Frederick Bottcher was born on February 9, 1945 into a German-American Catholic family. His parents emigrated from Germany in 1934 to escape Nazi persecution. Bottcher grew up in Hazeltucky, and the teachings of Jesus Christ inspired him to become a priest. He was ordained in 1970 as a priest. He rose through the ranks over 10 years and became Bishop of Hazeltucky from 1980-1990. In 1990, Bottcher became Archbishop of Royal Woods at the age of 45 when Benjamin Paulsen retired. He was elevated to the Cardinalate by Pope John Paul II in 1998. On Valentine's Day in 2005, Bottcher baptised Richard Loud III at which Robert Santiago Sr. and Mary Santiago stood godparents to Richard. On June 30 the same year, he baptised Richard's future girlfriend, Veronica Santiago, and sometime the same year, he baptized Ronnie Anne Santiago, with Lynn R. Loud and Margaret Loud standing godparents to her. In 2015, the Archbishop bestowed upon the Order of Pope Pius IX to U.S. Senator Lucas Loud for his charitable acts. In The Knight of St. Gregory, which takes place on June 12, 2016, Bottcher bestowed one of the church's highest honors, the Order of St. Gregory the Great, to Lynn R. Loud for charitable acts.
Bottcher is a decent and kindhearted man. He is an extremely devout and humble person. He is shown to be charitable towards other people. Bottcher had been friends with the Loud family since 1990, and had also been friends with the Santiago family, having one of the Santiago family members, Joseph, as a priest.
Bottcher is an elderly man, having wrinkles on his cheeks, and grey hair. He wears a black and red robe and a red fascia, a silver pectoral cross, brown sandals, and a red zucchetto on his head. When he is presiding over a mass, or a confirmation, or a baptism, or a first communion, or a knighting for a Catholic military order, he wears a white clerical robe with a yellow chasuble, a yellow mitre, and an alb.
Ordination: April 20, 1970 by Alfredo Pancrazio, Bishop of Hazeltucky
Consecration: October 7, 1980 by Benjamin Paulsen, Archbishop of Royal Woods
Created Cardinal: February 21, 1998 by Pope John Paul II
- Cardinal Bottcher's middle and last names derive from the two of the German dubbers for The Loud House, Daniela Reidies and Oliver Bottcher. Daniela Reides played the German dub of Lynn Loud Jr., Oliver Bottcher played the German dub of Lynn Loud Sr.