Melvin Gene Munsinger

M, b. 7 December 1948, d. 23 November 2017
     Melvin Gene Munsinger was born on 7 December 1948 at Albion, Boone Co., NE. He was the son of Kenneth Carl Munsinger and Zeta Eloise Scarlett. Melvin Gene Munsinger lived in June 2010 at Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE. He died on 23 November 2017 at Kearney, Buffalo Co., NE, at age 68

Obituary -- Memorial #185448683:

Melvin G. Munsinger, 68, of Kearney died Thursday, November 23, 2017 at CHI Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Funeral services will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Mother Stephanie Swinnea will officiate. Burial will take place at a later date. Services are entrusted to the O’Brien Straatmann Redinger Funeral Home.

Melvin Gene Munsinger was born in Albion on December 7, 1948, to Kenneth Carl and Zeta Eloise (Scarlett) Munsinger during the 1948 blizzard which prevented his Dad from seeing him until he was already two days old. He grew up in the communities of Petersburg, Albion, and St. Edward, Nebraska.

He attended Bogus District 11 Boone County rural country school and St. Edward Public Schools, graduating from high school I 1967. He then attended Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska, graduating in December, 1971, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education and holding a K-12 General Teaching Certificate which allowed him to teach all grade levels. He also completed EFM School of Ministry at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Grand Island, Nebraska.

He was introduced to the love of his life with red hair (his dream), Cheryl Tripp of Albion, Nebraska, by his second cousin, Gloria Moody, in the summer of 1968. They were married at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, in Albion, Nebraska, on Saturday, November 21, 1970. To this union, four children were born, Anne, Elizabeth, Rachel, and John.

Melvin was a multi-talented, gentle spirited man. He was kind, loving, and thoughtful to his wife, children, family and friends. He was always employed, providing for his family. To pay for college, he worked summers and weekends for the Clarence Choat family around St. Edward/Albion area in Boone County, at their BV82 Anhydrous Ammonia Plant, babysitting the Choat children and grandchildren, moving irrigation pipe, stacking hay bales, and driving the tractor, as well as anything else the family needed done on the farm.

Upon graduation from college and awaiting a teaching position, as well as during the summer, he worked for ASC Irrigation in Grand Island, Nebraska, making aluminum irrigation pipe; then later for Diamond Plastics in Grand Island making PVC pipe. His first teaching position where he taught for three years was at Rural School District 84, Platte County, between Platte Center and Columbus, Nebraska, teaching all subjects for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, and PE. To increase his salary, the School Board added custodian of the school to his contract. So he and Cheryl would drive every Saturday from Grand Island, where she worked as a nurse, to the school to clean the classrooms, hall, and the gymnasium. His annual teaching contract was less than $7,000.00.

The next country school was Hall County School District 4, south of Grand Island, Nebraska, where for six years he taught 4th through 8th grades, PE and music, until the School Board contracted with PE and Music teachers, who also went to other country schools in the county. He then worked with the other schools and the teachers to start a track meet every year. During summers he worked as a groundskeeper for St. Francis Hospital in Grand Island, where he maintained the lawn, flower beds, trees, and the underground sprinkler system.

His next country school where he taught for three years was Bunker Hill, Howard County, just south of St. Paul, Nebraska, teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.

At each of his country schools, he taught Nebraska history, covering the pioneers, the Native American Indian tribes, the foods they grew, the preparation of meals, including “Rattlesnake” Stew made with beef back bones, decorating the Christmas tree the old fashioned way with popcorn and cranberries. He purchased the story books for the kids as Christmas gifts for the next literature classes including “The Lion, the Witch, and Wardrobe”, by C.S. Lewis, and other such classics.

While teaching he was active in the Nebraska State Teachers Association and the Reading Rainbow Program.

Other positions he held included teaching with Head Start, helping with the summer reading program and was the Bookmobile driver for Edith Abbott Memorial Library. He made stops at rural Hall County schools, small towns, and nursing homes, as well as a few rural mail boxes. He also tutored children and adults in his spare time. He was always sharing some knowledge he had learned in private conversations with friends, families, and acquaintances.

