Susanna Geil

F, b. 1764, d. 14 December 1854
FatherJacob Geil b. 1746, d. 1794
MotherAnna Clemmer b. 1746, d. 1775
     Susanna Geil was born in 1764.1 She was the daughter of Jacob Geil and Anna Clemmer. Susanna Geil married Christian Funk, son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Susanna Geil and Christian were Mennonites.2 Susanna Geil died on 14 December 1854 in Virginia at age 90 years.1

Family

Christian Funk b. 9 Feb 1763, d. 22 May 1853
Children
  • Susanna Funk b. 3 Nov 1788, d. 3 Mar 1864
  • Christian Funk b. bt 1789 - 1815
  • Catherine Funk b. 1 Jan 1803
  • Abraham Funk b. 1 Oct 1807
  • Rebecca Funk b. 9 Jun 1810, d. 12 Jun 1887
  • Mary Funk b. 11 Jun 1813

Citations

  1. [S123] Thera Database, online <http://wc.rootsweb.com/~schwenk>.
  2. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 299.

Jacob Mathias Showalter

M, b. 1702, d. 1771
Father-CANUlrich Schowalter b. 11 Oct 1663
Mother-CANElisabeth Hürtzler
ChartsAncestors of Chuck Wolfram
     Jacob Mathias Showalter was born in 1702 in Strengelbach, St. Gills canton, Switzerland.1 He was the son of Ulrich Schowalter and Elisabeth Hürtzler. Jacob was the probable son of Ulrich Schowalter and Elisabeth Hürtzler.2 Jacob Mathias Showalter was also known as Jacob Schowalter. He married Mariah Saunders. Jacob Mathias Showalter lived between 1749 and 1750 in Riedseltz, Alsace, France.3 He and Mariah Showalter immigrated on 3 November 1750 to Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on the ship Brotherhood.4,5 Jacob Mathias Showalter and Mariah lived in November 1750 in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.6 In 1759 Jacob was the leader of the Mennonite Siegrid Church, which today is located in Northampton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.5 Jacob Mathias Showalter left a will on 7 March 1767.7 The transcript of the Will read:
I Jacob Showalter in the County of Northampton in the province of Pennsylvania, having by the blessings of the Almighty God Considerably advanced to old age and feeling the infirmities thereof tho at the same time being of Sound Understanding and memory I do in the first place recommend my Soul to the Hands of my true Redeemer Jesus Christ and my Body to the Earth until Resurrection agreeable to the Lord's Will, and for preventing all Contests and disputes which might arise after my decease I have made and published this my last Will and Testament in manner following.
First I have delivered unto my son Valentine Showalter my Plantation or Tract of one hundred acres of Land Situte in the Township & County aforesaid, that is to say, for the Consideration of four hundred pounds Lawful money of Pennsylvania; and the said money shall be paid to my Children in manner following. Valentine Showalter shall of the aforesaid four hundred pounds have Sixteen pounds beforehand and then my Children shall have each an Equal part thereof. But in Consideration that I have given to my Son Valentine Sixteen pounds beforehand he shall pay twinty pounds every year commencing to pay the Eldest who is now living and so Continueing to the youngest until each shall have received his part of the afors.d four hundred pounds, and he shall give his Brothers and Sisters Notes and Bonds for their Inheritance. Further I do ordain that my Eldest Son Peter Showalter or his Heirs shall have one Shilling Sterling for his double share of Inheritance and over & above the s.d one Shilling Sterling he shall not under any pretence whatever have more than an equal part with my other Children. And moreover I Will that the Heirs of my Eldest Son shall in the last place receive their Inheritance.
But whatever I have yet in my Hands shall remain till after their mothers death and then it shall be divided like moveable goods among my Heirs.
And I do further Will and ordain that if my daughter Ann Frisher Should marry again then so much of her hereditary portion as She has yet to receive shall be divided among her Children in equal parts tho my daughter may have it in use until the Children come of age.
Further I do Constitute and Ordain my son Joseph Showalter and my Son in law Henry Funk Executors and my son John Showalter overseer Non. I hope that this my last Will shall be inviolately kept so that if possible none may be wronged.
In Witness Whereof I have in the presence of Subscribing Witnesses set my hand and Seal hereunto the 7th day of March 1767.
Jacob Showalter (Seal)
George Groff Jacob (his mark) Ber.
Philad.a April 28th 1773. Personally appeared George Groff and Jacob Ber the Witnesses to the forgoing Will and on their Solemn Affirmation according to Law did declare that they saw and heard Jacob Showalter the Testator therein named Sign Seal publish and declare the same Will for and as his Will and Testament and that at the Execution thereof he was of sound disposing mind memory and understanding to the best of their knowledge and belief.
Coram Benjamin Chew, Reg. Gen.l
Be it Remembered that on the 28th day of April 1773 the last Will and Testament of Jacob Showalter deceased in due form of Law was proved and Probate and Letters Testamentary thereof were granted to Joseph Showalter and Henry Funck Executors in the said Will named, being solemnly Affirmed will and truly to administer the said decids. Estate and bring an Inventory thereof in the Register Generals Office at Philadelphia on or before the 28th day of May next and render a true Account of the said administration on or before the 29th day of April 1774, or when thereto Lawfully required. Given under the Seal of said Office.
Benjamin Chew, Reg.r Gen.l He died in 1771 in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, at age 69 years.5 His will was proved on 28 April 1773 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.7

