Category Archives: Family History

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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Preserving family history – one artifact at a time

As many of you may know, I enjoy roaming through antique malls and browsing flea markets for interesting finds. When I do, I often find old photos, family bibles and other family heirlooms included in the wares displayed for sale. … Continue reading

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John Sebastian Trares

For those of you with a connection to John Sebastian TRARES, below is a photo of his home in Edwardsville, Ill., which, as you may remember from one of my earlier posts, is now a funeral home. This photo arrived … Continue reading

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Attention Trares connections!

I received a very interesting message from a cousin recently that I wanted to pass along – especially to those with a TRARES connection. On January 13, Br. James-Peter Trares, O.P., sent me an email message expressing his interest in … Continue reading

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Holiday greetings from cousin Mike!

Today I received an email from cousin Mike Wise in Georgia who was nice enough to send me (and members of the Wise clan) a link to a YouTube video which highlights the inside of St. Peters Catholic Church in … Continue reading

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The Eichler connection: Adam and Eve

I have been busy reviewing (and analyzing!) the information which cousin Mike has so generously shared with us. And it has already led me to some interesting finds. For example, how many of you  know we have an EICHLER connection? … Continue reading

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Wise Guys

Just a quick note to let everyone know I have uploaded all of Cousin Mike’s research for you to look at and enjoy. Here’s how to access the information: 1. Click on the Document Gallery tab at the top of … Continue reading

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A brief historical background on the Weiss/Wise family

This post is courtesy of Cousin Mike Wise from Georgia. I appreciate everyone’s patience while I comb through Cousin Mike’s archive of research and start posting it online here at Knapp Notes. On the Document Gallery tab, I have added … Continue reading

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October is Family History Month!

Family History Month was first observed 10 years ago. Utah Senator Orrin Hatch introduced a resolution on September 12, 2001, to designate the month of October as Family History Month. Hatch had circulated a draft for months, but formally introduced … Continue reading

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A treasure trove from cousin Mike!

I have been eagerly watching my mailbox for the past week, waiting for a very special delivery to be made from Mike Wise in Georgia. It arrived on Thursday, just as cousin Mike’s postmaster had promised. What a treasure trove! … Continue reading

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