Ignace Leon Amann was born in Alsace, France February 7, 1850. He was educated there and then came to the United
States, landing in New York January 30, 1872, and locating in Verona, where he was engaged in farming. May 15, 1877, he married
Josephine A. Schwarz, who came from Philadelphia, Jefferson county, N.Y., when five years of age. They have five children:
Louise V., Minnie T., J. Albert, Josephine A., and Leona M. Mr. Amann is a member of the Benevolent Order of the C. M. B.
A., No. 60, Rome, N.Y. The 6th child Ignace Leon "Lee" was born June 20, 1096.
Anthony Amann, his father, was born at the old home in Alsace. He married Theresa Wind, of that place, by whom he had ten
children, of whom the following grew to maturity: Joseph, Antone, Salome, Andrew, Nicholas, Mary and Ignace L. Mr. and Mrs.
Anthony Amann are dead. Mrs. Amann's father, Joseph Schwarz, was born in Germany in 1824. He married Balbina Becherer, and
came to the United States in 1852, going to Utica first, afterwards to Detroit, Mich., and then to Philadelphia, N.Y. They
had twelve children: Sabina (who died at sea), Wilhelmina, William A., Joseph E., Josephine A., John S., Mary M., Francis
L., Louisa T., Nettie B., Alvin H., and Emma H. (who died at the age of fifteen). Mr. Schwarz died July 6, 1875. The family
is of French and German descent.
From Wager, Daniel. Our County and Its People, Part III: Family Sketches. Boston: The Boston History