Dann, Stephen (1854-1928)
Transcription of Magazine ‘Sketch’
For eight years Mr. S Dann has held the office of Circuit Steward of the East Dereham Station. During that time he has honoured the obligations of his office with willing faithfulness. He takes the liveliest interest in all that goes on in the circuit and has rendered large practical help in the three new chapels, being a trustee in each case.
He is a successful farmer and has the reputation of being a good master. His home is the rendezvous of many of the ministers, and all find the heartiest of welcomes. A stay at Old Hall Farm, North Tuddenham, has brought recuperated energy and fresh fitness for service. Mr, Dann realises the value of Sunday School work and as superintendent is always at his post giving his best. He has represented his circuit several times at District Synod and has attended several Conferences, being a delegate at the last Conference in London.
Family and other information
Stephen was born in 1854 at Great Witchingham, Norfolk, to parents John and Elizabeth. John was a farmer.
Stephen married Anna Maria Bird (abt1860-1938) in early 1881 in the Mitford Registration District, Norfolk. Census returns identify six of seven children.
- Ellen Elizabeth (1881-1970) – married Harvey Bush, a farmer
- John Bird (abt1883-1910)
- Annie Marian (1884-1959) – married George Edgar John Cross, a draper and grocer
- Frederick Stephen (1888-1974) – a farmer
- Grace Bertha (1892-1966) – married Roy Marks in 1920
- Fernley Miriam (1900-1986) – married Cubitt M Young in 1922
Stephen died on 17 October 1928 at Old Hall Farm, North Tuddenham, Norfolk.
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1909/454
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