In 1997, the family moved to Sterling, Colorado, where Cheryl had taken a job. There, Melvin worked in many capacities in education. The Sterling Public Library, as a substitute teacher for Northeastern Junior College (NJC), and the Sterling Public Schools, in the High School’s Behavior Classroom, Spanish, Math, Science, History, and English classrooms, and even Home Economics. He later worked with the developmentally delayed adults in the group home setting at Sprocka, in Sterling, as well as, in Sidney, Nebraska, transitioning to the Sidney workshop.

In 1997 the family returned to Nebraska, moving back to Kearney, Nebraska, and began teaching in the Behavioral classrooms at Kearney High School and Sunrise Middle School. Eventually returning to work with the developmentally delayed adults in the group home setting, driving their bus, and finally the workshop. He loved working with these clients who he called God’s special children.

Having grown up with his mother’s sisters in the kitchen when he was smaller, while the men worked outside, he learned to cook, can fruits and vegetables, and make bread. He became quite a cook, making soups and stews, main meals, and homemade bread, making the best French bread ever! He canned fruits, vegetables, pickles, spaghetti and chili sauces, salsa, mostly all that he had grown, for his family and friends as gifts.

Throughout his time in each community in which he lived he was active in the Episcopal Church there, teaching Sunday school, Confirmation classes, and was a Chalice bearer, lector, and usher during Sunday Holy Eucharist.

Due to failing health, he semi-retired in 2008, but in November of that year he suffered a mild transient stroke which lead to him needing to have carotid surgery. From this he suffered a more major stroke while in the Recovery Room, but being a fighter he was able to walk his third daughter down the isle for her wedding the following August. Subsequent to this, he had intermittent episodes which left him weaker and unable to remain home. So in the fall of 2014 he entered Good Samaritan Society Ravenna Home, Ravenna, Nebraska, where he resided until his death. He was able to come home for visits, holidays, and other special occasions, one of which was this Thanksgiving Day, enjoying good home cooked food, company and conversation with his children, grandchildren, his Dad and Sally. He had been blessed to attend his 50th Class Reunion at St. Edward High School, St. Edward, Nebraska, and celebrated his 47th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, November 21st with Cheryl.

He loved his Dad and Sally, his wife, kids, and grandkids, siblings, cousins, nieces, and nephews, as well as God and Jesus Christ, his many students and clients.

He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his wife, Cheryl. Daughters Anne Jones, Beth Munsinger, Rachel O’Connor (Sonny), and son John Munsinger all of Kearney. His Dad, K.C. and Sally (Ford) Munsinger, of Cairo; twins—his brother Dave (Shirley) Munsinger of Lincoln, Nebraska, and Donna (Marvin) Ruskamp of Bertrand, Nebraska. Grandchildren: Daniel Shaeffer, Lincoln, Nebraska; Hannah, Josiah (Joey), and Bennett Jones, Jadon, Liam, Nora, and Eamon O’Connor, Allia and Riley Munsinger all of Kearney. Many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Melvin Henry Munsinger1

M, b. 12 November 1895, d. 10 October 1970
     Melvin Henry Munsinger was born on 12 November 1895 at Stearns Co., MN.1 He was the son of William H. Munsinger and Helen Louise Dreher.1 Melvin Henry Munsinger began military service WW I service. He married Anna Mary Wolkerstorfer, daughter of Michael Wolkerstorfer and Rosalia Koppy, on 9 September 1919 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co. (probably), MN. Melvin Henry Munsinger lived on 5 January 1920 at 313 Eleventh Avenue North, St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, well driller.2 He died on 10 October 1970 at age 74

Obituary, St. Cloud Times, Monday, 12 OCT 1970, p.8:

MINNEAPOLIS -- Melvin H. Munsinger, 75, died Saturday in his home.
He was born Nov. 12, 1895 in St. Cloud, and married Mae Wolkenstofer of Cold Spring, Sept. 9, 1919.
He was a World War I veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 428, Waite Park.
Surviving are four sons, Floyd, Vernon, Earl and LeRoy, Minneapolis; and four sisters, and a brother, Mrs. Edward (Bertha) Culliton and Henry, Minneapolis; Mrs. Wesley (Esther) Danneker, Avon, Minn; and Mrs. Joe (Sylvia) Sullivan, California. One sister, Mrs. Frank (Beatrice) Urbanski preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Stephen's Church with burial in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Friends may call at the Gleason Mortuary, 27th and Nicollet, after 4 p.m. today.

