Knapp, Georgia B.

Female 1889 - 1905  (15 years)

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  • Name Knapp, Georgia B.   [1
    Born 28 Jul 1889 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Jun 1905 
    Buried Clarks Mills Cemetery, Clarks Mills, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dates of birth and death from gravestone.
      "GEORGIA B. KNAPP cemetery #4
      From Der Nord Westen, 15 June 1905:
      "A terrible accident happened Tues. evening near Quarry, which lies on the Wisconsin Central Railroad about 16 miles from here. A bridge crosses the Manitowoc River there and it appears as though Miss Georgia Knapp, daughter of Quarry resident A.D. Knapp, along with other girls, tried to climb into a rubber boat. Whether she slipped or whether the boat tipped, the other girls were not able to say, but she fell into the water which was swollen and turbulent because of the recent heavy rains. She drowned within sight of her companions. John Last, a young man who is in the employ of the Knapps, and who saw the incident, jumped in to save her, but was picked up by the wild stream and he quickly drowned as well. The 2 girls, who had been witness to the event without being able to help, went screaming to the Knapp residence and told the parents of the misfortune. Help was obtained and the search begun for the bodies as soon as grappling hooks arrived from Manitowoc, and with their use both bodies were found yesterday morning. John Last comes from Grafton, Fond du Lac County, where his parents reside. His father was notified by telegraph and arrived yesterday to claim his 24-yr. old son's body. Miss Knapp was 16 yrs. of age and was her parents only child. The poor mother was so terribly stricken by the event that one fears for her life."
    Person ID I692  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2011 

    Father Knapp, Arthur D.,   b. 19 Sep 1848, Manitowoc Rapids, Manitowoc, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Olsen, Millie,   b. 11 Jan 1853,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Sep 1884  [2
    Family ID F265  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Knapp, Georgia
    Knapp, Georgia
    This photo was found by Carol Mackay in a collection of photos that had belonged to Julia Lotten, a teacher. Georgia Knapp is written on the back.

    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, Georgia B.
    Knapp, Georgia B.
    Inscription on the D.B. Knapp family obelisk. It reads Georgia B. Knapp/ Born June 29, 1889/ Died June 13, 1905

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin, Dr. L. Falge, (Chicago, Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911-1912).

    2. [S36] History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin, Dr. L. Falge, (Chicago, Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911-1912).

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