Robert Earl Knickerbocker

M, b. 19 May 1915, d. July 2000
     Robert Earl Knickerbocker was born on 19 May 1915 at Nebraska.1 He was the son of Earl Onan Knickerbocker and Georgia Ellen Phillips. Robert Earl Knickerbocker died in July 2000 at age 85.


  1. [S202] 1930 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 701; FHL #2340436.

Stephen Knickerbocker

M, b. circa 1808, d. 21 September 1854
     Stephen Knickerbocker was born circa 1808 at New York Based on headstone inscription "Aged 46 Y".1 He was the son of David Knickerbocker and Diadama Haverland. Stephen Knickerbocker married Betsey E. Kendeigh, daughter of John Kendeigh and Mary Rice. Stephen Knickerbocker died on 21 September 1854 at Wakeman Twp., Huron Co., OH. He was buried in September 1854 at Kendeigh Corner Cemetery, Amherst Twp., Lorain Co., OH, Findagrave #14135529.

Children of Stephen Knickerbocker and Betsey E. Kendeigh


  1. [S142] 1880 Federal Census, Smith County, Kansas. Microfilm, NARA Series T9, Roll 0397; FHL #1254397.

Stephen W. Knickerbocker

M, b. 9 October 1880, d. circa 1965
     Stephen W. Knickerbocker was born on 9 October 1880 at Smith Center, Smith Co., KS. He was the son of John Randol Knickerbocker and Sarah Munsinger. Stephen W. Knickerbocker married Martha DuBois on 22 June 1901.1 Stephen W. Knickerbocker died circa 1965.

Child of Stephen W. Knickerbocker

Children of Stephen W. Knickerbocker and Martha DuBois


  1. [S87] Sarah Munsinger Knickerbocker's Bible.

Thursa Frances Knickerbocker

F, b. 27 March 1844, d. 9 September 1912
     Thursa Frances Knickerbocker was also known as "Thursie". She was born on 27 March 1844 at Lorain Co., OH, or 1843, per 1900 census.1 She was the daughter of Stephen Knickerbocker and Betsey E. Kendeigh. Thursa Frances Knickerbocker lived in June 1860 at Russia Twp., Lorain Co., OH, Living with brother John in the household of Lot Parsons, close to the John Munsinger farm.2 She married George Washington Munsinger, son of John Christian Munsinger and Sarah Fowl, on 1 June 1863 at Oberlin, Lorain Co., OH. Thursa Frances Knickerbocker died on 9 September 1912 at Moline, Elk Co., KS, at age 68. She was buried in September 1912 at Moline Cemetery, Moline, Elk Co., KS, Findagrave #19718580.

Children of Thursa Frances Knickerbocker and George Washington Munsinger


  1. [S18] 1900 Federal Census, Elk County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 479; FHL $1240479.
  2. [S341] 1860 Federal Census, Lorain County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Rolls 1001 & 1002; FHL #805001 - 2.

Zoe Estella Knickerbocker

F, b. 3 February 1878, d. 12 February 1958
     Zoe Estella Knickerbocker was also known as "Stella". She was born on 3 February 1878 at Smith Center, Smith Co., KS. She was the daughter of John Randol Knickerbocker and Sarah Munsinger. Zoe Estella Knickerbocker married William John Fisher on 18 June 1899 at Polk Co., IA, one child born after the 1900 census, and died before the 1910 census, per 1910 census.1 Zoe Estella Knickerbocker lived on 4 June 1900 at 919 Third Street, Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, housekeeper, William's younger brother Nyol was living with William and Zoe.2 She lived on 23 April 1910 at Des Moines, Polk Co., IA, using her maiden name, marital status "Wd", mother of one child, no living children, lodger in the home of Peter G. and Maud Hoffman, no occupation. Zoe and William appear to have been separated as of the 1910 census -- William was not found in the 1910 census. DLB 2020.1

She lived on 7 January 1920 at 114 East Fifth Street, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, with husband William.3 She lived on 8 April 1930 at Westmoreland, Pottawatomie Co., KS, with William and adopted children William J. Jr. and Dorothy L. Fisher.4 She died on 12 February 1958 at Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, at age 80

Obituary -- The Kanssa City Times, Kansas City, Missouri; Friday, February 14, 1958, p.9, (

