Traute Knoll

F, b. 17 November 1908, d. 4 December 1970
     Traute Knoll was born on 17 November 1908 at Riga, Latvia. She was the daughter of Hans Knoll and Friederika Karolina Charlotte Munzinger. Traute Knoll married Walther Kiaulehn on 19 September 1942. Traute Knoll died on 4 December 1970 at Munich, Bavaria, Germany, at age 62.

Tina Lee Knopoff

F, b. 17 February 1950, d. 28 January 1980
     Tina Lee Knopoff was born on 17 February 1950 at San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA. She was the daughter of Jean Mitchell. Tina Lee Knopoff married Ronald Eugene Peetz Jr., son of Thelma Irene Dozier, on 8 January 1972 at Carson City, NV. Tina Lee Knopoff died on 28 January 1980 at San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA, at age 29. She was buried in 1980 at Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA, Findagrave #87656012.

Elizabeth Knopp

     Elizabeth Knopp married Abraham Hupp.

Child of Elizabeth Knopp and Abraham Hupp

Caroline Louise Knost

F, b. 24 March 1870, d. 19 June 1940
     Caroline Louise Knost was born on 24 March 1870 at Yeggen, Osnabruck, Germany. She married Albert Young, son of George F. Young and Mary Ann Elizabeth Gross, on 16 December 1891. Caroline Louise Knost died on 19 June 1940 at age 70. She was buried in June 1940 at Fairfield Cemetery, Fairborn, Greene Co., OH, Findagrave #75496328.

Children of Caroline Louise Knost and Albert Young

Mary Ann Knott

     Mary Ann Knott was born at Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE. She married Moses Starr, son of Isaiah J. Starr and Margaret J. Brackin, on 6 April 1868.

Richard Donald Knott

M, b. 8 June 1929, d. 27 November 1984
     Richard Donald Knott was born on 8 June 1929. He began military service MSgt., U.S. Air Force. He married Alice Ardell Braucher, daughter of Paul Homer Braucher and Freeda Oceanus Wendell, on 7 November 1951 at Stark Co., OH. Richard Donald Knott died on 27 November 1984 at Alachua Co., FL, at age 55. He was buried in 1984 at Shiloh Cemetery, Fruitland Park, Lake Co., FL, Findagrave #11963410.

Catherine Knouse1

F, b. 1830, d. 1905
     Catherine Knouse was born in 1830 at Pennsylvania.2,1 She married Samuel Buzzard in 1852. Catherine Knouse died in 1905 at Kansas. She was buried in 1905 at Wamego City Cemetery, Wamego, Pottawatomie Co., KS, Findagrave #35060430.

Child of Catherine Knouse and Samuel Buzzard


  1. [S5345] March 1875 Microfilm Image, unknown location, 1875 Kansas State Census, Pottawatomie County; Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1875 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: ks1875_16 (, Louisville Twp., p.10, Dwelling 77, Family 80.
  2. [S2891] 1870 Federal Census, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 441; FHL #545940.

Simon Newton Knouse

M, b. 30 October 1908, d. 8 February 1985
     Simon Newton Knouse was born on 30 October 1908 at North Dakota. He married Cleo Arlene Parker, daughter of Clarence Freemont Parker and Bessie Chloe Wendel, on 26 December 1960. Simon Newton Knouse died on 8 February 1985 at Indianola, Warren Co., IA, at age 76.

Cornelia M. Knowles1

F, b. 3 August 1881
     Cornelia M. Knowles was born on 3 August 1881 at Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL.1 She married John Bangs Allen III circa 1904.1

Child of Cornelia M. Knowles and John Bangs Allen III


  1. [S5077] 1920 Federal Census, Marion County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Roll 391; FHL #1820391.

