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From: "P.K. Mason" <>
Subject: Re: Baker and other families, (including Onkst) Shenandoah Co. VA
Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 15:20:05 -0400
> From: Robert D. Harter <>
> To: 'Brethren list' <>
> Subject: RE: Baker and other families, (including Onkst) Shenandoah Co.
> Date: Monday, October 20, 1997 2:15 PM
> >(I trace my ancestry to three of the
> >family names: Funk, Funkhouser, and Brubeck, and the brother of one
> >of my ancestor married Apollonia BEcker named above). [My only
> >are that my Freed ancestors in Shenandoah County, VA, did not remain
> >enough (moved to Washington/Green Counties, TN) to have descendants
> >remaining in the Shenandoah County so that Dan could search that family
> I am in more or less the same situation. My 3G grandparents, David and
> Anna (SHERFY) ONKST appear to have gone with the group migrating to TN.
> have been trying to figure out where the ONKST name came from, as it
> to be rather unique. Here is an off-the-wall idea: is it possible that
> the origin of the name was FUNK???? -probably not, but who knows!
There is or was a Funkhouser with Wayside Gardens in SC. Greenville I
think. He has been a nurseryman for some years. Maybe? After all it is
nor a common name. Also there was a Mr. Funk in Savannah, Ga in the 40s &
50s. I have lost touch and don't know if the family is still there. Good
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