Zopher Knapp

5 April 1819–24 December 1890 (Age 71)
Broome, Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Zopher

When Zopher Knapp was born on 5 April 1819, in Broome, Schoharie, New York, United States, his father, Jacob Knapp, was 38 and his mother, Lucretia Grummon, was 38. He married Aurilla Chalker on 13 September 1854. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1870 and New York Mills, Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States in 1880. In 1860, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as farmer in Liberty Township, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 24 December 1890, in Lisbon, Ransom, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon, Ransom, North Dakota, United States.

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Zopher Knapp
Aurilla Chalker
Marriage: 13 September 1854
Griffen Elliott Knapp
Edgar Brooks Knapp
Minnie Knapp
William Joseph Knapp
Lillian A Knapp
Louis Redfield Knapp
Dana Chalker Knapp

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  • Marriage
    13 September 1854
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    World Events (7)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 8
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 27
    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 (8)

    • Jopha Knapp, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jopha Knapp, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Zopher Knap, "New York State Census, 1865"

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