BENJAMIN KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

OF DEKALB COUNTY, ILLINOIS and IOWA

Updated April 2017

 

Johan Michael

(1709-1751)

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Johan Henrich

(1744-1818)

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Johan Heinrich Jr

(1781-1833)

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Benjamin

(1818-1891)

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Anna "Maria" (1844-1897)  > 5 Children

Eugene Horatio (1849-1914) > 3 Children

John (1851-1911)

Sausman (1853-1875)

Sarah (1854-1864)

Amanda Carrie (1855-1942) > 2 Children

Alfred L. (1858-1934) > 1 Child

Benjamin Henry (1860-1936) > 9 Children

Charles C. (1863-1926) > 1 Child

Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1865-1939) > 4 Children

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Benjamin Knappenberger, son of "Henry" Knappenberger, Jr., was born 18 May 1818 in Lehigh County, PA and died 18 June 1891 in Rinard, Calhoun County, Iowa.  He was buried in Cedar Cemetery, Rinard, Calhoun County, Iowa.  While the Find A Grave website says, "Note: Civil War Veteran," the National Park Service website does not list him as having served as a Civil War soldier.  Also buried in this same cemetery are two of his children: Charles and Elizabeth.

Benjamin married Anna STAUFFER, known as Nancy, on 24 July 1842.  She was born 26 March 1820 in Longswamp, Berks County, PA and died 10 March 1897 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

In 1850, Benjamin and his wife, Nancy, along with two of their children, Marie and Eugene, were living in Upper Tulpchocken Township, Berks County, PA.  Benjamin was listed as a cooper.  Around 1854, the family first moved to Kane County, Illinois and then Kendall County, Illinois (1860s) and by 1880 had moved to Mayfield Township, DeKalb County, Illinois, where they lived on a 320 acre farm they rented from A.H. Arnold.

While part of the family remained in DeKalb County, Illinois, two brothers, Eugene Horatio and Charles C. along with a sister Elizabeth "Lizzie" moved to Iowa and settled near Fort Dodge.  Sometime in the 1880s, Benjamin probably with Nancy also moved to Iowa.  There Benjamin died in 1891 and Anna returned to Illinois to live with her children who had stayed there including John, Amanda Carrie, and Benjamin Henry.  Another son, Fred, moved to Colorado.

In the Mayfield Cemetery of Mayfield Township, DeKalb County, Illinois [also known as Brush Point Cemetery] the family burial plot includes Anna (1820-1897), Sausman (1853-1875), Sarah (1854-1864), and John (1851-1911).  Also buried there is a Charles August Knappenberger who died in 1879.  We are unsure who this Charles is at this time but he may be another child of this couple or a grandchild.

 

Benjamin Knappenberger's tombstone in Cedar Cemetery, Rinard, Calhoun County, Iowa
  

 

 

CHILDREN

 

ANNA "MARIA" KNAPPENBERGER (1844-1897)

Anna Maria was born 5 November 1844 in Berks County, PA and died 5 February 1897 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  She married Freeman L. CAMPBELL, son of George W. Campbell and Rebecca Leighton, on 10 May 1867 in Kendall County, Illinois. Freeman was born February 1845 in Maine and died 18 December 1925 in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California.  They are buried in Kingston Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois.  They  had five children.

 

1. Kitty Mae Campbell was born 15 March 1868 in DeKalb County,Illinois and died 25 February 1925 in DeKalb County,  Illinois.  She married Frank C. KLECKNER on 30 December 1886.  Frank was born 17 November 1866 in St. Joseph County, Michigan and died 31 March 1954 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  They are buried in Kingston Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois.  They  had two children.

 

a.  Ina M. Kleckner was born 19 December 1888 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 26 February 1983 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  She  married William C. Mason on 8 December 1909.  William was born 26 December 1887 and died July 1975.  They are buried in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

b.   Roy D. Kleckner was born 4 February 1894 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 11 October 1989 in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.  He married Sarah E. Rogers who was born 14 May 1896 in Manchester, England and died 3 May 1980 in Pima County, Arizona.  They are buried in East Lawn Palms Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona.

 

2. Eugene Melville Campbell was born 1 January  1873 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 1960 in Oklahoma.  He was buried in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Wheatland, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.  He married Margaret A. Ryan in 1898.  Margaret was born 10 May 1874 in Ireland and died 17 November 1925 in Boone County,  Illinois.  She was buried in St. James Cemetery, Boone County, Illinois.  They had four children:  Clarence E Campbell, Donald J. Campbell, John Kenneth Campbell and Marie W. Campbell.

