|Birth: ||Jul. 15, 1886, Germany|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1964|
Ritzville Journal-Times, Thursday, December 25, 1964
Jacob Ott Funeral Service Held Wednesday in Odessa Church.
Funeral services for Jacob Ott were held at the English Congregational Church Wednesday at Odessa.
He passed away at his home in Irby early Sunday morning after poor health for a number of years. The last two years he was a complete invalid.
Born in Eppstein, Germany, on July 15, 1886, he came to America with his father, the late Sebastian Ott, in 1895, settling in Ritzville. Four months later other members of the family arrived.
Ott attended the public schools in Ritzville and in 1905 was graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane. All of his adult life was spent in the Irby district wheat farming. He at one time added dairying to his farming interests.
On Oct. 10, 1914, he was united in marriage to Victoria Totesek of Odessa. To this union were born 10 children, Mrs. Morris (Esther) Rygg, Everett; Mrs. Del (Alice) Van Winkle, Rolling Hills, Calif.; Dr. George Ott, Kelso; Walter Ott, Irby; Mrs. Dan (Ruth) Droz, Spokane; Mrs. Darrel (Grace) Parks, Palouse; Mrs. Robert (Anna Jean) Hedelius, Ephriam, Utah; Mrs. Lou (Lois) Iksic, Irby; Gerald Ott, Connell and Mrs. John (Rita) Dudley, Montreal, Canada. There are 40 grandchildren.
A few years ago Mr. and Mrs. Ott were honored at WSU as being the parents with the greatest number of children graduating from the state university. All 10 of the Ott children are WSU graduates.
Last July an early 50th wedding anniversary was celebrated by the Otts at their Irby home. Their entire family and grandchildren attended, along with more than 200 other relatives and friends.
Ott was a life member of the Congregational Church and the Masonic lodge of Odessa. He served on the board of county commissioners of Lincoln county as well as the school board of the Irby district for a number of years.
Besides his widow at the home and his children, he is survived by two brothers, Chief Justice Richard B. Ott of the Washington State Supreme Court in Olympia and John N. Ott in Ritzville; and two sisters, Mrs. Elise Wollenberg and Mrs. Amanda Bier, both of Ritzville.
Sebastian Ott (1856 - 1942)
Christina Hege Ott (1860 - 1897)
Victoria Totusek Ott (1892 - 1987)
Esther C. Ott Rygg (1916 - 1990)*
George V Ott (1919 - 2003)*
Walter Leroy Ott (1921 - 2005)*
Gerald Russell Ott (1932 - 2008)*
Elise O. Ott Wollenberg (1884 - 1969)*
Jacob Ott (1886 - 1964)
John N. Ott (1888 - 1968)*
Amanda Ott Bier (1889 - 1966)*
Marie Ott Kembel (1891 - 1962)*
Richard Ott (1895 - 1896)*
Richard B. Ott (1897 - 1987)*
Maintained by: Denise Flynn
Originally Created by: NW Mountain Man
Record added: Mar 25, 2009
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