John Christian Munsinger

M, b. 18 December 1817, d. 21 September 1917
     John Christian Munsinger was born on 18 December 1817 at Bruchmühlbach, Sickinger Höhe, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany, Stated his age correctly in the 1880 and previous censuses. Subsequently, five additional years appeared on his stated age, in support of his (false) claim to have been born in 1812 just in advance of Napoleon's march to Russia. His headstone was engraved with the age based on the story, not the true birth year.1,2 He was the son of Christian Adam Munzinger and Maria Eva Krick. John Christian Munsinger was christened on 21 December 1817 at Lambsborn, Palatinate; Christening record shows name as "Christian".3 He married Sarah Fowl, daughter of Godfrey Faul and Sarah Gardner, on 4 July 1840 at Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH. John Christian Munsinger lived in 1850 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH; From sometime after 1830 to 1866. Moved family to Jones County, Iowa in 1866. Moved to Smith County, Kansas 1881, after buying properties there for his sons during the preceding several years. Was living with son James Munsinger, Ames, Iowa, as of the 1900 census. The family story is that he "rotated" among the households of his children after he sold his farm in 1892, staying with each family "for as long as they could stand it."4

He married Julina Fuller, daughter of Enoch Fuller and Karenhappuch Parmer/Palmer, on 23 January 1850 at Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH, from Wilda Spaulding's letter dated October 29, 1987 to the Oberlin College Archives:

"Sarah Fowl died after her fourth child was born. Sarah knew that she couldn't get well so asked her best girlfriend, Julina, to marry John and help raise the babies. That must have been the reason Julina quit school."

The ceremony was performed by Rev. John Morgan in the Morgan home in Oberlin.5

John Christian Munsinger lived in June 1860 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH.6 He lived in June 1880 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA. Occupation: Farming and veterinary consulting.
Note: Quoted from Ray Taylor letter:

Cousin Wilda has a souvenir pamphlet of the early settlers of Smith County, Kansas. Great-grandfather John was honored with his picture on the back. She states that it contained just his picture and under the picture was "Born in Germany, December 10, 1812, located in Smith County in 1880." She states further "He did buy a lot of land -- the place where my Grandfather Finn lived; across the road where Uncle Will lived (south of Smith Center) and also land west of there a couple of miles or so, the Uncle Ed Munsinger place. My Grandfather Tucker bought that place from Uncle Ed. That is where Aubrey and I were born. The old rock house was still there about 20 years ago when I took Mother Vivian to Smith County. She said the same wallpaper was still on the wall. Cousin Charles Taylor was homesteading here when he met Elizabeth Munsinger.

Article in Topeka Capital, November 30, 1912:

CELEBRATE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY DECEMBER 10

John Munsinger Making Great Preparations to Have Children With Him

Special to the Capital.

     Smith Center, Kan., Nov. 30 -- John Munsinger, a resident of this county for a third of a century, is making great preparations to celebrate his one hundredth birthday at the home of one of his sons in Howard, this state, December 10. Elaborate preparations are being made for the event and all the children, thirteen in number, will assemble from their homes in all parts of the United States and assist in making the occasion a memorable one. As the plans were originally made, the celebration was to have been held in this city, but later it was decided to change the gathering place to Howard, where the largest hall in town has been secured to accommodate the gathering. While the occasion is one in which only relatives will participate it is expected that there will be present, including children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren, a crowd of two hundred. An elaborate banquet contributed by the sons and daughters will be one of the features.
     Grandfather Munsinger was born in Germany, December 10, 1812. He came to America in 1826 (it was actually 1828) and to this county in 1880. At the age of twenty-five he was married for the first time and to this union four children were born. His wife dying, he was married a second time many years later and became the father of ten more children. One of these, a daughter, died in the latter seventies. Wife number two died in this county in 1880 (actually it was in Rome Twp., Jones County, Iowa). The thirteen surviving children, all of whom are making arrangements to be present when their father and honored centenarian celebrates his birthday are as follows: George and Ed Munsinger and Sarah Knickerbocker, Moline, Kan; Mary Smith of South Dakota; John Munsinger of Oregon; Elizabeth Taylor of Denver, Colo; J. K. Munsinger, Howard, Kan., J.M. Munsinger, Ames, Iowa; C. G. Munsinger, Harlan, Kan; Susie Taylor, McCracken, Kan; Rosie L. Dewey, Oakland, Calif; Will and F. S. Munsinger, this city.
     Although having attained an age that few men ever see, Mr. Munsinger is remarkably active, both mentally and physically. He still takes a keen interest in all affairs of the world and nothing delights him more than a romp with some of his great or great great grand children. One of the feats that he delights in performing for some visitor is springing into the air and cracking his heels together three times before alighting. Asked how to reach five score years his reply is invariably, "Be temperate in all things and worry not."


