Category Archives: Photos

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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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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Up, up and away – in Kent, Ohio

I just had to share some photos I took with my cell phone last Saturday. Mark and I were in downtown Kent at the Kent Free Library when a balloon lifted off on the other side of the river. We … 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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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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John W. Palm (1881 – 1925): Part 1

Remember when I started this series of blog posts I said that only two members of the St. Joseph band had no apparent connections to the KNAPP-KLINE clan? I lied. Not intentionally, of course. But while researching the coronet player … 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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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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The poll continues…

Just in case you haven’t checked the results of the poll lately that asks the question: Does our TRARES ancestor look an awful lot like my husband, Mark? Here are the results: NO: 1 VOTE – So far, only one … Continue reading

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