Category Archives: Portage County

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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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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Peter J. Trares – 1st photo of a Trares ancestor!

I ran across a family tree on ancestry.com the other day that featured the first photo of a TRARES that I have run across during my research. I showed it to Mark and he saw the same thing I did … 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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Climb your family tree

I added something new the other day… I found an Excel-based form that lets you create a family tree pretty easily. I added a new option to the Document Gallery called Family Trees. I have posted a KNAPP and a … Continue reading

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All Aboard for the Knapp Family Reunion!

Check out the Reunion tab to read a few last minute instructions from Gary Knapp, our hard-working family association president. Go, Gary and Cathy! Also: I placed a few new recipes out there – still need more if we’re going … 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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