OBITUARY:

     Friday evening, September 21, 1917, at about 4 o'clock, John Munsinger passed away, at the home of his son, J. K. Munsinger, at the great age of 104 years, 9 months and 11 days. Grandpa Munsinger had been in his usual good health until a few weeks ago, when it was noticed that he was growing weaker and less disposed to walk around. He suffered no pain and his last days were passed in peace and quiet. A few days before his death he refused sustenance, and quietly awaited his final summons.
     John Munsinger was a familiar figure in Howard life for many years, and until the hot weather of the past summer came on, he was to be seen on our streets almost as frequently as any of our citizens. He retained his faculties to a remarkable degree, his eyesight being excellent and his hearing but very slightly dulled. When he was 103 years old, he appeared before the Old Settlers' Reunion in this city, made a speech, and danced a jig. He retained an accurate recollection of the incidents of his youth and mature years and enjoyed talking with his friends.
     Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in this city, Sunday at 2:30 and a great crowd of relatives, friends, and neighbors filled the church and the surrounding space, Rev. Glen C. Wade conducted the service, and was assisted by Rev. O. L. Weir and a quartet of singers. The remains were taken to Olin, Iowa, Monday for interment at the old home.
     The following brief sketch of the life of this good old man was read at the funeral:

     John Munsinger was born in Wittenberg, Germany, December 10, 1812, died at the home of his son J. K. Munsinger, in Howard, Kansas, Sept. 21, 1917, age 104 years, 9 months, and 11 days.
     He came with his parents to America in 1824 landing at New York, then going west and settling in Lorain county, Ohio. In 1833 he was married to Miss Sarah Fowler. To this union four children were born, two boys and two girls. His wife dying in 1849.
     He was again united in marriage to Miss Julina Fuller. To this union were born ten children, six boys and four girls. In the year 1866 he moved with his family to Jones county, Iowa where the wife and mother passed away May 2, 1880. In 1881 he moved to Smith county, Kansas. In 1892 he sold out and broke up the home and since then has spent his days visiting his children. Three daughters have gone on before.
     There are left to mourn his loss: Geo. and Ed. of Moline, Ks. J. P. of Nehalem, Oregon. J.K. of Howard, Ks. J. M. of Ames, Iowa. C.G. of Harlan, Ks. W. G. and F. S. of Smith Center, Ks. Mrs. Susie Taylor of Scott City, Ks. Mrs. Rosa Dewey of Oakland, California and Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor of Ames, Iowa. One brother, David Munsinger of Nebraska. Eighty-seven grand children. Seventy great grandchildren. Fourteen great-great grandchildren and a host of friends.
     Grandpa united with the Lutheran Church when but a young man, but lived the most of his life in the Christian Church of which he died a true and faithful member.

Per Wilda (Tucker) Spaulding, the John Munsinger house in Rome Township was built in two sections. The attic was made into a room that had a separate entrance from the front porch, where travelling salesmen (or John on occasion) would stay.

