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Brown County Biographies
Bios From the 1901 Brown County World


Conrad Amann was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Feb. 7, 1857. He received a good common school education and served an apprenticeship of eight years, three in the army and five learning the trade of carpenter and joiner. He then came to Hiawatha, arriving here on March 26, 1884. He went immediately to work with his uncle Gregory in bridge building.

On Oct. 25, 1887 he was married to Miss Katherine Shaub, who preceded him to this country by about two years. Mr. Amann is a very industrious man. He mastered the fine art of his trade in the old country and can do artistic as well as plain work. Mr. Amann owns a nice home on the corner of Kickapoo and Fifth streets, two blocks from the public square; three lots, 50 X 150 ft., good dwelling houose, cave and barn, nice grass, trees and shrubs; a Jersey cow, a horse, buggy and delivery wagon. On one corner of the place he has a roomy workshop with all the equipment for carrying on his large business. He makes estimates and contracts.


R. W. Cornelison was born in Andrew county, Missouri, near Savannah, in 1856, and crossed the Missouri river into Kansas when five weeks old. E. R. Cornelison, who stand for the Co. in the grain and elevator business in Reserve, pre-empted the old home place, which he still owns, situated just east of Reserve; there he owns 800 acres of fine farm land. He resided there from 1856 until ten years ago, when he removed to the town of Reserve, where he is now living, aged 74. He was born in Kentucky in 1826 and moved to Missouri in 1847. R. W. Cornelison, the son, was married to a daughter of the late D. C. Nutting in 1882 and they have a girl, 16, and a boy, 14. They have a fine home in Reserve.

Mr. Cornelison, who manages the elevator and grain business, is a first class business man, standing high with the people of the place. The elevator has all modern attachments for swift and hand loading and unloading and is located at one of the finest grain centers in Brown County.


W. C. Taylor was born in Nova Scotia, Jan. 1, 1826 and removed to Illinois in May 1840. He came to Brown county, Kansas, in 1887. He has always followed farming. He owns a fine 80 acre farm, 3/4 of a mile south of Reserve.

Mr. Taylor was married June 16, 1896. Mrs. Evelyn Taylor is a native of Carthage, Illinois, where she was a teacher in the public schools. She was born there Dec. 19, 1847. Mr. and Mrs. Taylor have a fine home and are well fixed. Mr. Taylor is a jovial, good natured man and although 74 years of age is as spry as the common run of men at 50.

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