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Charles Samuel Knopf
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1833, Germany
Death: Apr. 14, 1914
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA

Charles 'Carl' Samuel Knopf was born in GRAMTSCHEN, Kreis Thorn, West Prussia. Gramtschen's Civil Regional Office is at Lindenhof. Gramtschen (Gremboczin, Poland today) was a village with a manor farm of 1551 residents. It had its own bank, Kartoffelrocknungbetrieb (potato-drying operation), a dairy, a mill, and a brickworks. Around 1850, Charles left Gramtschen to Deutsch Krone. Here is where he met and married Pauline Goltz from the nearby village of Klausdorf. Carl and Pauline lived in the city of Deutsch Krone. This is where their first 2 children were born: Hermann and Emilie. Carl was a shoemaker.

Ship Manifests:
BRITISH QUEEN manifest: [Indirect Band 15: Jan 1869 to 31 Dec 1869, page 14; Index 279]
The Carl Knopf family used the Indirect route to the U.S. The first ship, BRITISH QUEEN, on which they traveled was from Hamburg, Germany to Liverpool, England, arriving 2 April 1869. Listed were Carl Knopf, 35, Landsmann; 'farmer'; Pauline Knopf, 29; Herman Knopf, 3; Emilie Knopf 3/4. They were from the village of Clausdorf, Prussia. [Note: Clausdorf is also spelled Klausdorf on German maps and is probably more correct.]

The CARL KNOPF family arrived in America on the sail ship, MANHATTAN, April 21, 1869, at Castle Garden in New York from Liverpool/Queenstown, England with 85 total passengers. The passenger ship list states that Carl Knopf, age 35, laborer; Pauline Knopf, matron, age 29; Herrman, age 3; and Emilie, child (9 months) arrived.

They settled in Detroit, Michigan, and lived on Sherman Street until 1873 when they homesteaded 80 acres of land in Belknap Township (Presque Isle County), Michigan. While in Detroit, the census of 1870 shows Carl as laborer. The census also shows that a son, Carl, was born. Son Carl died before they left for Presque Isle County. They most likely held membership at St. Matthew Evangelical & Reformed Lutheran Church which was near their home on Sherman. (The records for St. Matthew are at the Bentley Library in Ann Arbor, MI - Vertical File FA 29 Detroit. St. Matthew Lutheran Church. I have not checked them. DK) St. Matthew no longer exists.

Charles died in the Rogers City "Poor House." His death certificate states he is buried in the Rogers Cemetery. However, the city does not have a record of his burial. He remains buried 'unknown where.' The Presque Isle County Court House records show - Carl Knoph, Rogers Township, age 80 years 7 months, 20 days, widowed, farmer, born Germany, died 4 April 1914.

Family links: 
  Samuel Karl Knopf (1799 - ____)
  Mary Liechty Knopf (1800 - ____)
  Paulina Goltz Knopf (1839 - 1904)
  Hermann Friedrich Knopf (1865 - 1937)*
  Emilie Malwine Ottilie Knopf Flemming (1868 - 1919)*
  Child Knopf (1870 - 1870)*
  Carl Knopf (1872 - 1873)*
  Albertine Wilhelmine Knopf (1874 - 1962)*
  Anna Mathilde Johanne Knopf Gilrich Grulke (1876 - 1954)*
  Auguste Luise [Knopf] Wendler (1878 - 1933)*
  Paul Heinrich Knopf (1880 - 1966)*
  Charles Samuel Knopf (1833 - 1914)
  David Samuel Knopf (1839 - 1881)*
  Wilhelm Knopf (1843 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Rogers Township Cemetery
Rogers City
Presque Isle County
Michigan, USA
Created by: donald knopf
Record added: Jun 22, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5012600
Charles Samuel Knopf
Added by: donald knopf
Charles Samuel Knopf
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Charles Samuel Knopf
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