Donald Munger is another of the native sons of Clayton county who is contributing effectively to upholding the high standard of agricultural industry within its borders, and his farm, which comprises forty acres, is situated in Boardman township. He is one of the energetic exponents of agriculture in this section of the Hawkeye state, is a scion of an honored pioneer family of Clayton county.
Mr. Munger was born in Reed township, this county, on the 7th of March, 1886, and is a son of George W. and Augusta Sophia (Bandow) Munger, both folk of fine mentality and much practical ability, though both were deaf and dumb from birth. George W. Munger was born in the state of New York and his wife was born in Germany. He passed the closing period of his life at Elkader, this county, where he died November 18, 1914, and where his widow still maintains her home. He became one of the prosperous farmers of the county, to which he came with his parents in the early pioneer days. He was a son of Milo E. and Jane M. (Glaiser) Munger, who settled in Reed township in the pioneer period of Clayton county history and who here passed the residue of their lives. George W. was the eldest of their nine children; Frederick is a resident of Rolla, Missouri; Ebenezer, of Delaware county, Iowa ; is deceased; Aurelia is the wife of Jeremiah Cassidy, of Elkader; Mary is the widow of Edward Gifford and she likewise maintains her home at Elkader, this county; Carrie is the wife of George F. White, of Volga, this county; Simeon is a resident of Oelwein, Fayette county; and Milo resides at the county seat of Clayton county.
Donald Munger, immediate subject of this review, was the second in a family of three children. His older brother, Charles H., is now a resident of Cresco, Howard county, and the younger brother, Dale W., resides at Manchester, Delaware county. Donald Munger was reared to the sturdy discipline of the farm and continued to attend the public schools of the locality until he had attained to the age of sixteen years. Both of his brothers had in the meanwhile left the parental home and it thus devolved upon him to assume eventually the practical control and supervision of the old homestead farm, to the management of which he has since given his attention, with marked success. He is a loyal supporter of the cause of the Democratic party and is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of America as a member of the camp at Elkader. His name is still enrolled on the list of eligible young bachelors in his native county.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa; From The Earliest Historical Times Down to
the Present; by Realto E. Price, Vol. II; page
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