Family

Mariah Saunders b. c 1706, d. c 1780
Children

Citations

  1. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,, date only.
  2. [S1539] Richard W Davis, Schowalter 9.
  3. [S1539] Richard W Davis, Schowalter 6, according to the court book of Weissenburg.
  4. [S22] Rootsweb World Connect Project, Karon Bosze's Home Page.
  5. [S1539] Richard W Davis, Schowalter 6.
  6. [S946] Philadelphia County Will Book P, no. 279: 400, giving his place of residence in 1767, at making of his Will.. FHL microfilm 0021727.
  7. [S946] Philadelphia County Will Book P, no. 279: 401. FHL microfilm 0021727.
  8. [S946] Philadelphia County Will Book P, no. 279: 400-401. FHL microfilm 0021727.

Elizabeth Funk

F, b. circa 1767
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Elizabeth Funk was born circa 1767.1 She was the daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Elizabeth Funk married Jacob Showalter, son of Valentine Showalter and Anna Funck, in 1797.2

Family

Jacob Showalter b. 15 Jun 1772, d. 8 Nov 1851

Citations

  1. [S1509] Richard W Davis, Funk 8.
  2. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.

Jacob Showalter

M, b. 15 June 1772, d. 8 November 1851
FatherValentine Showalter b. c 1736, d. 1803
MotherAnna Funck b. c 1740
     Jacob Showalter was born on 15 June 1772.1 He was the son of Valentine Showalter and Anna Funck. Jacob Showalter married Elizabeth Funk, daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, in 1797.1 Jacob Showalter was a sicklemaker.1 He died on 8 November 1851 at age 79 years, 4 months and 24 days.1

Family

Elizabeth Funk b. c 1767

Citations

  1. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.

Valentine Showalter

M, b. circa 1736, d. 1803
FatherJacob Mathias Showalter1 b. 1702, d. 1771
MotherMariah Saunders1 b. c 1706, d. c 1780
     Valentine Showalter was born circa 1736.2 He was the son of Jacob Mathias Showalter and Mariah Saunders.1 Valentine Showalter married Anna Funck, daughter of Bishop Heinrich Funck and Anna Meyer, circa 1765 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.3 Valentine Showalter died in 1803 near Brock's Gap, Rockingham County, Virginia.3,4

Family

Anna Funck b. c 1740
Children
  • John Showalter b. c 1766, d. c 1814
  • Christian Showalter b. c 1770
  • Jacob Showalter b. 15 Jun 1772, d. 8 Nov 1851
  • Mary Schowalter
  • Nancy Showalter b. 1778

Citations

  1. [S946] Philadelphia County Will Book P, no. 279: 400-401. FHL microfilm 0021727.
  2. [S1539] Richard W Davis, Schowalter 8.
  3. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.
  4. [S1539] Richard W Davis, Schowalter 8, gives place as Rockingham County.

