Historic Sites Associated With Dr. Bodo Otto

New Jersey

Emanuel Lutheran Church & Cemetery Cohansey - Aldine Rd.(Salem County Rte# 635)Friesburg, Alloway Twp., Salem County, New Jersey Plaque at cemetery Emanuel Lutheran Church, Friesburg, NJ
Catherina Daehncken Otto (1710-1765)
wife of Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr.famous Dr./Surgeon of theAmerican Revolution, who served at Valley Forge

Maria Elizabeth Otto 1737-1768)
daughter of Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr.and wife of Marcus Carman (1731-1785)
Marked by Dr. Bodo Otto Association
June 16, 1991

Bodo Otto Jr. house County Road 551 (Kings Highway)
Mickelton, New Jersey
State of NJ plaque on home
Bodo Otto, Jr. House
Trinity Episcopal "Old Swedes" Church 1208 Kings Highway
PO Box 31
Swedesboro, New Jersey
Grave of Bodo Otto Jr.
Old Barracks Museum Barrack Street
Trenton, New Jersey
Military hospital set up by Dr. Otto. Congress ordered him to Trenton on Feb. 17, 1777, to establish a military hospital for the treatment of smallpox. He remained there until September 1777. The hospital was in use from 1777 to 1781.
Old Barracks Museum Site

Old Barracks Museum History of Barracks Military hospital set up by Dr. Bodo Otto.


Historic Yellow Springs
Ruins of Washington Hall
1685 Art School Road
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Plaque at hospital ruins:
Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr.1711-1787
Washington Hall
Am. Rev. Hospital
Yellow Springs
Marked June 2, 1988

Plaque at hospital
Historic Yellow Springs

Germantown & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Office & Apothecary
Provincial Conference
June 1776
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Provincial Conference
German Society of Pennsylvania 611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Established 1764. It is the oldest German-American charitable and cultural organization. Among the founders is Dr. Bodo Otto.

German Society

Trinity Lutheran Church & Cemetery 527 Washington St.
Reading, Pennsylvania
Inscription on tombstone:
Dr. Bodo Otto delegate to the Provincial Congress June 18, 1776. Senior surgeon with his two sons during the Revolution. Had charge of the Valley Forge encampment.
(See Berks Co. history) Died 1787. Aged 79 years [1]

Heraldry Societies markers on tombstone memorializing Dr. Bodo Otto

Tiffany windows in the church placed in honor of Dr. Bodo Otto by his descendants.

History of Trinity Church

Site of the home of Dr. Bodo Otto 525 Penn St.
Penn Sq.
Reading, Pennsylvania
Historic Marker Dedicated February 16, 1951
Site of the home of Dr. Bodo Otto, Military Surgeon in Continental Army, 1775-82. Served as Surgeon-in-Chief at Valley Forge, 1777-78; Physician and Surgeon of the Continental Hospitals. Died 1787


Washington Memorial Chapel Route 23
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
To the glory of God and in the honor of the patriotic spirit of our ancestor Dr. Bodo Otto, and his three sons, who served their adopted country at Washington Hall, a hospital in Yellow Springs, Pennsylvania, attached to the Valley Forge encampment of General George Washington in the winter of 1777-78 during the Revolutionary War.
Dr. Bodo Otto, Sr. (1711-1787)
Dr. Frederick Christopher Otto (1743-1795)
Dr. Bodo Otto, Jr., (1748-1782)
Dr. John Augustus Otto (1751-1836)
Dedicated, on this day of our Lord, Sunday, June 25, 2006, in loving memory and tribute, by their descendants
The Dr. Bodo Otto Family Association

Washington Memorial Chapel

Berks County Historical Society 940 Centre Ave.
Reading, Pennsylvania
Portrait and medical instruments

Berks County Historical Society

[1] Our record show he was born in 1711 and died in 1787 which would make him 76 years old not 79 as is on the tombstone.

Association Background Contacts Four Generations Annual Reunion

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