JOHAN GEORG KNAPPENBERGER FAMILY

OF CRAWFORD COUNTY, OHIO

 

Johan Georg

(1820-1859)

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Johan Adam (1844-1923) > 2 Children

Anna Rosina (1846-1915) > 4 Children

Johanna (1848-1863)

Pauline "Polly" (1850-1923) > 1 Child

Katharina (1852-1929) > 2 Children

Elizabeth B.  (1854-1932) > 4 Children

John George (1857-1928) > 7 Children (Updated 10/1/2017)

Sarah (1859-1937) > 8 Children

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Johan Georg "John" Knappenberger was born 28 February 1820 in Schornbach, Germany and died 15 August 1859 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio after being kicked in the head by a horse.  Johan married Rosina BAHLER, daughter of Johan Georg Bahler and Katharina Aupperle, on 20 June 1843 in Germany.  Rosina was born 3 November 1823 in Steinach, Germany and died 15 April 1906 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.   They are buried in Yider Cemetery in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

Johan George and his wife, Rosina, applied to emigrate from the Schorndorf district of Wuertemberg in April 1847.  Included in their application were two children, Johan Adam Knappenberger and Anna Rosina Knappenberger.  They settled in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio prior to 1850.  Johan Georg and Rosina had eight children in all.

 

This family descends from the same Wuerttemburg family that the Knappenberger immigrants of the 1700s descend: Seuffert (born about 1569), Andreas (born about 1608), Johannes Kasper (born 5 July 1628), Johan Jacob (born 6 January 1673), Johan Georg (6 February 1703-22 January 1761), Johan Friedrich (10 January 1747-15 March 1823), Johan Georg (18 September 1783-17 December 1840) who is the father of Johan Georg Knappenberger (28 February 1820-15 August 1859) who came to America.

 

 

CHILDREN

 

JOHAN ADAM KNAPPENBERGER (1844-1923)

Johan Adam known as "Adam" was born 23 March 1844 in Schornbach, Wuertemberg, Germany and died 24 January 1923 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Sarah Ann KIESS / KEISS, daughter of John Keiss and Mary Cook, on 17 March 1870 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Sarah was the sister of William Keiss who married Pauline Knappenberger [see below].   Sarah was born 8 July 1850 in Lancaster County, PA and died 9 August 1927 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two children.

 

1. Matilda Lenora Knappenberger known as "Tillie" was born 28 January 1871 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio and died 15 September 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She married David George ULMER, son of John Gottlieb Ulmer and Barbara Treftz, on 13 January 1897.  David was born 3 August 1862 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 10 November 1941 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  They did not have any children.

 

2. John Wesley Knappenberger known as "Wesley" was born 25 April 1874 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio and died sometime after 1930.   He married Lydia Louisa LAYER, daughter of Daniel Layer and Barbara H. Eppley, on 20 December 1898.  Lydia was born 30 November 1878 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 19 October 1957.   They had one daughter.

 

a. Altha Lucille Knappenberger was born 13 October 1903 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 25 April 1933 in Grafton, West Virginia.  She married James Cornelius HOLT, son of John Homer Holt and Marie Isabel Chaney, on 6 June 1926.  James was born 20 February 1887 and died 13 December 1964.

 

 

ANNA ROSINA KNAPPENBERGER (1846-1915)

Anna Rosina known as "Rosina" was born 8 February 1846 in Schornbach, Germany and died 7 August 1915 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Anna Rosina married Jacob "Philip" WALTHER, son of Christopher Walther and Elizabeth Doll, on 30 October 1866 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Philip was born 17 October 1838 in Baden, Germany and died 11 November 1925 in Crawford County, Ohio.  This couple is buried in Yeiter Cemetery, Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

1. George Walther was born 1 November 1867 and died 12 March 1868 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

2. Sarah Anna Walther was born 6 January 1869 in Crawford County, Ohio and died there on 5 October 1936.  She married John William BITTIKOFER, son of John Bittikofer and Susanna Harley, on 31 December 1891.  John was born 8 April 1865 in Ohio and died 13 April 1922 in Crawford County, Ohio. They had six children.

