Dr Bodo Otto

Dr Bodo Otto

Birth
Germany
Death 13 Jun 1787 (aged 77–78)
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 6103697 · View Source
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Dr. Bodo Otto is the son of Christopher and Maria Magdalena (Neineken) Otto. He was born in Germany in 1709.

Dr. Bodo Otto was educated as a surgeon under the authority of the German government at the University of Gottingen, Germany. He was a member of the College of Surgeons at Lueneberg and had charge of all the prisoners at the Fortress Kalenberg (Germany).

Dr. Otto married three times.
His first wife was Elizabeth Sauchen. He married her in 1737 (in Germany). She died in Germany in 1738. They had one daughter, Mary Elizabeth.
His second wife was Doratha Doehmchen, May 21, 1742. They had 4 children: Frederick Christopher (8-22-1743 to 11-18-1795), Doratha Sophia (2-28-1745 to 11-16-1774), Bodo Jr. (9-11-1748 to 1-20-1782), and John Augustus (7-20-1751 to 12-16-1834). Dr. Otto's wife, Doratha, died in 1765 in Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Otto's third wife was Margaret Parish. He married her Dec. 18, 1768. They had no children. She died in 1801.

Dr. Otto was one of the first skilled physicians and surgeons in the city of Reading, PA. In 1776, he was one of the delegates to represent Berks County in the Provincial Conference. During the Revolution, he offered his services as a surgeon in the American Army.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 20 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6103697
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Bodo Otto (1709–13 Jun 1787), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6103697, citing Trinity Lutheran Church Cemetery, Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .