OTT family from DOERNACH, WURTENBURG
This OTT family I have researched back to 1700's.
The earliest that I have found is Johan Martin married Maria Catharina Schauerin.Martin was a day labourer.Their child Johan Jacob b.1799 married Maria Barbara Kern.Jacob was a citizen/weaver.Maria's parents were Jacob Kern and Dorothea Frizen,Jacob was a grand citizen/weaver.
Johan Jacob and Maria Barbara had two sons and a daughter and Maria had a daughter Anna Magdalene Kern.The sons were Johan Jacob b.1830,Johan Georg b. 1831.Maria Barbara b. 1832.
Johan Jacob and wife Frederike Greneger emigrated to New Zealand in the early 1850's,Jacob was employed by the North German mission as a shoemaker, to make shoes for the Maoris on a small island at the bottom of New Zealand.The island was Ruapuke Island.Apparently he made very good shoes and people would travel from the mainland(South Island of New Zealand)to get shoes from him.He financed his brother and sister to N.Z. in 1857.His brother was a tailor and did very well with his trade in N.Z.His descendents still live in the south island of N.Z.
Jacob did so well with his shoemaking that he was able to get his own pub in Lornville,just outside Invercargill.Unforunately he died in 1876 just 46yrs old.The same year the family lost their only little daughter Louisa Marie-10months and youngest son George Frederik age 5yrs Although Frederike lived to a good age she had been committed to a pychiatric hospital since 1878.Jacob and Frederike had other sons.They were Alfred William b.1870,Charles Jacob b.1871,Henry Edward b. 1872,Francis b. 1875.
Alfred M.Margaret Philip 1905 2 children
Charles M.Eiza Pullinger 1890
Henry M.Rosabella Lukey 1910
Francis M.Eleanor McMechan 1897