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Andreas "Andrew" Otteni
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Birth: Jul. 23, 1827
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: 1850
California, USA

Andrew is the son of Benedict Otteni and Christina Hauser. He came to the United States with his parents in 1831.

Joseph is 1 of 11 known children of Benedict and Christina. His siblings are:
-Maria Elizabeth Walt (1815-aft 1858)
-Franziska “Frances“ Welker (1816-1858)
-Maria Magdalena Stortz (1819- ? )
-Theresia "Teresa" Flemm (1820-1895)
-Cresentia “Nancy“ Wald (1822-1864)
-Josef “Joseph“ (1825-1897)
-Moritz (1829-1831)
-Maria Emily Schefler (1831-1912)
-John (1833-1897)
-Louisa Thimmes (1836-1911)

Over the years, there have been many different spellings of the family name. The original spelling, found on German records and signatures on early land transactions in the United States, was OTTENI. The spellings used today in the U.S. are: OTTENI, OATNEY, OTNEY, and OTTNEY. All trace back to Urloffen, Germany to Hans Georg Otteni.

Per 1850 U.S. Census, Andreas Otteni was 'gold hunting'. No other records have been found regarding his whereabouts after 1850.

Per the Mortality Index: United States, California Mortality Schedule, SACRAMENTO CO., CA 1850, an "A. OTNEY" was killed near Sacramento CA in 1850. He was listed as a miner.

This is most likely Andreas since the 1849 Gold Rush was in California and the 1850 U.S. Census for the family in Ohio listed his occupation as 'gold hunting'.
Family links: 
  Benedict Otteni (1793 - 1858)
  Christina Hauser Otteni (1793 - 1852)
  Theresia Otteni Flemm (1820 - 1895)*
  Cresentia Otteni Wald (1822 - 1864)*
  Joseph Oatney (1825 - 1897)*
  Andreas Otteni (1827 - 1850)
  Emily Oatney Schefler (1831 - 1912)*
  John Oatney (1833 - 1897)*
  Louisa Oatney Thimmes (1836 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Tom Oatney
Record added: May 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110633720


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