Biography of Daniel Otstot
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





DANIEL OTSTOT, retired farmer; P. 0. Springfield. Mr. Daniel Otstot is one of the oldest of Clark's old citizens, hailing from the last century; born Aug. 27, 1795, in York Co., Penn ; four years after which, his parents moved to Lancaster, Penn., where he was raised. From 1811 to 1835, he worked at the trade of wagon making; then farmed eighteen months, coming to Ohio in the fall of 1836; to Columbus, where he visited his brother, and, in the spring of 1837, came to Clark County. In 1818, he married Hannah Dushane, who died in 1861. Of their ten children (five of either sex), five sons and two daughters are living, two having died in infancy, and one, Mrs. William Bunyan, Sept 23, 1877. Of the two surviving daughters, Mm J. W. Randall was so unfortunate as to lose all five of her children, and Miss Sallie C. Otetot resides with her father. Of his five sons, the first, John Dushane, is a pattern maker here; Adam Hunter, a carpenter; Alfred Walraven, a packer and shipper in Whiteley, Fassler & Kelly's shops; Thomas Miller, a farmer in Butler County; and William Torbert, a farmer on the home place, in this county, which Mr. O. cleared up and established in 1837, working it until 1866, when he moved to Springfield, having since then lived in retirement at his quiet home, No. 81 South Center street, with his daughter, Miss Sallie C. Otetot, who is the loved companion of his declining years. Notwithstanding his advanced years, Mr. Otstot is in full possession of his faculties, and some physical feebleness is the only indication of his accumulated years, and no observer or acquaintance would think of taking him for over 65 or 70 at the farthest. His family is a Methodist one, and Mr. O. and daughter are earnest and devoted members of the Central and High Street Methodist Churches respectively. Having done his full part in life and full of honorable years, Mr. Otstot is now ready for the call of the Master, with those cheering words, "well done, good and faithful servant," etc., etc. William Torbert Otstot was three years a member of Co. I, 44th O. V. I., and returning home, reenlisted in the 8th Cavalry, remaining in this service until the close of the war.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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