Anna Funck1

F, b. circa 1740
FatherBishop Heinrich Funck b. c 1694, d. 1760
MotherAnna Meyer b. c 1707, d. 8 Jul 1758
     Anna Funck was born circa 1740 in Franconia Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.2 She was the daughter of Bishop Heinrich Funck and Anna Meyer. Anna Funck was also known as Anna Funk. She married Valentine Showalter, son of Jacob Mathias Showalter and Mariah Saunders, circa 1765 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania.3

Family

Valentine Showalter b. c 1736, d. 1803
Children
  • John Showalter b. c 1766, d. c 1814
  • Christian Showalter b. c 1770
  • Jacob Showalter b. 15 Jun 1772, d. 8 Nov 1851
  • Mary Schowalter
  • Nancy Showalter b. 1778

Citations

  1. [S1546] Philadelphia County Will Book L. FHL microfilm 21725.
  2. [S1509] Richard W Davis, Funk 9.
  3. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.

Abraham Funk

M, b. 1765
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Abraham Funk was born in 1765. He was the son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter.

Barbara Funk

F, b. 1771
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Barbara Funk was born in 1771. She was the daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Barbara Funk married Anthony Miller, son of Anthony Gregor Miller, in 1792 in Rockingham County, Virginia.1,2

Family

Anthony Miller b. 22 Jun 1765

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 213, "Barbara Funk (dec'd). Mrd. Anthony Miller."
  2. [S1538] Wayne Lucore, compiler. Blough, Gish, Jamison, Lackey, Long, Lucore, Malloch,Murdock, Switzer, Wolf & related, 6 October 2010.

Anthony Miller

M, b. 22 June 1765
FatherAnthony Gregor Miller b. 4 Feb 1748
     Anthony Miller was born on 22 June 1765 in New Hanover Township, Philadelphia County, now Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Anthony Gregor Miller. Anthony Miller married Barbara Funk, daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, in 1792 in Rockingham County, Virginia.2,1

Family

Barbara Funk b. 1771

Citations

  1. [S1538] Wayne Lucore, compiler. Blough, Gish, Jamison, Lackey, Long, Lucore, Malloch,Murdock, Switzer, Wolf & related, 6 October 2010.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 213, "Barbara Funk (dec'd). Mrd. Anthony Miller."

John Funk

M, b. 1764, d. 1842
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     John Funk was born in 1764 in Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. They moved in 1786 in Rockingham County, Virginia. 2,3.4 John Funk married Mary Rader say 1795.5 John Funk and Mary Rader had eight children. Their names were Catharine, Samuel, Martin, Betsy, Nancy, Joseph, John, and Jacob.6 John Funk was a carpenter and farmer.6 He and Mary were Mennonites.6 John Funk died in 1842 in Henry County, Indiana, at age 78 years.6

Family

Mary Rader

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265, place only.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265, this is the record for John.
  3. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 289, this is the record for Joseph.
  4. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 139, 142.
  5. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265, "Mrd. Mary Rader."
  6. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265.

Mary Rader

F
     Mary Rader married John Funk, son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, say 1795.1 Mary Rader and John Funk had eight children. Their names were Catharine, Samuel, Martin, Betsy, Nancy, Joseph, John, and Jacob.2 Mary Rader and John were Mennonites.2

Family

John Funk b. 1764, d. 1842

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265, "Mrd. Mary Rader."
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265.

