Biography of George Mann
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GEORGE MANN is a native of Mercer County, Penn., and was born December 18, 1832. He is a son of John B. and Hannah (Willard) Mann (see sketch of Isaac Mann), with whom he resided till his twenty third year. In 1856, he purchased eighty acres of land near Kirby, paying $30 cash and making the following payments by cutting cordwood at 90 cents per cord. He was engaged in farming on this farm till 1878, doing some milling in the meantime, and then purchased his present tract of 160 acres, which he now values at $90 per acre. He deals somewhat in stock, and keeps good. grades, some short horn cattle, merino sheep and Poland China hogs. Mr. Mann served during the war of the rebellion as private and Sergeant of Company F, One Hundred and First Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He participated in five battles, viz., Perryville, Liberty Gap, Stone River, Hoover's Gap and Chickamauga. He was captured at the last named battle September 20, 1863, and was confined in the noted rebel prisons, Belle Is land, Libby at Richmond, Va., Danville, Va., Andersonville, Ga., Charleston and Florence, S. C., and was finally exchanged on the 6th day of March 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C. Mr. Mann was married, October 22, 1859, to Sarah E. Albert, who was born in this county May 22, 1844. Her parents were Jacob and Mary A. (Cordrey) Albert, who were early settlers in this county. Mr. and Mrs. Mann have had ten children: John S., born March 6, 1861; Minor M., July 26, 1806; Ida M., August 22, 1868; Newton I., October 30, 1870; Mary A., March 14, 1873; Myrtie I., May 10, 1875; Willis R., June 17, 1878; Ralph G. F., September 22, 1881; Louisa E. Z. R., January 23, 1884. George is deceased; he was born January 5, 1863. Mr. Mann is a Republican, and one of the many thorough going farmers of this township.

From:
The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884


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