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Heinrich Manor Funk (Funck), Jr.

Also Known As: "Funck"
Birthplace: Kraichgau, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany
Death: September 05, 1734 (71-72)
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States
Place of Burial: Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hans Heinrich Funck and Barbel Franey Funck
Husband of Elisabeth Funk and Verena Fronica Funck
Father of Maria Bruppacher; Hans John Funk; Barbara Meyer; Martin Funk; Jacob Funk, Sr. and 8 others
Brother of Martin Funck; Johann Funck and Samuel Funck

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About Heinrich Manor Funk, Jr.

Heinrich Manor Funk


  • Married: Verena Franey


  • Heinrich Funk; birth:1688, death: 1752 in Richen, Baden, Germany

  • Martin Funk; birth: ~1700, death: 1765 in Richen, Baden, Zürich, Switzerland. Martin married Judith Wenger born January 19, 1732

  • Jacob Funk; birth: ~1692, death: June 14, 1756 in Montgomery County, PA

  • Barbara Funk; 1695–Deceased

  • Bishop Heinrich Funk II; birth: 1690, Married: Anna Meyer, children: Martin Funk born January 30, 1732 in Richen, Baden, Germany
  • Mary Funck; 1698–1752



Note: JPK Bought farm in Richen, Germany on May 12, 1725 Married Verena Franey, 1690~,, ^ He left five children

JPK Bought farm in Richen, Germany on May 12, 1725 Married Verena Franey, 1690~,, ^ He left five children

Thanks to Donna Scritchfield for this material from her Family Tree ancestry.com

Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

about Heinrich Funck

Name: Heinrich Funck

Year: 1717

Place: Pennsylvania

Family Members: Wife & children

Source Publication Code: 1031.8

Primary Immigrant: Funck, Heinrich

Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of naturalization. Span indicates period between last mention of emigrant in country of origin and first mention of his residence in the New World. "Surname, ..." indicates a variation of a surname.

Source Bibliography: BURGERT, ANNETTE KUNSELMAN. Eighteenth Century Emigrants from German-Speaking Lands to North America. Publications of the Pennsylvania German Society, 16/19. Birdsboro, PA: The Pennsylvania German Society. Vol. 1: The Northern Kraichgau. 1983. 461p.

Page: 431


Added by Donna_Scritchfield on 14 Dec 2007

[From Ellis & Evans, History of Lancaster County, Vol. 1.] "On November 13, 1717, Thomas and Richard Penn issued to Henry Funk, a Swiss Mennonite, a patent for three hundred and fifty acres of land, in what was then called "New Strasburge." Two hundred acres of this land he gave to his son Henry . . . In the year 1747 it was discovered that Henry Funk was an 'alian' at the time the patent was granted to him, and could not, according to the laws of Great Britain and this province, take and have a legal title to the land; hence John Funk got a confirmation deed for his land in 1747 from the Penns." The children of Heinrich Funk (wife's name not known) were: Henry, born ca 1700; Switzerland; marr. Margaret; died 1736 Mary, born ca 1702; Switzerland; marr. Jacob Nutt/Nissley; John, born ca 1705; Switzerland Jacob, born ca 1707; Switzerland Samuel, born ca 1710-1714; no further information Martin, 'Preacher,' born Aug. 4, 1716, Lancaster Co., Penn; marr. Susanna Souder; died 1791 Barbara, marr. Michael Moyer/Meyer/Mayer Fronica, marr. Joseph Musser.


[From History of Souderton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania - Landes, Henry S. - Page 138]

"A tract od 101 acres was surveyed for Heinrich Funk in 1718 and a patent deed was issued to him for the same in 1733. He had settled on this tract in 1719, being the first settler in what is now Franconia Township, his nearest neighbor being five miles distant. He also purchased an adjoining tract of 93 acres from James Steele. His plantation, then, consisting of nearly 200 acres, was located on the Indian creek, neer the Lower Salford line."

"Heinrich Funk was later ordained as a Mennonite Bishop. He was a trustee of the Salford Mennonite Meeting at the time of its organization in 1738. Rev. Funk and Dillman Kolb, of Shippack township, translated the "Martyr's Mirror", from the Dutch to the German language, a work that required several years for its completion. He also wrote and published severalreligious books. Funk was a brother-in-law of Christian Meyer, Sr., and also of Abraham Reiff. Among Funk's children were John, Henry, Abraham, Fannie and Christian. The latter also served as a Mennonite Bishop."

"Heinrich Funk erected a flour mill on his tract shortly after settling thereon. He died in 1760 (actually 1747) and his executors sold the farm in two tracts. The mill and 63 acres were sold to his son, Abraham Funk, on June 26, 1760, and the remaining 137 acres were sold to his son, Christian Funk. Abraham Funk and Maria, his wife, on March 28, 1763, sold the mill property to his brother, Christian Funk, who thus became the owner of the entire tract."


[From A Genealogical History of the Cassel Family in America - Morgan R. Willis - 1985 - page 259,260] "Henry Funk, one of the leaders of his people, and a man evidently of culture and mental powers above the average of those who came with him to Franconia. Some of his descendants even may not be aware that he essayed authorship and wrote several books, which must have been of some nerit, or they would not have received the attention they did, or have been reprinted so many times. His biographer, Samuel W. Pennypacker, Esq., says he was one of the most able and enterprising of the Mennonite preachers, and was long a Bishop."

"He settled on Indian creek, Franconia township, in 1719. He was ever faithful and zealous in his work, and did much to advance the interest of his church. He wrote a book upon baptism entitled "Ein Spiegel der Taufe," published by Saur, in 1744, which has passed through at least five editions. A more ambitious effort was the "Erklarug einiger hauptpunkten des gesetzes," published after his death by Armbruster, in 1763. This book was reprinted at Biel, Switzerland, in 1844 and at Lancaster, Pa., in 1862, and is much esteemed. He and Dillman Kolb supervised the translation of Van Braght's "Martyr's Mirror," from the Dutch to German."


[From Orphans Court held at Lancaster August 1, 1747. Before Edward Smout, Emanuel Carpenter and Peter Worral, Esqrs. Justices.] Application of Jacob Nizley and Jost Musser, Exectors of Henry Funk(1), deceased, for a Settlement and Distribution. To Margaret, the Widow, now Wife of Andrew Miller, John Funk, Eldest Son, Martin, Henry, Barbara and Maudeline. Jacob Nisley and Jost Musser appointed guardians over the children of Henry Funk, deceased.

(1) Henry Funck's German will was proved in 1736 and entered untranslated in Will Book A. 1, 25:1736.


[From Orphans Court held at Lancaster June 1750. Before Edward Smout, Emanuel Carpenter, Edward Berwick, James Webb and James Smith, Esqrs. Justices.] Michael Meyer is appointed Guardian in the Room of Jacob Nisseley, deceased, over Martin and Henry Funk, Orphan Children of Henry Funk.


[This story appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette, 2 January 1772.] Henry Funk sent his wagon with flour to Newport and gave the wagoner an order to bring 50 pounds of the price in cash back to him. A neighbor, Jacob Genter, also gave him an order to bring 100 pounds cash from a Philadelphia banking houre for him. He received the cash but bought a horse at Newport, left the wagon at Newport and absconded. He was a 30 year old Dutch servand named Phillip Jacobs.

Noted events in his life were:

? Immigration: on an unknown ship, 1709.

? Residence: 1712, The Pequa Valley.

? Occupation: Bishop.

Attached to Heinrich Funck (1662 - 1735)


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