Ancestry of Evel Knievel
Ancestry of Evel Knievel
 
compiled by William Addams Reitwiesner
 
 

The following material on the immediate ancestry of Evel Knievel should not be considered either exhaustive or authoritative, but rather as a first draft.  
 
 
 
 
 

William Addams Reitwiesner
 
WReitwiesn@aol.com
 
 
Ancestry of Evel Knievel
1 Robert Craig ("Evel") Knievel, b. Butte, Mont., 17 Oct. 1938
PARENTS
2 Robert Edward Knievel, b. ... , Mont., 10 Nov. 1915, d. Butte, Mont., 14 March 1991 [SSDI 516-12-5811]  
m.
3 Ann Kehoe Young, b. ...
GRANDPARENTS
4 Ignatius J... Knievel, b. ... , Neb., 31 March 1891, d. Butte, Mont., 16 Oct. 1972 [SSDI 517-36-7310]  
m.
5 Emma Frances Brown, b. ... , Iowa, 14 Nov. 1893, d. Butte, Mont., 5 March 1997 [SSDI 516-44-0227]
GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
8 Anton Knievel, b. ... , Germany, ... 1843, d. ... 1908  
m.
9 Gertrude Spinner, b. ... , Germany, ... , d. ...
10 Charles Henry Brown, b. Patton Co., Pa., 15 Sept. 1855, d. Van Horn, Iowa, 26 Feb. 1909  
m.
11 Ida Victoria Sherred, b. Venango, Pa., 12 Aug. 1855, d. Aberdeen, S. D., 29 Sept. 1936
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
16 Franz Knievel, b. ... 1809, d. ... 1861  
m.
17 Gertrude Goeken, b. ... 1816, d. West Point, Cuming Co., Neb., ... July 1866
20 Silvester Brown, b. Delaware Co., N. Y., ... [between 1822 and 1824], d. Ellington, N. Y., ... June 1895  
m.
21 Julia Ann ... , b. ... , d. ... 1863
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
34 Wilhelm Goeken, b. ... 1782, d. ... 1850  
m.
35 Gertrude Grewe, b. ... 1779, d. ...
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
68 Heinrich Goeken, b. ... , d. ...  
m.
69 Clara Elisabeth Thielen, b. ... , d. ...
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
7/GREAT-GRANDPARENTS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EXTRACTS from the U.S. FEDERAL DECENNIAL CENSUS
 
 
 
 
 
 

1930 Montana, Silver Bow Co., Floral Park, ED 55, Sheet 11A, line 41

Knievel Ignatius J   H  39  M  19   Nebraska   Germany    Germany        Asst Mgr   Produce
        Emma F       W  35  M  17   Iowa       New York   Pennsylvania
        Donald J     S  17  S       Nebraska   Nebraska   Iowa
        Robert E     S  13  S       Montana    Nebraska   Iowa

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NOTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SOURCES CONSULTED AND CITED
 
 
See above. Also:  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
William Addams Reitwiesner
 
WReitwiesn@aol.com