DANIEL KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

OF ARMSTRONG COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

Updated June 14, 2015

 

Johan Michael

(1709-1751)

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Conrad

(1748-1818)

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J Philip

(1783-1867)

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John

(1809-1885)

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Daniel

(1833-1912)

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William Trees (1858-1858)

Mary Lucinda (1859-1860)

John Walker (1861-1861)

David Hill (1862-1915) > 4 Children

Robert Frantz (1866-1956) > 9 Children

Bella Jane (1869-1913) > 3 Children

Florence Jocasta (1872-1937) > 2 Children

Frank Lee (1875-1946) > 7 Children

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Daniel Knappenberger was born 22 June 1833 in Kiskiminetas Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 12 November 1912 in Oak Ridge, Armstrong County, PA and was buried in Hawthorne Cemetery, Clarion County, PA.  Daniel was a farmer and a carpenter and was a postmaster at Belknap, Armstrong County, PA.

 

His obituary in the Leechburg, PA paper was headlined: An Old Armstrong County Man Laid to Rest.  It stated in part, "The deceased, Daniel Knappenberger, was the first one of the late John Knappenberger's family to be called beyond, for 73 years and at that time a little sister, which died in infancy.  All the rest were present at his funeral.  Namely:  Jacob, aged 76 years; Gus, aged 73 years; Lucinda, widow of the late J.W. Klingensmith, aged 69 years and Henry, aged 66 years.  It is not very often that we find a family that so many have lived to see three score and part of them three score and ten.  Mr. Knappenberger's wife, Nancy Walker, daughter of the late Robert Walker of Olivet, PA, had passed beyond to meet her master 23 years ago.  Mr. Knappenberger was well known in this section, for many years being engaged in the carpenter business and many houses and barns in old Kiskiminetas township were either built or helped in the building by the deceased."

 

Daniel married Nancy WALKER, daughter of Robert Walker and Jane Porter, on 19 February 1857 in Armstrong County, PA.  Nancy was born 14 March 1835 in Armstrong County, PA and died 30 July 1889 in Armstrong County, PA and is buried in Hawthorne Cemetery, Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA.  This couple had eight children.

 

Daniel Knappenberger

[photo graciously provided by Dorothy Hamilton Knepshield]

 

Daniel Knappenberger and, his wife, Nancy [Walker] Knappenbergers' gravemarkers
in Hawthorne Cemetery, Clarion County, Pennsylvania

[photo graciously provided by Allen Knappenberger]

 

 

CHILDREN

 

WILLIAM TREES KNAPPENBERGER (1858-1858)

William Trees Knappenberger was born 17 January 1858 in Armstrong County, PA and died 1 March 1858 in Armstrong County, PA at one month and 12 days of age.

 

 

MARY LUCINDA KNAPPENBERGER (1859-1860)

Mary Lucinda Knappenberger was born 12 January 1859 in Armstrong County, PA and was christened at Boiling Springs Lutheran Church in Kiski Township, Armstrong County, PA.  She died 12 February 1860 in Armstrong County, PA at the age of 1 year and 1 month.

 

 

JOHN WALKER KNAPPENBERGER (1861-1861)

John Walker Knappenberger was born 8 February 1861 in Armstrong County, PA and died 29 March 1861 in Armstrong County, PA at the age of 1 month and 21 days.

 

 

DAVID HILL KNAPPENBERGER (1862-1915)

David Hill Knappenberger was born 11 August 1862 in Belknap, Wayne Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 13 October 1915 in Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA.  David married Mary Ann MICHAEL, daughter of Samuel Michael, Jr. and Mary Wise, on 24 September 1885.  She was born 11 August 1867in Ringgold, PA  and died 13 September 1933 in Jefferson  County, PA.  This couple is buried in Vandervort Cemetery, Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA.  This couple had four children.

 

1. Edward Ellis Knappenberger known as "Ellis" was born 2 November 1886 in Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA and died 15 May 1948 in Titusville, Crawford County, PA.  Ellis married Alma Pearl YOUNG known as "Pearl", daughter of Adam Henry Young and Susanna Catherine Bodenhorn, on 14 June 1911 in Clarion County, PA.  Pearl was born 15 June 1887 in New Bethlehem, Clarion County, PA and died 5 July 1943 in Warren County, PA.  This couple is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Titusville, PA.  They had three children.

