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Christian Burchard Kniep

Male 1756 - Aft 1825  (> 69 years)


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  • Name Christian Burchard Kniep 
    Born 9 Jan 1756  Schoningen, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 15 Jan 1756  St. Vincenez, Schoningen, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died Aft 26 May 1825  Lawrence, Illinios Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate death Bef 30 Sep 1825  Lukin Township, Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Moffett Cemetery, Lawrence, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2881  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 

    Father Johann Andreas Bertram Kniep,   b. of Schoningen, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Dorothea Ebers,   b. of Schoningen, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 22 Nov 1742  Schoningen, Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3518  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maribah Miller,   b. Abt 1757,   d. Bef 1820, Painesville, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 17 Nov 1778  First Church of Christ, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Mary Kniep,   b. 13 Dec 1784, near Mt. Tom, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1851, Kirtland, Lake, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2015 
    Family ID F2155  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Revolutionary War, under General von Riedesel, on the Loyalist side.

      Also known as Burchard C. Kenneipe (or Kenneippe).

      From Our Family Histories:

      Christian's Kniep name appeared in a list of (Brunswick) soldiers who fought in the American Revolution under General Von Riedesel.

      The Elector of Hesse, Frederic II, had troops ready to sail in February 1776. On March 21 and 22, 1776, the soldiers marched past the Elector for inspection and prepared to sail. Col. Roll departed May 6, arriving at Sandy Hook, New York on August 17, 1776.

      Christian's company fought in the battle of Trenton, New Jersey on December 24, 1776 where he and 963 of the Hessian soldiers were captured. January 18, 1777 they began their march escorted by Lt. Lindberger across the Potomac. In the Winter of 1777 Christian and many of his fellow captured Hessian soldiers worked on Massachusetts farms. The US Government set up a condition where prisoners could purchase their freedom if they swore allegiance to the US and paid $80 dollars or enter into a contract for three years to someone whom paid the $80 dollars. It is believed that Christian entered into this "Old Blue Law" arrangement with John Miller.

      The Miller family gave Christian a home and privilege to work on the family farm. Before the expiration of the three year term, he had fallen in love with the Miller's daughter Meribah. Christian M. Kniep and Meribah Miller were married in Northampton, Mass. on November 17, 1778.

      His christening record, from Our Family Histories:

      St. Vincenez, Schöningen, Brunswick: Church Records, (1720-1790, copy of transcripts in private archives of Robert Fred Bingham), Christening Register: anno, 1756, page 327, nr. 2, 6 Apr 2001.

      "Master Johann Andreas Kniep, citizen, resident, and shoemaker here, had a son christened on 15 January [1756] who was born on 9 January at 2 a.m. and named Christian Burchard. The godparents were (1) Mr. Johann Burchard Zimmermann, citizen, resident and city musician here, (2) Mr. Johann Christian Mueller, citizen and journeyman musician, (3) Sabina Magdalena Deike, wife of Mr. Johann Christian Frickes, Quartermaster in Captain von Hoym's Company."

  • Sources 
    1. [S707] "Christian Burchard Kniep: A Life Sketch.".

    2. [S706] "Will of Christian Burchard Kniep.".

    3. [S194] Bingham & Phelps Family Ancestors, family record, compiled by Barbara Allen and Maxine Phelps Lines.