Biography of Jonas Shunk
Forest County, PA Biographies





JONAS SHUNK, farmer, P. O. Whig Hill, was born in Centre county, Penn., January 22, 1833, a son of John and Lydia (Breune) Shunk, of that cotinty. In 1848 he moved to Venango county, and afterward settled in Forest county, locating on his present farm in 1875. He married, in 1855, Miss Susanna Young, daughter of Joseph Young, of Clarion county, and they have six children: Isaac (in Ohio), John (in Kingsley township, married to Rilda Berlin, and has one child, Gertrude), Ida (Mrs. I. C. Delo, also in Kingsley township), Minnie, Durie and Nellie. In 1863 Mr. Shunk enlisted in Company K, Seventy sixth P. V. I., serving until the close of the war; he was wounded at Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Mr. Shunk is a member of Tionesta Post, No. 274, G. A. R. He is a steward in the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics a Republican.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.


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