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Victor Knaggs

Male 1860 -


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  • Name Victor Knaggs 
    Born 18 Jul 1860 
    Gender Male 
    Buried St. Joseph Cemetery, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I09665  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2007 

    Father Isadore Knaggs,   b. 15 Feb 1829, Bedford Twp., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1887, Bedford Twp, on the Stateline, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Angeline Cousino,   b. 4 Jul 1835, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1914, Erie, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1851  Erie, MI, St. Joseph Catholic Chruch Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0136  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Knaggs' Reunion (After 1912)
    Knaggs' Reunion (After 1912)
    Victor Knaggs: (man standing to Dennis Knagg's left with shoulder in front of Dennis) He is a son of Angeline Cousino Knaggs and a brother of my great-grandmother, Sarah Ann Knaggs LaVoy.
    Patrick LaVoy Tombeau

    Written on the back of the photo:
    Old women with white lace collar in center leaning in her chair is Angeline Cousino Knaggs, my great-great-grandmother. To her right is Sarah Knaggs LaVoy, my great-grandmother. Gertrude LaVoy Dusseau, my grandmother, is the fourth women from left standing in white. My grandfather Harvey Joseph Dusseau stands behind the man holding the child (fat face). Victor Knaggs (my great-grandmother's brother) stands behind Angeline.
    Patrick LaVoy Tombeau

    Headstones
    Headstone of Isadore Knaggs, Angeline Cousino, and their son Victor Knaggs
    Headstone of Isadore Knaggs, Angeline Cousino, and their son Victor Knaggs

  • Notes 
    • Victor Knaggs remained single throughout life. He was living with his mother Angeline and his sister Julia Knaggs around the turn of the XXth century. He was a section man on the Ann Arbor Railroad. Information obtained from Robert B.Ross "The Knaggs Family of Ohio and Michigan.

      Victor's birth date was obtained from the Baptismal Records of St. Jospeh, Erie, MI. His godparents were Peter Petit and Angeline Labadie.

      Victor's brother, Rollie, stated his brother Victor, though illiterate, was quite wealthy. Victor develed a system of colored strings and papers to signify reasons for borrowing money and by whom with the amount that was borrowed kept in cans and bottles with the strings and papers.

      His grave is in St. Joseph Cemetery. Erie, MI and is marked with a polished granite tombstone and it appears he also had his parents' tombstones made of the same material as his was. They are burried next to him. His brother Alex Knaggs is also buried next to him in an unmarked grave.

      Victor is said to have lived in a house just north of his parents on Dixie Rd. When he died there was a mass scramble by people who knew his wiays, looking for buried treasure in his yard and house. The house no longer stands as it was burnt down after his death.