Johannes Knoll and Anna Elisabetha Jeckel

Johannes Knoll  was born in 1806 in Herzog, Samara, Russia to Franz Knoll and Elisabeta Hochweis. Johannes married Anna Elisabetha Jeckel. Elisabetha was born 18 March 1809 in Graf, Samara, Russia to Andreas Jeckel and Katharina Köhler.


Johannes and Elisabetha's children are:

  1. Johannes Knoll, born in 1827 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, married Sabina Schönberger.
  2. Elisabeth Knoll, born in 1830 in Herzog, Samara, Russia.
  3. Johann Adam Knoll, born 22 Oct 1832 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, married Katharina Pfeifer in 1852, arrived at New York City aboard the Mosel on 29 July 1876, became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 10 March 1883, died 14 Nov 1901, buried at St. Peter, Graham, Kansas.
  4. Michael Knoll, born in 1833 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, died in 1844 in Herzog, Samara, Russia.
  5. Franz Knoll, born in 1837 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, married Anna Katharina Hergert.
  6. Teresa Knoll, born in 1828 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, married Michael Pfeifer (the brother of Katharina Pfeifer and the son of Adam Pfeifer and Katharina Billinger), arrived at New York City aboard the Mosel on 29 July 1876, died in 1901, buried at Victoria, Ellis, Kansas.
  7. Elisabetha Knoll, born in 1830 in Herzog, Samara, Russia, married Valentin Hergert.
  8. Johann Peter Knoll, born in 1841 in Herzog, Samara, Russia.
  9. Katharina Knoll, born in 1846 in Herzog, Samara, Russia.
  10. Anna Katharina Knoll, born in about 1850 in Herzog, Samara, Russia.

Some secondary sources say that a John Peter Knoll, who married Catherine Krug, was also a son of Johannes but no primary sources to confirm have been found.

Sources: 

  1. Leus, Pavel M. (Trans.), Rupp, Kevin D. (Comp.), and Leiker, Anthony (Comp.), Revision List (Census) of the Colony of Herzog, Russia (Susly): A Census of the Village in 1834, Hays, KS, 2002.
  2. Leus, Pavel M. (Trans.) and Leiker, Anthony J. (Comp.), Revision List (Census) of the Colony of Herzog, Russia (Russian Name: Susly): A Census of the Village in 1834, Lubbock, TX, 2001.
  3. Pflug, Waldemar (trans.), 1857 Census of Herzog (Susly), Russia, translated from FHL 2373592, microfilmed from the original records in the state archives of Samara province.
  4. Death certificate, Michael Pfeifer, State of Kansas.
  5. Headstones of Knoll family members from St. Anthony Cemetery, Graham county, Kansas and St. Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Ellis, Kansas, photographs posted on Findagrave.com.
  6. Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.   
  7. Year: 1876; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 405; List Number: 704, Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
  8. Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_44.
  9. Year: 1880; Census Place: Hartsook, Ellis, Kansas; Roll: 381; Family History Film: 1254381; Page: 433D; Enumeration District: 089; Image: 0109.
  10. Email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020.



Photos
Johann Adam and Katharina (Pfeifer) Knoll with son John A.

Catherine (Pfeifer), John A., and Johann Adam Knoll

Michael and Theresa (Knoll) Pfeifer with daughter Pauline

Theresa (Knoll), Pauline, and Michael Pfeifer

Photos of the Michael and Theresa (Knoll) Pfeifer family



Church Records
"He [Johann Adam Knoll] was found directly in 1832, birth metric is attached. He was born on October, 22nd by Johannes Knoll and Elisabetha Jegel. Godparents were Johannes Adam Sander and Elisabetha Kuhn.

Herzog was in same parish with Graf, so prof. Pleve decided to look for Elisabetha Jegel/Jäckel/Eckel in other colonies of same parish. He found her birth record in 1809. Attached. She was born on 18th of March and baptized on the next day. Parents were Andreas Jeckel and Katharina Koller? Anyway, this couple is listed in 1798 Graf census in household Gf05, and they have names Andreas Jäkel and Katharina Kohlner. About name Anna: in this parish only first names are given for both male and female. Second name is the name of godfather for males and godmother for females. Godparents were Adam and Elisabeth, which makes Anna Elisabeth :)"

Source: Email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020.

