I am searching for any information on my mother-in-laws Boedeker line: a Sara Elizabeth Boedeker b. 1862 in Austin Co. TX married to a Francis Marion Wood. Sara's father was Otto Boedeker sr. b. Feb. 1830 in Tippe Deturold, Germany according to census records. I believe he immigrated around 1850-1852 through Galveston, TX. Passenger lists show an Otto Boedieker. I also believe he was naturalized in the late 1850's. Family lore says he stowed away to escape the German armed forces, then served 4 years in the Confederate army in the Civil War. Original records I received from a cousin state his name was William Otto, but I have never seen it that way anywhere else. Otto married Sarah Wilhelm b. 1839 GA according to census records. Does this match with anyone else?