FISHER -- Mrs. Zoe E. Fisher, 80, died Wednesday at the Jackson County hospital, where she had been a patient three years. Mrs. Fisher was born in Kansas and had lived in Kansas City 25 years. Her husband, William J. Fisher, a printer, died in 1955. She was a member of the Westmoreland Kas. Christian church. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Elgie Dye, Moline, Kas., and Mrs Myrtle Heywood, Hopper, Neb., and five brothers, Edward Knickerbocker, Carthage, Mo; Stephen Knickerbocker, Phoenix, Ariz., and Douglas Knickerbocker, John Knickerbocker and Ervin Knickerbocker, Moline. Services will be at 2 o'clock Saturday at the Lee's Summit Baptist church. Burial will be in Lee's Summit cemetery.


  1. [S2220] 1910 Federal Census, Polk County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 418.
  2. [S3182] 1900 Federal Census, Polk County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 454; FHL #1240454.
  3. [S829] 1920 Federal Census, Jackson County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 928.
  4. [S1847] 1930 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 715; FHL #2340450.

Frank B. Knickmeyer1

M, b. 10 July 1901, d. 4 April 1992
     Frank B. Knickmeyer was born on 10 July 1901 at Dane Co., WI.1 He married Jensina Aaroen. Frank B. Knickmeyer died on 4 April 1992 at age 90

Obituary (

MADISON — Frank B. Knickmeyer, age 90, died Saturday, April 4, 1992 In a local hospital. He was born July 10,
1901 In Blooming Grove to Frederick and Wilhemina Knickmeyer. He worked at Oscar Meyer for over 40 years. Frank married Jensina Aaroen on June 1, 1929. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Eagles Club and the Local Meat Cutters Union #538. He is survived by his wife, Jensina, of Madison; a daughter, Shirley [Dick] Thayer of Madison; five grandchildren, Kristy [Gordon] Meicher of Waunakee, Kenneth Nabholz of McFarland, Vicki Nabholz of Oxnard, California, Karen [Mark Zimmerman of Racine, and Sharon Nabholz of Madison; and five great-grandchildren, Jenny, Cindy and David Meicher, and Brandon and Jake Zimmerman. He is also survived by a brother, Louie[Della] Knickmeyer of Madison; a sister, Ethel [Al] Zick of Madison; and several nieces and nephews. Frank was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Carl and Earvin; three sisters, Edna, Emma and Mabel; and a son-in-law, Paul Nabholz. Funeral services will be held at ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, 2165 Linden Avenue, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 1992, with Reverend Robert Holden officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 1992, at the GUNDERSON FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive.
May you always walk in sunshine, and God's love around you flow. For the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you, the day God called you home. A million times we've needed you, a million times we've cried. If love could only have saved you, you never would have died.
(published in The Capital Times; Monday, April 6, 1992.)

He was buried in April 1992 at Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI, Findagrave #29611269.

Child of Frank B. Knickmeyer and Jensina Aaroen


  1. [S3611] 1940 Federal Census, Dane County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4468.

Shirley Ann Knickmeyer

F, b. 17 July 1933, d. 23 February 2019
     Shirley Ann Knickmeyer was born on 17 July 1933 at Madison, Dane Co., WI.1 She was the daughter of Frank B. Knickmeyer and Jensina Aaroen.1 Shirley Ann Knickmeyer married Paul LaVerne Nabholz, son of Orvie Everett Nabholz and Rose Alva Svec, on 18 July 1953 at Madison, Dane Co., WI; The Capital Times (Madison, Wisconsin); Thursday, 23 Jul 1953; Page 10; (

Miss Shirley Ann Knickmeyer and Paul LaVerne Nabholz were united in marriage Saturday in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church before an alter decorated with white daisies in heart-shaped arrangements, centered with pink gladioli.

The son of the Henty Drosters, 1730 Sheridan St., claimed his bride before the Rev. F. Paul Splett. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Knickmeyer, 165 Jackson St.

The bride's Spanish lace bodice with off-the-shoulder neckline was complemented with a lace paneled tulle skirt and train. Spanish lace also decorated her fingertip nylon tulle veil, and red roses surrounded a white orchid on her white Bible.

