Asa Knott was brought by his father to this section when he was but four years old, and he has seen the country
change from a wilderness populated with wolves, panthers and Indians, to the blooming country that delights the
traveler's eyes to-day as he rides over it. Mr. Knott was born in Greene county, Ohio, May 27, 1834; his father
came to Marshall county in 1838, and to this tp. in 1839. He followed lumbering in Marshall county. Mr. Knott removed
his family back in 1842 or '43, bat staid for a few years only, when he again removed to the old farm, on which
Mr. Knott still resides. Jan. 7, 1868, he was married to Caroline E. Dooffield, daughter of John and Sarah Dooffield,
of South Bend, who was born in 1844. They have 4 children: Willie, born Aug. 25, 1870; Charlie, Jan. 16, 1869;
Asa Guy, July 13, 1873; and Nellie, Nov. 19, 1878. Mr. Knott is engaged extensively in farming and stock-raising;
has 890 acres of land, 700 of which is under good cultivation. He resides on sec. 10. He was First Lieutenant in
Co. B, 48th Indiana, in our late war. At present is one of the five directors and the treasurer of the Farmers'
Mutual Insurance Company of St. Joseph county. Is a Granger and Republican. P. O., South Bend.
History of St. Joseph County, Indiana
Chas. C. Chapman & Co., Publisher
St. Joseph County
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