Esther Munson

FemaleOctober 1843–after 1900

Brief Life History of Esther

When Esther Munson was born in October 1843, in Great Bend, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Bennagah Munson, was 38 and her mother, Almena Winters, was 29. She married Andrew S Leonard on 9 January 1862, in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1870 and Humboldt, Humboldt, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died after 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew S Leonard
Esther Munson
Marriage: 9 January 1862
Adele Almenia Leonard
Walter G Leonard
John Edward Leonard
Grace Leonard
Grace Florence Leonard
Harry Andrew Leonard

Sources (10)

  • Esther Munson in household of Benajah Munson, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ette Munson, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Etta Munson in entry for Grace Florence Nest, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1862Webster City, Hamilton, Iowa, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 4

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States


    Age 20

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Essex): patronymic from the personal name Mund , meaning ‘son of Mund’. See also Munn .

    Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Monsen . Compare Munsen .

    Altered form of Monson 1, a surname of Swedish origin.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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