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Bertha Christine Gearhart Bottolfsen
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1876
Armstrong County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1969
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA

Mrs. B Bottolfsen was buried Feb 5, 1969.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Bottolfsen were held at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Hartington on Jan. 29 at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Kenneth
Franzen officiated. Interment was in the Paragon Cemetery Wednesday,
Feb 5, at 10:00 a.m. with the Smith Wintz Funeral home in charge of
the arrangements.

Bertha C. Gearhart was born September 30, 1876 in Pittsburgh, PA., the
daughter of Charles and Rosa Williams Gearhart. She moved with her
parents to Ohio and in 1881 to Nebraska where she lived in the Lime
Grove and Hartington communities. She received her education in schools
of Nebraska and Kansas, where she also taught.

She was married on July 6, 1904 to Magnus Bottolfsen and they resided
on a farm east of Hartington their entire married life.

She was an active member of Paragon Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran
Churches in Hartington.

She is survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. F.O. (Mary) Baird of Kerrville,
Tex., and Mrs. Warren (Laura) Olsen of Desert Hot Springs, Calif;
five sons: H. Arthur of Cucamonga, Calif.; Hugh of Hastings.; Herbert,
Kenneth and Martin all of Hartington; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-
grandchildren and one brother A.R. Gearhart of Paradise, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Magnus, in 1953 and a son,
Owen, her parents and two sisters.

Mrs. Bottolfsen died Sunday, January 26, at the Cedars nursing home
in Hartington.

(NOTE: Burial was delayed because of severe winter weather. The
original obituary, as it appeared in the paper, stated that the
funeral was on Jan. 26, when in fact she died on Jan. 26.)


She was for a time the teacher for Paragon School, which was near the Paragon Church and cemetery.
She was the mother of 8 children 6 sons and 2 daughters.
Herbert Bottolfsen, Mary Baird, Charles Kenneth, Martin B, Herman Arthur, Hugh Glenn, Laura Olsen and son Nels Owen who died as a result of choking on a kernal of corn as a boy of abt 4 years.
School census 1886 Obert, NE Dist. 21 April 14
parent, Gearhart,Charles student, Arthur 11
Bertha 9
Lura 8

sister May Zell
May Zell

Family links: 
  Charles Simon Gearhart (1848 - 1912)
  Rosa Ellen Williams Gearhart (1852 - 1926)
  Magnus Bottolfsen (1866 - 1953)*
  Herbert Marcy Bottolfsen (1905 - 1986)*
  Mary Ellen Bottolfsen Baird (1907 - 1996)*
  Charles Kenneth Bottolfsen (1909 - 1985)*
  Martin Bertinus Bottolfsen (1911 - 1990)*
  Laura May Bottolfsen Olsen (1913 - 2007)*
  Nels Owen Bottolfsen (1915 - 1919)*
  Herman Arthur Bottolfsen (1916 - 1972)*
  Hugh Glen Bottolfsen (1919 - 1985)*
  Arthur Redifer Gearhart (1873 - 1971)*
  Bertha Christine Gearhart Bottolfsen (1876 - 1969)
  Laura Byrd Gearhart Wells (1878 - 1962)*
  May Zell . Gearhart Wickliffe (1885 - 1963)*
  Jesse Williams Gearhart (1894 - 1895)*
*Calculated relationship
Paragon Cemetery
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 2 lot 19
Created by: Connie Bottolfsen/Loftus
Record added: Nov 28, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5103863
Bertha Christine <i>Gearhart</i> Bottolfsen
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Bertha Christine <i>Gearhart</i> Bottolfsen
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 Added: Aug. 12, 2001

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