Saturday, June 17, 2017

John Andrew and Rebecca Schott, Natives of Germany

John Andrew Schott was born Winsheim, Bavaria, Germany in 1822. He was a pioneer resident of Sandusky, Ohio. Records at the Erie County Probate Court show that John Andreas Schott was married to Rebecca Muller in Erie County on July 11, 1855 by Rev. Frank Seidel, minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. In the 1860 U.S. Census, John Andrew Schott listed his occupation as baker. He was age 38 and stated that his birthplace was Bavaria. John's wife Rebecca was age 41, and her birthplace was Oldenburg. Their children were: Mary, age 3; Anna, age 2; and Babetta, age 1; all born in Ohio. Youngest daughter Babetta must have died very young, as her name does not appear in any future census records. Rebecca Schott passed away in 1887. John Andrew Schott died on November 20, 1902. Mr. Schott was survived by daughters, Mrs. John Kenne and Mrs. John Lester. Funeral services for John A. Schott were held at the Schott home at 430 Pearl Street. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery.

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