 

a. Talmage John Bittikofer was born 14 May 1892 in Crawford County, Ohio and died June 1986 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Edythe CARLSON in 1919.   Edythe was born 30 November 1892 and died March 1975.

 

b. Genevieve May Bittikofer was born 5 August 1893 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 5 November 1939 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.  She married Arthur Jacob STAHL, son of Jacob Stahl and Clara White.  Arthur was born 16 September 1892 in Marshallville, Ohio and died 23 December 1952 in Montgomery County, Ohio.

 

c. Arthur Lee Bittikofer was born 9 January 1896 in Crawford County, Ohio and died November 1977 in Charleston, West Virginia.  He married Bertha M. CAMPBELL who was born 10 march 1916 and died 26 September 2001 in Lake County, Florida.

 

d. Lelia Belle Bittikofer was born 7 January 1899 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 24 March 1992 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

e. Carrie Marguerite Bittikofer was born 27 May 1903 in Crawford County, Ohio and died in Richland County, Ohio on 25 April 2004.  She married Dalton Carlyle TANNER who was born 24 May 1901 in Ohio and died 9 May 1975 in Richland County, Ohio.

 

f. Edward D. Jacob Bittikofer was born 7 February 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio and died September 1950 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

3. Amanda Mary Walther was born 29 December 1871 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 6 December 1939 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She is buried in Brokensword Cemetery.  She married Winfield Scott SPIEGEL, son of John A. Spiegel and Amanda Miller, about 1895.  Winfield was born 6 May 1871 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 15 January 1933 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two daughters.

 

a. Rosa M. Spiegel was born December 1898.

 

b. Alberta M. Spiegel was born about 1903.

 

4. Alfred Reuben Walther was born 2 June 1876 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 9 February 1918 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Catherine A. YEITER, daughter of Emmanuel Yeiter and Sophie Lust, about 1899.  Catherine was born 21 April 1877 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 19 November 1946 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two children.

 

a. Talitha G. Walther was born about 1903.

 

b. Arthur A. Walther was born 12 February 1909 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 25 December 1979 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

 

JOHANNA KNAPPENBERGER (1848-1863)

Johanna was born 21 December 1848 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 23 August 1863 in Crawford County, Ohio at 14 years of age.

 

 

PAULINE KNAPPENBERGER (1850-1923)

Pauline Knappenberger known as "Polly" was born 22 March 1850 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 27 September 1923 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.  She married William KEISS, son of John Keiss and Mary Cook, on 22 October 1881 in Bucyrus, Ohio.  William was born 23 March 1857 in Ohio and died 28 February 1886 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had one child.

 

1. Amanda Jane Keiss was born 27 January 1883 and died 25 September 1924 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Reuben C. LEIMENSTALL, son of Charles Leimenstall and Sophia Linn, on 5 October 1905.  Reuben was born 24 April 1880 in Ohio and died 1 August 1953.   They had a daughter.

 

a. Marguerite V. Leimenstall was born 5 July 1913 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 13 December 1981 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Oscar Franklin LEUTHOLD who was born 19 January 1909 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 30 January 1999 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

 

KATHARINE KNAPPENBERGER (1852-1929)

Katharine was born 18 October 1852 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 22 October 1929 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  She is buried in Moffitt Cemetery.  She married Joseph Benjamin DURR known as "Benjamin", son of John Jacob Durr and Elizabeth Jacoby, on 11 March 1873 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Benjamin was born 6 June 1851 in Ohio and died 2 February 1886 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two children.

 

1. Joseph Jesse Durr known as "Jessie" was born April 1874 in Crawford County, Ohio and died sometime after 1930 most likely in Missouri.  He married Esther SCHOTT about 1897.  Esther was born May 1875 in Ohio and died sometime after 1930.  They had four children.

 

a. Lula May Durr was born January 1898 in Ohio.

 

b. Ervin Benjamin Durr was born 13 March 1900 in Huron County, Ohio and died October 1981 in Pima County, Arizona.  He married Ona BALL on 13 December 1924 in Jasper County, Missouri.  Ona was born about 1900 in Illinois.  By the 1930 census they had a daughter:  Vivian J. Durr (born about 1927 in Oklahoma).

