Olive Harriet Otto

10 June 1833–18 November 1904 (Age 71)
Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Olive Harriet

When Olive Harriet Otto was born on 10 June 1833, in Dayton, Armstrong, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, James Otto, was 36 and her mother, Mahettable Field, was 29. She married Parshall Adam Terry on 11 December 1851, in Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Plattsmouth, Cass, Nebraska, United States for about 5 years and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1900. She died on 18 November 1904, in Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mormon Cemetery, Macedonia, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Parshall Adam Terry
Olive Harriet Otto
Marriage: 11 December 1851
George Parshall Terry
James Otto Terry
Olive Eugenia Terry
Parshall Adam Terry

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 December 1851Wheeler, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 3
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries: 1850: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
    Age 21
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

    Name Meaning

    German, Danish, Swedish, and Dutch; Hungarian (Ottó): from the personal name Otto, a short form of ancient Germanic compound names based on the element aud, ōd ‘wealth, prosperity’ (see also Ott ). The name Otto was a hereditary name in the Saxon ruling house, as well as being borne by Otto von Wittelsbach, who founded the Bavarian ruling dynasty in the 11th century, and the 12th-century Saint Otto of Bamberg, apostle of Pomerania.History: This name was introduced to America by Bodo Otto, a senior surgeon of the Continental Army, who was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1711, came to North America in 1755, and practiced in NJ and PA. He died in Reading, PA, in 1787.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Terry, Olive Harriet Otto, "A Mormon Bride in the Great Migration," ed. Orval E. Baldwin, Nebraska History, Spring 1977, 65-69.

    Then tha comenced to pull for the Mo [Missouri] River and it soon came our turn for we was all formed in companeys of one hundred waggons and had a Capta[i]n for every companey. Father Terry was the C …

    Sources (21)

    • Etta Otto in entry for Charles C Wheeler, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Olive Wheeler in household of Russell Terry, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Ollie Carey in entry for Mrs J H Hickson, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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