James Munger was born in the town of Warsaw, Wyoming County, N.Y., Jan. 22, 1823, son of Ebenezer and Dorcas (Truesdall) Munger, his father a native of Connecticut and his mother of Vermont. Mr. and Mrs. Munger were the parents of ten children, eight sons and two daughters. In 1843 the family emigrated to Crawford County, Pa., where the parents both died. The subject of this memoir was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools. On April 12, 1849, he married Cordelia Armstrong, a daughter of Wm. and Hannah Armstrong. She was born in Cayuga County, N.Y., Feb. 28, 1827. The fruit of this union was eight children, six living--Julia, Delilah, Isabell, Agnes, Minnie and Ernest C. In 1867 Mr. Munger emigrated to Clayton County, Iowa, and located in Read Township, where he remained until 1881, when he removed to his present place, a farm of eighty acres, valued at $3,000. In politics he is a Democrat.
source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 664-665
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