Good day to you.
Having looked through Ancestry.com for my ancestors, I find the oldest record being Wendel Funck Born Circa 1575.
Sharing the same surname and seeing your name mentioned as a contact name, I take this opportunity to send you an e-mail.
I am resident in South Africa and having spoken to my father, it appears, as if, out of two brothers (resident in Kassel Germany mid to late 1800's) one brother went to America and the other to South Africa. The brother on our side was Heinrich Rudolf Funck Born 31/1/1874 in Kassel. He arrived in South Africa sometime in early 1890's, married as local woman (Edith Pauline Johanna Subella Wichura) in Newlands (Cape Town) magistrates court on 26 November 1894. Apparently they had 5 children. Of the five children one is still alive. My Grand Father (1 of 5) Henry Funck was born on the Cape in 1894. He had two sons. The two sons married two sisters (Nee Duncan) after the 2nd World War. Both couples had three children each. On my side three boys and on the other side two boys and one girl. On my side the are four children between the three brothers and on the cousins side there are three children.
Old man Heinrich died some years ago in Bloemfontein (South Africa).
I am able to get more detailed information, if it would be of may use to you.
According to the last surviving daughter of 5 Heinrich's only brother emigrated to the USA at around the same time.
+27 11 899 2334 (w)PaulF@bmi.co.za