FUNK

Family History

 

The information published here is a collection from various websites.

Some of this information is based upon research in progress and

and has not necessarily been proven or finalized.

 

Welcome to our family pages.  We are Jay Funk and Barbra Ballard Funk and these pages are a labor of love for our children and the reset of the family.  These pages are simply an attempt to research and document where our families have come from, plus any other interesting tid-bits.

Questions or Comments or Additions or Corrections?

Please eMail : jay@usfunks.net

Funk Family Correspondence Webpage

 

 

Germany

Switzerland

 

Pennsylvania

1707

Virginia

1727 to 1781

Kentucky

1780 to 1805

Indiana

1805 to 1860

Missouri

1860 to 1888

Montana

1888

 

Jacob Funk 1737-1819 & Henry Funk 1750-1744 : Harrison County Indiana

William Funk 1794-1872 & Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers 1803-1878 : Harrison County Indiana

Willis Funk 1832-1910 & Mahala Funk 1832-1919 : Harrison County Indiana to Knox County Missouri

Robert Morse Funk 1864-1952 & Catherine M Donegan  1864-1961 : Virginia City, Montana

 

Funk

German nickname for a blacksmith derived from Middle High German word "vunke" meaning spark.

Today the German words Funk, Funke and Funken are often used in association with broadcasting (electric = sparks).

 

Funck, a German/Swiss Mennonite family name, was native to the Canton of Zürich, Switzerland, probably in the Kronau district, and was found in the Palatinate in the 17th and 18th centuries. Henry Funk, a preacher of the canton of Bern, was scourged and expelled from Bern about 1671.  Records show Mennonite Funks living in places near Heidelberg: Michelfeld 1662, Schaffhausen 1685, Richen 1717, Reihen 1724, Rohrbach 1752, and later in Eppingen 1778, where families of Funcks are listed from that time until recent times.  The name Funk (Funck) was also found in West Prussia, appearing in all Frisian as well as in the Old Flemish congregations. At Danzig it has been mentioned since 1674.  In every generation there have been preachers and elders among the Funcks.  In 1710 Hans Funck was one of the original settlers in what is now Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Pioneer Bishop Heinrich "Henry" Funck (~1694-~1758) immigrated in 1717 to Philadelphia and in 1719 located in what is now Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

 

Although Swiss/German in origin, many of these early Americans immigrants to Pennsylvania became known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch". The early English settlers coined this term and they really meant to say "Deutsch", meaning German, but the word soon became corrupted into "Dutch". They applied this name to those Swiss, Germans and even French Huguenots who arrived here in the 1700's and settled in a certain small area roughly defined as south-central and eastern Pennsylvania. Almost all of them settled for a time in Pennsylvania, but in the latter part of the 1700's many migrated down into the Shenandoah Valley area of Maryland and Virginia and about 1800 began to move into Ohio and the Midwest.                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pennsylvania_Dutch

 

Jacob and Henry Funk were among the first settlers of Harrison County, Indiana in about 1805.

By 1800 the c was dropped and the Funk spelling was commonly used.

 

Books on Funk / Funck Family History

A Tree Grows in Funks Grove:
A History of the Funk-Stubblefield Families of McLean County, Illinois
by Stephen C. Funk

A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funk Pioneers
and a Complete Genealogical Family Register with Biographies of Their Descendants
from the Earliest Available Records to the Present Time
by Elkhart, 1898

From the Rhine to the Shenandoah
by Daniel Bly

Some noteworthy people with the name Funk

Jacob & Henry Funk, 1st Cousins, founders of Funkstown "Jerusalem" Maryland in 1750-60

Issac Kauffman Funk (1839-1912), American publisher and co-founder of Funk & Wagnalls Co. in 1876. 
Perhaps Funk's most important achievement was The Standard Dictionary of the English Language, published in 1893.

Leonard A Funk, Jr. (1916-1992) highly decorated American soldier
awarded both the Medal of Honor and the Croix de Guerre during WW2

Casimir Funk (1884-1967) Polish biochemist who discovered vitamins in 1912

Annie Clemmer Funk (1874-1912) died with the sinking of the Titanic

Reference:

 

Funk Family Tree

 

 

     Hitz Funk

   Mettmenstetten Switz

             |

   Jacob Funk                  +    Ann Naf

      b 1570’s

      d  1645

      m 20 Aug 1634

              |

   Heinrich Funk             +     Katharine Meili

      b 1614 Zurich

      d 3 Oct 1669

      m 20 Aug 1634

               |

   Hans Heinrich Funk      +     Barbel Frey

    c 17 Aug 1639

      Switzerland

   to Germany 1660

                |_________________________________________________________

              #3                                                                                                                 |

   Heinrich Manor Funk   +       Fronica - Verena Franey              Heinrich "Henry" Funk, Bishop

   b 1662 Germany                                                                           b. ~1694 in Palatinate Germanay or Bonfield

   d Oct 1735 PA                                                                             d. 1760 in Franconia Towhship, Montgomery, PA

   to America in 1717

               |

               |

       ____|__________________________________________________________

       |                               |                |            |               |             |             |                   |

     #7                                                                                                                        #12

   John Funk               Barbara    Henry   Martin   Samuel   Franey    Mary              Jacob + Veronica (Franey)

   b 1690  Germany                                                                                                b 1695 Bonfeld Germany

   d 6 Feb 1759 VA                                                                                               d 1746 in Frederick VA

               |                                                                                                                    |

               |                                                                                                                    |

           __|____________________________                  _____________________|____

           |         |       |      |      |      |     |     |    |     |                  |                   |    |     |     |      |      |

         #21                                                                        #34                                           #33

    Henry (SR)                                                         Henry  (SR)                            Jacob

   b 1724   PA                                                               b 1726  VA                           b 1725 PA

   d  1784   MD                                                             d 1790                                  d 1794 KY   

     founded                                                                    d VA                                        founded

 Funkstown MD                                                owned land  KY                     Funkstown MD

                                                                                        |

                                                                                        |

                                                    __________________|_______________________

                                                   |                                                                                  |

                                                 #47                                                                            #46

                                       Henry Funk Jr                                                   Jacob Funk

                                       b 1753 Strasburg VA                                            b 1737  Strasburg VA

                                      d 1815 Harrison Co IN                                         d  1822 Harrison Co IN

                                      m 1774 Elizabeth Miller                                         m  1772 Elizabeth Dosh

 

 

   #21 is Dennis Long line

   #34 is Jay Funk line

 

   #21 and #33 founded Funkstown MD     They were cousins.  Their fathers were brothers  (#7 and #12)

 

   Brothers #33 and #34 owned land in the West

   #34  Henry SR.– Severns Valley Hardin Co KY  - his son, Henry JR moved to KY and all but one of his children.

   #33  Jacob– Jefferson County KY  moved 1792 from Funkstown MD  - died two years later.

 

4/20/2010 : Dennis Long provided most of this tree information

 

 

Lancaster County Pennsylvania

...
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was carved out of Chester County and incorporated as the fourth in Pennsylvania in 1729.  Named after Lancashire in North England, this county of the Indian country had but a few explorers and Indian exploiters before the Swiss and Palatine immigrants of 1710 arrived, who settled along Pequea Creek for 20 miles. Large influxes of Mennonites (1717-1756) from the Palatinate (some from Switzerland direct) followed, with contingents of Lutherans and Reformed.  By 1738 the population was 2,560 and by 1752, 3,977. From the first settlement, which was made at Lampeter, the Mennonites went north to the city and then branched over the county, leaving the south for the Scotch-Irish and Friends, and the east for the Welsh.

 

 
Pennsylvania
Lancaster County PA

Heinrich "Henry" Funck, Sr : (1643-1735) & Veronica Fronica (~1678-~1735)
Son of Heini Funk (1612-1669) and Katherine Meyli (1612-1681)
1643   born in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland
~1678 married Veronica Fronica in Germany
1709   arrived in Pennsylvania from Bonfeld Germany
1709   Heinrich Funck listed as pioneer of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
1712   Heinrich Funck bought tract of land in Pequea Valley (Page 192)
1735   died in October in Strasburg, Lancaster County, PA

Jacob Funck (1695-1746) & Veronica "Franey" Frances (~1696-1758)
son of Heinrich Funck Sr.
1
695   born in Bonfeld Germany; son of Heinrich and Veronica Funck
~1718 arrived in America
~1718 married Veronica "Franey" in Lancaster County, PA
1720   daughter Frances   born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1722   daughter Elizabeth born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1724   son Jacob born in September in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1726   son Henry born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1728   daughter Mary born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1734   daughter Barbara born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1736   son John born in Strasburg, Shenandoah, Virginia
1735   moved to Shenandoah Valley Virginia
1735   occupation Miller
1746   Jacob died October 2 in Fredrick Virginia
1758   wife Veronica died in Virginia

 

Shenandoah County, Virginia

Shenandoah County was established in 1772, it was originally named Dunmore County for Virginia Governor Lord Dunmore.  The county was renamed Shenandoah in 1778, named for the Senedos Indian tribe.

 

During the Civil War the Battle of New Market took place May 15, 1864.

 

Reference:   Wikipedia ...more...

 

In 1727, German Mennonites were with first immigrants to the Shenandoah Valley

 

 

Virginia

Shenandoah County

1727  German Mennonites were with first immigrants to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia

1739  John Funk purchases 500 acres at the mouth of Passage Creek from Thomas Chester

1743  Funk's Mill in existence as early as 1743

1770-1771 Funk brothers returned to Sandy Hook from Pennsylvania after leaving in 1763-64 because on constant threat of Indian attacks.

1764  Sept. 23 - Lawrence Snapp purchased 450 acres on Tumbling Run from John and Ann Funk Jr. for 800 pounds (Frederick County, Virginina Deed Book 10, p. 260)  This tract was the original Funk settlement and included the mill built by John Fun Sr. before 1752.

 

Henry Funck, Sr. (1726-1790) & Elizabeth

1739 Henry signed Virginia petition for new county west of the Blue Ridge at age of 13
1730s Henry Funk promotes the Opequon settlement
1740s wrote from Opequon to Philadelphia
1745 Henry received 150 acres "Town Run" from his father and built mill
~1746 married in Virginia
~1790 died in Shenandoah County, Virginia in early 1790
1752 sold plot and tools to Sangmeister
1772 Henry signed Mennonite petition objecting to fines for not participating in militia
1754 Henry purchased land on Antietam Creek in Frederick Co MD from brother Jacob.
1754 Henry sold tract of land on the Shenandoah to brother Jacob Funk
1755 Henry sold back Maryland land to Jacob
1755 Sangmeister to teach Henry's son "a boy of age 8" to read and write
1755 Henry's wife suffering a painful illness and has a child still nursing
1760 by the 1760s had acquired 1145 acres on Passage Creek east of Strasburg
1789 wrote his will on Oct 20, 1789 - referenced land in Severns Valley KY
1790 will was probated Feb 25, 1790

 

 

Jacob Funk 1737-1819   &    Henry Funk 1750-1744

 

The Funk Brothers
Jacob & Henry

 

In the early 1800s, brothers, Jacob and Henry Funk were making their mark on this country.  These Funk brothers came from Shenandoah County, Virginia to Hardin County, Kentucky and then to Harrison County, Indiana.  In 1805, Jacob was the first settlers to Harrison County, Indiana;  Henry and his family arrived later.  Jacob Funk and Samuel McAdams platted the town of New Amsterdam on September 19, 1815.  Jacob and Henry took up land at the mouth of the Indian Creek that flows into the Ohio river.  One brother taking the land on one side of the creek and the other brother the land on the opposite side.  Henry Funk's property was on the side of the creek closest to the Ohio River and was 285 acres in the north part of Section 35, Twp 4 south, Range 2 East.  Henry Funk, a Revolutionary soldier, and his son, Daniel Funk, soldier in the War of 1812, both died in 1815 of malaria and are buried in the family burying plot on their farm between the Overflow Pond and the Ohio River. 

 

 

Hardin County, Kentucky

Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1793.   The county is named for John Hardin, a Continental Army officer during the American Revolution.  President Abraham Lincoln was born in what was then Hardin County near Hodgenville, now part of modern-day LaRue County.  Its county seat is at Elizabethtown.

 

Reference:   WikipediA ...more...

 

A History of Kentucky and Kentuckians: The Leaders and Representative Men -- Jacob Funk Page 1380

(25MB pdf)

 

President Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County on February 12, 1809.

