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Herman Bottolfson
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Birth: May 29, 1863
Allamakee County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1928
Dixon County
Nebraska, USA

Herman was born the son of Martin and Mari Bottolfson at Paint Creek,twp Allamakee Co, Iowa, Near Waterville. He was baptised July 5, 1863 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, sponsors were: Uncle Nils Bottolfson and wife Maren Larsdtr, Johan Jacobsen and wife Anne Marie Jacobsen. It is likely the Jacobsen's immigrated with the Bottolfson family.

BOTTOLFSON Herman, NELSON Johana marriage license obtained Dec 27, 1886. Recorded in Cedar County NE court house book 2 page 45.
Johannah and Herman set up housekeeping in a log cabin on Herman's father's homestead. Their children Otto and Ina were born in the log cabin.
Helen was born in a new home that Herman built on some land that they bought.
Herman was well known for his carpenter skills and also built many barns in the area of Cedar and Dixon County NE.
He kept his farm and also his home in Maskell NE in picture perfect shape. Maskell residents said his was a show place.
He took pride in his trees and cared for them as well as he did everything else. He experimented with grafting fruit trees so there would be different kinds of fruit growing on one tree.
He was a handsome man and kept himself neat and tidy.
Herman had an endless interest in photography and was constantly photographing his family.

Children: Ina Mathilda, Otto Melvin, Helen Jeanette. Ina married Oscar Rhoden, Otto married Anna C Anderson, Helen married, Russell A. Anderson.
Ancestry has a record of marriage as:Marriage:
29 Dec 1886 - Springfield, South Dakota with Nils Nelson and Louise Bottolfsen as witnesses. Ages listed were Herman age 22 and Johannah age 18. I believe this is incorrect, see story on Johanna's memorial.

Family links: 
  Martin Bottolfson (1830 - 1893)
  Mari Svendsdtr/Loeng Bottolfson (1831 - 1911)
  Johannah Graverholt Nelson Bottolfson (1868 - 1934)*
  Ina Mathilda Bottolfson Rhoden (1888 - 1946)*
  Otto Melvin Bottolfson (1890 - 1964)*
  Helen Jeanette Bottolfson Anderson (1894 - 1957)*
  Benjamin M Bottolfson (1858 - 1941)*
  Svend Bottolfsen (1860 - 1860)*
  Herman Bottolfson (1863 - 1928)
  Magnus Bottolfsen (1866 - 1953)*
  Ida Louise Bottolfsen Holst (1869 - 1940)*
  Nels Martin Bottolfson (1872 - 1931)*
  Caroline Otillia Bottolfsen Olsen (1875 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Paragon Cemetery
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 2 Lot 20
Created by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Record added: Dec 13, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5113003
Herman Bottolfson
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Herman Bottolfson
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Herman Bottolfson
Added by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
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