 

3.  Lula Campbell was born November 1878 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

4.  Sarah Campbell was born March 1882 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

5.  Alma (or Una?) Campbell was born in November 1886 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

 

EUGENE HORATIO KNAPPENBERGER (1849-1914)

Eugene Horatio was born 6 December 1849 in Berks County, PA and died 25 January 1914 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa.  He married Louisa ROSSMAN, daughter of Fite G. Rossman and Betsy Ann Ploss on 1 January 1880 in Sycamore, Illinois.  Louisa was born 28 September 1861 near Beloit, Wisconsin  and died 20 June 1920 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa.  This couple lived in Farnhamville, Calhoun County, Iowa.  They are buried in Storm Lake Cemetery, Buena Vista County, Iowa.  They had three children.

 

1. Luella M. Knappenberger was born 5 October 1881 in Illinois and died February 1975 in Phoenix, Maricopa County,  Arizona.  She was first married to Josiah DUDLEY, son of Andrew J. and Susan Dudley, on December 24, 1901.  Luella and Josiah had one son: Lynn Eugene Dudley.  Luella and Josiah divorced.  In 1910, Lynn was living with his father, Josiah, and his Dudley grandparents.  Josiah remarried sometime after 1910 and moved to Keith County, Nebraska with his new wife, Emma, and three stepchildren.  Luella later married Leroy C. MULLINS known as "Roy", son of William Mullins and Ann Andrews, on 17 March 1909. Roy was born 26 March 1881 in Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa and died 16 December 1962.  Luella and Roy lived on a farm near La Mars, Iowa and had no children.  In the 1920 census and 1930 census, Lynn was living with his mother and her second husband.

 

a. Lynn Eugene Dudley was born 12 October 1902 in Webster County, Iowa and died August 1975 in Glendale, Maricopa County, Arizona.  He married Hertha BOECHER who was born 6 September 1909 in Germany and died December 1977 in Glendale, Arizona.  Lynn and Hertha had one daughter: Donna Mae Dudley (8 June 1932-26 May 1986) who married Vernon SINGLE.

 

2. Edna Belle Knappenberger was born 27 February 1897 in Calhoun County, Iowa and died 1 May 1988 in Sacramento County, California.  She married Forrest Henry LICHTENBERG, son of Henry Lichtenberg and Rosanna Hilton, on 13 October 1917 in Woodbury County, Iowa.    Forrest was born 10 April 1892 in Fort Dodge, Iowa and died 55 April 1963 in Sacramento County, California.  This couple had two children.

 

a.  Charlotte Jean Lichtenberg born 17 April 1920 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa and died 4 May 1988 in Sacramento, California.  Charlotte married William "Bill" Grant  HESSER, son of John Henry Hesser and Maude Ethel Coan.  Bill was born 20 September 1917 in Ft. Dodge, Iowa and died 3 February 2009 in Sacramento County, California.

 

b.  Dean E. Lichtenberg born 22 March 1928 in Ft. Dodge, Webster County, Iowa and died 24 June 2004 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  He married Ann C. Gordon, daughter of Robert Gordon and Virginia Case in 1954.  Ann was born 18 June 1932 in Columbus, Indiana and died in 1974.  They had two sons, Eric and Greg.  Dean married Barbara Hammond in 1976.

 

3. Joseph Eugene Knappenberger was born 11 August 1901 in Farnhamville, Calhoun County, Iowa.  He died 27 August 1950 in Oxnard, Ventura County, CA and was buried in Storm Lake, Iowa with his parents.  Joseph married Iola Josephine ANDREWS, daughter of Everett Chris Andrews and Daisy Mae Campbell, on 28 June 1936 in Humboldt, Iowa.  Iola was born 19 July 1914 in Emmestburg, Iowa.  This couple had one son, Paul Eugene Knappenberger, who was born 7 February 1947 in Ventura County, California and died 22 January 2015.

 

 

JOHN KNAPPENBERGER (1851-1911)

John was born 1851 in Berks County, PA and died 10 December 1911 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  His obituary reads in part, "John Knappenberger died on Sunday last at the county house of dropsy and heart trouble.  He was 60 years of age (though his tombstone says 55 years) and lived in Sycamore or in this near vicinity most of his life, with the exception of a few years in Colorado.  He had been engaged in railroading and later in mining business.  He was not married.  There are surviving four brothers and two sisters:  Ben Knappenberger of Kirkland, Fred of Colorado, Eugene and Charles of Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Mrs. Lizzie Bean of Ft. Dodge, Iowa and Mrs. Amanda Southard of Kirkland.  He is buried in Mayfield Congregational Cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois."

