Friday, March 16, 2012

Otto Ilg

Otto Ilg was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1859 to Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Ilg. Henry Howe wrote in his book HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF OHIO that Anthony Ilg ran a brewery in Sandusky in the 1880's. We read in HISTORY OF ERIE COUNTY, edited by Lewis Cass Aldrich, that Otto Ilg used to keep the books for his father's business, and he was also the manager of the Sandusky Opera House. The Sandusky Opera House was opened in Sandusky in 1877 as the Biemiller Opera House.

Erie County Probate Court recorded the marriage of Otto Ilg and Barbara Biemiller on April 24, 1884. Sadly, before he reached the age of 40, Otto H. Ilg passed away in March of 1898, after having contracted typhoid fever. The following obituary appeared in the March 16, 1898 issue of the Sandusky Morning Star.

Otto H. Ilg was buried in Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. His widow, the former Barbara Biemiller, married August H. Klotz on February 6, 1908.

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