In a "birthday book" that my husbands grt. grandmother ( and probably her mother before that)kept I have a number of Brutcher's listed.I believe there to be an Illinois connection because that is where the family lived, however they were originally from England.
The names and dates are: Frank Brutcher Sr. b. 12/28/1859 Fredrika Brutcher b. 7/28/1857 Mary Brutcher b. 8/28/1859 Minnie Brutcher b. 12/30/1877 Frank Brutcher b. 5/21/1889 Kate Brutcher b. 7/27/1881