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Frederick Bottler
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Birth: Apr. 10, 1843
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1917
Olmsted County
Minnesota, USA

Married to Josephine Shorthill, perhaps in 1900


Three brothers, Frederick, Henry and Phillip Bottler, settled near the future site of Emigrant in 1868. Phillip was born Dec 25, 1837, in Summit County, near Cleveland, Ohio and Fred was born April 10, 1843. Their parents were Catherine and Ernest Bottler. Their family later lived in Indiana and Iowa.

Phillip enlisted in the Civil War in 1862, but was discharged a few months later due to an injury. He and Frederick headed west in 1865 and established a small ranch in the Gallatin Valley. They sold the ranch a few years later and moved to Emigrant in December of 1867. Their ranch served as a stopping point for early travelers for many years, and also provided guide and hunting services.

Frederick was in the geyser basins as early as 1866. Frederick Bottler joined Philetus Norris on a climb to the tops of Electric Peak in 1870. Two years later Bottler accompanied the 2nd Hayden Expedition.

In 1875 it was reported the brothers killed as many as 2000 elk near Mammoth for the hides and tongues only. The men raised wheat, potatoes, cattle and sheep on their ranch. An 1874 Bozeman newspaper ad proclaimed "Travelers to National Park, Attenion! House of Entertainment, Boteler & Bro's Ranch, situated midway between Bozeman and the Mammoth Hot Springs, has been fitted up to accommodate the traveling public to and from the National Park with excellent fare for both man and beast. Good meals, comfortable beds and the best of pasturage for stock can always be had by the traveler. Boteler & Bro."

Fred married Jose Shorthill, a native of Pennsylvania, in 1881.

ADDED TO ANCESTRY.COM BY; mamamelogy on 8 FEB 2010

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Shorthill Cemetery
Park County
Montana, USA
Plot: A34
Maintained by: Jan Dundas Beaver
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Record added: May 31, 2010
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Frederick Bottler
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 Added: Jun. 22, 2010

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