JOHAN HENRICH "HENRY" KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

 

Johan Michael

(1709-1751)

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Johan Henrich

(1744-1818)

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Anna Margaretha (1767-1850) > 12 Children
John Adam (1769-1830) > 10 Children KNAPPENBERG
Maria (1769-?)

Conrad (1771-1772)
Catherine (1773-1860) > 7 Children
Johan  Philip (1776-1851) > 12 Children
Rosina (1777-1845) > 4Children    (updated 8/9/16)
John  Jacob (1779-?)
Johan Henrich Jr (1781-1833) > 10 Children
Lydia (1785-1832) > 12Children
JohannJ George (1787-1820) > 3 Children

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Henry, eldest son of J. Michael Knappenberger [immigrant], was seven years old when his father died.  In court papers of June 1762, Henry is listed as being over the age of 14 and his guardian was Jacob Waggoner.  In September 1765, Henry Knappenberger as eldest son petitioned the courts requesting an inquest into the estate of his father, J. Michael Knappenberger.  Henry's name was on the tax list of 1772 as a farmer owning 300 hundred acres of land and a sawmill.  He was a private in Captain Adam Zerfass (Serfass) company of the Northampton County Militia during the Revolutionary War.  This unit was on active duty for 60 days of service during 1781.  In 1786, he was elected Captain of the 1st Battalion, Northampton County Militia.  Henry was active in the Lehigh (Zion) Church like his father before him.  He was a member of the building committee when the second church was constructed beginning in 1784.   In 1785, he was a schoolmaster of the school at Lehigh Church.

 

Henry married Anna Margaretha (nee BABEL) Heilig, widow of Henry Heilig, Jr., who had died about 1766.  Anna Margaret was born 1743 and died 9 October 1818 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA, only a few months after her husband's death.   Anna Margaret had a daughter with her first husband named Anna Barbara Heilig who was born 20 November 1761 and died 1 November 1811.  Anna Barbara Heilig married Heinrich Christman about 1778 and had three children: Johann Jacob Christman (born 1784), Johann George Christman (born 1788) and Anna Margaretha (born 1779).

 

Henry Knappenberger and Anna Margaret had twelve children.  When Henry died in August 1818, he made provisions for the care of his wife, Anna Margaret, and divided the balance of his estate and possessions among his seven surviving children.

 

NOTE  Macungie Township was originally part of Northampton County but became part of Lehigh County when that county was formed in 1812.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

ANNA MARGARETHA KNAPPENBERGER (1767-1850)

Anna Margaretha was born 14 October 1767 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, PA and died 1 January 1850 in Northampton County, PA.  She married Jonathan KNAUSS, son of Daniel Knauss and Salome Miller, about 1787 in Kreidersville, PA.  Jonathan was born 13 December 1757 in Weisenberg Township, PA and died 9 October 1845 in Kreidersville, Northampton County, PA.  Jonathan, in addition to being a farmer, was one of the early physicians of the county and was a great believer in bleeding, cupping and powders.  This couple had twelve children.

Gravemarkers for Anna Margaretha [Knappenberger] Knauss and JonathanKnauss
Zion  UCC Stone Church Cemetery, Kreidersville, Northampton County PA

 

1. Salome Knauss born 14 May 1788 and died 19 May 1840 in Northampton County, PA.   It seems that she never married.

 

2. Henry (Henrich) Knauss born 14 January 1790 in Northampton County, PA.  Northing further is known of him at this time.

 

3. Catharine Knauss born 7 December 1791 and died 10 January 1795 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, PA

 

4. Esther Knauss born 30 September 1793 and died January 1795 in Weisenberg Township, Northampton County, PA

 

5. Lydia Knauss born 10 July 1795 in Northampton County, PA and died 22 February 1876 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Daniel RITTER, son of Martin Ritter and Anna Margaret Steininger, on 12 October 1812.  Daniel was born 11 March 1789 in Salisbury Township and died 4 September 1873 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had 10 children:

 

a.  Gideon Ritter was born 23 August 1813 and died 18 June 1891.  He married Anna Maria KLINE known as "Mary" who was born 27 August 1816 and died 8 May 1882.  It seems that they had no children.

 

b. Daniel D. Ritter was born 19 October 1817 and married Sarah BERGER, daughter of Hannah.  Sarah was born about 1820 in PA.  They had three children:  Amanda (born about 1845), Emma M. (born about 1849) and Oliver Ritter (born about 1851).

 

c. Annie Ritter was born 23 May 1819 and died 16 August 1828 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

d.  Elisabeth "Eliza" Ritter was born 15 June 1820 and died 22 October 1901 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Raham SCHULER who was born about 1823 in PA.  They had three children: Angeline Schuler (born about 1847); Sarah Schuler (born about 1849 and died sometime after 1920) who never married;, and Amanda Jane Schuler (born 24 January 1852).

 

e.  Lydia Ritter was born 22 October 1822 and died 4 January 1873.   Lydia remained single and lived with her parents throughout her life.

 

f.  William Ritter was born 14 April 1825 and died 19 March 1865 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Adaline WISSER who was born about 1830 in PA.  They had four children:  Clarette Jane (14 May 1853), Alvasta Hannah (4 November 1857), Clinton David Ritter (4 December 1860) and Elenora Ritter (about 1862).

 

g. Henrietta C. Ritter was born 11 February 1828 and died September 1870 in Lehigh County, PA. She married Reuben DESHLER, son of Charles Deshler and Veronica Dorney.  Reuben was born 1830 and died 1905 in Emmaus.  They had 5 children:  Charles Daniel Deshler (born 8 March 1852) who married Annie M. EDDINGER (15 October 1851-1904), Henry David Deshler (born 1 September 1854) who married Louisa T. KNAUSS (born 19 September 1855) , Reuben Edward Deshler (born 13 February 1856), Emma Diane Deshler (born 13 August 1859) who married Phaon KLECKNER, and Oliver Reuben (26 March 1861-6 October 1934) who married Caroline Alberta BALLIET (26 September 1863-18 May 1944).

