Diderik Espersen Funk

30 November 1800–26 October 1874 (Age 73)
Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Diderik Espersen

When Diderik Espersen Funk was born on 30 November 1800, in Povlsker, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Esper Christofferson, was 24 and his mother, Elisa Margrethe Marcussdatter, was 25. He married Kirstine Madsdatter on 12 November 1825, in Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Cache, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 26 October 1874, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Richmond City Cemetery, Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Diderik Espersen Funk
1800–1874
Kirstine Madsdatter
1801–1875
Marriage: 12 November 1825
Funk
1826–1826
Elea Michelle Funk
1826–1860
Jorgine Kirstine Funk
1827–1874
Christopher Madsen Funk
1830–1881
Cecelia Kirstine Funk
1830–1908
Jacobina Kerstine Funk
1833–1909
Hansmine Kirstine Funk
1834–1912
Kirstine Mathilde Funk
1836–1910
Hans Madsen Funk
1839–1893
Didrika Helene Funk
1840–1921
Marcus Espersen Funk
1842–1926
Elisa Johanne Funk
1845–1865
Willard Richard Funk
1853–1939

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 November 1825Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1803
    Age 3
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
    Age 5
    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.
    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 20
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    German: nickname for a blacksmith, or for a small and lively or irritable individual, from Middle High German vunke ‘spark’. This surname is also found Poland, Czechia, Sweden, Denmark, France (Alsace and Lorraine), and the Netherlands.English: from Middle English funke, fonke, founck ‘spark of fire’, with the same meaning as 1 above.History: Between 1709 and 1772 nine families bearing this name immigrated to America. See also Funck .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Funck
    Funke

    Story Highlight

    THE FUNK'S OF BORNHOLM, DENMARK

    Bornhom, Denmark is one of approximately five hundred islands southeast of Copenhagen. The island of Bornholm has been home for generations of the funk family. Marcus Esper Funk, my great grandfather, …

    Sources (69)

    • Didrich Espersen Funk, "Denmark Census, 1834"
    • Dedrick Funk in entry for Matilda Kristina Falkman, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"
    • Didrick Frents Espersen, "Denmark Census, 1845"

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