He died on 21 September 1917 at Howard, Elk Co., KS, at age 99. He was buried in September 1917 at Green Center Cemetery, Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA, Findagrave #75022249.

Children of John Christian Munsinger and Sarah Fowl

Children of John Christian Munsinger and Julina Fuller

Citations

  1. [S96] Vital Records, Bruchmühlbach, Bayern Pfälz, IGI Film C993401, Sheet 0552.
  2. [S15] 1880 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 348; FHL #1254348.
  3. [S39] International Genealogical Index (IGI), 3705.
  4. [S7] 1850 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 705.
  5. [S70] Lorain County, Ohio Marriage Records.
  6. [S341] 1860 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1001 & 1002; FHL #805001 - 2.

John David Munsinger

M, b. 16 May 1903, d. 11 February 1964
     John David Munsinger was also known as "Jack". He was born on 16 May 1903 at Albion, Boone Co., NE. He was the son of Franklin Munsinger and Rosa Vargason. John David Munsinger married Marjorie F. Crosby circa 1928 at Nebraska.1 John David Munsinger married Elsie Dora Spence, daughter of David A. Spence and Clara Adelaide Wheeler, in 1933. John David Munsinger died on 11 February 1964 at Los Molinos, Tehama Co., CA, at age 60. He was buried in February 1964 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA, Findagrave #121533703.

Child of John David Munsinger and Marjorie F. Crosby

Citations

  1. [S1160] 1930 Federal Census, Wheeler County, Nebraska. Unknown record type, NARA Series T626, Roll 1295.

John Duane Munsinger

M, b. 15 April 1928, d. 24 May 2018
     John Duane Munsinger was born on 15 April 1928 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN. He was the son of Joseph Phelps Munsinger and Angela Nierengarten. John Duane Munsinger began military service WW II service, U.S. Navy
Korean War service, U.S. Army. He died on 24 May 2018 at Veterans Administration Center, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, at age 90 Obituary:

John D. Munsinger

St. Cloud - Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for John D. Munsinger, age 90, of St. Cloud who passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud. Rev. LeRoy Scheierl will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud. Visitation will be from 4-7PM on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud and one hour prior to the services at church on Wednesdsay. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

John was born April 15, 1928 in St. Cloud to Joseph and Angeline (Nierengarten) Munsinger. He proudly served our country in the United States Navy during World War II and the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was also involved in Signal Corps from 1951 - 1953, training service personnel in communications. John married Jean Tenvoorde on June 9, 1956 at St. Paul's Catholic Church, St. Cloud. He was employed with Northwest Bell from 1947 until his retirement in 1986. John was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church where he served as an usher and a collections counter for 40 years. John was also a member of St. Cloud VFW #4847 and Fraternal Order of Eagles #622. He enjoyed hunting, fishing with his sons, trips to the casino, Wednesday morning coffee with friends, flower gardening and working on his home. John was caring, sentimental, and hardworking and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

John is survived by his wife, Jean; children, Patty (John) Scott of St. Cloud, Mike (Teri Recht) of Harris, Kym (Wayne) Daffer of Leawood, KS, Tom of Zumbrota; sister, Mary Mollica of Manawa, WI; six grandchildren and one great grandson.

He is preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Peter; siblings, Lucretia Galvan, Margaret Hollenorst, Gordon Munsinger, Elaine Hernandez, and Evelyn Bombardier.

John's family would like to thank the kind and compassionate staff of CentraCare Hospice, VA Medical Center, and Senior Linkage.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the above organizations that gently cared for John and his family.

He was buried on 30 May 2018 at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN.

John Franklin Munsinger

M, b. 8 September 1942, d. 14 May 1987
     John Franklin Munsinger was born on 8 September 1942 at Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY. He was the son of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird. John Franklin Munsinger died on 14 May 1987 at Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA, at age 44.