 

Edward Ellis Knappenberger

[photo graciously provided by Dorothy Hamilton Knepshield]

 

a. Susanna Mary Knappenberger known as "Sue" was born 6 April 1912 in Mercer County, PA and died 9 August 1990 in Crawford County, PA.  She first married Harold John MEADER, Sr., son of John Henry Meader and Katherine Reglin, on 6 April 1935 in Crawford County, PA.  Harold was born 25 February 1902 in Crawford County, PA and died 28 June 1960 in Meadville, Crawford County, PA.  Sue and Harold are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Titusville, PA.  Sue and Harold had 3 children: Nadine Sue Meader, Richard Bruce Meader (4 May 1938-20 April 2012) and Donna Dee Meader.  Sue also raised two sons from her husband's first marriage: Harold John Meader, Jr. (1928-2007) and Donald C. Meader.  Sue later married Wilford A. CLARK, Sr., son of Harold Clark and Nora Armstrong, on 27 October 1963 in Titusville, PA.  Wilford was born 14 June 1907 in Crawford County, PA and died 17 March 1966.

 

b. Alma Dee Knappenberger known as "Dee" was born 28 September 1914 in Jefferson County, PA and died 7 April 1992 in Orange County, California.  She married twice.  Her first marriage was to Alton E. "Whitey" WYKOFF, son of Henry Everett Wykoff and Florence Berchard, on 18 September 1934.  This marriage ended in divorce.  Alton was born 16 August 1913 in Crawford County, PA and died 22 October 1990 in Crawford County, PA. They had one daughter: Patricia Sue.  Dee's second marriage was to Warren Frederick HOWARD, son of Hugh Howard and Ada Green, on 7 December 1947 in Crawford County, PA.  Warren was born 12 August 1916 in PA and died 3 December 1981 in Riverside County, California.

 

c. Ralph Edward Knappenberger was born 12 September 1920 in Mercer County, PA and died 14 February 1983 in San Bernardino County, California.  He married Bernice NELSON who was born 27 May 1927 and died 16 December 2004 in Orange County, California.  Family members state that Ralph was murdered.  Ralph served with the U.S. Army during World War II.  They had two daughters:  Kristine Anne and Karen Lee.

Jul. 28, 2011, YUCAIPA, Calif. (AP) — A Nevada man has been arrested on suspicion of committing a murder nearly 30 years ago in Southern California.  The San Bernardino Sun says 51-year-old Bernhard Hahm of Douglas County, was arrested there Saturday.  He was returned to San Bernardino County and remains jailed Thursday.  It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.  Authorities believe Hahm fatally beat 62-year-old Ralph Knappenberger of Yucaipa in October 1982. Sheriff’s deputies were called after a neighbor saw blood on the sidewalk outside an apartment and heard moaning inside. Knappenberger was found in a bedroom and died of his injuries several months later.  Investigators say the victim had given Hahm a ride a few days earlier but detectives couldn’t locate him.  A cross-country search began when the case was reopened last year.

 

2. Mary Lola Knappenberger known as "Lola" was born 26 October 1888 in Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA and died 4 March 1972 in Jefferson County, PA.  Lola married James Walter McMASTER on 14 September 1910 in Baxter, Jefferson County, PA.  James was born 20 February 1885 in Pennsylvania.  The marriage ended in divorce.  This couple had two children.

 

a. Samuel David McMaster was born 25 January 1912 in Clarion County, PA and died 31 October 1995 in Erie County, PA.  He married Faye Alma REARICK who was born 2 April 1911 and died 8 December 1997.  They had 3 children.

 

b. Mary Elizabeth McMaster was born 1918 in Clarion County, PA and married twice: to Fred BYERLY and to a Mr. MOORE.

 

3.  Florence Ruth Knappenberger known as "Ruth" was born 9 October 1891 in Clover Township, Jefferson County, PA and died 1967 in Indiana County, PA.  She married Robert "Bruce" TOMB, son of James Etep Tomb and Mary McElroy Hutchison, about 1923.  Bruce was born 16 November 1889 in Indiana County, PA and died 8 January 1961 in Cambria County, PA.  This couple had one daughter.

 

a. Virginia Crete Tomb was born 26 July 1924 in Armagh, Indiana County, PA and died 8 April 1990 in Westmoreland County, PA.  She married Robert J. WAGNER, son of Robert Kenneth Wager and Virginia Liggett, on 15 February 1946.  They had a son, Robert Jack Wagner (17 August 1947-21 February 2007), and a daughter.

