March 9, 1777
Dec. 24, 1862
"Father of song in Northern Virginia"
Teacher, translator, author
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.