I live in Schuylkill county, and my ancestors moved to Pottsville, Schuylkill County in the 1850's. Landolin Knecht brought his wife and children, including sons Charles and August. Charles had a son John August Knecht, born in 1869 in Pottsville. He married Mary Shomper in 1891 and they moved to West Collingswood, NJ in 1910. Their six children were Marie, Albert, Esther, Paul, Joseph, and Ruth Augusta. Do you think this is the person you are looking for?