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Transcribed biography of W. F. Mann

W. F. Mann, harness-maker, is a native of Chantauqua county, New York, where he was born in 1836. His parents, Samuel and Hannah Tripp, were natives of Saratoga county, N. Y., and made their early settlement in Valparaiso, Ind. He was by occupation a farmer, but became largely engaged in money loans, and was one of the established business men of that city, where he died in 1861. She died in the same place in 1872. The subject of this sketch was engaged as Surveyor in the Government service in Nebraska three years. He moved to this city in 1873 and established himself in his present place of business the same year. He controls a large trade. Carries an average stock of about $5,000. He was married in October, 1863, to Miss Louisa S. Spencer, a native of Erie county, Pennsylvania. To this union 3 children have been born, 2 of whom are living. Mr. M. is a member of the Masonic order and of the Presbyterian Church. Politically, he is an honored Republican.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
Page(s) in Source: 649-650

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