- Birth Date
- 2 July 1823
- Death Date
- 15 October 1868
He arrived in Salt Lake on 23 Oct. 1854. His obituary states that he came with his mother, who died en route, but their year of travel in the obituary is incorrect. Based on several sources it appears that he came on the Unknown company in 1854 when his mother died of cholera, and then in the Horton D. Haight/Frederick Kesler Freight Train in 1859.
In 1859, he was the Chaplain, recorder, and historian for the company. His wife was also with him. According to FamilySearch Early Church Information Records, a blessing record given 9 March 1855 by Isaac Morley in Palmyra New York, lists his birth year as 23 Nov 1824 in Oppeln, Selesia, Prussia Germany. It also lists his mother as Wilhelmina and his father as John M. Ott.
- Age at Departure: 30
- Age at Departure: 35
- Returning Missionary
- Horace S. Eldredge Emigrating Company journal, 1859 May-September.
- Kesler, Frederick, Papers, 1837-1899, reel 1, vol. 2.
- Kesler, Frederick, to Brigham Young, 22 July 1859, in Brigham Young, Office Files 1832-1878, reel 37, box 27, fd. 2.
- "Latter Day Saints' Immigration," Deseret News, 24 August 1859, 197.
- "Obituary," Deseret News, 28 October 1868, 301.
- Ott, Alexander, Autobiographical sketch, in 24th Quorum, Genealogy, 1876, vol. 3, 44, in Seventies Quorum, Records, 1844-1975.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger A, p. 127.
- Perpetual Emigrating Fund, Financial Accounts 1849-1886, Ledger B, p. 60.
- Utah Cemetery Inventory