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J. Frank Gysin  



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






Twentieth century Peru Published 1905
Rassner & Gysin Furniture Dealers (Photo). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Rassner, D.H. - part of owner of Rassner & Gysin Furniture Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Gysin, Frank - part owner of Rassner & Gysin Furniture Store. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31






John Frank Gysin Sr. September 2, 1864 Peru, Indiana a son of George Frederick and Louisa Carolina (Heider) Gysin

married February 6, 1895, Miss Louise Rassner Birth 17 May 1871 Peru, Indiana Death Jun 30 1950 Culver Marshall county Indiana buried Jul 2 1950 Culver Masonic Cemeter
Culver, Marshall County, Indiana daughter of William H Rassner & Mary Ann Stepler

Children:
    Wilhelm Frederick Christopher Gysin Birth 4 Oct 1895 Ind Peru, Indiana Death 5 Mar 1974 Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, buried Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery Peru, Miami County, Indiana, married 16 Sep 1917 Miami County, Indiana Edna M --- Birth: 12 Jul 1896 - Indiana Death: 6 Apr 1958 - Peru, Miami, Indiana buried Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery Peru, Miami County, Indiana daughter of Louis Berker & Margaret Troutman
      Jack F Gysen Thomas W Gysen Virginia M Gysen David H Gysen


    John Frank. Frank Gysin Jr.


John Frank Gysin Jr. born Apr. 4, 1897 Peru Indiana d. 5 Nov. 1957 Culver, Indiana
    Services To Be Held Tomorrow for John Gysin Jr., age 61, passed away at his home on Peru Court soon after noon Tuesday. Although he had been ill with a heart condition for about a monoth, death came unexpectedly.

    He was born at Peru, Ind. on April 4, 1897 and lived there until he came to Culver 30 years ago where he has been employed as foreman of the janitor force at Culver Military Academy.

    DUring World War I her served in the Medical Corps in the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill.

    Mr. Gysin was a member of OUr Redeemer Lutheran Church at Knox.

    His wife, EMma preceded him in death in 1931.

    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Mary lou Anderson, Culver; one brother, William F Gysin, Peru; and two grandchildren, John Bruce and Toni Mare Anderson of Culver.

    Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Easterday Funeral Home where friends my call. Rev. Norman F. Berning, pastor of the Lutheran Church at Knox will officiate and burial will be at the Culver Masonic Cemetery.


married Emma Willhelmina Stradel Birth: 11 Oct 1894 - Indiana Death: 5 Apr 1931 - Argos, Marshall, Indiana buried Apri 8 1931 Masonic Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana, daughter of John C Stradel & Ida McHiltenberg

Child:
    MaryLou Gysin Birth 4 Apr 1931 Argos, Marshall, Indiana married Hugo B. Anderson
      Gysin-Anderson Wedding Vows said in Church Ceremony

      In a candlelight service at seven-thirty o'clock Friday evening, April 18, at the Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church, Muss MaryLor Gysin, daughter of John J. Gysin, was united in marriage to Hugo B. Anderson, son of Mrs. Mare Jensen of R. R. 3 Knox.

      Dr. Meredith Sprunger officaiated at the double ring ceremony before the altear which was decorated with tall baskets of white gladioli and huckelberry entwinded candelabra.

      Mrs. Richard Bowles, organist, played a group of songs preceding the ceremony and also played the muptial marches.

      The bride who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a gown of white nylon and lace. The bodice of lace was made with cap sleeves and she wore matching lace mits. The balerina skirt was of nylon with up and down inserts of lace. Her finger tip veil of nylon fell from a Juliet cap of lace and she carried a bouquet of lilies and white roses.

      As matron of honor, Mrs. Joseph Cihak wore light blue organdy, made with a mandarin color, cap sleeves and a ballerina skirt. She carred a bouquet of pink carnations.

      John crandall of Chicao was best man and ushers were WIlliam Wise or Knox, and Joseph Cihak of Culver.

      Mrs. Jensn, mother of the brifegroom wore a navy blue and white print two piece dress with navy accessories. Her corsage was of blue carnations centered with a gardenia.

      Following the wedding , a reception for 40 guests was held at the home of the brides father. The refreshment table was cented with a three tier wedding cake. Assiting with the serving were Mrs. JOhn Bryan and Mrs. Max Fechner.

      After a short wedding trop, the young couple will be at hoome in Culver.<

      For going away, the bride chose a matching grey gabardine suit and coat with green accessories.

      Mrs. Anderson was graduated from Culver High School in 1949 and Mr. Anderson graduated from Claumet High School in Chicago in 1945 and served in the Army for eighteen months. 23 Apr 1952


    Children:
      John Bruce Anderson
      Tony Marie ANderson


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[27]


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






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