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)
Katie Isabelle Knerr
(1884-1972)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Frank Henry Bury

Katie Isabelle Knerr 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  • Born: 1 Dec 1884, Weidasville, Lehigh, PA 4 6 7 16 17
  • Marriage (1): Frank Henry Bury on 15 Feb 1911 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 10 Aug 1972, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 87 4 7 15 17
  • Buried: 12 Aug 1972, Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 7 17

  Burial Notes:

Buried in 2nd N.W. #107 Section K

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Morgenland School Report, 23 Jan 1899, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 18 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. 19 The 1900 census recorded Isabella Knerr (46, born March 1854) living in the household headed by her husband, E. Henry Knerr, age 50. Living with them are Carrie S. (19, born 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 Democrat: Katie Knerr's Party, 26 Mar 1902, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20 ITEMS FROM LEATHER CORNER POST. - Present indications all point to the speedy establishment of a post office at Leather Corner Post. A U.S. Postal Inspector was here on Saturday, and though he did not express an opinion he seemed to be favorably impressed with the movement.
Miss Katie Knerr, of Allentown, paid a visit to her parents, Squire and Mrs. E. H. Knerr, over Sunday. Saturday evening a social party was given to her as a mark of honor. After greetings a round of merry-making was brought under way, and which was kept up until about 11 o'clock, when the hostess invited her guests to partake of a sumptuous collation of toothsome viands, and all hands entered into the enjoyment of the set out. After this pleasant feature of the evening had been enjoyed, and the tables cleared, plays and parlor amusements of different kinds were again taken up and merrily indulged in until a late hour, when the company bade good bye to their hostess and returned to their homes, well pleased with the pleasure the evening had afforded one and all. Among those present were George C. Buchman, B. J. Knerr, Charles M. Klotz, R. G. Kemmerer, E. A. Werley, Max George, of Westfield, N. J., Solomon Litzenberger, of Cetronia, Guy Ebert, of Schnecksville, and Misses Ella Miller, Carrie Acker, Carrie Klotz, Laura Haas, Mamie Klotz, Eva Buchman, Eva Geiger, Katie Knerr, Emma Knerr and Lizzie Knerr.

4. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: "The Young Ladies' Bible Class of St. Andrew's Reformed Sunday School will hold its monthly social this evening at the home of Misses Carrie and Katie Knerr, No. 218 North Twelfth Street. All members are requested to be present.", 2 Feb 1904, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 21

5. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Misses Knerr Gave A Party, 24 Jan 1905, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 22 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.

6. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Surprise Party, 24 Aug 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 23 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.

7. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 24 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.

8. She worked as a silk weaver in 1911 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.

9. She resided at 230 North 12th Street on 1 Feb 1911 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.

10. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Wedding of Frank Bury and Katie Knerr, 16 Feb 1911, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 3 Wedded By Rev. Kern
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Rev. R. M. Kern at the parsonage at 10 o'clock yesterday morning united in marriage Frank Berry [sic] of 229 North West street and Miss Katie Knerr of 230 North Twelfth street. The ring ceremony was employed. Following the ceremony the young couple left on a wedding tour to Philadelphia, to be gone a week. Upon their return they will reside, until spring, with the bride's mother, when they will go to housekeeping.
Mr. Berry is employed as a bookkeeper at the Atlas Portland Cement Company. The bride was formerly employed at the Adelaide Silk Mills.

11. 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. 25

12. 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. 25

13. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 26 The census recorded renting at the rear of 1114 Oak Street: Frank H. Bury, credit clerk at wholesale coal company, 34, living with wife Katy I. Bury, 35; Myra E., 8; Hubert H., 7; Betty M., 4 years 11 months; Adell J., 2 years 6 months; and Isabel M., 3 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany.

14. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 27 The 1930 census recorded owning a $12,000 home at 1240 Turner Street: Frank H. Bury, assistant credit manager at cement company, 44, living with wife Katie I., 45; and children Myra E., 18; Hubert H., 17; Betty M., 15; Adell J., 12; and Isabel M., 10. Also in the home was mother-in-law Isabel Knerr, 76. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany. The household had a radio.

15. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 28 The 1940 Census recorded Frank Bury, assistant credit manager in a cement company, 53, living with wife Katie, 55; Adelle, clerk in bank, 22; Isabel, 20; and mother-in-law Isabelle Knerr, 86. They were living at 26 North West Street in Allentown.

16. She resided at 26 N. West St., Allentown, PA on 5 Jul 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 29

17. Newspaper: Morning Call: David Beacher born, on 30 Jan 1946, in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 30 30 Mr. and Mrs. John Beacher of 54 E. Main St., Newark. Del., became the parents of their first child, a son, born at 11 p. m. Sunday in the Woman's General hospital, Wilmington, Del. Grandparents of the boy, who weighs five pounds, seven ounces, and will be named David, are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bury of 26 N. West St., and Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Beacher of 224 S. 16th St.

18. Newspaper: Allentown Morning Call:, 18 Nov 1962, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 31 Mrs. Frank Bury will be spending Thanksgiving in Connecticut at the New Canaan home of her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Matt Alderman and family. They'll be joined by Mrs. Bury's daughter Isabel and her family, the John Beachers of Oradell, N. J., for the occasion.

19. She resided at 32 North 14th Street on 5 Feb 1964 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 6

20. She resided at 32 N. 14Th St., Allentown, Pa. On 17 Jun 1959 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 9

21. Cause of Death: stroke, 10 Aug 1972, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 32

22. Her obituary was published in the Morning Call: Mrs. Katie I. Bury on 11 Aug 1972 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 15 Mrs. Katie I. BuryMrs. Katie I. Bury, 87, died Thursday in the Phoebe-Devitt Home, Allentown. She was the widow of Frank H. Bury, and formerly resided at 32 N. 14th St., Allentown.
Born in Lowhill Township, she was a daughter of the late Henry and Isabella (Diehl) Knerr. She was a member of St. James United Church of Christ, Allentown.
Surviving are a son Hubert of Allentown; four daughters, Myra, wife of Dr. William H. Behringer Jr. of Allentown, Betty, wife of Dr. Mattison Alderman of Whispering Pines, N.C., Adele, wife of Gen. William Stiles of McLean, Va., and Isabel, wife of John H. Beacher of Oradell, N.J.; a sister, Mrs. Betty Sotzing of Long Island, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. James United Church of Christ, 15th and Walnut streets, Allentown. There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are being handled by the J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown.


Katie married Frank Henry Bury, son of Hubert Bury and Martha Alwine Sophie Papenkuhl, on 15 Feb 1911 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA.1 2 3 (Frank Henry Bury was born on 5 Aug 1886 in Hazleton, Luzerne, PA 2 9 17 33 34, christened on 24 Oct 1886 in Hazleton: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Luzerne, PA,35 died on 17 Jun 1959 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA 9 14 17 34 and was buried on 20 Jun 1959 in Allentown: Grandview Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 9 17 34.)


  Marriage Notes:

source: Lehigh Co., PA Marriage Application Info.
License #22970

Sources


1 Lehigh County Courthouse, Lehigh Co., PA Marriage Application Info. License #22970.

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

3 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 16 Feb 1911, page 1. Wedding of Frank Bury and Katie Knerr.

4 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

5 Letter from Blaine Knerr to Katie Knerr 2/11/1911.

6 Social Security Application Form.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375136.

8 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW9-1R7 John C. Kistler in entry for Hubert H. Bury and Betty Jane Kistler, 06 Jun 1936; citing Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2080351.

9 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 56612. Frank Henry Bury. Father Hubert Bury. Mother Martha Poppenkuhl. Spouse/informant: Katie I. Bury.

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

11 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Oct 1911, page 5. Baptism of Myra Estelle Bury.

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

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

14 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 18 Jun 1959, page 55. Obituary of Frank H. Bury.

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

16 1920 United States Census.

17 Hubert Bury, Letter from Hubert H. Bury, December 9, 2002.

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

19 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township Visit 128.

20 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 26 Mar 1902, page 2.

21 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 2 Feb 1904, page 6.

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

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

24 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.

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

26 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Allentown Ward 7, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1588; Page: 16B; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 512.

27 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 357.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797.

28 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3544; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 39-48.

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

30 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 30 Jan 1946, page 6.

31 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 18 Nov 1962, page 32.

32 Beacher, Isabel Bury, Records of Isabel Bury Beacher (Her family calendar).

33 1920 United States Census, Enumeration District 169, Sheet 16B, Ward 7.

34 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375159.

35 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2451&iid=40162_261759-00320&fn=Henry+Frank&ln=Bury&st=r&ssrc=&pid=445599.



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