John Knapp

Male6 November 1801–1 November 1869

Brief Life History 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 Barnum
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

Sources (7)

  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John Knapp, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • John Knapp, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 February 1829Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Siblings (17)

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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

    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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