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Friedrich Michael Balthauser Geo. Ottmann

Friedrich Michael Balthauser Geo. Ottmann,
- son of cooper Thomas Ottmann and Barbara Knöll
- born 28 April 1829, Augsburg, Bavaria
- died 2 May 1900, St. Louis, MO
- married 18 May 1853,Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. Ohio, Trinity Lutheran Church
Louise Wilhelmine Wichmann,
- daughter of master tailor Johann Christian Wichmann and Anna Dorothea Ruckert
- born 29 October 1830, Lychen, Kr. Templin,Brandenburg
- baptized 31 Oct 1831, Lychen, Kr. Templin, Brandenburg
- died 26 April 1889.
The marriage of Friedrich and Louise was conducted by Louise's cousin Pastor Theodor Wichmann.

Friedrich Ottmann came to the U.S. in 1848, attended Ft. Wayne Lutheran Seminary, and was ordained on 1 December 1851 in Cincinnati, Ohio by Pastor Theodor Wichmann. Pastor Ottmann served parishes at Downers Grove, IL, 1853-1855; New Melle, MO., 1855-1863; Sheboygan Falls, WI., 1863-1872; and Collinsville, IL. 1872-1900.

There is a stained glass window in Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Collinsville, in memory of Pastor Ottmann and his wife. This church building was built in 1914, 14 years after Pastor Ottmann died. Pastor Ottmann and his wife Louise are buried in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Collinsville, IL.

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