J. E. MANN, hotel-keeper, farmer and liveryman; proprietor of the American House Sun Prairie; was born April 29, 1817, in Unadilla, Otsego Co., N. Y.; his father, Andrew Mann, was a native of Connecticut, and came from Otsego Co., N. Y., to Michigan, in 1835; in 1842, J. E. Mann went to McHenry Co., Ill., and lived there till 1850. Was married there, July 5, 1842, to Emily J. Bliven, from Fall River, Mass.; she was born Nov. 22, 1824; in 1850, he went to Madison, Wis., and removed his family there in 1851, and engaged in the livery business with his brother Andrew—firm of J. E. & A. L. Mann; was in that business five years; then sold out and went on a farm in the town of Fitchburg, where he remained till 1872 then sold out, and, February 1st of that year, took possession of the American House at Sun Prairie, which he had purchased, and has kept it since; he is also running a livery stable in connection with the hotel, and has a farm of 80 acres on Sec. 9, which is worked by his boys; he is agent for George T. Smith’s middlings purifier, and also agent for the “Consolidated Middlings Purifier Co.,” of Jackson, Mich. Has had eleven children, nine of them now living, as follows: Hattie (now Mrs. George E. Knapp), of Sullivan Co., N. Y. Louis, living in Jackson, Mich., and his twin-sister, Louise (now Mrs. C. H. Chittenden), of Lenawee Co Mich; Josephine, William T., Fred B., George A., Charles E. and Catharine Almyra; lost his two oldest children; Juliette was the wife of A. M. Seymour, and died March 6, 1879, aged 34 years, and Joseph A. died at the age of 28, July 20, 1873. Mr. Mann has been Deputy Sheriff six years, and Superintendent of the Poor three years; Democrat. Mrs. Mann is a member of the Episcopal Church.
History of Dane County, Wisconsin, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, Page 1109