Johan Simon Muench was born on July 21, 1700 in Bavaria (Germany). He was married on August 17, 1728 to Anna Maria Katherina Schenk.
In 1737, Simon (age 35) and his family sailed to America from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) on the emigrant ship The Samuel. Traveling with Simon was his brother, Peter (age 39) and his family. It is believed that the Muench's were among many German emigrants fleeing religious persecution in Germany. They fled to America via a palatine ship via the English port of Cowes and arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on August 30, 1737.
Ship records indicate that both Simon and Peter were among a group of passengers who, upon their arrival at the Port of Philadelphia, were immediately routed to the Courthouse of Philadelphia, where they took the Oaths to the Government (an oath of allegiance to the King of England).
In 1747, Simon was among six trustees to whom a tract of 35 acres was granted for purposes related to establishing the Christ Little Tulpehocken Church in Jefferson Township, PA. (read more). The church is still located at 40 Church Road in Bernville, PA.
Simon and his wife are both buried in the Little Tulpehocken Cemetery near the church.