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DESCENDANTS OF FRANTZ HENRICH GANTZ 



Generation I 



Generation II 



Generation III 



Frantz Hennch GANTZ - 

(progenitor) 

b. 1723 

m. Anna Margaret RUHL 



■ Elizabeth GANTZ 

b. 1753 

m Ludwig BORTNER 



■ Juliana GANTZ 

b.ca. 1756 

m John BORTNER 



• Margaret GANTZ 

b. 1758 

m George BORT>JER 



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■ Johannes (John) GANTZ " 
b 1759 
m Esther KELLER 



-John George (George) GANTZ 
b. 1763 

m 1 Margaret 

m. 2 Catharine HOFFMAN 



• George William (William) GANTZ • 
b 1765 
m Maria Catharine 

■ Barbara GANTZ 
b ca. 1768 



• Barbara BORTNER 

• Elizabeth BORTNER 
■Frederick BORTNER 

Magdalena BORTNER 
Jacob BORTNER 
•—John BORTNER 

- Christina BORTNER 

- John BORTNER 

- Elizabeth BORTNER 
-Jacob BORTNER 

- Salome BORTNER 

- Peter BORTNER 

- Jesse BORTNER 

-Henry BORTNER 

- Anna Margaret BORTNER 
_ John BORTNER 

_ Christina BORTNER 
-George BORTNER 
-Elizabeth BORTNER 
-Jacob BORTNER 

- Christina GANTZ 

- Elizabeth GANTZ 
-John GANTZ 

- George KeUer GANTZ 
■ Elizabeth GANTZ 

. Magdalena GANTZ 

. Juliana GANTZ 

. George GANTZ 

. Sarah (Salome) GANTZ 

. John GANTZ 

. Barbara GANTZ 
. Adam GANTZ 

Catharine GANTZ 

Samuel GANTZ 

Mary GANTZ 

David GANTZ 

Michael GANTZ 

John GANTZ 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHANNES (JOHN) GANTZ 



Generation II 



Generation III 



Generation IV 



Johannes (John) GANTZ ■ 

b. 1759 

m. Esther KELLER 



■ Christina GANTZ 

b 1787 

m George WEIBLING 



■Elizabeth GANTZ 
b. 1789 



John GANTZ 

b 1790 

m Barbara HOSSLER 



George Keller GANTZ — 

b 1791 

m Penelope LIGHTFOOT 



Elizabeth GANTZ — 

b. 1793 

m Samuel WERNER 



• William WEIBLFNG 

■ Polly WEIBLFNG 
-John WEIBLING 

■ Elizbeth WEIBLING 
Samuel WEIBLING 

■ Charles WEIBLING 

• Hetty (Esther) WEIBLING 

■ Jesse WEIBLING 



■ Sarah GANTZ 
-Lydia GANTZ 
• Eliza GANTZ 
-John H GANTZ 
-Elizabeth GANTZ 
- Noah H GANTZ 

■ Jonas (Jonathan) GANTZ 

■ Helena GANTZ 



■ Leah GANTZ 
-Hannah GANTZ 
-Carl (Charles) GANTZ 
-John Lightfoot GANTZ 
■Matilda GANTZ 

■ Caroline GANTZ 

■ George GANTZ 

- Cassie Ann GANTZ 



• Catharine WERNER 

- Amos WERNER 

■ Ephraim WERNER 

Elizabeth WERNER 

Henrietta WERNER 

Lucy Ann WERNER 



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by Lou Ella J. Martin 



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35 NORTH. WEST TEi-/.PLE 
SALT LAKE CiTY. UTAH 84150 



Published by Shumway Family History Services, 5041 Stone Canyon Avenue 
Yorba Linda, California 92886, (714) 693-8703 
Printed on Mohawk Superfine archival paper 

Copyright 1997 by Lou Ella J. Martin. 
All rights reserved. 

For additional copies write to: 

Lou Ella J. Martin 

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Murrieta, CA 92562 

(909) 698-5685 

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Dedication 



This book is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who was born 

Viola Leocadia Gantz 

the twelfth of fourteen children born to 

Levi Bricker and Mary Anna Francis [Van Der Heyden] Gantz 




Viola Leocadia [Gantz] Johnson 



Contents 



List of Illustrations ix 

Acknowledgements xiii 

Preface xv 

Introduction xix 

Foreword xxiii 

Part One, Frantz Henrich Gantz 

Chapter 1: The GanBes of Pferdsfeld, Germany 3 

Chapter 2: Frantz Henrich Gantz 15 

Part Two, Johannes Gantz 

Chapter 3: John and Esther Gantz 27 

Chapter 4: John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 35 

Chapter 5: George Keller and Penelope [Lightfoot] Gantz 59 

Part Three, John George Gantz 

Chapter 6: John George Gantz 69 

Chapter 7: George Gantz, Jr 89 

Chapter 8: John Gantz 105 

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viii Contents 

Chapter 9: Adam Gantz 127 

Chapter 10: Samuel Gantz 135 

Chapter 11: David Gantz 141 

Part Four, Amos and Elizabeth [Bricker] Gantz 

Chapter 12: Nicholas Bricker 155 

Chapter 13: Amos Gantz 167 

Chapter 14: Levi Bricker Gantz 181 

Appendixes 

Appendix I: Other York County Gantz Families 199 

Appendix II: Churches 203 

Appendix III: Amanda [Gantz] Newcomer's Remembrance Quilt 207 

Appendix IV: Gladys [Gantz] Day's Recollections 213 

Notes and References 

Notes and References 22 1 

Name Index 325 



Illustrations 



Map of Western Europe Including England 4 

Map of Germany Showing Location of Pferdsfeld 5 

GanB Families in the 1717 Inhabitants list for Pferdsfeld 6 

Birth and Death dates for GanB Adults in the 1717 Inhabitants List 7 

1717 Census of Pfersfeld, page 1 8 

1717 Census of Pfersfeld, page 2 9 

Map of Eastern United States with Part of Pennsylvania and Maryland 17 

1783 Tax for York County, Pennsylvania 18 

Baptisms where Barbara Gantz was a Witness 24 

Receipt for John Wesley Gantz to Avoid Civil War Service 43 

Picture of Leah Jane Flory 43 

Picture of John Wesley Gantz Family 47 

W. C. Koller Advertisement . . . - 48 

Picture of Alfretta and Harvey Mathias 50 

Picture of Benjamin and Mamie [Gantz] Adams 51 

Picture of Nettie and George Gantz 53 



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X Illustrations 

Picture of Gantz Stone House 70 

Notice of Sale of George's Land 71 

1 850 Census for Jacob Ziegler 74 

1850 Census for George Gantz 90 

Fraktur (Baptismal Certificate) for Amos Gantz 91 

1860 U.S. Census for George Gantz 92 

Distribution of Land of George Gantz, Jr 92 

Fraktur of Juliana Renol 96 

1880 Census for Aaron Gantz 97 

Pictures of Wilbur H. and Mary E. [Henry] Gantz 101 

Picture of Wilbur II and Flora Gantz 101 

Picture of John Morris Gantz 104 

Baptismal Certificate of Adaline Overmiller 113 

Picture of Michael K. Gantz 120 

Pictures of Dallas and Amanda [Gunnet] Gantz 121 

Pictures of Jacob and Emma [Gantz] Deardorf 124 

Picture of Samuel Gantz 135 

Pictures of Frances Asbury and Anna Sophia [Gantz] Hersey 138 

1830 Census for Jacob Bricker 163 

1850 Census for Jacob Bricker 163 

1860 Census for Jacob Bricker 164 

Picture of Amos Gantz (about 1895) 167 

Picture of Elizabeth [Bricker] Gantz 168 

Picture of Amos Gantz's House Built in 1872 168 



Illustrations xi 

Picture of Amos Gantz's Family, about 1886 169 

Baptismal Fraktur for Amanda Gantz IVl 

Picture of William S. Newcomer 172 

Picture of Amanda [Gantz] and Amos Newcomer 172 

Picture of Houses of Amos Gantz and William S. Newcomer 173 

Picture of George Washington Gantz 1 74 

Picture of Amos and Flora [Depfer] Newcomer 175 

Picture of Amos Newcomer and His Chickens 176 

Picture of Mabel and Tell Rennoll 179 

Confirmation Certificate of Levi Gantz 181 

Picture of Levi and Mary Anna Frances Gantz 182 

Picture of Family of Levi and Mary Anna Gantz, about 1910 185 

Picture of Helen and Frank Gantz 186 

Pictures of Dolores, Helen, Robert, and John Gantz 187 

Picture of Joseph and Mae Clements 189 

Picture of Raymond Joseph Gantz 191 

Picture of John and Frances Hauser ■ 192 

Picture of Harold and Viola Johnson 193 

Picture of Leslie and Anna Gantz 195 

Picture of Wendell Johnson 196 

Pictures of St. Jacob's and Fissel's Churches 205 

Pictures of Amanda Newcomer's Remembrance Quilt 208 



A ckno wledgements 



Many persons have contributed to this book whom I want to thank. First is my husband. 
William A. Martin, who not only helped with the research, but is responsible for the 
composition. Second is my brother, Wendell Johnson. Wendell was very helpful in telling me 
about our immediate Gantz family. He had maintained contact with many of them. Periodically 
they would have breakfast meetings that were called "cousins' breakfasts." Wendell invited me to 
these breakfasts and it was here that I renewed old acquaintances. 

Among the regulars attending these breakfasts was Uncle Leslie Gantz, the youngest child of my 
grandparents, Levi Bricker and Mary Anna Gantz. . Uncle Leslie had many pictures that he 
loaned me. I made copies and have included some of them in this book. Uncle Leslie also came 
to our house on an occasion and told us about his family, which we recorded. Uncle Leslie has 
since died, but his son Barney Gantz has stepped in and helped us with much information about 
his father and his family that you will find in Chapter 14. 

Chapter 14 is about the family of Levi Bricker and Mary Anna Francis Gantz. Much of the infor- 
mation and pictures in that chapter were supplied by the cousins I met at the cousins' breakfasts. 
Of these, I am most indebted to Beverly Clements. Beverly was interested in genealogy long 
before I was and had put together a chart showing all the children of Levi and Mary Anna. This 
was one of the things that got me interested in researching my family's history. The information 
in Chapter 14 about Aunt Mae and Uncle Joe Clements is from Beverly. Evelyn Cunningham 
also supplied information about Aunt Mae and Uncle Joe along with pictures of them. Florine 
Frantz gave us information about Aunt Cloe and Uncle George Schilling. Betty Gantz sup- 
plied the pictures and information about her husband's (Robert Gantz's), parents, Frank and 
Helen Gantz. Cousin John P. Hauser gave us information about his parents. Aunt Frances and 
Uncle John Hauser. He also supplied a picture of Uncle Raymond Gantz. Jacqueline Yates 
also supplied information about Aunt Frances and Uncle John Hauser. 

I am particularly indebted to Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen of Mainz. Germany, who has provided 
history and information about Pferdsfeld, Germany, the birthplace of my ancestor Frantz Henrich 
Gantz. Dr. Krauthausen also read the Preface, Introduction, and first two chapters and made 
many helpful suggestions. The Foreword, which deals with the history of Pferdsfeld was written 
from information supplied by him. Then I must also thank Lowell Hammer for introducing me 
to Dr. Krauthausen. Lowell Hammer's ancestor, Johann Frantz Hammer, came to America with 
Frantz Henrich Gantz. Bodi of these persons will be mentioned again where credit to them is due. 



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xiv Acknowledgements 



In 1995 when we went to York County, Pennsylvania, to do research for this book, we met 
many persons who were very helpful. In particular, I would mention Joyce Newcomer, 
Robert Shaub, Margaret Fuhrman, and Dr. Robert Altland. I had corresponded with Joyce 
Newcomer for several years before we went to York County. In York County, she graciously 
spent as much of her time as necessary to share her research and introduce us to others. She 
acquainted us with Margaret Fuhrman, who provided the information in Appendix III about 
Amanda Newcomer's Remembrance Quilt. Joyce also introduced us to Dr. Robert Altland, who 
suppUed the picture of Great Grandfather Amos Gantz's baptismal certificate that is in Chapter 7. 
Another person in York County that I had corresponded with is Robert Shaub. He is a distant 
cousin because Catharine [Gantz] Glatfelter's daughter Lucinda married a Keeney. You can 
read about this in Chapter 6. Robert Shaub was very gracious. He contacted us after we arrived 
in Harrisburg. Then he showed us Fissel's Church and Cemetery, and took us to meet Joyce 
Newcomer. 

The Historical Society of York County is one of the best genealogical libraries I have visited and 
the librarians and volunteers also deserve to be mentioned. The Librarian is June L. Lloyd and 
her assistant is LUa Fourhman-ShauU. Both June and Lila were extremely helpful. There are 
also a number of volunteers who work at the library. Unfortunately, we did not get their names, 
but they are all very courteous and made our research much easier. Most of the other researchers 
were willing to share their information. One who deserves recognition is Donald J. Gunnet. He 
learned that I was researching Dallas Gantz, who married Amanda Gunnet. He offered to 
provide information about this family and did. Their story and pictures are in Chapter 8. 

Then there are those persons who supplied information in person or by mail. Most of these per- 
sons contacted us because they read a query we had placed in the South Central Genealogical 
Society's newsletter Our Name's The Game or because someone told them about our project. 
Each of these persons supplied information and pictures that have been included. Marty Ornish 
is very typical of this type of interested person. She is related to Margaret Fuhrman and heard 
that we were working on the Gantz family. She called us and then came to visit and share her 
information. She supplied pictures and a nice story about her grandmother Mabel [Newcomer] 
RennoU that is reproduced in Chapter 13. Nancy Bannister supplied information about Henry 
and Mandella [Gantz] Bubb. Ross and Debbie Dellinger are active genealogists in 
Stewartstown, York County. They provided us with pictures and information about Samuel 
Gantz and Frances Asbury Hersey (see Chapter 10). John Robert Gantz and his sister 
Margaret Gantz supplied information and pictures about Wilbur and Elizabeth [Henry] Gantz 
and their descendants. Dr. John L. Getz. a descendant of Elizabeth Gantz who married 
Ludwig Bortner, shared his research with us. Dorothy Ingram sent us information and pictures 
about John Wesley and Leah Jane [Flory] Gantz and descendants. She also contacted Gladys 
[Gantz] Day and relayed her remembrances to us (see Appendix IV). We found Vanessa Stern 
on the internet. She had indicated she was working on the Gantz name. She sent us information 
about Jacob and Emma [Gantz] Deardorf and their pictures (see Chapter 8). Two others who 
shared their research with us are Dolores Swaney and Patricia Burgoon Wiggins. 



Preface 



There are quite a few Gantz families in the United States today. We are concerned primarily 
with the descendants of Frantz Hennch Gantz who came from Germany to America in 1747 
and moved into York County, Pennsylvania, sometime after 1750. Two other Gantz families are 
found in York County in later years. They will be briefly discussed in Appendix I. 

The origin of the name Gantz is not known to us, but two origins of surnames are from occu- 
pation and from place of origin. The name Gantz can be translated as "Goose" and one surname 
dictionary defines the meaning as "raiser of geese." Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen has told us of a 
mountain near the birth place of Frantz Henrich Gantz. A slope {or precipice) on this mountain is 
called Gans, which may be where the name of this family came from. Wherever the name of this 
family originated, there were a large number of Gantz families in the German states in the 18th 
century. 

In Germany, the name was spelled GanB, Gans, or Ganns. In the United States, Gantz, Gans, 
Ganss, and Gaunce are a few variations of the spelling that we have found. The spelling GanB 
will be used in Chapter 1, which deals with GanBes in Germany. The spelling Gantz will be used 
in the remainder of the chapters, which deal with the family in America (except where it is 
spelled differently in a document being quoted). 

Frantz Gantz died in York County, Pennsylvania, and many of his descendants still live there. 
But, as was true of other families in America, some of Frantz's descendants went west. So we 
will find them in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and as far west as California. Some are 
also in other eastern seaboard states. We have attempted to locate all his male descendants to 
1920, but despite our best efforts, we are sure to have missed some of them. If anyone knows of 
some that we have overlooked, please notify us. 

We are not the first to research this family. Others who have researched the Frantz Henrich 
Gantz family will be found in Notes and References. We are indebted to these researchers and 
will give credit to them, as appropriate. In some cases, there may be conflicting information 
about a fact. When this occurs, a discussion of the conflicting information will be found in an 
end note. Each reference is indicated by a superscripted number. These references will be found 
following Appendix IV in Notes and References. Since many references use the same source 
(such as York County, Pennsylvania, Marriage Records), these references are shown in an abbre- 
viated form. The complete reference and its abbreviation is in a preamble to the end notes in 
Notes and References. 



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xvi Preface 



A number of sources have been consulted in preparing this history. Four sources that have 
been heavily utilized are the Genealogical Society of Utah for county records and county 
histories, the National Archives for census records and veteran's pension information, the York 
County Court House, and the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania, for their exten- 
sive files on York County families and newspapers. The Pennsylvania State Library and the 
Pennsylvania State Archives were also consulted. 

We believe in documenting sources. So the reader may tlnd more references than desired. How- 
ever, we have found in our own family that "facts" are not always what we think. For example. 
Bill's grandfather placed the birth of his wife (in a document after her death) as Wichita, Kansas. 
Census data shows her family lived in Cowley County, Kansas. Wichita may be where he met 
her. So if we show something different from what you believe to be correct, the documentation 
will show where we got the information. Which is not to say our source is necessarily the last 
word on the subject. 

It is common practice in family histories to carry related families (those of married daughters) 
only one generation. This practice will be followed in most cases. However, there are a few cases 
where, for various reasons, more than one generation is included. All surnames that are included 
in the book are included in the name index. While we believe this is a significant addition to the 
compiled knowledge of the Frantz Henrich Gantz family, it is far from complete. Hopefully, 
others with better information will correct any errors and will add to what is here. 

The primary reason that I began the research that resulted in this book was to trace my 
ancestry and the text has been arranged accordingly. The text following the Foreword is 
divided into four parts, containing a total of fourteen chapters, and four appendixes. Pari I is 
about the progenitor Frantz Henrich Gantz. The first chapter is about Pferdsfeld, the birth place 
of Frantz, and about his relatives and friends. Chapter two is about Frantz Gantz in Pennsylvania 
and ends with his death. Part II is about Frantz's oldest son, Johannes Gantz, and his children. 
Chapter three is about John, his wife Esther, and his daughters. Chapters four and five are about 
his sons John and George and their families. Part III is about Frantz's second son. John George, 
and his children. Chapter six is about John George, his two wives and his daughters. He had five 
sons that survived to adulthood. Chapters seven through eleven are about them and their families. 
Part rv is about Amos Gantz, my great grandfather, his wife, and descendants. Chapter twelve is 
about the ancestors of Elizabeth Bricker. Amos's wife and my great grandmother. Chapter thir- 
teen is about Amos and Elizabeth and their children, except for their oldest son. Levi. Levi Gantz 
is my grandfather and he and his family are the subject of Chapter fourteen. 

Appendix I will summarize information about two other Gantz families that settled in York 
County during the 19th century. Appendix II discusses some of the churches and cemeteries in 
York County that are important in Gantz family history. Appendix III tells of a quilt made by 
Amanda Gantz Newcomer that included names of twenty five persons who were her friends. 
Appendix IV includes remembrances of Glady [Gantz] Day on her side of the family and the 
community of Railroad, York County, where she lived. 



Preface xvii 



An explanation is appropriate concerning the way families are presented. The Register For- 
mat established by the New England Historical Genealogical Society will be used.' Each 
generation will be indicated by a superscripted number. For example, the progenitor Frantz' 
Henrich Gantz has the superscript 1, as shown, and all his children will have the superscnpt 2. 
Then their children and children's children will have superscripts increasing with each gener- 
ation. However, in a list of children, only the first child will have a superscript. Also, the first 
time a person is mentioned, their name will be bolded. Then, in a list of children, Roman and 
Arabic numerals will be used. The Roman numeral will be used to show the order of birth of a 
child in a family. Every child's name will be preceded by a Roman numeral. Some children will 
also have an Arabic numeral in front of their name. The Arabic numeral signifies that there will 
be a further discussion of that person and his or her family. In this case, only birth and marriage 
information will be shown for that person. Other information, including references will come 
later. For example, the family of John' and Abigail [Jones] Smith would be shown as follows 

Children of John and Abigail Smith are: 

2 i. John^ Smith, b. 15 Jan 1835; m. Elizabeth Johnson. 

ii. Margaret Smith, b. 27 Feb 1837, d. 10 Oct 1875; m. 10 Mar 1857 in Nowhere Co.. 
Mystate, Alexander Martin, b. 20 Dec 1836, d. 31 May 1870. 

Then when it comes time to tell about John', it will look like this: 

2. John" Smith (John'), was born 15 Jan 1835 in Nowhere County, Mystate, and ... 

Note that his father is shown in parentheses and italics after John' Smith. His children would be 
followed by (John', John') when there is a section discussing them in some detail. Also note the 
square brackets around the name Jones (the wife of John). This convention will be used to denote 
the maiden name of a married woman, where the maiden narrie is known. 

Frantz's father is shown with a superscript A. If we had found his grandfather, he would be 
shown with a superscript B, and so on. This is the convention for a progenitor's ancestors. 

This is only our second book on genealogy. As in ail efforts of this magnitude involving 
inexperience, errors can be expected. Although considerable effort has been made to avoid 
errors, some are sure to be present. Please address any suggestions, additions, or corrections to 
us at the address shown in the copyright section. 

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Introduction 



This is the story about Frantz Henrich Gantz, who immigrated to America in 1747. He was 
born in Pferdsfeld, Upper County of Sponheim. in the Holy Roman Empire of the German 
Nation (part of what is now the state of Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany). In that time, a trip from 
central Europe to America was arduous and many who attempted it did not survive. A review of 
the conditions in Europe and America at that time that encouraged such a journey is desirable. 
Incentives were social, economic, and religious. 

It is difficult for us in the twentieth century to appreciate what life was like in the eighteenth 
century. To many, life was a struggle for existence. The poor sanitation and lack of medical 
knowledge meant that life expectancy was quite low, particularly for infants. For the peasant 
class, the opportunity for leisure was limited. Agriculture was primitive and farmers had a lim- 
ited amount of land for growing crops. A good part of what they grew had to be used for taxes. 
During harvest, every one had to help bring in the crops, including women and children. Besides 
preparing the food, women were expected to make cloth, sew clothes, make soap and candles, 
and perform other household chores. Children were expected to contribute to the family as soon 
as they were able. When they were between ten and twelve, children were expected to find work, 
either for the family or in the outside world.' 

In Europe the class system was more rigid than in America. There was a relationship of depen- 
dence between a lord and the peasants, who were subjects and employees of the lord, whether 
they were free or not. The lord had a defined authority over his subjects that might include, 
among other rights, the right to determine who could marry, to punish offenses, and to levy 
taxes. He had a right to their labor in his fields and to require that they use his mills and presses 
at his price. For their part the peasants had a right to a quantity of land for their crops, grazing 
rights for their animals in the common pasture, and other rights that would vary. This relation- 
ship between lord and subject varied from one area to another and from one country to another. 

From an economic standpoint, Europe had been changing from an agrarian economy into a 
marketing economy for several centuries. Peasants were able to sell their excess produce and 
more peasants were becoming free. As towns grew, tradesmen and craftsmen were becoming 
more important. This provided an alternate work opportunity for the peasant. But as population 
increased in the eighteenth century, there might not be enough land or trade professions to sup- 
port everyone. In many areas, the eldest son inherited and the other children of the family had to 
find other ways to work. In this case, moving to a place where there was more opportunity was 
an option. Depopulation of sections of Europe occurred due to wars and epidemics, providing 

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Introduction 



opportunities for resettlement. But after discovery of the New World, this became an area for 
immigration. Although the situation did improve from a social standpoint by the eighteenth cen- 
tury, there was still a considerable class system. The peasant class still owed an allegiance to an 
overlord and required permission to leave. 

Religion had a prominent part in the life of the people of Early Modern Europe. It was not 
just a matter of behef, although this was the primary role religion played. It was also part of 
the social fabric. The three major activities of life, birth, marriage, and death, were also part of 
the religious experience. For the immigrant, religion played an important role in providing 
continuity and a link to the former home. Until the 16* century, the Catholic Church was the 
Christian church in Europe. However, in the 16* century three new major doctrines emerged. 
These were Lutheranism, Calvinism, and Anglicanism. While these new doctrines were not 
accepted without resistance, by the 17* century three religious doctrines were practiced in Ger- 
many. Tnese were Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Reformed (Calvinism). 

In England at the start of the 16* century, the English church was Catholic. But Henry VIII had 
a disagreement with the Pope concerning an annulment of his marriage to Catharine of Aragon. 
So he declared that he was the head of the English Church and that the Pope had no jurisdiction 
over it. This was the beginning of the Anglican religion. Thereafter, the British sovereign was 
the head of the Church of England. Church doctrine remained similar to the Catholic, but ser- 
mons and the Bible were in the English language. British subjects were expected to attend the 
Anglican church and were subject to punishment if they didn't. 

But by the start of the 17* century a number of persons in England were dissatisfied with the 
policies of the English church. A group called the Puritans wanted the English church to revise 
its practices to conform more closely to those of Calvinism. Another group called the Separatists 
wanted to establish a new, stricter church. English law forbade the Puritans and Separatists to 
practice their religion. So in 1608 the Separatists moved to Holland for religious freedom. Then 
in 1620 they went to the New World and established the Plymouth Colony. In 1629 and 1630, a 
company of Puritans established the Massachusetts Bay Colony. But these colonies were not 
tolerant to religious views different from theirs. 

More important to our story is another sect that was established about 1650 in England, the 
Quakers or Society of Friends. An Enghsh nobleman's son, William Penn, was converted to their 
rehgion. The King owed a debt to William Penn's father and William Penn inherited the debt. In 
1681, King Charles II awarded William Penn land in the New World in payment of the debt. 
This land was what became Pennsylvania and Delaware. William Penn established the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania as a haven for Quakers. He also invited others to come to Pennsylvania. 
No restrictions were made on the practice of religion. William Penn had visited Germany in 1671 
and 1677 and preached to the Mennonite communities. Soon after receiving the Royal Charter, 
William Penn sent his German friends a leaflet about Pennsylvania. As a result, many German 
people came to the New World and settled in Pennsylvania, some as early as 1683. Few were 
Quakers. 



Introduction xxl 



We cannot appreciate the hardships that the immigrants faced. Some idea can be gained from 
a book by H. Frank Eshelman. ' He tells of one boat with 220 Palatines aboard. Forty-four 
had died in passage, twenty percent of those that started.^ This was in 1732. Another report about 
a crossing in 1750 is given by Gottlieb Mittelberger.'^ He was an organist who was accompanying 
the shipment of an organ to Pennsylvania. He sailed down the Rhine to Rotterdam, then to 
Cowes, England, and from there to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Going down the Rhine took 6 
weeks and he passed through 36 custom houses. He said that the conditions on the ships were ter- 
rible. There was a high level of sickness from dysentery, headache, scurvy, and other diseases. 
On the ship he was on, 32 children died. He didn't tell how many adults died. He said the food 
was spoiled and the water was black. 

When they arrived in Philadelphia, only those who could pay their passage could leave the ship. 
The others had to agree to serve as indentured servants. The adults agreed to serve three, four, or 
five years for the amount due. The young children generally served until they were twenty one. 
If a passenger died less than half way over, his passage was free, but if he died after half way, 
his relatives had to pay his passage. 

There were many German people in Pennsylvania. Mittelberger stated that 20 to 25 ships arrived 
each year. In the past four years (1747-1750), 25,000 persons came. Of the eight churches in 
Philadelphia, three were German. The languages spoken were German and English. He said that 
in one day's journey from Philadelphia you came to wild, uncleared land. But there were great 
roads to Lancaster and Reading. 

Philadelphia was the favorite port of entry in the eighteenth century. Many German speaking 
persons lived in Pennsylvania, as observed by Gottlieb Mittelberger. Just north and west of 
Philadelphia was Germantown. Further west, through Berks County, Lancaster County, and 
York County, many Germans settled. This is the part of Pennsylvania where the "Pennsylvania 
Dutch" live today. The word "Dutch" is a corruption of Deutsch, which is the German word for 
the German language. These are persons of German and Swiss heritage, mostly, although some 
came from the Netherlands. 

William Penn and his descendants dealt fairly with the native inhabitants obtaining land through 
treaties and purchases as new immigrants arrived. And arrive they did. The two largest groups 
were Ulster-Scots and Germans.* Land could be rented from the Commonwealth or purchased. 
But immigrants came so fast that the land office did not keep good track of who was on the land. 
In some cases, years passed before application was made to purchase land. By 1747 when Frantz 
Gantz arrived, the Commonwealth had obtained land west of the Susquehanah River and York 
County had been established, where Frantz Gantz would make his home. 

When Frantz Gantz arrived in the New World, Pennsylvania was only 66 years old. Philadelphia 
was a thriving town and as new immigrants arrived, the frontier expanded west. Life was hard in 
America as well as in Europe and people had to work hard. But there was more freedom and land 
was plentiful. 



Foreword 



History of the Pferdsfeld Area* 



The village of Pferdsfeld is located in an area called Der Hunsriick (the Hunsrueck 
mountain). This is an area with medium sized mountains that is bordered by four rivers. The 
rivers are the Mosel River on the north, the Rhine River on the east, the Nahe River on the 
south, and the Saar River on the west. This is a very old cultured land. The earliest known inhab- 
itants were a Celtic tribe named the Treveri. The capital of the Treveri was the city of Trier on 
the banks of the Mosel. The Treveri were conquered by Caesar just before Christ was born. 
Thereafter, this area was part of the Roman Empire.^ 

But by the end of fifth century A. D. . the Roman Empire had fallen. During the fifth century the 
Franks (a Germanic tribe) invaded the land and later-on became the successors of the Romans. 
As the civilization of the Romans declined, many Roman sites were abandoned, and the popula- 
fion was decimated. Only larger places near the rivers were maintained during the centuries 
immediately following the fall of the Roman Empire. But under the Prankish kings, the popu- 
lation gradually increased. By the end of the first millennium the quantity of arable land had to be 
increased to support the increased population. This was done by clearing parts of the Hunsrueck 
mountains, which were covered by woods. This is the origin of the village of Pferdsfeld. Starting 
from the Nahe River, settlers were sent into the forest. Very early, other smaller settlements 
were abandoned and those families settled in Pferdsfeld. Thus, Pferdsfeld became a quite impor- 
tant village in the southern part of the Hunsrueck forest/mountain. 

During the Roman occupation, uncultured land belonged to the state. When the Romans retreated 
from the Rhine and the land was occupied by German tribes, a lot of cultured land became wild- 
erness again and property of the ruler. The Prankish kings, and later their successors, transferred 
land to their followers for services rendered or to be rendered (this is known as feudalism). A 
large part of the Hunsrueck mountain was in the hands of the Counts of Sponheim by the year 
1 100 A.D. Precisely when the Counts of Sponheim came into possession of these temtories is 
not known because of the lack of written records for that time. 



'Information in this section extracted from information provided by Dr. Udo P 
Krauthausen of Mainz, Germany 



xxiv Foreword 



In about 1220 A.D. the county of Sponheim was divided into two parts, the Lower County of 
Sponheim (Vordere Grafschaft Sponheim) and the Upper County of Sponheim (Hintere 
Grafschaft Sponheim). The Lower County of Sponheim was mainly comprised of the Kreuznach 
area on the Nahe River. The Upper County was the poorer county, but included a larger territory 
on the Hunsrueck mountain and crossed the Mosel River in the north. Pferdsfeld was in the 
Winterburg district of the Upper County of Sponheim. The last Count of Sponheim died in the 
year 1437 and both counties were inherited by several heirs. The Upper County of Sponheim, 
which included Pferdsfeld, was jointly inherited by the Margravate of Baden and the Duke of 
Palatine-Simmern. 

The history and the religious situation of the Upper County of Sponheim (and Pferdsfeld) can 
best be understood if some of the facts about the Palatine Houses are related. During the 16^^ 
through the IS"^ century there were several Palatine houses. The four that affected Pferdseld are: 



1. The Elector of the Palatinate (Kiirfurst von der Pfalz), which was the most important 
and powerful of the Palatine houses. The Elector was one of seven persons that voted in 
the election of the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. 

2. The Dukedom of the House of Palatinate-Simmern (Fiirstentum Pfalz-Simmern), 
which was a younger Palatine line whose capital was Simmern on the Husriick. As stated 
above, this house became half owner of the Upper County of Sponheim on the death of 
the Count of Sponheim. 

3. The Dukedom of the House of Palatinate-Zweibnicken (Fiirstentum Pfalz 
Zweibriicken), which was a younger Palatine line whose capital was at Zweibriicken. 

4. The Dukedom of the House of Palatinate-Zweibriicken-Birkenfeld (Fiirstentum Pfalz- 
Zweibriicken-Birkenfeld). This was a younger line of 3. whose capital was Birkenfeld. 



In general, this division of ownership of the Upper County of Sponheim, 50% Baden and 50% 
Palatine, continued into the 16*^ and I?"' centuries. However the makeup of the Baden and Pal- 
atine Houses varied during this time. In 1559, Otto Heinrich, the Elector of the Palatinate died 
without an heir and the Duke of the Palatinate -Simmern became the Elector At this time, the Upper 
County of Sponheim was transferred to the House of Palatinate-Zweibrucken. Then in 1584. when 
the House of Palatinate-Zweibrucken-Birkenfeld was formed, it became the owner of the Upper 
County of Sponheim. 

Although the Upper County of Sponheim, and therefore Pferdsfeld, was not actually part of the 
Palatinate, two wars in the 17* century had a devastating effect on this area as well as the Pala- 
tinate. The population of this area was reduced due to wars and plague during the 17th century. 
There were two major wars, the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) and the Orleanic Wars (or wars 
of the Palatine succession, 1688-1697). Major damage was done to the Palatinate and nearby 
regions (including Pferdsfeld) during the Thirty Years' War. The overall population in the region 
was reduced by as much as one third. Some villages were deserted for many years. In the district 



History of the Pferdsfeld Area xxv 



of Winterburg (which included Pferdsfeld), Allenfeld, Daubach, and Rehbach were deserted. 
The effect on Pferdsfeld can be seen from the following population information supplied by Dr. 
Krauthausen (1669 estmated): 



Year 


Inhabitants 


about 1600 A. D. 


261 


1669 A. D. 


105 


1717 A. D. 


271 


1769 A. D. 


332 



During the Thirty Years' War, troops from both sides occupied the Winterburg District and 
exacted payment from the inhabitants. Some idea of the effect on the population can be gained 
from an account by the clerk of the District Court of Winterburg concerning the years 1639 to 
1646:' 

Due to the marauding soldiers and the robbers coming out of the woods, we had to stay 
the entire winter in the Winterburg Castle. No man could live in the villages. Agriculture 
work could only be done sporadically. However we were able to make the wine. 
Livestock was taken trom the pasture. Draught cattle was unhitched from the harness and 
taken away. The wine that we wanted to store in the Winterburg castle was taken away 
with the carriage and the carriers. Eventually, when there was nothing left to be taken 
away by the soldiers, they took the peasants from the fields and extorted a ransom of 10, 
15, or even 20 Reichsthaler per person. 

Following the Thirty Years' War, the area was repopulated by immigration from other German 
areas, the Nedierlands, Austria, Luxemburg, and Switzerland. Then there were several waves of 
the black death, the last occurring in 1666, that also reduced the population. 

In 1680 the Palatine Elector died without leaving a male heir. His sister had married the Duke of 
Orieans, a brother of Louis XIV, King of France. The French king claimed that France (through 
his brother) had hereditary rights on the Palatinate and invaded the Palatinate and the Sponheim 
Counties. This started the Orleanic Wars, which resulted in severe damage to the Palatinate and 
an impoverishment of the region. The area again recovered from the effects of the Orleanic 
Wars and the population increased substantially. But, as previously stated, Pferdsfeld was a poor, 
agricultural area and there was no room for expansion to support the increase in population. So 
there was an economic incentive for emigration from Pferdsfeld and surrounding areas. Another 
reason for emigration was the requirement of compulsory service by the citizen. This could be in 
the form of produce or work. As an example, another village, Sprendlingen, in 1734 was obliged 
to deliver food for 400 persons for the Austrian army and in 1735 Sprendlingen had to send 40 
villagers for three months for construction of field works. 



xxvi Foreword 



Religion has always played an important part in the lives of the German citizen. Christianity 
had gradually been introduced to Europe following its adoption by the Roman Emperor 
Constantine, who died in 337 A.D. After the Roman reign ended, the church organization re- 
mained and the new rulers eventually adopted Christianity. The first and oldest church in the area 
that included Pferdsfeld is the church of Auen, which was built in the late 10* century and is still 
standing. Later, a church was built m Pferdsfeld. This church was rebuilt three times. 

The religion in Germany was Catholic until the Reformation, following which there was also 
Lutheran and Reformed (Calvinism). Then until the Thirty Year's War, the rule regarding reli- 
gion was "the inhabitants of a territory have to follow the religion of the overlord." Johann II was 
Duke of the Palatine-Simmern House at the time of the Reformation and he was a devout 
Catholic. So The Upper County of Sponheim, including Pferdsfeld, was Catholic until his death 
in 1557. His son, Frederick the second, introduced Lutheranism to the Palatinate-Simmern and 
the Upper County of Sponheim. Pferdsfeld was Lutheran thereafter. 



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Chapter 1 



The Ganfies of Pferdsfeld, Germany 



Our history of the Gantz family of York County, Pennsylvania, begins in Pferdsfeld, Upper 
County of Sponheim, Germany. This region is part of modern Germany, but in 1721 it was 
an independent state and part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. This is where 
our progenitor, Frantz Henrich GanB (Gantz is the American spelling of the German name 
GanB)' was born. Pferdsfeld is located south of Koblenz and west of the Rhine River. This area 
is hilly and wooded, much like the region of Pennsylvania where many German immigrants, 
including Frantz Ganli, settled. The map on the following page shows the western part of 
Europe. The facing page is an enlargement of the part of that map that is inside the dotted line. 
Pferdsfeld is indicated on both maps. As can be seen, Pferdsfeld is west of Frankfurt and north of 
Sobernheim. Placement of cities and rivers on these maps is approximate. 

Pferdsfeld was a village in a farming community. Unfortunately, the village no longer exists. It 
was a victim of the cold war. An air field was established near Pferdsfeld in the 1920s. This air 
field was used by the German Luftwaffe during World War II and by NATO during the cold war. 
By 1980 a larger air field was needed by NATO. The enlarged airfield was so close to the village 
of Pferdsfeld that nobody could live there. So the population was moved in 1982 and the town 
was demolished. Information about the village and its history is from two books written as a 
result of the enlargement of the air field that resulted in the destruction of the village. '° 

Pferdsfeld literally means "horse field." Apparently a field in the area was used to pasture horses 
for a nobleman in the past. Pferdsfeld was an old village. It was established before 1000 AD, as 
discussed in the Foreword. In a 1769 inhabitants list reproduced in volume one of the book about 
Pferdsfeld, the population of Pferdsfeld is 332. Pferdsfeld was the largest of the eleven villages 
in the district of Wmterburg. The next largest village was Eckweiler, with 157 inhabitants. 
Information in this chapter about individuals comes primarily from the records in "The Church 
Book of Pferdsfeld," unless otherwise indicated." Church records in Pferdsfeld are available be- 
ginning in 1721, but records prior to 1721 have been lost or were not kept. However, there is an 
inhabitants list for 1717 that Dr. Krauthausen has provided us. This list is reproduced on pages 8 
and 9. As will be shown GanBes were a large part of the population in 1717. But in a 1977 
inhabitants list in the Pferdsfeld book, there was only one GanB living in Pferdsfeld. 



Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 




Map of Western Europe Including England 



The Ganfles of Pferdsfeld, Germany 




Map of Germany Showing Location of Pferdsfeld 



Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



Is Pferdsfeld the ancestral home of the GanJ5 families in the 1717 inhabitants list or did they 
migrate there from somewhere else? After the Thirty Yeais' War, migration to areas dev- 
astated was encouraged. Indeed, GanB families are found in other parts of what is now Germany 
in years prior to 1721. However, no relation to the GanB families in Pferdsfeld has been found. 
Also, church records from communities around Pferdsfeld have been searched, but no families 
have been found that appear directly related, except in Allenfeld, a small village east of Pferds- 
feld. I believe there were GanBes living in Pferdfeld for several generations prior to 1721. 

In the 1717 inhabitants list shown on the following two pages, there are nine GanB families 
including thirty two persons. This is out of 83 families and 341 persons. So in 1717 the GanBes 
were a significant part of the community (about 10%). The following list summarizes the GanB 
families found in the 1717 inhabitants list: 

GanB Families in the 1717 Inhabitants List for Pferdsfeld 



Head of the Family 


Adults 


Sons 


Daughters 


Jacob GanB 


2 


1 


2 


Carll GanB 


2 


1 




Frantz Wilhelm GanB 


2 


1 


1 


Friedrich GanB 


2 




1 


Thiell GanB 


2 


1 


1 


Joh. Nicklas GanB 


2 


1 




Peter GanB 


2 






Gabriel GanB's Widow 


1 


2 




Conradt GanB's Widow 


1 


2 


2 


Total 


16 


9 


7 



These same families are found in the church records. Many of the men had a first name of 
Johann, which was often omitted in the records. There is one GanB in the church records that 
does not appear in any inhabitants list. He is Johann Adam GanB, who died 1 1 Jan 1743.'' He 
was single and is recorded as the son of the late Johann Frantz GanB, citizen of Pferdsfeld. 
Johann Adam was 65 yrs, 13 wks, and 3 days old at his death, so he was born 9 Oct 1677. If his 
father and mother were living in Pferdsfeld at the time of their death, they died before 1717, 
because they are not listed in the inhabitants list. Two other GanB men died before 1717, Gabriel 
and Conradt, as is apparent from the above table, which lists their widows. 



The Ganfles of Pferdsfeld, Germany 



From the Pferdsfeld church records, it is possible to determine the birth and death dates of some 
of the adult GanJ3es shown in the 1717 inhabitants list, as summarized in the following table: 

Birth and Death Dates for TianR Adults in the 1717 Census 



Person 


Born 


Died 


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Johann Jacob GanB 


9 Dec 1683 


13 Mar 1746 


378 


Maria Catharina (Jacob Gang's wife) 


Jan 1682 


23 Aug 1746 


378 


Johann Carll Ganfi 


Dec 1688 


2 Feb 1757 


391 


Anna Catharina (Carll GanU's wife) 


1687 


2 Feb 1757 


391 


Johann Friedrich Ganfi 


May 1686 


24 Dec 1743 


374 


Elisabetha Margretha (Friedrich 
Ganfi's 1st wife) 


Apr 1698 


12 Jan 1729 


357 


Anna Elisabetha (Friedrich GanlJ's 
2nd wife) 


1712 


lOJun 1795 


453 


Thieleman GanJi 


12 Nov 1659 


20 Nov 1723 


361 


Anna Catharina (Thieleman GanIVs 
wife) 


Apr 1661 


23 Dec 1739 


369 


Johann Nicol Ganfi 


1694 


1762 


402 


Maria Catharina (Nicol Ganfi's wife) 


Jan 1697 


31 Mar 1758 


395 


Peter Gani5 








Peter Ganli's wife 








(Gabriel Ganli's widow) 








Anna Gertruda (Conradt Ganfi's 
widow) 


Apr 1674 


6 Oct 1745 


377 



The three persons in the above table with blanks after their names could not be found in the birth 
or death records. Frantz Wilhelm Ganfi is not found in the above table either. He moved to 
Eckweiler. His death record is not found in either the Pferdsfeld or the Eckweiler church records. 
Three other GanB men are known to have lived before 1717 in Pferdsfeld from the previous 
discussion. These are: Johann Frantz, Gabriel, and Conradt. All are mentioned in the records 
as someone's late father or husband. From the number of GanB families living in Pferdsfeld in 
1717, it is highly probable that GanBes lived there for several generations before 1717. 



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10 Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



The family of interest to us is that of Johann Friedrich Ganfi, the elder. He was also 
referred to as "the wagon maker." There were two other Johann Friedrich Ganges living in 
Pferdsfeld during this time. One was a boy of thirteen or fourteen in 1721, when he was con- 
firmed. His father was the deceased Conrad Gani), according to the confirmation. The other was 
referred to as "the younger" or the "Church-censor". He was not the son of Johann Friedrich, the 
elder, and how he was related to him is not known. We know that Johann Friedrich, the younger, 
was the son of Johann Thielemann GanB because the marriage record of Johann Friedrich, the 
younger, provides this information.''* 

An effort has been made to trace my GanB family further back than 1721. The International 
Genealogy Index (IGI) was consulted and a number of GanBes were found in earlier times. But it 
has not been possible to connect them to the GanBes in Pferdsfeld and Allenfeld. The records for 
Pferdsfeld for this time period apparently are few. I am indebted to Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen of 
Mainz, Germany, for supplying me the books about Pferdsfeld mentioned earlier. He also sup- 
plied a listing of chimneys from two different years in the seventeenth century. From the 
chimney listings, it is concluded that Pferdsfeld had a significant reduction in population during 
the seventeenth century, probably as a result of wars and diseases. 

The Palatinate was devastated by the Thirty Years' War discussed in the Introduction and Fore- 
word and by other wars of the seventeenth century. The effect of these wars is discussed in the 
book about Pferdsfeld mentioned above. From 1620 to 1631, the Spanish occupied the area that 
included Pferdsfeld. They were displaced by the Swedish forces in 1631. According to the autho- 
rity quoted in this book, the entire region was plundered by military forces during this war. 
Another war occurred in this area in 1688 to 1693 (the Orleanic War discussed in the Foreword) 
that devastated the Palatinate. '"^ This war must have affected Frantz 's father, Johann Friedrich 
GanB, but how has not been determined. 

There were also a few GanB families in Allenfeld, a small town to the east of Pferdsfeld. The 
relationship of these GanBes to those in Pferdsfeld has not been established, with the possible 
single excepfion of Thielman GanB. Two children were born to Thielman GanB and his wife in 
Allenfeld in 1714 and 1718(7).'* But Thielman GanB died m Pferdsfeld on 20 Nov 1723 and his 
wife died 23 Dec 1739, also in Pferdsfeld, as shown in the above table (his son, Johann Friedrich 
GanB, was married in Sep 1723, as previously stated). 

I believe the Friedrich GanB in the 1717 inhabitants list for Pferdsfeld is the Johann Friedrich 
GanB who is the father of Frantz Henrich GanB. But there are some questions concerning this 
Friedrich GanB that remain unresolved. In the 1717 inhabitants list he has one child, as shown in 
the 1717 inhabitants list table. However, there is no evidence of a child of his that was born be- 
fore 1721 in the church records (no confirmation). Then this child must have died. Also, is the 
wife he has in 1721 his first wife? His calculated birth year based on his death date and age at 
death is 1686. That would make him 35 in 1721 when his son Johann Frantz was born. His wife 
in 1721 is 23. Could this be his second wife? Possibly an earlier wife and child died and he re- 
married. The Pferdsfeld church records include confirmations and there are children confirmed in 
1721 and years thereafter that were born before 1721. So if Friedrich had children born earlier 



The Gandes of Pferdsfeld, Germany 11 



that were still alive, it is assumed that they would be found in the confirmations. None have been 
found. 

1. Johann'^ Friedrich Ganfi 

Johann Friedrich GanJ5 was born in May 1686, probably in Pferdsfeld. He died 24 Dec 1743 in 
Pferdsfeld and was buried 26 Dec 1743 in Pferdsfeld.'^ His occupation was wagon maker. His 
parents have not been determined. 

He married Elisabetha Margretha before 1721 and possibly before 1717 when the above 
mentioned census was taken, probably in Pferdsfeld. She was born Apr 1698, probably in 
Pferdsfeld, and died 12 Jan 1729, in Pferdsfeld. Elisabetha Margretha was buried 14 Jan 1729, in 
Pferdsfeld.'* 

The first church record for Johann Friedrich GanB is the baptism of a son in 1721. This page is 
torn, so parts of the record are not available. The record loosely translates as follows:" 

Johann Frantz, Friedrich Ganli's and his wife's son is born 21 Feb (1721) and baptized the 24th 
of the same. Sponsors were Johann Frantz ?auffinann, Joh. Peter Land, and Maria Magdalena 
Hammer. 

In this record, Friedrich GanB is not identified further and his wife is not named. Later records 
name wives and provide more identification of individuals. Further identification of Friedrich 
GanB is provided by the 1735 confirmation list, which includes the following entry: 

Johann Frantz Ganl5, Friedrich GaniVs, the wagon maker, son. 

The identity of the mother was determined from her death record, referenced below, and from 
the birth record of her third child. The next record for this family is the birth of Frantz Henrich 
GanB (our progenitor) and the mother is not identified here either. In this record, the father is 
identified as Friedrich GanB, the elder. This birth was on 22 Aug 1723. On 23 May 1723, Johann 
Friedrich GanB, son of Thielman GanB, was married. This Friedrich was then referred to as "the 
younger". Later records refer to Friedrich, the elder, as "wagon maker" and even later as 
"master". Friedrich, the younger, was referred to as "shoemaker" and "church censor". 

A third child, Elizabetha Catharina, was born to Friedrich GanB the wagon maker on 20 Oct 
1725. Her mother is named Elisabetha Margretha in this record. The three children were born 
at about two year intervals. But after 1725 no more children were born to Friedrich GanB, the 
elder, and his wife. Then on 12 Jan 1729 Elisabetha Margaretha GanB died'" and the daughter. 
Elisabetha Catharina, died in 1730."' This suggests that Elisabetha Margretha became ill 
following the birth of her third child and that that child was not healthy. 



12 Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 

Children of Johann Friedrich and Elisabetha Margretha Ganfi are: 

2 i. Johann' Frantz GanB, b. 21 Feb 1721; m. Elisabetha Margretha Fuchs. 

3 ii. Frantz Henrich GanB, b. 22 Aug 1723: m. Anna Margaret Ruhl (in Pennsylvania). 

iii. Elisabetha Catharina GanB, b. 20 Oct 1725 in Pferdsfeld, bapt. 21 Oct 1725, in the 
Pferdsfeld church, d. 30 Mar 1730 in Pferdsfeld. Her mother is identified as Elisabetha 
Mai^retha in the baptismal record. Baptismal witnesses were Maria Catharina Martin, 
Dorothea Elisabetha Jung, and Johann Ludwig Bauer. 

Johann Friedrich GanB's second marriage was to Anna Elisabetha Dorter, daughter of Dietrich 
Dorter of Daubach, 23 May 1730, in Pferdsfeld. Daubach is a town about 1 Vi miles east of 
Pferdsfeld. Anna Elisabetha was born about 1710 and died 10 Jun 1793, in Pferdsfeld. 

Children of Johann Friedrich and Anna Elisabetha GanB are 

iv. Johann' Peter GanB, b. 27 Sep 1732 in Pferdsfeld, bapt. 29 Sep 1732 in the Pferdsfeld 
church. Witnesses were: Johann Peter Dorter (son of Dietrich Dorter from Daubach), 
Johann George Lerst from Hollenbach. and Maria Elisabetha, Johann Jacob Faber's 
daughter." Another researcher states that Johann Peter Ganii m. 18 May 1756 in Gebroth 
Justina Elisabetha Bayer." 

V. Johann Gabriel GanB, b. 22 Feb 1735. in Pterdsfeld and bapt. 27 Feb 1735 in the 
Pferdsteld church." 

vi. Johann Nicol GanB. b. 3 Jul 1737 in Pterdsfeld and bapt. 7 Jul 1737 in the Pferdsfeld 
church. Witnesses were Johann Nicol Ganfi. Johann Gabriel Faber, and Anna 
Catharina GanB (wife of Carll GanB). He died 7 Jun 1738 in Pferdsfeld. -■ 

vii. Anna Elisabetha GanB, b. 5 Aug 1739 in Pferdsfeld, and bapt. 9 Aug 1737 in the 
Pferdsteld church. She died 3 .May 1803 in Pferdsteld. 

viii. Maria Margretha GanB, b. 9 Jul 1742 in Pferd.sfeld and bapt. 15 Jul 1742, in the 
Pferdsfeld church. Witnesses were: Maria Sophia Dorter (daughter of Johann Dietrich 
Dorter of Daubach), Anna Margretha Bauer (daughter of Johann Ludwig Bauer), and 
Johann Eberhard Roos. 

No attempt was made to determine what happened to the children of Johann Friedrich and Anna 
Elisabetha GanB. 



The Gandes of Pferdsfeld, Germany 13 



2. Johann^ Frantz Ganfi (Johann^ Friedrich ) 

Johann Frantz Gantli was born 21 Feb 1721 in Pferdsfeld and was baptized 24 Feb 1721 in the 
Pferdsfeld church."* His sponsors have been previously identified. He was confirmed in 1735 
in the Pferdsfeld church." Johann Frantz married Elisabetha Margretha Fuchs 14 Apr 1744 in 
Pferdsfeld.^* She was born 1 Mar 1724 in Pferdsfeld, the daughter of Hans Eberhard and 
Maria Ursula Fuchs. ^' 

Children of Johann Frantz and Elisabetha Margretha GanB are: 

i. Johann^ Frantz GanB. b. 10 Jan 1744 in Pferdsfeld. ■" 

ii. Johann George GanB. b. 24 Jul 1747 in Pferdsfeld, d. 26 Apr 1750 in Pferdsfeld.^' 

Hi. Maria Margetha GanB, b. 4 Apr 1750 in Pferdsfeld." 

iv. Johann Gabriel GanB, b. 29 Apr 1753 in Pferdsfeld." 

The deaths of Johann Frantz and Elisabetha Margretha GanB and their children, other than 
Johann George, are not recorded in the Pferdsfeld church records. It is assumed that this family 
moved to some other place. No attempt was made to trace this family. 

3. Frantz^ Henrich GanB (Johann^ Friedrich ) 

Frantz Henrich GanB was born 22 Aug 1723 in Pferdsfeld and was baptized on the 24th of 
August in the Pferdsfeld church. Sponsors were Johann Frantz Martin, Johann Henrich 
Horn, and Anna Catharina, Frantz Hatstein's daughter.'^ Frantz Henrich GanB was con- 
firmed 23 Jun 1737 at the Pferdsfeld church.'' 

Frantz was six years old when his mother died. There is no way of knowing how this affected 
him. We do know that life was different in the 18th century from today. Children were expected 
to help with the work that was required for the family to survive. It can be assumed that Frantz 
performed chores related to growing the food and that he probably learned something of his 
father's trade. It can also be assumed that he obtained a rudimentary education. There was a 
school in Pferdsfeld and while every boy may not have attended school, Frantz' s father was of 
sufficient prominence that we can assume Frantz went to school. There is evidence that he could 
read and write because he was a tax assessor one year in York County, Pennsylvania. 

Our first record concerning Frantz other than the church records is in the manumissions list. 
A person wishing to leave his community had to receive permission from the government. 
On 24 May 1747, Franz (sic) Henrich GanB and six other persons from Pferdsfeld were granted 
permission to emigrate. 



14 Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



Those with permission to emigrate, other than Franz Henrich GanB were:'^ 

Johann Frantz Hammer 
Johami Peter Beckh 
Hemich Fuchs 
Amia Elisabeth GanB 
Franz GanB 
Georg Hollander 

An attempt has been made to identify these persons. The following four persons have been found 
in the church records. 

Johann Frantz, son of Johann Leonhardt Hammer and his wife (un-named) was bom 6 Nov 
1722 in Pferdsfeld and was baptized on the 9th in the Pferdsfeld Church. Sponsors were Johann 
Frantz Goltz, church-censor, Jacob Schreiner from Henweyler, and Maria Elisabetha 
Kauffmann from Eckweiler." 

Johann Peter, son of Johann Eberhard Beck and wife (un-named) was born 29 Nov 1722 and 
baptized the 30th of November. Sponsors were: Johann Peter Landt, Johann Nicol Pfamz, and 
Maria Elisabetha Beck.^^ 

Johann Henrich, son of Johann Peter Fuchs and his wife (un-named) was born 20 Jan 1724 and 
the 26th baptized in the Pferdsfeld church. Sponsors were Johann Henrich Fuchs, Johann Peter 
Land, and Anna Elisabetha Brutger.^^ 

George Hollander is the son of Melchior Hollander. His birth record is not found in the 
Pferdsfeld church book. He was born betbre 1721 because his confirmation is recorded in the 
Pferdsfeld church book on 15 Jan 1732 (confirmations were between 13 and 16 years of age)."^ 
He married Anna Elisabetha Strom 19 May 1744. She is the daughter of Adam Strom. 

Anna Elisabeth GanB and the second Franz GanB have not been identified. There are two Anna 
Elizabeth GanBes. One is Frantz' s step-mother, who we know did not leave Pferdsfeld because 
her death is recorded in the church book. The other is the daughter of Johann Carl GanB, who 
was born 30 Oct 1728 and baptized the 31st.'*' The second Frantz GanB could be Frantz's 
brother, Johann Frantz. If it is, he decided not to leave in 1747, because we find him in 
Pferdsfeld in subsequent years. 

Johann Frantz GanB, Johann Frantz Hammer, Johann Peter Beck, and Johann Henrich Fuchs 
were all born about the same time and were all single. Why did they decide to leave home. We 
can only speculate, but we know that the population in Europe was expanding in the 18* century, 
which would increase competition, and there was a severe winter in 1740-41, which resulted in 
crop failures.'*^ Also, Frantz Henrich GanB's father died in 1743 so this tie was gone. 

The manumissions list is also our last record of Frantz Henrich GanB in Germany. We next find 
him arriving in the Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in October 1747. 



Chapter 2 



Frantz Henrich Gantz 



On 13 October 1747 the ship Two Brothers arrived at the port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
Two of the passengers on board were a Johann Frantz Hammer and a Frantz Henrich 
Gantz/' These are two of the persons on the Pferdsfeld manumissions list shown in Chapter 1. 
This list is dated 24 May 1747. For this date, there are seven entries for Pferdsfeld, as previously 
shown. The entry for Frantz Henrich Gantz is followed by an entry for Frantz Hammer. But what 
happened to the other persons on the manumissions list? On the ship Two Brothers, there was a 
Johannes Fuchs who could be the Johann Henrich Fuchs of Pferdsfeld. A person that might be 
Johann Peter Beckh was not found. If Anna Elisabetha GanB was on the ship, she would not have 
been on the list because only adult males were included. It is possible that the others did not 
come to the New World, or if they made the trip, they could have died in transit. 

In the Philadelphia Court House the passengers signed two oaths. One was an oath of allegiance 
to King Geoi^e, the Second, and the other was an oath of abjuration, renouncing James the Third 
as the King of England. Johann Frantz Hammer and Frantz Henrich GanB signed their names, in 
that order, on both lists. The heading on the second list was as follows: "The Foreigners whose 
names are underwritten, imported in the Ship Two Brothers, Thomas Arnett (Captain), from Rot- 
terdam & last from Leith (Scotland), Inhabitants of the Palatinate & places adjacent, did this day 
take the foregoing Oaths to the Government, 13* S^" 1747. Present at the Courthouse, the Hon'''" 
the President, Benj" Shoemaker, Joshua Maddox, Esq".'"" Following is a facsimile of their 
names from the second list as shown in the Signature Volume of Pennsylvania German 
Pioneers. ^^ 




cSn 




Compare Frantz's signature in 1747 to a signature on a deed in 1793 (the signature on the deed 
was copied by the clerk). - . . 

15 




16 Part I Frantz Hen rich Gantz 



As discussed in the Introduction, the trip to the New World was arduous and expensive. Did 
Frantz Gantz and Frantz Hammer have the money to pay tor the trip or did they have to 
work for someone in America for a term to pay for the trip? The first record of Frantz Gantz in 
York County, Pennsylvania was on 25 Dec 1754, when Henry Frantz Gans and wife were wit- 
nesses at the baptism of Henry Andel, son of Pfeter Andel. This took place at St. Matthew's 
Lutheran Church, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania.'** Where Frantz Henrich Gantz was and 
what he was doing between 13 Oct 1747 and 25 Dec 1754 has not been determined, except that 
he must have married, as discussed below. A Henry Gantz is among the "taxables and early set- 
tlers of the East End of Hanover Township, Lancaster County" in 1750 (this Hanover is some 
distance from the Hanover in York County). This fact is included in an 1846 history of Dauphin 
County (Hanover Township was then a part of Lancaster County)."*'' Few tax records for 
Lancaster County are available today. So it has not been possible to verify this information or 
follow up on it. But it may be that this is our Henry Gantz. A Frantz Hammer is not among those 
listed. 

A Frantz Hammer and Rebecca are recorded as witnesses to the baptism of Joh. Frantz 
Weymiiller 5 Jul 1753, as shown in Jacob Lischy's Private Records.*^ So both Frantz Gantz and 
Frantz Hammer moved to York County. However, their names never appear together in the rec- 
ords consulted. Neither appears as a witness at a baptism of the other's child. Of course there are 
children whose baptismal records are not available, such as all the daughters of Frantz and Anna 
Margaret Gantz. There are gaps in the records, either due to a shortage of pastors or because the 
records have been lost. 

That the Frantz Henrich Gantz in York County, Pennsylvania, and the Frantz Henrich GanB in 
Pferdsfeld, Germany, are the same person is proven by the sequence of events presented to this 
point. These events are the presence of Frantz Henrich Gantz and Johann Frantz Hammer on the 
manumissions list in Pferdsfeld, on the passenger list of the Two Brothers, and in York County, 
Pennsylvania, after 1750. 

On the following page is a map of the southeastern part of Pennsylvania and part of Maryland. 
York County is in the southwest part of this map and near the Maryland line. While Frantz set- 
tled and lived in York County, some of his descendants lived just across the line in Maryland. In 
the mid 1700s York County can be considered frontier. The land had been procured from the 
Indians in 1736. Living here was quite different from Europe. In Europe, Frantz was raised in a 
village. In York County, he lived in the country. The nearest village was York, about fifteen 
miles away, quite a distance by horse or foot. 

Frantz probably chose a plot of ground and "squatted" on it. Many settlers did this. Only later, 
■when the Commonwealth insisted, did they apply to purchase the land they were living on. 
Frantz obtained a warrant for a plot of land in 1768.^" This was the first of three plots of ground 
he bought from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He probably had to build his own house 
from logs. We know from tax records that his son, George, was living in a log house in 1798. 



Chapter 2 Frantz Henrich and Margaret Gantz 



17 




18 



Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



Frantz Gantz married Anna Margaret Ruhl sometime before 1753 when their first child was 
born. Her maiden name comes from the baptismal record of her youngest son George 
William Gantz, where the parents are listed as Francis Ganz (sic) and Anna Margaret, nee 
Ruhl.^° However, the original records have not been viewed and the source of the comment "nee 
Ruhl" in the extraction is not known. From a copy seen, it appears to have been added at a later 
date. Other sources show Frantz's wife's maiden name as Ruhl, but none, except Keith Dull, 
offer proof. Keith Dull has researched a Peter Ruhl who died in 1747/48 in Germantown, 
Pennsylvania.'' After the death of Peter, his wife, Anna Catharine Ruhl, and her children 
moved to York County. The records Dull cites have not been viewed by us. For more on this 
family, refer to his book. Unfortunately, none of the evidence cited by Dull shows the Anna 
Margaret that married Frantz Gantz to be a Ruhl. Besides the "nee Ruhl" in George William's 
baptism, two Ruhls sponsored children of Frantz and Anna Margretha. For these reasons, 1 
believe Anna Margaret's maiden was Ruhl. 

The evidence I have cited would probably not stand up to rules of evidence used by the D.A.R. 
or the Mayflower Society, but it is probable that Margaret's parents were Peter and Anna 
Catharine Ruhl. However, there were two Peter Ruhls that came to America. The first came in 
October 1727 on the Adventure Galley. ^^ The second came in August 1739 on the Samuel. ^^ Dull 
shows the second Peter Ruhl as the father of Anna Margaret. But the first Peter Ruhl's wife was 
Katharina Stumpf, whom he married about 1718.^'* This Peter Ruhl could have been the father 
of Anna Margaret. It would be interesting to pursue this question further but it is outside the 
scope of this book. 

Two of Frantz's children were baptized at St. Jacob's (Stone) Union Church, near Brodbecks, 
Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania. These were the first son John, who was 
baptized on 3 Feb 1760, and the third son George William, who was baptized on 30 Jul 1765." 
The baptism of his second son, John George, on 21 Aug 1763, is recorded in the Private Records 
of Jacob Lischy, Reformed Minister."^* No baptismal records of the other children of Frantz have 
been found. 

Frantz Gantz appears in the tax records for Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 
from their availability in 1771 until 1787. In 1778 Frantz Gantz is the tax collector for Codorus 
Township. Two other tax records are of interest. First is the one for 1781, which is a special tax 
for recruiting soldiers for the Revolutionary War. In this tax, the only Gantz named is Frantz 
Gantz. The other tax of interest is for 1783. In this tax, the number of inhabitants, buildings, and 
animals are listed. Following is the listing for Frantz Gantz: 

178 3 Tax for York C oun ty . Pennsylvani a 



Name 


Houses 


Out 

houses 


Land 


Inhab- 
itants 


Horses 


Horned 
Cattle 


Sheep 


Gantz, Francis 


1 


1 


250 


4 


2 


7 


6 



Chapter 2 Frantz Henrich and Margaret Gantz 19 



Why are there only four inhabitants in this household? Only one of the girls and none of the boys 
are married. Frequently, single males and females worked as servants or farm laborers in other 
households. This could explain the missing inhabitants. 

Frantz Gantz is not found in the 1790 U. S. Census. But George Gantz is and there are two 
males over 16 and four females in that enumeration. One male is George and it is assumed 
that the second male is his father, Frantz. All of George's children are under sixteen and he has 
only two daughters in 1790 that are known. One of the other females is George's wife and the 
fourth is probably a sister, either Juliana, who isn't married yet, or Barbara (a fourth sister not 
included by some other researchers, see discussion below). 

On 27 Aug 1793, Francis Gantz of Codorus Township, Yeoman, deeded 312 acres and 30 per- 
ches of land and all buildings and improvements to George Gantz of the same place, blacksmith. 
At this time, Frantz's oldest son, John, was dead. This land was obtained by Frantz through three 
warrants dated at Philadelphia on 3 Jun 1768, 5 Sep 1785, and 1 1 Jun 1789." The price paid by 
George Gantz was six hundred pounds, lawful money of Pennsylvania. This George Gantz is his 
second son, John George, not his third son, George William. Frantz's signature on the deed is 
"Frantz GanB" in German script. So although his name was Americanized in the records, he 
retained his German signature. 

Frantz Henrich Gantz died 27 Nov 1809 in Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and 
is buried in Fissel's Church Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania.'^^ 
Anna Margaret [Ruhl] Gantz probably died before October 1785, because on that date Frantz is 
among the communicants listed at Fissels church where his name is followed by wid. 
(widow). Then in January, 1789 Frantz alone sponsored Frederick Bortner, son of Ludwig and 
Elizabeth [Gantz] Bortner. '^^ The grave of Anna Margaret Gantz has not been found. 

Children of Frantz Henrich and Anna Margaret Gantz are: 

4 i. Elizabeth- Gantz. h. 24 Oct 1753; m. Ludwig Bortner. 

5 ii. Juliana Gantz, b. t a. 1756; m. John Bortner. 

6 iii. Margaret Gantz, b. 3 Feb 1758; m. George Bortner. 

7 iv. Johannes (John) Gantz, b. 22 Dec 1759; m. Esther Keller. 

8 V. George (John George) Gantz, b. Aug 1763; m. (1) Margaret; m. (2) Catharine 

Hoffman . 

9 vi. William (George William) Gantz, b. 2 Jul 1765; m. Maria Catharine. 
10 vii. Barbara Gantz, b. ra. 1768. 



20 Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



There is a problem concerning proof of the parentage of the Gantz girls since baptisms for 
these girls have not been found. It is generally accepted that the first three daughters are 
those of Frantz and Anna Margaret. Both the 1907 History of York County and Charles 
Glatfelter's history of the Bortner family (referenced below) make this claim. However Barbara, 
the last daughter that I ascribe to Frantz and Margretha, is not included by everyone, as discussed 
below. One interesting thing about the first three daughters is that each married a son of George 
and Marie Appolonia [Floucher] Bortner. The best information about the Bortner families of 
York County is in a book by Charles H. Glatfelter.^" Most of what is presented here is from that 
work. Therefore, only a summary of the information about Frantz' s daughters that married 
Bortners will be found here. Anyone interested in the Bortners should consult Glatfelter's work. 

4. Elizabeth^ Gantz (Frantz') 

Elizabeth Gantz was born 24 Oct 1753, probably in Pennsylvania, and died 17 Sep 1820 in 
York County, Ftennsylvania.''' She is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery, Codorus 
Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth married Ludwig Bortner, son of George and 
Marie Appolonia [Floucher] Bortner before 1784. That Ludwig Bortner's wife was Elisabeth 
Gantz is from the baptismal certificate (fraktur) of their first child Barbara Bortner, which says 
her parents are Ludwig Bordner (sic) and wife Lissa (Eliza) Margret GanJiin." Ludwig Bortner 
was born 15 May 1762 in Codorus Township, York County, and was christened 20 Jun 1762 in 
Lischy's Records,"'' Ludwig Bortner died 12 Dec 1815 in York County and is buried in the Stone 
Church Cemetery.*^ 



Children of Ludwig and Elizabeth Bortner are 



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i. Barbara^ Bortner, b. 4 Jul 1784 in York Co., bapt. 24 Jul 1784 in Fissel's Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co.,*^ d. 1868, in York Co., bur. in Stone Church Cem.; m. 17 
Apr 1809 John Zeigler.*' 

ii. Elizabeth Bortner, b. 29 Jun 1786 in York Co., d. 24 Apr 1864 in York Co.,*' bur. in 
Stone Church Cem., Codorus Twp., York Co.; m. 13 Apr 1813 Jacob Fischel.''' 

iii. Frederick Bortner, b. 8 Dec 1788 in York Co.. bapt. 18 Jan 1789 in Stone Church, 
Codorus Twp.. York Co., sponsor Francis Ganss.™ 

iv. Magdalena Bortner, b. 18 Nov 1791 in York Co., bapt. 29 Jan 1792," d. 8 Jan 1873 in 
York Co.,'" bur. in Stone Church Cem., Codorus Twp., York Co.; m. (1) Lewis Krebs; 
m. (2) John Krebs." 

V. Jacob Bortner, b. 26 Nov 1793 in York Co., bapt. 26 Dec 1793 in Stone Church,'" d. 
12 May 1857 in York Co.. bur. Stone Church Cem.;'- m. 1816 Catharine Gerbrick.'* 

vi. John Bortner, b. 17 Dec 1797, in York Co., bapt. 21 Jan 1798, in Stone Church," d. 24 
Jan 1854, in York Co., bur in Stone Church Cem.;'** m. 28 Oct 1819 Anna Catharine 
Strickhaaser.''* 



Chapter 2 Frantz Henrich and Margaret Gantz 21 



5. Juliana^ Gantz (Frantz^) 

Juliana Gantz was born about 1756 in York County/" and died 27 Jun 1824 in York County.*' 
She is buried in Saddler's Cemetery, Hopewell Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Jul- 
iana married John Bortner, son of George and Marie Appolonia [Floucher] Bortner, on 16 

Nov 1790 at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Hanover Township, York County, Pennsylvania.*^ 
He was born in 1768 in Codorus Township, York County," and died 26 Apr 1859 in York 
County."^ He is also buried in Saddler's Cemetery. 

After their marriage, John and Julia Bortner moved to Hopewell Township, York County, and 
transferred their membership to Saddler's Church. John was a farmer as was his brothers. 

Children of Juliana and John Bortner are: 

i. Christina^ (Jane) Bortner, b. 25 Sep 1791 in York Co., bapt. 29 Sep 1791, in Fissel's 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,*'^ d. 1872, in York Co., bur. in U. Presbyterian Cem., 
Hopewell Twp., York Co.. PA.;'* m. 14 May 1819, Robert Hyson.'' 

ii. John Bortner. b. 22 Nov 1792, in York Co.. bapt. 30 Dec 1792. in Saddler's Church. 
Hopewell Twp.. York Co.. PA;'' m. in Feb 1815 Juliana Fishel." 

ill. Elizabeth Bortner, b. 15 Feb 1794. in York Co.. bapt. 9 Mar 1794, in Saddler's 
Church, Hopewell Twp.. York Co.. PA;'*' m. John Fife.'' 

iv. Jacob Bortner, b. 5 Oct 1795, in York Co., bapt. 18 Dec 1795, in Saddler's Church, 
Hopewell Twp., York Co.;'" m. (1) Suzanna Snyder;*" m. (2) Hess.** 

v. Salome Bortner, b. 24 Dec 1797 in York Co.. bapt. in Saddler's Church. Hopewell 
Twp.. York Co..'- d. before 1859; m. Yost.'* 

vi. Peter Bortner, b. 20 Mar 1799 in York Co., bapt. 25 Apr 1799 in Saddler's Church. 
Hopewell Twp.. York Co.. PA." 

vii. Jesse Bortner. b. 181 1. in York Co.." d. 1857;" m. Mary Ann Snyder."" 

6. Margaret^ Gantz (Frantz^) 

"argaret Gantz was born 3 Feb 1758 in York County. Pennsylvania."" She died 17 Jan 1842 



M: 



-in York County and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township."^ She married 
George Bortner, son of George and Marie Appolonia [Floucher] Bortner, on 3 Jan 1785 in 
York County. '°' He was born 6 Feb 1761 in Codorus Township,"" York County and baptized 
1 Mar 1761 by Jacob Lischy.'""^ George Bortner died 8 Apr 1843 in York County, and is buried 
in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'"*' 



22 Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



Children of George and Margaret Bortner are:''" 

i. Henry^ Bortner, b. 1782 in York Co., d. 1871 in Morrow Co., OH; m. 1816 Margaret 

Haas.'°^ 

ii. Anna Margaret Bortner, b. 3 Apr 1785 in York Co., bapt. 1 May 1785 in Fissel's 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA,'°' d. about 1868."° 

iii. John Bortner, b. 30 Apr 1789 in York Co., bapt. Jun 1789 in Fissel's Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.,'" d. 29 Mar 1872 in York Co.,"^ bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp., York Co.; m. Rachel Jamison."^ 

iv. Christina Bortner, b. 9 Jul 1791 in York Co., bapt. 14 Aug 1791 in Fissel's Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.,"^ d. 18 Feb 1885 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp.;"^ m. George Amspacker."* 

V. George Bortner, b. 14 Feb 1794 in York Co., bapt. in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury 
Twp.,"' d. 28 Nov 1815 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York 
Co., FA."^ 

vi. Elizabeth Bortner, b. 5 Oct 1796 in York Co., PA., bapt. in Fissel's Church. 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co.,"' d. 13 Apr 1852 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.'-° 

vii. Jacob Bortner, b. 30 May 1799 in York Co., bapt. in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury 
Twp., York Co.,'^' d. 22 Nov 1815 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp., York Co.'" 

