Saturday, July 30, 2011

Conrad Francis Botz Timeline


29 Jan 1881 born to Jacob BOTZ and Elizabeth WOLTER in Getty Twp., Stearns Co., MN

22 Oct 1882 brother Peter Mathias BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (1 year old)

21 Feb 1885 grandfather John WOLTER dies in Rockville, Stearns Co., MN (4 years old)

15 Mar 1886 brother Jacob Joseph BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (5 years old)

2 Dec 1887 sister Elizabeth Mathilda BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (6 years old)

1 Mar 1890 brother Frederick John BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (9 years old)

27 Oct 1892 brother Anton Andreas BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (11 years old)

16 Sep 1894 grandfather Heinrich BOTZ dies in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (13 years old)

29 Nov 1894 brother John Frederick BOTZ marries Elizabeth Ursula WAHLS in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN (13 years old)

14 Jun 1895 brother Anton Andreas BOTZ died of arsenic poisoning in Stearns Co., MN (14 years old)

11 Jun 1900 appears in the 1900 census with his parents, Jacob BOTZ; Elizabeth (WOLTER) BOTZ; siblings, Anna Mary BOTZ, Peter Mathias BOTZ, Elizabeth BOTZ, and Frederick John BOTZ in Getty Twp., Stearns Co., MN (19 years old)

16 Jun 1903 brother Jacob Joseph BOTZ marries Eva Helen BUTTWEILER in Melrose, Stearns Co., MN (22 years old)

7 Jun 1904 brother Henry BOTZ marries Barbara Loretta VOGEL in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (23 years old)

13 Jun 1904 sister Anna Mary BOTZ marries Anthony ELTROTH (23 years old)

11 Sep 1907 brother Joseph H. BOTZ dies in a threshing accident in Millwood Twp., Stearns Co., MN (26 years old)

29 Oct 1907 marries Theresa Elizabeth DINKEL in Long Prairie, Todd Co., MN (26 years old)

4 Sep 1908 daughter Margaret Ann BOTZ is born in Spaulding, Aitkin Co., MN (27 years old)

1908 moved to Sauk Centre, near the railroad tracks on Second Street and Conrad worked in a harness shop (27 years old)

21 Apr 1910 appears on the 1910 census with his wife, Theresa Elizabeth (DINKEL) BOTZ; and daughter, Margaret Ann BOTZ in Sauk Centre Ward 1, Stearns Co., MN (29 years old)

28 Apr 1910 son Slyvester John BOTZ is born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (29 years old)

21 Nov 1910 brother Alexander Valentine BOTZ marries Mary Margaret FISHER in Browerville, Todd Co., MN (29 years old)

8 Jul 1911 son Raymond Fredrick BOTZ born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (30 years old)

1912 Conrad bought a farm of 187 acres about 3 miles southeast of Sauk Centre and rented it to a Mr. Shamanski (31 years old)

30 Sep 1913 sister Elizabeth Mathilda BOTZ marries Bernard DICKS in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (32 years old)

1914 Conrad and his family moved to Freeport, Stearns Co., MN there he ran a general store with his brother, Henry (33 years old)

31 May 1914 son Lawrence Francis BOTZ born in Freeport, Stearns Co., MN (33 years old)

2 Aug 1916 daughter Lauretta Theresa BOTZ was born in Freeport, Stearns Co., MN (35 years old)

5 Jun 1917 brother Frederick John BOTZ marries Rose Frances BROMENSHENKEL in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (36 years old)

1 Nov 1917 a fire heavily damaged the general store Conrad managed and he had a stroke (36 years old)

6 Jun 1918 son Norbert Louis BOTZ born in Freeport, Stearns Co., MN (36 years old)

8 Mar 1919 Conrad and his family moved to the farm about 3 miles southeast of Sauk Centre. Mr. Shamanski was killed in a farm accident and the farm was empty (37 years old)

24 Jan 1920 appears on the 1920 census with wife, Theresa Elizabeth (DINKEL) BOTZ; children Margaret Ann BOTZ, Sylvester John BOTZ, Raymond Fredrick BOTZ, Lawrence Francis BOTZ, Lauretta Theresa BOTZ, and Norbert Louis BOTZ in Sauk Centre Ward 1, Stearns Co., MN (37 years old)

26 Sep 1920 daughter Ruth Marie BOTZ born in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (38 years old)

7 Jun 1922 son Conrad George BOTZ born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (40 years old)

20 Jul 1924 son Richard Peter BOTZ born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (42 years old)

Apr 1925 son Richard Peter was bit in the face by Mabel RASMUSSEN. This was a serious wound that took years to heal (44 years old)

25 May 1925 a tornado hit the farm and heavily damaged the barn, chicken coop and windmill (44 years old)

22 Jun 1925 brother Peter Mathias BOTZ marries Anna Mary MONN in Freeport, Stearns Co., MN (44 years old)

1926 sons Conrad and Richard found a dynamite cap. Raymond thought it was a spent shell and tried to clean out the inside and it went off. "This caused some very distressing moments" (45 years old)