 

4.  Frances Malissa Knappenberger known as "Malissa" was born 20 December 1896 in Dickens, Goochland County, Virginia and died 24 January 1973 in Jefferson County, PA.  Malissa married Malcolm MacDougal KINNAIRD, son of immigrants John Kinnaird and Deborah Orr of Galston, Scotland, in Kittanning, Armstrong County, PA.  Malcolm was born 27 March 1895 at Arnot, Tioga County, PA and died 28 October 1933 in Jefferson County, PA   Both are buried in Vandervort Cemetery, Summerville, Jefferson County, PA.  They had four children.

 

a. William Hill Kinnaird was born 6 September 1923 in Pennsylvania  and died 29 May 1993 in Ohio.


b. Malcolm Lee Kinnaird.


c. Lois Ann Kinnaird was born 7 November 1929 in Jefferson County, PA and died 13 April 2003 in Pennsylvania.


d. John Orr Kinnaird.

 

 

ROBERT FRANTZ KNAPPENBERGER (1866-1956)

Robert Frantz Knappenberger was born 22 April 1866 in Belknap, Wayne Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 14 April 1956 in Jefferson County, PA.  He married Mary A. MITCHELL, daughter of Arthur Mitchell and Elizabeth Mohney, on 29 July 1888 in West Millville, PA.  Mary was born13 June 1869 in Armstrong County, PA  and died 8 February 1954 in Jefferson County, PA.  This couple is buried in Brookville Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.  This couple had nine children.

 

1.  Chester Lee Knappenberger was born and died on 4 January 1889 in Armstrong County, PA.

 

2.  Grace Elizabeth Knappenberger known as "Lizzie" was born 16 November 1889 in Armstrong County, PA and died 13 March 1992 in Brookville, Jefferson County, PA at the age of 103. Grace first married at the age of 17 in 1907 to John MILLIRON and with him had a son.  This marriage ended in divorce.  Grace then married Reuben Philip FERRINGER, Sr., son of Phillip Ferringer and Matilda George, on 1 May 1912 in Brookville, Jefferson County, PA.  Reuben was born 26 April 1891 in Clarion County, PA and died 10 October 1964 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA.  They had nine children.  Grace raised her children alone after Reuben left the family during the Great Depression.

 

Grace Elizabeth "Lizzie" [Knappenberger] Ferringer

[photo graciously provided by Dorothy Hamilton Knepshield]

 

a. Robert J. Milliron, the son of Grace and John, was born 10 March 1908 in PA and died 8 August 1996 in New York.  He married Laura  Agnes Kunselman, daughter of George Kunselman and Lottye Kroh.  He was living with his Knappenberger grandparents in the 1920 census.

 

b. Ruth Louise Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 29 April 1913 and died 14 December 1988.  On 3 August 1933, she married Arleigh Nevin FAULKNER, son of Galon W. Faulkner and Maude C. Smith.  Arleigh was born 29 August 1907 in New York  and died 24 March 1999 in Florida.

 

c. Rueben Philip Ferringer, Jr., the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 2 June 1915.  On 22 November 1945, he married Helen Louise SCHUCKERS who was born 28 July 1917 and died 15 March 1955.  He later married Muriel CHAPMAN.

 

d. Mary Jane Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 4 May 1917 and died 24 October 1968.  On 21 February 1938, she married Carl John AHLSTROM who was born 16 January 1916 and died 18 April 1975.

 

e. Theodore Jerome Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 6 March 1919 and died 24 September 2007 in Jefferson County, PA.  On 10 September 1946, he married Bertha Marie KNISELEY who was born 25 July 1929 and died 13 September 1984.

 

f. Browyn Elizabeth Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 15 February 1921 in Jefferson County, PA  and died 26 February 2003 in Pinellas County, Florida.  On 10 September 1946, she married Robert J. SINGLETON who was born 5 February 1922  and died 21 January 2007 in Pinellas County, Florida.

 

g. Lois Grace Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 3 December 1923 in Jefferson County, PA  and died 24 December 1980 in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi.  On 25 May 1964, she married Jack Ransom LITTLE who was born 18 December 1918 in Illinois and died 22 November 2001 in Louisiana.

 

h. Marjorie Hope Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 31 October 1924 and died 20 March 1999 in Jefferson County, PA.  She married Joseph Glen HELMHECKER on 20 April 1946.  Joseph  was born 31 January 1919 and 29 November 1995.  This marriage ended in divorce.  On 25 May 1964, Marjorie then married Marvin D.GROMLEY, son of John H. Gromley.  Marvin was born 23 August 1918.

