DANIEL A. KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

OF MERCER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Updated September 30, 2015

 

Johan Michael

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Johan Henrich

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Johan Henrich Jr

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Daniel A.

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James (c1835-1898) > 2 Children

Daniel D. (1836-1888) > 7 Children
Elmira (1838-1941)

Reuben F. (1840-1916) > 2 Children

Anna Maria (1842-1900/1905) > 7 Children

Catherine (1844-?)

Lydia Elisabeth (1846-1888/1900) > 4 Children

John H. (1849-1933) > 2 Children

Caroline (1851-1920/1930) > 11 Children

Emeline (1852-1880/1885)

Sarah A. (1855-1888/1892)

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Daniel A. Knappenberger, son of Henry Knappenberger, Jr., was born 12 April 1813 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA and died in 1889 in Mercer County, PA.  Daniel is the founder of the Mercer County, PA Knappenberger Family.  Daniel married Maria Anna RUMFELD / RUMFELT known as "Mary" in May 1835.  Mary was born October 1812 in Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA and died 19 April 1881 in Mercer County, PA.  She is buried in Good Hope Cemetery, West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA.  They had eleven children.

OTHER MERCER COUNTY KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY MEMBERS

There was an Emeline Knappenberger who was born about 1835 in Pennsylvania.  In the 1860 census for Deer Creek Township, Mercer County, PA, this Emeline Knappenberger is listed as 25 years of age, single, and working as a domestic servant in the household of Solomon Bortz.  The Bortz and Knappenberger families were close friends as indicated by church records.  This Emeline Knappenberger also attended the Good Hope Church in West Salem Township as did Daniel A. Knappenberger and his family.  In addition, Daniel and his wife later named one of their children after Emeline.   At this time we do not know how Emeline fits into the family.  Could she possible be a niece and the daughter of Thomas Knappenberger (older brother of Daniel) and Thomas' wife Sarah Gruber?

 

CHILDREN

 

JAMES KNAPPENBERGER (c1835 - 1898)

James Knappenberger was born about 1835 in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  In the 1850 census, James is listed as 17 years of age in his parent's household.  He married Susan C. [maiden name unknown] who was born August 1846 in Canada.  The 1880 census indicates that her parents were born in Ireland.  In 1880, James is listed as an oil well contractor.  The 1888-1890 Bradford, Pennsylvania directory lists "James Knoppenberger" as a contractor living at 77 State Street.  He died late 1898 in Auglaize County, Ohio.

James had a son, Sylvester, most likely before he was married.  James and his wife, Susan, adopted a daughter, Lilly Lowell, in 1883.  Adoption records indicate that they had no children.

Susan Knappenberger was listed in the 1900 census as 53 years of age, widow, born in Canada living in Auglaize County, Ohio.  Her occupation was listed as oil producer.  She is living in Bradford, McKean County, PA in the 1910 and 1920 census.  She was born August 1846 in Canada and died 5 April 1926 in Warrenn County,PA in the state hospital.  Her death certificate provides no further information on her maiden name or her parents.  She is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Bradford. All census data indicates that she gave birth to no children.

 

1.  Sylvester Knappenberger was born about 1857 most likely in Mercer County, PA.  In the 1860 census, he is listed as 3 years of age and living with his grandparents, Daniel and Maria Knappenberger, in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA.  In the 1880 census, Sylvester Knappenberger is listed with his father, James Knappenberger and his wife, Susan, in Bradford, McKean County, PA, as 22 years of age and a farmer.  However, in the 1880 census for Mercer County, Sylvester Knappenberger is also listed with his grandparents and listed as a farmer.  It would seem that Sylvester was raised on his grandparents' farm and was visiting with his father at the time of the 1880 census since his occupation is listed as farmer.  We know nothing further about him after the 1880 census.

 

2.  Lillian or Lilly [born Lowell] Knappenberger was born about 1878 most likely in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.  She was adopted by James and Susan Knappenberger in January 1883 in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.  The papers state that Lilly was born to Ida Lowell of Titusville.  Lilly's last name was changed to Knappenberger at the time of the adoption in 1883. We know that her name was still Lillian Knappenberger (or Knoppenberger) in 1903 when she contested the will of James Knoppenberger in Auglaize County, Ohio.  Nothing further is known about either of these children.

