John Mann, the youngest child of George Bernard Mann, was born in New
Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania ca. 1745. He married Susannah
Price in 1765. Susannah was the daughter of Augustine Price and Anna
Elizabeth Scherp. They resided on John's 500+ acre Virginia
property at Sinking Creek near New River. This land is now in West
Some family histories state that John served as a soldier in the
Revolutionary War, and was with the colonial armies in the final stand
at Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered. He also served as a captain in
the Ohio Militia.
John, Susannah, and their family, joined their eldest son, John Jr, in
Miami County, Ohio around 1801. At that time John appointed his
son-in-law, Andrew Hatfield, as agent to sell his Virginia land
holdings. After staying in Ohio for several years with his sons, he
relocated to Indiana.
Our line of descent from
Germany to present day is as follows:
John Mann Jr.
A. Mann Sr.
A. Mann Jr.