KTVB News of Council, Idaho
Posted on November 25, 2010 at 3:21 PM
Updated Friday, Nov 26 at 7:39 AM
COUNCIL, Idaho -- The recent recession has been especially hard on Idaho's small rural towns.
Simply surviving is a frequent topic of discussion among townspeople.
Council, Idaho is one such place. It once thrived on mining, logging and cattle ranching.
Today Council is searching for a new identity.
Some say time is running out, that's it's the end of the road for small town America. They say towns like Council, Idaho will die -- short of a miracle.
Dr. Bruce Gardner is the town’s veterinarian and mayor, a job that's getting tougher.
"Adams County has second highest unemployment in state," said Gardner.
With a jobless rate at nearly 20 percent, most agree it will take a miracle to turn things around.
But that's where Elsie and Arnie Ytreeide and their project come in.
They are filmmakers, not Hollywood types, they're from down the road in Nampa. They care about rural Idaho and news about the plight of Council in the midst of the recession got Arnie thinking.
"I just turned to Elsie and said I would just love to write a screenplay about all of us needing to be a part of the answer," said Arnie Ytreeide.
Arnie wrote that screenplay, it's called “Saving Council,” and now he and Elsie are creating buy in, because to create a miracle you need everybody, especially the mayor, onboard.
"So what did you think when Arnie and Elsie came wandering in here?” asked NewsChannel 7.
“Well, I have to be honest, I thought well this is kind of bizarre, but I think it's a wonderful idea," said Gardner.
Wonderful because there is a real life parallel plot that makes this project unique.
"The plot is that like the real Council, the fictional town is going through some very hard economic times, and so the mayor comes up with all kinds of schemes to try to save the town, one of which is to remake it into a resort,” said Arnie Ytreeide. “And so, if we shoot the movie up here we will actually do that. We've been working with the city planners on a plan that they already had in place and we'll put our money with their money and we'll remake the real Council while we remake the fictional Council."
The possibility of renewing the decaying town has residents on pins and needles. They're excited and asking leaders like Ken Bell, the Chamber of Commerce president and quilt shop owner, lots of questions.
"Where we at on the movie? How much money do we have. Are we going to make it? And all this kind of stuff and I always say it's not an if thing, it's when it happens," said Bell.
But making a movie like crafting a beautiful quilt doesn't just happen, it does take money.
"$797, 267.00," said Arnie Ytreeide.
How do you come up with three-quarter of a million dollars in this economy? They hope you'll be an investor.
"And we're really asking people just to give you know 20 bucks because we know it will only take 40,000 people, half the population of Nampa, to fund this movie," said Elsie Ytreeide.
And if you pledge there's a perk, you could find yourself in a scene of “Saving Council.”
Which of course you'll help stay in business because Arnie and Elsie won't be the only customers.
"We'll be up here for seven weeks, so we'll be contracting with all of the restaurants to provide meals for all the crew and we have cast and crew of over 120,” said Arnie Ytreeide.
“What is the dollar impact that you expect?” asked NewsChannel 7.
“Minimum $450,000 -- that's we'd be dropping into the economy here in those seven weeks," said Arnie Ytreeide.
That sounds pretty good to Mayor Gardner. He is optimistic and says the whole town is behind “Saving Council” and besides…
"We have enough character in the people here that I don't think we're ever going to dry up and blow away. We're always going to be here," said Gardner.
And if Arnie and Elsie are successful, you'll of course want to see the movie and then come enjoy the small town feel of Council for yourself.
"It's been so fun to watch the people almost wake up here in Council and say, ‘oh this would be really great if we could pull this off,’" said Arnie Ytreeide.
Don't be surprised if they do pull it off.
Arnie has an impressive resume and he and Elsie are totally committed to making this happen.
If you'd like to know how to become part of Saving Council with even a small $10 or $20 pledge, just go to their website.
Discovery of the journals - a story in itself.
In the mid to late 1960's my Mom, Mary A. Funk, received a call from a man who owned an old book shop in Lakeport, California. He was in the midst of emptying his store and preparing to retire. He found a couple old 'Funk' journals and picked a name from the telephone book. Fortunately, it was our number he reached. He explained to Mom what he had found and offered her the journals. She wanted to know what the price was. He stated, "you only have to come pick them up." Being a skeptical lady, Mom passed on visiting his shop. The years years went by, one day, the gentlemen; now retired for several years, was again cleaning...though it was his home.
It was good luck that he again picked a name from the phone book and, again, reach our Mom. He said he thought the journals may be of interest to someone with the surname of Funk and we were welcome to have them. Please come by his home and pick them up. Mom did. They remained tucked in a drawer until my parents journeyed to heaven. I found the journals and took them home.
It has been over twenty years since they came into my possession. We can never be accused of rushing headlong into things, eh? We moved from our home of twenty years and that
is when I again became aware of these journals. No more waiting. Rather than pass the word along to family members, I decided to copy the journals here. I cannot state
any authenticity to these papers, however, will copy them word by word.
I hope you find them of value and if you enjoy searching your family tree, maybe it will complete some gaps. Enjoy! MaryJane Funk Van Emmerik 25 April 2008
Although Swiss/German in origin, many of the name in this country have come to be identified with that group of early Americans known as the "Pennsylvania Dutch". The early English settlers coined this term and they really meant to say "Deutsch", meaning German, but the word soon became corrupted into "Dutch". They applied this name to those Swiss, Germans and even French Huguenots who arrived here in the 1700's and settled in a certain small area roughly defined as south-central and eastern Pennsylvania. Almost all of them settled for a time in Pennsylvania, but in the latter part of the 1700's many migrated down into the Shenandoah Valley area of Maryland and Virginia and about 1800 began to move into Ohio and the Midwest. In the 18th century conditions were so poor in the Rhineland provinces that a mass exodus to America occurred. From 1727 until the time of the Revolution, huge numbers swarmed into Pennsylvania.
