Biography of John M. Botimer
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JOHN M. BOTIMER, son of Christian and Susan Botimer, was born at LaSalle in 1843. He was married in 1866 to Caroline Bischoff, of Whiteford. by whom he has four children: John C., born Feb. 29, 1868; Margaretta F., born Sept. 4, 1869; Magdalena J., born July 29, 1872; Caroline M. C., born May 31, 1880. Mr. Botimer came to Whiteford from LaSalle in 1881, and purchased the farm of 120 acres on which he now resides. Himself and wife are members of the Lutheran church, of Whiteford Centre. His father, Christian Botimer, was a native of Germany, and came to America with his parents in 1832. The family first settled at Monroe City and remained there about two years, and then removed to LaSaile and remained there through the balance of life. Christian married Susan Denninger, of LaSalle, for his first wife, and by her had two children, of whom John M., of Whiteford, is the only remaining one. Christian was married twice after his first wife died.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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