JOHN A. MUNDY, farmer and lumberman, Brooks Township, section 13, was born June 12, 1861, in Morrow Co., Ohio. He is a son of Elinus and Experience Patience (Peters) Mundy. The former was of Scotch descent and born Feb. 15, 1821, in the State of New Jersey.The mother was a descendant of Welsh ancestors, born Feb. 24, 1822, in New York, and died March 28, 1876, in Brooks Township, Elinus Mundy is the son of John D. and Elizabeth (Ballou) Mundy. The father was born June 30, 1788, in New Jersey and died Aug. 8, 1855. The mother was born in the same State, Jan. 16, 1797, and died Nov. 26, 1860, in OHio, descended from French parentage.
Elinus Mundy came to Newaygo County in 1862, and settled with his family on 120 acres of land in Brooks Township, located on the Muskegon River. Of this 40 acres are cleared and improved, and the farm is conducted by the two elder sons.
John Mundy was one and a half years old when his parents settled in Newaygo County, and has been reared to the pursuits common to the section, - farming and lumbering; - and has also worked with his father, as opportunity served, at the callings of builde and blacksmith. He is the owner of 60 acres of land lying on the river, to which he has added 80 acres by recent purchase. In political adherence he is a Democrat.