THE AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR

 

On 21 December 1774, a Committee of Observation was formed for Northampton County, PA.  On 22 May 1775, at the court house in Easton, the Committee of Observation endorsed the actions of the Continental Congress and recommended the men of the county muster and arm themselves.  Seven cousins served our nation in its fight for freedom - they all served with the Northampton County Militia.

 

GEORGE KNAPPENBERGER (1745-1819)

George, son of J. Michael Knappenberger, served with the Northampton County Militia, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Company as a Captain.  His younger brother, Conrad, was Sergeant of this company.  The militia was called to duty on 14 May 1778.   This militia was also called up twice more in 1781 and 1782 for frontier duty.

 

CONRAD KNAPPENBERGER (1747-1818)

Conrad, son of J. Michael Knappenberger, served with the Northampton County Militia, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Company as a Sergeant.  His brother, George, was the Captain of this company.  The militia was called to duty on 14 May 1778.  Conrad served as a frontier ranger from July 18 to August 12, 1782 as well with the 1st Battalion of the Northampton Militia under the command of Captain Daniel Good.

 

HENRY KNAPPENBERGER (1744-1818)

Henry, son of J. Michael Knappenberger, served with the Northampton County Militia as a Private under the command of Captain Adam Zerfass/Serfass which was called to duty 22 September 1781.  Later in 1786, Henry was elected Captain of the 1st Battalion of the Northampton County Militia.

 

PHILIP FREDERICK KNAPPENBERGER (1738-1829)

Phillip, son of J. Erhard Knappenberger, served as 1st Lieutenant in the Second Battalion, 4th Company of the Northampton County Militia under the command of John Morritz.  Philip Frederick also served as frontier ranger later.

 

PHILIP "ADAM" KNAPPENBERGER  (1742-1823)

Philip, son of J. Erhard Knappenberger, served with the Second Battalion, 4th Company of the Northampton County Militia where his brother was the 1st Lieutenant.

 

MICHAEL KOLB (1735-1812)

Michael, son of Maria Barbara Knappenberger Kolb, served with the Northampton County Militia, 2nd Battalion, 6th Company.

 

JACOB FREDERICK KOLB (1737-1819)

Jacob, son of Maria Barbara Knappenberger Kolb, also served with the Northampton County Militia, 2nd Battalion, 6th Company, like his brother.