Genealogy is a lot like fishing…

Sometimes, I do Google searches on the list of family surnames when I have a spare moment – and don’t have a specific research goal in mind.

It’s kind of like fishing – you get a bite, but you don’t know what’s on the other end of the line – until you reel it in, that is…

This morning, I had such a moment and typed in “TRARES” to Google and up popped a document about a Suffield Twp. road paving project on Trares Road. I am still amazed that there are so many roads named after Knapp Family ancestors in this area.

Of course, the majority of them were farmers, and I guess it was just more convenient to name the roads after whoever had settled there and had a farm on that particular stretch of county road. So there are roads named:

You can click on the links above to see a Google map of each road, in case you aren’t familiar with where each roadway is located.

Check out the photos of Trares Road by clicking the link above. If anyone recognizes a landmark and wants to share their thoughts, please post a comment.

Happy holidays!

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1 Response to Genealogy is a lot like fishing…

  1. Michael Wise says:

    There are so many things here I will just give you a couple now. The farm on the NE corner of Trares and May roads was the farm of Joseph and Eva (Knapp) Paulus. the farm on the SE corner of the intersection was owned by John J. and Mary (Knapp) Wise. About a half mile to the west on Trares rd. was the farm of Barnhart and Rosina (Knapp) Wise.


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