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Gary L. Otten (#46638732)
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I am Gary LaRue Otten born 5-31-1942 the third child of LaRue Gerd Otten & Velma Lee Crum Otten. I was born at home on farm east of Modesto, Il. Siblings are Donna Eugenia Otten Cook wife of the late Rev. Jesse Cook, Donald Eugene (Bud) Otten husband to Joan Ellis, both deceased, and David Lee Otten, deceased. Grandparents are Otto J. Otten & Erma Estelle Hawkins, Ralph Lee Crum & Effie Sims. I have been into genealogy for about 35 years and have over 46100 names in database that are relatives.
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RE: Balster
I'll work on some of the others on your list as time permits, Between my wife and I, many of the people you are looking for in Wayne Township are probably related to one or the other of us. My wife's maiden name was Tobiason, she was married to an Oltmanns, until he passed away, and now she is married to her third cousin, me! Her Mother was a Moenk, and my mother was an Ortgies. My Hanken side grandmother was a Bohlken and her mother was a Tobiassen (earlier spelling of Tobiason today) Our familes touch on the Balster clan in several different ways. My fathers aunt was married to an Eden and their daughter married Robert Balster; Minnie Balster, wife of Arend was a half cousin to my grand mother (mom's side) who was a Schaffer. One of those yours-mine and ours deals! I'll be getting back to you soon! Steve Hanken
Added by Steve Hanken on May 14, 2016 8:31 PM

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