Tag Archives: Knapp

Trares brothers die within hours of each other

While researching the background of Henry Trares in my previous post, I learned of an odd coincidence concerning the deaths of two of Henry’s sons, Florian and Roman Trares. Roman J. Trares was born 30 March 1893 in Edwardsville, Madison, … Continue reading

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Henry Trares

Henry Trares was born 20 April 1855 in Randolph, Portage, Ohio. He was the son of John Lewis Trares and Nancy Mary Ann Knapp. Nancy was the daughter of John Adam Knapp and Elizabeth Andes. John Adam was the brother … Continue reading

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Moledor/Knapp connections

When the father of a fourth great-grandson of John Knapp and Agnes Trares Knapp wrote to me recently, I was reminded of when I was bitten by the genealogy bug. This post is a shout-out to a Knapp cousin by marriage, … Continue reading

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Preserving family history – one artifact at a time

As many of you may know, I enjoy roaming through antique malls and browsing flea markets for interesting finds. When I do, I often find old photos, family bibles and other family heirlooms included in the wares displayed for sale. … Continue reading

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The Eichler connection: Adam and Eve

I have been busy reviewing (and analyzing!) the information which cousin Mike has so generously shared with us. And it has already led me to some interesting finds. For example, how many of you  know we have an EICHLER connection? … Continue reading

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Another new branch discovered on the Knapp family tree!

This past week, I was contacted through Knapp Notes by a cousin who is a descendant of our immigrant ancestor, Franz Adam KNAPP. If we have the genealogy correct, she is a descendant of Eve KNAPP, daughter of Franz Adam … Continue reading

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Is there a Spanish connection to the Trares side of the Knapp clan?

I don’t know if you have had a chance to read some of the comments that Christoph TRARES has made concerning the series of postings I wrote about John Sebastian TRARES – but you should! As you may recall, John … 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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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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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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