1212    EDWIN GEORGE7     (Gilbert Edwin6Dyer5, Samuel4, George3, John2, Johannes1), son of Gilbert Edwin and Ophelia Adelaide (LaSelle) Oatman, was born 5 March 1873, in Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, and died 9 September 1944 in Lawrence,  Nebraska. 


He married on 18 January 1899, Margaret Leetsch in Blue Hill, Nebraska, daughter of William Leetsch and Mary Purcell.


Edwing George Oatman and Margaret Leetsch



Children of Edwin George and Margaret (Leetsch) Oatman:


3010    Ina, b. 5 Dec 1899.


3011    Irma Grace, b. 8 Feb 1901, Lawrence, NE; d. 26 Sep 1995, Lawrence, NE; m. Stanley G. Cruse, 29 Jul 1941, Rockport, MO.


3012    Ruth Marie, b. 10 Dec 1903; m. Raymond Hecht.  Children, surname Hecht:


                        A         Colleen


3013    Dorothy Ellen, b. 26 Feb 1908, Lawrence, NE; d. 4 Mar 1998, Red Cloud, NE; m. Arvid Edwin Guthrie, 9 Mar 1928, Osceola, NE, son of Ira Guthrie and Josephine Tomlinson.  Children, surname Guthrie:


                        A         Arvidene Marie, b. 17 Aug 1929, Red Cloud, NE; m. Robert Nathan Fitz, 13 Jul 1948 in Red Cloud, NE.  Children, surname Fitz:


                                      I         Nancy


                                     II        Steve


                                    III        Jim


3014    Edwin Leetsch, b. 3 Feb 1909, Lawrence, NE; d. 15 Mar 1966, Red Cloud, NE; m. Nora Catherine Slaby, 4 Dec 1930, daughter of Rank Slaby and Catherine Doyle.  Children, surname Oatman:


                        A         Gerald Edwin, b. 1931, Red Cloud, NE; d. 30 Dec 1997, Fort Laramie, WY; m. Dixie Joan Owens, 2 Feb 1957, Hastings, NE, daughter of Paul Owens and Hazel Carver.  Gerald served in April 1952, R.A. Army Cpt. (T) 82nd Airborne Army, serving in the Korean War.  He retired from KN Energy in 1986.  In 1987 they moved to Fort Laramie where they owned and operated the Fort Laramie Bar and Grill until 1994.  Children, surname Oatman:


                                      I         Kimberly Joan, b. 1974.  Kimberly was first runner-up at the national level of the Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool competition; she represented Wyoming in January 1996.  She also participated in the national competition in February 1995 but did not place.  She received the Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design Award upon graduation from the Colorado Institute of Art, 22 Sep 1995 where she majored in fashion design, her current profession. She m. Sep 2002.


                        B         Beverly Ann, b. 1933, Red Cloud, NE; m. Carl Jennings Mason, Sep 1957, Blue Hill, NE.


C         Owen Francis (Oatman), b. 12 May 1940, Webster Co., NE; d. 2 Feb 2002; m. 1) Mary Alice Hecht, 5 May 1961, Blue Hill, NE, daughter of Herbert Hecht and Laura Meyer; 2) Elane Caroline Swanson, Sep 1984, Grand Island, NE, daughter of Harley Swanson and Gladys Meskimen.  Children by Mary Alice Hecht, surname Oatman:


                                      I         James Owen, b. 1961, Hastings, NE; m. Catherine Lynn Reid, Aug 1986, Hastings, NE.  Children, surname Oatman:


                                                a          Jamie Lynn, b. 1990, Hastings, NE


                                                b          Caitlyn Drew, b. 1993, Manhattan, KS


                                     II        Todd Allen, b. 1963, Hastings, NE; m. Kirsten Renee Lysthauge Mar 1991, Las Vegas, NV, daughter of Per Lysthauge and Gayle Richardson.  Children, surname Oatman:


                                                a          Ramsey Allen, b. 1994, Hastings, NE


                                                b          Brandon Peter, b. 1996, Hastings, NE


                                    III        Jeffrey Lynn, b. 1966, Hastings, NE; m. Roxanne Jane Fink, Feb 1992, Hastings, NE.  Children, surname Oatman:


                                                a          Dylan James, b. 1992, Lincoln, NE


                                                b          Ashley Lynn, b. 1995, Lincoln, NE


                                     IV       Lisa Ann, b. 1969, Hastings, NE; m. Daniel August Pagel, May 1993, Hastings, NE; divorced; remarried Jan 2003


                        D         Ronald Allen, b. 1943, Red Cloud, NE; m. Janet Queen, 21 Dec 1985, Hotchkiss, CO.



Sources:           Elane Oatman, Hastings, NE

                        Obituary of Gerald E. Oatman, Hastings Tribune, Saturday, 3 Jan 1998



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