The Descendents of Hans Peter Knorr
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The Descendents of Hans Peter Knorr

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Lawrence Knorr, the author of "The Relations of Milton Snavely Hershey" and "The Pennsylvania Relations of Dwight D. Eisenhower" reveals in this 280 page tome the origins of the Knorr family of southeastern Pennsylvania. Knorr traces the family from its patriarch, Hans Peter Knorr of Altfeld, Bavaria, near Wertheim. Knorr arrived in Philadelphia in the mid 1700's and became, in a very short time, a landowner in the Barren Hill area (near Germantown), Heidelberg Township, Berks County, the City of Reading, and after the French & Indian War - 300 acres in the Mahantango Valley. Knorr also surmises connections to the Knights Templar Knorrs of Rusteberg in Thuringia in earlier centuries.

It is in the Mahantango Valley -- nestled among the corners of Dauphin, Schuylkill and Northumberland County, where the Knorrs thrived from the 1800's to the present day. Several members of the family were cabinetmakers, participating in the prized art of Mahantango furniture. Knorr's ancestor is then traced back to Berks County during the Civil War, and then to the present day. Many other branches of Knorrs and related names are listed - including many families who went West in various migrations.

In all, over 3000 related individuals are mentioned, from the late 1600's to present. Prominent names include Brossman, Brown, Castor, Dunkelberger, Erdman, Fetterolf, Haupt, Hornung, Kelly, Klinger, Knorr, Maurer, Mervine, Moyer, Paul, Reifsnyder, Seifert, Shroyer, Snyder, Spangler, Speicher, Starr, Stiehly/Stiely/Steeley, Swope & Wert.

This volume is 280 pages - INDEXED.

Format - softcover - perfect binding

black and white photos.

8 x 10 1/2

ISBN 10:  0-9760-925-4-9

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