From the Richmond Whig, 1/3/1862, p 3, c. 4
THE SPOTSWOOD HOTEL. - Mr. J.
W. Hoenniger, who has superintended the Spotswood Hotel since its opening, has
just become the proprietor of the establishment, having leased the building from
Mr. Crenshaw, and purchased all the appertenances of the hotel. Mr. Hoeniger is,
perhaps, the youngest landlord of a large hotel, in the world, having but
recently passed his majority; but he is a host in himself, and possesses
the essential qualifications for the enterprise he has undertaken. His
unobtrusive manners and genial disposition may perhaps be a disadvantage, in a
business point of view, but it is generally found that modesty is the index or
associate of merit, and in the end “it will pay,” as John Unit would observe. We
wish Mr. Hoenniger complete success in his present undertaking, and know that he
will strive to deserve it.