Biography of John A. Schott
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

JOHN A. SCHOTT. Among the great industries of 1ennsylvania is that of oil production, and one of the reliable and successful men engaged in that important line of business in the Butler Armstrong oil belt is John A. Schott, of Brady's Bend. He is a son of Adam and Catherine (Roarbaugh) Schott, and was born at Etman Rhode, Courhessen, Germany, July 4, 1851. His father, Adam Schott, was born in Germany, July 19, 1824. He was a farmer and a land-holder, and in his yonth served three years in the German army. He emigrated from Germany to America, in 1856, and settled in Brady's Bend township, where he still resides, at Snow's Hill. He is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church, at Brady's Bend, in which he has served for many years as an orneer, and of whose choir he is the leader. He is a member of the Knights of Honor, at East Brady. He is a republican in politics and has held various township offices. He married Catherine Roarbangh, and to their union have been born five children, four sons arid one daughter: John A., Peter, born in 1854, and engaged in coal mining; Henry, who was born July 14, 1858, and is now an oil producer; Elizabeth, born in 1865, and married S. Story, an oil pumper; and William, who was born in 1867, and is engaged in the butchering business.

John A. Schott was brought by his parents, at five years of age, to Brady's Bend township, where he received his education in the common schools. At eleven years of age he was employed in the coal mines, where he remained for some time, He then embarked in butchering, which he quit to engage in the oil business. He is now an oil producer, and his wells are located in the Butler and Armstrong belt.

In January, 1877, he united in marriage with Elvira Williams, daughter of James Williams, of Brady's Bend, who is an extensive farmer and a successful oil producer. To their union have been born seven children: Maud J., born February 22, 1878; Clara K., born May 8, 1879; Mary E., born November 9, 1880; Annie L., born September 30, 1882; Maggie M., born July 31, 1884; Arthur J., born October 28, 1886; aud Frederick W., born January 15, 1889.

In politics, Mr. Schott is a republican. He is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church, and a scarlet degree member of Alpine Lodge, No. 479, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, He is one of the substantial citizens of his borough and devotes his time chiefly to his business interests and the management of his different oil wells in Butler and Armstrong counties.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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