.

She was also preceded in deaths by one brother, Paul Boettcher.  

Friends may call at Schauer & Schumacher East Side Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe, from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday. Funeral 11 a.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. George Krempin officiating.  Burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

A memorial fund has been established for Grace Lutheran Church and the Cancer Society.

Green Bay Press Gazette
Alden E. Anderson

Died: 24 April 1977

Alden E. Anderson, 65, 825 Neville St., died Sunday morning at a local hospital after a lengthy illness.  

He was born June 13, 1911 in Green Bay to the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Anderson. Mr. Ander­son resided in Green Bay all of his life and was employed at Procter and Gamble for 32 years. 

Survivors are his wife, the former Bernice Boettcher, Green Bay; four sons, Gerald, Bruce, David, and Larry, all of Green Bay; seven grand­children; one sister, Mrs. Chester (Doloris) Renard, Green Bay; three brothers, Clifford (Tippy), Carlton, and Clarence, all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother, Clayton. 

Friends may call Schauer and Schumacher West Side Funeral Home, 838 S. Fisk St., after 2 today.   Funeral Tuesday at Grace Lutheran Church with the Rev. George  Krempin officiating.   Burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens.

Green Bay Press Gazette
Died: 12 June 1976

Mr. Paul R. Boettcher

1331 Bellvue Road, Green Bay (Formerly of Appleton)

Age 65, died 11:45 a.m. Saturday after a one year illness.

He was born December 18, 1910 in the Town of Angelica, Shawano County. He had been employed by the Appleton Wire Works for almost 30 years as a wire cutter. He retired last October due to ill health and moved to Green Bay a few months later. Mr. Boettcher was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and the Independent Order of Foresters.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; a daughter, Paula, Appleton; two sons: Rodney, Appleton; and Robert, Madison; three-stepsons: LeRoy Dake, Greenleaf; Donald Dake, Wrightstown; and Larry Dake; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Joann Hoffner, Bridgeton, New Jersey; two sisters: Mrs. Oscar (Loretta) Bosin, Appleton; and Mrs. Alden (Bernice) Anderson, Green Bay; a grandson; and 13 step-grandchildren.  

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. W. H. Gammelin officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home from 3 to 9 p.m. Monday and 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. Tuesday then after 10:30 at the church until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

Appleton Post Crescent

Oscar Bosin
Oscar A. Bosin, 75, 106 Northbreeze Dr., Appleton, died Thursday morning, July 23, 1987, following a short illness.  

He was born Aug. 12, 1911 in the Town of Fairbanks, Wis. (Shawano County) and had been an Appleton resident for more than 50 years. 

Oscar had been a fireman at Consolidated Papers, Inc. for 33 years retiring in 1973. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, the AARP and the Retired Men's Club of AARP. 

Survivors include his wife, Loretta A. (Boettcher) Bosin, with whom he celebrated his 50th wed­ding anniversary on Oct. 10, 1986; one daughter and son-in-law, Jac­queline and John Stingle, Appleton; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ronald and Sandra Bosin, Waukesha, Mark Bosin, Appleton; three grandchildren, Matthew Bosin, Douglas and Jennifer Stingle; two brothers, Arnold and Harvey Bosin, both of Appleton; one sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Karl Knapp, Shawano; and two sisters-in-law, Mildred Bosin, Greenville, and Tina Bosin, Hortonville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, August, Ethan, Henry and William; and two sisters, Lydia Sell and Martha Prignitz. 

Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., Appleton from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service.  Funeral at 11 a.m. Satur­day at Faith Lutheran Church, Appleton, with the Rev. Paul Brinkman officiating. Burial in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. 

A memorial fund has been established.

Appleton Post Crescent
Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bosin

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar A. Bosin, 106 North Breeze Drive, celebrated 50 years of marriage with an Oct. 11 dinner/dance for family and friends at the Darboy Club. 

Bosin and the former Loretta A. Boettcher were married Oct. 10, 1936, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Zachow. Original attendants present for the anniversary gathering were Mrs. Chester Renard, Mrs. Carl Knapp and Jerome Sell. 

Bosin worked at Consolidated Papers and was a fireman before retiring in 1973. His wife worked for Zwicker Knitting Mills, retiring in 1977. 

The couple has three children: Ronald, Waukesha; Mrs. John Stingle, Appleton; and Mark, Appleton. There are three grandchildren.

Appleton Post Crescent 
Oscar A. Bosin

106 Northbreeze Drive

Age 75, died at 6:22 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 1987 following a short illness. In Thursday's obituary, a grandson, Nathan, who preceded him in death, was inadvertently omitted. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 1987 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1900 N. Union St., with the Rev. Paul Brinkman officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home, 537 N. Superior St., from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday at the Church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established.

Appleton Post Crescent  
November 18, 2007
Section: C -- Page: 10
Bosin, Loretta A.

