ALEXANDER J. MUNDY, farmer and lumberman, Brooks Township, section 13, was born March 18, 1851, in Morrow Co., Ohio. His father, Elinus Mundy, is of Scotch descent, and was born Feb. 15, 1821, in New Jersey. His mother, Experience Patience (Peters) Mundy, was born of Welsh ancestors, Feb. 24, 1822, in New York, and died March 28, 1876, in Brooks Township. John D. Mundy, father of Elinus, was born in New Jersey June 30, 1788, and died Aug. 8, 1855. Elizabeth (Ballou) Mundy, his mother, was of French parentage, born Jan. 16, 1797, and died Nov. 26, 1860.
In 1862 Mr. Mundy of this sketch came to Newaygo with his parents. His father bought 80 acres of land, and afterwards 166 acres more. The son owns 67 acres of this and carries on lumbering operations thereon. He adds to his calling the trade of blacksmith, which he acquired in the shop of his father, for whom he worked six years. He spent four years in wagon-making, and served an apprenticeship of four years in learning the trade of builder. He possesses energy and the inclination to meet all demands on his varied qualifications, and is a valuable accessory to a pioneer community. He is a Democrat in political sentiment. (See sketch of John A. Mundy.)