Rev Fr Henry Funk

Rev Fr Henry Funk

Birth
Germany
Death 1760 (aged 57–58)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Harleysville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
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1718. Bishop Heinrich Funck, born Abt. 1702 in Germany; died 1760 in Franconia, Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. He was the son of 3436. Heinrich Funck and 3437. Franey. He married 1719. Anna Meyer.

1719. Anna Meyer, born Abt. 1706 in Saulford, Montgomery Co., PA; died July 08, 1758 in Indian Creek, PA. She was the daughter of 3438. Christian Meyer and 3439. Barbara Bergey.

Notes for Bishop Heinrich Funck:
Notes
From Tom Kirkpatrick:
BIRTH: Born Heinrich Funck in either Holland or Palatinate Abt 1690

IMMIGRATION: Arrived in Philadelphia by 1718, lived in Germantown and, in 1719 settled at Indian Creek, Franconia Twp, Montgomery Co. PA. Said to have arrived with best friend Dielman Kolb, who landed 10 Aug 1717. Often confused with another Heinnrich Funk who arrived in 1717 and settled in Lancaster Co, PA. (See Francis Funk pp. 16-20)

LAND: 20 Dec 1718 land warrant to Heinrich Funck of Germantown for 101 3/4 acres on a branch of Perkeawming Creek. Later buys adjoining tracts. Total 201 acres. Also 166 acres "of ye Mannor Lands on ye upper part of a branch of Perkyoming", prob part of Perkasie Manor, Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co, PA willed to son Henry.

PROBATE: Will filed in Philadelphia in Will No. 274, S427 dated 13 June 1759. Translated in A.J. Fretz pp. 13-20 and Frances Funck pp. 41-47

OCCUPATION: First Mennonite Bishop in America; religious author and, translator, operated grist mill on Indian Creek, Franconia Twp, PA

BURIAL: Delps Cemetary. Franconia Twp. This was the orignal Funk burying ground. Stone marker erected for Bishop Funk. Near Bucks Co line near Telford, PA

SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck
Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA -Frances Funk, Joseph Funk A Biography; Pub 1984, Frances unk, HC72, Box 557, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA 22508 -Richard & Kathryn Hott, Hott Ancestors; 1710-1984; Adelphi, MD, Mr. & Mr Richard D. Hott, 10423 Oakhill Ct, Adelphi, MD 20783

Page information based upon 1) original research of Daniel W. Bly and published in his From The Rhine to The Shanendoah, Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD 21202, vol I. (1993), vol II. (1996)*; research of 2) Karen Kellogg Stephen of Mehoopany,PA., 3) Christine Stephens of Ft. Thomas,KY and 4) Mike Judd.
The origins of the Funk family have been well researched and articulated by Mr. Bly. I borrow shamelessly from him; please be aware that any and all errors be they ommission or commission are my own responsibility. This lineage is believed to have been involved in the early Anabaptist movement in late 16th century Switzerland. Specifically Jacob Funk and his wife Anna Naff were born in Ober Mettmenstetten in the Knonau District of Canton Zurich about1575. Later generations moved to Germany and the region known as the Palatinate where they are well documented in Mennonite historical documents. Their movement can be seen as a result both of their persecution by authorities for their religious beliefs as well as their religious outreach activities. Heinrich Funk (abt 1662) was the first immigrant to the present USA in 1717 having left Bonfeld in Baden and settled with other family members in Strasburg Township, Pennsylvania. Later generations settled in Virginia and then Washinton Co, Kentucky

Immigration: List 54 B] Palatines imported in the Snow Two Sisters,
James Marshall, Commander, from Rotterdam, but last from
Cowes in England. Qualified the 9th Day of September
1738. Heinrich Funk, age 36; Anna Funk age 31

1744 Wrote "Ein Spiegle Der Tauffe" mirror of baptism


Notes for Anna Meyer:
Notes
Information on her ancestors is mostly from Jay D Weaver
who is quoting information from "Martin Kendig's Swiss
Relatives" by Jane Evans Best in the Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage
Publication, January, 1992. This is published by the Lancaster
Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602.

