John Henry MANN, born 16 May 1861, Huff Township, Spencer County, Indiana, son of Andreas Frederick and Katherine (LEISTNER) MANN. (See Chapter 3) He died 25 May 1930, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Central City, Marion County, Illinois.
John married Nancy Elizabeth WEDEL 27 Apr 1887 at her mother's home in Meridan Township, Clinton County, Illinois. She was born 22 Mar 1867, Clinton County, Illinois, daughter of Herman Frederick and Wilhamenia (WHERNHART) WEDEL. She died 20 Oct 1943, Clinton County, Illinois. Nancy’s siblings were Mary Sophrona (WEDEL) AHLF, Henrietta (WEDEL) HAGEDOM, Wilhelmina C. “Minnie” (WEDEL) MERTEN, Helena (WEDEL) HEINRICH, Emily WEDEL, Fredrick WEDEL and Frank WEDEL.
In 1885, John became the first resident of what would be Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. The only building there when he moved there was the B&O Depot. He built a home and blacksmith shop.
In 1887, John built an addition onto his home.
On 9 Mar 1898, the Keyesport Journal has, "Julius MERTEN and John MANN made business trips to Centralia Monday."
In 1899, John tore down his old blacksmith shop and built a new one. It was a two-story blacksmith and wagon shop, 26 wide by 50 long.
On 22 Apr 1910, the census shows John (48) and Nancy E. (42) MANS living in the Village of Shattuc, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illinois. With them were their children Fred age 21, Edith age 19, Otto age 17, George age 15, Asy age 12 and Edith age 10. Also with them was Nancy’s widowed 78 year old mother, Wilhemina WEIDLE age 78. Nancy had given birth to 6 children with all living. John owned his farm free of mortgage. He was a Blacksmith and owned his own shop.
Andrew Frederick MANN, born 22 Jun 1888, Shattuc, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illinois, son of John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (WEDEL) MANN. He died 6 May 1968, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
Fred married Fannie Alvina NOLLER 12 Jun 1921. She was born 23 Jul 1890, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illinois, daughter of Louis John and Elizabeth Katharine (SPEISER) NOLLER. She died Saturday, 4 Mar 1989, Central City, Marion County, Illinois. Funeral was at Cox-Martin Funeral Home in Sandoval.
On 5 Jun 1917, Fred's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Andrew Fred MANN age 29, born 22 Jun 1888, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He was living in Shattuc. He had served in Illinois National Guard. He was slim with medium height. He had brown eyes and brown hair.
Fred served in the United States Army, the Rainbow Division, during World War 1.
From 1925 to 1948, Fred was the Postmaster of Shattuc.
He bought 1/2 interest in O. C. KEISTER’s store. He later had his own store.
On 26 Apr 1930, the census shows Fred (42) and Fannie (40) MANN living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. With them was their son Clifford age 7. Fred was 32 and Fannie 30 when they married. Fred owned his own home and it was valued at $4,000.00. He didn’t have a radio. Fred was a merchant and owned a general store. Fred served in World War 1.
Fannie belonged to the United Methodist Church, which was and still is the only church in the Village of Shattuc.
Fannie lived her last eight years at Fireside Nursing Home in Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
Son of Andrew Frederick and Fannie Alvina (NOLLER) MANN:
1-1. Clifford MANN, born 1922. He died 1941. He is buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Central City, Marion County, Illinois.
Herman Otto MANN, born 17 Dec 1892, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois, son of John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (WEDEL) MANN.
Otto married Ethel ___?___ . Ethel was born 19 Mar 1899, Michigan. She died Nov 1979. Last place of residence was Royal Oak, Oakland County, Michigan.
Otto moved to Detroit, Michigan before World War 1.
On 5 Jun 1917, Asa's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Herman Otto MANN age 25, born 17 Dec 1892, born in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He lived at 1018 West Warren Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Asa was a mechanic and owned his own business. He was tall and medium build with brown eyes and light brown hair.
He served in the United Sates Military during World War 1. He fought in France.
On 17 Jan 1920, the census shows Otto (27) and Ethel (20) MANN living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. His brother, Asa MANN age 22, was living with him. His cousin, Maurice MERTEN also moved to Detroit. Otto was a repairman for an automobile company. They were renting their home.
On 12 Apr 1930, the census shows Otto (38) and Ethel (31) MANN and daughter Mildred age 10 living at 1419/1409 Sunset Blvd in Royal Oak City, Oakland County, Michigan. Otto owned his own home which was valued at $18,000.00. He owned a radio. Otto was a realtor. Otto served in World War 1.
Child of Herman Otto and Ethel (___?___) MANN:
3-1. Mildred MANN, born 1920, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.
