William Henry Knierim

MaleSeptember 1848–10 August 1940

Brief Life History of William Henry

When William Henry Knierim was born in September 1848, in Ohio, United States, his father, Wilhelm Knieriem, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Barbe Dettling, was 25. He married Diantha W Collett on 30 March 1873, in Jay, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ansonia, Darke, Ohio, United States for about 5 years and York Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 10 August 1940, in Darke, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Ansonia Cemetery, Ansonia, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Knierim
1848–1940
Martha A. Cole
1853–1932
Marriage: 8 November 1883
Clifford Knierim
1884–1958
Elva Bell Knierim
1887–1964

Sources (23)

  • William Kmerin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Knierim - Government record: Census record: birth-name: William Knierim
  • W. H. Kneirim, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1883Darke, Ohio, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 3

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 12

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 24

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    German and Dutch: variant of Knieriem .

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

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