 

h.   Joel Ritter was born 24 April 1830 and died 3 July 1902.  He first married Rebecca Matilda GIERING, daughter of Wilhelm F. Giering and Henriette L. KREITER on 15 October 1854.  Rebecca was born 13 July 1834 and died 18 March 1873.  They had 9 children:   Edwin Daniel (29 April 1855-13 March 1856), Richard William (born 3 February 1857), Maria Louise (2 February 1859-12 September 1899), Robert Joel (born 10 November 1861), Rebecca Lydianne (7 August 1863-15 January 1942) who married William R. STEININGER, Milton Daniel (born 15 December 1865) who married Emma E. ALLENBACH, Morris George (24 June 1868-1950) who married Bertie A. HEILMAN, John Martin (born 16 February 1870) who married Mamie B. PRICE, Henry Alfred (18 October 1872-1 May 1931) who married Dora E. BITTIN 
After the death of his first wife, Joel married Mary Anna GIERING on 11 October 1875.  She was born 18 October 1834 and died 9 March 1906.  She was a cousin of Rebecca Giering, the first wife of Joel Ritter.  Joel and Mary Ann had no children.  They are buried in Emmaus Moravian Cemetery.

 

i  Salome Anna Ritter was born 2 August 1832 and died 29 March 1838.

 

j.  Rebecca Ritter was born 12 June 1836 and married John SEEMS on 24 January 1858.   John was born about 1834 in PA.   They had four children:  Dianna Seems (about 1858), Alfred Seems (about 1864), Henry F. Seems (about 1867 and died September 1870) and Oscar Seems (about 1874).

 

6. Jonathan Knauss born 26 June 1798 in Northampton County, PA.

 

7. Margaretha Knauss known also as "Peggy" or "Rebecca" was born 26 October 1800 and died 26 August 1877 in Northampton County, PA. She married Jacob SEEM who was born 2 September 1791 and died 7 May 1874.  Some of this family spelled their name as SEEMS.  They had 7 children:

 

a.  Benjamin Seem was born 22 February 1834.  He married Mary SIEGFRIED who was born 3 march 1837 in PA.  They had two children: Lilly Seem (born about 1859) and J.B. Astor Seem (born about 1868).

 

b.  Levi Seems was born about 1835 in Northampton County, PA.

 

c.  Tilghman Seems was born 31 May 1836 and married Sarah E. [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1845 in PA.  This family moved westward.  They had three children: Millie (born about 1869 in PA), Ida (born about 1872 in Iowa), and Gaylord (born about 1876).  In 1880 they were living in Polk County, Iowa.

 

d. Margaret Seems was born 11 November 1838 and married Conrad LAUBACH, son of William and Mary Laubach.  Conrad was born about 1836 in PA.  They had one son: Oscar Laubach (born about 1864).

 

e. Lucetta Seems was born 6 December 1841 and married William B. NACE who was born about 1838 in PA.  They had five children:  Rosa M. Nace (born about 1866), Howard W. Nace (born about 1868), Oliver F. Nace (born about 1871), John H. Nace (born about 1876) and Elmeda L. Nace (born about 1877).

 

f.  Catherine Seem was born 27 May 1843 and married David SOLT who was born about 1844 in PA.  They had three children:  Ida Solt (born about 1868), Miranda Solt (born about 1870) and Harvey Solt (born October 1879).

 

g.  Josiah Seems

 

8. Elias Knauss born 13 February 1803 and died 25 July 1883.  He married Esther MARCKS, sometimes known as "Hester", who was born197 February 1807 and died 20 August 1868 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had 2 children:

 

a.  Elias Knauss, Jr.  was born 24 May 1827 and died 8 February 1905 in Emmaus, Lehigh County, PA.  He married Amelia YOHE, daughter of Peter Yohe and Sarah Smith.  Amelia was born 28 November 1829 and died 22 June 1901.  Elias and Amelia and 10 children:  Charles P. Knauss (born 9 December 1856) who married Cora E. SNYDER (28 June 1872-10 June 1926) on 1 June 1912;  Sarah Ann Knauss (born 7 April 1858); Mary Knauss (born 17 April 1859) who married Alfred SCHMICK (born June 1963); John E. Knauss (born 10 October 1860) who married Rachel M. ALTIC (born 9 December 1863) and lived in Clinton County, Indiana;  Amanda Knauss (15 March 1863-15 April 1917);  Leanda Knauss (born 27 July 1863); George E. Knauss (born 24 May 1865) who married Ida BACHMAN (born June 1868) on 6 June 1891;  Henry M. Knauss (born 4 February 1867) who married Alice Esther DIEFENDERFER (born January 1865);  Edward Willoughby Knauss (26 June 1870-29 December 1936) who married Ella SAYLOR (12 November 1872-19 June 1965);  Thomas B. Knauss (born 26 July 1874) who married Deborah (born about 1878).

 

b.  Salome known as "Sallie" Knauss was born October 1830.  She married James F. JORDAN who was born November 1828.  They had one child:  Amanda Jordan (born September 1859 in Lehigh County, PA) who first married Hiram HENNINGER (born about 1857) and had a daughter named Beulah Henninger (born August 1882) later married John STOUDT (born about 1852) and had a daughter named Verna Stoudt (born December 1893).

 

9. Daniel Knauss born 9 April 1805 and died 12 July 1872.  He married Mary LANDIS, daughter of Abraham Landis and Eva Ziegler, on 27 January 1828.  She was born 1 November 1806 and died 11 October 1889.  They had 7 children:

 

a. Jonathan Knauss was born 25 October 1828 and died 7 August 1906.  He married Mary Louisa BARTHOLOMEW, daughter of George Henry Bartholomew and Hannah Danner, on 25 December 1855.  Mary was born 18 January 1835 and died 24 January 1919.  They had two children:  Miron Osborn Knauss (25 November 1856-18 January 1861) and Laura Knauss (12 September 1867) who married Alfred A. Bartholomew (14 November 1858).

 

b. Margaret Knauss was born 1 September 1830 and died 29 June 1902.  She married Jacob HIESTAND who was born 28 August 1830 in PA.  They had two children: Milton R. Hiestand (born about 1856) and Mary A. Hiestand (born about 1858).

 

c. Daniel L. Knuass, Jr. was born 31 October 1832 and died 29 January 1919.  He married Elizabeth SWARTZ, daughter of Jacob Schwartz and Sarah Steckel.  Elizabeth was born 18 February 1835 and died 2 may 1906.  They had 7 children:  Emma Cornelia (15 December 1858-4 March 1905) who married Lewis H. Bartholomew (26 August 1856-15 October 1940), Mary Susanna Knauss (29 June 1861), Jacob C. Knauss (26 June 1861), Elwood H. Knauss (2 February 1863), Eva R. Knauss (21 April 1866), Aquilla E. Knauss (28 October 1868) who married Elmer J. Huber (born about 1867) and Daniel G. Knauss (20 December 1874) who married Anna M. Meyers.

