John Auten was my great grandfather. John was b. Dec 28 1836- in ChiliNew York. John's parents were: James VanDyne Auten and Phebe Giles. They were early settlers in upstate New York. Their children were Catherine Auten, James VanDyne Auten John Auten and Susanna Van Dyne Auten. James VanDyne's parentage is believed to be Hendrick Aaten
John Giles Auten had one son, Charles Homer Auten b. August 24 1877. Charles married Daisy M Sharp, B. July 11 1877. Charles and Daisy had the following children: Rhea Lillian Auten B. May 4 1905-Died 1923 Berle John Auten B. February 7 1908 Mernie Irene Auten B. June 25 1910 ( This is my mother, still living) Leo Auten- stillborn Lyle Auten B. Oct. 4 1915 Wilma J. Auten B. June 24 1918 Essie Eileen Auten B. August 15 1921. John migrated to Branch County Michigan.
Charles and Daisy lived in Branch County. The children all lived in Branch, Hillsdale or St. Joseph Counties of Michigan--along the southern Michigan-Indiana state line. I would love to correspond with all Auten researchers that may be related to this line. My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, Barbara Harman