You might check the Manistee Co MI records...though the name was mispelled Banter.There was a Frank overwhom John Bauter (banter) was named guardian.A Charles Nels Banter (Bauter).John was probably John Henry Bauter from Jeffeson Co NY.Some of the family removed to Whatcom co WA.
375 BANTER, Frank Minor. John Banter, of East Lake is named Guardian to Frank on 22 Jun 1891. A note is made on a piece of paper that Mrs. Carrie Johnson, widow of Frank Banter, resides at 18214 Wilson Ave. So., Bellingham, WA. There is no date on the paper. Bauter (Banter?), Frank 276-141 Bauter, Charles Nels 111-56