Samuel Funk (1768 - 1836) MP

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Birthplace: Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: Died in Scott County, Illinois, United States
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About Samuel Funk

From Samuel Funk's Find A Grave Page:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=5093313

Birth: Aug. 3, 1768 - Germany

Death: Jan. 4, 1836 - Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, USA

Samuel was the son of John Funk and Catherine Stover

According to Shennondoah Country Virginia Marriage Bonds 1772-1850, Samuel was married to Elizabeth Cordell on 7 July 1791 at Woodstock, Shenandoah Co., VA

From the book "Morgan and Scott Counties: "...Samuel Funk was born in Germany, but when a young man came to America and located in Virginia, where he engaged in farming, afterwards locating in Tennessee, where he remained until 1831 when he removed to Scott County and engaged in rope-making. He died in 1836, aged seventy years."

From the book History of Macon County, Illinois:"Samuel Funk came to America in 1776, and settled in Virginia."

From the book "Cordell Records A Virginia Family" Samuel and his family lived in Roane Co., TN, then in 1830 moved to Morgan Co. Illinois.

From the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society Vol. XXIV Jan 1932 No. 4. : "Not only has the State of Illinois a debt of gratitude owing these patriots of 1812, but Morgan County was practically settled by these men, and we hold in affectionate memory those who through good and evil report, loss of foutune, brave hearts, to them we pledge allegiance to their ideals-we have sought to find these patriots and their resting places, for more than two years-we have been rewarded by securing the names and proof of service of sixty-six soldiers of 1812 buried in Morgan County, and located nearly all of their graves-on the graves of the following patriots we have placed official grave markers of 1812, and had impressive services attended by hundreds. (8) In Scott County, Samuel Funk-Buried in Gillham Cemetery, between Jacksonville and Winchester, Illinois."


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Spouse:

  • Elizabeth Cordell Funk (1773 - 1853)

Children:

  • Frances Funk Arnold (1793 - 1882)
  • Nimrod Funk (1794 - 1879)
  • John Frederick Funk (1796 - 1850)
  • Samuel Funk (1802 - 1883)
  • Martin Christian Funk (1807 - 1845)
  • Jacob Funk (1808 - 1886)
  • Esau Funk (1808 - 1879)
  • Presley Cordell Funk (1810 - 1900)
  • Eliza MaryAnn Funk Gillham (1812 - 1905)
  • Martha Jane Funk Tankersley (1821 - 1872)

Inscription: 67yr 3mo 1d hus/o Elizabeth Cordell Funk


Burial: Gillham Cemetery, Winchester, Scott County, Illinois, USA


Maintained by: Steve Kimple

  • Originally Created by: Fred Funk
  • Record added: Nov 08, 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 5093313
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Samuel Funk's Timeline

1768
August 3, 1768
Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
1791
July 9, 1791
Age 22
Woodstock, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1792
May 15, 1792
Age 23
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1793
July 12, 1793
Age 24
Probably Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
1794
October 23, 1794
Age 26
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1796
March 5, 1796
Age 27
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1798
February 10, 1798
Age 29
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1799
November 18, 1799
Age 31
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1801
January 11, 1801
Age 32
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America
1802
December 5, 1802
Age 34
of, Shenandoah, Virginia, United States of America