Biography of Philip Funk
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Philip Funk was born September 5th, 1818, in Germany. He lived with his parents until nineteen years of age, during which time he acquired a good education also a knowledge of the carpenter's trade, serving an apprenticeship. Came to America in 1838, landing at Baltimore, then to St. Louis and soon after went to Illinois, where he made his home two years, working at his trade. Returning to St. Louis, remained until 1848, when he received a call to preach, and is now preaching in. West St. Paul. In 1842, was married to Miss Julia Brenner, who died in 1864, leaving eleven children. His second wife was Rebecca Guger.


From:
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Minneapolis. 1881.


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