Jacob F. Ottmuller

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Jacob F. Ottmuller

Birthplace: Livingston County, IL, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob F Ottmuller and Jardina Ottmuller
Husband of Lydia Ottmuller
Father of Christina Ottmuller

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he bought eghty acres a half mile south of Ahtanum, whereon he is now success-

fully engaged in diversified farming. Broad experiences well qualified him for the

work in which he is now engaged and his efforts are productive of excellent results.

His farm is. under a high state hfeCUltivation and he annually harvests large .crops of

golden grain as a reward for care and labor he has bestowed upon his fields.

On the 12th of December, 1900, Mr. Gano was married to Miss Margaret Keys,

of Yakima, a daughter of George and Isabel Keys. They now have four children,

Elva, Gladys, Ruth and Walter. Fraternally Mr. Gano is connected with the Knights

of Pythias and his religious faith is that of the Congregational church. In politics

he maintains an independent course. He is serving fo.r the second term as. a .m.e.m-

bet of the school board and also acted in that capacity for one term whale hying

on the Moxee.. He is interested .in education and in everything that .tends to pro-

mote the material, intellectual, social and moral p.rogress of the commumty and his aid

can be counted upon to further any plan or project for the public good.


The ranch property of Jacob F. Ottmuller comprises eighty acres of land near

Mabton and in its development and improvement he displays .an enterprising spirit

that is producing excellent results. Mr. Ottmuller was born n Livingston county,

Illinois, December 11, 1868, a son of Jacob F. and Jardina (Johnson) Ottmuller, who

were farming people, but both have now passed away.

Jacob F. Ottmuller pursued his education in the pu.blic schools of. Illinois and

was reared to the occupation of farming, early becoming familiar with the best

methods of tilling the soil and caring for the crops. He devoted his attention to

general agr!cultural pursuits in Illinois until 1898, when he left his native state to be-

come a resldenlt of Barnes county, North Dakota. Ther.e h.e resided until 1910, whe.n

he again started westward with Yakima as his dest.n.atlon. After reaching ths

valley he bought ten acres of apple orchards on Nob Hill, which he sold at the end

of a year and made investment in forty acres near Mabton. He is devoting his

land to the raising of hay, grain and corn, of which he produces large crops be-

cause ne employs practical and progressive methods. He puts forth every effort

to enhance the fertility of the soil and his work is being attended with most gratify-

ing results.

In 1911 Mr. Ottmuller was united in marriage t.o Miss Lydia .Hicks, a nati.ve

of Winona,, Minnesota, and a daughter of Thomas Hcks, now a r.et!red farmer hy-

ing in that state. Mr. and Mrs. OttmuIIer have one child, ChrlsUe. In his fra-

ternal relations Mr. Ottmuller is a Yeoman and in political belief a socialist. His

wife is a member of the Baptist church and they are well known in the community

in which they make their home. Mr. Ottmuller has persevered in the conduct of

his business affairs,, having .no such word as failure in his vocabulary, and his de-

termined and intelhgently drected effort has made him the owner of an excellent

ranch property.


For fifteen years Edward Sheppard has conduc.ted a drug store in Kennewick,

which from small beginnings he has developed nto a finely appointed modern

establishment where can be found a complete assortment of the best drugs and

sundry articles such as are generally carried by a store of this kind. He is now

numbered among the well-to-do and respected merchants of his city, and as he has

always followed the most honorable standards in business, he has built up a large

and profitable trade. He was born in Fillmore, Minnesota, September 15, 1861, a

son of George and Hannah (Yost) Sheppard the former a native of Germany and

the latter of Pennsylvania, !n which sta.t.e they were married. Subsequently. they

removed to Wisconsin and m 1857 to Mnnesota. The father was a mechamc by

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Jacob F. Ottmuller's Timeline

December 11, 1868
Livingston County, IL, United States