Howard F Otten

Brief Life History of Howard F

When Howard F Otten was born in February 1883, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Gearhardt Otten, was 29 and his mother, Eliza Ann Hayes, was 21. He married Mary Steinbeck on 23 October 1907, in Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Buena Vista, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Brooke Township, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States in 1940. He died in 1968, at the age of 85, and was buried in Barnes Township Cemetery, Linn Grove, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States.

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Howard F Otten
Mary Steinbeck
Marriage: 23 October 1907
Chester Otten
Alvin Otten
Omer Otten
Elvira Irene Otten

Sources (17)

  • Howard Otten, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Howard F. Otten, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Howard Otten, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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Name Meaning

English (London, of Norman origin): variant of Otton, from the Norman French personal name Otton, oblique case form of Otto, ancient Germanic Oddo, Odo, Audo. Compare Ott , Oates .

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Otto .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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