Biography of C. G. Funke

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Funke, C. G., Lancaster, was born in Prussia in 1840, and came to America with his father. He came to Lancaster in 1857, where he learned the shoemaker's trade, and in 1861 he enlisted in Co. B, 49th N. Y. Vols., and re-enlisted in the fall of 1863 in the field and served until July, 1865. He participated in many of the noted battles of the war, being at Gettysburg, where he gained a medal issued by the State for his service in same battle; was also in the battle of the Wilderness and the various battles of the Shenandoah Valley, where he lost his right hand and was sent to the hospital at Philadelphia, Pa.; he attended for some time the school there and improved his meagre education. After his discharge he returned to the town of Lancaster, where he opened a store at Town Line, which he carried on until 1882, and was also postmaster there for seventeen years. In 1883 he moved to Lancaster village, where he has since been engaged in insurance, and is also notary public since 1876. He has always taken a keen interest in the affairs of the town, and is member of the Lutheran church in which he has always taken an active part.


Source:
Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898

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