Ott Family Burial Ground
Sauk City, Sauk County, Wisconsin
Contributed by Kathy Waddell, Mar 11, 2006, last edited Mar 18, 2006 [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Total records = 8.
Location: Highway 60 west from Highway 12 west of Sauk City, several miles. Right on Fox Road. Once you turn, you can see, about 1/2 mile ahead, two cedar trees on the left side of the road. The burials and one marker are between those two trees.
This burial site is on the side of the road, along side a pasture. It is on private property. At the cemetery there is a small sign that reads: "Members of the Ott family and 4 unknown persons."
The property was formerly owned by Gottlieb Ott (who is buried in the Blackhawk Cemetery). One old stone is standing and appears to be in German. The sign in English is attached to the top of that stone. There are no dates or names on the old stone. The grounds are well kept and probably taken care of by the current owners of the property.
This cemetery has been known as Reedsburg Excelsior Cemetery and also Union Cemetery at times in the past.
There are possibly 10 or more graves. Some of the information regarding these graves was taken from the research of members of the Wisconsin State Old Cemetery Society. That research indicates that Bible records and other sources told of the possibility of the following burials.
I walked this cemetery Mar 11, 2006.- Kathy WaddellMason, Mr, no dates, s/w Mrs
Mason, Mrs, no dates, s/w Mr
Ott, Amelia, no dates, infant d/o Carl & Amalie
Ott, August, no dates, infant s/o Carl & Amalie (Melletine) (who are buried in the Leland Cemetery)
Ott, Infant, d. bef 1868, d/o Sarah and Gottlieb Ott
Ott, Minnie, no dates, infant d/o Carl & Amalie
Ott, Sarah (Helf), d. bef 1868, s/w her infant daughter, (Her husband, Gottlieb, remarried in 1868 so Sarah's death had to have been before that)
Ott, Unknown, no dates, 22y, killed by a bull
Deaths & Obituaries: Newspapers 1690-Present