Paul Sothman (ca. 1883- ), Carpenter-Builder
Paul Sothman was born in Indiana, circa 1883. He was a contractor and carpenter in Grand Island, and he was married to Alice, with whom he had a daughter, Marie.
Compiled Nebraska Directory Listings
1910-1911: carpenter, William Sothman, Grand Island, Nebraska.
1912-1918: carpenter, Grand Island, Nebraska.
1919: no Grand Island directory.
1920: contractor, Grand Island, Nebraska.
1921-1930: contractor, Goehring-Sothman Co., Grand Island, Nebraska.
1931-1935: general contractor, Grand Island, Nebraska.
1936-1958: president, The Sothman Co. Grand Island, Nebraska.[b]
1929-1932: employed Ed Kensinger, draftsman (1929-1930) and clerk (1931-1932).
Buildings & Projects
a. First Grand Island directory listing, 1908.
b. Last Grand Island dircectory listing, 1958.
c. There is no one by the name Sotham in the federal census in Nebraska in 1900, 1910 or 1920. There is no Paul or William Sothman in the federal census in Nebraska in 1900 or 1910.
1. 1920 United States Census, s.v. “William C. Sothman,” Grand Island, Hall County, Nebraska, accessed through HeritageQuestOnline.com.
D. Murphy, “Paul Sothman (ca. 1883- ), Carpenter-Builder,” in David Murphy, Edward F. Zimmer, and Lynn Meyer, comps. Place Makers of Nebraska: The Architects. Lincoln: Nebraska State Historical Society, March 17, 2015. http://www.e-nebraskahistory.org/index.php?title=Place_Makers_of_Nebraska:_The_Architects Accessed, May 31, 2020.
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