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Catherine Hillsberry Knell
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Birth: 1843
Cumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1903
Champaign County
Illinois, USA

Born about 1843-44 near Leesburg, Southampton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; youngest child of Harmon Hillsberry. Catherine moved in 1853--with her father and siblings--to East Bend Township, Champaign County, Illinois, where her father purchased land in 1853 and 1855. She was enumerated on her father's farm in the 1860 census.

Catherine "Hilberry" and Charles Knell were married on 9 April 1862 in Champaign County. He served in an Illinois regiment in 1865, farmed in East Bend Township, and died in December 1878, leaving his widow with their six children. In 1900, "Kate" Knell was enumerated as an inmate at the Champaign County Poor Farm in Urbana. She died in early 1903; her death certificate was issued on 3 February 1903.

Her mother's identity remains unknown.

Note: Burial place reported in Thomas M. Whiteside, Greenwood-Harvey Cemetery, Urbana, Illinois (1999), p. 6. Not included in the 1961 D. A. R. transcription of cemetery, possibly indicating no marker.

Family links: 
  Harmon Hillsberry (____ - 1861)
  Charles Knell (1841 - 1878)
  Elizebetta Knell (1875 - 1893)*
  Moses Hillsberry (____ - 1908)*
  Aaron Hillsberry (____ - 1907)*
  Barbara Ann Hillsberry Painter (1830 - 1897)*
  William Hillsberry (1833 - 1863)*
  Mary Jane Hillsberry Casdorf (1837 - 1915)*
  David Hillsberry (1839 - 1872)*
  Catherine Hillsberry Knell (1843 - 1903)
*Calculated relationship
Harvey Cemetery
Champaign County
Illinois, USA
Maintained by: Lemstar97
Originally Created by: blueheron14
Record added: May 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69795252
Catherine <i>Hillsberry</i> Knell
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