Captain Gilbert Knapp's obit

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Captain Gilbert Knapp's obit - k Gapt. .Gilbert Knapp Dead. BACISB, Wis., July...
k Gapt. .Gilbert Knapp Dead. BACISB, Wis., July 31.—Gapt Gilbert Knapp, the first' settler of Bacine, died to-day. Capt. Knapp .came to tbe site of this city in the fall of 1834. He was born in Bam- sterborg, Mass., nearly a srorjs, ., ago, and when a lad entered the United States navy, serving through tha war of 1812 on a trans-Atlantic dispatch boat. Since that time'he has been connected with the United States" marine service nearly contmnotttly, recently being* in the revenue service, which, he entered in 1818, beingiepilariycommis- sioned in!819. He was several times. a member of the legislature of Wiscon^ consin in an early day awl was also in the Wisconsin legislature during the war. He named the county of Racufe and was the father of the city. He died of old age. - Obose » Ooslq^ Aiutnad.

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  1. The Weekly Wisconsin,
  2. 06 Aug 1887, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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