Zenes or Zenos H. Knapp

1824–9 April 1896 (Age 72)
Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States

The Life of Zenes or Zenos H.

When Zenes or Zenos H. Knapp was born in 1824, in Medina, Medina, Ohio, United States, his father, Joseph H Knapp, was 32 and his mother, Betsey Hagerman, was 37. He married Rebecca Wickwire on 26 May 1868, in Ellington, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States. He lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. He died on 9 April 1896, in Hortonville, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 72.

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Zenes or Zenos H. Knapp
Rebecca Wickwire
Marriage: 26 May 1868

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26 May 1868
Ellington, Outagamie, Wisconsin, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 1

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 12

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 22

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 (3)

  • Zenus Knapp, "Wisconsin State Census, 1885"
  • Z H Knapp, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Zenas H. Knapp, "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865"

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