 

Hardin County, Kentucky is across the river from Harrison County, Indiana

 

 

 

Kentucky

Hardin County

Henry Funck, Sr. (1726-1790) & Elizabeth

Jacob Funck (1737-1819) & Elizabeth Borsch (~1737-1823)

Henry Funck (1750-1815) & Elizabeth Mueller (1754)

 

HENRY, HENRY JR & JACOB FUNK

Hardin County, Kentucky

 

Henry Funk, Henry Funk Jr., and Jacob Funk entered on thousands of acres of land in what is now Hardin County, Kentucky, during the period 1780-1784.  Henry and Henry Jr. made several entries March 16, 1781. (Jillson, 1926)

 

October 31, 1797 Kentucky Land Grants. Grantee: Jacob FUNK

 

 

 

Harrison County Indiana 1800s

Harrison County was created on December 1, 1808 and was formed from Clark and Knox Counties.  The County was named for William Henry Harrison, governor of Indiana Territory and later U.S. President.

 

Washington Townships first settlers were Jacob and Henry Funk and their families who settled there in 1805.  The townships has two towns: New Amsterdam was founded in 1815 and Valley City in 1859.  Washington Township is the smallest of twelve townships in Harrison County, Indiana. As of the 2000 census, its population was 256.

 

MORE...

 

http://genealogytrails.com/ind/harrison/

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Amsterdam,_Indiana

 

 

Hardin County, Kentucky is across the river from Harrison County, Indiana

 

 

Henry Funck Sr. (1726-1790) & Elizabeth

Henry Funck, Sr.
Birth:        1726 born in Lancaster Pennsylvania
Parents:    Jacob Funck (1695-1746) & Veronica "Franey" Frances (~1696-1758)
Marriage: ~1746 in Virginia
Spouse:     Elizabeth or Margaret
Death:
      1790 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia (Strasbourg, VA)
Will:          probated Feb.25 1790

Henry Funk came to America in 1717.  It is believed that his family originated in Switzerland but might have spent some time in the Palatinate region of Germany before emigrating to America.

Children:          Known children: Jacob, Henry, Mary Barbara, and Elizabeth Cathy
JACOB                         b. October 13, 1737, in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia

HENRY Jr                    b. September 23 1753 in Shenandoah County, Virginia

ELIZABETH Catherine  b: ~1755 - Shenandoah Co. VA d: m: Frederick Fetree
MARY                           b: ~1758 - Shenandoah Co. VA d: before 20 Oct 1789
                                      m: Christian William Springer ~1778
BARBARA                    b: ~1760 - Shenandoah Virginia;
                                      married John Anthony Ament on June 1, 1784


1783  Henry Funk is listed as heads of families in 1783 Census
1783  Shenandoah County, Virginia Tax List : Henry Funk, Henry Funk Jr., Jacob Funk
1780-1784 : Henry Sr, Henry Jr., and Jacob Funk entered on thousands of acres of land
          in what is now Hardin County, Kentucky.
1781  Henry and Henry Jr. made several entries March 16, 1781. (Jillson, 1926)
 

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/r/o/b/Alice-F-Roberts/GENE1-0002.html

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~devore/devore/Funk1.html

http://newsfeed.rootsweb.com/th/read/FUNK/2000-05/0958930486
http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clinehetsler/d13.htm#P983
http://us029844.home.mindspring.com/pafg49.htm#3270
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENTUCKIANA/2000-05/0959014289

 

 

Jacob Funck (1737-1822) & Elizabeth Borsch (~1737-1823)

1. Jacob Funk
1737  Jacob is born on October 13, 1737, in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia
1772  Jacob married Elizabeth Borsch on Oct 11, 1772 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1786  daughter Catherine is born in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1788~ son Isaac born in Indiana per 1850 census
1792  daughter Mary Elizabeth born
1794~ son William born about 1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1795~ son Abraham is born in Virginia
1796~ Jacob Funk moves family to Hardin County, Kentucky
1801  Other grantees on No Linn a.k.a. Nolin, etc. Creek, Hardin Co., KY include Jacob Funk
1805  Jacob & Henry brothers first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
1810  Jacob listed in 1810 Harrison County, Indiana Census Partial
1815  Jacob help plot New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
1820  Jacob is listed as head of household in 1820 United States Federal Census (jpg)
1822  Jacob Funk dies in Harrison County, Indiana

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~clinehetsler/d13.htm#P981

http://genealogytrails.com/ind/harrison/funkburyinggrounds.html
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENTUCKIANA/2000-05/0959014289

 

Henry Funck (1753-1815) & Elizabeth Mueller (1754)

2. Henry Funk Jr. - Father: Henry Funk per Henry Jr's Revolutionary War Pension File #W23075
1753  Henry is born on September 23 1753 in Shenandoah County, Virginia 
1774  married Elizabeth Mueller / Miller on July 12, 1774 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1775  daughter Catherine born in Shenandoah County Virginia
1776  Militia, Private, 8th Class, Washington County MD 1776-1783 under George Rogers Clark
1777  daughter Rebecca born about 1777 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1778  son Henry born about 1778 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1781  son John born in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1790  moved to Bardstown, Hardin-Nelson County, Kentucky   (Google Maps)
1790  occupied land obtained by his father in Severns Valley near Elizabethtown, KY 
(Google Maps)
1783  son Daniel born near Strausburg, Virginia
1785  son Henry Peter born
in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1785  son Jacob born in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1790  Henry signed daughter Catherine's marriage bond as "Heinrich" in German Script
1799  son Peter born January 18, 1799 in Hardin County, Kentucky
1800  son Joseph Perry born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1801  son Isaac born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1801  daughter Elizabeth born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1805  Jacob & Henry first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana  (Google Maps)
1815  died of malaria in September or November of 1815

http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/FUNK/2002-04/1018021124

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~devore/devore/Funk2.html
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=limulus29&id=I13567
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENTUCKIANA/2000-05/0959014289
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=limulus29&id=I12996

 

 

Jacob Funk : 1737-1822

Jacob Funk
Birth:      October 13, 1737  in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Married: October 11, 1772 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia
Military:
Jacob did not participate in the Revolutionary War
               some of his sons may have participated in the 1812 militia in the area
Death:    1822 in Harrison County, Indiana
               ?? March 12, 1822
               ?? Grave marker says February 19, 1819
Will:        Dated August 19, 1822 and proved October 3, 1822
Burial:     Family plot on his farm at the mouth of Indian Creek in Harrison County, Indiana

A stone bearing the following inscription marks the grave of Jacob Funk
 

J. Funk
 
Born Oct 13, 1737
 

Departed this life Feb. 19.1819
 

 

THE FUNK BURYING GROUND

Washington Township, Harrison County, Indiana
Jacob Funk Family Cemetery  - (section 2, Township 5 S, Range 2 E)
Google Maps of Jacob Funk Farm   +38° 6' 57.60", -86° 16' 24.60"

 

Jacob Funk's

Last Will and Testament

Harrison County Indiana
dated 19 August 1822

proved 3 October 1822

 

Elizabeth Borsch  [aka. Virginia Elizabeth Borsch]  [aka. Mary Elizabeth Borsch]  [?????]  [??? aka. Elizabeth Dosh]
Birth:        February 9, 1752 in Wertheim, Hoxter, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
            or  October 13
Death:      February 10, 1823 in Harrison County, Indiana

Marriage: October 11, 1772 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia to Jacob Funk
       [U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900]

1737  Jacob is born on October 13, 1737, in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia

1772  Jacob married Elizabeth Borsch on Oct 11, 1772 in Woodstock, Shenandoah County, Virginia

1786  daughter Catherine is born in Shenandoah County, Virginia

1788~ son Isaac born in Indiana per 1850 census

1792  daughter Mary Elizabeth born

1794~ son William born about 1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia

1795~ son Abraham is born in Virginia

1796~ Jacob Funk moves family to Hardin County Kentucky

1805  Jacob & Henry brothers first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana

1810  Jacob listed in 1810 Harrison County, Indiana Census Partial

1815  Jacob Funk and Samuel McAdams platted New Amsterdam in Harrison County, Indiana on Sept 19, 1815

1820  Jacob is listed as head of household in 1820 United States Federal Census (jpg)

1822  Jacob Funk dies in Harrison County, Indiana

1834 Elizabeth Borsch Funk died February 10, 1823 in Harrison County, Indiana

 

Children:

 

1) Catherine
Birth:             1786 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
Marriage #1: Henry Harding on September 4, 1797 in Shenandoah County, Virginia.
Spouse:          Henry Harding born 1777 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and died February 24, 1812 in VA
Children:       1) Richard
                      2) Mary "Polly" born in Shenandoah Co Virginia; married James Davidson on October 29, 1815
                      3) Elizabeth       born July 19, 1801 in Shenandoah Co Virginia died 1872 in Bartholomew Co., IN
                      4) Jacob           born December 17, 1802 in Strasburg Shenandoah County Virginia
                      5) George         born September 22, 1806 in Strasburg Shenandoah County Virginia
Marriage #2: Samuel McGee on August 9, 1816 in Harrison County Indiana
Spouse:          Samuel McGee (a preacher)
                      Birth:    1768 in Virginia
                      Death:  August 20, 1844 in Edgar County, Illinois
                      Burial:  Little Grove Cemetery, Paris, Edgar County, Illinois
                      Moved to Edgar County, Illinois in 1825
Children:       1) Harding McGee
                              born ~1817 in Breckinridge County, KY; died April 22, 1856 in Edgar County, Illinois
                              married Elizabeth Bradshaw
                              children Sarah ~1841; William ~1843; Richard ~1845; Mary ~1847
                      2) Richard McGee born ~1822 in Harrison County, IN and died in Edgar County. Illinois
                              married Hannah Mason and children William ~1844; Philo ~1845; Bub ~May 1850
                         
Jacob's Will:  I charge my daughter Catherine $45 for moving her from Shenandoah County
                      in Virginia to the state of Indiana.  Also Jacob Hardin, George Hardin, Mary Hardin,
                      Elizabeth Hardin, is to have one half of their mother’s legacy.
Death:           1844 in Edger County, Illinois
Burial:           "Little Grove Cemetery" in Edgar County, Illinois
                     
10-21-12 : email from David Harding

As you note, Catherine and her second husband, Samuel McGee, moved to Edgar County, IL, in about 1825.  I'm not sure whether Catherine's son, George Harding, moved with them or followed.  In any case George was a farmer, as were several of his sons.  Jacob Harding served an apprenticeship with a newspaper printer in Corydon, IN, then moved to Knoxville.  There he read the law with a local attorney and politician, John Robinson Nelson, married the bosses daughter (Love Forrester Nelson), and with Nelson started a couple of unsuccessful newspapers. 

In the mid 1830's Jacob and family moved to Edgar County, setting up shop in the county seat, Paris, and raising a large family.  In the late 1840's, after the first couple of sons had done apprenticeships with newspapers in nearby counties, they started another newspaper, which survives today.  All the Hardings mentioned in 1879's "The History of Edgar County, Illinois" are related.

