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BIRTH: ABT 1729, Franconia Twp,Montgomery,PA
DEATH: 1793, ,Rockingham,VA
BURIAL: Trissels Cem,Rockingham,VA
Father: Henry FUNCK
Mother: Anne MEYER
OCCUPATION: He and brother Christian were Mennonite ministers in PA preached to group known as "Funkites"
BIRTH DATE: Hott has both 1727 and 1739 ; Ancestor File Source has as Abt 1729
LAND: Henry & Barbara (Showalter) Funk granted over 400 acres south of Showalter homestead by father Jacob Showalter in 1767 will (probated 1773) Will P-279-400, Philadelphia Co Courthouse, Phila PA. (cited in P.Brown article). On 24 Sep 1783 Henry inherited 166 acre farm from father (Montgomery Co, PA estate papers) in Hilltown Twp, Bucks Co, PA. Lived there until 1786 when he and entire family (expcept Jacob) moved to VA. Settled 1.5 miles West of Singer's Glen, near Little North Mountain, Rockingham Co, VA. This land later purchased by his Joseph Funk's son John Funk (A.J. Fretz p 306) in 1975 was owned by John's son Joseph Earle Funk (D. MacAllister p. 48).
DEATH: Bond dated 27 Jan 1794 names Henry Funk, John Funk, Christian Roth, and Anty Miller as administrators of his estate (Frances Funk p.62)
SOURCES: Rev A.J. Fretz, A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funck Pioneers;1709-1899; 1709-1899 ; Elkhart, IN, Mennonite Publishing Co, 1899; Reprint, Higginson Book Co, Salem, MA, p.139 -Frances Funk, Joseph Funk A Biography; Pub 1984, Frances Funk, HC72, Box 557, Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA 22508 -Richard & Kathryn Hott, Hott Ancestors; 1710-1984; Adelphi, MD, Mr. & Mr Richard D. Hott, 10423 Oakhill Ct, Adelphi, MD 20783 -Pamela A. Brown, article "The Showalters of Earl and Cocalico Townships, Lacnaster County, Pennsylvania" in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage journal p. 18, date uncertain, obtained from Richard Hott, Adelphi, MD. -Dale E MacAllister, Donovan Memorial Church in the Singers Glen Community, A Historical Sketch 1875-1975; Singers Glen, VA; Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society, Dayton, VA
Immigration: 1786, > Rockingham Co., VA
Death: , Rockingham Co., VA
First Bishop of Mennonite Curch, Rockingham Co.
1786 first moved to Rickingham Co.
Found forest land and cleared it
1786 - Caught betweeb church and State during revolution