Biography of Levi J. Knepp
Liberty, St Joseph County, IN Biographies





Levi J. Knepp was born in Ohio Jan. 7, 1835, and is a son of John and Mary (Price) Knepp; he was reared on a farm, and educated in the common schools of the country. In 1857, he came to this county, and soon after went to La Porte; here he followed his trade, carpentering, for about two years; in 1859 he returned to St. Joseph county and pursued his former vocation till 1865, when he purchased a saw mill, which was burned in about two months; he rebuilt and ran it for about four years, when it was again destroyed by fire; he replaced this with another, and has since followed milling in connection with farming. He was married Oct. 2, 1859, to Sarah Houser, daughter of George and Lucy Houser. To this marriage were born 4 children, of whom 3 are living, viz.: Jonathan B., Geo. F., Laura C. and Schuyler W. (dec.)


From:
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
Chicago 1880.


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