Andreas Ott


Andreas Ott

Death 9 Feb 1941 (aged 83)
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 41109520 View Source
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Parents George V. Ott & Barbara Reihs (Germany)

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Mr. Ott's death was unexspected since he had seldom been ill. However, on January 21, he accidentally fell on the kitchen stove while straightening a stove pipe and was burned on the thighs. The burns were almost healed when arthritis developed, but his condition was encouraging and he seemed out of danger when he was seized with a heart attack about 2:15 p.m. Sunday and died a few minutes later without regaining consciousness.

He was born in Germany, January 5, 1858 and came to this country when a young man to work a short time at the baking trade in California. He soon returned to Germany and on Dec. 29, 1885, was married to Margaretha Reihs, and 11 years later, in February 1896, with his wife and four small children came to the U. S. and settled at Ritzville, which has been his home since that time.

With his brother, Sebastian, he was one of the founders of the Ritzville Flouring Mills, which later was consolidated with the Centennial Milling company, in which he still retained an interest. He also had many other business interests in Ritzville and the Inland Empire.

Although 83 years of age, Mr. Ott was unusally active and until the accident a few weeks ago, seldom knew a day of illness. He was a faithful follower of baseball and seldom missed a game here. In 1914, he made a trip to Germany with some of his family, returning after a short visit. A number of years ago he made a trip from Seattle to Oakland, California on the first "plane trip" over that route, being hailed by the Seattle press as the "Flying Grandfather". Although hadicapped by poor hearing from early boyhood, he was alway courageous and cheerful and like nothing better than to mingle with his family and friends. He was a member of the Zion Congregational church.

Besides his widow, Margaretha, he is survived by two sons, Albert B., and Theodore H. Ott, both of Ritzville; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Denecke of Zenith; Mrs. Herman Manke of Harrington; Mrs. Carrie O. Hunter of Spokane; and Mrs. Everett M. Webb of Pullman; one brother, Sebastian of Ritzville and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Schmidt of Germany.

Funeral sevice were held Wednesday with the Rev. Alex Rehn officiating. Burial was in the Ritzville cemetery.

Ritzville Journal Times February 14, 1941 Sue Gardner & gapwork90

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