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Knollenberg, Ernest
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Ernest Knollenberg, born August 18, 1804, in Osnabrueck, Han over, was a shoemaker, and came to Quincy in 1846; his wife was Katherine Marie, nee Krelage, born October 17, 1814, near Osna- brueck. Ernest Knollenberg died 1851; his widow in 1852 became the wife of John Helmbold and departed this life in 1869. Frederick William Knollenberg, son of Ernest and Katherine M. (Krelage) Knollenberg, born December 2, 1849, in 1872 went into business as a dealer in grain, and in 1876 entered the milling business with John H. Wavering in the City Mills. In 1894 he bought out Mr. Wavering, and continued the business, incorporating under the name and firm The Knollenberg Milling Company, being very successful in a continually growing business. In 1873 Frederick W. Knollenberg married Louisa Pfanschmidt, a daughter of the old pioneer Charles C. Pfanschmidt. She was born April 4, 1854, in Ellington Township, and died March 19, 1908. Children living are: Fred C. Knollenberg, attorney, El Paso, Texas; Cora E. Johntz in Kansas City, Missouri, where her husband is with the Armour Company; Mary E. Orr, in Camp Grant with her husband, who is attached as lieutenant and surgeon to the Light Artillery, Three Hundred and Thirty-third, Field Hospital; Florence, wife of Philip Herr, the latter connected with the mill; Luella, music teacher in the Quincy Conservatory of Music; and Gladys Paul, granddaughter, with her grandfather.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 375-376.

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