Christian Funk (1731-1811) b. Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., the son of Bishop Henry Funk. He m. Barbara, dau. of Preacher Julius Cassel in 1751. They had 9 ch. His father ordained him to the ministry in 1756 & he was confirmed Bishop in 1769. Christian Funk was an able leader with very decided views which finally led to the first schism among the American Mennonites. The American revolution brought great problems for the Mennonites who were non-resistent, refused swearing oaths & had promised to be loyal to the English king. However, after reading a copy of the Pa. Constitution, Funk noted its guarantees of freedom of worship & freedom of conscience on bearing arms & oath taking, he began to express his opinion that the American Congress should not be denounced as rebellious. These views led him into conflict with his fellow ministers & he was excommunicated. His followers were called Funkites but by 1855 they had disintegrated.
Heinrich H. Funk, b. 12-28-1880, in the village of Neuenburg, Ekaterinoslav, Ukraine, Russia. In 1908 he m. Susanna Rempel & they had 2 sons & 2 daus. He studied in Switzerland & was a school teacher & Mennonite minister. The communists forbade his teaching school. In 1929, on the eve of his intended emigration to America with his family, he was arrested & exiled to the Far North. In 1937 he was allowed to return to the South, & since his w. had d. & his ch. had scattered during his absence, he resided for some time in the Kazakhstan region of Asiatic Russia where his youngest dau. taught at a high school where Funk became secretary. In 1940 he was banished to the north a 2nd time & has not been heard from since 1941. He was known for his inspiring work as a teacher & minister in the church. Thus, during the 1st period of banishment he was appointed to important work & was attached to the American geological mission studying in Russia. He is reputed to have greatly influenced his many students to love the noble & the good.
John Fretz Funk, prob. the outstanding leader of the Mennonite Church in the 19th century, great-grandson of immigrant Bishop Heinrich Funck (d.1763), son of Jacob Funk & Salome Fretz, was b. 4-6-1835, on the family homestead in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. He grad. from Ursinius College, taught school, entered the lumber business in Chicago in 1857 with his brother-in-law Jacob Beidler for 10 yrs. In 1867 he moved to Elkhart, Ind., with the printing & pub. business he had established in Chicago in 1864. He d. 1-8-1930 & is buried in the Prairie Street cem. He was m. to Salome Kratz 1-19-1864. He was converted in a Presbyterian revival & was closely associated with D.L. Moody, but he returned to the Mennonite Church & became a Bishop. His base of operations was his publishing co., the name later changed to Mennonite Publishing Co.
Stephan Funk, a preacher of the Mennonite congregation near Thorn, W. Prussia, presumably an immigrant from Moravia, became known through his contact with Sweden's King Chas. 12. When the king heard of Funk, & learned that the Mennonites rejected warfare, he ordered Funk to preach a sermon in the camp in his prescence (this was during the King's siege of Thorn in 1703) & prove his principle of non-resistance from the Bible. Funk complied. After the sermon the king inquired whether all wars were unconditionally condemned in the scriptures. Funk answered, 'If anything could be allowed in the Holy Scriptures, it must be that a king who is attacked in his own realm might defend himself; but that a king march into another realm to conquer & devastate it, for that there is no freedom in the Scriptures; on the contrary, it is absolutely opposed to Christ's teachings.'Joseph Funk, of Singer's Glen fame, a pioneer Mennonite publisher & music teacher in America, established the first Mennonite printing house in the U.S. in 1847. He was the son of Henry Funk & Barbara Showalter, b. 4-6-1778 in Berks Co., Pa. & a grandson of Bishop Henry Funk, who came to America in 1719 & became the founder of a long line of Funks. Early in his boyhood the family, 13 ch., moved to Rockingham Co., Va., where Joseph spent his lifetime. He m. Eliz. Rhodes, 12-25-1804, & raised 5 ch. His 2nd w. was Rachel Britton; they raised 9 ch. In 1847 Joseph Funk established a hand printing press in his log springhouse at Mountain Valley (Singer's Glen). He d. 12-24-1862 & left a lasting imprint on the Mennonites of the Shenandoah Valley.
--1703-Many Mennonites at this time lived in Poland in the town of Thorn (now part of Prussia). Among them was a leader named Stephen Funk, from Moravia. He preached a sermon to the king.
About 1710 Hemdrick or Hans Funk led a colony of 12 exiled Mennonite families out of Switz.
John, Jacob & Henry Funk were naturalized in 1729.
Among the Swiss Mennonites who were driven into the Upper Rhine Valley, on a list dated 1731-In the congregation of the Streigenburg, one hour from Ebingen eastward; Samuel & Hans Funk. Hans Funk was a minister of the congregation in Richen.
Among the Swiss/Germans who settled in Phila. County & city & in Bucks & Chester Cos. & were naturalized in 1731 was a Funk.
Martin Funk was one of two envoys sent in 1758 to Amsterdam to seek aid from their Mennonite brethern there to take back to Virginia. Indians had robbed & killed many of them & when they fled back to Pa., they were attacked & plundered there also. Their religion forbade them defending themselves.
