Category Archives: Hessen

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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John Sebastian Trares: Photo from a St. Louis area cousin!

Thanks to the generosity of a St. Louis cousin, we now have a photograph of John Sebastian TRARES and his wife, Cordelia. That’s the best thing about the genealogy community – you meet wonderful people who are always willing to … Continue reading

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What do the Knapps and the last empress of Russia have in common?

I have often commented on what a small thing the world really is…especially so now with the technological advances that we all now enjoy – and too often take for granted. One such advance (this thing called the Internet) allowed … Continue reading

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Peter J. Trares – 1st photo of a Trares ancestor!

I ran across a family tree on ancestry.com the other day that featured the first photo of a TRARES that I have run across during my research. I showed it to Mark and he saw the same thing I did … Continue reading

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