I checked Ancestry.com on Cornelius Ott. My subscription has run out so I was only able to access the free stuff. Cornelius appears in the 1860 census with his parents: Jessie D. and Docia Ott. Jessie D. Ott was born 1822-3 and Docia was born 1829-30. If you have access to the census image, you will find out where they were born. They appear in the 1900 census as well. That will tell you the birthplace of their parents. You might want to try the free trial on Ancestry to get the images.
Also, since you have a death date and place, you could send to the Indiana Dept of Vital Records for Cornelius' death certificate which will verify his parents and often gives their birth place. It only costs $8. You can get the info for ordering online. Also, if you write the library in Noble, IN, you could get Cornelius Ott's obituary which will give you all kinds of info about his life. They may have a death or cemetery index to pinpoint Jessie and Docia's death dates which would give you the info you need to send for their death certificates and obituaries and you'd be back another generation. Noble, Indiana has a genealogy web site which will give you the library's address.
Cora Ott's email is hidden on genforum but if you put her name into the search at the Ott homepage, you will find messages she has written, and can respond to her through genforum.
Happy searching. Holly
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