GGrandfather Matheus OTT, b. 20 Mar 1826 Bavaria (obit), d. 2 Apr 1911 Glasco, Cloud, KS; m. 5 Sep 1855 Newark, Essex, NJ, to Juliana KELLER, b. 7 Jul 1837, Wurttemberg (obit), d. 7 May 1916 Glasco, KS. Matheus emigrated from Obermoellrich, Prussia, leaving Bremen aboard the Neptune & entering NYC Harbor on 23 Jun 1852 when he was ae. 26 (ship records). Juliana's children recall being told that she arrived in America at about ae. 10 (ca. 1847). However, she may have been the Juliana KELLER aboard the British ship Elizabeth, sailing from Antwerp, Belgium, with German & Dutch citizens, entering NYC Harbor on 24 Jul 1848. If so, her family was as follows (ship records): Augustin KELLER ae. 41, bricklayer; Rosa ae. 37; Stephen ae. 17; Michel ae. 13; Juliann ae. 10; Germanius ae. 9; Anne Marie ae. 7; Victoria ae. 5; Marguerite ae. 4; Josepha (F) ae. 2; Rosa ae. 11 mos.; & Antonio, b. at sea. After their 1855 marriage, Matheus & Juliana moved to Freeport, IL, where censused in 1860. Moved to Norwood, Lucas, IA, & then to Iowa Falls & Eudora, Hardin, IA, where censused in 1870. Moved to Buchanan Co., MO, & then to Glasco, Cloud, KS, in 1879. Parents of 15 children: 1) Augustus E. "Gus"; 2) George W.; 3) Mary Margaret; 4) Andrew; 5) Sarah Theresa; 6) Florence Delilah "Flora"; 7) Edward; 8) Albert E.; 9) Mary Ellen "Ellen" (my paternal grandmother); 10) Daniel Boone; 11) Emily Jane; 12) Emerson Norris "Emery"; 13) William H. "Bill"; 14) Arthur G. "Pug"; & Minnie Jewel.
Interestingly, a Stephen KELLER (b. ca. 1811 Germany) & family also lived in Eldora, Hardin, IA, in 1870 & 1880. And another Mathias E. OTT (b. ca. 1839 Germany) & family also lived in IL ca. 1862-1866 & then moved to Eldora, Hardin, IA. One of this Mathias' sons, John OTT of Eagle City, IA, visited Matheus & Juliana in Glasco, KS, in 1884, the local paper reporting that John was visiting his "uncle & aunt."
I do not have any information on Matheus OTT's parents nor siblings. Anything on these particular OTT or KELLER families would be so very much appreciated!