- Born March 23, 1815 in Prussia.
- Came to the United States in 1836.
- Married ELLEN COMPTON on September 7, 1843 in Ross County, Ohio. Ellen was born in 1824 in Ohio; and died around 1859. Her parents were JOHN COMPTON and MARY POLLY WILSON.
- Married AMY ANN ELIZABETH YEOMAN on April 26, 1862 in Fayette County, Ohio.
- Died May 7, 1875.
CHILDREN WITH ELLEN COMPTON
- GEORGE ORTMAN, born January 13, 1845 in Ohio. Married SARA A. STORTS on June 25, 1863 in Fayette County, Ohio.
- JOHN CURTIS ORTMAN, born in 1847 in Ohio. Married SAMANTHA A. WILSON on July 15, 1880 in Fayette County, Ohio.
- ALBERT ORTMAN, born in October, 1851 in Ohio; died March 20, 1940 in Ethan, Davison County, South Dakota. Married SARAH EMMA CLOUSER.
- CHARLES ORTMAN, born April 12, 1859 in Ohio. Married WILLA SHIRER .
CHILDREN WITH AMY ANN ELIZABETH YEOMAN
- ENOS ORTMAN, born April 6, 1863 in Ohio; died April 3, 1953. Married AMANDA BRYANT on August 26, 1886 in Fayette County, Ohio. Married LUCILLE NEWTON on November 18, 1931.
- AMY CHARLOTTE ORTMAN, born August 31, 1865 in Ohio. Married MARTIN L. JOHNSON on December 19, 1885 in Ross County, Ohio.
- PHILIP F. ORTMAN, born March 21, 1868 in Ohio. Married VIANNA DAVIS on August 16, 1891 in Fayette County, Ohio.
- MILTON C. ORTMAN, married VIOLA "OLA" HOPPES on December 29, 1897 in Fayette County, Ohio. They had no children.