Erie County (PA) Genealogy
Robert Knapp Family History
Contributed by Katie Costello from Clarence Burkey
The report below is being presented as submitted. It has been written by Clarence Burkey about an early resident of the Lake Pleasant area and his descendants. The report was sent to Katie Costello who has forwarded it for presentation on this web site.
Lake Pleasant’s Robert Knapp, Sr. and his descendants
Robert Knapp was one of the
early residents to Venango and
The intervening Knapp generations (between Aaron and Robert) became a part of American history. They served in the French and Indian War and Robert’s father, Paul Knapp (1751-1794), is alleged to have participated in the Boston Tea Party.
The ancestors of Francis
Perry can be traced to John Perry (ca. 1578-1622) of Farnborough,
Robert Knapp was living in
In about 1822, Robert Knapp
moved his family to the
Generation No. 1
1. ROBERT5 KNAPP, SR (PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)1
was born Bet. 1766 - 1772 in
Every family has a story
that explains why they are poor and some one else is rich. The Knapps have one that has been passed down
through several of Robert's descendants.
A note left by Rev. Clyde Knapp reads:
"Old Knapp (probably referring to Robert) and a man named 'Reed'
1. Col. Seth Reed came to the shores of
2. "Donation" land grants for
military service were made on a restricted state basis -- only
3. Historical books do not name any Knapps as early settlers to the area.
Robert owned and deeded
Robert drove his oxen when
he moved to
"donation" land grant was the usual amount given to an enlisted war
veteran and it is quite probable that Robert acquired such a property. He more likely acquired someone else's grant,
either by purchase, gift, or as a "squatter" on abandoned or
unclaimed property. The time differential between the initial tax payments and
the Land Warrant suggests that Robert was a "squatter". The Ellis Williams (Sr.) information,
however, suggests another possibility.
Ellis was a relative through marriage to the Donaldsons and had a nearby
farm. As his granddaughter writes, Ellis
purchased his 200 acres from the Holland Land Company (the Dutch land company
given land by the
Early reports believe he is buried on his farm. Records are unclear on his age with one report giving has his age at death to be 104, another as 103. Another death date is 1870.
The age difference between Robert and Betsey suggests that Robert possibly had a one prior marriage. Family stories, however, suggest that he remained with his parents until after his father's death.
Robert appears in the 1830
Robert (80) appears in the 1850 census as living with daughter, Laura (28), her husband Zacheus Morton (29) and their children, William Knapp (28), and a (garbled) Betsey Knapp (68). Next door are Robert Knapp, Jr and his family, and Abraham Perry and his family and mother.
In a letter dated
Marriage Notes for ROBERT KNAPP and BETSEY PERRY:
Page 255, Book 2 of the
Children of ROBERT KNAPP and BETSEY PERRY are:
2. i. LUCINDA6 KNAPP, b.
3. ii. ROBERT KNAPP, b.
4. iii. ABRAM KNAPP, b.
5. iv. LAURA KNAPP, b.
v. WILLIAM KNAPP4, b.
Notes for WILLIAM KNAPP:
Died of tuberculosis.
County Estate File #7315 (Vol. 5, page 65, block 8) filed
William's will mentions a John Williams.
John (d. 1863) was married to a Sara who died
William appears in the 1850 census as age 24 and living alone next door to Abram.
(Vesta Knapp Magoon in a
confusing letter dated
In 1865, an A Wade was
living in tract 2078 off
6. vi. LOUISA KNAPP, b.
Generation No. 2
The Donaldson, Yost, and
(Ellis) Williams families enter the Knapp line in this generation. The Donaldsons were Scotch-Irish immigrants
The Bailey Donaldsons and
the John Yosts are buried in the
2. LUCINDA6 KNAPP (ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)4 was born October 15, 18135, and
Notes for LUCINDA KNAPP:
More About LUCINDA KNAPP:
Burial: Chester Owen Farm Cemetery, Amity Twp, Erie Co., PA
Notes for ELLIS WILLIAMS:
Land Warrant records list
Ellis Williams as receiving 200 acres of land in
Ellis Williams died
Appears in the 1850 census as a farmer in Amity township with property valued at $1000, and children: Wilson, Alvin, Lewis Loren and Chauncy. The 1860 census states his real property at $3,000 and personal property at $800.
More About ELLIS WILLIAMS:
Burial: Chester Owen Farm Cemetery, Amity Twp, Erie Co., PA
Marriage Notes for LUCINDA KNAPP and ELLIS WILLIAMS:
by Rev. Horton. Lucinda lived in
Children of LUCINDA KNAPP and ELLIS WILLIAMS are:
ii. MYRON B WILLIAMS6, b. 1840.
iii. ALVIN H WILLIAMS6, b. 1842.
iv. LEWIS L WILLIAMS6, b. 1844.
v. LOREN A WILLIAMS6, b. 1845.
Notes for LOREN A WILLIAMS:
Listed in the 1870
vi. CHAUNCEY C WILLIAMS6, b. 1849.
3. ROBERT6 KNAPP (ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)7 was born February 21, 1817 in Stowe, VT, and died
July 04, 1865 in Phillipsville, PA. He
married SARAH VANCUREN. She was born
Notes for ROBERT KNAPP:
in the 1850 census as a 34-year-old farmer, born in VT. Included with
him are wife, Sarah (37), Allen (9), and Delilah (7). The 1860 census lists him living in
More About ROBERT KNAPP:
Notes for SARAH VANCUREN:
as 46 in the 1860 census, making her birth year 1814. In 1865 the
VanCurens [H. R. (see below) and E. VanCuren] were living in
Children of ROBERT KNAPP and SARAH VANCUREN are:
i. ALLEN7 KNAPP, b. 1841, PA.
8. ii. DELILAH KNAPP, b.
iii. ROSELLA KNAPP, b. 1852, PA.
Notes for ROSELLA KNAPP:
1860 census gives age as 8.
4. ABRAM6 KNAPP (ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for ABRAM KNAPP:
Will file #7299 (Vol. 5,
page 63, block 10)
Prior to 1850, Abram
married and moved from his father's home in
The origin of the 1850
Greene township property is not known, however, on 6/30/1854 and on 4/23/1862
he purchased land from the John Phillips Estate (Erie County Vol. 2, page 539
and Vol. 15, page 476), these lands being in Greene township and adjoining
Venango township. There is
An 1845 Greene township map lists lot #2010 (extreme lower right corner of the township) as belonging to Abram. The Venango township property was part of tract number 2110 and adjoining the Greene township property.