George W. MANN, born 7 Feb 1895, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois, son of John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (WEDEL) MANN. He died 16 May 1954. They are buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Central City, Marion County, Illinois.
George married Elsie Marie BEHRENS. She was born 28 Feb 1896, Arkansas, daughter of Fred and Adele (RITZEN) BEHRENS. She died 21 Oct 1970, Roseville, California.
On 6 Jun 1917, George's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, George W. MANN age 22, born 7 Feb 1895, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He was living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He was employed by Gunter HAHN. He had a wife and one child. He had a bad eye and bad hearing. He was medium build and height with brown eyes and hair.
On 9 Jan 1920, the census shows George (25) and Elsy (23) MANN living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. With them was their son Milford MANN age 2. George owned his home free of mortgage. George was a laborer at the grain elevator.
On 26 Apr 1930, the census shows George (35) and Elsie Marie (34) MANN living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. With them were their sons: Milford George MANN age 12, and Wayne Melvin MANN age 9. George was 21 and Elsie was 20 when they married. George owned his house and it was valued at $3,000.00. He owned a radio. His employment was listed as trucking.
In May 1941, George began ownership of Mann’s Furniture Store in Shattuc.
In Dec 1955, Elsie and son Kenneth sold the store to R. E. BEHRENS.
Children of George W. and Elsie Marie (BEHRENS) MANN:
4-1. Milford George MANN, born Jun 1917, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois.
(See #4-1 following)
4-2. Wayne Melvin MANN, born 25 May 1920, Clinton County, Illinois.
Wayne married Phyllis ___?___ .
(See #4-2 following)
4-3. John Kenneth "Ken" MANN, born 1930/31, Clinton County, Illinois.
Ken married Rosella KRAMER.
(See #4-3 following)
The George W. and Elsie Marie (Behrens) Mann Home in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois.
Milford George MANN, born Jun 1917, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He died 1945 while serving in the United States Navy during World War 2. He died at sea near Nampo Shoto. He was a Lieutenant. He is buried in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
On 24 Jan 1946, Milford's mother received the following letter from Alberta C. RUCKERT of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey.
"My dear Mrs. MANN,
" Perhaps I should first explain to you that I am the mother of Ensign John David RUCKERT, USNR, who was first pilot on the FBY on which your son, Lieutenant Milford George MANN, USNR was Patrol Plane Commander, the entire crew of which is missing since June 2.
"We have been most fortunate in having had several letters from Ensign John M. FLYNN who was our beloved sons' friend and just two weeks ago a personal visit from Ensign Thomas Robert PEED, Jr. who has just been discharged from the Navy and was with our boys on Iwo Jima.
"The story as we have hear it from these two young men is as follows: The pane took off from the South Field on Iwo Jima on the morning of June 2 to answer an SOS from some B29 boys who had had to bail out. Ensign FLYNN's plane picked up the survivors and radioed the other two PBY's to go on to their regular search areas. The last radio contact they had with our boys was at noon on that day but there was no further reason for radio contact. The plane was last seen over a small island called Sofu Gan or Lot's Wife, which is half way between Iwo Jima and Tokyo. It is shown on maps of this area. When last seen they were in no trouble. The sea was v ery calm but the visibility from 50 feet above the water to 700 feet was solid overcast (clouds). It was necessary for them to make runs through this overcast to get down below the couds for searching. At 5:30 that evening they should have returned to their base and it was impossible to get any r adio contact from them. At 11:00 p.m. they knew a the base that their gas had run out and they had not returned. Tom tells me that they searched continually for ten days and never even saw a bit of wreckage and even after the official search was called off the activity of the entire squadron was in that area of their probable ditching and they continued to watch out for them. Due to the bad flying conditions searching waw very difficult.
"I asked Tom to tell us quite frankly just what he thought the boys chances were and he said that they did not expect them to return now. He said that the only hope we have is a miracle and we know how seldom those things happen. Other friends in the Army and Navy who have recently returned from that vicinity have told us that a thorough search of all islands in the area has been made and I know through the American Red Cross that Sofu Gan was searched and they were not thre.
"This is a hard thing to tell you, Mrs. MANN, but I have lost my son also and the only comfort I can find is that God in His infinite wisdow has probably spared them fromworse things. we certainly would not want them to fall into the hands of the Japs and suffer untold torture or many other things that could have happened. If it was as Tom thinks, that they crashed and sank immediately, ti mush have been quick and I pray merciful.
"My heart goes out to you and I pray that the Heavenly Father, "who doeth all things well" will give you the comfort and strength that you will need.
