|Birth: ||Dec. 14, 1849, Germany|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1910|
WAR VETERAN IS BURIED
Alvin Knapp is Buried in New City Cemetery.
The funeral services over the remains of the late Alvin Knapp, who died in this city Wednesday, of pneumonia, were held Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the German Zion Lutheran church, Rev. W. R. Kraxberger, officiating. The funeral was attended by one of the largest crowds in this city, many lodges and fraternal organizations, of which the deceased was a member, attending in a body. The pall bearers were comrades of the deceased, who fought in the Franco-Prussian War. The interment took place in the cemetery recently acquired, and during the time that Mr. Knapp was president of the council. This is the first burial that has taken place in this cemetery. The flowers were beautiful and many, noticeable among them being several pieces from the organizations to which Mr. Knapp belonged.
The Oregon City Enterprise newspaper, Friday, Feb. 4, 1910, front page, column 7.
ALVIN KNAPP PASSES AWAY
Was President of Oregon City Council and German War Veteran.
OREGON CITY, Or., Jan. 26.--(Special.)--Alvin Knapp, a well-known businessman of this city and president of the City Council died of Pneumonia this morning at his residence, after an illness of only a few weeks.
Mr. Knapp was born in Pomerania, Germany, December 4, 1849. He served his country during the Franco-Prussian war in 1870-1871, and after the war he came to America. He settled at Cincinnati, O., in 1875. In 1881 he married Miss Emilie Wichard, who, with her son, John Knapp, survives him.
Mr. Knapp owned considerable property, and was elected to the City Council for three successive terms. He was president of the Council for the last two years. Besides being treasurer of the Deutscher Verein, he was a member of the Foresters, Eagles, Red Men and many other fraternal orders.
The Oregonian newspaper, Jan. 27, 1910
Alvin Knapp Buried.
OREGON CITY, Or., Jan. 30.--(Special.)--The funeral of Alvin Knapp, late president of the Oregon City Council, took place here this afternoon and was one of the largest attended funerals ever held in Oregon City. Members of many fraternal organizations attended, as well as the Mayor and Council. The pall-bearers were comrades who served with him in the Franco-Prussian war. There were many beautiful floral pieces. The interment was in the new portion of the city cemetery that was acquired while Mr. Knapp was president of the City Council.
The Oregonian newspaper, Jan., 31, 1910
Articles provided by Find A Grave member Nathan Haines
Emilie Wichard Knapp (1856 - 1916)*
John C Knapp (1882 - 1954)*
Note: Age 62
Mountain View Cemetery
Plot: Section A, Block F, Lot 2
Created by: Erin
Record added: Jul 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93265610
Added: Nov. 10, 2012