Emory W. Muenscher Papers   1850-1915, and undated
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History

Biography:

Emory W. Muenscher (February 6, 1834- ) was a music teacher from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He operated small schools and gave lessons in Millersburg and Mount Vernon. His father was an Episcopal minister and he had a number of siblings. Between 1860 and 1864 he married Sarah Johnson. During the Civil War, Muenscher served in Company I, of the 30th Ohio Infantry, 1861-1864. On December 27, 1864 he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Colonel. The 30th Ohio Infantry followed Sherman on his infamous March to the Sea. It also played an important role in the surrender of Savannah, Georgia. After the war he returned to Mount Vernon, Ohio. By the early 1900s he lived in Manistee, Michigan, where he was involved with the GAR and reunions of Civil War veterans. Muenscher was a surveyor for the Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad and a county surveyor. He platted Howard City, Michigan. Muenscher was alive in 1917. (This information is from the collection.)