John Allen Mann Jr. was born on September 26, 1932 to John Allen and
Nellie Lourie (Herron) Mann. He was raised in Miami County, Ohio. The
family home had plastered walls and a sided exterior, but was actually a
log cabin that had been built circa 1805. Water for kitchen and bath
duties was pumped from a well outside the kitchen door, and the log
sidewalls were visible from the closets.
After completing high school in Covington, Ohio, he enrolled in Miami
Jacobs Business College. After graduating from college, John enlisted
in the United States Air Force. During his tour of duty, he was
stationed in Texas, Colorado, Illinois, California, Japan, Korea, and
After being discharged, John returned to Miami County, Ohio. He was
employed by the BF Goodrich Corporation for several years. He then
joined the Stolle Corporation and worked in time study. He later moved
to the Copeland Corporation, where he was
for 37 years. For many years he was a supervisor in the Standards
and Specifications Department and acted as the liaison between Copeland,
the Canadian Standards Association, and Underwriter's Laboratory.
John married Rosalyn Johnston in 1957 and settled in Shelby County,
Ohio. Four children were born to this union. John died on
August 6, 2016.
line of descent from Germany to present day is as follows:
George Bernard Mann
John Mann Sr.
Colonel John Mann Jr.
Lewis J. Mann
Dorsey V. Mann
John A. Mann Sr.
John A. Mann Jr.
Timothy A. Mann