FUNCK

Family History
~1500 ~1600

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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.

 

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Hitz Funck  : ~1558-~1618

Hitz Funck
born about 1558 in O. Mettmenstetten, Canton, Zurich, Switzerland
died about 1618

  1. Jacob FUNK
    born about 1580 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau District, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
    died after 1640 in Germany
    or
    born 1575 / 1590 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau Dist., Canton Zurich, Switzerland
    died 1645 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau Dist., Canton Zurich, Switzerland
     

References:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mgholler/Caden/a16.htm#i547466056

 

 

Jacob Funk (Funck)  : ~1580-1640+

Jacob Funk,
born about 1580 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau District, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
died after 1640 in Germany
or
born 1575 / 1590 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau Dist., Canton Zurich, Switzerland
died 1645 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Knonau Dist., Canton Zurich, Switzerland

married Anna Näf in Switzerland about 1605

 

Anna NÄF (or Neff)
daugher of Hans Näf and Verena Guth.
born about 1587 in O. Mettmenstetten, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
died after 1640. 

Jacob & Anna's Children

  1. Vrenli Nef - son

  2. Kungold Naf - son

  3. Adli Naf - son

  4. Adelheid (daughter)
    born about 1598
    died February 10 1671 in Hausen Switzerland
    married Hans Jakob Bar born August 22, 1591 and died September 20, 1668.

  5. Heinrich "Heini"
    born about 1612-1614 in Knonau, Canton Zurich, Switzerland
    died on October 3, 1669 in O. Mettmenstetten, Canton, Zurich, Switzerland

  6. Anna FUNK
    born about October 16, 1615 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    christened about October 15, 1615

  7. Barbara FUNK
    christened on June 21, 1618 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    died in 1634 at age of 16.
    (OR) Barbara was born June 23, 1618 and died after 1639 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.  Barbara married Christian O Shenk born 1823 and died 1902.  Children are daughter Living Shenk and son John H Shenk

  8. Adli, son born October 1, 1620 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.

  9. Vrenli, son born October 29, 1623 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.

  10. Kungold, son born October 6, 1631 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

The origins of the Funk family have been well researched and published by Daniel W. Bly in his book "From The Rhine to the Shenandoah".  In his book, Bly states that all of Jacob Funk's 14 children were baptized in the Reform Church in Mettmenstetten, before they became Anabaptist. In the picture to the left is the inside of the Mettmenstetten Church clearly visible is the original stone font for baptisms. The right picture shows the outside of the Mettmenstetten Church. The original church was built in the 1100s. The church was rebuilt in the 1500s. The bell tower dates from the 1700s.

 

 

Heinrich "Heini" Funck : 1612-1669

Heinrich "Heini" Funck
Birth:             ~1612 in Knonau, Canton Zuich, Switzerland
                       son of Jacob Funk and Anna Naf
Baptized:       1612 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
Marriage #1: Katherine Meyli on August 20, 1634 in Ober Mettmenstellen, Zurich, Switzerland
Marriage #2: Magdelena Pitzge born about 1631
Death:           October 3, 1669 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland at age 57
 

Katherine Meyli (or Cathrina Meili)
Birth:            October 8, 1612 in Stalikon, Canton, Zurich, Switzerland
                     daughter of Rev. Hans Anabmin Meyli and Elsbeth Hochstrasser
Baptized:      October 8, 1612 in Stallikon, Switzerland
Death:          April 09, 1681 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Children:     baptized in Reform Church, but had strong ties to Anabaptists (Mennonite)

  1. Anna
    Birth:      October 25, 1635 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Married: Hans Rudolph Bauman and had children Jacob born 1657, Christian born 1663 and John born ~1668
    Death:    1709 in Germantown, PA
    Burial:     Lampeter, Lancaster County, PA

  2. Jacob
    Birth:         December 27, 1636 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Burial:        after 1676.
    Married#1: Barbara Grob on October 28, 1657 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland. 
                       born about 1638 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
                       died March 26, 1669 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland.. 
    Children:    Barbara, Elsbeth, Heinrich, Anna and Jacob. 
    Married#2: Anna Ringer in Aprin 1669 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland. 
                       Anna was born about 1648 in Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Children:    Jacob, Catherina and Verena.

  3. Hans Heinrich Meyli FUNCK 
    Birth:     ~1639 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zürich, Switzerland
    Baptism: August 17, 1639 Mettmenstetten, Zürich
    Death:    1685 in Schatthausen, Kraichgau Germand, Rheinland, Germany
    Married: Barbara "Barbel" Frey about 1659
    Children:
    1. Hans 1661,
                    2. Bishop Heinrich FUNK 1665,
                    3. Martin ~1670,
                    4. Samuel 1681,
                    5. Bishop Henry 1690
                    6. Heinrich 1702.       

  4. Rudolph Meylin
    Birth:       May 2, 1642 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:     1680.
    Married:  Elsbeth Scharrer (1639-1677)
    Children: 1. Hans 1665
                    2. Barbara 1668
                    3. Elsbeth 1675
                    4. Berena March 18, 1677
                    5. Hans Heinrick July 18, 1680.

  5. Heinrich FUNCK
    Birth:       November 25-26, 1643 in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland
    Baptized: November 25-26, 1643 in Mettmenstetten, Switzerland
    Death:    October 1735 in Strasburg, Lancaster Co., PA.
    Married: Veronica Fronica about 1678 in Germany
    Children: 1. Heinrich "Henry" Jr    b: 1675 in Bonfield Baden Germany
                    2. Hans "John"               b: 1677 in Bonfield Baden Germany
                    3. Barbara                     b: 1682 in Bonfield Baden Germany
                    4. Mary                         b: 1685 in Bonfield Switzerland
                    5. Veronica                   b: 1690 in Bonfield Switzerland
                    6. Martin                       b: 1693 in Bonfield Baden Germany
                    7. Jacob                        b: 1695 in Bonfield Baden Germany
                    8. Samuel                      b: 1688 or March 1719 in Bonfield Switzerland
    Immigrated: from Bonfeld Germany to Pennsylvania in 1709

  6. Johann
    Birth:     before 1644 in Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:   

  7. Verena
    Birth:     1644 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    July 30, 1647 at age 3.

  8. Oswald
    Birth:     1645 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    January 30, 1646 at age 1.

  9. Elsbeth
    Birth:     1648 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    after 1670.

  10. Hans Jacob
    Birth:     1650 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    after 1672

  11. Cathrine
    Birth:     1651 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:   

  12. Anna
    Birth:     1652 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    April 1, 1654 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland at age 2.

  13. Margaretha
    Birth:     1653 in Ober Mettmenstetten, Zurich, Switzerland
    Death:    after 1670.

 

NOTE: See Heinrich Kolb Funck : 1617

 

Reference:

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~mgholler/Caden/a14.htm#i547468306\