Jacob Knopf

Male - Bef 1792


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  • Name Jacob Knopf 
    Born youngest children assumed from tax records Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 30 May 1792  Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I20974  South Central Pennsylvania Families
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 

    Family Margaret ??? 
    Children 
     1. Barbara Knopf  []
     2. Anna Maria Knopf  []
     3. Margaretha Knopf  []
     4. Anna Elisabeth Knopf  []
     5. Johannes Knopf,   b. Abt 1736,   d. 1782, Paxton Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years)  []
     6. Jacob Knopf,   b. 18 Jan 1734,   d. Allen Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     7. Christian Knopf,   b. Abt 1740,   d. look for LWT dated 1802; see Deed 2-65 Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     8. Valentine Knopf,   b. Abt 1738,   d. Reading Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F10188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Records of Goshenhopper Church, Upper Hanover Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, page 41 show a Jacob Knopf, age 75, died on December 18, 1737. Unknown relationship, if any, to Jacob Knoop I.

      "Tax record of Cocalico Twp. showed Jacob Knopff Sr. had 140 acres with 50 acres cleared. Jacob Knopff (Jr.) had 40a with 20a Cleared. In 1772 Christian Knopf, (son of Jacob Knopff Sr.) had 200a with 80a cleared." Groff surmised that son Jacob has gone and son Christian has both tracts.
      This ties in with Jacob Jr. (Jacob Knoop II) buying 300 acres in Allen Twp., Cumberland Co. September 23, 1771 from his father-in-law, Michael Gerber. I think though that Jacob Knoop I was still on his land in Cocalico and possibly this was about the time that Jacob Knoop I's wife, Anna Margaret, died. She is not listed in his Will written August 3, 1774, and he does state in it that he is a yeoman (land owner) in Mannheim, Cocalico Twp.
      Groff also wrote: "14th August 1782, we found this in the tax lists for Cocalico Twp.
      PETITION TO COMMISSIONERS OF COUNTY (and Groff paraphrases):
      21st May they had misfortune to be visited by a great tempest, besides other damages the hail ruined all their rye and most of their wheat that they have lost their bread for the year.
      ANCIENT CUSTOM AMONGST ALL CIVILIZED NATIONS
      They go on to plead for help and remember that the American Revolutionary War was still on til 1783." Groff says it was signed by many, but he could not be sure if any Knopf had signed. He never found any reponse nor tax relief, but they may have had some.

      29 ½ a. Cocalico tp.
      war. 2 May 1753 to Jacob Knop
      sur. 16 June 1753
      pat. 11 June 1761 to warrantee (AA-1-448)

      176a Cocalico tp.
      war. 26 Jul 1738 to Jacob Knupp
      sur. 11 2m. 1740
      pat. 11 June 1761 to warrantee (AA-1-448)

      N188: Jacob Knup, yeoman, & his wife Margaret of Cocalico tp. enf-rel.to Christian Knup, yeoman, of same
      103a Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: It being the remaining part of 205-½ a. pat. 11 June 1761 to Jacob Knup (Ref. PB AA-1-448).
      3 Feb 1769: Leonard Keller & JJ

      O105: Christian Knup, yeoman, of Cocalico tp. mort.to Jacob Knup, yeoman, of same
      103-½ a. Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: Part of 205-½ acres pat. 11 June 1761 to the said Jacob Knup (Ref. PB AA-1-448). On 12 June 1761, Jacob Knup & his wife Margaret granted part thereof to Christian Knup.
      4 Feb 1769: JJ & Andres Rihm
      --John Gundy, surviving executor of Jacob Knup, ack.sat. on 16 Apr 1800.

