ADAM KNUPPENBURG(ER) FAMILY

OF

PENNSYLVANIA, NORTH DAKOTA, MICHIGAN,

NEW YORK, WASHINGTON and CALIFORNIA

 

John Erhard

(1704-1776)

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Philip Adam

(1742-1823)

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Adam

(1794-1870)

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Almeda (1816-1880) > 4 Children

Eliza Ann (1819-1842)

Lucy (1821-?) > 8 Children

Dana Allen (1823-1903) > 10 Children

Savannah Mabel (1825-1918) > 6 Children

Hiram N. (1827-1886) > 8 Children

Philander S. (1831-1912) > 7 Children

Myron N. (1834-1907) > 3 Children

Lodica Julia (1837-1929) > 4 Children

John Preston (1839-1922) > 2 Children

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

The KNUPPENBURG family was founded by Adam Knuppenburg(er), son of Philip Adam Knappenberger and grandson of J. Erhard Knappenberger, immigrant.   Adam Knuppenburg(er) was born 17 May 1794 in Carbon County, PA and died August 1870.   He married Eunice ALLEN, daughter of Ebenezer Dana Allen and Laodicea Vose/Vorse, 7 May 1815 in Luzerne County, PA (later Wyoming County, PA).  Eunice was born 21 September 1799 in Pennsylvania (her parents were born in Connecticut).   Eunice died sometime after 1880 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA.   In the 1880 census, Eunice was 81 years of age living with her widowed daughter, Lodica Florey, and her family in Scranton.

 

In the 1840 census, Adam Knuppenberger was living in Windham Township, Luzerne County, PA.  Wyoming County, PA later split off from Luzerne County, PA.  Vinnie Knappenberger's history written in 1916 says, "tradition states that Adam finally settled in Wyoming County, PA.  Adam Knappenburg and his descendants spell their name Knuppenburg."  A family Bible that was owned by Stanley K. Knox of Olympia, Washington in 1981, lists the family name as "Knuppenburger".  In this Bible is listed Adam and Eunice's marriage date and the births and marriages of their ten children plus two deaths.  Four of their sons fought in the Civil War.

 

Eunice [Allen] Knuppenburg

Circa 1880, Photographed by H.J. Lloyd in Mehoopany PA


 [photo  graciously provided by Mary Jo Allen]

 

 

CHILDREN

 

ALMEDA KNUPPENBURG (1816-1880)

Almeda was born 26 September 1816 in Pennsylvania and died 1880 in Tioga County, PA.  She married Bela S. DADY on 10 September 1836.  Bela was born about 1812 in Massachusetts and was a cabinet maker.  He died between 1870 and 1880 in Bradford County, PA.  In the 1880 census for Wysox Township, Bradford County, PA, Almeda is living with her daughter Emily as a widow and is listed as mother-in-law.  She had 4 children.

 

1.  Ebenezer L. Dady was born 1837 in Pennsylvania and died 20 April 1898 in Windham County, Vermont.  He married Angie H. FISHER, daughter of Isaac Fisher and Caroline Danforth, on 4 March 1877 in Windham County, Vermont.  Angie was born February 1839 in Townshend, Vermont and died 23 September 1911 in Windham County, Vermont.  They married late in life and had no children.

 

2.  Wilford S. Dady was born about 1840 in Bradford County, PA.  He served with the PA 13th Infantry and 63rd Infantry during the Civil War.  In the 1880 census, he was a prisoner in Windsor County, Vermont.  He was listed as single at that time.

 

3. Emily V. Dady was born July 1855 in Bradford County, PA and died 22 December 1940 at the age of 85 in Sayre, Bradford County, PA.  She was married to William J. LENOX, Sr., son of John Lenox and Eliza A. Jones.   William was born 4 May 1851 in Bradford County, PA and died 11 March 1923 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.  This couple is buried in Wysox Church Cemetery in Bradford County, PA.  Emily and William had 9 children who were all born in Bradford County, PA.

 

a. Anna Lenox was born 20 May 1872 and died 28 January 1956 in Dade County, Florida.  She married Ansom PLATT who was born March 1862 in Pennsylvania and died 1943 in Dade County, Florida.  This marriage ended in divorce about 1920.  They had at least 8 children:  Susie F. Platt (born January 1895), Leonard McKee Platt (13 December 1897-15 July 1969), William A. Platt (born March 1900), Marjorie Leith Platt (14 April 1903-29 September 1910), Kenneth E. Platt (born about 1906), Byron Ward Platt (1909-October 1965), Raymond G. Platt (born about 1912) and Evadora E. Platt (born about 1914).

 

b. Mary Lenox was born about 1874.

 

c. William J. Lenox, Jr. was born 6 August 1877 and died 9 September 1934.  He married Julia I. [maiden name unknown] about 1882.  Julia was born about 1882 in Pennsylvania.  They adopted a son:  Walter R. Lenox (born 27 April 1913 in New York and died December 1984 in Cass County, North Dakota).

 

d. Daisy Lenox was born October 1881.  She married Howard LEHR who was born about 1886 in Pennsylvania.  In the 1920 census of Ithaca, New York, Daisy's parents were living with them.  At that time, Daisy had no children.

 

e. Warren J. Lenox was born about 1888.

 

f. Mintie Lenox was born November 1889.

 

g. Raymond Lenox was born 31 July 1892 and died January 1979.  He married Sarah [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1891 in Pennsylvania.  They had 6 children: Mary Lenox (born about 1915), Raymond Lenox (21 June 1917-September 1984), John D. Lenox (29 August 1919-6 January 2000), Tony Lenox (born about 1924), Leo T. Lenox (11 September 1926-22 October 1976) and William Lenox (born about 1929).

 

h. Jessie Lenox, a son, was born August 1898.

 

4.  Eva M. Dady was born 1860 in Bradford County, PA and died 1923 in Tioga County, New York.  She married Asa McKee JACKSON who was born December 1861 in Bradford County, PA and died 21 May 1935 in Tioga County, NY.  They are buried in North Orwell Cemetery, Bradford County, PA.  They had several children including: Louise Jackson (born January 1882) who married a Mr. HARPER, William Jackson (May 1883-1967), Bela Jackson (January 1885-1975), Martha Jackson (born February 1887), and Marion Jackson (born May 1900).

