Re: Johann Hermann von Holten: Ancestry Found!!!
I found his ancestry.it;s in Hamburg and Wilster, Holstein.
No Danish connection, and no near kinship to Virgin Islands von holten family.
Hermann's father was Georg Michael von Holten, a tobacco importer in Hamburg, who sent his son to (what is now) the Dominican Republic to manage the supply side of the family business.
Why Hermann later went to Bolivia, i still don't know.
I traced the ancestry four generations above Georg Michael, to ~1620.