Biography of William T. Otstot
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





WILLIAM T. OTSTOT, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. Mr. O. is the son of Daniel and Hannah (Dushane) Otstot, and was born Dec. 16, 1837, on the farm where he now lives, in the old house which stood near his present residence. He has always lived on the farm excepting while in the army. He enlisted, in 1861, in the 44th O. V. I., and served in said regiment until the close of the war, when he was honorably discharged. He was in every battle in which said regiment was engaged, and never received a wound. He was married, Jan. 2, 1868, to Mary A. Willis, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Shanks) Willis. They had born unto them three children - Nellie Willis, born Feb. 9, 1870; Walter W., Dec. 16, 1873; Harry M., Dec. 15, 1877; Walter, died Jan. 20, 1878. Mr. and Mrs. Otstot are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and live coinconsistent lives in accordance with the teachings of said church. Mr. O. is a man of true gentlemanly principles, and Mrs. O. is a noble hearted lady, who knows well how to make home cheerful and pleasant. Mr. O.'s parents were natives of Pennsylvania, and came to Ohio in 1837 and located in this county. Mrs. O.'s father was born in England, and emigrated to America in 1837. Her mother was born in Pennsylvania.

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


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