Loretta A. Bosin, age 93, of Kimberly, died on Thursday, November 15, 2007. Loretta was born on September 13, 1914, in the Town of Angelica, Shawano County, to the late August and Bertha (Garbrecht) Boettcher.  She married Oscar Bosin on October 10, 1936, in the Town of Angelica; he preceded her in death on July 23, 1987. Oscar and Loretta were long-time Appleton res­idents. Loretta was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was employed at Zwicker Knitting Mills for over 35 years, retiring in 1977. Loretta was a member of the Ladies Guild and Senior Citizen's Bible Class at Faith Lutheran Church. She was an active crafter and well known for her abilities as a seam­stress.

Survivors include her daughter, Jackie (John) Stingle, Shawano, and her son, Mark (Cindy) Bosin, Darboy; her four grandchildren: Matt (Sarah) Bosin, Doug (Jen­nifer) Stingle, Jenny Stingle and Amy Bosin; and her three great grandchildren: Andrew Bosin, Laura Bosin and Holden ("Little Joe") Stingle; and her daughter-in-law, Sandy Bosin, Waukesha.

She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald L. Bosin; her grandson, Nathan Bosin; her sister, Bernice Anderson Renard, and her brother Paul Boettcher.   

Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2007, at CELEBRATION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 3100 East Evergreen Drive, Appleton, with Rev. Rex A. Rinne officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Monday from 4 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park  A memorial has been established in her name.  

537 North Superior Street
Appleton 920-739-1231

Appleton Post Crescent
Died 11 December 1963 

August Boettcher

APPLETON ~ August Boettcher, 88, 609½ N. Meade St., Appleton, died at 12:30 a.m. today after a lingering illness. 

Born Dec. 28, 1875, in Hartland, Wis., he was a farmer most of his life and had lived in Appleton for the past 10 years.    

Survivors include his wife, Bertha; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Bosin, Appleton, and Mrs. Alden Anderson, Green Bay: one son, Paul R., Appleton: two brothers, Henry and Helmuth, both of Bonduel; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Appleton. The Rev. I. B. Kindem will officiate. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park. Friends may call at the Wichmann Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday and then at the church un­til the time of the services.

Appleton Post Crescent
Died: October 1969

Mrs. August (Bertha) Boettcher

Mrs. August (Bertha) Boettcher, 79, San Luis Manor, Green Bay, died at 8:30 p.m. Monday after a long illness. She was born July 18, 1890, in Germany, and lived in the Town of Angelica and then in Appleton for the last 20 years. Her husband preceded her in death in 1963 and she was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Alden (Bernice) Anderson, Green Bay; Mrs. Oscar (Loretta) Bosin, Appleton; one son, Paul Boettcher, Kimberly; one brother, Otto Garbrecht, Oconto Falls; one sister, Mrs. Fred (Alma) Klatter, Appleton; ten grandchildren; four great-grand-children. 

At Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N. Richmond St., Appleton, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday, then at the church until time of services.  Funeral 2 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. James A. Nelson officiating. Burial at Highland Memorial Park.

August Garbrecht Rites on Saturday
Special to Press-Gazette 

BONDUEL, Wis. — August Garbrecht, 88, died at 6 a. m. Thursday at the Pine Manor rest home near Embarrass. 

He was born Aug. 28, 1866 in Germany and was married there to Albertina Kollath Nov. 22, 1889. In 1893 they came to the United States, living first at Appleton and then Seymour, and moving to a farm in the town of Green Valley in 1898.  Mrs. Garbrecht died 17 years ago. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran church, town of Angelica. 

Survivors include six children, Mrs. August (Bertha) Boettcher, Green Bay; William, Green Valley; Charles, Green Bay; Mrs. Ernest (Alma) Kirchenwitz, Shawano; Otto, Oconto Falls, and Mrs. Walter (Elizabeth) Engel, Appleton. There are 17 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren. Two children died in infancy. 

The Rev. J. J. Wendland will conduct rites in St. Paul church at 2 p. m. Saturday. Friends may call at the Wendt Funeral home, Bonduel, until 11 o'clock Saturday morning.

Shawano County Journal
Thursday, July 25, 1940 

Mrs. R. H. Buelter, 56, of Tilleda, passed away Friday morning in Shawano, following an illness of several months. She underwent an operation previous to her death.

Ida Kleman Buelter was born on April 22, 1884, in the town of Seneca and was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Kleeman. She grew to womanhood in that township and later married R. H. Buelter on Oct. 29, 1904, at Tilleda. They made their home at Caroline for 18 months and then moved to Tilleda, which has been their home ever since.

Surviving, besides her husband, are 3 sons, Otto of Ixonia, Wis., Peter of Clintonville and George of Bowler, 1 daughter, Lillian, Mrs. Henry Jahn, of Bowler, 6 grandchildren, two brothers, Otto Kleeman of Split Rock and Emil Kleeman of Tilleda, and one sister, Mrs. Herman Bosin, of Split Rock. 

