Sunday, June 19, 2011

Jacob Osmon Funkhouser (1839-1907) and Catherine Ufferman

Jacob Osmon Funkhouser (1839-1907)

Catherine Ufferman
Jacob Osmon Funkhouser
born Jan 10, 1839 in Beaver Falls, Beaver County, PA
Mother: Caroline Osmon/Osman, born 1808-1810, died 1880-1887
Father: Samuel Funkhouser, 1811-1861
First wife: Margaret Hays
Second wife: Catherine Ufferman (born 1844 in Butler County, PA)
Died 1907

Catherine Ufferman
born Feb. 1844 in Butler County, PA
Mother: unknown
Father: Charles Ufferman (b. 1822

Children of Jacob Osmon and Catherine:
Gertrude Drusilla
Samuel Henry
Virginia May
Harvey Allen
The following information is from History of New Brighton 1838-1939, published by the Historical Committee of the Centennial, Butler, PA, pages 30-32:

JACOB O. FUNKHOUSER was born in New Brighton on January 10, 1839. He learned the blacksmith trade with his father, but about 1866 associated himself with his brother, James Madison, and started a wagon and blacksmith shop at the corner of Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street. James Madison soon withdrew, and later Jacob O. changed to the tinning business which he pursued until he retired. In later life he served ten years as toll keeper at the Brighton bridge and died about 1907. Surviving him were Dallas, Caroline, Virginia M., Harvey A., Druscilla, wife of Joseph F. Paulson, and Samuel H. Funkhouser, all of New Brighton. Samuel H. has continued in the tinning business.”
The following information is from Genealogical and personal history of Beaver County, Pennsylvania (Volume 2) by John W. (John Woolf) Jordan:
“Jacob Osman Funkhouser, son of Samuel and Caroline (Osman)
Funkhouser, was born in New Brighton, Beaver county, Pennsylvania,
January 10, 1839, died in New Brighton. He learned the blacksmith's trade
under the supervision of his father, and worked with the latter until the
Civil War. Upon the conclusion of this struggle Mr. Funkhouser estab-
lished himself in this trade independently, later becoming a tinner, and when
he retired from this calling was toll taker at the bridge between New
Brighton and Beaver Falls for a period of ten years. He took an active
part in the public affairs of the community as an adherent of the Republican
party, and served as high constable and tax collector of the borough. For
a period of nine months he was in active service during the Civil War. He
was brought up in the faith of the Methodist Episcopal Church but later
affiliated with that of the Lutheran denomination. He was a member of the
Knights of Pythias. Mr. Funkhouser married (first) Margaret Hays, (sec-
ond) Catherine Ufferman, born in Whitestown, Butler county, Pennsyl-
vania, of German descent. Children by first marriage: Dallas, Caroline,
and an infant, the last mentioned dying young; children by second marriage:
Drusilla, who married Joseph Fillmore Paulson, of New Brighton, Penn-
sylvania ; Samuel Hendrick, of further mention ; Virginia May ; Harvey

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