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Kaspar Kneessi
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Birth: 1826
Langendorf
Bezirk Lebern
Solothurn, Switzerland
Death: Feb. 17, 1890
District Of Columbia, USA

Kaspar came to D.C. in 1860 from New Jersey where he had entered the U.S. in the 1850s. Born in Switzerland. He started out making leather saddles and sharbracks (leather saddle blankets) for the U.S. Calvary, during the Civil War. He went on to make leather harnesses, trunks, luggage, whips, and many other items. He once made a white leather harness trimmed with gold metal for President U.S. Grant. Trunks made at his various outlets over the years still turn up today as he had contracts to furnish them to the U.S Congress and other gov't agencies. And he built quality trunks when most others just built a trunk, considered disposable by many at the time. He was an active member of the then sizable German populace which thrived along 7th St N.W. in D.C. He was an active member of the Masons and many German society/ fraternal groups.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Anna Marie Kneessi (1839 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Charles Kneessi*
  Sophie Bertha Kneessi*
  Gustave Adolphus Kneessi (1854 - 1931)*
  Henry Kneessi (1857 - ____)*
  Frederick W. Kneessi (1860 - 1948)*
  Minnie C. Kneessi Gassmann (1862 - 1951)*
  Anna E. Kneessi Kelly (1877 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Spouse of Anna
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: B-82
 
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28350093
Kaspar Kneessi
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Kaspar Kneessi
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Kaspar Kneessi
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- Fran Bundy
 Added: Dec. 15, 2011
 
 
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