Esther Funk

F, b. 1773
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Esther Funk was born in 1773. She was the daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Esther Funk married Jacob Erbaugh, son of Lawrence Erbach. Esther Funk and Jacob were a member of the German Baptist Church.1

Family

Jacob Erbaugh b. c 1762, d. c 1834

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 219.

Jacob Erbaugh

M, b. circa 1762, d. circa 1834
FatherLawrence Erbach
     Jacob Erbaugh was born circa 1762 in Lower Millford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Lawrence Erbach. Jacob Erbaugh married Esther Funk, daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Jacob Erbaugh was a farmer.1 He and Esther were a member of the German Baptist Church.1 Jacob Erbaugh died circa 1834 in Montgomery County, Ohio.1

Family

Esther Funk b. 1773

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 219.

Joseph A. Funk

M, b. 9 March 1777, d. 24 December 1862
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Joseph A. Funk was born on 9 March 1777.1 He was the son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Conflicting evidence states that Joseph A. Funk was born on 6 April 1778 in Berks County, Pennsylvania.2,3 They moved in 1786 in Rockingham County, Virginia. 4,5.6 He married Elizabeth Rhodes, daughter of Bishop Henry Rhodes and Elizabeth Brenneman, on 25 December 1804.7,3 Joseph A. Funk and Elizabeth Rhodes were also reported to have married on 29 December 1804 in Rockingham County, Virginia.8 Joseph A. Funk married Rachel Britton on 6 September 1814.7,3 Joseph A. Funk was a musican.7,9 He died on 24 December 1862 in Rockingham County, Virginia, at age 85 years, 9 months and 15 days.3,7 He was buried in Singers Glen Cemetery, Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Virginia.10
      Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census in Rockingham County, Virginia. He was probably the free white male at least 26 years and under 45 years of age.11 Joseph was listed as the head of a family on the 1820 Census in Rockingham County, Virginia. He was probably the free white male who was at least 26 years old and under 45 years.12

Family 1

Elizabeth Rhodes b. 25 Feb 1784, d. 7 Feb 1814

Family 2

Rachel Britton b. 17 Mar 1782, d. 9 Dec 1883
Child
  • Samuel Funk b. 11 Nov 1819

Citations

  1. [S1896] Website Rockingham County Tombstones (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varockin/HRHS/cem/) calculated from age at death of 85 years, 9 months, 15 days. Also date appears on gravestone.
  2. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 299, date only.
  3. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 289.
  4. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 265, this is the record for John.
  5. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 289, this is the record for Joseph.
  6. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 139, 142.
  7. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 299.
  8. [S1168] Richard W Davis, Roth/ Rutt/ Ruth/ Root/ Rhode 19.
  9. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.
  10. [S1896] Website Rockingham County Tombstones (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~varockin/HRHS/cem/).
  11. [S1537] 1810 U.S. census, Rockingham County, Virginia, page 179, line 22.
  12. [S1536] 1820 U.S. census, Rockingham County, Virginia, page 147, line 37.

Rachel Britton

F, b. 17 March 1782, d. 9 December 1883
     Rachel Britton was born on 17 March 1782 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. She married Joseph A. Funk, son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, on 6 September 1814.1,2 Rachel Britton died on 9 December 1883 at age 101 years, 8 months and 22 days.1 She was also reported to have died on 9 December 1833.2
      Rachel was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Joseph A. Funk's household on the 1810 Census in Rockingham County, Virginia.3 Rachel was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Joseph A. Funk's household, on the 1820 Census in Rockingham County, Virginia.4

Family

Joseph A. Funk b. 9 Mar 1777, d. 24 Dec 1862
Child
  • Samuel Funk b. 11 Nov 1819

Citations

  1. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 299.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 289.
  3. [S1537] 1810 U.S. census, Rockingham County, Virginia, page 179, line 22.
  4. [S1536] 1820 U.S. census, Rockingham County, Virginia, page 147, line 37.