 

2) Isaac
Birth:             ~1788 probably in Shenandoah County, Virginia
                      (born in Indiana listed in 1850 census but not in Indiana until 1805)

Marriage #1: Elizabeth Nighabonger
Marriage #2: Terissa Cook

1820 Census : Isaac age 26-45 & sons 5@0-10 1@10-16 & daughters 10-16 & 16-26 & wife 26-45
1830 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrision County - Heth Towhship
     ● Male (1) under 5  (1) 5-10  (1) 10-15  (3) 15-20  (1) 40-50 Female (1) under 5 (1) 5-10 (1) 20-30 (1) 40-50
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45
    ● Isaac Funk age 62 Farmer born in Virginia
    ● Terissa       age 26 born ~1824  in Indiana
    ● Martha       age 6 born ~1844  in Indiana
    ● John           age 5 born ~1845 in Indiana
Occupation:  Farmer
Jacob's Will: 
I give and bequeath to my son Isaac 85 acres of land.
Death:           after 1850 per census
 

3) Abraham
Birth:             ~1790 in Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia
                      Father:    Jacob FUNK b: 1737 
                      Mother:
   Elizabeth BORSCH
Military:        Soldier in War of 1812
Jacob's Will:  I give to my son Abraham 75 acres of land.
Death:           1851 in Indiana
1808 Jacob Funk family move to Harrison County Indiana
1820 Census : Abraham age 16-26 & daughter 0-10 & wife 16-26
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Abraham age 60 & Elizabeth age 50
 

Marriage #1: February 19, 1818 (or September 2, 1818) in Harrison County, Indiana
Julianna "Judy" Fleshman / Fleischmann
                  Birth:    December 23, 1797 in Madison County, Virginia
                  Baptism: April 1, 1798 Hebron Church, Madison, Virginia
                  Father:  Ephraim (Fleischmann) Fleshman born ~1758 in Culpeper Co VA
                  Mother: Susannah (Yeager) Yager born January 5, 1759 in Culpeper Co VA

                  Moved to Kentucky about 1805 then to Harrison County, Indiana in 1808

 

Marriage #2: April 28, 1819 in Harrison County, Indiana

Elizabeth Summers
                 Birth: 
 1800 in Kentucky

                 Death: 1885 in Mercer County, Illinois
                 1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Elizabeth age 50

            Children:  
             1) child
             2) Eliza Funk
                 Birth:   ~1825 in Indiana
                 1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Eliza age 25

             3) Harbin H. Funk (youngest of 3 children of Abraham Funk and Elizabeth Summers)

                 Birth:         March 19, 1826 in Harrison County, Indiana
                 Death:
        April 15, 1906 at 9PM in Muscatine, Iowa
                 Obituary:    April 16, 1906 in THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL, Muscatine, Iowa

                 Marriage#1 Martha Applegate of Indiana; died 1877 in Muscatine Island, Iowa
                 1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Harbin age 25

                 1855 moved to Mercer County, Illinois
                 1857 moved to Muscatine Island
                 Children :
                      1) Eunice Funk          Married: R.T. Hummel

                      2) Charles M. Funk   Married: Emma L

                                                       Children: Marion, Donald J, Ione L & Lucille F

                      3) Julia Funk of Muscatine, Iowa
                      4) Adaline Harriet Funk
                                 Birth: March 1848 in Kentucky

                                 Married: George William Richards
                      5) Isabell "Belle" Funk

                                 Birth:      ~1853 in Indiana

                                 Married: Philip W. DeCamp
                                 Death:    December 20, 1910 in Muscatine County, Iowa

                                 Burial:    Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine, IA

                                 Children: Marcellus, Berton, Clinton, Albert, Earle, Roy & Alma
                      6) Henrietta Nettie Funk

                                Birth:      June 11, 1864 in Louisa County Iowa
                                Married: George Hummel of Red Cloud, Nebraska

                  Marriage#2:  Regina (Bodman) Walton in 1885
                                         Birth: 1838 in Germany
                                         Death: after 1906
 

                 1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison Indiana : Harbin age 25 - Martha 26


1854 Iowa State Census - Muscatine - Sweetland - Abraham Funck

HARBIN H. FUNK

Port Louisa Township
Louisa County, Iowa

 

HARBIN H. FUNK

Submitted by: Webmaster
Date Submitted: December 23, 2001

Source of Obituary: THE MUSCATINE JOURNAL",

Muscatine, Iowa, Monday, April 16, 1906, front page

H. H. FUNK DEAD----Old Resident of Muscatine Island Passed Away Last Night.----OVER EIGHTY YEARS OLD.-----Is Survived by Five Daughters and One Son----Was Ill But Few Days---Funeral Arrangements Have Not Yet Been Made.-----On Sunday evening at his home on Muscatine Island, occurred the death of Harbin H. Funk. He was born in Harrison county, Indiana, on March 19th, 1826, and was therefore 80 years and one month old. He was the youngest of a family of three children born to Abraham and Elizabeth (Summers) Funk, the father a native of Virginia and the mother of Kentucky. They settled in Indiana in 1808, and there the father, who had been a soldier of the war of 1812 died in 1857. The mother afterwards settled in Mercer county, Illinois, where she died in 1885. The son Harbin was united in marriage with Miss Martha Applegate, of Indiana. They moved to Mercer county, Illinois, in 1855 and two years later removed to their home on Muscatine Island, where the death of the wife occurred in 1877. The husband was remarried in 1885 to Mrs. Regina (Bodman) Walton. Mr. Funk is survived by his wife, five daughters and one son, they being Adiline, wife of Wm. Richards; Belle, wife of Philip DeCamp; Eunice, wife of R. T. Hummel, and Charles Funk, all of Muscatine Island; Nettie, wife of George Hummel, of Red Cloud, Nebraska, and Miss Julia Funk, of Muscatine, Iowa. Mr. Funk was a plain man of rugged character. He avoided all shams in life, seeking earnestly after truth and believing in a square deal. He was a great temperance advocate, and helped everything for public good. He was passionately fond of planting trees and helped to plant and care for those now growing in Hopewell school yard and in the Island cemetery. He was a reader of books and newspapers for a portion of his life. He was not a believer in religion, but becoming convinced of its value he became an earnest student of the bible. He never united with the church but often expressed willingness to do so. He leaves behind him the priceless inheritance of a good name to become the heritage of his children, his many grand and great grand children. Mr. Funk had been enjoying his usual good health until the afternoon of Friday, April 14, when he was taken with an attack of stomach trouble. His attending physician did not consider his condition alarming but the end came unexpectedly Sunday night, April 15, when he passed quietly and easily into the great beyond at 9 p.m. It was a beautiful ending of a long and useful life coming at the close of the Easter tide.

 

4) William Funk
Birth:             ~1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia

Marriage #1: Sara Martin on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, West Virginia
Marriage #2: Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers on July 7, 1825 (or 28 Apr 1819)

1820 United States Federal Census, Harrison, Indiana - age 16-26
1822  Jacob Funck's Will:  I give to my son William 95 acres of land
1830 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrision County - Heth Township - age 30-40
1840 United States Federal Census - Washington Township, Harrison , Indiana - age 20-30
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison, Indiana - age 56

1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison, Indiana - July 9, 1860 - age 66

1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana - age 70
Death:           1872 in Harrison County Indiana
 

5) Lydia "Liddy"
Birth:       
Jacob's Will:
I give to my daughter Liddy, 8 acres of land, also one in Lot#29

6) Elizabeth
Birth:       
Marriage:
      Fredrick Sester on June 21 1785
Jacob's Will:  I charge my daughter Elizabeth $200 of money that she got out of my legacy.

7) Jacob Jr
Birth:        
Jacob's Will: "If Jacob ever comes to this place again he is to have the benefit of all the lots that now remain unsold in Amsterdam, excepting the 2 lots #___.  If the said Jacob Funck never comes back, I authorize my son Isaac Funck to sell all the unsold lots and make a good title for therein."

8) Mary Elizabeth
Birth:        Dec 14, 1792
Death:      Dec 10, 1871
Marriage: Jacob Eakle on May 5, 1812
Children:  Catherine on Mar 20, 1814
Marriage: #2 John Wall
Children:  1) Jacob Wall
                 2) George Wall
                 3) John Wall
                 4) Elizabeth Wall
                 5) Polly Wall
Jacob's Will:  "
I charge John Wall $245 due on a bond, also $207 of interest arising from the same.  Also the said John Wall is to pay to each of the children fifty dollars out of their Mother's legacy of the money that was lent to you by Jacob Funck. Jacob Wall fifty dollars at a lawful age; George Wall fifty dollars at a lawful age; also John Wall fifty dollars at a lawful age; also Elizabeth Wall fifty dollars at a lawful age; also Polly Wall fifty dollars at a lawful age and the balance to said John Wall is to keep for that is all he is to have out of my estate "

9) Sarah
Marriage:      John Purkshiser on Sept 25 1802 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
Children:       daughter Clarissa born September 20, 1826 in New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana. 
                      Clarissa married John Sandusky Sherrill on October 31, 1843.
Jacob's Will:  "to my daughter Sary Barkison 3 lots of land lying in Amsterdam which she has to pay for the 3 lots, $36, Lots numbers as follows; # 24,25,26


 

"the Funk Family Comes to Indiana" by Arville L. Funk
Historical almanac of Harrison County, Indiana  by Arville L. Funk.
"The Funks of Harrison County Indiana"

library in New Albany, Indiana has the booklet
by Mr. Funk of Harrison County, Indiana

 

http://books.google.com/books?q=Arville+Funk&lr=&sa=N&start=10

 

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Harrison,Indiana::funk::1720.html

Sarah Funk, who married John Perkhiser, was daughter of Jacob Funk and Elizabeth Dosh of Strasburg, VA. Sarah married John "Berkenhiser" (way it is transcribed in Shenandoah County Index), 25 Sept. 1802, in Shenandoah Co. VA. Jacob and Elizabeth had a large family and moved to Harrison County Indiana about 1810. A good write up on this family can be found in an article by Arville Funk "The Funk Family Comes to Indiana" SOUTHERN INDIANA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY QUARTERLY, Vol. IV, July 1983. This Jacob Funk was son of Henry Funk of Strasburg and grandson of "Old" Jacob Funk, early pioneer settler in the area who died in Strasburg in 1746.

 

(1) "THE FUNK FAMILY COMES TO INDIANA", by Arville L. Funk, Corydon, Indiana
(2) Shenandoah Co., Virginia Marriage Book #1, page 487, Jacob Funk and Elizabeth Funk
(3) Will of Jacob Funk, Harrison County, Indiana, dated 19 August, 1822, proved on 3 Oct., 1822.
Elizabeth Lahey bf7756@aol.co

 

Google Earth Image of mouth of Indian Creek and the Ohio River

1810 Harrison Co., IN Census Partial

Funk, Daniel Exeter 3 1 0
Funk, Henry Exeter  5 7 0
Funk, Isaac Exeter  2 2 0
Funk, Jacob Exeter  3 1 0
Funk, John  Exeter  1 1 0

 

1820 United States Federal Census (jpg) ========================================================================================================================
CENSUS YEAR: 1820  STATE: IN COUNTY: Harrison MICROFILM#: M33-14 ENUMERATOR: Gillis W. Bean CENSUS-DAY: August 7, 1820
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                                   |WHITE MALES            |WHITE FEMALES      |    |OCCUPATIONS |              |
                                   |    10  16  16  26     |    10  16  26     |# of|            |              |
        Head of Household          |to  to  to  to  to  45 |to  to  to  to  45 |For-|            |TOWNSHIP/     |TRAN'S
PG# LN# LAST NAME     FIRST NAME   |10  16  18  26  45  up |10  16  26  45  up |eign|AGR  COM MFG|DISTRICT      |REMARKS
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71  10  Funk          Abraham       .   .   .   1   .   .   1   .   1   .   .   .    1    .   .   North Division .
    12  Funk          Isaac         5   1   .   .   1   .   .   1   1   1   .   .    1    .   .   North Division .
    13  Funk          Jacob         .   .   .   .   .   1   .   .   .   .   1   .    .    .   .   North Division .
    14  Funk          William       .   .   .   1   .   .   .   .   1   .   .   .    1    .   .   North Division .

 

 

 

Henry Funk 1753-1815 (Brother of Jacob Funk)

Henry Funk
Birth:        September 23 1753 in Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia.
Father:     Henry Funk per Henry Jr's Revolutionary War Pension File #W23075
Marriage: Elizabeth Mueller/Miller on July 12, 1774 in Shenandoah County, Virginia. 
                 Elizabeth was born about 1754 in Switzerland and live to be a very old age.
                 She lived around Russellville, Illinois when she died
Death:
      Died of malaria in September or November of 1815
Burial:      On his farm between the Overflow Pond and the Ohio River near New Amsterdam, Harrison County, IN
                 Funk Burying Grounds  - Henry Funk Family Plot (section 35, Township 4 S, Range 2 E)
                 Google Maps of Henry Funk Farm   +38° 6' 57.60", -86° 16' 24.60"
Note:        Henry signed daughter Catherine's marriage bond with Heinrich Funk in German Script
 

HENRY FUNK, JR. was born in Virginia and died September 22, 1815 in Harrison Co., IN.    Henry Jr. was the son of Henry Funk per Henry Jr's Revolutionary War Pension File #W23075.  He married Elisabeth Mueller in Stoverston, Shenandoah County, Virginia about 1774 and was living there when he enlisted in the Revolutionary War to serve under George Rogers Clark. After the Revolution, they moved to Bardstown (Hardin/Nelson Co.) Kentucky and later on to Harrison County, Indiana.  Although Peter signed papers with 'his mark', he mentions his father writing down the dates of his children's births in a 'German Almanac' that was destroyed before Peter reached adulthood.  Henry died on either Sept. 22 or Nov. 1, 1815.  After the death of her husband, Henry Funk, Jr. in Sept or Nov of 1815, Elisabeth Funk then went on to Crawford County, Indiana with her children.  She then went on to Lawrence County, Russelville, Indiana with her son Peter, dying there Sept 13-14, 1844 at the home of her son Peter Funk.  Out of the original 11 children born to Henry and Elisabeth  Funk, the following five children were still alive at the time of her death in 1844: John Funk, Elisabeth Funk Potter, and Joseph, Peter and Isaac Funk.
 