1926 Conrad contracted blood poisening while helping Mike BOSEL, Sr. build a hog house (45 years old)

9 May 1928 brother John Frederick BOTZ dies in Hennepin Co., MN (47 years old)

25 Apr 1930 appears in the 1930 census with wife, Theresa Elizabeth (DINKEL) BOTZ; children Sylvester John BOTZ, Raymond Fredrick BOTZ, Lawrence Francis BOTZ, Lauretta Theresa BOTZ, Norbert Louis BOTZ, Ruth Marie BOTZ, Conrad George BOTZ and Richard Peter BOTZ in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (49 years old)

1930 Conrad and his family bought a Model A car (49 years old)

1930 daughter Ruth Marie had an appendectomy (49 years old)

1930 Conrad measured wheat fields under the F.D.R. program (49 years old)

28 Oct 1933 daughter Margaret Ann BOTZ marries Clarence William GOUDE (57 years old)

18 Aug 1935 brother Henry BOTZ dies in Otter Tail Co., MN (54 years old)

15 Oct 1935 son Sylvester John BOTZ marries Marina Veronica MEYER in Meire Grove, Stearns Co., MN (54 years old)

18 Jun 1936 grandson William Conrad GOUDE born in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (55 years old)

1936 Conrad and his family bought a new Chevrolet (55 years old)

21 Jul 1937 mother Elizabeth (WOLTER) BOTZ dies in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (56 years old)

18 Aug 1937 granddaughter Rosalyn Imelda BOTZ born in Greenwald, Stearns Co., MN (56 years old)

19 Feb 1939 granddaughter Carolyn Theresa BOTZ born in Greenwald, Stearns Co., MN (58 years old)

27 Dec 1939 father Jacob BOTZ dies in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (58 years old)

13 Apr 1940 grandson Lawrence John BOTZ born in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (59 years old)

26 May 1940 son Lawrence Francis BOTZ was ordained as a Roman Catholic Priest in Worthington, Franklin Co., OH (59 years old)

1940 daughter Ruth Marie graduated from St. Cloud Teacher's College and got her first job in Duelm, Benton Co., MN (59 years old)

1941 Conrad and Theresa reserved a pig, a cow, and some chickens from the farm auction and moved to Hoboken in Sauk Centre (60 years old)

Dec 1941 son Norbert Louis entered the Navy and served in the South Pacific (60 years old)

3 Jan 1942 daughter Lauretta Theresa BOTZ married Julius Edward KORF in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (60 years old)

15 Sep 1942 granddaughter Marcia Elizabeth GOUDE born in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (61 years old)

20 Jan 1943 grandson Michael Julius KORF born in Stearns Co., MN (61 years old)

Apr 1943 son Richard Peter entered the Army. He served in Fort Bragg, Philippines, Okinawa, and Korea (62 years old)

2 Nov 1943 son Norbert Louis BOTZ married Irene Evelyn THOMPSON in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (62 years old)

5 Apr 1945 grandson Daniel Norbert GOUDE born in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (64 years old)

7 Jul 1945 son Raymond Fredrick BOTZ married Abbie Mae WOOD in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (64 years old)

Sep 1945 son Norbert Louis is discharged from the Navy (64 years old)

12 Jan 1946 daughter Ruth Marie BOTZ married Basil Adolph HERBST in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (64 years old)

24 Jan 1946 son Richard Peter discharged from the Army (64 years old)

11 May 1946 son Richard Peter BOTZ married Veronica Katherine LAIS in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (65 years old)

22 Sep 1946 granddaughter Sandra Kathryn BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (65 years old)

24 Sep 1946 grandson George Alan GOUDE born in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN (65 years old)

28 Oct 1946 granddaughter Norene Ann BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (65 years old)

19 Dec 1946 grandson Gerald Emmett HERBST born in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN (65 years old)

9 Mar 1947 grandson Donald Raymond BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (66 years old)

1947 Conrad and Theresa moved to 408 Birch Street in Sauk Centre (66 years old)

22 Jul 1947 grandson Roger Ervin KORF born in Ramsey Co., MN (66 years old)

19 Jan 1948 granddaughter Terresa Leona BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (66 years old)

10 Apr 1948 granddaughter Jeanne Marie HERBST born in St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN (67 years old)