Elizabeth Rhodes

F, b. 25 February 1784, d. 7 February 1814
FatherBishop Henry Rhodes b. 1748, d. 1827
MotherElizabeth Brenneman b. 1758, d. 1835
     Elizabeth Rhodes was born on 25 February 1784.1 She was the daughter of Bishop Henry Rhodes and Elizabeth Brenneman. Elizabeth Rhodes married Joseph A. Funk, son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, on 25 December 1804.2,3 Elizabeth Rhodes and Joseph A. Funk were also reported to have married on 29 December 1804 in Rockingham County, Virginia.1 Elizabeth Rhodes died on 7 February 1814 at age 29 years, 11 months and 13 days.2,3,1 She was buried in Henry Rhodes Family Cemetery.4

Family

Joseph A. Funk b. 9 Mar 1777, d. 24 Dec 1862

Citations

  1. [S1168] Richard W Davis, Roth/ Rutt/ Ruth/ Root/ Rhode 19.
  2. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 299.
  3. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 289.
  4. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,.

Samuel Funk

M, d. December 1827
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Samuel Funk was the son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Samuel Funk married Sarah Carrier.1 Samuel Funk and Sarah Carrier had thirteen children. Their names were Polly, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jesse, Frances, William, Nannie, James, Malinda, Susan, Martha, Sallie, and Hannah.1 Samuel Funk was a farmer.1 He and Sarah were members of the Methodist Church.1 Samuel Funk died in December 1827.1

Family

Sarah Carrier b. bt Apr 1783 - Mar 1784, d. 25 Mar 1879

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 275.

Sarah Carrier

F, b. between April 1783 and March 1784, d. 25 March 1879
     Sarah Carrier was born between April 1783 and March 1784.1 She married Samuel Funk, son of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter.2 Sarah Carrier and Samuel Funk had thirteen children. Their names were Polly, Jonathan, Elizabeth, Jesse, Frances, William, Nannie, James, Malinda, Susan, Martha, Sallie, and Hannah.2 Sarah Carrier and Samuel were members of the Methodist Church.2 Sarah Carrier died on 25 March 1879.2

Family

Samuel Funk d. Dec 1827

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 275, from age at death of 95 years.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 275.

Frances Funk

F, b. 24 February 1781, d. 21 September 1859
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Frances Funk was born on 24 February 1781 possibly in Rockingham County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Frances Funk married Henry Culp. Frances Culp and Henry were Mennonites.1 Frances Funk died unexpectedly while visiting relatives on 21 September 1859 in Fairfield County, Ohio, at age 78 years, 6 months and 28 days.2 She was also reported to have died in 1845 in Fairfield County, Ohio.3,4,1 She was buried probably in Sugar Tree Hill Cemetery, also known as Brenneman/Funk Cemetery, near Rushcreek Township, Logan County, Ohio.2

Family

Henry Culp b. 24 Feb 1781, d. 1838
Children
  • Joseph Culp b. 28 Jan 1800, d. 25 Jun 1875
  • Barbara Culp b. 25 May 1802
  • Jacob Culp
  • Henry Culp b. 20 Sep 1809, d. 11 Jul 1881
  • Samuel Culp
  • David Culp b. 30 Sep 1813, d. 31 Mar 1886
  • Rev. Christian Culp b. 20 Mar 1815, d. 5 Jan 1883
  • Frances Culp b. 20 Mar 1817
  • Nancy Culp
  • Susan Culp d. 1855
  • Elizabeth Culp

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 308.
  2. [S333] Paulette, Frances Funk in "Frances Funk/Henry Culp," listserve message, 3 March 2002.
  3. [S9] A. J. Fretz, The Descendants of Christian and Hans Meyer, 301, date only.
  4. [S41] Robert Lawrence Showalter, Descendants of Showalter,, place only.