Local news reported that in
1827 and at
His tombstone records his
name as "Abram". His grandson,
Rev. Walter Knapp, said that Abram was born in 1817. Another record gives his birth as
Most of Abram's land
remained in the hands of his descendants for more than 100 years. His home passed to his son, Rossell, who left
the area and sold it to his brother, Gilson.
On Gilson's death, it was deeded it to his son, Walter. Walter, in turn, deeded the property to his
children, after which it was sold to outsiders.
In 1999, some of the lake front property (the former 13.69 acre
Fellowship of the Cross Campground) was purchased by The Western Pennsylvania
Conservancy for the development of an educational field station. The October 8, 1999, Conservancy press
release (as reported by the Erie Times) stated that the property would be used
"for the public to learn about glacial lakes and the biodiversity of
(Newspaper article was
contributed by LaVerne Hamilton, a former
More About ABRAM KNAPP:
Will: April 09, 186511
Also shows up as
"Lidia".in the Greene Twp, Erie Co, PA, 1870 census. "Lyda" Knapp, age 56 is listed in
Abagail Perry (Richards) writes, in March 1909, that Aunt Lydia Donaldson was her first schoolteacher. Her second teacher was Aunt Polly Donaldson.
Mrs. Abram Knapp has been very ill but is a little better at
Mrs. Lydia Knapp is again on the sick list. (
Children of ABRAM KNAPP and LYDIA DONALDSON are:
10. ii. GILSON FILETUS KNAPP, b. May 19, 1848, Erie Co, PA; d. August 04, 1921, Venango Twp, Erie Co., PA.
11. iii. ROSSELL MELVILLE KNAPP,
iv. GEROAME KNAPP12, b.
Notes for GEROAME KNAPP:
Another record gives his
A family story has been
passed down that he was Abram's son whose real name was Glen Geroame
Knapp. Further, that
More About GEROAME KNAPP:
5. LAURA6 KNAPP (ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)13 was born September 18, 1822 in Ripley, NY, and died
September 1899 in Chapinville, PA. She
married ZACHEUS MORTON
More About LAURA KNAPP:
Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Crawford Co, PA
Notes for ZACHEUS MORTON:
The 1850 census has an Electa Morton (20), born in NY living with them.
The 1870 PA census has him
living in Bloomfield Twp,
More About ZACHEUS MORTON:
Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Crawford Co, PA
Children of LAURA KNAPP and ZACHEUS MORTON are:
ii. ALVIRA MORTON, b. Abt. 1850, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. 1890, Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA; m. DANIEL KELLEY; b. 1845; d. May 24, 1917.
iii. ROBERT WINFIELD SCOTT MORTON, b. January 25, 1853, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. November 19, 1909, Chapinville, Crawford Co, PA; m. ELIZABETH KLINE; b. Abt. 1857; d. October 14, 1927, Chapinville, Crawford Co, PA.
Notes for ROBERT WINFIELD SCOTT MORTON:
Listed in the 1880 Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA census as a farmer and living with wife, "Lizzie". They are living next to his father, Zacheus.
iv. IDA LAURA MORTON, b. December 08, 1856, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. May 05, 1930, Union City, PA; m. SAMUEL CHAPIN BROWN; b. August 09, 1854, Chapinville, Crawford Co, PA; d. December 05, 1917, Union City, PA.
Notes for IDA LAURA MORTON:
another record claims a
6. LOUISA6 KNAPP (ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)13 was born
Notes for LOUISA KNAPP:
Listed in the 1880
Hibbard Drake marriage
record gives her residence as
Notes for AMBROSE PRINGLE:
Notes for HIBBARD DRAKE:
Marriage record gives his
Marriage Notes for LOUISA KNAPP and HIBBARD DRAKE:
Rev. E H Baldwin performed the ceremony.
Children of LOUISA KNAPP and AMBROSE PRINGLE are:
i. LILIAN7 PRINGLE.
13. ii. OTIS PRINGLE, b.
iii. WILLIE F PRINGLE14, b.
More About WILLIE F PRINGLE:
Burial: Chester Owen Cemetery, Erie Co, PA
Generation No. 3
Henry Kent and his wife are
buried in the
7. WILSON C7 WILLIAMS (LUCINDA6 KNAPP, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)15 was born February 183616. He married MARY J UNKNOWN17 186518. She was born December 184518.
Notes for WILSON C WILLIAMS:
The 1850 census record has
his birth as 1837. The 1870 census has
him living in
Children of WILSON WILLIAMS and MARY UNKNOWN are:
i. ELLA A8 WILLIAMS19, b. 1866, Amity Twp, Erie Co, PA.
ii. ESTELL E WILLIAMS19, b. 1869, Amity Twp, Erie Co, PA.
iii. IDA E WILLIAMS19, b. 1871, Amity Twp, Erie Co, PA.
14. iv. FRANK W WILLIAMS, b. March 1874, Amity Twp, Erie Co, PA.
vi. GUY WILLIAMS19, b. 1880, Amity Twp, Erie Co, PA.
vii. JENNIE WILLIAMS20, b. June 1882, PA.
8. DELILAH7 KNAPP (ROBERT6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for JAMES WREN:
a Civil War veteran.
Children of DELILAH KNAPP and JAMES WREN are:
i. ARTA8 WREN, d.
ii. ALTA WREN.
9. ORLANDO LORRAINE7 KNAPP (ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Listed in the 1880 Greene Township census as a farmer, age 34, and living with wife, Lodema (28), and children, "Verine" (9), Coral (8), Glenn (6), Thayer E (9 months) and "Dollie" (9 months). In later life, he became a stonemason, teaching his grandson, Paul Williams.
Will #7313 (Vol. 5, page
65, block 6) filed
He was a member of the
Wattsburg Masonic Lodge (Blue Lodge) #533.
He had a team of oxen whose names were "Bright" and "Jerry". He was a stonemason and active in the Masonic Lodge. He also went by the name "Captain Knapp", but there is no evidence that the name was anything more than a nickname.
Cause of Death: acute cystitis and uremia
Notes for LODEMA D KENT:
Only one obituary record of
the family gives
LoDema always told her
descendants and relatives that she had attended the
She died at the
More About LODEMA D KENT:
Cause of Death: acute nephritis and hypostatic pneumonia
Marriage Notes for
Rev. R. D. Walts, officiating.