7. Johannes' Gantz (Frantz^). See Part II, Chapters 3, 4, and 5 for this family 

8. George- (John George) Gantz (Frantz'). See Part III, Chapters 6. 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 

for this family. 

9. William- (George William) Gantz (Frantz') 

William Gantz was born 2 Jul 1765 in Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania and 
was christened 30 Jul 1765 in the Stone Church, Codorus Township. '"' The sponsors at his 
baptism were George William Ruhl and Anna Margaret Schwartz. He died after 1826.''^ 

Records of William in York County are sparse. There is his baptism, that of his child described 
below, and a 1785 communicants list for Fissel's Church discussed in the section on Barbara 
Gantz, below. Besides those, only two other records have been found. First, he is a single man in 
the Codorus Township tax for 1789.''^ Second he is in one communicants list for the Stone 
Church that is undated, but assumed to be in 1790.'"" 



Chapter 2 Frantz Henrich and Margaret Gantz 23 



William Gantz married a Maria Catherine (maiden name unknown) based on the birth of a child 
in 1792 as shown. 

Child of George William and Maria Catherine Gantz is: 

i. John^ Gantz, b. 27 Aug 1792, bapt. 28 Oct 1792 in Sherman's (St. David's) Church, W. 
Mannheim Twp., York Co., PA.'" Sponsors were Leonh. Gennwein and Barbara 
Gantz, both single. 

Another researcher shows William as being a George Gantz who was living in Gettysburg, 
Pennsylvania about 1792 and who moved to Ohio about 1801.'"'^ This George Gantz married a 
woman named Dorcas Day. He had a child named John, but that John was born 2 Jan 1795.'"' 
While It is possible that William's first wife and son died, I believe that this George Gantz of 
Gettysburg is not the son of Frantz Henrich Gantz, but from a different family. Frantz Henrich 's 
son George William went by the name William while in York County, because John George was 
called George. Then in 1826 George William gave a power of attorney to Phillip Bence of 
Jefferson County, Kentucky, to collect his inheritance. In this document he identified himself as 
William Gantz. This power of attorney was executed in Jefferson County, Kentucky. '"'° A search 
for William Gantz in Kentucky and Indiana was to no avail. 

10. Barbara^ Gantz (Frantz') 

Barbara Gantz was born about 1768 on the assumption that she is the last child. We have not 
found a baptism, a marriage, nor a burial for her. There are two types of records that have 
been found. First, she is found in several lists of communicants at Fissel's church between 1785 
and 1800.''' On 20 Oct 1785 the list of communicants included the following: 



Franz Ganz wid. 

Jul. 

Barb. 

John 

Wilm. 



I 



Ganzes 



There are several other communicants lists where Barbara Gantz appears, frequently with other 
members of the family. Some of these lists are dated and some are not. The last time she is listed 
is on 10 May 1800. The list just prior to this date has no date. On that list we find: "20. Franz 
Gans, 21. Barbara Gans." 

The second type of record showing Barbara Gantz is when she is the witness at five baptisms, as 
shown in the table on the next page. In each baptism, Barbara Gantz was single. An interesting 
fact about these baptisms is that Elizabeth Bortner, Juliana Bortner, and William Gantz are all 
children of Frantz Henrich Gantz. 



24 



Part I Frantz Henrich Gantz 



Baptisms Where Barbara Gantz Was a Witness 



CHURCH 


CHILD 


PARENTS 


Fissel's, p. 140* 


Barbara Bortner 
b. 4 Jul 1784 
bapt. 24 Jul 1784 


Ludwig Bortner & 
Elizabeth 


Ziegler's, p. 121* 


Barbara Schulz 
b. 12 Feb 1788 
bapt. 5 Apr 1788 


Lorentz Schulz & 
Catharine 


Fissel's, p. 140* 


Catharine Schmitt 
b. 9 Dec 1790 
bapt. 19 Jan 1791 


Andreas Schmitt & 
Charlotte 


Fissel's, p. 130* 


Christina Bortner 
b. 25 Sep 1791 
bapt. 29 Sep 1791 


Hannes Bortner & 
Juliana 


Sherman's, p. 178* 


John Gantz 
b. 27 Aug 1792 
bapt. 28 Oct 1792 


William Gantz & 
Maria Cath. 



* York County Church Records referred to above. 



I believe Barbara is a daughter of Frantz and Anna Margretha Gantz. The communicants lists is 
particularly compelling evidence to me. Barbara was associated with the Frantz Gantz family in 
Fissel's church for fifteen years, so I believe she is part of that family. Keith Dull also shows 
Barbara as a daughter of Frantz and Anna Margretha, but gives no proof. If anyone else has any 
information that would shed light on Barbara I would like to hear from them. 



^arti:tDO 



Joftarates; (©ant^ 



Chapter 3 



John and Esther Gantz 



7. John' (Johannes) Gantz (Frantz') 

John Gantz was born 22 Dec 1759 in Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and was 
baptized 3 Feb 1760 in the Stone Church, Codorus Tavnship.'^^ He died 15 Oct 1792 in 
Codorus Township and was buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'''' He was only 
32 years old when he died. The cause of his death has not been determined, but it is presumed to 
be an illness or an accident since he made a will. His will was dated 29 Sep 1792. 

In Pennsylvania during the Revolutionary War, males 18 to 53 were required to be in the militia. 
This was in effect a home guard. John Gantz is found in Captain George Hoover's Company in 
Codorus Township in 1776.'"'* Later, the militia was organized into battalions. The Fifth 
Battalion included Codorus and John Gantz is found in Captain Shearer's Company in 1780. 
This information is found in the published Pennsylvania Archives. Not all the records have been 
preserved and the only other years found for Codorus Township were 1782 and 1783. John Gantz 
was in those lists also. '^^ 

In the 1782 tax for Codorus Township John Gantz is listed among the single men. In 1785 he is 
among the last group in the tax list and there is another list of single men. From this, it is 
assumed that he is married. He married Esther Keller about 1785.'''* She was born 18 Aug 1762 
and died 16 Jun 1828 in Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania.''^ She is buried in the 
Stone Church Cemetery, Codorus Township. She is probably the daughter of John Jacob and 
Maria Ester Keller.'-* 

John Gantz was a farmer. The tax list for 1789, and that for 1792, show him with 230 acres of 
land. There is no evidence of his purchasing this land in the Grantee Index of Deeds or of his 
wife selling the land after his death. He was probably farming his father's land, with the 
expectation of inheriting it when his father died. 



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John Gantz' s estate was entered into probate 24 Nov 1792 in York County, Pennsylvania.'''^ In 
the will he is called John Guse, but the recorder's notation states the will is for John Gantz (alias) 
John Guse (Gantz is German for Goose). His will is very specific about what is left to his wife, 
including one barrel and one cog to be filled with cyder (sic) and ten gallons of Apple Brandy. 
He specified that she should have the grane (sic) in the ground and that she should give his father 
his share. Then in addition to the specific bequests, his wife should get one third of his estate, the 
remainder going to his children. But he did not name his children. Executors of his estate were 
Davoit Snyder and Jacob Keller. Witnesses to the will were James Mason, John Ruhl, and 
Nicholas Pricker. James Mason and John Ruhl signed their name, Nicholas Pricker made a mark 
that looks like an H. This is probably the Nicholas Bricker who is the subject of Chapter 12. 
Records regarding the administration of John Gantz's will were not found. 

It is interesting that John Gantz signed his will with a mark. As shown in Chapter 2, his father 
signed his own name on the ship's passenger list. So it is assumed that Frantz Gantz could read 
and write, but that John could not. This is not surprising, since many persons on frontier settie- 
ments could not read or write. The first order of business was making a living. The early schools 
in York county were established by the community in conjunction with the churches. It was only 
later that a public school system was established. 

After John Gantz died, Esther Gantz moved to Baltimore County, Maryland, and lived there 
until about 1 803 when she returned to York County. On 7 Jun 1 802 a deed was recorded at 
the York County Courthouse for 130 and 3/4 acres of land purchased from Henry Rockey and 
wife by Esther Gantz. ''*° Then on 20 Sep 1808 the purchase of land by Esther from John Blocker 
and wife was recorded.''*' This is an interesting pair of transactions because they are for the same 
tract of land. The deeds do not explain this, but Keith Dull has found a document that shows that 
there was a mortgage on the land when it was purchased from Rockey. Rockey subsequentiy 
assigned the mortgage to Blocker. The second deed was when Esther paid off the mortgage. York 
County tax records for Codorus Township includes a "Gantz widow" in 1804. Tax records con- 
tinue to record "Gantz widow" until 1816, after which she is shown as "Gantz widow of John," 
until her death in 1828. John's brother George died in 1816 and George's widow was thereafter 
identified in the taxes as "Gantz widow of George." 

Esther Gantz also left a will.'^' She makes two specific bequests, one to Jacob Blaize whom she 
has raised from infency and one to her daughter Christina Weibling. The remainder of her estate 
is to be divided among her other three children and the children of her daughter Christina. She 
names her other three children as John. George, and Elizabeth (married to Samuel Werner). 
The children of her daughter Christina that she names are William, John, Polly, Elizabeth, 
Samuel, Charles, and Esther. She does not name a Jesse, but her administrator, George Gantz, 
does name a Jesse as the heir of Esther Gantz in a later petition.'"' However he does not name 
William. The 1830 census for York County, Pennsylvania, shows a George Weibling with five 
boys and three girls, which would indicate that both a Jesse and a William could be accom- 
modated. Executors of Esther Gantz's will are her son, John Gantz, and her son-in-law Samuel 
Werner. Witnesses to the will were George Conto and John Hetrick. 

An attempt was made to find out more about Jacob Blaize, but it was unsuccessful. He was not in 
the York County taxes or in the 1830 census. I leave it to someone else to find him. 



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Children of John and Esther Gantz are: 

Christina^ Gantz, b. 30 Oct 1787; m. George Weibling. 

Elizabeth Gantz, b. 20 Jan 1789, d. ca. 1790 (see discussion under 14. Elizabeth 
Gantz). 

John Gantz, b. 28 Mar 1790; m. Barbara Hossler (see Chapter 4). 

George Keller Gantz, b. 12 Aug 1791; m. Penelope Lightfoot (see Chapter 5). 

Elizabeth Gantz, b. 5 Apr 1793; m. Samuel Werner. 

11. Christina^ Gantz (John', Frantz^) 

Christina Gantz was born 30 Oct 1787 in Codorus Township, York County, and was baptized 
6 Nov 1787 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township, York County'^ She died about 
1862 in Morrow County, Ohio. Christina was married to John George Weibling before 1809 
when their first child was born.'*' George Weibling was born 8 May 1783 in Manchester, Balti- 
more County (now in Carroll County), Maryland, and was baptized 2 Jun 1783 in the Reformed 
and Lutheran Church, Manchester County, Maryland. "** He died about 1832 in York County, 
Pennsylvania.'*^ George Weibling is the son of Charles and Elizabeth [Fehr?'***] Weibling.'*^ 

George Weibling first appears in the 1811-1812 Codorus Township tax list with 100 acres of land 
and two cattle. He continues to appear in the Codorus tax list until 1831-32, when the list shows 
George Weibling heirs. 

Children of George and Christina Weibling are: 

15 i. William* Weibling, b. 24 Feb 1809; m. (1) Susannah Emerheiser; m. (2) Elizabeth 

Walker. 

ii. Polly Weibling, b. 1810-1812 in PA,'-° moved to Morrow Co., OH, ca. 1841. 

16 iii. John Weibling, b. ca. 1815; m. (1 ) Catharine; m. (2) Catharine Emerheiser. 

iv. Ellizabeth Weibling, b. 31 Dec 1816 in PA, d. 14 Jul 1881 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., 
OH; never married. '"'' She was living with Jesse in the 1880 census. 

V. Samuel Weibling, b. ca. 1821 in PA; living with his mother in Morrow Co., OH in the 
1850 census and with Jesse in Morrow Co., OH, in 1870 census.'" 

17 vi. Charles Weibling, b. ca. 1823; m. Louisa Blankenship. 

vii. Hetty (Ester) Weibling, b. ca. 1826 in PA; m. Henry Defenbaugh.'" 

18 viii. Jesse Weibling, b. t«. 1829; m. Minerva. 



30 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 



George Weibling died intestate and left two tracts of land to his heirs. The larger tract, 103 acres 
was assumed by William and John Weibling, George's oldest sons, in 1836. John farmed this 
land until about 1841. In the 1840 census, Christina and the younger children are living with 
John in York County. Then in 1841, Christina and Polly Webling bought 26 acres of land from 
George Shearer in Richland County (in what was later part of Morrow County), Ohio. The 1850 
census has Christina in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio, with her children Betsy, 
Samuel, Hetty, and Jesse. She owns $400 in real estate. In the 1860 census, Christina is again 
found in Morrow County, Ohio. Living with her are her children Elizabeth and Jesse. Also in her 
household is John's daughter Mary. In this census, John is in Franklin County, Ohio. 

We know that Christina died about 1862 because property from her husband's estate remained in 
York County that could be sold now that she was dead. For this sale, each of her children sent 
powers of attorney to George Gantz that are recorded in the York County deed records. '"^ 

12. John^ Gantz (John\ Frantz'). For this family, see Chapter 4. 

13. George^ Keller (John\ Frantz^) Gantz. For this family, see Chapter 5. 

14. Elizabeth^ Gantz (John\ Frantz') 

Elizabeth Gantz is a problem. An Elizabeth Gantz was born 20 Jan 1789 in Codorus Township 
and baptized 14 Feb 1789 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township.'''"'^ As shown, Esther 
Gantz, in her will, states her daughter Elizabeth married a Samuel Werner. There is a Samuel 
Werner with a wife Elizabeth living in Manheim Township, York County beginning about 1819. 
At first I assumed that this Samuel Werner had married the Elizabeth Gantz who was born 20 Jan 
1789. Samuel Werner is the son of George and Catharine [Wolfgang] Werner.'^* He was born 
4 Aug 1800 in York County and was baptized 17 Aug 1800 in the Stone Church.'" He died 11 
Sep 1 874 and is buried in North Lima Cemetery, Beaver Township, Mahoning County, Ohio. '"''* 

Samuel Werner, son of George Werner, moved to Ohio about 1833 and settled in Columbiana 
County. The part of Columbiana County where they lived became Mahoning County in 1846. 
They are found in the censuses for 1850 and 1860. which names the persons in the household, so 
we know it is the Samuel Werner from York County. His wife died 8 Jan 1865, her age at death 
was 71 years, 9 months, and 3 days. ''^^ This would make Elizabeth's birth date 5 Apr 1793, so if 
these dates are correct, this Elizabeth cannot be Elizabeth Gantz born 20 Jan 1789, hence my 
problem. Six explanations for this discrepancy have been considered: 

1 . I have the wrong Samuel Werner. 

2. Elizabeth lied about her age. 

3. Elizabeth's birth record was wrong. 

4. Elizabeth's age at death was wrong. 

5. Samuel had two wives named Elizabeth. 

6. Esther had two daughters named Elizabeth and the first one died about 1790. 



Chapter 3 John and Esther Gantz 31 



Each of these possibilities will be considered in the order presented. 

I am sure I have the right Samuel Werner. There is only one Samuel Werner in Manheim 
Township in this period, the son of George Werner. George deeds his son land in 1819. Samuel 
Werner is found in Manheim tax records for married men every year from 1819 until 1832. 
Esther Gantz nominates her son-in-law Samuel Werner one of her executors in her will dated 15 
Apr 1828. In her will, she is identified as "of Manheim Township," although she owned property 
in Codorus Township as previously shown. In an account of her estate dated 21 Nov 1828, there 
is the following: 

paid Samuel Werner, one of the accountants for boarding and attending to Esther 
Gantz deed in her last illness $120.00. 

This account is signed by her executors Samuel Werner and George Gantz. So Esther Gantz spent 
her last days living with her daughter Elizabeth and her son-in-law Samuel Werner. 

The three explanations regarding Elizabeth's birth date will now be discussed. Elizabeth could 
have hed about her age. She was older than her husband. But if she had, one would expect her to 
change just the year and not the day and month also. Similarly, the birth register could be wrong, 
I have one case where this can be shown. But there is no evidence that that happened in this case. 
Also the age at death could be wrong. But again the month and day should be the same. There is 
a census for this family for every year from 1820 to 1860. All census ages are consistent with a 
1793 birth date and not a 1789 birth date, except that of 1820. The 1820 census puts her in the 16 
to 26 age group, which would put her birth between 1794 and 1804. Therefore, it is concluded 
that none of these explanations explain the facts. 

That brings us to the possibility that Samuel Werner had two wives named Elizabeth. This is a 
possibility, but one hard to prove or disprove. If the first wife died in York County, we would 
expect to find her tombstone, but none has been found. If the first wife died in Ohio, we would 
expect to find a marriage record for the second marriage in Columbiana County records, but 
none has been found. Of course it is possible that the marriage took place in another county or a 
different state. I did not attempt to follow this line further, because I do not believe there were 
two wives. 

This leaves the last explanation, which is my choice, that there are two daughters of John and 
Esther named Elizabeth. If the first Elizabeth died and a second was born in 1793, this would fit 
the facts. However, there is no evidence of a birth of a second Elizabeth. But there is some evi- 
dence of a death of the first Elizabeth. The 1790 census for John Gantz of Codorus Township, 
York County, shows only two females. There should be three, Christine 2, Elizabeth 1, and his 
wife Esther. The frequency of birth of the children of John and Esther Gantz supports the idea of 
two Elizabeths. Births of the children are about 14 months apart, so a fifth child would be con- 
templated in 1793. That child could have been born in Maryland, which could explain the lack of 
a baptismal record in York County. 



32 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 

Children of Samuel and Elizabeth Werner are: 

i. Catharine^ Werner, b. 7 Jul! 8 19 in York Co., bapt in Stone Church.'*' 

ii. Amos Werner, b. 12 May 1822 in York Co., bapt. in Stone Church,'*' d. 2 Oct 1904, 
bur. in North Lima Cemetery, Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., OH.'*^ 

iii. Ephraim Werner, b. 13 May 1826 in York Co., bapt. 13 Aug 1826 in Stone Church,'*^ 
d. 14 Dec 1865, bur. in North Lima Cemetery, Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., OH;'** 
m. 20 Aug 1848 in Mahoning Co., OH, Catharine Kohler, b. ca. 1828 in OH.'^ 
Children: 

i. Abdil"' Werner, b. in Mahoning Co., OH, bapt. 22 Aug 1849, at Good Hope 

Lutheran and Reformed Church.'^ 
ii. Maria Malinda Werner, b. 1 Apr 1851 in Mahoning Co., OH, bapt. 1 Dec 

1851 at Good Hope Lutheran and Retbrmed Church.'*' 
iii. Jacob Anthony Werner, b. 14 Aug 1852 in Mahoning Co., OH, bapt. 11 Sep 

1853 at Good Hope Lutheran and Retbrmed Church.'** 

iv. Elizabeth Caroline Werner, b. 6 Dec 1829 in York Co.. bapt. 21 Mar 1830 at Stone 
Church,'** d. 13 Sep 1868, bur. in North Lima Cemetery, Mahoning Co., OH.'™ 

V. Henrietta (Harriet) Werner, b. 22 Jul 1834 in Mahoning Co.. OH, bapt. 4 Feb 1835 at 
Good Hope Lutheran and Reformed Church.'" 

vi. Lucy Ann Werner, b. 14 Jul 1839 in Mahoning Co.. OH. bapt. 7 Dec 1839 at Good 
Hope Lutheran and Reformed Church;'^" m. 21 Mar 1858 in Mahoning Co., OH, George 
Helndleman (Heindel).'" 

15. William'* Weibling (Christina^ John', Frantz') 

William Weibling was born 24 Feb 1809 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 7 Dec 
1880 in Morrow County, Ohio.'''* He is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery. North Wood- 
bury, Morrow County, Ohio. 

William Weibling was married twice. The first marriage was to Susannah Elmerheiser in Rich- 
land County, Ohio, on 28 Dec 1847.''''' She was born about 1828 in Pennsylvania and died about 
1854.'^* She is also buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in North Woodbury, Ohio. 

Two children were born to William and Susannah Weibling, they are: 

i. Jonathan-' Weibling, b. ca. 1849 in Morrow Co., OH.'" 

ii. Mary Weibling. b. ca. 1851 in Morrow Co., OH.'^* 

William Weibling 's second marriage was to Elizabeth Wailier on 18 Dec 1855 in Morrow 
County. Ohio."^ She was born about 1809 in Pennsylvania and died 26 May 1891 in Morrow 
County, Ohio."*'^ She is also buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in North Woodbury, Ohio. 



Chapter 3 John and Esther Gantz 33 



16. John^ Weibling (Christina^ John-, Frantz') 

John Weibling was born about 1815 in York County, Pennsylvania.''^' He also had two wives. 
His first marriage was to Catharine about 1837 in Pennsylvania. She was born 9 Feb 1818 in 
Pennsylvania and died 6 Apr 1851 in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio.'*^ She is buried in 
North Woodbury, Morrow County, Ohio. 

Children of John and Catharine Weibling are:'^^ 

i. Edwin^ Weibling, b. about 1838 in PA; m. 12 Sep 1867 in Richland Co., OH, Lucy L. 
Pifigree, b. ca. 1843 in CT. Child:'** 

i. Charles" Weibling, b. ca. 1868 in OH. 

ii. Ellen Weibling, b. ca. 1841 in PA. 

iii. John Weibling, b. ca. 1843 in OH. 

iv. Jacob Weibling, b. 31 Aug 1844 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH, d. 11 Feb 1845 in 
Perry Twp.'*' 

V. Mary A. Weibling, h. ca. 1846 in Perry Twp. 

vi. Louisa Weibling, b. ca. 1849 in Perry Twp. 

vii. William O. Weibling, b. ca. 1851 in Perry Twp. 

John's second marriage was to Catharine Emerheiser on 15 Aug 1852 in Morrow County, 
Ohio.'^* She was born about 1830 in Pennsylvania and died in 1914 in Franklin County, Ohio.'" 
She is buried in the Otterbein Cemetery, Franklin County, Ohio. 

About 1853 John Weibling sold his property in Woodbury to his brother Samuel and moved to 
Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio. That is where he is found in the 1860 U.S. census. In that 
census his occupation is cabinet maker. In the 1870's, John Weibling and his first son, Edwin 
Weibling, were in business as J. Weibling and Son in Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio. They 
sold furniture, wall paper, and glass. They also served as undertakers."'* 

Children of John and Catharine [Emerheiser] Weibling are:''^^ 

viii. Albert^ Weibling, h, ca. 1855 in OH. 

ix. Jacob Miles Weibling. h. in 1857 in OH, d. in 1939 in Franklin Co., OH. hur. in 
Otterbein Cem., Franklin Co.. OH.'* 

X. Corwin Weibling, h. ca. 1860 in OH. 



34 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 



17. Charles'* Weibling (Christina^ John-, Frantz') 

Charles Weibling was born about 1823'^' in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 19 Dec 
1897 in Brown County, Kansas."^ He married Louisa Blankenship 1 Apr 1847 in Andrew 
County, Missouri.'^'' She was born about 1828 in Kentucky and died before 1897 in Brown 
County, Kansas.'** 



Charles and Louisa Weibling had the following children: 



195 



i. John-' Weibling, b. 1846 in MO, d. 1911 in KS, bur. Robinson Gem., Brown Co., 
KS."" 



ii. Amanda Weibling, b. ca. 1850 in MO. 



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iii. Joshua Weibling, b. 1853 in MO, d. 1924 in KS, bur. Robinson Gem., Brown Go., 
KS.''' 

iv. William Weibling, b. ca. 1855 in MO. 

V. Columbus L. Weibling, b. ca. 1858 in MO. 

vi. Charles W. Weibling, b. 1862 in KS, d. 1937 in KS, bur. Robinson Gem., Brown Co., 
KS."" 

vii. Isabelle Weibling, b. ca. 1865 in Brown Go., KS. 
18. Jesse** Weibling (Christina\ John", Frantz') 

Jesse Weibling was born about 1829 in Pennsylvania and died after 1900 in Morrow County, 
Ohio. He married Minerva before 1869. She was born 16 Sep 1841 in Ohio and died 29 Apr 
1877 in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio.''^ 

Children of Jesse and Minerva Weibling are:""' 

i. Harriet^ Alice Weibling, b. 19 Mar 1869 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH, d. 22 Aug 
1891 in Perry Twp. -°^ 

ii. Lily J. Weibling, b. 8 Dec 1872 in Perry Twp.. d. 18 Feb 1893 in Perry Twp.™' 

iii. Charles M. Weibling, b. ca. 1873 in Perry Twp. 

iv. Martha Ellen Weibling, b. 5 Jan 1874 in Perry Twp., d. 19 Sep 1891 in Perry Twp.-** 

V. Mesellis Weibling, b. ca. 1875 in Perry Twp. 



Chapter 4 



John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 



12. John^ Gantz (John-, Frantz') 

John Gantz was born 28 Mar 1790 in Codorus Township, York County, and was baptized 10 
Apr 1790, at Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township. '°' He died 30 Jan 1835 in Codorus 
Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.''* John is found in the York 
County taxes beginning in 1811. He has one cow and it is presumed that he is married, because 
he is not included with the single men. In 1813 he is taxed for one horse and two cows and his 
mother (Esther Gantz) is taxed for 130 acres, two horses and one cow. In 1816, John is taxed for 
30 acres, one horse, and one cow and his mother for 100 acres, one horse and two cows. There 
is no record of John buying land, so it is assumed he is working part of his mother's land. 

He married Barbara Hossler about 1812."°'' The only Barbara Hossler found in the records is a 
daughter of Abraham and Christina [Bortner] Hossler. -°* This person was bom 20 Sep 1 790 in 
York County and was baptized 18 Oct 1790 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township.-"^ 
Barbara Gantz died 30 Mar 1871 in Codorus Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury Township.-'" Her birth date calculated from age at death is 14 Aug 1790, however, 
birth dates from tombstones are frequently wrong. I believe that the Barbara Hossler, daughter of 
Abraham and Christina Hossler, is the Barbara Hossler that married John Gantz. 

There are several Hosslers found in the records. But it is Abraham Hossler that is most closely 
associated with the people in Codorus. Abraham married Christina Bortner, daughter of George 
and Maria Appolonia Bortner. Three of Frantz Gantz" s daughters married sons of George and 
Appolonia Bortner, as shown in Chapter 2. Barbara Hossler was baptized in Fissel's church, 
which was the church the Gantzes were attending. Records searched do not show any other 
Barbara Hosslers born during the period in question. These are the reasons I believe Barbara 
Gantz is a daughter of Abraham and Christina Hossler. 

After his mother died, John assumed title to the land and paid the other heirs for their interest. 
The inventory of his mother's estate includes a series of eighteen bonds for $50.79, due April of 

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each year beginning in 1829, payable by John Gantz. Beginning in 1829, the Codorus Township 
taxes show John Gantz with 136 acres of land. He continues to appear in the taxes until the 1835- 
1836 assessment. That assessment shows "Barbara Gantz, widow of John, 135 acres." 

John Gantz was 44 years old when he died. His youngest child was three and his oldest son was 
fifteen. John Gantz' s estate was entered into probate 23 Mar 1835, in York County. His will 
names his wife and children.'" He gave his wife his "dwelling plantation whereon I now reside 
together with the small dwelling plantation adjoining, which is occupied by a tenant, until my 
youngest daughter Helena arrives to the age of eighteen." He also left his wife two horses, two 
cows, four sheep, a wagon, furniture, and other necessities. In his will, he directs his executor to 
sell such of his property as necessary "if my wife shall not be able to pay the money as it comes 
due which I owe for my lands." This refers to the debt he owes for buying his mother's land from 
her estate as discussed above. 

Children of John and Barbara Gantz are:''^ 

19 i. Sarah^ Gantz, b. 16 Feb 1813; m. Jacob Bowman, 
ii. Lydia Gantz, h. ca. 1815. ^'^ 

20 iii. Eliza Gantz, b. 7 Oct 1817; m. Emanuel Cooper, 

21 iv. John H. Gantz, b. 29 Mar 1820; m. (1) Lydia Miller; m. (2) Lucinda Kerlinger. 
v. Elizabeth Gantz, b. ca. 1823; m. Miller.-"* 

22 vi. NoahH. Gantz, b. Sep 1825; m. Leah Bubb. 

23 vii. Jonas (Jonathan) Gantz, b. 22 Feb 1829; m. (1) Catharine; m. (2) Amelia Kneller. 

viii. Helena Gantz, b. ca. 1831; m. 25 Dec 1853, in Evan. Luth. Church, John Henry 
Masemer, son of Jonathan and Lydia Masemer.-'"^ Child: 

i. Benjamin^ Masemer, b. ca. 1864. 

Barbara did not re-marry. She is found in the 1840 census with six of her children. Sarah is 
married and I have not been able to find what happened to Lydia. In the 1860 census, Barbara is 
living alone. In 1870, her youngest daughter Leah (Helena) and her daughter's son Benjamin are 
living with her. Her estate was entered into probate 18 Apr 1871 in York County.''^ 



19. Sarah'* Gantz (John\ John-, Frantz') 



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arah Gantz was born 16 Feb 1813, probably in York County, and died 6 Jun 1888, probably 
in York County-'^ She married Jacob Bowman about 1828.-'** He was born 20 Oct 1800 and 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 37 



died 7 Jan 1872.''' Jacob and Sarah are buried in Shaffer's Church Cemetery, Codorus 
Township, York County. 

Jacob Bowman was a successful farmer. He is found in the 1853 Codorus Township taxes with 
229 acres of land, four horses and eight cows. Other tax lists show a similar assessment. At his 
death, Jacob Bowman owned two tracts of land. The first contained 220 acres and the second 
contained about five acres. He died without a will and two of his sons, John and William, 
petitioned the court to partition his land. In that partition, Jacob's eight children and their current 
addresses were stated (28 May 1872)."° 

Jacob and Sarah Bowman had the following eight children:'^' 

i. Justina^ Bowman, b. ca. 1829 in PA. Living in Hanover, York Co.. PA, in 1872. 

ii. Jacob Bowman, b. ca. 1834 in PA. Living in Baltimore Co., MD, in 1872. 

iii. Joseph Bowman, b. ca. 1837 in PA. Living in Adams Co., IL, in 1872. 

iv. Catharine Bowman, b. ca. 1842 in PA; m. Jacob Bayler. Living in North Codorus 
Twp., York Co., in 1872. 

V. Eliza Bowman, b. ca. 1844 in PA; m. Charles Glatfelter. Living in Codorus Twp., 
York Co., in 1872. 

vi. John Bowman, b. 25 May 1846 in PA, d. 22 Nov 1908,"^ bur. St. Peter's Cem.. 
Springfield Twp., York Co.; m. ca. 1870 Leah. b. 17 Mar 1841, d. 31 Jan 1904.-" bur. 
St. Peter's Cem., Springfield Twp., York Co. 

vii. Adam G. Bowman, b. 5 Apr 1848, d. 20 Feb 1919,"' bur. Shaffer's Cem., Codorus 
Twp.; m. 14 May 1895 in York Co.,'"' Ellen N. [Warner] Meyers, b. 14 Feb 1853, d. 
12 Dec 1917,--* bur. Shaffer's Cem., Codorus Twp. 

viii. William Bowman, b. 27 Aug 1850, bapt. 15 Jul 1851 at Chri.st Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury;-" m. ca. 1879, Caroline, b. ca. 1852."^ Living in Codorus Twp., York 
Co., in 1872. William bought 1 10 acres of his lather's land when it was partitioned in 
Nov 1872. 

20. Eliza'* Gantz (John\ John-, Frantz') 

Eliza Gantz was born 7 Oct 1817 in York County and died 28 Oct 1893 in York County.'^' 
She is buried in Stiltz's Cemetery, Codorus Township. Eliza married about 1844 in York 
County, Emanuel Cooper. He was born 17 Jun 1820, probably in Maryland, '"^^ and died 7 Jan 
1882,^-^' in York County. Emanuel Cooper is the son of William and Eve Cooper."''^ He is also 
buried in Stiltz's Cemetery, Codorus Township. 



38 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 



Emanuel Cooper was a farmer. He is found in the 1850 census with real estate valued at $1000. 
In the 1854 tax list for Codorus Township, he is taxed for 40 acres and one cow. Emanuel 
Cooper published his will on 29 Dec 1881. He left everything to his wife and named his son 
William his executor. He died nine days later. 

Children of Emanuel and Eliza Cooper are:"^ 

i. Caroline^ Cooper, b. 1 Jan 1845 in York Co., bapt. 2 Feb 1845 in Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury;'^" m. Nicholas Barthold. 

ii. William G. Cooper, b. 7 Sep 1846 in York Co., bapt. 5 Dec 1846 in Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury-'-, d. 14 Oct 1917, bur. Stiltz's Cem.;"* m. betbre 1878, Harriet 
J., b. 3 Feb 1855.'" 

iii. Magdalena (Lehna) Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1848, bapt. 1 May 1852 in Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury, '""^ d. in 1922; m. Nelson Black, son of Henry and Mary [Gantz] 
Black (see Chapter 6). 

iv. John Wesley Cooper, b. 19 Feb 1853 in York Co., bapt. 24 May 1856 in Steltz Union 
Church, Codorus Township. ■■" 

V. George Washington Cooper, b. 8 Dec 1855 in York Co., bapt 24 May 1856 in Steltz 
Union Church, Codorus.'* d. in 1929;'" m. Annie Taylor, b. 1859, d. 1925.''^ 

vi. Sarah Elizabeth Cooper, b. 29 Dec 1859, bapt. 16 Jun 1860 in Steltz Union Church, 
Codorus;""^ m. Jeff Sutton. 

21. John^ Hossler Gantz (John\ John-, Frantz^) 

John H. Gantz was born 29 Mar 1820 in York County and died 7 Sep 1899 in York County. ""^ 
He IS buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. John was a farmer. In the 1841-42 
tax list for Codorus Township, he is single. In 1842-43, he is married and has one cow. Then in 
1844, he is in Shrewsbury Township, where he lived thereafter. 

John was married twice. His first marriage was to Lydia Miller in 1841 in Shrewsbury 
Township, York County. Lydia was born 22 Sep 1820 in York County and died 3 Oct 1850,'^"^ in 
York County. She is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County. Lydia is 
the daughter of John Miller. ■'**' Her mother may have been Barbara Miller. The 1860 census for 
York County has Lydia' s children, John and Susan, living with a John and Barbara Miller. If 
Barbara is John Miller's first wife then she is the mother of Lydia. 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 39 



Children of John H. and Lydia Gantz are:""^ 

24 i. John- Wesley Gantz, b. 1 Apr 1842; m. Leah Jane Flory. 

ii. Margaret Ann Gantz. b. 16 Jan 1845 in York Co., bapt. 13 May 1845, d. 6 Jan 1849 in 
York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.-*** 

25 iii. Susanna Gantz, b. 22 Dec 1847 in York Co.; m. Adam Eighner. 

John Hossler Gantz married, second, in Shrewsbury Township, York County, on 5 Oct 1851. 
Lucinda Ker linger, '^'^ daughter of John and Mary Kerlinger.-'" Lucinda was born 29 Mar 
1821 in Maryland and died 17 Jun 1906 in York County, Pennsylvania.-"^' She is buried in 
Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County. 

Lucinda had been previously married to George D. Ziegler, son of Michael K. and Magdalena 
[Dosh] Ziegler.-" 

Children of George and Lucinda Ziegler are:"'*'' 

i. Mary M. Ziegler, b. ca. 1840 in York Co.,"''' d. betbre August ISQS;--' m. Jacob S. 
Nace.'-* 

ii. Lemanda (Amanda) Ziegler, b, ca. 1842 in York Co.;-'^ m. William B. Sweitzer.-'^ 

iii. Alexander K. Ziegler, b. 14 Apr 1844, bapt. 1 Jun 1844 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co.'^'^ 

iv. William K. Ziegler, b. ca. 1846 in York Co.'* 

Lucinda and her children by George Ziegler were bequeathed a plantation containing 90 acres 
and a house. John and Lucinda lived there and John farmed the property. In the 1860 census. 
John's real estate is valued at $4,000. Amanda and William Ziegler are in the John H. Gantz 
household in 1860. Where Mary and Alexander are has not been determined. 

John Gantz served in the Union Army during the Civil War.-'^' He was enlisted 9 Nov 1862 as 
a Corporal in Company K, 166 Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia. He was 
mustered out with his company on 28 Jul 1863. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. In 
politics, he was a Republican. 

In 1890, John Gantz obtained a pension for his war service. On his death, Lucinda obtained a 
Widow's Pension. Lucinda's estate was entered into probate on 22 Sep 1906 in York County. 
Pennsylvania.'*^ 



40 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 

Children of John H. and Lucinda Gantz are:'*"* 

26 iv. Eliza"' Ann Gantz, b. 1 1 Jul 1852 in York Co.; m. Lewis Lentz. 

V. Balinda (Malinda) Gantz, b. 12 Jul 1854 in York Co., bapt. 6 Aug 1854 at Christ 
Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,"*^ d. 9 Nov 1867 in York Co., bur. Fissel's Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp.'^*^ 

vi. Caroline Ellen Gantz, b. 15 Jul 1857 in York Co., bapt. 16 Oct 1857 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,'** d. 22 Oct 1860 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp.'*' 

27 vii. Alice Ann Gantz, b. 15 Aug 1860 in York Co.; m. (1) George Bollinger, (2) Wilhelm 

Delle. 

28 viii. Amelia Gantz, b. 11 Sep 1863; m. Charles Henry Allison. 
22. Noah'* H. Gantz (John\ John', Frantz') 

Noah Gantz was born Sep 1825 in Codorus Township, York County,'*^ and died 17 Mar 1903 
in Codorus Township.^*' He was buried 20 Mar 1903 in St. Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore 
County, Maryland."™ Noah Gantz was a farmer. He appears in the Codorus Township taxes as a 
single man from 1850 to 1852. Then in 1854 he is among the married taxables."^' 

He married Leah Bubb, daughter of Lewis and Maria (Polly) [Dugan] Bubb,'^^ about 1852 in 
Pennsylvania. She was born 8 Jan 1832 in Pennsylvania and was baptized 4 Mar 1832 at St. 
Matthew's Lutheran Church, Hanover Borough.'^' She died 13 Jun 1901 and is buried in St. 
Paul's Cemetery, Baltimore County, Maryland.'^"* In her will, she directed that her daughter Ida 
Snyder be compensated for caring for her. Then the remainder of her estate was to be sold and 
the principle invested, with the interest paid to her husband during his life."^^ Leah's executor 
was her son-in-law Philip Snyder. 

The Noah Gantz family is found in Manchester Township, Carroll County, Maryland in the I860 
U.S. census living near his brother, Jonas. He is a farmer with $1500 worth of real estate. From 
the birth places of his children, it is apparent that he had moved to Maryland between 1857, 
when Amos was born and 1859 when Susan was born. The occupation of Noah is farmer. 

In his will, Noah bequeathed his grandson W. W. Markle SlOO, his daughter Ida Snyder $5. 
and his daughter Ella Markle $25. The bequeath to his daughter Ella Markle was to reimburse 
her for caring for him in his last years. The remainder of his estate was divided among his five 
children (excepting his daughter Ida)."^* 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 41 



Children of Noah H. and Leah Gantz are: 



.-77 



Mantilla' Gantz. b. 3 Dec 1852 in PA, bapt. 20 Mar 1853, at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury,"^ d. 21 Apr 1855 in PA, bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.. York 
Co. 



ii. Levi B. Gantz, b. 10 Mar 1854 in PA., bapt. 26 Apr 1854, d. before 1900. 



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iii. Sevilla Gantz, b. 16 Jun 1855 in PA, bapt. 19 Aug 1855 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury 
Twp., York Co., d. before 1900.-"° 

iv. Amelia Gantz, b. ca. 1856 in PAr*' m. 24 Dec 1878 Nathaniel Sheffer.-^^ 

V. Amos Gantz, b. ca. 1857 in PA,'^' d. betbre 1870.'^ 

vi. Susan Gantz, b. ca. 1859 in MD;'^' m. Luther Monroe Amspacher, b. 19 Jan 1858, J^* 
d. 16 Mar 1915, bur. Fissel's Cem.,-*' son of George and Lydia [Nace] Amspacher.'^* 
Child: 

i. Wilson" W. Amspacher, b. 25 Jan 1881. d. 18 Jan 1949;''' m. 31 Mar 1907, in 

Jefferson Twp., York Co., PA, Nuva Stine, daughter of Eli and Barbara 
Stine.-** 

vii. John W. Gantz, b. Oct 1861 in PA; m. ca. 1887 Ida May, b. Mar 1870 in MD.'^' 

i. Etna J. Gantz, b. April 1887 in MD. 

ii. Nord M. Gantz, b, Nov 1889 in MD. 

iii. Maud M. Gantz, b. 22 Jan 1896 in Codorus Twp., York Co., PA.-'^ 

iv. Ivan R. Gantz, b. 18 .Mar 1907 in MD, d. 1 Oct 1990.-* 

V. Bertie W. Gantz, b. ca. 1909 in MD.'"** 

29 viii. George M. Gantz, b. Apr 1864; m. Ida Salena Bortner. 



IX. 



Ella C. Gantz, b. ca. 1867 in PA,-'^- d. 3 May 1947 in Baltimore. MD;'^ m. 29 Nov 
1888 James Franklin Markle,"'^' b. 28 Jul 1869, son of Noah and Julian Markle.''* 



X. Ida S. Gantz, b. Jul 1869 in PA;-^ m. 15 Aug 1893 in Glen Rock, PA, Philip 
Snyder, '°° b. Jun 1872, in PA,™' son of Philip and Carolina Snyder.™^ 

23. Jonas'* (Jonathan) Gantz (John\ Johrr, Frantz') 

Jonas Gantz was born 22 Feb 1829 in Shrewsbury Township., York County. Pennsylvania. '°-' 
He died 25 Feb 1918 and is buried in Lazarus Cemetery, Manchester Township., Carroll 
County, Maryland. '^ Jonathan had two wives. 

His first wife was Catharine. Her maiden name has not been determined. She was born 4 Mar 
1832 and died 24 Oct 1854,'°'' just eight days after her third child was born. She is buried in 
Stiltz's Cemetery, Codorus Township., York County, Pennsylvania. 



42 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 

Children of Jonathan and Catharine Gantz are: 

i. Eli^ Gantz, b. 16 Sep 1851, d. 7 Oct 1851, bur. in Stiltz's Gem., Codorus Twp?°* 

ii. Miles Gantz, b. 12 Nov 1852, bapt. 20 Feb 1853 at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrews- 
bury Twp.,'°^ d. 28 Apr 1873, bur. in Stiltz's Cem., Codorus Twp.^^ 

iii. John Henry Gantz, b. 16 Oct 1854, bapt. 26 Oct 1854 at Steltz Union Church, Codorus 
Twp.,'°' d. 9 Apr 1873, bur. in Stiltz's Cem., Codorus Twp.^'° 

Jonas' second wife was Amelia (Millia) Kneller. She was born in Dec 1829 in Germany. She 
immigrated to the United States in 1830 with her parents,'" Frederick and Anna Mary 
(Hannah) Kneller. ''" She died 20 Sep 1904 and is buried in Lazarus Cemetery, Carroll County, 
Maryland.'"'' Jonathan and Amelia had six children, only one of which lived to adulthood. 

When Jonas died he was residing with his adopted daughter, Mrs. Charies Shearer. This 
explains William Emory Gantz who married Elmma Bupp. His marriage application states he is 
the son of Margaret [Muntz] Shearer and William Wentz. So he is the son of Jonas' adopted 
daughter and chose to use the surname Gantz. 

Children of Jonathan and Amelia Gantz are: 

iv. Theodore^ Oliva Gantz, b. 10 Feb 1858 in Carroll Co., MD, d. 8 Sep 1863 in Carroll 



Co., MD, bur. in Lazarus Cem., Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD. 



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V. Amelia (Millia) Catharine Gantz, b. 27 Jun 1859 in Carroll Co., MD, -''d. 20 May 
1867 in Carroll Co., MD, bur. in Lazarus Cem., Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD.""* 

vi. Simon Frederick Gantz, b. 21 Oct 1860 in Carroll Co., MD,-'^ d. 19 Jan 1871, bur. in 
Lazarus Cem., Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD.""^ 

vii. Senora Gantz, b. in Carroll Co., d. in Carroll Co.""' 

30 viii. Howard E. Gantz, b. 23 Mar 1865; m. Annie M. Miller. 

ix. Frank J. Gantz, b. 26 Oct 1866 in Carroll Co.. MD, d. 7 Jan 1867 in Carroll Co., MD. 
bur. in Lazarus Cem., Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD. 

24. John^ Wesley Gantz (John'* H., John\ John-, Frantz') 

John Wesley Gantz was born 1 Apr 1842 in York County and died 18 Nov 1914 in York 
County.'"" He is buried in New Freedom Cemetery, Shrewsbury Tavnship, York County, 
Pennsylvania. In the 1860 census, Wesley Gantz is living with his grandfather, John Miller. No 
occupation is listed for him, but he has attended school during the year. 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 



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His father, John Hossler Gantz, had served in 
the Civil War, as described above, and did not 
want John Wesley to be in a war. So he gave his 
son $300, which on 7 Sep 1863 John Wesley 
paid, thus allowing him to avoid service. A copy 
of the receipt for that payment is shown above. 

John Wesley Gantz married Leah Jane 
Flory-'^' 12 Nov 1863 in York County-'^ She 
was born 30 Sep 1845 in Pennsylvania, the 
daughter of John and Sarah [Hedrick] Fiery. 

Leah died 5 Nov 1902 of cancer at Railroad, 
York County'^' and was buried 8 Nov 1902 in 
New Freedom Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. 
A picture of Leah Jane Flory as a young woman 
is to the right. John Wesley Gantz is in the group 
picture on page 47. 

After marrying Leah Jane Flory, he lived in 
Shrewsbury Township, where he and his family 
are found in the censuses through 1900. The 
1900 census lists his occupation as farmer. His 
three sons are living with him and his daughter 
Mamie Jane is married, as discussed later. In 
1910, he is living with his son, George, with whom he probably spent his last days. 




Leah Jane Flory 



44 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 

Children of John Wesley and Leah Gantz are: 

i. Willie* Gantz, b. 1 Dec 1866 in York Co., PA, d. 29 Mar 1867 in York Co., PA, bur. 
in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA."* 

31 ii. Alfretta Gantz, b. 1869; m. (1) Harvey Mathias; m. (2) Harry Atkinson. 

iii. Charles A. Gantz, b. 13 Oct 1871, in York Co., PA, d. 1961 in York Co."' Charles 
Gantz did not marry. Most of his life was spent in York County working as a labor for 
farmers and in the flavine factory (see Appendix IV). He served for six months in the 
Spanish American War in Co. L, 16"" Inf. Reg. He enlisted in Baltimore, MD, 21 Jul 
1898 and was discharged 18 Jan 1899 at Huntsville, AL. His physical' description is: blue 
eyes, brown hair, and 5' 11" height. 

iv. Maggie Gantz, b. 6 Dec 1873 in York Co., PA, d. 16 Jan 1881 in York Co., PA, bur. 
in New Freedom Cem., Shrewsbury Twp."* 

32 V. John F, Gantz, b. 22 Nov 1875. 

33 vi. Mamie Jane Gantz, b. 18 Aug 1878;"' m. Benjamin Franklin Adams. 

34 vii. George W. Gantz, b. 22 Mar 1882; m. Nettie Grace Keil. 

25. Susanna^ Gantz (Johri^ H., John\ Johrr, Frantz') 

Susanna Gantz was born 22 Dec 1847 in York County and baptized 19 May 1848 at Christ 
Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury.'^" She died in Sep 1922, in Baltimore, Maryland. Susanna 
married Adam Eighner and they lived in Havre de Grace, Maryland, before moving to 
Baltimore. 

Adam Eighner was employed as a baker, but lost his job during the depression of the 1890s. 
Adam went to Ohio and found work as a night watchman. He was killed in a robbery and his 
money and gold watch and chain were stolen. Susanna remained in Baltimore, Maryland, where 
she lived, sewing at home for a livelihood. '"^ She is in the group picture on page 47. 

Children of Adam and Susanna Eighner are: ''° 

i. Annie* Eighner; m. Parlett, divorced. She died at the Old St. Joseph Hospital, 
Baltimore, MD. 

ii. Charlotte (Lottie) Eighner, b. 14 May 1876. d. 8 Apr 1951 in Chelsea MI. bur. in 
Salem Grove Cem., Chelsea, MI; m. (1) 25 Aug 1898 in York William R. Lutz, b. ca. 
1875, son of Charles W. and Mary Lutz;-" m. (2) Mohrlock. 

iii. Robert Eighner; m. Loretta. Robert died in Baltimore and is buried there. 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 45 



26. Eliza' Ann Gantz (John'* H. , John\ John-, Frantz') 

Eliza was born 1 1 Jul 1852 in York County and was baptized 23 Jan 1853 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury.'-' She died 11 Oct 1928, and was buried in Loganville Cemetery, 
York County.'" 

Eliza married Lewis R. Lentz by 1870.'"" He was born 26 Mar 1851 in York County and died 9 
Sep 1925 in York County.'''' He is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, Loganville. Lewis Lentz is 
the son of Adam and Elizabeth [Roser] Lentz. ''^ Lewis Lentz was a farmer. 

Children of Lewis and Eliza Lentz are: '''' 

i. Allen' Maurice Lentz, b. 17 Oct 1870 in PA, d. 7 Mar 1873. 

11. Arthur Edwin Lentz, b. 16 Jun 1872 in York Co., d. 20 May 1954; m. 30 Aug 1903 in 
York Co. Mary Magdalene Feree."* b. 20 Nov 1879, d. 14 Nov 1952, daughter of 
Andrew and Justina Feree. He was a cigar maker and belonged to the Salem Lutheran 
congregation. 

iii. Harley Alben Lentz. b. 20 Sep 1873 in York Co., bapt. 12 Apr 1874 at Fissei's Church, 

Codorus.'^' d. 14 Feb 1934. 

iv. Ira Dwight Lentz, b. 24 Oct 1875 in York Co., bapt. 22 Feb 1876 at Fi-ssel's Church, 
Codorus.'* d. 7 Mar 1953; m. 9 Nov 1893 in Shrewsbury Twp. Priscilia Shearer,'" b. 
2 Feb 1873, d. 9 Jun 1934, daughter of William Shearer. 

V. Anson Orville Lentz, b. 27 Oct 1877 in York Co., d. 11 Jun 1948, bur. in St. Paul's 
Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.;'^- m. 22 Apr 1900 in Glen Rock, York Co. Emma Celeste 
Shaffer.'-'' b. 17 Nov 1880, d. 30 .May 1961. daughter of John A. and Sarah Shaffer. 

vi. Walden Russel Lentz. b. 4 Aug 1880 in York Co., d. 16 Jan 1919. m. 28 Jun 1902 in 
Seven Valleys, York Co., Minnie Lehman.'"" b. 5 Mar 1884. 

vii. Lulu Lucinda Lentz, h. 4 Dec 1884 in York Co., d. 3 Dec 1969, never married, 
viii. Infant Lentz, b. 8 Feb 1894 in York Co., d. 8 Feb 1894 in York Co. 

27. Alice' Ann Gantz (John' H.. John\ John", Frantz') 

Alice was born 15 Aug 1860 and was baptized 16 Dec 1860 at Christ Lutheran Church. 
Shrewsbury. Ffennsylvania. "*'^ She was married twice. Her first marriage was to George 
Washington Bollinger before 1877. He was born 1 Dec 1857 and was baptized 8 Jan 1858 at 
Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury.''*" He is the son of Emanuel and Barbara Bollinger. This 
marriage ended in divorce 15 Sep 1890."*^ 



46 Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 



Children of George and Alice Bollinger are: 

i. Robert" Rutherford Bollinger, b. 14 Mar 1877, bapt. 7 Aug 1877;'''* m. 1 1 Oct 1899 in 
Glen Rock, Millie May Newromer,""' b. ca. 1882. 

ii. Georgia N. Bollinger, b. ca. 1879.-* 

iii. Edith Bollinger; m. Park Hedrick. 

Both Alice and George Bollinger married again. George W. Bollinger's second marriage was to 
Laura Jane Decker on 13 Dec 1890 in Shrewsbury.'^' About a month earlier. 17 Nov 1890, 
Alice Ann [Gantz] Bollinger married Wilhelm Delle in Baltimore City.'" William Delle was 
born about 1858 and died 21 Feb 1911. '■'^■' William Delle is buried in Fissel's Cemetery. '''■* Alice 
died in 1953 and is buried in Fissel's cemetery. ''^'^ Alice is in the group picture on page 47. 

28. Amelia^ Gantz (John*, John\ John', Frantz') 

Amelia Gantz (picture on p. 47) was born 1 1 Sep 1863 in York County and was baptized 1 1 
Oct 1863 at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township."'^* She died in 1938 and is 
buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'" Amelia and Charles Henry Allison were 
mamed about 1878. He was born in Jan 1859"'- and died in 1940.''' 

Children of Charles and Amelia Allison follow.'''" A further discussion of some children is in 
Appendix IV. 

i. Irvin" L. Allison, b, Apr 1879 in PA.'*' 

ii. Percy C. Allison, b. Apr 1881 . 

iii. Harry B. Allison, b. Jun 1884. 

iv. Hattie Allison, b. Nov 1885 (in group picture on p. 47). 

V. Mattie Allison, b. Apr 1889. 

vi. Earl Allison, b. Dec 1892. 

vii. John R. Allison, b. Jan 1894. 

viii. son. b. 24 Mar 1897. d. 24 .Mar 1897. bur. Fissel's Cem.. Shrewsbury Twp.-" 

ix. son. b. 25 Jun 1899. d. 25 Jun 1899, bur. Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'" 

X. Lloyd Allison (in group picture on p. 47); m. May. 

xi. Roy Allison (in group picture on p. 47). 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 



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John Wesley Gantz and Family 



Persons in photograph, left to right, are: 

Back Row: Minnie Marie [Adams] Hamilton, Charles Bortner, Iva [Gantz] Bortner, Hattie 
[Allison] Aiken, John F. Gantz, James W. Adams, Charles Allen Adams. Sr. , 
Mamie Jane [Gantz] Adams, Benjamin Franklin Adams, George Washington 
Gantz, Nettie Grace [Keil] Gantz, Gladys Florine [Gantz] Day. 

Middle Row: Alice [Gantz] Bollinger Delle, Roy Allison (son of Amelia [Gantz] Allison), 
John Wesley Gantz, (holding baby, who is Ethel Bortner, daughter of Iva Jane 
[Gantz] Bortner), Susan [Gantz] Eighner (daughter of John and Lydia [Miller] 
Gantz), Lloyd Allison (son of Amelia [Gantz] Allison, and Amelia [Gantz] 
Allison. 



Front row: Albert Bortner, John Harvey Adams, and George Franklin Adams. 



48 



Part II Johannes Gantz and Esther Keller 



29. George^ M. Gantz (Noah'* H., John\ John-, Frantz') 



George was born in April 1864 in Pennsylvania''^ and died 
in 1915 in Pennsylvania.'*'' He is buried in the Lutheran, & 
Reformed Cemetery, Glen Rock, York County. George married 
Ida Salena Bortner, daughter of Johannes Adam and Sarah 



A. [King] Bortner,"* 25 Dec 1884 in Pennsylvania."" She was 
born 9 Apr 1865 in York County'*^ and died in 1920.'*' She is 
also buried in the Lutheran, & Reformed Cemetery, Glen Rock. 

George Gantz was a businessman. For a time he was a hotel 
keeper, operating The Fountain House. In 1898 he went in 
partnership with I. F. Grove, L. C. Grove, Charles H. 
McCully, and G. W. Gible to organize the Glen Rock Stam- 
ping Works. Not long thereafter, he sold his interest to the other 
partners and they incorporated the business. 

He also was a representative of the W. C. KoUer Co. of Glen 
Rock. One of their advertisements from The Glen Rock Item, a 
York County newspaper, is shown to the right. In this capacity, 
he traveled on numerous occasions to New York, New Jersey, 
Maryland, and to other Eastern states. The W. C. Koller Co. 
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Children of George M. and Ida Selena Gantz are: 

i. Allen" Roscoe Gantz, b. 13 Jan 1886 In PA, bapt. 25 Jul 1886 in Steltz Church,'™ d. 3 
Nov 1918 in Pittsburgh of pneumonia, bur. in Lutheran, & Reformed Gem., Glen 
Rock."' 



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Sarah Ann (Annie) Gantz, b. 3 Oct 1887 in PA, bapt. 3 Feb 1888 in Steltz Church 
m. Thomas Hughes, he d. before 1920 when Sarah is shown as a widow in the census.'" 
Sarah is living in Washington, D. C. in 1920 census with her mother and daughter. 
Child: 



1. 



Mary' A. Hughes, b. ca. 1913 in Washington D. C. 



Hi. Claudus Roy Gantz, b. 11 Feb 1890 in Glen Rock, bapt. 16 Dec 1890 in Steltz 
Church,"'* d. 25 Apr 1933, bur. in Lutheran, & Retbrmed Cem., Glen Rock."'^ He was 
a veterinarian. 



iv. Ray A. Gantz, b. 16 Jan 1895 in PA, d. 1 1 Mar 1941 in York Co.;"* m. 22 Jun 1921 in 
York Co. Naomi W. Bonnet,"' daughter of Frederick C. and Laura [Dickey] Bonnet. 

b. ca. 1900, d. 28 Jun 1962 in York Co., PA."^ Naomi was previously married to 
Alfred Augustus Street. This marriage ended in divorce, 17 Jan 1921."' Ray A. Gantz 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 49 



was a corporal in Batter A, 1 10th field artillery, during World War 1. He enlisted 1 1 Apr 
1917 and was discharged 19 Apr 1920. Children:'*^ 

i. Charles' J. Gantz. 

ii. James R. A. Gantz 

V. male child Gantz, b. 1900 or 1901 in Glen Rock, York Co., d. 4 Jun 1901 in Glen Rock, 
York Co., PA, bur. in Lutheran, & Retbrmed Cem., Glen Rock.'^' 

30. Howard^ E. Gantz (Jonas\ John\ John-, Frantz') 

Howard was born 23 Mar 1865 in Carroll County, Maryland. He died 13 Mar 1943 at the 
Chestnut Hill Sanatorium in Philadelphia. He was buried in Greenmount Cemetery in York, 
Pennsylvania.'*^ At the time of his death, his residence was in Sellersville, a town about 20 miles 
north of Philadelphia. 

He married Annie M. Miller on 3 May 1892 in York County, Pennsylvania.'*'' She was born 
about 1872 in Pennsylvania and died 28 Jul 1943 in Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 
of injuries suffered in an automobile accident.'*^ She is also buried in Greenmount Cemetery. She 
was the daughter of John and Harriet Ameline Miller. At the time of her death, she was living 
with her son Mervin in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 

Children of Howard and Annie Gantz are: 

i. Mervin' E. Gantz, b. Aug 1894 in PA;'**- m. Gertrude Munshour.-^* Children: 

i. Charles'' L. Gantz, h. ca. 1920 in Adams Co., PA. d. 21 Feb 1994 in 



Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA; m, Grace Shafer 



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ii. Delphia Gantz, b. 17 May 1893. d. 29 Aug 1893 in York. PA bur. in Greenmount 
Cem., York, PA.'"' 

iii. Howard M. Gantz, b. 28 Feb 1896 in York, York Co., PA.-'' d. Jun 1969.'* 

iv. Melvin C. Gantz. 

31. Alfretta* (Etta) Gantz (John^ Wesley, John* H., John\ John-, Frantz') 

Alfretta Gantz was born in 1869 in York County and died in 1939. Alfretta was married twice. 
Her first marriage was to Harvey Mathias, whom she later divorced. A picture of Harvey 
and Alfreta [Gantz] Mathias is shown on the following page. 

Alfretta' s second marriage was to Harry Atkinson. Harry and Alfretta Atkinson lived in 
Railroad, York County. This is where Alfretta died. Harry Atkinson died in the County Home in 
York. Pennsylvania. 



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No children have been found for either marriage, but Alfretta did have a child, Iva Jane Gantz. 
The father of this child is unknown. An interesting story is told about Iva's birth. 

A local constable came to register Iva's birth. When John Wesley Gantz (Alfretta's 
father) wouldn't give the father's name, the constable insisted. So John Wesley ran the 
constable off with a shotgun. 

Daughter of Alfretta Gantz: 

i. Iva^ Jane Gantz, b. ca. 1888; m. 18 Feb 1906 in New Freedom, York Co. Benjamin F. 
Bortner, son of Daniel and Margaret Bortner.'^' 




Alfretta and Harvev Mathias 



32. John* F. Gantz (John^ Wesley, Johri* H., John\ John-, Frantz') 



John F. Gantz was born 22 Nov 1875 in York County and died 12 Oct 1960 in Hanover 
General Hospital, York County. He is buried in New Freedom Cemetery. Prior to his death 
he resided in rural New Freedom, Shrewsbury Township. His last employment was with the 



State Highway Dept.' He was survived by his brother Charles and several nieces and nephews. 
No evidence of a marriage or issue has been found. ''^' 



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51 



John F. Gantz was a well dressed young man. He wore expensive suits and Florsheim shoes. He 
was a small featured, slender man, not as tall as his brother Charles. His middle initial "F." was 
acquired when he signed up for the draft in World War I. They required a middle initial and he 
did not have a middle name, so he chose "F." for his mother's maiden name, Flory. 

John played the baritone horn a good part of his life in various bands in the Railroad community 
and for a period of time played with the Spring Garden Band of York. He also enjoyed fishing 
and went on many fishing trips and took friends with him, deep sea fishing trips as well as local 
ones. He was successful sometimes, sometimes not, but he enjoyed the sport. John was fond of 
baseball as well and the Philadelphia team was his favorite. 

33. Mamie* Jane Gantz (John^ Wesley, John* H., John\ John-, Frantz') 

Mamie Gantz was born 18 Aug 1878 in York County and died 4 Oct 1949 in the York 
Hospital, York County.'^ She is buried in New Freedom Cemetery."''^ She had been a life 
long resident of the Railroad community and a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church. 



Mamie married Benjamin Franklin Adams 

on 12 Oct 1896 in Railroad, York County. 
He is the son of James A. and Mary 
[Nagle] Adams. ''^^ Benjamin was born 27 
May 1874 in New York and died 29 Aug 
1956. 

The picture on the right is of Benjamin 
Franklin and Mamie Jane Adams on their fif- 
tieth wedding anniversary in 1946. 

Benjamin Adams spent his early life in El- 
mira. New York, but by 1880 he was living 
in Railroad, York County. The 1880 U.S. 
census shows him living with George and 
Margaret Bailey and their daughter 
Catherine Cole. Benjamin is listed as an 
adopted son. 

In the 1920 census, the Benjamin Franklin 
Adams family is living in Railroad Borough, 
York County. Benjamin is a laborer in a 
furniture factory.''^ 




Benjamin and Mamie [Gantz] Adams 



0032013 



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35 NORTH WEST TEMPLE 
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Children of Mamie and Benjamin Franklin Adams: 

i. James^ Wesley Adams, b. 19 Jan 1898''* in Railroad, York Co., d. 18 Sep 1982 in 
Pleasant Acres;'** m. 8 Mar 1919 in Railroad, York Co., Elizabeth Agnes Shearer.'^ 
He was employed as a finisher by the Sieling Furniture Co. 

ii. Minnie Marie Adams, b. 5 Jun 1901 in York Co., d. 1964; m. (1) James Federline; m. 
(2) Alva Hamilton.*' 

35 iii. George Franklin Adams, b. 12 Jan 1905; m. Margaret Elizabeth Leeper. 

iv. John Harvey Adams, b. 24 Jan 1907 in York Co.,*' d. 20 Aug 1983 in York, PA, bur. 
Mt. Rose Cem., York, PA;*' m. 17 Apr 1927 Corrine Krout.** He worked tor Borg- 
Warner for 27 years. 

V. Charles Allen Adams, b. 1 Apr 1910 in York Co., d. 5 Nov 1975 in York Co., PA;*' 
m. 24 Dec 1931 Bernice Irene Klinedinst. He retired from AMP Co. Previously he had 
worked for American Insulator Corp. and had been in the drayman business. 

vi. Annie Pauline Adams, b. 28 Feb 1913 in York Co., PA,** d. 10 Aug 1927. 

36 vii. Robert Leroy Adams, b. 19 May 1917; m. Vivian Romaine Wilhelm. 

viii. Rhoda Bernice Adams, b. 26 Oct 1918 in York Co.;*' m. 31 Dec 1933 Edwin 
Spicer.*' 

34. George*' Washington Gantz (John^ Wesley, John* H., John\ John-, Frantz^) 

George W. Gantz was born 22 Mar 1882 in York County, Pennsylvania. He died 28 Nov 
1948 while on a visit to the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Sydney 
Roseberry, of rural New Freedom Pennsylvania.^^ He is buried in New Freedom Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury Township, York County. 

He married Nettie Grace Keil on 4 Oct 1906 in York County."" She was born 22 Nov 1884 in 
Pennsylvania and was baptized 26 Dec 1884 at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp.''" She 
died 12 June 1962 at York Hospital in York, Pennsylvania. She is also buried in New Freedom 
Cemetery/'^ She is the daughter of Conrad and Willetta C. [Seitz] Keil. Nettie was a sewing 
factory employee. A picture of George Washington and Nettie Grace Gantz in later life is shown 
on the next page. 

George was a farmer all his life. He was taught the art of gardening, especially the making of 
straight rows where seedlings or seeds were to be planted. He learned to use the hand saw and the 
crosscut saw and was in great demand in his younger years. He also learned to use the cradle to 
cut grain and was also in demand for that service. 



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53 



George's father taught him to sing bass and read music. George also played the valve trombone. 
He played for many years, both in bands and at home gatherings. He sold his trombone after the 
Glen Echo band broke up. The leader of the band had moved to York and that area wanted to 
start a band and the leader asked all the members about selling their instruments. George sold his 
and was sorry later. 







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Nettie and George Gantz 



Children of George Washington and Nettie Grace Gantz are: 

i. Infant son' Gantz, b. Nov 1909. d. 13 Nov 1909, bur. in New Freedom Cam. 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.'^'"' 



37 
38 



in. 



Gladys Florine Gantz, b. 1 1 Apr 1912; m. William F. Day. 
Catherine Agnes Gantz, b. 18 .Mar 1918; m. Sydney L. Roseberry. 



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35. G^orge^ Franklin Adams (Mamie^ Johrf W., John* H., John\ Johrr, Frantz') 

George Adams was born 12 Jan 1905 in Shrewsbury Township, York County/''* He died 
9 May 1990 in York, Pennsylvania, and was buried 12 May 1990 in Greenmount Cemetery, 
York.*''* George married Margaret Elizabeth Leeper on 24 Dec 1925 in York, Pennsylvania.'"^ 
She was born 1 Oct 1907 and is the daughter of Jerome Isaac and Anna Alverta [Weickert] 
Leeper. Dorothy [Adams] Ingram has provided us with the following information about her 
mother and father: 

At the time of their marriage. Dad was employed as a printer for the Keystone Paper Box 
Company (later the Federal Paper Board Co.) and Mother was a cigar maker at the Bayuk 
Cigar Co. Both continued to work at these same occupations until they retired. They attended 
the Third United Brethren Church, which later merged and became the Third Evangelical 
United Church. It is now the Third United Methodist Church in York, PA. 

At age 12, Dad worked at Crown Luggage in Railroad with his lather, Benjamin Franklin 
Adams. He made $2.60 per week and his lather made $6.00 per week. At age 14, he and his 
lather moved to Baltimore where the Crown Luggage had relocated, returning to York County 
when he was 18. 

In 1925, Dad enlisted in the National Guard, State of Pennsylvania. He was a Private T" class, 
28"" Military Police Company, and was honorably discharged at the end of his service on 8 Jun 
1928. At the time of his enlistment, he had gray eyes, brown hair, fair complexion, and was 
five feet six inches in height. He received no injuries while in the service and was discharged 
in good physical condition. He was married and of excellent character. 

Our cars were always maintained by Dad and many times while traveling to Railroad to visit 
his family and friends, we children had to get out of the car while Dad repaired a flat tire or 
went for water tor the radiator. 

Hunting small game, such as rabbits, pheasants, and squirrels, and fishing were Dad's 
hobbies. He loved animals and was always bringing home stray dogs. In his later years, a 
neighbor would bring her dog over to visit with Dad and he enjoyed it immensely. Mother 
gave him a stuffed dog which he, in fun, would talk to and scold. 

Dad was a quiet-type person with a great sense of humor. He loved having his children, grand- 
children, and great grandchildren visit. Suffering from diabetes, heart problems, cancer, and 
loss of eyesight, he never complained. 

At this writing. Mother is still living and is residing at the Barley Townhouse, York, which is 
an assisted-living tacility. 



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Children of George and Margaret Adams are: 

i. George^ Wilbur Adams, b. 17 Feb 1927 in York, PA; m. 27 Aug 1949 in Westminster, 
Carroll Co., MD, Clara Alice Murray, b. 8 Jul 1931, in Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. 

ii. Anna Margaret Adams, b. 8 Oct 1928 in York, PA; m. 23 Mar 1946 in York, PA, Carl 
Eugene Darr, b. 2 Aug 1924 in York, PA. 

ill. Geraldine Louise Adams, b. 15 Jul 1931 in York, PA; m. 9 Apr 1950 in York, PA 
Laverne Charles Crowl, b. 23 Mar 1928. 

iv. Dorothy Mae Adams, b. 7 May 1933 in York, PA, bapt. 12 Apr 1936 in York, PA; m. 
19 Sep 1951 in Towson, Baltimore, MD, Blaine Herbert Ingram, b. 3 Jul 1928 in 
York, PA. Dorothy [Adams] Ingram provided intbrmation about descendants of John 
Wesley Gantz including intbrmation in Appendix IV from Gladys Florine [Gantz] Day. 

V. Barbara Jane Adams, b. 30 Nov 1946 in York, PA, bapt. 30 Mar 1947; m. Kenneth 
Earl Summers, b. 15 Jul 1946 in York, PA, bapt. 29 Dec 1946 in York, PA. 

vi. Richard Allen Adams, b. 24 Jan 1949 in York, PA; m. (1) 9 May 1974 Georgia Lee 
Wolpert (div.); m. (2) 9 Apr 1983 in Washington Boro, Lancaster, PA, Kathleen Anne 
Murry, b. 4 Sep 1950 in Columbia, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA, bapt. Oct 1950 in 
Colombia, Lancaster, PA. 

36. Robert^ Leroy Adams (Mamie^, John^ W., Johri* H., John\ John', Frantz') 

Robert Adams was born 19 May 1917*'^ in Railroad, York County, Pennsylvania, and died 2 
May 1992 in Fort Howard, Baltimore County, Maryland. He is buried in Susquehanna 
Memorial Gardens, York, Pennsylvania.^'* Robert Adams married Vivian Romaine Wilhebn 4 
Apr 1940 in New Freedom, York County. She was born 23 Apr 1917 in Bare Hills, Baltimore 
County, Maryland, the daughter of Herbert Isaac and Ellen Painter Wilhelm. She died 5 Dec 
1986 in New Freedom, York County,'"'' and is also buried in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens. 

Robert Adams worked for 43 years for the American Insulator Corp. and later was employed in 
the maintenance department of Southern Middle School, Glen Rock, PA. He served in the U. S. 
Marine Corps, during WW II in the Pacific Theater. He was with the unit that landed on Iwo 
Jima where the U. S. flag was raised. He witnessed that historic event. 

Children of Robert and Vivian Romaine Adams are: 

i. Rita* Ellen Adams, b. 13 Apr 1941 in York Co.; m. 23 Aug 1970 Phillip Herbert. 

ii. Dennis Allen Adams, b. 6 May 1950. 



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37. Gladys'^ Florine Gantz (George^ John^ W., Johri^ H., John\ John\ Frantz') 

Gladys Gantz was born 11 Apr 1912 in Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 
and was baptized 1 Jun 1912 in New Freedom, York County ''^^ She was married 4 Jun 
1930 to William Franklin Day in York County. He was born 14 Jun 1898 in Parkton, 
Maryland, the son of William F. and Laura J. [Rosier] Day."^' This was the second marriage 
for William Day, Jr. His former wife died 13 Feb 1928.'*^^ William Day died 1 Nov 1974 in 
York, and was buried 4 Nov 1974 in Freeland, Maryland. ^^"^ At the time of their marriage, 
William was a press runner and Gladys was a seamstress. The following was written by Gladys 
[Gantz] Day on 7 Jan 1997: 

William F. Day was employed at the American Insulator Co. when we married in 1930 and 
remained at this full-time job until he retired at the end of 1963 and into 1964. In the years 
between, he was released many times because of slow-downs. He then worked at carpentry, 
gardening, and even grave digging. Those were the years of the "Great Depression" as it was 
called. We, William and I, Gladys Gantz Day, always lived in the country. Taking care of 
home took a lot of hard work - no electricity; carrying water firom a spring; cooking and 
heating with wood which had to be cut, dried, and carried to the house; and growing, 
preserving, and preparing food for the daily meals. 

Hard surface roads were just beginning. 1 was always interested in things that were taking 
place in my surroundings and always lived in one locality. I lived one mile north of New 
Freedom until I was married and then lived three and a half miles south of New Freedom tor 
15 years, returning in 1945 to my original homestead where I lived until 1991 when I moved 
to Seven Valleys, which is eleven miles north of New Freedom. 

There were many anecdotes related among family and many neighbors. I often walked with my 
dad (George Washington Gantz) as he hunted ground hogs in summer. They were a problem 
for formers since they dug holes that horses might step into. Along the way he pointed out 
hedge rows dividing the land owners property, both past and present. He taught me directions 
also so I would not become lost. These things have been positive tor me. 

Driving a car was enjoyment tor William and me and our family. At a moments notice we rode 
off for a short drive, just enjoying the sights and being together. Sometimes we packed a quick 
lunch tor a road side stop if time permitted. Our family vacations were usually a drive to the 
mountains of Pennsylvania. Mountains were always a fascination tor us. They still are tor me. 
They were tor the writer of Psalms too as he said, "I will lift up mine eyes." Our children all 
love to travel . 

My mother, Nettie Keil Gantz, was the keeper of papers, documents, etc., which I inherited. 

My love of sewing brought me great satisfaction as did other handicrafts such as knitting and 
crocheting, which 1 still enjoy. I also enjoy piecing and quilting quilts. 1 sewed many times in 
one of several garment factories, but always was needed more at home. It was hard to work in 
a fectory and then at home, especially when there was sickness. 



Chapter 4 John and Barbara [Hossler] Gantz 57 



William's hobby was wood working. He was involved with the Lion's Club, raising money tor 
the Ambulance Club and Fire Company in New Freedom, in early years volunteers manned 
these positions. 

I attended the Methodist church and sometimes the Lutheran church during my early years. 
That was easy since each charge had three churches tor one pastor. Services were staggered. I 
am presently a member of a Lutheran church. 

We lived 15 years away from my home place, moving back at my parents request, and then 
stayed until my health and age made it time to move to my present home near my son, Wilbur 
Day, in Seven Valleys, PA. 

