TSCHETTER, Alfred Walter

Photos Courtesy of California Historical Society, MSP 3800

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Last Name
Given Names
Alfred Walter
Better known as
Date of Birth
Age at Death
Place of Birth
Bridgewater, South Dakota
Family Tree
  Tschetter Family Tree
Birth Mother
Birth Father
Mary Alice Tschetter
Robin Faye Tschetter, aka Robin Stahl; Betty Jean Tschetter, aka Kim Yoon Ai (adoptive)
Non-Temple Relatives
Body Identification Number
Burial Location
Remains claimed by next of kin; burial location unknown
Source of Death Information
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
Residence (US)
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
Cottage 35
Occupation in U.S./Skills, Talents & Interests
technologist (RYMUR 89-4286-X-5-a-28c); x-ray technician; farmer, dairyman, xerox machine repairman (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1qqqq)
Occupation in Jonestown (Temple Records)
Health, Education, Science—Health Care Center, X-ray Technician (RYMUR 89-4286-C-7-h-4b); Medical staff (infection control) (RYMUR 89-4286-E-2-A-1qqqq)
Jonestown Roles (FBI Records)
Security (FBI Report, 89-4286-1681)
Government Income
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 2/19/1921; passport DOB above
“Al had worked as an x-ray technician, and kept on doing that in Jonestown. He was also a cottage supervisor and made sure the bathrooms were kept clean, by complaining to Jim when they weren't (so Al wasn't at all reticent when vested with responsibility). Al was called upon to respond to the crisis of disappearing x-ray equipment for the medical clinic that went missing off the docks in Georgetown, where it had been delivered. [Jonestown Institute, Q599 transcript, August 1978]” - Kathryn Barbour

“Al Tschetter was the husband of Mary Tschetter and the father of Betty Jean Tschetter (aka Kim Yoon Ai). This our only photo of him. It is as spare as my recollections of Al, who was always under the radar, though he was there from the time I joined, he was a silent presence, going about his business, always in the background. I didn't know Mary well, either, but they were trusted members and great parents to Betty and their daughter, Robin, who survived by being in Georgetown, thankfully. RIP, Al. You are missed and remembered now.” - Kathryn Barbour