Children of ORLANDO KNAPP and LODEMA KENT are:
15. i. VERNA PEARL8 KNAPP, b.
ii. CORA LEE KNAPP, b. March 26, 1873, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. December 28, 1936, Union City, PA; m. ROBERT E RICHARDS, August 14, 1890, Erie, PA; b. August 14, 1864, Union City, PA; d. November 02, 1936, Union City, PA.
Notes for CORA LEE KNAPP:
Cora was childless, but
became the mother to the semi-orphaned and unwanted children of her
relatives. Oren G Knapp, a nephew,
became her first "adopted" child following the untimely death of
Oren's mother. Her ties were so great
that she petitioned the court and was appointed legal guardian to manage Oren's
estate from his grandfather, Joseph Dumond.
Her second ward was Donald Knapp, another nephew, who came to her on the divorce of his parents, Otto and Clarabelle (Bush) Knapp.
A third ward was Harry N Williams, a great nephew, who came to her on the divorce of his parents, Paul and Lucy (Fay) Williams. This match, however, was short lived because Harry continually ran away to search for his father.
Cora made a death bed
will. Present for the
event were sisters Mary Belle and Dolla, and a niece, Maybelle Williams. Maybelle spoke her assets and Cora replied as
to who should receive them. Cora's
More About CORA LEE KNAPP:
Notes for ROBERT E RICHARDS:
Birth year may be 1861.
More About ROBERT E RICHARDS:
16. iii. GLEN GEROME KNAPP, b.
17. iv. DOLLA EDNA KNAPP, b.
18. v. THAYER(THOMAS) EDWIN(EDWARD) KNAPP, b.
vi. BABY GIRL KNAPP22, b.
Notes for BABY GIRL KNAPP:
The newspaper reported the baby's weight as 12 1/2 pounds. No name was given.
19. vii. CLAYTON ORLANDO KNAPP,
20. viii. MARY BELLE KNAPP, b.
21. ix. OTTO DAVID KNAPP, b.
10. GILSON FILETUS7 KNAPP (ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for GILSON FILETUS KNAPP:
Will file #7303 (Vol. 5,
page 64, block 5)
Gilson was a man who must have hated his first name. He went through life known as "G. F. Knapp". Friends and relatives referred to him as "Gil", but his real estate deeds and transactions, his will, and the probate of his will were in the name of "G. F. Knapp", as was almost every other record. It is only through an 1850 census record (when he was 2 years old) and his tombstone that we learn of his real first name. Records of his relatives indicate his middle name was "Philetlus".
Gilson is buried in the Phillipsville cemetery with his father and younger brother, Geroame.
Gilson Knapp is on the sick list. (
G. F. Knapp cider mill running. (
More About GILSON FILETUS KNAPP:
Notes for LUCY JEANETTE COX:
Lucy died while living with
More About LUCY JEANETTE COX:
Children of GILSON KNAPP and LUCY COX are:
22. i. WALTER A8 KNAPP, b.
iii. LETHA KNAPP, b. Unknown; d. Unknown; Adopted child.
Notes for LETHA KNAPP:
Letha married a
11. ROSSELL MELVILLE7 KNAPP (ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for ROSSELL MELVILLE KNAPP:
He is listed as a farmer in
Rossell's will (#7314: Vol.
5, page 65, block 7) was filed
Rossell inherited Abram's house and, years later, sold to Gilson. Gilson's son, Walter, was the next owner and Walter's son, Millard, was the last Knapp owner.
In his writings, nephew Clyde Knapp referenced him as "Rozell". Walter Knapp's daughter, Peg, referred to him as "Rosel".
More About ROSSELL MELVILLE KNAPP:
Will: June 27, 190925
Will probate: January 05, 191426
Notes for MARY EVELYN SWEET:
Royal referred to her as
"Eva" in his will. At one time
she had been a delegate to the WCTU Convention in
More About MARY EVELYN SWEET:
Child of ROSSELL KNAPP and MARY SWEET is:
24. i. ROYAL I8 KNAPP, b.
12. WARREN LISCOMB7 MORTON (LAURA6 KNAPP, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for WARREN LISCOMB MORTON:
The 1870 census has him living in Bloomfield Twp, Crawford Co, PA.
Children of WARREN MORTON and HENRIETTA KELLY are:
i. WILLIAM8 MORTON, b. September 22, 1868, Crawford County, PA; d. March 18, 1931, Benson, Swift Co, MN; m. SOPHIA STEVENS, February 20, 1901, Elm Grove; b. Unknown; d. Unknown.
ii. MINNIE ARMINTA MORTON, b. October 22, 1869, Crawford County, PA; d. April 01, 1931, Sac City, Iowa; m. LEWIS MCCREA, December 10, 1890, Grant City, Iowa.
iii. IDA MAY MORTON, b.
iv. LAURA LOUISA MORTON, b.
v. DOLL MORTON, b. 1877,
vi. LINCOLN MORTON, b. 1877,
vii. WARREN LISCOMB MORTON, JR, b.
viii. MARY AGNES
M MORTON, b.
ix. DORA ETTA MORTON, b. August 25, 1882, Sac City, Iowa; d. September 27, 1953, Windom, Cottomwood Co, MN; m. JERY STEVENS.
x. NELLIE LENORA MORTON, b. April 16, 1885, Sac City, Iowa; d. 1976; m. THOMAS AARON PRAWL; b. 1869; d. 1950.
xi. FRED S MORTON, b. May 01, 1888, Sac City, Iowa; d. September 28, 1963, Casbro Valley, CA; m. JESSIE DIADEMMA ISRAEL; b. November 26, 1893, Memphis, MO; d. July 02, 1997, Lynnwood, Snohomish Co, WA.
xii. ANNA BLANCHE MORTON, b. 1890,
xiii. ELWOOD MORTON, b. 1891; d. 1891.
xiv. WILLIAM JAY MORTON, b.
xv. CHARLES CLARENCE MORTON, b. Unknown;
13. OTIS7 PRINGLE (LOUISA6 KNAPP, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
More About OTIS PRINGLE:
Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA
More About MARY ETTA KING:
Burial: Chapinville Cemetery, Rockdale Twp, Crawford Co, PA
Child of OTIS PRINGLE and MARY KING is:
25. i. ALMON EUGENE8 PRINGLE, b.
