I have researched more on Ashland County, this past August 2000. I discovered, that were two Michael Knapps both born in June, in 1832 or 1833. I realized I am not descendant from the Michael Knapp in Portage County. I am not descendant of Peter and Barbara Knapp of Portage County. The 1900 Census Index and 1850 Census makes this clear. Sorry about posting wrong information about a link between Ashland and Portage County Knapps.
2. MICHAEL2 KNAPP (MAGDALENA1) was born June 1832 in Elsass, France/Germany, and died November 03, 1900 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio (Source: Ashland County, Ohio Death Records Volume #2, 1879-1908 A-L.). He married MAGDALENA MILHEIM February 21, 1858 in Ashland County, Ohio, daughter of CATHERINE GROSS. She was born October 11, 1843 in Strasbourg, France, and died April 01, 1921 in Ashland, Ashland County, Ohio.
Michael and Magdalena Knapp Tombstone Photo at Genealogy.Com's Virtual Cemetery
Notes for MICHAEL KNAPP:
Emigrated in 1849 from Elsass France/Germany at the age of 16, probably with mother Magdalena Coleman, wife of Valentin Coleman. In 1850, Michael (age 17) is residing in Mifflin Township, Ashland County with Abraham and Susanna Huff, as a laborer.
Burial Information: Lot #533 Burial # 1848 Died age 68 of Dysentery, Undertaker: Ash Furniture Company
Census Year 1850, 6th day of August,
Mifflin Townshiip, District #2, Ashland County, Ohio Census taker: Cunningham
Knapp, Michael ASMF 290 (handwritten page # 290 or stamped pg. # 145B) Line 38