Isaac D Muench
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/10/2010 at 10:38:55
Isaac D Muench, who now lives retired in Pilot Mound, Iowa, has not only been a factor in agricultural development of his state, but has to his credit a war record of which he well may be proud. He was born in Dauphin county, Pennsylvania, May 28, 1846, and is a son of Jacob d and Solma (Myers) Muench, both natives of that county. The father was a shoemaker by trade, but throughout the greater part fishlike followed farming. He died in Pennsylvania, in 1845. HI wife survived him until 1884.
Isaac D Muench was reared and educated in Dauphin and Snyder counties, Pennsylvania, attending the academy in th latter county. He then completed a business college course at Harrisburg. At the early age of eighteen years he enlisted in Company A, Two Hundred and Eighth Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and served for ten months, or until the close of the war. He subsequently taught school in Pennsylvania for several terms and also clerked in various stores and mercantile concerns. The next six yeas and eight months were spent in railroad service. In 1880 Mr Muench came to Boone county, and her eh bought land in Pilot Mound township. He gave his undivided attention to the cultivation of the same, and his became one of the most profitable farms of the neighborhood. He continued its operation until l1901, when he removed to Pilot Mound, where he now lives.
In 1877 Mr Muench married Kate Martin, a daughter of Edward and Barbara (Remery) Martin, natives of Maryland. Mr and Mrs Muench became parents of seven children: Daniel who died in 1895, George C who is in the United States mail service in Log Angeles, Virgil O a physician who practices in Nichols, Iowa, Sallie who died in infancy, Robert S a traveling salesman of Cedar Rapids, Grace who died in infancy and Harvey a farmer of Boone county. Mr Muench has always interested himself in public question and has helpfully cooperated in promoting the growth and development of his district. He is now assessor of Pilot Mound and has also been secretary of the school board for ten years.
He is a member of the Evangelical church and thoroughly devoted to its work. Politically he is a stanch advocate to he prohibition party. He takes deep interest in the oral and intellectual up building of humanity and is ever ready to support movements which will make for better manhood and sweeter womanhood.
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