 

c. Alverda H. Durr was born about 1902 in Ohio.  She married Edwin Dennis PATRICK, son of George C. Patrick, on 4 December 1924 in Jasper County, Missouri.  By the 1930 census they had three sons:  Jay D. Patrick, George C. Patrick and Ervin W. Patrick.

 

d. Loretta E. Durr was born about 1903 in Ohio.  She married Paul H. MARTIN on 7 July 1921 in Jasper County, Missouri.

 

2. Bertha A. Durr born 2 July 1876 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 20 July 1957.  She married George "Jefferson" JACOBS about 1895.  He was born 30 October 1869 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 7 March 1936 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

a. Elwood Floyd Jacobs was born 20 September 1897 in Crawford County, Ohio and died May 1983 in Marion County, Ohio.   He had been married and was widowed at the time of his death.

 

b. Miriam M. Jacobs was born 5 October 1899 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

c. Florence K. Jacobs was born about 1904 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

d. Eveline Elizabeth Jacobs was born 14 September 1910 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 21 November 1994 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  She was married to a Mr. ZEIGLER who had died prior to her death.

 

 

ELIZABETH B. KNAPPENBERGER (1854-1932)

Elizabeth sometimes known as "Lizzie" was born 24 February 1854 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio and died 18 May 1932 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Jacob SCHIEBER, son of Christopher Schieber and Lydia Hershberger, on 24 January 1876.  He was born 13 December 1849 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 11 October 1925 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had four children.

 

1. Ellen L. Schieber known as "Ella" was born 5 December 1877 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 3 October 1956 in Ohio.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  Ella married John Jacob NEFF, son of Joseph Neff and Sophia Dorothea Yeiter, on 15 June 1898.  He was born 7 January 1875 in Ohio and died 21 April 1952 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had three children.

 

a. Waldo Jacob Neff was born 25 January 1900 in Holmes Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 22 December 1985 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Norma Bessie LUTZ on 17 July 1923.  Norma was born 19 October 1902 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 16 February 1985 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two sons:  William and Robert.  They are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

b. Emmett J. Neff was born 14 March 1903 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 13 May 1973 in Greene County, Ohio.  He married Chloe May SPAIN on 20 April 1930.  Chloe was born 15 November 1908 in Greene County, Ohio and died 3 November 1974 there.  They are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Greene County, Ohio.

 

c. Helen Louise Neff was born 14 August 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 17 August 1984 in Ohio.  She married Charles Joshua SPIEGEL, son of Joshua William Spiegel and Fynetta Mary Fralick on 7 February 1929.  Charles was born 4 February 1907 in Crawford County, Ohio and died on 19 June 1992 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Broken Sword Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

2. Emma Rosanna Schieber was born 15 September 1880 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 26 February 1963 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Edward Jay CRALL, son of Reuben Crall and Barbara Susanna Pfleiderer, on 9 June 1902 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Edward was born 16 November 1877 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 22 June 1960 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio. They had four children.

 

a. Harry Edward Crall was born 27 July 1903 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 14 May 1971 in Crawford County, Ohio.   He married Mary Elizabeth ATHEY, daughter of William H. Athey and Luella Thomas, on 23 November 1927 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Mary was born 16 December 1905 and died 3 November 1989.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

b. Lois Amelia Crall was born 1 October 1905 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 23 December 1981 in Franklin County, Ohio.   She married James Delay Brewer, son of Justin Eli Brewer and Anna Rebecca Delay, on 26 May 1928 in Crawford County, Ohio.   James was born 15 December 1906 in Hardin County, Ohio and died 15 January 1943 in Franklin County, Ohio.  They are buried in green Lawn Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio.