 

 

ELIZA ANN KNUPPENBURG (1819-1842)

Eliza Ann was born 14 March 1819 in Pennsylvania and died 5 October 1842.  She married Henry V. THAYER on 1 January 1840.  She died less than two years after her marriage and, therefore, may not have had any children.  No further information is known about her.

 

 

LUCY KNUPPENBURG (1821-?)

Lucy was born 25 March 1821 in Pennsylvania.  She married William H. THOMPSON on 21 May 1840.  William Thompson was born about 1815 in New York and died during the 1870s most likely in Luzerne County, PA.  In the 1860 for Wyoming County, PA and 1870 census for Luzerne County, PA, 8 children were listed as follows.

 

1.  George Thompson was born about 1839 in Pennsylvania.   This may be a child of William's from a previous marriage.

 

2.  Charles Thompson was born about 1841 in Pennsylvania.

 

3.  William Thompson was born about 1843 in Pennsylvania.

 

4.  Eunice Almeda Thompson was born about 1846 in Pennsylvania.  She married a Mr. HAYES about 1871 and had a son with him named Robert Hayes (born about 1872).   By the 1880 census, Almeda Hayes was a widow.

 

5.  Lamon M. Thompson was born about 1848 in Pennsylvania who married Margaret [maiden name unknown] born about 1852 in England.

 

6.  Clymena Thompson was born about 1850 in Pennsylvania.  She married Herman HOBBS who was born about 1848 in England.  He died sometime between 1877 and 1880 in Luzerne County, PA.  They had 3 sons:  Charles H. Hobbs (born about 1869), Frank Hobbs (born about 1873) and Richard Jordan Hobbs (born about 1877).

 

7.  Frank Thompson was born about 1855 in Pennsylvania.  He married Pena [unsure of spelling & maiden name unknown] who was born about 1859 in Pennsylvania.  In the 1880 census for Wyoming County, PA, they had 1 daughter named Lucy Thompson (born in 1880).

 

8.  Nora Thompson was born about 1861 in Pennsylvania.

 

 

DANA ALLEN KNUPPENBURG (1823-1903)

Dana Allen also known as "Dany" was born 3 April 1823 in Forkston Township, Wyoming County, PA and died 31 March 1903 in Custer, Whatcom County, Washington.  Dana married Laura STEVENS, daughter of Damon Stevens and Cynthia Taylor, on 4 October 1846 in Eaton Township, Wyoming County, PA.  Laura was born 25 June 1824 in Windham Township, Wyoming County, PA and died in 26 September 1906 in the state of Washington.  Dana and Laura were living in Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA in 1850 and in Tioga County, PA in 1860.  In 1875, Dana and his family migrated from Lake Carey, Wyoming County, PA to the Dakota Territory.  They traveled by train and settled near Barrie Township (near Wahpeton, North Dakota).  Land claims were filed for Dana and his sons.  They built a home in 1879 out of oak logs with four windows and one door and lived there for 5 years.  They furnished the house with many items secured from the old fort at Abercrombie, North Dakota when it was disbanded.  D.A. Knuppenburg was the first County Commissioner to serve from the area.  Years later, Dana and Laura moved to Washington along with their sons, James and Charles.  Dana and Laura had ten children.  Learn more about this family by clicking on the name above.

 

 

SAVANNAH MABEL KNUPPENBURG (1825-1918)

Savannah Mabel was born 27 August 1825 in Mehoopany, Wyoming County, PA and died 1918 in Beaver City, Furnas County, Nebraska.  Savannah married Chandler CHAMPION, son of Henry Champion and Hannah Robinson, on 23 November 1844 in Wyoming County, PA.  Chandler was born 28 October 1810 in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and died 30 January 1876 Wyoming County, PA.  In the 1860 census, this family was living in Windham Township, Wyoming County, PA.  Savannah Knuppenburg and Chandler Champion had 6 children.

 

Chandler had previously been married to Abigail Fassett who was born about 1816 in Pennsylvania.  They had one son, Charles Fassett Champion, who was born about 1835 in Wyoming County, PA and died during the 1880s.  In the 1860 census, he was living in his father's household at the age of 24 and was a shoemaker.  He later married Lydia H. Sturdevant (born about 1836 in Pennsylvania) and had at least 4 children:  Merton N. (born about 1868), Marion A. (born about 1870), Lucy A. (about 1874) and Edmund T. (born about 1876).  In the 1880 census, this family was living in Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, PA.

 

1. John Francis Champion was born 29 June 1845 in Wyoming County, PA and died 24 October 1922 in Golden Hill, Wyoming County, PA.  He married Kathryn E. HOLLAND, daughter of James and Elizabeth Holland.  Kathryn  was born 9 April 1842 in Pennsylvania and died 23 October 1922 in Golden Hill, Wyoming County, PA  This couple died within six hours of each other and are buried in North Flat Cemetery in Wyoming County, PA.  They had 6 children:

 

a. James A. Champion was born 26 July 1873 in Wyoming County,PA and died 24 March 1939 in Bradford County,  PA.  He married Lulu E. [maiden name unknown] who was born July 1877 in Pennsylvania and died 1950.  They are buried in Tioga Point Cemetery, Bradford County, PA.   They had 3 children:  Ray Elton Champion (14 September 1894-February 1970) who married Lillian H. [maiden name unknown] and had 2 children: Andrew S. Champion and Margaret D. Champion; Cornelius Elmer Champion known as "Neil" (17 March 1898-24 October 1934)  who married Mayme A. [maiden name unknown] and had 1 daughter: M. Joan Champion; and Ethel Champion (born about 1913 in Bradford County, PA).

 

b. Frederick C. Champion was born December 1874 in Wyoming County, PA and died 1953.  He married Phoebe Ann [maiden name unknown] who was born 1878 in Pennsylvania and died 1923.  This couple is buried in North Flat Cemetery.  They had 2 daughters:  Cora A. Champion (15 April 1906-16 December 1978) who married Harry NEIGH (19 February 1898-20 December 1971), and Kathryn Champion (5 January 1909-15 January 1999) who married William Thompson KEITHLINE (20 July 1900-December 1968).

 

c. Earnest H. Champion was born 20 May 1876 in Wyoming County, PA and died on 5 May 1904 in Wyoming County, PA.  He is buried in North Flat Cemetery.

