Does anyone know on what ship Margaret Murray from Dornoch, Scotland, arrived to New Zealand? She married George Ott, and they were the parents of William Alexander Ott, Mayor of Invercargill from 1910 - 1912. Thank you. :: FamilyTreeCircles.com Genealogy
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Does anyone know on what ship Margaret Murray from Dornoch, Scotland, arrived to New Zealand? She married George Ott, and they were the parents of William Alexander Ott, Mayor of Invercargill from 1910 - 1912. Thank you.

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on 2017-12-11 04:46:24

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by ngairedith on 2017-12-11 06:52:19

hi hmarieskind, haven't yet found the ship Margaret arrived on but adding some names and dates here so other readers may be able to help you. The more info the better people can recognise them

Johan Georg 'George' Ott (1832-1909) was born near Stuttgart, Germany. They arrived on the Maori on 16 April 1857 in Dunedin from London. George arrived in Invercargill in 1859 (he probably did the 4 day walk from Dunedin as he had done a few times in the past with George Lumsden) and finally settled there in 1862 when he married Margaret Murray (1827-1907). He occupied a seat on the first Town Board of Invercargill

George & Margaret are both buried in Eastern cemetery, Invercargill with 5 other members of the Ott family

by hmarieskind on 2017-12-11 08:07:32

Thank you for a thoughtful and helpful response. George and Margaret were the patents of my grandfather, William Alexander Ott. May I ask who you are, please? Are you part of the Ott family?

Helen Marieskind

by ngairedith on 2017-12-11 08:11:44

no I am not related Helen just a genealogy researcher on this site :)

by hmarieskind on 2017-12-11 08:22:55

Even kinder-- thank you!

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