Biography of James J. Hott
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JAMES J. HOTT, who is superintendent of the Charleroi Brewery, which is a branch of the Independent Brewing Company, of Pittsburg, Pa., was burgess of Charleroi from 1906 until March 4, 1909, and is ideutifled with various leading business enterprises of this city, and is well known throughout the county. He was born April 10, 1861, on a farm in Hardy County, W. Va., and is a son of John H. and Eliza Jane (Saville) Hott. When a lad of six years his parents removed to Rawlings Station, Md., and thence to Frostburg, Md., where the father died in 1894, and the mother in 1904.

James J. Hott was practically reared at Frostburg, where he attended the common schools. On June 1, 1888, he came to Pennsylvania and located at Connellsville, where be engaged in the piano, sewing machine and organ business until 1891, when he came to Charleroi, where he carried on the same business for two years. Tn May, 1893, Mr. Hott became proprietor of the Hotel Redd, which he conducted until May 1, 1896, at which time he purchased the Hotel Clement, of which he was proprietor for a period of six years. He disposed of his interest in the hotel in April, 1902, and embarked in the real estate and insurance business, and for the past three years has been superintendent of the Cbarleroi Brewery. Mr. Hott is also president of the Charleroi Real Estate Agency, is a director of the Bank of Charleroi, also of the Telephone Company, and is vice president and a director of the Adena Mining Company, of Adena, Ohio.

Mr. Hott served five years on the Charleroi council, of which he was president two years. He is a charter member of the Elks at Chnrleroi. On March 31, 1909, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Hassinger.


From:
20th Century History Of The City of
Washington and Washington County Pennsylvania
and Representative Citizens
By: Joseph F. McFarland
Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co.
Chicago, Illinois, 1910

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