 

d. George E. Champion was born 14 December 1877 in Wyoming County, PA and died on 17 September 1884 in Wyoming County, PA.  He is buried in North Flat Cemetery.

 

e. Blanche Savannah Champion was born August 1879 in Wyoming County, PA and died 1958.  She married Newton Judson FINNEY who was born 15 November 1879 and died June 1948.  They are buried at North Flat Cemetery, Wyoming County, PA.

 

f.  Eliza C. Champion was born September 1881 in Wyoming County, PA and died 25 August 1884 in Wyoming County, PA.  She is buried at North Flat Cemetery.

 

2. Wilmot Chandler Champion born 28 November 1846 in Wyoming County, PA and died 14 October 1921 in Norton County, Kansas.  He married Ellen known as "Elsie" A. LOTT, daughter of Lewis W. and Anlina Lott, on 15 Noveber 1871.  Elsie  was born November 1850 in Pennsylvania and died 5 February 1913 in Norton County, Kansas.  They had 2 daughters:

 

a. Bertha Estella Champion was born 7  August 1872 in Wyoming County, PA and died 14 September 1936 in Norton County, Kansas.  She married Benjamin "Starr" McCREA, son of William Oscar McCrea and Rachael Starry, on 13 December 1899 in Kansas.  Benjamin was born 25 January 1870 in Iowa and died 8 February 1962 in Norton County, Kansas.   Bertha and Starr had 4 children: Elsie Rachael McCrea (5 August 1900 in Nebraska-8 December 1988 in Norton County, KS);  Francis William McCrea, a son (18  August 1902 in Oklahoma-27 November 1987 in Maricopa County, Arizona); Bernice Dorothy McCrea (11 September 1904 in Nebraska-20 January 1987 in Norton County, KS);  and Wilma Florence McCrea (6 November 1906 in Norton County, Kansas- 24 May 1984 in Nebraska).

 

b. Anna S. Champion was born October 1878 in Wyoming County, PA.

 

3. Lucy Eveline Champion was born 26 June 1848 in Wyoming County, PA and died between 1910 and 1920 in Michigan Township, Scott County, KS.  She married Edgar Mortimer PRESTON about 1867 in Pennsylvania.  Edgar Mortimer was born February 1841 in Pennsylvania and died between 1910 and 1920 in Scott County, KS.  This couple is buried in Scott County Cemetery, Kansas.   They had no children, but the 1880 census lists a Frank Soribius (?) as 12 years of age, born in Pennsylvania, and adopted.  Additionally, the 1900 census lists a Damaris C. (or Damsie C.?) as their adopted son, born August 1889 in Nebraska.   Nothing further has been found about these two adopted sons.

 

4. Miles Adam Champion was born 12 September 1850 in Wyoming County, PA and died 27 October 1928 in Luzerneg County, PA.  He married Harriett Lenora GAY, daughter of Ahira Gay and Elizabeth Wylie on 1 September 1874.  Harriett known as "Hattie" was born 13 February 1853 in Pennsylvania and died 20 October  1943 in Wyoming County, PA.  They are buried at Overfield Cemetery, Wyoming County, PA.  They had 1 daughter.

 

a. Edna Emogene Champion was born 30 December 1879 in Wyoming County, PA and died 1 March 1945 in Wyoming County, PA..  She married Floyd M. JOHNSON, son of Edward and Sophia Johnson, who was born October 1879 in Bradford County,  Pennsylvania and died in 1955.  Edna and Floyd were buried in Lacey St. Cemetery, Laceyville, Wyoming County, PA.  Floyd and Edna along with Edna's widowed mother, Harriet, were living in Braintrim Township, Wyoming County, PA in the 1930 census.  Floyd had been married previously to SueNYE/NEIGHE (1877-1925) and had 3 children with her.

 

5. Clement Wesley Champion was born 22 September 1852 in Wyoming County, PA and died 9 May 1918 in Wyoming County, PA..  He is buried in North Flat Cemetery.  He married Jessie H. STURDEVANT, daughter of Rollin and Sarah J. Sturdevant, about 1878.  Jessie was born September 1859 in Pennsylvania and died 27 November 1927 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, PA.   They are buried in North Flat Cemetery, Wyoming County, PA .  They  had 2 children.

 

a. Charles R. Champion was born 2 September 1881 in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania and married Bessie [maiden name unknown].  This marriage ended in divorce.  Charles was hospitalized from 1918 to 1920 They had a daughter: Helen Champion born about 1906.

 

b. Pearl Sadie or Sadie Pearl Champion was born December 1883 in Pennsylvania and died April 1967 in Wyoming County, PA.   Pearl married Floyd L. VANDERVORT, son of Arthur and Lillie C. Vandervort, on 22 September 1904 in Manhattan, NYC, NY.  Floyd was born April 1884 in Pennsylvania and died sometime after the 1930 census.   They had 1 son: Charles C. Vandervort (7 December 1912-20 January 1994).

 

6. Mary Eliza Champion born 1 December 1854 in Wyoming County, PA and died 17 September 1918 in Lane County, Kansas.  She married John Sage GRAVES, son of Hiram S. Graves and Louisa Sage, on 8 September 1873 in Pennsylvania.  John was born 28 May 1854 in Windham,Bradford County  PA and died 22 August1936 in Lane County, Kansas..  They had 9 children:

 

a. Daniel Sage Graves was born 29 November 1874 in Pennsylvania and died 3 July 1876 in Pennsylvania.

 

b. Clara Iona Graves was born 17 September 1876 in Pennsylvania.

 

c. Osmer Deming Graves was born 8 February 1879 in Nebraska and died 2 February 1951 in Benton County, Arkansas.  He  married Ida Leslie about 1900.  Ida was born 4 April 1877 in PA and died 24 October 1938 in Benton County, Arkansas.  They are buried in Spring Creek Cemetery, Benton County, Arkansas.  They had a daughter, Opal L. Graves (born about 1905 in Furnas County, Nebraska).

 

d. Mabel Savannah Graves was born 29 April 1881 in Nebraska and married George E. Munsell on 26 April 1898 in Furnas County, Nebraska.

 

e. Natalie Florence Graves was born 17 January 1884 in Nebraska.