"Trail of the Huguenots" -- On a list of Mennonites who arrived in Lancaster Co., Pa. Prior to 1718 were John, Jacob & Henry Funk.
Rupp's "History of Lancaster Co., Pa." -- Among those licensed to "sell Rum by the small" in 1730 was Jacob Funk.
"A History of Lancaster Co., Pa." -- The famous Methodist Bishop Asbury had operations in Strasburg, Lanc. Co. where he stayed at the inn of John Funck, who was a portrait painter of distinct ability. He painted the Bishop's portrait on a wooden panel, doing such good work that the picture now has a place in the Asbury Memorial Hall, Wash. , D.C. The portrait was done in 1813 & Funck's inn was called "The Golden Swan".
Among the 1811 lot-holders of Sandy Island, Conestoga Twp. Was John Funk. In 1739 Samuel Funk joined the Seventh Day Baptists at the Ephrata Cloisters. This was a monastery. His father, & the father of another young monk, Rudolph Nagle, built a large chapel to help the brotherhood. This served as a hospital for wounded soldiers during the Rev.
"A History of Lancaster Co., Pa." -- Oscar F Funk, well-known businessman of Lanc. His original ancestor in this country was Martin H. Funk, who came from Switz. in 1760 & settled in Manor Twp., as a member of the Mennonite colony there. Oscar as b. there 9-22-1891, the son of Martin G. & Elizabeth (Ferguson) Funk. The father was engaged in farming & leaf tobacco packing during his lifetime. Oscar grad. From Athens (Ohio) University. He m. 11-25-1914, in N.Y.C., to Myrtle Ruth Howry, of Pa., dau. Of Edward A Howry. They have 2 ch., H. Donald & Geralding Inez. They are members of the Presbyterian Church."
"Index of Berks Co., Pa. Wills & Administration Records" -- Henry Funk, 1827, Adm.Bk.10,pg.145, Mary Funk & John Bechtel appointed administrators. Philip Funk, 1845, Adm.16,pg207, John H. & Anna Funk, appointed administrators.
"Historical Review of Berks Co., Pa." -- Obit in the Reading "Adler" newspaper: In the 10-24-1826 edition - Henrich Funk, age 40, a Memmonite minister d.10-12 in Hereford Twp.
"History of Montgomery Co. within the Schuylkill Valley" (pub. 1859) -- In Lower Providence Twp., at the lower end, on the west side of the pike, near Skippack Creek, stood, for a long time, what was called Funk's Mennonist meetinghouse which was a small one-story stone church, & was torn down several years ago. The graveyard, which is small, still remains, & is enclosed by a stone wall. The most common name there is Funk. The Baptists have a meetinghouse on the Ridge turnpike, about 1/2 a mi. above Eagleville. It was erected about 1836. The graveyard must have been there earlier as the stones date back to 1816. Among the numerous names is a Funk.
"History of Montgomery Co., Pa." -- (pub. 1923) -- "U.S. Grant Funk, treasurer of Keasbey & Mattison Co., was b. in Cheltenham Twp. (once part of Phila. Co.), 10-3-1864, the son of a farmer, Geo. K. Funk & Mary Ann Faringer. George was b. in Cheltenham Twp., & d. there in 1872. Mary Ann passed away in 1906 at the age of 68 yrs. They were the parents of Clara H. (who m. Geo. Wallace, mgr. Of H.K. Walpole Co. at Phila.), & our subject, U. S. Grant. U.S. grad. From Pierce's Business College. On 7-10-1895 he m. Olga Louise (dau. Of Henry Wm. & Marie Louise Sommers) & they have twins Marie Louise & Gertrude Jeanne, b. 1896; Harold Sommers, b. 11-12- 1897, salesman for the Asbestos Shingle, Slate & Sheathing Company."
"The History of Union Co., Pa." --Henry Funk was one of the original trustees of Lewisburg University at its founding (I believe this was 1846).
"The History of Perry Co., Pa." --Among the early boatmen who resided at Liverpool were Daniel & Newton Funk.
D. S. Funk was owner of the Marysville "Advance" newspaper after 1891. James Funk of Liverpool was a pvt. in company A, 49th Reg., Civil War. Rev. James Julius Funk was b. 5-21-1869 at Liverpool. At 9 years of age he began to follow the life of a canal boatman on the old Pa. Canal during the summer. He later lived near Montgomery's Ferry & attended school there. He taught school in Watts Twp., & in 1891 was converted at a revival meeting at the Hill Church. In 1899 he entered the ministry of the United Brethren Church & was ordained in 1901.
"The Pa. Archives" Land Caveat Book --In 1735 232a in Chester Co. were surveyed for Martin Funk who afterwards sold it to Derrick Jansen.
Henry Funk of Lancaster Co. granted a piece of land in York Co. 6-4-1790.
"A History of Pa." --Geo. Funk was appointed a Judge in Bedford Co. in 1771 by King George. In 1771 Geo. Funk received a tavern license. His old inn is still standing (this book pub. 1877) on W. Pitt St. & was an aristocratic inn & headquarters of the judges, lawyers & military officers. The last of the Funk family d. about 15 years ago. (this inn was in the town of Bedford).
"Pa. Marriages Prior to 1810" --Married in the First Presbyterian Church at Carlisle, Cumberland Co.:
Samuel Funk & Isabella Frazer 10-9-1800
Anna Funck m. Jacob Fiss 6-4-1780, German Reformed Ch., Phila.; First Presbyterian Ch., Phila.
Barbara Funk m. Jacob Knight 8-19-1736 & Martin Funk m Kath. Janson 1-1-1720
Elizabeth Funck m. Geo. Kaschke in the Moravian Ch. At Bethleham, Northampton County.
