JOHAN ERHARD KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

 

John Erhard

(1704-1776)

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Maria Barbara (1731-1731)

Johan George William (1734-1774)

Philip Frederick (1738-1829) > 13 Children

Philip Adam (1742-1823) > 7 Children

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Johan Erhard Knappenberger, eldest son of Johan Albrecht Knappenberger and Anna Katharina, was born 30 June 1704 in Widdern, Wuerttemberg and died August 1776 in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, PA.  He was the last sibling to arrive in Pennsylvania on the ship "Christian" that arrived in Philadelphia on 13 September 1749 with his wife and three sons.   He and his family settled in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, PA - which later became Lehigh County in 1812.  Johan Erhard married Sophie Helene WEISMUELLER, daughter on Hans Adam Weismueller, on 29 July 1730 in Widdern, Wuerttemberg.  She was born about 1708 in Widdern and died 12 May 1786 in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, PA.  Erhard and Sophie had four children.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

MARIA BARBARA KNAPPENBERGER (1731-1731)

Maria Barbara was born 3 July 1731 in Widdern, Wuerttemberg and died 12 July 1731 in Widdern, Jagst, Wuerttemberg.

 

 

JOHAN GEORGE WILLIAM KNAPPENBERGER (1734-1774)

Johan George William Knappenberger known as "William" was born 14 June 1734 in Widdern and died July 1774 in Whitehall Township, Northampton County, PA.   William came to America with his parents at the age of 15.  He is mentioned in land records that his family owned.  However nothing has been found to indicate he ever married or had children.   He died at the age of 40.

 

 

PHILIP FREDERICK KNAPPENBERGER (1738-1829)

Philip Frederick Knappenberger known as "Philip" was born 20 February 1738 in Widdern and died 22 April 1829 in Moorestown, Northampton County, PA.  Philip was about 11 years old when the family arrived in Philadelphia in 1749.  Philip fought in the Revolutionary War.  He married Margaret LAURY, daughter of Michael Laury, about 1784.  More information about this couple and their children can be located on their own page by clicking on his name above.

 

 

PHILIP ADAM KNAPPENBERGER (1742-1823)

Philip Adam Knappenberger known as "Adam" was born 23 October 1742 in Widdern, Jagst, Wuerttemberg.  He died 2 October 1823 in Towamensing, Carbon County, PA.  Adam arrived in Philadelphia with his family at the age of 7.  He worked on the family farm in Whitehall Township that was purchased shortly after their arrival.  Adam also served in the Revolutionary War.  He married Margaret [maiden name unknown] and had seven children.  More information about this family can be located on their own page by clicking on his name above.