 

 

DANIEL D. KNAPPENBERGER (1836-1888)

Daniel D. [oftentimes written as Daniel, Jr.] was born 1836 probably in Lehigh County, PA and died 28 January 1888 in Mercer County, PA.  He married Mary Louisa FRY known as "Louise" daughter of Charles H. Fry and Hannah Hommer, about 1866.  She was born 1 November 1845 in Mercer County, PA and died 21 July 1933 in Mercer County, PA.  They are both buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery in Greenville, Mercer County, PA along with many of their children.  This couple had seven children.

 

1.  Della L. Knappenberger was born 6 November 1867 in Mercer County, PA and died 12 September 1944 in Butler, Butler County, PA.  She married Frank W. STRAIN, son of Samuel Strain and Louvica Huchins, about 1892.  Frank was born 4 October 1864 in Ohio and died 20 February 1933 in Butler, Butler County, PA.  They are buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Greenville, Mercer County, PA. They had one daughter.

a.  Margaret L. Strain was born about 1905 in Butler, PA and married Lionel GIBSON who was born about 1905 in Virginia.

 

2.  Malissa A. Knappenberger known as "Lizzie Bell" was born 14 March 1869 in Mercer County, PA and died 20 June 1918 in Lawrence County, PA.  Lizzie appears to have never married since she is buried in the family plot at Shenango Valley Cemetery under her maiden name and was single in the 1910 census at the age of 41.

 

3.  Charles Daniel Knappenberger was born 30 November 1870 in Mercer County, PA and died 20 January 1954 in Meadville, Crawford County, PA.  He was a millwright by trade.  Charles married Francis Maria GROOVER, daughter of Jeremiah Groover and Patience Donner in 1899 in Mercer County, PA.  Frances was born 1 October 1875 in Mercer County, PA and died 14 September 1953 in Crawford County, PA  They are buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.  Charles and Frances had two daughters.

 

a. Patience Louise Knappenberger was born 30 March 1900 in Mercer County, PA and died 14 April 1908 in Mercer County, PA at the age of 8.  She is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery in Greenville, Mercer County, PA.

 

b. Ethel M. Knappenberger was born 15 May 1905 in Mercer County, PA and died 10 June 1986 in Meadville, Crawford County, PA.  She married Rodney J. CULVER, son of Seymore Culver and Blanche Caldwell, on 1 January 1951.  Rodney was born 15 June 1904 in Crawford County PA and died 15 December 1979 in Meadville, PA.  They are buried in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Crawford County, PA.

 

4. Adah Marie Knappenberger was born 8 March 1874 in Mercer County, PA and died 15 June 1953 in Meadville, Crawford County, PA.  Ada  married G. Fredrick RICE, son of Henry Rice and Lean Hill.  Fred  was born 10 October 1869 in Mercer County, PA  and died 16 February 1942 in Mercer County, PA.  This couple had no children.  They are buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

 

5.  Herman Franklin Knappenberger was born 18 August 1875 in Mercer County, PA and died February 1938 in Mercer County, PA.  He married Mertie Mae WOODS, daughter of Joseph W. and Lizzie Woods, on 21 December 1905.  Mertie was born 17 September 1880 in Mercer County, PA and died 3 April 1930 in Mercer County, PA.  They are buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.  This couple had one son.  At the time of Herman Franklin Knappenberger's death in 1938, he was married to Catherine [maiden name unknown].

