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Jacob Funk
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1806
Death: Mar. 20, 1880

Age; 74y2m2d

Jacob Funk in boyhood moved to Greene county, Ohio, with his parents. Their he taught school until 1832, when he moved to Sheffield township, Tippecanoe county, Indiana. He bought 80 acres of heavily timbered land on the south fork of the Wildcat Creek, half a mile from the Clinton county line, and later purchased another tract of 80 acres. He cleared this property and make a fine homestead, and prospered do to thrift and well directed energy. He invested in more land until he was owner of one thousand acres of excellent farm land.

FUNK, JACOB B (1806-1880)
(Lafayette, Indiana Newspaper, March 20, 1880)
Funk Cemetery, Sheffield Township, Tippecanoe county, Indiana
Jacob Funk, an old and substantial farmer, of Sheffield township, was found dead in his bed this morning at his farm some four and a half miles southeast of Dayton. Funk was a man of some seventy years, although still hale and hearty, and was subject to no sickness. Last evening he retired apparently in his usual health and spirits and without a premonition of anything wrong. This morning the family went to call the old man for breakfast, they found to their horror that he was dead. Mr Funk has been for the past forty-five years a resident of this county, and has accumulated in that time quite a large amount of property. He was well known in this city, and spent a large part of his time here. Coroner Yount has been notified of the facts and will probably go out to the farm this evening and hold an inquest. The case certainly warranted an investigation
Family links: 
  Eliza Charles Funk (1816 - 1888)
  David W Funk (1833 - 1888)*
  Jacob Funk (1850 - 1851)*
*Calculated relationship
Funk Newcomer Cemetery
Sheffield Township
Tippecanoe County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Thelma Brooks Morgan
Record added: Jun 26, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7623950
Jacob Funk
Added by: L. A. (Terry)
Jacob Funk
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For my great great great grandfather.
- Patricia Kitto
 Added: May. 4, 2007

 Added: Aug. 27, 2003

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