Tag Archives: Kent

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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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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John Lewis Knapp and the Twin Coach Company

John Lewis KNAPP was good with his hands – if it had an engine and four wheels, he could fix it! He put his mechanical aptitude to work as a mechanic at the Twin Coach Company. According to my husband’s … Continue reading

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Clotilda Knapp Bissler: 1918 Influenza Pandemic Victim

John Lewis Knapp’s sister, Clotilda E. Knapp, was born 4 Jan 1893 in Randolph Twp., Portage County, Ohio, to Lewis J. Knapp and Mary M. May. Clotilda was the second child in the family. Clotilda married Paul Romanus Bissler, son … Continue reading

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