PROFILE of JOSEPH KNOBLE
8th MO Infantry (US) - Company K
Born in the West Prussia region of Germany.
A shoemaker probably from Warren County, Missouri. Joseph Knoble enlisted
in the 8th Missouri, US, Co. B
on July 17, 1861, just over a month following its organization. In September 1861,
he was transferred to Co. K,
commanded by a Capt. Hugh Neill, for the remainder of his service.
His rank was Private, and he was Honorably Discharged at "field of Georgia" (a camp near the Chattahoochie River) on
July 16, 1864, due to expiration of term of service.
He married Augusta Hoge at Quincy, Illinois, in 1865; and also lived for some time thereafter in St. Clair County (Belleville) Illinois, as well as in St. Louis, Missouri.
He applied for an Invalid Pension in 1884, having injured his feet by hard marching in Arkansas in 1863, and due to a hearing loss from Catarrh contracted at Fort Hymen, Tennessee (the site of this fort was lost due to flooding during the creation of a lake).
On Sept. 18, 1892, while walking along the railroad tracks in Webster Groves, Missouri, Joseph Knoble did not hear an approaching train and was killed.
The above information comes to us from Joseph Knoble's descendant: Bill Juedemann.