 

f. Lillian Evelyn Graves was born 13 November 1886 in Nebraska and died 18 November 1970 in Washington County, Idaho.  She married Willard Elton HERRIOTT, son of Chancey Herriott and Irene Hasson, on 26 August 1905 in Larned, Kansas.  Willard was born 19 March 1883 in Illinois and died 26 May 1962 in Washington County, Idaho.  They are buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Washington County, Idaho.  They had five children:  Myra G. Herriott (born about 1907), Leta Marine Herriott (19 June 1909-22 April 1997), Richard L. Herriott (born about 1914), Osmer Dewain Herriott (23 August 1916-11 December 1990) and Willard E. Herriott (born about 1922).

 

g. Daniel Chandler Graves was born 4 August 1889 in Nebraska and died 1890-1900.

 

h. Edward Peter Graves was born 9 March 1892 in Furnas County, Nebraska and died July 1967 in Arkansas.  He married Marcy.  They had 3 children:  Ian W. Graves, Mary J. Graves and John T. Graves.

 

i. Lois Marie Graves was born 31 March 1896 in Furnas County, Nebraska and died 1961 in Kansas.  She married George Lafayette HARRINGTON, Jr. who was born 30 July 1889 and died February 1931 in Kansas.  He was the son of George Lafayette Harrington, Sr. and Martha Jane Talbott  They are buried in Healy Cemetery, Lane County, Kansas.  They had 6 children:  Fern Harrington (1914-1993), Elmo Harrington (1921-1921), George A. Harrington (1922-1930), Lela Lois Harrington (1924-2000), Lila Leah Harrington (1924-1993), Dexter Sage Harrington (1938-1994).  Lois remarried.

 

 

HIRAM N. KNUPPENBURG (1827-1886)

Hiram N. was born 3 December 1827 in Pennsylvania and died 18 August 1886 in Clearfield County, PA.  He served in the Civil War in the 148th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H as a Private.  He enlisted in 1862 and was discharged with a disability on 26 June 1863.  Hiram was married to Emily HILL in March 1853.  Emily was born in Pennsylvania in March 1837 and died in 1917.  Hiram and Emily had 8 children of which 6 lived to adulthood.  For more information on this family as well as photos, click on the name above.

 

 

PHILANDER S. KNUPPENBURG (1831-1912)

Philander was born 23 September 1831 in Forkston Township, Wyoming County, PA and died 29 January 1912 in Highgrove, Riverside County, California.   He married Delina J. GROW, daughter of Nathaniel Grow and Polly, on 8 January 1860.  Delina was born November 1840 in Pennsylvania and died14 March  1917 in Riverside County, California.  They are buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside County, California.    Philander served in the Civil War in the 171st Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B as a Private.  He enlisted 2 November 1862 and was mustered out at Harrisburg, PA on 7 August 1863.  This family moved to Riverside County, California by the 1900 census.  Philander and Delina had 7 children.

 

1. Alice Knuppenburg was born about 1860 in Pennsylvania.  We assume that she died between 1870-1880 since she is listed in the 1870 census but not the 1880.  The 1900 census indicates that Delina Knuppenburg had given birth to 7 children of which 5 were alive in 1900.

 

2. John Victor Knuppenburg was born 7 August 1866 in Pennsylvania and died 23 August 1943 in Riverside County, California.  He married Susie ROBBINS in 1900 in California.  Susie was born 25 May 1871 in Massachusetts and died 20 December 1945 in Riverside County, California.  They lived in Corona, California where they worked on a citrus farm.  They had 2 children.

 

a. Bertha Helen Knuppenburg was born 15 October 1901 Highgrove, Riverside County, California and died 9 December 1980 in Covina, Riverside County, California.  Bertha married Revilloo Theron STINGLEY known as "Ray" on 31 March 1917.  Ray was born 5 April 1893 in Denver, Colorado and died 25 August 1966 in Princeton, Illinois.  Ray was the son of James Stingley and Gertrude Hickman.  He worked on the same citrus farm as his father-in-law in 1920. This marriage ended in divorce.  Bertha and Ray had 4 sons:  James Victor Knuppenburg (31 December 1917-10 June 1994 in California) who married Lorraine Lucille BERLINER (born 4 September 1921); Donald Eugene Knuppenburg (22 September 1919-8 April 1990 in California); Everett Allen Knuppenburg (13 March 1921-11 August 1992 in California); and Richard R.Stingleyg (28 October 1924-19 June 1990 in Newport News, Virginia).  The youngest three sons never married.  Bertha is buried in Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles County, California with her son Donald Eugene Stingley.

Ray Stingley is buried in Hittle Grove Cemetery, Tazewell County, Illinois with his second wife, Susie E..

 

b. Robert Gordon Knuppenburg known as "Gordon" was born 26 May 1910 in Riverside County, California and died 7 October 1985 in Los Angeles, California.  He married Gladys CONKLIN who was born 31 August 1906 and died 18 November 1989 in Los Angeles, California.  This marriage ended in divorce  Glady is buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery, Los Angeles County, California..

 

3. Mary E. Knuppenburg was born 1 August 1869 in Pennsylvania and died 8 September 1954 in Riverside County, California.  She married Fred Newell  PREVOST who was born August 1867 in Pennsylvania and died 30 May 1916 in Imperial County, California.  Mary and Fred are buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, Riverside County, California.  They had 3 children.

 

a. Herbert Leon Prevost was born 8 June 1888 in Pennsylvania and died 6 March 1977 in Los Angeles County, California.  He married Della A. HORTON about 1912.  Della was born 27 May 1890 in California and died 3 September 1964 in Los Angeles County, California.  They had 2 children: Betty Nadine Prevost (12 June 1917 in Riverside County,California -24 October 2007) and Col. Herbert Leon Prevost, Jr. (born 7 March 1924 in Los Angeles County, California) who married Patty Bernice SMITH (23 December 1923-10 March 2012).

 

b. Grace L. Prevost was born 22 September 1893 in California and died 17 March 1983 in Los Angeles County, California.  She married Eugene WILLIAMSL about 1915.  Eugene was born 16 June 1882 in Tennessee and died 1940 in Imperial County, California.  They had 3 children:  Allen Prevost Williams (10 September 1914-3 November 1998), Mary E. Williams (born 12 November 1918) and Harold E. Williams (born about 1926). Grace later married Nolan Dickson Mitchell on 13 June 1964.  Nolan was born 16 October 1883 in Arkansas and died 7 April 1967 in California Grace and Eugene are buried in Evergreen Memorial Park , Riverside County, California.