Generation No. 4
The Dumond, Ottaway, and (Robert) Williams families enter the Knapp line in this generation.
Several of Orlando Knapp’s
children married sons of Rev. Thomas Jefferson Williams, a former resident of
The DuMonds originated from
George Ottaway arrived in
14. FRANK W8
Children of FRANK WILLIAMS and NELLIE UNKNOWN are:
i. DALLAS9 WILLIAMS28, b. December 1891.
ii. ETHEL WILLIAMS28, b. January 1896.
15. VERNA PEARL8 KNAPP (
Notes for VERNA PEARL KNAPP:
Gave the name "Vernie" on her marriage license. Later, and as her musical career progressed, she changed her name to "Vernach". She was an active member of the WCTU (unusual because all her brothers were heavy drinkers). She, however, was not an active church member and never played piano for any of her brother-in-law's church or camp meetings.
classical musician and artist; had art exhibited in 1901 at the Pan-American
In later years, Vernie suffered from what is now known as Alzheimer disease. Funeral services were held at the Lake Pleasant U.B. church. Presiding ministers were Rev. O.E. Williams and Rev. Charles McIntyre.
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Notes for MEADE HAROLD WILLIAMS:
His child's birth record lists him is a farmer. He was also a horse trader.
During the depression era,
Meade lost his home to creditors, however, anticipating their move, he and
Verna were able to keep most of their furniture, piano, and personal
possessions by relocating them into the homes of relatives. When economic times improved, they were able
to build another home in the
Marriage Notes for VERNA KNAPP and MEADE WILLIAMS:
Rev Richard Pears performed the ceremony.
Child of VERNA KNAPP and MEADE WILLIAMS is:
i. HAROLD EMMETT9 WILLIAMS, b. June
08, 1899, Crawford Co, PA; d. November 03, 1986, Port Richey, FL; m. (1) FLOSSIE WINNIFRED SHREVE, April 18,
1923, Union City, PA; b. September 21, 1903, Bloomfield Tnshp, PA; d. March
1986; m. (2) LAURA GERTRUDE WILLIAMS, Aft. 1930,
Notes for HAROLD EMMETT WILLIAMS:
Marriage birth date gives
Notes for FLOSSIE WINNIFRED SHREVE:
Flossie subsequently married one of the two people named in the adultery charge (Morton).
Notes for LAURA GERTRUDE WILLIAMS:
Gertrude was the granddaughter of Mary Adeline Frogue Bault Williams, second wife of Rev. T.J. Williams.
16. GLEN GEROME8 KNAPP (
Notes for GLEN GEROME KNAPP:
Glen signed his marriage license with Nora using the middle initial "C". He may have had a 3rd spouse (Ried).
Glen and his cousin, Walter, were very childhood friends and married (DuMond) sisters. The DuMonds lived a short distance (north northwest) from the Knapps.
Glen also received a sum of money from a 1919 law suite resulting from timber stolen from his land.
He worked for the Great
Northern RR and homesteaded land in
with Hattie Dumond in
Lived with Nora in
Notes for HATTIE ESTELLE DUMOND:
A school teacher and lived
in a mud-type of log cabin in
Their first child, an unnamed girl, died in infancy.
Newspaper clippings: Mrs. Glenn Knapp of
Notes for NORA E SHREVE:
Nora allegedly told her son, Russell, that she was 1/2 Indian.
Marriage Notes for GLEN KNAPP and NORA SHREVE:
Married by H. H. Williams.
Child of GLEN KNAPP and HATTIE DUMOND is:
i. OREN GLENN9 KNAPP32, b. January 14, 1903, Iron River, WI; d. April 24, 1963, Fraser, MI; m. MILDRED DORA SMITH33, March 24, 1934, Waterford Twp, Erie Co, PA; b. August 19, 1909, North Girard, PA; d. July 11, 1993, Tarpon Springs, FL.
Notes for OREN GLENN KNAPP:
Born February 19 something.
Hattie died when Oren was 2
years old, after which he went to live with a Morland family until he was
4. He then went to live with Cora Knapp
More About OREN GLENN KNAPP:
Notes for MILDRED DORA SMITH:
Twin sister to Marion Smith Ellis. Mildred ran away from home as a child, worked at the town library, and eloped with Oren. Her tyrannical father had kept the girl as his housekeeper.
More About MILDRED DORA SMITH:
Marriage Notes for OREN KNAPP and MILDRED SMITH:
Rev John E Barr performed the service.
Children of GLEN KNAPP and NORA SHREVE are:
ii. ORLANDO CASSIUS9 KNAPP, b. February 07, 1912, Meadville, Crawford Co, PA34; d. January 15, 1993, Archbold, OH35; m. HAZEL HARVEY, February 22, 1941; b. July 14, 1914.
The Dallas Knapp files show
birth date of
Body was cremated.
iii. LEROY ELMER KNAPP, b. March 06, 1914, Meadville, Crawford Co, PA36; d. August 1947, Alpena, MI36; m. DOROTHY R SOLOMON37,38; b. September 19, 1918.
Notes for LEROY ELMER KNAPP:
Served in the Merchant Marine during WW II.
LeRoy died in an automobile accident. One relative described the incident as a "single car" mishap.
iv. KENNETH K KNAPP, b. March 19, 1916, Lake Pleasant, Erie County, PA; d. February 02, 1998, Au Gress, MI; m. JUNE ALICE MACLEAN, May 24, 1941, Lansing, MI39; b. August 06, 1919, Bay City, MI.
Notes for KENNETH K KNAPP:
Birth record name is Kenneth
Virgil Knapp. Kenny apparently disliked
the middle name and replaced it with the letter "K". He was born in a tent in which his parents
Served in the Navy in WW II.
v. THAYER KNAPP, b.
Notes for THAYER KNAPP:
vi. RUSSELL GEROME KNAPP, b. April 16, 1921, Fairview, PA42; m. (1) MARION NYE; b. Abt. 1924, Salem, OH; m. (2) ALICE WHITE; b. 1912, Del Hart, Texas43.
Notes for RUSSELL GEROME KNAPP:
Russell loved the sea and
spent much of his life on the seas. He
was on a navy tugboat at
The relationship of Russell and first wife, Marion, entailed a 6-year courtship followed by a 30-day marriage. He describes his relationship with Alice White as "following God's Law (common law)".