 

c. Barbara Elizabeth Crall was born 22 June 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 3 April 1991 in Crawford County, Ohio.   She married Marvin Emanuel LINN on 25 October 1931.  Marvin was born 24 April 1908 and died 23 January 1989.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

d. Richard Schieber Crall was born 15 April 1912 in Morrow County, Ohio and died 21 March 2003 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Mabel Arvella SPIEGEL, daughter of Charles Edward Spiegel and C. Blanche Downing, on 22 November 1933 in Kentucky.  Mabel was born 18 December 1913 in Crawford County, Ohio and died there on 22 May 2003.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

3. Amelia Millie Schieber was born 2 April 1885 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 26 January 1981 in Stark County, Ohio.   She married Walter Ray BEALL, son of John Wayman Beall and Christia Annetta Wentz, on 14 September 1915 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Walter was born 7 November 1887 in Crawford County, Ohio and died there on 10 January 1959.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had four children:  John J. Beall, William H. Beall, George Beall and Elizabeth Beall.

 

4. Pearl Louisa Schieber was born 5 May 1889 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 8 July 1988.  She married Herbert Dewitt CALDWELL, son of Thomas J. Caldwell and Mary Almira Wentz, 10 August 1914 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Herbert was born 4 February 1890 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 15 February 1920 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.   They had two children.

 

a.  Mary Elizabeth Caldwell born 30 September 1915 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 21 July 1994 in Harris County, Texas.  She married Forest William KOCHER on 18 November 1940.  Forest was born 10 April 1908 in Monroe County, Ohio and died 1 September 1976 in Harris County, Texas.

 

b.  Thomas Schieber Caldwell born 21 December 1918 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 20 November 2005 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  He married Eloise Steigmeyer ARMITAGE, daughter of Don F. Armitage and Friederike Mary Steigmeyer, on 18 April 1943 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Eloise was born 6 May 1918 in Huron County, Ohio and died 12 September 2001 in Montgomery County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

 

JOHN GEORGE KNAPPENBERGER (1857-1928)

John "George" was born 20 January 1857 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 16 September 1928 in Bucyrus,Crawford County,  Ohio.  John married Elizabeth LOYER, daughter of John Adam Layer and Mary Green, on 28 November 1880 in Bucyrus, Ohio.  Elizabeth was born 3 July 1857 in Lowell, Michigan and died 25 April 1943 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  They had seven children.

FRONT ROW John George Knappenberger and Elizabeth [Layer] Knappenberger

BACK ROW Jesse Joseph Knappenberger, Edith [Knappenberger] Doan, Edward Jesse Knappenberger,
Walter  Benjamin Knappenberger, Ruben Wilburt Knappenberger, George Harvey Knappenberger

[photos above and below graciously provided by Melinda Knappenberger Ault]

 

1. Jesse Joseph Knappenberger was born 19 September 1881 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio and died 16 January 1953 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Anna L. LOYER, daughter of Gottlieb and Barbara Loyer, about 1907.  Anna was born 26 February 1883 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 7 April 1945 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  This couple had three children.

 

Jesse Joseph Knappenberger, Anna [Loyer] Knappenberger, John Howard Knappenberger

 

a. John Howard Knappenberger was born 8 March 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 3 December 1977 in Newark,Licking County,  Ohio.  He married Mildred Georgia BARNES, daughter of Abraham Barnes and Mary James.  Mildred was born 3 October 1913 in Shawnee, Perry County, Oklahoma and died November 1983 in Newark, Licking County, Ohio.  They had two children: Linda Ann Knappenberger and Jerry Lee Knappenberger.

John Howard Knappenberger

1930

 

John Howard Knappenberger, Dorothy [Knappenberger] Tidaback, Kenneth Loyer Knappenberger

1924

 

 

b. Dorothy Marie Knappenberger was born 26 May 1917 in Crawford County,Ohio and died 28 December 2016 in Crawford County,  Ohio.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  She  married Edgar Lanhart TIDABACK, son of Thomas P. Tidaback and Katherine May Rider, on 31 January 1919.  Edgar was born 31 January 1919 in Ohio and died 9 February 1974 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two sons: Kenneth Edgar Tidaback and Charles Thomas Tidaback.

 

c. Kenneth Loyer Knappenberger was born 4 February 1919 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 9 September 1992 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Mary Ellen. DAIBER, daughter of Frank Daiber and Edith E. Reiter, on 30 March 1951.  Mary was born 24 September 1921 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 22 September 2005 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  Kenneth served with the US Army Airborne and landed at Normandy during the invasion of Europe by the Allied troops in World War II.

