Erastus D Knepper

10 December 1875–1940 (Age 64)
Union Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States

The Life of Erastus D

When Erastus D Knepper was born on 10 December 1875, in Union Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States, his father, Wesley Knepper, was 38 and his mother, Mary Ann Harpst, was 28. He married Susanne M Shufelt on 17 October 1897, in Hancock, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Oregon, Lucas, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died in 1940, in Benton Ridge, Hancock, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Benton Ridge, Hancock, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus D Knepper
Susanne M Shufelt
Marriage: 17 October 1897
Edith Mae Knepper
Charles W Knepper
Mary Knepper
Nina Fern Knepper

Spouse and Children

17 October 1897
Hancock, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Wesley Knepper


    Mary Ann Harpst




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1876 · The Battle of Little Bighorn

Age 1

An armed conflict between the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry of the US Army. The battle was the most significant action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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

1 German: from German Knapp or Knopf .2 German: nickname from a dialect word meaning ‘stork’ in Uckermark region.3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Yiddish knop ‘large button’ + the agent suffix -er.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Erastus Knepper in household of Wesley Knepper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Erastus D Knepper, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Erastus Knepper, "United States Census, 1900"

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