Otho J. Netto/Nieder b. 1827 in Germany
Looking for info/relatives of Otho J. Netto born 3/18/1827 in Germany. Otho J. Netto was born Otho John Nettorhimmer in Germany. He came to the U.S. with his mother & father in 1832. He married Laura E. Powell in Iowa & they had 5 children (3 died in infancy). The children that survived were Gordon Netto, b. 1884 - married Bessie Faye (Long) & Myrtle Blanche Netto, b. 1879 - married Walter T. Shepherd.Myrtle Blanche & Walter T. Shepherd had 10 children, one of whom was my grandfather, Willie Walter Shepherd. Otho J. Netto went by the name of John O. Nieder when he served in the Civil War. He also started several schools, educating students in writing, drawing, and German language.