Re: Knapp-Family in Illinois
I came here looking for my Mary Knapp born in Illinois (maybe) and decided to devote some effort to this query instead. I don't know if any of this will be new to you or not;
NAPP, WASHINGTON GWARNER, MARTHA MRS 1891-06-29 /00007319 ADAMS
I found this on the basis of the 1900 household;
Knapp Geo Wb abt Nov 1859 in Illinois, ma 7 yrs
Martha Lb abt Nov 1857 in Missouri, ma 7 yrs
Warner, Wm.step sonb Nov 1877 in Missouri
Knapp, Hattieb Aug 1892 in Illinois
Couldn't find a marriage of a Martha to a George Knapp, so I looked for Martha Warner.
Here is my candidate for his family;
NameRelation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Llord C. KNAPPSelf MMale W 65MA FarmerMA MA
Mary PWifeMFemW 49NY Kping Hse MA VT
Hattie MDauS FemW 18ILL MA NY
Collins E.SonSMale W 16ILL Frm Lbr MA NY
Hannah BUCK Other Wfemale W 41 CAN Servant IRE. SCOT.
Census Place Vemilion, La Salle, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254224
NA Film Number T9-0224
Page Number 742B
There is a George Knapp in this household in 1870 Still in Vermillion Illinois; LC Knapp 55 b Mass, Priscilla 39 b NY, Dora 18, George 11, Hattie 8 and Eugene C 6
In 1860 Dora is Isadore, and there is Sarah age 13, Lloyd [Jr.} age 15 and Alvin age 16 So if these are your people in theory you could have a lot of kin out there.
Now back to Mrs Warner, She and her first hubby can be found at;
Census Place La Harpe, Hancock, Illinois
Family History Library Film 1254211
NA Film Number T9-0211
Page Number 156D
with Husband John age 30 b Ireland [remember Wm in 1900 lists Fa bp as Ireland] Wm is there age 4 as Willie, with older sister Anna age 6, little brother James age two, baby sister Lizzie age 5 mo and last but not least Mother-in-lawEliz Johns age 58 b KY. So presumably Martha's maiden name is Johns.
going back to the Ill data base;
WARNER, JOHNJOHNS, MARTHA 1872-07-044/ 76 4124 HANCOCK
This is the data base you can use to look for death certs for George and Martha if you don't have them;
And with that I am going to abandon your quest as it is past my bed time.