Elisa Johanne Funk

7 March 1845–1865 (Age 19)
Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark

The Life Summary of Elisa Johanne

When Elisa Johanne Funk was born on 7 March 1845, in Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark, her father, Diderik Espersen Funk, was 44 and her mother, Kirstine Madsdatter, was 43. She married William Thompson on 27 December 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She lived in Pedersker, Pedersker, Bornholm, Denmark for about 5 years and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. She died in 1865, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 20, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Thompson
Elisa Johanne Funk
Marriage: 27 December 1864

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1864Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1847 · Casino Theatre (Copenhagen)
    Age 2
    The Casino Theatre was built as an entertainment center by Georg Carstensen but was converted into a theatre in 1848. After many years of never gaining popularity, it was closed in 1937 and demolished in 1960.
    1859 · Copenhagen Waterworks
    Age 14
    The Copenhagen Waterworks was the first waterworks in Denmark and served the community until 1951. It was one of the first buildings to be built outside Copenhagen's old city walls.

    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.

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    Sources (10)

    • Johanne Elne Kerstine Funk in household of Diderik Fauk Espersen, "Denmark Census, 1855"
    • Elisa Johanne Funk in household of Didrik Frink Espersen, "Denmark Census, 1850"
    • Elisa Johanne Funk birth and christening

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