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Anna Schott Motley Collection

Identifier: A-0242

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photographs, documents, and a ledger dating between the 1890s and the 1990s.


  • Creation: 1897-1990


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Schott family of Nacogdoches, Texas was headed by Frank Sebastian Schott who was born January 20, 1871, in Chicago Illinois, and his family came from the Rhine area of Germany. The collection itself is named for Anna Mary Schott, the wife of Frank Sebastian Schott, who was born in Nacogdoches on June 2, 1876. Her grandfathers were William Clark and Charles S. Taylor, both of whom were signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836.

Frank and Anna married on New Years Eve of 1907. Frank Schott was a successful traveling salesman for Nunn-Busch Shoes. The couple had three children, Francis Joseph (Buck) Schott (b. 1912), Anna Mary Schott (b. 1914), and Eugene Edward Schott (b. 1916). Frank Schott passed away July 16, 1939, and Anna Mary on February 29, 1964. They are buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Nacogdoches, Texas.


1.25 Cubic Feet


This bulk of this collection is described in 24 folders and housed in two clamshell boxes. There are also materials in an oversized bundle.

Related Materials

Charles S. Taylor Papers. ETRC Personal & Family Collection. A-0031

Guide to the Anna Schott Motley Collection
Zachary W. Taylor
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository