This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: mahout Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.hout/71.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Most of the Hout's I mentioned previously including my father-in-law Carl Oral Hout and they are buried in the cemetary in Marshallville. St Michaels Cemetary is a small cemetary across from St. Michaels Lutheran Church in a very rural area of Marshallville on Marshallville Road. My sister-in-law still lives there close by. During our search for the origin of the Hout name, we think it was German, it was longer and reduced to Hout. My father-in-law's mother was an Etling (Jonh married Bertha Etling). They are also buried in this cemetary. Wish I could be more help, I am still working on the origin of the Hout name. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.