Hester Gross

19 May 1824–13 March 1901 (Age 76)
New Stanton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Hester

When Hester Gross was born on 19 May 1824, in New Stanton, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Joseph Gross, was 21 and her mother, Susannah Zuck, was 17. She married David Funk in 1843, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. She died on 13 March 1901, in Greensburg, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Seanor Church, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Funk
1817–1878
Hester Gross
1824–1901
Marriage: 1843
Joseph Gross Funk
1843–1865
Simon K. Funk
1845–1938
Cyrus M Funk
1846–1920
Christopher Snyder Funk
1848–1943
William Ezra Funk
1850–1926
Susanna Funk
1852–1854
Malinda T. Funk
1854–1892
Mary E. Funk
1857–1902
Henry Zion Funk
1859–1923
Jacob F. Funk
1860–1860
Catherine E. Funk
1862–1929
Harriet L. Funk
1864–1864
David M. Funk
1865–1943

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1843
Pennsylvania, United States
children

(13)

    Joseph Gross Funk

    Male1843–1865Male

    Simon K. Funk

    Male1845–1938Male

    Cyrus M Funk

    Male1846–1920Male

    Male1848–1943Male

    William Ezra Funk

    Male1850–1926Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Gross

    Male1803–1885Male

    Susannah Zuck

    Female1806–1892Female

siblings

(9)

    Female1824–1901Female

    Isaac Gross

    Male1826–1893Male

    Cyrus Gross

    Male1835–1908Male

    Harriet Gross

    Female1838–1903Female

    Susannah Gross

    Female1843–1917Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 6

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.
1846

Age 22

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a big man, from Middle High German grōz ‘large’, ‘thick’, ‘corpulent’, German gross. The Jewish name has been Hebraicized as Gadol, from Hebrew gadol ‘large’. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe, not only in German-speaking countries.2 English: nickname for a big man, from Middle English, Old French gros (Late Latin grossus, of Germanic origin, thus etymologically the same word as in 1 above). The English vocabulary word did not develop the sense ‘excessively fat’ until the 16th century.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Esther Funk in household of David Funk, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Hety Funk in household of Christofer Funk, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Easter Funk in household of David Funk, "United States Census, 1870"

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