He was buried in October 1970 at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, Findagrave #3479512.

Children of Melvin Henry Munsinger and Anna Mary Wolkerstorfer


  1. [S535] 1910 Federal Census, Stearns County, Minnesota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 727; FHL #1374740.
  2. [S539] 1920 Federal Census, Stearns County, Minnesota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 862-63; FHL #1820862-63.

Melvin J. Munsinger

M, b. 22 February 1929, d. 1 April 1995
     Melvin J. Munsinger was born on 22 February 1929 at Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX, Twin to Elvin. He was the son of Earl Charles Munsinger and Lula Belle Taylor. Melvin J. Munsinger married Mabel Louise Congleton in February 1948 at Navarro Co., TX, Melvin remarried to Bertie Wall Goodwin on 27 OCT 1969, Fort Bend County, Texas, and was divorced from her in 1976. He then remarried again on 14 FEB 1977 to Alice Stegall. Melvin J. Munsinger married Floyce Durmon. Melvin J. Munsinger died on 1 April 1995 at Houston, Harris Co., TX, at age 66.

Child of Melvin J. Munsinger and Mabel Louise Congleton

Meres T. Munsinger Sr.

M, b. June 1897, d. 5 March 1963
     Meres T. Munsinger Sr. was born in June 1897 at Nebraska.1 He was the son of George B. Munsinger and Julia Newton. Meres T. Munsinger Sr. married Ida Louise Volkman, daughter of Wilhelm A. Volkman and Maria J. Pechelman, on 17 January 1919, Ceremony by Rev. Joseph B. Cherry. Meres T. Munsinger Sr. married Amanda (?). Meres T. Munsinger Sr. died on 5 March 1963 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, at age 65

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Table Rock Argus, Mar.7, 1963.


Meres T. Munsinger, 65, died Tuesday in Omaha. He was a former resident of Table Rock, moving to Omaha in the mid 30's.

Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church in Omaha, Friday and graveside services will be held at the Table Rock cemetery Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m.

He is survived by his wife, Irene and son Meres,Jr., of Omaha; a daughter, Mrs. Julia Lade of Essex, Ill; and five grandchildren.

He was buried in March 1963 at Table Rock Cemetery, Table Rock, Pawnee Co., NE, Findagrave #55091774.

Children of Meres T. Munsinger Sr. and Ida Louise Volkman


  1. [S217] 1900 Federal Census, Pawnee County, Nebraska. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Film 935; FHL #1240935.

Meres Theodore Munsinger Jr.

M, b. 27 March 1922, d. June 1970
     Meres Theodore Munsinger Jr. was born on 27 March 1922 at Pawnee Co. (probably), NE. He was the son of Meres T. Munsinger Sr. and Ida Louise Volkman. Meres Theodore Munsinger Jr. lived in 1963 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. He died in June 1970 at age 48.

Merrill Forrest Munsinger

M, b. 19 January 1886, d. August 1967
     Merrill Forrest Munsinger was born on 19 January 1886 at Smith Co., KS.1 He was the son of William Grant Munsinger and Lillian Hawley. Merrill Forrest Munsinger married Mary Eleanor Smith. Merrill Forrest Munsinger lived in April 1930 at Smith Twp., Smith Co., KS.2 He died in August 1967 at Smith Co., KS, at age 81. He was buried in 1967 at Fairview Cemetery, Smith Center, Smith Co., KS, Findagrave #129493991.

Children of Merrill Forrest Munsinger and Mary Eleanor Smith


  1. [S17] 1900 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 501; FHL #1240501.
  2. [S278] 1930 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 552; FHL #2340458.