John Guy Munsinger

M, b. 23 April 1908, d. 23 April 1944
     John Guy Munsinger was buried at Glenrock, Converse Co., WY. He was born on 23 April 1908. He was the son of Guy Munsinger and Esbelle S. Meek. John Guy Munsinger married Ottilia Olheiser, daughter of Michael Olheiser and Catherine (?). John Guy Munsinger died on 23 April 1944 at Lance Creek, Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, at age 36 oilfield accident -- struck in head with pump jack.

Children of John Guy Munsinger and Ottilia Olheiser

John Guy Munsinger

M, b. 31 December 1924, d. 2 December 2010
     John Guy Munsinger was born on 31 December 1924 at Casper, Natrona Co., WY. He was the son of Theodore Roosevelt Munsinger and Ellen Irene Sterling. John Guy Munsinger began military service WW II service, Pacific Theater. He married Valerie Faye Garrad. John Guy Munsinger died on 2 December 2010 at Natrona Co., WY, at age 85 Dates per SSDI, last residence Mills. He was buried in December 2010 at Glenrock Cemetery, Glenrock, Converse Co., WY, Findagrave #152567388.

John Paul Munsinger

M, b. 9 December 1850, d. 24 October 1933
     John Paul Munsinger was born on 9 December 1850 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH. He was the son of John Christian Munsinger and Julina Fuller. John Paul Munsinger lived in June 1880 at Nevadaville, Gilpin Co., CO; Census p.47C. He lived in April 1930 at Center Twp/, Smith Co., KS; Living with nephew Ray J. Taylor. Apparenly also lived in McCracken, Kansas in the 1920's.1 He died on 24 October 1933 at Smith Co., KS, at age 82. He was buried in October 1933 at Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center, Smith Co., KS.
Note: Did not marry.

Quoted from a letter written by Wilda Tucker Spaulding:

Uncle John spent many years in Central City, Colorado working in a grocery store and delivering groceries. Some of his stories concerned those who were sinking shafts trying to hit the rich veins of gold. He told of a man and his wife who would sink their shaft until they ran out of money for blasting powder. They would stop working, she would take in washing, he would do odd jobs and deliver the clean clothes. Finally when they again had a stake they would go back to sinking the shaft. These two hit it rich but the ones who had had them to wash clothing for them always remembered that they were once very poor and reminded them at every opportunity.



Later, he went to Oregon and worked as a bookkeeper for a lumber company at Salem Bay. Later, he did some salmon fishing taking out Easterners to catch salmon and dug clams. He spent many years in Oregon. He lived in Oregon per 1912 Topeka Capital article re: 100th birthday celebration, and was still living in Nehalem as of his father's 1917 obituary.

He did not marry.

Citations

  1. [S278] 1920 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, Roll 723, Book 2.

Joseph Munsinger

M, b. 27 April 1832, d. 26 December 1906
     Joseph Munsinger lived at Came to Tabor in 1853, Tabor, Mills Co., IA. Cause of death: Died of pneumonia, per obit. Mills County Tribune, Glenwood, IA 28 Dec 1906.
Note: Joseph came to Mills County, Iowa at age 22. He was founder of Tabor, and of Tabor College. He applied for a land grant at the Government land office, Kanesville (now Council Bluffs). He received title to the land January 23, 1853, which bears the signature of President Franklin Pierce. Joseph returned to Ohio and married Martha E. Stang April 20, 1853, in Oberlin. They then came to their homestead in Mills County. He was born on 27 April 1832 at Pittsfield, Lorain Co., OH. He was the son of Christian Adam Munzinger and Maria Eva Krick. Joseph Munsinger married Martha E. Stang, daughter of Adam Stang and Anna Catherine Grau, on 20 April 1853 at Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH, Ceremony by Prof. Rev. John Morgan of Oberlin College. Joseph Munsinger died on 26 December 1906 at Tabor, Mills Co., IA, at age 74.

