Phoebe Palmer Knapp

KNAPP, Phoebe Palmer. b. New York City, 8 March 1839; d. Poland Springs, Maine, 10 July 1908. She was the daughter of Phoebe Worrall Palmer (1807-1874), evangelist, lay leader, hymn writer, and Walter C. Palmer (1804-1883). Both parents were active in the Methodist Holiness Movement. In 1855 Knapp married wealthy insurance executive Joseph Fairchild Knapp (1832-1891). They lived in the Knapp Mansion, Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, which included a pipe organ; and were active members of St. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church in Brooklyn. After Joseph Knapp’s death, Phoebe Knapp lived in the Savoy Hotel in New York. Phoebe Knapp wrote both hymn texts and hymn tunes but is better known for the...

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