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Marie (Burgess) Kneipple (1880 - 1916)

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Marie (May) Kneipple formerly Burgess aka Knipple
Born in New York, United Statesmap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Indiana, United Statesmap
Burgess-4827 created 22 May 2015 | Last modified | Last edit: 18 Dec 2017
16:27: Bethany Oesting edited the Biography for May (Burgess) Kneipple. [Thank Bethany for this]
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According to a news item in the Huntington Weekly Herald (Huntington, Indiana) in September of 1900,[1] "BANQUO. Harry Barker and family, Miss Mae Burgess and Mr. Cove Knipple, of Marion, drove to the home of J. J. Sparks, Sunday evening."

According to a news item in the Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) in October of 1901,[2]Banquo. Misses Lola and Bertha Sparks attended the wedding of Miss Mae Burgess at her home in Marion, Oct. 24th. Miss Burgess is Mrs. Sparks' step-granddaughter."

According to a news item in the Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) in June of 1905, [3] "BANQUO. Mrs. Cove Knipple and little daughter of Marion visited two weeks with Mrs. Knipple's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Burgess."

According to a news item in the Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) in July of 1910,[4] "BANQUO. Mrs. Cove L. Knipple and children of Marion spent a few days last week with her father, D. F. Burgess."

The 1900 United States Census[5] found Dan Burgess, a 42 year old married white male born Jun 1858, living in Franklin Township, Marion city Ward 2, Grant County, Indiana. With him were his wife Mahalia Burgess age 32, born November 1868 in Indiana; daughter Marie Burgess age 20, born August 1880 in New York; son Charles Burgess age 18, born May 1882 in New York; and son Harold Burgess age 16, born July 1884 in New York. Dan's occupation was "Merchant".

The 1910 United States Census[6] found Cove Knipple, a 31 year old married white male, living in Marion Ward 1, Grant County, Indiana. With him were his wife May Knipple, age 29; daughter Elizabeth Knipple, age 8; son John Knipple, age 3; and daughter Grace Knipple, age 9 months. Cove and May indicated that this was their 1st marriage and they had been married 8 years, and that May was the mother of 4 children, with 3 still living. Cove was employed as a telephone lineman.

Marie (May) died on January 10, 1916. and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington County, Indiana.[7] Her gravestone reads "Marie Burgess Kneipple 1881 - 1916".


  1. Huntington Weekly Herald (Huntington, Indiana) 07 Sep 1900, Fri. Page 6.
  2. Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) 31 Oct 1901, Thu. Page 4.
  3. Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) 29 Jun 1905, Thu. Page 6.
  4. Daily News-Democrat (Huntington, Indiana) 23 Jul 1910, Sat, Page 4.
  5. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 February 2017), Dan Burgess, Franklin Township Marion city Ward 2, Grant, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 27, sheet 8A, family 161, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,373.
  6. "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 22 May 2015), Cove Knipple, Marion Ward 1, Grant, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 50, sheet 3B, family 81, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,365.
  7. record for Marie Burgess Kneipple,

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