Andreas Faess
(Abt 1668-1743)
Anna Eichenberger
(Abt 1690-1765)
Abraham Knerr Sr.
Maria Eva Faess
Johannes Knerr


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1. Maria Catharina Hartman

Johannes Knerr 1 2

  • Born: 11 Aug 1747, Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Maria Catharina Hartman before 1772 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA
  • Died: 12 Jun 1825, Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA at age 77 2
  • Buried: Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA

   Other names for Johannes were John Knerr Sr. 3 and Johannes Knoerr.3

   FamilySearch ID: L75D-NJJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1790 in Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA. 4 He appears in the 1790 Census as John Knerr having:
Males (born)
16 and older (<=1774) = 2 (father and 1 older son)
Under 16 (1775-1790) = 5 sons
Females = 4 (wife and 3 daughters)


2. Book: Anniversary History of Lehigh County, Volume II, 1914. 5
John Knerr, third son of Abraham, was born Aug. 11, 1747, and died June 12, 1825. He married Catharine Hartman, who was born Aug. 30, 1753 and died Nov. 7, 1834. They are buried at Lowhill Church. John Knerr was a farmer and resided on a tract of 238 acres in Weisenberg Township. He had thirteen children: John, Catharine, Mary Gertrude, John Conrad, Magdalena, Abraham, John Jacob, Andrew, John Daniel, John Christian, Salome, Benjamin, and Catharine.

Johannes married Maria Catharina Hartman, daughter of Johannes Hartman and Maria Eva Breinig, before 1772 in Lowhill Twp., Lehigh, PA. (Maria Catharina Hartman was born on 30 Aug 1753 in Maxatawny Twp., Berks, PA,2 died on 7 Nov 1834 in Weisenberg Twp., Lehigh, PA 2 and was buried in Lowhill Twp.: Lowhill Church Cemetery, Lehigh, PA.)


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2 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
phone: 219/982-7219; 982-2678 fax: 219/982-6129

Lowhill Reformed Congregation, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, 1769-1881

4 1790 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lehigh County, Weisenberg Township.

5 Roberts, Charles Rhodes, History Of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, Volume II (Allentown, Pa., Lehigh Valley Pub. Co., 1914. 3 volumes, illustrated, maps. Prepared by a committee appointed by the Lehigh County Historical Society; chapters contributed by various writers.).

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