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Singers Glen in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Joseph Funk

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2010
1. Joseph Funk Marker
Inscription. March 9, 1777
Dec. 24, 1862

“Father of song in Northern Virginia”
Teacher, translator, author
Publisher, printer

In 1816 he published “Choral Music”; in 1832 the first edition of “Genuine Church Music.” Here in 1847 he and his sons began printing, first the fourth edition of “Genuine Church Music,” later famous as “Harmonia Sacra.” In 1878 Ephrain Ruebush and Aldine S. Kieffer Funk’s grandson, moved the publishing house to Dayton.

This monument was erected in 1947 by Funk’s descendants and others who cherish his work and honor his character.
 
Erected 1947 by Funk’s descendants.
 
Location. 38° 33.066′ N, 78° 55.035′ W. Marker is in Singers Glen, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Singers Glen Road (Virginia Route 613) 0.1 miles south of Glen School Circle (Virginia Route 889), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Singers Glen VA 22850, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Breneman-Turner Mill (approx. 2.9 miles away); Dr. Jessee Bennett (approx. 3.6
Singers Glen, Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, December 27, 2010
2. Singers Glen, Virginia
miles away); Baxter House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Lincoln's Virginia Ancestors (approx. 4.5 miles away); Elder John Kline Monument (approx. 5.7 miles away); Edgar Amos Love (approx. 7.5 miles away); Newtown Cemetery (approx. 7.5 miles away); Court Square & Springhouse (approx. 7.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Joseph Funk. Wikipedia (Submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Joseph Funk (1778-1862). The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online (Submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 721 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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