Children of Joseph Munsinger and Martha E. Stang

Joseph Korah Munsinger

M, b. 27 January 1855, d. 27 June 1932
     Joseph Korah Munsinger was also known as Jay K. referred to as "Jay" in 1912 article on father's birthday. He was born on 27 January 1855 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH. He was the son of John Christian Munsinger and Julina Fuller. Joseph Korah Munsinger married Edith Eleanor Steward, daughter of Hiram Steward and Nancy Soesbe, on 20 December 1876 at Walnut Grove, Jones Co., IA. Joseph Korah Munsinger lived in 1880 at Center Twp., Smith Co., KS; relocated to Howard, Elk County, Kansas before 1912.1 He died on 27 June 1932 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS, at age 77 The Howard Courant, July 7, 1932:

Joseph Korah Munsinger, son of John and Julina Munsinger, was born January 27, 1855 near Oberlin, Lorain County, Ohio, and departed this life June 27, 1932 at the home of his daughter Mrs. J. W. Moore, Wichita, aged 77 years, 5 months. At the age of 11 years he moved with his parents to Jones County, Iowa where he grew to manhood. On December 20, 1876, he was united in marriage to Edith Eleanor Steward. To this union were born seven children: Abbey Gorman, M. M. Munsinger, H. S. Munsinger of Howard, Mrs. E. H. Dimity of Los Angeles, Mrs. J. W. Moore of Wichita, Mrs. L. A. Crutcher of Long Beach, California, and Mrs. L. F. Delameter of Borger, Texas. He was buried in June 1932 at Howard Cemetery, Howard, Elk Co., KS.

Children of Joseph Korah Munsinger and Edith Eleanor Steward

Citations

  1. [S142] 1880 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Roll 0397; FHL #1254397.

Joseph Merrill Munsinger

M, b. 7 November 1896, d. 21 November 1979
     Joseph Merrill Munsinger was born on 7 November 1896 at Tabor, Mills Co., IA. He was the son of Myron T. Munsinger and Minerva Johnson. Joseph Merrill Munsinger married Leone Harriet Heikes, daughter of Lyman Luther Heikes and Elizabeth Lou Owens, on 28 July 1917 at NE (probably). Joseph Merrill Munsinger died on 21 November 1979 at Tabor, Mills Co., IA, at age 83. He was buried in November 1979 at Tabor Cemetary, Tabor, Mills Co., IA.

Children of Joseph Merrill Munsinger and Leone Harriet Heikes

Joseph Merrill Munsinger Jr.

M, b. 17 August 1918, d. 1 January 1980
     Joseph Merrill Munsinger Jr. was born on 17 August 1918 at San Francisco Co., CA. He was the son of Joseph Merrill Munsinger and Leone Harriet Heikes. Joseph Merrill Munsinger Jr. married Erna Hoffman. Joseph Merrill Munsinger Jr. died on 1 January 1980 at age 61.

Joseph Phelps Munsinger

M, b. 11 January 1876, d. 25 April 1946
     Joseph Phelps Munsinger was born on 11 January 1876 at Ontario, Canada. He was the son of Peter Munsinger and Margaretha Smith. Joseph Phelps Munsinger married Angela Nierengarten, daughter of Joseph Nierengarten and Caroline Dietrich, on 19 July 1910 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN. Joseph Phelps Munsinger died on 25 April 1946 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, at age 70.

Children of Joseph Phelps Munsinger and Angela Nierengarten

Julia Eleanor Munsinger

F, b. 12 October 1920, d. 22 March 1978
     Julia Eleanor Munsinger was born on 12 October 1920 at Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE. She was the daughter of Meres T. Munsinger Sr. and Ida Louise Volkman. Julia Eleanor Munsinger lived in 1963 at Essex, Kankakee Co., IL. She died on 22 March 1978 at Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 57. She was buried in March 1978 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Cuba City, Grant Co., WI, Findagrave #117448379.

