PETER AMANN. An American by virtue of citizenship, Peter Amann, of Monessen, is by birth and parentage a German. Jacob Amann. a native of Germany, was a stonecutter and contractor, and about 1888 emigrated to the United States. He settled at Irwin, in this county, and there engaged in business, and built himself a house in Penn township. He attended the Roman Catholic church. His wife, Charlotte (Von Blane) Amann bore him the following children: Katie, deceased; Jacob W. lives in Penn township, on the old homestead : Peter, mentioned hereafter: John. a resident of Penn Station : and Ada. Mr. Amann died at his home in Penn township, October 22, 1904. aged sixty-six years.
Peter Amann, son of Jacob and Charlotte (Von Blane) Amann, was born August i i, 1875, on the banks of the Rhine, and received his education in the schools of his native land. He was about eleven when the family came to this country, and in his new home sought the advantages to be derived from attendance at night schools. His first employment was on a farm, where he worked for two years, after which he spent one year in a glass factory in Jeannette. He was then employed for a time in a brickyard and for three years operated a machine in a coal mine. His next venture was as a clerk, and for six years he was employed in this capacity in Jeannette. In March, 1899, he established himself in the grocery and provision business at Monessen, beginning in a modest way, and achieving success by giving his exclusive attention to the building up of his business. He carries a complete stock of staple and fancy groceries, his goods being all of the selected varieties. His business is now one of the finest of the kind in the borough and also the oldest of those conducted under one name. He belongs to the C. M. B. A., the I. O. H., the F. O. E., the B. P. O. E., and the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Amann married, October, 1899, Laura, daughter of Michael Doney, and they are the parents of one child, Agnes Amann. Mrs. Amann is a native of Wheeling, West Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Amann are members of the Roman Catholic church.
Source: Page(s) 254-255, History of Westmoreland County, Volume II, Pennsylvania by John N Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906.
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