John Sabbann was born in Mecklenberg, Germany, December 9, 1862, but came to America when he was ten years old with his parents, Gustav and Mary (Gusman) Sabbann, who were both natives of Germany. His father died in 1893, but his mother is still living in Farmersburg. He came with his parents to Clayton county in 1872, locating in Farmersburg township eleven years, then moved on a farm in Monona township, living there for fifteen years, and afterwards moving to Farmersburg township. In 1912 Mr. Sabbann left the farm and moved into town, where he became manager of the Farmersburg Co-operative Commission Company, shipping cattle and hogs. He is also manager of the Farmersburg Grain Company. He was united in marriage to Annie Buck of Clayton county, and three children were born to them: Ewalt A., Gustav, and Melinda. He takes an active interest in the political affairs of the Democratic party, to which he gives his loyal support, and has served on the city council. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Modern Woodmen, M. B. A., and of the Lutheran church.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to
the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; pg. 360
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