The information in Appendix IV was provided by Gladys [Gantz] Day. 

Children of William and Gladys Day are: 

i. Linna^ Myree Day, b. 18 Jan 1934 in Freeland, Baltimore Co.. MD; m. 20 Jan 1956 in 
New Freedom, York Co. Elwood Eugene Walker. 

ii. Wilbur Leroy Day, b. 23 Jul 1937 in Freeland, Baltimore Co., MD; m. 24 Feb 1957 in 
Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Twp., York Co. Mary Katherine Williams. 

38. Catherine^ A. Gantz {George^, John^ Wesley, John* H., John\ John', Frantz') 

Catherine Agnes Gantz was born 18 Mar 1918 in Shrewsbury Township, York County, 
Pennsylvania. She married 23 Dec 1933 Sydney Lee Roseberry in Glen Rock, York 
County. He was born in 1915 in New Freedom, Pennsylvania, the son of S. B. and Mary 
[King] Roseberry.*^'' Sydney Roseberry died 14 Jan 1985 in New Freedom, York County, and 
was buried 16 Jan 1985 in Glen Rock, York County. Sydney was a laborer and Catherine was a 
student at the time of their marriage. 

Children of Sydney and Catherine Roseberry are: 

i. Donald* Lee Roseberry, b. 1 Jul 1934 in York. PA; m. 19 Jan 1958 Arlene Laverne 
Hunt in Brodbeck, York County, PA. 

ii. June Delores Roseberry, b. 21 Sep 1937 in York, PA; m. 8 Sep 1956 Arthur Leroy 

Fuhrman in Railroad, York County, PA. 



Chapter 5 



George Keller and Penelope [Lighfoot] Gantz 



13. George^ Keller Gantz (John\ Frantz') 

George Keller Gantz was born 12 Aug 1791 in Codorus Township and was baptized 20 Aug 
1791 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township/^'' He died 11 Sep 1858 in Ohio and is 
buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, North Woodbury, Ohio/^* He should be in the York County 
taxes in 1813 or 1814, but he is not found until the 1818-1819 taxes for Codorus Township. In 
this tax list he is a single man. He continues to appear as a single man through the 1823-1824 tax 
Ust for Codorus. 

He married Pfenelope Lightfoot 13 Apr 1824, probably in Pennsylvania.'*^^ She was born in 
August 1804 and died after 1842 in North Woodbury, Richland County (subsequently Morrow 
County), Ohio.^^^ She was the daughter of Daniel and Catharine [Sclimidt] Ligtitfoot/'' She 
was raised by Jotin and Anna Margaret (Ruhi) Gerberidi in York County, Pennsylvania.*^" 
Keith Dull in the referenced book has an extensive discussion about Penelope Lightfoot (he calls 
her Pemeleper, which is probably how her name was pronounced). Apparently her father was 
indigent and he indentured her to the Gerberichs. 

A Geo. K. Gantz is recorded in Codorus Township tax lists for 1824, 1825, and 1826.*^' He is 
not in the Codorus Township taxes thereafter. He bought two acres and 100 perches of land in 
York Township from Phillip and Elizabeth Schrack by 23 Apr 1829.*" He sold this property to 
John Barzhinger 28 Apr 1837. This was probably when the George Keller Gantz family moved 
to Perry Township, Richland County (now Morrow County), Ohio. The York Township tax list 
for this period is not available, so other than the deeds, we cannot establish where he was 
between 1826 and 1837. 

George Gantz bought two properties in Richland County, Ohio, in the year 1837, according 
to the deed register. The t'lret was tor a lot in the town of Woodbury, which was purchased 
from Adam Bechtel.""" The second was for 80 acres of land in the southeast quarter of section 
19, township 19, range 19, which he bought from Michael Zigler.*"*" 

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When the George K. Gantz family moved to Richland County, Ohio, three of George's cousins 
were already living there, George Ruhl, John Ruhl and Henry Ruhl. They had all bought pro- 
perty in section 19, township 19, range 19. George Ruhl had purchased the northwest quarter of 
section 19 (160 acres) in 1827/^' The others had bought their land in 1831 and 1833. The signi- 
ficance is that George Ruhl and George K. Gantz were neighbors. This probably had something 
to do with the resulting marriage of John Lightfoot Gantz to Margaret Ruhl and Matilda 
Gantz to Henry Ruhl. George Keller Gantz and George Ruhl are great grand sons of Peter and 
Anna Catharine Ruhl. So George K. Gantz and George Ruhl are second cousins and their chil- 
dren are third cousins. For more information about the Ruhl families, consult volume 1 of Keith 
Dull's Families of York County. 

Children of George and Penelope Gantz are: 

i. Leah" Gantz, b. 15 Feb 1825 in York Co., d. 16 Aug 1851, bur. in Lutheran Cem., 
North Woodbury, Morrow Co., OH;''* m. 7 May 1848 in OH, Jonas Rinehart,"*" b. 21 
Sep 1819, d. 3 Apr 1853, bur. in Lutheran Cem., North Woodbury, Morrow Co. OH."'^ 
Children: 

i. Edwin^ Rinehart, b. 8 Sep 1847, d. 6 Dec 1847, bur. in Lutheran Cem., North 

Woodbury.''' 
ii. Mary Ann Rinehart, b. ca. 1848, d. 22 Dec 1851, bur. in Lutheran Cem., 

North Woodbury. **° 

39 ii. Hannah Gantz, b. 18 Nov 1826; m. Israel Walker. 

iii. Carl (Charles) Gantz, b. 24 Sep 1828 in PA, d. 7 Sep 1830. bur. in Blymire's Cem., 
York Twp., York Co., PA.''' 

40 iv. John Lightfoot Gantz , b. 8 May 1834; m. Margaret Rule. 

41 V. Matilda Gantz, b. 26 Aug 1836; m. Henry Rule. 

42 vi. Caroline Gantz, b. 5 May 1838; m. John Humpsbaugher. 

vii. George Gantz, b. 5 Jun 1840 in North Woodbury, Richland (now Morrow Co.), OH. d. 
11 Nov 1841 in North Woodbury, Richland Co.. OH."^ 

43 viii. Cassie Ann Gantz, b. 1 Apr 1842; m. Levi A. Rinehart. 

39. Hannah^ Gantz (George^ K., John-, Frantz') 

Hannah Gantz was born 18 Nov 1826 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 28 Aug 1909 
in York Tbwnship, Noble County, Indiana.'^' She is buried in Wright Cemetery, Noble 
County, Indiana.^ Hannah married Israel Walker 22 Apr 1847 in Richland County (part of 
Morrow County in 1848), Ohio.**"* He was born 28 Feb 1825 in Richland County, Ohio and died 



Chapter 5 George Keller and Penelope Gantz 61 



6 Jul 1882 in Noble County, Indiana. Israel is also buned in Wright Cemetery. ^* Israel Walker 
is the son of Christopher and Mary Magdalene Walker. ^^ 

The Israel Walkers moved to Elkhart Township, Noble County, Indiana, in 1847. An 1893 map 
of Noble County, Indiana, shows Israel owning 80 acres in the southeast quarter of section 35. In 
the 1900 U. S. census for Noble County, Indiana, Hannah Walker is living with her son Corne- 
lius. This census shows she is the mother of six children, all of whom are living.""* 

Children of Israel and Hannah Walker are:'"' 

1. Mary^ M. Walker, h. ca. 1848 in IN; m. 12 Dec 1867 in Noble Co.. IN, Samuel S. 
Marshall, ^^° son of David Marshall. 

ii. George Walker, b. 16 Feb 1851 in IN, d. 29 Nov 1928;'-' m. 13 Mar 1879 in Noble 
Co., IN, Sarah M. Lepird,'" b. 1848, d. 3 Nov 1928,'" daughter of Samuel and 
Harriet [Ronalds] Lepird.^'^'* 

iii. Cornelius Walker, b. 16 Feb 1853 in IN; m. 31 Dec 1914 Alta B. Seymore.''- b. 15 
Mar 1881, daughter of Jonathan and Catharine [Young] Seymore."*^* 

iv. John Walker, b. ca. 1856 in IN; m. 27 Mar 1877 in Noble Co., IN,*" Semantha 
Zeigler, b. 1859.''' 

V. Charles Walker, b. ca. 1858 in IN; m. 1 Dec 1881 in Noble Co., IN, Eva Smith.''' 

vi. Sarah Alice Walker, b. ca. 1864 in IN; m. 24 Dec 1899 in Noble Co., IN,'*" Charles 
C. Rule, b. ca. 1870, son of Levi and Priscilla [Huntsman] Rule.^' 

40. John'* Lightfoot Gantz (George^ K. , John-, Frantz') 

John Lightfoot Gantz was born 8 May 1834 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 16 Jul 
1924 in Argos, Marshall County, Indiana.'" He married Margaret Rule (Ruhl) on 11 Sep 
1856 in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio.'*' She was born 22 Nov 1834 in Ohio, and died 
25 Oct 1919 in South Bend, Indiana. ^'^ Margaret is the daughter of George and Mary [Ruhl] 
Ruhl,'*' which makes her a third cousin of John Gantz. 

After his father's death in 1858, John became the administrator of his father's estate."**" In 1859 
and 1860 John Gantz obtained full ownership of the 80 acres his father had owned at his death. '*^ 
Each of the other heirs quit-claimed their interest in the property. The John Gantz family is found 
in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio, in the 1860 census He claims $800 worth of real 
estate and his occupation is farmer. Then about 1865 the John L. Gantz family moved to Mar- 
shall County, Indiana. About the same time, John's father-in-law, George Rule, also moved to 
Marshall County, Indiana, as did his brother-in-law, Henry Rule and his family. George Rule 
died in Indiana. He was a very successful and interesting person. For more about him, see Keith 
Dull's book previously referenced. 



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In the 1870 census, the John Gantz family is in Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. His 
occupation is day laborer and he owns real estate valued at $400. In the 1900 census for Marshall 
County, Indiana, Margaret Gantz is shown to be the mother of ten children, six of whom are 
living. 

Children of John L. and Margaret Gantz are: 

44 i. Franklin^ Gantz, b. Jul 1857; m. (1) Mary E. Sharp and (2) Anna M. Bower. 

ii. Martha Gantz, b. ca. 1859 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH.^^ 

iii. Infent son Gantz, b. 22 Mar 1861, in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH, d. 30 Mar 1861, in 
Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH, bur. in Lutheran Cem. in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., 
OH.^' 

iv. Alberta Gantz, b. ca. 1862 in OH;^™ m. 24 Nov 1881 in Marshall Co., IN, Simon 
McGriff.''^ 

V. George R. Gantz, b. ca. 1864 in OH, in Walnut Twp. in 1880 census, but not tbund in 
later Marshall Co., IN censuses.'"^ 

vi. Hannah M. Gantz, b. ca. 1867 in Marshall Co., IN; m. 11 Oct 1888 in Plymouth, 
Marshall Co., IN. Johnson B. Smith, b. ca. 1866 in Marshall Co., IN, son of Henry 
and Mary [Lake] Smith. ^" 

vii. Eva M. Gantz, b. Apr 1869 in Argos Co., IN; m. 8 Apr 1903 in Argos, Marshall Co., 
IN. Elmer E. McAfee, b. in 1861 in Wayne Co., IN, son of William and Rebecca 
[Swigart] McAfee. Elmer McAfee was a farmer. ■'^'' Children: 

i. Elden* McAfee, b. ca. 1907 in Marshall Co., IN. 

ii. Lena McAfee, b. Jan 1910 in Marshall Co., IN. 

viii. Ida B. Gantz, b. ca. 1869 in IN.""- 

ix. Minnie E. Gantz, b. ca., 1872 in IN.''* 

45 X. John R. Gantz, b. 28 Aug 1878; m. Bertha Head. 

41. Matilda"* Gantz (George^ K., John', Frantz') 

Matilda Gantz was born 26 Aug 1836 in Richland County, Ohio, and died 22 Nov 1904 in 
Reno County, Kansas.^^^ She is buried in the Huntsville Cemetery, Reno County Kansas. 
She married Henry Rule (Ruhl) 14 Oct 1856 in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio.'*^'' He 
was born 3 Sep 1832 in Ohio, the son of George and Mary [Ruhi] Ruhl. Henry Ruhl died 19 
Apr 1891 in Huntsville Township. Reno County. Kansas. "'^'^ 



Chapter 5 George Keller and Penelope Gantz 63 



Henry and Matilda Rule had nine children according to the 1900 census. Six were living in 1900. 
From the information available at the time of publication, only the eight children shown below 
had been found. This family moved several times. First they moved to Green Township, Mar- 
shall County, Indiana. This move was made about 1866, based on birth places of the children as 
shown in the 1870 census for Green Township, Marshall County, Indiana. In this census, 
Henry's father George, is living with them. Henry's occupation is farmer, but he did not declare 
any land. 

Then about 1878 the Henry Ruhl family moved to Kansas where Edward was born. The 1880 
census for Hayes Township, Reno county, Kansas, includes the Ruhl family. Henry's father 
George, is not living with them. According to Keith Dull, George Ruhl continued to live in 
Indiana where he died in 1890. 

Children of Henry and Matilda Rule are:"**" 

1. Alice^ Rule, h. ca. 1859 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH; m. Samuel Allen. 

ii. Mary Catharine Rule, b. ca. 1862 in OH; m. Ben Wright. 

ill. Anna A. Rule. b. ca. 1865 in OH; m. 30 Oct 1887 in KS. William H. Dear, b. ca. 

1861.'^' 

iv. James Rule, b. ca. 1867 in IN; m. Elizabeth Shore. 

V. Flora D. Rule, b. Feb 1870 in IN. 

vi. Rosa Rule, b. ca. 1872 in IN; m. 2 Oct 1892 in Huntsville, KS, Elmer Chin. b. ca. 
1869.'^ 

vii. John H. Rule. b. ca. 1875 in IN; m. Eva Custar. 

viii. Edward E, Rule, b. ca. 1879 in KS; m. Vera Mae Treon. 

42. Caroline'* Gantz (George^ K., John', Frantz') 

Caroline Gantz was born 5 May 1838 in Ohio.^*^' She married John Humpsbaugher 30 Jun 
1859 in Morrow County, Ohio.^^ He was born 5 May 1834 in York County, Pennsylvania 
and died 14 Feb 1908 in Albion, Noble County, Indiana.'**'^ He is the son of Frederick and 
Lx)uise Humpsbaugher.^^* 

John and Caroline Humpsbaugher were living in Perry Twp., Morrow Co, OH, at the time of the 
1860 Census.^*^ About 1865, they moved to Noble County, Indiana. John Humpsbaugher was a 
wagon and carriage maker by trade and practiced this vocation in Albion, Indiana, until his 
retirement. He was fond of outdoor life and enjoyed fishing during his later years. The Humps- 
baughers were members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 



64 Part II Johannes and Esther Gantz 

Children of John and Caroline Humpsbaugher are: 

i. Sarah^ Ann Humpsbaugher, b. ca. 1860; m. Jones. '**^ 

ii. Calvin Humpsbaugher, b. 5 Aug 1864; m. 2 Jun 1917 in Noble Co., IN, Bertha Amos, 
b. 27 Jul 1872, daughter of John D. and Adaline A. [Fulk] Amos. Bertha had three 
previous marriages. ''^^ 

iii. Nellie Humpsbaugher, b. 28 Oct 1868; m. (1) 6 Aug 1895 in Noble Co., IN, Benjamin 
Yeiser, b. in 1871, son of Samuel and Mary [Koons] Yeiser; m. (2) 15 Aug 1914 
Orval M. Waldron, b. 11 Jan 1867, son of Josiah and Sarah [Johnston] Waldron. 

Orval Waldron had been married twice before this marriage.'**' 

43. Cassie'* Ann Gantz (George^ K., John\ Frantz') 

Cassie Ann Gantz was born 1 Apr 1842 in North Woodbury, Richland County, Ohio. She 
died 23 Dec IQ^"*'' and is buried in Shauck Cemetery, Fterry Tavnship, Morrow County, 
Ohio.''^^ Cassie Ann was married to Levi A. Rinehart 10 Apr 1862 in Morrow County, Ohio.*'^ 
He was born in Oct 1841, the son of Daniel and Casander Rinehart."** Levi Rinehart died in 
1910 and is buried in Shauck Cemetery, Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio,"''' In the 1900 
census for Perry Township, Marshall County, Ohio, Cassie is shown to be the mother of ten 
children, nine of whom are living. 

Children of Levi and Cassie Ann Rinehart are:"'^ 

i. Clement^ Rinehart, b. Aug 1864 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH."'^ 

ii. Harvey Rinehart, b. Oct 1865 in Perry Twp.'*^ 

iii. Leah D. Rinehart, b. ca. 1869 in Perry Twp.;^^ m. 6 June 1895 Luther M. 
Leathem.'"" 

iv. Jerome R. Rinehart, b. 15 Jul 1870 in Perry Twp.^°' 

v. Alpheus Durant Rinehart, b. 22 May 1872 in Perry Twp.;^°' m. ra. 1897 Nellie 
Muscroft.™' 

vi. Clayton Foye Rinehart, b. 16 May 1875 in Perry Twp,'** d. 26 Feb 1902 in Morrow 
Co.;'°' m. 12 Aug 1894 Emma Keifer.-°''b. 16 Jul 1876 in Perry Twp., Morrow Co., 
OH, daughter of Benjamin and Louise [Bortner] Keifer.^"' 

vii. Elden Rinehart, b. 30 Apr 1877 in Perry Twp.-°^ 

viii. Hylas E. Rinehart, b. 3 1 Oct 1879 in Perry Twp.-*" 

ix. Tolly T. Rinehart, b. 19 Oct 1882.- '" 

X. Carl Rinehart. b. Nov 1885 in Perry Twp.''" 



Chapter 5 George Keller and Penelope Gantz 65 



44. Franklin^ Gantz (John'^ L. , George^ K. , John', Frantz'} 

Franklin Gantz was born in July 1857 in Perry Township, Morrow County, Ohio.^'' He 
moved to Marshal County, Indiana, with his parents about 1865. Franklin married Mary E. 
Sharpe 26 Jan 1883 in Marshall County, Indiana.'^" She was born 25 Dec 1857 in Bourbon 
Township, Marshall County, Indiana, and died 19 Jun 1886 in Marshall County, Indiana.^'" She 
is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. Mary Sharpe 
was the daughter of Stephen and Caroline Sharpe. ^'^ 

Only one child has been found for Franklin and Mary Gantz: 

46 i. Chester" L. Gantz, b. 3 Dec 1883; m. Mary Etta Wartenbe. 

Franklin married a second time to Anna M. Bower about 1889. The marriage date and place has 
not yet been found. She was born in June 1856, in Indiana'^'*' and died in 1950 in Marshall 
County Indiana. '^'^ Franklin Gantz died in 1939.^'* Anna and Franklin are buried in the Bethel 
Cemetery, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. 

Children of Franklin and Anna Gantz are: 

ii. Edith" Semantha Gantz, b. 10 Jan 1891 in Marshall Co., IN,"* d. 6 Feb 1971 in 
Marshall Co., IN;"° m. 22 Mar 1911,"' William G. Cart, h. 7 Oct 1884 in Silver Lake, 
IN, son of David and Ora [Baer] Carl.'" 

iii. Ruth Gantz, b. May 1892 in IN.-" 

iv. Clyde Gantz, b. 1893 in Marshall Co.. IN, d. 1893 in Marshall Co., IN, bur. in Bethel 
Cem., Walnut Twp., Marshall Co., IN."' 

V. Walter Gantz, b. Sep 1895 in IN,"- d. in 1902 in IN, bur. in Bethel Cem., Walnut 
Twp., Marshall Co., IN."^ 

45. John^ R. Gantz (John^ L., George' K-., Jofnr, Frantz^) 

John R. Gantz was bom 28 Aug 1878 in Marshall County, Indiana. On 11 Jul 1907 he married 
Bertha Head in Marshall County, Indiana She was bom 25 Dec 1884 in Marshall County, 
Indiana, the daughter of Benjamin and Lois [Nash] Head "^ In 1920, the John R Gantz family are 
living in Plymouth, Center Township, Marshall, County, Indiana '^"^ 

Children of John R and Bertha Gantz are: 

i. Margaret" L. Gantz, b. ca. 1908. 

ii. Forest L. Gantz, b. 15 Oct 1909, d. Jun 1977. ■■' 

iii. Harold John Gantz. b. ca. 1917 



66 Part II Johannes and Esther Gantz 



46. Chester^ L. Gantz (Franklin^, John^ L., George^ K., Johrf , Frant:! ) 

Chester L. Gantz was bom 3 Dec 1883 in Bourbon Township, Marshall County, Indiana, and 
died 21 Jan 1917 in Marshall County, Indiana "° He married Mary Etta Wartenbe on 2 May 
191 1 in Marshall County, Indiana."' She was bom 25 Sep 1886 in Fredonia, Kansas, and died 4 Oct 
1955 "^ Mary is the daughter of Thomas L. and Maggie [Black] Wartenbe."^ Chester and Mary 
Gantz are buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Walnut Township, Marshall County, Indiana. 

Only one child has been found for Chester and Mary Gantz: 

i. Chester' E Gantz, b. 28 Apr 1912 in Marshall Co., IN, d. Apr 1978 in IN."' 



$art SCfjree 



Jofjn (©ecrge (gant^ 



Chapter 6 



John George Gantz 



8. George^ (John George) Gantz (Frantz') 

George Gantz was born in Aug 1763 in Codorus Township., York County, Pennsylvania, and 
was baptized 21 Aug 1763.'''' Sponsors at his baptism were George Ruhl and Elizabeth 
Brodbeck. He died 29 Nov 1815 in Codorus Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury Township.''"'^ George Gantz was married twice. His first marriage was to Margaret 
(maiden name unknown) and his second was to Catharine Hoffman. Between the two wives, 
twelve children were born. George and his two wives and their female children are the subject of 
this chapter. The sons each have a chapter following this chapter. 

The first record of George Gantz, after his baptism, is in the militia records of the Revolutionary 
War. Every able bodied man in Pennsylvania between 18 and 51 years of age was required to be- 
long to the militia. Many of the lists of members of these militia companies are contained in the 
published Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6. George Gantz is recorded in 1782 as part of Captain 
Sherer's Company in Colonel Riemer's Regiment. 

The next record of George Gantz is in the York County tax lists for 1785 and 1786 where he 
appears with the single freemen in Codorus Township. In 1787, he is listed but not with the 
single men. It could mean that he is being taxed for property or a craft. He is listed as a black- 
smith later in life. However, his first child is born in 1788, so it is assumed that he is married in 
1787. He married, first, Margaret (surname unknown) about 1787, in York County. She was 
born 10 Nov 1764 and died 10 Jul 1795 in York County. '''' She is buried in Fissel's Cemetery. 

George Gantz is found in the 1790 U. S. census for York County Pennsylvania. There are two 
males over sixteen in the household and four females. The two males are George and his father, 
Frantz. Frantz would be 67 and is probably retired. As shown below, two daughters had been 
born to George and Margaret by 1790. This would account for two of the females. It is assumed 
that one of the other two females is George's wife. It is not possible to identify the other female, 
but his mother is dead. Possibly it is his sister Barbara. 

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70 



Part III John George Gantz 



George accumulated a lot of land in his lifetime. He bought 70 acres from his father on 25 Mar 
1787,''** and on 6 Apr 1790, he applied for another 30 acres from the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania. ^'^ Then on 27 Aug 1793, Frantz Gantz sold his remaining property, 330 acres, to his 
son George."^" This deed refers to Frantz as a yeoman (farmer) and George as a blacksmith. The 
deed did not specify any conditions for George providing for his father's welfare for the remain- 
der of his life. However, it is apparent that Frantz spent the rest of his life with his son George. 

The death of Margaret Gantz was 10 Jul 1795, the same day as the birth of her fifth child, John, 
so it is assumed that she died in child birth. 



Children of George and Margaret Gantz are 



541 



47 

48 
49 
50 
51 



11. 



111. 



IV. 



Magdalena^ Gantz, b. 21 Feb 1788 ; m. John Jacob Peterman. 

Juliana (July) Gantz, b. 7 Nov 1789; m. Daniel Ziegler. 

George Gantz. b. 25 Dec 1791; m. (1) Elizabeth Krebs; m. (2) Lydia Wertz. 

Sarah (Salome) Gantz, b. 16 Oct 1793; m. John Jacob Baltzley. 

John Gantz, b. 10 Jul 1795; m. (1) Anna Maria Renoll; m. (2) Anna Maria Schaffer. 



When Margaret died George was left with five children under eight years of age to take care 
of and one had just been born. He married, second, Catharine Hoffman, about 1796. in 
York County. '^^ She is the daughter of Adam and Maria Barbara Hoffman. ^^' Catharine was 
born 25 Mar 1766 and died 28 Sep 1841 in Shrewsbury Township. "^"^ She is buried in the 
Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. 

In the 1793 tax list, George was assessed for 400 acres of land, two horses, and two cows. In the 
1798 Direct Tax, George Gantz is occupying 200 acres that has a log dwelling house, a spring 
house, and a kitchen. There is also a half stone barn on the property. He owns another 200 acres 
that is rented to a Christian Fisher. This 
property also has a log house and a barn. 

As discussed, in 1798 George Gantz had a 
log house. Sometime thereafter, he had a 
stone house built. This house stood until 
sometime after 1976. A picture of this 
house taken in 1976 is shown here. It has 
since been demolished. This house is 
described in volume I of Dull's books. 
Joyce Newcomer told us about the house, 
which she had visited. It was a two story 
house with an attic. In the attic was a still 
used for making brandy. The mash re- 
maining from the distillation would be 




Gantz Stone House 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 



71 



allowed to flow down a pipe to provide slop for the hogs. Joyce says that these were some of the 
happiest hogs in York County. 

George continued to accumulate land and at his death he had three plantations totaling 668 acres 
of land. Considering that his father had come to America only 69 years before George died, the 
Gantz family had done quite well. This can be ascribed to the industriousness of father and son, 
as well as the generous land policies of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth. But his wealth is not 
measured only by the land he accumulated. He had personal property valued at $2415. This 
property included five horses, twenty cattle, thirteen sheep, two goats, and fifteen geese. He had 
sixteen acres of rye in the field and 40 bushels of rye cut. There were 40 bushels of oats, 25 
bushels of corn, and ten bushels of wheat. His household goods included six beds and bedsteads, 
kitchen furniture, and a clock and case valued at $65 , among other things. 



Notice. 

In punaacr nt an nrder of iJic Or- 
phans Criurt, willUeBolJ ntpnblit kalr, 
ouli«e lOlLJuyuf August »nl, "ii ll-f 
preniscs, iv v«luablt plwiUtien ttiid 
vracl of Unil, with tUe buUding* »i>J 
improvemetiK, ttituate in Ce4oru» 
tuwusbip Y»rk Cttunty. mij«iDing l»nd» 
uT JohnkaW, Chri««i«Ji Hedrick, Law- 
son's Ueiw M>4 olhert, conUining a- 
buut 205 tt«re», part ut the estate of 
t;<-,)ra;e Oantz. ileeraseJ. The term* 
lo (ic' half in haiiH, the first of April 
next, ami iLe icm»iM<lcr in two e^aal 
M-aily ptjiuftits. Oiie (hirf •' ^^ 
iziMi moiity aod uoe third of each 
i.avifvenlto reinaiua lieu in tlis laiiil- 
iMrilifUic .if the »iJaw (luimg life. 
\iiemluiici: will he preu and particu- 
! ,1-^ nmdc known on the <l..y ..f fiule, by 

lONK.U) KfH»tI. j 
nytbcCo-irtWin. rt.\UBhft,Clrrk. 

July 10, tSlT. 31. ii3._ 



Probate of George Gantz 's estate was begun 5 Dec 1815.'^'*'^ His 
three plantations were judged not capable of being partitioned. 
George Gantz, Jr. took the first plantation and Jacob Peterman 
(Magdalena's husband) took the second. John Gantz and the 
other heirs refused the third plantation and it was sold to his son- 
in-law Daniel Ziegler at auction. The notice of sale of that third 
plantation, which appeared in the York Gazette, is shown here. 

Another interesting feature of the probate of George Gantz' s 
estate is contained in the administrators account dated 3 May 
1817. In item 18 is the comment "By debt due to William Gantz 

of his Fathers Estate $122.45." This corroborates the debt 

owed to William Gantz that was discussed in Chapter 2. It has 
not been possible to determine whether William Gantz ever 
received his inheritance nor have we found what became of him. 

Children of George and Catharine Gantz are: 

52 vi. Barbara^ Gantz , b. 4 Feb 1797; m. Jacob Olp. 

53 vii. Adam Gantz, b. Dec 1798; m. Catharine Kroh. 

54 viii. Catharine Gantz, b. 4 Sep 1800; m. Daniel Glatfelter. 

55 ix. Samuel Gantz, b. 23 Aug 1802; m. Lydia Kline. 

56 X. Mary Gantz, b. ca. 1805; m. Henry Swartz (Black). 

57 xi. David Gantz, b. 6 Oct 1806; m. Mary Leininger. 

xii. Michael Gantz, b. 29 Jun 1809 In Codorus Twp., d. 14 Oct 1834 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'"** 



George Gantz Estate Notice 



72 Part III John George Gantz 



47. Magdalena^ (Maria Magdalena) Gantz (George, Fraud) 

Magdalena Gantz was born 21 Feb 1788 in Codorus Township and was baptized 21 Mar 
1788 in the Stone Church (sponsors were John and Helena Ruhl).^^ She died in 1856 in 
Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.*^* She married John Jacob Peterman about 
1813.^"*' He was born in January 1788 in Pennsylvania, probably in York County. "° He died 
22 Apr 1871 in Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio.''" Both Magdalena and Jacob 
Peterman are buried in the Adena Area Cemetery, in Smithfield Township. Jacob's father is 
Michael Peterman. His mother has not been determined. Michael Peterman died 21 Jan 1835 
in Reading, Pennsylvania, '^''^ and Jacob Peterman was the administrator of the estate.'" 

Jacob Peterman is first found in the list of single men in the 1811 tax list for Paradise Township, 
York County. He is in the singles list again in 1812. The 1813 list is ambiguous, but in 1814 he 
is in the list of married men and has 25 acres of land. This is how his marriage date is 
established. His father, Michael, is listed above him. We establish that Michael is his father 
because Michael Peterman has 117 acres in the paradise Township taxes from 1807 through 
1813. Then in 1814 he has 92 acres and Jacob has 25. This continues until 1817. In 1817, Jacob 
is in Codorus Township with 150 acres he bought from George Gantz' s estate, as discussed 
above. Michael Peterman is still in Paradise Township in 1817 and again has 117 acres. 

Jacob Peterman continues to be recorded in Codorus Township taxes through 1828. He sells his 
land about 1822 and thereafter is found in the Jefferson community. York County, where he is a 
cooper. About 1828, the Petermans moved from York County to Reading in Berks County, 
Pennsylvahia. Jacob bought a lot on Franklin Street in 1830, part of which he sold to Isaac 
Peterman 28 Apr 1836. ''^ Then, about 1838, Jacob sold the remainder of his property to Samuel 
S. Jackson and they moved to Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, Ohio. They are found in 
Berks County, Pennsylvania, in the 1830 U. S. census and in Jefferson County, Ohio, in the 
1840 and 1850 U. S. censuses. After his wife died, Jacob lived with his daughter Harriet and 
son-in-law Daniel Brown. He is found in that household in 1860 and 1870. Jacob Peterman, Sr. 
was a cooper by trade. He also was a postmaster in York village, Jefferson County, Ohio.''' 

Some information about this family comes from an article in a history of Harrison County, Ohio, 
about Jacob Peterman, Jr."" That history shows Jacob and Magdalena Peterman with eleven 
children, five boys and six girls. Only ten children have been found, as shown below. The 1820 
census shows four girls ten and under. Harriet, Dorothy, and Catharine are the only girls that 
would be ten and under in 1820, so one must be missing. Therefore there could have been twelve 
children. 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 73 



Children of John Jacob and Magdalena Peterman are: 

i. Isaac^ Peterman, b. ca. 1813 in York Co., PA, d. 23 Mar 1890 in Jetferson Co., OH;'" 
m. 2 Aug 1835 in Reading, Berks Co., PA, Margaret Rebecca Holl,"^ b. 23 Oct 1812 
in Reading, PA,"' d. 12 Jun 1889 in Jefferson Co., 0H,-*° daughter of Peter and 
Elizabeth [Settli] Holl. Isaac and Margaret Peterman are buried in Adena Area Cem. 
Jefferson Co., OH. Child: 

i. Mary* Elizabeth Peterman, b. 26 Jun 1839 in Reading, Berks Co., PA.-*' 

58 ii. Harriet (Henrietta) G. Peterman, b. ca. 1815; m. (1) Moses M. Kelly; m. (2) Daniel 

Brown. 

59 iii. Jesse G. Peterman, b. ca. 1816 in PA; m. 19 Dec 1850 Anne Vale. 

iv. Dorothy Peterman, b. ca. 1817 in PA;-*^ m. 17 Jan 1841 in Jefferson Co., OH, Henry 
Lott.^" 

V. Catharine Peterman, b. ca. 1818 in PA, d. 1839 in Jefferson Co. OH.^** 

vi. Sarah Ann Peterman, b. 7 Aug 1821 in PA, d. 9 Jan 1831 in Berks Co., PA.^*-' 

vii. Matilda G. Peterman, b. ca. 1824 in PA, d. in 1858 in OH;'^ m. 30 Mar 1845 in 
Jefferson Co., OH, William Meek,-*^ b. 17 Feb 1808 in Smithtleld Twp., Jefferson Co.. 
OH, d. 12 Aug 1881, in Smithfield Twp.'** Matilda and William Meek are buried in 
Adena Area Cem. Children:'*' 

i. Adaline^ Meek, b. ca. 1846. 

ii. Winfield Meek, b. ca. 1849. 

viii. Leah Peterman, b. ca. 1825 in PA."° 

60 ix. Jacob Peterman, b. 25 Mar 1827; m. Susanna Ramsey. 

X. Aaron Peterman, b. 26 Dec 1828 in Reading, Berks Co., PA, bapt. 1 Jan 1829 at 
Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks Co., PA,"' d. before 1830 since not in 1830 
census. 

48. Juliana"' Gantz (George', Frantz') 

Juliana Gantz was born 7 Nov 1789 in Codorus Township and was baptized 7 Dec 1789 in St. 
Jacobs Stone Church."^ The sponsor at her baptism was Julia Gantz, her aunt, who was 
single. Juliana died 13 Nov 1873 in York County, and is buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fair- 
view Township, York County, Pennsylvania."' 



74 Part III John George Gantz 



She married Daniel Ziegler before 7 Jun 1813.™ Daniel was born 2 Dec 1784, "'the son of 
Michael and Anna Mary [Hennig] Ziegler."* He died 2 Sep 1858 and is buried in Mt. Olivet 
Cemetery.'" The date of their marriage is uncertain because the 1820 census shows four females 
in the Daniel Ziegler household under ten years of age, while only two can be accounted for. 
Seven children of this family have been found in the records, as shown below. 

All these children, except the second one, were baptized in the Steltz Union Church in Codorus 
Township. The second child, Anna Maria has not been found in a church baptism. Her birth is 
recorded in a Fraktur that was found in the Historical Society of York County. There is one 
detail about this birth that causes some concern. There are only eleven months between the birth 
of this child and the next child. While this is possible, it is unusual. However, this is the daughter 
of Daniel and Juliana [Gantz] Ziegler. The Fraktur gives the parents names and states "Julianna 
eine geboren Gantz." 

Sometime after the birth of the last child in 1827, the Daniel Ziegler family moved to the 
northeastern part of the county. In the 1 850 census Daniel and Juliana are living with their son 
Jacob in Conewago Township, York County, as shown in the following table."* The ages shown 
in the census are not correct, but this is the right family. 

1 850 Census for Jacob Ziegler 



NA ME 
Jacob Ziegler 
Catharine 
Anna 
Eli 

Daniel 
Julian 

Jacob S trine 



Children of Daniel and Juliana Ziegler are:"^ 

61 i. Jacob" Ziegler. b. 5 Feb 1815; m. (1) Catharine; m. (2) Sarah. 

ii. Anna Maria Ziegler, b. 19 Dec 1817 in Codorus Twp., York Co.'^ 

iii. Lydia Ziegler, h. 10 Nov 1818 in Codorus Twp., bapt. 28 Feb 1819 in Steltz Church, 
Codorus Twp. 



AGE 


BIRTHPLACE 


29 


PA 


25 


PA 


3 


PA 


1 


PA 


51 


PA 


56 


PA 




PA 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 75 



iv. Henry Ziegler. b. 5 Sep 1820 in Codonis Twp., hapt. 18 Nov 1820 in Steltz Church, d. 
14 May 1888 in Goldshoro. York Co., PA;'" m. Catharine, b. 16 Jul 1833 in PA. d. 11 
Jan 1890 in PA.'^^ Henry and Catharine Ziegler are buried in Smoketown Cem., 
Newberry Twp., York Co., PA. Children:'^^ 

i. Emeline^ Ziegler, b. ca. 1848 in PA. 

ii. Victor Ziegler, b. ca. 1850 in PA. 

iii. Amelia Ziegler, b. ca. 1854 in PA. 

iv. Clara Ziegler, b. in PA, bur. in Smoketown Cem., Newberry Twp., York Co.'^ 

V. Lucy Ziegler, b. 22 Jul 1858 in PA, d. 28 Jun 1875 in PA, buried in Smoketown 

Cem., Newberry Twp., York Co.'^^"'* 

vi. Jane Ziegler, b. ca. 1861 in PA. 

vii. Harry Ziegler. b. ca. 1868 in PA. 

V. Eli Ziegler, b. 27 Jan 1823 in Codorus Twp., York Co., bapt. 12 Apr 1823 in Steltz 
Church, d. 18 May 1897 in PA;-^* m. ca. 1855 in PA Elizabeth, b. 17 Aug 1830 in PA, 
d. 22 Mar 1861 in PA.-^' Eli and Elizabeth Ziegler are buried in Mt. Olivet Cem., Fair- 
view Twp., York Co. Children: 

i. Samuel^ B., b. 1 Aug 1856 in Fairviw Twp., York Co., d. 13 Jun 1873 in PA, 

bur. Mt. Olivet Cem.-** 
ii. John, b. ca. 1857 in Fairview Twp.-*' 

vi. Leah Ziegler, b. 1 Aug 1825 in Codorus Twp., bapt. 30 Oct 1825 in Steltz Church. 

vii. Susanna Ziegler, b. Sep 1827 in Codorus Twp., bapt. 26 May 1828 in Steltz Church. 

49. George^ Gantz (George', Frantz'). See Chapter 7 for this family. 

50. Sarah^ (Salome) Gantz (George-, Frantz^) 

Sarah Gantz was born 16 Oct 1793 in Codorus Township and was baptized 1 Dec 1793 in the 
Stone Church, Codorus Tavnship, sponsors were John and Julia Groti (Kroh)."^'" She died 
18 Feb 1863 and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury township.^'' Sarah and Jacob 
Baitziey were married before 1816. He was born 24 Dec 1786 in Abbottstown, York County 
(became part of Adams County in 1800), Pennsylvania,''^^ the son of Joseph and Elizabeth 
[Bittinger] Baitziey. '^'-^ He was baptized 25 Mar 1787 at Abbotstown Reformed Church, Abbot- 
stown. He died 28 May 1840 in Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania. His death was 
published in the Adams County Republican Compiler. ^'^ 

After the death of her husband, Sarah continued to live in Arendtsville, Franklin Township, 
Adams County. In the 1850 census, her daughters Sarah and Clara are living with her. Some 
time between 1850 and 1860 she moved to Codorus Township, York County, as she is living 
there with her son, John Baitziey, and his family in the 1860 census. 



76 Part III John George Gantz 

Children of Jacob and Sarah Baltzley are: 

i. Jacob'* Baltzley, b. ca. 1816 in Arendtsvilie, Franklin Twp., Adams Co., PA/'' 

ii. Elizabeth Baltzley, b. 12 Nov 1817 in Arendtsvilie, Adams Co., bapt. 31 May 1818 in 
Luth. & Relbrmed, Arendtsvilie. Sponsors were Jacob Bidinger and vvife.'^ 

iii. Joseph Baltzley, b. 29 Nov 1818 in Arendtsvilie, bapt. 29 May 1819 in Luth. and 
Reformed, Arendtsvilie. Sponsors were John Lauer and Catharine. ''^^ She d. 18 Mar 
1901, bur. Flohr's Cem., Franklin Twp., Adams Co.''^ 

62 iv. John Baltzley, b. 8 Aug 1820; m. (1) Susan; m. (2) Julian; m. (3) Margaret. 

V. Benjamin Baltzley, b. 27 Sep 1822 in Arendtsvilie, bapt. 8 Jan 1823 in Luth. & 
Reformed Ch., Arendtsvilie. Sponsors were Jacob Blubach and Maria. "^^ 

vi. Samuel Baltzley, b. 4 Jul 1824 in Arendtsvilie, bapt. 10 Oct 1824 in Luth. & Reformed 
Ch., Arendtsvilie. Sponsors were John Arnat and Elizabeth. *°° 

vii. Sarah Baltzley, b. 13 Mar 1827 in Arendtsvilie, bapt. 22 Apr 1827 in Luth. & Reformed 
Ch., Arendtsvilie. Sponsor was Sarah Arendt.^' 

viii. Daniel Baltzley, b. ca. 1829 in Arendtsvilie.'*^ 

ix. Catharine Baltzley, b. in Arendtsvilie.**'' 

X. Rebecca Baltzley, b. 22 Sep 1832 in Arendtsvilie, d. 18 Jan 1852 in Adams Co., PA, 
bur. Flohr's Cem., Franklin Twp., Adams Co., PA.*^ 

xi. ClaraBaltzley, b. ca. 1837 inPA.*' 

51. John^ Gantz (George', Frantz'}. See Chapter 8 for this family. 

52. Barbara^ Gantz (George,- Frantz'). 

Barbara Gantz was born 4 Feb 1797 in Codorus Township, York County and was baptized 15 
Mar 1797 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Township.""*' The sponsors at her baptism were 
her grandparents, Adam and Barbara Hoffman. She died 22 Nov 1887 in York County and is 
buried in Fissel's Cemetery in Shrewsbury Township."^" Her estate was probated 6 Dec 1887 in 
York County. "^"^ 

She married Jacob Olp about 1817 in York County. He was born 4 Apr 1795 in Pennsylvania 
and died 9 Oct 1867 in York County.""^ He is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury 
Township. His estate entered probate 8 May 1868."'" Jacob is the son of John and Catharine 
Elizabeth [Ehrhard] Olp."" John Olp is the son of Johann Ernst Olp, who came to America in 
1741 on the ship, St Andrews. ^^' Information presented here about the Olp family, unless 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 77 



otherwise referenced, is from 77?^ Olp Family of Shrewsbury Township, York County, 
Pennsylvania, by James Lloyd Knipe."'' Jacob Olp was a farmer in Shrewsbury Township. 

Children of Jacob and Barbara Olp are: 

63 i. Charles" Olp, b. 24 Nov 1818; m. Christina Foust. 

ii. Levi Olp, b. 11 Aug 1821 in PA, d. 6 Nov 1898 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp ., York Co., PA;*''^ m. Matilda Glatfelter. Levi was a larmer at 
Centerville near Glen Rock. 

64 iii. Jeremiah Olp, b. 18 Nov 1823; m. Rebecca Abmeyer. 

iv. Amos Olp. b. 25 Jan 1829 in York Co., d. 9 Aug 1904 in York Co., bur. in Stone 
Church Cem, Codorus Twp.. York Co., PA;^'' m. 18 Oct 1858 Mary Margaret Sheffer 
of Carroll Co., MD,*'* b. 3 Dec 1832, d. 24 May 1880.*" Amos was a farmer in 
Codorus Township. Children: 

1. Maranda-' Flora Olp. b. 7 Dec 1862 in York Co., d. 2 Jul 1892 in York Co.; m. 

WilUam Ellsworth Decker,"* b. 25 Oct 1863, d. 28 Dec 1932, son of Jesse and 

Mary Ann [Kunkle] Decker. 
ii. Virginia Mary Olp, b. 20 Jul 1864, bapt. 16 Oct 1864 at Christ Lutheran 

Church, Shrewsbury Twp.*" 
iii. Emma Elizabeth Olp. b. 15 Apr 1870 in York Co., d. 19 Nov 1920 in York 

Co.; m. 28 Jun 1891 at Jefferson, York Co., James Monroe Baum,*'° b. 21 Jan 

1869, d. 16 Aug 1939, son of Jacob M. and Mary E. [Sellers] Baum of 

Melrose Maryland. 

65 v. Adaline Olp, b. 20 Dec 1831; m. Jacob Winter Roller. 

53. Adam^ Gantz (George', Frantz'). See Chapter 9 for this family. 

54. Catharine^ Gantz (George,' Frantz') 

Catharine Gantz was born 4 Sep 1800 in Codorus Township and was baptized in Fissel's 
Church, Shrewsbury Tavnship, York County, Ffennsylvania*"'. The sponsors at her baptism 
were Conrad and Barbara Kroh. She died 22 Sep 1893 in York County and is buried in the 
Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.*" Her estate was entered into probate 1893.*"' 

She married Daniel Glatfelter who was born 20 Mar 1803 in Pennsylvania and died 27 Nov 
1876 in Shrewsbury Township.*" He is "buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. 
His estate was entered into probate 15 Dec 1876 in York County, Pennsylvania. *''^ The date of 
this marriage has not been determined. His occupation was farmer. Daniel Glatfelter is the son 
of John Jacob and Elizabeth [Minnich] Glatfelter.*"* Daniel Glatfelter's grandfather, Casper 



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627 



Glattfelder, arrived in Philadelphia, on board the ship, Francis and Elizabeth, 30 Aug 1743. 
Casper was from the small town of Glattfelden, near Zurich, Switzerland."^ 

Children of Daniel and Catharine Giatfelter are:""* 

i. Anna* Mary Giatfelter, b. 23 Nov 1827 in York Co, d. 10 Jul 1857 in York Co., bur. 
in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.*""*" 

66 ii. Lucinda Giatfelter, b. 22 Dec 1828; m. Benjamin Keeney. 

67 iii. Charles Giatfelter, b. 24 Feb 1830; m. Charlotte. 

iv. Emeline Giatfelter, b. 14 Jan 1832 in York Co., d. 26 Mar 1910 in Hanover, York 
Co.;"' m. after 1861 Amphrey Wentz, b. 11 Mar 1819 in York Co., baptized 15 May 
1819 in Stone Church, Codorus Twp.,*-'^ d. 31 Mar 1888 in Hanover, York Co., bur in 
Mt. Olivet Cem., Hanover,*^' son of Valentine and Elizabeth Wentz. Amphrey's first 
wife was Lydia Wolfgang. ^^ 

V. David Giatfelter, b. 28 Aug 1833 in York Co., d. 12 Jan 1917, bur in Lutheran Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp.;^'- m. Mary, b. 15 Mar 1845, d. 19 Oct 1895, bur in Lutheran Cem., 
Shrewsbury.*-'* 

vi. Isaac Giatfelter, b. 2 Dec 1837 in York Co., d. 17 Dec 1837 in York co., bur in 
Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.*"" 

vi. Catharine Giatfelter, b. ca. 1838 in York Co.*"'* 

vii. Sarah A. Giatfelter, b. 2 Mar 1840 in York Co., d. 9 Jan 1855, in York Co., bur in 
Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA."* 

68 viii. Elizabeth A. Giatfelter. h. 18 Aug 1842; m. William Venus. 

55. SamueP Gantz (George-, Frantz'). See Chapter 10 for this family. 

56. Mary^ Gantz (George,- Frantz^). 

Mary Gantz was born ca. 1805 in Codorus Township, York County. She died 16 May 1892 
in York County.^" In her will dated 4 Nw 1891 she requested that her real estate be sold 
and the proceeds be divided in the following manner: one-third to her husband Henry Swartz, 
one-third to the children of her son William Nelson Swartz deceased, and one-third to be divided 
among her other children (not named). The executor of her will was her son-in-law J. H. 
McCullough.'" 

She mamed Henry Swartz (Black) who was born ca. 1813 in Maryland and died 10 Mar 1894 in 
York County. He was buried 12 Mar 1894 in Stiltz Cemetery, Codorus Township.^^ 



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Children of Henry and Mary Swartz (Black) are:'^'' 

i. Elizabeth^ Swartz. b. about 1839 in PA. 

ii. Alfretta (Fietta) (Faide) Swartz, b. 20 Aug 1841 in PA, d. 26 Apr 1852, bur in Stone 
Church Cem.*** 

iii. July Ann Swartz, b. about 1843 in PA. 

iv. William Nelson Swartz (Black), b. 1847 in PA, d. 1891 in PA, bur. in Stiltz Cem., 
Codorus Twp.;*^'^ m. Magdalena (Maggie) (Lehna) Cooper, b. 29 Sep 1848, bapt. 1 
May 1852 at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,*^* d. 1922, bur. in Stiltz Cem. 
Codorus Twp.,^' daughter of Emanuel and Eliza [Gantz] Cooper. See Chapter 4 tor 
this femily Children:^' 

i. William' Black, b. ca. 1872. 

ii. Jennie Black, b. ca. 1873. 

iii. Charles Black, b. ca. 1875. 

iv. Howard Black, b. ca. 1876. 

V. Alice E. Black, b. 1877, d. 1907, bur. in Stiltz Cem,^' 

vi. Rebecca Black, b. ca. 1880. 

vii. James G. Black, b. 1881, d. 1882, bur. in Stiltz Cem.*-'° 

57. David^ Gantz (George', Frantz'). See Chapter 1 1 for this family. 

58. Harrief* (Henrietta) Peterman (Magdalena\ George', Frantz') 

Harriet Peterman was born about 1815 in Pennsylvania and died 2 May 1892 in York, 
Jefferson County, Ohio.^'*' She had two husbands. The first husband was Moses M. Kelly. 
They were married 26 Dec 1839 in Jefferson County, Ohio.*" Two children were born to Moses 
and Harriet. Then Harriet married again in 1845. What happened to Moses Kelly has not been 
determined. 

Children of Moses and Harriet Kelly are:*'^'' 

i. Almon' G. Kelly, b. ca. 1841 in OH. 
ii. Anna (Hannah) C. Kelly, b. ca. 1842 in OH. 

Harriet's second marriage was 20 Apr 1845 in Jefferson County, Ohio, to Daniel Brown."'''* He 
was born 15 Jan 1798 in Virginia and died 1 Jul 1883 in Updegraff, Jefferson County, Ohio."'^'' 
Daniel and Harriet are buried in Adena Area Cemetery, Smithfield Township, Jefferson County, 
Ohio.-^^* 



80 Part III John George Gantz 



Children of Daniel and Harriet Brown are:*'" 

iii. Isaac^ P. Brown, b. ca. 1855 in OH, 
iv. Jacob M. Brown, b. ca. 1857 in OH. 

59. Jesse'* G. Peterman (Magdalene^, George^, Frant^) 

Jesse Peterman was born about 1816 in Pennsylvania and died 29 Jun 1896 in Malaga 
Township, Monroe County, Ohio/'^* He mamed Anne Vale on 19 Dec 1850 in Jefferson 
County, Ohio.*-^' She was born about 1827 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 22 Feb 1888 
in Malaga Township, Monroe County, Ohio.**° Jesse was a cooper by trade, as was his father. 
He also was a farmer. 

Children of Jesse and Anne Peterman are:**' 

i. Hemy L, Peterman, b. Apr 1852 in Jefferson Co., OH, d. 22 Dec 1880 of consumption 
in Monroe Co., OH;**- m. 17 Nov 1875 in Monroe Co., OH, Mary Emeline Morris.**"^ 

ii. Elisha V. Peterman, b. 20 Jun 1853 in Jefferson Co., OH, d. 23 Apr 1884 in Malaga 
Twp., Monroe Co., OH, of consumption;*^ m. 21 Aug 1879 Annie Eaton.**-"* 

iii. Mary M. Peterman, b. Feb 1856 in Jefferson Co., OH, d. 27 Mar 1883 of consumption 
in Monroe Co., OH;*** m. 18 Oct 1877 in Monroe Co., OH, Isaac B. Carleton.**' 

iv. Ruth Amanda Peterman, b. 16 Dec 1857 in Jefferson Co., OH, d. 28 Apr 1888 in 
Monroe Co, OH;*** m. 22 Aug 1878 Dr. Samuel L. Stewart,**' b. 4 Dec 1858 in 
Monroe Co., OH, d. 25 Dec 1907 in Fly, OH, of drowning.*™ 

V. Franklin Peterman, b. Feb 1860 in OH;*" m. 12 Jan 1893 in Monroe Co.. OH, Lilly 
Moose,*" b. Apr 1868 in OH.*" 

vi. George Peterman, b. ca. 1862 in OH. 

vii. Nathan H. Peterman. b. ca. 1865 in Malaga Twp., Monroe Co., OH,*'" d. 27 Feb 1871 
in Malaga Twp.*'' 

viii. Clara (Carrol) Peterman, b. 20 Mar 1869 in Monroe Co., OH.*'* 

60. Jacob"* Peterman (Magdalena'\ George', Frantz') 

Jacob Peterman was born 25 Mar 1827 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 21 May 1890 
in Harrison County, Ohio."^ He married 14 Nov 1850 Susanna Ramsey.*^* who was born 
4 Jun 1828 in Harrison County, Ohio, and died 29 Sep 1898 in Harrison County, Ohio.*^' 
Susanna Ramsey is the daughter of George and Margaret [Kyle] Ramsey."*" Jacob and Susanna 
are buried in Olive Branch Cemetery, Short Creek Township, Harrison County, Ohio. 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 81 

Jacob came to Ohio when he was eleven. He learned the trade of blacksmith from his brother-in- 
law, Henry Lott. He apprenticed with him for three years, and then worked for him for another 
three years. In 1864 he joined the army and served in Company F 170th Regiment of the Ohio 
Volunteers. He was honorably discharged at the end of his enlistment. 

Jacob and Susanna Peterman had six children. They also adopted a boy, John Branson 
Peterman, when he was fourteen days old. 

Children of Jacob and Susanna Peterman are:*^^ 

i. Leah^ Matilda Peterman; m. George Thomas Michael. 

ii. Mary Ann Peterman. d. at age 4 yrs. 

iii. Asenath S. Peterman; m. John Parkinson. 

iv. Narcissa E. Peterman; m. William Wright. 

V. Minnie F. Peterman (twin of Narcissa). 

vi. Anna L. Peterman; m. John S. Barkhurst. 

61. Jacob'^ Ziegler (Juliana\ George-, Frantz^) 

Jacob Ziegler was born 5 Feb 1815 in York County and was baptized 9 Apr 1815 at Steltz 
Union Church, Codorus Township. *^^ He died 18 Apr 1884 in Conewago Township, York 
County, and is buried in Union Cemetery, East Manchester Township, York County.*'^'' 

Jacob Ziegler had two wives. His first wife was Catharine. Her maiden name has not been 
determined. She was born about 1825 and died after 1862."*^ They were married about 1846, 
based on the birth date of their first child, probably in York County. 

Children of Jacob and Catharine Ziegler are:***^ 

i. Anna^ Ziegler, b. ca. 1847 in PA;*** m. before 1884 Repman. 

ii. Eli Ziegler, b. ca. 1849 in PA,*'' d. before 1884.*''' 

iii, Catharine Ziegler, b. in PA; m. James Davis. 

iv. Daniel Ziegler, b. 22 Jan 1857 in PA. d. 29 Dec 1897, bur. in Union Gem., E. 
Manchester Twp.***' 

V. ,Iohn Ziegler. b. 15 Aug 1862 in PA;*"" m. Alvidia. b. 25 Oct 1869,*'*' 



82 Part III John George Gantz 



Jacob Ziegler's second wife was named Sarah. Her maiden name has not been determined either. 
They were married about 1864, based on the birth of their first child. Sarah was born 18 Dec 
1834 in Pennsylvania and died 14 Jan 1900 in Pennsylvania.*'^ She is buried in Union Cemetery, 
East Manchester Township. 

Children of Jacob and Sarah Ziegler are: 

vi. Michael^ Ziegler, b. II May 1865 in PA, d. 31 Jan 1895 in PA, bur. Union Cem. E. 
Manchester Twp.** 

vii. George Ziegler, b. ca. 1867 in PA.*** 

viii. Lucy Ziegler, b. 4 Mar 1869 in PA, d. 24 Aug 1890 in PA, bur. Union Cem., E. 
Manchester Twp.*'"^ 

ix. Julia Ziegler, b. ca. 1871 in PA.*^ 

X. Mary Ziegler, b. ca. 1873 in PA.*^' 

xi. Harvey Ziegler, b. ca. 1876 in PA.'^^ 

62. John'* Baltzley (Sarah\ George', Frantz') 

John Baltzley was born 8 Aug 1820 in Arendtsville, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and 
baptized 17 Jun 1821 in the Lutheran and Reformed Church, Arendtsville. *'' Sponsors were 
Jacob Hartman and Katy. He died 4 Feb 1876, and is buried in Flohr's Cemetery, Franklin 
Township, Adams County. ^°° 

John Baltzley married three times. The first marriage was about 1850 to Susan. She was born 21 
Jul 1824 and died 23 Sep 1865.™' She is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, 
York County. 

Children of John and Susan Baltzley are:™ 

i. Mary^ Ann Baltzley, b. 23 Jul 1850 in York Co., bapt. 7 Sep 1850 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.. d. 17 Jan 1866. hur. Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury.™"* 

ii. Artimus Baltzley, b. 6 Jun 1852 in York Co., bapt. I Aug 1852 at Christ Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury. 

ill. Charles Benjamin Franklin Baltzley, b. 19 Oct 1855 in York Co., bapt. 7 Dec 1855 at 
Christ Lutheran, Shrewsbury. 

iv. Emanuel Baltzley, b. 4 Apr 1859 in York Co.. bapt. 5 Jun 1859 at Christ Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury. 



v. John Albert Baltzley, b. 27 Feb 1864 in York Co., d. 3 Jun 1864 in York Co 



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Chapter 6 John George Gantz 83 



His second marriage was to Julian, sometime after 1865 when his first wife died. Julian was 
born 8 Oct 1837 and died 26 Feb 1869.™'^ She is buried in Glen Rock Lutheran and Reformed 
Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County. Julian was previously married to a mister 
Messinger, by whom she had one son, Allen Messinger.^°^ No children have been found for 
John and Julian Baltzley. 

John Baltzley's third marriage was to Margaret in Sep 1869.™^ She was born about 1831 in 
Pennsylvania.™^ They had one child: 

vi. Joseph^ E. Baltzley, b. 12 Jul 1871 in York Co., PA, d. 23 Feb 1873, bur. Flohr's 
Luth. Cem., Franklin Twp., Adams Co., PA.™^ 

63. Charles'* Olp (Barbara^ George^ Frantz^) 

Charles Olp was born 24 Nov 1818 in York County and died 21 May 1857 in York County.^"' 
He is buried in Friedensall Cemetery, Springfield Township, York County, Pennsylvania. 
Charles and Christina Foust were married 18 Dec 1842 in York County. She was born 23 Jan 
1821 and died 26 Apr 1865. After Charles died Christina married PhiUip Sheffer.'" 

Children of Charles and Christina Olp are: 

i. Amanda' Olp, b. 29 Jul 1843 in Shrewsbury Twp., d. 23 Jul 1909 in York Twp,, bur. 
in Yoe Cem., York Twp.; m. 24 Jan 1864 in Glen Rock Stephen Seitz, h.26 Oct 1840, 
d. 14 Apr 1899, son of Nicholas Seitz. 

ii. William Foust Olp, b. 25 Nov 1845 in York Co., hapt. 7 Dec 1845 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,''^ d. 16 Mar 1906, bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp.; m. 9 May 1872 Clara Ann Harpel. b. 9 Feb 1851, d. 6 Sep 1928, daughter of 
Philip and Margaret [Waltermyer] Harpel. 

iii. Lucinda Olp, b. 9 Jan 1848 in York Co., bapt. 18 Feb 1848 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.."' d. 5 Feb 1854 in York Co.'" 

iv. James Olp, b. 18 Jul 1850 in York Co., hapt. 8 Sep 1850 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.,"'* d. 5 Aug 1902 in York Co.; m. Sarah Ellen Overmiller, b. 1 Apr 
1855, d. 23 Jan 1927, daughter of Frederick and Eliza [AllLson] Overmiller. 

V. Ellen Olp, b. 11 Dec 1852, bapt. 24 Jan 1853 at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury, 
d. 2 May 1891 in York Co.;'" m. Andrew Stevens Wherley, b. 6 Aug 1850, d. 4 Oct 
1932, son of George and Susan [Snyder] Wherley. 

vi. Adeline Olp, b. 19 Nov 1855 in York Co., bapt. 20 May 1856 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,"' d. Dec 1889; m. Charles Bahn Krout, son of Adam and 
Caroline [Bahn] Krout 



84 Part III John George Gantz 



64. Jeremiah'* Olp (Barbara^, George^, Frantz') 

Jeremiah Olp was born 18 Nov 1823 in York County and died 1 Apr 1868 in York County.^'* 
He is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County. He married Rebecca 
Abmeyer 17 May 1860. She was born 14 Mar 1833 and died 7 Mar 1906. Rebecca is the 
daughter of Jacob and Christiana [Klinedenst] Abmeyer; She married again after Jeremiah's 
death to Eli Bortner."' 

Children of Jeremiah and Rebecca Olp are: 

i. Mary Alice' Olp, b. 14 May 1861 in York Co., d. 26 Apr 1925 in York Co.; m. 27 Sep 
1885 inYork Co. Edgar Dubbs Bortner,™ b. 10 Apr 1865, d. 5 Dec 1930, son of 
Henry and Henrietta [Dubbs] Bortner. 

ii. Deliliah Lima Olp, b. 4 Jun 1864 in York Co., d. 4 May 1936 in Mifflin Co., PA; m. 
Henry William Koller, b. 27 Oct 1867, d. 20 Jul 1944, son of Eli Clayton and 
Amanda [Shue] Koller. 

iii. Rebecca Adline Olp, b. 27 Mar 1865 in York Co., bapt. 25 Jun 1865 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,^^' d. 8 Oct 1923 in York Co.; m. William Rohrbaugh 
Rohrbaugh, b. 10 Dec 1858, d. 5 Apr 1942, son of George and Anna Mary 
[Rohrbaugh] Rohrbaugh. 

iv. Jacob Abmeyer Olp, b. 22 Feb 1868 in York Co., d. 6 Feb 1928 in Decatur IL. 

65. Adaline'* Olp (Barbara^ George', Frantz^) 

Adaline Olp was born 20 Dec 1831 in Shrewsbury Township, York County, and died 20 Mar 
1912 in Hanover, York County She is buried in Rssel's Cemetery, Codorus TcM/nship. 
She married in 1851 in Shrewsbury Township, Jacob Winter Koller. He was born 27 Jul 1822 
and died 13 Jun 1902.^*^ He is the son of Jacob Y. and Eva [Winter] Koller.^"' 

Children of Jacob and Adaline Koller are: 

i. Barbara' Ellen Koller, b. 25 Nov 1855, d. 13 Mar 1875. 

ii. Jacob Koller, b. 20 May 1858, d. 3 Mar 1875. 

iii. Eli Koller, b. 26 Nov 1860, d. 3 May 1883. 

iv. Sarah Jane Koller, b. 16 Feb 1863, d. 17 Jan 1946; m. William C. Miller, b. 8 Dec 
1858, d. 17 Jan 1946. 

V. Eva Adaline Koller, b. 6 Sep 1865, d. 9 Jun 1950; m. George Franklin Miller. 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 85 



vi. Anne Koller, b. 30 Jan 1868, d. 9 Jun 1933; m. Thaddeus Tyson, b. 6 Sep 1865, d. 
1950. 

vii. Agnes Roller, b. 21 Jan 1878, d. 9 Mar 1943; m. Wesley C. Koller, b. 9 Sep 1869, d. 
31 Mar 1946. 

66. Lucinda'* Glatfelter (Catharine^ George-, Frantz') 

Lucinda Glatfelter was born 22 Dec 1828 in York County. She died 7 Apr 1915 in York 
County and is buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Shrewsbury Township. ^'^ She married 
Benjamin Keeney in Shrewsbury Township on 30 Jan 1853.^-'* He was born 22 Nov 1826 and 
died 27 Feb 1907 in Shrewsbury Township. ^"'^ He is the son of Henry and Anna [Yount] 
Keeney. ^'^ He is also buried in the Lutheran Cemetery in Shrewsbury. Unless otherwise 
referenced, the information about the Benjamin and Lucinda Keeney family is from 77?^ 
Glattfelders in America, compiled by Don and Jeanine Hartman.^"'* 

Children of Benjamin and Lucinda Keeney are:^"^ 

i. Charles^ H. Keeney, b. ca. 1853 in York Co., d. 1854. 

ii. John W. Keeney, b. ca. 1854; m. Mary Fife. 

ill. Benjamin F. Keeney, b. 1856 in York Co., d. 1873. 

iv. Daniel E. Keeney, b. ca. 1858 in York Co.; m. 18 Dec 1883 Su.san A. Clemens in 
Hopwvell Twp., York Co."" 

V. Anna Mary Keeney, b. 1 Mar 1860 in York Co., d. 1 Jun 1933, bur. Saddlers Cem., 
Hopewell Twp.; m. John V. Brose, b. 13 Jul 1859."' 

vi. William D. Keeney, b. ca. 1862 in York Co.; m. Emma Reist. 

vii. Catharine R. Keeney, b. 1863 in York Co; m. Franklin R Attig, b. 1862."^ 

viii. Noah M. Keeney, b. 6 May 1865 in York Co., d. 4 Jan 1908"-^ in Baltimore of cancer, 
bur. 8 Jan 1908 at Shrewsbury Lutheran Cem.;""* m. 3 Jan 1892 in Shrewsbury Twp. 
Maud D, Fife."'' He was a farmer. 

ix. Emma E. Keeney, b. ca. 1867 in York Co.; m. 19 Nov 1891 at Red Lion, York Co. 
George H. Shaub."* .son of Martin and Catharine [Winemiller] Shaub."' 

X. Isaac Keeney, b. 1868 in York Co., d. 1869 in York Co. 

xi. Jacob Keeney, b. 1 1 Jul 1868 in York Co., d. 21 Dec 1907 in York Co."^ of injuries 
suffered when caught in a milling machine,'^' bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury; m. 9 
Jan 1900 in Shrewsbury Twp. Alice Bricker.'^' He was a miller. 



86 Part III John George Gantz 



xi. Jacob Keeney, b. 11 Jul 1868 in York Co., d, 21 Dec 1907 in York Co."' of injuries 
suffered when caught in a milling machine,"'^ bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury; m. 9 
Jan 1900 in Shrewsbury Twp. Alice Bricker.^*' He was a miller. 

67. Charles'* Glatfelter (Catharine^ George^ Frantz') 

Charles Glatfelter was born 24 Feb 1830 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 15 Jul 1868 
in York County. He is buried in the Luthean Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.^'*' He 
married about 1855, Charlotte. She was born about 1834 in Pennsylvania.^"^ 

Children of Charles and Charlotte Glatfelter are: 

i. William-' H. Glatfelter, b. 8 Feb 1856 in York Co., d. 12 Apr 1856 in York Co., buried 
in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.''*'' 

ii. David E. Glatfelter, b. 8 Sep 1857 in York Co., d. 2 Dec 1857 in York Co., buried in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'"" 

iii. Emeline Glatfelter, b. 12 Sep 1859 in York Co., d. 27 Mar 1861 in York Co., buried in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'"'' 

iv. Alice A. Glatfelter, b. ca. 1862 in York Co.''* 

68. Elizabeth'^ A. Glatfelter (Catharine^ George', Frantz') 

Elizabeth Glatfelter was born 18 Aug 1842 in York County and died 11 Dec 1921 in York 
County. ^"^ She is buried in the Lutheian Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. She married 
William Venus probably in 1870. He was born 3 Sep 1843 in Shrewsbury Township and died 1 
Jan 1913 in York County. ^'*^ He is the son of Henry and Ann [Sykes] Venus. ^"^^ He is buried in 
the Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. 

Children of William and Elizabeth Venus are: 

i. James^ Anphrey Venus, b. 1 Jan 1871 in York Co., bapt. 17 Nov 1871.'-° 

ii. Charles H. Venus, b. ca. 1873 in York Co."' 

iii. Sadie Bell Venus, b. 8 Aug 1875 in York Co.. bapt. 30 Jan 1877.'" 

iv. Annie Catharine Venus, b. 25 May 1877 in York Co., bapt 9 Mar 1879 in Shrewsbury 
Church. Shrewsbury Twp.;'" m. 2 Jun 1898 Emory N. Shewell.'-' 

V. Daniel Edward Venus, b. 26 May 1880 in York Co., bapt 2 Feb 1882 in Shrewsbury 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.,'" d. 10 Jul 1897 in York Co., bur. In Lutheran Cem., 
Shrewsbury Twp.''^* 



Chapter 6 John George Gantz 87 



Records at the Historic Society of York County show two more children for a William and 
Elizabeth Venus. But these children were born when our William and Elizabeth were teenagers. 
If their birth dates are correct, I doubt that they belong to our family. Following are these 
children: 

i. Ida^ Sylinda Venus, b. 6 Jun 1856 in York Co., bapt. 13 Jul 1856."^ 
ii. Joseph F. Venus, b. 1 Jan 1859, d. 21 Dec I860."' 



Chapter 7 



George Gantz, Jr. 



49. George^ Gantz (George', Frantz^) 

George Gantz was born, 25 Dec 1791, in Codorus Township, York County, and was baptized 
19 Feb 1792 in the Stone Church.^*" The sponsor at his baptism was his grandfather, Frantz 
Gantz. George died 22 Jan 1871 in Codorus Township and was buried in Fissel's Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury Township.^*' The first record of George, other than his birth, is his service in the 
War of 1812. He served for 3 months under Colonel J. Schappel and Co-Commander Jacob 
Marshal.^" He next appears on the Codorus Township tax list as a single man in 1815. He is 
listed again as single again in 1816. In the 1817-1818 tax list he is listed, but not among the 
single men. From this and the birth of his first child, it is assumed that he is married. 

He was married twice. The first marriage, probably in 1817 in York county, was to Elizabeth 
Krebs, daughter of Peter and Barbara Krebs.^*' She was born 8 Mar 1799, in York County, 
Pennsylvania and was baptized 7 Apr 1799 in the Stone Church.^" The sponsors at her baptism 
were John and Elizabeth Epply. She died 25 Jun 1826 in York County and was buried in 
Fissel's Cemetery.''*^ Elizabeth's grandfather, Ludwig Krebs, landed in Philadelphia, 27 Sep 
1749, on the ship IsaacJ^ He settled in Codorus Township in 1752, about the same time Frantz 
Gantz arrived in York County. 

Children of George and Elizabeth Gantz are: 

69 i. John^ Gantz, b. 2 Apr 1818; m. Henrietta Fair. 

70 ii. Leah Gantz, b. 1 1 Jul 1819; m. Adam Peiffer. 

71 iii. Catharine (Cassey) Gantz, b. 24 Jan 1821; m. Cornelius Jones. 

72 iv. Aaron Gantz, b. 4 Aug 1822; m. (1) Juliana Rennoll; m. (2) Lydia Rechard. 

73 V, Julia Ann Gantz, h, 6 Jan 1824; never married. 

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George was a blacksmith and a farmer. After the death of his father, he became owner of the 
main plantation of his father's property as discussed in Chapter 6. This property contained the 
stone house built by George, Sr. In the 1 825 tax list he has 250 acres, 1 horse and 1 cow. 

When Elizabeth died, George was left with five children two to eight years old. He married, 
second, about 1827, Lydia Wertz,^*'' daughter of John and Christina Wertz. Lydia was born 
21 Aug 1803 in York County and was christened in St. Paul's (Ziegler's), North Codorus Town- 
ship, York County, Pennsylvania.^*^ She died 19 Mar 1830 in Codorus Township, York County, 
Pennsylvania and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.^*' 

George and Lydia Gantz had one child: 

74 vi. Amos" Gantz, b. 27 Nov 1827; m. Elizabeth Bricker (see Part IV Chapters 12 and 13 
for this family). 

Amos Gantz was baptized 15 May 1828 by Pastor Geiger. On the following page is a Fraktur 
(baptismal certificate) commemorating his baptism by the artist Daniel Peterman. This Fraktur 
provides the birth date of Amos and his mother's maiden name. 

George Gantz did not marry a third time. He continued to live in Codorus Township, where he 
appears in the tax list every year. He is also found in the U.S. census. In each census there is the 
same older woman living with him. The 1850 census is the first to provide names of other than 
the head of household. In 1850 and 1860, the older woman is identified as Christina Wertz, 
who is assumed to be his mother-in-law and Lydia' s mother. Following are the 1850 and 1860 
U.S. censuses for George Gantz: 



1850 U.S. Census for George Gantz 



770 



NAME 


AGE 


SEX 


BORN 


George Gantz 


47 


M 


PA 


Aaron 


25 


M 


PA 


Amos 


20 


M 


PA 


Catharine 


21 


F 


PA 


Chrisfiana Wertz 


70 


F 


PA 


Julia Gantz 


18 


F 


PA 



The information in this table is as found in the census. Most of the ages are incorrect. George is 
59, Aaron, 27, Amos, 22, Catharine, 29, Christina, 72, and Julia is 25. 



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1860 U.S. Census for George Gantz 



,771 



NAME 


AGE 


SEX 


BORN 


George Gantz 


68 


M 


PA 


Julyann 


32 


F 


PA 


Christena Wertz 


78 


F 


PA 



The probate of George's estate was begun 30 Jan 1871, in York County, Pennsylvania. He left 
330 acres of real estate. This real estate was divided into four parcels. The size of the parcels and 
the eventual owners are shown in the following table: 

Distribution of Land of George Gantz. Jr. 



Obtained by 


Acres 


John 


184 


Aaron 


66 


Leah 


52 


Amos 


31 



69. John'^ Gantz (George^ George', Frantz^) 

John Gantz was born 2 Apr 1818 in Codorus Township, York County."^ He died 12 Sep 1903 
in Codorus Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. ^"^ He 
appears in the Codorus township tax records in the 1841-42 list as a single man. Since he was 
born in 1818, we might have expected to find him in the 1840 tax list, but he could have been in 
Maryland in 1840. He is not in the 1842 -43 assessment list. He is not found again in Codorus 
Township until 1858. This is because he was living in Maryland. 

He married Henrietta (Harriet) Fair,™ probably in 1843, and probably in Maryland. She was 
born 20 Jul 1813 in Maryland and died 24 Oct 1889 in York County, Pennsylvania.™ John and 
Henrietta are buried in Fissel's Cemetery. 

