Joseph Funk

Short Name: Joseph Funk
Full Name: Funk, Joseph, 1778-1862
Birth Year: 1778
Death Year: 1862

Born: April 16, 1778, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
Died: December 24, 1862, Singers Glen, Virginia.
Buried: Singers Glen, Virginia.

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

Choral Music (Harrisonburg, Virginia: 1816)
A Compilation of Genuine Church Music (Winchester, Virginia: J. W. Hollis, 1832); after the fourth edition, became known as the Harmonia Sacra
The Confession of Faith (Winchester, Virginia: 1837)
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs (Winchester, Virginia: 1847)
The Reviewer Reviewed (Mountain Valley, Virginia: 1857)
The Southern Musical Advocate and Singer’s Friend, a monthly periodical (Mountain Valley, Virginia: 1859-61)

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support