 

 

SAUSMAN KNAPPENBERGER (1853-1875)

Sausman (sometimes spelled Sosman) was born 1853 in Berks County, PA and died at the age of 22 in 1875 in Dekalb County, Illinois.  He is buried in Mayfield Cemetery in Dekalb County, Illinois.

 

 

SARAH KNAPPENBERGER (1854-1864)

Sarah was born in 1854.  She died at the age of 10 in 1864 in Dekalb County, Illinois.  She is buried in Mayfield Cemetery [Brush Point Cemetery] in Dekalb County, Illinois.

 

 

AMANDA CARRIE KNAPPENBERGER (1855-1942)

Amanda Carrie was born 11 December 1855 in Kane County, Illinois and died 24 February 1942 in Dekalb County, Illinois.  She married John S. SOUTHARD on 26 September 1877 in Oregon, Ogle County, Illinois.  John was born 15 October 1844 in Lycoming County, PA and died 19 December 1904 in Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois.  His death was due to a train accident.  This couple is buried in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland Illinois.  They had two children.

 

1. Maude S. Southard was born 17 September 1882 in Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois and died 21 April 1966 in Genoa, Dekalb County, Illinois.  She married Nelson S. JOSLYN who was born about 1883 in Michigan and died 1962 in Sycamore, Illinois.  This couple had no children.  They are buried in Maple Cemetery, Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

2. Charles Wesley Southard was born 4 July 1895 in Kirkland, Dekalb County, Illinois and died 2 October 1961 in Genoa, Illinois.  He married Jessie Ava MONTGOMERY, daughter of Nathan and Elisa Montgomery, on 18 August 1921 in Chicago Illinois.  Jessie was born 20 October 1898 in Lexington, Scott County, Indiana and died 13 April 1967 in Genoa, Illinois. They are buried in Genoa Community Cemetery, DeKalb County, IL.   This couple had two children.

 

a.  Clifford Edward "Mike" Southard was born 27 March 1925 in Freeport, Illinois and died 17 December 2005 in Maryland.

 

b.   Mary Lou Southard who was born 15 September 1929 in Elgin, Illinois and died 17 January 2004 in Illinois.  She married Francis Joseph "Mac" McInerney, son of Frank and Julia McInerney, on 9 June 1951 in Elgin, Illinois.  Mac was born 19 March 1925 in LaSalle, Illinois and died 17 October 2004 in Illinois.  They are buried in St. Anthony's Cemetery, LaSalle County, Illinois.

 

 

ALFRED L. KNAPPENBERG(ER) (1858-1934)

Alfred L. "Fred" was born February 1858 in Kane County, Illinois and died 1934 in Eagle County, Colorado.  He is buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Eagle County, Colorado.  He was listed in the Leadville, Colorado directories for the years of 1888-1890 as a Union Pacific Railroad switchman.  It seems that Fred shortened the last name to KNAPPENBERG.  The 1900 census lists his birth date as February 1861; however, the 1860 census lists him as "Alfred, age 2" and the 1870 census lists him as "12 years of age".  Fred married Harriet A. WEBER about 1896 in Colorado.  She was born 20 March 1876 in England and died 22 March 1944 in Santa Barbara, California.  Fred and Harriet ran a store and post office in Burns, Colorado for many years.  It seems this couple had only one child.

 

1. Frederick L. Knappenberg(er), Jr. was born 12 June 1905 in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado and died 4 October 1932 in Goldfield, Esmeralda County, Nevada from a car accident.  In some places, his name is listed as Frederick Glee Knappenberg.  He was married about 1928 in Burns, Colorado to Gertrude Ida DAY who was born about 1908 in California.  Fred, Gertrude, and his widowed mother, Harriet, were living in Santa Barbara, California during the 1930 census.  At that time, according to the census, Fred was 25 years old, Gertrude was 21 and Harriet was 56.  Fred and Gertrude had a daughter named Corlyss Mae Knappenberger who was born 25 May 1931 in Santa Barbara, California.  She was only 16 months old at the time of her father's death.  We know nothing further about Corlyss at this time.

