Tag Archives: Ohio

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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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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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. 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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Father Neumann

In 1841, a 29-year-old priest was sent by his bishop into the sparsely-settled and heavily wooded Portage County, Ohio wilderness. His mission? To settle a squabble among German Catholic settlers in the community of Randolph. The strife amongst the families … Continue reading

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St. Joseph Catholic Church

The Knapp family has a long history with St. Joseph Catholic Church located in the village of Randolph, Portage County, Ohio. In fact, our immigrant ancestor, Franz Adam KNAPP, donated the land where St. Joseph Church and Cemetery now stand. … 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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