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Julius J. Boelter
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Birth: 1861
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 17, 1908
Kanabec County
Minnesota, USA

At the time of the Dakota uprising of 1862, Julius Boelter was just a year old and living with his parents, John and Justina, and his sisters, Ottilie and Emelia, in the southeast quarter of section 34, Flora Township, in Renville County, Minnesota. Michael Boelter (Julius' uncle) and his family lived next to them in section 35. The area was known as the Middle Creek settlement, and several in the community were killed by Indians on August 18, 1862, the first day of the Dakota uprising. Julius' father, John, was killed while checking their cattle. Julius, his mother, and his sisters survived the Indian attack. His uncle, Michael Boelter, also survived, but his wife and children were killed. The five survivors were fleeing together, but were separated. Michael was carrying Julius, and eventually reached Fort Ridgely. The others, unable to keep up, hid in a nearby wooded area. Julius' mother and sisters remained hidden there, but his sister Emelia died of exposure and starvation in the fifth week. His mother and surviving sister Ottilie later returned to their home, where soldiers found them, nearly starved, in their ninth week of hiding. Michael Boelter married Justina Boelter (his widowed sister in law), and thus he became Julius Boelter's stepfather on September 13, 1863. Julius married Sophia Dora Fellman on December 26, 1889, and they eventually had four children, Ervin, Mable, Clarence, and Harold. Julius died in 1908 at age 47.
Bill Cox 
 
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 Parents:
  John Boelter (1823 - 1862)
  Justina Carolina Wendland Boelter (1832 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Sophia Dora Fellman Boelter (1870 - 1943)*
 
 Children:
  Ervin Milton Boelter (1891 - 1971)*
  Clarence M Boelter (1895 - 1969)*
  Harold E Boelter (1904 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emelia Boelter (1857 - 1862)*
  Ottilie Boelter (1859 - 1880)*
  Julius J. Boelter (1861 - 1908)
  John Julius Boelter (1864 - 1938)**
  Elizabeth Louise Boelter Eigenbrodt (1866 - 1949)**
  William Frederick Boelter (1868 - 1942)**
  Henry Boelter (1871 - 1949)**
  George August Boelter (1871 - 1927)**
  Simon John Boelter (1874 - 1950)**
  Lydia Emelia Boelter Snyder (1877 - 1950)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Evangelical Cemetery
Nerstrand
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: Bill Cox
Record added: Apr 17, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68528396
Julius J. Boelter
Added by: Bill Cox
 
Julius J. Boelter
Added by: Bill Cox
 
Julius J. Boelter
Added by: Bill Cox
 
 
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