From the Â“History of Huntington County Indiana Â– 1914Â”, pg 780
Among the many well-to-do farming men of Lancaster township, mention should not be omitted of Samuel Funderburg, who has accomplished a reasonable success in farming activities since he launched out into independent farm life. He is a young man of Huntington county birth, his native town being Union township, and the date of his birth was November 18, 1874. His parents are Jacob and Lucinda (Snowbarger) Funderburg, both now living in Union township.
Mr. Funderburg was reared on the farm home in Union township and attended the common schools of his native community, later graduating from the Union grade schools, and when he was twenty-one years old the young man embarked on an independent business career. He began with slight means, but industry and hard work brought their undeniable reward, and today he is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres of fine farm land in Lancaster township, six miles distant from the town of Huntington, on the Huntington and Warren pike. Prosperity has been his, and his place reflects the sturdy industry that has brought him independence and financial well being.
In 1896 Mr. Funderburg married Miss Lola Eckman, a daughter of Jonathan Eckman. She was born and reared on a Lancaster township farm, and was there educated in the schools. Two children share their home, Dale, born February 1, 1903, and Opal, born August 13, 1911. Glenn, born May 1, 1907, died January 29, 1910.
Mr. and Mrs. Funderburg are members of the Church of the Brethren at Loon Creek, and he is treasurer of the church. Politically he is a republican, and he is one of the public spirited and progressive citizens of the township. A man of mature judgment and of many fine characteristics, he fills a prominent place in his community, and is well entitled to the high esteem in which be is widely held. He has made the best of those opportunities and advantages that have come his way, and has acquitted himself creditably in all the relations of life.