A photo of Stephan David Plager (1939 - 2007)
Ancient photo of his gravesite at Queensville Cemetery in Jennings County, Indiana.
"In Memory Of Amos Knapp who died in the triumphs of Christian faith July 2, 1850, aged 57 Years 4 months and 20 days. Weep not for me."
Back row left to right: daughter Concetta (Chieffi) Garippo, mother Mariangela (Carlucci) Chieffi, (widow of Francesco Chieffi), son Angelo Chieffi. Bottom row left to right: Unknown daughter, boy is son Raffaele Chieffi. Mariangelo's brother Carlo Carlucci was great-grandfather to former USA Sec. of Defense Frank Carlucci. Angelo was also father to Tobias Joseph Chieffi and Frank Angelo Chieffi. Little Raffaele was later father to Filomena (Chieffi) Trapanese and Mariangela (Chieffi) Quaranta. Filomena's grandson Joseph Trapanese is a successful composer, arranger, and producer. He works in the production of music for films, television, theater and concerts.
Inscription on back of photo: Our Eighteenth Anniversary June 25th, 1922. Wm Wallace Knapp age 60 (almost) Florence Lillian (Schofield) 41 yrs 2 mos. Allen Benton 17 yrs 3 mos. David Goodwin 15 yrs (almost), Wallace Butler 8 yrs 7 mos. Gertrude Edella 6 yrs 7 mos. Mary Emily ("Polly") 2 yrs 6 mos. Friend Chapman and Sara Alma died in infancy, June 17, 1912 and April 1, 1917, respectively.
Toby Chieffi / Vincenza Stallone wedding portrait. (1917)
L to R of bottom row seated adults:
Angelo Chieffi (father of Toby and Frank Angelo Chieffi)
Mary (Staffa/Stauff) Caruso, wife of Bruno Caruso. Half-sister of Pellegrino Staffa and Salvine Stauff.
Unknown (for now) bridesmaid.
Toby Chieffi, groom.
Vincenza (Stallone) Chieffi, bride.
Unknown (for now) best-man.
Anna (Barbera) Stallone, Mother of the Bride
Giacomo Stallone, Father of the Bride. Child on his lap, his son Angelo Stallone.
Little girl standing between laps of Giacomo and Anna: their daughter Ruth Stallone.
2 boys left-to-right in bottom right of photo: Antonio Stallone and Carlo Stallone, sons of Giacomo and Anna Stallone.
Woman behind Toby and bridesmaid: Congetta (Giovino) (Staffa/Stauff) Chieffi, mother of Toby Chieffi, Frank Angelo Chieffi, Pellegrino Staffa and Salvine Stauff.
Man behind Congetta: Bruno Caruso.
Woman behind Giacomo: Mary Frances (Lemon) Stauff, wife of Salvine Stauff.
Man behind Mary Frances Stauff: Carlo Stallone, brother of Giacomo.
Woman behind Anna (Barbera) Stallone: Vida Stallone, wife of Carlo Stallone.
Woman behind Vincenza: Antoinetta (Pezzuti) Staffa, wife of Pellegrino Staffa.
Back row of standing men, starting 3rd from the left:
Pellegrino Staffa, Frank Angelo Chieffi and Salvine Stauff.
2 boys at feet of Mary Caruso are her sons (l to r) Emilio (Elmer) Caruso and William Caruso.
Man with hand on Antoinetta Staffa's shoulder is her brother Domenico Pezzuti.
Staffa Family. Left to right top row: Vito (William), Pellegrino, Antoinette, Angelo (Charles). 2nd row: Sabino, Concetta, Dominick, Vincenzo (James). Bottom: Edward Joseph.
Photo taken abt 1895, name list on back. Left to Right: 1. John Henry Lockwood, Sr. husband of Jeanette (McNeal) On his lap: Ernest Virgil Lockwood. 2. Jane "Jennie" (McNeal) Knapp 3. Charles Henry Dart 4. Frank Symonds 5. Mrs. Nellie May (Lockwood) Dart 6. Harriet (Goltry)(widow of John Angus McNeal and John Symonds) Symonds 7. Harrison Marsh Angier 8. James McNeal 9. Maud (McNeal) Angier 10. Sarah Jane (McLean) McNeal 11. Dan Emery 12. Ovid Butler Knapp 13. Cora Bell (Lockwood) Emery holding Grace Emery 14. Mrs. Frank Symonds (nee:?) 15. Agnes May "Birdie" McNeal 16. John Henry Lockwood, Jr. 17. Raymond Henry Dart (blind) Children: Girl with long hair: Sybelle J. Emery. Boy seated with straw hat in lap: James Samuel McNeal, Jr. Other children not known yet.
Standing L to R: William Wallace Knapp, Alvin Scott Knapp, Clyde H. Knapp (Alvin's son), Dr. Harry Butler Knapp (Ovid's son). Seated: Franklin Butler Pogue on his grandfather Ovid Butler Knapp's lap. Elijah Washington Knapp, father of Ovid, William and Alvin.
L to R: Ethel Moore (Knapp) McCroskey, Barbara Helen (Willms) Stauff, Nancy Louise (McCroskey) Willms, Margaret Louise "Lutie" (Moore) Knapp
Nancy Eliza (Traylor) McCroskey