JOHN DOTTERWEICH, who has been for nearly a quarter of a century a resident of Pittsburg [sic], and has long
been numbered among the city's successful business men, was born June 24, 1862, in Vorra, Bavaria, Germany, son
of John Dotterweich, also a native of Bavaria, where he was born in 1820, and where he followed the calling of
a farmer. He married Kunigunda Soldner, and the following children were born to them; Kunigunda, Sebastian, Adam
Thorathea, Margaret, George, Elizabeth, Wilhelm, John, of whom later; Michael, John Michael, and Anna. The mother
of these children died in 1875, and the father passed away in August, 1896.
John Dotterweich, son of John and Kunigunda (Soldner) Dotterweich, received his education in the public schools,
and on reaching manhood empgrated to the United States. In 1883 he came to Pittsburg [sic], and in 1893 established
himself in the baking business, which he still continues and in which he has been extremely successful.
Mr. Doterweich married, in 1892, Fanny Spitzerberger, a native of Bavaria, and they have been the parents of the
following children: Maria, born in 1893, died in 1894; Paulina, born in 1895; John, born in 1897; George, born
in 1899; Anton, born in 1901, died in 1903; Francis, born in 1904; and Maria Magdalena, born in 1907.
(Note: Both Dotterweich and Doterweich spelling used in the book)
A Century and a half of
Pittsburg and her people.
By: John Newton Boucher
The Lewis Publishing Company
Allegheny County Pennsylvania Biographies
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