Hello: I had a very dear friend here in Ohio, Ava Hottman. She and my husband worked on her family lines together while she was still living. She told me that all Hottmans in the US are related. She still has family in central Ohio around Kenton in Hardin County. I don't know how they are related to you, but I think that they are. If you are interesting in reaching them, I can try to get a contact e-mailaddress for you.