Ruth WILLIAMS, daughter of Malkijah Williams and Cynthia Burns, was born 10 OCT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas, and died 25 JAN 1927. She married1 (cousin) Samuel H. WARD, son of Russell Ward and Azubah Williams. She married2 Thaddeus KNOPP 17 DEC 1884.
Child of Thaddeus KNOPP and Ruth WILLIAMS:
Possible marriages for Nora Knopp Erwin Kraus Murray Elson
Possible children of Nora Knopp
Child of Nora Knopp and Erwin Kraus: Antonette Theresia Ann Krausb. 17 JUL 1934
Child of Nora Knopp and Murray Elson: Penny Ruth Elson b. 27 FEB 1920
----------- *I just located this in my files and thought it might be helpful for someone.*
-- I didn't have any additional info on Thaddeus & Ruth but I decided to do a little snooping inHeritageQuest's census, sort of "Pay Forward", hoping someone will see fit to help me along the way. Also, a bit of warning on searching the census for the Knopp family.They appear as Knopp, Knapp, Knop, Knap, Knoop and any other way you can think to spell it plus the census transcribers can't tell a written a from an o, or don't care???
We pick up the family in 1860 with Catherine as the head, John Jacob her husband had died in 1856.There were 8 children ranging from age 22 down to 4, with 4 born in Germany and 4 in Texas.
In 1870 only the 3 youngest are at home, Thaddeus 18, James 16 and Isabel or Isabella 13.In 1880, Thaddeus 28 is living a few houses from James and his mother.
Of course we are missing the 1890 census but we lucked out with the informative 1900 one. Thaddeus and Ruth are living in 1st Ward, Edna, Jackson, TX and have one child, daughter Nora age 12, born Oct 1887.It shows them to have been married 16 years, Ruth has given birth to 2 children with 1 living.Thaddeus' nativity is Texas, Germany, Germany and Ruth's is Texas, Virginia, "Misoura". Thaddeus' occupation is Stock Raiser.
In 1910 they are still in Pct 1, Jackson, TX with only one difference, the census shows Ruth as having one child with one living, not uncommon.
Oh forgot, Nora is not living there. This confirms you only have to search for one person, Nora...rare for that era.
Information in this database comes from the Texas Department of Health. As of March 2000, Birth Indexes from 1926-1995 and Death Indexes from 1964-1998 are available on the Internet, microfiche or CD-ROM.http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/index.htmhttp://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/index.htm __________________________________________________ NameBirthdateSexMother Father ========================================================== Blum, Henry Inf Of3-16-1934MDora KnoppHenry Blum Gold, Darline Eurmie11-11-1934FEmmis KnaupHarry Gold Gold, Loraine Antonette1-30-1934FRosie KnoppHarvey Gold Kraus, Antonette Theresia Ann7-17-1934FNora KnoppErwin Kraus Kwebee, Fritz J., Jr.1-9-1934MEstella KnoppFritz J. Kwebee,Sr.