Anna Maria Knapp

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

The Life Summary 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 5 January 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, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Gillette Cleveland
1832–1888
Anna Maria Knapp
1831–1886
Marriage: 5 January 1853
Esther Maria Cleveland
1854–1944
Rev. Edward Horace Cleveland
1855–
Charles Luther Cleveland
1857–1890
Lucy S. Cleveland
1867–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1853Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Knappe
    Knap
    Knabe
    Canup
    Knupp
    Knibbs
    Knapper
    Knapke

    Sources (13)

    • Anna M Cleveland in household of Horace Cleveland, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ann M. Knapp, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Maria Knapp in entry for Esther Wilson, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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