BURIAL: Delps Cemetary, Franonia Twp, Montgomery Co, PA
CHILDREN: Had 10 children



Children of Bishop Funck and Anna Meyer are:
i. Esther Funk, born Abt. 1725 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died Unknown; married Johannes Showalter 1777; died Unknown.
Notes for Esther Funk:
IDENTITY: Described as "lame in all her limbs" in Bishop Hery Funck's will.
SOURCE: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA


ii. John Funk, born Abt. 1727 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died 1807; married Barbara Wismer; died Unknown.
Notes for John Funk:
OCCUPATION: Blacksmith and Farmer; Lived in Hilltown Twp.
LAND: Will dated 13 Aug 1807, recorded 17 Oct 1807 Doylestown, PA, Will Book 7:290 (Francis Funk p.47) wills residence and 100a to son-in-law John Kolb for 750 pounds to be paid to named children (A. J. Fretz p.21)

BIRTH-MARRIAGE-CONFLICT: Richard Hott, Hott Ancestors p.131 has as b. 1724 m. Nancy Shank lived in Franklin Co, PA, says had 12 children. Frances Funk p.47 has m. Barbara, dau. of Henry and Barbary Wismer. A.J Fretz does not name spouse and names seven children from will.

SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA -Frances Funk, Joseph Funk A Biography; Pub 1984, Frances Funk, HC72, Box 557, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA 22508 -Richard & Kathryn Hott, Hott Ancestors; 1710-1984; Adelphi, MD, Mr. & Mr Richard D. Hott, 10423 Oakhill Ct, Adelphi, MD 20783


iii. Henry Funk, born 1730 in Franconia Twp, Montgomery Co., PA; died 1793 in Rockingham Co., VA; married (1) Barbara Showalter; born Abt. 1733 in Switzerland; died 1824 in Singer Glen, Rockingham, VA; married (2) Barbara Showalter Abt. 1762; born Abt. 1744 in Switzerland; died 1790 in Singers Glen, Rockingham Co., VA.
Notes for Henry Funk:
Henry FUNK
BIRTH: ABT 1729, Franconia Twp,Montgomery,PA
DEATH: 1793, ,Rockingham,VA
BURIAL: Trissels Cem,Rockingham,VA
REFERENCE: 76
Father: Henry FUNCK
Mother: Anne MEYER

Notes
OCCUPATION: He and brother Christian were Mennonite ministers in PA preached to group known as "Funkites"
BIRTH DATE: Hott has both 1727 and 1739 ; Ancestor File Source has as Abt 1729

LAND: Henry & Barbara (Showalter) Funk granted over 400 acres south of Showalter homestead by father Jacob Showalter in 1767 will (probated 1773) Will P-279-400, Philadelphia Co Courthouse, Phila PA. (cited in P.Brown article). On 24 Sep 1783 Henry inherited 166 acre farm from father (Montgomery Co, PA estate papers) in Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co, PA. Lived there until 1786 when he and entire family (expcept Jacob) moved to VA. Settled 1.5 miles West of Singer's Glen, near Little North Mountain, Rockingham Co, VA. This land later purchased by his Joseph Funk's son John Funk (A.J. Fretz p 306) in 1975 was owned by John's son Joseph Earle Funk (D. MacAllister p. 48).