John Gantz was a highly regarded member of the community. This was reported by the 
newspaper of the area. The Glen Rock ItemT'^ This can be believed because the paper devoted 
about five column inches to his obituary. During this period, you are lucky if a person's death is 
recorded. The article goes on to report: "Mr. Gantz took a great interest in political matters. His 



Chapter 7 George Gantz, Jr. 93 



first vote was cast for Martin Van Buren for President, and from the time he cast his first ballot 
to his death never failed to attend a single general election. In church as in business and politics 
he was regular and methodical and from the time his name was entered on the church record to 
the time he was summoned away from earthly church duties he had attended every communion 
service of his church. He was prominent and influential in the affairs of the township for many 
years and commanded the respect of all with whom he came in contact, and in all his relations of 
life wielded a quiet but very considerable influence for good." 

Children of John and Henrietta Gantz are: 

75 i. Mandilla' Gantz, b. 29 Feb 1844; m. Henry D. Bubb (Bupp). 

76 ii. George F. Gantz, b. 24 Dec 1846; m. Anna Mary Gerberick. 

iii. (Male) Gantz, b. 11 Apr 1848, d. 16 Apr 1848,"' bur. in Zimmerman's Mennonite 
Cemetery, Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD."^ 

77 iv. Elizabeth Gantz, b. 1 Dec 1849; m. Michael K. Bortner. 

In the 1900 U. S. census, Elizabeth Gantz (wife of Amos, deceased) is living with George F. 
Gantz, son of John Gantz.™ George's father, John, is also living with him. 

70. Leah'* Gantz (George\ George', Frantz') 

Leah Gantz was born 1 1 Jul 1819, in York County.'*" She died 12 Oct 1909 in York County 
and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery.'*' She married Adam G. Peiffer, son of Peter and Rose 
Ann (Rossina) [Gonnet] Peiffer, before 1847.'*^ 

Adam Peiffer was a farmer. He was born 14 Jun 1818 in Pennsylvania'*' and died 2 Aug 1897 in 
York County.'*^ Adam Peiffer is buried in Fissel's Cemetery. Probate of his estate was begun in 
1897 in York County. He left a will in which he gave his house and adjacent property (about nine 
acres) to his wife.'*"^ The remainder of his estate was divided between his brothers and sisters and 
those of Leah. After Adam Peiffer's death, Leah went to live with her half-brother Amos Gantz. 

Adam and Leah Peiffer had five children all of whom died young.'** Information has been found 
about only three, who are: 

i. Malinda' Peiffer, b. 6 Apr 1847, in York Co., d., 4 Oct 1852, in York Co., b. Fissel's 
Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'^' 

ii. Lewis Peiffer, b. 16 Sep 1848 in York Co., d. 30 May 1857 in York Co., bur. 1 Jun 
1857 in Fissel's Cem. Shrewsbury Twp.'^* 

iii. George Peiffer, b. 3 Jun 1850 in York Co., bapt. at Wolfs Church, West .Manchester 
Twp., York Co.,'^' d. Jun 1857 in York Co., bur. 3 Jun 1857 in Fissel's Cem. 
Shrewsbury Twp."° 



94 Part III John George Gantz 



71. Catharine'* (Cassey) Gantz (GeorgeJ, George', Frantz') 

Catharine Gantz was born 24 Jan 1821 in Codorus Township.^'' She died 20 Jan 1912 in York 
County and is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. ^'^ She married Cornelius Jones 20 Oct 
1857 in Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania.^^'' 

Cornelius Jones was bom 12 Feb 1819 near Pipe Creek, Maryland and died 9 Sep 1894 at 
Jefferson, York County.'^ He is the son of David and Elizabeth [Randall] Jones. ^''^ He is also 
buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. His obituary in The Item called him an aged and respected 
citizen. ^'^ 

Cornelius Jones had previously been married to a woman named Anna Mary Snyder. ^'^ Anna 
Mary was born 28 Jun 1820 in York County, ^'^ the daughter of John Philip and Eva [Bauman] 
Snyder.™ She died 8 Apr 1856 in York County and is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. ^'^ 

Cornelius and Anna Mary Jones had the following six children:*'^' 

i. Louis Jones, b. ca. 1843.*'^ 

ii. Leah Jones, b. 9 Apr 1845 in York Co., d. 28 Aug 1850 in York Co., bur. in Stiltz 
Cem.**' 

iii. William S. Jones, b. 25 Sep 1846, d. 7 Nov 1924;^ m. Henrietta, b. 8 Aug 1848, d. 
17 Mar 1926.'°- 

iv. Adam S. Jones, b. 10 Nov 1848 in York Co., bapt. 1 Apr 1849 at Stone Church,^* d. 
24 Mar 1882 in York Co.;™' m. Lavina Smith. ^^ 

V. Anna Mary Jones, b. 28 May 1851 in York Co., bapt. 27 Jul 1851,"°' d. 22 Apr 1939; 
m. 23 Mar 1873 Lewis Bortner Bahn.''° 

vi. Simon Jones, b. 28 Jan 1855, bapt. 9 Apr 1855 at Shrewsbury Ref.;'" m. 6 Jan 1877 
Sarah J. Smith. '^'^ 

After the death of her husband, Catherine lived with her son George, where she is found in the 
1900 and 1910 censuses. Two children have been found for Cornelius and Catherine Jones, but 
the 1910 census shows her the mother of three children with one living. The 1900 census shows 
her the mother of one child. Catherine died four days short of her 91st birthday. 

Children of Cornelius and Catharine Jones are: 

78 vii. George' G. Jones, b. 6 Dec 1860; m. (1) Anna Mary Sweitzer; m. (2) Mina B. 

viii. Emmanuel Jones, b. 2 May 1863. in York Co., d. 3 Oct 1872, in York Co.. bur. in 
Stone Church Cem, Codorus Twp.**" 



Chapter 7 George Gantz, Jr. 95 



72. Aaron'^ Gantz (George^, George^, Frantz!} 

Aaron Gantz was born 4 Aug 1822 in Codorus Township/''* He died 28 Oct 1903 in 
Shrewsbury Township and was buried 30 Oct 1903 in the Lutheran Cemetery, Shrewsbury 
Township/'^ His estate was entered into probate 23 Nov 1903, in York County/'* 

In the 1850 census, Aaron is in the household of George Gantz as previously shown. He is also 
found in the Codorus Township tax list as a single man in 1850, 51, 52, and 53. In 1854 and sub- 
sequent years, he is married and is taxed for 17 acres of land. He was married twice. 

His first marriage was to Juliana Rennoil, daughter of Christian and Catharine [Miller] 

Rennoll,^'"' 26 Dec 1852.*'^ She was born 15 Nov 1818 in Codorus Township, York County, 
Pennsylvania, and was baptized 24 Jan 1819 in the Lutheran and Reformed Church, Manchester, 
Maryland.'" The birth date is from a fraktur in the possession of the Historical Society of York 
County and the baptismal date is from the church records. The church records show the birth 
year to be 1817. Because the baptism was in 1819, the 1818 birth date is assumed to be correct. 
The fraktur (baptismal certificate) for Juliana Renol (Rennoil) is shown on the next page, by 
permission of the Historical Society of York County. Her parents' names are obtained from this 
document. Her mother's maiden name is shown as "Millerin." The "in" ending is a common 
practice among Germans for women's names. She died 8 Sep 1872 and is buried in Fissel's 
Cemetery.*^" Age at death is 53 years, 9 months, and 24 days, which is consistent with the 1818 
birth date. 

No children have been found for Aaron and Juliana Gantz. Dr. Glatfelter shows Conrad and 
Henry Gantz as children of Aaron and Juliana.*^' However, Conrad was born in 1822, the same 
year Aaron was born and Henry was born in 1824. As will be shown in Chapter 8, Conrad and 
Henry are the children of John and Anna Mary [Renoll] Gantz. As far as we have determined this 
Christian Rennoil is not related to the Christian Renoll who was the father of the Anna Marie 
Renoll that married John' Gantz, son of George'. 

Aaron's second marriage was to Lydia Rechard on 1 May 1873 by the reverend Daniel 
Gring.'*''^ She was born 7 Dec 1836 in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Henry and Mary [Snyder] 

Rechard. *^^ Lydia died 26 Oct 1918 in Shrewsbury Township and is buried in the Lutheran 
Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.**'* Probate of her estate began 10 Nov 1918 in York Co.'" 

In the settlement of his father's estate in 1871, Aaron obtained 66 acres, as previously shown. He 
sold this property to his half brother Amos in 1874. The Aaron Gantz family is found in the 1880 
census living in Shrewsbury Township, as shown in the following table. 



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Fraktur for Juliana Renol, courtesy of the Historical Society of York County, Pennsylvania 



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97 



1880 Censu s for Aaron Gantz 



826 



PERSON 


AGE 


OCCUPATION 


BORN 


Aaron Gantz 


60 


Farmer 


PA 


Lydia 


42 


Keeping House 


PA 


William 


7 




PA 



The 1900 census has the same persons in the household, except that the son is Wilbur H., which 
is the name he went by.'^" Lydia states that she is the mother of one child. However, in her will 
she leaves her estate to her son Wilbur and her grand daughter Ethel Bollinger. The identity of 
Ethel Bollinger has not been determined. 

The child of Aaron and Lydia Gantz is: 

79 i. Wilbur' Henry Gantz, b. 19 Nov 1872; m. Mary Elizabeth Henry. 

73. Julia"* Ann Gantz (George\ George', Frantz') 

Julia Ann Gantz was born 6 Jan 1824, in Codorus Township.. York County. She died 13 Aug 
1911 in Codorus Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.*"* She 
never married. Her will, dated 17 Aug 1897, was entered into probate 26 Aug 1911.""' In her 
will she leaves $400 to Fissel's Church in Shrewsbury. The remainder is to be divided among her 
brothers, John Gantz, Aaron Gantz, and Amos Gantz, and sisters, Leah Peifer and Cassie Jones. 

74. Amos'* Gantz (George\ George^, Frantz^). For this family, see Chapter 13. 

75. Mandilla^ Gantz (John*, George\ George-, Frantz') 



M 



andilla Gantz was born 29 Feb 1844 in Maryland and died 27 Apr 1882 in York County, 
Pennsylvania.*'"' She and Henry D. Bubb (Bupp) were married about 1863. He was born 
23 Nov 1838 in Pennsylvania and died 31 Aug 1915 in York County.'" The cause of his death 
was acute bronchitis. He is the son of David Bubb, who was born in Germany.*'" Henry and 
Mandilla are both buried in Fissel's Cemetery in Shrewsbury Township.*''' 



98 Part III John George Gantz 



Children of Henry and Mandilla Bubb are: 



834 



i. Lydia' Bubb, b. 5 Feb 1864 in Codorus Twp., York Co., *^'bapt. 24 May 1864 at 
Christ Lutheran, Shrewsbury Twp., d. 4 Feb 1922;'*''* m. Edward Donsan, b. 8 Apr 
1863."' Both bur. in Mt. Olivet Cem., Hanover, York Co. 

ii. Edwin Manassa Bubb, b. 17 Mar 1866 in Codorus Twp.,"^ bapt. 1 Feb 1867 at Christ 
Lutheran, Shrewsbury, Twp.; m. Emma Disinger. 

iii. William Henry Bubb, b. 17 Jul 1869 in Codorus, d. Oct 1955;*'^ m. 9 May 1895 in 
York Co.. Eliza C. Bressier,^ b. 4 July 1873 in PA, d. Oct 1966, ""daughter of 
Cornelius L. and Ellen Mary [Fried] Bressler. 

iv. Ida Salinda Bubb, b. 11 Apr 1871 in Codorus,**^ bapt. 2 Apr 1872 at Christ Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury, Twp.; m. William Franklin Shearer, b. 1873, d. Nov 1948.**^ 

V. Henrietta Bubb, b. 18 May 1874 in Codorus, bapt. 1 1 Aug 1878;^ m. William Henry. 

vi. John Lewis Bubb, b. 15 Jul 1877 in Codorus, bapt. 30 Mar 1878;^' m. Lottie Hull. 

vii. Paul J. Bubb, b. ca. 1879 in Codorus; m. 30 Jun 1901 in York Co. Delia Grace 
Housman.*** 



viii. Estie Bubb, b. 21 Aug 1880 in Codorus, d. 18 Feb 1895, bur. in Fissel's Cem. 
Shrewsbury.' 



, 847 



ix. Alice Bubb, b. ca. 1882 in Codorus; m. Harry Thoman, b. 19 Oct 1878, bapt. 6 Nov 
1878,**" d. ca. 1948 in York Co. son of Adam and Barbara [Caslow] Thoman. "^^ Alice 
and Harry are third cousins. See Chapter 8 tor Adam and Barbara Thoman. *''° 

76. George^ F. Gantz (John*, George\ George', Frantz^) 

eorge F. Gantz was born 24 Dec 1846'*'" in Maryland and was baptized 1 1 Feb 1847 in the 



G; 



Stone Church, Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania.'"'^ He died 3 Nov 1921 at 
the home of his son, John M. Gantz, in Glen Rock, Codorus Township, and is buried in Fissel's 
Cemetery. "'''' The cause of death was nephritis. '*''■* There was a very large attendance at his fun- 
eral. George F. Gantz was a farmer, a director of the National Bank of New Freedom, and a 
former director of the Codorus National Bank of Jefferson. He was a member of the Lutheran 
congregation at Fissel's Church. 

He married Anna Mary Gerberick about 1872. She was born 26 May 1851^^'' in Pennsylvania 
and died 19 Dec 1934 of a cerebral hemorrhage in Glen Rock, York County. '''''' She was buried 
22 Dec 1934 in Fissel's Church Cemetery. Anna Mary is the daughter of Jonathan (Jonas) and 
Sabina [Smith] Gerberick.'" 



80 




81 


ii. 




iii. 




iv. 



Chapter 7 George Gantz, Jr. 99 

Children of George F. and Anna Mary Gantz are: 

Elsie' Virginia Gantz, b 24 Nov 1874; m. Howard B. Krebs. 

Agnes Missouri Gantz. b. 14 Feb 1877; m. Alpheus Meckley.^^^ 

Alice M., b. 1880, in Codorus Twp., York Co., PA. d. 1880. bur. in Fissel's Cem.*'' 

Charles M. Gantz, b. Aug 1881,'* in Codorus Twp., York Co., d. 14 Jan 1962 in York 
Co., bur. Mt. Rose Cem., York;^*' m. 26 Jan 1908 Millie M. Seitz,'*^ b. 5 Feb 1883, d. 
12 Jun 1971, bur Mt. Rose Cem., York,^*-' daugiiter of William H. and Amelia C. 
[NaceJSeitz.**^ 

82 V. John Morris Gantz, b. Nov 1885; m. (1) Sarah E. Seitz. (2) Lillie May [Wagner] 

Stump, (3) Hilda Jane [Little] Kump. 

77. Elizabeth^ Gantz (Johri*, George^ George', Frantz^) 

Elizabeth Gantz was born 1 Dec 1849 in Maryland and died 12 Jan IQOT.^"^ She is buried in 
Stiltz Cem. Codorus Township. She married Michael K. Bortner before 1870. He was born 
29 Jan 1840 and died 10 Sep 1912.'*^ He is the son of John M. and Catharine [Kerchner] 
Bortner. ^*^ Michael K. Bortner was a farmer and miller. He is also buried in Stiltz Cemetery. 



Children of Michael and Elizabeth Bortner are: 



868 



i. Charles*' Alexander Bortner, b. 6 Apr 1870; m. (1) Joanna Leese; m. (2) Alice Gantz. 

(See Chapter 9, p. 129). 

ii. Jennie May Bortner, h. 26 Jan 1872 in York Co., bapt. 19 Jul 1872 at Christ Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury;**' m. 18 Feb 1894 in Shrewsbury Emanuel Lucabaugh.*™ 

iii. Rosa E. Bortner, b. 24 Jun 1873 in York Co., d. 5 Apr 1880 in York Co., bur. in Stone 
Church Cem."' 

iv. Killian C Bortner, b. ca. 1875 in York Co.,"" d. 21 Jul 1946 in Millington, MI, bur. in 
Stiltz Cem."" 

v. Sadie Henrietta Bortner, b. 2 May 1878 in York Co., bapt. 29 Jan 1879 at Stone 
Church, Codorus;'" m. 12 Feb 1896 William H. Black.''" . 



vi. Edward Bortner, b. 19 Feb 1880 in York Co.. bapt. 7 Apr 1880 



876 



vii. Sadie A. Bortner, b. 25 Jun 1881 in York Co., d. 28 Sep 1882 in York Co., bur. in 
Stiltz Cem.'" 

viii. Harvey Walter Bortner, 15 Jul 1883 in York Co.. bapt. 13 May 1885.'™ 

ix. John Michael Bortner. b. 8 Mar 1887 in York Co., bapt. Jun 1889,'™ d. 13 Nov 1889, 
bur. in Stiltz Cem."° 

X. Blanche Viola Bortner. b. 25 May 1893 in York Co.. Bapt. 12 Apr 1895;'" m. Brant 
Bruce. 



100 Part III John George Gantz 



78. George"^ G. Jones (Catharine^, George\ George-, Frantz') 

George G. Jones was born 6 Dec 1860 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 13 May 1926 
in York County/^^ He is buried in Gieenmount Cemetery, York City. Geoige was married 
twice. His first marriage was to Anna Mary Sweitzer on 29 Sep 1881 in Shrewsbury Township, 
York County.'*^'' Anna Mary was born 29 May 1859 in York County and baptized 30 Aug 1859 at 
Shrewsbury Church, Shrewsbury Township.**^ She died 22 Mar 1907 in York County.^*' She is 
also buried in Greenmount Cemetery. She is the daughter of Jacob and Julian [Bahn] 
Sweitzer.*** George Jones was a miller. 



Children of George and Anna Mary Jones are: 



«87 



Claude' Jasper Jones, b. 12 Jul 1883 in York Co., PA, bapt. 9 Aug 1883 at Zion 
Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp.;**^ m. 23 Mar 1905 in New Cumberland, PA, Silvia 
May Fahs.'^' 



a 

891 ^ i„u„ D„:i«., 892 



ii. Millard C. Jones, b. Aug 1887 in PA.^* 
iii. Verna R. Jones, b. Apr 1894 in PA;*'' m. John Bailey 
iv. Vida M. Jones, b. Jul 1897 in PA.'* 

George's second marriage was to Mina B.*** Mina was born about 1869 in Ohio.*''' They had 
the following child: 

V. John P. Jones, b. ca. 1909 in PA^^. 
79, Wilbur^ Henry Gantz (Aarori*, George^ George', Frantz^) 

Wilbur Gantz was born 19 Nov 1872, in York County.*^' He died 14 Apr 1941 at the West 
Side Sanitarium, York County, of a cerebral hemorrhage and is buried in the Lutheran 
Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.*'* Wilbur was a partner in the Klinefelter Lumber Company at 
the time of his death and had been engaged in the lumber business for fifteen years. He was a 
member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury. 

Wilbur Gantz married Mary Elizabeth Henry 14 Mar 1907 in Baltimore City, Maryland.*'' She 
was born 19 Mar 1875 in Hinkletown, Pennsylvania.'"^^ Mary Gantz died 20 Dec 1946 from a 
heart attack in Shrewsbury Township and was buried on 23 Dec 1946 in the Shrewsbury Luth- 
eran Cemetery."" She is the daughter of the Reverend Samuel and Margaret [Ruhl] Henry.'"' 
Mary graduated from Millersville Normal School and was a teacher in Maryland and Codorus 
Township, York County. She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury, and a 
member of the Women's Missionary Society.'"' Pictures of Wilbur and Mary Gantz are shown on 
the next page. 



Chapter 7 George Gantz, Jr. 



101 



Wilbur and Mary Gantz had one 
child, Wilbur* Henry Gantz, 

11.^'^ He was bom 16 Apr 1908 
and died 21 Jun 1971 in 
Shrewsbury Township. '"' He is 
buried in the Lutheran Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury Township.'** He 
attended Gettysburg College, 
where he graduated in 1929 with 
a Bachelors degree in Business 
Administration. While at Get- 
tysburg College, he participated 
in varsity track and field. After 
graduation, he was employed in 
the banking business in Lancaster 
and York Counties. 




Wilbur H. Gantz 



Mary E. [Henry] Gantz 



Wilbur^ Henry Gantz, II (Wilbur^, Aarori^, George\ George^, Frantz^) 



Wilbur Gantz, 11 married Flora Shaw Kashner on 
6 Jan 1937 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 
Hametown, in York County. '°^ She was born 17 Aug 
1915 in Tolina, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John 
Edward and Flora Mildred [Shaw] Kashner. Before 
their marriage. Flora performed household work for 
others. This is how they met, because Flora took a job 
performing housework for Wilbur's mother when 
Wilbur's mother became ill. The picture to the right 
shows Wilbur II and Flora Gantz in the summer of 
1948. 

After his father died, Wilbur operated the Shrewsbury 
Lumber Company (formerly the Klinefelter Lumber 
Company) in partnership with Joseph Prado. He con- 
tinued to be involved in banking by serving on the 
board of the Shrewsbury Branch of the York Trust 
Company. 




Wilbur n and Flora Gantz 



Henry was an active member of the community. For six 

years he was president of the York County School 

Board and a member of the Southern Joint School Board. He was instrumental in establishing the 

York County Vocational-Technical High School and at the time of his death he was a member of 

the York County Vocational-Technical School Authority. His memberships included Shrewsbury 



102 Part III John George Gantz 



Lodge 423, Free and Accepted Masons, and the Shrewsbury Lions Club, of which he was the 
Treasurer. He had a great interest in the Battle of Gettysburg and enjoyed trips to the battlefield, 
where he would give detailed descriptions of the tragic events that occurred there during the first 
three days of July 1863. 

Children of Wilbur II and Flora Gantz are: 

i. Wilbur' Henry Gantz, III, b. 5 Dec 1937, bapt. 2 Jan 1938;*^ m. Linda Theis, b. 1940. 

ii. John Robert Gantz, b. 20 Nov 1939 at York Hospital, York, PA.. 

iii. Margaret Ann Gantz, b. 16 Mar 1945 at York Hospital, York, PA;*' m. Stephen Chagnon, 

b. 1941. 

Several years after the death of her husband. Flora married Robert Kimmons. He was born 25 
May 1911, the son of John Blair and Elizabeth Almira [Schoff] Kimmons, and died in 1982. 
Robert Kimmons was a widower who had been previously married to Evelyn [Kinnard] 
Kimmons. Robert and Evelyn had one son, Robert Kimmons, Jr. 

80. Elsie*^ Virginia Gantz (George^ John'*, George^, George^, Frant^) 

Elsie Virginia Gantz was bom 24 Nov 1874, in Codorus Township, York County, and died 
16 Oct 1921 in York County "° She is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery, Codorus 
Township. Elsie married Howard B. Krebs 7 Nov 1889 in York County.'" He was born 25 Sep 
1871 in York County,"^ the son of John B. and Ann Deliah [Bortner] Krebs.'"'' Howard Krebs 
died 4 Jul 1943 in York County."" He is also buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. 

Children of Howard and Elsie Krebs are: 

i. Alvin' G. Krebs, b. 8 Dec 1889 in York Co., bapt. 17 Dec 1889;''- m. 26 Nov 1911 in 
Glenville, York Co., Erma L. Wirtz."* 

ii. (Male) Krebs, b. 8 Dec 1889 in York Co.. d. 8 Dec 1889 in York Co., bur. in Stone 
Church Cem.'" 

iii. Earl Raymond Krebs, b.. 9 Dec 1893 in York Co.. bapt. 28 Decl893,'"* d. 15 Dec 
1934;'" m. 25 Dec 1915 Mamie V. ¥081.*=° 

iv. Stuart A. Krebs, h. 3 May 1895 in York Co.. bapt. 9 Jun 1895;*^' m. Vera 
Buchanan. '^^ 

V. Effie E. Krebs, b. 2 Mar 1898 in York Co., bapt. 3 Sep 1898 at Stone church, Codorus 
Twp.;'-' m. Herbert M. Lau.''-" 



Chapter 7 George Gantz, Jr. 103 



vi. Ada Marie Krebs, b. 10 Apr 1909 in York Co., bapt 22 Apr 1910 in Stone Church. 
Codorus;'^'^ m. Fred Moosebrugger.'"^ 

vii. Laura N. Krebs, b. 20 Oct 1902, bapt. 28 Jun 1903 at Stone Church, Codorus Twp.;*^' 
m. Chester S. Ealy.^' 

81. Agnes* Missouri Gantz (George^ John*, George^ George^, Frantz') 

Agnes Missouri Gantz was born 14 Feb 1877, in Codorus Township, York County, and died 
18 Jun 1925 in York County.'^' She is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. Agnes and 
Alpheus Meckley were married 2 Apr 1896 in York County.^'" He was born 23 Jan 1869 in 
York County and was baptized 1 1 Nov 1869 at the Stone Church."' Alpheus died 20 Jul 1933 in 
York County and is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery.'''^ He is the son of Levi D. and Anna 
Mary Meckley. 

Children of Alpheus and Agnes Meckley are: 

i. Allen' Leroy Meckley, b. 11 Feb 1897 in York Co., bapt. 16 Aug 1897 at Stone 
Church,'" d. 4 Sep 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, where he was training to be a motor 
mechanic.'^'' He had been inducted into the Army a week earlier. Cause of death was a 
fall on his head in an unknown manner. Allen is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. 

ii. Lottie Viola Meckley, b. 8 Sep 1900 in York Co., bapt. 6 May 1901 at Stone Church;*- 
m. 28 Jun 1919 in Glenville, York Co., PA, Lewis Krebs, son of Lewis Krebs.** Lewis 
Krebs, Jr. was of member of the 316th infantry, 79th division of the army. 

iii. Paul Raymond Meckley, b. 7 Jan 1902 in York Co., bapt. 1902 at Stone Church,*' d. 
14 Jun 1986 in Salisbury, MD;** m. Susanna M, Christ.*' Paul was employed as a 
supervisor in the sheet metal department of the York Division of Borg- Warner Corp., 
where he was employed tor 43 years. He is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. 

iv. John Morris Meckley, b. 8 Jun 1908 in York Co., bapt. 3 Jan 1909 at Stone Church,^ 
d. 20 Oct 1982 in York City;**' m. Edna Orr.**^ John was employed by Penn Dairies 
Inc. as a refrigeration mechanic and was the founder of York Restaurant and Bar Supply 
Co. He is buried in Greenmount Cemetery, York. 

V. Anna Mary Meckley, b. 17 Feb 1912 in York Co.. bapt. 19 Oct 1912 at Stone 



Church; m. Henry Greenwald 



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82. John* Morris Gantz (George^ , Johrf , Georg^ , George , Frand) 



John Morris Gantz was born 4 Nov 1885 in Codorus 
Township,**' York County and died 11 Jun 1964 in Glen 
Rock, York County, following an illness of several years.*** He 
is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. He had 
been employed as a machinist at the former Read Machinery 
Co., York. John M. Gantz was a member of Zion Lutheran 
Church. Knights of Pythias, and Glen Rock Hose and Ladder 
Company. His picture as a young man is shown on the right. 

John married three times. His first marriage was 2 Aug 1907 in 
York County to Sarah EUen Seitz.^^ She was born 10 Mar 1885 
in Pennsylvania*** and died 3 Jun 1912 in Bonnair, York 
County.**' She is buried in Fissel's Cemetery. Sarah is the 
Daughter of Eli and Mary Ann [Ovenniller] Seitz.*'° 




John Morris Gantz 



John Morris and Sarah Gantz had two children: 

i. Maurice' Seitz Gantz, b. ca. 1908 in Glen Rock. York Co..'" d. before 1963;'^-- m. 24 
Oct 1953 in Seven Valleys, York Co., Sylvia Arlene [Tyson] Nace, daughter of Harry 
A, and Lottie [Bortner] Tyson. ''^ 

ii. Anna A. Gantz, b. 3 Jun 1912, d. 7 Jan 1982 in York Co.'"* bur. in Mt. Rose Cem., 
York Co.; m. MyrI R. Rodger^ ,'■■ b. 1919 in Hunt City, IL, d. 28 Aug 1989 in York 
Co, the son of Oran and Goldie [Hargus] Rodgers.'^* During WWII, he served with the 
3rd Armored division in Europe. He had been employed 35 years by York International 
Inc. After the death of Anna. Myrl married Ruth M. Witmer.'" 

John's second marriage was to Lillie May [Wagner] Stump on 25 Dec 1913.*''* She was born in 
1885 in Manheim Township, York County. She died 17 Oct 1938*'^' and is buried in Fissel's 
Cemetery. Lillie May is the daughter of John K. and Annie C. [Utz] Wagner.*^*" She had been 
previously married to Paul Wesley Stump*'' and had divorced him 6 Mar 1913.'" No children 
have been found for the marriage of John and Lillie May Gantz, however Lillie May had three 
children by her first husband. They are John W. Stump,'"' Roye R. Stump, '^ and Lottie A. 
Bechtel.''' 



John married a third time, on 22 Feb 1941, Hilda Jane [Little] Kump,'^ who was born in 1895 
in Hanover, York County. She is the daughter of John E. and Francis [Fortney] Little'"' and 
had previously been married to Jessiah Kump."''* Jessiah Kump died 19 Feb 1921.'*' Her death 
date was not found and there were no children to this marriage. 



Chapter 8 



John Gantz 



51. John^ Gantz (George', Frantz') 

John Gantz was born 10 Jul 1795,'™ probably in York County, Pennsylvania. His mother, 
Margaret, died 10 Jul 1795, the day he was born. He died 23 Nov 1846 in Springfield Town- 
ship, York County, and was buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'^' 

John was a soldier in the War of 1812. He first appears on the York County tax lists in 1818, in 
Shrewsbury Township, as a single man. He is again in the Shrewsbury tax lists as a single man in 
1819, 1820, and in 1821. In 1820 and 1821 his occupation is blacksmith. In 1822, he is in the 
married list. 

On 20 Dec 1821 John Gantz and Anna Maria RenoU were married in York County. '^^' Anna 
Maria Renoll was born 4 Jan 1775 in York County, Pennsylvania, and was baptized 20 Mar 
1775, in Lischey's Lutheran Church, North Codorus Township, York County. '^^' She is the 
daughter of Christian and Catliarine [Lau] Renoll.'^'* The birth date for Anna Maria Renoil 
seems too early. It would make her twenty years older than John and 47 at the birth of her second 
child. Examination of the records has failed to resolve this problem. Her death date is also in 
question. Her burial has not yet been found. A deposition by John Snyder and Adam H. Kroh 
in 1882 stated that she died about 1830.'^'' Tax records indicate she may not have died until 1839. 
In any event, she was dead by 1847 when her father signed his will.'^* 

The 1822 tax list mentioned above shows John Gantz with 23 acres of land and one horse. In 
1823 he has 56 acres of land, two horses and two cows. Then in 1824, he has no land and only 
one cow. He is still shown with the occupation of blacksmith. 

Two children, Conrad and Henry were born to John and Anna Maria [Renoll] Gantz in 1822 
and 1824. There is some difference of opinion about the parentage of these two children. Charles 
H. Glatfelder shows them as children of Aaron Gantz. '^^^ However. Christian Renoll's will'^* 
mentioned above names Conrad Gantz and Henry Gantz as his grandchildren. So they are the 

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children of John and Anna Marie [Renoll] Gantz as shown below. No other children are found 
for this couple. Possibly the financial reverses indicated by the tax records caused friction in this 
marriage. In any case divorce proceedings were initiated by Anna Maria and divorce was granted 
7 Nov 1827 in York County. ''' 

Children of John and Anna Maria [Renoll] Gantz are: 

83 i. Conrad* N. Gantz, b. 1822; m. Leah Shaffer. 

84 ii. Henry Gantz, b. 14 Oct 1824; m. Mary Ann Krout. 

John Gantz married a second time to Anna Maria (Polly) [Sheffer] Seichrist, on 22 Jan 1828 in 
Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania.'^'^" She is the daughter of Barbara Sheffer, 
who was the daughter of Johann Phillip and Anna Barbara Sheffer.'*' Anna Maria Sheffer 
was born 12 Jan 1802 in Pennsylvania.'*^ The father of Anna Maria Sheffer is unknown and as 
far as can be determined, Barbara Sheffer never married. At the time of John Gantz 's divorce, 
Polly was married to Daniel Seichrist. She sued Daniel for divorce on the 17th of January 
1828.'*' York County Court records aren't clear about the results of this action. However, Anna 
Maria [Sheffer] Seichrist and John Gantz lived together as husband and wife thereafter. In a 
deposition given later to receive a veterans pension, Anna Maria stated that they were married 22 
Jan 1828.'** She further stated that there were no records and that all the witnesses to the 
marriage were dead. 

Some light may be shed on these proceedings by noting the birth of the first child of John and 
Mary Gantz. Lucy Ann was born 27 Feb 1827, about seven months before the divorce of John 
and his first wife and about a year before the divorce of Anna Maria and Daniel Seichrist. Of 
course, Lucy Ann could be the child of Daniel Seichrist. However, there appears to be no doubt 
of the people living at the time that Lucy was fathered by John Gantz. Anna Maria [Sheffer] 
Seichrist Gantz' s mother, Barbara Sheffer, named her grandchildren in her will.'*"^ Lucy Ann was 
called a Gantz. 

The children of Daniel and Anna Maria [Scheffer] Seichrist are: 

i. Daniel Seichrist, b. 8 Sep 1819, hapt. 5 Dec 1819, sponsors were Henry Shaeffer and 
wife Eva.'** 

85 ii. Leah Seichrist, h. 27 Jul 1821; m, Jacob K. Foust.""' 

Anna Maria [Sheffer] Gantz died 14 Sep 1883 in Glen Rock, York County, Pennsylvania and is 
buried in Fissel's Cemetery in York County.'** Her estate was entered into probate 1 1 Oct 1883 
in York County.'*' 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 107 



Children of John and Anna Maria [Sheffer] Gantz are: 

86 iii. Lucy'' Ann Gantz, b. 27 Feb 1827; m. Jacob B. Caslow. 

iv. Adiine Gantz, b. 20 Aug 1829 in York Co., d. 4 Mar 1834, in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.^ 

87 V. Barbara Ann Gantz, b. 7 Feb 1832; m. Edward Shauck, 

88 vi. Anna Mary (Polly) Gantz. b. 27 Feb 1834; m. John Overmiller. 

89 vii. William Gantz, b. ca. 1837; m. (1) Elizabeth Bott; m. (2) Matilda Shank (Shauk). 

83. Conrad'* N. Gantz (John\ George', Frantz') 

Conrad N. Gantz was born in 1822, probably in York County. He died in 1880, probably in 
York County and is buried in Hssel's Cemetery. '*' He married Leah Shaffer before 
1845.'*^ She was born in 1825,^''' probably in Pennsylvania and died 15 Sep 1908 in Codorus 
Township.'** She is also buried in Fissel's Cemetery. 

Conrad N. Gantz appears as a single man in the 1844-45 Codorus Township Tax list. In the 1846 
taxes, he is a married man living in Shrewsbury. His occupation is carpenter and he has one 
horse and one cow. In 1847, he is shown with 41 acres of land, one horse and one cow. But he 
must have met with financial reverses, because he is shown with just one cow in 1849. This is 
confirmed in the deed records. In a deed dated 29 Jul 1848 Conrad states "...whereas I find that I 
am unable at this time to pay all my just debts and under these circumstances desire to such a 
disposition of my property as will secure to my creditors full value." So he deeded his property 
to Josiah Hoshours who was responsible for a trust to settle his debts.'*'^ 

Conrad continued to live for a period of time in Shrewsbury after this reverse in his fortunes. 
Then he moved to Codorus Township and things improved. In 1858, he has 76 acres of land, one 
horse and one cow. But again that year he was unable to pay his debts and his land was deeded to 
Adam Kroh.'^* However, he persevered and we find him in 1863 with eight acres and a cow. 

He may have considered seeking his fortune elsewhere, because he did take one trip to Kansas 
City. But he didn't move, although two of his sons did. He made his living as a farmer and 
carpenter, and if he wasn't rich in material things, he was in his children. He had ten, seven of 
whom survived to adulthood. 

After the death of Conrad in 1880, Leah continued to live in their home for 28 years. When she 
died her will left fifteen dollars to each of her surviving children and fifteen dollars to her 
grandson, Winfield Stme.''*^ The remainder of her estate went to her youngest son, Conrad S. It 
is interesting to note that as in other cases, the older sons sought their fortunes in the West and 
the youngest son stayed home. 



108 Part III George and Margaret Gantz 



Children of Conrad and Leah Gantz are: 

i. Mary* A. Gantz. h. 1845 in PA;'^'m. Emanuel Snyder, b. 1846 in PA, d. 1923, bur. 
Fissels Gem., son of John S. and Catharine Snyder. '^ Child: 

i. Melvin' Snyder."^ 

90 ii. Elizabeth Gantz, b. 1 Oct 1846; m. Jacob B. Krout. 



ni. 



Ellen Barbara Gantz, b. 16 Apr 1848 in PA, d. 26 Sep 1854 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'""' 



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91 iv. John Adam Gantz, b. 16 Jan 1851; m. Callie C. Wolverton. 

92 V. Leah Gantz, b. 11 Apr 1854; m. Edward M. Strevig, 

vi. Sarah Jane Gantz, b. 5 Feb 1857 in Yorlc Co., bapt. 31 Oct 1857 in Fissel's Church, 
Shrewsbury, '«'- d. 10 Jul 1893;""' m. Nathaniel Stein,'"*' b. 1848, d. 1929.'°°' 
Children: 

i. infant Stein, bur Friedensall, no dates. 

ii. Winfield" Stein. '°°^ 

vii. Emeline Gantz, b. 15 May 1859 in York, Co., bapt. 20 Jul 1859 in Fissel's Church.'°°^ 
d. 27 Jul 1859 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem.'°*" 

93 viii. James S. Gantz, b. 1 Jul 1860; m. Ellen H. Schwartz. 

94 ix. Williams. Gantz, b. 22 Oct 1862; m. Jennie L. Parminter. 

95 X. Conrad S. Gantz, b. 13 Apr 1865; m. Daisy V, Warner. 

xi. Levi S. Gantz, b. 19 Nov 1867 in York Co., d. 19 Jun 1868 in York Co., bur. Fissel's 
Cem."»' 

84. Henry "* Gantz (John\ George', Frantz^) 

Henry Gantz born 14 Oct 1824 in York County. He died 4 Sep 1850 in Springfield 
Township, York County."^'" His estate was entered into probate 14 Oct 1850. '°tte 
married Mary Ann Krout about 1844. She was born about 1825 in Pennsylvania,""^ the 
daughter of Michael and Mary [Miller] Krout.'"" Mary Ann [Krout] Gantz probably died 
before 1860 because in the 1860 census her two youngest children, Michael age 12 and Leah age 
10, are living with their maternal grandparents.'"'^ Also in the 1860 census Anna Gantz age 14 is 
listed as a servant in the household of John K. Messersmith of North Codorus Township. '"''^ 
This is probably the oldest daughter, Mary Ann. No cemetery records have been found for Henry 
or Mary Ann [Krout] Gantz. 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 109 



Children of Henry and Mary Ann Gantz are: 

96 i. Noah^ K. Gantz, b. 15 Jun 1845; m. Amanda Henry. 

ii. Mary Ann Gantz, b. ca. 1847 in York Co.;""* m. 3 Dec 1871 at Loganville, York Co. 
Albert K. Smith,'"'' b. ca. 1844.'°'** Children: 

i. Agnes" R. Smith, b. ca. 1874 in York Co.""^ 

ii. Sarah M. Smith, b. 12 May 1877, d. 29 Dec 1878, bur. in Friedensaal's Cem., 

Springfield Twp.'"™ 

97 iii. Michael K. Gantz, b. 8 Jan 1848; m. (1) Sarah Ann Jameson, (2) Sarah Lenhart, 

(3) Susan [Price] Lentz. 

iv. Leah Gantz, b. 17 Oct 1850. in York Co., bapt. 6 Jan 1850 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.'°^' 

85. Leah Seichrist (daughter of Anna Maria [Sheffer] Sechrist) 

Leah Sechrist was bom 27 Jul 1821 and died 12 May 1894.'°^^ She married about 1842 Jacob K. 
Foust.'°" He was bom 16 Dec 1817 and died 3 Mar 1892.'°^' Leah and Jacob K. Foust are 
buried in Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township 

Children of Jacob and Leah Foust are: 

i. John Foust, b. ca. 1843.'°" 

ii. Levi Foust, b. 28 Sep 1844, bapt. 23 Jan 1845 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury,'"^* d. 5 May 1860, bur. Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury, Twp.'°" 



iii. Mary Ann Foust, b. ca. 1847 



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iv, Elizabeth Ann Foust, b. 29 Aug 1848, bapt. 3 Dec 1848 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury, Twp.'"" 

V. Eli Foust, b. 15 Jan 1852, bapt. 12 Feb 1852 at Christ Ludieran Church, Shrewbury 
Twp.,'°^ d. 3 Sep 1854, bur. Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'°" 

vi. Cornelius Foust, b. 14 Jul 1854, bapt. 9 Sep 1854 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.'°'' 

vii. Lucinda Foust, b. 22 Sep 1858, bapt. 27 Jan 1859 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury Twp.'°" 

viii. Sinoria Foust, h. ca. 1860.'°'" 



1 10 Part III George and Margaret Gantz 



86. Lucy"* Ann Gantz (John\ George-, Frantz') 

Lucy Ann Gantz was born 27 Feb 1827 and died 30 Dec 1906 in York County.'"'''^ Lucy Ann 
and Jacob B. Caslow were married 14 Nov 1847 in Shrewsbury Township. He was born 9 
Jun 1821 and died 1 May 1907 in York County. '°'* Jacob is the son of Jacob and Magdalene 
[Boyer] Caslow. Jacob and Lucy Caslow are buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. 

Much of the information about the Caslow family is from the June 1995 edition of Our Names 
the Game}^^^ Jacob Caslow apparently responded to a confidence scheme that was aimed at 
descendants of a Baker family in Germany. A copy of his response apparently remained in pos- 
session of the family and was obtained by Our Names the Game. Unless otherwise indicated, the 
information about the Jacob Caslow family came from this source. 

Children of Jacob and Lucy Ann Caslow are: 

i. Catharine^ Caslow, b. 16 Sep 1848 in York Co., bapt. 1 1 Feb 1849 at Christ's Lutheran 
Chu., Shrewsbury Twp.,'°'' d. 1927;'°'' m. 17 Apr 1870 Aaron E. Markle,"^ b. 1 1 Sep 
1847 in York Co.. bapt. 11 Nov 1847 at Christ's Lutheran, Shrewsbury Twp.,"^' 
d. 1922, the son of William and Sarah [Furhman] Markle."^^ Aaron and Catherine 
Caslow are bur. Immanuel Evan.. Gem., Shrewsbury Twp.'*" 

ii. Barbara Caslow, b. 30 Nov 1851 in York Co., bapt, 12 Feb 1852,"^ d. 1923;"^' 
m. ca. 1876 Adam Thoman. b. 20 Apr 1850 in York Co., bapt. 2 Jun 1850,'°** d. 1931, 
'**' the son of Levi and Lydia [Krebs] Thoman.'**^ Adam and Barbara are bur. in Stone 
Church Cem. 

iii. Josiah G. Caslow, b. 9 Jun 1854 in York Co., bapt. 9 Sep 1854 at Christ's Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury, Twp.;""' m. 9 Aug 1891 in Manheim Twp., York Co., Delia E. 
Albright, '°'° b. 22 Nov 1864, d. 10 Jun 1930, bur. in Stone Church Cem.'°" 

iv. Eli Caslow, b. 23 Jun 1856 in York Co., bapt. 25 Apr 1857 at Christ's Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury, Twp.;'"" m. Anna Catharine Bortner, b. 21 Mar 1861, bapt. 16 Apr 1861 
at Stone Church, d. 1929, the daughter of Lewis Jacob and Saranda [Miller] 
Bortner.'"" 

V. Eliza Caslow. b. 4 Feb 1859 in York Co., bapt. 10 Jul 1859 at Christ's Lutheran Chu., 
Shrewsbury, Twp.,'"'^'* d. 19 Nov 1931 in York Co.. bur. in Stone Church Cem.;'"'^"'^ 
m. Isaiah Lucabaugh. b. ca. 1859.'°'* 

vi. Amanda Jane Caslow, b. 5 Dec 1860 in York Co., bapt. 6 Feb 1861 at Christ's 
Lutheran Chu., Shrewsbury, Twp.;'°" m. Henry Glatfelter. 

vii. Lucy Ann Caslow, b. 2 Aug 1863 in York Co., d. 2 Aug 1863, bur. in Friedensaal's 
Chu. Cem., Springfield Twp.. York Co.'°-* 

viii. Julie Ann Caslow, b. 2 Aug 1863 in York Co.; m. 29 Dec 1885 in York Co., Jeremiah 
Winters, '°-' b. 7 Feb 1863 in York Co.,'°*° the son of Henry and Mary Magdalena 
Winters. 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 1 1 1 



ix. Lucinda Caslow, b. 18 Apr 1865 in York Co., bapt. 4 Jun;'°*' m. 20 Nov 1887 in York 
Co., Solomon E Roser,'°*^ b. ca. 1869, son of Levi and Louisa Roser.'"*" 

X. Jacob Caslow, b. 23 Aug 1866 in York Co., bapt. 17 Sep 1866.'°*^ 

xi. Mary Maquilla Caslow, b. 24 Jan 1868 in York Co., bapt. 27 Mar 1868 at Shaffer's 
(Zion) Chu., Codorus Twp.,'°^ York Co.; m. John S. Messersmith. 

87. Barbara'* Ann Gantz (John\ George', Frantz') 

Barbara Ann Gantz was born 7 Feb 1832 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 28 May 
1899 in York County."^ She married 21 Aug 1849 in Shrewsbury Township, York County, 
Edward (Edmund) Shauck."^^ He was born 30 Dec 1827, probably in Maryland, and died 5 
May 1895 of pneumonia. "^* Both are buried in Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Glen Rock. 

Edward Shauck served in the Civil War on the Union side. He enlisted on 20 Nov 1862 in 
Company K, 166* Regiment and was honorably discharged 28 July 1863. 

Children of Edward and Barbara Shauck are: 

i. Henry^ Franklin Shauck, b. 30 May 1850, bapt. 29 Sep 1850.'°*' 

ii. George Washington Shauck, b. 6 Aug 1853, bapt. 10 Oct 1853.'°™ 

iii. Melinda Shauck, b. 9 Jul 1855, bapt. 13 Novl855.'°" 

iv. Mary Ann Shauck, b. 14 Jan 1857, bapt. 13 May 1857.'°" 

V. Rosie Ellen Shauck, b. 1 1 Jan 1859, bapt. 13 Mar 1859.'°" 

vi. Anna Barbara Shauck, b. 6 Jun 1864, bapt. 1 Aug 1864.'°'* 

vii. William Edward Shauck, b. 2 Jan 1866, bapt. 10 Sep 1866.'°'' 

viii. Miriam Shauck, b. 20 Oct 1871.'°'*' 

88. Anna"* Mary (Polly) Gantz (John\ George\ Frantz') 

Anna Mary Gantz was born 27 Feb 1834 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 29 Jun 
1901, in York County '"^^ She is buried in Loganville Cemetery, Springfield Township, 
York County. She was married 5 Nov 1850 to John Overmiller. '°^^ He was born 30 Dec 1825 
and died 17 Jan 1879.'°^' He is also buried in Loganville Cemetery. John is the son of Frederick 
and Mary [Snyder] Overmiller.'"^" John's father, Frederick Overmiller served in the Union 
Army from 1861 to 1865. He was 65 years old at the time of his enlistment.'"^' 



112 Part III George and Margaret Gantz 



Children of John and Anna Mary Overmiller are: '"^^ 

i. Elenora^ Overmiller, b. 8 Aug 1851 In York Co., PA, d. 24 Nov 1864 in York Co., 
PA, bur. in Loganville Cemetery, Springfield Twp, York Co..'°^ 

ii. Laura Mary Ann Overmiller, b. 6 Dec 1853 in York Co., d. 24 Oct 1934 in York Co.; 
m. 23 Apr 1870 Amos Plymire. 

iii. Adaline Overmiller, b. 15 Mar 1855 in Shrewsbury Twp., York Co.,'°^ d. 24 Feb 
1932, bur. Greenmount;'"^' m. 22 Aug 1875 Frederick Silvester Venus, "^%. 17 Nov 
1851, d. 13 Jul 1929.'°*^ The baptismal certificate tor Adaline is on the next page. 

iv. John F. Overmiller, b. 12 Nov 1857 in York Co., d. 1882. 
89. William^ Gantz (John\ George^ Frantz^) 

William Gantz was bom about 1837,'°** probably in York County. He married two women 
and had three children that have been found. But the order of the births and marriages is 
interesting. The first birth was an illegitimate child born to Matilda Shank, the father is 
identified as William Gantz in the birth record. 

Child of William Gantz and Matilda Shank: 

i. Margie' Mahela Gantz, b. 11 Oct 1861 in York Co., bapt. at 1st Moravian Church, 
York, York Co.""' 

Nothing further has been found about this child. This birth was preceded by the marriage of 
William Gantz to Elizabeth Bott. That marriage occurred 30 Jun 1861, in York County. '°^° 
Elizabeth Bott was born about 1842 and died 31 Mar 1880 in York County. '°^' She is buried in 
the Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery. Shrewsbury Township. 

William and Elizabeth are found in Baltimore in the 1870 U.S. census. "^^ William's occupation 
is conductor on a railroad. He owns real estate valued at $3000. 

Children of William and Elizabeth Gantz are: 

i. Miriam' Gantz, b. 20 Jul 1862 in York Co.. bapt. 31 Jul 1862 at Ziegler's Church, 
Seven Valleys, York Co..'°'" d. 8 Sep 1864 in York Co., bur. Lutheran and Retbrmed 
Cem., Shrewsbury '"'' 

ii. Winifred Gantz. b. ca. 1865."^' 

On 23 Jun 1889 William Gantz married Matilda Shank. '"^"^ He was living in Baltimore and the 
wedding took place in York County at the home of the bride. William was 51 and Matilda was 
48. Matilda was born 18 Nov 1839. bapt. 1 Mar 1840 at the 1st Moravian Church, York City, 
York County, Pennsylvania.'"^^ Matilda is the daughter of John and Mary Ann Shank. '°^* 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 



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1 14 Part III George and Margaret Gantz 



90. Elizabeth^ Gantz (Conrad^ N., John\ George^ (Frantz^) 

'lizabeth Gantz was born 1 Oct 1846 in Pennsylvania and died 3 Jan 1916 in Glen Rock.'**' 
/She is buried in Friedensaal's Cemetery, Springfield Township, York, County. Elizabeth 
and Jacob B. Krout were married in 1870 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys.'"* He 
was bom 17 Jan 1846 in York County and was baptized 14 Mar 1846 at Christ Lutheran Church, 
Shrewsbury.'"" He died 24 Mar 1922 and is buried in Friedensaal's Cemetery.'"'^ Jacob Krout is 
the son of Adam and Caroline [Bahn] Krout. "°^ 

Jacob B. Krout served on the Union side in the Civil War from 23 Aug 1864 to 30 May 1865. He 
was a Private in Company H, 200th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Infantry."** 

Children of Jacob and Elizabeth Krout are: 

i. Paul* G. Krout, b. 28 May 1871 in York Co., bapt. 16 Jul 1871 at Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Seven Valleys, York Co.,"°' d. ca.l947 in York Co.,'"^ bur. in Friedensaal's 
Gem., Seven Valleys, York Co.; m. 12 Dec 1895 Emma Taylor. "°^ 

ii. Caroline Krout, b. 4 Jul 1875 in York Co., bapt. 16 Jul 1871 at Trinity Lutheran 
Church, Seven Valleys,""^ d. 29 Jan 1881 in York Co., bur. in Friedensaal's Cem.""' 

iii. Adam G. Krout, b. 30 Jun 1878 in York Co., d. 22 Jan 1908 in York Co., bur. in 
Friedensaal's Cem.'"° 

iv. Jacob G. Krout, b. ca. 1881"" in York Co., d. 1951;'"^ m. 31 Jan 1904 in Glen Rock, 
Clara E. Dise."" b. 3 Aug 1884. d. 2 Oct 1944. bur. in Friedensaal's Cem.'"" 

v. Leah Krout, b. ca. 1882 in York Co.;'"- m. 8 Dec 1901 in Seven Valleys Edwin 
Roser,""b. 1880, d. 1935."" 

Jacob married a second time, 2 Sep 1917, to Sarah J. Kline daughter of William and Mary 
Ann [Bortner] Kline."" 

91. John^ Adam Gantz (Conrad* N., John\ George' Frantz') 

John Adam Gantz was born 16 Jan 1851 in York County, Pennsylvania, and was baptized 22 
Jun 1851 in Shrewsbury Church."" John Adam Gantz moved to Mexia, Tecas, before 1880. 
He died 2 Mar 1928 in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, and is buried in City of Mexia 
Cemetery. "^° He was married 26 Apr 1885 in Limestone County, Texas to Callie C 
Wolverton."^' She was born 6 Feb 1860 in Limestone County, Texas. She died 10 Feb 1933 in 
Mexia, and is also buried in Mexia Cemetery. Callie is the daughter of Vincent and Virginia 
[Canysbell] Wolverton."^^ In the 1880 U.S. Census, Mexia, Limestone County, Texas, his 
occupation was carpenter. In 1900 he was a butcher. Callie' s fiather was also a butcher by trade. 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 1 15 



Children of John Adam and Callie C. Gantz are: "' 

i. Henry' Gantz, b. 3 Feb 1886 in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX, d. 31 May 1887 in Mexia, 
Limestone Co., TX, bur. in City of Mexia Cemetery. 

ii. John E. Gantz, b. 12 Oct 1888 in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX, d. 2 Feb 1891 in Mexia, 
Limestone Co., TX, bur. in City of Mexia Cemetery. 

iii. Vincent Gantz, b. 27 Aug 1895 in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX, d. 13 May 1934 in 
Mexia, Limestone Co.. TX, bur. in City of Mexia Cemetery. 

iv. Virginia Gantz, b. 7 Nov 1898 in Mexia, Limestone Co., TX, d. 20 Mar 1935 in Mexia. 
Limestone Co.. TX, bur. in City of Mexia Cemetery. 

92. Leah^ Gantz (Conrcuf N., John\ George', Frantz^) 

Leah Gantz was born 11 Apr 1854 in York County, Pennsylvania, and died 23 Dec 1942 in 
Glen Rock, York County."''' She married, about 1869. Edward M. Strevig. He was born 
13 May 1846 in York County and was baptized 27 Jun 1846 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury 
Township,"^'' the son of William and Sabina Strevig. "'fedward Strevig died 7 Feb 1897 in 
York County."'^ He and Leah are buried in Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery. Shrewsbury 
Township. 



Children of Edward and Leah Strevig are 



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i. Lizzie' May Strevig, b. 4 May 1870 in York Co., bapt. 7 Aug 1870 at Fissel's 
Church;"-' m. 7 Apr 1892 in Shrewsbury, Conrad N. Krieger.'''" 



ii. Mary Alice Strevig, b. 15 Jul 1872 in York Co., bapt. 31 Aug 1874 at Fissel's. 



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iii. William Edward Strevig, b. 25 Feb 1874 in York Co., bapt. 10 May 1874 at 
Fissel's.''''' 

iv. Celeste Edna Strevig, b. ca. 1877 in York Co.,'"' d. 27 Apr 1946 in Glen Rock, York 
Co.,""'" bur. in Lutheran and Reformed Cem., Glen Rock. She never married. 

V. John Alfred Strevig, b. 21 Aug 1889 in York Co., bapt. 24 Sep 1889 at Fissel's,"^' d. 
Oct 1971 inMD."-'* 

93. James^ S. Gantz (Conrcuf N., John\ George', Frantz') 

James S. Gantz was born 1 Jul 1860 in York County and was baptized 19 Apr 1861 in Fissel's 
Church, Shrewsbury Tovnship."'^ He died 18 Nov 1934 at York Hospital wheE he had been 
admitted for surgery."'' James' occupation was carpenter. 



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James S. Gantz and Ellen H. Schwartz, daughter of Isaac and Annie [Hershey] Schwartz.""'^ 

were married 25 Sep 1887 in Spring Grove Township, York County."^" Ellen was born 13 Sep 
1858,"" and died 27 May 1910 at home, 817 S. Beaver St., York.""^ 

Children of James and Ellen Gantz are:"'*-^ 

i. Gleason*E. Gantz, b. 3 Sep 1888,'"^ in PA, d. 23 Nov 1956 at York Hospital, bur. Mt 
Rose Cem., York Co.;"*' m. 1 1 Oct 1918, Blanche B. Hahn,'"* b. 24 May 1888,'"' d. 
29 Sep 1956,""* daughter of W. H. Hahn."*' At the time of their marriage, Gleason was 
serving in the Military. He served during World War I and after the war became a 
member of York Post 127, American Legion. 

ii. James W. Gantz, b. 27 Jul 1890 in MD;"* d. Jan 1963 in PA."" m. Florence. James 
was sports editor tor the York Gazette until 1910, when he went to Philadelphia and 
worked as sports editor for the Philadelphia Press and the Philadelphia Ledger and 
Record. He was news director for KYW at the time of his wife's death. "-'^ 



m. 



Raymond Anthony Gantz, b. 6 Jun 1893 in MD, d. Feb 1973, York Co., PA."" 



iv. Cortez Gantz, b. 24 Nov 1896 in York Co., bapt. 14 Feb 1897 at Zion's Retbrmed, 
York, York Co.,"'" d. 13 Nov 1934 in Harrisburg, bur. in Arlington Cem."'- He died as 
a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was employed as a statistician in the 
Division of Research, State Emergency Relief Board. 

94. William^ S. Gantz (Conrad* N., John\ George^, Frantz!) 

William S. Gantz was born 22 Oct 1862 in York County, Pennsylvania, and was baptized 25 
Jul 1863 in Fissel's Church.""^ William moved to Illinois in 1882. He died 8 Dec 1902 in 
Cropsey Township, McLean County, Illinois."" He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Metamora, 
Woodford County, Illinois. He worked on a farm in Woodfrod County, Illinois, until he was 28 
years old, at which time he was married. 

On 25 Dec 1890, William Gantz married Jennie L. Parminter,"'- daughter of John and 
Harriet Parminter, both of whom were born in England. Jennie was born 11 Aug 1867 in 
Woodford County, Illinois, and died 29 Jan 1938."'' She is also buried in Oakwood Cemetery, 
Metamora. After their marriage, William worked on a farm for three years. Then he rented a 160 
acre tract from his father-in-law. This property was subsequently willed to Jennie Gantz on the 
death of her father John Parminter. The rest of his life, William Gantz improved this property 
and pursued farming and stock raising. He also was an active member of the community, serving 
four years as school director. He was a Democrat and member of the Metamora Congregational 
Church. After his death, Jennie Gantz moved to Normal, Illinois, where she owned a home, 
renting her farm. She continued to be active in the Congregational Church. 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 1 1 7 



Children of William S. and Jennie Gantz are: 

i. Leah* Ruth Gantz. b. 3 Apr 1892 in Metamora, Woodford Co.. IL, d. 30 Apr 1988 at 
Burnham Hosp., Champaign. Champaign Co., IL, bur. in Oakwood Cem.. Metamora, 
Woodford Co., IL."*' She never married. She was 96 years old at the time of her death.. 

ii. Howard Stanley Gantz. b. 10 Apr 1894 in Anchor Twp., McLean Co., IL,'"^' d. Aug 
1971 in Sonoma Co.. CA."*^ 

iii. Arthur S. Gantz. b. 30 Dec 1895 in Cropsey Twp., McLean Co., IL,"*-' d. 14 Dec 
1995, Rocktbrd, IL, bur. in East Lawn Cem., Normal Twp., McLean Co., IL;"** m. Sep 
1938 in Sairley. IL, Dorothy Walters."*' Arthur died just 16 days short of his 100th 
birthday. 

iv. Grace D. Gantz, b. Sep 1897 in Cropsey Twp., McLean Co.. IL."** 

V. Robert P. Gantz, b. 1901 in Cropsey Twp., McLean Co., IL, d. 1917. bur. in Oakwood 
Cem., Metamora, Woodford Co., IL."*' 

95. Conrad^ S. Gantz (Conrcuf N., John\ George', Frantz') 

Conrad S. Gantz was born 13 Apr 1865 in York County, Pennsylvania."^* He died 31 Oct 
1933 in Codorus Township and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'"'' 
He married Daisy Virginia Warner on 25 Sep 1898, in New Freedom, York County, Penn- 
sylvania."™ She was born 3 Sep 1878 and was baptized 13 Jun 1879."^' She is the daughter of 
George and Susan [Hershey] Warner."'- Daisy Gantz died 26 Nov 1953 and is also buried in 
Fissel's Cemetery. 

Conrad and Daisy Gantz have a large red granite tombstone in Fissel's cemetery. On this 
tombstone is also the name Susan Wertz. Daisy's mother, Susan, remarried after her first 
husband George Warner died in 1890. She married George Wertz 20 Sep 1894 in York 
County."^'' Susan Wertz died 17 Dec 1910."^'* This explains why Susan Wertz is on the same 
tombstone as Conrad and Daisy Gantz. 

Conrad Gantz was a fiarmer. All his brothers went west to seek their fortune and Conrad stayed 
home. This is why he inherited the family property on his mother's death. 



1 1 8 Part III George and Margaret Gantz 

Children of Conrad and Daisy Gantz are: 

i. Conrad' W. Gantz, b. 1 1 Jun 1899 in York Co., PA, d. 18 Aug 1899 in York Co., PA, 



bur. Fissel's Cem 



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ii. Annie W. Gantz, b. 4 Nov 1900 in Glen Rock, York Co., PA,'"* d. 1923, bur. Fissel's 
Cem.;"" m. 17 Jun 1922 in York Co., Charles Henry Ness,'"' b. 16 May 1905 in PA, 
d. Nov 1967,"™ son of R. E. and Mary L. [Reever] Ness."^ At the time of their 
marriage, Charles was a cigar maker and Annie was a seamstress. 

iii. Leah W. Gantz, b. 19 Feb 1904 in York, Co., PA,"*' d. 26 Mar 1932 in York Co.."*^ 
bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.; m. 5 Jun 1926 in York Co., Norman 
Stiles, "^^ b. 14 May 1907 in PA, d. Feb 1977,"** son of Charles H. and Lizzie 
[Plymire] Stiles."*' Norman Stiles was a farmer and Leah worked in a sewing tactory. 
Children: 

i. Richard' Ray Stiles, b. 15 Oct 1926 in York Co.. d. 15 Nov 1926 in York 

Co."** 
ii. Bernard Clark Stiles, b. 29 Jun 1930 in York Co."*' 

iv. (infant son) Gantz, b. 16 Jan 1906 in York Co.,"** PA, d. 1906 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem."*' 

V. Myrtle W. Gantz. b. ca. 1910 in Glen Rock. York Co.;"* m. 16 Jun 1934 in York Co., 
Reynold.s Ervin Waltemyer."'^' h. ca. 1908""*' in Winterstown, PA. Son of Horace E. 
and Laura M. [Grimm] Waltemyer."*^ At the time of their marriage, Reynolds worked 
in a cabinet tactory and Myrtle worked in a sewing factory. 



vi. John A. Gantz, b. 1912 in York Co.. d. 1920 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem 



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vii. William W, Gantz, b. 23 Sep 1914 in Codorus Twp.. bapt. 31 Oct 1914 at Zion 
Lutheran Church, Glen Rock,'"- d. 14 Mar 1993;"^ m. Arlene Althea Diehl, b. 27 Nov 
1917 in York. Co., bapt. 4 Apr 1918 at Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock."*' daughter 
of Charles B. and Alice L. [Jones] Diehl."'* William Gantz was a farmer. He belonged 
to the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company, The Glen Rock Firemen's Relief 
Association, and had been a member of the Pennsylvania Poultry Association. 

viii. Grace W. Gantz. b. 1 Oct 1917, in York Co.. bapt. 2 Dec 1917 at Zion Lutheran 
Church.'"' 

96. Noah' K. Gantz {Henry'*, John\ George', Frantz^) 

Noah K. Gantz was born 15 Jun 1845 in Springfield Township, York County and was 
baptized 27 Jul 1845 in Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township.'"™ He died 19 Dec 
1911 in North Codorus, York County and is buried in Friedensaal Cemetery, Springfield 
Township, York County.'""' He married Amanda Henry in 1866. In their separate applications 
for Civil W^ and widow's pensions, Noah says they were married on 4 Oct 1866, while Amanda 
says they were married on 21 Oct 1866. Amanda was born 6 Feb 1837 in Pennsylvania and died 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 1 19 



27 May 1922 in North Codorus.'-"' She is the daughter of George and Catharine [Krebs] 
Henry. '^°'' Amanda is also buried in Friedensaal Cemetery. 

Noah fought in the Civil War on the Union side. He was a Private in Company B of the 9th 
Pennsylvania cavalry. He enlisted 17 Feb 1864 and was discharged 18 Jul 1865. His personal 
description at enlistment was: height, 5 feet 4 or 6 inches; complexion, dark; color of eyes, 
brown; color of hair, brown. He applied for a disability pension on 26 Jan 1891and was awarded 
$12 per month. His wife applied for a widow's pension after his death. She was awarded $12 per 
month, which was increased to $20 per month in 1916.'"°^ 

Children of Noah K. and Amanda Gantz are:''"** 

i. EmeUne* Gantz, b. 2 Jul 1867, bapt. 6 Oct 1867 at Shuster's Church;''"* m. 16 Feb 1892 
in York Co. Samuel Shutz,'*°' b. Oct 1869 in PA, son of Henry and Lucretia (Lucinda) 

Shutz.'^°* In 1910 census Emeline and Samuel are living with Noah and Amanda and in 
1920 census they are living with Amanda. No children have been found tor them. 

ii. George H. Gantz, b. 4 Apr 1869, d. 13 Oct 1950 in York Co.'-"** No marriage was 
found for George. 

98 iii. Dallas Andrew Gantz, b. 13 Nov 1871; m. Amanda Elizabeth Gunnet. 

iv. Leah Agnes Gantz, b. 6 Jan 1873; m. 19 Mar 1891 George Quincy Kopp,'-'° b. 8 Oct 
1869 in York Co., bapt. 14 Nov 1869 at Shaffer's Church, Seven Valleys, York Co.. 'J" 
d. 2 Jun 1953 in York Co.,'''' son of Quincy Adam and Lydia [Kauffman] Kopp.'"'' 

Children: 

i. Victor' Allen Kopp, b. 28 Aug 1891,'-'"' d. 3 Jul 1963;'"' m. 22 Oct 1911 in 

Glenville, York Co., Araminta Jones,'*'* b. 7 Dec 1891, d. Mar 1980.'-" 

ii. Mabel Viola Kopp, b. 9 Mar 1895, bapt. 21 Apr 1895,''" d. 26 Sep 1990;''" 

m. Luther Geiselman.'"° 

iii. Spurgeon Guy Kopp, b. 1 Mar 1897, bapt. 7 Mar 1897,'"' d. May 1975 in 

York Co.;''^' m. 7 Feb 1915 in Loganville, York Co., Esther Orlena 
Flinchbaugh,''" b. 26 Jun 1896, d. Jun 1985 in York Co.'"' 

v. Charles Morris Gantz, b. 26 Jul 1875 in Dover Township, York Co.,''''^ d. 25 Mar 
1950,''^* bur. Friedensal cem. He worked tor the Pennsylvania R. R. and was a member 
of the Friedensaal Church. No marriage was tbund tor Charles. 

97. Michael^ K. Gantz (Henry'*, John\ George-, Frantz^) 

Michael K. Gantz was born 8 Jan 1848 in York County and was baptized 30 Apr 1850 at 
Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township.'"' He died 2 Nov 1926 at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Jacob Deardorff, with whom he was living.'"^ They resided near Hanover, York 
County. He was buried 4 Nov 1926 in Christ Lutheran Cemetery, Jackson Township, York 
County. 



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Michael Gantz was married three times. He first married 
Sarah Ann Jameson? about 1868.'"' This date is based on the 
birth of their first child, Pius Sylvester. What became of 
Sarah Ann Gantz is not known. The child of Michael Gantz 
that was born in 1880, Annetta, was the child of his second 
wife. We know this from the maiden name of the mother of 
Pius that is on his death certificate and from the obituary of 
Pius. His obituary calls Annetta and Emma his step sisters. 
There may have been a divorce, or Sarah Ann may have died. 
If she had died in York County, we would expect to find a 
tombstone record. None has been found. A picture of Michael 
Gantz is shown to the right. 







Michael K. Gantz 



Children of Michael and Sarah Ann Gantz are: 

99 i. Pius' Sylvester Gantz, b. 23 Oct 1869; m. (1) Mantilla Keeney; m. (2) Maria Nafe. 

ii. Mary Elsie Gantz, b. 8 Dec 1871 in PA, bapt. 27 Apr 1872 at Christ Lutheran, 
Shrewsbury.'"" 

The second wife of Michael Gantz was Sarah Lenhart.''"' She was born 15 Jan 1844 and died 
28 Apr 1896.'"^' Sarah [Lenhart] Gantz is buried in Strayer's Cemetery, Dover Township, York 
County. The identity of her parents is not known. 



Children of Michael and Sarah [Lenhart] Gantz are: 

iii. Annetta' Gantz, b. ca. 1880 in York Co.; m. 29 Apr 1900 in Spring Grove. York Co. 
Elmer Wilson Altland.'"' b. 6 Jan 1882 in Paradise Twp., York Co., d. Dec 1964,'-'* 
son of Peter S. and Sara E. [Dalhammer] Altland.'"' Children:'-'* 

i. Marie^ P. Altland, b. ca. 1901 in PA; m. Lehman Strausbaugh,''" b. 14 Feb 

1897, d. June 1986. '■■' 
ii. Raymond Altland. b. ca. 1902 in- PA. d. betbre 7 Mar 1990;'*-^ m. Claudine 

Mummert. 
iii. George Altland. h. ca. 1906 in PA. 

iv. Harvey Altland, b. 18 Mar 1908 in PA, d. Apr 1966.'-"° 

V. Mary Altland. b. 3 Apr 19 II, d. 7 Mar 1990, bur. in Paradise Holtz-Schwamm 

Union Cem.'^*' She worked tor Hanover Brands Inc. 
vi. (Infant son) Altland, d. 25 Apr 1918, bur. Holz-Schwamm Cem.. Paradise 

Twp., York Co.'-'- 



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iv.. Emma Gantz. b. 6 Apr 1882; m. Jacob Richcrick Deardorff. 



Michael Gantz married, third, Susan [Price] Lentz on 26 Jul 1903 in Spring Grove. Penn- 
sylvania.''^' She was born 28 Feb 1841 and died 3 Mar 1910.'"^ She is the daughter of George 



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121 



and Susan Price. Susan Gantz is buried next to her first husband, Ephraim Lentz, in 
Stoverstown Cemetery, North Codorus Township.'""*" No children were found for Michael and 
Susan Gantz. 

98. Dallas* Andrew Gantz (Noah^ K., Henry'*, John\ George^, Frantz^) 

Dallas Andrew Gantz was born 13 Nov 1871 in York County and died 9 May 1932 at Bair 
Station, West Manchester, York County'""*^ He is buried in Stoverstown Cemetery, North 
Codorus Township. Dallas married, 2 Sep 1900 in Stoverstown, York County, Amanda Eliz- 
abeth Gunnet,''^^ daughter of Israel and Sophia [Gentzler] Gunnet.'^*' She was born 1 Jun 
1869 in West Manchester Township, York County, and was baptized at Wolfs St. Paul's 
Church, West Manchester. '^"'*° Amanda died 29 Sep 1960 in Pleasant Acres Hospital, Spring- 
ettsbury Township, York County,'''^' and is buried in Stoverstown Cemetery, North Codorus, 
York County. 

At the time of his death, Dallas was employed by the Palmer Lime & Cement Company. Earlier 
in life he had worked on the railroad. Pictures of Dallas and Amanda Gantz are shown below. 





Dallas Gantz 



Amanda [Gunnet] Gantz 



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Children of Dallas and Amanda Gantz are 



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i. Annie' Sophia Gantz, b. 20 Apr 1901 in York, York Co.,"" bapt. 7 Jul 1901 at St. 
Paul's Lutheran Church, Stoverstown, d. 20 Sep 1972 at Hanover Hospital, York Co.; 
m. 20 Jan 1934 at parsonage of Fred Geesey, Spring Grove, York Co., William Henry 
Senft,'"" b. 2 Sep 1912 in Stoverstown, York Co., bapt. 29 Sep 1912 at St. Paul's Lu- 
theran , Stoverstown, d. 13 Oct 1981 in York Co., PA,'"' the son of William Byretz 
and Nettie [Young] Senft.'^''* William and Annie Senft are buried in Stoverstown Cem- 
etery, N. Codorus. No children were born to this marriage. 

ii. Laura May Gantz, b. 31 Dec 1902, in Woodbury, W. Manchester, York Co.,'-" d. 1 
Jan 1903 in Woodbury, bur. Wolfs Cem., W. Manchester Twp.'-'* 

101 iii. Noah Israel Gantz, b. 1 1 Aug 1904; m. Ruth Romaine Deardorff. 

iv. Beulah Arlene Gantz; b. 2 Sep 191 1 in Stoverstown, N. Codorus,'"-'' bapt. 15 Oct 191 1 
at St. Paul's Lutheran, Stoverstown; m. 2 Feb 1952 in Alexandria, VA, Joseph Adler, b. 
4 Dec 1902 in New York City, d. 19 Jan 1985 at home in West York, York Co., bur. in 
Stoverstown Cem., N. Codorus, son of Morris and Anna [Hazelcorn] Adler. No chil- 
dren were bom to this marriage, but Beulah Gantz did have a child whose father is Paul 
Frederick Stambaugh; 

i. Marsden^ Dallas Stambaugh. b.30 Dec 1930; m. 14 Apr 1962, Helen Burness 

Seymour. 

99. Pius^ Sylvester Gantz {Michael, Henry\ John\ Georgr, Frantz! ) 

Pius Sylvester Gantz was born 23 Oct 1869 in York County, Pennsylvania. He died 31 Jan 
1942 in Glenville, York County. '^^ Pius Gantz was married twice. His first marriage was to 
Mantilla Keeney on 2 Mar 1890 in York County.'"^' She was born 18 Apr 1872 and died 28 
Sep 1891 in York County.''" Mantilla Keeney was the daughter of John F. Keeney. 



126.^ 



One child has been found for Pius and Mantilla Gantz: 

i. Chauncey' Clinton Gantz, b. 4 Aug 1890, bapt. 19 Feb 1891 by William H. 
Ketterman;'-" d. Nov 1966 in York Co., PA;'-*' m. 18 Aug 1912 in Glenville, York 
Co. Emma A. Copenhaver, b.'-** ca. 1886, d. 10 Jan 1963 in Jefferson. York Co., bur. 
in Jefferson Cem., York Co.. daughter of John and Alverta [Jones] Copenhaver.'-*' 

Pius' second marriage was on 7 Mar 1901 in York County to Maria Nafe.''^* She. was born in 
Feb 1872 and died 6 Dec 1946 in Manheim Township, York County. '^^^ No children have been 
found for the second marriage. 



