Jonas Knerr
(1814-1895)
Susanna Muehlhausen
(1819-1893)
Solomon Diehl Jr.
(1827-1891)
Sarah Ann George
(1826-1905)
Elias Henry Knerr
(1849-1909)
Sarah Isabella Diehl
(1854-1941)
Elizabeth E. Knerr
(1888-1986)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Sotzing

Elizabeth E. Knerr 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 6 Aug 1888, Weidasville, Lehigh, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): William Sotzing in 1912 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: Dec 1986, New York, New York, NY at age 98 3

   Other names for Elizabeth were Betty Knerr 7 and Lizzie E. Knerr.6 8

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Morgenland School Report, 23 Jan 1899, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9 The following is the report of the Morgenland school for the third month, L. G. Heilman teacher: Adam H. G. Geiger, Richard J. Schneck, Lizzie E. Knerr, Emma S. E. Schneck, Annie K. L. Schneck, Eva G. I. Buchman, Katie I. Knerr and Elsie S. Geiger attended every day. Jesse A. Guth, George B. Heilman, Blaine J. Knerr, George A. J. Buchman and Emma L. Knerr missed but one day. The number of pupils is 31 and the percentage of attendance 93.

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 6 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.

3. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Misses Knerr Gave A Party, 24 Jan 1905, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 10 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.

4. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 230 North 12th Street in Allentown: Isabella S. Knerr, widow, 56, living with her children: Carrie S. A., seamstress, 29; daughter Kate I., weaver silk mill, 25; daughter Lizzie E., joiner shoe factory, 21; son-in-law Raymond Y. Mohr, finisher furniture factory, 19; and daughter Emma L Mohr, 23. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Isabella had been married 36 years and given birth to 9 children, 6 alive in 1910. Emma was married for less than a year and had birthed no children by 1910.

5. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: "Miss Lizzie Knerr, Mr. And Mrs. H. Benfield, Martin Bury, Allentown, and W. Sotzing, Brooklyn, were the guests of Mr. And Mrs. F. H. Bury, 1014 Main St.", 27 Feb 1912, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4

6. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: "Personals. Miss Lizzie Knerr, Mr. And Mrs. H. Benfield, Martin Bury, Allentown, and W. Sotzing, Brooklyn, were the guests of Mr. And Mrs. F. H. Bury, 1014 Main St.", 27 Feb 1912, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 4

7. She had a residence on 5 Jul 1941 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 12

8. She had a residence on 10 Aug 1972 in , Long Island, New York, United States. 7


Elizabeth married William Sotzing in 1912 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (William Sotzing was born on 19 Sep 1891 in Boyertown, Berks, PA 13 and died in Mar 1966 in Queens, Queens, NY 14.)


Sources


1 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JVDN-QQ2 William Sotzing and Knerr, 1912.

2 Ancestry.com I324.

3 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JR9V-LY3 Elizabeth Sotzing, December 1986; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

4 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 27 Feb 1912, page 2.

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

6 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township Visit 128.

7 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 11 Aug 1972, page 15. Obituary of Mrs. Katie I. Bury.

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

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

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

11 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZF-1X5 Carrie S A Knerr in household of Isabella S Knerr, Allentown Ward 11, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 34, NARA microfilm publication T624.

12 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 7 Jul 1941, page 7. Obituary of Isabella S. Knerr.

13 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3NX-66X William Sotzing, 1942.

14 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VM2S-8ZX William Sotzing, March 1966; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).



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