Ott, Elias & Edna Bobb #2, Clark County, Wisconsin

Bio: Ott, Elias & Edna Bobb #2

Contact: Karen Femrite


----Source: Karen Bredahl Femrite Scrapbook

Surnames: Bobb, Ott, Hoppe, Miller, McGeough, Missling

 Elias Benjamin Ott and Edna Marianna Bobb

Elias was the son of Gottlieb Ott (1827-1914) and Marie Hoppe (1849-1925). He was born on December 28, 1886 at Troy, Sauk Co., Wisconsin. His siblings included: Gottlieb (1869-1932), Gustav (1871-1954), Marie (1872-1909), Wilhelmina or Minnie (1874-1917), Daniel (1876-1963), Reynard (1879-1936), Roxanna (1881-1951), Lizzie (1882-1929), Elmer (1884-1964), Emma (1889-1962), and Sarah (1892-1892).

Elias, like many of his siblings homesteaded in North Dakota. On July 22, 1909, he filed on 160 acres in Stave Township, Mountrail County. On January 25, 1911, a patent was issued for this land.


Family lore relates that Elias met his future wife, Edna Bobb when she was teaching school in North Dakota. Edna Marianna Bobb was born on November 16, 1886 at Richland Center, Richland Co., Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Peter and Eva Bobb.
Elias returned to Wisconsin where he and Edna were married on July 27, 1910 at her parents’ home in Reseburg, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

Elias Ott and Edna Bobb on their wedding day, July 27, 1910

Elias and Edna settled and farmed in Reseburg for the next 15 years. It was while in Reseburg, that their three daughters were born: Lilah (1915), Iona (1918) and Merle (1920). In about 1925, they moved to a farm on the edge of Stanley, Wisconsin. Besides farming, Elias worked as a salesman for Madison Silo Co. for 17 years. In 1953, he retired from Eagle Co. Their three daughters married and had families of their own: Lilah married Robert Miller in 1933; Iona married Francis McGeough in 1938, and Merle married Ray Missling in 1938.

Elias died on December 31, 1955 and Edna died on December 4, 1958. They are buried at the Riverside Cemetery, Withee, Clark Co., Wisconsin.

Elias and Edna in 1955



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