1834 German-Russian Census
Herzog Census, 12 Dec 1834
Name:    Johannes Knoll
Birth:    1806        Herzog (Susly), Russia

Spouse:    Elisabeth ?
Birth:    1809

Children
1    M    Johannes Knoll
Birth:    1827

2    M    Johann-Adam
Knoll
Birth:    1832

3    M    Michael Knoll
Birth:    1833

4    F    Teresa Knoll
Birth:    1828

5    F    Elisabeth Knoll
Birth:    1830

Source: Leus, Pavel M. (Trans.), Rupp, Kevin D. (Comp.), and Leiker, Anthony (Comp.), Revision List (Census) of the Colony of Herzog, Russia (Susly): A Census of the Village in 1834, Hays, KS, 2002.



1850 German-Russian Census
Herzog Census, 30 Jul 1850
Name:    Johannes Knoll
Birth:    1806
Father:    Franz Knoll (1763-1827)
Mother:    Elisabeth (1768- )

Spouse:    Elisabeth
Birth:    1808

Children
1    M    Johannes Knoll
Birth:    1827        Herzog (Susly), Russia
Spouse:    Sabina ?

2    F    Elisabeth Knoll
Birth:    1830        Herzog (Susly), Russia

3    M    Johann Adam
Knoll
Birth:    1832        Herzog (Susly), Russia

4    M    Michael Knoll
Birth:    1833        Herzog (Susly), Russia
Death:    1844
        Herzog (Susly), Russia

5    M    Franz
Knoll
Birth:    1837        Herzog (Susly), Russia

6    M    Johann Peter
Knoll
Birth:    1841        Herzog (Susly), Russia

7    F    Katharine
Knoll
Birth:    1846        Herzog (Susly), Russia


Name:    Johannes Knoll
Birth:    1827        Herzog (Susly), Russia
Father:    Johannes Knoll (1806- )
Mother:    Elisabeth ? (1809- )

Spouse:    Sabina ?
Birth:    1829


Source: Leus, Pavel M. (Trans.) and Leiker, Anthony J. (Comp.), Revision List (Census) of the Colony of Herzog, Russia (Russian Name: Susly): A Census of the Village in 1834, Lubbock, TX, 2001.



1857 German-Russian Census

Census, 4 Nov 1857

Household number: 34 (38)

                                                                                                    Age in 1850        Age in 1857            Notes

Adam Pfeifer                               head                                50                          57                                "Peifer"

Katharina Bilinger                      spouse                                                            50 

Johannes                                      son                                    24                          31

Margaretha There                    daughter-in-law                                         30

Michael                                         grandson                        3                            30

Johann Peter                              grandson                        2                             1851

Johannes                                     grandson                                                       6

Magdalena                                granddaughter                                          4

Anna Maria                                granddaughter                                          3

Elisabetha                                   granddaughter                                          1/2

Michael                                        son                                     22                         29

Theresia Knoll                              daughter-in-law                                         28

Johannes                                    grandson                         1                            8

Anna Katharina                       daughter                                                       11

Andreas                                       son                                     2                            1851

Household number: 95 (115)

                                                                                                    Age in 1850        Age in 1857            Notes

Valentin Hergert                        head                                                              28                                1852 from Household #113

Elisabetha Knoll                          spouse                                                           27 

Johannes                                      son                                                                  4

Katharina Margaretha           daughter                                                      1/2

Household number: 98 (119)

                                                                                                    Age in 1850        Age in 1857            Notes

Johannes Knoll                            head                                44                          51                              

Elisabetha Eckel                         spouse                                                            48                                "Geckel"

Johannes                                      son                                    23 1/2                   31

Sabina Schönberger                daughter-in-law                                          28

Johann Adam                            grandson                                                       7

