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Isaac Kaufman Funk
Birth: Sep. 10, 1839
Clifton
Clark County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 4, 1912
Montclair
Essex County
New Jersey, USA

Editor, Lexicographer, Publisher. He attended Wittenberg College (Now Wittenberg University) and Wittenberg Theological Seminary, was ordained a Lutheran pastor in 1860, and served pastorates in several states. In 1876, to publish religious texts, he founded I. K. Funk and Company. The following year he was joined by a former Wittenberg classmate, Adam Willis Wagnalls. By 1890, the company was known as Funk and Wagnalls. Their best known work, "The Standard Dictionary of the English Language", was published in 1893, after which the company became best known for reference books. Later in life, Funk was noted less for his language work than for his research into psychic phenomena and related publications, most notably "The Psychic Riddle" (1907). (bio by: Bob Collins) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Funk (1808 - 1888)
  Martha Kauffman Funk (1811 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Gertrude Thompson Funk (1842 - 1911)*
 
 Children:
  Wilfred John Funk (1883 - 1965)*
 
 Siblings:
  Barbara Elizabeth Funk Steinberger (1833 - 1918)*
  Henry Jefferson Funk (1835 - 1898)*
  Catherine C. Funk Deaver (1838 - 1904)*
  Isaac Kaufman Funk (1839 - 1912)
  Christian C. Funk (1842 - 1896)*
  Martha Anna Funk Brownfield (1846 - 1900)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 166, Lot 26127
 
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Originally Created by: Bob Collins
Record added: Apr 06, 2008
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