KNAUER, Charles Hull

Male 1859 - 1928  (68 years)


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  • Name KNAUER, Charles Hull 
    Born 19 Nov 1859  Knauertown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Floyd's History of Northumberland County 1911: C. HULL KNAUER, shoe merchant, of Milton, Northumberland county, comes of an old family of Chester county, Pa., where he was born Nov. 19, 1859, at Knauertown, in Warwick township. He received his education in the schools of his native county. When a young man he went to Phoenixville, Pa., where he acquired his early knowledge of the shoe and leather business, and in 1885 he came to Milton.

      Here he opened a shoe and leather store, and he has been engaged in the same line continuously to the present. In 1898, the business having outgrown the old accommodations, he purchased and remodeled the place he now occupies, a commodious and convenient building, known as the Knauer block, on Front street. He carries a large and up-to-date stock, and his store is a model of taste and neatness. His motto, "We never sleep," is typical of his enterprise and the business methods which have made him a leader in his line. His patronage is not confined to Milton and the immediate vicinity, but is drawn from all the surrounding towns, and has been increasing steadily ever since he commenced business. Mr. Knauer's jovial disposition has won him many friends among those with whom he has dealings, and his sincere desire to please his patrons and give honest values has been a factor in his success recognized by all who know him.

      Although he is not a native of Milton Mr. Knauer is thoroughly identified with its various interests and devoted to its welfare, taking part in a number of movements designed to promote the prosperity of the borough. He is connected with the Methodist Church and has for some years been one of the active workers in Milton. He is a thirty-second-degree Mason, having been made a Mason in Phoenix Lodge, No. 75, at Phoenixville, May 3, 1884, and transferred to Milton Lodge, No. 256, in 1897; is a member of Williamsport Lodge of Perfection; of the Chapter, Rose Croix; and of Williamsport Consistory, A. A. S. R., thirty-second degree; he was made a Shriner at Irem Temple, Wilkes-Barre, May 13, 1903. Coming from a family of musicians, he is himself a born musician, has organized several quartettes, and is at present a member of the Temple choir, A. A. S. R., at Williamsport, singing first tenor.

      Mr. and Mrs. C. null Knauer have two sons: (1) Henry graduated from the Milton high school at the age of eighteen, immediately took and passed the examinations for entrance to Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., where he graduated June 26, 1911, with the degree of B. S., cum laude, making the four years' course in three and one-half years; he has entered the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company and will be located at Albany, N. Y. (2) C. Hull, Jr., is at home with his parents, a student in the Milton high school. By reason of the service of their ancestors in the Revolutionary war Mrs. Knauer and her sons are eligible for membership in the Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution.
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    living with his in-laws at 30 Broadway and working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    living with his father-in-law Henry Swartz at 30 Broadway and working as a shoe merchant 
    Residence 1922  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    living at 30 Broadway 
    _UID F8D7DAD8F4DB1B4E8BC083F5D264383C2635 
    Died 23 Apr 1928 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Grandview Cemetery 
    Person ID I2262  Milton Families
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2013 

    Father KNAUER, Joshua,   b. 20 Feb 1820, Knauertown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1886  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother JOHN, Rebecca,   b. 9 Jan 1821,   d. 24 May 1896  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F1002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family SWARTZ, Eva M.,   b. 1870, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1898 
    Children 
     1. KNAUER, Henry S.,   b. Nov 1890, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. KNAUER, Charles Hull Jr.,   b. Feb 1896, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F647  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Nov 1859 - Knauertown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his in-laws at 30 Broadway and working as a merchant - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his father-in-law Henry Swartz at 30 Broadway and working as a shoe merchant - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - living at 30 Broadway - 1922 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Grandview Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 229.

    2. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 11 Ward 3.

    3. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 16 Ward 3.

    4. [S71] Milton Directory 1922.