Mildred Marie Munsinger

F, b. 8 August 1920, d. 4 April 2015
     Mildred Marie Munsinger was born on 8 August 1920 at Stanhope, Hamilton Co., IA. She was the daughter of James Arthur Burdell Munsinger and Lettie Scott. Mildred Marie Munsinger married George Robert Mourlam on 2 May 1960 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Chickasaw Co., IA. Mildred Marie Munsinger lived in 2006 at Clarion, Wright Co., IA. She died on 4 April 2015 at Mena, Polk Co., AR, at age 94

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Marie Mourlam, 94, of Hatfield, Arkansas, a former Stanhope resident, died Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the Mena Regional Health System at Mena, Arkansas. Funeral services will be held on April 9, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center in Webster City. Burial will follow the services at the French Cemetery in Woolstock.

Mildred Marie Munsinger, daughter of James and Lettie Scott Munsinger, was born August 8, 1920 on a farm southwest of Stanhope. She received her education in rural schools near Stanhope and graduated from Stanhope Consolidated School in 1938. She worked in restaurants in Webster City. In 1942, she moved to Galveston, Texas and was employed at Camp Wallace. On August 13, 1942, she married at Hitchcock, Texas. The couple resided in Texas and to this union two girls were born. The family returned to Stanhope in 1945, then moved to Hiawatha, KS. They returned to Stanhope in 1948. She worked for Teige Produce and Morton Frozen Foods. She returned to restaurant work at the Golden Room in Webster City. On May 2, 1960, she married George Robert Mourlam at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The couple farmed in Wright County until 1983 and they retired and moved north of Woolstock. Mr. Mourlam died in 1998. Marie moved to Hatfield, Arkansas in 2008.

Marie is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Taylor of Hatfield, Ark and Frances (Tillman) Johnson of Lomita, CA; grandchildren, Aaron Johnson, Nina Taylor, James Taylor; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Justin, Destiny, Morgan, Sierra, James Jr., and Elizabeth; one great-great granddaughter, Arianna; sister; Doris (Lowell) Kilmer of Stanhope.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; brothers; Delbert, Marvin and Marion Munsinger and son-in-law, Bill Taylor.

She was buried in April 2015 at the French Church Cemetery, Woolstock, Wright Co., IA, Findagrave #144667974.

Mildred Veta Munsinger

F, b. 3 October 1887, d. 1975
     Mildred Veta Munsinger was born on 3 October 1887 at Smith Co. (probably), KS.1 She was the daughter of William Grant Munsinger and Lillian Hawley. Mildred Veta Munsinger married Roland Roger Tucker, son of James Cullen Tucker and Martha Elizabeth Moss, at Smith Co. (probably), KS. Mildred Veta Munsinger lived in January 1920 at Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS. She died in 1975. She was buried in 1975 at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS, Findagrave #53405159.

Child of Mildred Veta Munsinger and Roland Roger Tucker


  1. [S17] 1900 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 501; FHL #1240501.
  2. [S352] 1910 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 458; FHL #1374471.

Millard A. Munsinger

     Millard A. Munsinger was born. He was the son of Charles Grandison Munsinger and Zebbie Ann Gates. Millard A. Munsinger died. He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Bayard, Guthrie Co., IA, Findagrave #18696913.

Milo Monroe Munsinger

M, b. 18 October 1879, d. 6 April 1959
     Milo Monroe Munsinger was born on 18 October 1879 at Jones Co., IA.1 He was the son of Joseph Korah Munsinger and Edith Eleanor Steward. Milo Monroe Munsinger married Rosetta Stone, daughter of Eli Stone and Martha Faucett, circa 1906. Milo Monroe Munsinger died on 6 April 1959 at age 79. He was buried in April 1959 at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #42820964.

Children of Milo Monroe Munsinger and Rosetta Stone


  1. [S18] 1900 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 479; FHL $1240479.

Minnie Munsinger

F, b. December 1866, d. 12 April 1952
     Minnie Munsinger was born in December 1866 at Lorain Co., OH.1,2,3 She was the daughter of George Washington Munsinger and Thursa Frances Knickerbocker. Minnie Munsinger lived in 1922 at Moline, Elk Co., KS, per her father George's obituary (1922.) She married Henry A. Kerr circa 1924 at Elk Co. (probably), KS. Minnie Munsinger died on 12 April 1952 at age 85.


