Person:Anna Knott (5)

m. 21 Sep 1882
  1. George Henry Knott1885 - 1962
  2. Anna Ledora Knott1887 - 1993
  3. Ethel Maud Knott1889 - 1978
  4. Raymond Wesley Knott1891 - 1968
  5. Carlton Victor Knott1894 - 1918
  6. Alvina Pearl Knott1896 - 1982
  7. Vernon Leroy Knott1897 - 1900
m. 24 Nov 1904
  1. Clara Edzenga1906 - 2004
  2. Verna Beatrice Edzenga1913 - 2014
m. 9 Mar 1957
Facts and Events
Name[2] Anna Ledora Knott
Alt Name[10] Emma Knott
Gender Female
Birth[1][2][10] 19 Apr 1887 Cook, Illinois, United StatesMelrose
Census[18] 1895 Otter Tail, Minnesota, United States
Census[11] 1900 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesHolland Township
Marriage 24 Nov 1904 Prinsburg, Kandiyohi, Minnesota, USAto Dirk Steven Edzenga
Census[19] 1905 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesHolland Township
Census[12] 1910 Kandiyohi, Minnesota, United StatesHolland Township
Census[17] 1915 Burke, North Dakota, United StatesGarmes Township
Residence[2] 1916 Grenora, Williams, North Dakota, United States
Census[13] 1920 Grenora, Williams, North Dakota, United States
Census[14] 1930 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United StatesWest Clear Lake
Property[5][20] 21 May 1935 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United Statespurchase town lots
Residence[6] 1937 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Census[16] 1940 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Residence[15] June 1950 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Marriage 9 Mar 1957 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United Statesto Abram Noteboom
Residence[7] 1962 Lynden, Whatcom, Washington, United States
Residence[8] 1978 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Residence[9] 10 Aug 1982 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States
Burial[3][4] May 1993 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United StatesClear Lake Cemetery
Death[1][3][4] 27 May 1993 Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, United States

Community Covenant Church April 19, 1987
(Compiled by Pat Olson as a gift to Anna and her decendents [sic], from a short history done by Anna, & family stories.[2])

Anna LaDora Knot was born 19 April, 1887 in Melrose Minnesota, the second child of Henry George Knott and Bertha Della Kratz. . . .

[Henry became a circuit preacher for the Methodist denomination. In Raymond, Minnesota, he] moved his family to he farm of Jenny Huizenga. Henry died 27 January 1900 from blood poisoning, caused by piece of grain lodged in his cheek. . . .

Anna's mother struggled to earn enough money to support herself and the rest of her young family. . . . [She] worked as a midwife. She also did odd jobs such as washing and ironing for people. In June of 1907 she remarried to a widower with five children. John Phieffer was known for his musical ability at the piano, and also farmed. . . .

In the meanwhile Anna learned, by helping her mother, about midwifery. She also, as a young teen, served an apprenticeship for a local seamstress. At lthe age of 17 she married a young immigrant from Holland by the name of Dirk (Dick) Steven Edzenga. There were married in 1904 at Princeberg Minnesota. Dirk, at the age of 18 had worked on his uncle's farm, and saving every cent, paid the passage over from Holland for his sister Tillie, and his widowed mother. A typhoid epidemic had claimed the lives of his three brothers and his father.

The young couple moved to Hector Minnesota, where Clara was born. A few years later, the family moved to Powers Lake North Dakota, where Verna was born.

In 1916 the family packed up once again to Glanora [sic] N.D., where the Great Northern Railroad ended. Dirk had a great pioneer spirit and homesteaded some land. The Edzengas lived in a tent until Dirk finished building a house. Dirk, or Dick as he was known, served as town marshall for one year. He then hauled frieght [sic] and purchased a dray line. An enterprising young man, Dick then bought a water line, and hauled in water at 25¢ a bucket.

Dick moved [Anna and] the family west over the mountains to Clearlake Washington, where he worked in the sawmill. When it closed they moved to Anacortes, Bellingham, and Everett . . .wherever there was work in the mills. He and Anna retired in 19444 and moved back to Clearlake. . . .The Lord called Dick home in 1950.

Anna was known for her compassion for the sick, and helped support herself going into homes to care for sick people. She once looked after her mother for a year while Bertha was in a complete body cast. Anna also served as midwife at many home births. She was an excellant [sic] seamstress, and during the depression would re-make old clothes into new clothes for needy people. Among her many talents she enjoyed quilting, knitting, crocheting (which she does today), and embroidery work. She was very active in the Community Church's Ladies Aid, and served as president for many years.

In 1957 she married a widower, Abe Noteboom, someone she had known as a child. . . . He and Anna shared 13 years together, before he died in 1970.

Anna has been living with her daughter Clara for the past 12 years.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service), Secondary quality.

    Anna Noteboom, born 19 April 1887, Social Security Number 531-48-2609, issued in the state of Washington; died 27 May 1993, Clearlake, Skagit, Washington 98235

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Community Covenant Church, Clear Lake, in Church Newsletter, 19 April 1987, Secondary quality.

    Anna LaDora Knott was born 19 April, 1887 in Melrose Minnesota, the second child of Henry George Knott and Bertha Della Kratz.

