Born in California in October 1884 of German parents. Ottilie grew up on a farm in Alameda. By 1905 she was working as an artist in San Francisco and the next year married a man named McMahon. About 1930 she married Peter Ferrero. She died in Santa Clara, CA on May 26, 1971.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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