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 Rene Renatus Marinus Virgilius “Rene” Knaepen

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Rene Renatus Marinus Virgilius “Rene” Knaepen

  • Birth 17 Feb 1890 Antwerp, Arrondissement Antwerpen, Antwerp (Antwerpen), Belgium
  • Death Oct 1971 Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA
  • Plot Section 9, Lot 78 Grave 1
  • Memorial ID 83572048

Son of Ferdinandus Augustus Knaepen & Justina Morel. Husband of Emma Anna Koehler. Father of Hank #58267044 & Mary #52180275. Brother of Carolus Ludovicus "Louis-Karl" Arthur Knaepen # 102306179. Both brothers were in WWI. Rene = US Army. Louis Karl = Belgium Army. Louis is buried in a military cemetery in Belgium... Burial: Antwerpen Schoonselhof Communal Cemetery Antwerp, Belgium Plot: L 24-02 [Edit Plot]

Rene came here in 1912, Joined the US Army as a cook in 1916 and was sent to France with his excellent French, Dutch, German, English language skills. He returned home after the war (WWI) and married Emma Koehler, daughter of a NYC Grocery store owner.

Occupations: Grocery stores, insurance, real estate. NYC & NJ


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  • Created by: jdk
  • Added: 16 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 83572048
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rene Renatus Marinus Virgilius “Rene” Knaepen (17 Feb 1890–Oct 1971), Find A Grave Memorial no. 83572048, citing Calvary Cemetery, Paterson, Passaic County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by jdk (contributor 47258408) .