Lee County Biography

CATHERINE (WEBER) SCHOTT
Bradford Township


Mrs. Catherine Schott, residing on section 18, Bradford Twp. is a most estimable woman, who, with her husband, now deceased, came to this county some forty years ago and has witnessed and aided in its progress and development. Her maiden name was Catherine Weber, and she was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Otober 13, 1835. In 1851 she came with her parents to America. They settled in LaSalle County, this State. Here Mrs. Schott lived until she was married in 1853 to John Schott, who was born in Germany, August 2, 1817. The young couple settled in Bradford Twp. where Mr. Schott died December 27, 1878. He was an honest, and industrious man, who by his own exertions had accumulated a comfortable property of 267 acres of land, on which he erected an excellent set of buildings, and carried on agricultural pursuits. Eleven children were born to our subject, and h is wife, of whom seven lived to maturity, as follows: Anton, Lizzie, Catherine, John, Philip, Mary, Ludwina.

Mrs. Schott has reared her family with great care and they are well repaying her love and devotion. She is now enjoying the comforts of a pleasant home, which she assisted her husband in providing by her economy and industry in the early days of their wedded life.

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