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100. Emma* Gantz (Michaef, Henr/, John^ , George, Frant^) 



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Emma Gantz was born 6 Apr 1882 in Jackson Township, York County. She died 23 Oct 1962 
in Hanover Borough, York County, and \vas buried 26 Oct 1962 in St. Paul's (Wolfs) 
Union Cemetery, West Manchester Township, York County. She was married on 2 Oct 1904 in 
York County to Jacob Richcrick Deardorff. He was born 22 Jul 1885 in Washington Township, 
York County. He died 8 Jan 1969 at Hillview Nursing Home, Hanover Borough, York County, 
and is buried in St. Paul's (Wolf's) Cemetery. Jacob Deardorff is the son of Jacob S. and Leah 
[Richcrick] Deardori'f.'"' He was a farmer and later a truck driver for the Schmuck Lumber 
Company. 

On the following page are pictures of Emma Gantz and Jacob Deardorff at the time of their 
wedding and then on their 50"' anniversary celebration. 

Children of Jacob and Emma Deardori'f are: 

i. Paul'' Victor Deardorff, b. 25 Jan 1905; m. 19 Oct 1935 in Washington Memorial 
Chapel, Valley Forge, PA, Geraldine Elizabeth Newman. 

ii. Elvera Kate Deardorff, b. 1 Feb 1907 in Spring Grove, PA, d. 21 Jan 1993, bur. Rest 
Haven Gem., Hanover, York Co.; m. 24 Dec 1925 in Hanover, York Co., Theodore 
Samuel William Wolff. 

iii. Gaylord Eugene Deardorff, b. 15 Mar 1914 in Spring Grove, Jackson Twp., York Co., 
d. 19 Mar 1914, bur. in St. Paul's (Wolfs) Cem., West Manchester Twp., York Co. 

iv. Gartha Mae Deardorff, b. 19 Apr 1915 in Spring Grove, Jackson Twp., York Co., d. 
13 Jun 1980 at home in Hanover Borough, York Co., bur. Rest Haven Cem., Hanover 
Borough, York Co.; m. 18 Nov 1933 in York Co. Clyde Harold Garrett. 

V. Gladys Viola Deardorff, b. 3 Jul 1916 in Spring Grove, Jackson Twp., York Co.; m. 18 
Nov 1933 in York Co. Gervi.s Francis Sponseller. 

vi. Saline Catherine Deardorff, b. 10 May 1918 in Spring Grove, Jackson Twp., York 
Co.; m. 29 Apr 1944 in Westminster, MD, Edwin Sylvester Staub. 

vii. Ethel Romaine Deardorff, b. 28 Jan 1924 in Hanover, York Co., d. 1 1 Nov 1982, bur. 
in Rest Haven Cem.; m. 2 Sep 1944 in Westminster, MD, David Josiah Wentz. 



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Jacob Richcrick DeardorfT 



Emma Gantz 




Jacob and Emma Deardorff on their 50"" Anniversary 



Chapter 8 John Gantz 125 



101. Noah^ Israel Gantz (Dallas^ Noah' K., Henry-*, John\ George', Frantz^f-^' 

Noah Israel Gantz was born 11 Aug 1904 in Graybill's, West Manchester Township'"^' and 
was baptized 31 Jan 1905 at Christ's Reformed Church, Jefferson, York County. He died 
13 Feb 1977 at home in West York, York County. Noah Israel married Ruth Romaine 
Deardorff 31 May 1929 m Dallastown, York County.'™ She was born 30 Aug 1906 in York 
Township and died 7 Aug 1976 at Memorial Hospital, York City. Ruth Deardorff is the daughter 
of Cleason H. and Mary Ellen [Quickel] Deardorff. '"^"^ Noah I. and Ruth Gantz are buried at 
Dallastown Union Cemetery, York County. 

Children of Noah and Ruth Gantz are: 

i. Donald* Eugene Gantz, b.31 Dec 1932 in Dallastown. York Co., PA, d. 16 Nov 1981, 
bur. at Mt. Rose Cem., York; m. 27 Aug 1955 in York, PA, Ruth Naomi Hoffmaster, 
b. 26 Mar 1934 in York, PA, daughter of Pius Ervin and Lucy Agnus [Sprenkle] 
Hoffmaster. 

ii. Clair William Gantz, b. 13 Jan 1935 in Dallastown, York Co., PA; m. 26 Nov 1953 in 
Cockeysville, MD, Henrietta Beatrice (Prim) Knoke, b. 19 Jul 1935 in York, PA, 
daughter of Charles Franklin and Mary [Moul] Knoke. 

iii. Robert Andrew Gantz, b. 24 Feb 1939 in Dallastown, York Co., PA; m. 21 May 1960 
in West York, York Co., PA, Mary Eva Foikenroth b. 30 Jun 1941 in York. PA. 
daughter of Edgar Eugene and Erma Beatrice [Keeports] Foikenroth. 

iv. Noah Israel Gantz, Jr.. b. 30 Aug 1945 in York. York Co.. PA; m. 11 May 1977 in 
Seven Valleys. York Co.. PA. Ruth Brendella Mundy. b. 16 Sep 1944 in York, PA. 
daughter of Leon Herbert and Pansy Marie [Snellbaker] Mundy. 



Chapter 9 



Adam Gantz 



53. Adam^ Gantz (George^, Frantz!) 

Adam Gantz was born in December 1798 in Codorus Township, York County and was bap- 
tized in February 1799 in Fissel's Church, Shrewsbury Tcwnship, York County, Ffenn- 
sylvania. Sponsors at his baptism were Dewait and Margaret Sneider.'-^* He died 28 Sep 1871 
in Codorus Township and was buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. '^^^ His estate 
was entered into probate 2 Dec 1871 in York County. '^^^ 

He married Catharine Kroh, daughter of Conrad and Barbara [Hoffman] Kroh, before 1828. 
She was born 29 Dec 1805 in York County and died 18 Oct 1846 in York County. She is buried 
in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, York County.'"^' Barbara [Hoffman] Kroh is a sis- 
ter to Catherine [Hoffman] Gantz, Adam's mother, so Catharine Kroh is Adam's first cousin. '''*° 

Children of Adam and Catharine Gantz are: 

i. Barbara' Gantz, b. 20 May 1828 in York Co., d. 28 Feb 1830 in York Co.. bur. in 
Fissel's Gem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.'^^' 

ii. Mary Ann Gantz, b. 28 May 1831 in York Co., d. 31 Oct 1846 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.''**' 

102 iii. Elizabeth A. Gantz, b. 18 Jun 1834; m. Jesse Gerbrick. 

103 iv. Catharine Gantz, b. 16 May 1836; m. William Reichard. 

104 V. Adam H. Gantz. b. 7 Nov 1840; m. Caroline Elizabeth Bortner. 

vi. Jeremiah Gantz, b. 29 Aug 1842 in York Co., d. 26 Nov 1846 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA.''*^ 

105 vii. Adaline Gantz, b. 3 Nov 1844; m. (1) William A. Ilgenfritz; m. (2) William 

Masemore. 

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128 Part III John George Gantz 



Catherine died when she was only 40 years old. Two of her children, Mary Ann and Jeremiah, 
died shortly after she did. The cause of their deaths is not known. There may have been another 
child born to Adam and Catherine that has not been identified. The 1840 census shows three 
females 5-10 living in the Adam Gantz household. 

Adam did not re-marry. In the 1850 census, he is living in Shrewsbury Township and his 
occupation is former. His daughters Elizabeth and Catherine and his son Adam are living with 
him. His daughter Adaline is living with Jacob and Barbara [Gantz] Olp. Barbara Olp is 
Adahne's aunt. Adahne is found in the Jacob Olp household again in 1860. In 1860, Adam is liv- 
ing with his daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Jesse Gerbrick, in Codorus Township. His 
son Adam is living with Lewis Bortner. In 1870, Adam is again found living with his daughter 
Elizabeth and her husband, Jesse Gerbrick in Codorus Township. 

102. Elizabeth'* A. Gantz (Adam\ George-, Frantz') 

Elizabeth Gantz was born 18 Jun 1834 in York County and died 13 Aug 1920 in York 
County. '^^ She is buried in Rssel's Cemetery, Codorus Tavnship. Elizabeth and Jesse 
Gerbrick were married 1 Apr 1858 in York County. '^^' He was born 10 May 1836 in Penn- 
sylvania, the son of Jacob and Anna Mary Gerbrick.'^** Jesse Gerbrick died 23 Mar 1901 in 
York County and is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. '^^^ 

Children of Jesse and Elizabeth Gerbrick are:'^** 

i. Levi^ Gerbrick, b. 10 Feb 1859 in Codorus Twp.. d. 13 May 1862 in York Co., bur. in 



Fissel's Gem., Shrewsbury Twp 



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ii. Adam Henry Gerbrick, b. in 1861 in Codorus Twp., d. in 1918 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem;'^* m. 26 Feb 1888 in Jefferson, York Co., Sophia Snyder,''" b. 1862, d. 
1948.'-'' 

iii. Joshua Gerbrick. b. 27 Jul 1862 in Codorus Twp., bapt. 20 Sep 1862 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.'"*^ 

iv. Jacob G. Gerbrick, b. 29 Apr 1864 in Codorus Twp., d. 24 Mar 1949 in Glen Rock, 
York Co.;'^** m. (1) 24 Sep 1885 in Codorus Twp. Annie C. Emig,'''' b. 10 Dec 1866. 
d. 4 Aug 1903, bur. in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.;'-"^ m. (2) 29 Mar 1906 in Glen 
Rock, IdaE. Bortner. '='' 

v. Clarence Cecil Gerbrick, b. 27 Nov 1870 in Codorus Twp., bapt. 26 Mar 1871 at 
Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury;'-'^ m. 8 Mar 1894 in York Co., Ida Peterman.''^ 



Chapter 9 Adam Gantz 129 



103. Catharine'* Gantz (Adarn^, George^, Frantz! ) 

Catharine Gantz was born 16 May 1836 in York County and died 28 Feb 1910.'-°° She 
married William Reichard, the son of Jacob and Eve Reichard, 5 Oct 1856.' °' He was 
born 4 May 1832 and died 26 Apr 1915.''°^ Catharine and William are buried in Fissel's 
Cemetery. 

Children of William and Catharine Reichard are: 

i. Levi^ Reichard. b. 28 Nov 1858 in York Co., hapt 20 Apr 1859 at Christ Lutheran 
Church, Shrewsbury,''"'' d. 10 Aug 1932, bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury;'''"^ m. 25 
Nov 1883 in York Co. Sevilla J. Keeney,'™' b. 4 Jan 1862, d. 15 Feb 1916."°* 

ii. Sarah Reichard. b. 14 Jul 1860 in York Co., d. 21 May 1862 in York Co., bur. in 
Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury.'-^' 

iii. Adam Reichard, b. 14 Dec 1861 in York Co., bapt. 16 Apr 1862 at Fissel's Church,""^ 
d. 23 Oct 1942 in Glen Rock, York Co.;"°' m. (2) 19 May 1917 in Glen Rock Alice 
Raver, b. ca. 1874 in PA, daughter of Jacob and Ellen [Hildebrand] Raver. '''° Adam's 
first marriage ended in divorce on 14 June 1914.''"' Adam was a painter. 

iv. Emmaline Reichard. b. 14 Oct 1863 in York Co.'"^ 

V. Amanda Reichard, b. 9 Aug 1865 in York Co."" 

vi. Catharine Reichard, 26 Apr 1867 in York Co.. bapt. 10 Oct 1867 at Fissel's Church;"''' 
m. 20 Jan 1891 in York Co. William F. Hoover, b. ca. 1868, son of Alex and Lena 
Hoover. His occupation was carpenter.''"'^ 

vii. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Reichard, b. 15 Jul 1869 in York Co, d. 16 Feb 1949 from a 
stroke;'-"* m. (1) Ezra Roser,'-'" b. 1862, d. 3 May 1913;"" (2) Staub."" 

viii. Clara Reichard, b. 14 Apr 1872, bapt. 2 Jun 1872 at Salem Lutheran Church, 
Springfield Twp., York Co.;'-"° m. John Shaffer.'"' ' 

ix. Alice Jane Reichard, b. 3 Sep 1874 in York Co., bapt. 26 Mar 1875 at Salem Lutheran 
Church;'"' d. 9 Dec 1962 in York Co.;"" m. 4 Nov 1894 in Glen Rock, York Co. 
Frederick C. Foust,'"' b. 18 May 1870,'"' son of William and Henrietta Foust.'"* 

Frederick was a farmer. 

X. Lucy Ann Reichard, b. 25 Jan 1877 in York Co., bapt. 6 Jan 1878 at Salem Lutheran 
Church, Springfield Twp.'"' 

xi. William Henry Reichard. b. 20 Feb 1880 in York Co., bapt. 6 Apr 1880;'"^ m. 29 Aug 
1907 in York Co.'"" Alice .Meilinger."™ 



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104. Adam'' H. Gantz (Adam\ George^ Frantz') 

Adam H. Gantz was bom 7 Nov 1840 in York County, Pennsylvania. He died 28 Mar 1915 
in Codorus Township, York County, and is buried in Hssel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Town- 
ship, York County.'-^" His obituary in 772^ Gazette, 29 Mar 1915, says, "Adam Gentz (sic), aged 
seventy-four years, who a week ago received a paralytic stroke while in the yard at his home, 
died (yesterday)." 

He first appears in the tax list in 1860. He was married to Caroline Elizabeth Bortner 25 Apr 
1867 in Christ's Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania.'"^ She 
was born 27 Jun 1848 in York County, and was baptized 3 Sep 1848 at the Stone Church.'"^ 
CaroUne is the daughter of Jesse G. and Mary Ann [Beyer] Bortner.'"'' She died 1 1 Apr 1925 
in New Freedom Borough, York County,'"'* at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. 
and Mrs. John Wesley Iky lor.'"* She is buried in Fissel's Church Cemetery, Shrewsbury 
Township. Jesse G. Bortner is a grandson of Ludwig and Elizabeth [Gantz] Bortner, so Adam H. 
Gantz and Caroline Elizabeth Bortner are second cousins, once removed. 

Children of Adam H. and Caroline Gantz are: 

i. Amanda^ Agnes Gantz, b. 18 Aug 1867 in York Co., bapt. 9 Nov 1867 at Christ 
Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury,'"' d. 17 Nov 1871, bur. in Fissel's Chu. Gem. 
Shrewsbury Twp., York Co.'"' 

ii. Mary Virginia (Jennie) Gantz, b. Sep 1868; m. Amos B. Gantz. See Chapter 13 tor 
this family. 

106 iii. Alice Gantz, b. 8 Sep 1871; m. Charles Alexander Bortner. 

iv. Elma Jane Gantz, b. 24 Mar 1874 in York Co., bapt. 7 Apr 1874,'"' d. 9 Jun 1898 in 
York Co., bur. in Fissel's Cem."* 

107 V. Jemima Caroline Gantz, b. 28 Oct 1876 in York Co.; m. Ezra Clayton Snyder.'^' 

vi. Sarah Catharine Gantz, b. 3 Feb 1878 in York Co.,'"^' d. 1958;'^' m. 16 Jun 1901 in 
York Co., Clinton Fair, ''"^b. ca. 1877, son of Amos G. Fair. ''^^ 

vii. Emma Rebecca Gantz. b. 26 Nov 1880 in York Co., bapt. 31 Jan 1881,'^^ d. 1932;"^' 
m. 11 Mar 1907 John Wesley Taylor,"** b. ca. 1883, son of George S. and Mary Ann 
Taylor. '■^' He was a teacher. 

viii. Chauncey Monroe Gantz, b. Aug 1884'"° in Codorus Twp., York Co., d. 21 Feb 1945 
at Hanover General Hospital from a stroke, bur. in Stone Church Cem.;"'" m. 4 Apr 
1916 in York Co., Hester Virginia Shue.,'"^ b. 21 May 1891, d. 12 Jan 1974, bur. in 
Stone Church Cemetery.'^'^ daughter of James M. and Malinda A. [Bricker] Shue.'"* 

Chauncey was a farmer and Hester was a teacher. Child: 

i. Leroy* Allen Gantz, b. 18 Jan 1922, bapt. 16 Apr 1922 at Stone Church.'"' 

Leroy served in the U.S. Army during WWII. 



Chapter 9 Adam Gantz 131 



105. Adaline^ Gantz (Adam\ George', Frantz^) 

Adaline Gantz was born 3 Nov 1844 in York County and died 22 Nov 1893. She is buried in 
Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, next to her first husband.'''''* After the death of 
her mother, Adaline is found living with her aunt, Barbara [Gantz] Olp. Barbara is a daughter of 
George Gantz, Sr. and Catharine Hoffman. So Adaline is related to Barbara through both her 
father and her mother. 

Adaline was married twice. The first marriage was about 1875 to William A. Ilgenfritz, who 
was born about 1848 in Pennsylvania and died 29 Oct 1887."" He is buried in Fissel's Cem., 
Shrewsbury Township. William Ilgenfritz is the son of Martin and Mary [Webb] Ilgenfritz.'"''* 

Children of William A. and Adaline Ilgenfritz are: 

i. Raiph^ E. Ilgenfritz, b. Feb 1876 in PA, d. 24 Jul 1949 in York Co., bur. in Fissel's 
Cem. '3-^' 

ii. Barbara Ilgenfritz, b. 15 Apr 1881, d. 19 Oct 1901 in Codorus Twp., York Co., hur. in 
Fissel's Cem.'^^Cause of death: accident."*' 

Adaline's second marriage was 29 Aug 1889 to William Masemore. '"'' He was born 5 Dec 1820 
and died 10 Aug 1902.''" William Masemore is the son of George and Lydia Masemore."" 
William had been previously married to a Susan, who died 23 Sep 1885.'''*-^ William and Susan 
Masemore are both buried in Stiltz Cemetery, Codorus Township, York County. 

106. Alice^ Gantz (Adam* H., Adam\ George', Frantz^) 

Alice Gantz was born 8 Sep 1871 in York County and was baptized 8 Oct 1871 at Christ 
Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township.'-'** She died on her thirty seventh wedding 
anniversary, 7 Apr 1935, in York Hospital, York County.''*^ Alice married Charles Alexander 
Bortner 7 Apr 1898 at the Lutheran parsonage in New Freedom, York County.'^** He was born 
6 Apr 1870 in Codorus Township, York County and died 4 Dec 1949 of a heart attack at his 
home in Glen Rock, York County.''*' Alexander and Alice Bortner are buried in Fissel's 
Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township. 

Charles Alexander Bortner is the son of Michael and Elizabeth [Gantz] Bortner.''™ Alice 
Gantz's mother is Caroline Elizabeth [Bortner ] Gantz. Alexander (as he was called) and Alice 
are third cousins once removed, both being descended from George and Appalonia [Floucher] 
Bortner. They are also related on the Gantz side, being second cousins once removed. Alice is 
the great granddaughter of John George Gantz by his second wife, Catharine, and Alexander is 
the great great grandson of John George Gantz by his first wife, Margaret. 

Alexander Bortner had been previously married to Joanna Leese, who died 24 Mar 1897. One 
child was born to Alexander and Joanna Bortner. That child, a son, died the same day Joanna 



132 Part III John George Gantz 



died. Both Joanna Bortner and her son are buried in Fissei's Cemetery. Joana Leese was born 28 
Jan 1871, the daughter of Benjamin and Catharine Leese. Alexander Bortner and Joanna Leese 
were married 5 Feb 1896.'"' 

Charles Alexander Bortner was raised and educated in Codorus and Shrewsbury Townships. 
When he was about 21 years of age, he moved to Illinois where he practiced fanning for five 
years. He returned to York County in December 1895. After his marriage to Joanna Leese, he 
bought the old Dellone farm. He was a former and had a reputation of being one of the best. He 
was a deacon of Fissei's Lutheran congregation and active in the Sunday School program. He 
had been a tax collector of Codorus Township. In politics, he was a Democrat.'"" He was a 
member of the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company. At the time of his death, he worked for 
William Cox, produce dealer of Bonnair.'"' 

Children of C. Alexander and Alice Bortner are: '^ 

i. Ralph" Adam Bortner, b. 19 Dec 1898, d. May 1967;'"' m. 4 Mar 1920, Janet E. 
Ehrhart.'"* 



ii. Perry Clifford Bortner, b. 12 Jun 1903, d. Jun 1978. 



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iii. Palmer C. Bortner, b. ca. 1906, d. 13 Aug 1951 in Blackstone VA, bur. Mt. Rose 
Cemetery, York, York County;'"^ m. Virginia Joy Masters, b. 19 Apr 1909 in Bryan, 
OH, daughter of George and Lucille [Clodfelter] Masters.'"^ Palmer Bormer was in the 
U. S. Army from March 1941, until being honorably discharged in December, 1945. He 
was at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge and has five battle stars. During the 
Korean War, he was a Lieutenant Colonel in the reserve and commanding officer of the 
330th Ordinance Battalion. He graduated from Gettysburg College and Michigan Law 
School. He was associated with the law firm of Fisher, Ports, and May.'^^ 

iv. Mary Bortner, b. ca. 1909; m. Howard Shaffer.''*' 

V. Bessie Bortner, b. ca. 1914, unmarried and living in Norman, Oklahoma, on 5 Dec 
1949, when her father died. 

107. Jemima^ Caroline Gantz (Mam* H., Adarr^ , Georger, Frant£) 

Jemima Gantz was born 28 Oct 1876 in York County and was baptized 29 Jan 1877 by 
Reverand William H. Ketterman.'^^" She was married to Ezra Clayton Snyder 26 Mar 1899 
in New Freedom, York County, by Reverand Schantz. '''*'' He was born in 1874 and died in 
1948.'''** He is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery in Codorus Township. Ezra is the son of 
Adam and Belinda Snyder."^' 

E. Clayton Snyder was a lifelong resident of York County. He had worked for Coleman's 
Enterprise furniture plant for four years prior to his death. He was a member of the Lutheran 
congregation of the Stone Church. He died of heart failure. '"'* 



Chapter 9 Adam Gantz 133 



Children of Ezra Clayton and Jemima Caroline Snyder are: 



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i. Lloyd* R. Snyder, b. 11 Mar 1900''"' in Glenville, York Co., d. 29 Dec 1986 at home 
of daughter Lois M. Summersgill, in Dover, York Co., PA, bur. in Mt. Rose Cem., 
York, York Co.; m. Nettie Mae Shelly. He was a retired school teacher, having taught 
school for 43 years. "*^ 

ii. Guerny L. Snyder, b. ca. 1902 in Codorus Twp., d. 28 Feb 1981 in Rest Haven, York, 
York Co., bur. in Stone Church Cem.; m. Caroline Flemmens. He was a self employed 
farmer and painter. He was a member of the Lutheran congregation of St. Jacob's Stone 
Church.'^* 

iii. Margie N. Snyder, b. 12 Aug 1904 in Glenville, York Co., d. 19 Aug 1994 at Hanover 
Hall Nursing Home in Hanover Twp., York Co., bur. in Stone Church Cem.; m. 
Andrew W. Rudisill, b. 28 Apr 1905,'-*' d. 5 Jul 1984. Margie Rudisill was an owner 
and operator of a produce business in the Hanover area for more than 25 years. '^^ 

iv. Paul C. Snyder, b. 21 Jul 1908 in Codorus Twp., d. 14 Dec 1993 at Hanover General 
Hospital, York Co., bur. in Stone Church Cem.; m. 17 Sep 1932 Vergie G. Grote. He 

was a teacher and principal in the southern York Co. area for over 45 years, retiring in 
1972. He belonged to the Lutheran congregation of the Stone Church and was a member 
of the Pennsylvania School Educators Association. '''^ 



Chapter 10 



Samuel Gantz 



55. Samuel^ Gantz (George\ Frantz') 

Samuel Gantz was born 23 Aug 1802 in Codorus Township and 
died 24 Feb 1895 in Stewartstown Borough, York County, 
Pennsylvana. '''*' He is buried in Stewartstown Cemetery, Hopewell 
Township, York County, Pennsylvania. By occupation he was a 
tanner. To the right is an early picture of Samuel Gantz. 

Samuel is found as a single man in the 1826 and 1827 tax lists for 
Shrewsbury Township; his occupation is tanner. In 1828 he is in 
the tax list with the married men and is a tarmer with six acres of 
land. He also is taxed for a house and tanyard. 

He married Lydia Kline, probably in 1827. She was born 1 Aug 
1802, in Pensylvania, '^'* the daughter of John and Catharine 
Kline. '■''^* Lydia was baptized 31 Aug 1802 at Saddler's Lutheran 
Church, Hopewell Township.'''^ She died, 4 Sep 1884, in Penn- 
sylvania and is buried in Stewcutstown Cemetery. '''* 




Samuel Gantz 



A history of York County states that Joseph Klinefelter established a tannery that was afterward 
conducted by Samuel Gantz for 20 years. Shrewsbury tax lists through 1 849 have been viewed 
and they show Samuel Gantz as a tanner and with a tanyard for these years. He was apparently 
very successful because he is shown with increasing assets. For example, in 1844 he is taxed for 
four parcels of land totaling 27 acres, a house, lot, barn, tanyard, a horse, three cows, and a 
carriage. 

In 1868 Samuel Gantz bought 89 acres and 19 perches in Hopewell Township for $3,350. The 
land was sold by the Sheriff and was from the estate of Adam D. Seitz. In 1880. Samuel and 



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136 Part III John George Gantz 



Lydia Gantz are living in Stewartstown Borough, Hopewell Township, York County. This is 
where he died in 1895 at 92 years of age. Samuel's estate was entered into probate 12 Mar 1895 
in York County, Pennsylvania. '""'^ In his will he names his living children and grandchildren. 

Children of Samuel and Lydia Gantz are shown below. One child, George W. Gantz, requires 
explanation. His birth date, calculated from age at death (16-7-1) is the same as John W Gantz No 
parents are listed for George W. Gantz, but since he was bom on the same day as John W Gantz, it 
is assumed they are twins. This is also consistent with the 1840 census for Samuel Gantz, which 
shows 2 boys age 5-10, 1 boy 10-15, and 1 girl 5-10. 

108 i. Levi^ Gantz, b. ca. 1829; m. Elizabeth A. Wiley. 

109 ii. John W. Gantz, b. 6 Oct 1831; m. Caroline Saurdscour. 

ill. George W. Gantz, b. 6 Oct 1831, d. 7 May 1848, bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp., the twin of John W."«' 

1 10 iv. Anna Sophia Gantz, b. 23 Apr 1832; m. Francis Asbury Hersey. 

V. William Gantz, b. 20 May 1836, d. 27 May 1837, bur. in Lutheran Cem., Shrewsbury 
Twp.'^' 

111 vi. Elizabeth Jane Gantz, b. ca. 1842; m. Joseph B. Tyrrell. 
108. Levi'* Gantz (Samuel\ George', Frantz') 



L 



evi Gantz was born about 1829 in York County, Pennsylvania,''*^'^ and died 19 Feb 1864 in 
Richmond, Virginia. ''*'''' His estate was entered into probate 26 Sep 1864 in York County, 
Pennsylvania. '"*"* Levi married Elizabeth A. Wiley 14 Jan 1856 in York County.''*"'^ She was 
born about 1830 in Maryland''*'* and died 24 Feb 1909 in Norrisville, Harford County, Mary- 
land.''*"^ She is the daughter of Matthew and Annie [Norris] Wiley.'"*"* Elizabeth Gantz is 
buried in Norrisville Cemetery, Norrisville, Maryland. 

Levi served in the Union Army in the Civil War. He enlisted into Co. L 9 Regiment of Maryland 
in Baltimore, Maryland, on 6 Jul 1863. He was taken prisoner at Charleston, Virginia, 18 Oct 
1863, and died 18 Feb 1864 of an unknown disease at the notorious Libby Prison, in Richmond, 
Virginia. At the time of his enlistment he was a resident of Black Horse, Harford County, Mary- 
land. Levi was a tinsmith prior to enlistment.''*"^ 



Levi and Elizabeth Gantz had one child 



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i. Florence^ Lydia Gantz, b. 30 Jun 1860 in York Co.;'*" m. (1) 8 Mar 1883 J. Cornelius 
Wiley,'"- b. 22 Feb 1858, d. 1 1 May 1884, son of William and Mary [Leib] Wiley,'*'' 

m. (2) George N. W. Norris."" 



Chapter 10 Samuel Gantz 137 



109. John'' W. Gantz (Samuel\ George-, Frantz') 

John W. Gantz was born 6 Oct 1831 in York County''*" and died 27 Jan 1914 in the Soldier's 
Home, Dayton, Ohio.""* He married Caroline Saurdscour of Baltimore County, Maryland, 
on 11 Sep 1856 in York County.'*'^ She was born 29 Aug 1834 in Simshausen, Hanover, 
Germany,'^'* and died 6 Jul 1908 in York County.'^'' She is the daughter of Franklin and 
Caroline Saurdscour. '"^^^ John and Caroline Gantz are buried in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, 
York, York County, Pennsylvania. 

In the 1860 census, the John Gantz family was living in Hopewell Township, York County.''*'' 
John's occupation was carpenter. On 25 Jun 1861, John Gantz enlisted in the Union Army in the 
Civil War. He served as a private in Company G, 12* Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. He 
was discharged 18 Jul 1862."^^ 

In 1870 and 1880, John Gantz and family are living in Hopewell Township, York County.''*"' 
John is a farmer. By 1900, John and Caroline had moved to York City. Following the death of 
Caroline in 1908, John moved to the Soldier's Home in Dayton, Ohio, where he died in 1914. 

Children of John and Caroline Gantz are: 

i. Annie^ (Lydiann) Gantz. b. 1 1 Jun 1857 in York Co., bapt. 30 Aug 1857 in Shrewsbury 
Church, Shrewsbury Twp.r"'" m. 17 Apr 1888 in York Co. Joseph Engles, Jr.,'"''' b. 
ca. 1858, son of Joseph Engles, Sr.'''** Joseph Engles, Jr., was a plasterer at the time of 
the marriage. 

ii. Samuel John Cowhick Gantz,"-' b. 7 Feb 1859 in York Co., bapt. 8 Aug 1859 at 
Presbyterian Chu., Stewartstown, Hopewell Twp., York Co.;''*'^ m. Frances Knox.'"'" 
b. 13 May 1862, d. 8 Jun 1895 in York Co., bur. in Prospect Hill Gem., York Co.'-"" 
Child: 

i. Kenneth' Carlton Gantz, b. 6 Dec 1886 in York Co.. bapt. 2 May 1887 at 

Christ Lutheran Chu., York ."'' d, Dec 1968 in OK.'"" 

iii. Jennie Sophia Gantz, b. 1861'-*" in PA; m. 17 Apr 1889 in York Co. Isaac Raab,'"'" b. 
1862, '"■^■'^ son of Henry and Nancy Raab.''*^* Isaac Raab was a miller. 

iv. Rosanna B, Gantz, b. 1864'^" in PA; m. 16 Feb 1882 in York Co. John Henry 
Barshinger,'''' b. 1854, d. 1931, bur. in Prospect Hill Cem., York, PA.'"'' 

V. Wilton Lynn Gantz, b. ca. 1872. d. May 1901 in York Co.. bur. Prospect Hill cem.;'""^ 
m. 19 Sep 1895 in York Co. Ida M. Ciopper.'^' b. ca. 1873. daughter of Hamilton and 
Mary J. Clopper.''*^' Wilton was a carpenter. 



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Part III John George Gantz 



110. Anna'' Sophia Gantz (Samuel^ George^ Fmntz') 



Anna Sophia Gantz was born 
23 Apr 1832 in York 
County and died 13 Ffeb 1884 in 
York County.""^ She is buried 
i n Stewartstown Cemetery, 
Hopewell Township. Anna 
Sophia was married 9 Nov 1854 
to Francis Asbury Hersey in 
Shrewsbury Township by 
Reverend A. Berg."^ Francis 
was born in Jul 1834"^' in Penn- 
sylvania and died 29 Jun 
^9Q3 1446 Pictures of Anna 
Sophia Gantz and Francis 
Asbury Hersey are shown to the 
right. 




Frances Asbury Hersey 



Anna Sophia Hersey 



Francis Hersey is first found in 

the 1850 census for Hopewell Township, York County, living with Anthony and Priscilla 
Jones. His occupation is farmer. Another Hersey, Lucinda Hersey, is also found in the 1850 
census for Hopewell Township. She is 18 and living with William and Mary Wiley. Could she 
be a sister? Nothing further has been found about Lucinda Hersey. 

In the 1860 census, Francis and family are living in Fawn Township. His occupation is cabinet- 
maker. Then on 2 Sep 1861 Francis joined the Union Army at York, Pennsylvania. He was mus- 
tered into what became Company C, 87"^ Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. He was promoted 
from Private to Corporal 16 Dec 1862. He was at Bloody Run, Pennsylvania, in the May-June 
muster roll, missing in action 15 Jun 1863 at Winchester, Virginia, and on the muster roll again 
in Jan-Feb 1864. On 9 Jul 1864 he was captured at Monocacy Junction, and was imprisoned in 
Richmond, Virginia. He was paroled by the Confederates on 17 October 1864 and discharged 
from the Union Army effective 14 November 1864. 

In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, the Frances Hersey family is again living in Hopewell Township 
and Francis is a farmer. In the 1870 census there is a 22 year old female, Elizabeth Hersey, 
living with the fiamily. In the 1880 census, Francis says his parents were born in Delaware. 
Another researcher has identified Frances Hersey 's parents as Solomon and Hannah Ball 
[Springer] Hersey. '"^^^ Solomon Hersey is found in Hopewell Township taxes from 1830 to 
1834. He is amiller and owns two cows. In 1835, Hannah B. Hersey, widow, is on the list of 
poor children as the mother of a son, Joseph Hersey, six years old.''"'* 



Chapter 10 Samuel Gantz 



139 



The 1880 decade was not kind to Frances Hersey. His wife died in 1884, as shown above. While 
making cider, Frances dislocated a shoulder from a blow from the lever of the cider press. In 
December, 1885 he lost three fingers. Then on 4 Dec 1886 he was thrown from a horse and 
nearly died. He recovered from the fell from the horse but was an invalid the rest of his life.''*^^ 



Children of Francis Asbury and Anna Sophia Hersey are 



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i. Samuel^ G. Hersey, b. 20 Feb 1856, d. 1942; m. Julia Ann Zeigler, b. Sep 1858, d. 
1952. Children: 

i. Gertrude'' Sophia Hersey, b. Aug 1879, d. 1973; m. William Henry Dellinger, 

b. 1875, d. 1950. 
ii. Chester Garfield Hersey, b. 1880, d. 1964; m. Patricia Waltermeyer. 

ill. Aurora Hersey, b. Aug 1882; m. Smith Edie. 

iv. Grace Elizabeth Hersey, b. Dec 1884, d. 1923; m. Albert Thomas Rehmeyer. 

V. Faith Hersey, b. Oct 1886, d. 1975; m. Russell Horner Griffith, b. 1889. 

vi. Russell Monroe Hersey, b. 28 Dec 1888, d. Jun 1984;''*'*' m. Anna Rebecca 

Marstellar, b. 1896, d. 1959. 
vii. Herbert James Hersey, b.31 Mar 1891, d. Jul 1975;'"" m. Imo Edie. 

viii. Allen Hersey, b. Jun 1893; m. Albertine. 

ix. Vernon Hersey, b. Apr 1895, d. 1965; m. Elizabeth Payne. 

X. Roland Hersey, b. 14 Aug 1897, d. Mar 1968;'""' m. Margaret Estella 

Hammond, b. 1902. 
xi. Mildred Hersey, b. Nov 1899; m. Samuel Hammond. 



Francis George Lincoln Hersey, b. in 8 Jul 1861;'"'^'* m. 6 Feb 1890 in Stewartstown, 
Hopewell Twp., Ida M. Miller,'"'- b. May 1868, d. 1928, bur., in Stewartstown Cem.. 
Hopewell Twp.'"-* Children:'"" 

Georgianna* Irene Hersey, b. Oct 1893, d. 1949; m. Jacob Rohrbaugh 
Messersmith, b. 1890, d. 1980. 

Marvin Francis Hersey, b. 16 Oct 1895 in Stewartstown Borough York Co.,'"''^ 
d. Jan 1970;'"-* m. Beulah Irene Gemmill, b. 1897, d. 1951. 



Clarence E. Hersey, b. 26 May 1905, d. Apr 1981. 



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Hi. Emma Bertha Hersey, b. ca. 1866. she is not a natural daughter, but was raised by the 
Frances A. Hersey 's.'"*' Censuses show her as a daughter, she may have been adopted. 

111. Elizabeth'^ Jane Gantz (Samuel^ George', Frantz') 



Elizabeth Jane Gantz was born Jan 1842 in York County. She died 1 Jul 1935 and is buried in 
Centre Cemetery, New Park, Pennsylvania.'"''' She married before 1868 Joseph Bosley 
Tyrrell.'"*' He was born in Aug 1841 and died 9 Nov 1931.'"''" He is also buried in Centre 
Cemetery. Joseph Tyrrell is the son of Edward and Ann [Bosley] Tyrrell.'"*'^ 



140 Part III John George Gantz 



Joseph Tyrrell served for five years in the Union army during the Civil War. He joined Captain 
Arnold's Company, the 3rd Maryland Volunteer Infantry at Baltimore, Maryland, for three years 
on 16 Sep 1861. He was promoted to Commissary Sergeant on 12 Dec 1862, a position he 
retained until his final discharge in 1865. He was discharged 4 Jan 1864 at Cowan Station, 
Tennessee, and re-enlisted 5 Jan 1864 as a veteran volunteer for a three year term or until 
discharged. He was mustered out of service on 31 Jul 1865 at Delang House, South Carolina. 

Child of Joseph and Elizabeth Tyrrell: 

i. Frances' Samuel John Tyrell, b. 4 Dec 1868, d. 11 Dec 1960, bur. in Centre Gem., New 

Park, PA;"*^ m. 11 Dec 1894 in Chanceford, York Co., Laura Jane Andrews, "'^^b. 1 Aug 
1867, d. 7 Nov 1908, bur. in Centre Cemetery, New Park, PA."**^ No children have been 
found for Francis and Laura. 



Chapter 11 



David Gantz 



57. David^ Gantz (George^ Frantz^) 

David Gantz was born 6 Oct 1806 in York County, Pennsylvania."**' He died 7 Jul 1877 in 
Salem Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.''*^° David first appears in the Codorus tax list in 
1828 as a single man. He continues to be shown as a single man in the tax list until 1833, at 
which time David moved to Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. 

Another researcher has found that a David Gantz was indicted in 1833 for "Fornication and 
Bastardy."'"*^' A widow named Sarah Hengst had a child out of wedlock that she named Charles 
Gantz. The case apparently was never brought to trial, presumably because the defendant, David 
Gantz, was not in the jurisdiction. Records from this period are scanty, but the other researcher 
concludes that the father of the child is David, the son of George Gantz. My review of the 
records supports this conclusion. Therefore, I am showing David as the father of this child. 

Child of David Gantz and widow Sarah (Scheffer) Hengst: 

112 i. Charles^ Gantz, b. 15 May 1833; m. Catharine Bowman. 

David Gantz married Mary (Polly) Leininger about 1837 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. She 
was born 13 Feb 1818 in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.'*^" Mary Leininger is 
the daughter of Daniel and Margaret [Homberger] Leminger.'*^' Mary's grandfather, Johann 
Jacob Lemmger, came to America on the ship Phoenix, which landed at Philadelphia 28 Aug 
1750.'''^* He settled in Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.''*'''' Mary died 18 Sep 
1877 in Salem Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.''*^* Both David and Mary Gantz are buried in 
the Old Mission Cemetery, Crane Township, Wyandot County, Ohio. ''*^ 

After their marriage they moved to Richland County, Ohio, where their first child was born in 
1838. David and his family are found in Richland County in the 1850 census, where his 
occupation is farmer. Sometime between 1850 and 1860 David and his family moved to Wyandot 



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142 Part III John George Gantz 



County, Ohio. In Wyandot County, David was a successful farmer. He was a prominent member 
of the Democratic party and a devout Lutheran. 



Children of David and Mary Gantz are: 



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i. Hiram" Gantz, b. 14 Feb 1838, in Richland Co., OH, d. 18 Mar 1862 in Grafton, VA 
(Civil War), bur. in the Old Mission Cem., Wyandot Co., OH. Hiram was a member of 
the Fifty-fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infentry He died of measles."*™ 

113 ii. Rebecca Gantz, b. 21 Aug 1840; m. William Nagel. 

114 iii. Harriet Gantz, b. Jul 1842; m. Michael Katzenmeyer. 

115 iv. Henry Wesley Gantz, b. 3 Sep 1845; m. Amanda Porter. 

1 16 V. George W. Gantz, b. 30 Jun 1848; m. Mary Elizabeth Dernier. 

1 17 vi. William F. Gantz, b. 16 Jul 1855; m. Mary Lana Lessick. 

vii. Sarah Gantz. b. 3 Jul 1858, in OH, d. 23 Sep 1863 in OH, bur. in Old Mission Cem. 

112. Charles'* Gantz (David\ George', Frantz^) 

Charles Gantz was born 15 May 1833 in York County and died 7 Jun 1920 in Baltimore, 
Maryland.'**" His father was David Gantz and his mother Sarah Hengst, a widow, as 
previously discussed. Sarah [Scheffer] Hengst later married Jacob Bose, by whom she had four 
children.''**' 

Charles Gantz was a carpenter and master house builder. In the 1860 census, Charles Gantz is 
living in Glen Roclc. His occupation is master carpenter. There are five other men living at the 
same address whose occupation is listed as carpenter. He owns $2200 worth of real estate and 
$400 in personal property. He is 27 years old. This shows that he was a very capable individual. 
A similar situation is found in the 1870 census. In 1880 and thereafter, the Charles Gantz family 
is found in Baltimore, Maryland. 

During the Civil War, Charles Gantz served as a Corporal in Captain McClellan's Company, the 
101st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted 16 Feb 1865 and was mustered out 25 Jun 
1865 at Newbern, North Carolina. He was awarded a disability pension of $12 per month in 
1907. This was increased to $21 per month in 1912 and to $30 per month in 1918. His physical 
description at the time of his enlistment was: hazel eyes, black hair, fair complexion, and height 
5 ft. 10 in.''**^ He is buried in Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.''**'' 

Charles and Catherine Bowman were married 20 Aug 1854 in York County. "'** She was born 
21 Aug 1832 in York County, the daughter of Daniel Lewis and Barbara [Hildebrand] 

Bowman.''**' Catharine died 14 Apr 1911 in Baltimore, Maryland,'"*** and is buried in the 
Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore.''**^ 



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Children of Charles and Catharine Gantz are: 



1488 



i. Sarah' Elizabeth Gantz. b. 15 Mar 1855 in York Co., bapt. 25 Apr 1855 at Fissel's 
Church,'''^' d. Aug 1944, bur. in Parkwood Cem., Baltimore, MD; m. Sprigg 
Duvall.'* 

ii. Emma Virginia (Jennie) Gantz, b. 22 Nov 1856 in York Co., bapt. 16 Aug 1857,'"" d. 
7 Nov 1927 in Baltimore, MD;"*^ m. ca. 1875 Robert Glessner.""^ b. Nov 1850 in 
PA.'"'" 

iii. Daniel Bowman Gantz, b. 10 Apr 1859 in York Co., bapt. 28 Jul 1859 in Fissel's 
Church, '"'- d. 31 Jan 1943 in Baltimore, MD, bur. in Loudon Park Cem., Baltimore, 
MD;'"* m. 2 Dec 1844 Fannie Kunliel.'"'' 

iv. Charles H. Gantz, b. 29 Dec 1867 in York Co.,'"'^ d. 17 Sep 1942 in Baltimore, MD, 
bur. in Parkwood Cem., Baltimore, MD;'"^ m. (1) ca. 1888 Drusilla; m. (2) Clara 

n l.SOO 

V. William R. Gantz, b. 1 Sep 1870 in York Co.;'-"' m. ca. 1894 Nellie R.''"^ 
113. Rebecca'^ Gantz (David\ George-, Frantz^) 

Rebecca Gantz was born 21 Aug 1840''^" in Richland County, Ohio, and died 6 Jun 1896 in 
Wyandot County, Ohio.'"^** She married William Nagel 31 Aug 1865 in Wyandot County, 
Ohio.'^"' He was born 14 Jan 1842 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,''^'* and died in October 1917 in 
Wyandot County. ''''" Rebecca and William Nagel are buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crane Town- 
ship, Wyandot County. '^°* 

William Nagel was the son of Frederick A. and Elizabeth [Albright] Nagel. ''"^ Frederick 
Nagle was born in Germany 17 Nov 1812 and came to the United States in 1833 and settled in 
Philadelphia. There he met and married Eliza Albright. Frederick was a tailor and practiced this 
trade most of his life. In 1844, he moved to Upper Sandusky, Ohio, with his family. He bought 
a farm in 1846 consisting of 120 acres, frederick's son, William, grew up on the farm and 
learned the agricultural business. When William was twenty two years old, he bought forty acres 
from his father and began forming on his own.'"^'" William was a successful farmer and added to 
his land to the point that he owned two tracts when he retired in 1898, one of 102 acres and one 
of 80 acres. 

William Nagel was married four times. His second marriage, in 1899, was to Jennie [Harvey] 
Everhart, daughter of Isaac and Sarah M. [Jewel] Harvey, and widow of James Everhart.'^" 

Jennie was born 26 Jan 1843 in New York.'"''- Jennie Nagel died before 1910 when William 
appears in the census as a widower. The name of William's third wife has not been determined. 
His fourth marriage, 8 Feb 1915, at age 73, was to Margaret [Casper] Corfman, daughter of 
Michael and Teresa [Molerj Casper. '^'^ Margaret was bom 28 Jan 1843 in Germany"'" 



144 Part III John George Gantz 



William Nagle was a member of the Church of God, of which he was an elder for many years. In 
politics he was a Democrat. He served for four years each as Township Clerk, Township Trustee, 
and Township Treasurer. 



Children of William and Rebecca Nagel are: 



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i. Ida^ May Nagel, b. Jul 1867 in Salem Twp., Wyandot Co., OH,'"* d. 1943, bur. in Old 
Mission Cem., Crane Twp., Wyandot Co.;"" m. Joseph Bachman, '"^b. 1855, d. 
1919, bur. in Old Mission Cem."" 

ii. Cora Ellen Nagel, b. 8 Jun 1870 in Salem Twp.,'"° d. Dec 1939 in Wyandot;"-' m. ca. 
1892, John K. Dilley,"" b. Feb 1869 in NE, d. Jun 1930, both are bur. in Oak Hill 
Cem.'"' 

iii. Henry Charles Nagel, b. 17 Nov 1871 in Salem Twp.,'"' d. 30 Nov 1936 in Wyandot 
Co., bur. in Oak Hill Cem.;'"' m. 30 Nov 1898 in Upper Sandusky, OH, Susan 
Stephan,'-"* b. 5 Feb 1869, d. 23 Dec 1960, bur. in Oak Hill Cem."" 

iv. Nettie Rena Nagel, b. 22 Nov 1875 in Salem Twp.,'"^ d. Apr 1899 in Wyandot Co., 
bur. in Oak Hill Cem.;"" m. 23 Dec 1897 Henry Stephan.'"" 

V. Frederick William Nagel, b. 31 Jan 1876 in Salem Twp.,"" d. 19 Jun 1963 in Wyandot 
Co., bur. in Oak Hill Cem.;"" m. 29 May 1904 in Salem Twp., Fanny F. Steiner,'-'' b. 
10 Jul 1883, d. 18 Apr 1945, bur. in Oak Hill Cem.'"' 

vi. Stella Mabel Nagel, b. 21 Feb 1878 in Salem Twp.,'"- d. Sep 1918 in Wyandot Co., 
bur. in Oak Hill Cem.;'"* m. 18 Oct 1900. George J. Krebs,"" b. 1869, d. Jan 1950, 
bur. in Oak Hill Cem,'"^ son of John G. and Mary A. Krebs.'"' 

114. Harrief* Gantz (Davicf, George^, Frantz!) 

Harriet Gantz was born in Jul 1842 in Richland County, Ohio,'"'^'*'' and died in Jul 1905 in 
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio.''^'*' She married Michael Katzenmeyer on 13 Oct 1862 in 
Wyandot County, Ohio.'''^ Michael was born in June 1837 in Hess, Darmstadt, Germany.''^'' He 
is the son of John and Catharine Katzenmeyer.'^'" He died 18 Feb 1896 in Toledo, Ohio, of 

cancer and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.''*'*'' 

The Katzenmeyers lived in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot County, Ohio, until about 1890. His 
occupation was boot and shoe maker. Michael Katzenmeyer had financial problems in the 1880's 
that resulted in his declaring bankruptcy in December 1888. He assigned his property to Adam 
Katzenmeyer, his brother, so that his brother could settle with his creditors.''*'* Then about 
1890, the Michael Katzenmeyer family moved to Toledo. Ohio. After his death, Harriet con- 
tinued to live in Toledo. At the time of the 1900 census she is living with her daughters, Carrie 
and Nellie. What happened to Ina and Emma Clara has not been determined, but they are living 



Chapter 1 1 David Gantz 1 45 



in 1900 according to the census record for Harriet. In that census, Harriet states that she is the 
mother of four children and that four of her children are living. 

Children of Michael and Harriet Katzenmeyer are:''*''^ 

i. Ina^ KatzenmQ'er, b. ca. 1866 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., OH.'^* 

ii. Emma Clara Katzenmeyer, b. ca. 1869 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., OH."'*^ 

iii. Carrie Katzenmeyer, b. 22 Dec 1872 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., 0H;'''° m. ca. 
1906, Jay F. Swank, b. ca. 1874 in OH.'"' Jay worked for an electrical supply 
company. Child: 



Robert" J. Swank, b. ca. 1908 in OH. 



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iv. Nellie Katzenmeyer, b. May 1875 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., OH.'^" Nellie was 
a stenographer and bookkeeper in Toledo, OH. 

115. Henry'* Wesley Gantz (David\ George-, Frantz^) 

Henry Wesley Gantz was born 3 Sep 1845 in Richland County, Ohio.'"'' He died 4 Jan 1931 
in De Land, Goose Creek Township, Piatt County, Illinois, and is buried in the Old 
Cemetery, De Land.''^''' Henry Gantz was raised on a farm in Wyandot County, Ohio. He atten- 
ded school in a log schoolhouse thirty to fifty days a year. After leaving school, he worked on a 
neighbor's farm until 1867, when he moved to De Witt County, Illinois, and obtained employ- 
ment as a farm laborer. 

He married Amanda Porter on 1 Oct 1873 in De Witt County, Illinois."''* Amanda was born 
18 Aug 1849 in De Witt County, Illinois.''" She died 12 Feb 1905 in De Land, Goose Creek 
Township, and is also buried in the Old Cem.etery, De Land.''^'^^ Amanda is the daughter of 
James M. and Elizabeth [Upton] Porter.'''^ 

Henry purchased a farm in Monticello Township, Piatt County, Illinois, and formed this land 
until about 1884, when he opened a large tile factory in De Land. After about a year he sold the 
tile business and purchased an interest in the hardware and grocery stores of I. L. Rinehart. 
Henry was a Republican, and he and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal 
Church. '"''*° After the death of his wife in 1905, Henry lived with his daughter, Inez Hursh and 
her family until his death in 1931.''*' 

Children of Henry and Amanda Gantz are: 

118 i. Hattie' Ethel Gantz, b. Jul 1874; m. ( 1 ) Charles Allen Smith; m. (2) T. M. McNitt. 

119 ii. Inez Gantz, b. 10 Jan 1879; m. George Roy Hursh. 

120 iii. Ira William Gantz, b. 3 Feb 1881; m. Mary Lydia Hursh. 



146 Part III John George Gantz 



116. George'' W. Gantz (David\ George', Frantz') 

George W. Gantz was born 30 Jun 1848 in Richland County, Ohio,''" and died 21 Mar 1909 
in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.''**'' He is buried in Old Mission Cemetery, 
Crane Township, W^ndot County, Ohio. He married Mary Elizabeth Demler 17 Nov 1870 in 
W^ndot County, Ohio.'''^ She was bom 2 Oct 1847 in Gross Rohrheim, Hessen, Germany, and 
was baptized 3 Oct 1847 at Evangelische Kirche, Gross Rohrheim.'"'" She is the daughter of 
Pfeter and Maria Elisabetha [Schaab] Demler.'''** Mary immigrated with her parents to the 
United States in Aug 1852.'''*'' She died 7 Feb 1924 in Wyandot County, Ohio, and is also buried 
in the Old Mission Cemetery.'-'*^ Before her marriage, Mary worked as a servant in the house- 
hold of David Gantz. "*' 

George Gantz bought forty acres of land in Salem Township, Wyandot County, in 1 875 from his 
father, David. '"''™ After his father's death, he purchased the remainder of his father's land from 
his brothers and sisters.'"' He farmed this land growing grain and raising live stock. Sometime 
before 1900, George and his family moved to Monangalia County, West Virginia, where they are 
found in the 1900 U. S. census. There he was employed at a glass works. Then, before 1909, 
George moved to Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, where he worked at the Monongah 
Glass Company. He died in the Fairmont City Hospital after an operation.'"^ His body was ship- 
ped to Wyandot County, Ohio, where he was buried, as previously shown. In the 1910 census 
George's wife, Mary, is living in Fairmont, West Virginia, with her son Harvey. But subse- 
quently she moved back to Wyandot County, Ohio, where she was living with her son Oscar and 
her daughter Harriet Sims in 1920. There she died and was buried as previously shown. 

Children of George and Elizabeth Gantz are: 

i. Samuel' George Gantz, b. ca. 1873 in Salem Twp., Wyandot Co., OH. d. 26 Feb 1896, 
bur. in North Salem Lutheran Church Cem., Wyandot Co., OH.''" 

121 11. William Franklin Gantz, b. 25 May 1875; m. Martha Anna E. Rumpf. 

iii. Oscar Henry Gantz, b. 14 Jul 1877 in Salem Twp..'"' d. 5 Apr 1957 in Wyandot Co., 



OH, bur. 8 Apr 1957 in N. Salem Lutheran Cem., Wyandot Co., OH. 



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iv. Harriet Ethel (Hattie) Gantz, b. 14 Sep 1880 in Salem Twnp, Wyandot Co.,OH ,'-'* d. 
9 Dec 1959 in Wyandot Co., OH, bur. in North Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery;''" 
m. 26 Jun 1909 in Fairmont, WV,'-'^ William A. Sims, b. 18 Mar 1882'"' in 
Moundsville, Marshall County, WV,''^ d. 14 Mar 1965.'-^' He is also buried in North 
Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery. Children: 

i.. Mildred* Sims, b. ca. 191 1 in WV:'-*- m. ca. 1947. Kenneth Baum."^^ 

ii. Harold William Sims, b. 1 Feb 1917 in Wyandot Co. OH, bapt. 1 Apr. 1917 in 

North Salem Lutheran Church,''** d. 9 Jun 1944 in Normandy, France, a 

casualty of war.''*' He is buried in North Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery, 

Wyandot Co., OH. Harold was a Staff Sergeant in 101st Airborne Division, 



Chapter 1 1 David Gantz 1 47 



401st Glider Infentry Regiment in World War II. '■''^* He was married at the time 
of his death.'-''' 

V. Fronia Elizabeth Gantz, b. 7 Oct 1882 in Salem Twp.; m. Mutchler.'^^^ In 1943 

Fronia Mutchler is living in Toledo, OH.'"''' 

122 vi. Harvey V. Gantz, b. 12 Feb 1885; m. Bessie May Rosenmerliel. 

vii. Alexander Gantz, b. 25 Jun 1887 in Salem Twp.,"* d. 1888, bur. Old Mission Cem.. 
Crane Twp., Wyandot, OH."'' 

117. William' F. Gantz (David', George^ Frantz') 

William F. Gantz was born 16 July 1855 in Ohio. He died 7 Apr 1929, and is buried in 
Koontz Cemetery, Wayne County, Illinois. '"^'^ He married Mary Lana Lessick on 9 Mar 
1882 in Wyandot County, Ohio.'^'^ She was born 12 Sep 1862 in Germany and died 4 Feb 1916. 
She is also buried in Koontz Cemetery.'''*' William F. Gantz was a farmer most of his life, first 
in Salem Township, Wyandot County Ohio, and after 1900 in Big Mound Township, Wayne 
County, Illinois. After his wife died, he retired from farming and was a stock buyer in Olney 
Township, Richland County, Illinois. ''''' 

Children of William and Mary Lana Gantz are: 

i. Bertha^ May Gantz, b. 25 May 1883 in Salem Twp., Wyandot Co., OH,"^ d. 24 Nov 
1965 in Jasper, NY;"'' m. 8 Feb 1911 in Wayne Co., IL, Orlan W. Gardner,"'' b. 26 
Aug 1883 in Wayne Co., IL, d. Feb 1964 in Jasper, NY,'"''' son of Benjamin Harvey 
and Laura E. [Pike] Gardner.'** Orlan had previously been married to Biddie Olive 
Wilson,'*' who died, along with her intant son, on 28 May 1907.'*°' Orlan's occupation 
in the 1920 census was cabinet maker in a coffin factory. Orlan and Bertha were living in 
Decatur Twp., Macon Co., IL, at this time. Bertha's brother, Virgil, was living with 
them.'*°^ Child of Orlan and Bertha Gardner: 

i. Ursel*F. Gardner, b. ca. 1914 in IL."*" 

123 ii. Leroy Gantz, b. 26 Sep 1885; m. (1) 31 Mar 1907 in Wayne Co., IL, Amy Sork; m. (2) 

OIlie B. . 

iii. Parley William Gantz, b. 7 Jul 1890 in Salem Twp., Wyandot Co., OH,'*"' d. 25 Jan 
1%8 in De Land, Piatt Co., IL. bur. in New Cemetery, De Land, IL;'*"* m. Martha Ola 

, b. 12 Mar 1893 in Fairfield, IL, d. 9 Jan 1984, bur. in New Cemetery, De 

Land, IL.'*"' Parley's occupation in the 1920 U.S. Census, Goosecreek Twp., Piatt, Co., 
IL, was farm laborer. 

iv. Virgil F. Gantz, b. 21 Feb 1896 in Wyandot Co., OH, d. 20 Mar 1967 in Kramer, IN, 
bur. in Koontz Cemetery, Wayne Co., IL.'*"' Virgil was a school teacher. During World 
War I, he was in the Navy. He never married.'*"' 



148 Part III John George Gantz 



118. Hattie^ Ethel Gantz (Henry', David\ George\ Frantz') 

Hattie Ethel Gantz was born in July 1874 in Illinois'^'" and died 9 Feb 1952 in Urbana, 
Illinois. She is buried in the Old Cemetery, De Land, Goose Creek Township, Piatt 
County, Illinois.'*" Hattie had an estate valued at $70,000, which was distributed by her will 
signed 28 Jul 1941. No natural children have been found, but she did have a step daughter with 
the married name Dr. Alice Marie Hayes. 

Hattie Gantz was married twice. Her first marriage was to Charies Allen Smith on 28 Jun 1 899 
in De Land, Piatt County, Illinois. '^'^ He was born in April 1869 in Poseyville, Posey County, 
Illinois,'*'"'' and died in March 1914. Charles Smith is also buried in the Old Cemetery, De 
Land.'*'^ He is the son of Alexander D. and Jencie Ann [Allison] Smith. '^'"^ Charles Allen 
Smith was a physician.'*'* Hattie's second marriage was to T. M. McNitt.'*'^ No information has 
been found about the second marriage. 

119. Inez^ Gantz (Henry', David\ George^, Frantz') 

Inez Gantz was born 10 Jan 1879 in Goose Creek Township. Piatt County, Illinois,'*'^ and died 
5 Jul 1964 in the St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Illinois. She is buried in the Old Cemetery in De 
Land.'*" She was a member of the De Land Methodist Church. 

Inez married George Roy Hursh 14 Feb 1904 in Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois.'*^" He 
was born 18 Jul 1879 in Goose Creek Township, Piatt County,Illinois,'*^' and died 14 Sep 1953 
in Piatt County, Illinois. He was found dead in one of his automobiles in a corn field on one of 
his farms northeast of De Land. He was apparently stricken as he drove into the field to inspect 
the corn, according to his obituary. '*^^ George Hursch is buried in the Old Cemetery, De Land, 
Illinois. '*^^ He is the son of Daniel Webster and Abbie R. [Wisegarver] Hursh. '*^^ 

George Hursh was an extensive land owner. He had served as cashier of De Land National Bank. 
At the time of his death, he was a director of the De Land State Bank. He was also a director of 
the De Land Farmer's Cooperative Grain Company. He was a Township Trustee and a member 
of the Methodist Church. 

George and Inez Hursh had one child: 

i. Martha* Elizabeth Hursh, b. 24 Sep 1907 in De Land, Goose Creek Twp., Piatt Co..'*" 

IL; m. (1) Stutzman; m. (2) 20 Oct 1956 in Jacksonville, IL, Cassius Corn 

Yowell.'"* 



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120. Ira^ William Gantz (Henry'*, David\ George', Frantz^) 



1627 



Ira William Gantz was born 3 Feb 1881 in Goose Creek Township., Piatt County,""^' and died 
5 Apr 1947 in Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois. He is buried in Old Cemtery, De Land, 
Illinois. '^^* He and his wife had been seriously injured in an automobile accident in Vero Beach. 
Florida, on 15 Dec 1946. He had been in failing health prior to the accident and died as a result 
of complications aggravated by the accident. 

Ira married Mary Lydia Hursh in 1905. She was born 2 Feb 1882 in Goose Creek Township'"' 
and died 3 Jan 1983 in Pontiac, Illinois. She is buried in Old Cemetery, De Land, Goose Creek 
Township. '*'° Mary is the daughter of Daniel Webster and Abbie R. [Wisegarver] Hursh. '^'' 

Ira was the former operator of a general store and a past director of the Macon-Piatt Service 
Company. At the time of his death he was a director of the De Land State Bank, the Farmer's 
Elevator, and an active member of the Methodist church. 

Ira and Mary Lydia Gantz had one child: 

124 i. Richard* Henry Gantz, b. 25 Jul 1881; m. Helen M. Jewell. 

121. William^ Franklin Gantz (George'*, Davicf, George, Franti) 

William F. Gantz was born 25 May 1875 in Salem Township. Wyandot, Ohio. He died 25 
Dec 1950 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, and is buried in Woodlawn Cem- 
etery in Fairmont.'*'^ William married Martha Anna E. Rumpf on 15 Apr 1903 in 
Morgantown, Monangalia County, West Virginia.'*'' She is the daughter of John and Catherine 
[Schneider] Rumpf. '^^ Martha was born 3 Apr 1879 in Allegheny County, Maryland, and died 
10 Nov 1967 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.'*'''^ She is also buried in the Woodlawn 
Cemetery. William's occupation was glass blower at a glass factory. 

Children of William and Martha Gantz are: 

i. Norma* E. Gantz, h. ca. 1905 in WV.'*'* 

ii. George Henry Gantz, b. 13 Apr 1907 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV,'*-^^ d. Mar 1985 in 
Dunbar, Kanawha Co., WV.;'*-^* m. Doris Frances Knisley, b. ca. 1910 in Blacksville, 
Monongalia Co., WV.'*-^' George Henry's occupation was draftsman.'*^ Children: 

i. Patricia'' Ann Gantz, b. 23 Jun 1930 in Fairmont, .Marion Co., WV.'^' 

ii. George Henry Gantz, Jr., h. 12 Jun 1932 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV.'"^ 

ill. Ethel Corinne Gantz, b 10 Feb 1910 in Fairmont, Mamon Co., WV '^'' 



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122. Harvey^ V. Gantz (George'', David\ George', Frantz') 

Harvey V. Gantz was born 12 Feb 1885 in Salem Township, Wyandot County, Ohio"*^ and 
died 14 Jan 1950.'^'* He is buried in the North Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery He 
married Bessie May Rosemnerkel 24 Nov 1909 in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia.'^* 
She was bom 9 Feb 1887 in Cumberland County, Maryland, and died 18 Mar 1959. She is also 
buried in the North Salem Lutheran Church Cemetery in Wyandot County, Ohio.'"' Harvey's 
occupation in the 1920 census in Fairmont, West Virginia, was glass blower in a glass factory.'"* 
He and his wife moved back to Wyandot County, Ohio, where they are listed in the register of 
the North Salem Lutheran Church in 1943 through 1949.'"' 

Children of Harvey and Bessie Gantz are: 

Gladys* Lorraine Gantz, b. 14 Oct 1910 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV.'*'" 

Robert Gantz, b. 14 Oct 1910 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV.'^" Robert died young.'*-" 

Wilma June Gantz, b. 8 Jun 1912 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV;'"^ m. 27 May 1937 
Wayne Arthur Carroll,'*-''' b. 21 Oct 1912 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV, the son of 
James R. and Madaline [Schoudt] Carroll.'*'' 

iv. Glenn Harvey Gantz, b. 20 Jun 1915 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV,'*-'* d. Nov 1986 in 
Madison Co., IL;'*"'^ m. Virginia Pauline Grouser, h. ca. 1918 in Meadville, Crawford 
Co., PA.'*-'^ Glenn's occupation was mold maker when his first child was born. He was 
in the U.S. Army when his second child was born. Children: 

i. Glenn' Gary Gantz, b. 23 Aug 1940 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV'*^' 

ii. Daniel Lynn Gantz. b. 23 Jul 1945 in Fairmont, Marion Co., WV.'**° 

123. Leroy^ Gantz (William*, David\ George^, Frantz^) 

Leroy Gantz was born 26 Sep 1885 in Salem Township, Wyandot Coumty, Ohio,"'''' and died 
in 1969. He is buried in Koontz Cemetery, Wayne County, Illinois.'*'" Leroy was married 
twice. The first marriage was to Amy Sork on 31 Mar 1907 in Wayne County, Illinois.'**'' She 
was born in 1890 and died in 1951. Amy Gantz is also buried in Koontz Cemetery.'*" She is the 
daughter of Joseph and Marane [Cleffenger] Sork.'**' Leroy 's second marriage was to OUie B. 

_, whom he divorced 19 May 1966.'*"* Leroy's occupation was listed as farmer in the 1920 

census. 

Children of Leroy and Amy Gantz are: 

i. Goldie' Gantz, b. ca. 1916 in IL;'**' m. Carl Ivers,'*** b. 20 Nov 1912, d. Jan 1986.'**' 

ii. Wilma L. Gantz, b. 28 Mar 1926. d. 15 Sep 1928, bur in Koontz Cemetery, Wayne 
Co., IL.'*™ 



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124. Richard* Henry Gantz (Ira^, Hewy\ David\ George', Frantz') 

Richard Henry Gantz was born 25 Jul 1881 in Goose Creek Township., Piatt, County, 
Illinois'*^' and died 9 Jun 1989 in Naples, Florida. He is buried in De Land Cemetery. '^^^ 
He married Helen M, Jewell 1 Oct 1932 in Lafeyette, Indiana. She was born 20 Sep 1910 and 
died 6 Oct 1968. She is also buried in De Land Cemetery. Helen is the daughter of Dr. and Ida 
Jewell of Lafayette , Indiana. 

Richard Gantz was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a founding member of the Quail 
Valley Golf Club, a director of De Land State Bank and De Land Farmers Co., and a member of 
the De Land Farm Bureau. He was a life long member of De Land United Methodist Church and 
served 12 years on the United Methodist Board of Missions in New York. 

Children of Richard and Helen Gantz are: 

i. Margaret^ Gantz; m. Brunskill. 
ii. Bill Gantz. 
iii. John Gantz. 



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Chapter 12 



Nicholas Bricker 



This is a compilation of what we have learned about Nicholas Bricker and his descendants. One 
of his descendants, Elizabeth Bricker, married Amos Gantz, which is the reason for our interest 
in this family (see Chapter 13). For those interested in Bricker genealogy, consult Bricker 
Branches, ^^^- a newsletter published by Shirley Penna-Oakes. A number of persons have 
submitted information about Bricker families. Unfortunately, they do not often include sources. 
However, it does provide a good place for clues about families and where to look. Where 
information in this chapter is from Bricker Branches, it will be indicated in an endnote. But all 
the information in that publication about a person will not be included unless it is in my direct 
line. 

1. Nicholas^ Bricker 

Nicholas Bricker lived in York County, Pennsylvania, during the 18th century and died in 
August 1803.'*^" He apparently had two wives and eleven children can be attributed to him. 
Other researchers have not shown both wives nor all eleven children. The reasoning for the wives 
and children will be presented. My line goes through Nicholas's son Jacob and this line can be 
well documented. The other information was obtained during research and is being presented to 
assist other researchers. 

Whether Nicholas came to America from another country or was born here has not been deter- 
mined. The only immigrant found in the list of passengers arriving in Philadelphia that could be 
him is a Nicklaus Brickner who was on the ship Dragon.^"^ These passengers took the oath of 
allegiance on 17 Oct 1749 at the courthouse in Philadelphia. Thirty Thousand Names of 
Immigrants in Pennsylvania by Daniel Rupp lists a Nicholas Bricker on the ship Isaac, which 
arrived in Philadelphia on 27 Sep 1749.'*^* Strassburger and Hinke list this person as Nicholas 
Becker.'"^ This Nicholas Becker (or Bricker) signed his name on the oath of allegiance, '^^^ and 
our Nicholas Bricker made his mark rather than signing his name, so it is unlikely this is our 
Nicholas Bricker. An attempt was made to find the European home of Nicholas Bricker using the 
International Genealogical Index. Church records of likely villages were examined, but he was 
not found. 



155 



156 Part V Amos Gantz 



There are also Brickers living in Frederick County, Maryland. One of these is a John Bricker, 
who published his will on 16 Mar 1777.'*^' He signed his will with the following mark: 



/'^ft 



Two deeds signed by Nicholas Bricker have the following marks: 



1680 



/% i V 



/ 




^f/^ 



The similarity of these marks suggest the possibility of a relationship. Then on 1 Sep 1793, Jacob 
Bricker of Frederick County, Maryland made a will.'**' He signed his will, but in it he identified 
"Paitz, Germany" as the residence of his sister Catharine Margaret. So if Nicholas is related to 
these Brickers, he may have come from Paltz, Germany (probably Pfalz). 

The first record of Nicholas Bricker is the baptism of a boy, Johann Ludwig, on 1 Jan 1753, to 
Nicholous Briichen and Elisabetha. ""*' Sponsors were Johann Ludwig Soloman Miiller and 
wife Maria Barbara. The child was born 30 Oct 1752. Several spellings of the surname Bricker 
have been found, including Bruecker, Brigger, Brickner, and Brigner. It is assumed that Briichen 
was actually Briicher, but that the "r" was poorly written. The second child attributed to Nicholas 
Bricker is John George. The record of this baptism is for John George of Niclaus Brigner and 
Anna Elisabeth, baptized 26 Jan 1755."'*' Sponsors were Hans Gorg Keller and Anna Maria. 
The first baptism was found in Sherman's (St. David's) records. The second was in Jacob 
Lischy's private records. 

The next three children attributed to Nicholas Bricker have not been found in any baptism record, 
these are: Christopher, Anthony, and Jacob. Jacob is known to be a child of Nicholas because he 
is mentioned in Nicholas's will. Anthony is very likely a son because Nicholas sold him his land, 
as will be discussed. I have found no evidence that Christopher is a son of Nicholas. Other re- 
searchers have included Christopher as a son, but have not shown their reasoning. Since others 
show him as a son, I include him also, but with reservation. The next child of Nicholas found in 



Chapter 12 Nicholas Backer 157 



a baptism record is Anna Maria. This again is from Lischy's private record.'^** It reads: "Anna 
Maria of Niclaus Briicker and Anna Elisabeth, baptized 25 Apr 1762. Sponsors Jacob Bar and 
Anna Maria." 

The children named above that were found in baptismal records were all born to a wife named 
Anna Elisabeth. The next five children were born to a wife named Anna Maria. Nicholas' will 
names his wife "Anna Mary". From this, it is assumed that his first wife died between 1762 and 
1764. Since Jacob, Anthony, and Christopher were all born before 1762, they are assumed to be 
the children of Nicholas and Anna Elizabeth. The first child born to Anna Maria is found in 
Lischy's private records: '^*^ "Maria Ester of Niclaus Briicker and Anna Maria, baptized 26 Feb 
1764. Sponsors: Matth. Naass and Maria Sophia." The next four children born to Nicholas 
Bricker and Anna Maria are recorded in the Stone Church records. These are Anna Margretha 
(bapt. 22 Dec 1764),'*'' John (bapt. 21 Sep 1766),"'' Anna Maria Eva (bapt. 28 Apr 1769),"'' 
and Maria Elisabeth (bapt. 2 June 1771)."'^ 

Nicholas Bricker died before 23 Aug 1803 when his will was entered into probate."'" In his will 
he names his wife Anna Mary and his son Jacob. None of his other children are named or 
provided for. The 1790 census for Nicholas Bricker shows one male over 16 and three females. 
The male is Nicholas. The three females are his wife, Anna Maria and two of his daughters. 
Which two are not known because few records of marriages are available for this period. 

Jacob Bricker is not enumerated in that census in York County. There is an Anthony Bricker in 
the 1790 census with two males over 16, two under 16, and two females."" Jacob Bricker would 
not be living with Anthony at this time because he was married and had four sons less than ten 
years of age. Nicholas Bricker is not shown in the 1800 census. Jacob Bricker is enumerated and 
he has a male 45+ and a female 45+ in the household. These are presumed to be Nicholas and 
Anna Maria. 

During his life Nicholas bought 260 acres of land from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 
Three of his subsequent land transactions are of interest. On 28 Feb 1791, Nicholas Bricker and 
Anna Mary, his wife, sold his real estate to Anthony Bricker for one hundred and fifty 
pounds.'^ This transaction included a provision that Nicholas and his wife would have the use of 
the mansion for their natural lives. It is the wording of this transaction that is taken as proof that 
Anthony is a child of Nicholas. Then on 12 Apr 1793 Anthony Bricker and his wife (not named) 
sold the same real estate back to Nicholas Bricker for one hundred pounds."''' And then on 6 
Aug 1798 Nicholas Bricker and Anna Mary, his wife, sold the aforementioned real estate to "his 
son" Jacob Bricker for two hundred fifty pounds."** This deed included a reference to another 
document that provided that Jacob would be responsible for the "maintenance" of Nicholas and 
his wife for the remainder of their lives. 



158 Part V Amos Gantz 

i 

Children of Nicholas and Anna Elisabeth Bricker are:'*'"* 

2 i. John^ Ludwig Bricker, b. 30 Oct 1752, bapt. 1 Jan 1753. 

ii. John George Bricker, bapt. 26 Jan 1755; no further information has been found. 

3 iii. Christopher (Christophel, Stophel) Bricker, b. ca 1756; m. Anna Margaret Kroh. 

4 iv. Jacob Bricker, b. 1758; m. Magdalena. 

5 V. Anthony Bricker, b. ca. 1760; m. Maria Margaret Kramer. j 
vi. Anna Maria Bricker, bapt. 25 Apr 1762. 1 

Children of Nicholas and Anna Maria Bricker are:'*^^ 

vii. Maria^ Ester Bricker, bapt. 26 Feb 1764. 

viii. Anna Margaret Bricker, bapt. 22 Dec 1764. 

ix. John Bricker, b. 17 Sep 1766. 