Egle's "Notes & Queries" (This large set of volumes is comprised of excerpts from the genealogy column in the Harrisburg newspaper printed in the 1890's & edited by Pa.'s State Historian, Dr. Wm. Egle. Most
of the info pertains to central & eastern Pa. Families. Henry Ffunk (this spelling appears in the records ) John Funk were listed among the "Dutch inhabitants" of Conestoga Twp., Lanc. Co.
on the 1718 tax list:
John Funk m. Elizabeth Sherk 4-26-1769 in St. James Church (I believe this is Episcopal) in Lanc.
From Kreider family records: Maria (dau. of Jacob Kreider, b. 1771, resident of the Snitz Creek area of Lanc., now Lebanon, Co.) m. John Funk, who resided & owned the farm west of Lebanon, where the Colebrook furnaces are built. John & Maria were the parents of the Funks so long prominent in Lebanon; Martin Funk (d. 12-1796) m. Judith --- & had a dau. Magdalena who m. Henry Light Jr. In the obit of Pa. Hwy. Commisioner Daniel Seiler (b. at Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., son of Sheriff Jacob Seiler & Susan Fridley) d. 1892, it mentions his sister, Mrs. Dr. Funck of Missouri
Mary (dau. Of Abraham Cassel of Rapho Twp., Lanc. Co., who d. prior to 1777, by his 2nd w. Catharine) m. Peter Funk
Here is mentioned the Moravian immigrant Hans Nicholas Funk who arrived on the "Irene". This ship landed in N.Y. harbor with a colony of Moravians (they would have ended up in Pa. As the large Moravian settlements were there in Lanc. & Northampton Co. & a smaller one in Berks Co. There were also settlements in Ga. & the Carolinas)
Buried in Sunny Side Cem., York springs, Adams Co., Pa.:
Daniel Funk 3-12-1751/7-7-1826
Elizabeth Funk d. 12-25-1829 aged 76-5-8 (yrs-mos-days)
Jacob Funk 8-4-1780/ 8-13-1938, his w. Elizabeth d. 1-27-1861, aged 74-5-0
Moses Funk 12-29-1783/7-8-1840, his w. Rachel d. 12-6-1816 aged 25-3-6. Also her infant child who d. the same day, aged 13 days. A note says that almost all the graves in this cem. were removed from Funks graveyard. Conecocheague, in the vicinity of Clear Spring, Washington Co., Md. was the center of a colony of "Pa. Dutch". St Paul's Luthern & Reformed Cem. There contains many Funk stones
One of the earliest German settlements in Pa. was Ephrata, on the Colacico, in Lanc. Co. This religious colony kept the Saturday sabbath. Buried in their graveyard:
Christian Funck 1-17-1796/ 3-10-1880
Bur. In the old Presbyterian Ch. in Bedford Co., : Geo. Funk d. 10-12-1844, aged 69
John Funck was a pvt. in Capt. Rob. McKee's company of militia from the area along the Swatara & Conewago (in Dauphin Co.) 1783-88
Henry Funk & Ann Martin were issued a marriage license at Lanc. 4-13-1798
From the baptismal records of the famous Luthern minister Rev. John Casper Stoever (who ministed to the area of Lebanon, Lanc. & Dauphin Cos.) : Catarina, dau. Of John Funck of Codorus Twp., b 3-5-1741. Her godmother was Catarine Loewenstein
In an article headed "Brief of Title of the City of Lanc.," --40a granted to John Funk by patent, 11-30-1757
120a granted to John Funk by patent 5-28-1747. Funk & James Hamilton originally owned almost all the land on which the city of Lancaster now stands.
On a list titled "the Switzers Land", a description of the land granted in 1710 to the Swiss Mennonite immigrants-John Ffunk (this sp. is correct)
"One tract or parcel of Land, beginning at a Hickery at a corner of Martin Kundig's land; thence by a line of markt trees West by South 129 perches to another hikery tree; Thence North by West 220 perches to a hickery tree at a corner of Jacob Miller's land; then by a line of the said lands, continueing the course last mentioned, 440 perches to a poplar tree at another corner of Miller's land; thence E by N 129 perches to a hickery tree; thence by Kundig's land S by E 660p to the beginning. Containing 530a." hr>
"The Pa. Archives" Revolutionary records -- John Funk pvt. in Capt. Jacob Stake's company, 10th Reg., Continental Line; Rudolph Funk served as a Ranger on the Pa. Frontier in a company of men from Northampton Co. & Geo. Funk was a Ranger with a Bedford County company.
On an alphabetical list of Pa. soldiers:
Jacob Funk, John Funks, Wm. Funks & Geo. Funk (wounded at Brandy-wine, residing in Lanc. Co. in 1812); Henry Funk of Manor Twp., Lanc. Co. served on the Comittee of Safety in 1775;
Michael & Philip Funk, pvts. in Capt. Henry Weaver's co. of Lanc. Co. Militia
Henry Funck took the Oath of Allegiance to the State of Pa. 11-6-1778 in the town of Lancaster
John, Michael & John Funk Sr. took the oath 6-24-1778 in Bart Twp., Lanc. Co.
John Funk of the city of Phila. was a member of the Light Dragoons of Phila. Co., 1777
John Funks was "hired" as fifer, 5th Reg. of Phila. City Militia in 1781
John Funck, pvt. in Capt. Philip Reed's co., 5th Batt., Phila. Co. Mil.
