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Message Number: 107 - Thu, Jan 20, 2022 12:13:14
[IP = 97.84.232.224] -
Name:  Bill Collin
Connection to the Family?:  My mother was Catherine (Ottney) Collin
Please leave email address for response:  Wjcollin@gmail.com
Comments:

Good afternoon,


We spoke a few years ago and discussed the oral history of my father Joseph Ottney B1901/D1965 who was born in the Jackson Michigan area as possibly being adopted. I’ve recently been working on my tree and dug much deeper into this mystery.

The story I was told by my mother Catherine (Ottney) Collin (1942-1997) was that her father relayed that he was actually adopted into the Ottney family. There were no obvious (to me) ties in the family tree, but a clue was that my mother believed the family name to be Dorr or Door.

I completed Ancestry’s DNA test a few years ago and in the last week or so have been searching completing several branches of my tree and started looking for a connection for my grandfather Joseph. Once I started using Dorr and Door in my DNA search, I started turning up 2nd and 3rd cousins via DNA that were part of DORER family trees.

I was able to narrow down to a few potential matches, then discovered the entire story by way of Ancestry’s library where I found my actual Great Grandmother’s death certificate.

Joseph (Dorer) Ottney was actually born to Joseph Dorer (1858-1952) and Kate Walter (1861-1901). Joseph was the 9th child of the family to be born in 12 years and Kate died of a post partum hemorrhage on the day of Joe’s birth - December 13, 1901 and was buried a couple of days later.

Some confusion follows, as it appears that EMMA WALTERS (1884-1932) - surely some relative of Kate’s - left a servant job where she’s been serving a married 70-something couple and moved in with Joseph to care of the 9 children or at least the 8 they kept. He was 43 and she was 17. Regardless of how it started, the two married two years later and had four more children of their own. This gave my grandfather Joseph 8 full siblings plus 4 half siblings.

The DORER family originally hails from Baden - just like the OTTNEY family and WALTER family, so there is likely some strong underlying connection as all three families ended up largely in the Jackson, Michigan area.


Message Number: 106 - Private Message

Message Number: 105 - Fri, Jan 7, 2022 18:47:32
[IP = 24.178.33.49] -
Name:  Walter Vining
Connection to the Family?:  Unsure
Please leave email address for response:  Toasterfree@gmail.com
Comments:

My wife got a 23nme kit for the both of us this Christmas and it has super rekindled my interest in the geneology of all my family lines. You have done great work with what looks like MIGHT be part of my family tree.


Message Number: 104 - Fri, Nov 12, 2021 12:00:51
[IP = 71.182.166.36] -
Name:  Patk Morrison
Connection to the Family?:  None
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Nov. 12, 2021 I just read the Family write up on COLEMAN. no relation but really well done Congratulations.


Message Number: 103 - Tue, Oct 19, 2021 19:09:39
[IP = 54.39.29.64] -
Name:  Chestertog
Connection to the Family?:  ChesterSusia
Please leave email address for response:  congtisbifureddz@mail.com
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I apologise, but, in my opinion, you are not right. Let's discuss it. Write to me in PM, we will communicate.


Message Number: 102 - Tue, Oct 19, 2021 12:04:38
[IP = 54.39.29.64] -
Name:  AndrewDeeve
Connection to the Family?:  Andrewcrync
Please leave email address for response:  rentvelderetumbhf@mail.com
Comments:

Well, and what further?


Message Number: 101 - Tue, Oct 19, 2021 01:23:26
[IP = 54.39.29.64] -
Name:  AlbertBed
Connection to the Family?:  Albertteexy
Please leave email address for response:  prescharteibasqy@mail.com
Comments:

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Message Number: 100 - Mon, Oct 18, 2021 07:16:11
[IP = 54.39.29.64] -
Name:  AnthonyPew
Connection to the Family?:  Anthonyvip
Please leave email address for response:  dietrajsakaerjd@mail.com
Comments:

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Message Number: 99 - Mon, Oct 4, 2021 10:02:53
[IP = 24.11.223.89] -
Name:  Bill Miller
Connection to the Family?:  Isaac Seymour (brotther to Solomon Seymour and son of Thomas Seymour) was a GGGF of mine. Isaac married Sarah Sproul.
Please leave email address for response:  wmiller7782@comcast.net
Comments:

I have found your descendants of Felix Seymour listing extremely helpful as I research my own heritage. I do have a question. Family Search seems to reference Isaac Seymour (1804-1872) as being the son of Richard Seymour, rather than Thomas Seymour. Do you have any information or suggested references where I can confirm Isaac is the son of Thomas (and not the son of Richard...Thomas's brother)? Thank you so much for any help and for pointing me in the right direction! I am a rookie to this genealogy research but find it so fun and fascinating!! Bill Miller


Message Number: 98 - Private Message