Julia Marguerite Munsinger

F, b. 4 July 1937, d. 16 March 2011
     Julia Marguerite Munsinger was born on 4 July 1937 at Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY. She was the daughter of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird. Julia Marguerite Munsinger died on 16 March 2011 at Stanislaus Co., CA, at age 73.

Julina Ella Munsinger

F, b. 12 September 1853, d. 1 January 1876
     Julina Ella Munsinger was born on 12 September 1853 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH. She was the daughter of John Christian Munsinger and Julina Fuller. Julina Ella Munsinger married Cassius Isadus Shaw, son of John Shaw and Nancy McDonnough, circa 1874 at Jones Co. (probably), IA. Julina Ella Munsinger died on 1 January 1876 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA, at age 22. She was buried in January 1876 at Center Chapel (Green) Cemetery, Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA.

Child of Julina Ella Munsinger and Cassius Isadus Shaw

Keith Lawrence Munsinger

M, b. 25 September 1924, d. 6 July 2011
     Keith Lawrence Munsinger was born on 25 September 1924 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. He was the son of Lyle E. Munsinger and Agnes (?) Keith Lawrence Munsinger died on 6 July 2011 at Multnomah Co., OR, at age 86 Dates per SSDI, last residence Portland.

Kenneth C. Munsinger

M, b. 1924
     Kenneth C. Munsinger was born in 1924 at Boone Co., NE.1 He was the son of Royal David Munsinger and Cora Melvina Holton. Kenneth C. Munsinger married Zeta Eloise Scarlett, daughter of James Claire Scarelet and Fern Seymour.

Child of Kenneth C. Munsinger and Zeta Eloise Scarlett

Citations

  1. [S1366] 1930 Federal Census, Boone County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 1266; FHL #2341001.

Kenneth Lee Munsinger

M, b. 20 June 1947, d. 7 June 2010
     Kenneth Lee Munsinger was born on 20 June 1947 at Albion, Boone Co., NE. He was the son of Kenneth C. Munsinger and Zeta Eloise Scarlett. Kenneth Lee Munsinger died on 7 June 2010 at Milford, Seward Co., NE, at age 62.

Laura Enore Munsinger

F, b. 26 July 1896
     Laura Enore Munsinger was born on 26 July 1896 at Albion, Boone Co., NE. She was the daughter of Franklin Munsinger and Rosa Vargason. Laura Enore Munsinger married Thomas William Haynes circa 1913.

Children of Laura Enore Munsinger and Thomas William Haynes

Laura May Munsinger

F, b. 28 January 1891, d. 4 August 1891
     Laura May Munsinger was born on 28 January 1891. She was the daughter of Charles Jefferson Munsinger and Kate May Gurley. Laura May Munsinger died on 4 August 1891.

LaVonne Winifred Munsinger

F, b. 27 July 1932, d. 27 April 1983
     LaVonne Winifred Munsinger was born on 27 July 1932 at Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY. She was the daughter of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird. LaVonne Winifred Munsinger married James Melvin Goertler on 17 June 1952 at Pennington Co., SD. LaVonne Winifred Munsinger married Charles Wesley Furl on 14 March 1971 at Nevada. LaVonne Winifred Munsinger and James Melvin Goertler were divorced on 12 July 1978 at Inyo Co., CA. LaVonne Winifred Munsinger married Charles Wesley Furl on 14 March 1983 at Reno, Washoe Co., NV. LaVonne Winifred Munsinger died on 27 April 1983 at Sparks, Washoe Co., NV, at age 50. Cause of death: on 27 April 1983 Ovarian cancer.

Lawrence Munsinger

M, b. 22 December 1955, d. 22 October 2004
     Lawrence Munsinger was born on 22 December 1955. He was the son of Lawrence Edward Munsinger. Lawrence Munsinger died on 22 October 2004 at Clark Co., NV, at age 48 dates from SSDI.

