Funk Family


Sarah Fielding


JOHN2 FUNK (JACOB1) was born June 26, 1845 in Funkstown, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and died July 20, 1920 in Eastlake, Colorado. He was the son of JACOB FUNKand ELIZABETH SHANK. He married SARAH ELLEN FIELDING, daughter of JAMES FIELDING and MARTHA SUGGS.

John Funk, a successful ranchman living in the vicinity of Eastlake, raised the first crop in his district and through out the intervening period has been closely identified with the development of ranching interests in that section.
Thirty seven years have been added to the cycle of the centuries since he took up his abode in Colorado and during this period he has lived in several localities but at all times he has been a contributing factor to the progress of the community in which he has resided.
He was born in Funkstown, Franklin County Pennsylvania, June 26, 1845 and is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Shank) Funk. The former a miller by trade. The grandfather was the first settler in that part of Pennsylvania, and the town was named Funkstown in his honor.
History of Colorado page 662

Children of JOHN FUNK and SARAH FIELDING are:

3. i. WILLIAM TELL3 FUNK, b. October 06, 1879; d. 1968, Missouri.
4. ii. BEATRICE FUNK, b. June 04, 1882.
5. iii. NORA ELLEN FUNK, b. November 25, 1877; d. October 10, 1887.
6. iv. JOHN BLAINE FUNK, b. June 16, 1884; d. July 07, 1946.
7. v. JAMES OLIVER FUNK, b. June 11, 1887, Colorado; d. December 03, 1974, Norwalk, California.

Created and maintained by: Kathleen Marie (Funk) Mulligan October-18-1998