It is interesting to note that Henry and Elisabeth never drew a pension during their lifetimes. Evidently the five youngest children of this union pursued pension money and/or land near Louisville, KY that they believed should have been granted to their father Henry Funk, JR.

 

The following information comes from pages 80 and 81 of the book
"From the Rhine to the Shenandoah", Vol. I, by Daniel W. BLY, 1993

47-HENRY FUNK JR. (of Henry #34) was born in Strasburg, Va. about 1753,
married ELIZABETH MILLER, 12 July 1774 and died in Harrison County, Ind. 1 Nov. 1815.
Elizabeth was born about 1752, and died 13 Sept. 1844.
Children:
x (1) CATHERINE FUNK, b. 1775, m. George Kurtz, Hardin Co., KY
x (2) DANIEL FUNK, b. 1781, d. 1815. m. Rachel Denbo, Harrison Co.
x (3) JOHN FUNK, b. 1781 (twin), d. 1865. m. Rebecca Padget, Ind.
x (4) ELIZABETH FUNK, b. ? m. 1812, William Potter.
x (5) JOSEPH FUNK, b. ? d. ? m. Abigail Pearson, 1816.
x (6) ISAAC FUNK, b. ? m. Rachel Coates, 1816, Harrison Co. Ind.
x (7) PETER FUNK, b. ? m. Nancy Entace, 1814, Harrison Co. Ind.
x (8) HENRY FUNK JR. died 1818, unmarried.

Henry Funk served with Capt. Joseph Bowman's company of the George Rogers Clark expedition to the Northwest Territory in 1778-9 and later received land in Clark County, Indiana for his service. He never took up that land because he moved to Hardin County, Kentucky about 1790 and occupied land obtained by his father in Severns Valley near Elizabeth Town. In 1804 Henry and his family moved to Harrison County, Indiana and acquired land on the north side of Indian Creek, where it meets the Ohio River in Exeter, now Washington Township. His brother Jacob (#46) took land on the south side of the creek. Henry and his son Daniel died of malaria in 1815 and are buried on their homestead (Arville Funk, ibid.).

 

enry Funk, II, a soldier in the Revolutionary War, is buried in Harrison County. This information was obtained from "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American Revolution Buried in Indiana, Volume II" published by the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution in 1966.

 

Military 1776 Militia, Private, 8th Class, Washington County MD 1776-1783 under George Rogers Clark

"George Rogers Clark and The Battle of Vincennes"

February 23, 1779

 

Henry Funk, Illinois Regiment, Vincennes campaign, 1978 – 1979

 

Conquest of the Country Northwest of the River Ohio 1778-1783

By William Hayden English

"Henry Funk" page 844 & 1072

When Henry left the military, he was awarded about 108 acres in two separate sections in Clark's Grant near Charleston, Indiana.  He never settled there and sold the property.

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kyfayett/nfj/elijah_foley.htm

"Abraham Miller and Henry Funk were privates in 1778 in Capt Joseph Bowman's company at Harrodsburg."

"Henry Funk, a private in that campaign, married my wife's oldest sister. Miller was my wife's brother."

"Elijah Foley married in KY 1793, Rachel Miller, a younger sister of Lt. Abraham Miller and Mrs. Henry Funk"

 

Henry Funck (1750-1815) & Elizabeth Mueller (1754)

Henry Funk Jr. - Father: Henry Funk per Henry Jr's Revolutionary War Pension File #W23075
1750  Henry is born on September 23 1750-53 in Shenandoah County, Virginia 
1774  married Elizabeth Mueller / Miller on July 12, 1774 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1775  daughter Catherine born in Shenandoah County Virginia
1776  Militia, Private, 8th Class, Washington County MD 1776-1783 under George Rogers Clark
1777  daughter Rebecca born about 1777 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1778  son Henry born about 1778 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1781  son John born in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1790  moved to Bardstown, Hardin-Nelson County, Kentucky   (Google Maps)
1790  occupied land obtained by his father in Severns Valley near Elizabethtown, KY 
(Google Maps)
1783  son Daniel born near Strausburg, Virginia
1785  son Henry Peter born
in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1785  son Jacob born in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1790  Henry signed daughter Catherine's marriage bond as "Heinrich" in German Script
1799  son Peter born January 18, 1799 in Hardin County, Kentucky
1800  son Joseph Perry born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1801  son Isaac born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1801  daughter Elizabeth born in Hardin County, Kentucky
1805  Jacob & Henry first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana  (Google Maps)
1815  died of malaria in November of 1815

http://listsearches.rootsweb.com/th/read/FUNK/2002-04/1018021124

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~devore/devore/Funk2.html
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=limulus29&id=I13567
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KENTUCKIANA/2000-05/0959014289
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=REG&db=limulus29&id=I12996

 

"From the Rhine to the Shenandoah" by Daniel Bly

The following information comes from pages 80 and 81 of the book

"From the Rhine to the Shenandoah", Vol. I, by Daniel W. BLY, 1993
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/FUNK/2002-04/1018478773

 

47-HENRY FUNK JR. (of Henry #34) was born in Strasburg, Va. about 1753, married ELIZABETH MILLER, 12 July 1774 and died in Harrison County, Ind. 1 Nov. 1815.  Elizabeth was born about 1752, and died 13 Sept. 1844.

 

Children:

x (1) CATHERINE FUNK b. 1775, m. George Kurtz, Hardin Co., KY

x (2) DANIEL FUNK         b. 1781, d. 1815. m. Rachel Denbo, Harrison Co.

x (3) JOHN FUNK             b. 1781 (twin), d. 1865. m. Rebecca Padget, Ind.

x (4) ELIZABETH FUNK   b. ? m. 1812, William Potter.

x (5) JOSEPH FUNK         b. ? d. ? m. Abigail Pearson, 1816.

x (6) ISAAC FUNK            b. ? m. Rachel Coates, 1816, Harrison Co. Ind.

x (7) PETER FUNK            b. ? m. Nancy Entace, 1814, Harrison Co. Ind.

x (8) HENRY FUNK JR.    died 1818, unmarried.

 

Henry Funk served with Capt. Joseph Bowman's company of the George Rogers Clark expedition to the Northwest Territory in 1778-9 and later received land in Clark County, Ind. for his service. He never took up that land because he moved to Hardin County, Kentucky about 1790 and occupied land obtained by his father in Severns Valley near Elizabeth Town. In 1804 Henry and his family moved to Harrison County, Indiana and acquired land on the north side of Indian Creek, where it meets the Ohio River in Exeter, now Washington Township. His brother Jacob (#46) took land on the south side of the creek. Henry and his son Daniel died of malaria in 1815 and are buried on their homestead (Arville Funk, ibid.)."

 

According to the book, this Henry was the son of Henry FUNK (ca. 1726 - 1790). See my posting earlier today to this list titled "Henry FUNK (ca. 1726 - 1790) of Shenandoah Co., VA, and Frederick Co., MD". I am descended from John FUNK, brother to Henry FUNK (ca. 1726 - 1790).

 

Elizabeth Mueller / Miller
Birth:       ~1752 in Switzerland
Death:     September 13, 1844 in Russellville, Illinois at a very old age
 

Children: (only seven of the eleven children survived to have their own families)

1. Catherine  Birth:          1775 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
          Death:         >1793 in Kentucky
          Married:      George Kurtz on January 16, 1790 in (Bond), Nelson County, Kentucky
                               George Gredrick Kurtz 
                               Birth:
1765 in Lancaster Co PA
                               Death:
30 NOV 1840 in Nelson County KY
          Children:      Conrad (????-1855), Jacob (1790-1874) & Henry (1792-1846)

2. Rebecca   Birth:           ~1777 in Shenandoah County, Virginia  - did not survive to have a family

 

3. Henry       Birth:           ~1778 in Shenandoah Co Virginia         - did not survive to have a family

 

4. John         Birth:            1781 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
           Death:           October 7, 1865 at 84 years old in Crawford County Indiana
          
Marriage #1: Rebecca Padgett on May 26, 1809 in Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana
                                
Born: 1786   Death: February 12, 1861 at age of 75 years
                   
             Burial:  Crawford County, Indiana at Gott Cemetery (aka Spencer Cemetery)

                     Children:       William ~1816, infant 1810, Elizabeth 1811, Reuben 1813-1887, Catherine 1817
                                 Peter 1822, John Jay 1823, Lucinda 1825, Abraham 1826

                     Marriage #2: Frances King on June 13, 1863
          
Burial:            Crawford County, Indiana at Gott Cemetery (aka Spencer Cemetery)

 

5. Daniel L.   Birth:             1783 in Near Strausburg, Virginia
           Death:           March 1, 1815 in New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
           Married:        Rachael Denbo on January 4, 1803 in Elizabethtown, Harding County, Kentucky.
           Spouse:          Rachael Denbo born in Pennsylvania per 1880 US Census
           Children:       Samuel 1804, Joseph ~1805, Mary ~1805, Henry 1809, Squire 1814 & John 1815

 

6. Henry Peter Birth:       1785 in Shenandoah County, Virginia     - did not survive to have a family

 

7. Jacob        Birth:        1785 in Virginia                                     - did not survive to have a family

 

8. Peter         Birth:        January 18, 1799 in Hardin County, Kentucky
           Married:   August 27, 1816 in Harrison County, Indiana
           Marriage: Nancy Enlow born July 3, 1796 in Hardin KY
           Children:  Cynthia Ann born 1821 in VA and Anthony Davis born April 22, 1822
           Death:      February 11, 1862 in Russellville, Lawrence Co, Illinois

 

9. Joseph Perry
Birth:
        January 2 1800 in Hardin County, Kentucky
Death:      January 1, 1867 in Marion County Iowa
Children:  9 children all born in Indiana
                 James H.;Elizabeth; Ebenezer; Joseph H.; Martha Ann;
                 John L.; Pheba/Poebe H.; Nancy; Willam P.
                
                 Ebenezer Morgan (OREGON) Funk
                 b: 20 FEB 1825 in Crawford Co IN

Joseph is listed in Peter's declaration in his father's pension file on December 20, 1854 as being a resident of Iowa.
 

10. Isaac       Birth: ~1801 in Hardin County, Kentucky
           Isaac is listed in Peter's declaration in his father's pension file
                 on December 20, 1854 as being a resident of Crawford Co., IN.

 

11. Elizabeth  Birth: ~1801 in Hardin County, Kentucky
           In 1854 she was "of Crawford Co., IL and the widow of William Potter".
           Peter refers to her as Elisabeth Potter living in Crawford Co., IL on Dec 20, 1854.

 

12. Unknown  Birth:  1803

Daniel L Funk
Birth:      1783 in Near Strausburg Virginia.  Son of Henry Funk and Elizabeth Mueller. 
Married: Rachael Denbo on Jan 4, 1803 in Elizabethtown, Harding County, Kentucky.
Spouse:   Rachael Denbo born in Pennsylvania per 1880 US Census
Military:  Soldier in the War of 1812
Death:     Died from malaria in 1815
Burial:     On their farm between the Overflow Pond and the Ohio River
 

Daniel & Rachael's Children :

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=limulus29&id=I13574

 

 

1. Samuel FUNK
Birth:        April 25, 1804 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky
Death:      December 7, 1880
Married:   Sarah Langford on April 27, 1830 in Harrison County Indiana
                 Sarah Langford was born on April 9, 1810 and died on Dec 6, 1880.
Children:  Daughter is Rachel Funk, who married our Israel S. Ellis in Harrison County Indiana.
Burial:      Samuel and Sarah are buried at Rogers Campground Cemetery

 

2. Henry FUNK
Birth:       November 20, 1809 in New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
Death:     September 3, 1912
Married:  Deliliah Potts born January 18, 1811; died June 13, 1902.
Children: Maggie N Funk ~1838; Sue M. Funk ~1845
Burial:     Henry and Deliliah (Potts) are buried at Rogers Campground Cemetery

 

3. Squire FUNK
Birth:      September 20, 1814 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:    December 10, 1895
Married: 1) Susan Wallace on Aug 20, 1837. 
               2) He later married Mary E Gaither on Feb 8, 1848. 
Burial:    Squire and Mary are buried at Rogers Campground Cemetery

 

4. John FUNK      b: 1815 in Harrison County, Indiana

5. Joseph FUNK  b: AFT 1805 in Harrison County, Indiana

6. Mary FUNK    b: AFT 1805 in Harrison County, Indiana

7. Infant FUNK    b: AFT 1805 in Harrison County, Indiana

 

 

RESEARCH

http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?Harrison,Indiana::funk::545.html

Joseph Funk Marr. to Eliza Nichols in 1839, Harrison Co. IN.