  1. [S13] 1870 Federal Census, Jones County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 401; FHL #545900.
  2. [S142] 1880 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Roll 0397; FHL #1254397.
  3. [S18] 1900 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 479; FHL $1240479.

Minnie Munsinger

F, b. 27 June 1904, d. 1 May 1996
     Minnie Munsinger was born on 27 June 1904 at Ordway, Crowley Co., CO. She was the daughter of Guy Edwin Munsinger and Sarah Esbelle Meek. Minnie Munsinger married Clare McElhinny on 21 October 1922 at Douglas, Converse Co., WY. Minnie Munsinger died on 1 May 1996 at Thermopolis, Hot Springs Co., WY, at age 91.

Child of Minnie Munsinger and Clare McElhinny

Myrna Marie Munsinger

F, b. circa 1935
     Myrna Marie Munsinger was born circa 1935 at Carbon Co. (probably), WY. She was the daughter of John Guy Munsinger and Ottilia Agnes Olheiser. Myrna Marie Munsinger died on 7 May 1940. Cause of death: Drowned in Duck Creek, near Laramie, WY. She was buried in May 1940 at Greenhill Cemetery, Laramie, Albany Co., WY, Findagrave #78704995.

Myron T. Munsinger

M, b. 17 February 1864, d. 17 January 1937
     Myron T. Munsinger was born on 17 February 1864 at Tabor, Mills Co., IA. He was the son of Joseph Munsinger and Martha E. Stang. Myron T. Munsinger married Minerva Johnson, daughter of John Merrill Johnson and Mary M. Hicks, on 28 November 1894 at Malvern, Mills Co., IA. Myron T. Munsinger died on 17 January 1937 at Tabor, Mills Co., IA, at age 72 Obituary:

Prominent Stockman and Farmer Died at His Home Just North of Tabor on Last Sunday

Myron Munsinger, 72, well known farmer and stockman, passed away in the early hours of last Sunday morning in the family home north of Tabor. Funeral services were held in the Reeves Funeral Home in that city Wednesday afternoon.

He was born Feb. 17, 1864, on the Munsinger homestead just north of Tabor. He was the third child of Joseph Munsinger and his wife Martha. They came in 1853, with early settlers, from near Oberlin, Ohio.

He attended public school across the road from the homestead, later finishing Tabor high school. He was also an alumni of old Tabor college. On November 28, 1894, he was united in marriage to Miss Minnie M. Johnson of Malvern. They first made their home just south of the home place, where he continued farming and stock raising. To this union were born three children: Joseph Merrill, Charles Maurice and Elta Louise. Mr. Munsinger was a good father, a splendid provider, and devoted to his family.

In 1908 he moved to Wayne, Neb., with his family. There too he farmed and raised cattle. This was in the early years of Wayne State Normal, and he took a very active part in the affairs of this school. All his children were graduated from this institution. In 1920 he moved to North Platte, Nebraska, where he expected to make his permanent home. But three years later his brother and sister passed away, and since he was the oldest survivor he was called to take over the old homestead in Mills county. Although he was unable to perform much physical labor, he maintained a keen interest in farm and civic affairs to the last. He was well read and informed, never losing his interest in life. He was alert to the needs of society, and generous in spirit, always ready to extend a helping hand to the poor and distressed. He was a great lover of children, which had much to do in retaining his youthful vigor and interest in life.

Myron, as he was familiarly called, was well known over southwest Iowa because of his extensive cattle dealing 25 years ago. In partnership with Taylor Davis, he rode the countryside buying and selling cattle, and always put them into the pink of condition. In the early 1900 period, he took first prize at the Chicago Fat Stock show with a car load of black cattle. When failing health limited his activities, he kept posted on the markets, and through the medium of the radio and telephone kept his friends informed of the latest market conditions. His interest in political and municipal life never waned, and he never failed to voice his sentiments and work for what he felt was right.

Those surviving him are his devoted wife; his sons, Joseph Merrill, Tabor; Charles Maurice, North Platte, Neb., and his only daughter, Elta Louise Miller, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Also seven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Newspaper not known. Mills County Cemetery book lists his death as 17 January 1937, buried Glenwood Cemetery.

