HAAG, Benneville Knauss

HAAG, Benneville Knauss

Male 1817 - 1901  (84 years)

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  • Name HAAG, Benneville Knauss 
    Born 9 Jan 1817  Upper Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biography
    • From Bell's History of Northumberland Co., 1891: B. K. HAAG, merchant, was born, January 9, 1817, in Berks county, Pennsylvania, and is a son of John and Mary C. (Knauss) Haag. His eduĀ­cation was received in the subscription and common schools. At the age of twenty-one years he left his father's farm to begin a business life for himĀ­self, his first employment being in the general mercantile store of Geddes, Green & Walls at McEwensville, this county, where he remained four years. Following this were four years' service as a clerk in a general store in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1847 he came to Milton and formed a partnership with T. S. Mackey & Son, under the firm name of Mackey & Haag, dry goods and hardware. At the expiration of two years Mr. Haag withdrew from this connection and joined Montgomery Sweney, and for one year did a general dry goods and grocery business, under the firm title of Sweney & Haag. After one year's association with the concern of Haag & Caldwell, the stock was divided and Mr. Haag kept a store for a period on the present site of the Milton National Bank. In 1853 he established his present hardware and book store, which was conducted under the firm cognomen of Haag & Brown until the panic of 1857, which compelled Mr. Haag to assume all responsibility of the business, and since then he has been alone until joined by his son-in-law, John Buoy. In 1863 he purchased a lot south of his present hardware room, of Elizabeth Miller, and in 1865 erected buildings on the same. In 1875 his business block was burned, rebuilt, and again burned in 1880, and soon after rebuilt the second time. Besides this handsome brick block, he has constructed many dwellings in the town of Milton, including the Hotel Haag, which magnificent structure was erected in 1890 at a cost of over seventy-five thousand dollars, and opened up for business on April 1, 1890. Mr. Haag was married, February 20, 1852, to Sarah Schuck, daughter of Philip and Catharine (Diebert) Schuck. She was born July 19th, 1821 in Union county, Pennsylvania, and to her union with Mr. Haag have been born six children: William A., deceased; Mary E., the wife of John Buoy; Charles H., deceased; Sallie, deceased; Thomas J.; and Hettie, the wife of C. A. Chapin. Mr. Haag was postmaster while at McEwensville and also trustee of school funds at the same place. He was appointed one of the distributing committee of the relief funds after the great fire of 1880. He was a director of the National Bank of Milton from 1865 to 1875.
    Moved 1836 
    to Northumberland County, PA 
    Census (desc) 1850  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1860  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1870  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    working as a hardware merchant 
    Census (desc) 1880  Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    working as a merchant 
    Census (desc) 1900  Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    living with his daughter, Hettie and son-in-law Clarence Chapin 
    _UID CF6760E2E57D2A4EAA44257A72E6FB6A9C76 
    Died 4 Sep 1901 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Milton Cemetery 
    Person ID I255  Ancestry
    Last Modified 20 May 2016 

    Father HAAG, John,   b. 12 Feb 1795, Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1861, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother KNAUSS, Maria Elizabeth,   b. 19 Jan 1792, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1863, Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Family ID F106  Group Sheet

    Family SCHUCK, Sarah,   b. 19 Jul 1821, Union Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1897  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 Feb 1852 
    Children 
     1. HAAG, William A.,   b. 6 Jan 1852,   d. 5 Dec 1882  (Age 30 years)
     2. HAAG, Mary E. (1),   b. 1853,   d. 1899  (Age 46 years)
     3. HAAG, Charles H.,   b. 29 Oct 1855,   d. 4 Mar 1859  (Age 3 years)
     4. HAAG, Sallie A.,   b. 24 Jun 1857,   d. 16 Feb 1859  (Age 1 years)
     5. HAAG, Thomas J.,   b. 26 May 1860,   d. 4 Aug 1896  (Age 36 years)
     6. HAAG, Hester,   b. 19 Mar 1862, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1935  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F105  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jan 1817 - Upper Bern Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1850 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1860 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a hardware merchant - 1870 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - working as a merchant - 1880 - Turbot Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus (desc) - living with his daughter, Hettie and son-in-law Clarence Chapin - 1900 - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Milton Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Photos
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1121] Bell's History of Northumberland County PA 1891, Page 981.

    2. [S1119] Census, Image 40.

    3. [S1119] Census, Image 2.