1877 Valentin Ottwein & Anna Schlaefer Photo, Marine, Madison Illinois
On front: "Val Ottwein" is boldly handwritten on old period pencil. On reverse: "Mr. V. Otwein, Marin, Ill" is handwritten in pencil. (notice misspelling of Marin. It is actually Marine, Illinois) Photo type: Original vintage Victorian CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: Chas. F. Meier, 1406 Carondelet Ave., Opp. Park Ave, St. Louis, MO., St. Louis County. (known to be photographer Charles Meier, Charles F. Meier)
Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Valentin Ottwein, Val Ottwein 1848-1931 born and died in Madison County, Illinois. He is also seen as Valentine Ottwein in census.
Val was first married to Louisa Wehmiller Ottwein on July 23, 1875 in St. Clair County, Illinois. She may have died soon after, although we cannot find her death record. He then married Anna Schlaefer Ottwein on November 16, 1877 at St. Louis, Missouri.
His Father: Sebastian Ottwein 1818-1899 born in Bavaria (Bayern), Germany and died in Saint Jacob, Madison County, Illinois. He emigrated in America in 1846, and settled at Black Jack, Illinois, where he lived for forty years. Born in Flohmersheim, Canton Frankenthal, Koenrigareth, Bavaria. Married Eva Magdalena Wolf Ottwein in 1847. She died in Jan 1886. (she is known as Magdalena Ottwein in census)
Valentin Ottwein's 2nd Spouse: (believed to be in this photo)
Anna B Schlaefer Ottwein 1854-1936 (Anna Ottwein, Anna Schlaefer, Schafler)
Her Father: Valentine Schlaefer, born 1822
Her mother: Elisabeth Behrens Schlaefer 1823-1887
(seen as Elisabeth B. Schlaefer, Elisabeth Schlaefer in census)
Henry H. Schlaefer 1861-1941 (Henry Schlaefer)
Herman Henry Schlaefer 1863-1955 (Herman Schlaefer)
Val Ottwein Siblings:
Margaretha Ottwein Weber (1852-1937)
Elizabeth Ottwein Ernst (1854-1919)
Jacob Ottwein (1860-1952)
Mary Ottwein Baer (1863-1941)
Val Ottwein's Children:
Herman H. Ottwein 1877-1939 (Herman Ottwein)
Anna K. Ottwein Reker 1886-1979 (Anna Reker, Anna Otwein)
Maria Ottwein 1890-1962
Buried at Marine Cemetery, Saint Jacob, Madison County, Illinois
This is a beautiful Ottwein, Otwein, Ottwin, Ottwen American German family piece, clearly marked with much genealogy info online. We feel this to be their 1877 wedding photo. It was found in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.
Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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