Published in the Leavenworth Times, 5/31/1903

Peter Schott Died Yesterday Morning

Death Due to Complication of Diseases

Had lived here since 1858

Entire family was present when the end came. The deceased had been ill for over a year and had been despaired of since Sunday last.

Peter Schott, one of the oldest residents of this city and for more that forty years a baker here died at his home at the corner of Fourth and Miami streets Saturday morning at 5 o’clock of a complication of diseases arising from the infirmities and weaknesses of advanced age.

The deceased had been ill for the past year and unable to attend to the business to which he had devoted himself for more than forty-four years, but since last Sunday he had been rapidly failing and lost strength so that the end did not come as a surprise to the family. His wife and four children were with the sufferer until death came very quietly at 5 o’clock yesterday morning.

Peter Schott was born March 11, 1832 in Erdmanroda, Cassell, Germany and came to America at the age of 20 years. Six years later the deceased came west and located in this city where he been ever since up to the time of his demise.

A wife and four children remain to mourn. They are Mrs. Margaret Schott, Herman Schott, Mrs. Julia Gempel, William C. Schott and August Schott.

The funeral services will be held at the home Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock and at the German Lutheran Church at 2 o’clock. The services at the house will be private. Interment will be at Mount Muncie Cemetery.


Date of death Saturday, May 30, 1903

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