Johann Ludwig Knauss Family Genealogy


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About Knauss Families of Dudelsheim

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Knauss Families of Dudelsheim

The largest part of this site includes descendants of Johann Ludwig Knauss, who came to America in 1723, and his wife, Anna Margaretha Gerlach. Ludwig was born in Dudelsheim, which is near Budingen in Hesse, Germany, northeast of Frankfurt and not far from it. It is actually very close to Wurttemberg, as well.

In Dudelsheim, we have the family back to the birth of Peter Knauss in 1535, supposedly in Dudelsheim. Could Peter Knauss possibly have actually been a son of Michael Knauss of Wurttemberg? At present, we have no way of knowing. Dudelsheim is around 300 miles from the Neckar valley, where the other earliest-known Knauss family was located.


Descendancy

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  1. First Generation
  2. Second Generation
  3. Third Generation
  4. Fourth Generation
  5. Fifth Generation

First Generation


D-I-1. Peter KNAUSS
born: 1535 Dudelsheim
died: 07-14-1602 Dudelsheim, Hessen, Germany
married: 1560 Dudelsheim
sp: Unknown
born:
died:
Children:
D-II-1. Hans KNAUSS

Second Generation


D-II-1. Hans KNAUSS
born: 1560 Dudelsheim
died: Between 1617 and 1620
married: 1585 Dudelsheim
sp: Barbara Diehl
born:
died:
Children:
D-III-1. Peter KNAUSS
D-III-2. ?Andreas KNAUSS

Third Generation


D-III-1. Peter KNAUSS
Capt. of Militia and Farmer. During the 30 year war of 1618-1648, Peter served in the Imperial Bavarian and Swedish Armies. He survived and returned to Dudelsheim in 1653. Peter became a farmer and on 4-4-1664 was appointed capt. of the militia by Ct. Johann Ernst of Ysenburg and Buedingen. The first day on the job, he and his militia provided crowd control during the trial of a local witch. It is not clear what happened, but during the previous year on 9-7-1663, Margarette Kranz--called Black Margaret, was beheaded in Dudelsheim.
born: 1605 Dudelsheim
died: 12-29-1686 Lindheim
married: 1634 Domdorf-
sp: Catharina HUENKLMANN
born: 1614 Landsberg, Prussia
died: 10-31-1673 Dudelsheim, Hessen, Germany
Children:
D-IV-1. ?Peter KNAUSS
D-IV-2. Lukas KNAUSS (1633-1713)
D-IV-3. Andreas KNAUSS (1643-1712)

D-III-2. Andreas KNAUSS
born:
died:
married:
sp: Unknown
born:
died:
Children:
D-IV-4. Johann Christoph KNAUSS
D-IV-5. Johann Andreas KNAUSS (1647-1737)

Fourth Generation


D-IV-1. ?Peter KNAUSS
born: 1615-1630
died:
married:
sp:
born:
died:
Children:
D-V-01. Maria KNAUSS, b. ca. 1649
D-V-02. Margarethe KNAUSS, (ca. 1651-)
D-V-03.Amalie KNAUSS, c. 6-12-1653 Dudelsheim
D-V-04. Christoph KNAUSS, c. 11-22-1665 Dudelsheim

D-IV-2. Lukas KNAUSS (A1)
born: 1633 Hessen, Germany
died: 3-12-1713 Germany
married:
spouse: Anna KLINK
born: 1634 Germany
died: 2-1710 Germany
Children:
D-V-06. Johann Henrich KNAUSS (A2) (1663/64-1730)
D-V-07. George KNAUSS (A3) (1665-1719)
D-V-08. Anna Margaretha KNAUSS, c. 03-10-1667
D-V-09. Eva Dorothea KNAUSS, c. 03-14-1669
D-V-10. Elizabetha KNAUSS, c. 08-13-1671
D-V-11. Johann Kasper KNAUSS (A4) (1673/1680-1745)
D-V-12. Maria Elizabeth KNAUSS, b. 11-12-1677
D-V-13. Anna Katharina KNAUSS, c. 05-15-1676
D-V-14. Juliana KNAUSS, c. 05-15-1676
D-V-15. Anna Margaretha KNAUSS, c. 07-15-1677 (or 1679)
D-V-16. Johann Peter KNAUSS (A5) (1682-1755)
D-V-17. Johann Ludwig KNAUSS (A6) (1685-1746)