 

c. Elva L. Prevost was born 29 May 1905 in California and died 26 October 1983 in San Joaquin, California.  She married Robert F. HINES who was born about 1902 in Texas and died sometime after 1940.  They had a son:  Rodney Hines born about 1933 in California.

 

4. Nathaniel G. Knuppenburg known as "Nathan" was born 9 March 1872 in Pennsylvania and died 17 November 1970 in Riverside County, California.  He married Ivy Laura BENTON, daughter of Thomas B. Cole and Phebe A. Baetty, in 1898 in California.  Ivy was born 27 August 1876 in Illinois and died 28 June 1956 in Los Angeles, California.  The 1920 census shows them living in Los Angeles and having no children.

 

5. Lulu "Allie" Knuppenburg was born 15 December 1884 in Pennsylvania and died 31 January 1951 in San Francisco, California.  She married a Mr. ROBERTSON.

 

6.  Gordon Knuppenburg was born about 1877 in California.  In the 1930 census, he was 42 years old and single and residing at the Riverside County Hospital.

 

7.  Unknown Child who died prior to 1900.

 

 

MYRON N. KNUPPENBURG (1834-1907)

Myron N. was born 9 May 1834 in Pennsylvania and died 7 May 1907 in Spencer, Tioga County, New York.  Myron married Deborah VOORHIS [sometimes spelled VORHES], daughter of James and Marion Vorhes.  Deborah was born May 1835 in New York and died 20 October 1901 in Tioga County, New York.  Myron served in the Civil War in the 64th New York Infantry, Company H as a Private.  He enlisted in November 1861 and was mustered out at Washington, DC on 14 July 1865.  This couple is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, Tioga County, New York.  Myron and Deborah had 3 children.

Gravemarker for Myron & Deborah Knuppenburg

Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, New York

 [photo graciously provided by Alton Coney]

 

1.  Mary Evelyn Knuppenburg known as "Eva" was born 31 March 1858 in Spencer, Tioga County, New York and died 10 July 1924 in Tioga County, New York.   Eva Knuppenburg married Irving Myron CONEY, son of Charles Coney and Mary Brown about 1880.  Irving was born 1 August 1861 in Tioga County, New York and died 4 February 1943 in Houston, Texas.  Eva died 10 July 1924 in Spencer, New York.  They had 3 children.

 

a. Herbert Walter Coney was born 23 February 1883 in New York and died 29 September 1957 in Tioga County, New York. Herbert known as "Bert" married Myrtie Mae BROWN, daughter of Alfred and Mary Brown, about 1901.  Myrtle was born 5 December 1885 in Trumansburg, New York and died 10 December 1950 in Tioga County, New York.  This couple is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Spencer, New York.  They had 4 children.

 

Raymond Elbert Coney was born 25 May 1903 in Ithaca, NY and died there April 1971.  He first married Beatrice LANDMESSER who was born 27 March 1904 in PA and died December 1980 in Colorado. This marriage ended in divorce. Raymond and Beatrice had a daughter, Berneice Coney (19 July 1924-21 January 2004) who married Rufus Omer Moses.  Raymond married a second time to Mary LYNCH who was born 3 January 1906 and died August 1969.  Raymond and Mary are buried in South Hill Cemetery, Ithaca, New York.

 

Alma Lola Coney was born 22 October 1905 and died April 1984.  She first married Russell C. HOWLAND who was born about 1899 and died 1933.  On 19 August 1934, she married for a second time to Max Gilkey HAGIN, Sr. who was born 27 March 1900 and died 11 November 1970.  They had 2 children:  Max Gilkey Hagin, Jr. (12 November 1935-6 January 2009); and Marcia Mae Hagin.

 

Liston Irving Coney was born 13 May 1908 and died 17 January 1999.  He married Sarah Anice DICKENS, daughter of Robert Dickens and Blanche Bryant.  Sarah was born 25 January 1908 and died 29 March 1995.  They had 4 children.

 

Margaret Coney was born about 1902 in Tompkins County, New York.

 

b. Irving Ray Coney was born 29 April 1888 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York and died on 21 December 1895 in Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York.

 

c. Lola Ethel Coney was born 21 November 1893 in Ithaca, New York and died 15 March 1974 in Houston, Texas.  She married Thomas Alfred BREEN, son of Thomas Maurice Breen and Mary Ann FERNAN, on 10 June 1911.  Thomas was born 14 June 1884 in Ithaca, New York and died 25 April 1948 in Houston, Texas. They had 4 children.

 

Thomas Breen who died at 11 months of age.

 

Margaret Anne Breen was born 31 March 1913 and died 8 January 1971.  She married Alton PATTY, son of William Patty and Martha Borden, on 30 June 1930 in Rio Hondo, Texas.  Alton was born 3 July 1909 in Chickasha, Oklahoma and died 6 March 2001 in Texas.  They had 2 daughters.

 

Maurice Raymond Breen was born 27 September 1914 in Ithaca, New York and died 29 January 1969 in Houston, Texas.  He married Kathryn Almeda Barnard, daughter of Alva Barnard and Harriet Titsworth, on 8 April 1935.  Kathryn was born 17 January 1919 in Texas and died 15 June 1996 in Smith County, Texas.  They had 3 daughters.

 

Mary Patricia Breen was born 8 December 1915 in Ithaca, New York and died 30 September 1990 in Houston, Texas.  She married Arthur Anthony La Jaune, son of Arthur La Jaune and Corrine Naquin,  on 10 June 1935.  Arthur was born 16 June 1905 in Louisiana.  They had four children.  Mary later married Robert Leo Yeatts who was born 29 July 190 4 and died 12 August 1986 in Houston, Texas.

 

Lola [Coney] Breen, Evelyn "Eva" [Knuppenburg] Coney, Irving Coney,

Mary Patricia Breen, Margaret Anne Breen, Maurice Raymond Breen

[photo graciously provided by Al Coney]

 

2. Francis Marion "Frank" Knuppenburg was born 23 March 1861 in Tioga County, New York and died 18 March 1950 in Pine Valley, New York.   Frank married Lois RYANT, daughter of Charles RYANT in 1885.  Lois was born September 1863 in New York.  Frank and Lois are buried in North Spencer Cemetery in Tioga County, New York.  They had four children.