 

 

BENJAMIN HENRY KNAPPENBERGER (1860-1936)
Benjamin Henry was born 2 April 1860 in Yorkville, Kendall County, Illinois and died 9 May 1936 in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois.  Ben's obituary reads in part, "The decedent was a man of genial disposition, was an ardent out-of-doors enthusiast and was well known, both here and in his former communities, as an expert gardener and business man."  He married Margaret "Emma" HOLMES on 22 December 1886 in Kirkland, Illinois.  Margaret was the daughter of George Holmes and Ann Greenhow.  She was born 26 June 1860 in Dekalb County, Illinois and died 28 August 1951 in Belvidere, Boone County, Illinois.  This couple is buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, Illinois.  This couple had nine children.

 

 Benjamin Henry Knappenberger

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1. Earl B. Knappenberger was born 13 October 1889 in Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois  and died 30 December 1978 in Stoughton, Rock County, Wisconsin.  He married Iona Bell WYKE, daughter of William Wyke/Wike and Louise Nichols, on 14 March 1914.  Iona was born 23 December 1893 in Dekalb County, Illinois and died 9 May 1957 in Stoughton, Rock County, Wisconsin.  Earl enlisted in the military service on 3 October 1942 in Pennsylvania.  They are buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Wisconsin.  This couple had four children.

 

a. Arthur Earl Knappenberger was born 10 February 1915 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 9 June 1994 in Rock County, Wisconsin.  He married Bernice Elaine JOHNSEN, daughter of Aksel Edward Johnsen and Ethel V. Hyne, on 1 October 1937.  Bernice was born 5 June 1915 and died 13 May 2002 in Rock County, Wisconsin.  They had 5 children.

 

Gary Earl Knappenberger was born 9 May 1938 and died 25 July 1969.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

 

James Edward Knappenberger

 

Kay Janice Knappenberger

 

Dennis Ralph Knappenberger was born 6 September 1944 and died 26 March 2017.  He served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.  Dennis married Clementine JURADO in 1969.  They had two children: Jeffrey Alan Knappenberger and Diana Lynn Knappenberger (10 January 1972-4 October 2015).

 

Carol Ann Knappenberger

 

b. Ralph William Knappenberger was born 11 March 1920 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 4 October 1984 in Evansville, Wisconsin.  He is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Wisconsin.   He was a prisoner of war in the Pacific during World War II.  Ralph's first marriage was to Joyce Bernadine Brown in 1946.  This marriage ended in divorce.  They had two children: Janet Iona and Guy William.   Ralph's second marriage was to Marguerite V. Hazelett.  They had one child: Julie Ann.

 

c. Marjorie Louise Knappenberger was born 25 March 1922 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 28 July 2004 in Winnebago County, Illinois.  She married Richard Evart WHITE, Sr., son of Otto O. White and Goldine L. Evart, in 1947.  Richard was born 13 November 1921 in Illinois and died on 30 November 1961 in Illinois.  They are buried in Willwood Burial Park, Winnebago County, Illinois.  They had two children: Victoria Louise and Richard E.

 

d. Mary Anna Knappenberger was born11 March 1927 in Evansville, Wisconsin and died 7 January 2012 in Winnebago County, Illinois.   She married Gerald Wilfred "Jerry" LEDEN, son of Wilford Emil Leden and Mildred Regina Turnrose, in 1947.  Jerry was born 3 August 1925 in Rockford, Illinois and died 20 February 2009.  He is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens.  They had four children: Gregory Gerald, William Earl, Cynthia Sue and Jeffrey Alan.

 

2. Glenn Knappenberger was born 22 June 1891 in Franklin Township, Dekalb County, Illinois and died 15 December 1974 in Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois.  Glenn married Josephine Angeline LONG, daughter of Joseph Long and Charity Ellen Coleman, on 10 November 1917 in Kane County, Illinois.  Josie was born 14 March 1882 in Amboy, Illinois and died 12 February 1964 in Winnebago County, Illinois.  This couple had no children  They are buried in Greenwood Cemetery.

 

3. Floyd Knappenberger was born 7 March 1893 in Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois.  He died 11 February 1977 in Centralia, Washington County, Illinois.  Floyd married Elva ARMSTRONG in 1920.  Elva was born 17 March 1896 in Illinois and died January 1983.  Floyd and Elva had no children.

 

4. Laura Ann Knappenberger was born 13 August 1894 in Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois.  She died 16 July 1981 in Riverside County, California.  She married Merle C. WORDEN, son of James H. Worden and Nora Casler  on 22 September 1915  Merle was born 1 March 1895 in South Grove, DeKalb County, IL and died 26 April 1976 in Riverside County, California. They are buried in Mountainview Cemetery, Riverside, California.  This couple had four children.