Marriage Notes for RUSSELL KNAPP and MARION NYE:
Marriage lasted one month. Russell says that he married her, went to sea, and she divorced him while he was gone.
Marriage Notes for RUSSELL KNAPP and ALICE WHITE:
Common law marriage lasted five years and ended with her death.
vii. LAURA LODEMA KNAPP, b.
Notes for LAURA LODEMA KNAPP:
Died of meningitis resulting from receiving a diphtheria shot while having the chicken pox.
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17. DOLLA EDNA8 KNAPP (
Notes for DOLLA EDNA KNAPP:
Twin (litter mate) to Thayer Edwin Knapp.
Funeral services were held
Funeral tribute by brother-in-law O. E. Williams:
Rest Dolla, rest, rest on --
Till the song of the bird,
And the break of the morn:
When the shadows lift;
And the night is gone.
Rest Dolla, rest, rest on.
(Taken from page 2 of the February 1953 edition of The Erie Conference News)
page 14 of the
Newspaper clippings: Married at
Notes for “HARRY” (HENRY HARRISON) WILLIAMS:
He was a pastor of the
Beginning at a stake in the west shore of Lake Pleasant at a point in line dividing the property formerly of O. (Orlando) L. Knapp and C. (Clyde) D. Knapp; thence South 89 degrees-30' West, eight hundred sixty-three and two tenths (863.2) feet to an iron pin in center line of the public road; thence along center line of said road, North 01 degree-33' East, one hundred forty-one and seven tenths (141.7) feet to an iron pin; thence by land as originally chosen by Verna Williams et vir, North 89 degrees-30' East, seven hundred and eighty (780) feet or to shore of said lake; thence along shore of said lake, Southeasterly, to the place of beginning, and containing two and seven tenths (2.7) acres of land, more or less.
Being part of same premises which Clayton Knapp et al conveyed to said Charles L Weislogel by their deed, bearing date of the sixth day of November, 1931 and recorded in Deed Book _____ at page ____."
Note to above property
transaction Charles Weislogel and wife
Margeret were "names/persons of convenience" used by real estate
attorneys to more easily convey property.
The property was held in
Twenty-four ministers of
the EUB Erie Conference attended his funeral services at which Dr. H. Ray
Harris, Corry EUB pastor, presided.
Interment was made in the
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Fact 1: 1906, Quarterly
Fact 2: 1908, Annual
Fact 3: 1912, Ordained at
Fact 4: Bet. 1906 - 1907,
Fact 5: Bet. 1907 - 1910,
Fact 6: Bet. 1910 - 1915,
Fact 7: Bet. 1915 - 1917,
Fact 8: Bet. 1917 - 1931, Evangelist
Fact 9: 1932, Pastor,
Fact 10: Bet. 1932 - 1934,
Fact 11: Bet. 1934 - 1936,
Fact 12: Bet. 1936 - 1946,
Fact 13: Bet. 1946 - 1948, General Evangelist
Marriage Notes for DOLLA KNAPP and “HARRY” WILLIAMS:
Married by Rev. L. L. Hager; witnesses: Mrs. E. L. Hager, Miss Pearl Hager.
Children of DOLLA KNAPP and “HARRY” WILLIAMS are:
i. PAUL HARRY9 WILLIAMS, b. February 25, 1898, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. January 11, 1966, Warren, PA; m. (1) LUCY MAY FAY47, March 20, 1922, Union City, PA48; b. October 05, 1901, Concord Twp, Erie County, PA49; d. February 03, 1989, Chino, CA50; m. (2) NEVA PEARL BENNETT, Abt. 1936; b. May 24, 1903, Sturgis Corners, PA; d. September 03, 1983, Warren, PA.
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Notes for LUCY MAY FAY:
Lucy was an 11th generation
descendant of 1620 Mayflower passengers, John & Joan (
Investigations into the
years following the death of Orlo were a sad revelation. She led a lonely and reclusive life tending
to avoid modern conveniences such as public water and sewage, and avoiding the
town’s people of
Marriage Notes for PAUL WILLIAMS and LUCY FAY:
Marriage license (
Divorce action commenced by Paul Williams. Grounds for divorce: desertion.
Suffered from Alzheimer’s and died in a nursing home.
ii. MAYBELLE EMMA WILLIAMS, b. April 15, 1899, Lake Pleasant, PA; d. April 09, 1992, Cleveland, OH; m. CHARLES KELSEY ROBERTS, July 16, 1936, Jamestown, NY; b. February 20, 1902, Erie County, PA; d. May 1976, Buckeye, AZ.
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Fact 2: Abt. 1921, attended
Fact 3: Buried in
Fact 4: Funeral home: Maher-Melbourne
Marriage Notes for MAYBELLE WILLIAMS and CHARLES ROBERTS:
Rev. Raymond Schli of
18. THAYER(THOMAS) EDWIN(EDWARD)8 KNAPP (
Notes for THAYER(THOMAS) EDWIN(EDWARD) KNAPP:
Born Thayer Edwin, he subsequently changed his name to Thomas Edward.
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Born in a crude log cabin.
Burial: March 30, 1999,
Child of THAYER(THOMAS) KNAPP and NELLIE MURPHY is:
i. TOMMY9 KNAPP, b. Bet. 1910 - 1920.
Children of THAYER(THOMAS) KNAPP and GENEVA HENDERSON are:
ii. VIRGIL9 KNAPP, b. Bef. 1930; d. Bef. 1930.
Notes for VIRGIL KNAPP:
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iii. PAUL THOMAS KNAPP, b. April 12, 1930, Covington, KY; m. MARGARET MASTIN TIBBALS51, June 27, 1957, Somerset, KY51.
19. CLAYTON ORLANDO8 KNAPP (
Notes for CLAYTON ORLANDO KNAPP:
Member of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, he was employed by the New York Central
Railroad. Retired and pensioned from the
railroad, he died of a heart attack while shoveling snow at his
At the time of his marriage
to Nellie Love, the newspaper reports that he "was employed in one of
As a successful railroad
engineer, his relatives admired Clayton.
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Notes for NELLIE LOUELLA LOVE:
The wedding announcement
gives her middle name as "Lula".
Following a long illness, Nellie died from tuberculosis.
Notes for ANNA GIERINGER:
Anna had children from her first marriage. There were no children from her second marriage.
