Eva Knapp

about 1626–
Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Eva

When Eva Knapp was born about 1626, in Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, her father, Adam Nicolaus Knapp, was 26 and her mother, Christina Zeltwanger, was 20. She married Simon Grimm about 1645, in Pfeffelbach, Sankt Wendel, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Simon Grimm
1621–1684
Eva Knapp
1626–
Marriage: about 1645
Hanss Nickel Grimm
1646–1723
Johann Jacob Grimm
1647–1706
Christina Grimm
1650–
Johann Andreas Grimm
1653–1731
Hans Christman Grimm
1655–1725
Leonhard Grimm
1655–1705
Margretha Grimm
1656–
Johannes Grimm
1659–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1645
Pfeffelbach, Sankt Wendel, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Adam Nicolaus Knapp

    Male1600–1648Male

    Christina Zeltwanger

    Female1606–1635Female

siblings

(2)

    Maria Knapp

    Female1624–Female

    Female1626–Female

Name Meaning

1 German: occupational name or status name from the German word Knapp(e), a variant of Knabe ‘young unmarried man’. In the 15th century this spelling acquired the separate, specialized meanings ‘servant’, ‘apprentice’, or ‘miner’.2 German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a hillock, Middle English knappe, Old English cnæpp, or habitational name from any of the several minor places named with the word, in particular Knapp in Hampshire and Knepp in Sussex.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Eva Knapp, "Germany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930"
  • Eva Grim in entry for Margretha Grim, "Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1500-1971"
  • Eva in entry for Hanss Andreas Grimm, "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

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