Re: Knopsnider of Fayette Co., PA
Good to hear from another Knopsnider descendant.I, too, live in the South.Makes it a little more difficult to find records short of going up to PA.
More than likely, all Knopsniders hail from the same immigrant.I am not going to say that is a cold hard fact written in stone, but it is a distinct possibility.
Johannes Knopsnider born about 1729 in Germany came to PA in 1753 and settled in Moore Twp., Northampton Co., PA married a woman named Catharina.They had at least 6 children
Johannes, George, Conrad, Sybilla, Regina, and Catharina.His wife and childrens' names came from another Knopsnider researcher that I have been in email contact with.I can find Johannes' immigration records on familytreemaker.
My Knopsnider heritage does not go as far back as yours as of yet.I am trying to tie in my Ahimas Knopsnider to a Godfrey then Conrad and then Johannes the immigrant.
Conrad was in Somerset Co., PA in the early 1800's and he is "most likely" my ancestral link to Johannes the immigrant.
My thoughts on your heritage.... I think I would check into Johannes Jr., George, and Conrad to see if one of them could be the father of your Hannah.
Any idea where Hannah came from in PA?This could narrow it down somewhat if we could track the sons.
Melissa C. Hiatt