Children of CLAYTON KNAPP and NELLIE LOVE are:
i. LOREN EDWARD9 KNAPP, b. May 04, 1916, Erie, PA; d. January 02, 1980, Spokane, WA53; m. (1) ALICE ELIZABETH RIESER54, September 14, 1942, Geneva, IL54; b. March 29, 1918; m. (2) LOIS WISE55, Abt. 1962; b. Ohio; d. 1997.
Notes for LOREN EDWARD KNAPP:
Married and divorced three
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Cause of Death:
ii. EARL CLAYTON KNAPP, b.
Notes for EARL CLAYTON KNAPP:
Never married. Served in the Army during WWII although he was partially disabled.
Earl was cremated and his ashes scattered by his sister,
iii. HELEN LOUISE KNAPP, b. May 22, 1924, Erie, PA; m. GEORGE NELSON CURTIS, September 04, 1948, Washington, DC; b. May 03, 1911, Corry, PA; d. January 31, 1993, Rock Island County, IL57.
Notes for HELEN LOUISE KNAPP:
Helen was employed by the US
Notes for GEORGE NELSON CURTIS:
George had a prior marriage. There were no children from either marriage.
Marriage Notes for HELEN KNAPP and GEORGE CURTIS:
One record says marriage in
iv. HOWARD HERBERT KNAPP, b. December 25, 1928, Erie, PA58; d. August 24, 1986, Spokane, WA58; m. (1) MARY ALICE SANFORD, Bef. 1950, Erie, PA; b. April 08, 1928, Erie Co, PA; d. December 07, 1968, Spokane, WA; m. (2) MARGARET ANN JOHNSON59, November 01, 1970, Spokane, WA; b. February 07, 1926, Spokane, WA.
Notes for HOWARD HERBERT KNAPP:
Served in the Navy in WWII.
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Cause of Death: Alzheimer’s and Picks disease60
Notes for MARY ALICE SANFORD:
Died of a stroke (one source); automobile accident (another source)
20. MARY BELLE8 KNAPP (
Notes for MARY BELLE KNAPP:
"Belle" died in a nursing home.
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Notes for GEORGE LEVI OTTAWAY:
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Marriage Notes for MARY KNAPP and GEORGE OTTAWAY:
Rev. H. H. Williams performed the marriage at the Parade Street UB Church.
Rev. Williams was a brother-in-law.
Child of MARY KNAPP and GEORGE OTTAWAY is:
i. RONALD L9 OTTAWAY, b. September 20, 1923, Union City, PA; d. September 05, 1989, Union City, PA; m. HELEN C STOLTZ, August 16, 1946, Geneva, PA; b. July 18, 1923, Erie, PA; d. January 1993, St Marys, PA.
Notes for RONALD L OTTAWAY:
musical protégé; a singer and violin virtuoso at a very early age. Also played the trumpet.
Sang and played the violin on the
A WW II Pacific theater navy veteran. Civilian occupation: welder.
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Notes for HELEN C STOLTZ:
Served in the Navy during WW II.
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Marriage Notes for RONALD OTTAWAY and HELEN STOLTZ:
Rev H H Williams performed the ceremony.
21. OTTO DAVID8 KNAPP (ORLANDO LORRAINE7, ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1)63 was born August 05, 1893 in Lake Pleasant, PA, and
died November 04, 1970 in Jamestown, NY64. He married (1) CLARABELLE BUSH
Notes for OTTO DAVID KNAPP:
Otto died at
Obituaries of relatives
report him in
Otto and his last wife,
Lola, finally settled near
Speculation has a wife
Otto's obituary reports he was a retired dairy farmer married to Lola 47 years, with 4 sons, and 10 grandchildren. The obituaries do not name the grandchildren. The last two grandchildren (of Donald #2) were probably born after the deaths of Otto and Lola.
The final act of this saga was written by the local fire department that, following the deaths of Otto and Lola, burned their home to the ground.
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Cause of Death: Passive Congestion resulting from Myocarditis and Arteriosclerosis
Notes for CLARABELLE BUSH:
Clarabelle was well known, a good worker, and one who followed the Will Rogers principle of, "I never met a man I didn't like." And she repeatedly changed her first name and year of birth.
She was an area daily newspaper delivery person (tube-route driver) for 32 years and a columnist for the Erie Morning News. The heading on her obituary reads, "Morning News Columnist Dies".
She first married Raymond Holmes (24), was
childless, and divorced on
She then married Otto Knapp on
The third marriage was to Ralph Peck, a farmer with two daughters from a prior marriage. Ralph and Clarabelle had a daughter, Helen, who (probably correctly) suspects that she was "an acquired" child from a home for unwed mothers. Ralph died as a result of an automobile accident. Local gossip has Ralph having an "affair" with another woman who was with him at the time of his death, and who discretely fled the scene of the accident.
George Youngs then became her constant companion until her death.
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Believed to have had one daughter with Otto.
Notes for LOLA SUNDERLIN:
Lola died in
Lola and Otto resided on
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Child of OTTO KNAPP and CLARABELLE BUSH is:
i. DONALD D9 KNAPP, b. November 08, 191869; d. January
24, 1975, Lowville, Erie Co, PA69,70; m. (1) MAXINE TRISCUIT, Bef.
1941; b. June 11, 1922; m. (2) LUCY ELOISE ROSS, Aft. 1945; b.
Notes for DONALD D KNAPP:
Following the breakup of his
parent's marriage and at a very young age, Donald went to live with his Aunt
Cora Richards in
His mother, Clarabelle,
arranged to have him buried with her in
He was an accomplished
guitarist and performed publicly and on radio broadcasts, e.g.,
Donald has the distinction of having tombstones on two different cemeteries: in an empty grave in Union City's Evergreen Cemetery beside his mother, and where he is buried in the Lowville cemetery along side of his second wife.
More About DONALD D KNAPP:
Cause of Death: co esophagus
Notes for MAXINE TRISCUIT:
Maxine was one of seven children.
Notes for LUCY ELOISE ROSS:
Lucy overcame infant polio
and walked with only a slight limp. She
had two prior marriages to a Johnson (in
Following the death of Donald, she spent her final years living in North East, PA, where several of her daughters and their families lived.
