The following transcription was submitted by Linda Munn Persinger of of Eldon, MO for inclusion at the Genealogy in Washington Co., PA web site in January 2000.
This obituary appeared in the Tipton Advertiser in Cedar Co. Iowa Feburary 1897. John William Munn was my Gt. Gt. Gt. Gt. Grandfather.
John Munn Sr., was born May 29, 1803 in Washington Co. Pennsylvania, and died at the home of his son L. J. Munn, who lives at Muscatine, Iowa, Feburaty 10, 1897. By trade he was a blacksmith, learning his trade in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. after which he married Rachel Atchison. To this union was born three daughters, one of which still survives, the others with there mother having proceeded him. Two years later he married Miss Sophia Pierson (Wayne County Ohio). To this union was born four daughters and two sons. He moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and from there to the state of Missouri where he lived eight years. His second wife having died there he returned to Ohio and two years later married his third wife Miss Phebe Homan (Wayne Co. Ohio) after which he went back to Missouri for a short time. (From there he moved to Armstrong Co. Pa. was there a short time and had son Silas Wright Munn born around Millers Eddy, Perry township, 1848). From there he moved to Cedar Co. Iowa, (Sugar Creek Township), in 1849 where he was blessed with five sons and four daughters by his third wife, of which two died in infancy and the third was Mr. Liverton Thomas Munn of Tipton, who died April 9, 1896. The mother having passed away to her reward some twelve years ago.
His three wives were all good Christian women and all died rejoicing in a Saviour's love. Mr Munn himself was a christian man the greater part of his life and also a very patriotic citizen and loved god, home and native land and was ready to defend either, so he had his battles to fight and we trust his victories. Having lived lived to the good old age of 93 years, 8 mon., and 8 days, he was callled from his sons home in Muscatine where he was tenderly cared for in his old age, to his home with loved ones in heaven.
The remains were brought to Hebron M.E. Church, south of Tipton, where a large gathering of old friends and relatives paid their last tribute of respect. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.F. Bacon assisted by Rev. Bowers. Internment in the Hebron Cemetery to await the resurrection.