My Genealogy Hound

Below is a family biography included in the book,  Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

* * * *

CHARLES H. OTT, M. D., who is a prominent physician and surgeon at Chapman Quarries, Moore Township, Northampton County, is a native of the Keystone State, born at Mauch Chunk August 2, 1861. His parents were Henry D. and Sarah (Kemmerer) Ott, who are also residents of Chapman Quarries at the present time, and are, like their son, natives of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Ott received his education in the public and high schools of his native town, after which he pursued a medical course in Jefferson College, graduating April 2, 1883. His first active practice was as Assistant Resident Physician of St. Luke’s Hospital of South Bethlehem, where he remained until April 1, 1885. Subsequently he was in charge of Dr. J. S. Hunt’s practice at Easton, for the few months that the latter was traveling in Europe. In the fall of 1885 Dr. Ott located at Chapman Quarries, and has continued to make this his field of operation up to the present date. He has succeeded in building up a good practice, and is meeting with well deserved success.

On the 13th of April, 1886, Dr. Ott wedded Eliza, daughter of Gabriel Gutmann, who was a resident of Easton. Three children have blessed this union. Marian E. and Charles H. are living, while little Dorothy has passed from this life. The Doctor and his family move in the best social circles of the place, and are greatly esteemed among the people.

In order to keep in line with current events and with the spirit of the times, Dr. Ott belongs to several medical societies, among others the Northampton County Medical Society, of which he has been for one year President. He is also a member of the Lehigh Valley Medical Association, which he has served as Vice-President, and of the Pennsylvania State Medical Society. In his political faith he is a stalwart Republican, and is active in promoting the best interests of society. Fraternally he belongs to the Masonic order, being identified with the lodge at Easton, and is also a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, belonging to the society at Bethlehem. Though young in years, the Doctor is old in experience in his profession, and he has acquired a reputation which might well be envied by those who have been for many more years in practice than himself.

* * * *

This family biography is one of numerous biographies included in the book, Portrait and biographical record of Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties, Pennsylvania published in 1894 by Chapman Publishing Company. 

View additional Northampton County, Pennsylvania family biographies here: Northampton County, Pennsylvania Biographies

View a historic 1911 map of Northampton County, Pennsylvania

View family biographies for other states and counties

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.