Gordon Nummer Knowles

M, b. 20 June 1927, d. 25 September 1999
     Gordon Nummer Knowles was born on 20 June 1927 at Oak Park, Cook Co., IL. He was the son of Leslie Watkins Knowles and Frieda Nummer. Gordon Nummer Knowles married Shirley Jean Moubry, daughter of Charles Faye Moubry and Kathryn Mae Sickmon, on 22 December 1948 at Wilton, Muscatine Co., IA, no children to this marriage. After his divorce from Shirley, Gordon married Lela Marguerite Norton on 16 OCT 1952 at Aledo, IL. Gordon Nummer Knowles and Shirley Jean Moubry were divorced in August 1952 at Muscatine, Muscatine Co., IA; The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa; Tuesday, 12 AUG 1952; Page 2; (


... Shirley Jean Knowles cites cruelty as grounds in asking for a divorce from Gordon N. Knowles. The petition states that the couple was wed at Wilton Dec. 22, 1948.

The Muscatine Journal, Muscatine, Iowa; Monday, 25 AUG 1952; Page 3; (

Knowles Divorce Decree Is Signed

A final decree has been signed in district court granting Shirley Jean Knowles a divorce from Gordon Nummer Knowles on the grounds of cruelty.

She was awarded all of the household effects, except for a television set, which, along with a 1940 automobile, was awarded to Knowles. He was ordered to settle an account owed by the couple at a clinic.

Another provision of the decree was that she return a diamond ring given her at the time of their engagement.

Gordon Nummer Knowles died on 25 September 1999 at Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL, at age 72

Obituary -- (

Gordon N. Knowles, 72, of Momence, died Saturday (Sept. 25, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee. Burial, with military rites by the Momence Honor Guard, will be in Kankakee
Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

He was born July 20, 1927, in Bensenville, the son of Leslie and Frieda Nummer Knowles.

Surviving are his wife, the former Lela Marguerite Knowles, whom he married Oct. 16, 1952, in Aledo; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindi and Gary Denny of Momence; five sons and four daughters-in-law, Allen and Pam Knowles of Peoria, Ariz., David and Jamie Knowles of Bourbonnais, Robert Knowles of Atlanta, Ga., Larry and Betsy Knowles of Muscatine, Iowa, and Daniel and Jeannene Knowles of
Momence; his father of Bourbonnais; one sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Dave Routien of Bourbonnais; 19 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Deceased are his mother and one granddaughter, Krista Denny.

Mr. Knowles had retired from Momence Packing Company in 1995 and he had operated Knowles Plants in Momence.

He was a member of AARP. He enjoyed HO Model Trains and wood carving.

published; Kankakee Daily Journal 27 SEP 1999.

He was buried in September 1999 at Kankakee Memorial Gardens and Chapel Mausoleum, Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL, Findagrave #92085757.

Grace Elizabeth Knowles

F, b. 6 December 1876, d. 7 November 1971
     Grace Elizabeth Knowles was born on 6 December 1876 at Michigan. She married Fred Thomas Biddlecomb in 1900. Grace Elizabeth Knowles died on 7 November 1971 at Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, at age 94.

Child of Grace Elizabeth Knowles and Fred Thomas Biddlecomb

Harry Milo Knowles

M, b. 9 November 1908, d. 3 July 1985
     Harry Milo Knowles was born on 9 November 1908; son of Clement and Hazel Viola (Lally) Knowles. He married Irma Elizabeth Sebrell, daughter of Clyde Spencer Sebrell and Sylvia Estella Stauffer. Harry Milo Knowles lived in 1940 at Church Street, Limaville, Stark Co., OH; employed by Alliance Porcelain Products Co. (WW II draft registration.) He lived in 1959 at Burbank, Los Angeles Co., CA, per his father's newspaper obituary. He died on 3 July 1985 at Riverside Co., CA, at age 76. He was buried in July 1985 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles Co., CA, Findagrave #85902042.

Leslie Watkins Knowles

M, b. 14 September 1901, d. 29 May 2002
     Leslie Watkins Knowles was born on 14 September 1901 at Lawrence, Essex Co., MA. He married Frieda Nummer. Leslie Watkins Knowles died on 29 May 2002 at age 100.

