John Knapp 3rd

Brief Life History of John

When John Knapp 3rd was born on 6 November 1801, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, John Knapp Jr, 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 9 sons and 2 daughters. 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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Family Time Line

John Knapp 3rd
1801–1869
Sarah Hubbard
1804–1873
Marriage: 13 December 1823
Philo Asahel Knapp
1824–1905
Harmon Knapp
1828–1899
Anna Knapp
1830–1880
John Knapp
1832–1912
Ira Stephen Knapp
1834–1923
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
1836–
Michael Faraday Knapp
1838–1863
Isaac Hubbard Knapp
1841–1882
Ezra Peck Knapp
1843–1913
Abijah Odell Knapp
1844–1885
Sarah Elizabeth Knapp
1847–1862

Sources (7)

  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Knapp, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John in entry for John Knapp and Nancy H Young, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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World Events (8)

1802 · Brass is Discovered

"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."

1803

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1819 · Panic! of 1819

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

German: occupational 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’, and ‘miner’. This surname is also found elsewhere in central Europe, e.g. in Czechia and Slovakia, where it is more commonly spelled Knap (compare 3 below).

German: in Franconia, a nickname for a dexterous or skillful person, of the same ultimate origin as 1 above.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish, Czech, Slovak, Rusyn, and Slovenian Knap , a surname of ultimately German origin (see 1 above).

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

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