superintendent a year and a half; returned to the South Fork Coal Company and was with them for two years; then back to the Stineman Coal & Coke Company for a time and then was with the Lackawanna Coal Company until he engaged in the hotel business, as the proprietor of the Lake Hotel at South Fork, Pennsylvania, which he has operated since 1902. Mr. Ott belongs to Alma Lodge, No. 523, Odd Fellows Order at Johnstown; Red Men at Conemaugh, No. 438. In politics he is a Republican.
Mr. Ott married Emma Appleman, of Bedford county, in 1883. She is the daughter of Henry Appleman and wife. Of this union five children were born: 1. Edna, born February 9, 1884, married E. J. Ashcroft. 2. Verna, born November 8, 1889, died January, 1891. 3. Verda, born July 15, 1892, died at the age of six months. 4. and 5. John C. and Harry C., (twins), born March 17, 1894.
DANIEL A. SIPE, a well known owner and operator of Summer Hill, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, a man who has served his town in a public capacity traces his decent to German ancestor. He is a representative of the third generation of his family in this country.
Daniel Sipe, grandfather of Daniel A. Sipe, and the founder of the Sipe family in the United States, came from Germany when a young man and settled in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania. His children were: Peter, of whom later; Daniel, a tailor, went to Ohio when a young man; Elizabeth, married Michael Calvert, resided in Altoona, Pennsylvania, where she and her husband died.
Peter Sipe, son of Daniel Sipe, was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, in 1810. He was a tailor by trade, and occupied himself chiefly with custom work. He established himself in business in Allegheny Furnace, Blair county, Pennsylvania, from there removed to Colinville, and later to Frankstown, finally purchasing a farm in the Allegheny mountains, in Cambria and Blair counties, and on this he passed the remainder of his days. His church affiliations were Lutheran, and he was a member of the Democratic party. He married Maria Pottsgrove, of Blair county, Pennsylvania, and their children were: 1. Daniel A., the subject of this sketch. 2. Sarah, born 1841. 3. Margaret, 1843. 4. Mary, married James Knox, resides in Ohio, and has children: George; John; Ida; and James.
Daniel A. Sipe, eldest child of Peter and Maria (Pottsgrove) Sipe, was born at Allegheny Furnace, Blair county, Pennsylvania, in 1839. He had a common school education, and was apprenticed to the miller's trade. His first work was in his native county, and he then went to Altoona and operated a steam mill for John Steinbarger. He next purchased the old Croyle mill at Summer Hill, Cambria county, Pennsylvania, which was the first mill erected in this county. It was destroyed by fire in 1893, and Mr. Sipe then built a modern mill with all improvements, on the site of the old one. This he still operates. It is operated by water power, and the water supply was sufficient always to grind fifty bushels of wheat in a day up until 1902, since which time the supply at times runs short on account of excavations by the Railroad Company. He has been enterprising and ready to adopt all inventions that seem to have practical utility. Politically he is a Republican, and has served his boroough as a school director. He is a member of the Lutheran church.
He married Elizabeth Lafferty, daughter of George Lafferty, of Blair county, and they have children: 1. Peter P., married Elizabeth Bergane. 2. Anna, married William Davis, attorney at Ebensburg. Their