DEATH: Bond dated 27 Jan 1794 names Henry Funk, John Funk, Christian Roth, and Anty Miller as administrators of his estate (Frances Funk p.62)

SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA, p.139 -Frances Funk, Joseph Funk A Biography; Pub 1984, Frances Funk, HC72, Box 557, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA 22508 -Richard & Kathryn Hott, Hott Ancestors; 1710-1984; Adelphi, MD, Mr. & Mr Richard D. Hott, 10423 Oakhill Ct, Adelphi, MD 20783 -Pamela A. Brown, article "The Showalters of Earl and Cocalico Townships, Lacnaster County, Pennsylvania" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage journal p. 18, date uncertain, obtained from Richard Hott, Adelphi, MD. -Dale E MacAllister, Donovan Memorial Church in the Singers Glen Community, A Historical Sketch 1875-1975; Singers Glen, VA; Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, Dayton, VA

Immigration: 1786, > Rockingham Co., VA
Death: , Rockingham Co., VA
Occupation: Minister
Religion: Mennonite

First Bishop of Mennonite Curch, Rockingham Co.
1786 first moved to Rickingham Co.
Found forest land and cleared it
1786 - Caught betweeb church and State during revolution


More About Henry Funk:
Fact 1: BURIAL: Trissels Cem, Rockingham, VA


Notes for Barbara Showalter:
Notes
from Tom Kirkpatrick
IMMIGRATION: Arrived Philadelphin with parents and 10 siblings on 3 Nov 1750 on the ship
"Brotherhood", commanded by Capt. John Thomson. Ship departed Rotterdam, with last port
Cowes, England. (Rupp, Brown)

LAND: Henry & Barbara (Showalter) Funk granted over 400 acres south of Showalter
homestead by father Jacob Showalter in 1767 will (probated 1773) Will P-279-400, Philadelphia
Co Courthouse, Phila PA. (cited in Brown article).

SOURCE:Pamela A. Brown, article "The Showalters of Earl and Cocalico Townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage journal p. 18, date uncertain, obtained from Richard Hott, Adelphi, MD. -I. Danuel Rupp, A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand
Names of German Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants in Pennsylvania 1727 to 1776 Philadelphia 1876, reprint ed. Baltimore Genealogical Pub. Co. 1980 ,p. 173 (cited in Pamela
Brown article) [S22]


[S55] Kerns, Wilmer L., "Showalter Family Antecedants", revised may 17, 1997, 4715 North 38th Place, Arlington, VA 22207-2914

Immigration: 3 NOV 1750, Philadelphia, PA


iv. Christian Funk, born Abt. 1731 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died May 31, 1811 in Indian Creek, Franconia Twp, Montgomery Co., PA; married Barbara Casell; died December 29, 1792.
Notes for Christian Funk:
Notes
RESIDENCES: Lived on Indian Creek on 137a, 19p inherited from father. Later purchased remainder of Bishop Funck homestead and mill from brother Abraham. Conveyed 241a, 51p and mill, etc. on 29 Jul, 1794 to son-in-law John Detweiler Mill possibly known as "Bechtel"s Mill" per Frances Funk p 47.
BURIAL: Christian and wife buried at Delps Graveyard

RELIGION-OCCUPATION: Became Mennonite minister at Franconia 1757. Split with He them during Revolutionaly War in 1774 over "oath" issue. He and brother Henry preached to group known as "Funkites." See Biographpy A.J. Fretz pp. 338-340

SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA ,p.338. -Frances Funk, Joseph Funk A Biography; Pub 1984, Frances Funk, HC72, Box 557, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA 22508 , p.47 -IGI T998188-58 1126325; AFN:4GSH, 4GSJ-LV.


v. Abraham Funk, born November 21, 1734 in Indian Creek, Franconia Twp, Montgomery Co., PA; died April 16, 1788 in Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., PA; married Mary Landis January 19, 1758; died February 1826.
Notes for Abraham Funk:
LAND: Inherited 53 acre homestead and mill at Indian Creek from father; in 1763 sold to brother Christian
SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA p.499 -IGI T998195-144, Call No. 1126325; AFN: 4GSJ-M2


vi. Mary Funk, born Abt. 1736 in franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died Unknown.
vii. Barbara Funk, born Abt. 1738; died Unknown.
859 viii. Anna Funk, born 1738 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died Unknown; married Valentine Showalter Abt. 1765.
ix. Fronicka Funk, born Abt. 1740 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died Unknown.
x. Elizabeth Funk, born Abt. 1746 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA; died Unknown.


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