  3. 3.0 3.1 Courier-Times, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, in Knott Family Obituaries, 3 June 1993, Secondary quality.

    Anna L. Noteboom, 106, a resident of Clear Lake, died in Clear Lake on Thursday, May 27, 1993. She was born in Chicago in 1887 and came to Clear Lake in 1992 [sic]. Burial was in the Clear Lake Cemetery with a memorial service at the Clear Lake Community Covenant Church on Saturday, May 29.

  4. 4.0 4.1 Funeral Program, Secondary quality.

    Anna Ledora Noteboom, born April 19, 1887, Chicago, Illinois, Died May 27, 1993, Clear Lake, Washington. Memorial Services, Community Covenant Church, Clear Lake, Washington, May 29, 1993. Interment, Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, Washington, Lemley Chapel, Directors.

  5. Skagit County Deeds, in Skagit, Washington, United States. Deeds. (Mount Vernon, Washington, 1871-1967), 160/382, Primary quality.
  6. Polk's Skagit County (Washington) directory. (R. L. Polk & Co.), XII/309, 1937, Secondary quality.
  7. Walla Walla Union Bulletin, in Knott Family Obituaries, 23 January 1962, Secondary quality.

    George Henry Knott is survived by his sister Mrs. Anna Noteboom of Lynden, Wash.

  8. Sedro-Woolley Courier-Times, in Knott Family Obituaries, Secondary quality.

    ETHEL M. CLOUGH - is survived by sisters Mrs. Anna Noteboom of Clear Lake

  9. Bremerton Sun, in Knott Family Obituaries, 10 Aug 1982, Secondary quality.

    Alvina Pearl Berg is survived by a sister, Anne Notaboom of Clearlake, Skagit County.

  10. 10.0 10.1 Certificate #1372, in Cook, Illinois, United States. Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940. (FamilySearch Record Search), Primary quality.

    Emma Knott, female, second child of mother, b. 19 April 1887, Melrose, Cook Co., Ill
    Father: Henry Knott, painter, born Holland, age 34
    Mother: Bertha Knott (maiden name Kurtz [sic]), age 22, resident Melrose, Cook, Ill
    Returned by Mrs Mary Canoll, Midwife, Melrose, Cook, IL, 25 Apr 1887

  11. Kandiyohi County, Minnesota , in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), Family #147, Primary quality.

    Knott, Bertha, Head
    , George, son
    , Anna, daughter, born April 1887 in Illinois, at school 8 months
    , Ethel, daughter
    , Raymond, son
    , Alvina, daughter
    , Fred, Brother-in-law

  12. Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, in United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T623), HH 94, Family 94, Primary quality.

    Edsenga, Dirk, head
    , Annie, wife, white female, age 23, married once for five years, one child, born Illinois, Holland/Dutch father, German mother, speaks English, occupation dressmaker (self-employed), able to read and write
    , Clara, daughter,

  13. Walsh, Ward, and Williams Counties, North Dakota. LDS #1821342, in United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), Williams County, HH 68, Fam 71, Primary quality.

    Grenora City, Jetson Street East
    Edzenga, Derik [sic] S., head
    ,Anna L., wife, white female, age 32, married, able to read and write, born Illinois, father born Holland (Dutch), mother born Germany (German), speaks English, no occupation
    , Clara E., daughter
    , Verna B., daughter
    Broughten, Harrey, boarder,
    Wolgast, Hattie, boarder

  14. Skagit County, Washington, in United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T626), HH 55, Fam 56, Primary quality.

    West Clear Lake, unincorporated community of Clear Lake
    Edzenga, Derk S., head,
    , Anna L., wife, white female, age 43, married, 1st time at age 17, able to real and write, born IL, father born Holland, mother born Germany, able to speak English
    , Clara E., daughter
    , Verna B., daug,
    Kratz, Charley, Jr., male, white male, age 74

  15. Phiefer - Swart/Flyn/Vliem, in Knott Family websites, Secondary quality.
  16. Clear Lake, Skagit, Washington, in United States. 1940 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T627), HH 43, Primary quality.

    Owns home, value $1200, not a farm
    Edzenga, Derek, 60, married, 8 years education, b. Holland, Naturaluzed, in same house 5 years ago, employed as an [air?] loader in a shingle mill, employed 12 [42?] weeks last year, $300 income
    , Anna, wife, 53, 8 years education, b. IL, in same house 5 years ago, not employed, does housework at home

  17. Garmes Township, Burke, North Dakota, in North Dakota, United States. 1915 North Dakota State Census Schedules. (Bismarck, North Dakota: State Historical Society of North Dakota), HH 8, Fam 12-13, Primary quality.

    HH #7, Families 9-11: John Guel, Carl Anderson, George H. Knott, Mrs. George H. Knott, Henry G. Knott, John Gordon Knott
    HH #8, Families 12-13:
    Hughes, Nancy, native white female
    Edzenga, Derk, foreign male, age 35
    Edzenga, Mrs. Anna, native white female, age 28
    Edzenga, Clara Evangline, native white female, age 8
    Edzenga, Verna Betrice, native white female, age 1

  18. w/parents, sibs George, Ethel, Raymond and Carlton
  19. married, but living w/mother, sibs Raymond, Carlton, Alvina
  20. from step-father John Phiefer