Child of Leslie Watkins Knowles and Frieda Nummer

Mary Knowles1

F, b. circa 1903
     Mary Knowles was born circa 1903 at Illinois. She married Charles Henry Dasenbrook Jr., son of Charles H. Dasenbrook and Helen Spain, circa 1917.1

Children of Mary Knowles and Charles Henry Dasenbrook Jr.


  1. [S3134] 1940 Federal Census, Winnebago County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 913.

Cynthia Knowlton

F, b. 28 November 1799, d. 23 January 1845
     Cynthia Knowlton was born on 28 November 1799 at Phillipston, Worcester Co., MA. She married Jason Goulding on 3 November 1829 at Worcester Co., MA. Cynthia Knowlton died on 23 January 1845 at age 45.

Child of Cynthia Knowlton and Jason Goulding

Betsey Knox

F, b. 1782, d. 1851
     Betsey Knox was born in 1782. She married Lt. Sylvenus Mitchell. Betsey Knox died in 1851 at Knox Co., OH.

Child of Betsey Knox and Lt. Sylvenus Mitchell

Clare Louise Knox

F, b. 26 December 1898, d. August 1985
     Clare Louise Knox was born on 26 December 1898 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. She was the daughter of William Henry Knox and Nellie Irene Bordeaux. Clare Louise Knox married Elmer H. Duebbert, son of Louis Duebbert and Josephine (?), on 4 September 1917, MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Tuesday evening the 4th at 6:30 o'clock, Miss Clara Knox was united in marriage to Mr. Elmer Duebbert at the splendid Knox home south of town. With Miss Geneva Ellis at the Piano, the young couple was escorted into the lighted parlor by Mr. Frank Knox and Miss Martha Powell, where Rev. Arbuthnot performed the ceremony using the ring service. Rev Arbuthnot introduced the ceremony with appropriate remarks that seemed to drive the usual tenseness of such occasions. Elmer and bride drove to town and left on the evening train for a short stay. They will reside in Mexico Missouri, where Elmer has a position with the Pollock Milling Company. Miss Clara is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knox and the good wishes of our community go out to her and Elmer in their new relationship.

Clare Louise Knox died in August 1985 at St. Louis, MO, at age 86.1

Children of Clare Louise Knox and Elmer H. Duebbert


  1. [S89] Social Security Death Index, online

David Franklin Knox

M, b. 28 October 1826, d. 30 July 1888
     David Franklin Knox was born on 28 October 1826. He was the son of William Knox and Sarah Clark. David Franklin Knox married Catherine DaVault, daughter of Peter Davault and Mary Virginia Hoss, in 1858 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Occupation: At one time David was Sheriff of Montgomery Co., and he appointed his brother-in-law, Alf Davault, as his deputy. David Franklin Knox died on 30 July 1888 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 61 History of St. Charles, Montgomery & Warren Counties, Missouri Pages 797-798
David F. Knox, eldest son of William & Sarah (Clark) Knox, owns some 1300 acres and has one of the choice stock farms of the township, a handsome place of some 400 acres near New Florence where he has lived since about the time of his marriage in 1858. He held office of sheriff for three terms 1856 - 1858 - 1870, the 1st anti-radical sheriff of the county after the war, member of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, died in 1875. (last date is not correct.)

He was buried in August 1888 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of David Franklin Knox and Catherine DaVault

David Franklin Knox

M, b. 11 September 1891, d. 11 December 1976
     David Franklin Knox was born on 11 September 1891 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of William Henry Knox and Nellie Irene Bordeaux. David Franklin Knox married Martha Virginia Powell, daughter of William Lewis Powell and Margaret Ellen Vogt, on 22 October 1919 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, no children. David Franklin Knox died on 11 December 1976 at age 85. He was buried in December 1976 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Hale Talbert Knox

M, b. 8 November 1898, d. January 1964
     Hale Talbert Knox was born on 8 November 1898. He was the son of John Upton Knox and Honora Estrella Hunter. Hale Talbert Knox died in January 1964 at age 65.
Note: Left home when still young. SSN 374-10-3787, issued Michigan, last residence Florida.

