Mr. and Mrs. John Otten, Neche, N.D.
|Title||Mr. and Mrs. John Otten, Neche, N.D. |
|Date of Original||1926-05-31 |
|Description||Mr. John A. Otten sits next to his wife Minnie Otten with an American flag in between them. On the left stands Frank O'Leary holding a rifle at attention, and on the right stands Charles H. Gynn also holding a rifle at attention. There are pine trees and trees in the distance. |
|Personal Name||Otten, John A., 1844-1934|
O'Leary, Frank, 1888-
Gynn, Charles H., 1892-
Otten, John A., 1844-1934
Pembina County (N.D.)
|Item Number||PCHS5045 |
|Format of Original||Photographic prints|
|Dimensions of Original||25 x 30 cm. |
|Transcription||"Frank O'Leary, Mr. and Mrs. John Otten, Charles Gynn, Neche, N.D."--Handwritten on back of photograph. |
|Notes||Title created by staff. |
|Biography/History||"Taken May 31, 1926. Seated Mr. and Mrs. Otten, Civil War Veteran, standing l. to r. Frank O;Leary and Charles Gynn, Veterans of World War I." |
"John A. Otten was born at Marietta, Ohio, April 17, 1844. When 17 years of age, he enlisted in the Union Army and took active part in 46 battles but was never severely wounded. He was with Sherman on his famous march from 'Atlanta to the sea.' He was discharged July 8, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. … In 1866, he and two friends came to the Dakota Territory and in May, 1869, he was stationed at Smuggler's Point (just north of Neche) as Collector of Customs. He was our first Postmaster at Smuggler's Point in 1873 and was one of our first county commissioners and Justice of the Peace. … He was married to Minnie Schultze, April 16, 1872, at St. Paul, and moved here in 1875. To them were born six children: Hattie, Edward, Henry, John G., Ben, and Annie. … Mr. Otten died February 21, 1934."
|Bibliographic Reference||Information from page 110 in Proudly We Speak: A History of Neche, Park Center, and Bruce. Printed in 1976. |
Information from page 37 in the book, Proudly We Speak, A History of Neche, Bathgate, Bruce and Hyde Park. Printed in 1976, published by Neche/ Bathgate History Book Committee, Neche, N.D.
|Repository Institution||Pembina County Historical Society|
|Repository Collection||Pembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection|
|Credit Line||Pembina County Historical Society Photograph Collection (PCHS5045) |
|Rights Management||Copyright status unknown. |
Owned by Pembina County Historical Society.
|Ordering Information||Pembina County Historical Society |
Address: 13572 Hwy 5
Cavalier, N.D. 58220
Phone number: 701-265-4941 or 701-265-4691
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|Grant||NHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08 |
|Digital ID||dmPCHS5045 |