 

d. Jacob Christian Knauss was born 24 July 1835 in Northampton County, PA.

 

e. Sarah Ann Knauss was born 17 October 1837 and died 29 May 1906.  She married Enoch SNYDER on 16 February 1861.  Enoch was born 28 April 1837.  They had 6 children:   Aquilla A. Snyder (born about 1863) who married Howard E. STOUDT, Robert Harvey Snyder (8 March 1864), Morris G. Snyder (born about 1867), Grant Snyder (born about 1869),  Clyde E. Snyder (about 1870) and Mary "Mame" Snyder born about 1875 who married Howard F. JUDD (born about 1874).

 

f. George Knauss was born 1 August 1840 in Northampton County, PA.  He married Sarah Ann STAPLES on 24 April 1863.  Sarah was born about 1843 in PA.  They had 8 children:  Daniel J. Knauss (about 1865), Jacob William (28 March 1867) who married Frances Lucy CASE (3 December 1871), Mary C. Knauss (1870), Harry L. Knauss (born about 1871), Lillian O. Knauss (born about 1872), Sallie A. Knauss (born about 1875), Emma Knauss (born about 1878) and George Knauss (1880).  This family lived in Pike County, PA.

 

g.  Abraham Knauss was born 10 October 1844 and died 30 September 1905.  He married Lilly (maiden name unknown) about 1880.  Lilly was born February 1855.

 

10. Benjamin Knauss born 4 December 1807 and died 12 December 1859.  He married Sarah EVERITT who was born 23 August 1811 and died 9 April 1891.  It seems that this couple had no children.   Sarah also known as "Sally" was listed as a widow/no children in the 1860, 1870 and 1880 census.

 

11. David Knauss born 4 November 1809 and died 12 May 1826.

 

12. Levi Knauss born 18 July 1813 and died 5 July 1895 in Three Rivers, Michigan.  He married Judith LAROS who died about 1838 in Pennsylvania.  With Judith, Levi had two children.  Levi then married Maria HEIMBACH, daughter Wendel Heimbach and Susanna Bittenbender, on 15 April 1838.  Maria was born 23 February 1816 in Pennsylvania and died 10 March 1892 in Michigan.  With Maria, Levi had seven children.

 

a.  Henry Knauss was the child of Levi and Judith.  He was born 25 July 1836 and died 2 December 1910.  He married Sarah Ann FREDERICK, daughter of Reuben and Susan Frederick about 1861.  They had a daughter: Mary Alice Knauss (born 7 June 1862).

 

b.  Mahlon Knauss was the child of Levi and Judith.  He was born 1837 and died 1902 in Philadelphia, PA.

 

c.  Amanda Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  She was born 14 May 1839 and died 28 March 1884.  She married Valentine BARTHOLOMEW, son of Daniel Bartholomew and Elizabeth LINDEMANN, on 17 June 1860.  Valentine was born 20 August 1837 and died 4 October 1898.  They had 9 children:  Naomi E. (17 November 1860-1950), Acquilla M. (8 July 1862-13 May 1926), Milton (13 April 1864-16 December 1940), Oscar Daniel (15 June 1866-17 August 1929), Robinson (14 February 1868-22 August 1922), Norman (30 October 1869-23 July 1880), Emma Catherine (2 June 1872), Audra (20 May 1874), Palmer Amandus (2 September 1875-19 December 1925).

 

d. David Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  He was born 24 May 1843 in Northampton County, PA and died 6 December 1920 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  David enlisted in the Army of the Potomac at 16 and fought at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.  He married Catharine Priscilla FEHNEL on 14 April 1865 in Bath, PA.  Priscilla was born 6 October 1846 in Bath, PA and died 1 January 1926 in Lyons, Kansas.  They had 14 children: Sarah L. (born about 1865), Ellen M. (born about 1867), Harvey A. (born about 1868), Albert, Abigail Cornelia (1871-1961), Alfred E., Emma Katherine, Irvin H., Lillian Jane (1877-1945), Oscar David (1879-1933), Levi (1881-1881), Hester M. (1883-1962), Lula Mae, and Elmer J. Knauss.

 

e.  Benjamin Franklin Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  He was born 20 April 1847 in Pennsylvania and died 28 January 1929 in Indiana.  Benjamin married Sarah FAIR.

 

f.  Levi Jonathan Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  He was born 27 February 1851 and died in South Bend, Indiana.  Levi married Hester M. WOLFORD who was born about 1856 in Indiana.  They had a daughter, Nettie Knauss who was born about 1876 in Michigan.

 

g.  Elias D. Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  He was born about 1856 and died July 1924 in South Bend, Indiana.  He married Alice.

 

h.  Anna Maria Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  She was born about 1856.  She married Nathan BARTHOLD who was born about 1854 in PA.  They had a son: John Barthold (born about 1879).

 

i.  Emma Marie Knauss was the child of Levi and Maria.  She was born 16 September 1858 and died 4 May 1916.  She married Jonathan REESE also known as "John" on 2 January 1879.  John was born 24 January 1857 and died 25 February 1932.  They had at least two children:  Clara G. Reese (born about 1879) and Abby May Reese (2 May 1888-17 September 1970) who married George Milford THOMAS (5 June 1885-26 January 1919).

 

 

JOHN ADAM KNAPPENBERG(ER) (1769-1830)

John Adam was born in 1769 in Macungie Township, PA and died in 1830 in Sparta, Livingston County, New York.  John Adam moved his family to New York in 1808 and changed the spelling of his last name to KNAPPENBERG.  He married Mary Katherine MOYER, daughter of Leonard C. Moyer (Meier) and Magdalena Schmidt, about 1792.  Mary Katherine was born about 1771 in Macungie Township, PA and died 10 July 1852 in Livingston County, New York.  More information about the Knappenberg Family of New York can be gained by clicking on the above name.

 

 

MARIA KNAPPENBERGER (1769-?)

Maria was born 11 July 1769 in Macungie Township, Northampton County (later Lehigh County), PA.  Its possible that she was a twin of John Adam but did not survive infancy.

 

 

CONRAD KNAPPENBERGER (1771-1772)

Conrad was born 27 December 1771 in Macungie Township, PA and died 23 July 1772 in Northampton County, PA at 7 months of age.