He was buried in January 1937 at Glenwood Cemetery, Mills Co., IA.

Children of Myron T. Munsinger and Minerva Johnson

Nellie Elvira Munsinger

F, b. 18 January 1872, d. 2 January 1959
     Nellie Elvira Munsinger was also known as Ella. She was born on 18 January 1872 at Rome Twp., Jones Co., IA. She was the daughter of David Munsinger and Mary Ann Parmer. Nellie Elvira Munsinger married James F. Wallick, son of Jacob Wallick and Nancy J. (?), on 22 June 1904 at Boone Co., NE. Nellie Elvira Munsinger died on 2 January 1959 at Boone Co., NE, at age 86. She was buried in January 1959 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Albion, Boone Co., NE.

Children of Nellie Elvira Munsinger and James F. Wallick

Nellie Louise Munsinger

F, b. 4 April 1924, d. 7 October 2008
     Note: Nellie (Munsinger) Spencer worked extensively on the Munsinger family genealogy during the 1970s and 1980s. She organized a Munsinger family reunion at the Alice Munsinger Kimball ranch south of Glenrock, Wyoming on June 7, 1981, and another in 1982 at Custer, South Dakota at the Custer State Game Lodge.

Nellie Louise Munsinger was born on 4 April 1924 at Parkerton, Converse Co., WY. She was the daughter of Edwin Guy Munsinger and Gladys Irene Kothe. Nellie Louise Munsinger married Roy Rudolph Hillstrom Spencer, son of Fredrick R. Hillstrom and Esther Rebecca Swanson, on 13 November 1942 at Alliance, Box Butte Co., NE. Nellie Louise Munsinger died on 7 October 2008 at Yuma, Yuma Co., AZ, at age 84 Nellie L. Spencer, 84, of Yuma, AZ., passed away on October 7, 2008. Born April 4, 1924, at Parkerton, WY., she was the daughter of Edwin and Gladys (Kothe) Munsinger.

She was united in marriage to Roy R. Spencer, November 13, 1942, in Alliance, NE. She is survived by 2 children, Janet Marie Kindle of Yuma, AZ., and Richard Roy Spencer and wife Paulette of Roscoe, MT., 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Alice Kimball of Glenrock, WY., Mildred Jacobson and husband Bill of Yuma, AZ.., and brother Melvin Munsinger and wife Sharon of Dodson, MT., and nieces and nephews. She was preceeded in death by her parents, husband, a son, a grandson and 3 brothers.

Nellie was raised, attended school, and lived in Glenrock, WY. until 1952 when she, her husband, and family moved to Malta, MT., where they ranched south of Malta for many years. After retirement, they enjoyed many winters in the Yuma, AZ. area where they later bought a home and resided until death.

Nellie will be laid to rest with her husband in Glenrock, Wyoming. She was buried in October 2008 at Glenrock, Converse Co., WY.

Child of Nellie Louise Munsinger and Roy Rudolph Hillstrom Spencer

Neville Ronald Munsinger

M, b. circa 1934
     Neville Ronald Munsinger was born circa 1934 at Carbon Co. (probably), WY. He was the son of John Guy Munsinger and Ottilia Agnes Olheiser. Cause of death: Plane crash, New Jersey.

Neville William Munsinger

M, b. 4 March 1898, d. 10 April 1975
     Neville William Munsinger was also known as "Bill". He was born on 4 March 1898 at Elk Co., KS. He was the son of Guy Edwin Munsinger and Sarah Esbelle Meek. Neville William Munsinger married Vera Margarette Bird, daughter of Chester Warren Bird and Eldora May Robinson, on 22 July 1922 at Parkerton, Converse Co., WY. Neville William Munsinger lived, Relocated to Modesto, California about 1952. He died on 10 April 1975 at Stanislaus Co., CA, at age 77 or Shasta County.