 

2. George "Harvey" Knappenberger was born 3 August 1883 in Bucyrus, Ohio and died 17 December 1960 in Eustis, Lake County, Florida.  George married Cora Estella ROBISON, daughter of Andrew Jackson Robison and Dianah Belle Heller, on 24 December 1905.  Cora was born 16 September 1886 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 10 April 1979 in Crawford County, Ohio. They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.   George and Cora had two children.

 

a. Cleo Walter Knappenberger was born 2 June 1908 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 29 September 1986 in Gainesville, Florida.   Cleo married Catherine SHAMBERGER, daughter of Charles Hume Shambarger and Cora Wallick, on 31 July 1931 in Cleveland, Ohio.  Catherine was born 24 March 1907 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio and died 3 March 1980 in Lake County, Florida. They are buried in Tavares Cemetery, Lake County, Florida.  They had two children:  Ann Lee Knappenberger and  John George Knappenberger, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba.

 

b. Kathryn Elizabeth Knappenberger was born 18 March 1914 in Ohio and died 8 August 1988 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.   She married Rodger Ellis ALEXANDER, son of J.A. Alexander and Ethel M. Moody, on 28 December 1936 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.  Rodger was born 2 August 1910 and died 4 June 1962 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio  They had two sons: David Michael Alexander and James Rodger Alexander.

 

3. Nettie Edna Knappenberger was born 2 November 1885 and died 6 March 1887 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

4. Edward Jesse Knappenberger was born 20 June 1888 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 11 August 1937 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Grace Verna LEICHTENWALTER, daughter of William H. Leichtenwalter and Alice Ramsburger, on 1 December 1910.  Grace was born 9 June 1887 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 15 May 1933 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  This couple had two children.

 

a. Robert Edward "Doc" Knappenberger DVM was born 21 November 1918 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio and died 6 November 1992 in Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Margaret Pauline HILDEBRAND, daughter of Curtis E. Hildebrand and Louise Leimenstoll,   on 4 May 1944.  Margaret was born 24 August 1914 and died 20 September 1974 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  They had two daughters:  Patrice Lynn Knappenberger (1954-2016) and Gayle A. Knappenberger.

 

b. Evelyn L. Knappenberger was born 18 April 1921 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 28 January 2004 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Richard P. CULVER, son of Pearl S. Culver, on 9 October 1943.  Richard was born 17 November 1920 and died 5 November 1985 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, Ohio.  They had 4children:  James R. Culver, Joyce Culver, Line Culver and Ruth E. Culver..

 

5. Edith M. Knappenberger born 2 June 1891 in Crawford County, Ohio and died March 1967 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Edith married Chester C. DOAN, son of Peter D. and Sarah E. Doan, on 28 November 1912.  Chester was born 26 January 1886 in Ohio and died 14 July 1973 in Ashtabula County, Ohio.  Edith and Chester had three children.

 

a.  Richard G. Doan was born and died 4 September 1914.

b.  Doris A. Doan was born 1 November 1917 and died 9 November 2011.  She married Edward Charles Wingenbach, Jr., son of Edward C. Wingenbach, Sr. and Christine Roberts, on 12 July 1938.  Edward was born about 1914 in Ohio.  They had two children: Lt. Edward C. Wingenbach III (1941-2005) and Pam Wingenbach.

c.   Charles L. Doan was born 10 February 1925 and died 12 November 2004.

 

6. Reuben "Wilbert" Knappenberger was born 31 January 1895 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 14  August 1969 in Wayne County, Ohio.  Wilbert also known as "Wilbur" was a World War I veteran.  Reuben married Arline Louise FIRST, daughter of James T. First and Margaret E. Brown, on 24 November 1920.    Arline was born 10 December 1898 in Wayne County, Ohio and died 21  April 1983 in Wayne County, Ohio.  They had two children: Rollin J. Knappenberger (12 September 1921-18 September 1921) and Jean [Knappenberger] Salisbury (1 June 1924-22 January 2010).

