Tag Archives: St. Joseph Church Randolph Ohio

The case of the missing tombstone: Part 2

Thanks to a fellow genealogist, I learned more about the circumstances surrounding the “missing tombstone” today. The plaque is located at the base of a memorial dedicated to Portage County’s Civil War veterans – not on the altar in the … Continue reading

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Lewis Joseph KNAPP (1862-1933)

Lewis Joseph KNAPP was born on 19 Dec 1862 in Randolph, Portage, Ohio. He was the son of John Adam KNAPP and Agnes TRARES. You can see how he is related by clicking on this link to the Knapp family … 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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