 

 

CATHERINE KNAPPENBERGER (1773-1860)

Catherine was born 26 September 1773 in Macungie Township, Northampton (later Lehigh) County, PA and died 8 August 1860 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married John Jacob ZIMMERMAN known as "Jacob", son of George Zimmerman and Elizabeth.  Jacob was born 9 October17731 in Upper Macungie Township, PA and died 17 August 1849 in Lehigh County, PA.   This couple is buried in Lowhill Cemetery, Lehigh County, PA.  They had seven children.

 

1. Jacob Zimmerman, Jr. was born 4 April 1799 in Northampton County, PA and died 30 April 1883 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Elizabeth WERLY who was born 16 November 1801 in PA and died between 1860 and 1870 in Lehigh County, PA.    They had two sons:

 

a.  Jacob E. Zimmerman III was born about 1824 in Lehigh County, PA and died sometime after 1860.

 

b.  Edwin Zimmerman was born February 1830 in Lehigh County, PA and died 14 August 1903 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Mary L. DINKEY on 24 December 1869.  Mary was born June 1849 in PA and died 12 February 1923 in Lehigh County, PA.  They are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, PA.  They had a daughter: Edna M. Zimmerman (born October 1877 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

2. Jonathan Zimmerman was born 12 February 1802 and died 2 May 1873 in Lehigh County, PA.   He married Lydia GEORGE who was born 25 August 1806 and died 21 September 1851 in Lehigh County, PA.  They are buried in Lowhill Cemetery.  Jonathan and Lydia had three children.   After the death of Lydia, Jonathan remarried to Mary also known as "Polly" [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1798 in PA.

 

a.  Reuben Zimmerman was born 2 August 1827 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Rufina [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1837 in PA.  They both died sometime after the 1880 census.  They had a son named Tilghman Zimmerman who was born about 1858 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

b.  Peter Zimmerman was born 7 September 1828 in Lehigh County and died there on 20 November 1864.  He married Catharina [maiden name unknown] and had a daughter Anna Louisa Zimmerman who was born 16 June 1864.

 

c.  Julia Anna (or Julianna) Zimmerman was born 18 November 1833 in Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County, PA and died 17 October 1911 in Lehigh County, PA.   She married Stephen BLOSE, son of George and Elizabeth Blose about 1855.  Stephen was born 16 December 1831 in Lehigh County, PA  and died 4 April 1911 in Lehigh County, PA.  The 1870 census lists Stephen's occupation as a shoemaker.  They had two daughters:

 

Eliza Ann Blose born 22 March 1856 in Lehigh County, PA and died 9 October 1923.  Eliza married Henry David KRAUSE, son of David Krause and Catherine Hoffman, in 1874.  Henry was born 2 February 1854 and died 7 May 1932 in Lehigh County, PA.  They are buried in Heidelberg Church Cemetery in Lehigh County, PA.  They had 4 children:  Ida Jane Krause (22 September 1876-4 June 1964) who married Calvin Isadore KRAUSE (17 June 1875-March 1954), son of Franklin Krauss and Lovina Peter;  William B. Krause (6 June 1878-8 February 1951) who married Carrie L. HARTER (August 1877-April 1971); Mary Krause (3 March 1881-23 April 1962) and Granville D. Krause (20 June 1887-28 July 1970).

 

Flora Ann Blose born 7 November 1863 in Lehigh County, PA and died 23 March 1939 in Lehigh County, PA.  Flora married Oliver DELONG on 5 March 1882.  Oliver was born 20 November 1857 in Lehigh County, PA and died 18 October 1925 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had 12 children:  David Stephen DeLong (20 May 1882-5 January 1933) who married Maggie E. HENRY (7 March 1887-11 April 1959); Elinora Anna DeLong (23 November 1883-22 March 1891); Katie Mabel DeLong (26 August 1885-11 April 1962) who married Wilson Benjamin KRAUSE (25 September 1885-21 April 1968) son of Benjamin Peter Krause and Fayetta Hunskicker; Minnie Mary DeLong (6 September 1885-5 February 1944) who married Calvin N. CHRISTMAN (April 1882-12 February 1957); Emma Ruphena DeLong (27 December 1888-27 March 1891); Ellen Isabella DeLong (20 July 1891-9 October 1896); Louisa Ida R. DeLong (4 February 1893-3 August 1953) who married Frank David HANDWERK (7 July 1891 - 27 September 1990); Lillie Eliza DeLong (12 June 1895-16 March 1985) who married Marvin A. PETER (27 February 1897-9 March 1968); Irene Minerva DeLong (30 October 1897-3 June 1975) who married Lawrence Owen REITZ (2 November 1896-14 November 1972); Frank Oliver DeLong (9 October 1899-27 July 1927) who married Cora Amanda MOYER (9 April 1900 - 23 May 1979); Clara Valeria DeLong (1 January 1904-16 July 1995) who married Herbert H. KERSCHNER (30 June 1901-14 July 1977); Edna Elmira DeLong (25 November 1906-31 March 1965) who married George E. KERSCHNER (6 November 1902 - 20 October 1972).

 

3. Charles Zimmerman also known as Carl was born 1804 and died sometime after 1870.  He married Elisabeth (maiden name unknown) who was born about 1804 in PA and died sometime after 1870.   It seems that this couple did not have any children.  Charles was a a carpenter.

 

4. Lydia Zimmerman was born 12 April 1808 in Northampton County, PA and died 1 October 1887 in Lehigh County, PA.   She married Peter MILLER, son of John Miller and Susanna Smith.  Peter  was born 5 June 1806 and died 4 August 1878 in Lehigh County, PA.  Peter was listed as a cooper in the 1870 census.  They are buried in Heidelberg Union Cemetery.  They had 7 children:

 

a.  Mary Ann Miller was born 29 March 1829 and died sometime after 1880 and before 1900.  She married Joel KERN who was born May 1834 in PA and died sometime after 1910.   Joel was a stone mason by trade.  They had three children:  Ellen S. Kern born about 1858, Benjamin T. Kern born 1860 and Sarah E. Kern born about 1864 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

b.  Hannah Miller was born 24 October 1830 and died sometime between 1900 and 1910.  She married Joel P. GEIGER who was born January 1835 in PA and died sometime after 1910.  They had 7 children:

 

William H. Geiger was born about 1855.

 

Sarah E. was born about 1858.

 

Mary A. was born about 1862.

 

Benjamin J. Geiger was  born August 1864.  He who married Mary T.E. SNYDER who was born September 1864.  They had 10 children: Ralph (1886-1967), Bertha P. (born January 1888), Harvey P. (born October 1889), Lillie M. (born May 1891), Sarah H. (born April 1893), Charles B. (born October 1895), Victor C. (born October 1897), Samuel J. (1900-1971), Minnie M. (1901-1990) who married Willis A. HELRICH, Clinton J. (1904-1989).

