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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

William Abraham Knepper
Contributed by Roselyn (Mills) Wells

Auburn Weekly Courier, Thursday, March 5, 1908

Wm. Abraham Knepper was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, in 1824.  He was one of a family of ten children.  One brother still survives him.  when a young man he removed to Indiana in August 1853.  He settled first at Albion and after a sojourn there he moved to Wawaka.  Seventy-five years ago he moved to Auburn and was a resident of this place until death.  He was in life married four times.  His first marriage was to Susanna Farmwolt.  To this union were born five children and of these three survive him.  Second marriage was to Mary Bitman, and to them one child was born.  His third marriage was to Mary Norte.  Four children were born to this union;  Three daughters and one son.  All of them are living.  His fourth marriage was to Barbary Bailey.  She survives him.  He departed this life February 28, 1908, at his residence in South Auburn.  He was aged 83 years, 11 months, and 27 days.  He was a kind husband, a loving father, obliging neighbor, and an honest and industrious work man.  He has gone the way whence no travelers return and a host of friends mourn on account of his departure.  Their loss is his eternal gain.  Funeral took place Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran church at 2 o'clock, Rev. S. E. Slater officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn cemetery.

Also in the same paper, "WM. KNEPPER DEAD  William Knepper, aged 83 years died Friday morning at his home on Van Buren street, of kidney trouble and other complications.  He had followed the carpenter's trade and had resided in Auburn for years.  Surviving is his widow and several children.  The funeral will be held Sunday."

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