Martha Ann Funston

19 January 1827–29 October 1902 (Age 75)
Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Martha Ann

When Martha Ann Funston was born on 19 January 1827, in Jerseytown, Madison Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Thomas Aten Funston, was 35 and her mother, Hannah Schooley, was 26. She married Jacob Dieffenbach on 10 October 1846, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. She died on 29 October 1902, in Bloomsburg, Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Dieffenbach
1818–1898
Martha Ann Funston
1827–1902
Marriage: 10 October 1846
Sarah Adeline Dieffenbach
1847–
Susan Blanche Dieffenbach
1850–1852
Alvin Hill Dieffenbach
1853–1859
Emma Jane Dieffenbach
1856–1856
Clara Adelia Dieffenbach
1857–
Martha Elizabeth Dieffenbach
1860–1896
Henry Funston Dieffenbach
1862–1953
Hervey Edmund Dieffenbach
1865–1915
E E Dieffenbach
1867–
Harriet Hannah Dieffenbach
1869–1964

Spouse and Children

    Jacob Dieffenbach

    Male1818–1898Male

    Female1827–1902Female

MARRIAGE
10 October 1846
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(10)

    Sarah Adeline Dieffenbach

    Female1847–Female

    Susan Blanche Dieffenbach

    Female1850–1852Female

    Alvin Hill Dieffenbach

    Male1853–1859Male

    Emma Jane Dieffenbach

    Female1856–1856Female

    Clara Adelia Dieffenbach

    Female1857–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    John Albert Funston

    Male1820–1899Male

    Andrew Schooley Funston

    Male1821–1908Male

    Mary Jane Funston

    Female1824–1908Female

    Female1827–1902Female

    Sarah C. Funston

    Female1829–1855Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
1863

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: unexplained.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Martha Diefenbacher in household of Jacob Diefenbacher, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martha Dieffenbach, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Martha Dieffenbach in household of Jacob Dieffenbach, "United States Census, 1880"

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