 

i. Daniel Jennings Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 1926 and married Helen Hibler MORGAN in 1956.

 

j. Arthur Ray Ferringer, the child of Grace and Reuben, was born 1928 and married Helen Louise KORAL in 1952.

 

3. Lucy Bell Knappenberger was born 20 December 1890 in Clarion County, PA and died 11 November 1957 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  She married William H. GRAY, son of Joseph and Carrie Gray, on 5 November 1908 in Hawthorne, Clarion County, PA.  William was born March 1891 in PA.  They had 3 daughters:  Helen Gray (31 August 1910-April 1974) who married David BOWDEN (5 January 1903-17 July 1988), June Gray (born about 1914) who married Peter GUSSIE, and Marian E. Gray (5 October 1915-19 February 1973) who married Ronald C. DAVIES (3 June 1915-20 November 1995).

 

4. Robert Scott Mitchell Knappenberger known as "Scott" was born 28 April 1893 in Hawthorne, Clarion County, PA and died 25 February 1968 in Canfield, Mahoning County,  Ohio.  Some of his records indicate his name as Scott Robert but his gravestone reads "Robert S. Knappenberger".  Scott married Violet Mae CRAWFORD, daughter of Joseph Crawford and Anna STEWART, about 1912.  Violet  was born 1893 in Fairmont, PA  and died 1964.  This couple is buried in Jefferson Memorial Park, Allegheny County, PA.  They had two children who lived to adulthood.  Scott and Violet divorced sometime in the 1930s and Violet  married a Mr. SEIGEL.  However that marriage ended in divorce.  Scott and Violet remarried 30 September 1944 in Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia.

 

a. Blair Robert Knappenberger was born 9 April 1913 in Westmoreland County, PA and died January 1982 in Allegheny County, PA.  He married Helen D. SZAMATOWICZ born 7 May 1914 and died 1 April 1977, daughter of Joseph Szamatowicz and Mary Plotukis, on 30 May 1940.  They had two children:  Audrey Maria Knappenberger and Blair Robert Knappenberger, Jr. (30 July 1942 - 16 November 2006) who served in US Army in Vietnam.

Seated left to right: Robert "Scott" Knappenberger (1893-1968);

Robert Frantz Knappenberger (1866-1956), Blair Robert Knappenberger, Sr. (1913-1983)

and seated in front, Blair Robert Knappenberger, Jr. (1942-2006)

 

b. Geraldine Knappenberger was born 27 March 1915 and died 25 January 1990 in Mahoning County, Ohio.  She married William FRANKLIN who was born 1894 in Ohio and died 4 March 1963 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

 

c. An infant who died at birth.

 

5. Florence Ruth Knappenberger known as "Ruth" was born 18 September 1894 in Armstrong County, PA and died 4 November 1958.  She married Albert C. SHAFER known as "Bert".  Bert was born 18 January 1895 and died 30 March 1971  This couple is buried in North Freedom United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.   Ruth and Albert had a daughter.

 

a. Jean Charlotte Schafer was born 7 April 1918 and died 16 April 1999. She married Denzil A. CROYLE, son of Harry D. and Eva R. Croyle.  Denzil known as Denny  was born 13 January 1905 and died 10 September 1967   They are buried in North Freedom United Methodist Church Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.

 

6.  Marjorie Isle Knappenberger was born 16 September 1896 in Armstrong County, PA and died 19 June 1938 in Leechburg, Armstrong County, PA.  She married Richard Benjamin THOMPSON about 1916.  Richard was born 17 November 1896 in Armstrong County, PA and died August 1985 in Armstrong County, PA.  They had five children.  Richard married after the death of Marjorie to Iona Myers, and together they had a daughter: Carolyn Thompson (24 August 1940-27 October 2013).

 

a. John D. "Jack" Thompson was born about 1920.

 

b. Richard D. Thompson was born about 1923.

 

c. Bronwyn "Bonnie" Thompson was born about 1927.

 

d. Gail Thompson was born about 1930.

 

e. Nancy Ann Thompson was born 28 October 1934 and died 14 January 2000.  She married Oral Kenneth SHAFFER.