The maid of honor, Miss Darlene Zick, the bride's cousin, donned a white eyelet jacket over her white net over pink taffeta gown. Her white bonnet tied with a pink bow. Yellow roses formed her bouquet. White over yellow was worn by the bridesmaids, Misses Delores Bradley and Phyllis Amera. They carried pink roses.

Stephen J. Nabholz was his brother's best man, and guests were seated by Eugene Radke and Darrell Nelson.

A 6 o'clock dinner for 25 guests at Leske's Steak House followed the reception for 300 guests from 3 to 5 p.m. at the East Side Business Men's Clubhouse. Assistants were Misses Virginia Scheer, Marlene Aaroen, Gertrude Monson, Rita Day, and Barbara Frank.

The bride's mother appeared in a pink shadow lace dress with navy accessories. Mrs. Nabholz was present in a pale green and white dress.

The bride changed into a pale green suit with white accents for her wedding trip to Northern Wisconsin.

After July 26, they will be at home at 834 Jenifer St.

NOTE: After Paul's death, Shirley remarried to Richard George Thayer on 10 AUG 1986 in Madison, Dane Coounty, WI.

Shirley Ann Knickmeyer married Richard George Thayer in 1986. Shirley Ann Knickmeyer died on 23 February 2019 at Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 85

Obituary -- Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin); Wednesday, 27 February 2019; Page A8; (

Thayer, Shirley (Nabholz)

MADISON- Shirley (Nabholz) Thayer (neé Knickmeyer), age 85, died peacefully in the loving arms of her family on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. She was born in Madison on July 17, 1933, to Frank and Jensina (Aaroen) Knickmeyer. She graduated from Madison East High School. Shirley worked for many years as a data processor at Tymeshare on Stoughton Road. She was married to Paul Nabholz in July 18, 1953, until his death in 1980. Shirley married Richard Thayer, on Aug. 10, 1986, in Madison. Shirley’s and Richard’s families were neighbors and close friends growing up. The little moments in life were made more precious and memorable with Shirley. Whether it was playing euchre on a lazy afternoon, going on weekend getaway trips with her daughters, hitting the slot machines at HoChunk or simply spending time with her grand and great-grandchildren. Her family was her greatest joy. Shirley also loved dogs! She kept biscuits at her front door for all her four-legged neighborhood friends when they came to visit on their walks. Her sharp wit and comforting wisdom would always weave their way into conversations. She spent a lifetime putting those she cared about before herself. Like a majestic redwood tree, Shirley’s roots extend far and deep as she was the matriarch of a large and loving family. With every smile, her eyes gleamed and made all the trifles of everyday life seem to fade away for a while. Truly one of a kind, her spirit and accepting nature will live on through her surviving family members, as well as those who were fortunate enough to have been graced by her in some fashion these past 85 years. Here’s to Shirley and her ability to ensure people cherished not just the big moments in life but also the smaller ones in-between. The family would like to thank Dr. Albert Musa for his compassionate care of Shirley. Also, to her neighbors, especially Sue, Barbara, and Joann for their friendship and help in making it possible for mom to fulfill her wish to remain in her own home till the end. We are forever grateful to you all. May you always walk in sunshine and God’s love around you flow. For the happiness you gave us, no one will ever know. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone. A part of us went with you the day God called you home. Shirley is survived by her daughters, Kristy (Gordon) Meicher of Middleton, Vicki (Jeffrey) Labrosse of Sauk City, Karen (Mark) Zimmerman of Racine and Sharon (Dave) Lehrer of Monona; step-children, Timothy, Robert, and Thomas Thayer, Teresa (David) Brengle and William (Missy) Thayer; and many grand and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Paul and Richard; her parents; son, Kenneth Nabholz; and grandson, Brandon Zimmerman. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, at 12 noon, on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, with Pastor Patrick Siegler presiding. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park, with a luncheon to follow at the funeral home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday. Memorials can be made to Dane County Humane Society or Agrace HospiceCare.

She was buried in February 2019 at Roselawn Memorial Park, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Findagrave #197083146.

Child of Shirley Ann Knickmeyer and Paul LaVerne Nabholz


  1. [S3611] 1940 Federal Census, Dane County, Wisconsin. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 4468.

