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Otsego County Michigan
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County Information

Otsego County was founded April 1, 1840. It was formed from Mackinac County, originally called Okkuddo County until it became Otsego on March 8, 1843. It was organized the 12th of March 1875. The county seat is Gaylord.

Cities and Villages of Otsego County:
City of Gaylord
and Village of Vanderbilt.

Unincorporated Communities:
Arbutus Beach, Elmira, Eyedylwild Beach, Johnnesburg, Oak Grove Otsego Lake, Sparr, Vienna Corners, (Partial) Wah Wah Soo and Waters.

Bagley, Charlton, Chester, Corwith, Dover, Elmira, Hayes, Livingston and Otsego Lake.

County Records








Website Updates:
Obits: Carlton Buck, Mary Swan, Verne George Myers, A. W. Wilcox, Earl Huleston, Austin Duzenbury, Laura Falot, Frank Falot, Sarah Carter, James Hoges, Dewey D. Van Dyne, George Robinson, Jack Crawford, Watrous Maynard, Mary Muller
Marriages: News - Shannon-Hanes, Sheridan-Annette
Marriages: Records (includes ages, parents. . . ) Abbott-Turner, Beebe-Robinson, Burzynski-Mankowski, Cummings-Tompkins, Dowker-Smith, Foley-Holborn, Gault-Lynch, Hinkley-Miller, Lemastr-Bouchard, Lett-Morrison, Olund-Case, Rautert-Witt, Sarafinski-Kriske, Sears-Jones, Shingerland-Keller, Skope-Szwik, Sorenson-Anderson, Stafford-Schuyler, Turner-Brown, Wright-Osborn
Business: F. M. Lewis
Church News: New church at Otsego Lake
News-Community: 1918 Forest Fire, 1894-Speculation, 1888-Cheap Land, 1888-Workers Injured, Redheadville, 1914-Fox Raising, 1916-Waters Michigan has been sold
News-Crime: Mrs. Olney
News-Births: Qua Girl, Youngs Boy
News-Local People: E. L. Hamilton, S. E. Qua and George Qua, Supervisor Manes, Thomas W. Milner, Charles Connor, John G. Berry, E. C. Arnold, M. H. Limbocher, J. P. Fox, Sheriff Hecox, J. C. Reiff
News-Visits: Mrs. E. B. Ryan, Mrs. Alex Meston, Robert Rambo, Mrs. Duncan Gray, C. W. Butterfield, Mrs. Jos. Morgan, Mrs. J. W. Westly, W. H. Smith


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