Anton "Anthony" Otteni / Ottney
1786 - 1865
Anton Otteni, the progenitor of most Ottney family members in the United States today, was born in Urloffen, Germany on 25 Feb 1786. He married Barbara Schneider on 4 Jun 1810 in Urloffen, Germany.
Anton's Otteni ancestors can be traced back to his Great Great Grandfather, who was born in 1655.
|Parents--||Fredericus 'Friedrich' Otteni and Theresia Kieffer|
|Grand Parents--||Johann Martin Otteni and Magdalena Denninger|
|Great Grand Parents--||Mathias Otteni and Maria Eva Schmidt|
|Great Great Grand Parents--||Hans Georg Otteni and Usrula Salinger|
At the age of 45,
Anton and his sons Joseph and Anton, Jr. sailed to the United
States. They departed Europe in the ship "Index" from
Le Havre, France and arrived on 11 Jun 1832 at port of New York, New
York. It is not known when Barbara and the rest of the children
sailed to the United States.
The New York Passenger list from 1832 recorded "Antoine Ottini" as the passenger, but it was common only to list the head of family and males over 16 on a ship manifest.The family first settled in New York State but later moved to Sandusky County, Ohio.
Anton's son, Anton 'Anthony' Ottney, Jr., either stayed in New York or returned to New York since he and some of his children are buried in Erie County, New York. Some later generations moved and settled in Eaton County, Michigan and Canada.
Based on information known, the following chart depicts the 10 known children of Anton and Barbara:
Anton 'Anthony' Ottney, Jr.
1815 - 1901
Mary Ann Riedling
The spelling of the last name took many forms in the 1800's. Some spelling examples of Anthony Ottney Sr. are:
From the German book "Heimatbuch der Gemeinde Urloffen" (Home book of the community Urloffen), the author writes that the Otteni family settled in Urloffen Germany about 1676, indicating a move to this area of Germany.
There are families in the United States and Germany that still spell their name OTTENI.
on the following link
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the descendants of
Anton Otteni to the present. (Report with documentation also available)
(Report with documentation also available)
Descendants of Anton "Anthony" Otteni/Ottney (1786-1865)
- a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 9 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with Anton Otteni - 160 pages plus index
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Last modified: November 06, 2016