David Funkhouser

1810–16 May 1887 (Age 77)
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States

The Life of David

When David Funkhouser was born in 1810, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Funkhouser, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Strickler Coffman, was 29. He married Rebecca Pitman on 14 April 1834, in Shenandoah, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Washington Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Deer Creek Township, Allen, Kansas, United States in 1870. He died on 16 May 1887, in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Iola, Allen, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Funkhouser
1810–1887
Rebecca Pitman
1817–1880
Marriage: 14 April 1834
Esther Catherine Funkhouser
1836–1876
Ethel Funkhouser
1855–
Funkhouser
1866–
Funkhouser
1866–
Sarah Elizabeth Funkhouser
1838–1910
Emanuel P Funkhouser
1841–1871
Mary Ellen Funkhouser
1843–1896
Rebecca Monroe Funkhouser
1845–1918
David Abraham Funkhouser
1847–1947
John W. Funkhouser
1849–1935
Emma Jane Funkhouser
1852–1915
Funkhouser
1859–
Funkhouser
1859–
Funkhouser
1864–
Funkhouser
1864–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 April 1834
Shenandoah, Virginia, United States
children

(15)

    Female1836–1876Female

    Sarah Elizabeth Funkhouser

    Female1838–1910Female

    Emanuel P Funkhouser

    Male1841–1871Male

    Mary Ellen Funkhouser

    Female1843–1896Female

    Rebecca Monroe Funkhouser

    Female1845–1918Female

+10 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Abraham Funkhouser

    Male1778–1855Male

    Catherine Strickler Coffman

    Female1781–1843Female

siblings

(13)

    William Funkhouser

    Male1806–1882Male

    Joseph Funkhouser

    Male1807–1881Male

    Catherine Funkhouser

    Female1808–1900Female

    Daniel Funkhouser

    Male1809–1869Male

    Male1810–1887Male

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1825

Age 15

Historical Boundaries 1825: Parke, Indiana, United States
1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 22

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Name Meaning

Respelling of German Frankhauser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Funkhouser, "United States Census, 1870"
  • David Funkhouser, "United States Census, 1860"
  • David Funkhouser, "United States Census, 1850"

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