March 13, 1872, near Har­ris­on­burg, Vir­gin­ia.

Feb­ru­a­ry 5, 1926, Elkhart, Indiana.

Prairie Street Ce­me­te­ry, Elkhart, Indiana.


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, and 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. His works in­clude:

  1. Talk It Over with Jesus
  1. Angels’ Hymn, The
  2. Bonar
  3. Hagerstown
  4. Holy Place
  5. Larvotto
  6. Silently o’er Bethlehem
  7. Ye Are the Light