Researching the KANIPE/CANIPE family. Christian KNEIP/KNIPE, Sr. arrived in Philadelphia from Germany in Sept 1749 and moved to Rowan Co NC prior to 1790. Christian KNIPE, Jr. (b.~1770) settled in Lincoln Co NC in 1794 on 176 acres of land approximately 10 miles West of Lincolnton along Indian Creek. His children were Adam, Jacob, Henry, Christian III, and Elizabeth. Have found descendants of this family in many counties in Western North Carolina including Catawba, Burke, Cleveland, Buncombe, McDowell, and Rutherford Counties. Other common variations of the name spelling have been found in NC including KNIP, KNEIP, etc. I seek additional
information on this family and I am willing to exchange information with others interested in this family.