Hugo Carl Rudolph Boelter

12 June 1898–5 June 1954 (Age 55)
Altura, Winona, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Hugo Carl Rudolph

When Hugo Carl Rudolph Boelter was born on 12 June 1898, in Altura, Winona, Minnesota, United States, his father, Albert Boelter, was 28 and his mother, Helena Louisa Schmidt, was 23. He had at least 1 son with Leafa Lee Pratt Decker. He lived in Stately Township, Brown, Minnesota, United States in 1910. He died on 5 June 1954, in Winona, Winona, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 55.

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Hugo Carl Rudolph Boelter
Leafa Lee Pratt Decker
James A Boelter

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    James A Boelter


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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 8

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 15

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German (Bölter): occupational name from Middle High German bolter ‘maker of bolts (for crossbows)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Hudo R C Belter in household of Albert E Belter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Hugo Boelter in household of Albert Boelter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hugo Boelter in entry for Gerhardt P Boelter, "Minnesota, Obituaries 1865-2006"

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