"I would welcome some word from you so that I know that you have received my letter and I will pray along with you that if it be God's will our beloved ones will be returned to us.
"Alberta C. RUCKET
"Mrs. Gustave T. RUCKERT, Jr.
"137 Jefferson Avenue
"Hasbrouck Heights, N.J."
On 10 Mar 1947, Milford's parents received the following letter:
"Mr. and Mrs. George W. MANN
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. MANN,
"You were notified by the Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, of the missing status of your son, Lieutenant Milford George MANN, U.S. Naval Reserve, as of June 2, 1945, and later that he was presumed to have died in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country.
"There recently was submitted to this Bureau a report of the recovery from Toruima Island of the remains of four crew members of a Navy PBY plane, Bureau No. 46468. A check of Navy Department recdords revealed that your son and eight others were reported missing on June 2, 1945, when their plane, Bureau No. 46468, failed to return from an air-sea rescue search mission in the Nampo-Shoto area, and the names of all the crew memebers were furnished to the Commander, Naval Forces, Japan, together with copies of their dental charts. Three of the remains were identified as those of John Master BRIGGS, Aviation Radioman, second class, U.S. Naval Reserve, Duane Hubert WILLIAMS, Aviation Ordnanceman, second class, U.S. Naval Reserve; and Laverne Howell WOODARD, Aviation Ordnanceman, third class, U.S. Naval Reserve; the remains of the fourth, which were interred in grave 1543, row 32, U.S. Armed Forces Cemetery, Yokoham No. 1, Honshu, Japan, consisted of the fragments of a skull, disarticulated in such a manner as to make identification impossible. The grave is marked as Unknown X-588; however, records are maintained to show it contains the remains of one of the six crew members who were not accounted for.
"Under plans being developed for the return of all American dead interred in overseas cemeteries, the American Graves Registration Service, Office of the Quartermaster General, War Department, will return the remains interred in this grave and make reburial in a National Cemetery. A headstone will be erected on the plot, inscribed with the names of your son and his five crewmates. When information is received in this Bureau that the remains are to be returned to the United States, you will be notified and informed as to the National Cemetery selected for reinterment.
"With expressions of sincere sympathy, I am
"Rear Admiral (MC)
"Surgeon General, U.S. Navy
Wayne Melvin MANN, born 25 May 1920, Clinton County, Illinois, son of George W. and Elsie Marie (BEHRENS) MANN. Wayne died 4 Mar 2002. Last place of residence was Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California.
Wayne married 1st Ruth BARKLEY Nov 1941, just one week before Pearl Harbor was attacked.
Wayne married 2nd Phyllis RIECHMAN circa 1962. She was born in 1924.
Wayne lived in Santa Rosa, California at one time.
Wayne and Phyllis lived at 7111 Glass Slipper Way, Citrus Heights, Sacramento County, California.
Children of Wayne Melvin and Ruth (BARKLEY) MANN:
4-2-1. Marylynn Ruth MANN, born 19 Feb 1943.
4-2-2. Stephen Wayne MANN, born 22 Aug 1946.
4-2-3. Susan Elizabeth MANN, born 22 Feb 1951.
4-2-4. Caroline Sally MANN, born 3 Aug 1953.
Son of Wayne Melvin and Phyllis (RIECHMAN) MANN:
4-2-5. Randell A. "Randy" MANN, born 22 Jun 1963, Placer County, Calilfornia.
John Kenneth "Ken" MANN, born 1930/31, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois, son of George W. and Elsie Marie (BEHRENS) MANN.
Ken married 1st Rosella Marie KRAMER. They divorced in 1956.
Ken married 2nd Carol TREVORROW. They later divorced.
After the death of his father, Kenneth and his mother ran the Mann’s Furniture Store until December 1955, when they sold it to Ken's Uncle Rudolph BEHRENS.
Ken spent two years in the mining business in Utah and Nevada. He discovered one of the largest deposits of titanium in the state of Utah. The government took possession of the titanium deposit, with no payment, and it is not part of a national mounument in Utah.
Ken opened a furniture/carpet business in Roseville, California. After he and Carol divorced, his sons, Kelly and Earl, took over the carpet business.
Ken got a general building contracting license and contracted homes.
In 1998, Ken retired from the contracting business.
In 2009, Ken is living in Grass Valley, Nevada County, California.
Sons of John Kenneth and Rosella Marie (KRAMER) MANN:
4-3-1. Milford Gordon "Mickey" MANN, born 3 Jan 1952, Scott Air Force Base, St. Clair County, Illinois.
