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Posted: 1 Aug 2002 9:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Oct 2002 4:27AM GMT
Surnames: Ott-Bessinger
I am looking for Otts and Bessingers from Russia to NE and MI (primarily Arenac, Saginaw, Huron and Tuscola Counties).

I know I am related to Henry Bessinger m. Lydia Sherer or Frehling and Georg Bessinger m. to Mary (unknown) b. approx. 1874. These are my great grandmother Katherine Margarete Bessinger's brothers. She was b. 1872, m. Jacob Ott and had children Mary Elisabeth, Katherine Margaret, Elizabeth Katherine, Henry, Jacob, Caroline Juliane and Viola Amanda. Brother Henry had children Henry, Georg, Gottfried, August, Lyida, Emma and Anna. Georg had children Alexander and Louise (probably had more children). I am looking for their parents' names. They were from Kukkus and Stahl am Tarlyk, Russia. Henry came to the states in 1898, Katherine in 1902 and Georg in 1907.

Jacob Ott had brother Philip b. May, 15, 1875, d. 1959 and married Mathilda Firchau. They had children Philip, Gottlieb, Julius, Carl, Adolf, Rosina, Freida, Emma, Martha, and Wilhem. They lived in Frankenmuth and Reese areas. Philip came to the states in 1907 with cousin Adam Schrader. Jacob Ott paid their passage. Jacob's father is listed as John (probably Johannes).

If anyone knows these Otts and Bessingers or is related to them, please contact me.


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