KNUPP, Benjamin F., a member of the firm of B. F. Knupp & Bro., marble and granite dealers, Penbrook, Dauphin county, was born on the 10th of December, 1857, at Springfield, Ohio. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Eshnauer) Knupp. The parents had a family of ten children, all of whom are living. They are : Mary, wife of Hiram Reimert, Christopher, George, Samuel, Edward, John, Daniel W., Benjamin, Henry, and Emma, wife of David McNeil. Mr. and Mrs. Forrest, the parents of Mrs. Knupp, had these children : Mary, deceased, wife of Rev. Samuel Smith, of Huntingdon county, Pa.; Abner J.; Sadie, wife of Samuel First. Mr. Knupp’s parents moved to Harrisburg when he was only one year old and he received his education in the public schools of Susquehanna township. He then learned the trade of broom making with his father and also the trade of plastering with his brother Samuel. He then engaged in business for himself and continued thus until 1892, when he established the business which is now so extensive and well known, and of which he is the head. His brother, Edward M., is associated with him. He was married, in 1875, to Miss Ellen Forrest, daughter of Abner and Catharine Forrest. They had three children : Minnie E., deceased ; Irvin A., and Verna M. In politics Mr. Knupp is a Republican. The family are members of the United Brethren church.
Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
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Date of Transcription: 11 August 2001
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