Obit: Mahn, Hannah (1867 - 1936)

Contact: Crystal Wendt & Janet Schwarze

Surnames: Mahn, Schune, Steinbach, Heisler, Gressler, Bixler, Schipper

----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 16 July 1936, Photo Album of John Glass

Mahn, Hannah (11 July 1867 - 12 June 1936)

Hannah Mahn, daughter of Johannah Schune, was born at Cedarburg, Wisconsin on July 11, 1867, and died at the home of her daughter Irene Schipper of Viroqua on Sunday morning, July 12, 1936, bringing her age at 68 years, 11 months and 12 days. Her death was due to complications.

Her entire life was spent in and near Neillsville with the exception of the past year when she made her home with her daughter Irene of Viroqua.

She was married to John Mahn on June 19, 1887.

Mrs. Mahn was a member of the Evangelical and Reformed Church here, and was one of the first members of the Ladies’ Aid of this church.

Children who survive are: Clarence of Santa Monica, Cal., Ossie of St. Paul, Minn., and Irene Schipper of Viroqua.

One brother, Adolph of Granton, three sisters, Mary Steinbach of Granton, Susie Heisler of West Allis, Emma Gressler of Milwaukee, and five grandchildren also survive.

One son Asa, and one brother Herman preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at the Schiller Funeral Home and at 2 o’clock at the Evangelical and Reformed Church. Rev. Wilson M. Bixler will officiate.

Burial will take place in the Neillsville Cemetery.


Bio: Mahn, Hannah (1867 - 1936)

----Sources: Federal & State Census Records, Photo Album of John Glass

1900 Federal Census, Grant town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Catherine Mahn 1900 Female 63 Widowed White Head 3 Dec 1837 - New York Germany France 3
John Mahn 1900 Male 40 Married White Son 12 Oct 1860 - Wisconsin 1888 Germany New York
Hannah Mahn Daughter-in-law F 35 Wisconsin, b. Jul 1865 in Wis., white, married 12 yrs (1888)., 4 living children - Father's Birthplace Germany, Mother's Birthplace Germany
Clarence G Mahn, Male 10 Single White Grandson Jul 1889 - Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Asa A Mahn Grandson Wisconsin, Male 8 Single White Grandson Sep 1891 - Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin

Ossie A Mahn Grandson; Wisconsin, Male 6 Single White Grandson Sep 1893 - Wisconsin Wisconsin Wisconsin
Mamie A Mahn 1900 Female 1 yr, Single White Granddaughter Aug 1899 - Wisconsin


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Grant town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


John Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 45y Abt 1860 United States Head White Male Married Germany United States
Anna Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 35y Abt 1870 United States Wife White Female Married Germany Germany
Clarence Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 16y Abt 1889 United States Son White Male Single United States United States
Asa Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 14y Abt 1891 United States Son White Male Single United States United States
Osse Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 11y Abt 1894 United States Daughter White Female Single United States United States
Irene Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 6y Abt 1899 United States Daughter White Female Single United States United States
Mrs. (Catherine) Mahn Grant, Clark, Wisconsin 60y Abt 1845 United States Mother White Female Widowed United States United States

1910 Federal Census, Grant town, Clark, Wisconsin, United States


Hannah Mahn Head F 44 Wisconsin
Clarence Mahn Son M 21 Wisconsin
Asa Mahn Son M 19 Wisconsin
Ossie Mahn Son M 17 Wisconsin
Irene Mahn Daughter F 10 Wisconsin


Mahn Family Photo Album--Pictures submitted by John Glass


Mahn Home 1922

Hannah with two of her granddaughters,

Ardeth and Charlotte Mahn, and grandson Jimmy Schipper


<---Clarence, Ossie & Asa Mahn (More likely Clarence, Ossie & Irene/Mamie)


Hannah Mahn in early 1930s

Hannah with road crew she cooked for

John Mahn, Married Hannah Elizabeth Schune June 19, 1887

                                 John Mahn

                                  John Mahn

                              John Mahn

                                   John Mahn

Photographer: Claud J. Fennel, Schuyler, Nebraska

Obit#1: Mahn, John (1-Oct 1860 - 5 Mar 1939)


Source----Marshfield News Herald, March 7, 1939, p. 6, Transcribed by John Glass




Lynn---Funeral services were conducted at the Gilbertson Funeral Home at Granton this afternoon for John Mahn, 78, who died suddenly while riding on a streetcar at Wausau late Saturday.


