KNAPP Family

First Generation

1. Thomas K1 Knapp(3001) was born in Michigan December 21, 1833. Thomas died July 26, 1913 in Lee Co, IA, at 79 years of age. THOMAS KNAPP OBITUARY Thomas KNAPP died at the home of his son, Byron KNAPP, near Arcadia, Nebraska, on Saturday, July 26, 1913. Death was due to a sudden attack of apoplexy and the afflicted one succumbed at 9 o'clock. Mr.Knapp has been making his home with his son five miles northwest of Arcadia for the past two years and during his short residence there has made a host of friends, who were indeed shocked and deeply grieved at his sudden death and who extend to the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathies. THOMAS KNAPP was born in Michigan on December 21, 1833, and died at Arcadia, Nebraska, July 26, 1913, at the advanced age of seventy-six years, seven months and five days. He leaves a wife and several children to mourn his sudden death. The funeral services were held at the Byron Knapp home on Tuesday and interment was made in Lee Park Cemetery.

His body was interred July 29, 1913 in Benedict, Polk Co, NE.

He married twice. He married Amanda Melvina Bruner about 1855. Amanda was born in Pennsylvania 1822. (Additional notes for Amanda Melvina Bruner(3002)) He married Mary Ann Flexer Muscatine, Muscatine Co, IA, September 25, 1866. Mary was born in Medina Co, Ohio August 5, 1841. (Additional notes for Mary Ann Flexer(3003)) Mary died February 1, 1932 in Polk, Polk Co., NE, at 90 years of age. Her body was interred February 1932 in Benedict, Polk Co, NE. Her last name could be spelled as Flexer or Fletcher. Her last name is also noted as Dover. One could have been a married name. In the 1860 census Illinois City P.O. Rock Island Co Illinois, page 279, Thomas (age 24) is recorded with Amanda (age 28) and Margaret Elizabeth (age 2). Thomas, born in Mich, is noted as a farmer. His with was born in Penn and Margaret was born in Illinois. Right next door is a Jacob Knapp (age 27) I would guess to be Thomas's relative.

In the 1870 census Illinois City P.O. Rock Island Co Illinois, page 155, Thomas (age 37) is recorded with Mary (age 38) and Margaret (age 15). John (age 7), Albert Dover (age 6), Dora (age 2), and Charles (age 1m).

In the 1880 census Lincoln, Dallas Co, Iowa page 198, T.K. (age 46) is recorded with his wife M. Anna (age 38), Walter (age 19), A.D. (age 16), D.A. (age 12), C.E. (age 10), Ida (age 8), Lovina (age 5) and Norah (age 2). T.K. is noted as a farmer born in MI.

In the 1900 census Arborville Twp, York Co, Nebraska page 21, Thomas (age 66) is recorded with his wife Mary (age 69) and son Thomas B (age 19). They have been married for 30 years and have had 6 children all living. Also in the household is Mary Woolrich (age 18) noted as a hired servant.

Thomas K Knapp and Amanda Melvina Bruner had the following children:

child 2 i. Amanda Melvina2 Knapp was born in Illinois City, Rock Island Co, Illinois August 6, 1856. Amanda died May 1, 1915 in Linden, Dallas Co, IA, at 58 years of age. She married Dean Clarence Smith in Buffalo Prarie, Rock Island Co Il, December 28, 1875. Dean was born Illinois March 29, 1852. Dean died 1913 in Knoxville, Marion Co, Iowa, at 61 years of age. (See Dean Clarence Smith for the continuation of this line.)

child 3 ii. Margaret Elizabeth Knapp(3004) was born Illinois September 12, 1857.

child + 4 iii. John Walter Knapp was born April 5, 1863.

child 5 iv. Albert Dover Knapp(3005) was born in Rock Island Co, Illinois 1864.

Thomas K Knapp and Mary Ann Flexer had the following children:

child 6 v. Dora Ann Knapp(3006) was born in Rock Island Co, Illinois March 30, 1868. She married Samuel J Murray in Nebraska, April 14, 1887. Samuel was born Illinois 1868. (Additional notes for Samuel J Murray(3007)) (See Samuel J Murray for the continuation of this line.)

child + 7 vi. Charles Edward Knapp was born May 4, 1870.

child 8 vii. Ida May Knapp(3008) was born in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co, IA April 19, 1872. Ida died May 2, 1963 in North Platte, Lincoln, Ne, at 91 years of age. Burried at Broken Bow, Custer, NE She married twice.

She married Joshua Wiggins Godown in Stromsburg, Polk Co, NE, November 29, 1888. Joshua was born Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA September 16, 1867. Joshua(3009) was the son of John Ray Godown and Mary Foreman. Joshua died February 1, 1931 in Linden, NE, at 63 years of age. His body was interred February 3, 1931 in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE. Burial at Broken Bow Cemetery, Broken Bow, Custer Co, Nebraska (See Joshua Wiggins Godown for the continuation of this line.)

She married John Nathaniel Barton in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co, IA, 1893. John was born in Grinnell, Poweshiek Co, IA August 30, 1876. John died May 15, 1951 in Broken Bow, Custer Co, NE, at 74 years of age. buried at Brewster Cem, Brewster, Ne

child 9 viii. Lovina Viola Knapp(3010) was born in Dallas Co, Iowa February 14, 1874. In the 1900 census her birth is recorded as December 1874. Lovina is deceased. buried in the Arborville cemetery in York county, Neb She married Seth S Piper February 7, 1894.

Seth was born Illinois November 1869. (Additional notes for Seth S Piper(3011)) Seth is deceased. buried in the Arborville cemetery in York county, Neb i0 In the 1900 census Pleasant Home, Polk Co Nebraska page 267, Seth (age 30) is recorded with his wife Viola (age 25), and nephew Philp (age 12). They have been married for 6 years and have had no children. Seth is a farmer.

In the 1910 census Pleasant Home, Polk Co Nebraska page 77, Seth (age 40) is recorded with his wife Lovina (age 35), father-in-law Thomas Knapp (age 76) and mother-in-law Mary Knapp (age 68). Seth is a general farmer.

In the 1920 census Pleasant Home, Polk Co Nebraska page 82, Seth (age 50) is recorded with his wife Lovina (age 45) and mother-in-law Mary Knapp (age 78). Seth is a general farmer.

In the 1930 census Pleasant Home, Polk Co Nebraska page 79, Seth (age 59) is recorded with his wife Viola (age 54) and mother-in-law Mary Knapp (age 88). They are recorded next to Byron Knapp.

child 10 ix. Nora Christine Knapp(3012) was born in Dallas Co, Iowa April 20, 1876. Nora died August 1917 at 41 years of age. She married Lem Tilman about 1896. Lem was born about 1875.

child + 11 x. Thomas Byron Knapp was born December 19, 1878.

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