Two children, Lucretia?-Leticia? b. 1842. Jacob Lewis b. 1846. Joseph and Eliza div. in 1848 in Harrison Co. IN.

 

http://newsandtribune.com/features/x519363306/FAMILY-BRANCHES-Research-technology-is-getting-better/print

NICHOLS, FUNK, HETH, SHIREMAN
Eliza Nichols married Joseph Funk in 1839 in Harrison County, Indiana and divorced in 1848. Their children were Teresa and Jacob. Eliza married second Richard T. Heth and had a child Sarah, and married third Noah Shireman and had children Laura and Victoria.

 

http://genealogytrails.com/ind/harrison/marriages-F.html

Joseph Funk Eliza Nickles 5 Dec 1839

 

 

 

Rogers Campground Cemetery
Posey Township, Harrison County, Indiana


 

 

 

 

 

 

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William Funk : 1794-1872

William Funk
Birth:        ~1794 in Shenandoah, Virginia
Marriage: 1) Sara Martin on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage:
2) Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers on July 7, 1825 (or April 28, 1819)
Death:
      ~1872 in Washington, Harrison County, Indiana
 

Sara Martin
Birth:    1796-97 in Harrison County, Indiana
              Father:  John MARTIN, Sr, born ~1758
              Mother: Elizabeth
Death:   1818 or <1825

Marriage: 1) Sara Martin on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana

 

Children: 

 

1. Preston Funk
Birth: December 27, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage:
  Mary Jane Amy on February 16, 1840 in Harrison County, Indiana

         Mary Jane Amy
           Birth:     October 12, 1819 in Harrison County, Indiana
           Father:  Joseph AMY b: 20 Apr 1796 in PA
           Mother: Cassandra - Casindria APPLEGATE b: 15 Jan 1794 in Allegheny Co., PA
           Death:    December 11-15, 1866 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death: March 17, 1863 [Grave Stone JPG]
Burial: Preston & Mary both buried at Ripperdan-Sonner Cemetery in Harrision County, Indiana

1940 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana - age 20-29 - married with one child < 5


Children:

 

1. Harleton FUNK

Birth:      1841 in Indiana
Married: Barbara Ellen Briles; widower in 1880 Census
Burial:    Ripperdan Cemetery

1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Harleton age 30
1880 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Harleton age 40

 

2. Hardin FUNK

Birth:      1843 in Indiana
Married: Sarah Ann Hooper
Civil War Pensions:

       1. Indiana Infantry - Regiment 17  - Company C - Rank Private

       2. Indiana Infantry - Regiment 144 - Company I  - Rank Private

 

3. Fielding FUNK

Birth: 23 JAN 1845 in Indiana

Death: 04 MAR 1945
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery, Corydon, Harrison County, Indiana 
Marriage 1 Ellen CUNNINGHAM b: MAY 1850 in Indiana

Married: 16 APR 1868 in Harrison County, Indiana

Children :
         Cora B. FUNK             b: 1869 in Indiana

         Sarah Jane FUNK         b: OCT 1870 in Indiana

         William Edward FUNK b: 1872 in Indiana

         Fanny E FUNK             b: 1875 in Indiana

         Mellie Z FUNK             b: 26 SEP 1877 in Harrison County, Indiana

         Nannie M. FUNK         b: JUL 1881 in Indiana

         Emma F FUNK            b: JAN 1884 in Indiana

         Mary A FUNK             b: FEB 1888 in Indiana

         Lydia Edna FUNK        b: 09 MAR 1893 in Indiana
1861-1865 : Crawford County, Indiana: Civil War Soldiers and Regiments
         49th Indiana Volunteers
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Fielding age 25
1880 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Fielding age 35
         ● Fielding & Ellen Funk - Cora - Sarah - William - Fanny - Nelie
         ● Harleston 40
         ● Marco 20 - Lydia M. 20
1920 United States Federal Census - Harrison, Harrison, Indiana : Fielding age 74

 

4. Nancy FUNK b: 1848 in Indiana

5. Wilson FUNK b: 1851 in Missouri

6. Sarah FUNK b: 1854 in Indiana

7. Amora FUNK b: 1856 in Indiana

 

8. Eliza E. Funk

Birth: 1858 in Indiana
Married:
2 DEC 1880 in Harrison Co. IN
Henry Thomas FAITH b: 3 NOV 1855 in Keith Twp., Harrison Co., IN   Death: 15 APR 1906 in
Children :
          Lou M. FAITH         
          Alma FAITH                   b: in Harrison Co., IN
          Essie Lee FAITH             b: 4 OCT 1881 in Harrison Co., IN
          Oliver Cleveland FAITH  b: 12 JAN 1885 in Harrison Co., IN
          William J. FAITH             b: 5 MAY 1887 in Harrison Co., IN
          Lawrence FAITH            b: 21 JUL 1889 in Harrison Co., IN
          Mary FAITH                   b: 2 JUL 1895 in Harrison Co., IN
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Eliza age 13

 

9. Marco Funk

Birth:      ~1860 in Indiana
Married: Lydia M. born ~1860
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Marco age 10

1880 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana : Marco age 20

 

12/1/2011 : from Michelle Funk

 

The last family member on your tree that links in with our family is Marco Polo Funk Born 12-27-1860 in Harrison Co, IN. The names of the all of the children of Marco are debatable however one of his children is a known relation of ours.

 

Child of Marco Polo Funk:

William "Earl" Funk
     Born: February 23, 1989 Corydon, Harrison Co, IN
             1900 US Fed Census Residence Washington, Harrison, IN
             1910 US Fed Census Residence Washington, Harrison, IN
             1920 US Fed Census Residence Washington, Harrison, IN
     Married: ~1929 Ganelle Beanblossom in either OR or WA
             1930 US Fed Census Residence South Grandview, Yakima, WA
     Death: December 12, 1939 Boise, ID

     Children: 1. Paul Russel Funk
                     2. Mildred F Funk
                     3. David Arliss Funk
                     4. Elizabeth "Betty" Lucille Funk
    
     1. Paul Russel Funk
              Born: January 22, 1922 Indiana
                       1930 US Fed Census Residence South Grandview, Yakima, WA
              Married: ?? Betty Ruth Simpson
              Death: July 21, 1996 New Plymouth, Payette, ID
              Children: 1. Carol Funk unknown DOB
                              2. Sarah Jane Funk 1942
                                  Married: Donald Rex Gibson
                                  Children: Ann Marie Gibson 1962

     2. Mildred F. Funk
              Born: ~1925
                        1930 US Fed Census South Grandview, Yakima, WA
                        ~1980 Residence Orangevale, CA - civilian employee of the Air Force
                        ~1990 Moved from CA to Eatonville, WA
              Death: ~1995 Washington

     3. David Arliss Funk
             Born: July 21, 1932 Sunnyside, WA
             Married: 1) January 1, 1955 Jewell Vanara Woods Ephrata, Grant Co., WA
             Divorced ~1968
             Children:

                1. David William Funk
                         Born: February 22, 1957 Soap Lake, WA
                         Married: Marilyn Bennett August 18, 1978 Ellensburg, WA
                         Children:
                               1. Jonathan Funk October 10, 1979
                               2. Michael Funk May 16, 1981
                               3. Michelle Funk December 19, 1983 <- this is me! :)
                2. Daniel Alan Funk
                         Born: February 17, 1963 Ephrata, Grant Co, WA
                         Married: 1) September 4, 1982 Donna Marie Telgenoff 

                                            ~ 1988 Divorced
                         Children:

                               1. Thomas Funk February 26, 1983
                               2. Kenneth Funk
                                   Children: 1. Gage Funk 04-07-2003

                                                   2. Gunner Funk 06-26-2006
                         Married: 2) December 12, 1989 Sheree Curnutt

                         Children: 1. Hunter Funk 1994

                3. Patricia Ann Funk
                         Born: December 11, ????
             Married 2) ~1971 M. Cook (no children)
             Died: July 18, 1985, Wenatchee, WA

     4. Elizabeth "Betty" Lucille Funk
              Born: January 18, 1940 Ontario, OR
                       1940 residence Willow Creek, OR
              Married: June 1, 1958 Park S. Kriner
                       1965 Residence Nampa, ID
                        ~1990 Residence - current Glenallen, AK - running bed & breakfast
              Children: 1. Bridget Kriner June 28, 1959
                             2. Brenda Kriner September 25, 1961
                             3. Bradley Kriner October 1, 1966
 

 

        


Ripperdan-Sonner Cemetery
Harrison County, Indiana

This picture is a grave in Ripperdan Cemetery
The cemetery is in very bad condition

 

South of Valley City

SW 1/4 of section 8, Township 5 S, Range 3 E


Preston and Mary moved to California then back to Indiana.

Knox County Missouri Land Patent August 27, 1850
L. Caeton's Family Tree
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/e/t/Betty-R-Teter/ODT2-0001.html
 

RESEARCH :

 

Preston Funk
Married: SEP 1911
Alma Beatrice Onion b: 3 MAR 1887 in Harrison County, Indiana

 

 

2. Julia Ann Funk
?? May Be This Julia Ann Funk ??
Birth:        May 1, 1819 in Indiana
Marriage: February 5, 1843 in Harrison County, Indiana [Indiana Marriage Collection 1800-1941]
                 Isaac Coots HOGAN born 21 OCT 1818 in Indiana; died Jan 13, 1881 in Harrison, IN
Children:  Martha J HOGAN         b: NOV 1843 in Indiana
                 Wilson "Wm" HOGAN  b: 1846 in Indiana
                 James HOGAN             b: MAY 1850 in Indiana
                 Sarah A HOGAN          b: 1852 in Indiana
                 William Riley HOGAN   b: 06 JAN 1854 in Indiana
                 Elizabeth E HOGAN      b: 1854 in Indiana
                 John W HOGAN           b: 1858 in Indiana
                 Eliza HOGAN                b: 25 MAY 1862 in Indiana
Death:      January 8, 1889
Burial:      Wesley Chapel, Washington Township, Harrison County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison, Indiana   - Julia A. age 28
1860 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana - Julia A. age 38
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana - Julia A. age 51
1880 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana - Julia A. age 61
Note: Father born in Indiana & Mother born in Kentucky
 

3. Fielding Funk born ~1820; death <1840
 

Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers
Birth:      1803 in Kentucky per 1850 United States Census
Maybe:   Elizabeth Summers 
                 Birth:
     December 10, 1803 in Fleming / Jessamine, Kentucky
                 Father:  John B. Summers
                               Birth:
        July 26, 1764 in Prince William County, Virginia
                               Marriage: John Summers & Agnes Bell married on October 26, 1786
                               Death:      1835 in Platte, Missouri
                 Mother: Agnes Bell
                               Birth:        February 10, 1767 in Of, Frederick, Virginia
                               Death:       >1848 in Fleming, Kentucky
Death:      ~1878
Marriage:  July 7, 1825 to William Funk
Children:


4. Willis FUNK

Birth:       February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
Married:  Mahala Purcell on March 16, 1851 in Harrison County Indiana
Death:     June 29, 1910 at age of 78 of Uremic Poison
Burial:     Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 18 (20)

 

5. Asa B. Funk

Birth:        February 13, 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married:   13 JUL 1854 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage: Louisa Trobaugh born 12 FEB 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
Death:      25 JAN 1921 in Harrison County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 17

 

6.Silas H Funk

Birth:        September 20, 1835 in Harrison County, Indiana
Married:   March 3, 1856 in Harrison County, Indiana
Marriage:  Mary B Hess born 1834
Military:    1861 - 1865 : Union Indiana 66 Infantry - Pension
Photo provided by Rebekah Howe

Death:       January 20, 1915 in Ireland Indiana
Children:
        1. Lloyd born ~1857
        2. John   born ~1859
        3. Alvah born Jan 27, 1860
                Marriage Anna Riegler
        4. Hattie born ~1866
        5. Emma Birth: ~1869 -
                Marriage Leon Dillon b: 20 DEC 1863 in Dubois County Indiana
                Children: George b: JUL 1895 in Indiana