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Children of OTTO KNAPP and LOLA SUNDERLIN are:
ii. JAMES REXFORD9 KNAPP72, b. January 23, 1929, Buffalo, NY73; d. June 11, 1999, Jamestown, NY74; m. (1) ELSIE LOUISE MAUER75,76, Abt. 195577; b. January 15, 1938; m. (2) DOROTHY HEAD78,79,80, Abt. 196981; d. Orlando, FL.
Notes for JAMES REXFORD KNAPP:
Known as "Jim",
James is buried in an unmarked grave in
James spent most of his
working life with Crescent Tool Company in
Some of his later life was
shared with Dorothy who accompanied him in his move to
He was found dead in a
rented room above the Bull Frog Hotel (and bar), a popular establishment
located in the industrial section on the eastern edge of
The obituary said that he was a Korean War veteran and was a former member of the Sugargrove American Legion. The obituary made no mention of any children or a spouse.
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Notes for DOROTHY HEAD:
Dorothy Head (probably her
name from a prior marriage) was a partner with James for the period 1969
through at least 1973 (Jamestown City Directories). A daughter from a prior marriage, married to
a Roberts, was living in
iii. DONALD LEANDER KNAPP82, b.
September 16, 1934, Casper, WY83,84; d. March 02, 1993,
Orlando, FL85,86; m. (1) KATHRYN JANE KESBY87, Bef.
1960, Jamestown, NY; b. June 23, 1937, Chautauqua County, NY; m. (2) DARLYNE E M JOHNSON88,89, Aft. 1970; b.
Notes for DONALD LEANDER KNAPP:
Donald moved from the Bemus
Point/Jamestown area to
The obituary for Donald is unusual in that there is no mention of his parents.
iv. WILLIAM RAYMOND KNAPP90,91, b. August 13, 1936, Casper, WY92; d. December 01, 1994, Jamestown, NY93; m. EVELYN ELIZABETH UNKNOWN94,95, Jamestown, NY; b. June 11, 1936.
Notes for WILLIAM RAYMOND KNAPP:
Known as "Bill",
William is buried in an unmarked grave in
His obituary mentions no spouse, but 4 unnamed children: one daughter and 3 sons.
He worked for about 12 years
as a tire capper for the Goodyear Service Store in
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Notes for EVELYN
Evelyn took the children, leaving William, in the early 1960's.
v. JOHN CONFER KNAPP96, b.
Notes for JOHN CONFER KNAPP:
Known as "Pete",
John died in
There is no record of any spouse, however, there is one report that he fathered a retarded boy with a woman named Pat. A Melissa is reported living with him in 1974/5. His obituary mentioned that he was an accomplished guitar player who had played with some of the local musical groups.
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22. WALTER A8
KNAPP (GILSON FILETUS7, ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for WALTER A KNAPP:
Always referred to as
"Doc" or Doctor, Walter Knapp was a D.D. minister who served pastoral
charges in Pleasantville, PA, Greensburg, PA, Buffalo, NY, Westerville, OH,
Parkersburg, WV, Enid, OK, and Union City, PA (his final charge). He always
told his parishioners that he was named after a "mowing
machine". Always using the letter
"A" as his middle initial, it is uncertain if he was baptized with a
middle name. In some instances, however,
he gave his middle name as "
Walter and his cousin, Glen, were very childhood friends and married (DuMond) sisters.
Walter's obituary noted
that he had attended
He died at the Erie County
Walter Knapp discovers horse up to its head in mire (
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Notes for AMY LOIS DUMOND:
Died of stomach cancer.
Newspaper clippings: Mrs. Glenn Knapp of
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Notes for ADDIE MCGRAW:
Daughter, Barbara Stevens,
indicates her date of birth as
Addie had a prior marriage with a dentist that produced a son and 3 daughters. She is buried with her first husband.
More About ADDIE MCGRAW:
Burial: Fairplane cemetery,
Children of WALTER KNAPP and AMY DUMOND are:
i. DEREE9 KNAPP, b.
Notes for DEREE KNAPP:
Died of pneumonia.
ii. REBA KNAPP102, b. February 21, 1902, Pleasantville, PA; d. April 1974, Turtle Creek, PA; Adopted child; m. HOWARD WOODWARD; b. August 05, 1900, PA; d. October 1968, Turtle Creek, PA.
Notes for REBA KNAPP:
Reba was an adopted child of Walter and Amy. Reliable sources indicate that Reba was not named in Walter's will.
Reba was called to the hospital to visit her dying daughter, Janice. As she held her daughter's hand, Reba died. Moments later, Janice died.
Notes for HOWARD WOODWARD:
Parents were born in
iii. GERTRUDE ARLENE KNAPP103, b. January 03, 1905, Pleasantville, PA104; d. April 1974, Malvern, OH; m. TOM GORRELL105; b. October 09, 1897; d. June 1982, Malvern, OH.
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Notes for TOM GORRELL:
Tom and Gertrude did not have any children; both were schoolteachers and had a family farm.
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iv. MARGUERITE LENORE KNAPP105, b. September 06, 1908, Greensburg, PA106; d. September 02, 1979, Erie Co, PA; m. CARL E HART107, Bef. 1938; b. July 20, 1896, New Haven, WV; d. October 23, 1953, Parkersburg, WV.
Notes for MARGUERITE LENORE KNAPP:
"Peg". Graduated from
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Notes for CARL E HART:
Carl was a preacher and had a used furniture business.
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v. RICHARD GILSON KNAPP107, b. January 19, 1915, Buffalo, NY; d. October 1974; m. CATHERINE MOELLENDICK; b. January 31, 1916.
Notes for RICHARD GILSON KNAPP:
A first class electrician during WW II, working on military projects.
vi. MILLARD JARVIS KNAPP107, b. January 16, 1921, Westerville, OH; d. September 1987, Parkersburg, WV; m. RUTH GERALDINE BASSFORD107; b. April 08, 1922; d. October 26, 1982, Parkersburg, WV.
Notes for MILLARD JARVIS KNAPP:
Went by nick name of "Tim".
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Notes for RUTH GERALDINE BASSFORD:
Father was Rev. Bassford.