28 Jun 1948 grandson James John BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (67 years old)

8 Sep 1948 granddaughter Marie May BOTZ born in Todd Co., MN (67 years old)

30 Apr 1949 son Conrad George BOTZ married Evelyn Mary SCHIEFFER (68 years old)

1949 Conrad had surgery for hemmoroids (68 years old)

11 Oct 1949 granddaughter Phyllis Theresa BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (68 years old)

10 Nov 1949 grandson Marvin Carl BOTZ born in Todd Co., MN (68 years old)

22 Apr 1950 grandson Wayne Leon KORF born in Ramsey Co., MN (69 years old)

17 Feb 1951 grandson Stephen Louis BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (70 years old)

9 Apr 1951 granddaughter Linda Sue BOTZ born (70 years old)

26 Mar 1952 grandson Richard Mark BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (71 years old)

29 Apr 1952 grandson Anthony Juluis BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (71 years old)

6 Jul 1952 grandson Norman Louis BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (71 years old)

11 Jan 1953 grandson Paul William KORF born in Ramsey Co., MN (71 years old)

30 Jan 1953 grandson Laurel Alan HERBST born in Princeton, Mille Lacs Co., MN (72 years old)

15 Jul 1953 grandson Conrad Clarence BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (72 years old)

18 Dec 1953 grandson Bruce Michael BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (72 years old)

24 Aug 1954 granddaughter Pamela Ann HERBST born in Fargo, Cass Co., MN (73 years old)

7 Oct 1954 granddaughter Mary Elizabeth KORF born in Ramsey Co., MN (73 years old)

30 Mar 1955 grandson Thomas Earl BOTZ born in Stearns Co., MN (74 years old)

10 Jul 1955 granddaughter Georgetta Louise born in Hennepin Co., MN (74 years old)

2 Sep 1956 great granddaughter Patricia Kay CARTER born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (75 years old)

13 Aug 1957 great granddaughter Susan Marie CARTER born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (76 years old)

7 Nov 1958 great granddaughter Catherine Ann GOUDE born (77 years old)

14 Jul 1959 great grandson Robert Douglas CARTER born in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (78 years old)

17 Jun 1960 great grandson William Julius GOUDE born in Hennepin Co., MN (79 years old)

18 Sep 1960 grandson Michael John BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (79 years old)

15 Feb 1962 grandson John BOTZ born and dies the same day (81 years old)

27 Mar 1962 granddaughter Teresa Jo HERBST born in Fargo, Cass Co., MN (81 years old)

15 Apr 1962 great granddaughter Renee Lynn GOUDE born in Hennepin Co., MN (81 years old)

1963 son Conrad George BOTZ and wife Evelyn Mary (SCHIEFFER) BOTZ divorce (82 years old)

30 Jan 1963 great grandson John Patrick GOUDE born in Golden Valley, Hennepin Co., MN (82 years old)

1 Feb 1963 great granddaughter Dawn Marie GOUDE born in Hennepin Co., MN (82 years old)

25 Feb 1963 granddaughter Tracy Ellen BOTZ born in Hennepin Co., MN (82 years old)

21 Apr 1963 granddaughter Janet Lynn born in Stearns Co., MN (82 years old)

12 Jun 1963 sister Anna Mary (BOTZ) (ELTROTH) SIEBEN dies in Sauke Centre, Stearns Co., MN (82 years old)

19 Sep 1963 died of Cardiovascular disease at his home on 408 Birch St. Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN (82 years old)

23 Sep 1963 buried in St. Paul's Cemetery in Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN


1. The Life and Times of C.F. Botz: Collected memories of the Botz children. (Booklet). ca. 1980
2. Botz, Robert John (aka Father Paschal). 1905-1998. Research and notes. 1978.
3. Minnesota Historical Society, "Minnesota Death Index," http://people.mnhs.org/dci/, 1904-1907, 1908-2001.
4. Death Certificate for Conrad Francis Botz, 19 September 1963, File No. 19335, Minnesota Department of Health. Copy in possession of author.
5. Fisher, Mary Ann. "BARTHLE Family from Deislingen, Schwarzwaldkreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany to Groton, SD and Stearns Co., MN to Pasco Co., FL." Ancestry World Tree. 2007.
6. Jacob Botz prayer card. In possession of author. 1939.
7. Social Security Death Index. http://ssdi.rootsweb.com/. 2008.
8. Grandchildren of Jacob and Elizabeth (Wolter) Botz. (Booklet). Received from Ruth Marie Herbst (Botz). Complied by Father Paschel Robert Botz.
9. Minnesota Birth Certificates Index. http://people.mnhs.org/bci. Accessed 6 February 2008.
10. Minnesota Death Certificates Index. http://people.mnhs.org/dci. Accessed 6 February 2008.
11. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002 database on Ancestry.com. Accessed 6 February 2008.
12. Celebrating 60 Years of Priesthood: Lawrence Botz. Anniversary card. 1990.
13. Birth Certificate for Ruth Marie Botz, 26 September 1920, File No. 34615, Minnesota Department of Health. Copy in possession of author.
14. Herbst, Barbara Ruth. Personal knowledge. 2008.
15. 1930 Federal Census, Sauk Centre, Stearns Co., MN, 1131, Page 6A, ED 70. Ancestry.com
16. 1900 Federal Census, Getty Twp., Stearns Co., MN, T623_792, Page 4A, ED 150. Ancestry.com
17. 1910 Federal Census, Sauk Centre Ward 1, Stearns Co., MN, T624_727, Page 13B, ED 163. Ancestry.com
18. 1920 Federal Census, Sauk Centre Ward 1, Stearns Co., MN, T625_863, Page 15B, ED 216. Ancestry.com

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