Andreas Knerr Jr.
(1787-1865)
Elisabetha Kocher
(1790-1861)
Johan Heinrich Muehlhausen
(About 1790-)
Anna Kunigunda
(About 1784-Before 1860)
Jonas Knerr
(1814-1895)
Susanna Muehlhausen
(1819-1893)
Willoughby Knerr
(1845-1920)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Martha Ann C. Schlicher

Willoughby Knerr 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 20 Sep 1845, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage: Martha Ann C. Schlicher on 4 Dec 1869 in , Lehigh, PA
  • Died: 25 Feb 1920, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 74 2 3
  • Buried: 29 Feb 1920, Allentown: Cedar Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 2 3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 The 1850 census recorded Jonas Knorr, shoemaker, 36, living with wife Susannah, 31; Catherine Ann, 9; Willoughby, 5; and Henry, 5 months when the census was recorded on 9 Aug 1850. Jonas' real estate was valued at $1000.

2. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 7 The 1860 census recorded 3 Knerr families living as neighbors.

Andrew Knerr, 73, is living with his wife Elizabeth, 73. His real estate is valued at $8700 and personal estate $1350.

Next door is his son, Owen Knerr, 40, tenant farmer, with his wife Mary A., 29; William, 15; James, 13; Elizabeth, 11; Adda, 9; Asa, 5. Also in Owen's home is Alice Beck, 6, and Elizabeth Gedes, 65. Owen has no real estate and his personal estate is worth $1429.

Next to Owen is his older brother, Jonas Knerr, shoemaker, 45, living with wife Susan, 40; Catherine A., 19; Willoughby, 15; and Henry, 10. Jonas' real estate was valued at $1400 and personal estate at $305.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Schnecksville.

3. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 8 The 1870 Census lists Jonas Knerr, age 55, occupation shoemaker. Living with him is his wife, Susanna (50); Catherine (28); Willoby (24), occupation shoemaker; and Henry (20), occupation shoemaker.

4. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Surprise Party, 24 Aug 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 Mrs. Kate Heller, of Walberts, was agreeably surprised by the following friends and relatives in honor of her sixty-eighth birthday anniversary on Sunday:
Rev. H. E. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kocher, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Achey, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mohr, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Miller, Messrs. Sol Wisser, Willoughby Knerr, Sydney Achey, Hans Brunner, John Gackenbach, William Sotzing, Ray Moyer, Allen Stauffer, henry Muthart, Mrs. E. Henry Knerr, Mrs. James Delong, Mrs. O. P. Balliet, Miss Rebecca Diebert, Miss Sadie Achey, and the Misses Carrie, Katie, Minnie, Grace, Lizzie and Mary Knerr, and Fred Delong and Kermit and Russell Miller.
Mrs. Heller was the recipient of many presents, and her guests, after spending the day in the grove at Walberts, partook of dinner and supper in the open, and left in the evening, wishing her many happy returns of the day.

5. He resided at 17 N. Madison St., Allentown, Pa. On 12 May 1912 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 10

6. Cause of Death: cerebral apoplexy, 25 Feb 1920, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

7. He worked as a laborer, concrete work on 25 Feb 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

8. He resided at 539 N. 11Th St., Allentown, Pa. On 25 Feb 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3


Willoughby married Martha Ann C. Schlicher, daughter of James Schlicher and Caroline, on 4 Dec 1869 in , Lehigh, PA. (Martha Ann C. Schlicher was born on 15 Mar 1851 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA,10 11 12 13 died on 12 May 1912 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 10 12 and was buried on 15 May 1912 in Allentown: Cedar Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 10 12.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com I324.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77134875.

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 11858. Willoughby Knerr. Father Jonas Knerr. Mother Susan Milhouse.

4 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4HY-R9S Jonas Knorr, Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 120, NARA microfilm publication M432.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 111387. Lilli M. Steckel. Father Willoughby Knerr. Mother Martha Ann Schlicher. Spouse Frantz S. Steckel.

6 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 22 Nov 1893, page 2. Obituary of Susan Knerr.

7 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 151; Image: 156; Family History Library Film: 805130.

8 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 22.

9 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Aug 1909, page 5.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 43851. Martha A. C. Knerr. Father James Schlicher. Mother Martha ___.

11 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Allentown Ward 7, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1429; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0069; FHL microfilm: 1241429.

12 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=77134876.

13 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Milford, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 397; Image: 402; Family History Library Film: 805130.



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