Category Archives: Portage County

Towner’s Woods, a burial mound and a Hopewell princess

While surfing the net doing some genealogy research this morning, I ran across a Kent State University student’s thesis about the archaeological find in a Portage County Metropark. Chloe E. Bragg’s Towner Mound: Creating Content and Sparking Curiosity for the … Continue reading

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Moving a town landmark

For those of you who remember when the old feed and grain store on Main Street was a train station, this little red building may stir a few memories… Built in 1881, it was most recently a feed and supply … Continue reading

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Two heads of cabbage and why I write Knapp Notes

I began writing Knapp Notes in 2010 with four goals: To teach myself WordPress. For those of you that don’t know, I am a writer by trade. And for writers, blogs are where we shine nowadays. To share my genealogy … 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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John W. Palm (1881 – 1925): Part 2

I know I started this series of posts about the men shown in an old photograph of the St. Joseph Band some time ago. Sorry I had to put it down for awhile. But the KNAPP family has been pretty … 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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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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How Powder Mill Road got its name

I always haunt the local history section of both the Kent and Ravenna libraries, looking for new books about Portage County history. Since I am not a Portage County native, much of what I learn is new information – 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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