 

a. Mary Louise Knuppenburg was born July 1886 in New York and died 1969 in New York.  She is buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung County, New York.  She first married Howard REA, son of Bruce P. and Elizabeth Rea, about 1905.  Howard was born January 1878 in Pennsylvania and died sometime between 1913 and 1917 in Wyoming County, PA.  Mary and Howard had four children: Violet D. Rea (born about 1906 in Wyoming County, PA); Raymond F. Rea (born about 1908 in Wyoming County, PA); Irvin Rea (born about 1912 in Wyoming County); and Bessie E. Rea (born 13 March 1913 in Wyoming County, PA and died November 1980 in Canton, Bradford County, PA) who married Donald EARLE (30 September 1918-June 1985).  Mary Louise Knuppenburg married a second time to George FRAZER (born about 1869 in PA and died 1918-1920).  They had one son: George D. Frazer (born 12 February 1918 in Wyoming County, PA).  Mary Louise Knuppenburg married a third time to Wallace Oscar RINKER, son of Elias and Julia RINKER.  Wallace was born 24 June 1872 in Stroudsburg, PA and died 11 April 1961 in New York state.  Wallace and Mary are buried in Maple Lawn Cemetery in Horseheads, Chemung County, New York.  They had three children: Wallace Warren Rinker (born 12 April 1921 and died 29 December 1999 in Chemung County, New York) who married Margaret E. Beschler (born 10 May 1924 and died 15 May 2006 in Elmira, New York); Francis Marion Rinker (born 23 October 1924 in New York and died 5 December 2004 in Las Vegas, NV) who married Margaret [maiden name unknown] (born 23 June 1924 in Poland and died 22 August 2004 in Las Vegas, Nevada); Sarah Lois Rinker (born about 1926 in New York).

 

b. Myron James Knuppenburg was born 12 August 1889 in Tioga County, New York and died March 1964 in New York.  He married Anna Mae BATES about 1909.  Anna Mae was born about 1889 in Pennsylvania and died about 1940 in New York.  Myron and Anna were living in Waterloo Township, Seneca County, New York in the 1930 census.  Myron was a machinist for Seneca Falls Manufacturing.  Myron and Anna Mae had six children.    Myron James Knuppenburg later married Katherine SCOTT, daughter of Oliver Scott and Mary Tewksberry, in September 1940.  Katherine was born 11 April 1882 in Seneca County, New York.  No children were born to this couple.

 

Leland Francis Knuppenburg was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  He was born about 1910 in Seneca County, New York and seemingly died in a car accident in December 1953 in Waterloo, New York.  He married Hazel Doris SMITH (4 October 1915 - March 1984), daughter of Charles B. Smith, and had twin daughters:  Jane Frances Knuppenburg (1932-2004) and June Knuppenburg (born 1932).  This marriage ended in divorce.  He later married Matilda Mae CRANE known as "Lily Mae" and had five children: Anna Mae Knuppenburg who married Wilson W. Simmons, Sr. (1937-2008), Lucille Knuppenburg,  Mary Knuppenburg, Leland Francis Knuppenburg II (4 March 1945 - 9 March 2006) who served in the US Army, and Elsie Knuppenburg.

 

Lenfred Joseph Knuppenburg known as "Fred" was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  He was born 5 December 1912 in Seneca County, New York and died 2 January 1994 in Highland, San Bernardino County, California.  He married Jane A. OTTAVIANO who was born  13 November 1913 in New York and died 29 November 1993 in Highland, San Bernardino County, California.  This family moved to southern California in 1951. They had seven children: Charles Knuppenburg who died in infancy and John Knuppenburg who died in infancy; Fern Knuppenburg who died 1997 in New Mexico; Gerald D. Knuppenburg, Lenfred Joseph Knuppenburg, Jr., Howard G. Knuppenburg and Sarah Jane Knuppenburg.

 

Edith L. Knuppenburg was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  She was born 25 March 1914 in Pennsylvania and died 14 March 2002 in Syracuse, New York.  She married Helmund  MEYER who was born 12 May 1911 and died 27 January 2001 in Syracuse, New York.

 

Myron Edward Knuppenburg  was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  He was born 16 February 1917 in Seneca County, New York and died 11 October 1983 in Waterloo, Seneca County, New York.  He married Eva Rosanne DUPREY, daughter of William Francis Duprey and Mary Delina Garrow, on 21 June 1937.  Eva was born 5 May 1920 in New York and died 9 May 1989 in Waterloo, Seneca County, New York.  She is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery in Waterloo.   They had two children:  Herman William Knuppenburg and Myron James Knuppenburg.

 

Alice R. Knuppenburg was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  She was born  1919 in Seneca County, New York according to the 1930 census.  She married Anthony (Tony) FORJONE.

 

Elmer J.  Knuppenburg was the child of Myron and Anna Mae.  He was born 30 November 1924 in Waterloo, New York and died August 1980 in Seneca Falls, Seneca County, New York. Elmer married Marge [maiden name unknown].

 

c. Deborah H. Knuppenburg was born 20 May 1895 in Pennsylvania and died 15 May 1970 in Chemung County, New York.  She married Louis L. CHAPMAN about 1919.  Louis was born about 1895 in New York and died sometime after the 1940 census.  They had one son: Clarence F. Chapman (born about 1922 in Chemung County, New York).

 

d. Warren J. Knuppenburg was born 10 May 1901 in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania and died March 1967 in Chemung County, New York.  He married Clara E. MESSIG who was born 22 September 1901 in New York and died June 1978 in Chemung County, New York.  They had a son, Harold C.. Knuppenburg (15 March 1924 - 3 July 1995 in Chemung County, New York).   Harold married Emma L. MORSEHEAD (21 February 1923 PA - 18 November 2010 NY) and had two children.

 

3.  Hattie Loella Knuppenburg was born 4 July 1868 in Tioga County, New York and died after 1930 most likely in Rochester, Monroe County, NY.   She married Willard Eugene CHAPMAN who was born 1861 in Bradford County, New York and died about 1899 in Tioga County, PA.  In the 1900 census, Hattie Chapman is listed as a widow with four children and  her parents were living with her as well in Tioga County, PA.  By the 1910 census, she and her children were living in Auburn, Cayuga County, New York and in the 1920 and 1930 census, Hattie was living in Rochester, Monroe County NY with her married daughter, Eva.

