Bötze German?

Adlung writes:

Praetorius has made note of a reed in the Stralsund organ, with narrow resonators throughout; he records there “L.B. Bötze.” I do not know what to make of this. If the stop actually bears this name, again I do not know what sort of a word it is or what it means.

Stralsund is a city in the northeast corner of Germany. The only definition I have been able to find for the word bötze is “profiteer” (Yiddish?), from a web page dealing with the Torah: http://victorian.fortunecity.com/brutalist/608/11mikkeitz.html.


Adlung[1]: §124 Bötze. Wedgwood[1]: Bötze.
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