Christian Funk was a non-associator of Franconia Twp., Phila. Co. (he was prob. a Mennonite as they are non- combatants)
John Funk was a non-associator in Hatfield Twp., Phila. Co.
Frdrig Foonk, pvt. in the Nockamixon Twp. company (Bucks Co.) of Militia
John Funk was a non-assoc. in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co.
Geo. Funk, pvt. in Capt. Davisdon's company of Bedford County Associators, 1776.
"Martin Funk, of Scioto Co., Ohio. He was a pvt. in Capt. Pomeroy's company, under Col. Loughry. Many skirmishes with Indians. He was b. in 1762 in Frederick Co., Va. His father was John Funk. Martin m. Elizabeth Studebaker in 1789. Ch: Martin, John, Elizabeth, Jacob, Catherine & Barbara. He d. 10-16-1838 in Scioto Co. He is bur. in Greenlawn cem., at Portsmouth, Ohio, northeast corner section B. His marker reads, 'Martin Funk, soldier of the Revolution, 1762 - 1838'. With money from his estate a granite marker was placed. His D.A.R. marker was stolen. He was quiet & orderly, the men met on his farm for the War of 1812, his son was fifer for Morgan Company. He had a distillery, the lands of Scioto yielding such crops of corn, there was no other use for so much corn. He came from Chamberlain Co., Pa. (Note: there is no Chamberlain Co. This could be Cambria Co.) in 1798 to Alexandria. Further info on his at the John Spencer Chapter of the D.A.R."
Charles, E, 8th Inf.;
Levi H., Sheridan Troop;
Stanton Chislett Funk, B. Altoona 2-5-1894 served as pvt., co. E, 15th Reg. during WWI. He is the son of Nicholas G. Funk & Sue Cornelia Goudy. His brothers & sisters are: Edith Coates, Mary Sue Weber, Nicholas Ward Funk. His children are: Geo. Ehrenfeld Funk, Sue Morgan Funk & Stanton Curtiss Funk. He m. Ina G. Ehrenfeld 4-22-1920.
Summer 2008 - I am copying the typed papers as written and spelled by the author noted below. Unfortunately, these papers were not dated by the author, so the only clue as to a date when typed is the last entry noted in 1948. Mrs. Margaret Ann (Anna) Funk Pierce states she was the sole survivor after 1948. Anna's parents were married in 1878 and produced six children; their birth years are unknown. By the year of 2008 most likely research can find the descendants of Anna surviving today. mjfv (maryjane Funk Van Emmerik, Carson City, NV)
THE FUNK FAMILY
A brief history of Bishop Henry Funk and descendants taken from the Funk Family History published by Mennonite Pub. Co., Elkhart, Indiana, in 1899. The Roman numeral indicates generation.
I. Bishop Henry Funk, born either in Holland or Palatinate, Germany and emigrated to American in 1719, settled at Indian Creek, Montgomery Co., Pa., where he built his home and the first mill. He was married to Anne Meyer, daughter of Christian Meyer, who emigrated from Europe to America about 1700. Anne, his wife, died July 8, 1758. Henry was the second child of their ten children.
II. Henry Funk, son of Bishop Henry Funk, born in Montgomery County, Pa., married Barbara Showalter. In 1786, he with all his family, except his eldest son, Jacob who remain in Pa. To ten the mill and a large tract of land, moved to Virginia and settled near Harrisburg. He was a farmer, as were all of the Funks, and a Mennonite Minister. John was the ninth child of their thirteen children.
III. John Funk, born in Pa., moved with his parents to Rockingham County, Virginia and there for Henry County, Indiana, where he died in 1842. He married Mary Rader, was a carpenter and farmer. Martin was the third child of their eight children.
IV. Martin Funk, son of John Funk, born in Virginia Dec. 25, 1800, died near New Hampton, MO. June 2, 1881. He married Elizabeth Meliza in Rockingham Co., Virginia. She was born Sept. 18, 1802 and died June 8, 1895 at the home of her daughter, Susanne Clevenger near New Hampton, Missouri. Martin and Elizabeth Funk moved from Virginia to Ohio about 1827, then to Henry County, Indiana in 1842. Children: Nathaniel, John, Adam, Sarah, Susanna, Jacob, Mary and Margaret. Between the years of 1854 and 1865, the parents and their eight children came to Missouri, bought land, and built homes near what is now New Hampton, Mo. With their farms almost all joining. They reared their families here, prospered, and with the exception of John, who moved to New Mexico late in life, died near where they settled. Much heavy labor was required in clearing the land of heavy timber and building their homes, of which they proved to be quite capable of doing.
V. Nathaniel Funk, son of Martin Funk, born in Virginia Aug. 25, 1826 and died Dec. 23, 1909 near New Hampton, Mo. On the farm where he settled in 1865. He married Eliza Jane Courtney, Dec. 16, 1952 in Henry County, Indiana. She was born in 1829 and died Nov. 7, 1866 on the farm where they settled in 1865. Children: Mary, Joseph, Martha, Sarah, Amanda, Martin, Margaret, John, Infant son. In July and August 1862, Mary, Martha, Sarah and Amanda died of diphtheria. Joseph survived this disease. Nathaniel married his second wife, Catharine Huffman, a cousin of Eliza Jane, of Henry County, Indiana Feb. 25, 1868. She was born in 1832 and died June 30, 1892 on the old homestead near New Hampton, Mo. Children: Infant son, Riley, Gillie and Samuel.