Dorothea Wilhelmina Knief1

F, b. 9 September 1859, d. 26 January 1940
     Dorothea Wilhelmina Knief was born on 9 September 1859 at Maxfield, Bremer Co., IA.1 She married Heinrich Wilhelm Katze on 17 April 1881 at Maxfield, Bremer Co., IA.1 Dorothea Wilhelmina Knief died on 26 January 1940 at New Hampton, Chickasaw Co., IA, at age 80.

Child of Dorothea Wilhelmina Knief and Heinrich Wilhelm Katze


  1. [S1929] 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 423; FHL #1240423.

Fred William Kniep Jr.

M, b. 24 September 1931, d. 4 June 1989
     Fred William Kniep Jr. was born on 24 September 1931. He died on 4 June 1989 at Tazewell Co., IL, at age 57.

Richard Lee Knife

M, b. 7 October 1930, d. 8 December 2009
     Richard Lee Knife was born on 7 October 1930 at Tipp City, Miami Co., OH; son of Orville and Mary (Harshman) Knife. He died on 8 December 2009 at Miami Co., OH, at age 79

Obituary -- (

Richard Lee Knife, 79, of Tipp City, died at Tuesday, Dec 8, 2009, at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Oct 7, 1930, in Tipp City, the son of the late Orville and Mary (Harshman) Knife.

Richard was a 1948 graduate of Elizabeth High School, a member of Cove Spring Church and past Sunday school superintendent and church treasurer, member of Cove Spring Grange, a member of Miami Pomona Grange, Ohio State Grange and the National Grange. He was a past 4-H adviser and little league baseball coach, he and his wife were the 2001 Strawberry Golden Couple. He worked at the Miami Valley International Trucks for more than 37 years.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Janet (Filbrun) Knife; five children, Ricky and Marcia Knife of Casstown, Vicky and Charles Shilt of Bradford, Tim and Gaile Knife of Troy, Dan and Mary Knife of Troy and Rob and Emily Knife of Piqua; nine grandchildren, Angela and Chris Thompson, Tiffany and Brian Hilliard, Ted Shilt, Kimberly and Casey Canan, Eric and Jennifer Knife, Bradley Knife, Jennifer Knife, Cody Knife and Kaitlin Knife; 10 great-grandchildren; his best friend, Pepper; and numerous friends and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Don Knife.

Services were held Dec 12, 2009 at Baird Funeral Home with Pastor Evan Garber officiating. Burial was in Casstown Cemetery.

He was buried in December 2009 at Casstown Cemetery, Casstown, Miami Co., OH, Findagrave #114453069.

Elizabeth Anna Knigge

F, b. 30 October 1885, d. 10 January 1986
     Elizabeth Anna Knigge was born on 30 October 1885 at Daykin, Jefferson Co., NE. She was the daughter of Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge and Augusta Kumke. Elizabeth Anna Knigge married William Louis Faulhaber, son of John Louis Faulhaber and Maria Francke, on 25 March 1914 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld Co., SD. Elizabeth Anna Knigge died on 10 January 1986 at Wessington Springs, Jerauld Co., SD, at age 100. She was buried in January 1986 at Plankinton Cemetery, Plankinton, Aurora Co., SD.

Children of Elizabeth Anna Knigge and William Louis Faulhaber

Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge

M, b. 17 November 1859, d. 11 August 1930
     Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge was also known as "Louis". He was born on 17 November 1859 at Illinois; son of Henry and. He married Augusta Kumke in 1881 at Randolph Co., IL. Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge married Maria C. Leusman on 31 October 1889 at Saline Co., NE. Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge died on 11 August 1930 at age 70. He was buried in August 1930 at Charity Cemetery, Jerauld Co., SD, Findagrave #34028715.

Child of Heinrich Dietrich Ludwig Knigge and Augusta Kumke

John Wade Knigge

M, b. circa 1967, d. circa 1987
     John Wade Knigge was born circa 1967. He died circa 1987.

Alice Knight

     Alice Knight married Richard Carpenter.

Child of Alice Knight and Richard Carpenter

Bessie M. Knight

     Bessie M. Knight was the daughter of Anna Cora Adams.

Bruce Adams Knight

     Bruce Adams Knight was the son of Anna Cora Adams.

