Adolph Butze

Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada

Adolph Butze
b- Oct 2, 1845, Quincy, Illinois, USA
d- Mar 3, 1914, St. Luke's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA, age 68
son of William Butze and Ragenn Konantz
parents both b- in Germany
Educated in the Public Schools in Quincy Illinois

Served in the Civil War, then entered Railway Business in 1868
He worked first for the Wabash Railway.

In 1885 he went to the Missouri Pacific Railway, working in the Purchasing Department.

2 years later, ca 1887, he was made Private Secretary of the General Manager of the Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad.

Spent last 16 years of his career with the Grand Trunk Railroad.

May 1896- Appointed General Purchasing Agent of the Grand Trunk Railroad.

General Purchasing Agent for Grand Trunk Pacific Railway when Prince Rupert was made the terminus of that line.

He was sick for 2 years prior to his death, from an unknown illness.
He lived in Montreal and St. Louis.
His headquarters were in Canada.

wife- Rebecca Butze, nee Githens, (alt- Rebeca Githerns)
married Dec 20, 1875, St. Louis, MO, USA
b- Sept 8, 1847, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
d- 1925
father b- Pennsylvania, USA
mother- b- West Virginia, USA
Both Immigrated to Canada in May 1, 1896

No children

both show up in 1901 in Saint Antoine Ward, Montreal Quebec
surname shown as Butzi in index

show up in 1910 census, back in the states, St Louis ward, St. Louis, Missouri, USA

1920 Rebecca shows up as a widow, living at 5530 Delmar, St. Louis, MO, USA

May 1892- He was a manager for Ezra Linsley, St. Louis.
He then opened an office in the Bank of Commerce building, and set up a brokerage business there.

Adolph Butze retired from the Grand Trunk, Jan 1, 1912

Butze Rapids near Prince Rupert, named after this man.

Butze Alberta, a station on the GTPR, also named after him.
Located 30 km NE of Provost, established in 1910

His father:
ca 1902- L. F. W. Butze had a small store in Quincy Illinois
He was the brother-in-law of Paul Konantz
Ludwig Wilhelm Franz Butze came to US in 1837 to Illinois.

He attended the funeral of Edwin G. Russell in 1907

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