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1920 M

   Mann, Tobias E;   

Mann, Tobias E.

Fatal Illness Ascribed In Part To Accident in Which Horses Were Killed.
            Tobias E. Mann of 709 Hubbard avenue, aged 49 years, a well-known resident, died in his home at 6:25 o'clock this morning, a victim of kidney and heart trouble complicated with asthma.  Mr. Mann, who had been in poor health several years, was practically bedfast the last eight weeks.  It is believed his decline was hastened by nervous shock and minor internal injuries he received in September 1917, when his team was struck by a New York Central train at the Indiana avenue crossing, the horses being killed.
            Mr. Mann, who was a son of Christian and Magdalena Mann, was born in Baugo township on August 28, 1870.  His marriage to Miss Saloma Eckhart took place on February 5, 1889.  Mr. Mann had lived in the city for 21 years, his last occupation being that of a meat cutter.  He was a member of Prairie street Mennonite church.
            Surviving Mr. Mann are his wife; six children, Cleo, Earl, William, Lela, Helen and Mary Mann, all at home; Four brothers, Daniel Mann of Gibson, Ind., Levi Mann of near this city and Rufus and George Mann of this city, and four sisters, Mrs. S. F. Coffman of Vineland, Ontario, Mrs. D. F. Miller of Westport, S. D., Mrs. B. B. King of Ft. Wayne and Mrs. A. E. Stauffer of this city.
            The funeral arrangements have not been made.
            On his deathbed, Mr. Mann requested that no flowers be sent to the funeral.                                                  
Obituary: The Elkhart Truth (Indiana), 18 Aug 1920
            The funeral services of Tobias E. Mann, who died at his home, 709 Hubbard avenue, yesterday morning, will be held at Prairie Street Mennonite church at 1:00 tomorrow.  The burial will take place at the Prairie street cemetery.      
The Elkhart Truth,  Aug 1920
            "Horses killed when struck by train; Driver injured.  Elkhart Baking Co., team valued at $400, sheared from wagon on Indiana Avenue crossing.  Enginemen were not aware of accident.  Tobias suffers severe nervous shock as result of narrow escape from death early today."
     The Elkhart Truth, 1920
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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