Joseph B. Scotchler (May 7, 1831 - October 10, 1874) was the son of James Scotchler (1805 - before January 10, 1877) of Boston, Massachusetts and Harriet Huntress (1796 - 1877) of Oakland, California.
Brother of John James Scotchler (April 20, 1826 - September 1892), who was a San Francisco merchant and land owner in Oakland, as well as executor of Joseph B. Scotchler's estate.
Scotchler married Ellen M. Taggard (July 4, 1831 - ?) on January 30, 1856. Together they had at least eight children; Joseph Lincoln Scotchler (October 1856 - ?), Annie Huntress Scotchler (June 18, 1860 - August 11, 1863), Leslie C. Scotchler (March 11, 1862 - ?), Thomas Green Scotchler (1866 - April 11, 1923), Grace L. Scotchler (December 8, 1868 - March 30, 1957), Helen Josephine Scotchler (April 1870 - May 28, 1921), Belle Lloyd Scotchler (December 25, 1871 - July 4, 1952), and Harold Scotchler (September 8, 1873 - June 1, 1930).
President of the Merchants' Mutual Marin Insurance Company of San Francisco, which he helped organize.
Ellen M. Taggard resided at 1079 - 12th Street, Oakland on June 8, 1880, and she was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at the same address.
Was an investor and/or real estate developer in Oakland ... Auction after death of property: "Grand credit sale of Oakland property : ... at public auction by order of executors of estate of J.B. Scotchler, deceased, Saturday, May 8th, 1875 at 2 o'clock p.m. ... eighty large lots in blocks 560, 561, 576, 577, fronting on Tenth, Twelfth, Fourteenth, Union, Poplar & Kirkham sts. ... "
Prominent in the Masonic fraternal organization; Member of Oakland Lodge, No. 188
Scotchler died at home October 10, 1874, of consumption (tuberculosis). 2 His burial location is unknown, but there are many Scotchlers buried in Mountain View Cemetery, including his brother John James.
Question: Where on Lake Merritt was Scotchler's Point? One guess on FB was near Lakeshore and Hanover, looking towards where boating center is now. Was it named for John B.?
Links and References
- Grand credit sale of Oakland property
- By-laws of Oakland Lodge, No. 188, of Free and Accepted Masons
- The Bay of San Francisco: The Metropolis of the Pacific Coast
View from Schotchler's Point, looking across Lake Merritt californiapioneers.org
Jos. B. Scotchler Oakland Tribune October 12, 1874