Biography of Michael Schunk
Erie County, NY Biographies


Schunk, Michael, Boston, p. o. North Boston, is a son of Martin and Elizabeth Schunk, natives of Germany, who came to America in 1852, locating in Boston, Erie county. Martin Schunk did his first day's work in the tannery near where he lives, for which he received fifty cents, and by industry and attention to his business finally made a comfortable home. He served in the Prussian army in 1848-49. Michael Schunk was born July 24, 1855, and after receiving his education engaged as engineer on the Pennsylvania Railroad, holding that position for ten years, after which he engaged in farming. January 28, 1874. he married Ellen Fuller of Boston, and they had nine children, seven of whom are living: Helen, married and living near home; John, married and at home; Emma, at home; Lizzie, Mabel, Mike, Mina and Miles S.

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The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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