Knapp, Esrom

Male Abt 1838 - 1890  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Knapp, Esrom   [1, 2
    Born Abt 1838  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service 1 Feb 1862  Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted as pvt in Co H, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry.  
    Military Service 14 Feb 1862  Kenosha, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mustered for term of three years. 
    Military Discharge 15 Nov 1865  Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Honorable discharge for wounds at Camp Randall. 
    • Lost right arm at West Point, Georgia. Left service as a Sergeant.
    Died 5 May 1890 
    Buried Clarks Mills Cemetery, Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Esrom Knapp appears to have been recorded as Aaron Knapp in the 1860 US census. Esrom died May 5, 1890 at 52 years of age, which means he was born ca. 1838. This is the same age as the Aaron of the census. He is listed as Esren Knapp in the Wisconsin Death Index, and Esram Knapp in "American Civil War Soldiers" on Ancestry.com.

      At time of military service he was 27 years old, had brown eyes, brown hair, dark complexion, was 5 feet 8 1/4 inches tall, and by occupation a farmer.

      from: http://www.2manitowoc.com/ObitsKlu.html
      ESROM KNAPP cemetery #4

      From Der Nord Westen, 08 May 1890:
      "News has come from Reedsville telling of the death of Ezrom Knapp who was a
      soldier in the War for the Preservation of the Union, was a member of the local
      G.A.R. and was recognized for his service by the flag being lowered to half-mast.
      (Note: I conferred with the Civil War Roundtable and they assured me he is in
      this cemetery)"


      from http://www.2manitowoc.com/cvlwrJ.html
      "KNAPP ESRAM 1st Regiment Wisconsin Cavalry Company H Union Army
      Enlisted as sergt. 02/01/62 City of Manitowoc
      History--Reenlisted after first term expired. Promoted
      to sergeant. Wounded and lost right arm at Battle of
      West Point, Ga. Discharged 11/15/65, due to wounds.
      At time of his enlistment, KMAPP was age 24 and listed
      his occupation as a farmer. He had brown eyes, brown
      hair and stood 5'8". D.O.B. 1838. D.O.D. 05/05/1890.
      Cemetery Clarks Mills Association Cemetery, Cato, Wis.
      Row #4 Stone #7. Military headstone."

      Marriage
      KNAPP: Esram
      m: 1 Sept. 1867 (co. mar. index v.4 p.2)
      to: Adelia Cummings

      from: http://www.2manitowoc.com/pension.html
      PENSIONERS OF MANITOWOC COUNTY List of Pensioners on the Roll 1883, Vol. IV
      U.S. Government Document Serial No. 2078-2082, Senate Executive Doc. parts 1-5, U.S. Pension Bureau Washington 1883

      Also includes the pensioners written up from old newspapers.
      KnappEsromClark's Millsloss r. arm24.00Pension Bureau


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      from: http://www.2manitowoc.com/court.html
      COURT NOTICES PUBLISHED IN THE MANITOWOC PILOT/MANITOUWOC COUNTY HERALD

      FROM THE FEBRUARY 10, 1870 ISSUE OF THE MANITOWOC PILOT
      CIRCUIT COURT, Manitowoc Co.
      "Jacob Fetzer vs Lewis Marks
      By virtue of an execution in the above entitled cause, and
      tested on the 22d day of January A.D. 1870, to me directed
      and delivered against the real and personal property of the
      defendant, Lewis Marks. I shall on Friday the 22d day of
      April, A.D. 1870 at ten o'clock in the forenoon of that
      day, at the Court House in the village and county of
      Manitowoc, offer for sale, and sell at public vendue the
      real property hereinafter described and all the title and
      interest which the defendant Lewis Marks had therein, on
      the 13 day of September 1869, or that he has at any time
      since acquired which property is known and described as
      follows to-wit: The north hald of the north west quarter
      of section number three, in township number eighteen,
      range number twenty-one in the county of Manitowoc, and
      State of Wisconsin.
      P. Mulholland, Sheriff
      By Esrom Knapp, Dep'y Sheriff
      E.B. Treat, Plaintiff's Attorney
      Dated Manitowoc, March 8th, 1870"

      from: http://www.2manitowoc.com/marMr.html
      "MANITOWOC COUNTY MARRIAGES
      MUELLER: Rudolph R. m: 17 Dec 1889 (co. mar. index v.6 p.18) to: Minnie Aumann From Der Nord Westen, 19 Dec. 1889: Marriage of Rudolph Mueller of Reedsville, with Miss Minna Aumann on Tues., 17 Dec., by Justice of the Peace Knapp of Reedsville, in the home of the adoptive parents of the bride, the Joseph Aumann family here. The pair will make their residence in Reedsville. " {Esrom died in Reedsville}

      from: http://www.2manitowoc.com/marHe.html
      "MANITOWOC COUNTY MARRIAGES
      HERMANN: John
      m: 18 Mar 1882 (not on co. mar. index)
      to: Bertha Winke

      From Der Nord Westen, 23 Mar. 1882:
      Marriage of John Hermann of Manitowoc, with Miss Bertha Winke of Cato
      on Sat. Evening, 18 Mar. in Clarks Mills by Justice of the Peace Knapp."
    Person ID I311  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2010 

    Father Knapp, David Benjamin,   b. Abt 1813, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1897, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Orsborn (Osborn), Hannah,   b. 29 May 1820, Mayfield, Fulton, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1882, Rockland, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 1836  Mayfield, Montgomery, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wedding date from biosketch of Arthur D. Knapp
    • Who married David and Hannah?
      Hannah's sister Selina was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Mayfield. Thus, it is probable that the rest of the family also attended that church, and that David and Hannah were married by one its pastors. Possibilities are (name and year of service): William Ames, '35; James H. Taylor and Henry Williams, '36; Roswell Kelley and J. P. Foster, '38; O. Emerson and H. B. Knight, '39; Jos. Eames and John Seage, '40. These men were undoubtedly circuit riders. The list was taken from Broadalbin in History by R.J. Honeywell.

      Solomon Knapp was a member of the Baptist Church of Broadalbin and Mayfield, and it is possible that the marriage was conducted by a pastor from the Baptist Church. They were Rev. Wm. Groom, 1818, Rev. James Delaney, 1837; Rev. WM. Curtis, 1838 (list from the Church website)
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

    Family Cummings, Adelia 
    Married 1 Sep 1867  [4
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Enlisted as pvt in Co H, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry. - 1 Feb 1862 - Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clarks Mills Cemetery, Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Knapp, David B and Hannah Osborn.
    Knapp, David B and Hannah Osborn.
    Family obelisk.
    David's and Hannah's inscriptions are on the front.
    Georgia B. Knapp's inscription is on the right side.
    George Holbrook's, Esrom Knapp's, Mary A's, and Georgia H's inscriptions are on the left side.
    Knapp, Esrom and George Holbrook
    Knapp, Esrom and George Holbrook
    Inscriptions on the David B. Knapp family obelisk.
    George W. Holbrook/ Died June 26, 1864/ Aged 18 y'rs
    Esrom Knapp/ Died/ May 5, 1890/Aged 52 y'rs

  • Sources 
    1. [S52] Wisconsin Death Index.

    2. [S55] Certificate of Military Service, Adjutant General, State of Wisconsin, (Madison, Wisconsin), In file.

    3. [S48] Gravestone, Knapp family gravestone in Clarks Mills Cemetery.

    4. [S53] Wisconsin Marriage Index, Wisconsin Historical Society, Manitowoc Vol 2 page 0006.


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