 

Anna L. was born about 1867.

 

John J. Geiger was born March 1869.  He married Penina who was born March 1870.  They had four sons:  Raymond (born July 1888), Stanley B. (born December 1889), Norman H. (born May 1891), John D. (born November 1893).

 

Lydia R. was born about 1872.

 

c.  Samuel J. Miller was born 26 August 1832.  He married Mary Ann PETER, daughter of Molly.  Mary was born about 1832 in PA.  They had three children: Sarah Miller (born about 1854); Wilson Miller (born September 1855) who married Polly M. [maiden name unknown]  (born March 1852 in PA); John Miller (born about 1858).

 

d.  Sarah Miller known as "Sally" was born 2 July 1834 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Moses ROVERT (also spelled Raber or Reber in census) who was born about 1833 in PA.  They had two daughters: Henrietta (born about 1858) and Annie T. (born about 1870).

 

e.  William F. Miller was born 4 November 1836.  He married Lucy WERLEY about 1881.  Lucy was born April 1856 in PA.  They had a daughter: Emma M. MILLER (born March 1882 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

f.  Maria Miller also known as "Polly" was born 2 April 1839 and died 1905 in Northampton County, PA.  She married Elias DEIBERT on 15 March 1863 in Lehigh County, PA  Elias was born 25 May 1843 in Lehigh County, PA and died 1921 in Northampton County, PA.  They are buried in Neff's Union Cemetery, Lehigh County, PA.  They had four children:

 

Emma Tivilia Deibert was born 1863 and died 1924.  She married Franklin DEIBERT who was born 1847 in PA and died 1910.  They are buried in Neff's Union Cemetery.

 

William P. Deibert was born 10 October 1865 and died 1943.  He married Mantana C. ANTHONY in November 1899.  Mantana was born December 1869 and died 1923.  They are buried in Neff's Union Cemetery.

 

Agnes Lydiann Deibert was born 25 December 1869 and died 26 June 1905.  She married Thomas P. BAER who was born 8 July 1872 and died 4 March 1923.  They are buried in Neff's Union Cemetery.

 

John Tobias Deibert was born 7 December 1877 and married Meta L. [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1880 in PA.

 

g.  Leanna Miller was born 18 September 1841 and married Leon RADER.

 

5. Solomon Zimmerman was born 24 May 1811 and died 19 November 1896 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Anna Maria BITTNER known as "Polly" who was born 14 June 1819 and died 27 November 1908 in Lehigh County, PA.  They are buried in Lowhill Cemetery.    This couple had 6 children:

 

a.  Fianna Zimmerman known as "Anna" was born 13 May 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

b.  Sarah Anna Zimmerman known as "Sally" was born 14 June 1843 and died 24 August 1861.  She is buried in Lowhill Cemetery in Lehigh County, PA.

 

c.  Lucy A. Zimmerman was born 11 November 1844 and died 4 September 1911.She married Phaon BITTNER, son of Henry Bittner and Mary Baer, on 27 May 1866.  Phaon was born December 1837 in PA  and died 20 April 1905 in Northampton County, PA.   Phaon was an innkeeper in Walnutport, Northampton County, PA.  They had two sons:

 

Erwin H. Bittner was born 22 November 1870.  He married Cora M. [maiden name unknown].  Cora was born July 1874 in PA.  They had a son: Wilbur R. Bittner (born November 1896 and died between 1900-1910).

 

Albert Franklin Bittner was born 17 March 1881.  He married Mayme L. [maiden name unknown] and had a son: Paul H. Bittner (born about 1908).

 

d.  Messina Zimmerman was born 15 April 1849 and died 14 June 1920 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married John H. HOLLENBACH who was born 27 February 1840 in PA and died 5 August 1929 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had three children:

 

Laura P. Hollenbach was born about 1872.  She married Richard HEBERLY.

 

Martha G. Hollenbach was born July 1883.  She married Abraham Barndt BERGEY.

 

Frederick John Hollenbach was born 10 June 1884 and died May 1975.  He married Essie Judith REICHERT who was born in 1884.  They had four children: Kathryn R. Hollenbach (7 February 1910-25 August 2006), John Holldenbach (born 1913), Fred A. Hollenbach (23 June 1918-17 March 2002) and William Samuel Hollenbach (25 July 1924-24 April 2008).

 

e.  Infant Zimmerman was born and died in 1852 and is buried in Lowhill Cemetery.

 

f.  Franklin B. Zimmerman known as "Frank" was born 17 March 1854 and died 30 May 1927 in Northampton County, PA.  Frank married Melissa HOLLENBACH, daughter of Moses Hollenbach.  Melissa was born 26 August 1855 and died 5 April 1912.  They are buried in Allen Union Cemetery.  They had four children:

 

Alverta E. Zimmerman was born September 1873 and married Charles H. SCHISLER.  Charles was born August 1870.  They had eight children: Eliza (born February 1891), Albert F. (1893-1971), Laura M.A. (born April 1894), Annie M. (born April 1896), George H. (1899-1990), Lloyd C. (1901-1971), Elmer W. (born about 1903), Hilda A. (born about 1908).

 

An infant son was born and died 15 July 1877.

 

George F. Zimmerman was born 13 December 1878 and died 10 January 1886.

 

Martha E. Zimmerman was born 25 August 1886 and died 11 December 1962.  She married Emil H. HALL  who was born 23 October 1880 and died February 20, 1940.

 

6. Judith Zimmerman was born 17 July 1812 and died 27 December 1878 in Lehigh County, PA.   She married Benjamin SCHMIDT  who changed the spelling of his name to Benjamin SMITH.   He was born 17 August 1809 and died 5 December 1869 in Lehigh County, PA.   They had five children:

 

a.  Samuel Smith was born about 1835 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) who was born born about 1838 in PA.  They had 4 children: Benjamin Smith (born about 1857), Rosa Smith (born about 1859), John Smith (born about 1862) and Emma Smith (born about 1866).

