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William H. Bott

William H. Bott is the son of Peter and Elizabeth (Smyser) Bott, natives of West Manchester Township, and was born January 23, 1841. He was married, December 9, 1871, to Miss Lucy, daughter of Michael Hoke, of old Manchester Township, and has had born to him four children: Flora K., Harvey H. (deceased), Minnie M., Lucy E. and William E. Mr. Bott is an agriculturist, and the owner of three farms, to-wit: his homestead of 223 acres, improved with fine buildings and extra large bank barn; another of 126 acres, well improved and cultivated, and a third in North Codorus Township, also well improved with first class buildings and very productive.

Mr. Bott was drafted in the first draft of the late war, but paid $350 for a substitute; he afterward enlisted in Company B, Seventy-eighth Pennsylvania Volunteers, 78th Regiment, and served to the end of the war.

Mr. Bott is a member of the Lutheran Church, and his family of the German Reformed.

Source: York County, Pennsylvania Biographical History, John Gibson, Chicago: F.A. Battey Publishing Co., 1886.