TSCHETTER, Alfred Walter

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Last Name
 
TSCHETTER
Given Names
 
Alfred Walter
AKA's
 
Better known as
 
Date of Birth
 
6/19/1921
Age at Death
 
57
Place of Birth
 
Bridgewater, South Dakota
Race
 
Caucasian
Gender
 
Male
Religion
 
Family Tree
  Tschetter Family Tree
Birth Mother
 
Birth Father
 
Siblings
 
Partner
 
Mary Alice Tschetter
Children
 
Robin Faye Tschetter, aka Robin Stahl; Betty Jean Tschetter, aka Kim Yoon Ai (adoptive)
Non-Temple Relatives
 
Body Identification Number
 
Burial Location
 
Source of Death Information
 
House Foreign Affairs Committee report; FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78)
Entry into Guyana
 
9/23/1977
Residence (US)
 
Ukiah, California 95482
Residence (JT)
 
Cottage 35
Occupation outside __Peoples Temple
 
technologist (PT occupation record); x-ray technician
Occupation inside __Peoples Temple
 
Occupation at __Jonestown
 
Government Income
 
SSA (JT)
Discrepancies
 
FBI document 89-4286-1302 (prepared 12/78) says birthdate is 2/19/1921; passport DOB above
Remembrances
 
“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