Children of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird

Nina Isabelle Munsinger

F, b. 22 December 1908, d. 5 January 2002
     Nina Isabelle Munsinger was born on 22 December 1908 at Seward Co., KS. She was the daughter of Charles Jefferson Munsinger and Kate May Gurley. Nina Isabelle Munsinger married John A. Bruener. Nina Isabelle Munsinger lived in April 1940 at Swisher Co., TX. She died on 5 January 2002 at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX, at age 93

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Palestine (TX) Herald-Press, Sunday, 6 January 2002:

Nina Isabel Bruner
Services for Nina Isabel Bruner, 93, of Jacksonville, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Thompson Funeral Home Chapel, Jacksonville with Rev. James Blaylock officiating. Burial will be in Elkhart Garden of Memories under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bruner died Saturday in Jacksonville.

She was born Dec. 22 1908 in Liberal, Kan. She was a sewing machine operator.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Allen Wilson, Chris Wilson, David Munsinger, Steve Martin and Chris Hendricks.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

She was buried on 8 January 2002 at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX, Findagrave #18745253.

Norma Jean Munsinger

F, b. 12 August 1928, d. 1 December 1972
     Norma Jean Munsinger was born on 12 August 1928 at Combine, Natrona Co., WY. She was the daughter of Neville William Munsinger and Vera Margarette Bird. Norma Jean Munsinger died on 1 December 1972 at Montana at age 44.

Ozella D. Munsinger

F, b. 4 April 1897, d. 15 May 1992
     Ozella D. Munsinger was born on 4 April 1897 at Elk Co. (probably), KS.1 She was the daughter of Joseph Korah Munsinger and Edith Eleanor Steward. Ozella D. Munsinger married Walter Francis Delametter, son of John V. Delameter and Elmira (?), on 21 April 1917 at Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS, Howard Courant, April 26, 1917
Munsinger - Delameter Wed
Miss Ozella Munsinger of Howard and Walter Delameter of Bartlesville, were married last Saturday, the 21st, at Sedan. They were accompanied from Howard to that place by Mr. and Mrs. Stewart Munsinger in the evening, and the ceremony was performed in that city. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Munsinger of Howard, and has lived in this city all of her life. She is a graduate of the Howard High School, an excellent young musician and has been an efficient clerk in several different county offices. She has been orgainist at the Presbyterian Sunday school for several years and a popular teacher of one of the juvenile classes. She will be greatly missed as she is beloved by all. Mr. Delameter is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Delameter and has lived in and near Howard the past five or six years, only recently returning to Bartelsville, the old home of the family. He is a capable young man, is well liked by all who knew him. The entire community joins The Courant in wishing Mr. and Mrs. Delameter's a long, happy and prosperous wedded life. Ozella D. Munsinger lived in June 1932 at Borger, Hutchinson Co., TX, per father's obituary. She died on 15 May 1992 at Borger, Hutchinson Co., TX, at age 95. She was buried in May 1992 at Westlawn Memorial Park, Borger, Hutchinson Co., TX.

Children of Ozella D. Munsinger and Walter Francis Delametter


  1. [S18] 1900 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 479; FHL $1240479.

Paul Munsinger

M, b. circa 1835, d. December 1880
     Paul Munsinger was born circa 1835 at Lorain Co., OH.1 He was the son of Christian Adam Munzinger and Maria Eva Krick. Paul Munsinger lived in September 1870 at Rawls Twp., Mills Co., IA, Census p.87A. He died in December 1880 at Center Twp., Henry Co., IA, 1880 Mortality Schedule for Henry Co, Iowa

Center Twp (sec 15)
Iowa Hospital for the Insane (Mt Pleasant Asylum)

file 3
pg 2, line 19
dist 94
fam 241

Munsinger, Paul
b. Ohio
d. December


  1. [S7] 1850 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 705.

Paul Ford Munsinger

M, b. 21 July 1911, d. 24 February 1991
     Paul Ford Munsinger was born on 21 July 1911. He was the son of Charles Jefferson Munsinger and Kate May Gurley. Paul Ford Munsinger married Madie Lee Congleton. Paul Ford Munsinger died on 24 February 1991 at Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., TX, at age 79.

