Johann B. Schott
- Born: 28 Mar 1833, Kronach, Bavaria
- Marriage: Adolphine Schleich on 17 Feb 1858 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois
- Died: 6 May 1910, Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois at age 77
Johann learned tanning in Germany, and came to America in 1852. He settled first in Cincinnati, then settled in Quincy, IL, in May 1856.
At that time he took over the tannery founded by Franz Schleich, and later founded a leather goods store in conjunction with the factory, producing all kinds of horse accoutrements.
The Schott's had 3 sons, Johann, Adolph and Robert, all active in the business founded by their father, and 3 daughters, Mrs Antonie Wolf, Mrs. Julie Lauter, and Miss Emma Schott.
From Quincy and Adams Co.:
John B. Schott, born March 28, 1833, in Kronach, Bavaria, was a tanner and currier and came to America in 1852, locating in Cincinnati, where he worked at his trade until April 1, 1856, when he came by way of Chicago and Dubuque to Quiney, landing here May 16 of said year. On the very same day he leased the tannerj' at Sixth and State streets, which had been established by Julius Schleich in 1848, and conducted the business for many years, grad- ually extending the scope of his labors, engaging in the general leather business. In 1875 he began the mauufacture of horse collars, and in 1877 entered into the wholesale manufacture of saddlery goods, employing from 80 to 100 men. January 18, 1906, the large estab- lishment at Third and Hampshire streets was destroyed by fire, but partly rebuilt and the manufacture of horse collars resumed. Febru- ary 17, 1859, John B. Schott married Adolphina Schleich. May 6, 1910, John B. Schott died, leaving his wife with three sons, John, Adolph and Robert Schott, and three daughters, Mrs. Autonie Wolf, widow of Louis A. Wolf ; Mrs. Julia Lauter, wife of Charles Lauter, and Miss Emma Schott; the latter died in 1913.
Johann married Adolphine Schleich on 17 Feb 1858 in Quincy, Adams Co., Illinois. (Adolphine Schleich was born about 1839.)