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Abraham Funkhouser, Sr

Birthdate: (55)
Birthplace: Virginia, United States
Death: 1796 (55)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Johannes "John" Funkhouser, Sr. and Barbara Funkhouser
Husband of Mary Magdalena Funkhouser
Father of Barbara Roads; Daniel Funkhouser; Anna Beydler; Magdalena Funkhouser; Abraham Funkhouser, Jr and 3 others
Brother of John Funkhouser, Jr; Christian Funkhouser, Sr.; David Funkhouser; Jacob Funkhouser and Mary Kauffman

Occupation: farmer
Managed by: Daniel W. Bly
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About Abraham Funkhouser, Sr

The house pictured is the Abraham Funkhouser Sr. home on the south branch of Tumbling Run, west of Fishers Hill, Shenandoah County, VA. The section on the left was the original German style house built over the spring (about 1765). The long north wing (on the right) was build by Abraham Jr. in the 1820s.

From Funkhouser Ancestry

Abraham Funkhouser, Sr., was an older brother of Christian, and son of John Funkhauser, Sr. Abraham married Magdalena Campbell, an orphan of a man named John Campbell, who was raised by Daniel Stover, prominent Mennonite in the Massanutten region.

Abraham and Magdalena had 8 children to survive, but may have lost a few as children because of the age gaps in known children.


At this point no direct Swiss ancestors have been found for the three earliest Funkhousers in Virginia. DNA evidence does link them to the Fankhausers of the Emmenthal Valley, but we are pretty certain tha John Sr. Jacob Sr. and Christian were not even brothers.

Johannes (John Sr.), who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1728, named his wife Barbara in his will (1760). There is no documentary records whatever of her family name- in spite of the fact that she is listed on some trees as another Barbara Habegger and others as Maria Barbara Rine. Children of John Sr. and Barbara were John Jr., Abraham, Christian, David, Jacob and Mary. He mentioned daughters (plural) but did not name any but Mary, who married Martin Kauffman, is only one that can be documented.

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Abraham Funkhouser, Sr's Timeline

Virginia, United States
Age 26
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
July 20, 1769
Age 28
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
April 25, 1771
Age 30
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 35
September 14, 1778
Age 37
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 39
March 24, 1781
Age 40
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States
Age 47
Age 55
Shenandoah County, Virginia, United States