X. Anna Marie Eva Bricker, b. 2 Apr 1769. 

xi. Maria Elisabeth Bricker, b. 6 May 1771. 

What became of John George, Anna Maria, Maria Ester, Anna Margaret, John, Anna Maria 
Eva, and Maria Elisabeth has not been determined. The others are discussed below. One other 
child is shown born to Nicholas Bricker and Anna Maria in the Stone Church records. This is 
Johannes, b. 22 May 1792.'*^ Sponsors were John and Elisabeth Bricker. Because of the date, it 
is assumed that the person who recorded this event got the parents and sponsors reversed. This 
child could be a son of John Bricker, the ninth son of Nicholas. No other information has been 
found about John" Bricker. 

2. John^ Ludwig Bricker (Nicholas') 

John Ludwig Bricker was born 30 Oct 1752 in York County, Pennsylvania and baptized 1 Jan 
1753 at Sherman's (St. David's) Church. "^^^ There is no further record of him in 
Pennsylvania. There is a Ludwig Bricker in Washington County, Maryland, in the 1790 U.S. 
census. This is presumed to be him. The John Ludwig Bricker in Maryland in 1790 has been 
submitted to Bricker Branches by at least five persons. None of them show his parents as 
Nicholas and Elisabeth. They do show his birth year as 1751 or 1754. They all show him dying 
22 Oct 1815 and being buried in Horn Cemetery, Green County, Pennsylvania. 



Chapter 1 2 Nicholas Bhcker 1 59 



Lodowich Breakner of Washington County, Maryland, bought fifty one acres of land, called 
"Wife's Fancy", 19 Aug 1785 from Emanuel Braulier of Washington County, Maryland. '^^^ On 
10 May 1787, Lodowich Breakner bought 60 acres of land, called "Burkett's Lott" from 
Christian Braulier of Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and Samuel Braulier of Washington 
County, Maryland.'™ Then on 21 June 1791, Ludwig Bruicker sold the above two parcels of 
land and a third parcel to Henry Walter of Washington County, Maryland. This document is 
signed in German script and looks like "Ludwig Bricker".'™' It is assumed that Ludwig Bricker 
moved from Washington County, Maryland, at this time. 

Ludwig Bricker is not in the 1800 U.S. census in Pennsylvania or Maryland. But there is a 
Ludwig Bricker in Knox County, Ohio, deed records that could be him (there is no 1800 census 
for Ohio). A series of land transactions in Knox County in the early 1800's by Ludwick Bricker 
suggests names for some of his children.'™^ These transactions are in Knox County Deeds, 
volume B, pp. 233-237. The grantees are: George Bricker, Jacob Bricker, John Bricker, George 
Lewis, and Peter Bricker. 

3. Christopher^ Bricker (Nicholas') 

Christopher Bricker was born about 1756. This date is based on the 1778 tax records for Man- 
heim Township, York County, where he appears as a single man (freemen were usually 
taxed when 21 years of age). He could have been born earlier. There is a gap in the available tax 
records between 1774 and 1778. He died before 1 1 Jun 1785 when his will was entered into pro- 
bate.'™' He married Anna Margaret Kroh by whom he had three children. Volume 1 of York 
County Church Records of the 18th Century shows a daughter Anna Catherina born to a 
Christopher Zeme (or Brucken?) (Brucker or Briicker) born 15 Aug 1774.'^** Wives aren't 
named in these records. This is too early for Christopher and Margaret to have a child, and 
Christopher is shown as single in 1778. This presents an interesting conundrum, but it was not 
pursued further. 

Although Christopher is shown as a son of Nicholas and Anna Elizabeth, it is possible that he 
was a brother of Nicholas or that there was some other relationship. There is no record I have 
found that can be used to claim any relationship, and other researchers who show him as a son of 
Nicholas do not provide any proof. In fact, in several tax records, Nicholas, Jacob, and Anthony 
are shown together, while Christopher is recorded several lines away. 

Margaret [Kroh] Bricker was born Apr 1745 and died 26 Nov 1831.'™'' Margaret Kroh had 
previously been married to a Motter and an Abraham Keller. We know Margaret's maiden 
name because of a deed wherein Margaret Bricker and her two sisters sell their shares in land 
inherited from their deceased father, Konrad Kroh, to their brother John Kroh.'^''^ We know 
Margaret's former husbands and her children because her children are named in her will'^°^ and 
some of them are named in Christopher Bricker' s will. 



160 Part V Amos Gantz 

Children of Christopher and Margaret Bricker are: 
6 i. Jacob^ Bricker, b. 2 Feb 1780; m. Christine Eppley. 

ii. JuUana Salome Bricker, b. 1 May 1782'™', d. 18 Jul 1856;'™'' m. John Eppley,'"° b. 3 
Jul 1775,"" d. 30 Dec 1836,'"^ son of Jacob and Elizabeth [Willet] Eppley 
(Eppele).'"^ Children of John and Juliana Eppley are: 

i Elizabeth' Eppley, b. 27 Feb 1802 in York Co., PA.'"^ 

ii. Lydia Eppley, b. 3 Feb 1804 in York Co., PA.'"' 

iii. Juliana Eppley, b. 1 1 Mar 1805 in York Co., PA.'"* 

iv. Jacob Eppley, b. 19 Jun 1808 in York Co., PA.'"^ 

iii. Anna Maria Bricker, b. 17 May 1784;'"' m. William Zech.'"' 

4. Jacob^ Bricker (Nicholas^) 



Jacob Bricker was born in 1758, probably in York County, Pennsylvania.'^^" He died 10 Nov 
1820 in Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania, and is buried in the Stone Church 
Cemetery. '''^' His estate was entered into probate 8 Dec 1 820 in York County.'^^^ A record of his 
birth has not been found, but we know that he is the son of Nicholas Bricker because Nicholas 
identifies him as his son in the deed for the property that Nicholas sold him on 6 Aug 1798'^^'' 
and in his will dated 23 Aug 1803. 

He married Magdalena about 1782, based on the date of birth of their first child. Magdalena 
(maiden name not known) was born 12 Feb 1763 and died 8 Oct 1837.'^-'' She is buried in the 
Stone Church Cemetery. 

Jacob Bricker is a bit of an enigma. He is not found in the 1790 U.S. Census for Pennsylvania or 
for Maryland. In the York County tax records, he is found in 1781 and then not again until 1797. 
Yet his children are baptized in York County. Jacob continues to be shown in the tax records 
after 1797 and until his death in 1820. These records charge Jacob with as much as 267 acres of 
land and one still. When he died, he owned about sixty acres of land. He had previously sold 
some of his land to his sons John and Jacob. The Orphans Court determined that the sixty acres 
of land should not be partitioned, so the oldest son, Nicholas, bought the land at its valuation on 
4 April 1821. Then on 9 April 1821, he sold the property to his brother Conrad. 

Children of Jacob and Magdalena Bricker are: 

i. Nicholas^ Bricker, b. 20 Mar 1783, bapt. 27 Apr 1783 at Stone Church, sponsors 
■ Nicholas Bruecker and Anna Maria.'"'* He is found in the tax records in the early 1800s 
as a single man until 1825, after which there is no singles list. He is sometimes called a 
blacksmith. 



Chapter 1 2 Nicholas Bricker 1 6 1 



ii. John Bricker, b. 17 Mar 1785, bapt. 5 Jun 1785 at Sherman's Church, W. Manheim 
Twp., John Groh and Juliana sponsors. John has not been found in York Co. tax 
records, but was alive at the time of the probate of his fether's estate. 

iii. John George Bricker, b. 12 Jun 1787, bapt. 2 Sep 1787 at Sherman's Church, Stophei 
Schindler sponsor."^* He is not mentioned in the release of heirs of Jacob Bricker dated 
9 Apr 1822 and is presumed dead by that date."" 

7 iv. Jacob Bricker, b. 3 May 1790; m. Christianna Mueller. 

V. Elizabeth Bricker, b. 7 Nov 1797 in York Co., bapt. 31 Mar 1798 at Stone Church;"^^ 
m. John Miller,'"' b. ca. 1790.'™ 

8 vi. Conrad Bricker, b. 19 Feb 1800; m. Elizabeth. 

5. Anthony^ Bricker (Nicholas') 

Anthony Bricker is presumed to be the son of Nicholas Bricker because of the land transaction 
wherein Nicholas sold him his land in 1791, as discussed above. A birth record for Anthony 
has not been found, but he was probably born about 1760. He died in Harrison County, Ohio, 25 
Jan 1813.'^^' He married Maria Margaret Kramer on 3 Dec 1782 at Sherman's (St. David's) 
Union Church, West Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania.'^''^ She was born 5 May 
1763, the daughter of Helfrich and Eva Elisabetha Kramer.'^'' 

Anthony is found in York County tax records beginning in the 1781 tax that was established to 
recruit soldiers for the Revolutionary War. The 1782 tax is difficult to read, but he appears to be 
there. It is not possible to determine if he is married. In 1783, the tax included additional infor- 
mation, but the page was torn so that only a part of some names beginning with B are shown. 
One name ends in "nthony." Since Anthony is an uncommon name in this area at this time, it is 
presumed to be Anthony Bricker. This person has 60 acres of land, no house, and two 
inhabitants. This indicates he is just getting started. In most of the subsequent years, he is 
recorded in the' tax records up to 1803. But in 1797 and 1800 the record shows him residing in 
Maryland. 

Anthony owned land in York County in addition to that he purchased from Nicholas as described 
above. After selling the land back to Nicholas, Anthony and his family moved to Frederick 
County, Maryland, but he continued to own the property in York County. The 1798 direct tax 
for Pennsylvania lists his property as occupied by Frederick Wilheim. It has a 24' by 20' wood 
house and a 40' by 24' wood barn on 106 acres. 

Anthony and his family lived in Maryland until about 1804, when they moved to Ohio. We know 
the approximate date of this move from two land transactions. First, Anthony sold his property in 
York County to George Werner. This sale was recorded on 23 May 1804.'^'''' Second he bought 
land in Jefferson County, Ohio, from Zaccheus Beatty on 18 Aug 1804.'^''^ He is found in York 
County in the 1790 U.S. census and in Frederick County, Maryland in the 1800 U.S. census. 



162 Part V Amos Gantz 



Beginning January 1, 1814, Harrison County, Ohio, was formed from Jefferson County, Ohio. 
When Anthony Bricker died in 1813, he was living in the part of Jefferson County that became 
Harrison County. So his estate was probated in Harrison County. A history of Harrison County, 
Ohio, includes a paragraph about Anthony. It also has other information about his children. '''''* 
Persons interested in this family should consult the Bricker Branches and Harrison County, Ohio, 
records on microfilm tape at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. 

Children of Anthony and Margaret Bricker are: 

i. John^ George Bricker, b. 6 Nov 1784 in Manheim Twp., York Co., PA,"" d. 22 Jan 
1858 in Tama Co., lA;'"' m. 2 Mar 1809 in Jefferson Co., OH, Elizabeth Herman.'"' 

ii. John Henry Bricker, b. 21 May 1786 in York County,"'* d. before August 1846 in 
Harrison Co., OH;"" m. 20 Apr 1813 in Short Creek Twp., Harrison Co., OH, Lydia 
Miser,"*^ b. 25 Apr 1796, d. 9 Jan 1865."*' 

iii. Elizabeth Bricker, b. 27 Mar 1789 in York Co.;"** m. (1) Peter Hilberts, d. before 24 
Aug 1815;"'' m. (2) 21 Mar 1816 in Harrison Co., OH, George WarHe."** 

iv. John Bricker, b. 9 May 1793,"'' d. 27 Mar 1861;"'' m. 14 Feb 1833 in Harrison Co., 
OH, Anna Busby."'' 

V. David Bricker."'" 
6. Jacob^ Bricker (Christopher^, Nicholas') 

Jacob Bricker was born 2 Feb 1780 and died 29 May 1819."-' He is buried in St. Peter's 
Cemetery, Springfield Township, York County Pennsylvania. He married Christine Eppley 
about 1801 based on the birth of their first child. Christine Eppley was born 12 Jan 1778 and was 
baptized 4 Apr 1778.'^" Sponsors at her baptism were her grandparents, Christopher and 
Christine Willet. She is the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth [Willet] Eppley.'^'' Christine died 
1 Aug 1829."'' She is also buried in St. Peter's Cemetery. 

Children of Jacob and Christine Bricker are: 

i. Anna Margaret' Bricker, b. 14 Apr 1802, bapt. 1 May 1802 at the Stone Church."-' 

ii. Elizabeth Bricker, b. ca. 1804."'* 

9 iii. John Bricker, b. 5 Apr 1807; m. Christianna (Christine) Zeiler. 

iv. Magdalena Bricker, b. after 1808."" 



Chapter 12 Nicholas Bricker 



163 



7. Jacob^ Bricker (Jacob', Nicholas') 

Jacob Bricker was born 3 May 1790'^-* and died 27 Feb 1868.'^'' He is buned in the Stone 
Church Cemetery. Jacob married Christianna (Christine) iMueller, who was born 20 Feb 
1795^'*" and died 8 Sep 1859."*' She is the daughter of Mictiael and Anna Maria Mueller."" 

Christianna is also buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. Jacob is recorded as a single man in 
1811, 1812 and 1814. He was married sometime before the 1820 U.S. census. In that census 
there is a woman in his household 26-45. Then in 1830 the census is as follows: 

1830 Census for Jacob Bricker 



1830 

York Co., PA 


MALES 


FEMALES 


0-5 


5-10 


to 15 


to20 


to30 


to40 


to50 


0-5 


5-10 


to 15 


to20 


to30 


to40 


Jacob Bricker 


1 




1 






1 


1 


1 


2 




1 




1 



The two boys are Jacob and Conrad. One of the men is Jacob. The other man has not been iden- 
tified. The three young females are children of Jacob and Christianna, but the female 15-20 is not. 

The 1850 census is as follows: 

1850 Census for Jacob Bricker"*-' 



Dwelling 


Place nf Residence 


Age 


Place nf Rirth 


330 


Henry Kerch ner 


37 


PA 




Christiana 


22 






Levi 


3 






Cevilla 


1 






Leah Lawton 


12 






Jacob Bncker 


60 






Christiana 


55 






Magdalena 


22 






Jacob 


20 






Lydia 


19 






John 


19 






Sarah 


14 





164 



Part V Amos Gantz 



In this census Christiana Kerchner is shown to be 22. However this is inconsistent with the 1830 
census. Henry Kerchner is shown owning $1000 of real property with the occupation of farmer. 
Jacob Bricker owns $3500 of real property, but does not have an occupation. He is probably 
retired. His son Jacob has the occupation of farmer. 

In 1860, Jacob is 70 and head of household. His daughter Sarah is living with him. 

1 860 Census for Jacob Bricker 



Dwelling 


Person in Residence 


Age 


Place of Birth 


481 


Jacob Bricker 


70 


MD 




Sarah 


23 


PA 



In this census, his birthplace is shown as Maryland, whereas in the 1850 census it was shown as 
Pennsylvania. 



Children of Jacob and Christianna Bricker are: 



1764 



111. 



Conrad" M. Bricker, b. 21 Jul 1820, bapt. 27 Sep 1820 at Stone Church."'- d. 10 Mar 
1886;"** m. Eliza Albright,"*' b. 21 Dec 1817, d. 16 Nov 1876."*' 

Mariann Bricker, b. 1 Aug 1822, bapt. 15 Sep 1822 at Stone Church;"*' m. Jacob 
Klinefelter."™ 

Magdalena Bricker, b. 7 May 1827, d. 23 Feb 1899, bur. Stone Church Cem.;"" m. 
Alexander Wertz,"'' b. 20 Oct 1827, d. 9 Jan 1907, bur. Stone Church Cem."'' 



iv. Christiana" Bricker, b. 27 Dec 1828, d. 6 Jun 1862;"" m. Henry Kerchner 



1775 



Jacob M. Bricker, b. 15 Dec 1829, d. 11 Apr 1869 bur. Hair's Meeting House, 
Heidelberg Twp.;"'* m. 22 Nov 1855 Maria Forry,"" b. 19 Oct 1830, d. 14 Apr 
J9J7 i"8 daughter of John and Nancy Forry. 



vi. Lydia Bricker, b. ca. 1831;"'" m. John Wildasin."^ 

vii. John M. Bricker, b. 30 Nov 1831, bapt 22 Jan 1832 at Stone Church;"^' m. 23 Nov 
1865 Maria Reigle."^ 

viii. Sarah Bricker, b. 13 Jul 1837, d. I Jun 1896, bur. Stone Church Cem.;"'' never 
married 



Chapter 12 Nicholas Bhcker 165 



8. Conrad^ Bricker (Jacob^, Nicholas') 

Conrad Bricker was born 19 Feb 1800 and was baptized 20 Jul 1800 at the Stone Church.'™ 
He died 15 Apr 1855 and is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. '^^"^ He married, before 
1831/'** Elizabeth (maiden name unknown), who was born 20 Mar 1809 and died 18 Jun 
1865."*' She is also buried in the Stone Church Cemetery. 

As shown above, Nicholas Bricker, son of Jacob, obtained his father's property during the 
probate and sold it to his brother Conrad. The 1821 tax assessment for Manheim Township 
shows Conrad Bricker, weaver, with 63 acres. In 1823, Conrad is again a weaver. Then in 1825 
his occupation is "stiller." He continues to appear in the Manheim tax list through 1836 and 
where his occupation is listed, it is stiller. Conrad Bricker first appears in the Codorus tax 
records in 1839. He is assessed for 150 acres. The 1840 tax assessment includes two stills. 



Children of Conrad and Elizabeth Bricker are 



1788 



i. Keziah* (Cassia) Bricker, b. 1 Feb 1831. d. 14 Nov 1878;"^' m. 15 Mar 1853 in York 
Co., PA,"* Henry S. Taylor, b. 13 Nov 1829, d. 14 Oct 1904,"" Both are bur. in 
Shaffer's Gem. 

ii. Elizabeth Briclier, b. 7 Jan 1832; m. Amos Gantz (see Chapter 13 tor this family). 

iii. George Bricker, b. 19 May 1834, d. 21 Nov 1901, bur. Stone Church Cemetery;"'^ m. 
Catharine Schuh. b. 2 Mar 1836.'"" d. 12 Jan 1907,"^ daughter of Henry and Mary 
AnnSchuh."'' 

iv. Ephraim Bricker, b. ca. 1837;"* living in Dayton, OH, 28 Jun 1865 when mother's 
will probated. 

V. Elias (Eli) Bricker. b. 16 May 1841, bapt 1 Aug 1841 at Stone Church,'™' d. 6 Aug 
1864, bur. Stone Church Cemetery'"* 

vi. Sarah Ann Bricker, b. 16 Jan 1850, bapt. 28 Apr 1850;"'' m. George Dubbs,"°" 
9. John Bricker'' (7acoZ?^, Christopher, Nicholas') 

ohn Bricker was born 5 Apr 1807.'*°' He died 21 Apr 1874 and is buried in St. Peter's 



J 



Cemetery, Springfield Township, York County, Pennsylvania. ''^°^ He married Christiana 
(Christine) Zeiler'*"'' about 1834 based on the birth of their first child. Christiana was born 15 
Jun 1815 and died 5 Dec 1901"***. She is also buried in St. Peter's Cemetery. 



1 66 Part V Amos Gantz 



Children of John and Christiana Bricker are: 



1805 



Henrietta^ Bricker, b. 16 Dec 1833. d. 14 Jan 1890,-''°* m. VVilliam Foust,'™' b. 25 Apr 
1836 in Shrewsbury Twp., d. 2 Mar 1920, the son of John S. and Rebecca [Erhman] 
Foustr°« 



ii. Mary Ann Bricker, b. ca. 1836;'*'^ m. Michael Fissel. 



1810 



iii. Jacob Bricker, b. 6 Nov 1839, d. 27 Dec 1921, buried in St. Paul's Gem., N. Codorus 
Twp.;'^" m. 4 Oct 1868 Louisa Ann Baiier,'^'^ b. 20 May 1837, d. 22 Apr 
1897,'*''buried in St. Paul's Cem, N. Codorus Twp. 

iv. Amos Bricker, b. 4 Jan 1842, d. 8 Jun 1903, buried in St. Peter's Cem. Springfield 
Twp.;'^'" m. Ellen, b. 29 Nov 1858, d. 12 Oct 1921,'^'' buried in St. Peter's Cem. 

V. Sarah Bricker, b. ca. 1844;'^'* m. David Hershey.'^" 

vi. Elizabeth Bricker, b. ca. 1846.'^'* 

vii. Nelson Bricker, b. 16 Apr 1849, d. 5 Nov 1923, buried in Lutheran Cem., Springfield 
Twp.;'^" m. Alice A., b. 29 Sep 1851, d. 15 Nov 1910, '^'^uried in Lutheran Cem., 
Springfield Twp. 

viii. John Franklin Bricker, b. b. 24 Feb 1852, d. 27 Nov 1863,'"' buried in St Peter;s 
Cem., Springfield Twp. 

ix. Henry Spangler Bricker, b. 14 Oct 1854. d. 28 Dec 1895. buried in St Peter's Cem., 
Springfield Twp.;'"- m. 27 Sep 1885 Samantha Heindel,'"' b. 8 Apr 1864, d. 18 Mar 
1900,'""* buried in St. Peter's Cem. Springfield Twp. 

X. Julian Bricker; m. Peter O. Klinefelter.'"'* 

xi. Crissian Bricker."*-* 



Chapter 13 



Amos Gantz 



74. Amos'* Gantz (George\ George^, Frantz') 

Amos Gantz was born 27 Nov 1827 in Codorus Township, York County, '*^^ and died 12 Feb 
1899 in Codorus Township. '^^^ He is buried in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township, 
York County. He was a farmer and apparently successful, although his property had to be sold on 
his death because his estate didn't have sufficient funds to pay his debts. The following picture of 
Amos Gantz at age sixty-eight tells a lot about the man. Some of his farm is seen here as well as 
a beautiful horse and tack that he is obviously proud of. 










Amos Gantz (about 1895) 

167 



168 



Part V Amos and Elizabeth [Bricker] Gantz 



Amos married Elizabeth Bricker, daughter of Conrad 
and Elizabeth Bricker,"*^' 11 Jan 1857 in Hanover, York 
County, Pennsylvania. '*''° She was born 7 Jan 1832 in 
Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania,'**'" and 
died, 15 Dec 1901 in Codorus Township. '^'^ She is buried 
in Fissel's Cemetery. The probate of her estate began on 
21 Jan 1902, in York County, Pennsylvania.'^" Elizabeth's 
picture is to the left. 

After dieir marriage, Amos and Elizabeth lived for a short 
time in Manheim Township, York County, '*-^'* before mov- 
ing to Codorus Township. Amos first appears in Codorus 
tax records in 1861. He continues to live in Codorus 
Township thereafter and accumulates more property. After 
his father died, he obtained 33 acres of his fiather's land in 
1871, as shown in Chapter 7. In 1874, he bought the 66 
acres that his brother Aaron Gantz had obtained on their 
father's death. About 1872 he had a house built on his 
property. A winter time picture of that house is shown 
below. 




Elizabeth [Bricker] Gantz 




'■^ HIII1!!!!JU 






Amos Gantz' s House Built about 1872 



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Children of Amos and Elizabeth Gantz are: 

125 i. Levi' Bricker Gantz, b. 3 Feb 1859; m. Mary Anna Frances Van Der Heyden (for this 

family see Chapter 14). 

ii. Sarah Ann Gantz, b. 23 Aug 1861 in Glen Rock, York Co., bapt. 15 Nov 1861, '^■- d. 
15 Jul 1862 in Glen Rock, York Co.,'^* buried in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'"' 

iii. Maranda Gantz, b. 7 Mar 1864 in Glen Rock, York Co., bapt. 1 May 1864,'^'^ d. 25 
Jan 1865 in Glen Rock, York Co.,'^' buried in Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp.'^ 

126 iv. Amanda Elizabeth Gantz, b. 19 Sep 1865; m. William Shue Newcomer. 

127 V. Amos B. Gantz, b. 27 Feb 1868; m. Mary Virginia Gantz. 

128 vi. George Washington Gantz, b. 18 Sep 1870. 



The following picture shows the family of Amos and Elizabeth Gantz. The date this picture was 
taken is not known, but it is presumed to be about 1886 because Levi's wife, Mary Anna Francis 
is in it. In the top row from left to right are: Amanda, George Washington, Amos B., Levi, and 
Mary Anna Francis. Seated are Amos, Sr., and Elizabeth. 







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125. Levi^ Bricker Gantz (Amos'', George^ George', Frantz'). See Chapter 14 for 
this family. 

126. Amanda^ Elizabeth Gantz (Amos\ George^ George\ Frantz^) 

Amanda Elizabeth Gantz was born 19 Sep 1865 in Glen Rock, York County, and was 
baptized 10 Dec 1865 in the Stone Church, Codorus Township.'*^' She died 4 Jan 1908 in 
York County and is buried in the Stone Church Cemetery.'**^ She had undergone an operation for 
a tumor the week before her death. The Fraktur for Amanda's baptism is shown on the following 
page. 

Amanda married WUliam Shue Newcomer 20 Sep 1885 in York County.'**'' He is the son of 
David and Magdalena [Shue] Newcomer.'*^ He was born 29 Sep 1861, and died 9 Jun 1945 in 
Codorus Township, York County. '**'' Pictures of W. S. Newcomer and Amanda with her second 
child are shown on the page following the Fraktur for Amanda's baptism. After their marriage, 
William and Amanda Newcomer lived about five years with Amanda's father, Amos Gantz, on 
his farm. After Amos Washington Newcomer was born, they bought property across the road 
from Amanda's father's house and built a house of their own. The picture on page 173 shows 
both houses. The road between the two houses is now State Highway 216. 

Amanda was a typical farmer's wife. Besides rearing children and performing chores, she must 
have enjoyed needle work. Also, she must have had a wide circle of friends. We can deduce this 
from a quilt she made in 1904. This is of the type called a remembrance or friendship quilt. This 
quilt is described in Appendix III. 

William Newcomer had several businesses. He owned and operated Glen Rock Nursery and sold 
fresh fruit. He was in the commercial printing business in Seven Valleys, York County, as 
W. S. Newcomer. And not the least of his businesses was photography. He traveled in his horse- 
drawn photography wagon in York County taking pictures. Many of the pictures in this chapter 
are his. He also had an interest in show chickens, especially Barred Plymouth Rocks. 

Children of William and Amanda Newcomer are: 

i. Victor' Cleveland Newcomer, b. 1 Sep 1886, d. 27 Sep 1886, bur. in Stone Church, 
Cem.'^^ 

129 ii. Amos Washington Newcomer, b. 25 Mar 1888; m. Flora May Depfer. 

130 iii. Mabel Rosa Newcomer, b. 27 Mar 1890; m. William Tell Rennoll. 

William Newcomer married a second time, following the death of Amanda, on 27 Nov 1910, to 
Margaret Ann Depfer.'**^ She was born 5 Feb 1863, the daughter of Casper and Sarah Ann 
[Henry] Depfer. Margaret Ann Newcomer died 25 Oct 1938. There are no children from this 
second marriage. 



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mos B. Gantz was born 27 Feb 1868 in Glen Rock and was baptized 26 Apr 1868 at Christ 
Lutheran church, Shrewsbury Township.'**^ He died 7 Oct 1948 in Glen Rock and is buried 
in Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'*^' He married Mary Virginia (Jennie) Gantz on 
27 Dec 1894 in Shrewsbury, York County. '*''° She is the daughter of Adam H. and Caroline 
Elizabeth [Bortner] Gantz. (See Chapter 9 for information about Adam H. Gantz.) Mary 
Virginia was born 20 Aug 1868 and died 11 Dec 1933 in York County.'*'' She is buried in 
Fissel's Cemetery. Amos B. and Mary Virginia are second cousins. 

During the probate of Amos, Jr.'s father's estate, it was necessary to sell his father's property. 
Amos, Jr., bought the property at the court ordered sale. This is the house in the picture on the 
previous page. It is still standing, but it has been modernized. It has a TV antenna on the roof. 
Amos B. Gantz was a farmer, as was his father. He also was active in the Lutheran congregation 
of Fissel's Church. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, the Fraternal Patriotic 
Americans, and the Glen Rock Hose and Ladder Company. He was a member of the board of 
directors of the Glen Rock State Bank from the time of its organization in 1910. 

One child was born to Amos B. and Mary Virginia Gantz: 



1. Edith' Viola Gantz, b. ca. 1901 in Pennsylvania,'*" d. 21 Nov 1969 in York Co., 
buried in Fissel's Gem.;'*" m. 1 Jun 1924 Walter F. Sheffer,'"''' b. 27 May 1900'*'- in 
Baltimore, MD, son of Charles Frank and Susan [Bailey] Sheffer.'^^* He died 23 Jan 
1990 in York County, PA.'*" He is also buried in Fissel's Cem. No children were born 
to this marriage. 

128. George^ Washington Gantz (Amos'*, George\ George', Frantz') 

George Washington Gantz was born 18 Sep 1870 in Glen 
Rock, York County and was baptized 13 Nov 1870 at 
the Stone Church, Codorus Township. '^"^^ He died 9 Nov 
1912 at Mont Alto Sanitarium, York County, and was 
buried at Fissel's Cemetery, Shrewsbury Township.'*'^' The 
cause of death was tuberculosis. No marriage has been 
found for him. Sometime prior to 1905, he relocated to the 
upper midwest. '"^"^ 

Two letters have been found from his stay in the mid- 
west.'**' The first is dated 19 Jan 1910. It is on the letter- 
head of A. Pettigout, East Dubuque Livery and Under- 
taking Establishment. He tells that he had been in North 
Dakota and South Dakota, but now he is working at the 
livery stable. There is three feet of snow on the ground and 
it has been 25 to 30 degrees below zero. George Washington Gantz 




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The other letter was written 28 Nov 191 1. In this letter he is writing from Mercy Hospital, East 
Dubuque, Illinois, where he is recovering from an operation. He is working for the Illinois 
Central Railroad and they are paying his hospital expenses. He also belongs to the Order of 
Moose and gets $1.00 a day sick benefits from them. 

129. Amos** Washington Newcomer (Amanda^, Amos\ George\ George^, Frantz!) 



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1888 in a farmhouse on his grandfather's farm in 



Codorus Township. He died 29 Mar 1972.'^^ Amos 
married Flora May Depfer 1 Aug 1915 in Gleville, 
York County.'**-' She was born 29 Sep 1887 and died 
9 Nov 1956. Flora May is the daughter of John Jacob 
and Lydiann Elizabeth [Miller] Depfer. 

Amos' s father was interested in show chickens and 
gave Amos a pair when he was a boy. This began an 
interest that occupied him the rest of his life and be- 
came his vocation, the poultry business. One of his 
business cards reads, "Woodside Poultry Farm, A. W. 
Newcomer, Fancier and Judge." He traveled all over 
the eastern United States from Ohio to Florida to the 
eastern seaboard showing his prize poultry and 
judging. 

Showing for Amos was a major undertaking. The 

show crates were loaded on a truck and a hay carriage 

wagon and taken to the freight office in Glen Rock. 

After loading the crates on two boxcars and filling 

milk cans with water, Amos and his pride and joy 

were on their way. He would take care of his brood 

while he was traveling and would change cars when 

the train stopped. He traveled through the southern 

states gathering ribbons as he went. All went well 

until one time when the railroad left one of his cars at 

a siding by mistake. It took a week to find the boxcar. By that time, all his prize birds in that car 

were dead. That experience took a lot of the excitement and joy out of showing for him. A 

picture on the following page shows Amos and his chickens on the way to the station 

He later turned exclusively to raising stock to sell in Canada and most of the states. He kept most 
all breeds of show birds that were available in those days. He was one of the early importers of 




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Mille Fleurs and White Leghorn Bantams. There are very few breeds of poultry that did not at 
one time occupy the Newcomer yards. 




Amos Newcomer and His Chickens 



Amos was an innovator in breeding and raising fancy poultry. He was a great believer in feeding 
greens to his stock. So he bought a grain sprouter to provide tender greens for his chickens. He 
also boiled clear eggs and added them to his chicks diet. To hatch his chickens, he built his own 
kerosene incubator and kept it in the cellar of his house. Later he added four more incubators 
with a capacity of 200 eggs each. 

Early in the year 1915, Amos drew up plans for a new breeding house that was the envy of many 
a poultry raiser. The house was a 36' by 12' weather-board structure built well off the ground. 
There were twelve pens on either side of a spacious aisle. It was entirely fenced, high enough to 
walk into and sturdy enough to keep out foxes, stray dogs, opossums, and other varmints. 

1915 was also the year he married Flora. For many years she enjoyed his poultry and helped feed 
and take care of his them. In 1915, while he was away judging and exhibiting, she took care of 
his flock, writing to him from time to time with news and asking advice on the care of the birds 
when problems arose. 

The next sixteen years brought twelve children, three of whom died young, to help with the 
flock. Amos also found the need of a supplemental income, which came from a job in road 



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construction and a position in a furniture factory matching veneer. Toward tiie end of this penod, 
the depression began. One wonders how many show chickens might have met their demise on the 
dinner table during that era. 

In his later years, Amos judged only at the York Fair. He cared for his flock until the last few 
weeks of his life. He was retired from the furniture factory and still living on his 30 acre farm 
when he died at age 84. His son Harvey continued raising show chickens after Amos died. 

Children of Amos Washington and Flora May Newcomer are: 

i. Edward' Monroe Newcomer, h. 30 Dec 1915 in York Co., bapt. 16 Jan 1916 at Stone 
Church,'^^ d. 14 Dec 1991;"'' m. 5 Jul 1952 Betty Louise Biesecker, b. 19 May 1924. 

ii. Harvey Douglas Newcomer, b. 26 Apr 1917. 

iii. William Jacob Newcomer, b. 13 Jul 1918; m. 18 Jul 1954 Esther May Markey. b. 7 

May 1918. 

iv. Victor Leroy Newcomer, b. 3 Sep 1919 in York Co., d. 14 Apr 1993;'^** m. 31 Oct 
1953 Anna Mary Finney, b. 23 Jul 1930. 

V. May Viola Newcomer, b. 1 Feb 1921 in York Co., bapt. 10 Apr 1921 at Stone 
Church;'^*' m. 16 Aug 1959 John Edward Kearney, b, 8 Apr 1924. 

vi. Kathryn Elizabeth Newcomer, b. 28 Jan 1922 in York Co.. bapt. 10 Feb 1922 at Stone 
Church,"** d. 13 Feb 1922 in York Co. '"' 

vii. (Infant son), b. 1 Jul 1923 in York Co.,"™ d. 2 Jul 1923 in York Co.. bur. in Stone 
Church Cem."" 

vili. (Infant son), b. 12 May 1924 in York County, d. 15 May 1924 in York Co., bur. in 
Stone Church Cem."" 

ix. Paul Amos Newcomer, b. 12 May 1925 in York Co., bapt. 26 Jul 1925 at Stone 
Church;"" m. 14 Sep 1954 Lorraine Weigel, b, 13 Jun 1935. 

X. James Richard Newcomer, b. 18 Jun 1927 in York Co., bapt. 6 Apr 1927 at Stone 
Church;"'' m. 24 Jun 1952 La Verne Oliger, b. 10 May 1933. 

xi. Ruth Lucilia Newcomer, b. 18 Oct 1928 in York Co., bapt. 15 Apr 1929 at Stone 
Church;"" m. 21 Jun 1952 Paul William Bricker, b. 23 Jan 1927. 

xii, John Marvin Newcomer, b. 15 Mar 1931 in York Co., bapt. 21 Apr 1931 at Stone 
Church,"'* d. 2 Jan 1995 in York Co., bur. 5 Jan 1995 in Stone Church Cem.;"'' m. 12 
May 1950 Joyce Mae Messerly, b. 9 Mar 193 1 . 



1 78 Part V Amos and Elizabeth [Bricker] Gantz 



130. Mabel* Rosa Newcomer (Amamia\ Amos'', George\ George\ Frantz') 

Mabel Rosa Newcomer was born 27 Mar 1890 at the Amos Gantz home across the street 
from her parents' home. She was baptized at the Stone Church. Mabel died 1 1 Oct 1981 in 
Etters, Pennsylvania, from complications of congestive heart failure. '^^ She married William 
Tell Rennoll 3 Sep 1910. He was born 12 Feb 1879 and died 8 May 1955.'^'' He is the son of 
Nathaniel and Raina [Geiple] Rennoll.'""" 



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Children of William Tell and Mabel Rosa Rennoll are:'**' 

i. Rosina^ Sevilla Rennoll, b. 29 Feb 1912; m. 8 Apr 1933 Harry Raymond Measley, b. 

31 Mar 1912, d. May 1983."'' 

ii. Sala Romaine Rennoll, b. 19 Sep 1917; m. 1948 Richard Knill Chapman, Jr., b. 23 
Jun 1899 in Wells-Next-To-Sea, England, d. 29 Mar 1985 in Berkeley Springs, WV. 

iii. Dale William Rennoll, b. 14 May 1923; m. Ruth Wilder. 

iv. Margaret Elizabeth Rennoll, b. 15 Jul 1927; m. Henry Edward Fuhrman, b. 18 Jul 
1925, d. 18 Mar 1979. 

A granddaughter of Mabel [Newcomer] Rennoll provided the following information about her 
grandmother.'**' This story is interesting because many of us today do not appreciate how hard 
our grandparents worked. 

Mabel picked strawberries from dawn to dusk on her parents' truck farm before she 
began school at age five. She recalled how embarrassed she was being bare-tbot in the 
strawberry fields, because only "country people did not have shoes." She would squat 
down to let her dress hide her feet when strawberry customers from the city would be 
close by. 

Mabel begged to go to school when she was five. She was allowed to sit in class but was 
not encouraged to participate. At the end of the school year she could read and write and 
do first grade work, so she was promoted to second grade. Mabel attended eight years eif 
grade school at Fair's School, a one room schoolhouse. She walked three and a half miles 
to school each way. She quit school after eighth grade and began working in the sewing 
factory. The high school was located in Glen Rock and her parents could not afford the 
one dollar per week boarding fee to live in town. Mabel kept photographs of her favorite 
teacher all her life and always expressed her wish she could have attended more school. 

Mabel met William Tell 'Tell" Rennoll, her future husband, about 1905. They courted in 
Tell's 1905 Reo, which was one of the tlrst gasoline automobiles in Glen Rock. Tell was 
known for taking Sunday afternoon drives in the Reo and would play his gramophone 
from the back of the automobile tor others to enjoy. After marriage, they lived with 
Tell's parents until they bought the "little house" at 253 Hanover Street, which had been 
previously owned by the John Geiple family (Tell's grandparents). The marriage 
photograph of Mabel and Tell is shown on the following page. Tell excavated the cellar 



Chapter 13 Amos Gantz 



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of this house by hand. They then bought 
255 Hanover Street, where Mabel lived tor 
64 years. The interior of this house had 
been badly burned before they bought it. 
Tell slowly rebuilt and improved the inter- 
ior while they lived in the house. They only 
purchased things when they could pay cash 
and they lived there for 24 years without a 
furnace, heating the house with a stove in 
the kitchen and a Heatrola in the living 
room. The coal supply was kept in the 
lower part of the barn. Their four children 
took turns carrying the scuttles of coal to 
the house each day. 

Mabel was employed at the Steiner Liberty 

Corporation, a sewing factory, tor over 

twenty years. She worked five and a half 

days a week, eight to ten hours a day. She 

did "piece work" and earned three to twelve 

dollars a week. Mabel frequently brought 

work home and would sew in the evenings Mabel and Tell Rennoll 

after the children were in bed to increase her income. Both Mabel and Tell would come 

home each day at noon for dinner, and eat the main meal of the day. While Mabel was at 

work Sala watched her younger siblings Margaret and Dale. When Sala began working at 

the same factory, a favorite neighbor, Mrs. Bates, cared tor Margaret before and after 

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Mabel and Tell kept a large family garden foe produce and raised chickens tor eggs. The 
garden was hand tilled with a hoe and fertilized from their own compost pile and from 
manure from Uncle Frank Rennoll's farm. During the summer, Mabel would prepare and 
jar (can) the garden produce tor the winter months after putting in a full day at the fac- 
tory. Mabel sewed many quilts tor the tamily, often made using scraps from the sewing 
factory. She was a fme seamstress, making her own patterns and sewing most of the 
clothes for her children and herself. She embroidered pillow cases and dresser scarves. 
She made her own lye soap tor the family's use and strived to make the lightest-color 
soap she could. 

For many years, Mabel and Tell would take their children and spend a weekend-after- 
noon helping out at her brother Amos's farm since he had so many children. Mabel also 
helped out at Frank and Lavina Rennoll's tarm at butchering and corn husking time, in 
November and December. This was before the time of corn husking machines and it was 
a labor intensive job. The corn stalks were cut off by hand, put into shocks, and dried. 
After the corn was dry, the ears were yanked off the stems, husked by hand, and put into 
corn cribs. 



Beside her busy home life, Mabel was active in the community. She loved tlowers and 
gardening, and was a longstanding member of the Glen Rock Garden Club. She was a 
charter member (and a president) of the Leisure Club, whose mission was to help others 
by such continuing projects as rolling bandages and making bed pads tor the shut-ins. 



1 80 Part V Amos and Elizabeth [Backer] Gantz 



Mabel was a member of the Reformed Congregation of St. Jacob's (Stone) Church. When 
she was quite young she joined the Glen Rock Trinity Reformed Church, and taught 
primary Sunday School for forty years. She donated the Japanese Yews (boxwood) that 
were in the front of the church for many years. Both she and Tell held positions as 
treasurer at the church, and they helped prepare and clean up after communion services. 



Chapter 14 



Levi Bricker Gantz 



125. Levi^ Bricker Gantz (Amos\ George^ George', Frantz') 

Levi Gantz was born 4 Feb 1859, in Manheim Township, York County, Pennsylvania and was 
baptized 20 Mar 1859 in the Stone Church, Codorus Township.'*^ He died 30 Oct 1934 in 
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, and was buried 2 Nov 1934 in Forest Lawn Cem- 
etery, Glendale, California.'^*'* 



Levi grew up in York County, Pennsylvania. 
I know little of his early life, except that he 
must have attended church regularly. The only 
record i have from this period is his certificate 
of confirmation in the reformed denomination 
at St. Jacob's Church. A copy of that certi- 
ficate is reproduced on the right. 

He left Pennsylvania about 1880. He appears 
in the 1880 census of Amos Gantz, his father, 
in York County. Then in the 1905 census for 
Dubuque County, Iowa, he states that he lived 
in Iowa for 25 years, which would make his 
arrival in Iowa sometime in 1880. He is found 
in the 1885 census for Dubuque, which is 
dated March 1885. 

He married Mary Anna Frances Van Der 
Heyden, daughter of James (Jacobus) and 
Mary Clara [Hink] Van Der Heyden, 3 Nov 

1885, in Dubuque County, Iowa.'"*-* Mary 
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from the Netherlands. James Van Der Heyden arrived in 1850 and Mary Clara Hink came in 
1847 with her parents. Mary Anna Gantz died 17 Feb 1945 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, 
California.'**' and was buried 21 Feb 1945 in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, California.'*** 
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Levi and Mary Anna lived in Dubuque until about 1922, except for a short time in Minneapolis. 
During that time, Levi and Mary Anna had 14 children, twelve of whom survived to adulthood. 



Much of what we know about the Gantz family in Iowa and California, other than legal 
documents and censuses, is from two oral histories by their youngest son, Leslie. He was born in 
191 1, so he does not cover the period from 1895 to 1910. 



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The first record of Levi Gantz in Iowa is the 1885 Iowa census mentioned above. At that time he 
was single, living in a boarding house, and was a teamster. Mary Anna Van Der Heyden was 
living with her father, also in Dubuque. We find the Levi Gantz family in the 1900 U. S. census. 
Levi is a Farmer and all his older children are in school. The family is living in Prairie Creek 
Township and Levi owns the farm, but it is mortgaged. In the 1905 Iowa census, the Gantz 
family is still living in Prairie Creek Township. He owns his farm, which he values at $2500, but 
he has a mortgage of $1750 on it. In 1905, his brother, George Washington Gantz, is living with 
him. 

In the 1910 U. S. census, the Gantz family is living in Dubuque Township. They own their 
home, but it is mortgaged. Levi is a laborer, working for a soda water manufacturer. Apparently 
the Gantz family was hard hit by a recession that occurred before Leslie was born. He tells that 
the family moved to a farm about a mile outside of Dubuque "when things got rough." They had 
a large house to accommodate their large family. They lived across from a race track and had a 
soda water stand where they sold Lime Rock Springs soda water. In the winter, when the 
Mississippi froze, they cut ice and stored it in a shed to sell in the summer. 

About 1918, Levi, Mary Anna, and some of the children moved to Minneapolis. They sold the 
soda water business to their son, John, who stayed in Dubuque. In Minneapolis, they bought a 
city block on Seventh Avenue South. The streets were in, but they weren't paved. The family 
entered the business of wrecking buildings in the summer and building houses on their property 
in the winter. At one end of their property they had the Overland Wrecking Company. On the 
other end of the street, they built the houses. This lasted until about 1921 when they decided to 
move again. 

For a reason that has not been fully established, Levi and Mary Anna Gantz decided to move to 
California about 1922 . Along with eight of their children, they loaded their belongings and three 
tents into two cars, a Buick and an Oakland, and headed west. On arriving in Los Angeles, they 
camped in Elysian Park until they could find a house to rent. But Mary Anna wanted to own and 
not rent, so they bought two lots near Eagle Rock. 

Apparently Levi retired in 1918. At least, his death certificate states that his occupation was soda 
water manufacturing and that he last worked in 1918. This does not quite agree with Uncle 
Leslie's recollections, because he had them in Minneapolis building houses. Uncle Alvin signed 
the death certificate. Maybe he didn't remember Minneapolis. 

Later in life, Mary Anna Gantz owned a large lot on York Boulevard in Los Angeles. She had a 
large house on this lot in which she lived. There were also three or four apartments on this lot 
that she rented. 



184 Chapter 14 Levi Gantz 

Children of Levi and Mary Ann Gantz are: 

131 i. Franklin* Amos Gantz, b. 22 Jul 1886; m. Helen Mary Simons. 

ii. Amanda Elizabeth Gantz, b. 9 Oct 1887 in Dubuque Co., lA,'^^' d. 3 Sep 1888 in 
Dubuque Co., lA. Cause of death was whooping cough. '^* 

iii. Leonard J. Gantz, b. 31 Jan 1889 in Dubuque Co., lA,'^" d. Jan 1980 in Tacoma, 
Pierce Co., WA;''^ m. 19 Sep 1922, in Bancroft, lA, Agatha Wessels. '^fhey 
moved to Los Angeles where they lived until about 1935, when they moved to 
Auburn Washington and bought a couple acres of tarm land. Leonard, Sr. served 
during World War I in France. They had tour children, Flora, Melba, Leonard, and 
Dorothy. '^^ 

132 iv. Annastasia Josephine Gantz, b. 23 Jul 1890; m. (1) Henry Kerr; m. (2) Clarence 

Hanrihan. 

133 V. Mary Antonio Gantz, b. 7 Nov 1891; m. Joseph Wesley Clements. 

134 vi. John Cornelius Gantz, b. 26 May 1893; m. Millicent Mae Ohmert. 

vii. Leona Mary Gantz, b. 23 Nov 1894, in Dubuque Co., lA,'*'^ d. 10 Jan 1895 in 
Dubuque Co., lA. '^^ 

135 viii. Clotilda Mary Gantz. b 23 May 1896; m. George William Schilling. 

136 ix. Raymond Joseph Gantz, b. 11 Mar 1898; m. Jacqueline Butler. 

X. Alvin Charles Gantz, b. 23 Jan 1900, in Dubuque Co., lA,'^'^ d. 27 Aug 1971, in 
Los Angeles Co., CA.'*** He was a stationery salesman and worked for Blake, 
Muffet, & Towne. He never married. He and his brother Leslie owned a cabin in the 
Montenito area. We used to use their cabin on occasion. It burned down in a brush 
fire. 

137 xi. Frances Edith Gantz, b. 2 Feb 1902; m. John Peter Hauser. 

138 xii. Viola Leocadia Gantz, b. 9 Dec 1903; m. Harold La Verne Johnson. 

xiii. Lucille Maria Gantz, b. 28 Feb 1907, in Dubuque Co., lA; m. 6 Sep 1925, in Los 
Angeles, CA, John Parker. '^^ Lucille worked in an envelope tactory. She double 
dated with Mother betbre Mother married Father. Lucille and John moved to 
Albuquerque, where John opened a garage and auto parts business. 

139 xiv. Leslie Bernard Gantz, b. 7 May 191 1; m. Anna Laura Stevenson. 

On the following page is a picture of the Levi Bricker Gantz family about 1910. Leslie is not in 
the picture because he wasn't born yet. 



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Family of Levi and Mary Anna Gantz, about 1910 

Back row (left to right): Annastasia, Clotilda, John, Leonard, Franklin, and Mary Antonio. 

Front row: Raymond, Levi (Father), Frances, Lucille, Mary Anna Frances (Mother), Alvin. 

In front: Viola (my mother). Uncle Leslie is not in the picture. 



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131. Franklin** Amos Gantz (Levi\ Amos'' , George^ George', Frantz') 



'ranklin Gantz was born 22 Jul 1886 in Du- 
buque County, Iowa,"°° and died 1 Aug 1973 
in Montebello, Los Angeles Co., California.''"' 
He married Helen Mary Simons on 15 Jun 1916 
in Hennipin County, Minnesota. '^"^ Helen was 
born 4 Jan 1886 in Luxembourg. ''°' She died 10 
Dec 1965 in Los Angles.''"^ She is the daughter of 
Nicklas and Helen [Mertz] Simons. '"^^ Frank 
and Helen are buried in Resurrection Cemetery, 
Monterey Park, California. 

Frank and Helen are living in Minneapolis, Min- 
nesota, at the time of the 1920 U.S. census. They 
moved to California in the 1920's and purchased a 
hillside lot in Eagle Rock. Frank built a garage for 
his family to live in while he built a two-bedroom 
home on the front of their lot. He grew grapes and 
made his own wine, storing the wine in the cellar 
under their home. Frank worked for Blake, 
Muffet, and Towne. He was also a carpenter. At 
one time, when he was doing roofing, he had a 
bad fall from a roof that disabled him. After that, 
he worked for a Studebaker car dealer driving a 
truck for the service department. 




Helen and Frank Gantz 



Helen worked for a family in Eagle Rock as a housekeeper and baby sitter during World War IL 
She saved her money and bought herself an upright piano and took piano lessons from a local 
piano teacher She loved to sing and often sang familiar songs in German. 

Children of Franklin and Helen Gantz are as follows, their pictures are on the next page: 

i. Dolores^ May Gantz, b. 3 May 1917 in Minneapolis, MN; m. 9 Aug 1951 Frederick L. 

Dunn, b. 16 Feb 1922 in Bennington. VT. During World War II Dolores enlisted in the 
U.S. Women's Corp and on 14 Sep 1943 she was inducted at Ft. Des Moines. lA. She 
trained in Motor Transport and later was sent to England and Germany to serve in the 
European Theater of Operations. She was later employed as a civilian with the U.S. 
Forces in Germany. 

ii. Frank A. Gantz, b. Aug 1918 in Minneapolis, MN.'^^d. ca 1920 in Minneapolis, MN. 



ill. Helen R. Gantz, b. 27 Nov 1919 in Minneapolis, MN; m. in 1944 in Texarkana. TX. 
Ralph Sukola who was from Cicero. IL. During War II Helen also enlisted in the U.S. 



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Women's Corp on 14 Sep 1943 and was also inducted at Ft. Des Moines, lA. She was 
honorably discharged in 1944. 

iv. Robert James Gantz, b. 28 Feb 1923 in Minneapolis, MN, d. 27 Dec 1996 in Monterey 
Park, Los Angeles Co., CA, from heart failure, bur. in Resurrection Cem, Monterey 
Park; m. 8 May 1948 at All Souls Catholic Church in Alhambra, Los Angeles Co., CA, 
Elizabeth Anne Malone. Robert enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force 6 Jan 1943 at Ar- 
lington, CA. After basic training on the east coast, he sailed on the Queen Mary 15 Nov 
1943 arriving in Scotland 20 Nov 1943. He was based in England and served in the 
Normandy, North France, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns. On 15 Oct 1945 
he received an Honorable Discharge at AAF Separation Base, San Bernardino, CA. 

V. John Gantz, b. 3 May 1929 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA, d. Aug 1986 in Corpus 
Christi, TX, from lung disease Asbestosis; m. (1) 11 Aug 1952 in Corpus Christi, TX, 
Lois Rae Stricldand, d. 14 Feb 1976; m. (2) 26 Oct 1978 Malvina Urbanovslti. Jack, as 
he was nicknamed by all of his family, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in Oct 1948 and served 
active duty on the battleship USS Iowa. He received an Honorable Discharge 3 Oct 1952 
in Seattle, WA. 





Dolores Gantz 



Helen Gantz 




Robert Gantz 




John Gantz 



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132. Annastasia*^ Josephine Gantz (Levi\ Amos\ George^, George^, Frantz!) 

Annastasia Gantz was born 23 Jul 1890 in Dubuque County, lowa.'^*" She died 9 Jul 1979, in 
Los Angeles County, California.""* She was married twice that I have found. Her first mar- 
riage was 12 Oct 1915, in Dubuque County, Iowa, to Henry Kerr, son of William and 
Josephine [Kramer] Kerr."'^ Henry Kerr was born about 1893 in Rock Island, IL."'° Leslie 
says that his oldest sister married and moved to Peoria, Illinois. This was probably the marriage 
to Henry Kerr. 

Leshe tells that his sister, Annastasia, moved to Los Angeles and into a house on Exposition Blvd 
and Figueroa. He says that she had divorced her husband. All his unmarried sisters moved in 
with Annastasia and they shared expenses. 

Anna's second marriage was to Clarence Hanrihan. Clarence was born 19 Apr 1885 and died in 
Jan 1966."" They lived by Elysian Park, near the Lx)S Angeles River. Anna and Clarence lived 
only about a mile from our house, and Aunt Anna and Uncle Clarence took care of us children 
while mother was at work. Aunt Anna canned fruits, vegetables, and jams, which she stored in a 
small shed in back of their house. She also liked birds and raised canaries. Aunt Anna was a 
great help to Dad after Mother died. Uncle Clarence was good at getting a bargain. He never 
paid retail for anything. If Christmas trees were selling for a dollar, he would bargain and get 
one for fifty cents. He was a door-to-door salesman for Watkins products. 

Aunt Anna and Uncle Clarence came over every Saturday night and played cards with Mom and 
Dad. But first, Clarence would want to listen to Amos and Andy and to Gang Busters. They also 
took my brother Wendell and me to air shows when we were little. This may have started my 
brother's interest in airplanes. Later, Wendell worked for Lockheed and he still goes to air shows 
every year. 

No children were born to either of the marriages of Annastasia. 

133. Mary* (Mae) Antonio Gantz (Levi\ Amos'*, George^ George', Frantz') 

Mary Gantz was born 7 Nov 1891 in Dubuque County, Iowa,"'" and died 24 Apr 1981 in 
Sun Valley, Los Angeles County, California."'^ She married Joseph Wesley Clements 24 
Jun 1917 in Deming, New Mexico, at the Holy Family Church."''' He was born 17 Oct 1891 in 
Alvo, Cass County, Nebraska, on land his parents had homesteaded. Joseph is the son of Lewis 
Wesley and Mary Estella [Ridpath] Clements. He died 22 Oct 1938 in Sun Valley, California. 
A picture of Joe and Mary Clements is on the next page 

During World War I, Joseph was a private in the army and worked as a cook. While he was in 
the army Joseph and Mary had a daughter that died. After the war, they moved to Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, where another child was born.''^''* 



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They came to California in 1923 and settled in Roscoe (now Sun Valley), Los Angeles County. 
Joe painted cars and Mae worked at a factory in downtown Los Angeles sewing clothes. 



Later they went into the restaurant business. First, 
they had a lunch establishment at Grand Central Air 
Terminal, San Fernando Valley's first airport. Mae 
was proud that she had served Amelia Earhart. Then 
they opened another place across the street at the end 
of the runway. When the Burbank Airport opened, 
they had a place on Hollywood Way. 

Then came the depression. They lost a new home be- 
cause they couldn't meet the $26 a month payments. 
So they bought an acre further up Keswick for $10 
down and $10 per month. They built a house on this 
property and Joe started working at the WPA gardens. 
They found they could earn extra money selling food 
to the workers, sandwiches, pie, cake, etc. Later, 
they started a store selling paint, linoleum, and 
window shades. For entertainment, the family went to 
the Hollywood Barn Dance every Saturday. It was 
free. 



Children of Joseph and Mary Clements are 



1916 




.Joseph and Mae Clements 



i. Mary'' Clements, b. 1 1 Sep 1918 in Deming, NM, d. 13 Sep 1918 in Deming, NM. 

ii. Rose Marie Clements, b. 8 Sep 1919 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN; m. 11 Oct 
1940 in Sun Valley, CA, Lynn Mercy. 



HI. 



IV. 



Joseph Wesley Clements, Jr.. h. 13 Jan 1925 in Sun Valley, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. 
23 Nov 1946 in Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA, Beverly Brison. During World War 
n, he was in the Marine Corps. 

Zella Evelyn Clements, h. 4 June 1926 in Sun Valley, CA; m. 18 Nov 1945 in Sun 
Valley George Cunningham. 



After Joe died, Mae worked hard to make a living and home for her three children. She gardened 
and built houses. During World War II, she worked in a defense plant. 

134. John* Cornelius Gantz (Levi^, Amos^, George\ George', Frantz') 

John Gantz was born 26 May 1893 in Dubuque County, lowa.'"^ He died 29 Jan 1978 in 
Sageville, Dubuque County, Iowa."'* He is buried in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. He married 



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Millicent MaeOhmert on 22 Jun 1917, in Dubuque, Iowa,.''*" Millicent was born 16 May 1890 
in Dubuque County, lowa,''*^" and died 6 Jan 1973 in Sageville, Dubuque County, Iowa. '*^'She 
is the daughter of George and Elizabeth [Fehr] Ohmert. 



1922 



John took over the family soda water business and stayed in Dubuque. He was a successful 
businessman. The soda water business started as a road side stand. John got a Pepsi-Cola 
franchise and when we visited them in 1942, he had two bottling machines and was distributing 
Pepsi-Cola and an orange drink in three states. 

Children of John and Millicent Gantz are: ^'^^^ 

1. Janet^ Gantz; m. James Perry. 

ii. Betty Gantz; m. Dale D. Byard. 

iii. John J. Gantz, b. 31 Jul 1922, d. 20 Nov 1994 in Dubuque Co., lA.;'^' m. Rose Mary 
Wertz. 

135. Clotilda** (Cloe) Mary Gantz (Levi\ Amos\ George\ George-, Frantz!) 

Clotilda Gantz was born 23 May 1896 in Dubuque County, lowa,'^^^ and died 21 May 1945, 
in Los Angeles County, California.""^ She mamed George William Schilling 12 Jan 1915 
in Dubuque, Iowa."" He was born 22 Feb 1895 in Dubuque, Iowa, and died 15 Apr 1972 in Los 
Angeles, California. "^'^ George is the son of Theodore and Mary [Beck] Schilling. "^^ 

In Dubuque, George worked tor the Illinois Central Rail Road. He also worked as a carpenter. 
Then in 1923, they moved to California."'" 

At first they lived with Cloe's sister Annastasia on Adams Street, in Los Angeles. Then they 
moved to a vacant lot they bought near Eagle Rock in Los Angeles. For a while they lived in a 
tent. George built a garage house on the lot with the help of a man from Eagle Rock. One night, 
before the garage house was finished, there was a severe rain storm and the tent leaked. Cloe 
covered the girls with George's rain coat and put the flour, sugar, and other things in dresser 
drawers to stay dry. The next day, George and the man from Eagle Rock finished half the roof 
and covered the other half with his rain coat. 

Later they built a two bedroom house on the front of the property. Then in 1940, they built 
another house on top of the hill near where they had built the first house. That is where they lived 
the rest of their lives. 

Clotilda worked for an envelope company in Los Angeles in the 1930's. During World War II, 
she worked for Lockheed and car pooled with her brother Leslie. At home she loved to crochet 
afghans, sew patch-work quilts, and sew dresses for her children. 



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George worked for Houser Packing Company. It later became part of Armour Packing 
Company. He delivered meat to the butcher shops. In later years, he worked for the railroad on 
San Fernando Road and for Universal Studios as a guard. 

Children of George and Clotilda Schilling are: 

i. Elaine'' Schilling, b. ca. 1915 in Dubuque, lA, d. 17 Mar 1996 in Los Angeles, LA Co., 
CA; m. Arthur Crabtree. 



n. 



ui. 



Florine Schilling, b. 6 Sep 1917 in Dubuque, lA; m. Apr 1942/1943 in Hollywood, CA 
Wayne Frantz. 



Theodorus (Teddy) Schilling, b. ca. 1920 in Dubuque, lA; m. Rudolph Rush. 
George Schilling re-married about a year afier Clotilda died, Agnes Reznecheck . 

136. Raymond^ Joseph Gantz (Levi\ Amos'*, George\ George', Frantz') 



Raymond Gantz was born 11 Mar 1898, in 

Dubuque County, Icwa, and died 18 Feb 

1988 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, 
California."" 

He married Jacqueline Butler in Ventura, Cal- 
ifornia. They lived in the Silver Lake district of 
Los Angeles. He was an accountant at a bank and 
she was a school teacher at Lincoln High School 
in Los Angeles. In her teaching profession, she 
used her maiden name. 

No children were born to this marriage. 




Raymond Joseph Gantz 



137. Frances* Edith Gantz (Levi\ Amos\ George^ George', Frantz') 

Frances Gantz was born 2 Feb 1902 in Dubuque County, lowa,'''^ and died 6 Jan 1980 in Los 
Angeles, California. ''" Frances died of throat cancer and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Los 
Angeles, California. Frances told her daughter of life on the farm in Dubuque. She recalled 
going to town in a horse drawn carriage. Different days of the week were different work days. 
Monday was wash day; Tuesday was bake day; Wednesday was house cleaning day; and 
Saturday night was bath time. On Tuesday they baked all the bread they needed for a whole 
week. 



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Frances met John Pfeter Hauser on a blind date 
in 1922 that was arranged by my mother and a 
friend of John Hauser. That first date was spent in 
Westlake Park (re-named Mac Arthur Park after 
World War II). They were married on 13 Nov 
1924 in Los Angeles, California. '''■* He was born 
8 Feb 1903 in Los Angeles, California, and died 
26 Nov 1960 in Los Angeles. John Hauser was 
the son of Jacob Peter and Josephine [Motzek] 
Hauser. To the right is a picture of John and 
Frances Houser. 

John left school in the eighth grade and went to 
work. His first job was repairing bicycles. He 
later got a job printing advertising posters. Du- 
ring the depression, he and Frances had a gas sta- 
tion and auto repair garage. Later he became a 
plumber, which was his occupation the remainder 
of his life. The first job Frances had was in an 
envelope factory in Minneapolis. Minnesota. 
After moving to California, she worked in an 
envelope factory until she was married. During 
World War II and again during the Korean War, 
she worked at home making writing portfolios for the service men 




John and Frances Hauser 



John and Frances lived on Myrtle street in downtown Los Angeles until Halloween, 1939. Then 
they bought three units on Hamilton Way in the Silver Lake district. They lived in one unit and 
rented the others. Frances continued to live there until 1972 when she moved into a unit in Eagle 
Rock owned by her son, John. 

Children of John and Frances Hauser are: 

i. Jacqueline'' Hauser, b. 19 Dec 1925 in Los Angeles, CA; m. 16 Feb 1947 Harley 
Oliver Yates in Los Angeles. 

ii. Darline Lucille Hauser, b. 29 Nov 1929 in Los Angeles; m. Jun 1950 Lester David 
Olmsted in Los Angeles. 



iii. Dolores Ann Hauser, b. 7 May 1934 in Los Angeles; m. 12 Jul 1952 Jesus (Jess) 
Manuel Torres in Las Vegas, NV. 

iv. John Paul Hauser, b. 14 Nov 1940 in Los Angeles; m. 15 Mar 1962 Judy Yvonne 
Sadler in Las Vegas, NV. 



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138. Viola* Leocadia Gantz (Levi\ Amos\ George\ George-, Frantz') 



Viola Gantz was born 9 Dec 1903 in Prairie 
Creek Township, Dubuque County, 
Iowa,"-'-' and died 27 Mar 1947 in Glendale, Los 
Angeles County, California. "^* She was buried in 
Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles, California, on 
29 Mar 1947."" Viola is my mother. She came 
to California with her family in the early 1920's. 

Viola met Harold LaVeme Johnson in Los 

Angeles and they were married 9 Nov 1925, in 
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California. '^''^ 
He was born, 15 Feb 1904 in San Pasqual, San 
Diego County, California, the son of Lawrence 
Ole and Viola P. [Darling] Johnson.'''^ Harold 
died 28 Sep 1989 in Santa Maria, Santa Barbara 
County, California.'**" Harold was buried in the 
Calvary Cemetery, next to Viola, 30 Sep 1989. 
Harold had Parkinson's Disease for 5 years, prior 
to his death, which was due to pneumonia. 

Viola was a devout Catholic. She went to church 
every Sunday and often during the week. 
Harold's family was Seventh Day Adventist, but 
he joined the Catholic Church. 




Wedding picture of Harold and Viola Johnson 



Harold worked for Psenner and Pauff in Glendale, Calitbrnia, as an automotive electrical specia- 
list. He had this job all during the depression. Still, extra money meant a better life. Before the 
wedding, Viola had worked for a company that manufactured envelopes. Later during the depres- 
sion, she folded envelopes at home to make extra money. We had a house in the Atwater district. 
It was small, but it was ovs. At first we had a very small house. Later, we got a larger house 
and rented the small house. The second house had two bedrooms and there was a one car garage 
adjacent to the house. Father built a two car garage in front and converted the one car garage into 
a bed room for my brother Wendell. Uncle Leslie and Uncle Clarence helped build the garage. 

Mother was very independent and resourceful. As an example, she changed her own tires on the 
car, and tires were harder to change in those days. She also sewed all the clothes for the family, 
except the suits for Father. Mother was probably the business manager for the family. I remem- 
ber that she did not want a telephone. The only reason I can imagine is that she did not consider 
it necessary and that the money could be better spent elsewhere. In 1944, the rental house was 
sold and the money was used to buy a new Pontiac car. This was the only luxury Mother had, 
except a refrigerator bought from Sears in 1936. Before the refrigerator, we had ice delivered. 



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Yet Mother could probably have made use of a phone. She liked to visit friends and relatives and 
to entertain them at our house. It seems that every week end we would visit Aunt Mae or Aunt 
Anna and Uncle Clarence would visit us. How these get togethers were arranged without a phone 
is a mystery. Mother had a knack for finding ways to entertain guests without spending money. 
When relatives were visiting from Iowa, she would take them to radio broadcasts. We went to the 
Christmas parade in Hollywood and to the Rose parade each year. 

Birthdays were special occasions in our house. During my elementary school years. Mother 
would have a birthday party for me every year. She baked a birthday cake and would put a dime, 
an inexpensive ring, and a button between the layers. At the serving of the cake, she would an- 
nounce that whoever got the dime would grow up to be rich, whoever got the ring would marry 
first, and whoever got the button would be an old maid. Everyone hoped they would find some- 
thing in their piece of cake, even if it were the button. 

Both Mother and Father liked to travel. When we were going somewhere east, we would pack 
the day before. Then we would leave about two in the morning to get through the desert before 
the sun came up. On one trip east, we went as far as Niagara Falls. On the way, we visited Uncle 
Jack in Dubuque. Other popular vacation sites were Yosemite and Big Bear. 

Children of Harold and Viola Johnson are: '**' 

140 i. Wendell' Leon Johnson, b. 1 Jun 1928; m. Jeannette A. Arguello. 

ii. Lou Ella Virginia Johnson , b. 13 May 1931 in Glendale. Los Angeles Co.. CA; m. 31 
Aug 1951 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, William Albert Martin, b. 10 Mar 
1928 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, son of William Albert and Dorothy May 
[Heady] Martin. Children: 
i. Patricia* Diane Martin, b. 14 Oct 1954. 

ii. Christina Elaine Martin, b. 31 Jan 1956. 

iii. Kathleen Lorraine Martin, b. 6 Mar 1962. 

iv. Steven Wayne Martin, b. 26 Jul 1965. 

iii. Lenora Beth Johnson , b. 11 Oct 1940 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. 29 Oct 
1966 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Co., James R. Taylor. 

iv. Cheryl Lucille Johnson, b. 24 Jun 1944 in Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA; m. 2 Nov 
1964 in Las Vegas, NV, William Steven Jansen. 

After Mother died. Father married Mabel Salome [Bergon] Shellhart in Los Angeles, 
California, on 4 Jul 1948. Mabel was born 13 Jun 1907 and died 28 Sep 1981 in Los Angeles, 
California.'**^ Father married a third time to Mary Smaldino in 1982. Mabel and Mary were 
both Catholic. No children were born to either of these additional marriages of Harold. Both 
Mabel and Mary had children by previous marriages. 



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139. Leslie^ Bernard Gantz (Levi\ Amos'*, George^ George-, Frantz') 



Leslie Gantz was born 7 May 1911 in 
Dubuque County, Iowa, and died 15 Oct 
1993, in Los Angeles, California'**^He married 
Anna Laura Stevenson 20 Aug 1938 in 
Glendale, Los Angeles County, California."** 
She was born 10 Dec 1909 in Tularosa, New 
Mexico, and is the daughter of James Everett 
and Laura Octavia [Smith] Stevenson. Anna 
died 4 Dec 1986 in Glendale, California.''^' The 
wedding picture of Leslie and Anna Gantz is 
shown on the right. 

Leslie was about eleven when the family moved 
to California. He completed grammar school in 
California and went to Cathedral High in 
downtown Los Angeles. Then he went to Frank 
Wiggins Trade School and learned automobile 
repair. He never worked at automobile repair, 
but he used the knowledge to repair his own 
cars. 



About the time Leslie graduated from high 

school, the depression began. As was true for 

others, life was not easy for Leslie during the 

depression. He had a number of jobs, including 

working in a gas station and being a courier for Mercury Blueprinting. He also had a vending 

machine business that he got from his brother Leonard when Leonard moved to Washington. His 

vending machines sold peanuts and gum balls. 

During World War 0, he worked for Lockheed as a jig and fixture builder. Then after the war, 
Leslie became a house painter, an occupation he held the rest of his life. He became an 
independent contractor and his services were much in demand. His son remembers him mixing 
colors for hours to match a customer's desired color exactly. 




Leslie and Anna Gantz 



Leslie liked having a good time and enjoyed the company of the opposite sex. On Friday nights, 
he would go to the Rainbow Gardens Ballroom (which was at 3rd and Vermont) to dance and 
meet girls. He went there with Alvin and his friends. One of the girls he met was Anna 
Stevenson, whom he eventually married. When he first met her is not recorded, but it was 
probably about 1933, because it was about five years before they were married. Leslie told Anna 
that he wanted to save $1000 before they got married. Anna finally said they better go ahead and 
do it, because it looked like he might never save up that much money. 



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Anna had gone to Clinton High School in Clinton, Texas, where she was on the basketball team. 
After graduating she went to Baylor University. She played the piano and gave piano lessons. 
She was in Sweet Adelines and was President of the Verdugo Hills chapter. She would go to 
Sweet Adeline conventions and Leslie would also go on occasion and they would travel 
afterward. Les liked to travel and camp. Anna wasn't interested in camping, but Leslie and the 
children were so she would go camping with them. 

Children of Leslie and Anna Gantz are: 

1. Judith'' Jane Gantz, b. 4 Jul 1941 in Los Angeles, CA. When Judith was born, Leslie 
was so happy he bought fireworks to celebrate. I had never seen so many different kinds 
of fireworks. My brother tells me it was the first time he had seen a firecracker cannon. 

ii. Le Verne Bernard (Barney) Gantz, b. 20 Mar 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. 

140. Wendelf Leon Johnson (Viola^, Levi\ Amos'^, George\ George', Frantz') 



Wendell Johnson was born 1 Jun 1928 in Glendale, 
Los Angeles County, California. He married 
Jeannette Antonia Arguello 11 Feb 1956 in Los 
Angeles, California. She was born 10 May 1931 in Leon, 
Nicaragua. Jeannette is the daughter of Juan Francisco 
and Juana Matilda [Deigado] Arguello. A picture of 
Wendell in his Army uniform is shown to the right. 

Wendell has had a life long interest in music and 
especially the trumpet, an instrument that he plays. 
During the Korean War, he was in the U. S. Army Band. 
On 23 Jul 1948, Wendell joined the Army at Fort Mac 
Arthur in San Pedro, California. He was assigned to the 
438* Army Band, Camp Stoneman, Pittsburg, Cal- 
ifornia. In July of 1949, he was sent to Japan where he 
joined the 24* Infantry Division Band. Wendell was 
promoted to Corporal in December 1949. 




Wendell Johnson 



Then on July 2, 1950, Wendell was sent to Korea where 
he was assigned to HQ Company. He was promoted to 

Staff Sergeant in April 1951 and returned to the United States in May 1951. There he was as- 
signed to Camp Roberts, California, where he was honorably discharged in May 1952. 

He was awarded the Bronze Star for his participation in the Korean War. Following his discharge 
from the Army, he served two years in the California National Guard. In civilian life, he worked 
for Lockheed where his assignments included the t^mous Skunk Works. 



appenbixesi 



Appendix I 



Other York County Gantz Families 



There are references to four other Gantz famihes in York County, Pennsylvania, records. Two 
of these references are before 1800, at which time York County included what is new 
Adams County. The other two families are recorded in the second half of the nineteenth century. 
The first record is for the baptism of two children of an Adam Gantz that appears in Jacob 
Lischy's private records. These are the baptisms of Johann Christoff Ganss'*^ and Maria 
Magtalena Gantz'**^ children of Adam and Maria Elizabetli Ganss (Gantz). Johann Christoff 
was baptized 1 October 1757 and Maria Magtalena was baptized 24 Mar 1760. Previously, on 13 
Jul 1746, a son of an Adam Gantz, John Jacob Gantz, had been baptized in Bucks County. The 
Adam Gantz family may not have ever lived in York County. In subsequent years, an Adam 
Gantz is found in Baltimore County, Maryland. It has not been possible to determine whether 
Adam Gantz was related to Frantz Henrich Gantz in any way. There is not an Adam Ganss (or 
other spelling) in the manumissions list or in the list of arrivals at the port of Pennsylvania. 
Arrivals at other ports were not examined. 

The other eighteenth century record of a Gantz family in York County is for Gettysburg. 
Gettysburg is now in Adams County, but until 1800 it was part of York County. As discussed in 
Chapter 2, there was a Geoi^e Gantz living in Gettysburg in the 1790 U. S. Census. Some re- 
searchers have identified this George Gantz with Frantz's son George William Gantz. I have not 
found any evidence that he is related to Frantz Gantz, nor have I seen any evidence presented by 
the other researchers. It is possible that the George Gantz in Gettysburg and the George William, 
son of Frantz, are the same person. However, there is evidence to suggest that they are not. 

