I would be interested in hearing from descendants of Joss Ottiker, b. 1560 in Affoltern, Albis, Switzerland, husband of Elizabeth Fenner, b. same year and place.
Their only known child was Thomas Ottiker, b. 1607 in Affoltern, husband of Verena Weiss. Their only known child was Gregorius Ottiker, b. 1635 in Affoltern, d. 1690 in Elsenz, Germany, married to Leanora ????, about whom I have no further information.
Their son was Hans Ottiker, b. 13 Oct 1672 in Elsenz, Germany, dying there at date uncertain. His wife was Dorothea ????, b. 1694 in Elsenz, about whom I have nothing further.
Hans and Dorothea's only known child , and the American immigrant, was Johann Jacob OTTINGER (note surname change) b. September 27, 1716 in Elsenz, Germany, who arrived in America in 1738. He died in September, 1781 and is buried in York County, PA. The family may have taken or been given its name change from the town of Oettingen in Bayern, Germany or perhaps the reverse, or perhaps for another reason.
Once in America, my branch of the Ottingers probably settled temporarily in Philadelphia, migrating to York County, PA, then East Tennessee and Arkansas. Other branches of Ottingers settled in Indiana.
I believe this is my line of descent from Johann Jacob Ottinger. His son was . . .
John B. (?--perhaps Johann "John") Ottinger, b. June 1755 in PA, who begat
Michael Ottinger, b. April 1, 1801, d. August 1877, who begat
Joseph Ottinger, b. June 15, 1838 near Newport, TN, d. 1891 in Arkansas, who begat
John Franklin Ottinger, b. August 6, 1865 near Newport, TN, d. March 5, 1952 and buried near Batesville, AR, who begat,
Daniel Joseph Ottinger, b. June 23, 1907 near Cave City, AR, d. August, 1995 in Nashville,TN, who begat
Yours Truly, b. September 8, 1950 in Florence, AL, contact information below.
Other imporant names in my family tree are Jones, Walling, Baxley and Kersh (mother's side), Peacock, Davis, Rozell, and Winter (father's side) among others.
I will gladly exchange information with anyone who has come across interlocking information in research. THANKS!