D-IV-3. Andreas KNAUSS
born: 1643 Hessen, Germany
died: 01-14-1712 Germany
married: 04-01-1668 Hessen, Germany
sp:
born:
died:
Children:
Unknown

D-IV-4. Johann Christoph KNAUSS
born:
died:
married: 2-6-1668 Dudelsheim, Oberhessen, Hessen
sp: Barbara RICHART
born:
died:
Children:
Unknown

D-IV-5. Johann Andreas KNAUSS
born:
died:
married: 1 Apr 1668 Dudelsheim, Oberhessen, Hessen
sp: Gela DIEL
born:
died:
Children:
D-V-18. Anna Juliana KNAUSS, b. 02-03-1669; c. 2-23-1669 Dudelsheim
D-V-19. Johann Henrich KNAUSS, b. 5 Feb 1671 Dudelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
D-V-20. Barbara Elisabeth KNAUSS, b. abt. 1672
D-V-21. Margarethe KNAUSS, b. 02-11-1674
D-V-22. (boy) KNAUSS, b. abt. 1676
D-V-23. Johann Jakob KNAUSS, b. 30 Oct 1679 Dudelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
D-V-24. Johann Peter KNAUSS, b. 28 Jun 1682 Dudelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
D-V-25. Henrich Andreas KNAUSS, b. 04-05-1685 Dudelsheim
D-V-26. Johann Georg KNAUSS, b. 14 Mar 1688, Dudelsheim, Oberh., Hessen

Fifth Generation


D-V-02. Margaretha KNAUS
born:
died:
married: 21 Nov 1677 Dudelsheim, Germany
sp: Peter OCHSENHIRT
born:
died:
Children:
Unknown

D-V-06. Johann Henrich KNAUSS (A2)
born: 07-03-1663 Dudelsheim, Germany
christened: 7-3-1664, Dudelsheim, Germany
died: 2-29-1730, Germany
married:
spouse: Anna Elizabeth ____
born:
died:
Children:
D-VI-01. Johann Kaspar KNAUSS
D-VI-02. Eva Dorothea KNAUSS (9-6-1702-1719)
D-VI-03. Anna Elizabeth KNAUSS b. 02-20-1706 (1706-)
D-VI-04. Johann Wilhelm KNAUSS (10-26-1709-1720)
D-VI-05. Johann Hermann KNAUSS (1713-)

D-V-07. George KNAUSS (A3)
born:
christened: 11-1-1665 Dudelsheim, Germany
died: 7-14-1719, Germany
married: 11-4-1695, Germany
spouse: Johannatha Philipina HELFRICH or HIESERICH
born:
died:
Children:
III-21. Susanna KNAUSS (1697-)
III-22. Adam Herman KNAUSS, b. ca. 1700
III-23. Johann Henrich KNAUSS, c. 5-21-1702, Germany
III-24. Johann Ludwig KNAUSS, c. 11-18-1706, Germany
III-25. Anna Katharina KNAUSS, c. 2-24-1710, Germany
III-26. Johann Henrich KNAUSS, c. 5-19-1713, Germany
III-27. Johann Wilhelm KNAUSS, b: 6-18-1718, Germany
III-28. Anna Maria KNAUSS, b. ca. 1719

D-V-11. Johann Kasper KNAUSS (A4)
born:
christened: 03-19-1673, Dudelsheim, Germany
died: 9-23-1745, Germany
married: 11-11-1705, Germany
spouse: Anna Maria SNIDER or SCHEID
born:
died: 9-2-1719, Germany
Children:
III-61. Johann Henrich KNAUSS (4 Jan 1706-1736)
III-62. Johannes KNAUSS (6-7-1711-)
III-63. Anna Elizabeth KNAUSS (12-1-1715-1716)
III-64. Johannes KNAUSS (1717-)