 

a. Franklin Leroy Knappenberger known as "Roy" or "Leroy" was born 18 August 1914 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died 27 February 1972 in Sharon, Mercer County, PA.  He married Helen Virginia SMITH, daughter of Andrew Eugene Smith and Sophia Katherine Fike, on 24 August 1935.  Helen was born 16 January 1917 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA and died 14 August 2000 in Sharon, Mercer County, PA.  This couple is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.  They had 5 children:  Hazel Virginia Knappenberger who married Jack E. BUYNAK, Daniel Fredrick Knappenberger (18 March 1937-17 May 1937), Dorothy Marie Knappenberger who married Robert Lloyd ANDERSON (29 March 1941-4 December 2004), Georgietta Lee Knappenberger who married David C. TITUS, and Donna Lynn Knappenberger (1 July 1947-7 October 2010) who married Laird A. SHELDON (5 October 1942-9 July 2003)

 

6. William Henry Knappenberger was born 29 August 1880 in Mercer County, PA and died 14 February 1962 in Mercer County, PA.  William never married.  He was a bricklayer.  He is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

 

7. Frederick Joshua Knappenberger was born 25 February 1888 in Mercer County, PA and died 22 October 1915 in Mercer County, PA at the age of 27.  He was married to Gladys Marie AMY, daughter of Ralph and Maud Amy, on 11 February 1913.  He is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

 

ELMIRA N  KNAPPENBERGER(1838-1841)

Elmira  was born 17 March 1838 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and was christened on 26 August 1838 in Good Hope Church, West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA.  She died 12 November 1841 in Mercer County, PA and was buried in Good Hope Church Cemetery.

 

 

REUBEN F. KNAPPENBERGER (1840-1916)

Reuben was born 10 April 1840 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died 8 May 1916 in Mercer County, PA.  He married Alavesta R. BIERY, daughter of Nathan Biery and Leanda Guth, on 4 January 1866.  Alavesta was born 21 July 1848 in Orefield, Lehigh County, PA and died 28 August 1935 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio. They are buried in Good Hope Cemetery, West Salem, Mercer County, PA.   They had two children.

 

1.  Wilson N. Knappenberger was born 10 February 1872 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA and died 9 February 1944 in Conneaut, Ashtabula County, Ohio.  In the 1910 census, he was living with his parents at the age of 38 and unmarried.  The 1930 census indicates he was 57 years of age and unmarried.

 

2.  Mary Leanda Knappenberger known as "Leanda" was born February 1874 in Mercer County, PA and died 6 November 1966 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.   Leanda married Charles Cyrus CHRISTMAN, son of Reuben Jacob Christman and Margaret Hasenplug, about 1896.  Charles was born December 1872 in Ohio and died between 1920-1930 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  They had five children:

 

a. Harold R. Christman born 9 April 1897 in PA and died June 1974 in Erie, Erie County, PA.  He married Frances L. [maiden name unknown] about 1920.  Frances was born 21 May 1896 in Ohio and died June 1974 in Erie County, PA.  In the 1930 census, they had no children.

 

b. Albert Bertram Christman was born 26 April 1899 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died 1 April 1982 in Ashtabula County.  He married Lute A. [maiden name unknown] about 1929.  Luta was born 27 November 1892 in Ohio and died 15 July 1972 in Geauga County, Ohio.  In the 1930 census, they had no children.

 

c. Roland L. Christman was born 13 August 1902 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died 22 January 1989 in Wayne County, Michigan.  He married Sarah Ellen DOLEN, daughter of Thomas Dolen and Sarah Ann Luke, about 1929.  Sarah was born 11 February 1899 in Michigan and died 14 October 1962.  In the 1930 census, they were living with her widowed father and had no children at that time.

 

d. Margaret M. Christman was born 25 March 1909 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died 19 December 1972 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  She married a Mr. CARLSON who died sometime after 1972.

 

e. Ruth Leanda Christman was born 23 September 1913 in Ashtabula County, Ohio and died 16 May 2009 in Erie, PA.  She married John Paul PERKINS, son of Wilbur Vincent Perkins and Anna Lee McEndree, in 1938.  John was born 2 July 1909 in Lawrence County, PA and died 20 February 1990 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  They are buried in Greenlawn Memory Gardens in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  They had two daughters: Vicki Perkins and Janelle Perkins.

 

 

ANNA MARIA KNAPPENBERGER (1842-1900/1905)

Anna Maria was born 25 March 1842 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died sometime between 1900 and 1905 in Mercer County, PA.  We assume that she is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery with her husband.  She married Samuel WEST, son of David West and Catharine Beitnett, in December 1859 in Mercer County, PA.  Samuel was born 2 April 1828 in Lehigh County, PA and died 1898 in Mercer County, PA.  Samuel was a grocer.  The 1880 census for Greenville, Mercer County, PA indicates that they had seven children at that time.

