Frederick Yann - Blacksmith and Wheelwright, Preston
(1840 – 1911)
Frederick Yann was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1840 before migrating to Australia. He first settled on the Merri Creek, Campbellfield, setting up a black smithery, before purchasing a large block of land in 1878 between Junction and Seymour Streets, Preston, where he established a new business as a coachbuilder, wheelwright and blacksmith.
Yann died in 1911 and was succeeded in the business by his son Fred jnr.
Preston Historical Society (1968). Brief biographies of prominent Preston People. Preston, Vic: Author.