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(Previously Dolatz, Hungary)


Forwarded By Cheryl Garrison



          Our Funk Family started with my 4th Great-grandparents, Daniel Funk and Margaretha Schmid-Hansen-Funk who were married in 1800 in Moritzfeld.  Their children were Catharina Funk born 1806, Georgius Funk born 1809 (married Elisabetha Oberle), and my 3rd Great-Grandfather Thomas Funk born 1801 in Moritzfeld.


          Thomas Funk married Magdalena Rupert 1824 in Dolatz, Magdalena died in 1826 in childbirth.  Thomas remarried Magdalena Schweitzer in 1827 in Moritzfeld.  Their child was my great-great-grandfather, Danila Funk born 1827.

          Danila Funk married Ana Mayer 1852 in Dolatz.  Their children were T Funk, Blasius Funk born 1854 (married Mathilda), Catharina Funk born 1856 (married John Schaag), Adamus Funk born 1858, Josephus Funk born 1859, Susanna Funk born 1861(married Joseph Seibel), Henricus Funk born 1863, Jacobus Funk born 1866(married Barbara Thiel-2nd wife Eva Zollner), Barbara Funk born 1872 and my great-grandfather Josef Funk born 1868.


          Josef Funk married Catharina Herberholz 1894. Their children were Nickolas Funk born 1894, John Funk born 1900, and my grandmother Catherine Funk born 1896, in Szarcsa Hungary, Catharina Herberholz-Funk died in 1909.  Josef remarried, he came to the USA in 1905, his children followed in 1906 with new wife, Barbara Stoffel.  They lived in St Joseph Missouri, and then moved to Chicago, Illinois in about 1910.



Kaythryn Funk- Schaag

b 1856  m 1875

Blaze Funk  b 1854  married Mathilda

picture dated 1912

Rev. Hoffman (Germany)

Josef Seibel


Eva Follner-Funk

second wife of Jacob Funk

m 1931 in Lugos

Josef Schaags daughter

Ann and her husband

Josef Schaag

b abt 1884 in Dolatz

Anna Zeigler-Schaag

w/Michael Schaag

b 1885 in Chestulack Hungary

Michael Schaag

b 1886 Dolatz

h/Anna Zeigler


Barbara b 1873, Maria, and Anna Theil

daughters of

Henry Theil & Josephine Hocksetter-Theil

Josephine Hocksetter-Theil

b abt 1851  Mortizfeld

Nuremburg, Germany

Frank Seibel, Jacob Funk and wife

and others.

Barbara Theil-Funk b 1873

and Jacob Funk b 1866 Dolatz

Donick, Aunt Susin?, Leon

Others of family

D-Joseph Schmitz, C-Joseph's son,

B-and wife Mary,

A-Joseph's son Jacob

in Romania


Anna Funk

Josef Schaag?

Catherine Funk b 1897

in Hungary-Romania,

and Steffie Funk b 1897

in Lugos, 1916


History of Kingdom of Romania 

          The Kingdom of Romania was the Romanian state based on a form of parliamentary monarchy between 13 March 1881 and 30 December 1947, specified by the first three Constitutions of Romania (1866, 1923, 1938). Thus, the Kingdom of Romania began with the reign of King Carol I of Romania who gained Romanian's independence in the Romanian War of Independence, and ended with the abdication of King Michael I of Romania in 30 December 1947, imposed by the Soviet Union with the tacit and secret, implicit consent of its allies (as a result of the Yalta Conference and secret agreements). As such, it is quite distinct from the Romanian Old Kingdom, which refers strictly to the reign of King Carol I of Romania, between 13 March 1881 and 10 October 1914.


          From 1859 to 1877, Romania evolved from a personal union of two vassal principalities (Moldavia and Wallachia) under a single prince to a full-fledged independent kingdom with a Hohenzollern monarchy. In 1918, at the end of World War I, Transylvania, Eastern Moldavia (Bessarabia), and Bukovina united with the Kingdom of Romania, resulting in a "Greater Romania". In 1940, Bessarabia, Northern Bukowina, Northern Transylvania and Southern Dobruja were ceded to the Soviet Union, Hungary and Bulgaria respectively, only Northern Transylvania being recovered after World War II ended. In 1947 the last king was compelled to abdicate and a republic ruled by the Romanian Communist Party replaced the monarchy.

Julian & Gregorian Calendars

          On the 31st of March 1919, Romania changed its calendar, from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. As a result, the date on the following day became the 14th of April 1919. If you have a Romanian document which has a date on it prior to April 1919, the date which appears there refers to the date according to the Julian calendar.


          To convert the date on a document issued in Romania prior to April 1919 to the date according to the present Gregorian calendar, add 14 days. The difference in the number of days between the Julian date and the Gregorian date may change according to the century.   For rules of conversion, refer to this link:  which also converts to the Hebrew calendar.


          This is probably the reason that many 19th and early 20th century immigrants who came from Eastern Europe were not certain of their date of birth.


          Please note that the date change in the move from the Julian to Gregorian calendar in Romania was not the same in all other countries. These discrepancies may have also caused some confusion. 

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