Carrie Gladys Knight1

F, b. September 1888, d. 1954
     Carrie Gladys Knight was born in September 1888 at Ohio.1 She married William H. Osterholt on 7 November 1909 at Summit Co., OH. Carrie Gladys Knight died in 1954. She was buried in 1954 at Marion Cemetery, Marion, Marion Co., OH, Findagrave #183915062.

Child of Carrie Gladys Knight and William H. Osterholt


  1. [S3663] 1920 Federal Census, Marion County, Ohio. Microfilm Image.

Clara W. Knight

F, b. June 1886, d. 2 June 1930
     Clara W. Knight was born in June 1886 at California; daughter of Joseph and Adelaide (Pierce) Knight. She married Clyde Farquhar Stauffer, son of Cary Hamilton Stauffer and Catherine Farquhar, in March 1906 at San Francisco Co., CA; license issuance reported in the 29 MAR 1906 edition of The San Francisco Call, page 14 ( Clara W. Knight died on 2 June 1930 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA,

Obituary – The San Francisco Examiner, Wednesday, 4 JUN 1930, page 15 (

STAUFFER--- In this city, June 2, 1930, Clara, dearly beloved wife of Clyde F. Stauffer, loving mother of Dorothy I. and Elizabeth E. Stauffer, devoted daughter of Mrs. Adelaide Knight and beloved sister of Mrs. Mabel Twohig, Richard W. And Joseph Knight, a native of San Francisco, aged 44 years.

Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral Wednesday, at 10:30 a.m., from the parlors of Suhr & Wieboldt, 1465 Valencia st., between 25th and 26th sts. Interment, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park.

She was buried in June 1930 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA, Findagrave #175074286.

Children of Clara W. Knight and Clyde Farquhar Stauffer

Dorothy Lucille Knight

F, b. 7 July 1915
     Dorothy Lucille Knight was born on 7 July 1915 at Omaha, Douglas Co., NE. She was the daughter of Walter Franklin Knight and Norma Oakes Hicks.

Edith Knight

F, b. 5 May 1912, d. 31 March 1994
     Edith Knight was born on 5 May 1912 at Washington, D.C.. She married James W. Clough circa 1929. Edith Knight died on 31 March 1994 at Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD, at age 81.

Child of Edith Knight and James W. Clough

Elbridge Gerry Knight

M, b. 21 July 1906, d. 2 February 1978
     Elbridge Gerry Knight was born on 21 July 1906 at Monticello, Piatt Co., IL. He was the son of Harry Nelson Knight and Flora Putman. Elbridge Gerry Knight married Rosalie Elizabeth Shaw, daughter of Joseph Shaw and Rosalie Pierpont Gillen, on 20 July 1929 at Oklahoma Co., OK. Elbridge Gerry Knight died on 2 February 1978 at Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX, at age 71. He was buried in February 1978 at Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie Co., TX, Findagrave #127886332.

Child of Elbridge Gerry Knight and Rosalie Elizabeth Shaw

Elizabeth Knight

     Elizabeth Knight married Samuel Biddle.

Child of Elizabeth Knight and Samuel Biddle

Elizabeth Knight

     Elizabeth Knight married Edward Meyers.

Child of Elizabeth Knight and Edward Meyers

Emily Knight

F, b. November 1874
     Emily Knight was born in November 1874 at England.1 She married Ford LePrevost, son of Henry LePrevost and Mary Cordelia Fuller, on 17 April 1895 at Cuyahoga Co., OH.

Children of Emily Knight and Ford LePrevost


  1. [S435] 1900 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 1252 - 1261; FHL #1241252 - 61.
  2. [S2879] 1910 Federal Census, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1164 - 1176; FHL #1375177 - 89.

Florence Knight

     Florence Knight was the daughter of Anna Cora Adams.

Franklin E. Knight

     Franklin E. Knight married Linnie Belle Gilmore, daughter of George Washington Gilmore and Josephine Arminta Kaufman, on 14 February 1895 at Olin, Jones Co., IA.

Frederick Knight

     Frederick Knight was the son of Anna Cora Adams.

Harry Knight

     Harry Knight married Anna Staley.

Harry Knight

     Harry Knight married Laura Welch.

Child of Harry Knight and Laura Welch