                                 Hugh b: 1896 in Indiana

                                 Charley b: 1901 in Indiana
        6. Jesse    born ~1872
        Photo of Jesse Funk with his daughter Yuona Sue Funk -- provided by Rebekah Howe
       

 

Settled in nearby Ireland, DuBois County, Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 14
1880 Census Boon Township, Dubois County, Indiana - June 7, 1880

1880 United States Federal Census - Silas Funk

1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldiers - Silas Funk

1900 Census Dubois County, Indiana

 

 

7.Albert

Birth:        ~1838 in Indiana - 1850 US Census age 12 - 1880 US Census age 42
Married:   Nancy A. born ~1836 in Indiana
Children:  James E. Funk ~1864; Arminda R. Funk ~1867; William D. Funk ~1874
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 12

 

8. Dudley or Judley

Birth:        ~1840 in Indiana - per 1850 Census : Age 10
Married:  
Children: 
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 10
1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana - age 19

 

9. Coleman or Colmon

Birth:        ~1845 in Indiana - per 1850 Census : Age 5
Married:  
Children: 
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 - age 5
1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison,  Indiana - age 12

 

1794~ William was born about 1794 in Shenandoah County, Virginia
1796~ Jacob Funk moves family to Hardin County Kentucky
1805  Jacob & Henry brothers first settlers to New Amsterdam, Harrison County, Indiana
 

1817 William Funk and Sara Martin marry on January 24, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana
1817 Preston born on December 27, 1817 in Harrison County, Indiana

1819 Julia Ann born May 1, 1819 in Harrison County, Indiana

1820~ Fielding Funk born ~1820 & died <1840
1820-1925 Sara Martin Funk dies in Harrison County, Indiana
1820 United States Federal Census, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk : Male : (1) 16-26 :: Female: (1) 16-26
1822  WILL of Jacob Funck :  I give to my son William 95 acres of land
 

1825 William Funk and Elizabeth "Eliza" Summers marry on July 7, 1825
1830 United States Federal Census - Heth Township, Harrison, Indiana

    ● William Funck : Male : (2) 10-15 (1) 30-40 :: Female (1) < 5  (1) 20-30
1832 Willis born on February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
1833 Asa B. born on February 13, 1833 in Harrison County, Indiana
1835 Silas born on September 20, 1835 in Harrison County, Indiana
1838 Albert born ~1838 in Indiana
1840 Dudley born ~1840 in Indiana
1840 United States Federal Census - Washington Township, Harrison , Indiana
    ● Line#5 :   William Funk : Male (1) < 5  (1) 20-30 :: Female (1) 20-30
    ● Line#13 : William Funk : Male (2) < 5  (2) 5-10 (1) 40-50 :: Female (1) 5-10  (1) 40-50
1845 Coleman born ~1845 in Indiana

1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison, Indiana

    ● William Funk - age 56 born in Virginia    - Farmer
    ● Eliza Funk     - age 46 born in Kentucky -
    ● Willis Funk    - age 21 born in Indiana     - Farmer

    ● Asa Funk      - age 17 born in Indiana

    ● Silas Funk     - age 16 born in Indiana

    ● Albert Funk   - age 12 born in Indiana

    ● Judley Funk   - age 10 born in Indiana

    ● Colman Funk - age 5   born in Indiana

1860 United States Federal Census - New Amsterdam, Harrison, Indiana - July 9, 1860

    ● William Funk   - age 56(66) born in Virginia   - Merchandizing
    ● Eliza Funk       - age 50(56) born in Kentucky - Housekeeping
    ● Dudley Funk   - age 19 born in Indiana     - Day Laborer
    ● Coleman Funk - age 12 born in Indiana
1870 United States Federal Census - Washington, Harrison, Indiana
    ● William Funk   - age 70 born in Virginia - Gardner
    ● Eliza Funk       - age 65 born in Virginia - Keeping house
1872~ William Funk death in Harrison County, Indiana
1878~ Elisa death

 

RESEARCH :

Funk, Eliza born ~1860 : 1880 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - Heth

 

Mary Ann Summers

Marriage: William Funk and Mary Ann Summers : July 16, 1838 in Harrison County
per Indiana State Library Genealogy Database of Marriages through 1850

 

INDIANA TRAILS
HARRISON COUNTY MARRIAGES
1802-1892
FHL Film 1404749 - 1404750

http://genealogytrails.com/ind/harrison/marriages-F.html

Judy Fleshman Abraham Funk 2 Sep 1818
William Funck Elizabeth Summers 7 Jul 1825

William Funk

Sarah Martin

24 Jan 1817

William Funk

Mary Ann Summers

15 Jul 1838

 

Benton & Colony Township, Knox County, Missouri 1860

Knox County Missouri
The county was named for Henry Knox, secretary of war Knox County is one of 114 counties in Missouri.

 

 MORE...

 

 

 

 

Willis Funk 1832-1910 & Mahala Funk 1832-1919

Willis Funk

Mahala Purcell Funk

Willis Funk
Birth:      February 22, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - Indiana - Harrison - District 45 : age 18 (20)
Veteran:
Soldier in the Civil War on the northern side 1861-1865
               Union : 2nd Northeast Regiment, Missouri Home Guard
Death:    June 29, 1910 at Colony, Knox, MO at age of 78 of Uremic Poison [Death Certificate]
Burial:    Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County
 

 

Mahala Purcell
Birth:      September 8, 1832 in Harrison County Indiana
               Father:  Uriah Purcell          born ~1795 in Kentucky & died 1849 in Harrison County Indiana
               Mother: Sarah "Sallie" Byrn born 1797 in North Carolina & died 1891 in Vigo County Indiana
1850 United States Federal Census - District 45, Harrison County, Indiana : age 15
Death:    June 7, 1919 at the age of 86 of "mental trouble" [Death Certificate]
Burial:    Millport Cemetery just south of Rutledge Missouri, in Knox County on June 8, 1919
 

 

1851 Willis and Mahala were married March 16, 1851 in Harrison County Indiana.

1853 Willis and Mahala moved to Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois where Annie and Alexander were born

1860 Moved near Millport MO. Willis had a lime kiln and made lime for plasters used in homes. 
         There are many lime caves in this region.
         
1860 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Willis age 25 Farmer - Mahala age 24 Keeping House

1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Willis age 37 Farmer - Mahala age 36 Keeping House

1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, MO : Willis 49 Farmer, Mahala 46 Keeping House
1890 United States Census -

1900 United States Census - Colony, Knox County, Missouri : Willis age 70 Farmer - Mahala age 66 Keeping House
1910 United States Census - Knox, Colony, Missouri : Willis 80, Mahalia 77 - living with Mary St. John

1910 Willis died at Colony, Knox, Missouri

 

In about 1853, Willis and Mahala moved first from Harrison County, Indiana to Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois where their children Annie and Alexander were born.

In about 1860 they moved on to Rutledge, Missouri where they settled on a farm in Knox County near Rutledge Missouri.

I found two land patents where on August 27, 1850 Preston Funk (probably Willis' older half brother) paid $50 for 40 acres each in Knox County, Missouri.

Township 64, Range 11, Land Section 32, Southwest quarter of Southeast quarter

 

Children:  [Letter written on the back on picture of Mahala Purcell Funk]

 

1. William Henry
Birth:       March 1852 in Harrison County, Indiana
Notes:      [Letter written on the back on picture of Mahala Purcell Funk]
                 It has been written that William married a girl that was half native American.
                 The family lost track of him after he moved to Oklahoma.
Marriage: ~1879 to Martha L. Almeda Driggs
                  Martha L "Mattie" Almeda Driggs born September 1862 in Arkansas (per 1900 US Census)
Children:  Elza A. Funk born November 1879 in Kansas
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 20 - Day Laborer
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 30 - Carpenter
                     ?? Elza Funk married Lula May Avery on  April 20, 1914 in Randolph County, Missouri
                 Annie P. Funk   born  April 1881 in Missouri
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 19 - Housekeeper
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 28 - Waitress in Hotel
                 Flossie F. Funk  born  October 1882 in Missouri
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 17 - Housekeeper
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 26 - Hotel
                 Flora Funk         born  July 1891 in Missouri
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 8
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 18 - Shoemaker
                 Goldie Funk       born  July 1893 in Missouri
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 8
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 17
                 John H "Johnie" Funk  born  May 1899 in Missouri
                     1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : age 1
                     1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 10
                     1920 United States Federal Census - St. Joseph Ward 1, Buchanan, Missouri : age 21 Carpenter

                           Edna E Funk      born  ~1902 in Missouri

                               1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : age 8
                     1920 United States Federal Census - St. Joseph Ward 1, Buchanan, Missouri : age 18 - Candy
Marriage: January 7, 1906 to Stella Scott in Know County Indiana  (Source)
Death:
      August 7, 1919 in Buchanan County Missouri
Burial:      Ashland Cemetery on August 9, 1919
                

1860 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : age 8
1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri :  age 18 - Day Laborer
1880 United States Census - District 43, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas : William age 28 :: Mattie age 18
1880 William's occupation Miner
1900 United States Census - Lyon, Knox, Missouri : William Henry age 48 :: Martha age 37
1910 United States Census - Moberly Ward 2, Randolph, Missouri : William Henry age 58 :: Martha L age 47
1910 William's occupation Carpenter
1919 William died in Buchanan County, Missouri
1920 United States Federal Census - St. Joseph Ward 1, Buchanan, Missouri : Martha age 57
19??  Martha died

 

 

2. Indiana Anna "Annie"
Birth:        November 16, 1854 in Mercer County Illinois
Marriage: November 24, 1878 in Knox County, Missouri
                 John Lewis Carder born March 3, 1853 and died July 12, 1913
Children:  daughter born on October 2, 1883
                 John H.                  born Jan 23, 1879 in Knox Co, Missouri
                 Eva                        born Nov 1883 in Knox Co, Missouri
                 Carrie                     born Feb 5, 1885
                 Charles L. "Charlie" born Feb 23, 1889 died Aug 9, 1894.
                 Russell Robert         born Apr 21, 1891 in Know Co, MO
Death:      December 29, 1937 at the age of 83 in Knox County, Missouri
Burial:      Harmony Grove Cemetery in Rutledge, Scotland County, MO

1860 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Anna age 5
1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Anna age 16
1880 United States Census - Knox, Colony, District 72, MO: John 26, Annie 24, John H 1
1900 United States Census - Knox, Colony, District 28, MO : John 47, Anna 44, Johnnie 21, Era 16, Russell 9
1910 United States Census - Knox, Colony, District 43, MO : John 56, Annie 52, Russell 18
1920 United States Census - Knox, Colony, District 43, MO, : Annie 65 widowed
1930 United States Census - Knox, Colony, District 5, MO : Annie 75
 

 

3. Alexander Warren "Alex"
Birth:           December 12, 1859 in Illinois
Marriage:    Annie McCabe on October 30, 1881 at St. Josephs Church
                    Annie A born May 3, 1862 and dies December 22, 1938 in Knox County, Missouri
Children:     two daughters, both school teachers.
                    Margaret F born 1886
                    Marry A. Johnston born 1890, lived in the old family home in Rutledge MO.
Occupation: farmer  & worked for the railroad. 
Death:         July 6, 1939 in Fulton, Calloway County, Missouri at the age of 79 of cancer (adenocarcinoma)
Burial:         Edina, Knox County, Missouri on July 7, 1959
1860 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Alex age 2
1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : Alex age 12
1880 United States Census -
1890 United States Census -
1900 United States Census -
1910 United States Census - Scotland, Sand Hill, District 155, MO : Alex 49, Anna 47, Maggie 24, Mary 21
1920 United States Census - Scotland, Sand Hill, District 157, MO : Alex 60, Anna 57, Margaret 34, Marry 30
1930 United States Census -
 

 

4. Sarah
Birth:       1861 in Knox County Missouri
Marriage: Doctor Isaac B. Carder born Nov 5, 1855 died Jul 15, 1945
                 lived briefly in Montana, probably because of the TB
Death:      1891 from TB at age 30.
1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri :  age 9

 

5. Robert Morse Funk
Birth:         May 10, 1864 in Knox County Missouri near small town of Rutledge
Marriage:  Catherine Donegan on July 29, 1894 in Laurin, Montana
Death:       March 24, 1952 in Sheridan Montana

1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : age 4
1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 17
1900 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 36, Katherine 27, Willis 4, Mary 2, Baby 3/12

1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Robert 45, Katherine 52,
        Willie 14, Mary 12, Eileen 11, Robert 7, Josephine 4, Lucelle 2
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT
         Robert 56, Catherine 46, John 23, Mary 21, Robert 16, Josephine 13, Catherine 11, Harold 7
1930 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 64, Catherine 56, Harold 17
 

 

6. Mary Etta or Marietta (aka?? Mary Etta Vice ??)
Birth:        April 16, 1866 in Missouri
Marriage: Oct 28 1891 - Knox, Missouri
                 Joseph Francis St. John
                        died March 9, 1924 in Colony, Know County, Missouri
Death:      August 3, 1929 at the age of 63 in Liberty, Knox County, Missouri
Burial:      Colony Cemetery

Eileen (Funk) Yeager resembled her. 
When Eileen went to home of cousin Mary and Homer Johnston (age 90) in 1957,
Homer said “If it isn’t old Eita back alive”.
1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : age 4
1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 17
1891 Marriage License - Knox County, Missouri ?? (Mary E. Vice)
1900 United States Census - Knox, Colony, Missouri - Mary E. 34
1910 United States Census - Knox, Colony, Missouri - Mary E. 44
1920 United States Census - Knox, Colony, Missouri - Mary E. 53
 

 

7. Virginia A.
Birth:         March 1870 in Missouri
Death:       1886 at 16.  Her white marble tombstone says:                           

 

 

Dear Parents

Cease your weeping above

the spot where I lie sleeping.
My time was short before

He called me to Eternity.

