Biography of George S. Knaub
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





GEORGE S. KNAUB, farmer; P. 0. Springfield. Mr. Knaub lives about three miles southeast of Springfield, on the old Clifton road. He was born in Little York, Penn., Sept. 26, 1827; he is the son of George and Mary A. (Jacobs) Knaub. When George S. was 7 years old, he came to Ohio with his parents; he has followed farming all his life, excepting four years that he was engaged in the manufacture of plows. He was married, Dec. 26, 1852, to Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Sarah (Yarvel) Kershner; they have had thirteen children - Jacob E., Laura B., Sarah C., Mary E., George H., Philip, John F., Annie, James W., Gertrude R., Bennie, Wilbur and Francis M., all of whom are living except Sarah, who died at the age of 17. Mr. Knaub has been one of the Directors of his school for eleven successive years; he is a member of the Lutheran Church, and conforms to the teachings of that church. His father was a native of Pennsylvania, and his mother of Maryland; they came to Ohio in 1837 and settled on the farm where George S. now lives. Mrs. Knaub's parents were both natives of Maryland. and came to Ohio and settled in this county in 1826.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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