23. CLYDE DIRE8 KNAPP (GILSON FILETUS7, ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Clyde Knapp was a minister
and a homebuilder. Sometimes he was
both. He started as a minister, then became a builder, and when depression came he took to
farming, after which he started the cycle over again. He was a minister in
The 1967 Erie Conference (United Brethren) Journal lists Clyde D Knapp's ministerial work as follows:
-Conference license, Frewsburg (NY), 1908
-Transferred to Allegany Conference, Rockwood: 1914-1919
-Harris Hill and
-Harris Hill church: November 1924 - September 1926
-Local elder 1926-1957 (
He was in home construction
in the Clarence Center, NY, area and "lost everything" during the
depression. He returned to the
Notes for BERTHA CRAIN:
At the time of her death,
she had 2 boys and 5 girls ranging from 18 months to 18 years. Rev. T. J. Williams conducted funeral
services. Anna May, daughter of
The local obituary for
Bertha gave her maiden name as "Crane". Her Phillipsville cemetery grave marker, as
well as that for her father, is "Crain". In 1999, a 95 year-old Wattsburg resident
says the name was "Crane". The
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Notes for MARY MAGDELENA SCHOENTHALER:
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Notes for GEORGIE BRADLEY:
Married to Edward Miller
with a son, Leslie Miller (b.
Following the death of her first husband (probably in the 1930's) in WV, Georgie lived next door to the Rev. Walter Knapp and became his house keeper after the death of Walter's first wife..
At the time of
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Children of CLYDE KNAPP and BERTHA CRAIN are:
i. LOYDE9 KNAPP, b. November 01, 1904, Lake Pleasant, PA116; d. July 04, 1951, Tujunga, CA116; m. RUTH BITTLER, November 26, 1927; d. July 04, 1989.
Notes for LOYDE KNAPP:
His sister referred to him as "Loyde", but his name may have been "Lloyd".
ii. PAULINE KNAPP, b. November 02, 1906, Lake Pleasant, PA116; d. March 13, 1969, New York116; m. HAROLD HUTH116, March 1930; b. April 03, 1907; d. May 12, 1996.
iii. MILDRED ETHEL KNAPP117, b. December 22, 1908, Centerville, PA; d. July 18, 1978, Clarence Center, NY; m. (1) KARL MUGGELBERG, January 1931; m. (2) KARL FITZNER; b. October 18, 1906, New York State; d. November 1971, Clarence Center, NY.
iv. RUTH KNAPP118, b.
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v. HELEN J KNAPP, b. November 01, 1911, Franklin, PA118; d. January 21, 1964118; m. FOREST BROWN, November 12, 1927; b. November 30, 1908; d. October 27, 1986, Clarence, NY.
Notes for HELEN J KNAPP:
there is a SS record
of a Helen Brown b.
vi. JOHN PAUL KNAPP, b.
Notes for JOHN PAUL KNAPP:
Died in an automobile accident. Never married.
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vii. MARIAN L KNAPP, b. July 18, 1918, Clarence Center, NY; d. November 03, 1992, Lockport, NY; m. (1) MILTON BLACKMER, January 18, 1937; b. October 07, 1888; d. December 07, 1945, Erie Co, PA; m. (2) RAYMOND BLACKMAN, October 01, 1947; b. December 12, 1919, New York State119; d. July 07, 1971, Lockport, NY119.
Notes for MARIAN L KNAPP:
Marian was significantly
younger that Milton Blackmer. Had 3
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viii. BETTY KNAPP120, b. March 30, 1920, Clarence Center, NY121; d. May 16, 1997, Batavia, NY121; m. CARL SHISLER, November 05, 1938; b. October 10, 1912; d. December 23, 1999122.
Notes for BETTY KNAPP:
In 1977 lived in
BIRTH AND DEATH DATES MAY BE INCORRECT. One report has her as the youngest of Bertha's children.
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Children of CLYDE KNAPP and MARY SCHOENTHALER are:
ix. ANNA MAY9 KNAPP, b. March 27, 1924, Clarence Center, NY; m. MAURICE HERSEE123, July 06, 1945; b. September 06, 1923; d. August 28, 1997, East Bethany, NY.
x. LEONARD KNAPP, b.
xi. KELVIN ELROY KNAPP, b. July 17, 1929, New York State; d. April 05, 1978, Buffalo, NY; m. SALLY BORONSKI, November 03, 1951; b. August 13, 1929; d. July 25, 1972.
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Notes for SALLY BORONSKI:
There is a NY Sally Knapp
24. ROYAL I8
KNAPP (ROSSELL MELVILLE7, ABRAM6, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for ROYAL I KNAPP:
Royal Knapp is president of the debating society. (
8th Annual Perry-Donaldson reunion. Secretary Royal Knapp. (
More About ROYAL I KNAPP:
The name may be Klemmer or
Klemer. She died while living with or
near her son in
Children of ROYAL KNAPP and PEARL KLIMMER are:
i. GWENDOLYN9 KNAPP, b. 1908, Rocky Grove, PA; d. Pittsburgh, PA; m. (1) ALPHIUS H BARNS, September 14, 1929, Meadville, PA; b. 1908, Santa Barbera, CA; m. (2) PAUL S ROBERTS, August 06, 1936124; b. Meadville, PA; m. (3) UNKNOWN, Aft. 1943.
Notes for GWENDOLYN KNAPP:
Newspaper report of her
second marriage used her maiden name, Gwendolyn Knapp, and as living with her
Gwendolyn's third marriage
took her to
Notes for ALPHIUS H BARNS:
The marriage application gave his trade as a carpenter.
Marriage Notes for GWENDOLYN KNAPP and ALPHIUS BARNS:
Rev Baker performed the service.
Notes for PAUL S ROBERTS:
Paul may have had a prior
marriage and a son, Robert Clyde Roberts, born
Marriage Notes for GWENDOLYN KNAPP and PAUL ROBERTS:
Rev. Ivan B Rossell of
ii. BERNARD L KNAPP, b. February 08, 1918; d. March 30, 1993, Bel Air, MD; m. (1) RUTH MARY HAAS; b. Abt. 1912, Meadville, PA; d. January 08, 1950, North Madison, OH; m. (2) UNKNOWN, Aft. 1950; d. Bel Air, MD.
Notes for BERNARD L KNAPP:
Royal's obituary mentions
only one grandchild and his son as living in Old Homestead, Huron,
25. ALMON EUGENE8 PRINGLE (OTIS7, LOUISA6 KNAPP, ROBERT5, PAUL4, SETH3, SAMUEL2, AARON1) was born
Notes for ALMON EUGENE PRINGLE:
Child of ALMON PRINGLE and MAREE HOUSNICK is:
i. RICHARD EUGENE9 PRINGLE.
Final Notes: The Knapp families residing in the
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