Mickey married Bonnie G. LISTA 9 Aug 1970, Roseville, Placer County, California. She was born 25 Jun 1953, Valley Forge, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Mickey has spent his life in the construction business. He is a licensed California building contractor. Has contracted is most of northern California.
Children of Milford George and Bonney (LISTA) MANN:
4-3-1-1. Gordon Dean MANN, born 31 Jul 1970, Roseville, Placer County, California.
4-3-1-2. Gail E. MANN, born 27 Jan 1973, Sacramento, Sacramento County, California.
Gail married ___?___ McCabe.
4-3-2. Kendall Lee MANN, born 1953/54.
Kendall married 1st Deborah Lynne GOMM.
Kendall married 2nd Monica Celeste McNUTT 1 Sep 2000, Bexar County, Texas. She was born 17 Aug 1951, Coleman County, Texas, daughter of William Herbert and Bernice Imogene (SQUYRES) McNUTT.
Kendall is a graduate of Bringham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Kendall spent 10 years in the United States Army.
Kendall spent several years in sales, then he got his teaching license in 2002 and teaches Spanish in a high school
In 2009, Kendall lives in San Antonio, Texas.
Children of Kendall Lee and Deborah Lynne (GOMM) MANN:
4-3-2-1. April MANN,
4-3-2-2. Kristina MANN,
4-3-2-3. Dustin Michael MANN, born 27 Aug 1984, Bexar County, Texas.
4-3-2-4. Tyler Lee MANN, born 30 Sep 1991, Bexar County, Texas.
Asa Earnest MANN, born 23 Feb 1898, Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois, son of John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (WEDEL) MANN. He died in Oct 1970. Last place of residence was Centralia, Marion County, Illinois.
Asa married Meta M. ALLEN 10 May 1927, Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois. She was born 1905, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illinois, daughter of Henry William and Bertha (CRILEY) ALLEN. She died 1944.
On 12 Sep 1918, Asa's World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, Asa Earnest MANN age 20, born 23 Feb 1898. He was living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. He was employed by George HOFFMAN of Shattuc. His nearest relative was Nancy E. MANN. Asa was tall with medium build and brown eyes and hair.
On 17 Jan 1920, the census shows Asa MANN age 22 living in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan with his brother Otto. Asa was a repairman for an automobile company.
Asa moved back to Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois and took over his father’s Blacksmith business.
In 1926, Asa replaced the old blacksmith shop with a modern garage building and continued as blacksmith and mechanic to meet the needs of the new motor age for which he had taken a course of training. He handled tractors, all kinds of farm machinery and was Studebaker agent for many years until his retirement in 1950.
On 10 Jan 1930, the Carlyle Union Banner has, “Mr. and Mrs. Asa MANN drove to Columbus, Ohio Friday. Mr. MANN delivered a Studebaker Sedan to a purchaser in Columbus, then went to South Bend, Indiana and drove home a new Erskine Coach. While in Columbus they attended a banquet given by Ben DIAL to his employees.”
On 26 Apr 1930, the census shows Asa (31) and Meta (24) MANN living in Shattuc, Clinton County, Illinois. With them were Meta’s parents, Henry Wm and Bertha ALLEN. Asa owned his home, which was valued at $2,500.00. They had a radio. Asa was a mechanic and worked in an auto shop. Meta was a school teacher. Henry was a retired farmer.
In 1950, Asa retired.
Mildred MANN, born 21 Jan 1900, Shattuc, Meridian Township, Clinton County, Illinois, daughter of John Henry and Nancy Elizabeth (WEDEL) MANN. She died 15 Jul 1996. Last place of residence was Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington.
Mildred married Benjamin Swank DIAL Wednesday, Nov 1921 at noon, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. He was born 15 Feb 1897, McCleansboro, Hamilton County, Illinois. He died 7 May 1981. Last place of residence was Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.
On 4 Jun 1918, the World War 1 Draft Registration Card for Benjamin S. DIAL said that he was born 15 Feb 1897, McCleansboro, Illinois and that his father was born in the same place. He was employed with the Chicago Protrait Company on 509 Wabash Avenue in Chicago. He lived at the same address. His closest relative was C. C. DIAL. His height was tall and his build was medium. He had blue eyes and brown hair.
In Nov 1921, Mildred and Ben were married in Chicago. They had their "Wedding Breakfast" at Orchard Inn, outside of Chicago. They were living at 225 North Green, Chicago, Illinois.
In 1922, Ben and Mildred were in Greenwood, Mississippi.
In 1924, Ben and Mildred were living in Kansas.
In 1927, Ben and Mildred were living in California.
