Monthly Archives: June 2010

Quick announcement about t-shirts – and a 2010 Reunion update!

I was asked to provide the Youth sizes available on the t-shirts: Small (5-6) Medium (10-12) Large (14-16) Extra Large (18-20) I also wanted share a few photos of your Reunion Committee working hard at the planning meeting held Wednesday … Continue reading

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Genealogy: the long road home

One never knows where the genealogical “journey” may take you. That is one reason I like the graphic that tops our “Home” page on this blog. It appeals to me for several reasons. The row of trees suggests “the long … Continue reading

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They’re here!

The Knapp Family Reunion 2010 t-shirts are now available! And I have to say I think they look GREAT! Click on each thumbnail view to see a larger picture of both the front and back of the t-shirt. The back … Continue reading

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Mom, Aunt Grace and Euchre

Gary Knapp sent me this great story about his Mom (Florence Kline Knapp), and her sister, his Aunt Grace Kline Gray, during their card-playing days in the 50’s and 60’s. I will also post a copy on the Stories tab, … Continue reading

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John Adam Knapp

This is a story about John Adam KNAPP, the “other” Knapp brother. John Adam Knapp was born 21 Oct 1800 in Wald-Erlenbach, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He died 14 May 1885.  He arrived in America in August of 1832. He resided in … Continue reading

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Father Neumann

In 1841, a 29-year-old priest was sent by his bishop into the sparsely-settled and heavily wooded Portage County, Ohio wilderness. His mission? To settle a squabble among German Catholic settlers in the community of Randolph. The strife amongst the families … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Knapp family has a long history with St. Joseph Catholic Church located in the village of Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. In fact, our immigrant ancestor, Franz Adam KNAPP, donated the land where St. Joseph Church and Cemetery now stand. … Continue reading

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Flowers for Grace

Genealogists are a strange bunch. Just ask my son. Since he was old enough to walk, he has accompanied me on many a jaunt to a cemetery to go grave-hunting for long, lost ancestors. We would comb the rows of … Continue reading

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