Henry Culp

M, b. 24 February 1781, d. 1838
     Henry Culp was born on 24 February 1781 in Singer's Glen, Rockingham County, Virginia. He married Frances Funk, daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter. Henry Culp was a miller before 1830 in Virginia.1 He and Frances were Mennonites.1 Henry Culp died in 1838 at age 56 years.1 He was buried at Daniel Funk's farm, Logan County, Ohio.1

Family

Frances Funk b. 24 Feb 1781, d. 21 Sep 1859
Children
  • Joseph Culp b. 28 Jan 1800, d. 25 Jun 1875
  • Barbara Culp b. 25 May 1802
  • Jacob Culp
  • Henry Culp b. 20 Sep 1809, d. 11 Jul 1881
  • Samuel Culp
  • David Culp b. 30 Sep 1813, d. 31 Mar 1886
  • Rev. Christian Culp b. 20 Mar 1815, d. 5 Jan 1883
  • Frances Culp b. 20 Mar 1817
  • Nancy Culp
  • Susan Culp d. 1855
  • Elizabeth Culp

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 308.

Susannah Funk

F, b. 30 October 1775
FatherHenry Funck b. 1730, d. 1793
MotherBarbara Schowalter b. c 1741, d. c 1824
     Susannah Funk was born on 30 October 1775.1 She was the daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter.
     This was related by Susanna Funk Beery to her grandson, the Rev. George W. Beery, who had it published in a family history:
Her father, Henry Funk, was pressed into service during the War of Independence, to do transportation service with his team. The farmers in the eastern states at that time did their heavy hauling with four horses. He was very reluctant to accept this service and assist the army in this war. Finally Susanna said that she would go with him and rode the saddle horse. As they were driving along a cannon ball struct the two horses on the lead, killing them both. This so shocked the father that he immediately determined to leave the service and go home, saying that he would refuse further service whatever the result may be.
In the vicinity where they lived, the Indians were still numerous and to some extent dangerous. The chief of the tribe was a very good friend of the family and told her father to watch his wigwam and whenever he should see no smoke issuing from it that they might know that there was trouble and to get themselves away. One morning after they had risen they noticed that there was no smoke from the wigwam of the chief. They took their horses and gathered together what they could and left the place. That same day the Indians started out on the warpath and destroyed everything that came in their way.2 Susannah Funk married George Berry, son of Abraham Berry and Elizabeth Gochenauer, in 1796.3,1 Susannah Funk and George Berry had nine children. Their names were Barbara, Daniel, Catharine, Susanna, George, Henry, Rachel, Christian, and Abraham.4 Susannah Funk and George lived in 1816 in Perry County, Ohio.1 Susannah Funk was described as having a great interest in her grandchildren in her later life, and told many incidents of her early life.1

Family

George Berry b. 1773

Citations

  1. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 234.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 234-235.
  3. [S1543] Richard W Davis, Bieri/Beery 3.
  4. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 235.

George Berry

M, b. 1773
FatherAbraham Berry b. c 1738, d. 26 May 1799
MotherElizabeth Gochenauer
     George Berry was born in 1773 in York County, Pennsylvania.1 He was the son of Abraham Berry and Elizabeth Gochenauer. George Berry settled in Rockingham County, Virginia in 1792.2 He married Susannah Funk, daughter of Henry Funck and Barbara Schowalter, in 1796.1,2 George Berry and Susannah Funk had nine children. Their names were Barbara, Daniel, Catharine, Susanna, George, Henry, Rachel, Christian, and Abraham.3 George Berry and Susannah lived in 1816 in Perry County, Ohio.2

Family

Susannah Funk b. 30 Oct 1775

Citations

  1. [S1543] Richard W Davis, Bieri/Beery 3.
  2. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 234.
  3. [S53] (Rev.) A. J. Fretz, Funk Genealogical Record, 235.