The information in this post is not entirely accurate. F.X. Knecht (my GGGrandfather) married Margaret Hebert on Jan. 30 1852. His first three children with Gertrude (married November 12, 1847) were Maria (born Oct. 26, 1848), Josephene (b. 1849) and Mary Margaret (b. 1851). His 11 children with Margaret were Matthias (b. 1853), Catherina (b. 1854), William (Leon) Knecht (b. 1856), then Marianna, then Melchior Ludwig, then Alois Leo, then Charles (b. 1866),then Philomena (known as Minnie, b. 1869), then Margaret Helena (b. 1871), then my GGrandfather, John Vincent (January 22, 1874), then Joseph (b. 1877).
I am trying to track down any information on Andrew Knecht (b. 1853 in Cincinnati) who died with Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn, to determine what our relationship might be. He was not a brother of F.X. Knecht, that much I know.