Johann Valentin Knopf

1799–about 1835 (Age 36)
Frank, Saratov Oblast, Russia

The Life of Johann Valentin

When Johann Valentin Knopf was born in 1799, in Frank, Saratov Oblast, Russia, his father, Johann Melchior Knopf, was 40 and his mother, Catharina Rausch, was 42. He married Elisabeth Weber in 1817, in Frank, Saratov Oblast, Russia. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He died about 1835, in his hometown, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Johann Valentin Knopf
1799–1835
Elisabeth Weber
1799–1865
Marriage: 1817
Johannes Knopf
1818–1895
Carl Knopf
1821–1881
Andreas Knopf
1823–1889
Valentin Knopf
1825–1882
Catharina Elisabeth Knopf
1828–1864
Christian Knopf
1832–1902
Caspar Knopf
1835–
Franciscum Valentium Knopf
1836–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1817
Frank, Saratov Oblast, Russia
children

(8)

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Parents and Siblings

    Johann Melchior Knopf

    Male1759–1817Male

    Catharina Rausch

    Female1757–Female

siblings

(3)

    Johan Heinrich Knopf

    Male1792–1808Male

    Andreas Knopf

    Male1795–1842Male

    Male1799–1835Male

Name Meaning

German (also Knöpf) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German knopf ‘swelling’, ‘lump’, ‘knob’, ‘button’, ‘glob’, modern German Knopf, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of buttons, normally of horn; a nickname for a small, rotund man (especially in Swabia, where the term also has the sense ‘dumpling’); or a topographic name for someone who lived by a rounded hillock.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Johann Valentin Knopf, "Germany Marriages, 1558-1929"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Valentin Knopf -
  • Legacy NFS Source: Valentin Knopf -

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