John Upton Knox

M, b. 19 May 1872, d. 15 December 1946
     John Upton Knox was born on 19 May 1872 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of David Franklin Knox and Catherine DaVault. John Upton Knox was graduated at University of Missouri, Columbia, Boone Co., MO. He married Honora Estrella Hunter, daughter of Benjamin F. Hunter and Amy A. Larkin, on 16 May 1894 at St. Joseph, Buchanan Co., MO. Occupation: Livestock and horse breeder, later sold fire insurance.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - Montgomery Standard, September 9, 1904
John U. Knox sold one of his fine jacks, Sampson, to Jno. Meyers of near Rhineland last Saturday.
We understand the price was $1,000. Mr. Meyers also bought from the same stables the fine young
stallion, bought at the Mexico sales last summer at a fancy price.

John Upton Knox died on 15 December 1946 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 74 Obituary:

John U. Knox Dies At His Home Sunday

John Upton Knox, 74, well known farmer and son of one of Montgomery County's pioneer settlers died Sunday morning at his home one mile west of New Florence after a short illness.
He had been under the care of a doctor for the past two weeks and was believed to be improving when he was found seriously ill Sunday morning by Albert Hahn. A doctor was called, but he died a short time after.
His grandfather, the late David F Knox was one of the pioneer settlers of Montgomery County. He settled near the present site of New Florence in 1818 after moving west from Kentucky. He was married to Sarah Clark of Kentucky and they reared five children.
The youngest of the children, David R. Knox, married Miss Catherine Davault, a member of another pioneer family. To this union four children were born, Sarah l., William H., Mary Lula, and John Upton, who was born May 19, 1872. The other three preceded J. U. in death.
His early childhood was spent with his parents at their farm near New Florence. He later attended Missouri University. He later was in business in St. Joseph, Mo., for two years. While at St. Joseph he met and married Miss Honorah Hunter, of Taris (sic), Ill., on May 16, 1894.
They then moved to their home on the site of the historical Davault Tavern one mile south of New Florence where thay lived for the remainder of their lives. Their homesite is marked by a DAR marker as one of the historical places of Missouri.
Mr. and Mrs. Knox adopted Miss Martha Talbot, now Mrs. Thos. Farnen of Warrenton, when she was a child and she has been as a daughter to them through the years.
Mr. Knox was for many years a breeder of fine horses some of his stock being prize winners in horseshows throughout this middle west. He had however gone out of the stock breeding business.
He was an ardent football fan and was able to see one Missouri University game this fall.
He was one of the leaders in farm improvement and work in this county and devoted much time toward the betterment of farm condition in this county.
He was a member of the Methodist church, the MWA and numerous other organizations. For many years he had been a representative of the Montgomery County Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
Funeral services were from the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. M. T. Workman. Interment was in the Jonesburg Catholic cemetery.
His passing marks the departure of one of the county's widely known men. His friends were many and his name respected wherever he was known.
This newspaper extends sympathy to the bereaved daughter and the other relatives in his passing.

He was buried in December 1946 at Jonesburg Catholic Cemetery, Jonesburg, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of John Upton Knox and Honora Estrella Hunter

Mary Louise Knox

F, b. 20 May 1865, d. 10 June 1944
     Mary Louise Knox was also known as "Lula". She was born on 20 May 1865. She was the daughter of David Franklin Knox and Catherine DaVault. Mary Louise Knox married Elden M. Goss, son of George W. Goss and Susan C. (?), on 23 October 1890 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. Mary Louise Knox lived at San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA. She died on 10 June 1944 at Santa Clara Co., CA, at age 79.

Children of Mary Louise Knox and Elden M. Goss

Sarah B. Knox

F, b. 27 February 1861, d. 18 March 1885
     Sarah B. Knox was also known as "Sallie". She was born on 27 February 1861. She was the daughter of David Franklin Knox and Catherine DaVault. Sarah B. Knox died on 18 March 1885 at age 24. She was buried in March 1885.