 

b.  Eli Smith was born about 1838 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

c. Benjamin Smith Was born about 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

d.   Rosa Ann Smith was born about 1849 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

e. Louisa Smith was born about 1856 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

7. Maria "Polly" Zimmerman was born 24 November 1813 and died 26 August 1905 in Lehigh County, PA.  She is buried in West End Cemetery in Allentown.   She married Daniel BITTNER who was born 17 August 1814 in PA and died 13 April 1885 in Lehigh County, PA.   They had four children:

 

a.  Anna M. Bittner was born 11 April 1840 in Lehigh County, PA and died 3 September 1878 in Seneca County, Ohio.  She married Henry CORRELL who was born 13 September 1832 in PA and died 4 February 1916 in Seneca County, Ohio.  They are buried in Farewell Retreat Cemetery, Seneca County, Ohio.  They had three children:

 

Henrietta Correll born born about 1864 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

William D. Correll born 1866 in Lehigh County, PA and died 11 January 1910 in Seneca County, Ohio.  He married Eliza A. SCHREAR about 1900.  Eliza was born 1864 in Ohio and died 1950 in Seneca County, Ohio.  They are buried in South Bend Cemetery, Seneca County, Ohio.  They had no children.

 

Harvey E. Correll was born December 1867 in Lehigh County, PA and died 1920-1930 in Northampton County, PA.  He married Amanda [maiden name unknown] about 1889.  Amanda was born March 1868 in PA and died after the 1930 census.  They had four children:  Lillie J. Correll (born October 1888) who married a Mr. BACHMAN and had a son named Sterling R. Bachman (26 March 1908-August 1975); Maggie M. Correll (born July 1891), Minnie A. Correll (born July 1895) and Sylvester Nelson Correll (1 September 1896-29 September 1967) who first married Jane M. [maiden name unknown] (2 June 1900-July 1971) in about 1919 and later married Dorothy JACOB (18 March 1914-4 October 2000).

 

b.  Eliza Amanda Bittner was born 25 November 1842 and died 12 October 1922 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Joseph HARTMAN  who was born August 1836 in PA and died sometime between 1900 and 1910.  Joseph was a hotel keeper in Allentown with his father-in-law, Daniel Bittner.  They had two children who lived past childhood: Emma T. Hartman (born about 1860) and Franklin D. Hartman known as "Frank" (born about 1874) who married Mary C. [maiden name unknown] (born about 1877) and had a daughter named  Esther Hartman (born about 1904).

 

c.  Abby Tevillia Bittner was born 15 August 1849 and died 23 May 1860 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

d.  Sarah A. Bittner was born 26 August 1852 and died 27 March 1884 in Lehigh County, PA.  She married Charles B. MAYBERRY who was born about 1843 in PA.  In the 1880 census, Charles was a deputy sheriff in Allentown and they lived in the hotel his father-in-law ran.  They had a son: Edwin D. Mayberry (born about 1871 in Lehigh County, PA).

 

 

JOHAN PHILIP KNAPPENBERGER (1776-1851)

Johan Philip was born 7 March 1776 in Macungie Township, PA and died 16 March 1851 in Lehigh County, PA.  From a liaison with Gertrude JARRETT, daughter of Isaac Jarrett and Catharine Wetzel, they had a son named J. Philip Knappenberger born 9 August 1800.  Gertrude was born 13 October 1777 in Lehigh County, PA and died 16 October 1865 in Lehigh County, PA.  Johan Philip married Maria Barbara STETTLER, daughter of Henry Stettler and Barbara Steininger, about 1800.  Maria Barbara was born 18 June 1777 in Macungie Township,Northampton County,  PA and died 19 April 1854 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had eleven children.  More information on Johan Philip's family can be gained by clicking on his name above.

 

 

ROSINA KNAPPENBERGER (1777-1845)

Rosina was born November 1777 in Northampton County, PA and died 28 February 1845 at the age of 67.  Rosina married Johan Jacob EISENHART, son of George Simon Samuel Eisenhard(t) (1752-1818) and Catharina Jarrett (1757-1823).  This Catharina Jarrett was the sister of Gertrude Jarrett who had a son with J. Philip Knappenberger.  Rosina's marriage to Jacob Eisenhart seemingly ended which may explain why Rosina was not mentioned in her father's will of 1818 and was living alone and head of household in 1840.  Rosina and Jacob had four children (and maybe more).

 

1. Catharina Eisenhart was born 24 June 1797In Northampton County, PA  and died 6 September 1817.  She was buried in Zionsville Reformed Church Cemetery in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA.

 

2.  Elisabeth Eisenhart was born 19 November 1798 and died 19 April 1887 at the age of 88 in Lehigh County, PA.  .  She is buried in Solomon's Churchyard in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA.   Elisabeth married WilliamHITTEL (or HITTLE),  son of Nicholas Hittel and Susanna WESCOE.  William was born March 1790 in Upper Milford Township, Northampton County (later Lehigh), PA.  He died 13 February 1866 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA.   They had9 children of which we ae aware::

 

a. William E. HITTLE  was born17 Feb 1816 and died October 1893 in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA.  William married 3 times to Eliza (born abt 1828-and died 1850-1857), Matilda (born about 1832) and Cecelia..

 

b. charles HITTLEl was born26 May 1819  in Lehigh County,PA and there in September 1903.  He is buried in Linden Street Cemetery.  Charles  marriedMary (maiden name unknown( (born 9 march 1835-died 6 August 1919)..

 

c. Joseph J. HITTLE  was born26 December 1821 and died 28 Aug 1885  in Lehigh County, PA.  He marriedMariaRosianna HERSCH (21 June 1829-23 July 1913).  they are buried in Solomons UCC church Cemetery..

 

d. Henry HITTLEl was born27 April 1824 and died 27 April 1879  in Lehigh County,PA.  He is buried in Solomons UCC Church Cemetery.

 

e.  David HITTLE  was born10 Jan 1829 and died 27 October 1893  in Lehigh County, PA. He is buried in Solomons UCC church Cemetery.

 

f.  Thomas HITTLE was born 10 March 1831 and died 15 Dc 1908.  He married Lydia STETLER (24 May 1832 - 24 October 1887)..  Theyare buried in Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh County, PA.

 

g.  Daniel E. HittLE was born 21 January 1835 and died 27 March 1870 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Sarah (maiden name unknown) who was  born about1840.

 

h.  John HITTLE was born about 1839 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

i.  Dr. B. Franklin HITTLE was born about 1840 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

 

 

3. ThomasJefferson  Eisenhard(t) was born11 March 1801  in Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA and died 16 August 1887 in Alvina, Gregg Township, Union County, PA.  Thomas married Hannah KERCHNER, daughter of Frederick Wilhelm Kerchner and Salome Egner, about 1824.  Hannah was born 5 February 1806 in Lower Macungie Township, Northampton County, PA and died 6 May 1844 in Lower Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA.  They had 8children that we are aware:.

