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W. Stephen Knauss
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1842
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1928
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA

He enlisted in the Union Army during the early part of the Civil War and served in three different regiments of Pennsylvania volunteers during the course of the war. He participated in the burning of a bridge over the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville, saving Harrisburg from being captured by the Confederate forces. He unit was near Gettysburg, being held in reserve for service in the Battle at Gettysburg if reinforcements were needed. William was the son of John & Tama (Schell) Knauss and lived in Allentown his entire life except for the time he spent in the Civil War. He was in the leather business and had several shops in Allentown on Hamilton Street and Jackson Street. After the war he held three political offices He was a county commissioner from 1884 to 1888, served as a school director and also as a member of the old common council. He died in Allentown Hospital of gangrene and other age related illnesses. 
Family links: 
  Thema Schell Knauss (1813 - 1887)
  Hannah E.C. Sherer Knauss (1841 - 1917)*
  James G Knauss (____ - 1933)*
  Joseph S. Knauss (1876 - 1953)*
  Constant Knauss (1834 - 1908)*
  W. Stephen Knauss (1842 - 1928)
  Addison J Knauss (1844 - 1888)*
  Clara Knauss Apple (1845 - 1934)*
  Theopholus Knauss (1848 - 1920)*
*Calculated relationship
Union-West End Cemetery
Lehigh County
Pennsylvania, USA
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Record added: Sep 05, 2004
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W. Stephen Knauss
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