Johann Adam Knell

14 December 1777–6 May 1814 (Age 36)
Nieder Modau, Dieburg, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany

The Life of Johann Adam

When Johann Adam Knell was born on 14 December 1777, in Nieder Modau, Dieburg, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germany, his father, Johann Peter Knell, was 40 and his mother, Anne Sophie Margarethe Beck, was 32. He had at least 1 son with Elisabetha Barbara Mager. He died on 6 May 1814, in his hometown, at the age of 36.

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Johann Adam Knell
Elisabetha Barbara Mager
Marriage: about 1801
Johann Philipp Knell

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    Elisabetha Barbara Mager


about 1801


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World Events (2)

1813 · Germans defeat Napolean in Leipzig

Age 36

On Oct 19, 1813, Germany defeats Napolean. The commanding officer for the Allied side was Prince Karl Phillipp Schwarzenberg.

Age 37

The Congress of Vienna established the German Confederation of 39 independent German states.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone living by a knoll or hilltop, from Middle English knelle (Old English cnyll(e), cnell(e), a derivative of Old English cnoll), or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, for example Knell or Knelle in Sussex.2 South German: from Middle High German knellen ‘to cause to explode’, ‘to snap one's fingers’, hence a nickname for a noisy, loud-mouthed person, or in Swabia and Bavaria for someone who cursed a lot.

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

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