 

a. Howard Mason Worden born 11 June 1916 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 29 May 1998 in Los Angeles County, California.

 

b. James Laverne Worden born 12 November 1919 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 15 July 2004 in Riverside County, California.

 

c. Robert Earl Worden born 16 January 1927 in Clay County, Florida and died 26 March 1995 in San Diego County, California.

 

d. Glenn M. Worden was born 1929 in Florida.

 

5. Guy Robert Knappenberger was born 29 June 1896 in Kirkland, DeKalb County, Illinois and died 2 July 1993 in Boone County, Illinois.  He married Pearl Marion PAULSON, daughter of Peter Paulson and Maria Johnson, on 18 July 1917 in Rockford, Illinois.  Pearl was born 13 August 1895 in Kirkland, Illinois and died 2 September 1981 in Kirkland, Illinois. They are buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kirland, DeKalb County, Illinois.  This couple had one son.

 

a. Ronald Robert Knappenberger was born 29 June 1918 and died 29 June 1918.  He was buried in Porter Cemetery, Ogle County, Illinois.

 

6. Lila Knappenberger was born 18 October 1897 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 13 October 1989 in Sycamore, Dekalb County, Illinois.  She married Carl Edward MEDINE on 5 July 1917 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  Carl was born 5 April 1894 in Kingston, Illinois and died 2 February 1987 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  This couple had five children.

 

a. Virginia Medine was born 13 January 1918 in DeKalb County, Illinois  and died 12  April 1997 in Tarpon Springs, Florida.  She married Gary Lynn and later married Bob Peet.

 

b. Everett W. Medine was born 21 September 1921 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 28 May 1989 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  He married Peggy J. Moss in 1946.

 

c. Marcia Louise Medine was born 27 July 1923 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  She married Darrell Forest, son of Charles Forest and Myrtle Erickson on 18 June 1943.  Darrell was born 5 April 1923 in Clark County, Wisconsin and died 16 April 2006 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  He is buried in Fairview Park Cemetery.

 

d. Dorothy Elaine Medine was born in 1925.  She married James J. Graham who was born 15 January 1923 in Indiana and died 2 December 1987 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

e. Lyle E. Medine was born in 1931 and married Patricia Holmes.

 

7. Wilda Knappenberger was born 4 August 1899 in Sycamore, DeKalb County, Illinois and died 27 September 1982 in Sycamore, Dekalb County, Illinois.  She married Harry Conrad CARLSON, son of Hokan Carlson and Selma Quist, on 14 February 1920 in Sycamore.  Harry was born 10 May 1898 in Dekalb County, Illinois and died 31 October 1984 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  This couple had three children.

 

a. Margaret Eileen Carlson was born 1 August 1920 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 18 February 1961 in DeKalb County, Illinois.   She married Everett F. JOHNSON on 14 October 1939.  Everett was born 28 September 1918 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 21 June 1996 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

b. Barbara Jean Carlson was born 5 November 1923 in DeKalb County, Illinois  and died 10 October 2003 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  She married Spencer Allen VOLPP, son of Gustav Volpp and Maude Haygreen, on 9 February 1946.  Spencer was born 7 June 1924 in Kane County, Illinois and died 16 January 1992 in McAllen, Texas.

 

c. Gladys Marion Carlson was born 31 December 1925 in DeKalb County, Illinois and died 17 May 2003 in Kane County, Illinois.  She married Harold K. JONES on 24 August 1946 Harold was born in 1920.

 

8. Mary J. Knappenberger was born 31 July 1901 in Dekalb County, Illinois and died 16 January 1982 in Largo, Pinellas County, Florida.  Mary married John William HALLOTT who was born 1 January 1895 in Belvidere, Illinois and died 18 September 1977 in Largo, Pinellas County, Florida.  This couple had no children.

 

9. Zaida Edna Knappenberger was born 12 December 1904 in Dekalb County, Illinois and died 31 October 1993 in Boone County, Illinois.  Zaida (sometimes spelled Zada) married Lyle Marion VOSBURGH, son of Ernest and Minhnie Vosburgh, on 21 May 1924 in Dekalb County, Illinois.  Lyle was born 16 August 1902 in Genoa, Illinois and died 22 October 1958 in Dekalb County, Illinois.  This couple had one daughter.

 

a. Roberta Vosburgh was born and died on 25 May 1925 in DeKalb County, Illinois.

