Hubert Joseph Knapp – An American Doughboy

Hubert Joseph Knapp (1896 - 1975)

Hubert Joseph KNAPP was born Nov. 15, 1896 in New Milford, Portage County, Ohio, to his parents, Lewis J. KNAPP and Mary M. MAY.

He was their fourth child. His siblings included his brothers: Eugene, John and Raymond, and his sisters: Clotilda, Beatrice, and Estella.

He married Margaret Susan WISE on Nov. 27, 1923, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Randolph, Portage Co., Ohio.

Margaret was the daughter of Henry Andes WISE and Mary Clara SCHUMAN.  Eight children were born to the marriage, including: Dennis, Marguerite, Richard, Walter, Francis, Eleanor, Mary Jeanne, and an unnamed child that died Oct. 24, 1934.

Hubert served in World War I, as shown by the photo of him in his doughboy uniform. He was assigned to the 158 Depot Brigade to Oct. 2, 1918. Then to the AS Flying School Detachment at Wilbur Wright Field near Dayton, Ohio to discharge. He served as a Private and received an honorable discharge on March 25, 1919.

Hubert died Sept. 29, 1975, in Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio. His wife, Margaret, died Feb. 25, 1992, also in Ravenna, Ohio. Hubert and Margaret are both buried in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ravenna, Ohio.

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