J. Frank Gysin. Since the beginning of 1910 city treasurer of Peru, Mr. Gysin has by a career of sustained efforts and ability
to advance himself, demonstrated his thorough fitness for official responsibility and the fine esteem in which his name is held
throughout this community.
J. Frank Gysin was born in Peru, Indiana, September 2, 1864, a son of George Frederick and Louisa Carolina (Heider) Gysin, both of whom were native of Germany, the father born in Wuertemberg,Germany, and the mother in Saxony. The parents were married after coming to America at Richmond, Indiana, and from the city they moved to Peru about 1858, where the father added his skill as a blacksmith to the practice of the mechanical arts in this city. He remained in the quiet pursuits of his regular business until his death on May 5, 1872. The mother still survives and resides in this city.
Mr. Gysin attained his education in the German-Lutheran school at Peru, and was thirteen years of age when he began independent work and earning his own way. For four years he labored on farms in Michigan at wages, and at the end of that time returned to Peru and spent one year in the employ of the Indiana Manufacturing Company. During the next two years he was again in Michigan engaged in farming. When about twenty years of age, Mr. Gysin went west and at Tacoma, Washington, followed several different occupations for two years. He next located at Livingston, Montana, in the employ of the Northern Pacific Railroad Company. After this experience in the northwest he came home to Peru and was employed her as a clerk in a grocery until November, 1892. At that date he entered the employ of J. J. Fetter in the furniture and undertaking business. He continued with Mr. Fetter for fourteen years and in the same lone for another compony until 1909. In 1909 occurred his election to the office as city treasurer on the Democratic ticket, and he began the responsibilities of that position in 1910. In the fall election of 1910 he was forced out by the Democrats but was re-elected without opposition on the Citizens ticket. His church is German-Lutheran.
Mr. Gysin was married February 6, 1895, to Miss Louise Rassner of Peru. Her father, William Rassner, was one of the old settlers of Peru and became identified with this locality during the canal era. Mr. and Mrs. Gysin are the parents of two sons, namely: Wilhelm Frederick Christopher and John Frank.
History of Miami County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914 pg. 490-1
Year: 1910; Census Place: Peru Ward 4, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T624_371; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0131; Name: F John Gysin Age in 1910: 45 Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1910: Peru Ward 4, Miami, Indiana House Number: 26 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Louise Gysin Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Native Tongue: English Occupation: Treasurer Industry: City Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner Home Owned or Rented: Own Home Free or Mortgaged: Free Farm or House: House Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Years Married: 15 Out of Work: N Number of weeks out of work: 0 Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age F John Gysin 45 Louise Gysin 38 F C Wilhelm Gysin 14 F John Gysin Jr. 13 C Frank Evans 37 J Frank Fullin 25 J John Mccarthy 33 A Louis Devine 34 Year: 1920; Census Place: Peru Ward 4, Miami, Indiana; Roll: T625_441; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 160; Name: John F Gyoin[John F Gysin] [John F Tyson] Age: 55 Birth Year: abt 1865 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1920: Peru Ward 4, Miami, Indiana Street: Ewing St House Number: 26 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Louise Gyoin Father's Birthplace: Germany Mother's Birthplace: Germany Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Salesman Industry: Janitor Employment Field: Wage or Salary Home Free or Mortgaged: Free Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John F Gyoin 55 Louise Gyoin 48 John F Gyoin 22 Alva Freeman 34 Girtrude Briggs 38 Elmer Burkhardt 21 Year: 1930; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 617; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0016 Name: John F Gysin Birth Year: abt 1898 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1930: Culver, Marshall, Indiana Map of Home: View Map Street address: State Street House Number in Cities or Towns: 413 Dwelling Number: 57 Family Number: 61 Home Owned or Rented: Rented Home Value: 20 Radio Set: Yes Lives on Farm: No Age at First Marriage: 25 Attended School: No Able to Read and Write: Yes Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Able to Speak English: Yes Occupation: Laborer Industry: Private School Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker Employment: Yes Veteran: Yes War: WW Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John F Gysin 32 Emma Gysin 35 Year: 1940; Census Place: Culver, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 50-17 Name: John F Gysin Junior Respondent: Yes Age: 43 Estimated birth year: abt 1897 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Indiana Marital Status: Widowed Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Culver, Marshall, Indiana Map of Home in 1940: View Map Street: On Lake Front Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Culver, Marshall, Indiana Residence in 1935: Same House Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 2A Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 35 Occupation: Hostler House Owned or Rented: Owned Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2000 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48 Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work Weeks Worked in 1939: 52 Income: 1080 Income Other Sources: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age John F Gysin 43 Mary Lou Gysin 9 daughter J Frank Gysin 71 father Louisa Gysin 69 mother