Here is an excerpt from a Monroe County History Book. Many members of the Mann family lived in or near the village of Malaga. I do not specifically research the Mann family nor do I keep many records, although I do have a distant connection which has led me to look at some data. A look at early land records will show many Mann's as property owners there, including Peter Mann, circa 1820 or so. There is an extensive Mann compendiun at the Library in Barnesville, Belmont County, Ohio. If memory serves me, I think that you will find that the family may have migrated from Chester County, Pa., as did many other families in that area. It is also possible that they may have been Quakers.
Notes on Malaga Twp.
Malaga Twp.was organized Dec 15, 1820. Located on a high, broad ridge which begins in Summit Twp. to the south and extends north through Malaga into Belmont County. The first settlements were begun around 1815,it is believed that the first cabin was built around 1815 or sooner.
The first election was held at the home of PETER MANN in Malaga, 1820.twenty two votes were castand the first officers of Malaga twp. are as follows; Stephen Sloan, Trustee; Henry Crum, Trustee; David Simpson,Trustee; Jonathan Hendershot, Clerk; John Strahl, Treas.; George Kinney ( my ancestor), Constable and Andrew Love , Justice of the Peace.