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Mann Memorial Index, George S. Mann, 1884 (Scans of Primary Source Material)

Direct Ancestors of Janet Mann McCulloch (PDF)

Frankenstein Family of Buffalo, New York (PDF)



When I began researching my mother’s family history, we believed that the Manns were, like the rest of my maternal grandmother’s ancestors, German or Alsatian. We were surprised and delighted to learn that, in fact, the Manns and their relations were among America’s earliest European immigrants, settling near Plymouth, Massachusetts before 1644. This line of descent is described in George Mann’s 1884 Mann Memorial genealogy, the index to which is available on this site. The 1700s Mann Farmhouse in Scituate, Massachusetts is maintained as a historical house by the Scituate Historical Society.

Our branch of the Mann family left Massachusetts for upstate New York in the eighteenth century, settling in Schoharie County, New York. These Manns and their relatives served on the American side during the Revolutionary War.

“Gravestone of Almerian Mann and Hannah Chapman Mann, Breakabeen Cemetery, Schoharie County, New York.  Gravestone reads: Almerion Mann / 1827-1895 / Hannah Chapman / his wife / 1831-1896(?) Photograph by Channon Moon.

Gravestone of Almerian Mann and Hannah Chapman Mann, Breakabeen Cemetery, Schoharie County, New York.
Gravestone reads: Almerion Mann / 1827-1895 / Hannah M Chapman / his wife / 1831-1896(?)
Photograph by Channon Moon.


Additional information on the Manns and related families in Schoharie County is available on Channon Moon’s family history site. I believe that many Mann relatives remain in upstate New York, particularly around Schenectady (coincidentally enough, the town where my mother grew up).

In the late nineteenth century, my grandmother’s grandfather, George Erwin Mann, married a German-American woman from Buffalo, Mary Elizabeth Frankenstein, and moved with her to Cincinnati, Ohio (see Frankenstein family PDF at top of page). Their son, Manly Burr Mann, also married a German-American, Florence Hirschauer – thereby convincing their descendants that Mann was, in fact, a German name. Information on the Hirschauer branch is available on the Hirschauer family history page.

Janet Mann McCulloch, Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1918.

Janet M
ann McCulloch, Cincinnati, Ohio, ca. 1918.





George Erwin Mann, Janet Mann McCulloch, and Burr McCulloch, Florida, ca. 1943.

Burr McCulloch, Janet Mann McCulloch, and George Erwin Mann, Florida, ca. 1943.
This page last modified Saturday, April 30, 2005
Created by Sara Palmer Gilles and Colin Gillies