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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


JOHN S. FUNK, farmer, Rutan, Penn., was born in Jefferson Township, this county, November 7, 1827.  His parents, Henry and Levina (Smith) Funk, who were natives of Pennsylvania, were united in marriage in Greene County, where they resided until their death.  The subject of this sketch was united in the holy bonds of matrimony, June 4, 1854, with Margaret Craft, who was born in Fayette County November 6, 1832.  Mrs. Funk is a daughter of Benjamin and Mary Craft, who were natives of Fayette County, and after marriage moved to Greene County, and remained until Mr. Craft’s death.  His widow is still living.  Mr. Funk and wife are the parents of four children—George, Elizabeth, James and Wellington.  Mr. Funk taught school for fifteen years in the earlier part of his life, and has since devoted his time exclusively to farming.  He still takes an active interest in the educational affairs of his township, and has served as school director.  He is the owner of a good farm of 105 acres, where he and family reside.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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