Biography of Samuel B. Munson


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SAMUEL B. MUNSON, manufacturer of stove castings, Chicago, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1839, son of Samuel B. and Hannah S. Munson, and was brought up in his native city. His father came to Chicago in 1871 and established himself in the iron business. He died at Mount Forest, Cook County, in April, 1880, at the age of seventy four. His wife died in Cincinnati in 1861 In 1873 Samuel K. Martin, H. W. Fowler, Henry S. Dietrich, Edward S. Jenison and Samuel B. Munson came to Mount Forest, and bought 300 acres of land, which they subdivided into lots and blocks. In the following year they erected the hotel now occupied by the Misses Kellogg, at a cust of $10,000. Mr. Munson built a fine residence the same year. Each of the original members of the Mount Forest Land Company built fine residences. They spent $100,000 in the purchase of the land and the erection of buildings during the first twelve months. In 1860 Mr. Munson married Miss Annie Schauble. daughter of Mathias and Barbara Schauble. They have two children, Emma and Jessie. Mr. Munson is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A. F. & A. M., Royal Arch and Sir Knight.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.