 

a.  Francis J. Chapman was born 14 January 1887 in Tioga County, New York.  He married Alice C. MERRITT, daughter of Arthur and Eliza Merritt, about 1910.  Alice was born about 1887 in New York state.  It seems that they had no children.

 

b.  Earl Vorhis Chapman was born 22 September 1890 in Tioga County, New York and died 17 April 1905 in Tioga County, NY.

 

c.  Eva D. Chapman was born 23 March 1893 in Tioga County, New York and died August 1975 in Rochester, New York.  She married Henry Drake Collins about 1916.  Henry was born 22 November 1888 in Cortland County NY and died April 1973 in Rochester, New York.  They had a son, Francis D. Collins born about 1918 in Rochester, New York.

 

d.  Gladys M. Chapman was born January 1898 in Tioga County, New York.  She married a Mr. ATTERBY about 1916.  In the 1930 census, Gladys Atterby is living in Rochester, NY in her married sister's household (Eva Collins) along with her widowed mother, Hattie Chapman.  The census indicates that Gladys was 32 years of age, married at the age of 18 and a nurse.  Her husband was not listed in this household.

 

 

LODICA "JULIA" KNUPPENBURG (1837-1929)

Lodica Julia known as "Julia" was born 29 January 1837 in Luzerne County,  Pennsylvania and died 14 September 1929 in Scranton, Lackawanna County, PA.  She is buried in Forest Hill Cemetery in Scranton.  She married Michael FLOREY, son of George and Catharine Florey.  Michael was born 24 December 1833 in Northampton County,  PA.  He was a carpenter by trade.  Julia and Michael were living in Washington Township, Wyoming County, PA in the 1860 census and in the1870 census.  The 1880 census lists Lodica as a widow and head of household

By 1890, Lodica is living in Scranton, PA and lists herself in the directory as a widow.  In the 1900 and 1920 census, Lodica Julia Florey is living with her married daughter, Lillian Kime and herfamily in Scranton, PA..  However,  Michael Florey was living in Wyoming County, PA in 1900.  It seems that this couple had been living apart for many years.  Some records indicate that Michael Florey died there in 1915.

 

Lodica Julia Knuppenburg

Circa 1885, Photographed by J.B. Sturdevant in Tunkhannock PA

 [photo graciously provided by Mary Jo Allen]

 

1.  Eugene Florey was born about 1857 in Wyoming County, PA.  Nothing further is known of him at this time.

 

2.  Clarence M. Florey was born 30 October 1860 in Wyoming County,PA and died 14 June 1941 in Lackawanna County, PA.   In the 1880 census he was listed as a milk peddler and 20 years of age living with his widowed mother.  He married Mary B. THOMAS, daughter of William Thomas and Ann Maddock, about 1885.  Mary's family had come to the USA in the early 1860s from Wales.  Mary was born12 June 1862 in Pennsylvania and died 4 April 1947 in Lackawanna County, PA.  They are buried in Washburn Street Cemetery, Lackawanna County, PA.  Clarence and Mary had two children:

 

a.  Grace P. Florey was born 3  August 1890 in Scranton, PA and died 20 December 1962 in Lackawanna County,  PA.  She married David Allen WARNER about 1920.  David was born 1 June 1887 in Dunmore, Lackawanna County, PA and died 7 March 1949 in Lackawanna County, PA.  They are buried in Washburn Street Cemetery.  They had two daughters:  Louise Warner (born about 1922) and Mary Warner (born about 1924).

 

b.  Eugene Maddock Florey was born 30 January 1894 in Scranton, Lackawanna County,PA and died 7 August 1953 in Luzerne County, PA..

 

 

3. Lillian M. Florey was born February 1862 in Scranton, PA. and died 26 June 1930 in Scranton, PA.  She married John R. KIME about 1879.  John was born April 1858 in Scranton, PA and died 24 May 1926 there.  This couple is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Lackawanna County, PA.  They had 7 children:

 

a.  Grace M. Kime was born about 1880 in Scranton and died sometime before 1900.

 

b. Walter Ernest Kime born 28 October1882 and died 29 September 1960 in Lackawanna County, PA..  He married Frances MYERS, daughter of Joseph Myers, in January 1903.  This marriage ended in divorce.  Frances was born about 1886 in Pennsylvania.  They had three children:  Grace Kime (born about 1904), Cecil Kime (born about 1906), Edna Kime (born about 1908).

 

c. Arthur R. Kime born October 1886 in Scranton, PA.

 

d. Edna M. Kime born February 1893 in Scranton and died there on 31 August 1902.  She is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery.

 

e. Mildred E. Kime born 13 November 1894 in Scranton, PA and died March 1984 in Wayne County, PA.  She married Harold Arthur COOK, son of George W. and Catherine Cook,  about 1915.  Harold was born 19 October 1892 in Lackawanna County, PA and died there January 1968.  They had a son named Howard Cook born about 1916.

 

f.  Oscar A. Kime was born May 1897 and died 21 December 1897 in Scranton, PA.  He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery.

 

g.  George Dewey Kime was born May 1898 and died 1 June 1898 in Scranton, PA.  He is buried in Forest Hills Cemetery.

 

4.  Bertha N. Florey was born 17 September  1866 in Luzerne County, PA and died 26 April 1916 in Lackawanna County, PA.  She is buried in Washburn Street Cemetery.  She married William H. MILLER and had a son, Robert F. Miller born 22 May 1896 in Lackawanna County, PA and died there 30 January 1917.

