George Munk and Catharine Ann Oyster

My 3rd great grandparents < Eva Munk < George Slusser < Kathryn Ferrell

George Franklin Munk was born about 1834 in Knox, Columbiana County, Ohio. His parents were Christoph Jakob Munk and Regina Schultes, both of Germany. I have been DNA matched to both of his parents through Ancestry.com. George Munk passed on September 3, 1873, in Nimishillen, Stark, Ohio. He was a farmer.

On March 12, 1858 in Mahoning County, Ohio, he married Catharine Ann Oyster. She was born December 26, 1839 in Columbiana County, the daughter of John Oyster and Susanna Landis. Catharine died on September 21, 1873. She and George both died of typhoid fever. They are both buried at Union Cemetery in Louisville, Stark, Ohio.

In 1850 George was living with his brother Jacob Jr. in Knox, while Catharine’s family were found in Mahoning County. For a history lesson, Mahoning became a county in 1846; before that it was part of Columbiana and Trumbull Counties. Catharine’s family lived in Smith Township which was once Columbiana but then became Mahoning. In 1860 George and Catharine were living in Smith, Mahoning, and by 1870, the family was living in Washington Township, Stark County.

Their children:

  1. Mary Alice born December 1858- October 22 1935. First she married Jacob Vernier (February 28, 1852- September 6, 1912.), a farmer. Second, she married Stephen Schell (1846). Mary and Jacob are buried together at Union Cemetery in Louisville, Stark, Ohio. Their children:
    • William born May 7 1882, died April 21, 1906. His mother’s name is listed as Mary Alice Wunk on a few of the digital records. He was an electrician. Single at death. Died from Spinal meningitis.

    • infant? born February 18, 1884 – no further information

    • Cora Belle born November 25, 1885; died November 26, 1890.

    • Eva Bertha born January 9, 1888, died May 21, 1926. There is a birth record for a male born the same day as Eva, same parents. So she may have been a twin, but it appears her brother may have been stillborn or else this was an error on the record. Eva died from influenza. She had married Homer Lloyd Newhouse (1885-1973.) In 1920, Mary Alice was living with them. Their children: Violet (May 24, 1914 – May 22, 1996) married ? Benz. Homer Sr. remarried Myrtie Green (1896-1984, of Kentucky) and they had two children: Homer Jr. (December 9, 1927-April 21, 1985, he died in Los Angeles, CA) and Helen. Homer Jr. served in the military after WWII. Helen married Donald Ray Williamson.

    • Arthur Jacob, born September 14, 1889, died March 17, 1944 in California. He married Bertha Mae Mong (1892-1967). Their children:

      • Donald W born March 1, 1912, died August 14, 1971. In 1940 he was working as a steel mill inspector.

      • Kenneth L born March 5, 1914, died September 14, 1980. In 1940 he was working as a farmer.

        • Bernard Arthur born October 25, 1916, died November 16, 1965. Bernard married Ruth Fortado, and they lived in California since before 1935. Their children: Bruce, Linda, Jesse, Steve and:

          • Sandra married ? Chandler

          • Gary Bernard born July 1, 1940, died May 18, 2011 in Utah. He married Celia Wittwer. His tombstone names five children: Gary Scott, Jeffrey John, Darcie Ann, Dore, and Danielle.

          • Nancy married ? Cassano.

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        • Maxine Lillian born April 19, 1920, died November 1, 1994. She married Harry Earl Pemberton of Pennsylvania (March 12, 1915- November 18, 1963.)
  2. George F born 1861. Married Adaline Seefong. Of note: Adaline’s sister, Amanda, married Francis M Oyster. One daughter is listed on the 1930 Census record, Laura Nolan. They also lived in California. George worked in real estate. Of note, in 1900 a David Landis, age 79, was living with them as a laborer. A Nettie Williams is also listed, as a servant.

  3. John W born 1864, died April 23, 1961. He is buried at Robertsville Cemetery in Stark County. He worked as a farmer. John married Christina “Tena” S Anthony (1863-1940) and they had two children:
    • Winnie I was born February 27, 1891.

    • Russell Orlo was born January 27, 1895 and he worked as a farmer. He married Elica C. Folk (1896-1960)  Russell died February 19, 1993. At least one child: Earl (March 29, 1919-February 19, 1995). He married Lillian (1922.)

  4.  Eva Viola
  5. Ancestry files names Anna E Munk as the next child, born and died 1869. I can find no proof of this, except there is a grave for an Anna E Munk buried at Union Cemetery. DOB is 1869, death unknown.
  6. Infant Munk, born March 22, 1872. This is probably Cora May Munk, who is found living with her Uncle Peter Schell in 1880.

 

References

“Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XZL4-74M : 8 December 2014), George Monk and Catharine Ann Oyster, 12 Mar 1858; citing Mahoning, Ohio, United States, reference P 39; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 907,321.

“Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XDJX-T4W : 8 December 2014), George Monk and Catharine Ann Oyster, 18 Mar 1858; citing Mahoning,Ohio, reference ; FHL microfilm 0906673 V. 1-2.

“United States Census, 1860”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCG2-PHG : 30 December 2015), Geo Monk, 1860.

“United States Census, 1870,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6VY-R3R : 17 October 2014), George Monk, Ohio, United States; citing p. 16, family 139, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,768.

“Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X616-2HQ : 8 December 2014), George Franklin Munk in entry for Eva Viola Slusser, 19 Oct 1947; citing , reference certificate; FHL microfilm 2,246,313.

George

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXSY-QQS : 9 November 2014), George Munk in household of Jacob Munk, Knox, Columbiana, Ohio, United States; citing family 103, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6V5-BYH : 13 December 2014), George Munk, 03 Sep 1873; citing Death, Washington Township, Washington Township, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 114, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,621.

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Catharine

“United States Census, 1850,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX33-3LZ : 9 November 2014), Catharine Oyster in household of John Oyster, Smith, Mahoning, Ohio, United States; citing family 150, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

“Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6V5-1M9 : 13 December 2014), Catharine A Munk, 21 Sep 1873; citing Death, Washington Township, Washington Township, Ohio, United States, source ID v 1 p 114, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 897,621.

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