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Knapp Family Gallery 1920-1930

The following are images from our collection for the James Asa Knapp and Emma Knapp family in Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin, from circa 1920-1930. For stories and information on many of these people, see our Knapp category. For a list of … Continue reading


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Historical Data of the Knapp Family (as of 1984)

The following was written by Wayne P. Knapp for the Knapp family on the remembered historical data and stories around his immediate family. At the bottom of his notes are the facts that we’ve uncovered to substantiate his own family … Continue reading


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Poem: The Little Kids (Robert and Wayne Knapp)

In our family’s history, few brothers were as close as Robert and Wayne Knapp. A year apart in age, and the youngest of the family for a long time, they were bound at the hip during the rough and tumble … Continue reading


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Everett and Snohomish County, Washington, Research Resources

As I dig into the more recent history of my family, Snohomish County and Everett, Washington, and the surrounding areas played a huge part not just in my life, education, and culture, but also to several branches of my family, … Continue reading


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Early Memories of Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin

Early Memories of Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin

The following poem by Wayne Knapp speaks of his childhood home in Taylor Rapids, Wisconsin, a town lost to time and nature not far south of Goodman in the far northern wilderness of the state. Taylor Rapids was once home … Continue reading


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Lunch On the River on Old Jim With Nonie and Wayne

Lunch On the River on Old Jim With Nonie and Wayne

I have spoken often of how much of my youthful happiness is owed to my wonderful departed sister, Nonie. She was one in a million. She a teacher, mother, and sister to us, especially to my younger brother, Wayne, and … Continue reading


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A Railroad Tragedy Poem – Melvin Knapp 1906-1943

The following is the poem and story of the death of Wayne’s brother, Melvin Edward Knapp, born July 28, 1906, Wausaukee, Wisconsin, and died of a train accident November 28, 1943. He was married to Helen Griffiths, July 28, 1906, … Continue reading


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Marinette County, Wisconsin: Research Links and Online Resources

Marinette County, Wisconsin: Research Links and Online Resources

Many of my ancestors lived in Marinette County, Wisconsin, for much of their lives. The Knapp family lived in and around Taylor Rapids, a defunct logging camp town along the Peshtigo River that is now state forest land and completely … Continue reading


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My First Chaw Of Tobacco

My First Chaw Of Tobacco

This is another childhood story by Robert F. Knapp (1913-1994), telling about his first time he and his brother, Wayne Knapp, chewed tobacco. The Clemmens/Clemens family of Kentucky are mentioned. The story takes place in July of 1925 near Taylor … Continue reading


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The Castaway

The winter rain came down in sheets, Drenching the fields, and flooding the streets, Driven by winds that howled and screamed, Like the nightmarish plot of a devil’s dream! Oh, pity the soul without warmth of friends, With no one … Continue reading


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