Research and compilation by Faye Bell (SLC) 2014




            Mattie M Bodtke was born in Nebraska to John J Folkerts and his wife Agnes in 1919.  Her  She is listed with a sister Minnie Folkerts as well.   She was married to Harold A Bodtke by 1935[1] and the couple were living with her parents in Fairbury, Jefferson, NE.  By 1940, the two had taken up residence in Eagle, Cheyenne County, NE.  Her husband Harold died the last day of 1989 (December 31).    (The researcher found no public records that list offspring for the Bodtkes.)  She passed away in 2002 and is interred beside her husband in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.




[1] The gravestone for both of the couple show married 3 Feb 1938, but according to 1935 records they were husband and wife at that time.