I have read sources that mention that Christyan Ottman might have been born in Durlach, Germany. He emigrated to Cobleskill, NY. I just reviewed the LDS film for Durlach, but only found a Christyan Jacob Ottman who had several children, but no Christyan Ernst. His wife was Eva Maria Josepha (no maiden name stated). Their only children born around 1731 were Maria Josepha (1730), Catharina (1731), and Conrad (1733). The handwriting in the Church books was barely legible, and I am wondering if anyone else may have researched the Durlach records and found an entry for Christyan Ernst that I missed. Thank you!