Andreas Knerr Sr.
(1758-1840)
Catharina Elisabetha Schall
(1764-1850)
Simon Kocher
(1764-1833)
Maria Elisabetha Danner
(1771-1853)
Andreas Knerr Jr.
(1787-1865)
Elisabetha Kocher
(1790-1861)
Owen Knerr
(1817-1885)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susan Gettz

2. Mary Ann Hartman

Owen Knerr 3

  • Born: 25 Sep 1817, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 4
  • Christened: 9 Nov 1817, North Whitehall Twp.: Schlosser's Church, Lehigh, PA
  • Marriage (1): Susan Gettz on 10 Nov 1843 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Mary Ann Hartman about 1860
  • Died: 28 May 1885, Weidasville, Lehigh, PA at age 67 4
  • Buried: Leather Corner Post: Morgenland Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 4

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors: Peter Kuns, Maria Knerr

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 5 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.

2. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 6

3. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County on page 709 published, 1914. 7
Owen Knerr, son of Andrew, Jr., was a farmer of Lowhill, and married (first) Susan Geddes. They had six children: (1) Samuel, of San Francisco, Cal.; (2) William, a miller, of Fargo, N. D., whose sons are Frank and Lloyd; (3) James E., an enterprising dealer in farming implements and carriages, of Kreidersville, who was born June 3, 1846, married Amelia Wanamaker, and has children: Edgar E., born June 16, 1874, married Salome J. Steiner; Raymond S., born Aug. 15, 1885; (4) Lizzie F., born Dec. 22, 1887, married Edgar L. Smith; Lizzie, married Bryon Ruppert; (5) Ada, married Willoughby E. Miller; (6) Asa G. Knerr, a rural letter carrier, of Allentown, who married Laura Knauss, and had children: Asa, Harry, Clarence, Estella, Mabel, Ada, and Effie.

Owen Knerr married (second) Mary Hartman and had seven children: (1) Milton J., a lumberman, of Mill City, Oregon, who married Tena E. Pauls and has four children: Althea, born July 5, 1887; Gertrude D., born Dec. 18, 1888; Amy E., born Feb 4, 1891; and May L., born June 13, 1898. (2) Albert E., superintendent of the Yakima Milling company, of North Yakima, Wash., who has two children: Alice, a graduate of Oberlin College; and Lola; (3) Webster C. Knerr, born April 1, 1864. As a marble architect he erected many fine buildings in San Francisco and is now a retired farmer of Deer Park, Wis. He married, in 1889, at Seattle, Wash., Carrie E. Krogh, and has four children: Owen C. born Jan. 29, 1896; William E., born March 1, 1898; Victor H., born Sept. 17, 1900; and Elsie M., born April 8, 1906. (4) Mary Jane, married Oscar M. J. Herman (5) Calvinus Knerr, merchant and justice of the peace, of Coplay, whose children are: Luther, Ernest, Walter, Margaret, Ruth and George. (6) Amelia M., married Harvey R. Bernhard. (7) Mrs. Ida E. Wadsworth, of Mill City, Oregon.


Owen married Susan Gettz on 10 Nov 1843.1 2 (Susan Gettz was born on 28 May 1821 in , Union, PA 1 8 and died on 28 Feb 1859 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1.)


Owen next married Mary Ann Hartman about 1860. (Mary Ann Hartman was born in 1832 in , , PA 6.)


Sources


1 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).

2 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 288.

3 Ancestry.com I324.

4 Morganland Church Cemetery Listing (http://www.grammesgenealogy.com/morganland_cem.htm).

5 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 151; Image: 156; Family History Library Film: 805130.

6 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 20.

7 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 709.

8 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.).



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