 

1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : age 4/12
1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 14
 

 

8. Edward Mason "Eddie"
Birth:           October 22, 1874 in Macon County, Missouri
Marriage:    Hettie Elizabeth Johns born September 1886 in Tennesee
               
    daughter of Louis Paul Johns and Ollie Viola McCalb Johns of Clarkton, Missouri
                    
(Source: posting of Willis Paul Funk, Jr.).
                    died after November 13, 1953 because Hattie Funk signed her mothers death certificate
Occupation: Edward ran a restaurant in Rutledge
                     was a section man for the railroad
Death:          August 14, 1919 in Knox Couny, Colony, Missouri
Burial:          Millport Cemetery
1880 United States Census - District 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 6
 

 

9. Aaron T
Birth:             October 1877 in Knox County, Missouri (per death certificate)
Marriage:      never married
                      At age of two while running with a pair of scissors fell and pierced one eye leaving him partly blind. 
Occupation:  farmer and possibly a railroad man like his brother Aaron
Death:           January 4, 1953 in Lewis County Missouri at the age of 76 at the Peery View Rest Home
Burial:         
1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 3

 

 

10. Twins    Birth:         1878 - died at birth in 1878.

 

11. James  Birth:         1879 in Missouri.  Interesting not included in any previous family history but I found listed in 1880 1880 United States Census - District 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 1

 

 

Willis Funk is holding the baby...a great grandchild, Leonard Fowler.  Daughter Anna Funk Carder and husband John Carder are the couple in photo.

 

 

 

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Robert Kennett Funk wrote in his book that Mahala Byrn Purcell Funk was in some way related to the poet Robert Burns. Mahala's mother was named Sarah Byrn and maybe there is a connection there. They names their son Robert Morse after him and then Robert Kennett was named after his father Robert Morse.  I have researched the descendants of Robert Burns and can not find a connection.  Robert also claimed that there is some relation to Samuel Morse, inventor of the Morse Telegraph.  From this Robert got his middle name Morse.

[Telegraph]

Robert's middle name "Morse" came from our relative Samuel Morse.  I have found the name Morse used in the Summers family tree.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse (1791-1872) was born in Charlestown, Massachusetts.  In 1849 He patented the first successful electric telegraph in the United States and the dots and dashes of Morse Code used to send telegraphic messages.

Samuel Finley Breese Morse

 

It is of interest that in the fall of 1976, Rob, Gert and Eileen visited the old Funk homestead near Rutledge and saw the house Robert had built in 1887.  It was well painted and people are still living in it.  Distant relatives now own the original Funk farm.  They also saw a mysterious huge mound of earth on that farm.  Eileen and I remembered of our father telling of this mound.  People thought it was a burial mound the Indians had built many years before the white men came.  No one ever dug into it to investigate.

 

My grandma Funk tells me that Willis Funk was a Baptist pastor of a successful country church in Missouri.

 

They also visited the church Robert had attended as a boy.  Out back of this church is a grave-yard where many of the Funk relatives are buried.  The graves are marked by nice markers.  Sisters Mary and Eileen were instrumental in having new markers placed on the Funk graves in recent years.  When Mary Funk was there in 1950s there were no grave stones.  She sent money to Eileen to get and place marble stones.  This Eileen and her cousin Mary Johnston did in 1959.

 

 

On May 26, 1863, Barney Hughes, Thomas Cover, Henry Rodgers, William Fairweather, Henry Edgar and Bill Sweeney camped along a small stream fringed with alder trees. Fairweather and Edgar went to prospect a place of rimrock. Fairweather dug the dirt, filled a pan and told Edgar to wash the pan in the hope of getting enough gold to buy tobacco. When the first pan turned up $2.40, they knew the gulch had great potential.

 

Word spread like wildfire. Miners covered the hillsides with tents, brush shelters and crude log cabins. On June 16, the Varina Town Company platted the town. Some, supporters of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, intended to name the new town after Jefferson Davis' wife, Varina. But the newly elected miners' court judge, Dr. G. G. Bissell, was an equally stubborn Unionist. When it came time to file the official documents, he submitted the name Virginia instead.

 

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Robert Morse Funk 1864-1952 & Catherine M Donegan  1864-1961

Robert Morse Funk
Birth:         May 10, 1864 to Willis and Mahala Funk in Knox County Missouri near small town of Rutledge
Marriage:  Catherine Donegan in the parsonage of the Catholic Church in Laurin, Montana on July 29, 1894.
Death:       March 24, 1952
Burial:       Sheridan Cemetery


1870 United States Census - Benton, Knox County, Missouri : age 4
1880 United States Census - Distict 72, Colony, Knox County, Missouri : age 17

 

In 1889, at the age of 25, Rob came to Virginia City, Montana.  He first worked for the Buford Mercantile Company. 

 

In 1900, Rob had a livery stable in Virginia City where the Opera House is today.  It is believed the original log structure was destroyed in a fire.

 

Rob also ran a stage route to Puller Springs in the Upper Ruby.  This stage route stopped at the Donegan Puller Springs Ranch where he got acquainted with Katherine Donegan, daughter of John C Donegan – “Katie” as she was affectionately called.

Buford Mercantile Company

Virginia City Montana

 

Catherine M Donegan
Birth:         September 2, 1872 in Nevada City, Montana
Parents:    John and Mary Donegan
Marriage:  July 29, 1894 in the parsonage of the Catholic Church in Laurin, Montana.
Death:
       1961 in Spokane Washington while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Myron C. Yeager
                 
Montana Standard, Butte, July 28, 1961 - Mrs. Catherine Funk - Obituary
Burial:       Sheridan Cemetery

 

1900 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 36, Katherine 27, Willis 4, Mary 2, Baby 3/12

1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Robert 45, Katherine 52,
        Willie 14, Mary 12, Eileen 11, Robert 7, Josephine 4, Lucelle 2
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT
         Robert 56, Catherine 46, John 23, Mary 21, Robert 16, Josephine 13, Catherine 11, Harold 7
1930 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 64, Catherine 56, Harold 17
1940 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, Montana : Robert 75, Catherine 67, Harold 27 + Gene Herndon

Robert and Katie Funk ranched most of their lives in the Ruby Valley.

Children:

1. Willis John Funk
Birth:           January 29, 1896 near Virginia City, Montana at the Kearsarge Mine
                    Rob worked as the night watchman at the Kearsarge Mine
Veteran:      World War I & member of American Legion Post at Sheridan
Marriage:    Pearl E. Battle
                    Birth:      October 15, 1902
                    Parents: daughter of Martin and Bertha (Hudson) Battle, pioneer ranchers of the Upper Ruby.
                    Death:    March 9, 1975
Children: 1) Kenneth Martin Funk born August 29, 1934; died September 28, 1993
                     Marriage: Virginia Bell Smith on Nov 26, 1955; Virginia was born June 5, 1929.
                     Children:  Wanda Bell born & died March, 8, 1960 & Timothy Martin born Sept 8, 1964
                2) Theresa Carol Funk born April 4, 1939
                     Marriage:  Robert Privratsky on Dec 14, 1968;
                                       Robert was born Jan 12, 1934 & died May 4, 2002
                     Children:   Tonya Marie Privratsky born June 6, 1975; married Rob Tipton June 12, 1998
                                        Rob was born June 9, 1975.  They have a daughter Desaray Marie Tipton 6-7-2003 
Occupation: Willis ranched near Sheridan his entire life.
Death:          October 24, 1979
Burial:          Sheridan Cemetery

1900 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Willis 4
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Willis 14
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : John 23
Montana Standard, Butte, April 17, 1938 - "Spent Day in Dillon"
Montana Standard, Butte, May 17, 1942 - "Three Aspire to Public Office"
Montana Standard, Butte, June 28, 1942 - "Candidate for County Commissioner"
Montana Standard, Butte, February 10, 1963 - Kenneth and Willis Funk rescue Ted Marsh
Montana Standard, Butte, September 20, 1964 - Grandson Timothy Martin Funk born in Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, October 18, 1971 - "Sales tax isn't the answer" - Willis Funk, Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, March 21, 1972 - "A new road is needed" - Willis Funk, Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, March 21, 1972 - "Mayors showed good sense" - Willis Funk, Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, January 12, 1975 - "Trade our goods for their oil" - Willis Funk, Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, April 20, 1975 - "Children's home should be saved" - Willis Funk, Sheridan
Montana Standard, Butte, March 23, 1977 - "Elementary science fair in Sheridan" - Tim Funk 3rd Electrical
 

 

2. Mary Agnes Funk
Birth:           Virginia City January 16, 1898
Marriage:    Clark Leh in 1931.     Clark died in 1933.
Occupation:
Worked for many years as a teacher
                     They owned the Trident Cement plant.   
Children:      They had no children. 
Death:          1958
1900 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Mary 2
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Mary 12
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Mary 21
Montana Standard, Butte, August 1, 1929 - Mary Funk vacations in Spokane Washington
 

 

3. Eileen Funk
Birth:           1900
Marriage:    Myron C. Yeager, businessman of Cheyenne, Wyoming.
                    Myron died in 1986 in Spokane Washington.
Residence:   Spokane, Washington.
Children:     Eileen and Myron had two sons: Walter and Lowell
1900 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 36, Katherine 27, Willis 4, Mary 2, Baby 3/12
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Eileen 11
Montana Standard, Butte, September 9, 1929 - Eileen visits Parents Mr & Mrs Robert Funk
 

 

4. Robert Kennett Funk
Birth:        April 19, 1903 at the Kennett Mine located in the Tobacco Root Mountains near Virginia City, Montana
Marriage: Gertrude Caroline Old, a college classmate  Gertrude was from Novia Scotia, Canada. 
Children:  Rob and Gert had two sons: Robert James Funk born about 1926 and Gerald A. "Jerry" Funk.
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Robert 7
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Robert 16
The Independent Record (Helena) October 30, 1944 - "Former Wolf Creek School Head Visits in Helena"
The Independent Record (Helena) June 7, 1946 - "THE DUGOUT"
The Independent Record (Helena) July 29, 1948 - "Gerald Funk Wins Serra Club Essay Contest"
The Independent Record (Helena) July 16, 1949 - Robert J. Funk & Leola M. Jones Marriage Licenses
The Independent Record (Helena) July 11, 1952 - Robert & Gertrude Deed Prop to Wolf Creek Fire Dept
 

Jerry wrote a book titled: "Life is an Excellent Adventure: An Irreverent Personnal Odyssey"
Jerry Funk, born in 1931, grew up in small-town Montana, served in the US Navy in Korea and Indo-China, became an intelligence officer in the CIA, worked for several years in international labor affairs with the AFL-CIO (in the Caribbean and Africa and elsewhere), was on the National Security Council staff in the Carter White House, became a vice-president of Bankers Trust in NYC, and worked to re-elect President Shagari in Nigeria in 1983. He ran his own international economic and political consulting firm, and completed his career working seven years in the African diamond trade, retiring in 1995. Along the way he traveled 3 million miles, visited more than 100 countries, and raised three families of eleven remarkably interesting children. He resides in Helena, Montana.

