Elizabeth Knasp

New Jersey, United States

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Knasp was born in 1865, in New Jersey, United States. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Joseph Graff. She lived in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920.

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Joseph Graff
Elizabeth Knasp
Fred Graff
Josie Graff

Spouse and Children



World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 14

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 31

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: nickname for a gnarled man, from Middle High German knūpe ‘knot (in wood)’, related to knaupeln ‘to gnaw on something’, ‘to untie a knot’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Graff in household of Jos Graff, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elizabeth Knasp in entry for F. C. V. Graff and Philena Bovee, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Elizabeth Knasp in entry for F. C. V. Graff and Philena Bovee, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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