Tag 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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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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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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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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