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In memory of Jacob "Jack" KNODEL (1902-1980)

Updated December 4, 2009

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This website is dedicated to the memory of Jacob KNODEL (1902-1980) to mark the 100th anniversary of his birth. Jack was born in Romania, 16-Mar-1902.

Family Photos
  • New arrival (233 KB)
    Roger, Benjamin, Joy and Jacob Roger St. John and wife Joy HATCHER with grandsons
  • Girl's Church Group in Pfeilsdorf (64 KB)
    Young Girls Church Group 1925 in Pfeilsdorf: Frieda EBERLE (1908-2000), Frieda HILDEBRANDT (1912?-19??), Emma HILDEBRANDT (1910?-19??), Emilie Fercho (b1900), Hulde Janke, Ella Neumann; Gertrud EBERLE (1910-1995), Elizabeth FRANK, Lotte Göhrke, Sophie KNODEL (1908-2001), Olga HILDEBRANDT (1914?-19??), Martha Janke
  • Dorothy's Kids at the lake in Oliver, Aug 2000 (55 KB)
    Bob, Dave, Dorothy, Carol, Ron Children of John EBERLE and Dorothy Swain
  • Wedding of Alice EBERLE and Don Killian (13 KB)
    Alice EBERLE (1944-1997) and Donald Killian (1943-1966) marr 18-Aug-1962 in Delia, AB, Canada
  • Young Peoples Church Group in Pfeilsdorf (59 KB)
    Young Peoples Church Group in Pfeilsdorf: David Fercho, ??, Gerhardt Rotzell, Eduard KNODEL (1906-1971) Richard Rotzell (1908-1973) Joseph HILDEBRANDT (1908-19??) Gustav EBERLE (1906-1994) Samuel FRANK (b1905?) Gottlieb KNODEL (1905-1977) Friedrich Janke, Wilhelm FRANK (b1903?) Olga HILDEBRANDT (b1914?) Frieda HILDEBRANDT (b1912?) Anna KNODEL (1906-1996) Emma HILDEBRANDT (b1910?) Martha Janke, Emelia Fercho (b1900) Trudy EBERLE (1910-1995) Martha Compert, Wilhelm KNODEL (1908-1957) Sophie KNODEL (1908-2001) Frieda EBERLE (1908-2000) Lotte Göhrke, Elizabeth FRANK (b19??) Ludwig KNODEL (1910-1996)
  • A trip through the past... (68 KB)
    Dorothy (Swain) Eberle and Allan KNODEL studying the Swain family history book prepared by Dorothy's son James EBERLE.
  • Wedding of Gotthilf FRANK and Emma Jadischke (68 KB)
    Gotthilf FRANK (1900-1981) and Emma Jadischke (1906-1982) marr 4-Jun-1929 in Eatonia, SK (marriage arranged by Simon Eberle and Mr Siefried)
  • Great grandparents Schmidt (23 KB)
    Wilhelm SCHMIDT (b 1854 in Tulcea, Romania, d 1939 in Neuhoff Kriese Lötzen, E Preussen) and Anna Marie ADAM (b 1860 in Romania, d 1932 in Neuhoff Kriese Lötzen, E Preussen)
  • EBERLE Descendants at the lake in Oliver, Aug 2000 (86 KB)
    Mostly the family of John EBERLE and Dorothy Swain Gerald, Sarah, Gladys, Carmen, Bob, ?, Ashley, ?, Shelley, Lydia, Dorothy, Dave, Greg./Jim, Lorraine, Sandra, Allan, ?, visitor, Scott Carol, ?, Ron./Brooks, Byron, Benton, Dawson plus the dogs Muffin, ?, lab, Ninja
  • Photo Ancestral Chart (333 KB)
    This ancestral chart with pictures is courtesy of Brian Knodel
  • Gustav Eberle (1906-1994) (19 KB)
    Gustav EBERLE, Pfeilsdorf, W Prussia. Is this photo at his confirmation?
  • Gus & Millie Knodel in the 1970's (27 KB)
    Gottlieb "Gus" KNODEL (1905-1985) and Emelia "Millie" EBERLE (1907-1984)
  • Two EBERLE'S at Knodel Reunion in Oliver BC, 1995. (58 KB)
    Why were this brother and sister from Germany, whose surname is EBERLE, at the 1995 KNODEL Family Reunion? Well, their father is Gerhardt EBERLE, and Gerhardt's father was Gustav EBERLE (1906-1994) whose parents were Friedrich EBERLE (1871-1945?) and Friedricke KNODEL (1872-1945).
  • Sophie Knodel 1929 Calgary (45 KB)
    Sophie KNODEL 1929, Calgary AB
  • *Map1 Where is Oliver? Western Canada (8 KB)
    Oliver is in the South Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, near the US border with Washington State
  • Eberle Family Reunion Invitation (228 KB)
    Invitation to the Eberle Family Reunion in Oliver, BC, Canada, August 4 and 5, 2001.
  • Jacob Knodel and Katherina Reister Family (45 KB)
    This photo is of the Jacob KNODEL and Katherina Reister family, taken about 1926 in Pfeilsdorf, Germany, probably for the confirmation of their daughter Anna. Standing in the back row: Gottlieb KNODEL (1905-1977) m to Margarete Piotrowski, Elizabeth KNODEL (1905-1944) m to ? Minder, Friedricke KNODEL (1901-1976) m (1935) to Robert Klut, Wilhelm KNODEL (1908-1957) m (1938) to Anna Roeske, Anna KNODEL (1911-2000) m (1936) to Herbert Hauser. Parents are seated: Jacob KNODEL (1866-1959) and Katherina Reister (1868-1945) married about 1892.