 

a.  William Thomas Eisenhart was born March 1825 in Millerstown, PA and died on 12 March 1897 in Bucks County, PA.  William Thomas married Effie Jane VAIL, daughter of William and Rachel Vail, in Bucks County, PA.  Effie was born about 1831 in PA.  They had three children:  Rodman (born February 1853), Fanny (born about 1856) and Clara (born 1859) in Bucks County, PA.

 

b. Mary Eisenhart was born July 1827 in Lehigh County, PA and died sometime after 1900 in New Jersey.  In the 1900 census for Atlantic County, New Jersey Mary Rucholdt is listed as a widow.  Mary married a Mr. RUCHOLDT.

 

c. Charles "Carl" Eisenhart was born 31 August 1829 and died 5 April 1864 in Lehigh County, PA.  Carl married Amanda WESSER on 24 August 1851.  He is buried in Solomon Church Cemetery in Lehigh County along with his mother.   Amanda was born about 1832 in PA.   They had three children:  Elvina (born about 1855), Horace (born about 1857) and Maria (born about 1859).

 

d.  John "Henry" Eisenhart was born 30 March 1832 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA and died 19 February 1902 in Allentown, PA.  He married Mary Elizabeth REISE on 3 June 1860.  She was the daughter of John Reise.  Mary Elizabeth was born 2 March 1839 in Lower Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA and died 19 April 1915 in Allentown, PA.   They had six children:  Emma (born about 1861), Clara or Alice (born about 1862), Edmund "Eddie" (born about 1865), Kate or Hannah (born about 1867), Tillie(born about 1871) and Eva (born about 1879).

 

e. Edwin D. Eisenhart born 20 March 1835 in Lehigh County, PA and died 23 February 1918 in Bucks County, PA.  Edwin first married Mary Ann JOHNSON on 14 March 1858.  Mary Ann was born 10 March 1841 and died 16 September 1863.  They had a son named Ellis Eisenhart born in 1860 in Bucks County, PA   Edwin then married Mary Ann YELLIS who was born 2 July 1831 and died 8 May 1893 in Bucks County, PA.  This family lived in Haycock Township, Bucks County, PA.  They had 3 children:  Henry T. Eisenhart (born March 1868), Noah Eisenhart (born October 1870) who married Rilda S.and had a son named Edwin A. Eisenhart (1909-1988) and a daughter, Dorothea Eisenhart (born about 1911), and Hannah E. Eisenhart (born August  1872) who married William Pearson (born September 1876 in PA).

 

f. Daniel Eisenhart born about 1837 in Lehigh County, PA and died before 1902.

 

g. Simon A. Eisenhart born May 1838 and died in 1914 in Bucks County, PA.  He married Wilhelmina who was born September 1844 and died in 1921.   This family lived in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA.  They had 5 children:  Lucy Anna (born about 1869), Alice M. (born 1871), Victor D. (1875-1876), Noble F. (1879-1883), and Earle T. (24 August 1886-1970)who married Emma HALL (born born about 1890 in New Jersey) and had 5 children: Dawson V. (13 March 1908 - 4 December 1989), Ralph D. (1913-1968), Earle T. (Jr.) (1915-1995), Helen and Joyce.

 

h. Sarah Ann Eisenhart born 1 February 1840 in Lehigh County, PA and died 9 June 1845 in Lehigh County, PA.  She is buried in Solomons UCC Churchyard.

 

4.  BenjaminS.  Eisenhart was born24 March 1803 in Northampton County, PA and died 6 Sept 1878 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Catherine SEIBEL who was born 14 November 1807 in Lehigh County, PA and died 31 July 1868 in Lehigh County, PA.  They are buried in New Jerusalem Cemetery.  They had 10 children of which we are aware:

 

a.  Tilghman Eisenhart born about 1826 in Lehigh County, PA.

b.  Sarah A. Eisenhart born 1832 and died 1884 in Lehigh County, PA.  She maried Elias H. ERDMAN.

c.  Henry S. Eisenhart was born 24 Sept 1833 and died 23 Feb 1918 in Lehigh County, PA.

d.  Eliza Eisenhart was born about 1836.

e.  Moses S. Eisenhart was born 18 Dec 1837 and died 25 Sept 1913.

f.  Caroline Eisenhart was born about 1839 and died 1 February 1924.  She married Thomas B. WEBER.

g.  Owen Eisenhart was born about 1840.

h.  Franklin Eisenhart was born about 1842.

i.  Milton S. Eisenyhart was born 3 April 1843 and died 4 May 1924.  He married Emma ZUCK (4 October 1843-4 March 1925)

j.  Matilda C. Eisenhart was born 17 Aug 1845 and died 22 Sept 1913.  She married a Mr. BECK.

 

There is much more information on these Eisenhart families and if you are researching this family, please feel free to contact me at jsappleton@windstream.net.

 

 

J. JACOB KNAPPENBERGER (1779-?)

J. Jacob was born 9 November 1779 in Northampton County, PA.  He was confirmed at the age of 15 in the Lehigh Zion Church so we know he lived at least to that age.  However, he was not mentioned in his father's will of 1818.  There are no further records for him.

 

 

HENRICH (HENRY) KNAPPENBERGER (JR) (1781-1833)

Henry was born 28 December 1781 in Northampton County, PA and died in 1833.  Henry first married Catharine HECHLER in 1806.  Catharine died in 1821.  They had seven children together.  Two of Henry's and Catharine's children, Benjamin and Daniel, moved westward:  Daniel to Mercer County, PA and Benjamin to Northern Illinois.  Henry then married Elisabeth HESS on 25 July 1824.  Elisabeth died in 1833.  They had three children.  Henry and Elisabeth both died in 1833 within three days of each other leaving a number of young children without parents.  More information is available on this family by clicking on Henry's name above.

 

 

LYDIA KNAPPENBERGER (1785-1832)

Lydia was born 27 June 1785 in Northampton County, PA and died 28 July 1832 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, PA.  She married Johan Heinrich RITTER known as "Henry" who was born 10 April 1779 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, PA and died 14 May 1833 in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, PA.  He was the son of Martin Ritter and Anna Margaret Steininger.  They are buried in Jerusalem Cemetery in Salisbury Township, Lehigh County, PA.  This couple had twelve children.

