biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOHN MONA is a painter by trade, residing in Fremont. he was born in France, Nov. 12, 1845, and is the son of John and Mary (Beck) Mona. The father of the subject of this sketch was a Captain in the French army, and served his country with distinguished gallantry, and becoming disabled by reason of arduous service resigned his commission and engaged in merchandising, which he continued until the time of his death, in France, in 1864. His wife survives him and resides at the old home. The subject of this sketch came to this country in 1872, having previously served an enlistment of six years and three months in the French army, where he held the position of Sergeant. he was married, in 1876, to Lucinda Weil,who was born in Fremont, Jan. 24, 1853, and is a daughter of Christ and Mary Weil. By this union there have been three childrenÄPhilip C., Emil and Ernest J. She is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Mona is a member of the Masonic fraternity, is politically a Democrat, and is now holding the office of Township Clerk and member of the Town Council of Fremont. Mr. Mona owns a pleasant home in Fremont, and is a gentleman greatly esteemed by the people among whom be resides.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy