Abraham Knerr Sr.
(1714-1793)
Maria Eva Faess
(1713-1792)
George Schall
(1735-1802)
Catharina Neuhard
(1740-1803)
Andreas Knerr Sr.
(1758-1840)
Catharina Elisabetha Schall
(1764-1850)
Andreas Knerr Jr.
(1787-1865)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Elisabetha Kocher

Andreas Knerr Jr. 1

  • Born: 17 Feb 1787, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Elisabetha Kocher about 1809-1810 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA
  • Died: 20 Jun 1865, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 78 1 3
  • Buried: Neffs: Neffs Union Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 1

   Other names for Andreas were Andrew Knarr, Andres Knerr and Andrew Knerr Jr.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1800 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 This was actually in Northampton County at the time since Lehigh County was formed from Northampton in 1812. In his household:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 1 son
10-15 (1785-1790) = 1 son
16-25 (1775-1784) = 1 son
26-44 (1756-1774) = 1 Andrew
Females (born)
Under 10 (1791-1800) = 1 daughter
10-15 (1785-1790) = 1 daughter
16-25 (1775-1784) = 1 wife

2. He appeared on the census in 1820 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 5 Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 4 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Andrew
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

3. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 6 Andrew (age 63), farmer, is listed as the head of the household that included Elizabeth (59), Aaron (29, a laborer), Mary Ann (17), Amelia (14). Another person listed is Lavina Mohr? (unreadable) (14).

4. He appeared on the census in 1860 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 7 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. Book: The History of the Counties of Lehigh & Carbon, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1884. 8
Andrew Knerr, Jr., of the third generation, who bought a part of the original tract, had nine children, who came to maturity. Polly, married to Charles Bachman, lived in Washington township, this county, where her husband conducted a tannery. In the year 1866 they left for Wisconsin, where they are still living. Amos left when young for New York State, and thence went to Kalamazoo, Mich., of which place he was one of the early settlers. He was married there, and died there in 1883. Jonas married Susan Muehlbaus (a daughter of the late John Henry Muehlhaus, who came from Hessen, Germany, and taught German schools in the different parts of the county during the period of the German schools). Jonas and his wife are still living. At his father's death he bought a tract of twenty-two acres from the old tract, which adjoined his other land. Owen, who first married Susan Geddes, a native of Union County, still living in the township with his second wife, Mary Hartman, a descendant of the old Hartman family of Lowhill. Aaron, who married Mary Hoffman, living at Allentown. Stephen, who left for Kalamazoo, Mich., where he settled and remained during his life; died about seven years ago. Mary, married to Moses Heilman, is living at Allentown. Amelia, who married Alfred B. Hallman, died 1868. Alvin, the youngest, is living in Monroe County, Pa.

6. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Volume II, 1914. 9
Andrew Knerr, Jr., born Feb. 17, 1787, died in June, 1865. He married Elizabeth Kocher, who died in 1861. Their children were: Amos, who died in Kalamazoo, Mich., in 1883; Jonas; Mary, married Moses Heilman; Owen; Aaron, who died at Allentown; Stephen, of Michigan; and Alvin, who died unmarried, at Schnecksville.


Andreas married Elisabetha Kocher, daughter of Simon Kocher and Maria Elisabetha Danner, about 1809-1810 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. (Elisabetha Kocher was born on 27 Nov 1790 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 3, christened on 25 Dec 1790 in Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Reformed Church, Lehigh, PA, died on 18 Oct 1861 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 3 10 11 and was buried in Neffs: Neffs Union Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 10.)


Sources


1 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42547464.

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.), http://www.pa-roots.com/~lehigh/lcgw/k/knerr.html.

3 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).

4 1800 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northampton County, Roll 37 Book 1, Page 565.

5 1820 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Roll 104 Book 1, Page 173.

6 1850 United States Census, Sheet 392.

7 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 151; Image: 156; Family History Library Film: 805130.

8 History of the counties of Lehigh and Carbon, in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia: Everts & Richards, 1884, 934 pgs.), Lowhill Township, Chapter XXV, written with E. H. Knerr, Esq., pages 288-289.

9 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.).

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42547483.

11 Der Lecha Caunty Patriot (Allentown, PA), 23 Oct 1861, page 3. Obituary of Elizabeth Knerr.



Table of Contents | Surnames | Name List

This Web Site was Created 27 Jun 2017 with Legacy 9.0 from Millennia