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Luke Munger
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"This gentleman - a view of whose home appears in this volume [see below] - was born in Ohio, August 22, 1837, and came to Van Buren County with his father, Luke Munger, in 1839.  When he had reached the age of twenty-one years [1858] he went to Minnesota, with a capital of fifty dollars, and pre-empted // one hundred and sixty acres of land, upon which he remained about one year, and returned to Michigan to assist his father with his farm duties.  In June, 1861, he sold his Minnesota land for five hundred dollars, and in August, 1862, purchased forty acres on section 34, in this township (Porter).  That was disposed of in 1864, and he bought sixty acres on which he now resides, on section 28; to this he has added until his present farm consists of one hundred and forty-nine acres.  On the 13th of August, 1865, Mr. Munger was married to Helen A., daughter and only child of Samuel and Charlotte Bartlett, who came to Michigan in 1856 from the State of New York.  Her parents are residents of the township of Porter.  Mr. and Mrs. Munger are the parents of four children, as follows:  Frank R., born November 24, 1868, died March 27, 1871; Charlotte E., born June 10, 1872; Berenice A., born July 23, 1874, died March 6, 1875; Alberta M., born April 20, 1878.  Mrs. Munger was born February 8, 1849.  Mr. Munger is a Democrat in politics and has held various township offices; is enthusiastic and energetic in all his undertakings, and has been blessed with prosperity."
A history of Van Buren County, Michigan a narrative account of its historical progress, its people, and its principal interests, by Rowland, O. W. (Oran W.), 1839-, published by the Lewis Publishing Co., 1912; and presented online by the University of Michigan Library: Ann Arbor, Michigan, pages 532-533.