Knittle, Fay, Weasner & Duggins Genealogy

William Joseph Knittle Sr Photographs and Data

(Unfortunately, most of the William Joseph Knittle Sr. early family photographs were destroyed by an angry in-law. If anyone has photos of Bill or his family they would be most welcome.)

To help clarify who the people in the pictures are and how William Joseph Knittle Sr. connects to the Knittle genealogy, I have included his line back to Joseph Knittel/Knittle

William Joseph Knittle Sr

Family Line

Generation No. 1
William Joseph Sr. Knittle, born 16 Jan 1916 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania,
Children of William Knittle and Lahlee Duggins are:
i. Raymond George Knittle,
ii. William Joseph Jr. Knittle,
iii. Susan Quentine Knittle,*
iv. Richard Michael Knittle,

Generation No. 2
Harry Emerson Knittle born 05 Aug 1890 in Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania;
Children of Harry Knittle and Elizabeth Sommer are:
i. Anna Maria Knittle,
ii. Harry Knittle,
iii. William Joseph Sr. Knittle,*
iv. Robert Henry Knittle,
v. Raymond George Knittle,
vi. Ann "Elizabeth" Veronica Knittle,
vii. James Paul Knittle,
viii. Catherine Knittle,
ix. Richard Michael Knittle
x. Edward Leroy Knittle
xi. John Henry Knittle
xii. Eugene Knittle,
xiii. Thomas Paul Knittle.

Generation No. 3
Emerson Ellsworth Knittle, born 25 Apr 1862 in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania;
Child of Emerson Knittle and Sophia Spones/Sponhouse is:
i. Harry Emerson Knittle, *

Generation No. 4
John; Adam; Jr. Knittle, born 1820 in Fairfield Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania;
Children of John Knittle and Sophia Day are:
i. George W. Knittle,
ii. Caroline Knittle,
iii. Mary Emma Knittle,
iv. Samuel Knittle,
v. Franklin Thompson Knittle,
vi. Emerson Ellsworth Knittle.*
vii. Robert Knittle,

Generation No. 5
Johann "Adam" Sr. Knittle, born 13 Feb 1781 in Schuylkill, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Children of Johann Knittle and Elizabeth Taiger/Teysher/Deysher/Deischer are:
i. Hanna Knittle,
iii. Elizabeth Knittle,
iii. Maria Magdalene Knittle,
iv. Sarah Knittle,
iv. Jacob Knittle,
vi. Johannes "John" Knittle
vii. John "Adam" Jr. Knittle,*
viii. Samuel Knittle,
ix. Mary Knittle,

Generation No. 6
Johan "Freiderich" Knittle, born 17 Dec 1757 in Richmond Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania;
Children of Johan Knittle and Catharina/Katharina are:
i. Johann "Adam" Sr. Knittle,*
ii. Johan Frederick Knittle,

iii. John Henry "Heinrich" Knittle
iv. Elizabeth Knittle.
v. Jonathan Knittle, Sr.
vi. Anna Maria Knittle
vii. Edna Knittle.
viii. Jacob Knittle

Generation No. 7

Michael Joseph Knittel/Knittle, born 24 Nov 1733 in Schmiden, Neckarkreis, Wuerttemberg, Germany
(Son of Joseph "Josef" Knittel)
Children of Michael Knittel/Knittle and Anna (Schats)(Shatzin) are:
i. Johan "Freiderich"  Knittle,*
ii. John "Adam" Knittel/Knittle,
iii. Michael Jr. (Knittle) Knittel,

iv. John "George" Knittel,
v. Daniel Knittle,
vi. Cristina Knittle,
vii. Catherine Rosina Knittle,
viii. Catharina Maria Knittle.

Generation No. 8
Joseph (Josef) Knittel *



The Family Photo Album



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William J. Knittle Sr. (3rd from the bottom on the right) with the Larry Funk Orchestra in New York about 1835. He played the trombone.


Close up


Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys


House at 973 Lake Street, Venice, California


Christmas 1948 Lake St. (L to R) Ray, Bill, Lahlee, Bill Jr and Susie (In high chair)

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Christmas 1949 Lake St. (L to R) Bill Jr, Bill Sr, Ray, Lahlee, Mike (center), Susie in Lahlee's lap.


Bill 1955, age 39


Bill on Thanksgiving about 1956 Venice, California


Family about 1957. FR L to R... Mike (Richard), Susie, Lahlee, Butch (Ray), Back Row L to R....Brud (Bill Jr.), Bill Sr., San Bernadino, California


Bill 1959, Venice, California

Lahlee made him the shirt


Bill's famous smile 1961, San Bernadino, California


Knittle Family Christmas about 1967 Venice, California


Susie, Sandy, Bill and Tammy at the Grand Canyon 1969


Lahlee with Tammy and Bill with Sandy at the Painted Desert in 1969


On the road trip to Pennsylvania in 1969


Harry Emerson Knittle, Tammy and Bill in Rhode Island in 1969


Bill at Tharp's Log in Sequoia National Park about 1970


Bill in Sequoia in 1970


Bill with Tammy in Sequoia in 1970


Bill in Crescent Meadow at Sequoia in 1970


Bill at Sequoia in 1972


Bill at Sequoia in 1972


Bill, Lahlee and Tammy at Sequoia in 1972


Bill with his trombone at Sequoia in 1972


Bill telling a story at the campfire at Sequoia in 1972


Bill playing his trombone at Sequoia in 1972


Lahlee and Bill Knittle at Christmas 1972

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Bill playing the piano on Christmas about 1975

Venice, California 


Ed, Bob, Bill and Gene Knittle about 1983


Bill and Susie family reunion 1984 at Oak Park, Moorpark, California (Last picture of Dad and me together)


Bill and Wendy Strong Knittle (2nd wife) at Disneyland 1984


Last photo ever taken of Bill. With Lahlee at Disneyland 1984 (water damaged)


Last photo of Bill. Disneyland1984, 5 months before he passed away (water damaged)