History of Shelby County and Representative Citizens pp. 624
Submitted by Lida Cook.
JACOB Munk, who is clerk of the board of education of the Huffman Special School District, in Loramie township, owns a valuable tract of sixteen acres of land, situated in section 13, which he devotes to the growing of berries and broom corn, utilizing the product himself as he is a maker of brooms. He was born May 9, 1854, in Bethel township, Miami county, O., and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Wurtz) Munk.
John Munk was one of the loyal and patriotic men who entered the service of their country only to later lose their lives. He enlisted in a Springfield, O., company, in the One Hundred and Tenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was recruited there for service in the Civil war, and he fell on the field of battle at Winchester, Va., when aged forty-seven years. He left a widow and an only son. The widow moved into Shelby county when her son was about eleven years old and here her death
occurred February 27, 1895, and her burial was in the cemetery at Houston, her age being eighty-four years. She was a member of the Reformed church.
Jacob Munk was reared in Shelby county and attended school until old enough to engage in farm work and has lived in Loramie township since he was eleven years of age. After marriage he settled on his present place, which he has comfortably improved, and has been engaged in broom
manufacture for about one year. For many years he has served on the local school board and it was partly through his efforts that the Huffman was made a special school district, this arrangement carrying with it many benefits for the community. Since 1905 he has been clerk of the board of education.
Mr. Munk married Miss Elizabeth Voisard, who was born in Loramie township, Shelby county, a daughter of Joseph and Mary Jane Voisard, and the following children were born to them: Clara, who is the wife of Alonzo Fritz, of Tippecanoe City, O.; Charles, who lives at Piqua, married Myrtle McConnell; James, who is a resident of Piqua; an infant daughter, deceased; William, who lives at Hamilton, O., married Josephine Wrigley; Nellie, who died when aged six years; and Roy, Lottie, Ruth and Thadedorra. The family belongs to the Reformed church. In politics Mr. Munk is a republican.