Captain Gottfried Knause, Jr.

Male 1742 - 1806  (64 years)


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  • Name Gottfried Knause  [1, 2, 3
    Title Captain 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 15 Jan 1742  Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1778  Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    American Revolution (US)
    Northampton Co. Penn. Militia
    Elected Captain 22 May 1783 - 4th Co. 3rd Batt., Under Col Peter Trexler. 
    Died 15 Feb 1806  Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Gottfried Jr. was a blacksmith by trade and had his shop in near Jordan,PA for 30 years. He served in the American Revolution as a Private in the 6th Company, 2nd Battalion of the Northampton County Militia in 1778 under Capt.Henry Ritz. Also in the 8th Company, 1st Battalion in 1782 under Capt. Ritz. On May 22, 1783 he was elected Captain of the 4th Company, 3rd Battalion, under Col. Peter Trexler, Jr. After the war in 1803, Gottfried was elected Commisioner of Northampton County. He was buried in Allentown,PA.
    Person ID I550  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Father Gottfried Knause,   b. 15 Nov 1707, Dudelsheim, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Schoenersville, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Anna Eva,   d. 1758, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1741  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Maria Griesemer,   b. 11 Jul 1752, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1823, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married Abt 1771 
    Children 
     1. John Henry Knause,   b. 26 Dec 1771, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Salome Knause,   b. 16 Mar 1773, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Anna Maria Knause,   b. 12 May 1774, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Daniel Knause,   b. 18 Jun 1775, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Eva Catherine Knause,   b. 10 Jun 1777, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Jonathan Knause,   b. 19 Oct 1778, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Knause,   b. 26 Apr 1780, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. Hannah Knause,   b. 23 Jan 1783, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1845, North Dansville, Livingston Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +9. Mary Magdalene Knause,   b. 7 May 1784, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1862, Whitehall, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Family ID F1175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1742 - Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - American Revolution (US) Northampton Co. Penn. Militia Elected Captain 22 May 1783 - 4th Co. 3rd Batt., Under Col Peter Trexler. - 1778 - Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Feb 1806 - Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Linden Street Cemetery, Allentown, Lehigh Co., Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Oaks-Keihle, Genealogy, Alice Moose Oaks, (Printed by Donald Gates, 1985, 2d Ed.; Copy located in the Dansville Public Library).

    2. [S45] Fisher, Pennsylvania Births, Charles A. Fisher, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1986).

    3. [S46] King-Knauss, Genealogy, Wilbur L. King, (Bethlehem,PA, 1930).