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Gottman's in Michigan
Posted by: Jo Gottman Date: January 29, 1998 at 20:43:10
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My name is Jo Gottman and I am researching my husbands Gottman family. The name in our old old Bible is spelled Gottmann until it gets to his grandfather and the last "n" was dropped from the spelling. Christian Gottman born in Prussia in 1817 married Charlotte in Pennsylvania and all their children were born in Pennsylvania. My husbands family is from Christians oldest child, John Gottman who married Margaret Walters from Waltersburg, Pennsylvania. They are listed on land owned by Christian in Wyandotte County Kansas on 1870 census. They later moved to Marion County Kansas south of Florence and bought land in John & Margaret's name and in Christian and Charlotte's name (signed by John) I have visited Circleville Kansas and the grave of Louis and Catherine Gottman. Judy Gottman Pinkston sent me a picture of Louis Gottman and when it is put next to my husbands grandfather James Gottman they are almost identical. If any one in Michigan can help me connect these two families, I would be eternally grateful. I truly believe that they are related but I have not been able to make the connection. I am having a real difficult time trying to document Christian since I don't find him on a census except in 1850 in California during the Gold Rush and on 1880 census in Wyandotte County Kansas. I have found nothing in Pennsylvania or in Ship records,and Naturalization records. Any information you have will be more than I have at this time. Thanks, Jo


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