Sketch of Andreas Otteni

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Sketch of Magdalena Otteni Stortz
1819 - After 1840

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Maria Magdalena Otteni was the third child of Benedict and Christina Otteni. According to the German church birth records, she was born on 8 Mar 1819 in Urloffen, Germany. However, not very much is known about her.

Magdalena came to America with the family in the early 1830's. According to the 1840 U.S. Census, the family lived in Greenfield Township in Fairfield County, Ohio. Names of children were not captured for this census, but a breakdown by age was given. In the "20 - 29" age category, the census listed 1 female. Magdalena would have been 21 years old in Mar 1840.

According to Fairfield County Ohio marriage records, Magdalena "Ortney" married Clarence Stortz on 22 Oct 1840 in Lancaster, Ohio. The wedding was officiated by Joshua Young, a priest at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lancaster, Ohio.

Other than a reference that the Clarence's last name may have been "Slatz", no further records have been located about Magdalena or Clarence  in Fairfield County, Ohio after the marriage.

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