Biography - John Wagner
JOHN WAGNER, liveryman. Jonesboro, was born April 26, 1843, in Austria. His father, Jacob Wagner, was born in Austria, where he also married and followed the occupation of a weaver. Our subject, John Wagner, came to this county in 1852, and has made this his home ever since. He followed different occupations till about 1866, when he commenced to work in William A. Brown's livery stable. He worked there till 1870, when he married the widow of his former employer. Her maiden name was Mary C. Marbry. She is the mother of six children now living — Alice Brown (wife of W. J. House), Arabella Brown (present wife of Z. McBride), George A. Brown (married Florence Corns), John Brown, Harman Brown (married Cora C. Bernard), and Arthur Brown. Mrs. Wagner is a member of the M. E. Church. Mr. Wagner is an I. O. O. F., Jonesboro Lodge, No. 241. In politics, he votes for the best man.
Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, pages 115-116.