  • *Map2 Where is Oliver? Map of BC (18 KB)
    Oliver is in southern British Columbia
  • Frieda Knodel (1912-2009) (57 KB)
    Visiting Westbank, BC, in the Okanagan, October 2000.
  • Familientreffen 1998 in Ahlden/Aller (63 KB)
    Knodel family members in Germany at 1998 reunion
  • *Map3 Where is Oliver? Detail (231 KB)
    Detailed road map of the Thompson-Okanagan area
  • Black Sea Map (53 KB)
    Old map of the Black Sea area
  • New addition to the Main family (207 KB)
    Brian, Michelle, Ben and Jakob Thomas Dudley MAIN
  • *Map4 Where is Oliver? Oliver Map (101 KB)
    Map showing Oliver area
  • Proud Gramma and Auntie (182 KB)
    Gramma Joy with daughter Danielle and grandsons Benjamin and Jacob Thomas
  • Jack Knodel (1902-1980) in about 1920 (23 KB)
    This photo was taken in about 1920, when Jack was about 18 years old. According to his sister Frieda, he was leaving home to study farming on a state farm.
  • Dorothy Eberle (Swain) and her kids Aug 2000 (74 KB)
    Family of John EBERLE an Dorothy Swain Dave, Ron, Dorothy, Carol, Bob (all children thinking of brother James in Toronto)
  • Elnor's poem (128 KB)
    A tribute to Jack Knodel, Mar 16, 1902 - May 14, 1980, by Elnor Buller, wife of Edwin Knodel.
Related Files
  • Settlement of Bessarabia (7 KB)
    Kansas State historical Society Morgenstern, William. "The Settlement of Bessarabia, Russia by the Germans." Kansas Historical Collections Vol. XV, 1919-1992. pp. 579-590. by William Morgenstern(2), of Russell, Kan. Translated from the German by J.C. Ruppenthal.
  • Bessarabian Settlement (3 KB)
    The village had a street and two rows of houses. Each building lot contained thirty faden of width and one hundred faden of length. A faden is seven feet. The village, with the dwellings of the inhabitants, was one verst (about two-thirds of a mile) long. In the center of the village stood the church, schoolhouse and village rostrum. Each of the thirty-nine original settlers received sixty desatina of land....
  • German Illness Translations (8 KB)
    The following is a compiled listing of illnesses and causes of death gleaned from three primary sources. They are posted here in the hopes that they may aid family historians and genealogists in interpreting the conditions in which their ancestors lived and died. My role has merely been the compiler. The credit for the translation work should go to Ann Rempel, Dora Epp, V. Lyle von Riesen, and Adalbert Goertz. Those who feel they have more to add to the list or important corrections may do so by notifying myself (Judith Rempel, Reviewers who have suggested improvements: Elli Wise, Alan Peters, Adalbert Goertz, Glenn Penner and an anonymous physician from Calgary, Alberta. Thank you. Edited by Marty McMahon (13 Apr 1997). This work may be freely copied for non-profit purposes. No copyright is claimed. -jr
  • Russian History Chronology (26 KB)
    Published by the Odessa Digital Library - 23 Feb 1996. This document may be freely used for personal, nonprofit purposes or linked by other WWW sites. It may also be shared with others, provided the header with copyright notice is included. However, it may not be republished in any form without permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 1996, Dale Lee Wahl, 7370 Grevena Ave NE, Bremerton WA 98311-4046,
  • German Illness Translations - some answers (1 KB)
    Hallo Allan, very fascinating your write up, pictures and family history - pics are really great. In the related files under 'GERMAN ILLNESSES TRANSLATIONS" Fraisen are fits, convulsions. Brust krankheit= general breast or LUNG disease and Gall krankheit = general gallbladder disease or sickness/illness. Have searched for "Weszerschen" - but no luck whatsoever. Have a good weekend Joop
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