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 1:00 at the Karth Funeral Home and at the Evangelical church in Seneca and interment was in the church cemetery. 
Pallbearers were Emil Zimdars, William Voelz, Arnold Kunschke, Emil Steffen, Ernest Splinter and Mr. Jahn. 

Shawano Leader
Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Evelyn I. Knapp

Evelyn I. Knapp, age 90, of Shawano, passed away on Monday, April 10, 2006, at the Pine Manor Health Care Center, Embarrass.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1916, in the town of Split Rock, daughter of the late Herman and Anna (Kleman) Bosin. On Nov. 26, 1938, she was united in marriage to Carl Knapp in Tigerton. The Knapps were happily married for 56 years before Carl preceded her in death on June 28, 1995. Evelyn will be fondly remembered by her children for her apple and blackberry pies that she baked lovingly with the fruit they picked. She loved doing crossword and wordfind puzzles and watching game shows and was a fan of the Milwaukee Brewers. She was a member of the St. James Lutheran Church.

Survivors include her children, Corrine (Otto) Kolberg, Fort Meyers, Fla., James (Carol) Knapp, Shawano, Betty (Tom) Lees, Palmer, Alaska, Barbara Palacios, New London; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Loretta (Boettcher) Bosin and Sorrisa Knapp. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie Cross; a son-in-law, Victor Palacios; sisters, Margaret (Bosin) Prengnitz; Lydia (Bosin) Sell; and brothers, August, Henry, William, Ethan, Arnold, Oscar and Harvey Bosin.

Evelyn will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 13, at 1 p.m., at St. James Lutheran Church of Shawano with Pastor Ronald Raddatz officiating. Interment will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery of Shawano. Friends may call at noon until the time of service Thursday at the church. Schroeder-Mickelson Funeral Service of Shawano is in charge of the arrangements.

July 23, 1872 - July 22, 1946
Herman Bosin

Herman Bosin, 73-year-old retired farmer from Sobieski, died Saturday noon at a Shawano hospital af­ter a two-weeks illness. 

He was born July 23, 1872, in the town of Pella, Shawano County. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Karth Funeral home, Shawano, and burial will be in the Tigerton cemetery. Friends may call at the fun­eral home. 

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ed  Pringnitz, Tigerton; Mrs.   Alfred Sell, Shawano; Mrs. Carl Knapp, Clintonville; six sons: Henry and Oscar, both of Appleton; William, Hortonville; Ethan, Greenville; Harvey and Arnold, both at home, Mrs. Carl Schroeder, Mayville; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Anna (Kleman) Bosin 1876 - 1945 
Posted by Dave Maas on the Shawano Message Board

Surnames: Kleman, Bosin, Pringnitz, Sell, Knapp
(Died 15 Sep 1945)

Funeral services for Mrs. Herman Bosin will be held at 2:00 Thursday afternoon in the Karth Funeral home. Mrs. Bosin who died in Shawano Saturday morning, was a resident of Sobieski, formerly of Tigerton. Burial will be in the Tigerton cemetery.

Mrs. Bosin was born Anna Kleman in the town of Seneca, April 4, 1876, her parents were Mr. & Mrs. Herman Kleman. She was married Oct. 16, 1896, to Herman Bosin in the town of Seneca and lived there until 1911, when they moved to a farm near Tigerton. They lived the past 3 years and one-half with two of their sons, Arnold and Harvey, in Sobieske. Mrs. Bosin was 69. Her illness was short.

Survivors are her husband and 3 daughters, Martha, Mrs. Ed. Pringnitz, Tigerton, Lydia, Mrs. Alfred Sell, Shawano. and Evelyn, Mrs. Carl Knapp, Clintonville. 6 sons, Henry, Appleton, William, Hortonville. Ethan, Greenville, Oscar, Appleton; and Arnold and Harvey, Sobieske. One son August, died, in 1915 at the age of 16. There are 19 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Surviving also are 2 brothers, Otto Kleman, Tigerton and Emil, Tilleda. Pallbearers will be her six sons.

Ethan Bosin
Born: June 16, 1907
Place of Birth: Shawano County, WI
Obituary Newspaper: Appleton Post-Crescent
Notice Date: July 20, 1968
Section: B  Page: 8
Type: Obituary
Cemetery Name: Highland Memorial Park
Location: Appleton, WI

Mildred E. Bosin
Maiden Name: Rolf
Nickname: Millie
Spouse: Ethan Bosin
Born: December 18, 1913
Died: September 26, 2005
Place of Birth: Center, WI
Obituary Newspaper: Post-Crescent
Notice Date: September 28, 2005
Section: C
Page: 4
Type: Obituary
Cemetery Name: Highland Memorial Park
Location: Appleton, WI

And, we are also indebted to Jackie for sending in some area church anniversary booklets!  Be sure to check out Zion Evangelical Lutheran in Zachow as well as St. Paul Lutheran in Zachow on our CHURCH PAGE...