D-V-16. Johann Peter KNAUSS (A5)
born:
christened: 8-13-1682, Dudelsheim, Germany
died: 2-20-1755, Germany
married: 02-05-1710 Dudelsheim, Germany
married (2): ?5 May 1718 Duedelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
spouse one: Johannetta Philippina GERLACH
born:
died: 2-19-1745, Germany? 1715?
Children:
III-81. Henrich KNAUSS (1710-)
III-82. Johann Henrich KNAUSS (09-04-1712-)
III-83. Gerdrutta KNAUSS (5-31-1714-)
sp 2? Anna Margarethe CHRIST
born:
died: 1745
Children:
III-84. Juliana KNAUSS, b. 21 Mar 1719 Duedelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
III-85. Anna Maria KNAUSS, b. 18 Aug 1723, Duedelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
III-86. Anna Margarethe KNAUSS, b. 6 Jan 1726, Duedelsheim, Oberh., Hessen
III-87. Andreas KNAUSS, b. Aug 1734, Duedelsheim, Oberh., Hessen

D-V-17. Johann Ludwig KNAUSS (A6)
born:
christened: 3-29-1685, Dudelsheim, Germany
died: 3?-1746, Bucks, PA
married one: 2-16-1707, Germany
married two:
spouse one: Anna Margaretha GERLACH
daughter of John Henrich Gerlach, born 1661 (s/o Johann Gerlach b. 1622 and Anna Hartmann b. 1622) and Maria Klink b. 8 Feb 1664 d. 29 Apr 1736 (d/o Reitz and Katherina Klink)
born:
christened: 11-23-1687, Germany
died:
Children:
III-1. Gottfried KNAUSS (A7) (1707-1777)
III-2. Johann Peter KNAUS (1710/11-1747)
III-3. Johannes Henrich KNAUSS (A8) (1712-1761)
III-4. Sebastian Henrich KNAUSS (A9) (1714-1777)
III-5. Anna Katharine KNAUSS (2-3-1717-)
III-6. Anna Eva Dorothea KNAUSS (8-11-1719-)
III-7. Anna Barbara KNAUSS (11-23-1721-)
III-8. Anna Margaretha KNAUSS
III-9. Daniel KNAUSS (A10) (1726-1792)
III-A. John George KNAUSS (-1778)
III-B. John Ludwig ("Lewis") KNAUSS (A12) (1713-1809
III-C. Maria Catharina KNAUSS (1734-1804)
III-D. Sophia KNAUSS (1737-1815)
spouse two: Anna Eva ____
born:
died:
Children:
III-E. (Child) KNAUSS (1741-)

Sixth Generation


III-21. Susanna KNAUS
born:
christened: 04-14-1697
died:
married: 26 Mar 1719 Dudelsheim, Oberhessen, Hessen
sp: Johann Christoph WILLMANN
born:
died:
Children:
Unknown

III-D. Sophia KNAUSS
born: 11-28-1737 Whitemarsh, Germantown, Montgomery, PA
died: 4-2-1815 Emaus, Lehigh, PA
married: 1756?
spouse: Ludwig ANDREAS
born:
died:

SPECIAL RESOURCES:

  1. Knauss, Tilford Owen. History and Genealogy of the Knauss Family in America. 1915.
  2. King, Wilbur Lewis. Knauss Genealogy: Lukas Knauss and His Descendants. 1930. (Based on the 1915 work but greatly expanded)
  3. Knauss, George G. Knauss Family Genealogy. 1973. (Supplement to the 1930 genealogy)
  4. They Came to Emmaus
  5. Descendancy chart of Frederick Knauss descendants, by?
  6. Wunsch/Winsch/Winch family descendancy information from George Winch
  7. Knouse, John Arthur. Knouse Family History; Descendants of Frederick Knauss and Sarah Kroman. In preparation.

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