Bio: Bannach, John S. (1877 – 19??)
Surnames: Bannach, Nowak
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Bannach, John S. (21 June 1877 – 19??)
JOHN S. BANNACH.* When the village of Stratford. Wis. was organized out of the town of Cleveland. John S. Bannach as one of the most reliable citizens was selected for the office of village treasurer, in which he has served ever since. He was born at Milan, Wis., June 21, 1877, and is a son of Joseph and Mary Bannach, the latter of whom is deceased.
John S. Bannach attended both public and parochial schools, in boyhood, and then learned his trade, although he had been already earning wages by driving a team in Marathon City, after school hours. For two years he worked in the blacksmith shop of August Grunewald, for four months he was in the town of Athens, and then for nineteen months traveled as a journeyman throughout the Northwest. He then started a blacksmith shop of his own at Marathon City and remained there for some time. At Stratford he conducts a first-class blacksmith and general repair shop and manufactures both wagons and sleighs. He is one of the prosperous business men of the village.
Mr. Bannach married Miss Clara Nowak, a daughter of Joseph and Theresa Nowak, the former of whom died at Edgar, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Bannach have five children, with ages ranging from ten to two years: Clara, Mary, John, Loretta and George. The family belongs to the Catholic Church. He belongs to the Catholic Order of Foresters and to the Eagles. In politics he is an independent voter.
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