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Name Conrad Francis BOTZ43
Birth 29 January 1881, Getty Twp, Stearns Co., MN43
Death 19 September 1963, Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43
Burial 23 September 1963, Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43,44
Occupation Ran A General And Hardware Store, Weed And Seed Inspector In Stearns Co.43
Father Jacob BOTZ (1845-1939)
Mother Elizabeth WOLTER (1850-1937)
1 Theresa Elizabeth DINKEL43
Birth 22 June 1889, Hartford Twp., Todd Co., MN43
Death 21 February 1979, Morris, Stevens Co., MN43
Burial Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN43
Occupation Seamstress43
Cause of death Pneumonia43
Father Frederic DINKEL (1854-1917)
Mother Anna Margaret PONTIUS (1859-1937)
Marriage 29 October 1907, Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN43
Children Margaret Ann (1908-2002)
Slyvester John (1910-1992)
Raymond Fredrick (1911-1990)
Lawrence Francis (1914-)
Lauretta Theresa (1916-)
Norbert Louis (1918-2003)
Ruth Marie (1920-)
Conrad George (1922-)
Richard Peter (1924-1998)
Notes for Conrad Francis BOTZ
Dad often walked through woods, pasture and fields. He carried a 22 rifle or picked up a walking stick. If one was lucky enough to tag along, much as learned abut nature. He'd pick and bring to Mom a bunch of wildflowers - crocuses, cowslips, honeysuckles, wild roses, violets, pussy willows or bittersweet. If wild strawberries were in sesason, he'd bring some home in his hat. If he found a hidden nest of chicken eggs, he'd carry them to the house in his pocket or hat. Occasionally, the eggs didn't fare too well. 43
Conrad was the clerk of Sauk Centre Twp, Member of Sauk Lake Creamery, and Farm Bureau. And was a member and held offices in Farmer's Club, the Fair Board, and the McCormick Lake Telephone Co.43
During Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration, he measured wheat fields for the government. To do this he used a device which he devised consisting of a bicycle wheel and a clicker. By counting the number of revolutions of the wheel, he was able to determine the number of acres in a wheat field to the tenth of an acre.43
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