Tag Archives: Randolph

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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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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