John Knapp

6 November 1801–1 November 1869 (Age 67)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John

When John Knapp was born on 6 November 1801, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Knapp, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Merwin, was 21. He married Sarah Hubbard on 13 December 1823, in Harpersfield, Delaware, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 1 November 1869, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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John Knapp
Albacinda Barum
Marriage: 19 February 1829
Anna Knapp
John Knapp
Ira Stephen Knapp
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
Michael Faraday Knapp
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
Ezra Peck Knapp
Abijah Odell Knapp
Sarah Elizabeth Knapp

Spouse and Children


    Albacinda Barum


19 February 1829
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


    Anna Knapp


    John Knapp


    Ira Stephen Knapp


    Isaac Hubbard Knapp


    Michael Faraday Knapp


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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 1

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 18

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John in entry for John Knapp and Nancy H Young, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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