VI. Joseph Funk, son of Nathaniel and Eliza Jane (Courtney) Funk, born in Henry County, Indiana, July 30, 1855 and died at his home east of New Hampton, Mo. March 28, 1927. He married Margaret Ann Foster Feb. 14, 1878. She died Jan 8, 1948. Joseph and Margaret Ann Funk lived on a farm east of New Hampton where they lived the remainder of their lives. It was there that they made many improvements and put up all the buildings that still stand as evidence of their labor, interest and family pride. Children: Infant son, Mary Jane, Perry, Cleveland, Lucy Pearl, Margaret Ann. All members of the family are deceased except Margaret Ann (Anna) Pierce who owns and still lives on the old homestead. (signed; Ann Pierce) - (Mrs. Robert Luther Pierce)
The following is a second type written family record. This one does not have a typed signature, however, the paper is similar and aged as the previous document. mjfv 2008
THE MARTIN FUNK FAMILY
Riley Napoleon Funk was born on his father's farm located one half mile east of New Hampton, Mo. Dec. 13, 1869. His paternal grandfather, Martin Funk, was the son of one of four brothers who came to America from Germany and settled in Rockingham County Virginia. He was born Dec. 25, 1800 and was of German descent. His life was spent in peaceful pirsuit (probably a typo and should be pursuit) of the soil. He died in June 1861. Nathaniel Funk, father of Riley M. (probably a typo and should be N.) Funk was born Aug. 25, 1826. As a child he went with his parents of Henry County, Indiana. In 1865 he came to Harrison County, Mo. And located on a farm one half mile east of New Hampton where he built his home. He was postmaster and the office was in his home before the location of Hamptonville, now New Hampton, laid out in 1869. In 1852 he married Eliza J. Courtney, daughter of John Courtney of Indiana. To this union three children were born, two sons, Martin and Joseph and a daughter Margaret who became the wife of James W. Sevier. Mrs. Funk's death occurred in Nov. 1866. Mr. Funk's second marriage was to Catherine Huffman who was born Aug. 15, 1832 and died in June 1892. To this union three children were born. Riley N., Samuel T. and a daughter Gilla A. who became the wife of Samuel Claytor. Nathaniel Funk died Dec. 23, 1909 at the age of 83 years.
Riley N. Funk married Margaret Ann Smith Feb 14, 1894. She was the daughter of Edward Smith and Frances Claytor Smith. To this union was born six girls and one boy. Mr. and Mrs. Funk lived on the farm east of New Hampton, which formerly belonged to his father, until the children were all grown. All were raised in the Methodist Church in New Hampton. Mr. and Mrs. Funk gave up farming and made their home in New Hampton until their deaths. Mrs. Funk died in June 1941. Mr. Funk died in May 1960.
Kathryn Funk Goodman was born Nov. 26, 1894 and died in April 1920. Kathryn graduated from high school at New Hampton, Mo. Then she attended Northwest Mo. State College at Maryville, Mo. She taught school in Harrison County several years, also in Gentry County. While teaching in Gentry County she met and married Stanley G. Goodman of Darlington, Mo. He was manager of a general merchandise store which he managed after the death of this (probably 'his') father. To this union two daughters were born. Erwin Frances and Margarette Louise. Their residence was in Darlington until after the death of Kathryn.
Frances Goodman Downs was born Aug. 25, 1917 at the home of grandparents, Riley and Margaret Funk at New Hampton, Mo. Frances was employed for several years as a secretary with the Lipton Tea Co. in Teameck (probably 'Teaneck') New Jersey. After World War 2 Frances was married to S/Sgt J. Ray Downs. He had served in the Air Force during the war and has made the Air Force his career. He will soon receive his retirement. Frances and Ray have three sons, Mike, Jimmy and Gary.
Margarette Goodman Smith was born Oct. 1, 1918 at Darlington, Mo. She graduated from high school at Westport High in Kansas City, Mo. She was employed during the war at Hallmark Card Co. Margarette had artistic talent which she was able to use while employed. She married Billy F. Smith of Kansas City, Mo. In July 1940. There were living in Kansas City when our country became involved in World War 2. Mr. Smith served with the armed forces during the war. Mr. and Mrs. Smith and son Ronald now live in Norfolk, Nebr. Bill owns and operates the Smith Motors Inc. and is a Rambler dealer. Bill and Margarette have four children, three boys and a daughter.
Billy Franklin Smith Jr. was born Sept. 11, 1941. He married Angela Carole Hupp in 1964. Their home is in Norfolk, Nebr. He is now employed at the 7-Up Bottling Company in Norfolk. They have two children, Kathryn Angela born Oct. 30, 1965 and Billy Franklin born Sept. 28, 1967.
Kenneth Brooks Smith was born Sept. 21, 1943. He married Carol Lynn Cook in 1964. Kenneth is now teaching in the high school at Warsaw, Nebr.
Patricia Ann Costello was born Jan. 11, 1946. In 1964 she married Michael Francis Costello of Lincoln, Neb. where they now reside. Mr. Costello is now employed as a salesman for Package Inc. of America. Mr. and Mrs. Costello have two children, Michael Paul, born May 7, 1965 and Timothy Roy, born April 1, 1967.
Ronald Bryan Smith, born Dec. 22, 1959 is attending school in Norfolk, Neb.