 

 

5. Josephine F. Funk
Birth:           1906 (per 1910 Census).
Marriage:    Dr. William.J. Romers, Dillon Dentist, after finishing college
                       born Jan 4, 1899 and died July 1977
Children:     two sons: Dean and Robert
Burial:         Mt. View Cemetery in Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Josephine 4
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Josephine 13
1926 The Helena Independent, Helena, March 1, 1926 - Josephine Funk - Dillon Operetta

 

 

6. Lucille K. Funk
Birth:           August 25, 1908. 
Occupation: After college and a short time teaching,
Marriage:    Danny Henneberry a Dillon & Butte Newspaper Printer
Residence:   Butte Montana - 1021 W. Broadway
Children:     daughter Janet married dentist Tom Deutsch.
Death:         November 1988 in Butte, Montana 
1910 United States Census - Twin Bridges, Madison, MT:  Lucelle 2
1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Catherine 11
Montana Standard, Butte, December 31, 1972 - Dan Henneberry printer 45 years

 

7. Harold Donegan Funk
Birth:           November 15, 1912 (or 1913)
Marriage:    Dorothy Lesser on May 15, 1942 in Sheridan
Children:     Harold James, John Joseph, Mike and Diane.
Occupation: worked as a rancher, welder for the railroad and brand inspector for the State of Montana
Death:          killed in a auto accident on December 31, 1962
Burial:          Sheridan Cemetery

1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Harold 7
1930 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 64, Catherine 56, Harold 17
1940 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, Montana : Robert 75, Catherine 67, Harold 27
1959 Montana Standard, Butte, February 6, 1959
1963 Montana Standard, Butte, January 1, 1963 - Harold Funk dies in Dillon Car Wreck
1963 Montana Standard, Butte, January 2, 1963 - Harold Funk Funeral

Robert Morse Funk

August 9, 1945

With grandson John

Rob and Katie Funk,

Harold and Dorothy Funk and Yeagers

August 9, 1945

Harold Donegan Funk

 

In the 1920s, Robert and his oldest son, Willis, each homesteaded land at Indian Creek in the Tobacco Root Mountains, ten miles north east of Sheridan.  This property was used as summer pasture for their herd of cattle.  Robert also built a log home on the property that was destroyed by a violent wind storm.

Robert's Log Cabin on Indian Creek Homestead

Latitude/Longitude:  45°29'57.39"N 112° 7'54.71"W

Remains of Willis' Cabin on Indian Creek Homestead

Latitude/Longitude: 45°30'3.03"N 112° 7'47.49"W

Madison County Montana Land Filings:


This file is a part of the Bureau of Land Management Database for the states of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
 

Key to Case Types:
251000- Homestead


Land Conveyance types in this database:
PA - Patent
 

NAME            MERIDIAN  TWP    RANGE  SECTION ACREAGE TYPE   CASETYPE DOCID   DATE
FUNK ROBERT M   20        004 S  004 W  007          40 251101 PA       843565  01/17/1922
FUNK ROBERT M   20        004 S  004 W  008         120 251101 PA       843565  01/17/1922
FUNK ROBERT M   20        004 S  004 W  008       39.82 251101 PA       843565  01/17/1922
FUNK WILLIS     20        004 S  004 W  005         200 251104 PA       100433  06/22/1927
FUNK WILLIS     20        004 S  004 W  008         120 251104 PA       100433  06/22/1927
FUNK WILLIS     20        004 S  004 W  008         320 251101 PA       873657  07/25/1922
 

 

 

Harold Donegan Funk  1912-1962 & Dorothy Lesser Holcomb 1925-2007

Harold Donegan
Birth:            November 15, 1912 (or 1913) at the Moltich Ranch north of Sheridan.
Parents:       Rob & Katie Funk in Sheridan Montana. 
Occupation: Worked as a rancher, welder for the railroad and brand inspector for the State of Montana
Marriage:     Dorothy Lesser on May 15, 1942 in Sheridan
Death:          Killed in a auto accident near Dillon on December 31, 1962

1920 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, (Wisconson Creek Road) MT : Harold 7
1930 United States Census - Union, Madison, MT : Robert 64, Catherine 56, Harold 17
1940 United States Census - Brandon, Madison, Montana : Robert 75, Catherine 67, Harold 27
 

 

Dorothy Alvina Lesser Holcomb

Birth:     April 20, 1925 in Gering, Nebraska
Mother : Ella Fanny Sanks 1908-1935
Father :   John Lesser 1904-1934
Step-Father : Lee Holcomb
Dorothy moved with her mother Ella and step father Lee Holcomb family to Montana at the age of 7.   After the death of her mother Ella in 1935, Dorothy and her sisters Mildred and Herrietta were placed in the Montana state orphans home in Twin Bridges. 

Dorothy re-married on April 24, 1981 Larry Duncan Preston.
Dorothy went home to be in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ on Monday, June 25, 2007

1940 United States Federal Census - Montana State Orphans Home - Dorothy Holcomb age 14
 

In 1941, at the age of 16, Dorothy moved from the orphans home and lived with the Tom and Nellie Wilson family on Indian Creek in Sheridan Montana.   She worked cooking and cleaning on the Wilson Indian Creek ranch and attended school in Sheridan.  Harold lived on the neighboring ranch and would make a point of finishing feeding cows about the time Dorothy would be walking home from school.  He would pick her up and give her a ride home on the tractor. 

Harold and Dorothy were married on May 15, 1942 in Sheridan.  They had three sons and one daughter.

 

Harold, Dorothy, Jim & John Funk - 1945                  Harold Funk

 

Montana Standard, Butte, February 6, 1959
Montana Standard, Butte, January 1, 1963 - Harold Funk dies in Dillon Car Wreck
Montana Standard, Butte, January 2, 1963 - Harold Funk Funeral
 

Children:

1. Harold James "Jim"
Birth:           
Montana Standard, Butte, Nov 17, 1957 -4-H John holds American Flag & Jim hold 4-H flag
Montana Standard, Butte, June 3, 1962 - Harold J Funk receives scholarship
Montana Standard, Butte, May 24, 1964 -June Wedding - Hellen Kathryn Dingman & James Funk

Montana Standard, Butte, June 21, 1964 - Dingmann-Funk Marriage
  
Montana Standard, Butte, April 25, 1965 - Harold J Funk Straight-A Grades for Term


Children:
           

Michelle "Shelley" Funk

Birthday: August 11
Married: Rick Melby
Currently living in Asheville, NC

 

        Kathryn Grace Funk

Birthday: October 4
Married: Steve Carter
Children: Devon & Cole
Currently living in Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

2. John Joseph
Birth:            October 3, 1944 in Sheridan Montana

Montana Standard, Butte, Nov 17, 1957 - John Funk elected 4-H President
Montana Standard, Butte, Nov 17, 1957 - 4-H John holds American Flag & Jim hold 4-H flag
Montana Standard, Butte, August 30, 1959 - John Funk at 4-H Livestock Judging Competition
Montana Standard, Butte, October 7, 1962 - Sheridan Grads Go to College - John Funk, Western
Montana Standard, Butte, March 22, 1964 - John Funk & Sue Burgstrom Wedding
Montana Standard, Butte, April 12, 1964 - Sue Burgstrom Funk Wedding Shower
Montana Standard, Butte, May 10, 1964 - Mrs. Funk Gets Party
Montana Standard, Butte, October 11, 1964 - On Their Birthdays... Virginia City
Montana Standard, Butte, June 1, 1972 - Western Montana College Graduation
Montana Standard, Butte, October 3, 1972 - Sheridan hires science teacher

Children:           

Harold Jon "Jay"
Thomas Joseph
Kip William
 

 

3. Michael Thomas
Birth:            June 24, 1948


Montana Standard, Butte, December 23, 1956 - Michael Funk - Sheridan Cub Scout Troop
Montana Standard, Butte, June 23, 1957 - "Contestants Feature Grand Opening" Michael Funk 2nd Prize
Montana Standard, Butte, November 15, 1964 - Michael Funk attends National FFA Convention
Montana Standard, Butte, April 4, 1965 - Michael Funk - Boys State Delegates

Children:
           
Richard
Tammy
Jenny
Karla
Erin
 

 

4. Diane Lynn
Montana Standard, Butte, December 20, 1964 - "Sheridan 4-H Club To Sponsor Exchange Program" - Diane Funk

Children:
           
Hallie

Old Ranch House on the Harold D. Funk Ranch near Sheridan Montana
Latitude/Longitude: 45°26'27.79"N  112°14'4.77"W

 


  

 

Dorothy in Hawaii in 1993

This picture was taken of Gramma Dorothy

at her 80th birthday party in July 2005.

 

 

 

John Funk & Sue Burgstrom

John Joseph and Karen Sue Burgstom married on March 6, 1964.

 

Montana Standard, Butte, March 22, 1964 - John Funk & Sue Burgstrom Wedding
Montana Standard, Butte, April 12, 1964 - Sue Burgstrom Funk Wedding Shower

Montana Standard, Butte, May 10, 1964 - Mrs. Funk Gets Party

Montana Standard, Butte, October 11, 1964 - On Their Birthdays... Virginia City
Montana Standard, Butte, June 1, 1972 - Western Montana College Graduation
Montana Standard, Butte, October 3, 1972 - Sheridan hires science teacher
Montana Standard, Butte, April 20, 1973 - Sheridan makes teacher offer
 

Children:

1. Harold Jon "Jay"


Montana Standard, Butte, March 23, 1977 - "Elementary science fair in Sheridan" - Jay 2nd Junior
 

 

2. Thomas Joseph


 

 

3. Kip William


Montana Standard, Butte, July 25, 1971 - Kip William Funk born

Montana Ruby Valley

Picture taken by Jay Funk the near the peak of Indian Creek "Sky High" Mountain

 

 

Harold Jon "Jay" Funk & Barbra LeeAnn Ballard

Jay Funk & Barb Ballard (Stauduhar)
Married: March 7, 1987.

Children:

 

1. Christopher Jon

2. Alicia Nicole

 

 

 

 

To Be Continued......

www.usfunks.net

 

 

 

 

 

Funkstown, Maryland

 

 

Funks Grove, Illinois

Funks Grove is a historic community on U.S. Route 66 in McLean County, Illinois southwest of Bloomington. The grove for which the settlement is named, Funk's Grove, is a National Natural Landmark.

Isaac Funk's Cabin
Just inside the entrance to the cemetery is a large stone that once marked the location of Isaac Funk's cabin.  This memorial was originally located at the Funks Grove Rest Area on I-55.

http://www.funksgrove.org/

 

Annie Clemmer Funk : 1874-1912

Miss Annie Clemmer Funk unexpectedly secured passage on the Titanic because a coal strike had delayed the S.S. Haverford on which she was booked.  She enjoyed the first days by celebrating her 38th birthday. In the night of the sinking, she was asleep in her cabin, was woken by the stewards, dressed and went on deck. Annie, according to a confirmed report, unselfishly relinquished her place in a lifeboat to a mother with children.  She was about to enter a lifeboat, when a woman came from behind, pushing her aside by calling: "My children, My children".  Her body, if recovered, was never identified. 


 

Arville L. Funk


http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=9687
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arville_Funk

Arville L. Funk
1929-1990

Inscription: Civil War cannon has been dedicated to the memory of Arville L. Funk: historian, author, lawyer, teacher, civic and church leader

This six-pound field gun is similar to those used by General John Hunt Morgan’s Raiders and the Harrison County Home Guard. One cannon was used by the Home Guard at Morvin’s Landing on the Ohio River. At the Battle of Corydon the Raiders had two cannons directly South of this site under the command of Basil Duke, 6th Kentucky Cavalry Regiment. Two additional cannons were located southwest of this point along the Mauckport Pike. After the Home Guard surrendered, Morgan placed one cannon pointing North and fired over the Town to Notify citizens of the surrender.

The June 1995 placement of this cannon and Historic plaque was made possible through the generous donations of the following firms, individuals, and the general support of the Community.

Erected: 1995.

Location: 38° 11.979′ N, 86° 7.765′ W. Marker is in Corydon, Indiana, in Harrison County. Marker is on Old Indiana 135, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. South of Corydon on Old 135 just past W. Heidelberg Rd. NW.. The Battle of Corydon Park is on the Left (East) side of the road. Go into the Park. Cannon and marker is on the left. Marker is in this post office area: Corydon IN 47112, United States of America.