A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a May descendant who will be visiting northeast Ohio in October to do some family history research.
Catherine Renschler, who is also the Executive Director of the Adams County Historical Society, located in Hastings, Nebraska, will be in the area to locate two May family homesteads in Portage County.
Catherine emailed me a plat map with the May homesteads highlighted, along with this note:
Attached is a scan of the 1874 plat map of Randolph township.
The top two farms marked in yellow were owned by my ancestor, John Kline (1820-1855). In 1874 they were still owned by his estate. The bottom farm marked in yellow was owned by George May. I think this may have been my ancestor George May (1796-18900. I plan to research this land at the Portage County courthouse.
I hope to locate these farms when I visit. You may post the scan at Knapp Notes if you want. It may be of interest to other family members.
I forwarded Catherine’s email to Uncle Gary Knapp so we can make plans to meet and help her locate and photograph the two properties.
If anyone else is interested in accompanying us or lending a hand, please contact Gary or I via Knapp Notes.