Transcribed from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.


Joseph Mann, a well known Jackson county pioneer, now living retired at Denison, Kans., was born in county Antrim, Ireland, September 28, 1847. He is a son of James and Margaret (Linn) Mann, also natives of County Antrim, Ireland. The mother died when Joseph was a boy five years of age. His father remarried, his second wife being Jane Lockhart. In 1863, the family immigrated to America, and settled in Ohio. Here the father, who had been a farmer in Ireland, rented a farm, where he remained about a year when he removed to Waukesha, Wis., where he engaged in farming and dairying and spent the remainder of his life. Joseph Mann was about fifteen years of age when he came to America with his parents, and he remained at home and assisted his father until he was nineteen, when he and a brother rented a farm in Wisconsin and began life for themselves. In March, 1871, he came to Kansas, in company with his sister. Two brothers had preceded them, coming here in the fall of 1870, one locating in Jackson county, and the other in Clay county. Joseph and his sister went to Jackson county, and located in Cedar township, on a farm which his brother had bought for him, with money that he had given him for that purpose. Here he engaged in farming and stock raising. He passed through periods of droughts, grasshoppers, and other agencies of failure, and endured all the hardships with which the Kansas pioneer was confronted in those days. He began with one hundred and sixty acres, and has since added several fine farms to his holdings, and is now one of the large land owners of Jackson county. He remained on the farm until 1891, when he removed to Denison where he is now living retired, and enjoying the fruits of former toil. His home is located on a small tract of land adjoining the town of Denison. Mr. Mann never married. He is a member of the Covenanter church.

Pages 316 from a supplemental volume of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed October 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM196. It is a single volume 3.

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