 

1.  Mina E. West was born 1 April 1860 in Mercer County, PA and died 14 May 1925 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA.  Mina was a school teacher and single in 1880 and 1900.  Sometime between 1900 and 1910, she married Byron F. CHESTNUT, son of Charles Chestnut and Sarah A. Klingensmith.  Byron was born 5 December 1856 in Iowa and died 14 August 1921 in Mercer County, PA.  They are buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.

 

2.  Lydia West was born about 1862 in Mercer County, PA.  Lydia was single and a dress maker in 1880.  She seemingly was close with her uncle, James Knappenberger, and may have taken care of him in his illness prior to his death in 1898.

 

3.  Samuel Allen West was born 6 August 1864 in Mercer County, PA and died 26 December 1953 in Mercer County, PA.  He married Margaret Mae BAUGH, daughter of Jacob Baugh and Catherine Kirk, about 1888.  Margaret was born 19 June 1869 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA and died 27 August 1861 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA. This couple is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.  In the 1900 census, they had one daughter: Florence West (20 November 1891 in Mercer County, PA-September 1985 in Mercer County, PA) who seemingly never married.

 

4.  Alice T. West was born about 1868 in Mercer County, PA.

 

5.  John Warren West was born 2 April 1870 in Mercer County, PA and died 21 November 1907 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA.  At the time of his death, he was single and farmer.  He died of tuberculosis.  He is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

 

6.  Harry D. West was born 20 November 1872 in Mercer County, PA and died 21 February 1931 in Mercer County, PA.  He is buried in Shenango Valley Cemetery.

 

7.  May West was born about 1877 in Mercer County, PA.

 

 

CATHERINE KNAPPENBERGER (1844-?)

Catherine or Katharina was born 12 March 1844 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and was christened on 23 June 1844 in Good Hope Church.  She died sometime after 1888.  Nothing further is known about her  She was 16 years of age in the 1880 census.  Did she marry?.

 

 

LYDIA ELISABETH KNAPPENBERGER (1846-1888/1900)

Lydia Elisabeth was born 28 December 1846 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died between 1888 and 1900.  She married Chancy ECKENRODE, son of John and Jane Eckenrode.  Chancy was born 19 October 1842 in Mahoning County, Ohio and died 9 January 1933 in Mercer County, PA.  Chancy fought in the Civil War and filed for a Civil War pension in August 1897 as an invalid.  This couple had four sons.

 

1. Warren "Ulysius" Eckenrode was born 17 July 1866 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA and died 1 January 1935 in Smithwick, Fall River County, South Dakota.  He married Delphine Jane FISHER, daughter of Elias Fisher and Julia Matilda Freeman, on 1 January 1892.  Delphia was born 14 September 1869 in Garrett, Dekalb County, Indiana and died 20 June 1932 in Smithwick, South Dakota. They owned a ranch.  However, sometime during the 1920s, Ulysius and Delphia divorced.  They had two sons and a daughter.

 

a. Glen "Chancy" Eckenrode was born 10 April 1894 in South Dakota and died 20 November 1970 in Smithwick, Fall River County, South Dakota.  He married Elouise A. BROWN on 12 November 1924 in Custer County, South Dakota.  Elouise was born 12 October 1902 in Illinois and died 12 February 1990 in Smithwick, Fall River County, South Dakota.  They are buried in Black Hills National Cemetery, Meade County, South Dakota.  They had two daughters that we know about: Opal Eckenrode and Arla Eckenrode.

