I have been doing some additional research on the Knob family this week, so I decided to feature them in this week's Census Sunday. William Knob and Mary Watercutter were two of my husband's great-great grandparents on his dad's side of the family. William was the youngest child of Henry and Anna (Pancier) Knob, both German immigrants, and Mary's grandfather, Ferdinand, was also a German immigrant who came over in 1834. (This area of western Ohio was largely settled by German Catholic farmers in the 19th century.) Here are both families as 'next-door' neighbors in the 1880 census, about 17 years before William and Mary get married. They are living in McLean Township in Shelby County. There are maps below for reference.