Margaret S Knobles

Brief Life History of Margaret S

When Margaret S Knobles was born on 20 October 1820, in Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany, her father, John Knobel, was 15 and her mother, Margaret, was 16. She married Frederick Reich on 12 March 1850, in Racine, Racine, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States in 1860 and Sugar House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. She died on 7 October 1898, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Frederick Reich
Margaret S Knobles
Marriage: 12 March 1850
William Reich
Wilhelmina Reich
Fredrick Reich
Louis Reich
Charles Reich
Catherine Riech
Catherine Reich
Henry Reich
Joseph Reich
Emiline Reich
David Reich
Benjamin F Reich
Clara Reich

Sources (43)

  • Margaret Reich in household of Frederick Reich, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Margaret Reich, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • Margaret in entry for Reich Clara, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.


American settlers began mining the Wisconsin Territory in the early 1800's. The lead ore in the territory had largely been mined previously by American Indians. By 1829, nearly 4,000 miners had moved to Wisconsin Territory. The miners became known as badgers as they burrowed into hillsides for shelter. The name eventually represented the state and Wisconsin is now known as the Badger State. (Wisconsin Historical Society: Lead Mining in Southwestern Wisconsin)


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

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English knol(le) ‘knoll, hilltop’ (Old English cnoll) or from any of the many places (some lost) named with this word, for example Knowle (Devon, Dorset, Lancashire, Somerset, Warwickshire, and Yorkshire) and Knole (Kent, Sussex).

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tnúthghail (see Newell ).

English: variant of Noel , often, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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Excerpts from Martin Zyderlaan Camp Journal 1863

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