Author Archives: Ann M. Richardson

Calling all Knapp clan members – It’s family reunion time again!

It’s family reunion time again! Don’t forget to check the Reunion page for an update from Uncle Gary. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Advertisements

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War Tales Mileski-Style

My husband Mark came home from a visit with his family and began telling me about a story written about his uncle, Mack Mileski, and his experiences during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. I was surprised to learn that Uncle … Continue reading

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We want you!

We want you – at the 2017 Knapp Family Reunion! Calling all members of the Knapp clan! Check out the Reunion News tab for the Save the Date announcement from Uncle Gary Knapp! Watch the Reunion News tab for the date … Continue reading

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From Heppenheim to Hawaii – the life of Marianne Cope

Last week I heard from a Knapp cousin who recently discovered Knapp Notes while doing family history research. Barb Brown had an intriguing story to share with us. It’s an amazing story of how a young girl from Heppenheim sailed from Germany … Continue reading

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Trares brothers die within hours of each other

While researching the background of Henry Trares in my previous post, I learned of an odd coincidence concerning the deaths of two of Henry’s sons, Florian and Roman Trares. Roman J. Trares was born 30 March 1893 in Edwardsville, Madison, … Continue reading

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Henry Trares

Henry Trares was born 20 April 1855 in Randolph, Portage, Ohio. He was the son of John Lewis Trares and Nancy Mary Ann Knapp. Nancy was the daughter of John Adam Knapp and Elizabeth Andes. John Adam was the brother … Continue reading

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Can you identify Uncle Gary?

Tim De Frange kindly shared this vintage photo with us. Thanks, Tim! As you may remember from a previous post, Tim shares some common ancestors with us via the Eichler connection. If you don’t remember the post I wrote about the Eichler … Continue reading

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Towner’s Woods, a burial mound and a Hopewell princess

While surfing the net doing some genealogy research this morning, I ran across a Kent State University student’s thesis about the archaeological find in a Portage County Metropark. Chloe E. Bragg’s Towner Mound: Creating Content and Sparking Curiosity for the … Continue reading

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The results are in!

Not long ago, I succeeded in convincing my better half to submit a DNA sample to ancestry.com for testing. We were pretty certain that the results would confirm what we knew about the Knapp-Mileski heritage. My father-in-law has always said … Continue reading

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Counting the days!

Just a quick post to let you know I have posted a reminder note on the Reunion News tab about the organizational meeting happening in June. Please take a moment to go there, jot down the date/time and PLAN TO … Continue reading

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