On 5 Apr 1930, the census shows Ben S. (33) and Mildred (30) DIAL living in Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois. With them were their sons Donald age 7; and Norman age 1 year and 2 months. Ben was a manager of an art studio. They rented their home and paid $175.00 a month for rent. They owned a radio.
In 1973, they were living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is when she got her social security card.
In 1981, they lived in Carrollton, Dallas County, Texas.
Children of Benjamin and Mildred (MANN) DIAL:
6-1. Donald Devere DIAL, born 23 May 1923, Illinois.
Donald married Elizabeth DUNN.
(See #6-1 following)
6-2. Norman DIAL, born 1929, Ohio.
Norman married Gail RUHL.
(See #6-2 following)
6-3. Nancy DIAL.
Nancy married Dr. Robert LOVE.
(See #6-3 following)
Donald Devere DIAL, born 23 May 1923, Illinois, son of Benjamin and Mildred (MANN) DIAL. He died 23 Dec 1997, Smith County, Texas. Last place of residence was Mineola, Wood County, Texas. He got his social security card before 1951 in Illinois.
Donald married Elizabeth DUNN. She was born 12 Jun 1928.
In 2007, Elizabeth lives in Mineola, Texas.
Sons of Donald Devere and Elizabeth (DUNN) DIAL:
6-1-1. Mark Dunn DIAL, born 30 Jan 1953.
Mark married Belinda Carol SEAMAN 5 Oct 1985, Dallas County, Texas. She was born Jan 1961.
In 2007, Mark lives in Carrollton, Denton County, Texas.
Children of Mark Dunn and Belinda Carol (SEAMAN) DIAL:
6-1-1-1. Austin Michael DIAL, born 25 May 1988, Dallas County, Texas.
6-1-1-2. Alyssa Janell DIAL, born 24 Feb 1991, Dallas County, Texas.
6-1-2. Scott DIAL, born 22 Feb 1956.
Scott married Diane BELCHER.
In 2007, Scott lives in Dallas area of Texas.
Children of Scott and Diane (BELCHER) DIAL:
6-1-2-1. Hagan Jade DIAL, born 28 Jun 1978, Dallas, Texas.
6-1-2-2. Tannar Swank DIAL, born 21 Sep 1982, Dallas, Texas.
Norman DIAL, born 1929, Ohio. Chugiak
Norman married Gail M. RUHL of Lebanon, St. Clair County, Illinois, son of Benjamin and Mildred (MANN) DIAL. She was born 1936.
In 2007, Norman and Gail live in Chugiak, Alaska.
Daughters of Norman and Gail (RUHL) DIAL:
6-2-1. Carol Lee DIAL, born 21 Sep 1957, Morgantown, West Virginia.
Daughter of Marcus E. and Carol Lee (DIAL) OLSON:
6-2-1-1. Kristian OLSON, born before 1985.
6-2-2. Dianna Lynn DIAL, born 25 Apr 1962, Norman, Oklahoma.
Nancy DIAL, born 15 Dec 1934, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, daughter of Benjamin and Mildred (MANN) DIAL.
Nancy married Dr. Robert LOVE. He was born 18 Jul 1929. He died 27 Dec 2005, Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington.
Dr. LOVE was a Psychologist.
Daughter of Dr. Robert and Nancy (DIAL) LOVE:
6-3-1. Robin L. LOVE,
Robin married Terri BRIGGS.
(See #6-3-1 following)
Robin L. LOVE, born 14 Mar 1958, Mount Kisco, New York, daughter of Dr. Robert and Nancy (DIAL) LOVE.
Robin married Terry Lee BRIGGS 9 Aug 1986, Palo Alto, California. Terry was born 20 Feb 1950, Hemet, California.
Robin received a BA from Pomona College, Claremont, CA, a teaching credential from University of California Berkeley, a masters in education from University of California Berkeley, a PhD in Child Development from Stanford University.
Terry received a bachelor of Architecture from Arizona State University and a Master of City Planning from University of Pennsylvania. Terry is an Architect and Planning consultant in San Jose, California.
In 2007, Terry is Registrar for the Silicon Valley Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution and Senior Registrar for the Captain Matthew Ramsay Society, Children of the American Revolution
In 2007 Robin is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at San Jose State University.
In 2007, they live in San Jose, California.
Daughters of Terry and Robin L. (LOVE) BRIGGS:
6-3-1-1. Kristen Elizabeth Love BRIGGS, born 25 Jun 1988, San Mateo County, California.
In 2007 Kristen is a freshman at Reed College, Portland, Oregon.
6-3-1-2. Terese Catherine Love "Tessa" BRIGGS, born 21 May 1992, Santa Clara County, California.
In 2007, Tessa is a freshman at Presentation High School, San Jose, California.