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)
Elias Henry Knerr
(1849-1909)

 

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Sarah Isabella Diehl

Elias Henry Knerr 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 19 Dec 1849, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1 3 10 11 12 13 14
  • Marriage: Sarah Isabella Diehl on 19 Apr 1873 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1
  • Died: 30 Apr 1909, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 59 1 3 10 12
  • Buried: 4 May 1909, Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 1 3 12 13

   Another name for Elias was Henry Knerr.14 15 16

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He worked as a justice of the peace.

2. He had a residence in Weidasville, Lehigh, PA.

3. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 14 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.

4. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 17 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.

5. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 18 The 1870 Census lists Henry Knerr, age 20. His is living in the household of his father, Jonas Knerr (55) with his mother, Susanna (50); sister Catherine (28); brother Willoby (24).

6. He worked as a shoemaker in 1870. 18 His father, Jonas, and brother, Willoughby were also shoemakers at this time.

7. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 19 Henry Knerr, shoemaker, is listed in the 1880 Census as the head of the household (age 30) that included wife Isabella (26) and daughter Daisey (4). Two other non-family members are listed: Sarah Knerr (20) and Calvin Bear (3), and both have occupations listed as servant.

8. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Mr. E. H. Knerr's carpet rag party, 16 Mar 1898, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20 ITEMS FROM CLAUSSVILLE AND VICINITY. - A carpet rag party was held at the house of Mr. E. H. Knerr of Tuesday evening of last week. The following were present: Mrs. And Mrs. E. H. Knerr, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeLong, Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Buchman, Mr. and Mrs. George Klotz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klotz, Mr. and Mrs. Phaon Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klotz, Mrs. Benj. Wida and Messrs. Menno Klotz, L. G. Heilman, G. F. Werley, Benneville Frederick, Robert G. Werley, Edwin A. Werley, Charles M. Klotz, George F. McClellan, Blaine J. Knerr, Charles Feinour, Frank Klotz and Misses Emma L. Werley, Carrie Knerr, Carrie Geiger, Carrie Klotz, Eva Geiger, Alice Yundt, Eva Buchman, Mabel Klotz, Elsie Geiger, Katie I. Knerr, Emma Knerr and Lizzie E. Knerr. This large gathering of friends and neighbors occurred on the 44th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Knerr. The evening was delightfully and pleasantly spent, and all enjoyed the affair most thoroughly.
A phonograph entertainment will be given in the Morgenland School House on Wednesday evening, March 16th, my Mr. Morris J. Peters.

9. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: marriage of Eugene S. Miller and Daisy S. Knerr, 5 Oct 1898, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 7 The home of Squire and Mrs. E. H. Knerr was the scene of a pretty home wedding on Tuesday, Sept. 27th, at noon, when their daughter, Miss Daisy S., of Allentown, and Mrs. Eugene S. Miller, also of Allentown, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock. The attendants were E. F. Miller and Miss Carrie S. A. Knerr. Miss Lizzie E. Knerr was the flower girl. Rev. Dr. E. J. Fogel tied the nupital knot. The presents were numerous. The company present consisted of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Knerr, Mr. and Mrs. John Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar E. Butz, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Miller, O. J. Kneedler, Mrs. Lovina Hunsberger, Mrs. Solomon Diehl, E. F. Miller, Misses Carries S. A. Knerr, Katie I. Knerr, Emma S. A. Knerr and Lizzie E. Knerr.

10. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 11 The census listed E. Henry Knerr, age 50, head of the household that included Isabella (46, born March 1854); Carrie S. A. (19, January 1881); Blaine J. (17, November, 1882); Katie I. (15, December 1884); Emma S. (13, March 1887); Lizzie E. (11, August 1888); and Isabella's mother, Sarah Diehl (73, November 1826). Isabella is listed as having 9 children, 6 still living. Her mother, Sarah, had 13 children and 11 were still living. Henry and Isabella are listed as being married for 27 years. Everyone and everyone's parents are listed as being born in Pennsylvania.

