Anna Maria Knapp

15 November 1831–19 January 1886 (Age 54)
Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Anna Maria

When Anna Maria Knapp was born on 15 November 1831, in Danbury, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Knapp, was 59 and her mother, Albacinda Barnum, was 41. She married Horace Gillette Cleveland on 4 June 1853, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 19 January 1886, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Highland Hills City, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Gillette Cleveland
1832–1888
Anna Maria Knapp
1831–1886
Marriage: 4 June 1853
Esther Maria Cleveland
1854–1944
Rev. Edward Horace Cleveland
1855–
Charles Luther Cleveland
1857–1890
Lucy F Cleveland
1867–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 June 1853
Geauga, Ohio, United States
children

(4)

    Esther Maria Cleveland

    Female1854–1944Female

    Rev. Edward Horace Cleveland

    Male1855–Male

    Charles Luther Cleveland

    Male1857–1890Male

    Female1867–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · The Bridge War

Age 5

On Halloween, tension between Cleveland and Ohio City began to boil over. Both sides of the river armed themselves with muskets and a cannon over the Columbus Street Bridge. These tensions were brought about because the bridge's location was diverting commercial attention away from Ohio City completely and the way that their concerns were being treated. Cleveland's mayor tried to reason with the enraged citizens but was greeted with a volley of rocks. No deaths were recorded but three men were injured.
1846

Age 15

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • Anna M Cleveland in household of Horace Cleveland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann M. Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Anna M. Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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