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Gottlieb Boelter
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Birth: 1801, Germany
Death: Aug. 18, 1862
Renville County
Minnesota, USA

One online source for Gottlieb's origins states Scheidemuhl, (Arnswalde). From Googling, this is two different towns in modern day western Poland. Before WWII was part of Eastern Germany (Prussia). Gottlieb was of German origins -- not Polish... Both of these towns are about 75 miles inland from the Baltic Sea.

Arnswalde was a town in the former German state of Pomerania. It is now known as Choszczno, in the Polish state of Choszczno.

Schneidemühl was a town also in the former German state of Pomerania. It is now Pila, in the Polish state of Greater Poland Voivodeship.

Why this source lists that he was from two different cities, I do not know at this time...

Gottlieb was the father of John & Michael Boelter. He was killed in the Middle Creek massacre during the Dakota Wars. Other family members affect:

1) Gottlieb's wife was decapitated.
2) Gottlieb's son, John, was killed while tending to the cattle.
3) Gottlieb's son, Michael, took John's baby son Julian and ran 20 miles to the fort.
4) John's wife Justina had their two daughters, but she could not keep up with her brother-in-law, so she hid with her two daughters in the forest.
5) Michael's three children were killed
6) Michael's wife was killed.
7) Michael's wife was pregnant with twins, and they cut her open and removed the twins and made sure they were dead. This explains why some records mention 3 children killed, and another one mentions 5.

Family links: 
  Justine Meyer Boelter (1801 - 1862)
  John Boelter (1823 - 1862)*
  Michael Boelter (1831 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Boelter Family Cemetery
Renville County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: in memory of grandma
Record added: Jun 29, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113037672
Gottlieb Boelter
Added by: Bill Cox
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