Sarah E. Knox

F, b. October 1854, d. after April 1930
     Sarah E. Knox was born in October 1854 at Ohio.1 She married Robert W. Wilson circa 1870.1 Sarah E. Knox lived on 9 April 1930 at 3843 South Flower Drive, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.2 She died after April 1930.

Child of Sarah E. Knox and Robert W. Wilson


  1. [S4342] 1900 Federal Census, Worth County, Missouri. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 908; FHL #1240908.
  2. [S1982] 1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, CA. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 377.

William Knox

     William Knox married Sarah Clark.

Child of William Knox and Sarah Clark

William Henry Knox

M, b. 1 January 1863, d. 25 August 1944
     William Henry Knox was born on 1 January 1863 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of David Franklin Knox and Catherine DaVault. William Henry Knox married Nellie Irene Bordeaux, daughter of Edward Bordeaux and Martha Kelly, on 23 October 1890 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. William Henry Knox died on 25 August 1944 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO, at age 81 OBITUARY:

William Henry Knox, son of David Franklin Knox and Catherine Davault Knox was born near New Florence, Missouri, January 1, 1863, and departed this life at his birthplace on August 25, 1944, at the age of 81 years, 7 months and 24 days.
On October 23, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Bordeaux. To this union three children were born -- David Franklin of New Florence; Clara Louise, now Mrs. E. H. Duebbert of New Florence; and William Henry, Jr., of St. Louis, Missouri.
Besides his devoted wife and children he leaves to mourn his departure three grandchildren Dorothy Louise Duebbert, Mildren Knox Duebbert, and Jimmy Knox all of St. Louis, Missouri; one brother, J. U. Knox of New Florence; three nieces, Edna Louise Goss, Georgia Knox Goss, and Mildren Knox Goss of San Jose, Calif; one nephew Eldon L. Goss of Oakland, California; and many other relatives and friends.
For over fifty years Mr. Knox was a member of Florence Lodge, No. 261, A. F. & A. M. He was also a member of Triune Chapter, No 93 Royal Arch Masons of Wellsville, Missouri, and Centralia Council, No. 34 Royal and Select Masters of Centralia, Missouri. He was a charter member of the New Florence Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, acting as the chapter's first patron.
Mr. Knox, a representative of one of the pioneer families of the county, was at the same time a man who by his own exertions and merits placed himself among the leading successful farmers of the county. In the absence of his father from ill health, he undertook the entire management of several farms when he was quite young to assume such responsibility. From that time until his death he was actively engaged in farming. The general esteem in which he was held was the result of his high character, his many estimable qualities as a neighbor, and his well-known integrity and upright life. The warmth of his hospitality will always be remembered by the many persons who visited in his home.
Thus ends a fruitful life that may serve as an example to the generations which follow him.

"Twlight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;
For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar."

Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon, at 2:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Paul C. Paschal, who paid a very beautiful tribute to the memory of the deceased. Burial was in New Florence Cemetery. Services at the grave were conducted by the Masons. The floral tributes were very beautiful and profuse attesting the esteem in which he was held.


We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to our neighbors, relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness during the illness and at the death of our loved one
Willian H. Knox
Our sincere thanks the Masonic Lodge A. F. & A. N, and other Masons for the beautiful services, to those who furnished the lovely music, to Rev. Paschal, to the pallbearers, for the many beautiful floral tributes, and others who extended deepest sympathy in our bereavement. We will ever cherish your many kindnesses.

Mrs, W. H. Knox
Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Knox
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Duebbert and daughters
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knox, Jr. and son.