 

7. Walter "Benjamin" Knappenberger was born 1 May 1899 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 14 January 1933 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Walter married Alma Alloy COVER about 1922.  Alma was born in 7 April 1903 in Ohio and died 4 November 2002 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They are buried in Oakwood Cemetery.  They had two children: Carol A. Knappenberger and Donald W. Knappenberger.

 

 

SARAH KNAPPENBERGER (1859-1937)

Sarah was born 2 January 1859 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.  She was only 7 months old when her father was killed in an accident.  Sarah died 14 September 1937 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She married Reverend Aaron LUST, son of Gottlieb Lust and Alice Rowena Kintzer, on 6 January 1881.  Aaron was born 31 May 1852 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 12 November 1924 in Crawford County, Ohio.  Aaron and Sarah had eight children.

 

1. Lillian M. Lust born 17 January 1882 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 20 November 1956 in Crawford County, Ohio.  She never married.

 

2. Ezra Jay Lust was born 27 November 1883 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 23 December 1960 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Pearl May HERSHBERGER, daughter of John W. Hershberger, about 1910.  Pearl was born May 1889 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 16 February 1971 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had two daughters:

 

a. Carol Lust was born about 1914 in Crawford County, Ohio

 

b. Dorothy May Lust was born about 1926 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

3. Rosa Cecilia Lust was born 14 January 1886 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 27 September 1966 in Seneca County, Ohio.   She married John Wentz CALDWELL, son of Thomas Caldwell and Mary Wentz.  John was born 28 October 1887 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 6 October 1967 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had 2 daughters.

 

a. Mary Pauline Caldwell born 7 January 1913 in Crawford County, Ohio and died there on 23 Marsh 200a.  She married a Mr. SCHIEBER.

 

b. Irene Caldwell was born about 1923 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

4. George Edwin Lust was born 20 July 1889 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 18 July 1978 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He is buried in Brokensword Cemetery.  He married Mabel C. BRAUSE, daughter of John Godfried Brause and Elnora Bartholomew.  Mabel was born February 1890 in Crawford County, Ohio and died December 1987 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had five children.

 

a. Orrin G. Lust was born November 1916 in Crawford County, Ohio.  He married Esther Lucille BERG in 1942 in Duval County, Florida.  Esther was born 30 October 1917 and died 4 June 2000 in Lucas County, Ohio.

 

b. Luther B. Lust was born in 1918 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

c. Kathryn M. Lust was born about 1921 in Crawford County, Ohio

 

d. Calvin A. Lust was born about 1924 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

e. Alice M. Lust was born 1929 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

5. Gilbert Aaron Lust was born 14 February 1891 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 20 October 1973 in Clyde, Sandusky County, Ohio.  He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.  He married Elizabeth L. [maiden name unknown] about 1916.  Elizabeth was born about 1894 in Ohio.  No children were born to this couple.

 

6. Harry Lust was born 5 July 1893 and died 2 March 1894 in Crawford County, Ohio.

 

7. Francis Winfield Lust was born 2 November 1895 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 20 December 1979 in Ohio.  Francis fought in World War I.  He never married.  He is buried in Moffet Cemetery, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

8. Carl Raymond Lust was born 17 July 1899 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 18 February 1974 in Bucyrus, Ohio.   He married Mabel E. SHELLHORN who was born 7 January 1904 in Ohio and died 29 December 1993 in Crawford County, Ohio.  They had three children that we know.

 

a. Carl Raymond Lust was born 4 February 1923 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 18 February 1974.  He is buried in Brokensword Cemetery.

 

b. Franklin A. Lust was born about 1928 in Liberty Township, Crawford County, Ohio.

 

c. Ruth Ardella Lust was born 2 February 1935 in Crawford County, Ohio and died 18 October 2004 in Columbus, Ohio.  She married William E. BURRIS on 9 May 1954.  William was born 20 June 1934 and died 22 March 2002 in Marion County, Ohio.

 

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SPECIAL THANKS

John Knappenberger of Blairsville, Georgia for support and enthusiasm for this family project.  He provided the information that became the framework for this branch of the family.  John is the son of Cleo Walter Knappenberger and grandson of George Harvey Knappenberger.