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having enlisted at the age of 20 years. His brother Christopher served in the late war. Our subject possed from the shores of time May 13, 1881, in Bennington, death resulting from wound received in service. His widow resides in Gallitzin, Pa.


Was born in Cambria county, Pa., May 31, 1830, and was a son of Joseph and Susan (Miller) Funk, deceased. He was married July 8, 1897, in Ebensburg, Pa., to Rebecca Holsople, who was born in Somerset county, Pa., Sept. 12, 1827; her parents, Chas. And Ann M. (Peterman Holsople, are deceased. He was subsequently married three times, his first wife being Lydia Giffin, by whom he had two children, Alice and Milton. He was married secondly to Leah Brennan, by whom he had one child, Sarah, dec. The maiden name of his third wife was Sarah Jones. Comrade Funk resonded to the call of his country and served in Co. G, 11th Pa. V. C., until the close of the war. He had been engaged in farming when he enrolled from Wilmore, Pa., Aug. 15, 1862. Aug. 3, 1864,he was confined in hospital at Portsmouth, Va., three weeks with Diarrhea, and in Grant's hospital, New York, three months, for same cause. Among the battles in which he took a prominent part may be mentioned Deserted Farm, Suffolk, Weldon R. R., South Anna Bridge, Jones Landing and surrender of Lee. He was honorably discharged at Richmond, Va., May 18, 1865. His brothers, Martin and John, were in service; his wife's brothers, Richard Jones, Philip, Oliver, who was killed and Christian, who was killed, served in the late war; his grandfather, John Miller, and his present wife's grandfather, Henry Holsople, served in the Revolutionary war. Comrade Funk may be addressed at Dearmin, Pa., near which place he is engaged farming.


A son of Joseph and Margaret (O'Shal) Gallaher, the latter is still spared, was born in 1845. He was united in the bonds of matrimony in 1865, I Osceola, Pa., to Rachel Carl, who was born in Cambria county, Pa., Oct. 29, 1848; her father, Karl Conrod, is deceased, but her mother, Lucy (Wils), still survives. As the fruit of this marriage eight children were born, Luther, Susan, Katherine, dec., Isabelle, dec., Ruth, William, Lucy and Silas, dec. Comrade Gallaher was one of the brave soldier boys to respond to the president's call for brave boys to don the blue. He was enrolled Sept. 7, 1864, as a private in Co. H, 208th Pa. V. I. He took active part in all the engagements of his command, including Petersburg and Richmond, and was grant-

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