Dena Barkman

20 July 1858–12 December 1912 (Age 54)
Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States

The Life of Dena

When Dena Barkman was born on 20 July 1858, in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Barkman, was 32 and her mother, Louisa Mundhenke, was 25. She married Abraham Benjamin Funk on 29 August 1878, in Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Dickinson, Iowa, United States for about 5 years and Center Grove Township, Dickinson, Iowa, United States in 1910. She died on 12 December 1912, in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Spirit Lake, Dickinson, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Benjamin Funk
1854–1940
Dena Barkman
1858–1912
Marriage: 29 August 1878
David Funk
1879–
Lulu Funk
1881–1881
Oscar Funk
1886–
William Funk
1890–
Mary Louise Funk
1884–1973
Benjamin Albert Funk
1888–1974
Dorothy Funk
1893–1991

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 August 1878
Liberty, Adams, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Henry Barkman

    Male1826–1879Male

    Louisa Mundhenke

    Female1833–1906Female

siblings

(9)

    Barkman

    Male1854–1857Male

    Female1858–1912Female

    Female1860–1951Female

    Minnie B Barkman

    Female1863–1919Female

    Henry Barkman

    Male1866–1881Male

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Swedish: ornamental compound, probably influenced by German formations, of bark ‘bark’ + man ‘man’.2 Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch or birch grove, Dutch berk.3 Probably a respelling of German Barkmann, a northern form of the topographic name Bergmann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dina B Funk in household of Abraham B Funk, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Dena Barkman in household of William Barkman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dena Barkman in household of William Barkman, "United States Census, 1870"

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