1778–1862

Introduction

Born: Ap­ril 16, 1778, Berks Coun­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Died: De­cem­ber 24, 1862, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia.

Buried: Sing­ers Glen Ce­me­te­ry, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia.

Biography

Joseph was the son of Hen­ry Funck and Bar­ba­ra Sho­wal­ter. He mar­ried twice, to Eliz­a­beth Bren­ne­man Rhodes and Ra­chel Brit­ton.

He es­tab­lished the first Men­non­ite print­ing bus­i­ness in Am­er­i­ca. He spent most of his life in Rock­ing­ham Coun­ty, Vir­gin­ia, and was well known as a col­lect­or of song books, re­vis­er and up­dat­er of hymn tunes, and sing­ing school lead­er.

Publications

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Music

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