She was buried in North Kingston cemetery, DeKalb County, Illinois.

 

 

CHARLES C. KNAPPENBERGER (1863-1926)

Charles C. was born 26 March 1863 in Kane County, Illinois.  He died 10 June 1926 in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa and is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery, Somers, Calhoun County, Iowa.  Charles married Martina FREMMING on March 5, 1895 in Ft. Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.  Martina was born May 1877 in Norway and arrived in the United States in 1892.  The 1900 census lists one child for this couple, but they may have had another child as well.  Their marriage ended in divorce.

 

  1. Mable A. Knappenberger was born in December 1895 in Iowa.

 

 

ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" KNAPPENBERGER (1865-1939)

Elizabeth "Lizzie" was born 9 August 1865 in Illinois and died 30 November 1939 in Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.  Lizzie married Eli BEAN, son of Ole Bean, on 22 September 1885 in Calender, Webster County, Iowa.  Eli was born 9 June 1857 in Norway and died 22 October 1932 in Ogden, Weber County, Utah.  Lizzie and Eli moved to Ogden, Utah in 1929, but upon his death Lizzie moved back to Fort Dodge, Iowa.  Her obituary reads in part,  "Mrs. Bean was widely known in the community.  She was a great home lover and always very close to her children, her happiest times being spent with them."  She was buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery, Calhoun County, Iowa.  This couple had four children.

 

1. Benjamin F. Bean was born 9 October in 1886 in Webster County, Iowa and died 20 January 1965 in San Diego County, California.  He married Velma HEDMAN who was born 1887 and died 1924 in Ft. Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.  She is buried in St. Olaf's Cemetery in Ft. Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.  They had five daughters.   Benjamin married on 3 May 1927 in Calhoun County, Iowa to Margaret L. Coffee, daughter of Michale F. Coffee and Elizabeth Burns.  Margaret was born about 1887 in Dubuque Iowa. They had a son.

 

a.  Catherine Bean, daughter of Benjamin and Velma, was born about 1910 in Webster County, Iowa 
She married Ralph Monroe HANSON on 28 May 1927.

 

b.  Winifred Blanche Bean, daughter of Benjamin and Velma, was born 25 May 1913 in Webster County, Iowa.

 

c.  Maxine Delores Bean, daughter of Benjamin and Velma, was born 5 March 1915 in Webster County, Iowa.

 

d.  Beatrice Bean, daughter of Benjamin and Velma, was born about 1918.

 

e.  Velma or Wilma Bean, daughter of Benjamin and Velma, was born about 1923.

 

f.  Benjamin F. Bean, Jr., son of Benjamin and Margaret, was born about 1928 in Ft. Dodge, Webster  County, Iowa.

 

2. Obidiah Henry Bean was born 1 April 1889 in Webster County, Iowa and died 19 October 1954.  He married Hulda Maria Nelson, daughter of Andrew Nelson and Emma Carlson, on 25 October 1919.  Hulda was born September 1894 in Iowa.

 

3.  Louetta Blanch Bean was born 31 March 1897 in Webster County, Iowa and died 4 November 1961 in Los Angeles County, California.  She married Ernest Vern BEACH who was born 1892 and died 1974.

 

4.  Leonard O. Bayne, who changed the spelling of his last name from Bean to Bayne, was born 26 January 1901 in Webster County, Iowa and died 4 May 1974 in Los Angeles County, California.  He married Myrtle Mae MARTYN, daughter of Arthur Martyn and Mae Sauer, on 22 June 1922 in Ft. Dodge, Webster County, Iowa.  He later married Thelma GARNER, daughter of Phillip Garner and Lula Morris, who was born about 1902 in Utah.

 

 

SPECIAL NOTE

 

CHARLES AUGUST KNAPPENBERGER

Charles August Knappenberger was born in 1878 and died in 1879 in DeKalb County, Illinois.  He is buried in Mayfield Congregational Cemetery also known as Brush Point in DeKalb County, Illinois.  Charles August died at one year of age.  Although Anna would have been 58 years of age at the time of Charles' birth, we are currently placing him here as her child because he is buried with Benjamin and Anna and other children of this family.  Until we learn otherwise, we will leave him here.  However, since they had another son named Charles, we are assuming that Charles August Knappenberger is a grandchild, but we do not know at this time whose child he was.

 

 

SPECIAL  THANKS

Clifford Southard for sharing his family history!

Melissa Forest Erickson

 

 

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