Galveston, Texas
Galveston Tex.
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History of the Flood
New Era Druggist Directory's
J.J. Schott 2011 Market St.

Schott, C.V. {Avenue O Pharmacy}
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Schott Drug Co., Inc., J.J. 2015
Market St.
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Died 1921 age 71
J. J. Schott opens Galveston pharmacy
December 17, 1867

On this day in 1867, Justus Julius Schott opened a drugstore in Galveston. Schott, born in Germany in 1846, came to Galveston
with his family in 1851 and was orphaned two years later when both his parents died of yellow fever. He was just twenty-one
when he opened the J. J. Schott Drug Company, which became the main conduit of medical supplies from Europe to other
drugstores and physicians in Galveston and throughout Texas. In 1869 Schott began to experiment with chicle, and for several
years he imported and sold chewing gum wholesale to druggists throughout the country, until the Adams Chewing Gum
Company sued him for infringement of patent. Schott won the case, but did not pursue his rights further. In 1885 he ventured
into another enterprise with Moxie, a carbonated drink popular in the North, which he distributed throughout the state. Its
popularity made Schott one of Galveston's major manufacturers. He died in 1928.