 

7.  Charlotte Rebecca Knappenberger was born 20 September 1898 in Armstrong County, PA and died 8 February 1987 in Brookville, Jefferson County, PA.  For a photo of Charlotte taken in 1914 at Chestnut Hill School in Redbank Township, Armstrong County, PA, click on the name of the school.  She married Carl Russell OLSON, son of J.H. and Annie Olson,on 20 June 1927.  Carl was born 15 July 1900 in Jefferson County, PA and died July 1984 in Jefferson County, PA.  They are buried in Pisgah Cemetery.  Charlotte and Carl had two sons.

 

a. Jerry Carl Olson.

 

b. David Franklin Olson.

 

8.  Bronwyn Kizzie Knappenberger was born 30 October 1900 in Armstrong County, PA and died 1931 in Jefferson County, PA.  She never married and is buried next to her parents in Brookville Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.

 

9.  Richard F. Knappenberger was born between 1901 and 1903 in Armstrong County, PA and died 6 January 1903 in Armstrong County, PA.

 

 

BELLA JANE KNAPPENBERGER (1869-1913)

Bella Jane Knappenberger known as "Belle" was born 28 March 1869 in Belknap, Wayne Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 6 December 1913 in Clarion County, PA.  Belle married Jonathon N. MOHNEY, son of John B. Mohney and Sophia Yost, on 27 December 1888.  Jonathan was born 3 November 1853 in Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA and died 22 June 1930 in Allegheny County, PA.  This family is buried in Alcola Cemetery, Redbank Township, Clarion County, PA.  They had three children.

 

1.  Belle Mohney was born 25 March 1889 in Clarion County, PA and died 6 December 1903 in Clarion County, PA.  She is buried with her parents in Alcola Cemetery.

 

2. John Hill Mohney was born 16 August 1890 and died 1969 in Clarion County, PA and died 1969 in Clarion County,  PA.  John married Mary Magdalene HELLER, daughter of John F. Heller, on 22 November 1917.  Mary was born 22 August 1893 in Pennsylvania and died 1971 in Clarion County, PA.  This couple is buried in Alcola Cemetery.  They had five children.

 

a. John Oliver Mohney was born 18 June 1919 in Clearfield County, PA  and died 3 July 1999 in Buncombe County, North Carolina..

 

b. Franklin Heller Mohney.

 

c. William Hill Mohney.

 

d. Martha Jane Mohney.

 

e. Robert Lamar Mohney.

 

3. Florence Evelyn Mohney was born 26 January 1897 in Clarion County, PA  and died 1 March 1989 in Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina.  Florence married George Woodruff WHITEHEAD who was born 1879 and died August 1964 in Volusia County, Florida.  This couple is buried in Alcola Cemetery, Clarion County, PA.

 

 

FLORENCE JOCASTA KNAPPENBERGER (1872-1937)

Florence Jocasta Knappenberger was born 1 March 1872 in Belknap, Wayne Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 4 January 1937 in Valier, PA.  She married Charles C. HERPEL on 28 October 1896.  Charles was born September 1867 in Germany and died 1931 in Jefferson County,  PA.  This couple is buried in Hawthorne Cemetery, Clarion County, PA.  They had two children.

 

1.  Mildred Louise Herpel born 4 October 1897 in Clarion County, PA and died 12 September 1937 in Jefferson County, PA.  She married Max Neal CROASMUN on 4 October 1921.  Max was born 8 August 1889 in Forest County, PA and died 7 May 1973 in Jefferson County, PA.  She was a teacher in the 1920 census for Reynoldsville, PA.  Mildred is buried in White Church Cemetery, Jefferson County, PA.

 

2. Robert J. Herpel born 12 January 1904 in PA and died February 1985 in Pennsylvania.

 

Robert J. Herpel, 12 January 1912

[photo graciously provided by Dorothy Hamilton Knepshield]

 

 

FRANK LEE KNAPPENBERGER (1875-1946)

Frank Lee Knappenberger was born 26 March 1875 in Belknap, Wayne Township, Armstrong County, PA and died 18 April 1946 in Charleroi, Washington County, PA.   He married Edith Belle WAUGAMAN, daughter of Philip Henry Waugaman and Betty Helm, on 25 November 1903 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Edith was born 13 March 1881 in Armstrong County, PA and died 8 August 1971 in Charleroi, Washington County,  PA.  This couple is buried in Monongahela Cemetery, Washington County, PA.  Frank and Edith had seven children.

