George Knapp

about 1842–
Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of George

When George Knapp was born about 1842, in Yorktown, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, James Wright Knapp, was 50 and his mother, Jane Elwood, was 29.

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Family Time Line

James Wright Knapp
1792–1853
Jane Elwood
1813–1885
Herman W. Knapp
1834–
Amanda Knapp
1837–1884
Gerwood Knapp
1840–
George Knapp
1842–
Charles B. Knapp
1836–1875
Gritman Knapp
1840–1854
John Elwood Knapp
1843–1916
Biven Knapp
1845–1922
Edward Knapp
1847–1882
James Wright Knapp
1851–1935

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Herman W. Knapp

    Male1834–Male

    Charles B. Knapp

    Male1836–1875Male

    Amanda Knapp

    Female1837–1884Female

    Gritman Knapp

    Male1840–1854Male

    Gerwood Knapp

    Male1840–Male

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World Events (3)

1846

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 75

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

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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