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Surgeon John Augustus Otto


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Surgeon A. Otto

(1751-1834) Began his service in the Revolutionary War as Surgeon in the Hospital Department at Trenton and Valley Forge. Assisted his father by making and supplying medicines for the hospital at Valley Forge from his practice in Reading, PA. Born in Hanover, Germany on 30 Jul 1751 and died in Reading, PA on 14 Dec 1834. Practicing physician in Reading, PA after the Revolution. Justice of the Peace in Reading 1785-1789. Prothonotary in Reading in 1790. Married Catharine Hitner. [Sources: “History of Berks County Pennsylvania in the Revolution”, by Morton Montgomery,. 1894; “Historical Review of Berks County”, Oct 1947, p14.]