Johannes                                      grandson                                                       4

Johann Adam                            son                                    18                           25

Katharina Pfeifer                        daughter-in-law                                          25                                "Peifer"

Andreas                                        grandson                                                       1

Franz                                               son                                    13                          20

Anna Katharina Hergert         daughter-in-law                                         19

Johann Peter                               son                                    9                            16

Katharina                                     daughter                        4                            11

Anna Katharina                         daughter                                                      7

Source: Pflug, Waldemar (trans.), 1857 Census of Herzog (Susly), Russia, translated from FHL 2373592, microfilmed from the original records in the state archives of Samara province.



Immigration
Passenger list entries for Adam Knoll and family

Passenger list entries for Michael Pfeifer and family

Source: Year: 1876; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897; Microfilm Roll: Roll 405; List Number: 704, Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


Name:               Theresia Pfeiffer
Birth Year:        abt 1827
Arrival Year:    1876
Arrival Place:   New York, New York
Age:                   49
Source Publication Code:    2973
Primary Immigrant:    Pfeiffer, Theresia
Annotation:    Passengers originally from Russia, 1875-1876, 1889-1900. Many were Mennonites from the Volga area. Compilers along with Haynes of some of the lists were Louise Glantz England and Delores Iggulden. See note on Clues in no. 2972.
Source Bibliography:    HAYNES, EMMA SCHWABENLAND. "Passenger Lists." In Clues, 1980, pt. 1, pp. 77-85.
Page:    78

Ancestry.com. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: Filby, P. William, ed. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2012.   



Kansas State Census

1885 Census, Hartsook, Ellis, Kansas

Dwelling

Family

Name

Age

Sex

Color

Married

Single

Profession


78

Michael Pfeiffer

58

M

" [W]

1


Farmer

 

 

Teresa

58

F

"

1


 

 

Adam

18

M

"


1

 

 

Pauline

9

F

"


1

 

 

Michael

23

M

"


1

 

 

Margaret

23

F

"


1

 

 

Catherine

1

F

"


1


1885 Census, Hartsook, Ellis, Kansas

Dwelling

Family

Name

Michael

Russia

Russia

Teresa

 "

"

Adam 

 "

"

Pauline

 "

"

Michael

 "

"

Margaret

 "

"

Catherine

 Kansas

Kansas


Source: Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_44.



Federal Census

1880 Census, Hartsook, Ellis, Kansas

Dwelling house

Family

Name

Race

Sex

Age

Relationship

Single

Married

Widowed

112

120

Pfeifer Michael

W

M

53



1


 

 

Theresia

W

F

53

Wife


1


 

 

Michael

W

M

19

Son

1



 

 

Anna Cath.

W

F

15

Daughter

1



 

 

Joh. Adam

W

M

13

Son

1



 

 

Paulina

W

F

5

Daughter

1





Name

Occupation

Cannot read

Cannot write

Birthplace

Father's Birthplace

Mother'sBirthplace

Michael

Farmer



" [Russia]

" [Russia]

" [Russia]

Theresia

Keeping House



"

"

"

Michael

at House



"

 "

 "

Anna Cath.

School

1

1

"

 " 

 "

Joh. Adam

School

1

1

"

 "

 "

Paulina

 



"

 "

 "

Source: Year: 1880; Census Place: Hartsook, Ellis, Kansas; Roll: 381; Family History Film: 1254381; Page: 433D; Enumeration District: 089; Image: 0109.



Transcripts of Family Gravestones
Saint Anthony Cemetery, Graham County, Kansas:
                    Knoll

Grandmother    Grandfather
Katrin                    Adam

1832-1914            1831-1901

For a photo of the above gravestone, go to Findagrave.

Saint Fidelis Cemetery, Victoria, Ellis, Kansas:
Theresia Pfeifer
1827 - 1901

For a photo of the above gravestone, go to Findagrave.

Michael Pfeifer
1826 - 1912

For a photo of the above gravestone, go to Findagrave.



Death Certificate
Death certificate of Michael Pfeifer



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