Here's a bit more on the Knippa connection:
The genealogist who found Adelheid Rordorf who married Heinrich Traugott Knippa in Mar.19, 1891, Fayette Co. also sent me the following. (Note that one of the sponsers is a Georg Knippa):
> a.. ID: I580608930
> a.. Name: August Ferdinand LOESSIN
> a.. Given Name: August Ferdinand
> a.. Surname: Loessin
> a.. Sex: M
> a.. Birth: 14 Jan 1868
> a.. Death: 13 Nov 1943
> a.. LDS Baptism: 4 Oct 1868 Philadelphia Lutheran Church, Swiss Alp
> a.. Note:
> Notes parents residents of Black Jack Springs Settlement.
> Joachim Johann Sauer, Georg Knippa, Maria Carolina Luck, geb. Loessin.
> August was sheriff of Fayette County for 26 years, beginning in 1894
> Father: Hermann Ludwig LOESSIN b: 21 Jul 1834 in Langenhagen, Pommern
> Mother: Maria Sophia SAUER b: 1 Mar 1848 in Perleberg, Brandenburg - Warnow
> Marriage 1 Mathilda VON RORDORF
> a.. Married: 2 Aug 1894
> Entries: 498 Updated: 2004-07-30 15:48:38 UTC (Fri) Contact: EDWARD
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