A Surname Inquiry


Jodi Borrelli

 June 24, 2024

Jacob and Eliza lived in parry sound with their family on what is the Knoepfli Inn and I am researching the family tree and was looking for any information in regards to this. They also had a large family that attended the school. They had a son that drown on the lake in 1908.

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  • Diane Shaw

    From Ancestry.ca
    Jacob Knoepfl died 26 April 1908 Dinchurch, Ontario.Published in Calgary Herald 28 April 1908.Notes: Drowned in Ahmis Lake off Rocky Reef while trying to repair a log boom of the Croft Lumber Company. I think Dinchurch should be Dunchurch in Parry Sound District. Marriage registraton # 007649Unorganized townships Muskoka/Parry SoundJacob KNOCPFLE, 41, b Switzerland, farmer, living Croft Tps, married Elisa STARK, 18, b Switzerland, living Croft Twp, witn: John and Maria Gutjaher both of Croft Twp. No parents given for either the bride or groom. 11 Oct 1886.DId not find Jacob on 1881 census Canada. 1891 census Croft and Chapman Tsps, Muskoka/ParrySound DistrictsKNAPBLER [ as per census entry]Jacob, 48, b SwitzerlandElizia, 23, b SwitzerandJacob, 3, son OntarioElizia, 3, daughter, Ontario1901 census Croft Tsp, Muskoka/Parry Sound DistrictKNOCPFLE [as spelt on census]Jacob, 11 Oct 1842, 59, immigrated 1876, Swiss, farmer, Salvation ArmyEliza, 3 Oct 1868, b Switzerland, immigrated 1886Jacob, 3 Feb 1888, OntEliza, 27 July 1889, OntAugust, 24 June 1893, OntDavid, 11 June 1898, OntMary, 15 June 1900, Ont1911 census Croft Tsp Ahmic HarbourKNOGEFLIJacob, 68, b SwitzerlandEliza, 42,August, 17David, 13Henry A, 8Eliza, 21Mary, 10BirthHarry Albert, 21 Dec 1902, Ont, s/o Jacob Knoepfle and Eliza Stark. District of Parry Sound. AugustIf you want a family history go to findagrave.comAugust is buried in Whitelaw Cemetery Grand Prairie Alberta. There is a major writeup re the family. I did spot one mistake – Ahmic Lake is not near Sarnia. It is in Parry Sound District. 1916 censusAugust in listed as servant, aged 23, in Red Deer Alberta. Died 3 May 1942 at Deer Hill Alberta. Index only. August may have been enumerated twice in 1916 or the one above is not him1916 census Red Deer AlbertaKNOEFFLIAugust, head, 23, b Ontario, Roman CAtholic, farmerElisa, mother, 50, b SwitzerlandLily, 27, sister, OntMary, 16, sister, Onthenry, 12, brother,Ont Jacob KNOEFFLE74 yrs, died 20 March 1915, born Switzerland, trapper and farmer, married, died of heart failure.

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