John Knapp

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John Knapp

  • Birth 1796 New York, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1852 Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 70859726

Husband of Margaret (Jones) Knapp who died by 1880 in Iowa.

Father of Isaac 1821-1873 (Civil War), Nancy Ann Morgan 1822-1858 MN, Hiram 1830, William H N 1838-1909 (Civil War) and Peter 1842-1924 OR (Civil War).

John had five sons in the Civil War. The following are the sons and the units they served with:

James Murphy Knapp, Iowa 7th Cavalry, Company C
Isaac W Knapp, Indiana 73rd Infantry, Company E
John Randolph Knapp, California 6th Infantry, Company A
William Henry Norris Knapp, Iowa 5th Infantry, Company H
Peter Jones Knapp, Iowa 5th Infantry, Company H

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John Knapp

Administration Notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned has taken out letters of administration on the estate of John Knapp, late of Porter county, deceased. All persons indebted to the said estate are hereby requested to make immediate payment, and those having demands against the same are notified to present them duly authenticated for settlement. Said estate is supposed to be insolvent.
JAMES M. KNAPP, Adminstrator, Feb. 7, 1852

Source: Valparaiso Practical Observer - February 9, 1852

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1850 Westchester Twp, Porter Co, IN census:

John Knapp 54 New York - farmer
Margaret 53 Canada
Hiram 20 Canada
William 12 Canada
Peter 8 Ohio

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Children of John and Margaret (Jones) Knapp:
1. James M. KNAPP b: ABT 1817 in Ohio
2. Isaac W. KNAPP b: ABT 1821 in Canada
3. Elizabeth KNAPP b: ABT 1824
4. Harriet KNAPP b: ABT 1824 in Canada
5. John R. KNAPP b: SEP 1826
6. Nancy Ann KNAPP b: ABT 1828 in Canada
7. Hiram KNAPP b: ABT 1830 in Canada
8. Cornelius KNAPP b: APR 1832 in Canada
9. Susanna E. KNAPP b: ABT 1834
10. William Henry Norris KNAPP b: 19 DEC 1838 in Sandusky, Ohio
11. Peter Jones KNAPP b: 2 JUN 1842 in Sandusky County, Ohio

This listing courtesy of Alice Knapp. Thank you, Alice.


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  • Created by: Eva Hopkins
  • Added: 4 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70859726
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Knapp (1796–9 Jan 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70859726, citing Chesterton Cemetery, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Eva Hopkins (contributor 47159848) .