Category Archives: Maps

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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Anyone know the location of May/Kline homesteads?

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 … Continue reading

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Genealogy is a lot like fishing…

Sometimes, I do Google searches on the list of family surnames when I have a spare moment – and don’t have a specific research goal in mind. It’s kind of like fishing – you get a bite, but you don’t … Continue reading

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St. Peter of the Field Church

St. Peter of the Field Catholic Church was founded in 1868. One thing I have noticed about both the Knapp and Kline families: the Church played a very large part in their lives – they lived very close to their … Continue reading

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Land Plat Map: Knapp Family Farms

Land plat map, circa 1874, courtesy of Gary Knapp Many thanks to Gary Knapp for sending me this land plat map of the land around Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. You can click on the thumbnail picture to see a larger … Continue reading

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John Adam Knapp

This is a story about John Adam KNAPP, the “other” Knapp brother. John Adam Knapp was born 21 Oct 1800 in Wald-Erlenbach, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany. He died 14 May 1885.  He arrived in America in August of 1832. He resided in … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Knapp family has a long history with St. Joseph Catholic Church located in the village of Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. In fact, our immigrant ancestor, Franz Adam KNAPP, donated the land where St. Joseph Church and Cemetery now stand. … Continue reading

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