 

1. Maria Ritter born 23 October 1805 and died 9 December 1869 in Lehigh County, PA.  She never married.

 

2.  Anna Margaretha Ritter was born 14 January 1807 and died 29 March 1893.   She married Peter KLINE, Jr., son of Peter and Anna Maria Kline, on 5 October 1834.  Peter (Jr) who was born 14 January 1801 and died 10 May 1874.  They had 3 children:

 

a.  Tilghman P. Kline was born 8 November 1835.  He married Rebecca who was born about 1843 in PA.  They had two daughters:  Elenora Jane Kline (born about 1866) and Amanda Kline (born 1868 and died 1 December 1902) who married Franklin Clinton GUTH (born 9 September 1867), son of Willoughby Simon Guth and Anna Angeline Knappenberger, on 11 March 1888.  [Amanda Kline and Franklin Clinton Guth shared the same great great grandfather, Johan Henrich Knappenberger, making them third cousins.]

 

b. Rebecca Kline was born 4 January 1838 in Lehigh County, PA

 

c.  Amandus Henry Kline was born 17 June 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

3. Jacob Ritter was born 21 October 1808 and died 9 March 1864.  He married Anna KLINE, daughter of Peter Kline and Anna Maria.  She was born 29 June 1808 and died 7 July 1888.  Anna was the sister of Peter (Jr.) who married Anna Margaretha Ritter.  They had three children:

 

a.  Jacob K. Ritter was born March 1841 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Adaline C. [maiden name unknown] who was born February 1840 in PA.  They had three children by the 1880 census:  Martha E. Ritter (born about 1867), Jacob "Newton" Ritter, (born May 1870) and Cora A. Ritter (born May 1877).

 

b.  Anna "Fyetta" Ritter born about 1843 in Lehigh County, PA.  The 1880 census lists her as 27 years of age and single.

 

c.  Emmon P. Ritter was born about 1845 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

d.  Hiram H. Ritter was born About 1847 in Lehigh County, PA

 

4. George Ritter born 18 September 1810 and died 30 January 1881. He married Eleanora KNAUSS on 12 August 1838.  Eleanora was born 12 October 1816 and died 12 October 1876.  This couple had 4 children:

 

a.  Augustus Ritter was born about 1839.  He married Louisa [maiden name unknown] who was born about 1831 in New Jersey.

 

b. , Elemanda Ritter was born 1 March 1842.  She first married C.P. HERGESHEIMER and then on 20 November 1869 married Jacob HILDEBEIDEL.

 

c.  Syvilla Ritter

 

d. Henry Ritter

 

5. Henry Ritter born 18 February 1812 and died 8 August 1891 in Allentown, PA.  He first married Anna KELLY, daughter of John and Elizabeth Kelly.  Anna was born 13 March 1812 and died 22 November 1838.  Henry Ritter and his first wife, Anna Kelly, had two children.  He then married Elizabeth [maiden name unknown] who was born 19 November 1815 in PA and died 8 September 1899.

 

a.  William George Ritter was the child of Henry Anna.  He was born 28 September 1833 and died 6 February 1885.  He married Susan PAULEY, daughter of Daniel Pauley and Hetty Rohrbach.  Susan was born about 1835 in PA.  They had 7 children:  Emma S. Ritter (born about 1860), Ida Ritter (born about 1861), Agnes S. (born about 1862), Thomas E. Ritter (born 19 February 1863), Jennie V. Ritter (born about 1868), Katie M. Ritter (born about 1870) and William G. Ritter (born about 1873).

 

b.  Elvina Elisabeth Ritter was the child of Henry Anna.  She was born 28 June 1838.  She married Stephen BARNES who was born about 1837 and died sometime between 1873 and 1880 in Lehigh County, PA.  They had two sons: Harvey Barnes (born about 1869) and Howard Barnes (born about 1873).

 

6. Polly Ritter born 11 December 1813 in Lehigh County, PA and died 30 August 1815 in Lehigh County, PA.   She is buried in Western Salisbury Church cemetery.

 

7. Lydia Ritter born about 1815 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

8. Daniel Ritter born 1 December 1817 and died 27 April 1871 in Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, PA.  He married Annetta M. ROMIG who was born 17 September 1825 and died 4 March  1900.  They had 8 children:

 

a. Henry Ritter was born about 1845 and died about 1891.  He married Mary WOLF.

 

b. Peter "Willoughby"  Ritter was born about 1846.

 

c.  Milton "Hiram" Ritter was born 5 October 1847 and died 20 January 1914.

 

d.  Alfred "Romonius" Ritter was born about 1850 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

e.  William "Matthias" Ritter was born in 1852.  He married Emma Rebecca WAGNER, daughter of Charles Wagner and Henrietta SEIP on 19 April 1883.  Emma was born about 1860 in PA.  They had five children:  Charles Daniel (born about 1886), Florence Aleata (born about 1889), Laura W. (born about 1890), Aaron Wagner (died before 1910) and William Stanley (born about 1893).

 

f. Rebecca Eleanor Ritter was born 15 September 1858.

 

g.  James "Morris" (Morrison) Ritter was born 14 January 1860 and died 14 August 1878.

 

h. Mantana Ritter was born 23 August 1863 and died 31 January 1886.

 

9. Sarah "Sallie" Ritter born about 1820 in Lehigh County, PA and married Peter KECK who was born about 1817 in PA.  It seems that they had three children:

 

a.  Elizabeth Keck was born about 1842 in Lehigh County, PA

 

b.  William Lawrence Keck was born 7 May 1846 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

c.  Emma Keck was born about 1849 in Lehigh County, PA.

 

10. Elisabeth Ritter born about 1822.

 

11. Charles B. Ritter born 30 August 1824 and died 15 September 1900.  He married Anna HARTMAN who was born 8 December 1825 and died 27 December 1865.   It seems likely that they had no children.

 

12. Jonathan Ritter born 5 November 1826 in Lehigh County and died September 1833.

 

Johann. GEORGE KNAPPENBERGER (1787-1820)Johann. George(known as George)  was born 11 December 1787 and died 10 November 1820 in Lehigh County, PA.  He married Sarah HORLACHER about 1813.  Sarah was born 21 January 1791 and died 15 March 1861 in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA.  George died only 6 days after the birth of his third child and just short of his 33rd birthday.  George's estate proceedings listed his three children as Anna, Carl and Rebecca.   For more information on this family, click on his name above.

 

 

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SPECIAL THANKS

Brenda Frazier

Charles Kerchner

Russell Wessner for providing information on the Zimmerman/Blose family

Lori Simmons for her interest and support in making this family website more accurate!.