George William, son of Frantz, went by the name William while living with his family. His 
brother, John George, went by the name George. A William Gantz is found as a communicant in 
the Stone church records about 1790, there is no date on this record. A son, John Gantz, was 
born to a William Gantz and Maria Catharine on 27 Aug 1792 and baptized 28 Oct 1792 at 
Sherman's (St. David's) Union Church in West Manheim Township, York County.^*** Sponsors 
were Leonhard Gennwein and Barbara Gantz, both single. 

Tax records for this period shed some light on the subject. Gettysburg was in Cumberland 
Township, York County, in 1793. In this tax record there are three persons named Gonce. One 
is Abraham, one is George (a mason), and one is Isaac, single. While these three may not be 



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related, it is reasonable to assume they are. But we have no evidence of an Abraham or Isaac 
being related to Frantz. Then in 1826, William Gantz executes a power of attorney in Kentucky. 
At this time George Gantz of Gettysburg is living in Ohio. 

During the nineteenth century two other Gantz families came to America from Germany and 
settled in or near York County, ftnnsylvania. These were the Wilhelm Gantz and the 
Christian Gantz families. I have not attempted to research these families. Anyone interested can 
find them in the Historical Society of York County records. 

Information about Wilhelm Gantz can be found in a monograph by Ronald W. Dise.'^^ Wilhelm 
Gantz located in Maryland just south of York County. Some members of this family lived in 
York County and can be confused with descendants of Frantz Henrich Gantz. So I will 
summarize what Mr. Dise has written so we can separate progeny of this William Gantz from 
descendants of Henrich Gantz. 

William' Gantz 

William and Caroline Gantz arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, on 24 May 1854, on the ship 
"Bark Blucher". William Gantz is listed as being 28 years old and Caroline is 24. They 
moved to northern Baltimore County, Maryland, where they bought land on 7 Mar 1763. This 
land is located across the road from Steltz's (Stiltz's) Bethlehem Church. It was in Steltz's 
Church in 1855 that their t~irst son was baptized. 

Children of William and Caroline Gantz are: 

1 i. George^ William Gantz, b. 18 Feb 1855; m. Anna Mary Sotdorus. 
ii. Henry William Gantz, b. 10 Jul 1857, d. 2 Mar 1859. 

iii. Mary Elizabetii Gantz, b. 8 Jun 1860, d. 3 Nov 1864. 

iv. Annie Caroline Gantz, b. 18 Dec 1861, d. 6 Apr 1930; m. 20 Oct 1878 in Hametown 
Westly Shaffer, b. 27 Jun 1857, d. 8 Apr 1922. Both bur. Steltz's Cemetery. Children: 

i. Elsie^ Lucretia Shaffer, b. 19 May 1884. d. 20 May 1952; m. Nelson Ernest 

Miller, b. 5 Nov 1883, d. 7 Dec 1949. Both bur. Moreland Memorial Park 
Gem., Baltimore, MD. 

ii. Lawrence Wilber Shaffer, b. 30 Jan 1888. d. 15 Feb 1964; m. 23 Dec 1908 

Mazie Eva Krout. b. 9 Oct 1888, d. 25 Jun 1975, the daughter of Eli R. and 
Emma [Howard] Krout. Both bur. Mt Rose Cem., York, R\. 

2 v. William Frederick Gantz, b. 1 Dec 1865; m. Susan Nonemaker. 
vi. Henry Franklin Gantz, b. 12 Jan 1867, d. young. 



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vii. Ida Adolphia Gantz, b. 24 Sep 1869, d. 28 Apr 1919; m. Thomas Alfred Williams, b. 

7 Dec 1867, d. 17 Oct 1916, son of Jacob Williams. Both bur. in Steltz's's Cem., York 
Co., PA. Children: 

i. Jennie^ Margaret Williams, b. 11 Aug 1889, d.l6 Jun 1983; m. 14 Feb 1908 

Adam Felix Amspacher, b. 15 May 1889, d. 8 Sep 1975. Both bur. in Steltz's's 
Cem. 

ii. Roland Victor Williams, b. 14 Dec 1892, d. 17 June 1961; m. Dec 1913 Rosa 

Ellen Ehrhart, b. 30 Jun 1892, d. 29 Jul 1946, the daughter of Jeremiah and 
Mandilla [Robinstein] Ehrhart. Both are bur. in Steltz's Cem. 

iii. Vernon Eugene Williams, b. 25 Mar 1896; m. 14 Apr 1919 Daisy Rae 

Patterson, b. 25 Apr 1897, d. 20 Sep 1977, daughter of William E. and 
Margaret [Hunt] Patterson. Daisy bur. in Zion Lutheran Cem., Glen Rock. 

iv. Russell Oswald Williams, b. 17 Aug 1898, d. 23 Oct 1974; m. 23 Aug 1919 

Sadie Eliza Warehime, b. 1 Jan 1901, daughter of Ephriam and Alice R. 
[Stegner] Warehime. Russell is bur. in Mt. Rose Cem., York City. 

1. George^ William Gantz (William') 

George William Gantz was born 18 Feb 1855 in York County and was baptized 12 May 1855 
at Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Township. He died 17 Mar 1894 and is buried in 
Steltz's Cemetery, York County. George married Anna Mary Sotdorus 11 Feb 1883. She was 
born 31 Aug 1869 and is the daughter of William G. and Anna Sotdorus. Following the death 
of George Gantz, Anna Mary married a second time to Amos S. Walker. Anna Mary died 28 Jul 
1949 and is buried in Steltz's Cemetery. 

Children of George and Anna Gantz are: 

i. Bertha^ Jane Gantz, b. 2 Jul 1885, d. 19 Jul 1972; m. 1 1 Nov 1905 in Shrewsbury 
Clyde Cleveland Hedrick, b. 19 Sep 1886, d. 1 Dec 1951, the son of Robert and 
Hannah [Bortner] Hedrick. 

ii. William Howard Gantz, b. 23 Sep 1888, d. 29 Dec 1972; m. 24 Mar 1912 Alice 
Missouri Keller, b. 1 Jul 1894. d. 21 Apr 1980, the daughter of Eli and Rosa [Cullins] 
Keller. 

2. William^ Frederick Gantz (William') 

William Frederick Gantz was born 1 Dec 1865 and died 8 Apr 1894. He is buried in Steltz's 
Cemetery. William married Susan Nonemaker. She was born 31 Oct 1862. After 
William died, Susan married Adam K. Bortner, son of Adam K. and Sarah [King] Bortner. 

Susan died 7 Oct 1954. 



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One child was born to William and Susan Gantz: 

i. Grover^ Ellsworth Gantz, b. 15 Feb 1893; m. 25 Nov 1915 Ethel May Waltemire, b. 
30 Sep 1897, d. 13 Oct 1965, bur. Fissel's Cem., daughter of William and Ada [Ruhl] 
Waltemire. Grover married, second, 20 Sep 1967 Beulah May [Wagner] Burns, b. 29 
Sep 1893. No children were born to the second marriage, children of Grover and Ada 
Gantz are; 

i. William^ Earney Gantz, b. 25 Oct 1916; m. 1 Aug 1939 Frances Elizabeth 

Renoll, b. 10 Nov 1917, daughter of Levi H. and Juliah Leah [Kerr] Renoll. 
ii. Miriam Louella Gantz, b. 5 Nov 1920; m. 17 Dec 1944 Woodrow William 

Thoman, b. 25 Feb 1916, d. 9 Apr 1973, son of Harry and Alice [Bupp] 

Thoman. 
iii. Carroll Eugene Gantz, b. 26 May 1922; m. 28 Jun 1947 Helen Florine 

Rohrbaugh, b. 11 Dec 1922, d. 27 Aug 1980, daughter of Willis B. and Rosa 

[Klinedinst] Rohrbaugh. 
iv. Preston Oram Gantz, b. 8 Dec 1925; m. 27 Sep 1952 Estella Ruth Thomas, b. 

9 Sep 193 1 , daughter of Raymond and Violet [Hershey] Thomas. 
V. Vada Lucille Gantz, b. 4 Dec 1927; m. 26 Mar 1949 Harold Eugene 

Wantland, b. 18 Sep 1926, son of Franklin and Iva [McCullough] Wantland. 
vi. Hilda Rosella Gantz, b. 23 Feb 1930, b. 23 Feb 1930; m. 14 May 1949, Irving 

Robinson Knapp, b. 12 Oct 1929, son of Irving and Eva [Wamboaugh] 

Knapp. 
vii. Loretta Elaine Gantz, b. Aug 1935, d. Aug 1935, bur. Fissel's. 

The last of the "other" Gantzes is Christian F. Gantz who declared his intention to become a 
citizen of the United States on 31 Jul 1888. In doing so he renounced his allegiance to William II, 
Emperor of Germany. ''''° He became a citizen on 3 Sep 1890.'^'*' No further information has been 
found about him. 



Appendix II 



York County Churches 



Religion played an important role in the lives of the German immigrants. From a genealogical 
standpoint this is fortunate, because there are very few vital records in Pennsylvania until 
the end of the nineteenth century. So church records are an important source of this information. 
The two most prominent religions of the Germans in York County were Lutheran and Reformed. 
But the desire for religious enlightenment was not adequately met for a number of years. There 
was a shortage of pastors and the pastors available were not of the caliber of those in Europe. 
Whereas the Pferdsfeld church book was well written, those in York County are more difficult to 
read. Also, the information is less complete. Most of the information is for baptisms. There are 
few marriages and few deaths. 

But the paucity of pastors did not deter these immigrants. York County was first inhabited about 
1730, and by the time of the American Revolution, 1776, there were 16 Lutheran and 16 Refor- 
med congregations.''"'*^ The first Lutheran congregation in York County was Christ Lutheran 
Church in Yorktown. Its organization was late 1741 or early 1742. ''■'^' Another early 
congregation was founded in Hanover about 1743.'^'^'' This was St. Matthew's, where we first 
find a record of Frantz and Margaret Gantz, as discussed in Chapter 2. However it is another two 
of the early churches that are important to our story. These are Saint Jacob's, or Stone, Church in 
Codorus Township, and Jerusalem, or Fissel's, Church in Shrewsbury Township. Both of these 
churches are in the country, and they are both union churches. In the early days, many York 
County Lutheran and Reformed congregations used the same church, but had separate services. 
These are called union churches. 

The oldest and youngest sons of Frantz and Margaret Gantz were baptized in the Stone Church. 
The children of Frantz and Margaret appear in Fissel's communicants lists between 1784 and 
1803. The Stone Church was the church the Gantzes attended after it was founded, about 1756, 
and until a closer church, Fissel's was founded. But even after Fissel's was founded, some 
Gantzes attended St. Jacobs, but most of the Gantzes are buried at Fissel's. 



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As the population increased and spread out, other churches were founded. In later years, 
descendants of Frantz Gantz are found in church records in other townships as well. 
Recoids of these churches have been researched and recorded. These records are preserved in the 
Historical Society of York County. An excellent discussion of the Lutheran churches of York 
County can be found in: Charles H. Glatfelter, York County, Pennsylvania, Lutherans (York, 
PA: Jostens Printing and Publishing, 1983). All the churches in York County are briefly 
discussed in a three volume edition: Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright, York 
County, Pennsylvania, Church Records of the 18th Century (Westminster, MD: Family Line 
Publications, 1991). 

While in Pennsylvania in 1995, we visited two of the churches, St. Jacob's (Stone), and 
Fissel's. We would like to have visited others and to have spent more time at the two we 
did visit. This could easily have consumed another month. Shown on the facing page are pictures 
I took of these churches. Eiach church has a large cemetery adjacent to it. Most if not all grave- 
stones are monuments, which in my estimation is preferable to the flat stones in corporate 
cemeteries. 

According to Dr. Glatfelter, the congregation of St. Jacob's was founded in 1756. The first 
church building was constructed of logs. The second building, constructed of stone, was 
dedicated 25 Jul 1790. It is from the material of construction of this second building that the 
church got its name "Stone Church". The present church building, the fourth, is constructed of 
bricks. The cornerstone of this building was laid 4 Aug 1889. St. Jacob's is a beautiful church 
and is located on top of a hill in a country setting. 

The other church we visited is Fissel's or Jerusalem in Shrewsbury Township. Many members of 
the Gantz family are buried here, including Frantz Gantz. We do not know where Frantz 's wife 
Margaret is buried or when she died. Fissel's was organized in 1771. The present building is the 
third for this church. It was dedicated on 20 Sep 1908. Before our trip to Pennsylvania, we 
wondered why the Frantz Gantz family had changed from attending St. Jacob's and began 
attending Fissel's. It turns out Fissel's is closer to where they lived and easier to get to. 

Another interesting observation about the German churches is that in the early days each had a 
school associated with them. In the case of St. Jacob's, the parochial school was built of stone in 
1786. The two congregations had their children educated at this school until the late 1840's when 
the voters of Codorus Township accepted public education. 



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St. Jacob's, Stone, Church 




Fissel's, Jerusalem, Church 



Appendix III 



Amanda [Gantz] Newcomer's Remembrance Quilt 



Life was different in the late IQ"* and early 20"^ centuries from what we are used to. Electricity 
was not available in the rural areas and heating was by wood and coal. What heating there 
was, was by stove or fireplace. Children's education included practical learning. Boys learned 
farming, hunting, and fishing. Girls learned domestic activities such as cooking and sewing. 
Women were quite proficient at sewing. They made and repaired clothing, but they also took 
pleasure and pride in making things that were not only useful, but attractive. Among those types 
of things were quilts, which provided warmth on cold nights. Quilting has become almost a lost 
art today, but from that day there are many beautiful quilts of different designs. 

Amanda Gantz Newcomer (daughter of Amos Gantz, Chapter 13) was proficient at making quilts 
and made a number of them. She made a unique quilt for her daughter, Mabel Rosa Newcomer. 
This is the style of quilt called a Remembrance Quilt or, sometimes, a Friendship Quilt. There 
are twenty five squares on this quilt. Each square has the name of a friend.. Each person named 
gave the print material for that particular block. The quilt was finished in 1904. Mabel was 14 
years old at the time and she helped quilt it. 

Mabel Rosa Newcomer was born 27 Mar 1890 at Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and lived most of 
her life in Glen Rock where she died on 10 Oct 1981. She was married to William. Tell RennoU, 
who died on 8 May 1955. They are buried in Trinity U.C.C. Cemetery, Glen Rock, PA (Hanover 
St.). 

On the next page are two pictures of this quilt. The first picture shows the author (Lou Ella 
Martin), Margaret Fuhrman, and Joyce Newcomer holding the quilt. The second picture shows 
one square of the quilt. This square has Amanda Gantz Newcomer's name in the center. The 
other twenty four squares have the names of her friends in them. Mabel Rosa [Newcomer] 
Rennoll told her daughter, Margaret [Rennoll] Fuhrman. about the persons named on the quilt. 
Margaret recorded the conversation, which is reproduced on the following pages with her 
permission. 



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Amanda Newcomo-'s Remanbrance Quilt 




Square Containing Amanda's Name 



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Alice N. Bortner: the daughter of John and Emma Bortner and the sister of Irene Bortner. They 
lived on Glen Rock, PA, R. D. #1 near Friendship School on Sunny Slope Rd. off Route 
216. Mabel and Alice went to school together. She was Clement Miller's wife. 

Alice Bubb: the daughter of Henry and Mandilla [Gantz] Bubb. At the time the quilt was made, 
she lived with the George Gantzes in the stone house west of Friendship School. She and 
Amanda Gantz Newcomer were second cousins. Alice married Harry Thoman and was 
the mother of, among others, Woodrow Thoman, who married Miriam Gantz, daughter 
of Grover Gantz, G. R. R. D. 

Mrs. Ella Newcomer, "Aunt EUie": the wife of Ammon Newcomer (half brother of William 
Newcomer, Mabel's dad). Her maiden name was Shearer. They lived at Hoke's Station 
on the road toward Lineboro, MD, on the east end of Baughman Valley. Mabel spent one 
winter (1901-1902) living with them to help her take care of their new baby, Sala, who 
died only three weeks after Mabel went there. Mabel stayed the rest of the winter, going 
to nearby Hoke's School and helping to milk seven cows before and after school. This 
had been Ammon's dad's (David Newcomer's) farm. 

Charles M. Gantz: a son of George F. Gantz and Annie [Miller] Gantz (George was Amanda's 
first cousin). They lived on Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, R. D. #1, in the old stone house 
just west of Friendship School, situated on the south side of the road. Charles taught 
school at Fair's School the winter Mabel went to Hoke's School. 

Mrs. Carrie "Setty" Shaffer: the wife of John Shaffer. They lived on Glen Rock, R. D. #1. on 
the farm where John Newcomer now lives (Millard Gerbrick's form) and near Fair's 
School. These people were friends of the family. They moved to Glen Rock and lived at 
135 Hanover St., the stone house that Laurel Bortner later bought. 

Mrs. Elsie Krebs: the daughter of George and Annie Gantz. She married Howard Krebs. They 
lived in the house at the corner of Route 216 and Myer's Road, on Glen Rock, R. D. #1. 
This was the tenant house of George Gantz. She was Amanda's first cousin. 

Emma Kraber: the adopted daughter of Ammon and Ellie Newcomer. Mabel doesn't know the 
mother's name, but Emma was the illegitimate daughter of Henry Kraber. Emma was 
two years older than Mabel. Henry Kraber was the father of Lettie [Kraber] Fuhrman and 
grandfather of Henry Fuhrman (son of Lettie and Curvin C. Fuhrman), who married 
Margaret E. RennoU (Mabel's daughter). 

Emma Albright: the wife of Hiram Albright. They lived at Centerville at the corner of 
Rockville Road and the railroad tracks, on Route 216. She was the sister of "Setty" 
Shaffer. Her maiden name was Winter. She was a friend of Amanda. 



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Cassie Smith: the wife of Zebary Smith. They lived on Glen Roclc, R. D. #1, on the farm on 
Fair's School Road at Myer's Road (west of Fair's School). Mabel went to school with 
their children - Maurice, Peter, and Stewart. Stewart later had the chicken farm at 
Seitzland. 

Alice Dubbs: the wife of Jacob Henry. They lived at Larue and later built the farm house at 
Sterner' s Garage. She was the daughter of George Dubbs and Sarah [Bricker] Dubbs. 
"Aunt Sarah" was Amanda's aunt and a sister to "Grandma" Elizabeth Gantz. Sarah was 
a Bricker. 

Emma Bortner: the wife of John Bortner and mother of Alice, Annie, and Irene Bortner. They 
lived on Glen Rock, R. D. #1 near Friendship School and near the George Gantz farm. 
They were friends of the family and Mabel went to Fair's School with the giris. 

Rosa Jane [Newcomer] Shoemaker (Schumaker) Schaade: the sister of William Shue 
Newcomer and half sister of Ammon Newcomer. She was Mabel's aunt and daughter of 
David Newcomer. Her first husband was John Shoemaker, who changed his last name 
speUing from u to o so it wouldn't sound so German! He was a jeweler and had a shop on 
Water St. in Glen Rock where they also lived. She had a millinery (hat) store on the sec- 
ond floor Mabel believes the location was at what is now 14 Water St. and was known at 
one time as the Roser Building. Others have said the location may have been at the old 
building that was formerly at the corner of Water and Hanover St. John also had a 
photography shop at the same site as his store. Mabel is positive this was on the third 
floor. From here they moved to W Boundary Ave. , York, where he had a jewelry shop 
at home. It was there that he died suddenly at about 50 years of age, possibly of a heart 
attack. While they lived in York, he traveled across the country three times and visited 
Canada and Mexico, earning his way repairing watches and jewelry. He took pictures of 
his travels and when he returned gave lectures. One lecture was titled "Once Around, 
Twice Across, and Three Times Beyond the Borders of the United States". Aunt Rosa did 
not go along on these trips. After his death, she lived at Boundary Ave. for several years 
and then moved to 1001 E. Market St., York, where Ella and Ammon Newcomer had 
moved and had a grocery store (in addition they took in roomers). Rosa lived there a 
number of years. When she visited in Ohio, she met John Schaade, a miller. She married 
him (at age 60) and moved to Ohio, where, in spite of the fact that he had money, things 
weren't so great. Seems he was only looking for a housekeeper he wouldn't have to pay! 
She lived in Middletown, Ohio, about six or seven years until Schaade died. Mabel and 
Tell Rennoll went to Ohio and brought Rosa home (155 Hanover, Glen Rock), where she 
lived with them for about two years. From there she moved back to York, near Penn 
Park, later building a small house in N. York. She died at 85 or 86 years, sometime 
during the early '40s, and is buried on Mt. Rose Cemetery, York, where her dad, David 
Newcomer is also buried. 



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Ellen L. Seitz: the daughter of George and Sarah Dubbs, sister of Alice [Dubbs] Henry, and 
wife of John? Seitz. She was first cousin of Amanda [Gantz] Newcomer. The Seitzes 
lived in the log house East of Seitzland toward "Toad Valley". 

Ella B. [Amspacher] Wildasin: the daughter of John and Jane Amspacher. She was a 
schoolmate of Mabel at Fair's School. They lived at the corner of Route 216 and Bortner 
Road, West of Glen Rock. When she married, they lived on the road from Sticks to 
Lineboro. Her brother was Fred Amspacher. 

Rebecca Snyder: the wife of Emanuel Snyder. They lived on Route 216 on the right just at the 
top of the hill at Honey Town Mill. They were friends of Amanda. He was the organist at 
Jerusalem "Fissel's" Church. 

Elmer Cooper: the son of ? Cooper. He was raised in the small brick house on the left (west) of 
Friendship School along Route 216. He taught school at Fair's, where he was Mabel's 
teacher. He later bought out Harry Bortner 's soda pop business, which was later known 
as Cooper's Bottling Works and was just a short distance west of his boyhood home. He 
was the father of Raymond Cooper, Sr. , who also operated the soda business. 

A. L. Newcomer, "Uncle" Ammon: the half brother of William Newcomer and Rosa, husband 
of Ella, and full brother of Monroe Newcomer. 

Amy Fair: a schoolmate of Mabel and daughter of Ezra Fair. They lived on what is now the 
Orwig place on Narrow Gauge Road, off Route 216 near Honey Town Mill. She married 
a Goodling and moved to Hanover. She was a good friend of Mabel and stayed with her 
often after Amanda died. 

Katie Bortner: the daughter of Levi and ? Bortner. They lived at the first tarm West of Fair's 
School. She married Irvin Deveney and they lived on the home farm where their son, 
Elwood, still lives (in 1979). She was a schoolmate of Mabel. 

Irma Lau: the daughter of Nelson and Emma Lau. They lived on Fair's Schoolhouse Road about 
midway between the west end of Glen Rock and Fair's School. Mabel and Irma were 
schoolmates and the grown-ups were friends and neighbors. 

Mrs. Anna Gantz: the wife of George Gantz and mother of Charles Gantz, John Gantz. Elsie 
[Gantz] Krebs, and Agness [Gantz] Meckley. Her maiden name was Cornbauer (Miller?). 
George Gantz, who was a first cousin of Amanda, was the son of John Gantz. George and 
Anna lived in the stone house that sits on Route 216 west of Friendship School. Mabel 
thinks John may have owned this farm before George. Friendship School was built on 
land from this farm. 



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Malinda Fair: the wife of Wesley Fair and mother of Maurice Fair. Her maiden name was 
Cornbauer. They lived on the second farm East of Fair's School on Fair's School Road. 
Mabel helped houseciean for Malinda when she was 13 or 14 years old, earning $1.00 per 
week, and helped paint, white wash, scrub, etc., wash, milk, cook, and anything that 
needed to be done. Mabel went to school with Maurice at Fair's School. Maurice married 
Katie Miller (a sister of Spencer Miller )and they were the parents of Earl, Helen 
(Thomas), Jerome, and Arlene. They lived on the home farm. 

Virginia Smith: the wife of Zebary Smith (son of Peter Smith). Her maiden name was Tracey. 
She was the mother of Maurice, Stewart, and Peter. (Stewart was the father of Jim and 
Ed). They lived on the first farm going East on Fair's School Road, off Myers Road. 
Mabel went to school with the boys. 

Amanda Elizabeth [Gantz] Newcomer: the wife of William Shue Newcomer and mother of 
Mabel Rosa [Newcomer] Rennoll and Amos Washington Newcomer. She was the 
daughter of Amos Gantz and Elizabeth Bricker Gantz. Amos Gantz was a brother of 
John, Aaron, Julie, and Leah [Gantz] Peiffer. Julie was a maiden lady and was the one 
who pierced Mabel's ears! 

Amos and Elizabeth built the house in 1872 and the barn in 1873 on the farm on the north 
side of Route 216 just east of Friendship School. This is where Amanda was raised and 
where Amos and Mabel Newcomer were born. 

William and Amanda Newcomer bought land, 17 acres, and built the house after 1890 
and the barn before 1895. This farm lies across the road. Route 216, from the Amos 
Gantz farm. The original barn burned down and was replaced in '50 or '60. 

Amanda died on 14 Jan 1908 at the age of 42 of cancer. Mabel was 17 (her birth date is 
27 Mar 1890). Amanda was born on 19 Sep 1866. Her brothers were Levi, Amos (who 
married Jenny-possibly Virginia- Gantz), and George, who went west (and married 
there?). Levi moved to Iowa where he married and was the father of 14 children! This 
included Leonard, Stacia, Frank and Mae. 

Amos B. (son of Amos and Elizabeth Gantz) and Jenny [Gantz] Gantz had one daughter, 
Edith. They lived on the home farm, where Edith and her husband, Walter Sheffer, also 
lived and where Walter lives now (12/79). George is buried at Fissel's Cemetery. 

Irene Bortner: the daughter of John and Emma Bortner, sister of Alice and Annie, and wife of 
Clinton Bortner. She was a neighbor and schoolmate of Mabel. Later she and Clint lived 
in Glen Rock and were neighbors (on Hanover St.) of Mabel and Tell. Clint was killed in 
an accident while working on the road in about 1935. 



Appendix IV 



Gladys [Gantz] Day's Recollections 



Dorothy M. Ingram of York County, Pennsylvania, asked Gladys [Gantz] Day, daughter of 
George Washington Gantz to record her recollections of her family. Following is the infor- 
mation she provided. 

Civil War 

My great grandfather, John Hossler Gantz, served some months as a soldier. He, in turn, did not 
want his son, John Wesley Gantz, to ever serve in a war. So he paid a sum of money ($300) at 
the Carlisle Barracks, PA, to have someone else go for him. The first time my father. George 
Washington Gantz, son of John Wesley Gantz, went to Gettysburg, he talked with a man who 
had been a boy in the days of the Civil War and played on the battlefield after the battle had 
cleared. There were dead horses and humans. He and other boys of the town played on the 
swollen animals, jumping on them like a trampoline. When I, in turn, first went to Gettysburg, it 
was World War I and soldiers were bivouacked there and among them, I later learned, was 
President Eisenhower. 

Jolin Wesley Gantz and Leah Jane Flory 

John Wesley Gantz was born about 2 '/: miles from a railroad track that dissected the countryside 
and where little towns sprung up and among those little towns was the town of Railroad. It had 
the local store, post office, and other businesses of the day. It was there that Leah Jane Flory 
came to live with an aunt, Margaret Mundis, as an apprentice to learn to sew. That was in the 
1850s. That is where John Wesley Gantz met her, married her, and all their lifetime lived within 
a radius of that area. Their children also, for the better part of of their life also lived in that area. 
Some lived in Railroad practically their whole lives, others in and out, but never very far away, 
with Charles ending his years in York. 



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Alfretta Gantz 

Alfretta (Etta) had one daughter, Iva Jane Gantz (father not known). There is a story told by my 
father (George Gantz) about Iva's birth. A local constable came to register her name. When 
Grandfather Gantz (John Wesley Gantz) wouldn't give the father's name, he insisted and Grand- 
fether Gantz ran him off with a shotgun. Later, Etta married Harvey Mathias, divorced, and mar- 
ried Harry Atkinson. Harvey Mathias lived and died in Baltimore. Harry Atkinson and Etta 
[Gantz] Atkinson both lived in Railroad. Etta died there and Harry died at the County Home, 
York, Pennsylvania. 

John F. Gantz 

John Gantz had not been given a middle name when he was born. When he signed up for the 
World War I draft, he had to have a middle initial so he chose his mother's maiden name Flory 
and used the initial F. John was a "dapper" young man. He was well-dressed, wore expensive 
suits and always wore Florsheim shoes. He was a small slender man, not as tall as his brother 
Charles. John Wesley Gantz and John F. Gantz were more like the Gantzes. George Washington 
Gantz, Charles Allen Gantz, Mamie Jane Gantz, and Alfretta Gantz were built more like the 
Flory side of the family. None of the Gantz family wore glasses. Only John had an eye problem 
in later years, possibly cataracts. 

George Washington Gantz 

George Gantz (my father) was taught the art of gardening, especially in the making of straight 
rows where seedlings or seeds were to be planted. He was taught to use the hand saw and 
crosscut saw, and was in great demand for his young years. He was taught the use of the cradle 
to cut the grain and he was also in demand for that service. He was a life-long farmer. 

One of the little tales that my father told about when he was young and began working around on 
farms was about a Mr. Ilgenfritz who hired him to pick potatoes. When it came time for lunch, 
Mr. Ilgenfritz went to the pump in the yard to wash up and he took out his false teeth and washed 
them under the pump flow of water. He told my dad that when he did the same he should come 
in to eat the lunch. Well, my dad couldn't do that so he ran all the way home and he never went 
back there to work on that farm. 

John Wesley Gantz taught my father George to sing bass and to read shaped notes. That seemed 
to be a feat in that day. George played the finger trombone in a band. John Gantz played baritone 
horn a good part of his life in various bands around the community and for one period of time 
with the Spring Garden Band of York. 



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Charles Allen Gantz 

Uncle Charles was at the family's house after my father's funeral in November 1948. Uncle 
Charles looked fabulously well and a neighbor who was helping asked him what he did to look so 
wonderful. He looked at him and with a most solemn expression said, "Absolutely nothing." 

Practical Learning 

All three boys were taught well to use a gun in the hunting of game which was a big part of the 
diet in that day. Along the way Charles gave up the gun for hunting and used flat stones to hunt 
rabbits. I hear he did quite well with that. John and George had their love of guns and hunting for 
as long as they lived. John also enjoyed fishing and went on many fishing trips and took friends 
with him. He went on deep sea fishing trips as well as local ones. Successful sometimes, 
sometimes not, but certainly enjoyed the sport. John was also fond of baseball and the 
Philadelphia team was his favorite. 

The girls had their training in sewing, piecing quilts, making rugs, plus in the earlier years, 
making clothes to wear. Their mother had been a seamstress and taught them well as small 
children to sew a seam. 

Earning a Living 

As the children grew up and took their place earning a living, they worked mostly as day laborers 
on the farms in Railroad Borough, and in what was called "the flavine factory," which was owned 
by J. S. Young Co. of Youngstown, Ohio. All of the males of the family worked there as well as 
the sons-in-law. When that dissolved, of course, they went on to other things - some to the fur- 
niture factory. Charles Gantz and John F. Gantz went to York, but John always came back for 
periods of time to work and live. John Gantz spent his last days in Railroad. 

The Flavine Factory 

The flavine factory was where they distilled the bark of native chestnut and oak trees to make 
flavine as they called it. The trees were cut when the sap was up, the bark was stripped from 
them and hauled to Railroad from surrounding farms. It was stacked to dry naturally, and later 
taken to the factory and fed into a large hopper where it was ground up and put into vats and 
boiled. The resulting product was flavine used for tanning hides. John F. Gantz's skin turned a 
dark hue from his closeness to the boilers and the work involved. His clothes also turned a 
brownish color which no matter how much they were washed always remained brown. 



216 Appendix IV Gladys [Gantz] Day's Recollections 



George Miller 

Charles Gantz lived with the George Miller family during the years he worked at the flavine 
factory. George Miller also worked in the factory. Charles continued to live with them until the 
deaths of the senior Millers and daughter Annie [Miller] Gladfelter who maintained the home 
after the parents died. The femily of George Miller consisted of his wife, Phinnie (I don't know 
if it was Euphenia or Josephine), and their children who were Joe (Josiah), John, Julie, Annie, 
and George Jr. (little George as we called him). George Miller was a nephew of Lydia [Miller] 
Gantz who married John Hossler Gantz. When Lydia Miller was growing up she lived on a farm 
that was just about three miles from the Gantz farm. The Miller farm was closer to New Freedom 
and the Gantz farm was at Fissels or what is now known as Fissels. 

Cemeteries, Churches, and Schools 

John Wesley Gantz, his wife, and all of his children are interred in New Freedom Cemetery, 
New Freedom, Shrewsbury Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Fissel's Cemetery had been 
located in both Codorus Township and Shrewsbury Township of which it is a part at present 
(1996). The church is called Jerusalem and it is both a Lutheran and United Church of Christ 
congregation. It was also at one time near a one room school which was consolidated with other 
schools of Shrewsbury Township to make a larger system that became the Susquehanna High 
School in 1951. The first graduating class was 1952. My daughter, Linna [Day] Walker, was a 
graduate that year and its mailing address is Glen Rock, R. D. 3. 

Entertainment 

There are direct descendants of John Wesley Gantz living in the same area today (1996). In the 
1900s and 1920s there were many impromptu visits among Mamie's (Mamie Jane [Gantz] 
Adams) and George's families and very often after catching up on the news of the day we would 
sing. My mother and Mamie would sing and George and John would play their horns, the 
trombone and the baritone horn. They would sing Sunday School songs, most of them they knew 
by memory. Sometimes when they wanted to try a new one they would do it out of a song book 
and so they had their own entertainment. Later, when my father sold his trombone he'd join the 
two women to sing. Sometimes he would sing tenor with them, other times he sang lead. It was 
all a comforting celebration and I remember it gratefully. 

My dad (George Washington Gantz) sold his trombone after the Glen Echo Band of Railroad 
broke up. The leader of the band had moved to York and wanted to start a band there. The leader 
asked all the members about selling their instruments to the new band members and that's why 
my dad sold his trombone. I think he was sorry later. 



Appendix I V Gladys [Gantz] Day's Recollections 2 1 7 



The New Baby 

Another thing I remember from back in the late teen's, was when Aunt Mame (Mamie Jane 
[Gantz] Adams) had one of her children, I think it was Bob. My mother took me to see her and 
the new baby while she was still confined to her bed. That was unusual for that time as children 
usually did not see the babies until they were several weeks old, sometimes months. I thought 
that was the most beautiful sight. The bed was so beautiful all dressed in white. The pillowcases 
had wide crocheted lace which I'm sure Aunt Mame had crocheted. She had a beautiful wedding 
ring quilt on the bed. What impressed me most was the whiteness and then her head on that 
pillow and the baby wrapped along side of her. 

Washing Clothes 

Getting the clothes white at that time was a labor-intensive job. The clothes were usually soaped 
and soaked in a tub of hot water, then rubbed by hand on the wash board, and then boiled in a 
kettle. In the early years they would be boiled outdoors in an iron kettle in a fireplace or on just 
a metal ring with legs the fire would go under. After boiling, the clothes would be removed, 
rinsed, and to get them the very whitest, rinsed another time in bluing water. 

A Death in the Family 

Another lasting impression I had from when I was quite young, only 2 Vi years old, was when 
my grandfather (John Wesley Gantz) passed away. I remember vividly the room in which he was 
laid out in their home and they took me to the viewing that night. My dad carried me and John 
Gantz, my uncle, carried the lamp into the living room, or parlor as it was called then. To this 
day I have a tabloid of that room in my mind. My dad often said he could not believe I 
remembered that, but there was one piece of furniture in that room that has since over time 
disappeared. It was a piece of furniture inherited from Leah Jane [Flory] Gantz's folks that they 
think was crafted by one of her brothers. It was called a buffet. It had a low back on it with two 
candle shelves and it was finished in a black and marble effect, but it was all done with paint. I 
remember that vividly, plus the chairs and a stand. The stand is in my home and the chairs my 
daughter bought when I was disposing of my homestead. So that some of those things are still in 
the family, but the piece of furniture they called the buffet has simply disappeared. 

Susanna [Gantz] Eigner 

Susanna married Adam Eigner and they lived at Havre de Grace, Maryland. In the depression 
(1890s) Adam lost his job as a baker and traveled to Ohio to find work. Adam worked as a night 
watchman. He was killed in a robbery. His money, gold watch and chain were taken. Susanna 
moved to Baltimore where she lived, sewing at home for a livelihood. She taught me how to cut 
out dress patterns for her sister, Catherine Agnes Gantz, just before she went home and died. I 
believe Susanna is buried in Louden or Londen Park Cemetery in Baltimore. 



2 1 8 Appendix I V Gladys [Gantz] Day's Recollections 



Adam and Susanna had three children: Annie, Lottie, and Robert. Annie married someone named 
Parlett (they divorced). Annie had two children: Viola and Clifton. Annie lived in Baltimore, 
died at St. Joseph Hospital, and is buried in Baltimore, Maryland. Lottie married William Lutz. 
She later married someone named Mohrlock. Her name while married to Mohrlock was Charlotte 
J. Mohrlock. She was born 14 May 1876 and died 8 April 1951 in Chelsea, Michigan. She is 
buried in the Salem Grove Cemetery at Chelsea, Michigan. Robert married Loretta (last name 
unknown). They lived, died and are buried in Baltimore, Maryland. 



The Allison Family 

Charles was more commonly called Henry. His full name is Charles Henry Allison but we all 
knew him as Henry. 

Percy Allison was a jeweler and he taught his son, William, to be a jeweler also. Percy was 
married to Belle Herbert and they had two children, William and Mary. Percy was in the U.S. 
Army Band during World War I. William worked for the U.S. Navy in Washington, D.C., 
making precision time pieces and sensitive measuring instruments. Percy and William played 
comets or trumpets in the Shriners Band. Both William and Mary were married and both are now 
dead. Mary lived in Silver Springs, Maryland. 

Lloyd Allison and his wife. May, had two children: Robert and the younger one's name I don't 
know. May is still living and resides in York, Pennsylvania. 

Roy Allison was an electrician. 

All of the Allisons except Percy and John lived in Glen Rock. Percy had lived in California and 
Arizona but came back to New Freedom in his later years where he died. 

Alice [Gantz] Bollinger Delle 

Alice had only one daughter that I know, Edith Bollinger. -Edith was married to Park Hedrick 
who worked for MetEd (Metropolitan Edison, local electric company) in Glen Rock. He worked 
in the business end of it and lived across the road from the office in Glen Rock. They had an 
adopted son. Jack, who has died and his widow, Margaret is still living. She lives in an 
apartment on the Susquehanna Trail between Loganville and what is called Violet Hill (York, 
PA). 



iSotesf anb 3^ferencesf 



Notes and References 



A number of reference sources are used frequently. To save space and make these references 
easier to read, they are abbreviated in the end notes. The full reference for each abbreviated 
reference is given below. A number of record repositories were visited to obtain the information 
cited. These include libraries, historical societies, and court houses. 



Census records taken by the United States and by individual states will be referenced by the date, 
state, county, township, page, and dwelling. For a state the FHL (Family History Library) 
microfilm number will be included. 

Church Records 

There are many books of compiled church records at the Historical Society of York County. The 
information from many of these books have been recorded on cards and put in the surname files. 
If a page number is given, the book was consulted. Otherwise, the information was taken from 
the card. Unless otherwise referenced, the York County church intbrmation is from this source. 

Court Houses 

Many court house records have been filmed and are available through the Family History 
Library. When the FHL was the source of the intbrmation, it will be so indicated by the words 
"FHL #" followed by a seven digit number. However, during 1995 the York County, 
Pennsylvania, court house was visited. We examined and either recorded or copied deeds, wills, 
probates, births, marriages, and deaths. If the information is from a court house visit, the end 
note will include the words "York Co., PA," followed by the record type, e.g. "Deed Book." 

Historical Society of York Countv. Pennsvlvania (HSYC^ 

The best genealogical library that we have visited to date is the one at the Historical Society of 
York County, Pennsylvania. Many references in this book come from that library. For brevity, 
references from that library will be abbreviated HSYC. They have organized research along 
family surnames and volunteers have collected intbrmation about persons with the same surname 
and placed them in a file under that surname. Births, marriages, cemetery inscriptions, and other 
pertinent information is transcribed onto cards. Where information has been obtained from such 
cards, it will be designated simply as such, for example: "York County Cemetery Card." Most if 
not all church records have been extracted and these records placed in bound books in the library. 
Church records with no other designation were obtained from books at the HSYC. 

221 



222 Notes and References 



Libraries 



By far the most used repository was the LDS Family History Library, in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
either through visits to Salt Lake City or by renting microfilm to read at a local Family History 
Center. Where this repository is the source, it will be abbreviated FHL. Other libraries used 
include Huntington Beach, California, Public Library; Los Angeles, California, Public Library; 
Pennsylvania State Library, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and the Historic Society of York County, 
York, Pennsylvania. Citations of these libraries will include only the name of the city or state and 
the word "Library." 

Newspapers 

Many old newspapers are on microfilm. A lot of the information in this book came from old 
newspapers that were found in the Historic Society of York County. In the citation, the full name 
and repository will be indicated except for the following newspapers that are on microfilm and 
were viewed at the HSYC. These newspapers, all of York County, Pennsylvania, are the 
following: 

1 . 77?^ Glen Rock Item 

2. The Hanover Spectator 

3. 77?^ Press 

4. The York Dispatch 

5. The York Gazette and Daily. 

Vital Records 

In York County, birth, marriage, and death records did not begin until the 1880's, except for a 
short period from 1852 to 1855. The primary source of early vital records are church and 
cemetery records. Many church records have been accumulated by the Historic Society of York 
County and are available in their library. Also, many York County cemeteries have been sur- 
veyed and the results made available at the HSYC, but many of these events went unrecorded in 
the early years. 

Cemeteries 

Inscriptions from cemeteries are used for births and deaths for a number of persons. A general 
census of cemeteries of York County, Pennsylvania, was taken from 1932 through 1937. The 
information from the tombstones was recorded on cards and filed at the Historical Society of 
York County. These cards were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are on 
FHL #0022163 through #0022173. This source will be referred to as "York Co. Cemetery Card" 
in a reference. Two cemeteries were visited and information from those visits will be 
appropriately referenced. It should be noted that some dates on tombstones, although carved in 
stone, have been found to be wrong. Where dates are suspect, it will be noted. 



Notes and References 223 



Reference Abbreviations 

Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County, Ohio: 

Biographical Memoirs ofWvandot County, Ohio (Logansport, IN: B. F. Bowers, 1892). 
FHL #1000352. 

Biographical Record of McLean Co., IL: 

The Biographical Record of McLean County, Illinois (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke 
Publishing Co., 1899). In custody of Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, IL. 

Blendon Township, Ohio, J 880 Census and Genealogical Data: 

Richard P. and Jane M. Yantis, comp., Blendon Township, Ohio, 1880 Census and 
Genealogical Data (Columbus, OH: Franklin Co. Genealogical Society, 1987). 

Bob Jones Records: 

Research notes of Bob Jones in custody of Historical Society of York Co., PA. 

Bonner Genealogy by Givens: 

Robert E. Givens, An Index for "George Bortner of Codorus Township, York County, 
Pennsylvania and his Descendants" {Fresno, CA: R. E. Givens, 1988). In custody of 
Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, call No. 929.273/8648g. 

Bricker Branches: 

Shirley Penna-Oakes, ed., Bricker Branches (Marysville. WA: Pioneer Publications). In 
custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, call No. 929.27305/B762b. A 
newsletter about the Bricker surname. 

Carroll Co. , MD, Cemeteries: 

Carroll County Cemeteries (Westminster, MD: Carroll County Genealogical Society, 
1995). In custody of Public Library of Westminster, MD. 

Cemeteries of Noble County, Indiana: 

The Cemeteries of Noble County, Indiana, v. 1 (Kendallville, IN: Noble County 
Genealogical Society, 1984). 

Cornelius Jones family information: 

Much of the information about Cornelius Jones comes from a baptismal certificate of 
Anna Mary Jonas (Jones), the fifth daughter of his first wife that is in the Jones file of the 
HSYC. Anonymous notes attached to this certificate provide added information. Another 
document in the Jones file is a report about the David Jones family, which includes 
information about Cornelius Jones and his family. 



224 Notes and References 



Descendants of Christian Lau: 

Michael Lau, The Descendants of Christian Lau. In Custody of HSYC. 

Evidences ofZiegler Families of York Co.: 

"Evidences of the Ziegler Families of York County before the year 1850/ Henry James 
Young, Director, Genealogical Reports for the Historical Society of York County, v. 22 
(1939). Mimeographed sheets found in Ziegler file at HSYC. 

Families of York Co. , PA, by Dull: 

Keith A. Dull, Early Families of York County, Pennsylvania (Westminster, MD: Family 
Line Publications, 1995). In two volumes. 

George Banner of Codorus Twp. : 

Charles H. Glatfelter, George Bonner of Codorus Township, York County, Pennsylvania, 
and His Descendants (Prepared for The Bortner Association, Glen Rock, PA, 1949). 
Mimeographed report in custody of HSYC. 

German Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Charge: 

Church Records of the German Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Charge, York Co., PA. 
FHL #1432967 item 10. 

Gibson 's History of York Co., PA: 

John Gibson, ed., A Biographical History of York County, Pennsylvania (1886, Rpt., 
Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1975, onginally published as Part II of 
History of York County, Pennsylvania, Chicago, 1886). In custody of Historical Society 
of York County and Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 

Glattf elders in America: 

Don and Jeanine Hartman, comp.. The Glattfelders in America: The Descendants of Two 
Brothers, Johan Peter and Casper Glattfelder; and Their Uncle, Hons Heinrich: and 
Others (Tooele, UT: Family Hart'^V 1993). 

Good Hope Church Records: 

Margaret Miller Simon, trans.. Good Hope Church Records of the German Lutheran and 
Reformed Congregations, Beaver Township, Mahoning county, Ohio, 1815-1895 
(Boardman, OH: Simon Homestead Books, 1986). 

Goose Creek Township Cemeteries: 

Goose Creek Township Cemeteries (Monticello, IL: Piatt County Historical and 
Genealogical Society, no date). In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 
UT. 






Notes and References 225 



History of Harrison Co., OH: 

Charles A. Hanna, Historical Collections of Harrison County in the State of Ohio (New 
York: Privately Printed, 1900). In custody of the Huntington Beach Library. Orange 
County, California 

History of Morrow Co., OH, 1989: 

Morrow County History Book Committee, ed., History of Morrow County, Ohio, 1989 
(Salem, WV: Walsworth Press, Inc., 1989). In custody of the Family History Library, 
Salt Lake City, UT. 

History of York County, PA, 1907: 

History of York County, Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1907), volume. 1 
and volume 2 (Biographical). 

Ludwig Krebs of Codorus Twp. : 

Charles H. Glatfelter, Ludwig Krebs of Codorus Township, Yeoman, A History (Glen 
Rock, PA: by the author, 1947). Mimeographed report in HSYC. 

Mahoning County, OH, Marriage Records, 1846-1870: 

Jocelyn Fox Wilms, comp., Mahoning County Chapter Ohio, Marriage Records, 1846- 
1870 (Youngstown, OH: Mahoning County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1989). 

Marriage Records of Jefferson Co., OH. 

Leila S. Francy, ed.. Marriage Records of Jefferson County, Ohio, Book 5 (no pub., no 
date). In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, call No. FHL #977.169 
V2f. 

Marshall Co. , IN, Cemeteries: 

Wendell C. and Jean C. Tombaugh, Marshall County, Indiana, Cemeteries (Rochester, 
IN: by authors, 1985). In custody of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. call 
No. 977.288 V3t. 

Monroe Co. Death Records: 

Probate Court of Monroe County, Ohio, Record of Deaths, 1867-1908. FHL #0940301. 

Monroe Co. Marriage Records: 

Probate Court of Monroe County, Ohio, Record of Marriages, 1866-1881, 
FHL #0940297. 

Morrow Co. , OH, Tombstone Inscriptions: 

Morrow County, Ohio, Tombstone inscriptions (Mount Gilead, OH: Morrow County 
Genealogical Society, 1986). 



226 Notes and References 



Noble Co., IN, Cemeteries: 

The Cemeteries of Noble County, Indiana (Kendallville, IN: Noble County Genealogical 
Society, 1984). In custody of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 

North Salem Lutheran Church Records: 

North Salem Lutheran Church Records, 1 846- 1 989, Salem Township, Wyandot County, 
Ohio (Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University, 1990). Microfilm of original 
records in the Jerome Library, Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Ohio. Copy in 
custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, FHL #1672016. 

Portrait and Biographical Album OfDe Witt and Piatt Counties, III. : 

Portrait and Biographical Album of De Witt and Piatt Counties, III. (Chicago: Chapman 
Bros., 1891). In custody of Illinois State Historical Library, Springfield, IL, call No. 
F896/D2. Copy of significant pages found in HSYC Gantz file in information supplied by 
Charles K. Gantz. 

Published Pennsylvania Archives: 

Thomas Lynch Montgomery, ed., Pennsylvania Archives (Harrisburg, PA: Harrisburg 
Publishing Company, State Printer, 1907). 

Richland Co., OH, Marriages, 1813-1817: 

Richland County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1813 to 1871 (Mansfield, OH: Richland 
County Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society, 1993). In custody of the Family History 
Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 



Some Cemeteries of Brown Co. , KS: 

Don L. Ford, comp.. Some Cemeteries of Brown County, Kansas with Supplements 
(Salem, MA: Higginson Books, 1986). 

Stone Church by Hinke: 

William J. Hinke, trans., Church Records of St. Jacob's (Stone) Church, Brodbecks, York 
County, 1756-1858 (no pub., November, 1939). 35 mm microfilm rented from 
Evangelical & Reformed Historical Society, Lancaster, PA 17603, reel #130. 

Stone Church by Yoder: 

Rev. Paul D. Yoder, comp. , Baptisms and Burials at St. Jacob 's (Stone) Union Church, 
Brodbeck's, Pennsylvania (August, 1936). In custody of Los Angeles Public Library. 

Strassburger and Hinke: 

Ralph Beaver Strassburger. Pennsylvania German Pioneers, William John Hinke, ed. 
(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1980). Two text volumes and one 
signature volume. 



Notes and References 227 



Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson Co., OH: 

Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson County. Ohio (Akron, OH: Esther 
Weygandt Powell, 1967). FHL #977. 169/V22. 

Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, PA: 

Jacqueline B. Nein and Gail H. Hesser, Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, 
an Alphabetized Compilation of Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths from 1751 -1904 
(1988). In custody of State Library of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA. 

Wayne Co., IL Cemetery Inscriptions: 

Doris Ellen Bland, comp., Wayne County, Illinois, Cemetery Inscriptions (Fairfield, IL: 
Bland Books, ca. 1971-1985). In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, 
call No. 977.3792/V22b. 

Wayne Co., IL, Marriages, 1905-1915: 

Betty Ann Butler Beeson, comp., Wayne County, Illinois, Marriages, 1905-1915 (Geff, 
IL: Beeson Enterprises, 1984). In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 
UT. 

Whan Marriage Records of Noble Co., IN: 

Clara J. Whan, Marriage Records of Noble County, Indiana, Book Two (Avilla, IN: by 
author, 1996). In custody of Martha J. Bushong, Albion, IN. 

Wyandot County, Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records: 

Col. Wm. Crawford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Aretusa Watts, 
Project Coordinator, Wyandot County, Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records (no pub., 1981). 
In custody of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, microfilm #1035519. 

York Co. Cemetery Card:: 

Information from survey of York County, PA. cemeteries. See discussion of cemeteries 
at beginning of notes and references. 

York County Church Records: 

Marlene Strawser Bates and F. Edward Wright, ed. and comp., York County, 
Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18"' Century (Westminster, MD: Family line 
Publications, 1991). In three volumes. 

York County Marriages, 1852-1855: 

South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical Society, Special Publication Number 28, 
Genealogical Abstract of York County, Pennsylvania, Marriage Registration Book. 1852- 
1855 (York: By the Society, P O. Box 1824, York, PA, 17405. July, 1984) 



228 Notes and References 



Correspondence with other Researchers 

A number of other persons who are researching the Gantz name or are interested in Gantz 
genealogy were corresponded with during my research and gave information that is included. 
Where the only source is that correspondence, it will be indicated by the person's name followed 
by the word "correspondence." If you should wish to contact one of these persons, send me a 
letter to them and I will forward it. 



NOTES AND REFERENCES 



1 . Margaret F. Costello and Jane Fletcher Fiske, Guidelines for Genealogical Writing (Boston. MA: 
New England Historical Genealogical Society, 1990). 

2. Discussion of conditions in Germany abstracted from James J. Sheehan, German History, 1770-1866 
(Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1989), ch. II, Eighteenth Century Society. 

3. H, Frank Eshelman, Historic Background and Annals of the Swiss and German Pioneers and Settlers 
of South-Eastern Pennsylvania, and of Their Remote Ancestors, from the Middle of the Dark Ages, Down 
to the Time of the Revolutionary War (Lancaster, PA, 1917). 

4. Ibid. p. 245. 

5. Ibid, pp. 305-307. 

6. Alice Eichholz, ed.. Ancestry's Redbook (Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1989). p. 559. 

7. Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen informs us that the following are the main sources for the information he sent 
us (all are in German): 

Shaab, Meinrad, Geschichte der Kurpfalz, two volumes (Stuttgart: 1988, resp. 1992). 

Dotzaur, Winfried, Die Vordere Graftschaft Sponheim als pfalzisch-badisches Kondominium 1437- 

1707/08, (Bad Kreuznach: 1980). 

Weydman, Ernst, Geschichte der ehemaligen grdflich-sponheimischen Gebiete (Konstanz: 1899). 

Kobler, Gerhard, Historisches Lexikon der Deutschen Lander (Munchen: 1988). 

Motsch, Johannes, Regesten des Archivs der Grafen von Sponheim 1095-1437, Teil 1 (Koblenz: 1987). 

Hacker, Werner, Auswanderunggen aus Rheinpfalz und Saarland im 18 Jahrhundert (Stuttgan: 1987). 

Moersch, Karl, Geschichte der Pfalz (Landau: 1987). 

8. Excerpted from Burgsponheimer Aufzeichnungen des Sebastian Wendel von 1639-1646, (published by 
the Freundeskreis der Burg Sponheim, 1989) and translated by Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen. 

9. As explained in the preface, the German spelling using the double s. Ganii. will be used in chapter 1 
and the American spelling, Gantz. will be used in the rest of the book. This is because documents in 
Germany and America, respectively, use those spellings. 

10. Werner Bohn, Gerhard Hammer, Karl Schwarz. and Dr. Werner Vogt, Pferdsfeld, eine 
Dorfgeschichte (Prinz-Druck KG, 6580 Idar-Oberstein/Georg-Weierbach, 1983). 

11. Pferdsfeld Church Records 1721-1821, FHL Europe 493279. 

12. Ibid, p. 373. 

13. Refers to the page in the Pferdsfeld Church Records. 

14. 9 Feb 1723, Ibid, p. 300. 



229 



230 Notes and References 

15 Dr. Udo P. Krauthausen, "Dateline of Germanic History, Comments Based on German Sources," The 
Palatine Immigrant, Vol. XX, No. 4 (September, 1995) p. 176. 

16. Allenfeld Ludieran residents used the Church in Gebroth. Gebroth Church Records, FHL #493277, p. 
4. 

17 Pferdsfeld Church Records, p 374 

18. Ibid, p. 357. 

19 Ibid, p. 2. 

20. Ibid, p. 357. 

21. Ibid, p. 359. 

22. Ibid, p. 44 

23 Families of York Co.. PA. by Dull, p. 7. 

24 Pferdsfeld Church Records, p 54. 

25 Ibid, p. 61. 

26 Ibid, p 1. 

27 Ibid, p. 476. 

28 Ibid, p. 310 

29 Ibid, p. 10. 

30 Ibid, p 78 
31. Ibid. p. 85. 

32 Ibid, p 94 

33 Ibid. p. 104. 

34 Ibid, p 7 

35 Ibid, p 477 

36 Werner Hacker. Auswandeningen aus Rhempfalz unci Saarland im 18. Jahrhundert (Stuttgart: 
Konrad Theiss. 1987). 

37 Pferdsfeld Church Records, p. 4 



Notes and References 231 



38 Ibid, p. 5. 

39 Ibid, p. 10. 

40. Ibid, p. 473. 

41. Ibid, p. 30 

42 James J Sheehan, German History, 1770-1866, (Oxford University Press; Oxford, England, 1989), 
pp 75-77. 

43 Strassburger and Hmke v I. p 367. 

44. Strassburger and Hmke, v I. p. 368. 

45. Strassburger and Hmke. v 3. Signature Volume, p. 396. 

46. York County Church Records, \ 1, p. 199 

47 Daniel Rupp, The History and Topography ofDauphm. Cumberland, Franklin, Bedford, Adams, 
and Perry Counties (Lancaster, PA: Gilbert Hills, Propnetor & Publisher, 1846), p. 207 In custody of 
Family History Library, Salt Lake City. UT 

48 York County Church Records, v. 3, p. 227 

49 York Co. Deeds, v 2L p. 173 

50 Stone Church by Hinke , p 5. 

51 Families of York Co., PA, by Dull v. 1, p. 13. 
52. Strassburger and Hmke. y 1. p 14 

53 Ibid, p 256. 

54 Don Yoder, ed., Rhmeland Immigrants (Baltimore: Genealogican Publishing Co., 1981). p 104 This 
book tells about Peter Ruhl, bom in Lambsheim, Germany, son of Hans Jakob and ,\nna Barbara Ruhl He 
married about 1718, Katharma Stumpf daughter of Martin and Kathanna Stumpf, commg from 
Bocksberg 

55 York County Church Records, v 1, p 48 

56 York County Church Records, v 3, p 267 

57 York Co Deeds, v. II, p. 173 

58. York County Cemetery Card. The tombstone shows a birth year of 1722 not 1723. but his exact date 
of birth may not have been known by his survivors. 



232 Notes and References 

59 Stone Church by Hinke, p 36. 
60. George Bortner ofCodorus Twp. 

61 Stone Church by Yoder. p 157 Other references for her birth and death dates are: (1) George Bortner 
ofCodorus Twp p. 46, 24 Oct 1753 - 15 Sep 1820 or 1829; (2) York Co Cemetery Card, 14 Oct 1753 - 

1 1 Sep 1822, and (3) another York Co Cemetery Card, 24 Oct 1753 - 1 1 Sep 1829. 

62 A copy of this fraktur was found m the Bortner file in the HSYC. 

63 York Co. Church Records, v. 3, p. 263. 

64 York Co Cemetery Card. 

65 Most of the information about the Bortners is from: Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

66 York Co. Church Records, v. 1, p. 140. 

67 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

68 John L. Getz correspondence. 

69 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

70 Stone Church by Hmke, p. 42. 

71 . The birth and baptismal dates for Magdalena Bortner are from John L. Getz correspondence. The 
Stone Church by Hinke has the parents of Magdalena as Dewald Schneider and Margaret and the sponsors 
as Ludwig Bortner and Elizabeth. John L Getz has some reason to believe that the parents and sponsors 
are reversed. 

72 John L. Getz correspondence. 

73 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

74 Stone Church by Hinke. p 43. 

75 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

76 John L. Getz correspondence. 
77. Stone Church by Hinke. p. 43. 

78 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

79 John L. Getz correspondence. 

80 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth year calculated from age at death. 68 years. 



Notes and References 233 

8 1 . York Co Cemetery Card. 

82 York Co. Church Records, v. 1. p. 227 Certified copy in file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

83 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth year calculated ft-om age at death, 91 years. 

84 York Co Cemetery Card 

85. York Co. Church Records, v. 1, p 130 Father Hannes Bortner. 

86 Bortner Genealogy by Givens 

87 Ibid. 

88 York Co Church Records, v 1. p 145 

89 Bortner Genealogy by Givens . 

90 York Co Church Records, v. 1, p 146 

9 1 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

92. York Co. Church Records, v 1, p 147 

93 John L. Getz correspondence. 

94 Bortner Genealogy by Givens 

95 York Co. Church Records, v. 1. p. 149 
96. Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

97 York Co Church Records. vA.'g 149 

98 Both Givens and Getz give this date. Mother would have been 55 years old when Jesse was bom. 

99 Bortner Genealogy by Givens 

100 Ibid. 

101 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 55-6-8 

102 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

103 Both Givens and Getz give this date for the marriage, which is 3 years after the birth of Henry. 

104 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated fi-om age at death, 82-2-2. 



234 Notes and References 

105 York Co Church Records, v 3, p 257 Record only gives baptismal date, not birth date 

106 York Co Cemetery Card. 

107 Probate of George Bortner in York Co. Orphans Court, Book U, p 238, lists their five living 
children., John, Henry, Christiana mtermamed with George Amspacher, Margaret and Elizabeth, all of 
York Co except Henry who resides m Richland Co OH. 

108 Bortner Genealogy by Givens . 

109 York Co. Church Records, v I, p 130 

110 John L. Getz correspondence. 

111. York Co. Church Records, v I, p 130. 

1 12. John L. Getz correspondence. 

113 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

114 York Co. Church Records, v I, p 130. Birth on Cemetery Card is 4 Aug 1791. 

115 York Co Cemetery Card. 

116 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

1 17 York Co. Church Records, v. 1, p 130 Record gives only birth date, not baptismal date. 
1 1 8. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1 19 York Co. Church Records, v. I. p 130 Record gives only birth date, not baptismal date. 

120 York Co Cemetery Card. Age at death 55-6-8. 

121 York Co. Church Records, v. 1, p. 130. Record gives only birth date, not baptismal date. 

122 York Co Cemetery Card. Age at death 16-5-23 

123 Stone Church by Hinke, p. 5 

124. William Gantz signed a power of attorney in Jefferson Co.. KY. on 10 May 1826. Copy in York Co 

Deed Book P. pp. 84 and 85. 

125 York Co.. PA. tax list 1788 &1789, FHL #1449185 

126 Stone Church by Hinke,p 128. 

127 York Co. Church Records, v I, p. 178 



Notes and References 235 



128 John L. Getz correspondence 

129 Arlynn G. Gantz, The Gantz Family of Gettysburg (DeWitt. MI by the author. 1985) in custody of 
Licking Co. Genealogical Society, Newark, OH. 

130. York Co., PA, Deed Book P, pp. 84 and 85 

131. Records for Fissel' (Jerusalem) Church. Shrewsbury Twp , York Co., PA, FHL #0022205. 

132. York Co. Church Records, v 1, p 48. 
133 York Co. Cemetery Card 

134. Pennsylvania Archives. Sixth Senes. Volume II, p. 609 

135. Ibid, pp.525 and 679. 

136 This date is based on the 1785 tax list and the birth of their first child. Chnstina, who was bom m 
October, 1787 That Esther's maiden name is Keller comes from her son"s name, George Keller Gantz. 
Other researchers have her maiden name as Keller without source. 

137 York Co Cemetery Card. 

138 Accordmg to Jacob Lischy's Pnvate Pastoral Records (York Co. Church Records, v 3. p 264) 
Mana Ester was baptized 2 Jan 1763, daughter of John Jacob Keller (Kessler) and Mana Ester John Jacob 
Keller's will, dated 12 Mar 1810, mentions daughter Ester without any last name. She would have been 
Ester Gantz (widow) at this time. 

139 York Co. Will Book N, p. 24 

140. York Co.. PA, Deed Book 2Q, p. 95 hi this deed she is "of Baltimore County m die State of 
Maryland, Widow."' 

141 York Co . PA. Deed Book 2T. p 207 

142 York Co., PA, Will Book Q, p 49. 

143 York Co., PA, Orphans Court Docket Book P, p. 395. 

144 York Co. Church Records, v. 1. p 132 Sponsor was Juliana Gantzin, single This record identifies 
the mother as Eva. However, Esther states in her will that Chnstina is her daughter, so it is assumed that 
Eva and Esther are the same. 

145 Ester Gantz's will says, "'my daughter Christma intermarried with George Wibeling (sic)." 

146 C T Zahn, trans.. First Record Book for the Reformed and Lutheran Congregations at 
Manchester. Baltimore County. Maryland (Westminster. MD; By the trans.. 1936), p 14. In custody of 
Historical Society of York Co . PA 



236 Notes and References 



147. Tax list for 183 1-1832 has George Weibling heirs. Guardian for his children appointed 6 Aug 1833, 
York Co. Orphans Court, v. R, pp. 238 &. 239, FHL #0022156 

148 Sponsors at the baptisms for three of Charles" and Elizabeth's children were George Fehr and wife 
Margaret, Chnstoph Fehr and wife Barbara, and Jacob Fehr and wife Catharine. It is likely that 
Elizabeth's maiden name is Fehr. 

149 George Weiblmg's parents' names are from his baptismal record Since Weiblmg is not a common 
name and smce this John George is about the nght age to marry Chnstina Gantz, I assume he is the nght 
one. 

150. 1830 US. Census, Codorus Twp . York Co.. PA., p. 335 Girl age 15-20 is Polly. 

151. Morrow Co.. OH. Death Records. 1867-1909, p. 494 FHL #0388779 Birth date calculated from 
age at death. 64-7-14 She was hvmg with her brother. Jesse, in the 1880 Census. Morrow Co. She was 
smgle, age 65 . 

152. 1850 U.S. Census, Perry Twp. Morrow Co., OH, dwlg. 1098. Age 29 

153 York Co., PA. Deed Book 4E. p. 581. Power of Attorney, dated 24 Nov 1862 mentions Henrv- 
Defenbaugh and Hetty his wife (who is a daughter of the late George Weibling). 

154 Ibid, pp 581,582, & 590. 

155 York Co. Church Records, v 1. p 132 The mother of this child is identified as Catar. I believe the 
translator misread Ester. Ester names Elizabeth her daughter in her will. 

156 Maiden name of George Werner's wife from Bncker Branches, v 5. p 12. submitted by Iva 
Bricker of KS. and v 6. p. 29, submitted by Shirley Lockard. See chapter 12 on Bncker families for 
discussion of Bncker Branches. 

157 Stone Church hy Hinke. p 59 

1 58. Good Hope Church Records, p -62 Age at death. 74-1-7 

159 Ibid. 

160. Stone Church hy Hinke, p. 85 Sponsors. John George Werner and Catharine. 

161 Ibid. Sponsors, the parents 

162. Good Hope Church Records, p 62. Age at death, 82-5-8. 

163 Stone Church hy Hmke. p 85 Sponsors. John Werner and Magdalene 

164. Good Hope Church Records, p 62. Age at death. 39-7-1 



Notes and References 237 



165. Mahonmg County, OH. Marriage Records. 1846-1870. p 95 Birth year for Calhanne from 1850 
U.S. Census, Beaver Twp., Mahonmg Co. OH, dwlg. 220 

166. Good Hope Church Records, p. 37. 

167 Ibid., p 39. 

168 Ibid, p. 40. 

169 Stone Church by Hmke, p 87 Sponsors. Jacob DehofFand Mary Anna. 

170 Good Hope Church Records, p 62 Age at death, 38-9-7. 

171 Good Hope Church Records, p. 1 9. 

172 Ibid., p 27 Sponsors, Georg Hofacker (sic) and Magdalena. Magdalena [Wemerj Hoffacker is 
Samuel Werner's sister. 

173 Mahonmg Co.. OH. Marriage Records. 1846-1870. p. 39 In the mamage record the name is 
Hemdleman, in the 1860 census it is Hemdel. 

174. Morrow County. Ohio. Tombstone Inscriptions, v 1. p 7 Birth date calculated from age at death. 
71-9-13 

175 Rjchland Co , OH, Mamages. v. 5. p 92. FHL #0388736. 

176 Morrow Co.. OH. Tombstone Inscriptions, v. 1, p 7 The death date for Susan Weibling, wife of 
William, was not readable, only her age at death, 26-3-17 From her age m the 1850 Census of 22, a year 
of birth about 1828 was calculated. This would make her death year about 1854. 

177. 1850 US Census, Perry Twp.. Morrow Co., OH, dwlg. 1 197 Age 1. 

178 1860 U.S. Census, Perry Twp., Morrow Co . OH. dwlg 318 Age 9 

179 Morrow Co.. OH, Mamages, v. 1, p. 80. FHL #088780. 

180 Morrow Co . OH. Tombstone Inscriptions, v. 1. p 7 Age at death. 82 years. 

181 1850 US. Census, Perry Twp., Morrow Co.. OH. dwlg 1189. Age 35. 

182. Morrow Co.. OH. Tombstone Inscriptions, v 1, p 6. Birth date calculated from age at death. 33-1- 
28. 

183 Names of children and birth dates are from the 1850 US. Census. Perry Twp . Morrow Co.. OH. 
dwlg 1 189. and the 1860 U.S. Census. Blendon Twp . Franklin Co . OH. dwlg 524 

184 Birth dates estimated from 1880 US Census, Blendon Twp.. Franklin Co., OH. dwlg 408, Mamage 
date from Richland Co.. OH. Marriage Records. 1813 to 1871 (Mansfield. OH: Richland Co Chapter, 



238 Notes and References 



Ohio Genealogical Society, 1993), p. 402. 

185 Morrow Co.. OH. Tombstone Inscriptions, v. 1, p 5 Birth date calculated from age at death. 5 
months and 1 1 days. 

186. Morrow Co., OH, Mamages, v la, p 108 FHL #0388779. 

187. Blendon Township, Ohio, 1880 Census and Genealogical Data, p 50. 

188. Harold Hancock, The History ofWesterville, Ohio (Westerville. OH: by the author, 1974), p. 47 

189 Names and birth dates of children from the I860 U.S. Census, Blendon Twp., Franklin Co., OH, 
dwlg 524. 

190. Blendon Township, Ohio. 1880 Census and Genealogical Data, p. 50. 

191. Birth year from 1850 US Census. Nodaway Twp„ Andrews Co., MO, dwlg 35 

192. Brown Co., KS, Will Book C, p. 196. FHL #1870025. 

193 Nadine Hodges, comp., Andrew County. Missouri. Marriage Records 1841-1856 (Kansas City, 
MO: By the comp , 1967), p 43 

194. Birth year from 1850 US Census, Nodaway Twp . Andrews Co , MO, dwlg 35. Charles Weibling 
does not mention wife in his will. 

195. Birth place and year of birth for Charles Weiblmg's children from 1870 U.S. Census, Clayton Twp., 
Brown Co., KS, dwlg 35, unless otherwise noted. All seven children are mentioned in Charles Weiblmg's 
will. 

196. Some Cemeteries of Brown Co . KS. p. 176 

197 Amanda Weibling's birth place and year of birth from 1850 US Census. Nodaway Twp.. Andrews 
Co., MO, dwlg 35 

198 Some Cemeteries of Brown Co . KS. p 167 

199 Ibid., p 170 

200 Morrow Co , OH, Death Records, v 1. p 118. FHL #0388730 Birth date calculated from age at 
death, 35-7-13. 

201. 1870 US Census, Perry Twp . Morrow Co , OH, dwlg 66. shows Jessie age 40, wife Minerva, age 
28 and daughter Harriet age I Tlie 1880 Census, dwlg 64. shows Jesse age 50. Hamet age 1 1. Lilly J 
age 8, Charles M age 7, Martha E age 6, and Mesellis age 5 

202 Morrow Co . OH. Death Records. 1867-1909. p 500 FHL #0388730. Birth date calculated from 
age at death, 22-5-3 



Notes and References 239 



203. Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death. 22-1-23. 

204 Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death, 17-8-14. 

205. York Co. Church Records, v. 1. p. 132. Sponsor. Franz Gantz, widower 

206. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

207 Gibson 's History of York County. PA. p 174 The article is a biography of John H Gantz the 
"eldest son of John and Barbara (Hosier) Gantz The surname "Hossler" is found with different spellings. 
Hasler. Hassler, Hosier, and Hossler The latter appears to be the preferred spelling and will be used. 

208. The only Barbara Hossler found in the records is a daughter of Abraham and Christine Hossler This 
person was bom 20 Sep 1790. as shown, Barbara Gantzs birth date calculated from age at death is 14 
Aug 1790. Birth dates from tombstones are frequently wrong 

209 York Co. Church Records, v 1. p 134 Birth date from cemetery card is 14 Aug 1790 

210 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date on tombstone is 14 Aug 1790 This indicates that Barbara 
Hossler is not the daughter of Abraham and Christine Hossler who was bom 20 Sep 1790 Since there is no 
other Barbara Hossler in the area, I have mcluded her m this family York Co Deed Book 3U. p. 217. 11 
Oct 1843, release of heirs of Abraham Hasler. does not mention Barbara Gantz This release is from 
Richland Co., OH, and since Barbara Gantz was living m York Co . PA. she would not have been included 
in this document. 

211. York Co Will Book R. p 171. 

212. John Gantz"s will names his eight children. 

213. Birth date estimated from 1830 US Census. Codoms Twp . York Co . PA. p. 335. 

214 Birth date estimated from 1830 US Census. Codoms Twp . York Co . PA. p. 335 Mamed name 
from correspondence with Patricia Burgoon Wiggins 

215 York Co . PA, Mamage Registration Book. 1852-1855. p. 28. 

216 York Co . PA. Bond Book 2W. p 365 

217 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 75-3-2 1 

218 That she mamed Jacob Bowman is from Patricia Burgoon Wiggins correspondence. 

219 York Co.- Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 71-2-18 

220 Jacob Bowman's probate (York Co . PA. Orphans Court Book 2M. p. 36). dated 28 May 1872. 
mentions his widow, Sarah, and eight children. It also gives the names of the husbands of the daughters. 



240 A/ores and References 

221 Ibid The birth dates and birth places of the children are estimated from the 1850 U.S. Census, 
Codorus Twp., York Co., PA, p 382, unless otherwise referenced. 

222. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 62-5-27 

223 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 62-10-14. 

224. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

225. York Co. Marriage Book N. p. 393. 

226 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

227 Chnst's (Solomon's) Lutheran Church Record Book, p 18. m custody of Histoncal Society of York 
County, PA. 

228 York Co. Cemetery Card lists Cora May, daughter of William and Caroline, d. 25 Mar 1880, age 10 
days. 

229. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 76-0-21. 

230 1880 US. Census, Codorus T\vp , shows birthplace of Emanuel Cooper as MD. 

23 1 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 6 1-6-20 

232 William Cooper's will (York Co , PA. Will Book U. p 266) names his wife. Eve. and lists as one of 
his sons, Emanuel. 

233 Emanuel Cooper's will (York Co . PA. Will Book 2B. p 594). names his wife, Eliza, his six 
children, and the husbands of his daughters At the time of the 1850 US. Census. Emanuel and his family 
were living m Baltimore Co . MD. so some of his children may have been bom there. 

234 Chnst's (Solomon's) Lutheran Church Records in custody of Histoncal Society of York County. 
PA. 

235 Ibid 

236. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

237 York Co Cemetery Card. Only birth date given. 

238. Chnst's (Solomon's) Lutheran Church Records in custodv of Histoncal Society of York County. 
PA. 

239 Pnvate Register of Rev Daniel Gnng. in custody of Histoncal Society of York County. PA. 

240 Ibid 



Notes and References 241 

24 1 York Co Cemetery Card. 

