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Catalog Number HRHS-019
Collection Abraham Funkhouser Property Collection
Object Name Miscellaneous
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Abraham Funkhouser was a carpenter by trade and instrumental in the establishment of Pleasant Grove United Brethren Church along Rt. 11 in Rockingham County. He donated the logs for the west wall of the original building in 1838. Both he and his wife Sarah along with their children George, Julia, and Susan are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Robert Alley is a great, great, great grandson of Abraham and Sarah Funkhouser. Robert Alley's grandfather, Ernest W. Alley, worked as a carpenter with Buckeye Incubator Company, located in Harrisonburg off S. Main Street, west of the Medical Arts Building.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This collection is a history of the Abraham Funkhouser property from October 21, 1800 to February 1903 which was compiled by Robert Alley in 1999.

COLLECTION INVENTORY:
Folder 1:
-Gospel Messenger newspaper, Vol 94, No. 30, July 28, 1945
-History of the Abraham Funkhouser property from Rockingham County property records from October 21, 1800 to February 1903. This was compiled on February 23, 1999 by Robert Earl Alley (9 pages)
-Four photos of the Abraham Funkhouser home taken September 1997
-Floor plan of Abraham Funkhouser home
-Letterhead from Newtown Giant Incubator Corporation, Harrisonburg, VA
Folder 2: (Oversized)
-Copy of the Staunton Leader area bicentennial edition, July 2, 1976
1 (one) black and white print "Double Deck Newtown Giant Incubator"


Title Abraham Funkhouser Property Collection