John Knisely, Sr.

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John Knisely, Sr.

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Birthplace: Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
Death: Died in New Philadelphia,OH
Immediate Family:

Son of George H. Kneisley and Mary Ann Knisley
Husband of Elizabeth Knisley and Mary Knisely
Father of George Knisley; Samuel Knisley; Elizabeth Miller; John Kneisly; Abraham Knisely and 9 others
Brother of Samuel Knisley; Catherine Yordey; Mary Mayer and George Knisley
Half brother of Barbara Magdalena Kneisley / Beidler

Managed by: Patricia Ann Godfrey
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About John Knisely, Sr.

Goshen Twp.Tuscarawas Co,Ohio. The City of New Philadelphia was founded in 1804 by John Knisely b.Sept 21,1752 d.Dec 21,1824 who first visited the Ohio area while deer hunting with his son. Admiring it, he returned to his home in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, sold his possessions and made preparations to move his wife and ten children. He persuaded 33 others to join him, and they started west in the spring of 1804. At Gnadenhutten, Knisley purchased 3,554 acres of land from Godfrey Haga through John Heckewelder, a missionary and land agent for eastern land owners. That acreage embraces most of present-day New Philadelphia. Its carefully planned checkerboard pattern was adapted from that of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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John Knisely, Sr.'s Timeline

1752
September 21, 1752
Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, USA
1778
February 26, 1778
Age 25
York,PA
1780
November 16, 1780
Age 28
York,PA
1782
August 27, 1782
Age 29
York, PA, USA
1784
November 1784
Age 32
York,PA
1787
November 11, 1787
Age 35
York,PA
1789
February 15, 1789
Age 36
York, PA, USA
1792
July 8, 1792
Age 39
York,PA
1795
1795
Age 42
York,PA
1796
February 19, 1796
Age 43
York,PA