Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Odden Family Bible, New York

Odden Family Bible

This Bible is a bit of a mess - the inside page has what appears to be an inscription dated 1839, but there are so many entries written in different hands above and even over it, that it is hard to tell what goes with what!

This is what I think is the inscription, and probably the first item entered in the Bible

William Ja.? Odden
Grt. Chart Mill

Edmund P. Odden born in --- Mar. 14 1906 and died Aug. 7 1982

Alice Victoria Odden,
Wye England
Born May 24, 1869

Edmund Egerton Odden
Egerton England
Born in April 20, 1871
Died March 19 1953

Emma Louise Boone Odden wife of Edmund died Aug 27/68

George William Odden
Utica America
born in April 10, 1874
Died in Aug. 4, 1952

Anne Charllotte Odden
born in Utica America
August 22, 1876

Then we have a page with the printed Title of the Bible, and once again, a series of scribbled notations in different handwriting:

Alta Beatrice Champang, born Sept 5, 1907 Niles, Cayuga Co. NY

Frederick Odden
Born Dec 10, 1879
Richfield Springs, Otsego County NY
Then a squiggly vertical line and on the right side of that line:
Mattie Maud Odden
born June 6, 18..
Auburn NY

There is a lined piece of paper with the following:
Mrs. Caty Ann VanArsdale
died at 9:10 p.m March 29, 1893
age 74 years 3 mo 28 d
Text Amor 5th --
Our stay in death
Bereavement and resignation

Be sure to see the HUSK, ODDEN, PETERSEN bible on this site.

Found the Odden family in the online 1880 census for Otsego, New York:

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Edmund ODDEN Self M Male W 34 ENG Butcher ENG ENG
Anna ODDEN Wife M Female W 37 ENG Keeps House ENG ENG
Alice V. ODDEN Dau S Female W 11 ENG ENG ENG
Edmund ODDEN Son S Male W 9 ENG ENG ENG
George ODDEN Son S Male W 6 NY ENG ENG
Anna ODDEN Dau S Female W 3 NY ENG ENG
Frederick ODDEN Son S Male W 1 NY ENG ENG

Source Information:
Census Place Richfield Springs, Otsego, New York
Family History Library Film 1254916
NA Film Number T9-0916
Page Number 435C

Find this family in more census records, also look for their immigration on ships passenger lists to New York between 1871 and 1874 (births of Edmund in England and George in New York).