Category Archives: Ohio Churches

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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The case of the missing tombstone: Part 2

Thanks to a fellow genealogist, I learned more about the circumstances surrounding the “missing tombstone” today. The plaque is located at the base of a memorial dedicated to Portage County’s Civil War veterans – not on the altar in the … Continue reading

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The case of the missing tombstone…

I have visited the cemetery at St. Joseph Catholic Church many times, but while perusing one of my favorite genealogy sites, Find a Grave, I noticed something new. A plaque located on the altar of Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto … Continue reading

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Update on St. Joseph…

Here is a link to an article that is an update on where the effort to keep St. Joseph open now stands. The Akron Beacon Journal just ran an article in today’s newspaper on this topic. Here is a link … Continue reading

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St. Joseph School slated for closure by 2012

It isn’t often I write about current events in this blog, but when I heard about this, I just had to get involved. Although I am not a Catholic, I have developed a soft spot in my heart for the … 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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Father Neumann

In 1841, a 29-year-old priest was sent by his bishop into the sparsely-settled and heavily wooded Portage County, Ohio wilderness. His mission? To settle a squabble among German Catholic settlers in the community of Randolph. The strife amongst the families … Continue reading

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