Children of Paul Ford Munsinger and Madie Lee Congleton

Pauline Munsinger1

F, b. 31 January 1909, d. 21 August 2003
     Pauline Munsinger was born on 31 January 1909 at Smith Center, Smith Co., KS.1 She was the daughter of Merrill Forrest Munsinger and Mary Eleanor Smith.1 Pauline Munsinger married Arlie E. Judd on 7 July 1941 at Festus, Jefferson Co., MO. Pauline Munsinger died on 21 August 2003 at age 94 per SSDI, last residence Higbee, Missouri. She was buried in August 2003 at Higbee Cemetery, Higbee, Randolph Co., MO, Findagrave #76633879.


  1. [S278] 1930 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 552; FHL #2340458.

Pearl Munsinger

F, b. June 1883, d. before 20 June 1900
     Pearl Munsinger was born in June 1883 at Center Twp., Smith Co., KS. She was the daughter of George Washington Munsinger and Thursa Frances Knickerbocker. Pearl Munsinger died before 20 June 1900.

Pearl Munsinger

F, b. 26 August 1927, d. circa 1928
     Pearl Munsinger was born on 26 August 1927. She was the daughter of David Chester Munsinger and Fannie Elnora Gatlin. Pearl Munsinger was buried circa 1928 at Providence Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX. She died circa 1928 Died young.

Peter Munsinger

M, b. 24 October 1843, d. 4 January 1902
     Peter Munsinger was born on 24 October 1843 at Homburg (probably), Germany. He was the son of Heinrich Munzinger and Katharina Eich. Peter Munsinger married Margaretha Smith on 8 September 1863, married 37 years as of June, 1900 census.

8 children born, 2 living as of June, 1900. Five children died in infancy.1 Peter Munsinger lived in 1880 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, A William Munsinger, nephew, age 17, born Canada, was living in the Peter Munsinger household at the time of the 1880 census. William's father was born Canada, mother "Prussia" (meaning Germany).2 He died on 4 January 1902 at St. Cloud, Stearns Co., MN, at age 58.

Children of Peter Munsinger and Margaretha Smith


  1. [S536] 1900 Federal Census, Stearns County, Minnesota. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 792; FHL #1240792.
  2. [S162] 1880 Federal Census, Stearns County, Minnesota. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Roll 0634; FHL #1254634.

Philip Munsinger

M, b. 9 November 1822
     Philip Munsinger was born on 9 November 1822 at Bruchmühlbach, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany.1 He was the son of Christian Adam Munzinger and Maria Eva Krick. Philip Munsinger was christened on 12 November 1822 at Bruchmühlbach, Palatinate (now Rhein-Pfalz), Germany.2 He married Louise Waldo on 30 January 1845 at Lorain Co., OH. Philip Munsinger died at Lorain Co., OH, Probably this was the son of Christian Adam Munzinger who died of illness during the Civil War, while home on leave from the Union Army. The family story is that he sat at the table for a Sunday dinner, then went back to bed and died.


  1. [S96] Vital Records, Bruchmühlbach, Bayern Pfälz, IGI Film C993401, Sheet 0657.
  2. [S39] International Genealogical Index (IGI).

Phillip Ellsworth Munsinger

M, b. 12 April 1878, d. 22 May 1915
     Phillip Ellsworth Munsinger was born on 12 April 1878 at Center Twp., Smith Co., KS.1,2 He was the son of George Washington Munsinger and Thursa Frances Knickerbocker. Phillip Ellsworth Munsinger married Clara Frances Beu, daughter of William John Beu and Charlotte W. Scheel, on 3 February 1903. Phillip Ellsworth Munsinger died on 22 May 1915 at Moline, Elk Co., KS, at age 37. He was buried in May 1915 at Moline Cemetery, Moline, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #19718585. Cause of death: Pneumonia.

Children of Phillip Ellsworth Munsinger and Clara Frances Beu


  1. [S142] 1880 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Roll 0397; FHL #1254397.
  2. [S18] 1900 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 479; FHL $1240479.

Rance Allen Munsinger

M, b. 2 June 1979, d. 15 September 2003
     Rance Allen Munsinger was born on 2 June 1979. He was the son of James Earl Munsinger. Rance Allen Munsinger died on 15 September 2003 at age 24 Heart defect.