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 Auguste <I>Triebe</I> Knopf

Auguste Triebe Knopf

Death 22 Jan 1915 (aged 67)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 5856348 · View Source
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Auguste Triebe married Wilhelm Knopf in 1868 in West Prussia.

Ship Manifest:
Wilhelm Knopf, age 30 and Auguste Knopf, age 24 arrived on the ship COLUMBUS from Bremen to New York on August 5, 1872.

The 1880 Illinois, Cook County, Chicago Federal Census (Roll T9_188; Family History Film 1254188; Page 177.2; ED 47; Image 359; actual census page is 34B) enumerated 9 June 1880 shows:
Living in a 4-plex at 3026 Maine Street
KNOPF, Wm., head, 37, laborer, born Prussia
KNOPF, Augusta, wife, 32, keeping house, born Prussia
KNOPF, Louis, son, 2, born Illinois, parents born Prussia
KNOPF, Bertha, 7/12, Oct., born Illinois, parents born Prussia

The 1900 Illinois, Cook County, South Town Township, Chicago Ward 6 Federal Census (Roll T623 250; Page 3B; ED 148) enumerated 2 June 1900 shows:
Living at 892 31st Place
KNOPF, William, head, 57, born Sept 1842 Germany, to America 1872, married 30 years, laborer at stock yeards
KNOPF, Augusta, 52, wife, born January 1848 Germany, to America 1872, 8 children born with 4 children living
KNOPF, Bertha, daughter, 20, single, born October 1879 Illinois, parents born Germany, laundress
KNOPF, Charles, son, 18, born October 1881 Illinois, parents born Germany, laborer at stock yeards
KNOPF, Augusta, daughter, 14, born September 1885 Illinois, parents born Germany, cashier at department store
KNOPF, Helen, daughter, 7, born September 1892 Illinois, parents born Germany, at school

Haven't been able to locate the 1910 nor 1920 Chicago census records for Augusta in 1910 and William in 1910 & 1920.

Children of Augusta and William:
1. Infant Knopf, born and died about 1871 Chicago.
2. Infant Knopf, born and died about 1874 Chicago.
3. Caroline Knopf - born 1876 Chicago and died before 1880.
4. Louis Knopf - born 1878 Chicago and died between 180 and 1900.
5.. Bertha Knopf - born 1879 Chicago; married Joseph Sullivan
6. Charles Knopf - born 1882 and buried alongside his parents
7. Augusta 'Gussie' Knopf - born 1885 Chicago; married David McGowan
8. Helen 'Lena' Knopf - born 1892 Chicago; married1 George Gmauf; married2 John Bleuel.

Auguste's death certificate shows she lived in America for 43 years. That would make her entry date at 1872, which agrees with the ship manifest. Her father was August Trieb, (spelled Trieb on the certificate, born in Germany. No mention is made who her mother is, but was born in Germany. DK)

From the Cook County, Illinois death certificate is stated Augusta died at 5243 Marshfield Ave at the home of Mrs L. Gamasefe where she lived for 11 months. The cause of death is listed as Hapatic Combosis. (NOTE: Having since found that Louise Triebe married Herman GRAMITH, the name 'Gamasefe' should read "Mrs. L. Gramith". Or, it could be her daughter, Mrs. L. Gamauf. DK)

Auguste (Triebe) Knopf is buried alongside her husband, Wilhelm Knopf. Auguste and Wilhelm came to America on August 5, 1872 on the ship, COLUMBUS, that sailed from Bremen to New York. The death certificate states she died at the home of Mrs. Louise Gramith, 5243 Marshfield in Chicago, where she had lived 11 months prior to her death.

Also buried on the Wilhelm Knopf plot are their son, Carl and daughter Augusta (Knopf) McGowan, and Thompson, 7 months. There is one unused grave site on this plot. (NOTE: It is not known how Thompson connectes to William & Augusta. DK)

From a birth certificate of her daughter is shown that Auguste and William were born in Hukap, West Prussia.
The Illinois death index shows Augusta Knopf died 22 Jan 1914 Chicago, age 66, certificate # 00009063.

There is no obituary in the Chicago Tribune for Augusta.

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  • Created by: donald knopf
  • Added: 19 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5856348
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Auguste Triebe Knopf (20 Jan 1848–22 Jan 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5856348, citing Bethania Cemetery, Justice, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by donald knopf (contributor 5792782) .