Dear Mr. Wardell:
Thank you for your clarification and also the reference to Shtetlseeker. By talking with family and doing a little bit of research I was able to find out that Oberpaulsdorf was a tiny collection of cottages that probably would not show up on any map. The closest town was Jagerndorf where Franz Y. Botka was born. However, he was the youngest of several boys in his family and being within a fairly paternalistic environment where the oldest son(s) received everything he headed to Wanowitz, in Poland, in order to try his own luck, get married, and begin a family. The closest city of any size, but once again small, was Loebschutz, now called Glubczyce. My grandfather, Franz Bartke, was born in Wanowitz in 1873.
If you can help me along my path any further I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for your time and efforts.