Solomon Diehl Sr.
(1782-1865)
Anna Elisabeth Siegfried
(1807-1857)
Johan Jacob George
(1792-1879)
Lydia Wotring
(1799-1884)
Solomon Diehl Jr.
(1827-1891)
Sarah Ann George
(1826-1905)
Sarah Isabella Diehl
(1854-1941)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elias Henry Knerr

Sarah Isabella Diehl 1 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 8 Mar 1854, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 5 9 10 11 12
  • Marriage (1): Elias Henry Knerr on 19 Apr 1873 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1 2
  • Died: 5 Jul 1941, Easton, Northampton, PA at age 87 5 7 10 11
  • Buried: 9 Jul 1941, Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 10 11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Upper Macungie Twp., Lehigh, PA. 13 The 1860 census recorded Solomon Diehl, stone mason, 33, living with wife Sarah, 33; Milton, 9; William, 8; Isabella, 5; Thomson, 4; Isadore, 2; and Emma, 2 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Fogelsville. His real estate was valued at $700 and personal possessions $400.

2. Census in 1870 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 14 The 1870 Census shows her living at age 15 as a domestic servant in the household of Jacob George, age 78, innkeeper, and his wife Lydia, age 71. Living in the household next door is Reuben Diehl, age 37 with his wife Minnie and their family.

3. Census in 1880 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 15 The 1880 census recorded Henry Knerr, shoemaker, 30, living with wife Isabella, 26, and daughter Daisey, 4. Also in the household is Sarah Knerr, 20, and Calvin Bear, 3, and both have occupations listed as servant.

4. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Mr. E. H. Knerr's carpet rag party, 16 Mar 1898, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 16 ITEMS FROM CLAUSSVILLE AND VICINITY. - A carpet rag party was held at the house of Mr. E. H. Knerr of Tuesday evening of last week. The following were present: Mrs. And Mrs. E. H. Knerr, Mr. and Mrs. Elias Hartman, Mr. and Mrs. Charles DeLong, Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby Buchman, Mr. and Mrs. George Klotz, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klotz, Mr. and Mrs. Phaon Bear, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Klotz, Mrs. Benj. Wida and Messrs. Menno Klotz, L. G. Heilman, G. F. Werley, Benneville Frederick, Robert G. Werley, Edwin A. Werley, Charles M. Klotz, George F. McClellan, Blaine J. Knerr, Charles Feinour, Frank Klotz and Misses Emma L. Werley, Carrie Knerr, Carrie Geiger, Carrie Klotz, Eva Geiger, Alice Yundt, Eva Buchman, Mabel Klotz, Elsie Geiger, Katie I. Knerr, Emma Knerr and Lizzie E. Knerr. This large gathering of friends and neighbors occurred on the 44th birthday anniversary of Mrs. Knerr. The evening was delightfully and pleasantly spent, and all enjoyed the affair most thoroughly.
A phonograph entertainment will be given in the Morgenland School House on Wednesday evening, March 16th, my Mr. Morris J. Peters.

5. Census in 1900 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. 9 She is listed Isabella Knerr (46, born March 1854) living in the household headed by her husband, E. Henry Knerr, age 50. Living with them are Carrie S. (19, born January 1881); Blaine J. (17, November, 1882); Katie I. (15, December 1884); Emma S. (13, March 1887); Lizzie E. (11, August 1888); and Isabella's mother, Sarah Diehl (73, November 1826). Isabella is listed as having 9 children, 6 still living. Her mother, Sarah, had 13 children and 11 were still living. Henry and Isabella are listed as being married for 27 years. Everyone and everyone's parents are listed as being born in Pennsylvania.

6. Newspaper: Allentown Leader: Misses Knerr Gave A Party, 24 Jan 1905, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 17 The MIsses Knerr of 218 North Twelfth Street entertained a large party of friends. The evening was pleasantly spent in playing games of various kinds. Piano solos were rendered by Miss Lichtenwainer and Mr. Bernhard. Refreshments were served. Those present were Emma Knerr, Robt. Grim, Savilla Wagner, Blaine Knerr, Edna Rex, John Knerr, Lizzie Knerr, Frederick Schmoyer, Stella Knerr, John Schubert, Katie Knerr, Joseph Geisinger, Carrie Lichtenwainer, Harold Bernhard, Annie Knerr and Mr. and Mrs. Diehl, Mr. and Mrs. Knerr, Miss Carrie Knerr and Mrs. Solomon Diehl.

7. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Surprise Party, 24 Aug 1909, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 18 Mrs. Kate Heller, of Walberts, was agreeably surprised by the following friends and relatives in honor of her sixty-eighth birthday anniversary on Sunday:
Rev. H. E. Samuel, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Kocher, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cavanaugh, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Achey, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mohr, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Miller, Messrs. Sol Wisser, Willoughby Knerr, Sydney Achey, Hans Brunner, John Gackenbach, William Sotzing, Ray Moyer, Allen Stauffer, henry Muthart, Mrs. E. Henry Knerr, Mrs. James Delong, Mrs. O. P. Balliet, Miss Rebecca Diebert, Miss Sadie Achey, and the Misses Carrie, Katie, Minnie, Grace, Lizzie and Mary Knerr, and Fred Delong and Kermit and Russell Miller.
Mrs. Heller was the recipient of many presents, and her guests, after spending the day in the grove at Walberts, partook of dinner and supper in the open, and left in the evening, wishing her many happy returns of the day.

8. Census in 1910 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 19 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 230 North 12th Street in Allentown: Isabella S. Knerr, widow, 56, living with her children: Carrie S. A., seamstress, 29; daughter Kate I., weaver silk mill, 25; daughter Lizzie E., joiner shoe factory, 21; son-in-law Raymond Y. Mohr, finisher furniture factory, 19; and daughter Emma L Mohr, 23. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Isabella had been married 36 years and given birth to 9 children, 6 alive in 1910. Emma was married for less than a year and had birthed no children by 1910.

9. Newspaper: Morning Call: A Pleasant Surprise, 24 Feb 1913, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 20 A pleasant surprise was sprung on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. Henry Knerr, 230 North Twelfth street, when a number of her friends gathered in order to bid farewell to Mrs. Knerr, who will move to the home of her son-in-law in Northampton. Those present were Mrs. Henry Knerr, Mr. and Mrs. William Wieder and daughter Eva, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mohr and son Thomas, Mrs. Ella Moyer, Mr. and Mrs. Kline and son Clarence, Mr. and Mrs. Kuder and daughter Myrtle, Mrs. Moyer, Mrs. Wagner, Mrs. Fetzer, Mrs. Fink and daughter Helen, Mrs. Wickert, Mrs. Bernhard, Mr. Jaeger and Mr. Barner.

10. Newspaper: Allentown Democrat: Sunday Guests, 10 Feb 1914, Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 21 "Sunday Guests. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bury, of Dewey Avenue, on Sunday had as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mohr, Mrs. E. H. Knerr and Miss Carrie Knerr, all of Allentown. Mrs. Knerr has just returned from a two months trip to New York City and Philadelphia."

11. Census in 1920 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 22 The 1920 census recorded at 413 Allen Street: Alexander Diehl, machinist, widower, 58, heading a household that included his sister, Isabella Knerr, widower, 66, and her son-in-law's family: Raymond Mohr, clerk in furniture manufacturing comapny, 29, living with his wife and Isabella's daughter Emma, 32; son Thomas, 9; and daughter Louise, 3. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. Census in 1930 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 23 The 1930 census recorded owning a $12,000 home at 1240 Turner Street: Frank H. Bury, assistant credit manager at cement company, 44, living with wife Katie I., 45; and children Myra E., 18; Hubert H., 17; Betty M., 15; Adell J., 12; and Isabel M., 10. Also in the home was mother-in-law Isabel Knerr, 76. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Frank's parents were born in Germany. The household had a radio.

13. Census in 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 24 The 1940 Census recorded Frank Bury, assistant credit manager in a cement company, 53, living with wife Katie, 55; Adelle, clerk in bank, 22; Isabel, 20; and mother-in-law Isabelle Knerr, 86. They were living at 26 North West Street in Allentown.

14. Death Certificate: 5 May 1941, Easton, Northampton, PA. 5 PA Death Certificate 7175028

Place of death: Easton, Northampton County, Pa.
Hospital or institution: none
Length of stay: no
In this community: forty-eight hours
Usual residence: 2 North West St., Allentown, Lehigh County, Pa.
Full name: Sarah Isabella Knerr
Sex: F Color: W Widow
Husband: Elias Henry Knerr deceased
Birth date: March 8, 1854 87 years 3 months 27 days
Birthplace: Lehigh Co. Pa.
Occupation: housework
Father: Solomon Diehl Birthplace: Pa
Mother: Sara H. George Birthplace: Pa.
Informant's own signature: Katie Bury
Address: 26 North West St., Allentown, Pa.
Burial: 7/9/41 Greenwood
Signature of funeral director: Robt L Burkholder, 1601 Hamilton St., Allentown, Pa

