Mr. and Mrs. Manfred Knapp

Manfred and Helen (Alm) Knapp were both born in Binford.  Manfred in November of 1903 and Helen in December of 1905.  They both attended the local schools and graduated from high school in 1922 and 1923 respectively.  They were married in January 1931 at Polson, Montana where he was employed.  After returning to Binford, Mr. Knapp operated a pool hall until 1943 when he bought the store formerly owned by his uncle, John Knapp and continued its operation until his death in 1962.  His wife managed the store until December of 1972 when she sold it to Orville Stalvik, who continues it's operation.

Manfred took an active part in community affairs, serving on both school and town boards.  For many years he worked with the Pee Wee and Babe Ruth baseball teams as director, coach, and chauffeur when needed.

The Manfred Knapp's had one son, Richard, who is now working with the State Game and Fish Department as District Warden of Stutsman and Kidder Counties.

Source: Griggs County History 1879 - 1976 Page 26

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