 

b. Dale Elias Eckenrode was born 27 January 1897 in Fall River County, South Dakota and died 12 September 1970 in Montezuma Lake, Yavapai County, Arizona. He married four times.  First, Dale married Mildred B. REASER, daughter of Theodore James Reaser and Imogene Metcalf, on 7 December 1917 in Fall River County, South Dakota.  They had a daughter: Ruth Eckenrode (born about 1919 in Nebraska).  Their first marriage ended in divorce.  Second, Dale and Mildred Reaser Eckenrode remarried on 3 November 1920 in Pennington County, South Dakota.  This marriage ended in divorce again by 1925 when both of them remarried.  Mildred remarried to Harley L. Jones on 21 November 1925.  Third, Dale married on 2 December 1925 in Custer County, South Dakota to Esther RENZ who was born about 1907 in South Dakota.  By the 1930 census, they were living in Ft. Defiance, Apache County, Arizona.  There were no children born to this marriage.  Fourth, Dale married Hazel [married name unknown] sometime before the 1940 census.  Hazel was born about 1900 in Indiana.  In 1940, they were living in Maricopa County, Arizona.

 

c. Violet D. Eckenrode was born about 1908 in South Dakota.   She married Harold L. WILSON on 9 August 1927 in Custer County, SD.  Harold was born about 1905 in Nebraska.

 

2. William "Sherman" Eckenrode was born July 1868 in Mercer County, PA and died 10 August 1943 in Trumbull County, Ohio.  He is buried in Transfer Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.   In the 1920 census, he was living in Trumbull County, Ohio at 51 years of age and single.  He was working as a log cutter.  He never married.

 

3. Daniel Sheridan Eckenrode was born 3 December 1872 in Mercer County, PA and died 13 January 1966 in Mercer County, PA.  He married Sara McDONALD who was born 18 July 1897 in PA and died July 1972 in Mercer County, PA.  They are buried in Transfer Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.

 

4.  Benjamin Harrison Eckenrode was born 2 August 1888 in Mercer County, PA and died 24 June 1962 in Fall River County, South Dakota.  He is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fall River County, South Dakota.  In the 1920 census, he was listed as 31 years of age and single - working on his brother's ranch in South Dakota.  In the 1930 census, he was listed as 41 years of age and single - working on his divorced sister-in-law's, Delphia Eckenrode's, place.  In 1940, he was living with his brother, Sherman, in Trumbull County, Ohio.

 

 

JOHN H. KNAPPENBERGER (1849-1933)

John H. was born 28  April 1849 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died 2 February  1933 in Mercer County, PA.  John married Margaret McELHENY, daughter of James McElheny and Margaret Lontzenhiser.  Margaret  was born 10 December 1850 in Pennsylvania and died 8 February 1930 in Mercer County, PA.  John and Margaret were living with their daughter, Gertrude, and her husband in the 1920 census.  In the 1930 census, John is listed as a widow.  They are buried in Hadley Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.  This couple had two children.

 

1. Gertrude Emma Knappenberger was born 16 February 1879 in Mercer County, PA and died 7 June 1953 in Mercer County, PA.  She married Joseph M. ADAMS, son of Daniel Adams and Elizabeth Marshall.  Joseph  was born 20 March 1869 in PA and died 13 January 1926 in Mercer County, PA.  Joseph was a merchant in a retail hardware store.  By the 1930 census, Gertrude was a widower with a 9 year old daughter, Frances Adams.  Gertrude and Joseph are buried in Hadley Cemetery, Mercer County, PA.

 

a. Frances Elizabeth Adams was born 16 May 1920 in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, PA and died 15 February 2011 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA.  She never married.  Frances was a school teacher for 40 years at the Hermitage School District retiring in 1980.  Frances' obituary states that she was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, and an infant sister.

 

2.  Frederick L.D. Knappenberger known as "Freddie" was born October 1880 and died 21 February 1888 in Mercer County, PA at 7 years and 4 months of age.  He is buried in Baptist Cemetery, West Salem, Mercer County, PA.

 

 

CAROLINE KNAPPENBERGER (1851-1920/1930)

Caroline Knappenberger was born 12 September 1851 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died sometime after the 1920 census in Longswamp Township, Berks County, PA.  She married Obadiah MILLER, son of Harry Miller and Sallie Hunsperger, on 25 September 1871 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA.  Obadiah was born 28 February 1845 in Pennsylvania and died 24 November 1928 in Berks County, PA.  He is buried in the Zion Lehigh Evangelical Lutheran Church in Alburtis, Lehigh County, PA.  The 1900 census has this family living in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA where Obadiah was a shoemaker.  This census also indicated that Caroline had given birth to 11 children of which 10 were alive at that time.  Can you help with this Miller Family?  If so, please contact us at jsappleton@windstream.net.