Lawrence Edward Munsinger

M, b. 20 October 1923, d. 18 October 1956
     Lawrence Edward Munsinger was also known as Larry. He was born on 20 October 1923 at Rawlins, Carbon Co., WY. He was the son of Edward Lawrence Munsinger and Nora Marie Glade. Occupation: Auto mechanic and reserve Sheriff's deputy. Lawrence Edward Munsinger died on 18 October 1956 at San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA, at age 32. Cause of death: on 18 October 1956 at Rialto, San Bernardino Co., CA, Automobile accident -- he was riding a motorcycle to work when a cement truck drove in front of him. He was buried in October 1956 at Mt. View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

Child of Lawrence Edward Munsinger

Lawrence Estel Munsinger

M, b. 28 January 1884, d. 21 April 1926
     Lawrence Estel Munsinger was born on 28 January 1884 at Iowa. He was the son of James Monroe Munsinger and Mary Elizabeth Smith. Lawrence Estel Munsinger married Opal Douglas Jenkins, daughter of Douglass McMillan Jenkins and Elizabeth Penrose, on 6 November 1912 at Maquoketa, Jackson Co., IA. Lawrence Estel Munsinger died on 21 April 1926 at Ames, Story Co., IA, at age 42. Cause of death: Gas asphyxiation accident in basement of home. He was buried in April 1926 at Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, Story Co., IA, Findagrave #167167546.

Child of Lawrence Estel Munsinger and Opal Douglas Jenkins

Leona Ardys Munsinger

F, b. 24 September 1899, d. 3 April 1992
     Leona Ardys Munsinger was born on 24 September 1899 at Bayard, Boone Co., IA. She was the daughter of James Monroe Munsinger and Mary Elizabeth Smith. Leona Ardys Munsinger married Donald Lindsey Boyd, son of James Craig Boyd and Mabel May Shirer, on 12 June 1922. Leona Ardys Munsinger died on 3 April 1992 at Toledo, Lucas Co., OH, at age 92. She was cremated in April 1992 at Lucas Co., OH, Ashes scattered on Ohlander Park Lake, where she loved to paint in warm weather.

Children of Leona Ardys Munsinger and Donald Lindsey Boyd

Leonard Munsinger

M, b. 29 April 1923, d. 18 August 1925
     Leonard Munsinger was born on 29 April 1923 at Casper, Natrona Co., WY. He was the son of Theodore Roosevelt Munsinger and Ellen Irene Sterling. Leonard Munsinger died on 18 August 1925 at Midwest, Natrona Co., WY, at age 2 childhood illness.

Lesley Delause Munsinger

M, b. 30 May 1891, d. March 1960
     Lesley Delause Munsinger was born on 30 May 1891 at Independence, Buchanan Co., IA.1 He was the son of George B. Munsinger and Julia Newton. Lesley Delause Munsinger married Stella Mae McGrew on 26 November 1913 at Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN. Lesley Delause Munsinger lived on 12 January 1920 at 1040 Peach Street, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE; bricklayer.2 He married Mary E. Hawk, daughter of James Monroe Hawk and Mary A. Doty, after January 1920. Lesley Delause Munsinger died in March 1960 at age 68 Dates per SSDI.

Child of Lesley Delause Munsinger and Mary E. Hawk

Citations

  1. [S217] 1900 Federal Census, Pawnee County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 935; FHL #1240935.
  2. [S2054] 1920 Federal Census, Lancaster County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 997.

Lewis Leo Munsinger

M, b. circa 1906
     Lewis Leo Munsinger was born circa 1906 at Petersburg, Boone Co., NE.1 He was the son of Fred L. Munsinger and Daisy D. Northrup.

Citations

  1. [S1157] 1910 Federal Census, Boone County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 838; FHL #1374851.