Estella Alice Funk was born on her parent's farm east of New Hampton, Mo. Sept. 6, 1897. She attended school in the early grades at the Virden country school south of New Hampton. She finished her education at the New Hampton Public School. She worked as a clerk at Rowland's Mercantile Store in New Hampton until she was married June 3, 1916 to Lemuel Snipes. Mr. Snipes was manager of the New Hampton Lumber Co. To this union two daughters were born: Helen Marie and Virginia Mae. In 1921 Mr. and Mrs. Snipes were divorced. In 1925 Estella and daughters moved to Kansas City, Mo. where she obtained employment and the two daughters attended school. In 1939 Estella was married to Ben Morantz. He owned and operated the Morantz Lumber and Coal Yard until his death Jan 13, 1943. Estella continued to operate the business for several years. Estella bought a new home in Merriam, Kansas in 1953. In 1954 she was married to John E. Kornfeld of Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Kornfeld was employed with Skelly Oil Co. as auditor in Kansas City. He died in April 1966. Estella is now living in her home in Merriam, Kansas.
Helen Snipes Schwark was born in New Hampton, Mo. March 24, 1917. She attended her first four years of public school in New Hampton. She moved to Kansas City with her mother in 1925 and graduated at Northeast High School in 1935. She took a business course at the Kansas City college of Commerce. On Nov. 5, 1938 Helen married Paul A. Schwark of Kansas City. Paul was employed at the Fisher Body Plant in Kansas City until he entered the armed services in World War 2. He was stationed in England at an air force base as a mechanic. After his discharge in 1945 he bought a filling station and parking lot at 7th and Grand in Kansas City. Paul sold his business and in 1964 he and Helen moved to Fort Walton Beach, Florida where they now live.
Virginia Snipes Dale was born Nov. 7, 1918 at Darlington, Mo. She attended her first three years of public school in New Hampton. She moved to Kansas City with her mother in 1925. Virginia graduated from school at Northeast High in 1936. On Oct. 16, 1948 Virginia was married to Charles L. Dale of Kansas City. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Dale of Kansas City. Charles was employed as auditor at the Continental Oil Co. until he entered the armed forces in World War 2. Charles was in the service over 3 years and served part of the time in New Guinea. When discharged he resumed employment with Continental Oil. In 1950 Charles and Virginia were transferred to Ponca City, Okla. Where they now reside.
Nora Funk Taber was born Oct. 16, 1899 on her parent's farm east of New Hampton. She graduated from high school in New Hampton in 1918. She attended college at Northwest Missouri State College at Maryville during summer semesters, thus preparing herself as a teacher. She taught school in Harrison County six years. In Sept. 1924 she went to Kansas City to seek employment. She was employed by Montgomery Ward eight years. On Oct 18, 1933 she married Will F. Ellis, son of Dr. T. B. and Lillia Lewis Ellis. They made their home in Bethany where Mr. Ellis was employed at the Wheeler Drug Store. In Sept. 1940 Mr. and Mrs. Ellis bought the Dunham Café, located on the north side of the square in Bethany. Mr. Ellis died in Sept. 1942 and Mrs. Ellis continued to operate the café until she sold the business in Jan. 1944. In June 1944 Mrs. Ellis was married to Lloyd R. Taber who was a practicing dentist in Bethany. In Aug. 1945 Dr. and Mrs. Taber moved to Edinburg, Texas and there Dr. Taber continued his profession. In May 1949 they returned to Bethany and built a new home on North 28th Street. Dr. Taber died in Feb. 1952. The Noll Memorial Hospital was built in Bethany by the community and Mrs. Taber was employed as the first administrator in July 1955. She retired in 1964 and continues to live in her home in Bethany.
Hazel Funk Daniels was born March 14, 1901 at the family home east of New Hampton. She attended public school at New Hampton. She was employed in St. Joseph, Mo. several years, also in Kansas City. She was married to Walter M. Daniels of Kansas City in Aug. 1936. They moved to Los Angeles Calif. Mr. Daniels was an electrician on construction jobs. He was a member of Ibew union and worked on government jobs during 1940 and 1941. In 1962 Mr. Daniels retired and they now reside in Chino, Calif.
Roberta Mae Funk Reish was born on her parent's farm east of New Hampton Sept. 17, 1902. During Aug 1934 in Gallup, New Mexico she married Onald H. Reish, son of Mr. And Mrs. B. F. Reish of Lamar, Colo. Roberta died July 24, 1967 in Winslow Memorial Hospital, Winslow, Ariz. And was buried in the Foster Cemetery at New Hampton, Mo.
Garland Edward Funk was born June 3, 1904 at the farm home of his parents east of New Hampton. He attended the local public schools. In 1925 he joined the Army where he remained until 1936. He reenlisted with World War 2 with a commission as 1st Lt. On Dec. 31, 1951 he retired from the Army. He married Lois Meyrs in 1943 and now makes his home in California.
Marie Pearl Funk was born Aug. 15, 1906 on the farm east of New Hampton. She graduated from high school in 1925. On Aug. 20, 1927 Marie was married to Ray Taylor of Bethany. To this union two sons were born, Edward Ray and Jerry Claude. Maria became a widow on April 29, 1937 when Ray was killed in a car accident. On Oct. 14, 1960 she married Marvin C. Prentice and now lives in Kansas City but plans to retire soon to a home near Roscoe, Mo.
Edward Ray Taylor, son of Marie Pearl Funk and Ray Taylor was born in Bethany, Mo Oct. 19, 1928. In January 1953 he married Marjorie Atherton of Elizabethtown, Ky. They have 3 children. Jerry Ray, born Dec. 2, 1953, Jon Paul, born April 4, 1955, and Donna Marie, born Nov. 1, 1957. The family has lived in Elizabethtown, Ky. Since 1961.
