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Generation 1

  1. Burghard KNITTEL.

Burghard was born in 1799 in Dinkelrode. He died in Dinkelrode. He married Margarethe PFAFF.

Generation 2

  1. Burghard KNITTEL.

Burghard was born on 4 May 1829 in Dinkelrode. He died on 23 December 1885 in Röhrigshof-Nippe at the age of 56 years, 7 months. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Margarethe PFAFF. He married Kunigunde METZ on 21 March 1858.

Generation 3

  1. Katharina Elisabeth KNITTEL.

Katharina Elisabeth was born on 24 January 1852 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She died on 2 April 1873 in Heimboldshausen at the age of 21 years, 2 months. She was the daughter of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ. She married Heinrich KRAUSE on 26 January 1873 in Heimboldshausen.

  1. Ludwig KNITTEL.

Ludwig was born on 31 March 1856 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He died on 27 October 1922 in Röhrigshof-Nippe at the age of 66 years, 6 months. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ. He married Katharina Elisabeth ROSENTHAL on 23 November 1884. He also married Martha Elisabeth DAUBE on 19 November 1887 in Heimboldshausen.

  1. Johann Peter KNITTEL.

Johann Peter was born on 17 April 1859 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He died on 16 April 1861 in Röhrigshof-Nippe at the age of 1 year, 11 months. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ.

  1. Georg KNITTEL.

Georg was born on 3 June 1862 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ.

  1. Valentin KNITTEL.

Valentin was born on 31 August 1864 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ. He married Maria Elisabeth PIERSON on 20 April 1895.

  1. Barbara Katharina KNITTEL.

Barbara Katharina was born on 14 November 1867 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She died on 28 December 1868 in Röhrigshof-Nippe at the age of 1 year, 1 month. She was the daughter of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ.

  1. Anna Marie KNITTEL.

Anna Marie was born on 5 November 1869 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She died on 7 June 1872 in Röhrigshof-Nippe at the age of 2 years, 7 months. She was the daughter of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ.

  1. Peter Nikolaus KNITTEL.

Peter Nikolaus was born on 9 August 1873 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He was the son of Burghard KNITTEL and Kunigunde METZ.

Generation 4

  1. Ludwig KRAUSE.

Ludwig was born on 24 March 1873. He was the son of Heinrich KRAUSE and Katharina Elisabeth KNITTEL.

  1. Martha Maria "Marie" KNITTEL.

Martha Maria "Marie" was born on 8 March 1886 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She was the daughter of Ludwig KNITTEL and Martha Elisabeth DAUBE. She married Johannes SCHÖN on 30 June 1907 in Heimboldshausen. She also married Johannes LIMBURG on 23 December 1921 in Unterbreizbach.

  1. Martha Elisabeth "Matlies" KNITTEL.

Martha Elisabeth "Matlies" was born on 7 April 1887 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She died in 1975 in Heimboldshausen at the age of 87 years, 8 months. She was the daughter of Ludwig KNITTEL and Martha Elisabeth DAUBE. She married Peter MÖLLER on 14 December 1907 in Heimboldshausen.

  1. Adam KNITTEL.

Adam was born on 4 May 1890 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. He was the son of Ludwig KNITTEL and Martha Elisabeth DAUBE.

  1. Maria Katharina KNITTEL.

Maria Katharina was born on 28 May 1895 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She was the daughter of Ludwig KNITTEL and Martha Elisabeth DAUBE. She married NN. SCHULTE.

  1. Anna Elisabeth KNITTEL.

Anna Elisabeth was born on 10 July 1899 in Röhrigshof-Nippe. She died on 21 August 1980 in Berlin at the age of 81 years, 1 month. She was the daughter of Ludwig KNITTEL and Martha Elisabeth DAUBE. She married August Christian Markus FINKE on 18 December 1920 in Berlin.

  1. Margarethe KNITTEL.

Margarethe was born on 8 August 1896. She was the daughter of Valentin KNITTEL and Maria Elisabeth PIERSON. She married Johann Heinrich PFAFF in 1920.

  1. Christian KNITTEL.

Christian was born on 9 July 1898. He was the son of Valentin KNITTEL and Maria Elisabeth PIERSON. He married Margarethe NELK.



Anna Elisabeth Knittel, photo around 1969

Meaning of the Surname

Knittel. 1223 Knutel, 1404 Knüttel, 1438 Knittel. General surname for Middle High German knüt(t)el (weapon, cutgel for beating).

Frequency and distribution according German phone book entries

There are 1562 entries, localized in 300 different districts. Extrapolated according the total population it meight be around 4160 bearer of that surname. Hence the name is above average and take the 2081st place of the most common surnames. If you clear the data according the population density, you will find the most Knittels in the district town of Sigmaringen (BW), namely 216 lines per million inhabitants. Most Knittels found in the district city of Berlin (BE), with a total of 64 telephone lines.

Overview according absolute telephone connections in Germany



If you clear the data according the population density, you will find the most Knittels in the district town of Sigmaringen (BW), namely 216 lines per million inhabitants. Most Knittels found in the district city of Berlin (BE), with a total of 64 telephone lines. 

The phone book reports were provided by: Geogen Online-Service, Christoph Stöpel. For the naming analyses: Basic data taken from "Das große Buch der Familiennamen" (The Big Book of Family Names) by Horst Naumann, 1994, Falken Verlag, Niedernhausen and "Atlas dtv-Atlas Namenskunde" Konrad Kunze, 1998, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich. Family tree created with Ahnenblatt.

Nippe. Merger with Röhrigshof. Since 1 August 1972 furthermore in association of municipalities with Philippsthal (Werra). Village type: farm group. District: Röhrigshof. Town: Philippsthal (Werra). Old district: Hersfeld. Location Reference: West of Röhrigshof.

Many thanks to Mr Wolfgang G. Fischer for great support. Questions, suggestions or additions to Knittel research will be forwarded to Mr Fischer.