Medical certification:
Date of death: July 5, 1941 hour 3 minute 30 a.m.
Cause of death: coronary thrombosis (duration thirty minutes) due to chronic endo mayo carditis (duration one year)
No operation, no autopsy
Signature: D. L. Bachman, coroner

15. Cause of Death: coronary thrombosis, chronic endo myrocarditis, 5 Jul 1941, Easton, Northampton, PA. 12

16. Residence: 2 North West Street, Allentown, Pa. On 5 Jul 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 12

17. Obituary: Allentown Morning Call: Mrs. Isabella S. Knerr, Allentonian Succumbs at Home of Daughter in Easton on 7 Jul 1941 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 7 Mrs. Isabella S. Knerr, Allentonian Succumbs at Home of Daughter in Easton
Mrs. Isabella S. (Diehl) Knerr of 26 N. West St. died at 3 a. m. Saturday at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Mohr of 517 High St., Easton, where she had been visiting since Thursday. She was in her 88th year. Born in Lowhlll township near Morgenland church, she was a daughter of Solomon and Sarah, nee George, Diehl. After the death of her husband, E. Henry Knerr, in 1909, she made her home with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bury of 26 N. West St. She was a member of Dubbs Memorial Reformed church, the Dubbs Bible class and the Dorcas Sewing circle. Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Eugene Miller of Orange, Texas, Mrs. Ray Mohr of Easton, Mrs. William Sotzing of Woodhaven. N. Y., Mrs. Carrie Jaeger and Mrs. Frank Bury of Allentown. Two sons preceded her in death. She also is survived by 16 grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three brothers: Clinton G. and Daniel A. of Allentown and Charles of Sellersvllle.


Sarah married Elias Henry Knerr, son of Jonas Knerr and Susanna Muehlhausen, on 19 Apr 1873 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA.1 2 (Elias Henry Knerr was born on 19 Dec 1849 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA,1 2 9 10 25 26 27 28 died on 30 Apr 1909 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 1 2 10 25 27 and was buried on 4 May 1909 in Allentown: Greenwood Cemetery, Lehigh, PA 1 2 10 26 27.)


Sources


1 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA) (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 30 Apr 1909, page 1. Death of E. Henry Knerr.

2 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 1 May 1909, page 7. Obituary of E. Henry Knerr.

3 1860 United States Census, Sheet 159.

4 http://www.familysearch.org.

5 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Certificate 7175028 for Sarah Isabella Knerr.

6 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 37181. Daisy S. Miller. Father E. Henry Knerr. Mother Isabella Diehl. Spouse Eugene Miller.

7 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 7 Jul 1941, page 7. Obituary of Isabella S. Knerr.

8 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 11 Aug 1972, page 15. Obituary of Mrs. Katie I. Bury.

9 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township Visit 128.

10 Knerr, Katie Isabelle, Notes of Katie Isabelle Knerr (Handwritten notes of her family history, in possession of her daughter, Isabel Beacher.).

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375547.

12 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 67534. Sarah Isabella Knerr. Father Solomon Diehl. Mother Sara H. George. Spouse Elias Henry Knerr. Informant Mrs. Katie Bury.

13 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Upper Macungie, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1130; Page: 289; Image: 294; Family History Library Film: 805130.

14 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Lowhill Township, Page 382a.

15 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255147; National Archives Film T9-1147; Page 603A.

16 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 16 Mar 1898, page 2.

17 The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA) (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Jan 1905, page 2.

18 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 24 Aug 1909, page 5.

19 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGZF-1X5 Carrie S A Knerr in household of Isabella S Knerr, Allentown Ward 11, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 34, NARA microfilm publication T624.

20 Morning Call (Allentown, PA), 24 Feb 1913, page 7.

21 Allentown Democrat (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 10 Feb 1914, page 7.

22 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Allentown Ward 10, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1589; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: 224.

23 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 357.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797.

24 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3544; Page: 22B; Enumeration District: 39-48.

25 John Richard Knarr, Ph.D, Abraham Knoerr and Maria Eva Faess: European Roots & the New Land (Copyright 1998
John Richard Knarr, Ph.D.
P.O. Box 306
N. Manchester, IN 46962
email: jknarr@hoosierlink.net
phone: 219/982-7219; 982-2678 fax: 219/982-6129
http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/k/n/a/John-Richard-Knarr).

26 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=117375486.

27 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 32514. Henry Knerr. Father Jonas Knerr. Mother Susan Williams.

28 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4HY-R9S Jonas Knorr, Lowhill, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 120, NARA microfilm publication M432.



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