 

1.  Mary L. Miller was born about 1872 in Mercer County, PA.  She may have been known as "Mamie" and may have married Henry Hendelman.

 

2.  Maude Miller was born 16 August 1873 in Greenville, Mercer County, PA and died 16 September 1963 in Phillipsburg, Warren County, New Jersey.  Maude married Warren Daniel KUNKLE, M.D., son of Edgar Franklin Kunkle and Matilda Ellen Frey.  Warren was born 2 November 1879 in Lehigh County, PA and died 10 March 1944 in Allentown, PA.  This couple is buried in the West End Cemetery of Allentown.  They had one son.

 

a. Barton Edgar Kunkle was born 5 December 1901 in Northampton County, PA and died 3 September 1972 in Allentown, Lehigh County, PA.  He married Dorothy Mary DEWOLF who was born 1903 in New London, Connecticut.  They had 5 children.

 

3.  Harry F. Miller was born 26 February 1875 in Mercer County, PA.  Harry married Laura BARTHOLOMEW and they had a son: John Miller.

 

4.  Blanche Miller was born 11 April 1877 in Mercer County, PA. She may have married a Rev. STAUP/STAUB.

 

5.  Alice Miller was born 25 August 1879 in Mercer County, PA.  It seems that she married Walter C. BUNTING who was born 21 October 1877 in PA and died 30 July 1958 in Philadelphia, PA.  They had a son: Clifton Douglas Bunting (1907-1963) who married Louise M. [maiden name unknown] (1913-1992).  In the 1920 and 1930 census, this family was living in Philadelphia, PA.

 

6.  Ida Miller was born 21 September 1881 in Mercer County, PA.  Ida was 35 years of age, single in the 1920 census living with her parents in Berks County, PA.  In 1930 census she was single living with her married sister, Evelyn Phillips [see below].

 

7.  Warner Warren Miller was born 28 October 1884 in Mercer County, PA and died 30 November 1933 in Allentown, PA.  He married Eva A. [maiden name unknown] about 1914.  Eva was born about 1894 in PA.  They had two daughters: Genevieve K. Miller (born about 1915 in Allentown, PA) and Betty J. Miller (born about 1928 in Allentown, PA).

 

8.  Benjamin Miller married Ida REPP.

 

9.  Sadie Winifred Miller was born 23 June 1886 in PA. She was single in the 1930 census when she was living with her married sister, Alice Bunting in Philadelphia, PA.

 

10.  Eugene Clifford Miller born 5 August 1888 in Mercer County, PA and died before 1920.

 

11.  Evelyn K. Miller was born 19 April 1895 in PA.  She married George B. PHILLIPS, son of H. Orville Phillips.  George was born 4 April 1893 in Warren County, PA.  They had a daughter: Dorothy Phillips (born about 1921 in Warren County, New Jersey).

 

 

EMELINE KNAPPENBERGER (1852-1880/1885)

Emeline Knappenberger was born October 1852 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died sometime between 1880 and 1885 in Mercer County, PA.  She married Clarence Jesse McQUISTON, son of Jesse McQuiston and Margaret J. Davidson, about 1871.  Clarence was born August 1856 in Jefferson County, PA.  By the 1900 census, Clarence J. McQuiston was living in Jamestown, Mercer County, PA with his second wife, Mary Elisabeth Harmon.

 

 

SARAH A. KNAPPENBERGER (1855-1888/1892)

Sarah was born June 1855 in West Salem Township, Mercer County, PA and died sometime between 1888 and 1892 in Mercer County, PA.  She is mentioned in a biography of her father which was written in 1880 as being alive and married to Frank Callahan.  She married Frank Pierce  CALLAHAN, son of James B. Callahan and Mary Ann Miller, about 1877.  In the 1880 census, they had a 3 year old son listed as Daniel Ward who may have in fact been their ward and not a biological son.  More research needs to be done.

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS

Denise Anderson Saari

Toni Sheehan of the Mercer County Genealogical Society

Marcelle E. Bortner