Joseph Knerr 1 2 3
- Born: 16 Oct 1835, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 3
- Christened: 13 Dec 1835, North Whitehall Twp.: Schlosser's Church, Lehigh, PA 3
- Died: 13 May 1913, Allentown, Lehigh, PA at age 77 2
Sponsors: Jonas Kline, Judith
Noted events in his life were:
1. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Volume II, 1914. 2
Joseph Knerr was born in Lowhill, Oct. 16, 1835. He was a carriage-maker by trade, which he followed for fifteen years, at Schnecksville, when in 1865 he moved to Allentown. While there, he was employed in the grain house of A. T. Stover .estate for twenty-two years. He retired in 1902, owing to ill health. He resided at No. 222 North Seventh Street since 1865, where he died, May 13, 1913. He was a member of Bethany U. E. Church. In politics he was a Democrat, and also served as registration assessor of the Fourth ward for three years. He married in 1860, (first) Fietta Quier, daughter of Manasses and Julia (McHose) Quier. She died in 1877, aged 34 years, and is buried in West End cemetery. To them were born seven children: Walter L., a printer, of New York City; Nevin, who died aged eight years; Charles F., of Allentown; Ida, deceased, married N. Scheid; Sallie, who died .in her seventeenth year; Harvey H., the printer, of Allentown; and Edgar E. He married (second) Matilda Witmeyer, widow of Charles Goranflo.
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.).
Schlosser's Church, North Whitehall Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania (http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~palehigh/Schlosserschurch.html).