      FF-84: Christian Knopf (or Knup), yeoman, & his wife Eva of Cocalico tp. enf-rel.to Adam Musser, tanner, of same
      3a, 127 ½ p. Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: Part of 205 ½ a. pat. 11 June 1761 to Jacob Knopf (Ref. PB AA-1-448). On 3 Feb 1769, Jacob Knopf & his wife Margaret granted 103a to Christian Knopf, party hereto (Ref. Deed N188).
      20 Sep 1786: Andreas Rihm & Henry Ream

      MM-374: Jacob Knup, yeoman, & his wife Ann of Cocalico tp. rel.to Christian Knup, yeoman, of same
      --Two tracts: (1.) 102 ½ a. Cocalico tp. and (2.) 104a Cocalico tp.
      3. HISTORY: Part of 205 ½ a. pat. 11 June 1761 to Jacob Knup, Sr. (Ref. PB AA-1-448). On 3 Feb 1769, Jacob Knup & his wife Margaret granted 102 ½ a. to Jacob Knup, Jr., party hereto.
      4. HISTORY: Same tract pat. 2 Mar 1769 to Jacob Knup, party hereto (Ref. PB AA-11-68).
      --1 Dec 1770

      2-65: Adam Mosser & John Knop [the executors of Christian Knopf, late of Cocalico tp.] convey lands the deceased acquired via deeds N188, MM-374, and U316 to Dietrich Cockley, yeoman, of same. (Note: The deceased's last will & testament is dated 20 Dec 1802.)
      --3 May 1809

      104a Cocalico tp.
      via two warrants: (1.) Appl. 253 for 60A to Jacob Canup and (2.) Appl. 1082 for 50A to Jacob Nupp
      sur. 20 Nov 1765
      pat. 2 Mar 1769 to Jacob Nupp, Jr., on warrant to accept dated 16 Feb 1769 (AA-11-68)

      Patent AA-11-68: Not yet compiled.

      ????: Warrant to Jacob Knup, 60A
      ????: Warrant (2.) to Jacob Knup, 50A
      1765: Survey to Jacob Knup, 104A (combined survey for two adjoining tracts)
      1769: Warrant to Accept to Jacob Knup, Jr., 104A
      1769: Patent to Jacob Knup, Jr. 104A (Patent AA-11-68)
      1769: Jacob Knup, Jr., to Christian Knup, 52A (N187)
      1770: Jacob Knup, Jr., to Christian Knup, residue of 52A (MM-374)

      See Deed 2-65 below. Christian Knup's last will & testament should be consulted for the disposition of his lands.

      N187: Jacob Knup, Jr., yeoman, & his wife Ann of Cocalico tp. enf-rel.to Christian Knup, yeoman, of same
      52a Cocalico tp.: HISTORY: Part of a larger tract pat. 2 Mar 1769 to Jacob Knup, Jr. (Ref. PB AA-11-68).
      17 Mar 1769: JJ & Andreas Rihm

      MM-374: Jacob Knup, yeoman, & his wife Ann of Cocalico tp. rel.to Christian Knup, yeoman, of same
      --Two tracts: (1.) 102 ½ a. Cocalico tp. and (2.) 104a Cocalico tp.
      1. HISTORY: Part of 205 ½ a. pat. 11 June 1761 to Jacob Knup, Sr. (Ref. PB AA-1-448). On 3 Feb 1769, Jacob Knup & his wife Margaret granted part to Jacob Knup, Jr., party hereto.
      2. HISTORY: Same tract pat. 2 Mar 1769 to Jacob Knup, party hereto (Ref. PB AA-11-68).
      --1 Dec 1770

      2-65: Adam Mosser & John Knop [the executors of Christian Knopf, late of Cocalico tp.] convey lands the deceased acquired via deeds N188, MM-374, and U316 to Dietrich Cockley, yeoman, of same. (Note: The deceased's last will & testament is dated 20 Dec 1802.)
      --3 May 1809

      For consideration:

      3-656: Agreement between Michael Bear & Christian Knop, both of Cocalico tp.: They agree to swap parcels of land, eaching containing 1a, 62p, out of their adjoinining plantations. The tracts intended to be swapped were each surveyed 2 Oct 1782.
      --26 May 1783

  • Sources 
    1. [S467] Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Estate Records.