Author Archives: Ann M. Richardson

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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Moledor/Knapp connections

When the father of a fourth great-grandson of John Knapp and Agnes Trares Knapp wrote to me recently, I was reminded of when I was bitten by the genealogy bug. This post is a shout-out to a Knapp cousin by marriage, … Continue reading

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Moving a town landmark

For those of you who remember when the old feed and grain store on Main Street was a train station, this little red building may stir a few memories… Built in 1881, it was most recently a feed and supply … Continue reading

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FOUND: New York branch of Andes family

In case you are wondering who the dapper gentleman in the photograph is – he is Paul Kurst’s great-grandfather, Peter Frank ANTES, who was born on Christmas Eve in 1870 in Erbach, Hessen, Germany and died 24 May 1926, in … Continue reading

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Net neutrality – what it is and why you should care

I subscribe to several genealogy services which help make my research a lot easier and much more productive than it was back in the old days. I am also a big fan of the free resources offered on the internet, … Continue reading

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