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From: "Dwayne Wrightsman" <>
Subject: [BRE] George Funderburg (b.1813) minister at Donnels Creek for 30years
Date: Sun, 2 May 2010 20:46:28 -0400
George Funderburg (b.1813) was an elected minister at the Donnels Creek
church in Clark County, OH, in 1850. He seems to be the only minister
and/or deacon at Donnels Creek who was not closely related to members of the
Frantz, Ohmart, Neher, Ebersole, Trout, Crist, Brubaker, and Heck families
that dominated the leadership at Donne's Creek up to the divide of 1881.
George Funderburg's brother-in-law relation to Henry Brubaker (son of
Jonathan and Barbara Crist Brubaker and husband of Elizabeth Funderburg) was
his only connection, and that was not by blood.
A cursory examination of the leadership at Donnels Creek suggests that the
church was run almost exclusively by an in-group of blood-related families.
I'm curious about how George Funderburg cracked the circle. Almost nothing
is said about him in the Brethren List Archives that sheds any light on
this, despite the fact that the Funderburg family is otherwise rather well
If I had to make a guess it would be that George Funderburg had a close
friendship with the Crists and Brubakers (especially Henry) in Clark County,
and that they drew him into the leadership.
Any other ideas?
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