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Jeremiah McMANN

Jeremiah McMANN

Male 1829 - 1898  (69 years)

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  • Name Jeremiah McMANN 
    Born 1829  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Abt 1841  [2
    • "Left home" - possibly did not actually immigrate at this time
    Residence 1864  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 08 Jul 1870  Elyria Township, Lorain County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Nickname
    • Jerre
    Reference Number 3182 
    Residence 1871  Moved to Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 30 Sep 1898  Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • Suicide - gunshot wound to the heart
    Buried Wakeman Cemetery, Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • 1870 Federal Census for Elyria Village, Elyria Town 4., Lorraine County, Ohio, Roll M593_1235; Page: 481; Image: 350. enumerated 8 July 1870 (p. 26)

      McMann,Jerry37/M/WCooper$1000b. Ireland
      Julia37/F/WKeeping Houseb. New York
      John15/M/WAt homeb. New York
      Jeremiah12/M/WAt homeb. New York
      Richard7/M/WAt homeb. New York
      Margaret3/F/WAt homeb. IL

      Note age discrepancies within the 10 year period.

      Per the 1880 Census for Wakeman Village, Huron County, Ohio, the following individuals were part of the McMann household as of 14 June 1880 (Roll: T9_1035; Family History Film: 1255035; Page: 276.3000; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 0553.):

      McMann, Jeremiah W/M/45Cooper b. IrelandM/F b. Ireland
      Julia W/F/45 wifeKeeping Houseb. NYM/F b. New York
      Jeremiah W/M/22 sonWorks in a Cooper Shopb. New York
      Richard W/M/17 sonWorks in a Cooper Shopb. New York
      Maggie W/F/11 dgtAttends schoolb. IL
      Lown, Amelia W/F/73 M.I.L.Boarderb. NYM/F b. New York
      "Clarence W/M/28 B.I.L.Cooper Shopb. NYM/F b. New York



      According to a biography of Jeremiah McMann published in "History of Huron Co, Ohio, Vol. II," Jeremiah left home and struck out on his own at the age of 12. He learned to be a cooper, making or repairing casks and barrels. He arrived in Chicago in 1864 and lived there, practicing his trade, until 1871 when he moved to Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio. By then he was married to Julia Loun and had 3 sons. (This biography attributes Margaret's birthplace to Wakeman in 1872. However, before her death, Margaret Weisenberger, granddaughter of Margaret McMann, found evidence that Margaret McMann was born in 1868 in Illinois.) This source is the only printed mention of the son William that has been found thus far. However, on a visit to the Wakeman Cemetery, Margaret and this author made contact with the old caretaker, Pat Nolan, who remembered Richard McMann. When we questioned him about the mysterious "A. Clare" (see notes for Andrew Clare McMann), Mr. Nolan mentioned a younger brother, William, who had died in infancy.

      The following is excerpted from the biography of John J. McMann as published in "History of Huron County Ohio Its Progress and Development," by A. J. Baughman :

      Jeremiah McMann, "...a native of Ireland, left his home at the age of twelve years and from that time was dependent upon his own resources for a livelihood. He experienced many hardships and privations during the early period of his career, but never permitted himself to be overcome by any obstacles. By untiring perseverance and unfaltering industry, he learned the coopers trade and gradually worked his way upward until he became a large operator in his line of activity. In 1864, he arrived in Chicago, where he engaged in his trade until 1871, when he came to Wakeman, where he spent the remaining days of his life. He operated a large cooperage in this city and became very prosperous in his business enterprise. A man of great force of character, he possessed a strong personality, and was known throughout the community for his charitable and humanitarian traits. A man who acquired money easily, he gave liberally of his means to the poor and needy and no worthy person in distress ever sought his aid in vain, so that when he passed away on the 30th of September, 1898, his death was the occasion of deep and widespread regret. He was laid to rest in the Wakeman cemetery, while his wife still survives him. Their family consisted of five children, namely: John J., Jerre H., Richard, Margaret and William..."
      (pp. 436-437)

      From the "Norwalk Daily Reflector," Norwalk, Ohio, published Saturday, October 1, 1898:

      "SUICIDE IN WAKEMAN"
      "Jerry McMann, an old resident of Wakeman, committed suicide Friday afternoon in his barn, by shooting himself in the heart with a revolver, and when he was found his shirt was open and the weapon was lying by his side. He was always in good spirits and there is no known reason why he should have committed the deed. He leaves a family consisting of a wife, three sons, and a daughter."
    Person ID I3182  new
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2009 

    Family Julia Lown,   b. 1826, Barrytown, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1910, Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1851  Probably New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. John J. McMann,   b. 13 Oct 1855, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 01 Apr 1930, Probably Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
     2. Jeremiah H. McMann,   b. 1860, Probably Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Richard McMann,   b. 1861, Dutchess County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Margaret Amelia McMANN,   b. 28 Dec 1868, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1946, Highland Park, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. William McMann,   b. Aft 1871,   d. Probably Wakeman, Huron County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1180  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] "History of Huron County, Ohio, Its Progress and, Baughman, A. J., (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing County, 1909), pp. 436-438.

    2. [S2] "History of Huron County, Ohio, Its Progress and, Baughman, A. J., (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing County, 1909), p. 436.

    3. [S2] "History of Huron County, Ohio, Its Progress and, Baughman, A. J., (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing County, 1909), p. 437.

    4. [S15] 1870 Federal Census, Elyria Village, Lorain County, p. 48, Image 350.

    5. [S6] "Norwalk Daily Reflector", (Saturday, 1 October 1898).

    6. [S212] Record of Deaths to the Probate Court, Huron Count, p. 145.

    7. [S202] Personal view of gravesite, Dorothy J. Wegehaupt.

    8. [S7] "The Independent Press", Wakeman, Ohio, Published 16 July 1910, Vol. XXXV, No. 46.