Ruth WILLIAMS, daughter of Malkijah Williams and Cynthia Burns, was born 10 OCT 1851 in Jackson County, Texas, and died 25 JAN 1927. She married1 (cousin) Samuel H. WARD, son of Russell Ward and Azubah Williams. She married2 Thaddeus KNOPP 17 DEC 1884.
Child of Thaddeus KNOPP and Ruth WILLIAMS:
Possible marriages for Nora Knopp
Possible children of Nora Knopp
Child of Nora Knopp and Erwin Kraus:
Antonette Theresia Ann Kraus b. 17 JUL 1934
Child of Nora Knopp and Murray Elson:
Penny Ruth Elson b. 27 FEB 1920
*I just located this in my files and thought it might be helpful for someone.*
I didn't have any additional info on Thaddeus & Ruth but I decided to do a little snooping inHeritageQuest's census, sort of "Pay Forward", hoping someone will see fit
to help me along the way. Also, a bit of warning on searching the census for the Knopp family. They appear
as Knopp, Knapp, Knop, Knap, Knoop and any other way you can think to spell it plus the census transcribers can't tell a written a from an o, or don't care???
We pick up the family in 1860 with Catherine as the head, John Jacob her husband had died in 1856. There were 8 children ranging from age 22 down to 4, with 4 born
in Germany and 4 in Texas.
In 1870 only the 3 youngest are at home, Thaddeus 18,
James 16 and Isabel or Isabella 13. In 1880, Thaddeus 28 is living a few houses from James and his mother.
Of course we are missing the 1890 census but we lucked out with the informative 1900 one.
Thaddeus and Ruth are living in 1st Ward, Edna, Jackson, TX and have one child, daughter Nora age 12, born Oct 1887. It shows them to have been married 16 years,
Ruth has given birth to 2 children with 1 living. Thaddeus' nativity is Texas, Germany, Germany and
Ruth's is Texas, Virginia, "Misoura".
Thaddeus' occupation is Stock Raiser.
In 1910 they are still in Pct 1, Jackson, TX with only one difference, the census shows Ruth as having one child with one living, not uncommon.
Oh forgot, Nora is not living there.
This confirms you only have to search for one person, Nora...rare for that era.
web search "Nora Knopp"
Gilliespie Co. TX - Births, 1934
Information in this database comes from the Texas Department of Health. As of March 2000, Birth Indexes from 1926-1995 and Death Indexes from 1964-1998 are available on the Internet, microfiche or CD-ROM. http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/index.htm
Name Birthdate Sex Mother Father
Blum, Henry Inf Of 3-16-1934 M Dora Knopp Henry Blum
Gold, Darline Eurmie 11-11-1934 F Emmis Knaup Harry Gold
Gold, Loraine Antonette 1-30-1934 F Rosie Knopp Harvey Gold
Kraus, Antonette Theresia Ann 7-17-1934 F Nora Knopp Erwin Kraus
Kwebee, Fritz J., Jr. 1-9-1934 M Estella Knopp Fritz J. Kwebee,Sr.
Knapp, Janet Loraine 9-1-1934 F Amanda Mae Hahne Theodore Knapp
Knopp, Kenneth Paul 3-22-1934 M Ruth Brown Jacob Knopp
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