Jerry Claude Taylor, son of Marie Pearl Funk and Ray Taylor, was born April 28, 1933. He graduated from high school at Bethany in 1951. Pfc. Jerry Taylor was killed in an air accident at Fort Bliss on Nov. 17, 1953.
One piece of paper…..Lloyd Marion Funk, born May 12, 1918 son of Samuel Franklin Funk born 1878?, son of Jacob Funk.
Second piece of paper….Great Grandparents of Glen, Crystal & Lloyd Marion Funk:
IV.Martin Funk - Va - 12/25/1800 - 6/2/1881 near New Hampton, Mo.
Elizabeth "Meliza" - 9/18/1802 - 6/8/1895 " " "
Married in Rockingham Co., Va.
Nathaniel - Virginia 8-25-1825 - 12-23-1909 near New Hampton, Mo.
John - 1828
Adam - 1830
Sarah (Lyon) - 1833
Susanna (Clevenger) 1836
*Jacob - born 1840 Mary (Van Houtan Swartz) - 1844
Margaret (Bender) 1847
V. Grandparents of Glen, Crystal, & Lloyd Marion Funk:
Jacob Funk - 1840-
Louisa Harry -
Married May 16, 1864 7 came to Missouri, settling on a farm 1 1/2 miles north of New Hampton. He lived on this farm 60 years and it has carried the Funk name for 104 years.
Children of Jacob & Louisa Harry Funk:
Newton D. Funk
Julie Funk Fowler
*Samuel Franklin Funk
Clora Funk Everly
Albert D. Funk
Joseph C. Funk
Martha Funk Fulkerson
VI . Parents of Glen, Crystal & Lloyd Marion Funk:
Samuel Franklin Funk 01/9/1880? (I show 1881 on another document. mjfv) d. Nov 2, 1947
Ada Elizabeth Dukes b. 4/11/1889? d. Oct, 1956
Glen Harry - b. Nov. 9, 1908 New Hampton, Mo. - d. Feb. 20, 1984 Kelseyville, Ca. Married Nov. 1, 1943 to Dealia Mae Funk B 18 October 1922 D 06 March 2007 Kelseyville, CA.;
Daughter Norma Jean Funk Trammel b. Dec. 28, 1944, two grandchildren
Crystal Velma- b. Nov 3, 1913 New Hampton, Mo. d 29 December 1984 Lake County, CA 71 years. Married Roy Walker Dec. 8, 1935
Daughter of this marriage : Shirley Walker Saderlund b. Jan 10, 1938 m. Donald Saderlund Aug. 5, 1956. Produced four children (2 boys 2 girls) & they produced five grandchildren
Lloyd Marion - b. May 12, 1918 New Hampton, Mo. d. 22 Jun 1988 Kelseyville, Ca. - Married 27 March 1940 in Reno, Nv. Produced three children: Lela Faye, Mark Alan, Mary Jane (four grandchildren)
Third piece of paper …
6th Generation: Brother of Samuel F. & Uncle of Glen, Crystal & Lloyd
Joseph C. Funk
Ethel Ogburn -
Children: Harlan Funk, Harry Funk
one child - James H. funk, married Connie Clark with a son, James C. Funk.
Maxine Clark - daughter of Evert P. Clark & Ethel B. Ricketts Clark
Children: Junior Funk, Joe P. - married to Noveta ?, Father of Shelia Gail, Jill Diann, & Kevin Lee.
A brief history of Bishop Henry Funk and descendants taken from the Funk Family History published by Mennonite Pub. Co., Elkhart, Indiana, in 1899. The Roman numeral indicates generation.
1. Bishop Henry Funk, born either in Holland or Palatinate, Germany and emigrated to America in 1719, settled at Indian Creek, Montgomery Co., Pa., where he built his home and the first mill. He was married to Anne Meyer, daughter of Christian Meyer, who emigrated from Europe to America about 1700. Other of his brethern soon came from Europe and then he was elected the first Mennonite Minister at Franconia and later was ordained bishop. He died in 1760. Anne, his wife, died July 8, 1758. Henry was the second child of their ten children.
11. Henry Funk, son of Bishop Henry Funk, born in Montgomery County, Pa., married Barbara Showalter. In 1786, he with all his family, except his eldest son, Jacob who remained in Pa. to tend the mill and a large tract of land, moved to Virginia and settled near Harrisburg. He was a farmer, as were all of the Funks, and a Mennonite Minister. John was the ninth child of their thirteen children.
111. John Funk, born in Pa., moved with his parents to Rockingham County, Virginia and from there to Henry County, Indiana, where he died in 1842. He married Mary Rader, was a carpenter and farmer. Martin was the third child of their eight children.
1V. Martin Funk, son of John Funk, born in Virginia Dec. 25, 1800, died near New Hampton, Mo. June 2, 1881. He married Elizabeth Meliza in Rockingham Co., Virginia. She was born Sept. 18, 1802 and died June 8, 1895 at the home of her daughter, Susanne Clevenger near New Hampton, Missouri. Martin and Elizabeth Funk moved from Virginia to Ohio about 1827, then to Henry County, Indiana in 1842. Children: Nathaniel, John, Adam, Sarah, Susanna, Jacob, Mary, Margaret. Between the years of 1854 and 1865, the parents and their eight children came to Missouri, bought land, and built homes near what is now New Hampton, Mo. with their farms almost all joining. They reared their families here, prospered, and with the exception of John, who moved to New Mexico late in life, died near where they settled. Much heavy labor was required in clearing the land of heavy timber and building their homes, of which they proved to be quite capable of doing.