11. He worked as a shoemaker in 1900. 11

12. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Misses Knerr Gave A Party, 24 Jan 1905, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 21 The MIsses Knerr of 218 North Twelfth Street entertained a large party of friends. The evening was pleasantly spent in playing games of various kinds. Piano solos were rendered by Miss Lichtenwainer and Mr. Bernhard. Refreshments were served. Those present were Emma Knerr, Robt. Grim, Savilla Wagner, Blaine Knerr, Edna Rex, John Knerr, Lizzie Knerr, Frederick Schmoyer, Stella Knerr, John Schubert, Katie Knerr, Joseph Geisinger, Carrie Lichtenwainer, Harold Bernhard, Annie Knerr and Mr. and Mrs. Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. Knerr, Miss Carrie Knerr and Mrs. Solomon Diehl.

13. He resided at 218 N. Twelfth St., Allentown, PA on 5 Apr 1905 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6

14. Cause of Death: Hodgkins disease, 30 Apr 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3

15. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Deaths: E. Henry Knerr, 30 Apr 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 1 DEATH OF E. HENRY KNERR
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WAS FOR MANY YEARS SQUIRE IN LOWHILL AND A COUNTY AUDITOR
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E. Henry Knerr died this morning at his home, No. 230 North Twelfth Street, of chronic nephritis, aged 59 years and 4 months.
Deceased was born in Lowhill Township Dec. 19, 1849, and was a son of Jonas and Susan Muehlhaus Knerr. April 19, 1873, he was married to Isabela S. Diehl, who with the following children, survives: Mrs. Eugene S. Miller, Allentown; Blaine J., Tarrytown, N. Y.; Carries S. A., Katie I., Emma L. and Lizzie E., Allentown. Three grandchildren, one brother, Willoughby of this city, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Heller of Walberts, also survive.
Up to six years ago he and his family resided near Weidasville. He served as justice of the peace in Lowhill Township for 21 years and County Auditor for one term. In politics he was a Republican. He was one of the first registrars of the Eleventh Ward, serving until his illness. He was a member of Central Lodge N. 636, I. O. O. F., Jordan, and a charter member of the Lowhill Mutual Aid Association, of which society he was secretary for 19 years.
He was a member of the Morgenland Reformed Church where he served as deacon and treasurer for a number of years. By trade he was a shoemaker, working at the same until he was taken sick.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with services at the house. Burial will be made in Greenwood Cemetery.

16. He resided at Elias Henry Knerr died at home at 230 N. 12Th St., Allentown, Pa. On 30 Apr 1909 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 1 3

17. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Deaths: E. Henry Knerr, 1 May 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 22 KNERR -- In this city, April 30, 1909, E. Henry Knerr, aged 57 years, 4 months and 11 days. Funeral services at his late residence, No. 230 North Twelfth Street, on Tuesday at 2 p.m. Relatives, friends, Central No. 636, I. O. O. F., of Jordan, and Lowhill Mutal Aid Association are respectfully invited to attend without further notice. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.

18. Newspaper: Lebanon Courier: Death of E. H. Knerr, 4 May 1909, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 23 Death of E. H. Knerr.
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Distant Relative of Rev. J. K. Knerr, Passes Away.

After suffering for some months, E. Henry Knerr, of North Twelfth street, Allentown, known here, died on Friday morning, aged 60 years.
The deceased was a justice of the peace in Lowhill township, Lehigh county, for the past 21 years.
The deceased was a relative of the Rev. J. K. Knerr, of Chestnut street, this city.

19. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Funeral of E. H. Knerr, 6 May 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 24 The funeral of E. Henry Knerr was held on Tuesday afternoon from his late residence, 230 North Twelfth Street, with services at the house, followed by burial in Greenwood Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The pallbearers were the following brothers of Mrs. Knerr: Thompson, Isadore, William, Alexander, Clinton, and Daniel Diehl. The floral tributes were as follows: Pillow, from family, inscribed "At Rest;" carnations, grandchildren; wreath of wax flowers, Brother Willoughby; harp of galax leaves, roses and lilies, Mrs. Stadden, Mrs. Reese and girls; roses, Mr. and Mrs. Moses Knerr; carnations, D. A. Diehl and family; roses and carnations, Miss Halligan and Mr. and Mrs. Jno. A. Miller, Tarrytown, N. Y.; sago palms and carnations, infant department, St. Andrews Reformed Sunday School; wreath of galax leaves and carnations, neighbors; basket of lilies and carnations, Ralph and Naomi Hailer; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Snyder, Mrs. and Mrs. C. Keck, Mr. and Mrs. George Bernhard, Mrs. C. E. Searle, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wieder, Robert Mest and family, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Trexler, Ray Mohr and Dr. G. B. Bieller.

20. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Volume II, 1914. 25
E. Henry, a justice of the peace in Lowhill, married Isabella Diehl and had six children: Daisy; Blaine, of Yonkers, N. Y.; Carrie; Katie; Emma; and Lizzie E.; Catharine, married (first) J. B. Heller, and (second) Chas. Benner, and had two children: Mary, wife of Henry Semmel; and Laura, wife of Oliver Balliet.


Elias married Sarah Isabella Diehl, daughter of Solomon Diehl Jr. and Sarah Ann George, on 19 Apr 1873 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA.1 (Sarah Isabella Diehl was born on 8 Mar 1854 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA,11 12 26 27 28 died on 5 Jul 1941 in Easton, Northampton, PA 12 26 27 and was buried on 9 Jul 1941 in Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 12 27.)


Sources


1 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 30 Apr 1909, page 1. Death of E. Henry Knerr.

2 Ancestry.com I324.

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.), Certificate 32514. Henry Knerr. Father Jonas Knerr. Mother Susan Williams.

4 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 37181. Daisy S. Miller. Father E. Henry Knerr. Mother Isabella Diehl. Spouse Eugene Miller.

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

6 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 5 Apr 1905, page 8. Obituary of Sarah Ann Diehl.

7 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 5 Oct 1898, page 2. Marriage of Eugene S. Miller and Daisy S. Knerr.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Emma L. Mohr. Father E. H. Knerr. Mother Isabelle Diehl.

9 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 23 Jan 1899, page 1.

10 John Richard Knarr, Ph.D, Abraham Knoerr and Maria Eva Faess: European Roots & the New Land (Copyright 1998
John Richard Knarr, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 306
N. Manchester, IN 46962
email: jknarr@hoosierlink.net
phone: 219/982-7219; 982-2678 fax: 219/982-6129
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/n/a/John-Richard-Knarr).

11 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township Visit 128.

12 Knerr, Katie Isabelle, Notes of Katie Isabelle Knerr (Handwritten notes of her family history, in possession of her daughter, Isabel Beacher.).

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375486.

14 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.

15 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4N-7SK F. H. Bury and Katie I. Knerr, 1911.

16 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VF4V-KHJ Eugene S. Miller and Daisy S. Knerr, 27 Sep 1898; citing Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, cn8375; FHL microfilm 2080145.

17 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 151; Image: 156; Family History Library Film: 805130.

18 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 22.

19 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255147; National Archives Film T9-1147; Page 603A.

20 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 16 Mar 1898, page 2.

21 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Jan 1905, page 2.

22 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 1 May 1909, page 6. Death of E. Henry Knerr.

23 Lebanon Courier Newspaper (Lebanon Borough, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania), 4 May 1909, page 5. Death of E. H. Knerr.

24 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 6 May 1909, page 3. Funeral of E. Henry Knerr.

25 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).

26 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate 7175028 for Sarah Isabella Knerr.

27 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375547.

28 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 67534. Sarah Isabella Knerr. Father Solomon Diehl. Mother Sara H. George. Spouse Elias Henry Knerr. Informant Mrs. Katie Bury.



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