Jones Munker


JONES MUNKER, a pioneer clothing merchant and highly esteemed citizen of Steubenville, Ohio, was born in Bavaria, Germany, January 24, 1840. At seventeen years of age, or in 1857, he came unaccompanied by any relations to America, and, for one year, he was engaged in business in New York city. In 1858 he came to Steubenville, Ohio, where he has resided continuously ever since. Here he clerked for a few years, after which, in 1862, he engaged in the clothing and merchant tailoring business for himself and he has conducted an establishment of that kind ever since, having, during the whole twenty-six years, occupied the same business room. He has been successful in business and has not only succeeded in building up a large trade, but also in winning the full confidence of the public. His business and social standing are of the best, and no clothing house in this section of country has a more honorable reputation. Mr. Munker was married May 1, 1870, to Rebecca Lewenjood, who is a native of Boston, Mass. Their marriage has resulted in the birth of six children, all of whom are living. Mr. Munker is a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Order of Druids. In politics he is a republican. He has served four terms as a member of the city council. Mr. Munker is one of Steubenville's most prominent and successful businessmen, and one of her most influential citizens. While in the city council he served seven years as its president.

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