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Name John Frederick BOTZ83
Birth 20 July 1872, Getty Twp, Stearns Co., MN83
Death 9 May 1928, Hennepin Co., MN22
Burial Freeport, Stearns Co., MN83
Father Jacob BOTZ (1845-1939)
Mother Elizabeth WOLTER (1850-1937)
Spouses
1 Elizabeth Ursula WAHLS83
Birth 7 May 1874, Freeport, Stearns Co., MN22,83
Death 8 January 1955, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN22
Burial Freeport, Stearns Co., MN83
Father Heinrich WAHLS (-1878)
Mother Mary ALBERS
Marriage 29 November 1894, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN83
Children Philomena Mary (1896-1979)
Oswald Michael (1899-1982)
Charlotte Ann Justina (1900-1984)
Mary Sibylla (Died as Infant) (1902-1902)
Anthony Jacob (1904-1978)
Henry Joseph (1909-1979)
Olive Mary (1911-)
Francis Louis (1913-)
Notes for John Frederick BOTZ
He had a business school education and owned a farm near St. Rosa. He also had a harness and shoe shop at Freeport. Carpenter, builder, fine cabinetmaker (built many entire farm places, New Munich Parochial school, worked a Teacher's College, St. Cloud - where he broke both legs when the scaffold collased, also Benet Hall, St. John's where he caught an pneumonia in 1921, breaking his health. Was Jusice of the Peace for 30 years at Freeport. Member of Fire Department, Active in Civic affiars. He returned to shoemaking in his last years in New Munich.

His children enjoyed the hertiage of a wonderful home and parents, who loved people, did things for them, and were active in parish and community. There were no dull moments in a loving home: garden, goods, and neark lakes, pickeing nuts and berries, making sausages, putting up fruit for the winter, chopping wood, occasional hunting and fishing, visiting relatives, always guests because "John and Lizzie" were known and loved everywhere.83
Last Modified 13 November 2006 Created 15 September 2008 using Reunion for Macintosh

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