1872–1926

Introduction

Born: March 13, 1872, near Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1926, Elk­hart, In­di­a­na.

Buried: Prair­ie Street Ce­me­te­ry, Elk­hart, In­di­a­na.

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Biography

John was the son of Sam­u­el Brunk and Su­san­nah Hart­man, and hus­band of Ma­ry Kath­ryn Mar­tin.

A mem­ber of the Men­non­ite de­no­mi­na­tion, he at­tende­d the New Eng­land Con­ser­va­tory of Mu­sic in Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

He taught mu­sic at the West Cen­tral Acad­e­my, Mt. Clin­ton, Vir­gin­ia, and Bridge­wa­ter Col­lege, Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia. He al­so head­ed the School of Mu­sic at Go­shen Col­lege, Go­shen, In­di­a­na.

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