looking for information on Otto Ernest ADRIAN. Otto immigrated from Germany in 1886 to South Dakota. In 1890 he went to Oregon where he married Margaretha WALTERS in Linn county December 1890. Margaretha immigrated form Bavaria in 1880. They had 3 children: Walter Henry"heinie" b. 1891, Amelia Lanora "lora" b. 1893 and Jesse Arthur b. 1895. I am hoping to find information on Otto's family. I believe his fathers name was Heinrich and mothers name Amelia. I know nothing else of his family except it was large. I am looking for inormation on Margaretha. Did they know each other before he emigrated to Oregon from SD? He left for Oregon in the fall of 1890 and they were married in December. I am including part of his obituary: "He was born in Kienitz, Germany on November 26,1862, one of a large family. He came to America in 1886, living at Grayton,South Dakota, until the fall of 1890 when he came to Oregon. He was married at Albany on December 9 of that year. Mr and Mrs Adrian lived in Albany for eight years before moving to Eugene."
Any ideas as to where to look in South Dakota as I can find no Grayton? Thanks for any help. Andrea AhealyDS9@aol.com Surnames: Adrian, Walters, Hendricks, Tucker, Davis, Post