 

 

JOHN PRESTON KNUPPENBURG (1839-1922)

John was born 21 July 1839 in Pennsylvania and died 26 May 1922 in Mecosta County, Michigan.  He served in the Civil War with Company G, 5th New York Calvary from February 1864 to July 1865 as a Private.  John married Caroline STACKEL [or Steckel], daughter of William B. and Caroline Stackel/Steckel.  Caroline was born about 1846 in Pennsylvania.  In the 1860 census she is listed as Caroline "Nuptenberg", age 14, in her parents' household in Wilkes-Barre, PA while John is listed as 20 years of age in his parents' household in Wyoming County, PA.   The 1870 census for Scranton, Luzerne County, PA lists John Knuppenburg as 31 years of age with his wife, Caroline, age 24 and his parents, Adam and Eunice Knuppenburg, living with them.   Although John and Caroline had been married 10 years at that time, there were no children.  The 1880 census for Ensley, Newaygo County, Michigan lists John Knuppenburg as a farm hand born in Pennsylvania and a widow.  Therefore, we know that Caroline died sometime between the 1870 and 1880 census.  John married Alice "Allie" May DIXON, daughter of Harrison Dixon and Rose Flora White, on 11 May 1889 in Mecosta County, Michigan.  Allie was born 12 April 1868 in Reading, Schuyler County, New York and died 9 May 1954 in Mecosta County, Michigan.  Both John and Allie are buried in Crapo Cemetery, Mecosta County, Michigan.  John and Allie had two sons.

 

Alice "Allie" May [Dixon] Knuppenburg and John Preston Knuppenburg

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[photos graciously provided by Karen Palo Knuppenburg and Bruce Knuppenburg of Michigan]

 

1. Zernie Dixon Knuppenburg  was born 25 April 1890 in Mecosta County, Michigan and died 9 August 1964 in Kent County, Michigan.  Zernie married Frances "Fannie" A. RYDER daughter of Edward J. and Laura E. Ryder, in 1915 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Frances was born 10 April 1893 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan and died 10 November 1966 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This marriage ended in divorce.  Zernie and Frances had three children.

 

a.  Virginia M. Knuppenburg was born 14 March 1916 in Michigan and died 1989 in Michigan.  She was adopted.  Virginia married Robert E. Comstock, son of Calvin Comstock and Florence Cassada on 21 August 1937 in Osceola County, Michigan.  Robert was born 8 July 1908 in Michigan and died 28 February 1980 in Kalamazoo County, Michigan.  They are buried in Hillside Cemetery, Allegan County, Michigan.  They had one son: Gary Robert  Comstock.  It seems that Virginia married a Mr. HUDSON later in life.

 

b.  Nancy May Knuppenburg was born 2 April 1931 in Kent County, Michigan and died 4 May 2006 in Kent County, Michigan.  She married Melvin F. BURGESS, Sr. (24 May 1926-19 August 1984 in Florida)  They are buried in Algoma Township Cemetery, Kent County, Michigan.

 

c. Budd "Buddy" Zernie Knuppenburg was born 25 July 1932 in Kent County, Michigan and died 15 April 2011 in Hastings, Michigan.  He was buried in Rosedale Memorial Cemetery, Ottawa County, Michigan.  Budd served in the Korean War.  He married Marjorie Mae WINNER on 26 July 1952.  Marjorie was born 9 February 1933 and died 15 November 1994 in Barry County, Michigan.  They had five children: Valerie Dawn Knuppenburg, Edward Zernie Knuppenburg, Dennis Lee Knuppenburg, Richard Scott Knuppenburg and Kimberley Kay Knuppenburg.  Budd married Donna L. KARRAR on 1 May 2001.  She survived Budd upon his death.

 

2. Merle Keith Knuppenburg was born 22 July 1896 in Green Township, Mecosta County, Michigan and died 31 January 1976 in Osceola County, Michigan.  Merle first married Minnie Theresa AUTEN, daughter of Lewis C. and Fannie F. Auten, about 1926 in Michigan.  Minnie was born 10 April 1909 in Osceola County, Michigan and died 26 August 1982 in Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  This marriage ended in divorce.  They had four children.  Merle Keith Knuppenburg married Fern L. CARDINAL as his second wife on 2 August 1941.  Fern was born 22 May 1900 and died 27 June 1995 in Kent County, Michigan.  Merle and Fern are both buried in Crapo Cemetery, Mecosta County, Michigan.  No children were born to this couple.  Merle served in the Army during World War I.

 

a.  Keith Merle Knuppenburg was born 14 May 1927 in Osceola County, Michigan and died 20 July 2005 in Macomb County, Michigan.  Keith served in World War II and Korea.  He married Elizabeth Margaret DAVID and had two children.  This marriage ended in divorce.

 

b.  Lewis John Knuppenburg was born 16 June 1929 in Osceola County, Michigan and died 12 September 1996 in Muskegon County, Michigan.  He married Minnie Edith DOWNS, daughter of George Downs and Mary Edith Baynton, on 13 February 1953.  Minnie was born 2 December 1929 in Hersey, Michigan and died 15 February 2008 in Muskegon County, Michigan.  They are buried in Fruitport Cemetery.  They had three sons.

 

c. Martin "Marty" William Knuppenburg was born 3 January 1932 in Lake City, Michigan and died 14 October 2004 in Muskegon County, Michigan.  He married Norma Jeanne SLATE, daughter of Harold E. Slate and Verna L. Hunter, on 22 July 1959.  They had three daughters.

 

d. Betty Jean Knuppenburg was born 30 November 1933 in Osceola County, Michigan and died 26 January 1996 in Kent County, Michigan.  She was married to Doyle L. WHITTUM.   They had three sons.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Mary Jo Allen for sharing information on the Dana Allen Knuppenburg family of North Dakota, Washington, and Pennsylvania.

Elaine Clifton Tlush for information on Ida Savannah, daughter of Hiram.

Al Coney and Carla Linendoll for their help with the Knuppenburg family of New York.

Budd Knuppenburg for his help with the John Preston Knuppenburg family of Michigan.

Barbara Seyler of Atlanta, Georgia who provided research assistance on the Hiram N. Knuppenburg family of Clearfield County, PA.

Peggy Winston, CGRS, who assisted with information regarding Knuppenburg family from state of Washington.

Karen Palo Knuppenburg for her assistance with the Merle Keith Knuppenburg family of Michigan.

Mary Ann Lowry for sharing information on the Mary Eliza Champion Graves family.

Sally Breen for sharing the Lola and Thomas Breen family history.

Libby Rinker Courtright for her interest and sharing the Mary Louise and Wallace Rinker family information.

Andrea Girling from the county of Bedfordshire, England for her help with the Thomas family of Wales.

The Clark County Genealogical Society of Vancouver, Washington provided us information regarding the Adam Knuppenburg Family Bible which gave us new data on this families' children, birth dates and marriage dates.