Among those from out of town to attend the W. H. Knox funeral Sunday were: Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Knox, Jr., Misses Dorothy and Mildred Dubbert, Miss Laura See, Mrs P. A. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Bryant, Mrs. Carl Stohor, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Richmond and two children, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Noble., St. Louis; Mr. and Mrs. Myron Green, Wright City; H. D. Dornan, Labadie; Harry Dornan, Jr. and daughters, Gail and Joan of Chicago, Ill; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kemp, Mexico; Mrs. Eugene Grant, Troy; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Branstetter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. VanStuddiford, Mrs. Thos. Farnen, Warrenton, Mrs. Geo VanNess, Jonesburg, Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Dryden, Mill Hill; Mrs. C. M. Wilson, and daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth, Mrs. Goldie Jones, Mrs. Elizabeth Stewart, Fulton; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Cullom, Danville; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Peace, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde White, Mineola; Mr. and Mrs. Emil Harmon, Bellflower, and many from Montgomery City and probably many whose names we failed to get.

He was buried in August 1944 at New Florence Cemetery, New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO.

Children of William Henry Knox and Nellie Irene Bordeaux

William Henry Knox

M, b. 10 November 1909, d. February 1987
     William Henry Knox was born on 10 November 1909 at New Florence, Montgomery Co., MO. He was the son of William Henry Knox and Nellie Irene Bordeaux. William Henry Knox lived in 1944 at St. Louis, MO. He died in February 1987 at St. Louis, MO, at age 77 per SSDI.

George Knudson

     George Knudson married Cornelia Peterson.

Child of George Knudson and Cornelia Peterson

Leo Van Knudson

M, b. 12 August 1910, d. 13 November 1984
     Leo Van Knudson was born on 12 August 1910. He was the son of Knudt Knudtsen and Annie (?)1 Leo Van Knudson married Nellie Lucille Windle, daughter of William Windle and Bertha Irene Phelps, on 11 August 1934 at Dakota City, Dakota Co., NE. Leo Van Knudson died on 13 November 1984 at age 74. He was buried in November 1984 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Sioux City, Woodbury Co., IA.


  1. [S1138] 1920 Federal Census, Woodbury County, Iowa. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T625, Rolls 519-21; FHL #1820519-21.

Wendell Samuel Knudson

M, b. 9 April 1914, d. 13 April 2000
     Wendell Samuel Knudson was born on 9 April 1914 at Morris, Grundy, IL. He was the son of George Knudson and Cornelia Peterson. Wendell Samuel Knudson married Reva Irene Hawn, daughter of Dennis Valley Hawn and Mary Kathryn Sturdevant, on 25 December 1938. Wendell Samuel Knudson died on 13 April 2000 at Joliet, Will Co., IL, at age 86 OBITUARY - Joliet, Illinois Herald News, April 15, 2000, Page E1:

Wendall Samuel Knudson
Born April 9, 1914 in Morris, IL, died April 13, 2000 in Joliet.
Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Reva (Hawn) Knudson, daughter Wynn (Gerald) Berro, sons Jim (Janet) and John (Sharon) Knudson; grandchildren Dan, Brook and Brad Berro, John-Aaron and Ashley Knudson; brother-in-law Richard Johnson and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death-by his parents George and Cornelia (Peterson) Knudson, brother Russel and sister Eleanor Johnson.
Wendall began farming in Kendall County, was owner of the Knudson Real Estate Agency but was best known for 45 years as Joliet's Premier Auctioneer. His memberships in organizations and churches include Joliet Grade School and High School Band Parents, Joliet Exchange Club, Matteson Lodge No. 175, A.F.&A.M: and Chapter Dad of Swordsman Chapter Order of DeMolay, Medinah Temple-Chicago, Grace United Methodist Church and former member of Ottawa Street United Methodist Church.
Wendall was a lover of people. He always reached out-his hand and was the first to greet every person, he met with a hand shake and a smile. He enjoyed talking to people.
Family will receive friends Sunday, April 16, 2000 at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. with Masonic Memorial Service at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Service will be held Monday, April 17, 2000 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Barbara Donica officiating. Interment Aux Sable Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Services would, be appreciated.

He was buried in April 2000 at Aux Sable Cemetery, Grundy Co., IL.