R. W. Mannen
The following sketch is found about the life of R.
W. Mannen. It reads:
"farmer and stock-raiser, P.O. Laur, was born in Bald Hill Township,
Jefferson County, July 5, 1851; is a son of Sydney S. and Eliza A. (Walton
Mannen. The parents were originally from Mason County, Kentucky and
came to this county about 1844. They settled on the farm now occupied by
subject, where the father died in 1872. The mother is still living.
Subject was the fifth of nine children, of whom eight are living. In childhood
and youth, he attended the free schools of his township, and worked on the home
place until the father's estate was settled. And when the estate was divided,
subject inherited the part that he now occupies.At present, he owns 220 acres in
Sections 1 and 10, of Town 4, Range 1, eighty acres in Section 6, of Town
4, Range 2, and eighty acres in Section 33, of Town 3, Range 1. Of the whole
farm, there are about 240 acres in cultivation. He also pays some attention
to stock-raising, having about 130 head of cattle, and some sheep and hogs.
Mr. Mannen was married, December 31, 1879, to Amanda E. Dodds, a native of
Shiloh Township, Jefferson County, and a daughter of William and Anna (Hall)
Dodds. The father was born in this county, his parents having come here from
South Carolina. The mother was a native of Gallatin County, Ill. The father
in his day was one of the foremost men of this county, and served as Circuit
Judge, County Clerk, and other responsible positions. He died in 1870. The
mother is still living, in Elk Prairie Township. This marriage has resulted
in one child - Walton Dodds Mannen, born March 13, 1881. In politics, Mr.Mannen
is a Democrat."
Submitted by: "Family Links"
Feb 25, 2003