Category Archives: May

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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A case of mistaken identity…

I received an interesting note from one of our readers recently that confirmed some of my own suspicions. As you know (if you read my last post!), our cousin from St. Louis, Jeff Trares, located a photo of John Sebastian … Continue reading

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Cletus J. MAY (1888-1945)

Cletus John MAY, the serious-looking young man with the base drum,  was born 10 July 1888 in Portage County, Ohio. He was the son of John L. MAY and Mary J. PAULUS. Cletus’s mother, Mary J. PAULUS, was the daughter … Continue reading

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Lewis Joseph KNAPP (1862-1933)

Lewis Joseph KNAPP was born on 19 Dec 1862 in Randolph, Portage, Ohio. He was the son of John Adam KNAPP and Agnes TRARES. You can see how he is related by clicking on this link to the Knapp family … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Band

Pictured at left is a photo of the St. Joseph Band, taken in the early 1900’s. You can click on the photo to see an enlarged version – which I recommend if you wish to read the annotations listing the … Continue reading

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