KNAUFF,  John

KNAUFF, John

Male 1834 - 1910  (75 years)

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  • Name KNAUFF, John 
    Born 26 Nov 1834  Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • JOHN KNAUFF, late of Milton, who served as assessor of the Second ward of that borough, was born in 1833 in Lycoming county, Pa., but was long a citizen of Northumberland county. He followed farming in his early life, later engaging in lumbering for a number of years. For over twenty years he was connected with the Milton Car Works as foreman, during the time that plant was under the management of Murray, Dougal & Co. Although a Democrat in a ward which is normally Republican by a majority of 100 Mr. Knauff was elected assessor a few years ago, the second time by a majority of 168, which statement needs no comment. He held this office during his last years, dying Aug. 1, 1910. His trustworthy character and efficient services were well appreciated by his fellow citizens.

      On Feb. 9, 1856, Mr. Knauff married Susan, daughter of Henry and Susanna (Wagoner) Clinger, and their union was blessed with the following children: Laura B., who is the widow of Simon Peter Brown; Amanda V., Mrs. Crane; Carrie (deceased), Mrs. Hanam; and Robert C., who married Bessie May Hottenstein and has two children, John A. and Robert S. Mrs. Robert C. Knauff is the daughter of Allen S. Hottenstein, granddaughter of Charles Hottenstein and great-granddaughter of Henry and Catharine (Spohn) Hottenstein.

      Though Mrs. Knauff has passed the threescore and ten mark she enjoys good health and is active beyond the ordinary, and the same was true of Mr. Knauff. They made their home with their daughter, Mrs. Brown, spending their days in well deserved peace and contentment, surrounded by all that goes to make life worth living.
    Biography
    • John Knouf and Peter Heilman purchased a piece of land in the borough of Milton, Pa., on the 10th day of July, 1875, John Knouf to hold the undivided two thirds and Peter Heilman the undivided one third. On the 30th of April, 1877, John Knouf sold and conveyed the one undivided third to Henry Knouf. They had erected a planing mill on this property as partners doing business under the firm name of Knouf & Co. They commenced the erection of the mill about the 20th of December, 1876.
    Census (desc) 1850  Limestone Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census (desc) 1860  Limestone Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a farmer 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    working as a planing mill operator 
    Census (desc) 1880  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    working as a car builder 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    living at 41 Filbert St. and working as a mill laborer 
    Census (desc) 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    living with his daughter Laura at 331 Broadway 
    _UID 9DF049BD56B7164AB7609BFAB3224431F699 
    Died 1 Aug 1910  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address:
    Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I866  Milton Families
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2014 

    Father KNAUFF, Frederick,   b. 1809, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother REICH, Hannah,   b. 1810, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1885  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F1333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family CLINGER, Susannah A.,   b. 14 Mar 1833, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1911, Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1856 
    Children 
     1. KNAUFF, Laura Bida,   b. 31 Aug 1858, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1949, Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. KNAUFF, Amanda V.,   b. 1860, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. KNAUFF, Carrie N.,   b. 1866, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. KNAUFF, Robert Clinger,   b. 3 Aug 1871, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1933  (Age 61 years)
     5. KNAUFF, infant,   bur. Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 8 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F260  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Nov 1834 - Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - 1850 - Limestone Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a farmer - 1860 - Limestone Township, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a planing mill operator - 1870 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a car builder - 1880 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living at 41 Filbert St. and working as a mill laborer - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his daughter Laura at 331 Broadway - 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Aug 1910 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
    John_Knauff_planing_mill.jpg
    John_Knauff_planing_mill.jpg

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Death Record.

    2. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 34.

    3. [S149] Pennsylvania State Reports, Volume X, 78.

    4. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 33.

    5. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 13 N Ward.

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

    7. [S2] Census - U.S., Image 22 Ward 2.

    8. [S4] Gravestone.

    9. [S26] Death Certificate.