Abraham Knerr Sr.
(1714-1793)
Maria Eva Faess
(1713-1792)
Johannes Hartman
(1720-)
Maria Eva Breinig
(1725-)
Johannes Knerr
(1747-1825)
Maria Catharina Hartman
(1753-1834)
Johan Conrad Knerr
(1777-1865)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Maria Gertraut Heifrich

Johan Conrad Knerr 2

  • Born: 17 Jun 1777, Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA 3
  • Christened: 19 Jul 1777, Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA 3
  • Marriage: Maria Gertraut Heifrich on 14 Aug 1803 1
  • Died: 14 Mar 1865, Claussville, Lehigh, PA at age 87

   Another name for Johan was Johan Conrad Knoerr.3

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were Johan Conrad Metzger and Maria Eva Hartmann.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1830 in Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA. 4 Listed was Conrad Knerr on page 108.

2. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County page 450 published, 1914. 5
John Conrad Knerr, born June 17, 1771 married, Aug. 14, 1803, Mary Gertrude, daughter of Rev. John Henry Heiffrich. He was principally engaged, besides farming, in blue dyeing, which he carried on extensively for many years in the homestead near Claussville. The materials were woven by weavers of the vicinity and after dyeing them he hauled them by team to Philadelphia and brought in exchange various kinds of merchandise.

He took an active part in political affairs as a Democrat and filled one term from 1823 to 1826 as a county commissioner, and was prominently identified with the movement which led to the establishment of the county poor house in 1845. He died March 14, 1865, aged nearly 88 years. His wife was born July 23, 1781, and died April 20, 1841.

He lived in retirement for a number of years at Claussville, where he had erected a commodious dwelling house opposite the hotel, which is still standing in a good state of preservation. He had a number of children, all of whom died young excepting Levi and Anna, who married Joseph Slough.


Johan married Maria Gertraut Heifrich, daughter of Rev. John Henry Heiffrich and Unknown, on 14 Aug 1803.1 (Maria Gertraut Heifrich was born on 23 Jul 1781 and died on 20 Apr 1841 in Claussville, Lehigh, PA.)


Sources


1 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.).

2 Ancestry.com I324.

3
Lowhill Reformed Congregation, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1769-1881
(http://www.ancestry.com).

4 1830 United States Census.

5 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.), Page 450.



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