Dr. H. H. Fechtner, Marathon County coroner, ascribed his death to cerebral hemorrhage.


The Rev. Wilson Bixler conducted the rites today, and burial was made in the Windfall cemetery.  Pallbearers were Ed Lindow, Chili; Royal Stevens and William Kadolph, Loyal; and Arthur and Alfred Riedel and Robert Ure, Lynn.


Mr. Mahn, who lived in this community about 25 years ago, was a resident of Wausau and worked as a scissors grinder.


He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ed Schipper, Viroqua, and by two sons, Clarence and Ossie, whose whereabouts are unknown.


                          Mahn Family Photo Album

CLAUD J. FENNEL - Past & Present of Platte County, Nebraska - Volume II
Merit and ability have placed Claud J. Fennel in the front rank among the photographers of Nebraska. He has the artistic sense, the mechanical ingenuity and the unfailing enterprise which are indispensable in this field of art. He now has splendidly equipped studio in Columbus, where he has been in business since 1912. He was born in Grundy county, Illinois, January 8, 1880, a son of William and Mary (Convis) Fennel, natives of Vermont and New York respectively. The father was a carpenter and wagon maker of the Green Mountain state and after the war removed westward to Illinois, settling in Grundy county, where he continued to follow his trade. In 1886 he came to Nebraska, establishing his home in Thayer county, where he lived until 1902, when he went to Schuyler and afterward became a resident of eastern Colorado, where he owned and cultivated land. From that state he returned to Columbus, where he is now living retired. In early life he was identified with the Baptist church, while later he became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.

Claud J. Fennel completed his education in the high school of Hebron, Nebraska, and then began the study of photography with William Griffin of that place. In 1900 he removed to Schuyler, where he established a studio, continuing active in business there for twelve years, or until 1912, when he came to Columbus. Here he opened a photographic studio and the artistic character of his work has brought to him a liberal and growing patronage. In fact his ability has gained for him wide and well merited prominence in his chosen field. He is a member of the Tri-State Photographers Association, which includes Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri; has been secretary, vice president and president of the State Association of Photographers; is a member of the National Photographers Association and has been twice a delegate to the national congress of photography. He keeps in touch with the most advanced thought, methods and scientific processes of his art and has won first prizes in both Class B and Class A at the state conventions. In addition to conducting business in Columbus he has branch studios at Silver Creek and at Spalding and is accorded a most liberal and well deserved patronage.

On September 26, 1906, Mr. Fennel was united in marriage to Miss Lou E. Williams, who was born near Rockville, Missouri, a daughter of John and Mary (Riley) Williams. The mother, who was born in Cooper county
, Missouri, is now.


Obit#2: Mahn, John (1-Oct 1860 - 5 Mar 1939)


Surnames:  Edwards, Konschok, Lemke, Lindow, Mahn, Riedel, Schier, Schipper


Source----Unknown, Transcribed by John Glass



Chili---(Special)---The Rev. E. P. Stone, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Neillsville, conducted the funeral rites for John Mahn, 78, Wednesday afternoon at the Gilbertson Funeral Home in Granton.

Mr. Mahn died suddenly Sunday at Wausau of a cerebral hemorrhage. Interment was made in the Windfall cemetery.

Pallbearers were Ed Lindow, Chili; Arthur and Alfred Riedel, Lynn; Ed Schipper, Viroqua; and Herman Konschok and Henry Lemke, of Loyal.
Surviving are two sons, Clarence, California; and Ossie, North St. Paul, and a daughter, Mrs. Ed (Irene) Schipper, Viroqua. His wife died four years ago, and a son, Asa, died in 1934.

Relatives in attendance at the funeral were Mr. And Mrs. Ed Schipper, Viroqua; Mr. And Mrs. Ed Lindow, Chili; Mr. And Mrs. Richard Schier, Port Edwards; Mr. And Mrs. Herman Konschok and Mr. And Mrs. Henry Lemke and son, Harold, all of Loyal; and Herman Riedel and son, Alfred, and Mr. And Mrs. Arthur Riedel, Lynn.



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