 

LEFT  Frank Lee Knappenberger, Age 13, 1888
RIGHT  Frank Lee Knappenberger in his Fireman's Uniform, Circa 1910, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

 

1933

FRONT ROW  John Darwin Knappenberger, Edith Belle [Waugaman] Knappenberger, Virginia Crete Knappenberger

BACK ROW  Pearle Grace Knappenberger, Frances Irene Knappenberger, Ruby Alberta Knappenberger,

Frank Lee Knappenberger, Dean Sloan Knappenberger, Rush Smith Knappenberger

 

Belgiumtown, Pennsylvania, 1927

Frank Lee Knappenberger, Edith Belle [Waugaman] Knappenberger,
three  children (second from left: Charlotte Knappenberger) and two nieces

 

Clarion County Schoolhouse, 1927
Frank Lee Knappenberger with John Darwin Knappenberger

 

 

Family Reunion, Denmark Manor Church, 1934
Virginia Crete Knappenberger and John Darwin Knappenberger

[photos graciously provided by John Darwin Knappenberger]

 

1. Virginia Crete Knappenberger known as "Crete" or "Jennie" was born 16 December 1905 in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, PA and died 28 January 1999 in Brownsville, Fayette County, PA.  She married Everettet Parmlee HILL, son of Horace Jefferson Hill and Effie May Campbell, on 6 June 1936 in Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County, PA.  Known as Parmlee, he was born 22 July 1899 and died 13 December 1963 in Washington County, PA.  They had one son: Kenneth Fee Hill who was adopted.  Kenneth was born about 1936 in Indiana, PA.   This couple is buried in Monongahela Cemetery, Washington County, PA.

 

2. Dean Sloan Knappenberger was born 30 December 1907 in Kittanning, Armstrong County, PA and died 3 February 1998 in Carroll Township, Washington County, PA.  He married Viola Verne ROBBINS, daughter of Thomas Robbins and Margaret Pringle, on 13 June 1941 in Winston Salem, North Carolina.  Viola was born about 1915 in PA and died 22 February 1970 in Allegheny County, PA.  They had one son:  Robert Dean Knappenberger (11 October 1946-26 February 2004).  Dean Sloan served in the military during World War II.

 

3. Rush Smith Knappenberger was born 9 June 1911 in Vandergrift, Westmoreland County, PA and died 28 November 1942 in Charleroi, Washington County, PA.

 

4. Frances Irene Knappenberger was born 2 September 1913 in North Charleroi, Washington County, PA and died 5 July 2008 in Kennesaw, Cobb County, PA.  She married Kenneth A. HAYNES on 2 August 1952 in Madison, New Jersey.  Kenneth was born 29 November 1908 and died 14 June 2006 in Florida.

 

5. Ruby Alberta Knappenberger was born 13 January 1916 in Charleroi, Washington County, PA and died 13 September 2007 in Cartersville, Bartow County, GA.  She married Wallace E. BROWN on 20 November 1947 in Bristol, Tennessee.  Wallace was born 19 February 1915 and died 23 December 1974.  They had 3 children: Beverly J. Brown, Heather S. Brown and Mark David Brown (26 August 1959-23 September 2008).

 

6. Pearle Grace Knappenberger was born 5 August  1918 in Charleroi, Washington County, PA and died 25 August 2008 in Washington County, PA.  She married Carl Ralph McCRORY, son of Ralph A. McCrory and Nannie Porter, on 14 June 1941 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Carl was born 13 June 1917 in California, Washington County, PA and died 16 September 1985 in California, PA.  Carl and Pearle had 3 children: Ralph Lee McCrory (7 February 1944-7 February 1944), Bruce Wayne McCrory and Warren Lynn McCrory.

 

7. John Darwin Knappenberger was born 1922 in Washington County, PA.  He first married Leah GERARD on 3 May 1946.  Leah was born 2 October 1928 and died December 1999.  This marriage ended in divorce.  He later married Shirley KALINOSKI on 2 September 1967.  John Darwin served in the military during World War II.  John and Leah had one daughter: Janet Eileen Knappenberger.

 

 

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SPECIAL THANKS

• Jeff Ferringer who provided us with information related to the Grace Elizabeth Knappenberger Ferringer Family.

• John Darwin Knappenberger for all his assistance.

• Pam Goga for sharing the Daniel Knappenberger family Bible.

• Pearl Knappenberger McCrory for her interest and information.

• John Orr Kinnaird for his help with the David Hill Knappenberger family.

• David Franklin Olson for help on the Robert Frantz Knappenberger family.