Willard Hosea Mann

16 August 1862–1940 (Age 77)
Ellsworth, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Willard Hosea

When Willard Hosea Mann was born on 16 August 1862, in Ellsworth, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Richard Mann, was 27 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Thing, was 18. He married Johanna Dean on 4 July 1893. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Trimbelle, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States for about 25 years. He died in 1940, in Prescott, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in River Falls, Pierce, Wisconsin, United States.

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Willard Hosea Mann
Johanna Dean
Marriage: 4 July 1893
Julia Anna Mann
Mary Rilla Mann
Margaret Hannah Mann
Stella Lucile Mann
Elizabeth Frances Mann

Spouse and Children

4 July 1893


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 5

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 21

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch (De Mann), and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a fierce or strong man, or for a man contrasted with a boy, from Middle English, Middle High German, Middle Dutch man. In some cases it may have arisen as an occupational name for a servant, from the medieval use of the term to describe a person of inferior social status. The Jewish surname can be ornamental.2 English and German: from a Germanic personal name, found in Old English as Manna. This originated either as a byname or else as a short form of a compound name containing this element, such as Hermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Man (cognate with 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willard H Mason, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willard H Mann, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Willard H Mann in household of Richard Mann, "United States Census, 1880"

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