Lillian May Munsinger

F, b. 28 March 1865, d. 3 August 1949
     Lillian May Munsinger was born on 28 March 1865 at Lorain Co., OH. She was the daughter of George Washington Munsinger and Thursa Frances Knickerbocker. Lillian May Munsinger married William Henry Chamberlen, son of Joab Chamberlen and Rosanna (?), on 14 February 1889 at Smith Center, Smith Co., KS. Lillian May Munsinger died on 3 August 1949 at Independence, Montgomery Co., KS, at age 84. She was buried in August 1949 at Longton Cemetery, Longton, Elk Co., KS.

Children of Lillian May Munsinger and William Henry Chamberlen

Lillian May Munsinger

F, b. 19 July 1923, d. 17 March 1973
     Lillian May Munsinger was also known as "Lilly". She was born on 19 July 1923 at Parkerton, Converse Co., WY. She was the daughter of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird. Lillian May Munsinger married Judson Francis Brott, son of Harry Vincent Brott and Viola Fay Auer, on 6 December 1941 at Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY. Lillian May Munsinger died on 17 March 1973 at Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, at age 49 Obituary (via Findagrave.com):

The Lusk Herald, March 22, 1973

Lillian Brott Dies Saturday

March 22, 1973

Mrs. Judson (Lillian) Brott, 49, died Saturday afternoon at the Niobrara County Hospital in Lusk after suffering a massive coronary attack. She had been injured early Friday morning in an auto accident north of Manville when the 1968 Ford station wagon she was driving went out of control on ice, went thru the barrow pit and highway fence and between two trees in the yard of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Kaper.

Funeral service for Mrs. Brott was held at the Peet Chapel in Lusk on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Fred Bolinger of the First Baptist Church of Lusk officiated.

James Pavalacky sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee" accompanied by Mrs. Judson Watson at the organ.

Pallbearers were Jesse York, Robert Sides, Walter F. Kant, Luther Penfield Sr., Joseph O'Brien, James Groves, Roscoe Ross and Scott Sides.

Lillian May Munsinger was born at Parkington (s/b Parkerton) in Converse County on July 19, 1923, to William and Vera Bird Munsinger, the oldest of a family of 14 children. She grew to womanhood on the family homestead north of Lance Creek, where her father also worked for the Ohio Oil Company. On December 6, 1941, she was united in marriage to Judson Francis Brott at the First Baptist Church in Lusk. The couple lived on the Petty Johnson ranch where Mr. Brott was employed prior to going to Oregon where he worked in the shipyards during World War II. The family moved back to Niobrara County where they have since made their home on a ranch south of Lance Creek. Mr. Brott was employed by the Marathon Oil Company until his death in 1967.

Mrs. Brott had recently sold her place to Stewart Sides and the family was planning to move to Lusk.

Brotts were the parents of 14 children, Mrs. Rex (Francis) Bell of Cotter, Ark., Harry of Craig, Colo., Jake of Sioux City, Iowa, David and Eddie of Gillette, Frank of Newcastle and Sam, Bonnie, Rusty, Bobby, Tommy and Randy, all of the family home. Two sons, Douglas and Dudley, her husband and one sister, Jeanne Tanner died previously.

Other survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Munsinger of Modesto, Calif; seven sisters, Darlene Jones, Berdy Cummings, Julie Fur, Dolly Pavalacky and Helen Munsinger, all of California, LaVonna Furl of Nevada and Betty Pavalacky of Gillette, five brothers, Guy, Bob, Fred and Roy, all of California and John of Washington; 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

March 29, 1973

Brott Death Recorded As Highway Fatality

According to investigating officer Eldon Alexander, Highway Patrol, the death of Mrs. Lillian Brott, Lance Creek, March 17 was recorded as a highway fatality.

Mrs. Brott was injured in a one car accident which occurred at approximately 1:30 a.m. March 16 north of Manville. She died from injuries sustained to her heart in the accident. Mrs. Brott was thrown against the steering wheel of the vehicle.

She was buried in March 1973 at Lusk Cemetery, Lusk, Niobrara Co., WY, Findagrave #96509057.

Children of Lillian May Munsinger and Judson Francis Brott