242. York Co. Cemetery Card. Annie's maiden name from the marriage record of their son Walter E 
Cooper (York Co. Marriage Book 2L, p 48). 

243. Pnvate Register of Rev. Darnel Gnng, in custody of Histoncal Society of York County, PA. 

244. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 79-5-8 

245. York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death, 30-0-1 1 . 

246 Lydia's father's name from Gibson 's History of York County. PA. p 174 Her mothers name from 
1870 U.S. Census, Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA, dwlg. 359. 

247. Cni\dxQndirQrvxmQAm Gibson's History of York County. P/l. p 174 Also the husband of Susanna is 
named. 

248. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date. calculated from age at death. 3-11-21. 

249 Gibson 's History of York County. PA,, p 174. 

250 Lucmda's parents found in notes by Dr Zahn, reference 144 71. in custody of Histoncal Society of 
York County, PA. 

25 1 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death, 85-2-19. 

252. Lucinda Gantzs will (York Co Will Book 2T, p 324) mentions her former husband. George D 
Ziegler and her livmg children from that marriage, Alexander. William K. and Lemanda, wife of William 
B Sweitzer. 

253 George Ziegler's children are mentioned m his probate in York Co. Orphans Court Book X, p. 295. 

254 Estimated. 

255. Mary is not mcluded m her mother's will, which is dated 2 Aug 1893. 

256 Estate file for George D Ziegler in York Co Court House 

257 Age 18 m 1860 U.S. Census for Shrewsbury Twp.. York Co.. PA, p. 786, dwlg 538. 

258 Will of Lucinda Gantz mentions Lemanda, now intermamed with William B. Sweitzer. 

259 Records ofChnst Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

260 Age 18 m 1870 US Census for Shrewsbuiy Twp., York Co . PA. dwlg 29. 

261 National Archives, Washington, DC. Civil War Pension File No 615970 for John Gantz. 



242 Notes and References 

262. York Co., PA, Will Book 2T, p. 324. 

263. Gibson 's History of York County. PA. p 174. mentions children and husbands of the daughters. 

264. Records of Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury Twp., p. 23. This is the only record where she is 
called Malmda. 

265. York Co Cemetery Card. Age, 13-3-28. 

266. Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury Twp.. p. 40, 

267. York Co. Cemetery Card. Age, 3-3-7 

268. 1900 U.S. Census, Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA, ED 146. sheet 23. line 20. 

269 York Co., PA, Register of Deaths. Age 77 years. 

270 Ibid 

27 1 York County tax records in custody of Histoncal Society of York County. 
272. History of York County. PA. 1907, v 2, p. 668 

273 Records of St Matthew 's Lutheran Church. Penn Twp.. Hanover Boro.. York Co.. PA In custody 
of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

274 York Co.. PA. Affidavit of Death Book 10. p 405. 

275 York Co.. PA. Will Book 20. p 568. 

276 York Co., PA, Will Book 2Q, p. 166. 

277. Names of children are from cemetery records, census records, and wills of parents Six children are 
livmg at the times of their wills. Amelia Sheffer. Susan Amspacher. John W Gantz, George M Gantz. Ella 
C. Markle and Ida S. Snyder. In the 1900 census Leah says she is the mother of 1 1 children, six of whom 
are livmg. Only ten have been identified 

278. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 23. Birth date calculated from age at death 
from the cemetery record is 13 Dec 1852 

279 Birth from German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Charge. 1837-1906. FHL #1432967, 
item 10. Death based on 1900 census where Leah says she is mother of eleven children of which six are 
living. Her will dated March 1901 names her six living children 

280. Ibid. 

281 1860 US. Census. Manchester Deistnct. Carroll Co . MD. p 861. dvvlg 1075. age 4. 



Notes and References 243 

282. Hanover Herald. 28 Dec 1878. 

283 1860 US Census, Manchester Distnct. Carroll Co . MD. p 861. dwlg 1075. age 3 Amos probably 
died before 1870, since he was not listed in the 1870 census. 

284. Not found in the 1870 census. 

285. 1860 U.S Census, Manchester Twp., Carroll Co., MD, p 861, dwlg. 1075, age 1. 

286 Baptismal Record ofFissel 's Congregation, p. 6 In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co . PA. 

287 York Gazette, 17 Mar 1915. 

288 Mamage of George Amspacher and Lydia Nace. 12 Feb 1857. from Private Register of Pastoral 
Acts of Rev. Daniel Gnng. In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA 

289 Newspaper obituary in Amspacher file at Historical Society of York Co., PA. Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 67-1 1-24. 

290 York Co., PA. Mamage Book 2A, p 182. 

291 Unless otherwise referenced, information about this family from 1900 US. Census. Codorus Twp., 
York Co., PA, ED 129. Sheet 6, dwlg. 111. 

292. York Co Birth Records, v 2, p 73. 

293 1920 U.S. Census, Mt Washington Twp . Baltimore Co.. MD, 5^^ precinct. 9'*' distnct, dwlg 43 for 
parents. Social Secunty Death Index for birth and death, Soc. Sec. # 216-10-8991. 

294. 1920 U.S. Census, Mt Washmgton Twp., Baltunore Co., MD. 5'^ precinct. 9'*' distnct, dwlg 43. 

295 1870 US Census, Codorus Twp . York Co , PA. p. 37. dwlg. 287. age 3 

296 Newspaper obituary in Markel file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA 

297 York Co., PA, Mamage Book G, p. 121. 

298 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 78. 

299 1900 US. Census, Codonis Twp . York Co . PA, ED 146, Sheet 23. 
300. York Co., PA, Mamage Book M, p. 44. 

301 1900 U.S. Census, Codorus Twp , York Co., PA, ED 146, Sheet 23. 

302 Philip's parents from his mamage record referenced above. 
303. Carroll Co., MD, Cemeteries, v. 4, p 13. 



244 Notes and References 

304. Ibid. 

305 York Co Cemetery Card. Age at death. 22-7-20. 

306. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 21 days. 

307 Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury, p. 23. 

308 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

309 German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Charge. 

310 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 18-6-24, is 16 Sep 1854. 

311. 1900 U.S Census, Manchester Distnct. Carroll Co . MD. ED 128, Sheet 12. Mamed 50 years. 
Mother of 6 children, one livmg. Immigrated in 1830. 

312 1850 U.S. Census, Distnct No. 6. Carroll Co.. MD. p 679 Mary Kneller. age 21, bom in Germany 

313 Carroll Co.. MD. Cemeteries, v. 4, p. 13. 

314 Ibid, p 14 

315 German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Charge Cemetery record gives birth date of 29 Jun 

1857 

3 16 Carroll Co.. MD. Cemeteries, v. 4. p. 13 

317 German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Charge. 

318 Carroll Co . MD. Cemeteries, v, 4, p. 13. 

319 Ibid . p 14 No dates given. 

320 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 72-7-17. 

321 Maiden name from Boh Jones Records at Historical Society of York Co., PA. 

322 Copy of mamage certificate in possession of the author (Provided by Dorothy Ingram) 

323 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 57-1-5. Also, York County Death 
Record, Book 2, no p. no.. 

324 York Co. Cemetery Card Son of J W and J L(Leah Jane') Gantz. age 3 mo , 28 days 

325 York Dispatch. 15 Jan 1962 

326 York Co Cemetery Card Age at death, 7-1-10 



Notes and References 245 



327 Dorothy Ingram communication . 

328. Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury Twp., p. 10 In his Civil War Pension papers John 
Gantz says Susanna was bom 21 Feb 1848. 

329 Dorothy Ingram commumcation. . 

330. Information about children of Susan [Gantz] Eighner provided by Gladys [Gantz] Day m private 
correspondence, unless otherwise referenced. 

331 York Co., PA, Mamage Book Q, p 417 Lottie's residence at the time of her marriage was 
Baltimore, MD. 

332. Records of Chnst Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury. PA, p 23. 

333 Zion Lutheran Church Records, Glen Rock, PA. In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co. PA. 

334. Based on birth date of first child. Marriage partners fi-om Lentz Family History by Paul Lentz (no 
pub., no date). In custody of Histonc Society of York County. 

335 Pennsylvama Death Certificate No 90177 

336 Lentz Family History by Paul Lentz. In custody of Historical Society of York Co., PA. Also 
Pensylvama Death Certificate No 90 177. 

337 The mformation about the Lentz children is from Lentz Family History by Paul Lentz. unless 
otherwise noted. 

338 York Co. Mamage Book W, p 149 

339 Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church Records. Glen Rock. PA. 

340 Ibid. 

341 York Co. Mamage Book M, p. 170 

342. Gazette and Daily, York, PA. Sat. 12 Jun 1948. 

343 York Co. Mamage Books, p 211. 

344. York Co Mamage Book U. p. 306. 

345 Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury. PA. p. 50 

346, Records of Christ Lutheran Church, Shrewsbury, PA. 

347 York Co., PA, Court House. Appearance and Common Pleas Docket. Book 80. p 80 



246 Notes and References 

348 Vital statistics extraction in Bollinger file at Historical Society of York Co., PA. 

349 York Co Mamage Book R, p 418. 

350 1880 US Census, Shrewsbury Twp., p. 1 1, dwlg 98. Age 1. 

351 York Co. Mamage Book J, p 214. 

352. Samuel J. Say lor, comp., York County Residents Married in Maryland v 3, Baltimore City 1865- 
1914 In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

353. York Dispatch, 22 Feb 1911, p. 8, col. 4. 

354 His gravestone was found during a visit to the cemetery by the author dunng the summer of 1995 

355 Fissel's Cemetery Tombstone. 

356 Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury Twp . p 59. 

357 Fissel's Cem., Shrewsbury Twp., York Co., PA, tombstone inscnption. Photograph in possession of 
the author Tombstone has birth year of 1864 

358 1900 US Census, Shrewsbury Twp . York Co , PA, ED 146, Sheet 20. 

359 Fissel's Cem , Shrewsbury Twp., York Co , PA, tombstone inscnption. 

360 Births of children fi-om 1900 U S Census for Shrewsbury West Distnct, York Co., PA, ED 146, sht 
20, line 6 1 , unless otherwise referenced. 

361. 1900 US. Census, Shrewsbury Twp , York Co , PA , ED 146. Sheet 20 

362 York Co Cemetery Card. 

363 Ibid. 

364 1900 US Census, Shrewsbury Twp . York Co . PA. ED 146. Sheet 13. dwlg 270 

365 York Co Cemetery Card. 

366 Banner Genealogy by Givens. 

367 Evening Dispatch. 6 Jan 1885. 

368 Bortner Genealogy by Givens 

369 York Co Cemetery Card has Ira (sic) Gantz. bom 1X65. died l'^20 

370 German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury' i^har^e. 



Notes and References 247 

371 . Newspaper obituary in Gantz file at Historical Society' of York Co.. dated 5 Nov 1918. 

372 German Reformed Church Records, Shrewsbury Charge. 

272. 1920 U.S. census for Washington, DC, ED 235, sht 7, dwlg 1 18. 

374. German Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Charge. 

375. The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Wed. 26 Apr 1903. p. 2 

376. The Gazette and Daily. York. PA . Wed. 12 Mar 1941. p 3 and p 8 Birth date calculated from age 
at death. 46-1-23. 

377 York Co. Mamage Book 2Q, p 482. 

378. York Dispatch, Mon, 30 Jun 1986. Obituary states that she was 86 years old. 

379 Marriage record of Ray A. Gantz and Naomi Bonnet has date of her divorce. 

380. Obituanes for Ray A and Naomi W Gantz names 2 sons. 

381 York Co., PA Register of deaths Age I (day or year'') 

382. Gazette and Daily, York. PA, Mon. 15 Mar 1943. Birth date calculated from age at death. 77-1 1-18 

383 York Co. Mamage Book K. p. 402. 

384 Newspaper obituary m Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA. Obituary mentions sons, 
Mervin E. Gantz, Gettysburg, Howard Gantz. Readmg, and Melvm Gantz, Sellersville. 

385 1900 U.S. Census. Manchester District. Carroll Co., MD, ED 128. Sheet 12. 

386 See obituary for Charles L Gantz below. 

387 Gettysburg Times, 22 Feb 1994. Obituary says he was the son of the late Mervin and Gertrude 
Munshour Gantz. He is survived by two daughters, Lmda K. Fox of Gettysburg and Ellen M. Wyckoff of 
Harrisburg. 

388 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date. Death date also from York Co. Death Register 
Book 1. p 173 She died of cholera. 

389 York Co., PA, Birth Register Book 2. p 74. 

390 Social Security Death Index Soc. Sec #196-07-0484. 
391. York Co. Mamage Records, v Z, p. 51. 



248 Notes and References 



392. "John F Gantz of Near New Freedom Succumbs m Hospital,"' The Gazette and Daily 13 Oct 1960. 
p. 10 col 5 

393 York Co. PA Orphans Court File #3 187, 9 Feb 1961 Will of John F Gantz bequeaths his estate to 
his brother Charles and certain nephews and nieces One of whom is Iva Bortner (deceased). Marriage 
application (York Co. Marriage Application #18400) gives Iva Gantzs mother, Ettie Mathias, but no name 
for father George Bortner ofCodorus Twp. says Iva Atkinson mamed Benjamin Bortner Mamage record 
says Iva Gantz mamed Benjamm Bortner As discussed above Iva Gantz, was mamed twice, first to 
Harvey Mathias and second to Harry Atkmson. 

394 Unless otherwise referenced information provided by Dorothy Ingram. 

395 Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Wed. 5 Oct 1949, p 13 

396 York Co. Mamage Book P. p. 72. In his application for marriage, Benjamin Franklin Adams shows 
the name of his mother as "Mary." Dorothy Ingram provided her maiden name. 

397 1920 US Census, Railroad Borough, York County, PA, ED 91, sht 13A, dwlg 292. 
398. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #160-18-8366. 

399 York Dispatch, Mon. 20 Sep 1982. 

400 York Co. Mamage Book 2N. p 345 

401 Obituary for mother mentions daughter. Mrs Alva Hamilton of Monkton. Md. Probate of uncle. 
John F Gantz, mentions niece. Mane Hamilton First mamage provided by Dorothy Ingram. 

402 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #205-10-2162. 

403 Obituary of John H. Adams, York Dispatch, Mon. 22 Aug 1983 

404 Ibid. 

405 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #180-09-4107. 

406 1920 US Census, Railroad Borough. York Co . PA. ED 91. Sheet 14 Age 7 

407 1920 U.S. Census, Railroad Borough. York Co , PA, ED 91. Sheet 14 Age 1 3/12. 

408 Obituary for mother. Mamie Gantz. mentions daughter. Mrs Edwin Spicer Will of uncle. John F. 
Gantz, mentions mece, Rhoda Spicer 

409 Obituary m Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co . PA Birth date calculated from age at death. 
66-8-6. 

410 York Co. Mamage Book Z, p 380 



Notes and References 249 

411. Records ofChnst Lutheran Church m Shrewshurry. 

412. York Dispatch, 27 Jun 1962 (date wntten by hand). Obituary in Gantz file at Histoncal Society of 
York Co. Also, Pennsylvania Death Certificate No 062374-62 

413. Bob Jones Records at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 
414 Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec #175-10-8463. 

415. York Daily Record, Fn. 1 1 May 1 990. 

416. Commuiucation fi-om Dorothy Ingram, daughter of George and Mamie Adams. 
417 Social Secunty Death Index Soc. Sec #180-09-4102. 

418. York Daily Record, Mon 4 May 1992. 

419 York Dispatch, Sat., 6 Dec 1986 

420 Communication fi^om Dorothy Ingram. 

421 . York Co Mamage Book 3B, p. 73. 

422. Ibid. 

423 Commumcation fi-om Dorothy Ingram 

424. York Co. Mamage Book 3E, p. 198, file no. 49713. 

425. York County Church Records, v 1, p. 132. Birth month and day ft^om age at death, 67 years. 29 
days, fi-om tombstone. 

426 Morrow County, Ohio. Tombstone Inscriptions, v 1. p 7 

427 Families of York Co., PA, by Dull, v 1, p. 4. We have not found a mamage record for George 
Keller and Penelope Lightfoot, but since they named their son John Lightfoot Gantz, we will accept Dull's 
information It was common practice to use the mother's maiden name for sons" middle names. 

428 Patncia Burgoon Wiggms correspondence. 

429 Families of York Co., PA. by Dull, v 1, p. 4. 

430 Ibid. 

431. York County Tax List for Codoms Township, 1800 to 1833, FHL #1449192. 
432 Unrecorded deed m possession of Histonc Society of York County. 



250 Notes and References 

433 Richland Co, OH. Deeds. V 21. p 155. 

434 Richland Co, OH. Deeds, v. 21. p 156 
435. Richland Co, OH, Deeds, v 4, p. 571 

436 Morrow Co.. OH. Tombstone Inscriptions, p 6. Birth date calculated from age at death, 26-6-1 

437 Richland County, Ohio, Marriage Records. 1813 to 1871, p. 140 (Richland Co. Mamage Book 5. 
p. 123). 

438. Morrow Co.. OH, Tombstone Inscriptions, p. 7 Birth date calculated from age at death, 33-6-13. 

439 Ibid., p. 5. 

440. Ibid., p 6. 

44 1 York Co Cemetery Card. 

442. Patncia Burgoon Wiggins correspondence. 

443. Obituary of Hannah Walker, Democrat. 16 Sep 1909. Albion, Noble Co.. IN Birth and death differ 
from cemetery inscription as discussed in next end note. 

444 Noble Co.. IN. Cemeteries, v. 1, p. 234 Death date 21 Nov 1909, which is 7 days different from 
obituary Birth date calculated from age at death, 82-9-10, is 1 1 Nov 1826 (also 7 days different from 
obituary). I chose to use the dates from the obituary, since they also gave the time of death. 

445 Richland County. Ohio. Marriage Records. 1813 to 1871. p. 140 (Richland Co. Mamage Book 5. 
P 49). 

446 Noble Co.. IN. Cemeteries, v. 1, p 234. Birth date calculated from age at death, 57-4-8. 

447 Weston A. Goodspeed and Charles Blanchard, ed.. Counties of Whitley and Noble. Indiana. 
Historical and Biographical {Chicago FA. Battey & Co., 1882). p. 477 

448 1900 U S. Census, Marshall Co., IN. ED 84, sht 8A, dwlg 182 

449 Children found in 1860 and 1870 U S censuses for Marshal Co.. IN, Elkhart Twp, dwlgs 2073 & 
227. respectively 

450. Whan Marriage Records of Noble County. IN, p. 567 

45 1 Obituary of George Walker. New Era. 5 Dec 1928 or Democrat. 6 Dec 1928. Albion, Noble Co., 

IN. 

452 Whan Marriage Records of Noble Co.. IN. p. 937 



Notes and References 251 

453 Obituary of Sarah Walker provided by Martha J Bushong of Albion. Noble Co.. IN. newspaper not 
indicated. 

454 Whan Marriage Records of Noble Co.. IN,p 534 

455. Ibid, p. 937. 

456. Ibid, p. 792 

457 Ibid. p. 938 

458 Ibid, p 1010. 

459 Ibid, p. 937 

460 Ibid, p. 938 

461 Ibid, p 763 

462 History of Morrow Co.. OH. 1989, p. 87. 

463 Perry Twp.. Morrow Co.. OH. Return of Marriages. 1856-1859 FHL #1863566. Names parents, 
age in years, and state of birth. 

464 Families of York County. PA. by Dull, v 2. p 88 

465 Ibid. 

466 Morrow Co.. OH. Probate Journal, v 1. p 585. FHL #0388719. 

467 The other heirs of George Gantz quit claimed their property between 1859 and 1860 and John L. 
Gantz became the ultimate owner See Morrow Co . OH, Deed Books 12 & 13, FHL # 0388702. 

468 1860 US Census. Perry Twp . Morrow Co. OH, dwlg 221. Age 1 

469 Morrow County. Ohio, Tombstone Inscriptions, v 1, p 7 Birth date calculated from age at death, 8 
days 

470 1870 U.S. Census, Walnut Twp , Marshall Co . IN. p 234. Age 8. 

471 Marshall Co . IN. Mamage Records, v E. p 365 

472 1870 US Census, Wahiut Twp.. Marshall Co . IN. p 234. Age 6. 

473 Marshall Co.. IN, Mamage Returns. 1888-1891. v 1. p 8 

474 Marshall Co , IN. Mamage Returns, 1901-1905. v 4. p 23 



252 Notes and References 

475 1880 U.S. Census Soundex for IN. G532. 

476 Ibid. 

477 Cemetery Records of Reno County. Kansas. 1865 - 1978 (Hutchinson, KS: Reno County 
Genealogical Society, 1980), p. 302. FHL 978.183 V3c. 

478 Perry Twp., Morrow Co . OH, Return of Mamages, 1856-1859 FHL #1863566 Names parents, 
age in years, and state of birth. 

479 Cemetery Records of Reno County. Kansas. 1865-1978 (Hutchinson. KS Reno Co Genealogical 
Society), p 302. Also. Recorded Deaths of Reno County. Kansas. 1890-1893, Book 1 (Hutchinson. KS: 
Reno County Genealogical Society, 1990), p. 9 In custody of Family History Library. Salt Lake City, UT 

480. Names of Henry and Matilda Gantz's children and spouses are from History of Morrow County. 
Ohio. 1989, p. 87. Birth dates are from the following census: 1860 US Census. Perry Twp., Morrow Co., 
OH, p. 233; 1870 U.S. Census, Green Twp., Marshall Co.. IN. dwlg 27; 1880 U.S. Census, Hayes Twp., 
Reno Co., KS. dwlg. 1 10; 1900 US Census, Huntsville Twp.. Reno Co.. KS. ED 201, Sheet 1. In the 
1900 census, Matilda says she is the mother of 9 children, 6 are living. 

481 Reno County. Kansas. Early Marriage Records. 1872-191 S (Hutchmson, KS: Reno Co. 
Genealogical Society, 1980), p. 59 In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT 

482. Ibid, p 40 (Book 4, p. 198) 

483 Michael W Lau correspondence. 

484 Obituary of John Humpsbauer. Democrat (Albion, IN) 17 Feb 1908. 

485 Ibid. Birth date m obituar\' is 5 Apr 1824 This is inconsistent with age at death, 73y-10m-9d, which 
would provide a birth date of 5 Apr 1834. The 1834 date is consistent with census information and is 
therefore the date used. 

486 John Humpsbaugher's parents" names are from his obituary, referenced above. 

487 1860 U.S. Census, Perry Twp , Morrow Co , OH. dwlg. 221 John was 25, Caroline was 22. 
488. Obituary of John Humpsbaugher. 

489 Whan Marriage Records of Noble County. IN. p 437 

490 Ibid. 

491 Ibid. 

492 Morrow County. Ohio. Tombstone Inscriptions, v 1. p 34. 

493 Patncia Burgoon Wiggins Correspondence 



Notes and References 253 

494. 1850 U.S. Census. Perry Tvvp . Morrow Co . OH. dwig 1086. 

495. Morrow County. Ohio. Tombstone Inscriptions, v. 1, p. 34. 

496 The names of Levi and Cassie Rinehart's children are from die 1870. 1880, and 1900 U.S Census 
for Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH. In the 1900 Census, Cassie says she is the modier of 10 Children. 9 are 
livmg. 

497. 1900 U.S. census for Morrow Co , Ohio. ED 76, p. 6. 

498 Ibid. ED 105. p. 14. 

499 1880 U. S. census for Perry Twp., Morrow Co., OH, p. 336, dwlg 1, Leah is 1 1. 

500 Morrow Co , OH, Mamage Records, v 5. p 265, FHL #0388779. 

501 Morrow Co., OH, Birth Records, v 1 (1867-1880), p. 68, FHL #0388775. 

502. Ibid, p. 73. 

503. 1900 U.S. census for Ohio, ED 1 17. p 1 Living with Elizabeth Muscroft. Alpheus is her son-in- 
law, m 3 years. 

504. Morrow Co., OH, Birth Records, v 1 (1867-1880). p. 138. FHL #0388775. 

505 Morrow Co.. OH, Death Records, 1867-1909. FHL #0388730. 

506 Morrow Co . OH, Marriage Records, v 5. p 218. FHL #0388783. 

507 Morrow Co., OH, Birdi Records, V. 1(1867-1880), p. 154, FHL #0388775 

508 Morrow Co Births, v 1, p 196 

509 Ibid, p. 232. 

510 Ibid, v 2, p. 382. 

511. 1900 US census for Morrow Co , OH. 

512. Month from 1900 US Census, year from cemetery records, and place from 1860 US. Census 

513. Marshall Co , IN, Mamage Records, v E, p. 390. 

514 Marshall County. Indiana. Cemeteries, v 2, p 171 

515 1870 US Census, Bourbon Twp, Bourbon Co . IN. p. 2, dwlg. 9 See a\so Marahall County. 
Indiana. Cemeteries, v 2, p 171 Mary is the daughter of Stephen Sharp's first wife Caroline, who died 
22 Apr 1864 



254 Notes and References 

516. 1900 US Census. Walnut Twp . Marshall Co . IN. ED 83. Sheet 12. 

517 Marshall County, Indiana. Cemeteries, v 2, p. 156. 

518. Ibid. 

519. Marshall Co., IN, Application for Mamage License, v 5, p 51. FHL #1651775. 

520. History of Marshall County, Indiana. Sesquwentenmal, 1836-1986 (Plymouth, IN: Marshall 
County Histoncal Society, 1986). 

521. Marshall Co . IN, Mamage Book C-5. p. 51. 

522. Marshall Co., IN. Application for Mamage License, v 5, p 5 1 

523. 1900 U.S. Census. Wakiut Twp., Marshall Co., IN, ED 83, Sheet 12. 
524 Marshall County, Indiana. Cemeteries, v. 2. p. 156 

525. 1900 US Census, Walnut Twp., Marshall Co . IN. ED 83, Sheet 12. 

526 Marshall County. Indiana. Cemeteries, v 2. p 156 

527 Marshall Co , IN. Mamage Applications, v 2. p. 181. FHL #1651774, and Marshall Co., IN, 
Mamage Records, v K, p 454 

528. 1920 U S census for Marshall Co.. IN, ED 170. sht 15A. dwlg 395. 

529 Social Secunty Death Index Soc. Sec. #3 17-10-3677. 

530. Marshall County, Indiana, Cemeteries, v. 2. p 38 

531. Marshall Co.. IN. Mamage Records, v K. p 273 FHL #1651772. 

532. Marshall Counry, Indiana, Cemeteries, v 2. p 38 

533. Marshall Co., IN, Application for Mamage License, v 5. p 77 FHL #1651775. 
534 Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec #312-28-7241. 

535. York Co. Church Records, v 3. p 267 Baptism from Jacob Lischy's Private Pastoral records. 

536 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death is 28 Aug 1763 This is 7 days 
after his baptism date 

537 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date. 



Notes and References 255 



538. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Patent, dated 1 1 Apr 1809. for a tract of land called "Long Side."' 
ongmally applied for 3 Jun 1754 by Mathias Smith, conveyed to Francis Cans 8 Mar 1783 and to George 
Gantz 23 Mar 1787. In custody of the Pennsylvania Archives. Hamsburg, PA. 

539 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Application for a Warrant, dated 6 Apr 1790. In custody of 
Histoncal Society of York Co , PA. 

540 York Co Deed Book 21 p 173. 

541 George Gantz's probate in Orphans Court Book M, p 74, mentions his widow. Catharine, and 
twelve children, Magdalena the wife of John Peterman. Juliana the wife of Daniel Zigler. George, Sarah the 
wife of Jacob Baltzly, John. Barbara. Adam, Catharme. Samuel, Mary, David, and Michael 

542. Estimated from birth of first child. 

543 York Co., PA, Will Book O. p 229 Will of Adam Hoffman names Cathanne. "now the widow of 
George Gantz," as one of his children. Will is dated 5 Mar 1819 

544. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 75-6-3. 

545 York Co. Bond Book 2E, p 210 

546 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 25-3-15. 

547 Stone Church by Hmke. p. 34. 

548. Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson Co.. OH. p 122. 

549. Date based on birth of first child. 

550. Birth date calculated from age at death. 83 years. 3 months. 
551 Probate Court, Jefferson Co , OH. Death Records, v 1. p 52. 
552. Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, PA. 

553 Richard T. and Mildred C Williams, Comp , Berks County. Pennsylvania. Index of Wills and 
Administration Records. 1752-1850 (Danboro, PA: by the comp , 1974), p 163. Adm. 12, p 68. 

554 Berks Co., PA, Deed Book 43. p 492 

555 Joseph B. Doyle, 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Ohio (Chicago: 
Richmond-Arnold Publishmg Co , 1910), p. 506. 

556 Commemorative Biographical Record. Harrison. Ohio (Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co.. 1891), p 698 

557 Probate Court, Jefferson Co . OH. Death Records, v 2. p 164 FHL #0900038. Birth year 
calculated from age at death. 77 years. 



256 Notes and References 



558 Trinity Lutheran Church. Reading, PA. 

559 Rev AS. Leiby, Records of the First Reformed Church of Reading, PA (Pen Argyl, PA; by the 
author, 1940), p. 111. 

560 Probate Court, Jefferson Co., OH, Death Records, v 2. p 164. FHl. #0900038. 

561 Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, PA. In the 1850 US Census. Smithfield Twp., Jefferson Co., 
OH, dwlg. 2229, Mary is 1 1 years old. 

562 1850 U.S. Census, Georgetown Village, Hamson Co.. OH. p. 450 Age 35. 
563. Marriage Records of Jefferson Co.. OH. p. 23 

564 Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records ofJejferson Co.. OH. p 122. 

565 Trinity Lutheran Church. Reading, PA. 

566. Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson Co.. OH. p. 121. 

567 Marriage Records of Jefferson County. OH, p. 9. 

568 Leila S Francy. comp , Deaths Recorded m Jefferson County. Ohio. 1867-1887. v. 1 (1985), p. 
130 FHL #977. 169 V2a. Birth date calculated from age at death 73-5-26. 

569 Information about the children of William and Matilda Meek is from the 1850 US Census. 
Smithfield Twp.. Jefferson Co , OH. p. 177. 

570 1850 US Census, Smithfield Twp., Jefferson Co.. OH. p 176 Age 25. 
571. Trinity Lutheran Church. Reading. PA. 

572 Stone Church by Hinke. p 39 

573 York Co Cemetery Card. Age, 84-0-6. 

574 A baptism is recorded in the Steltz church records on 7 Jun 1813 Sponsors are Ziegler and 

Juliana. The child. Barbara is the daughter of D and Barbara But Peter is mamed to Barbara and 

Daniel is mamed to Juliana. This could be a child of Daniel and Juliana or Peter and Barbara. From the 
record we can't tell, but we can assume that Daniel and Juliana are mamed and that the record was mis- 
wntten. 

575 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 73-9-0 

576 Michael Ziegler's probate (York Co Orphans Court Book N. p 4) mentions son Darnel and wife 
Anna Mary Anna Marys maiden name is from York County Deed Book 2R, p. 4. In this deed, an heir of 
Peter Hennig is Anna Mary, wife of Michael Ziegler 



Notes and References 257 



577. York Co Cemetery Card. 

578. 1850 U.S. Census, Conewago Twp., York Co . PA. p 296 

579. The birth dates for the children of Daniel and Juliana Ziegler (except Anna Mana) are from Steltz 
(Bethlehem) Union Church. Codorus Township. York County. PA, translated by Charles T Zahn, 
September, 1959, p. 22. In custody of the Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

580 Fraktur #2235, copy at Histoncal Society of York County, PA. 

581 . Evidences of the Ziegler Families of York County, p 164 Cemetery Inscriptions. Age at death, 67- 
8-10 

582. Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death, 56-5-26 

583 The birth years of the children of Henry and Cathanne Ziegler (except Clara) are from the 1860 U.S. 
Census, Newberry Twp., York Co., PA, p 622, and from the 1870 U.S. Census, Goldsboro Borough, 
YorkCo, PA, p.'lSO, dwlg37 

584 Evidences of the Ziegler Families of York County, p. 161 . No dates given. Age 28 days. 

585 Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death, 16-11-6. 

586 Evidences of the Ziegler Families of York County, p. 152. 

587 Ibid. 

588 Ibid. 

589 1860 US. Census, Fairview Twp., York Co . PA. p 104. 

590 Stone Church by Hmke. p 48. 

591 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, p. 1 14 Age at death 69-4-2. York Co. Cemeter\' 
Card gives a death date of 17 Feb 1863, age at death, 69-4-1. which differs by one day 

592 Abbottstown Reformed Church (now Emanuel Reformed Church). Abbottstown. Adams County. 
Pennsylvania. 1768-1880, p. 8. In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

593 Willis Wolf Eisenhard, Ancestry of the John Franklin Eisenhart Family (Abbottstown, PA: by the 
author, 1951), p 1 16 Joseph Baltzley mamed Elizabeth, daughter of Michael Bittinger. 

594 Robert Stover, Abstracts from the Republican Compiler. Adams County. Pennsylvania. 1831-1851. 
V 2 (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1976), p. 182. 

595 Adams Co Orphans Court Book F, p 265 In this probate of Jacob Baltzley Sr., Jacob Jr. goes to 
court in behalf of his mmor sisters, Cathanne and Clara. From this it is surmised that he is the oldest male 
child. This IS the onlv reference to Jacob Jr 



258 Notes and References 



596. Jomt Register of the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Arendtsville, Adams County. PA, p. 
55. In custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA 

597 Ibid., p. 57 

598 Adams Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 82-4-19 is 29 Oct 1818, ofTby 
one month. 

599 Control card in Baltzley file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. I did not find him m the 
transcnption of the church book. 

600 Joint Register of the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Arendtsville, Adams Co., PA, p. 65, 

601 Ibid, p 70. 

602. Adams Co , PA, Orphans Court, Book F. p. 263 names him as a son of Jacob Baltzley 1850 U.S. 
Census. Gettysburg, Adams Co.. PA. dwlg. 434, has his age. His occupation was shoemaker. 

603 Ibid. p. 265. 

604 Adams Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 19-3-25. Rebecca is also 
mentioned m probate of father, Jacob Baltzley. 

605 1850 US Census, Franklin Twp , Adams Co . PA. dwlg 124 Living with mother. Salome, and 
sister. Sarah. 

606 York Co. Church Records, y 1, p. 132. 

607 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 90-9-18. 

608 York Co. Will Book 2E. p 22 1 . 

609 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 72-6-5 

610 York Co. Orphans Court Book 21. p 192. 

611 York Co. Will Book M. p 43 1 . Will of John Olp names as one of his children. Jacob Cathanne 
Elizabeth's maiden name is from The Olp Family of Shrewsbury Township, by James Lloyd Kmpe. p. 9. 

612. Strassburger and Hinke. v I. p. 304 Listed as Johannes Ernst OU. age 19. 

613 James Lloyd Knipe, The Olp Family of Shrewsbury Township. York Couny. Pennsylvania 
(Lancaster. PA:by the author. 1952) A copy of this work can be found at: The Lancaster Histoncal 
Society, PA. The Histoncal Society of York Countv. PA. and The Familv History Library. Sah Lake Citv. 
Utah 

614 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 77-2-26 



Notes and References 259 

615. York Co Cemeten Card Birth date calculated from age at death.75-6-15 

616 Henry James Young, translator. Vital Records of Christ Lutheran Church of York PA.v 7 ( 1936). 
p. 713. 

617 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 47-5-2 1 . 
618. York Co. Mamage Book A, p 131 

619 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 62. 

620 York Co Mamage Book K. p 30 

621 York Co. Church Records, v 1. p 132. 

622. York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 93-0-18. 

623 York Co Will Book 21. p 216. 

624 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 73-8-7. 

625 York Co. Will Book 2A, p 75 Executors Benjamin Keeney and Humphry (Amphrey) Wentz. 

626 Glattfelders m America, p. 363. 

627 Strassburger and Hmke.v l.p 331 

628 Charles H. Glatfelter, The Early Glattfelder Family in America: An (Overview (York. PA: Casper 
Glattfelder Association of America. 1993). p. 2. 

629 Darnel Glatfelter's will mentions the followmg children: Lucinda. Emelme. David. Charles 
(deceased), Cathanne and Elizabeth. 

630. York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 29-7-17. 

63 1 . York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 78-2-12. 

632. .Stone Church by Hmke, p. 78. 

633 York Co Cemetery Card. Age at death, 69-0-20. 

634 Will of Amphrey Wentz (York Co. Will Book 2E, p. 346) mentions Eli Wolfgang, brother of his first 
wife. Lydia. 

635. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 83-4-15. 

636 York Co. Cemetery Card for Mary wife of David Glatfelter. Birth date calculated from age at death. 
50-7-4. 



260 Notes and References 

637 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 1 7 days 

638 1850 US Census, Shrewsbury Twp . York Co . PA, p 248B. dwlg 10 Cathanne Glatfelter, age 12 

639 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 14-10-7 

640 York Co Death Register, Book 1. 

641 . Copy of will obtamed from York County Archives. 150 Pleasant Acres Rd, York. PA 17402 

642 York Co Death Register Book 1, p 471 Birth date calculated from age at death, 81 years. 

643 The information about the children of Henry and Mary Swartz is from the 1850 U.S. Census, 
Codorus Twp , York Co., PA. p 386B, dwlg. 95. 

644. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 10-8-6. 

645 Birth and death year for Nelson Swartz (Black) from York Co. Cemetery Card 

646. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbur\>. p 20 

647 York Co Cemetery Card. 

648 The information about Nelson and Magdalena Swartzs children is from the 1880 US Census. 
Codorus Twp., York Co., PA, p 5, dwlg. 32. 

649. York Co Cemetery Card. 

650. York Co Cemetery Card. 

651 Leila S. Francy. comp . Deaths Recorded m Jefferson Count}'. Ohio. 1S88-J898 (\9m. v 2. p 17 
Birth date calculated from age at death. 77 years. In custody of Family History Library. Salt Lake City. 
UT. call No. 977 169A'2a. 

652. Leila S Francy. comp.. Marriage Records of Jefferson County. Ohio. Book 5. p 12. #190 In 
custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 

653 The children of Moses and Hamet Kelley are from the 1850 US Census. Mt. Pleasant Twp . 
Jefferson Co , OH. 

654. Leila S Francy. comp.. Marriage Records of Jefferson County. Ohio, Book 6. p. 9, #52-153. 

655 Leila S. Francy, comp . Deaths Recorded m Jefferson County. Ohio. 1867-1887(19^5). p. 21 Birth 
date calculated from age at death 85-5-16 

656 Tombstone Inscriptions and Family Records of Jefferson County. Ohio, p 122 



Notes and References 261 



657. Children of Darnel and Hamet Brown are from the I860 U.S. Census, Smithfield Twp., Jefferson 
Co.. OH, p 177. 

658. Monroe Co. Death Records, v 2, p. 157 Birth date calculated from age at death, 80 years (no 
months or days recorded). 

659 Jefferson Co., OH, Mamage Book 7. p 2. FHL #0900073 

660 Monroe Co Death Records, v 1, p. 210 Birth date calculated from age at death, 58 years (no 
months or days recorded). 

661 The mformation about Jesse's wife and children is from the 1860 U.S. Census, Smithfield Twp., 
Jefferson Co.. OH. p. 34. 

662 Monroe Co. Death Records, v 1, p 134. Birth calculated from age at death. 28 y, 8 m (no days 
recorded). 

663. Monroe Co. Mamage Records, v 2. p 122. 

664 Monroe Co. Death Records, v I. p. 184 Birth date from age at death, 30-7-3. 

665 Monroe Co. Mamage Records, v 2. p. 404. 

666 Monroe Co Death Records, v 1. p 157 Birth date calculated from age at death, 27 y. I m (no days 
recorded). 

667 Monroe Co. Mamage Records, v 2. p. 258. 

668 Monroe Co. Death Records, v 1. p 222. Birth date calculated from age at death, 30-4-12. 

669 Monroe Co. Mamage Records, v 2. p. 322. 

670 Monroe Co Death Records, v 2. p 187 

671 1900 U.S. Census, Malaga Twp . Monroe Co . OH. ED 97. Sheet 6. dwlg 123. 
672. Monroe Co. Mamage Records, v 4. p 185 FHL #0940298 

673 1900 U.S. Census, Malaga Twp., Monroe Co.. OH. ED 97. Sheet 6. dwlg 123. 

674 1870 US Census. Malaga Twp., Monroe Co . OH. p. 32. dwlg 236 Birth place from death record. 
Age at death of 1 month and 6 days is obviously wrong. He was 6 years old at the tune of his death. 

675 Monroe Co Death Records, v 1. p 14 

676 Monroe Co . OH. Probate Court, Birth Records. 1867-1891. v 1. p 40 FHL #0940295. 



262 Notes and References 



611 Athens and Short Creek Township Cemeteries. Harrison County. Ohio (Cadiz, OH The Harrison 
County Genealogical Society, 1990), p 168 In custody of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 

678 Hamson Co , OH, Mamage Records, v D, p. 16 FHL #0894638 

679. Athens and Short Creek Township Cemeteries, Harrison County, Ohio, p. 168. 

680. Commemorative Biographical Record. Harrison. Ohio (Chicago: J H Beers & Co . 1891), p 698. 
In custody of the Family History Library, Salt Lake City. UT. 

681 The information about Jacob Peterman and his family is from Commemorative Biographical 
Record. Harrison. Ohio, p 698 

682. Steltz (Bethlehem) Union Church, Codorus Township, York County, PA, translated by Charles T 
Zahn, September, 1959, p. 22. 

683. Evidences of the Ziegier Families of York Co., p. 164. 

684 1850 US. Census, Conewago Twp., York Co , PA. p. 296. 

685 Jacob Ziegler's will, dated 20 Mar 1884 (York Co Will Book 2C, p 538), mentions wife. Sarah, 
and children, Daniel, Catharme (wife of James Davis), John. Michael, George, Lucy, Julia, Mary, Harvy, 
and Annie Repman(deceased). 

686 1850 U.S. Census, Conewago Twp., York Co., PA, p. 296, 

687 Ibid 

688. Not named m fathers will (Jacob Ziegier. see earlier end note). 

689 Evidences of the Ziegier Families of York Co . p. 164 Birth date calculated from age at death, 40- 
11-7. 

690 Ibid. Only birth date given 

69 1 Ibid Only birth date given. 

692 Ibid Birth date calculated from age at death, 65-0-27 

693 Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death. 29-8-20 

694 1880 US Census. Stnnestown. York Co . PA. p 34 

695 Evidences of the Ziegier Families of York Co . P 164 Birth date calculated from age at death, 21-5- 
20. 

696. 1880 U.S. Census, Strmestown, York Co., PA, p 34. 



Notes and References 263 



697 Ibid. 

698. Ibid. 

699. Joint Register of the Lutheran and Reformed Congregations, Arendtsville, Adams County, PA, p. 
60. 

700. Adams Co. Cemetery Card Age at death, 55-5-14. 

701 . York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 41-2-2. 

702 The children of John and Susan Baltzley and their birth dates are from Records of Christ Lutheran 
Church. Shrewsbury, unless otherwise referenced. 

703 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 15-5-25. 

704 Ibid. Birth date calculated from age at death, 0-3-7 

705. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 31-4-18. 

706 York Co. Will Book X, p. 468 This will for Julian Baltzley names her husband, John Baltzley, 
executor, and her son, Allen Messmger 

707 1870 U.S Census, Glen Rock, York Co.. PA, p. 261 A, dwlg. 87. 

708 Ibid. Margaret Baltzley was 39 in 1870 census. 

709 Adams Co., PA Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 1-7-11. 

710. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 38-5-27. 

711 Unless otherwise noted, the information about Charles Olp and his family is from The Olp Family by 
James Lloyd Kmpe. 

712. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury,^. 5. 

713 Ibid. p. 10. 

714 Ibid, p 101. The York Co Cemetery Card gives death date as 5 Feb 1851, age 6-0-27. The person 
reading the tombstone probably read 185 1 by mistake, mstead of 1854. 

715 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p . 1 5 . 

716 Ibid.p 23. 

717 Ibid, p 34 

718 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 44-4-14 



264 Notes and References 



719 Unless otherwise noted, the information about Jeremiah Olp and his family is from The Olp Family 
by James Lloyd Knipe 

720. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury.^ 142. 

721. Ibid., p. 65, 

722. Unless otherwise noted, the information about Adahne Olp and her children is from The Olp Family 
of Shrewsbury Township, York Co.. PA, by James Loyd Knipe. 

723. Anonymous pedigree chart in KoUer file at Historical Society of York Co., PA 

724. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 86-3-16 

725. South Central Pennsylvama Genealogical Society, Special Publication Number 28, Genealogical 
Abstract of York County. Pennsylvania. Marriage Registration Book. 1852-1855 (York: By the Society, 
P. Box 1824, York, PA, 17405, July, 1984), p. 5 

726. Solomon 's (St. Paul 's) Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Birth date calculated from age at death. 80- 
3-5 York County Cemetery Card has age at death, 80-2-5. 

727 From marriage record of Benjamin Keeney and Lucinda Glatfelter (referenced earlier) Anna's 
maiden name from correspondence with Robert Shaub 

728. Glattfelders m America, p 363 and 364. 

729 1880 US Census, Hopewell Twp York Co.. PA, p 3. dwlg 27. lists the following children for 
Bemjamin and Lucinda Keeny: John W . 26. Samuel E . 22. Annie Mary. 20, William D . 18. Cathanne, 
16, Noah W , 15, Emma E., 13, and Jacob, 1 1 Birth years are estimated from this source 

730 First United Brethren Church (York Circuit). York Bora . p 10 

73 1 York Co Cemetery Card for birth and death dates John Brose still living at time of cemetery survey. 

732. York Co Cemetery Card fo birth dates. No death dates shown. Tombstone in Lutheran Cemetery, 
Shrewsbury 

733 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date of Noah M Keeny 

734 Glen Rock Item, 10 Jan 1908, p 3, col 4 Obituary says Noah s brother Jacob died 2 1 Dec 1907 
Also mentions his brothers: Daniel E , John W and Prof W D Keen\', and sisters: Anna Brose. Cathanne 
Attig and Emma Shaub 

735 York Co. Marriage Book K. p 281 

736 York Co. Mamage Book K, p 202. 

737 George's parents" names from correspondence with Robert Shaub. 



Notes and References 265 

738. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date of Jacob Keeney. 

739 The Glen Rock Item, Fn., 27 Dec 1907. p 3. col. 4 

740 York Co. Mamage Book S, p. 80. 

741. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 38-4-21. 

742. 1870 U.S Census, Glen Rock, York Co . PA, p 261 A, dwlg 91 Charlotte Glatfelter is 36 years 
old. 

743. York Co Cemetery Card. Wm H. son of Charles and Charlotte Glatfelter Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 0-2-4. 

744 York Co. Cemetery Card David E son of Charles and Charlotte Glatfelter Bith date calculated 
from age at death, 0-2-4. 

745 York Co Cemetery Card. Emelme daughter of Charles and Charlotte Glatfelter Birth date 
calculated from age at death, 1-6-15. 

746. 1870 U.S. Census, Glen Rock, York Co.. PA, p 261 A, dwlg. dwlg. 91. Alice A. Glatfelter is 8 years 
old. Also the will of Darnel Glatfelter (York Co Will Book 2A, p 75). dated 6 Dec 1876. says the 
daughter of my son, Charles, deceased, shall have five hundred dollars. 

747 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death date for Elizabeth A. Venus. 

748 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date for William Venus. 

749 Abstract from the Henry M. Webb Farmly Bible, m Venus file at Histoncal Societ\' of York Co . 
PA 

750 Shrewsbury Circuit of Evan. Asso.. York Co.. PA Control card m Fanus (Venus) file at Historical 
Society of York Co.. PA. 

751 1880 U.S. Census. Hopewell Twp . York Co . PA. p 10. dwlg. 88 Charles, age 7 

752 Shrewsbury Circuit of Evan. Asso . York Co . PA. 

753 Shrewsbury Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Twp. 

754 York Co. Mamage Book Q, p. 348. 

755 Shrewsbury Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Twp. 

756 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date for D. Edw. Venus, son of Wm. and Elizabeth A. 

757 Shrewsbury Circuit of Evan Asso . York Co . PA 



266 Notes and References 

758 Records ofChrut Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury William was not yet 13 years old when this 
child was bom, and Elizabeth was not yet 14 years old, so this child may not be theirs 

759 York Co. Cemetery Card says Joseph F son of W and E Venus 
760. Stone Church by Hinke, p 39. 

761 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 79-0-28 

762. Roster of the War of 1812, FHL #1027856, item 1 Also, Published Pennsylvania Archives, Sixth 
Senes. Volume VII, pp. 1 153,1 155,1 164, & 1168. 

763 The identity of George's first wife is found in two ways First is a Taufschein (baptismal record) of 
their daughter. Lea, found in The Pennsylvanian German Folklore Society, volume twenty -three. 1958 «& 
1959. Figure 217, in custody of the Histoncal Society of York County This Taufschein (Fraktur) identifies 
the wife as "Elisabeth em gebome Krebs."' Second is the tombstone of Elizabeth Gantz. which includes the 
comment "bom Krebsin."' 

764 Stone Church by Hinke, p. 57. 

765 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 27-3-16. 

766 Strassburger and Hinke, y l.p. 415. 

767 We know Lydia's maiden name from the tombstone, which reads "eine geboren Wirtz" and ft-om the 
Taufschien (Fraktur) for her child Amos that is shown on page 9 1 . 

768. St. Paul 's (Ziegler 'sj Baptisms by Young. FHL #0020499, item 7, Parents are listed as John Wirth 
and Anna Chnstme 

769 York Co Cemetery Card. Age at death. 26-6-29. 

770 1850 US. Census. South Codoms Twp . York Co . PA. p 387B 
771. 1860 US. Census, Codoms Twp.. York Co.. PA. p 36. 

772 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated fi-om age at death. 85-5-10 
773. York Co. Record of Deaths Book 12, p. 6. 

774 Henrietta's maiden name is fi-om the death certificate of her son George F Gantz. PA Certificate of 
Death file #105472. 

775 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 76-3-44 
776. The Glen Rock Item, Fn 18 Sep 1903. p 3. col. 3. 

777 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. Manchester. Carroll Co.. MD. p. 94 



Notes and References 267 



778 Carroll County Cemeteries. Volume Four: Northeast (Westminster. MD: Carroll County 
Genealogical Society, 1995), p. 3. 

779 1900 US Census, Codorus Twp . York Co . PA. ED 129. dvvlg. 180 

780 Birth date from York Co Cemetery Card. 

781 Memorandum to Leah's will (York Co Will Book 2V. p. 687) gives date of death as per affidavit of 
death m Book 14, p. 385 

782. Marriage of Peter Pfeifer and Rosina Gonnet. 2 Nov 1 808. recorded in First Reformed Church. York 
Boro. In the 1860 US Census. Codorus Twp., York Co. PA. p 34. Peter and Roseann Peiffer are living 
with their son, Adam, and his wife, Leah. 

783 Birth date from York Co Cemetery Card. 

784 Memorandum to Adam's will gives date of death as per affidavit of death in Book 9. p 100 

785 York Co Will Book 2L. p 394. 

786 hi the 1900 US Census. Codorus Twp . York Co . PA. ED 129. dwlg. 10. Leah Peiffer says she ts 
the mother of 5 children. living. 

787 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 5-5-28. 

788 Private Register of Pastoral Acts of Rev Daniel Gring. in custody of Histoncal Societ\- of York 
Co . PA. 

789 Henry James Young, translator. The Register of the Reformed Congregation of Saint Paul 's. 
Commonly Called Wolfs Church m West Manchester Township. 1764-1936 (1940), p. 41. 

790 Ibid. 

791 York Co. Cemeterv- Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 90-1 1-27 

792 Ibid. 

793 The Hanover Spectator and Commercial Advertiser, Fn 30 Oct 1857, p 3, col. 2. 

794 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 75-6-28. 

795 Cornelius Jones Family Information 

796 The item, Fn., 14 Sep 1894, p 3. col 4. 

797 Certificate of baptism for daughter Anna Mary Jonas (sic) give parents as Cornelius Jonas and Anna 
Mary (daughter of Philip Snyder). Certificate in Jones file at Histoncal Society of York Co . PA 



268 Notes and References 

798 York Co Cemetery Card for Anna Mary Jones, wife of Cornelius 

799. Cornelius Jones Family Information, facts from anonymous notes. 

800. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

801 . Will of Cornelius Jones (York Co. Will Book 2J, p. 42) names the following children: Lewis S., 
William S , Annie wife of Lewis B Bahn, Smion S., and George G 

802 Steven Herbert Wiggms, A Report on the David Jones Family (Nov 1982), p. 2, m Jones file at 
Histoncal Society of York Co., PA, 

803. German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 1837-1906. FHL #1432967, item 10. Birth Date 
calculated fi"om age at death, 5-4-19 

804. York County Cemetery Card. 

805. York County Cemetery Card says Hennetta, wife of Wm. S. 8 Aug 1848 - 17 Mar 1926. 

806. Stone Church by Yoder. 

807 York Co Cemetery Card. 

808 Steven Herbert Wiggms, A Report on the David Jones Family (Nov 1982), in Jones file at Histoncal 
Society of York Co., PA. 

809. German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury C/zarge (1836-1906), FHL # 1432967, item 10. Baptismal 
Certificate for Anna Mary Jonas in Jones file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA, gives the same 
baptism date, but a birth day of 2d May 1851. 

810. Cornelius Jones Family Information, facts from anonymous notes in that file. 

811. Shrewsbury Reformed Church Records. 

812. Cornelius Jones Family Information. 

813 York Co Cemetery Card. 

814 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 81-2-24. 
815. York Co. Register of Deaths, Book 2, no p. 

816 York Co., PA, Bond Book 3M. p. 233 Administrator. Lydia Gantz. 

817 Juliana's parents are from Fraktur No FR29 in custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

818 York County Marriages. 1 852- 1 855. p . 3 . 



Notes and References 269 

819 Lutheran and Reformed Congreganon. Manchester Twp.. Carroll Co.. MD. 

820 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 53-9-24. is consistent with a birth date of 15 Nov 1818 

82 1 . Ludwig Krebs ofCodorus Twp, p. 40. 

822. Mamage Certificate in file at Historical Society of York Co., PA. 

823. Birth date and her parents are fi-om death certificate of Lydia Gantz, Pennsylvania, Department of 
Health, File No. 138072. 

824 York Co. Cemetery Card, also death certificate referenced above. 

825 York Co Will Book 3G. p 437 Executor. Wilbur Henry Gantz. 

826 1880 U.S Census. Shrewsbury Twp.. York Co.. PA, p 26, dwlg. 215. 

827 1900 US. Census, Shrewsbury Twp.. York Co . PA. ED 147. sheet 6A. 

828 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth date, death date and age at death, 87-7-7 

829 York Co Will Book 2X, p 388 Executor. George F Gantz. 

830 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated fi-om age at death. 38-1-28. 

83 1 . Pennsylvama Certificate of Death. #7983 1. gives birth and death date and fathers name and place of 
birth. Mother's name unknown. 

832. Ibid. 

833 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

834 The information about the children of Henr>' and Mandilla Bupp (Bubb) is from Ludwig Krebs of 
Codorus Twp, p. 39, unless otherwise noted. 

835 York Co Cemetery Card Baptismal record gives birth date of 5 Jul 1864. obviously wrong since it 
is after baptismal date. 

836 York Co Cemetery Card 

837 Ibid. Only date given, no death date. 

838 Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury, p. 71 

839 Family group sheet m Bubb file at HSYC and correspondence with Nancy L. Bannister 

840 York Co Mamage Book N. p 371 William H Bubb, age 26. 



270 Notes and References 

841 Family group sheet in Bubb file at HSYC and correspondence with Nancy L Bannister. 

842 Records of Christ Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury, p 83 

843. St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery. 6th Dist.. Maryland. 

844. Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co., PA In custody of 
HSYC. 

845 Ibid. 

846 York Co.. Mamage Book T. p 286 Paul J Bubb. age 22. 

847 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 14-5-28 

848. Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co.. PA. In custody of 
HSYC 

849 From baptismal and cemetery record. 

850. Undated newspaper obituary m Thoman file at Histoncal Society of York Co. says Harry Thoman 
died at age 80 

851. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 74-10-9 His baptismal record m 
Stone Church has birth date of 24 Jan 1846. but in the 1900 US Census, his birth is given as Dec 1846. 

852. Stone Church by Yoder. p 3 1 

853. York Co. Cemetery Card and obituary in The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Friday Mommg 4 Nov 
1921. 

854. PA Certificate of Death for George F Gantz, file #105472. 

855 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury' Also. Certificate of Death, PA. File No 
115677. 

856 Certificate of Death. PA. File No 1 15677 

857 Ibid 

858 York Co Mamage Book O. p 333 

859 York Co Cemetery Card. Bom 1880. age 1 month and 2 days at death. 

860 1900 US Census. Codorus Twp . York Co . PA, ED 129. dwig. 180 

861 The Gazette and Daily. York. PA. Monday Morning. 15 Jan 1962 



Notes and References 111 

862. York Co. Mamage Book 2B, p 127. 

863. Bob Jones Records Birth date calculated from age at death. 88-4-7 

864 William H. Seitz and Amelia C. Nace mamage recorded m St. Matthew 's Lutheran Church. Penn 
Twp. , Hanover Boro. 

865. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 57-1-11. 

866 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates. Age at death 72-8-1 1 . 

867. George Bortner of Codorus Twp. ^. 107-108. 

868. Ibid., p. 108-109, names children and their spouses. 

869 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 84. 

870 York Co. Mamage Book M, p 314. 

871 Bortner Genealogy by Givens 

872. Age 5 m 1880 U.S. Census. Manheim Twp , York Co.. PA, p. 5 Dwlg. 41. 

873 Place of death from undated newspaper orbituary in the Bortner file at Histoncal Society of York 
Co., PA. Date of death from Michael W Lau correspondence. 

874. Stone Church by Yoder baptismal record has name Sadie Hennetta Bortner From the 1880 Census, 
Manheim Twp., York Co., PA, p. 5, dwlg 41. Liddy H is 2 years old. 1 think Liddy and Sadie Hennetta 
are the same person. 

875. York Co. Mamage Book 0. p. 270. 
876 Bortner Genealogy by Givens. 

Sn York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 1-3-3. 

878 Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge York Co . PA 

879 Ibid. 

880 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 3-8-5. is 8 Mar 1886 

881 Rev. Ketterman Register (187 1 -1 900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co.. PA. 
882. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates. 

883 Zion Lutheran Church Records. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 



272 Notes and References 

884 Shrewsbury Reformed Church Records. Shrewsbury Twp. 

885 York Co Cemetery Card 

886 Robert Barnes, The Sweitzer Family of Northampton and York Counties. Pennsylvania (8 May 
1989), in Sweitzer file at Historical Society of York Co., PA 

887 Five children are mentioned in obituary for George G Jones in The Gazette and Daily. York, PA. 
Fn. 14 May 1926, p. 6, col 2. 

888 Zion Lutheran Church Records. Shrewsbury Twp. 
889. York Co. Mamage Book Y, p. 14. 

890 1900 U.S. Census, Shrewsbury ToATiship. York Co., PA, ED 147, Sheet 24, dwlg 478 

891 Ibid 

892. Obituary of George G Jones mentions his daughters, Mrs John Bailey of New Freedom and Miss 
Vida M. Jones of San Francisco Since he had two daughters, it is assumed that Vema mamed John 
Bailey 

893 Ibid 

894 Obituary for George G. Jones mentions widow. Mina B. 

895 1910 U.S. Census, Codorus Twp . York Co , PA. ED 38. Sheet 3A. dwlg 51. 

896 Ibid. 

897 Birth date calculated ft-om age at death. 68-4-25 1900 Census has Nov 1873 

898 The Gazette and Daily. York. PA. 15 Apr 1941. p 8, col 8 

899 Samuel J Saylor, comp .York County Residents Married in Maryland, v 3. p. 25. In custody of 
Histoncal Society of York Co . PA. 

900 Birth date from Death Certificate for Mary Elizabeth Gantz. Pennsylvania Register No 28 

901 Death Certificate, Pennsylvania Register No 28 
902. Ibid 

903 Obituary of Mary Henry Gantz found in Gantz file at HSYC includes personal information. No date 
or newspaper identification provided 

904 The information about Wilbur Henry Gantz, II, unless otherwise noted, was provided by his son. 
John Robert Gantz. or his daughter. Margaret Ann Gantz. as were the pictures of Wilbur H. Gantz. Mary 



Notes and References 273 

Elizabeth Henry Gantz, and Wilbur II and Flora Gantz.. 

905 Birth and death dates for Wilbur H Gantz II from certificate of death issued by Pennsylvania Dept. 
of Records. Copy in possession of the author 

906 The York Daily Record, Wed. Morning, 23 Jun 1971. p. 6. col. 2 

907 St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury Twp 
908. Ibid. 

909 Birth information supplied by Margaret Ann Gantz 

910 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death date 
911. York Co Mamage Book 1. p 3. 

912 Stone Church by Yoder. 

913 Anna Deliah Bortner's maiden name from George Bortner ofCodorus Twp., p 76. See also, Ludwig 
Krebs ofCodorus Twp., p. 59. 

914 Newspaper obituarv' in Krebs file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA. 

915 Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co. 

916. York Co Mamage Book 2F. p. 203, 

917 York Co. Cemetery Card. Infant son of Howard B and Elsie V Krebs d. 8 Dec 1889. only date 
given. 

918. Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co. 

919. Newspaper obituary in Krebs file at Histoncal Societ\' of York Co.. Dispatch, 26 Dec 1934 

920 York Co Mamage Book 2J. p 462, 

92 1 Rev Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. York Co. 

922. George Bortner ofCodorus Twp.. p 76. 

923 . Stone Church by Yoder. 

924 Ludwig Krebs ofCodorus Twp., p 59 

925 Stone Church by Yoder. 

926. Ludwig Krebs ofCodorus Twp., p. 5Q 



274 Notes and References 

927 Stone Church by Yoder 

928 Luchvig Krebs ofCodorus Twp , p 59. 

929 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 

930 York Co Mamage Book O. p 333 
93 1 Stone Church by Yoder. 

932. York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates. 

933. Stone Church by Yoder. 

934 York Co Cemetery Card and newspaper obituary in Meckley file at Historical Society of York Co.. 
PA. 

93 5 Stone Church by Yoder. 

936 Newspaper article in Meckley file at Historical Society of York Co . PA. 

937 Stone Church by Yoder 

938. York Dispatch. Monday. 16 Jun 1986. 

939 Ibid 

940. Stone Church by Yoder. 

94 1 York Dispatch. Thursday, 2 1 Oct 1982. 

942. Ibid. 

943 Stone Church by Yoder 

944 Obituary of Paul R. Meckley mentions sister. Mrs Henry Greenwald of Miami Shores. FL. 

945 Birth date from Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec <^ 162-05-7639 

946 York Gazette. Friday. 12 Jun 1964 

947 York Co Mamage Book 2A. p 354 

948 Birth date from Pennsylvania Certificate of Death. File No 57906 

949 York Gazette. Wed.. 5 Jun 1912. p 6. col 1 

950 Parents from Pennsylvama Certificate of Death. File No 57906. 



Notes and References 275 

95 1 Mamage record in Gantz file at HSYC gives age (45) and place of birth. 

952. Not mentioned in father's will (John Morns Gantz), dated 17 Aug 1963. 

953 Parents from mamage record in Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

954. York Dispatch, Fnday, 8 Jan 1982 and Pennsylvama Certificate of Death, file No 007135. 

955. Obituary of Anna A. Rogers, "Mrs. Myrl R. Rodgers," York Dispatch, Fnday, 8 Jan 1982. 

956 Obituary of Myrl R. Rogers in York Daily Record. Wed. 30 Aug 1989. p 5B 

957 Ibid. 

958 York Co. Mamage Book 2H, p. 374. 

959 John Moms Gantz's mamage application (No. 56916) to Hilda Jane Kump gives death dates of his 
former wives. 

960. Mamage of Anme C. Utz and John K. Wagner, 22 Oct 1882 recorded in St. Matthew 's Lutheran 
Church, Penn Twp. , Hanover Boro. 

961 . York Co Mamage Book W, p. 242. 

962. LiUie M. Wagner's mamage application (No 26919) to John M. Gantz gives date of divorce fi-om 
her former husband. 

963. Obituary for John W Stump. York Daily Record, Wed., 14 Feb 1990. 

964. Obituary for Roye R. Stump. York Dispatch. Tuesday, 24 Mar 1987. 

965 Will of John M. Gantz mentions stepchildren, Lottie A Bechtel, Roye R. Stump, and John W. 
Stump Lottie was mamed to Earl Bechtel. 

966. York Co. Mamage Book 3L, p. 300. 

967 Hilda Jane Kump's marriage application fNo. 56916) to John Moms Gantz gives her parent's 
names. 

968. York Co. Mamage Book 2G, p. 332 

969 Hilda Jane Kump's mamage application (No. 56916) gives death date of former husband. 

970 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 51-4-3 

971 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 89, also cemetery card. 
972. York Gazette. 15 Jan 1822. 



276 Notes and References 

973 Lischev 's (St. Peter 's) Lutheran ( 'hurch. North ( 'oJorus Twp Baptismal record has her name as 
Anna Mana Catharine RenoUe 

974 Descendants of Christian Lau, p 564 

975 National Archives. War of 1812, John Gantz Pension File # 39557 

976 York Co. Will Book T, p. 282. filed 8 Jan 1850 

977 Ludwig Krebs ofCodorus Twp , p 40. 

978 York Co. Will Book T, p. 282. 

979 National Archives, War of 1812, John Gantz Pension File # 39557 Also York Co. Court of 
Common Pleas 

980 Mamage date is fi-om War of 18 12 John Gantz Pension File # 39557 

981 York Co. Cemetery Card. Barbara Sheffer, daughter of Philip and Barbara, b. 2 Oct 1776. d 2 Oct 
1848, 72-0-20. 

982 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated fi-om age at death. 81-8-2. 

983 York Co. Common Pleas Docket P, 1827-1828. p 389 

984 National Archives. War of 1812. John Gantz Pension File U 39557. 

985 Will of Barbara Sheffer. York Co York Co. Will Book T. p. 202. 

986 Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church. Shrewsbury Twp. 

987 Will of Barbara Sheffer mentions Leah Seichnst. wife of Jacob Foust 
988. York Co Cemetery Card. 

989 York Co. Will Book 2C. p 437, exr Mary Overmiller 

990 York Co. Cemetery Card, age 4-6-15. 

991 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth year and death year for Conrad N Gantz. 

992. Based on birth of first child. Surname "Schaffer" from Biographical Record of McLean Co.. IL. p. 
620 

993 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth year and death year for Leah Gantz. wife of Conrad N Gantz. 

994 York Co.. Will Book 2V. p 54 Memo to will states Leah Gantz died 15 Sep 1809 at about H) p m.. 
Affidavit of Death Book 14. p 176 



Notes and References 211 



995. York Co. Deed Book 3 U. p 392 

996 York Co Deed Book 4C,p 610 

997 York Co. Will Book 2V, p 53. 

998 Mary A. [Gantz] Snyder's birth year from the 1850 U.S. Census. Shrewsbury Twp.. York Co.. PA. 
p. 267, dwlg. 254. 

999 Emanuel Snyder's year of birth and parents are from the 1850 US Census. Codorus Twp . York 
Co . PA. p 387 

1000 Biographical Record of McLean Co., IL, p 620. 

1001 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 6-5-10 
1002. German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 

1003 York County Cemetery Card Age at death is 35y. 8m, 4d Birth date calculated from age at death 
is 6 Nov 1857, which does not agree with birth date from baptism. 

1004 Biographical Record of McLean Co . IL. p 620 

1005 York County Cemetery Card. 

1006 Will of his grandmother. Leah Gantz. York Co Will Book 2V. p 52 She bequeathed 15 dollars to 
Winfield Stme. only child of Sarah J Stine 

1007. German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 

1008 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death date. 

1009 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 0-7-0 

1010 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, p. 94. Birth date calculated from age at death. 

25-10-21 

1011 York Co Bond Book 2Z. p 202 Admmistrator: Ham A Dressner 
1012. Age 25 m 1850 US Census. Spnngfield Twp . York Co . PA. dwlg 147. 

1013 The will of Adam Miller. York Co Will Book S. p 121. names his son-m-law, Michael Krout. 

1014 1860 U.S. Census. Spnngfield Twp . York Co . PA. p 727. dwlg 152. 
1015. 1860 US. Census, North Codorus Twp., York Co., PA, p 659, dwlg. 204 



278 Notes and References 

1016. Mary Ann Gantz was 3 in the 1X50 US Census. Springfield Twp . York Co . PA. p 271. dvvig 
147 

1017 The Press, 15 Dec 1871. 

1018 1880U.S.Census, Springfield Twp, York Co., PA, ED 31. p 13, line 27 He may be the Albert 
Smith who was bom 5 Jun 1844 and baptized 28 Jul 1844 m the Stone Church, son of George and Sarah 
Smith 

1019 1880 U.S. Census, Spnngfield Twp., York Co., PA. ED 31. p 13. line 27 

1020 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date and age at death. 1-7-17 

1 02 1 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 14. 

1022. York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated ft^om age at death. 72-9-15. 

1 023 Will of Barbara ShefFer mentions Leah Seichnst. wife of Jacob Foust 

1024 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated fi^om age at death, 74-2-15. Christ Lutheran 
Church. York Boro says he died 4 Mar 1892, age 74-2-16 

1025 1850 US Census, Spnngfield Twp . York Co . PA. p 276. dwlg 209. age 7 

1026 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

1027 His death is reported in two different places at the HSYC First is on a card abstractmg records of 
the Chnst Lutheran Church. Shrewsbury, where the death is reported to be 7 May 1860 The second record 
is on York Co Cemetery Card reading of the tombstone m Fissel's Cem.. where the date is reported as 5 
May 1860 The earlier date is shown here. 

1028 1850 US Census, Spnngfield Twp , York Co., ?\. p 276. dwlg. 209. age 3 

1029 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1030 Ibid 

103 1 York Co Cemetery Card, age 2-7-19. 

1032 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury 

1033 Ibid. 

1034 1889 US Census, York- First Ward. York Co . PA. p 26. dwlg 143. age 20 

1035 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date of Lucy Ann [Gantz] Caslow. 

1036 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death date of Jacob Caslow. 



Notes and References 279 

1037 Our Name 's the Game is the monthly newsletter of the South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical 
Society, York, PA. 

1038 Records ofChnst Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

1039. York Co. Cemetery Card gives year of birth and death for Catharme Markle. 

1040. Christ Lutheran Church. York Boro. 

1041 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1042. Market, Merkel, Genealogy by John R. Merkel, in Market file at HSYC. 

1043 York Co. Cemetery Card gives year of birth and death for Aaron E. Markle 

1044. Records ofChnst Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1045 York Co. Cemetery Card gives year of birth and death for Barbara [Caslow] Thoman. 

1 046 . Stone Church by Hinke, p , 1 06 . 

1047 York Co. Cemetery Card gives year of birth and death for Adam Thoman. 

1048 Michael W Lau, The Levi Thoman Family of York County Pennsylvania (1986). In custody of 
Histoncal Society of York Co. 

1049 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

1050. York Co. Mamage Book K, p. 56. 

1 05 1 . York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates of Delia E. Caslow, only the birth date of 
Josiah 

1052. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

1053 Farmly group sheet in Caslow file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. contnbuted by Michael 
W Lau. 

1054 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1055 York Co. Cemetery Card. Eliza Lucabaugh's age at death was 72-9-15. 

1056 Isaiah Lucabaugh was 21 years old in 1880 U.S. Census, Manheim Twp., York Co.. PA, p. 15. 
dwlg 133. 

1057 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1058 York Co. Cemetery Card. 



280 Notes and References 

1059 York Co Mamagc Book A. p 132 

1060 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury 
1061. Ibid. 

1062 York Co. Mamage Book E, p 150. 

1063 Parents of Soloman Roser from his marnage application. #1444. 

1064 Shaffer's (Zion) Lutheran Reformed Church. Codorus Twp 

1065 Ibid. 

1 066 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 67-3-2 1 

1067 Civil War pension file of Edward Shauck. Provided by National Archives Trust Fund Board. 
Washington. DC. 

1068 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 67-4-5 

1069 St. Peter's (Yellow) Reformed Church. Spnngfield Twp 

1070 Records of Christ Lutheran (Imrch m Shrewsbury A mamage was recorded in Zion (Second 
English) Lutheran Church. York Boro .on 24 Sep 1868 between George W Shoch and Lucy S Johnson. 
George was only 15 years old at this time. 

1071 Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church. Shrewsbury Twp. 
1072. St Peter's (Yellow) Reformed Church. Springfield Twp 

1073 Ibid. 

1074 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury 

1075 Ibid. 

1076 1880 U S Census. Glen Rock. York Co . PA. p 35. dwlg 107 Minam age 9 

1077 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 67-4-2 

1078 Descendants of Christian Lau. p 567 

1079 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 55-0-18. 

1080 Descendants of Christian Lau. p 567. 

1081 York Co Cemetery Card. Frederick Overmillcr. died 14 .\ug 1870. age 74-5-12. GAR 1861-1865. 



Notes and References 281 



1082. Unless otherwise noted the information about the children of John and Mary Overmiller and their 
spouses is from The Descendants of Christian Lau by Michael W Lau, p 567. 

1083. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 13-3-16. 

1084. Birth and Baptism Certificate at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA, FR 125. Certificate names 
Mary daughter of John Gantz the wife of John Overmiller. 

1085. York County Cemetery Card. 

1086. Weddmg certificate m Venus file at Histonc Society of York County. 

1087. York County Cemetery Card. 

1088 1860 U.S. Census, Glen Rock, York Co , PA, p 528. dwlg 29 William age 23 living with Iiis 
mother Mary Gantz age 59. 

1089. Henry James Young, translator. The Registers of the First Moravian Congregation. York. PA 
C775y-M99;(1938), p 215. 

1090. York Gazette,! M 1861. 

1091 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 38 years. 

1092. 1870 US census for Baltimore City. 8"^ Ward. Baltimore Co.. MD. p 277. dwlg 839. 

1093 Ziegler's (St. Paul's) Lutheran and Reformed Church. Seven Valleys. North Codorus Twp. 

1094. York Co. Cemetery Card. Age, 2-2-3. 

1095 Five years old m 1870 census for Baltimore previously referenced. 

1096, York Co. Marriage Book H. p 112 

1097 The baptismal record in the Histoncal Society of York County shows her birth as 18 Nov 1829. 
However, an exammation of all the records shows that she could not have been bom in this year. Another 
child was bom to this couple at a time to make it impossible. Since the baptism was in 1 840 and since she 
is stated to be 48 at the time of her mamage to William Gantz. it is concluded that the baptismal record is 
wrong and that she was bom m 1839 

1 098 Matilda's parents are from her baptismal record at 1st Moravian Church. York. 

1099. Obituary in York Gazette, 4 Jan 1916. states that she died 3 Jan 1916 York Co. Cemetery Card 
has only the year of her death, with age 69-3-2 Her birth date was calculated from the above death date 
and age at death. 

1 100. Trinity Lutheran Church. Seven Valleys Boro. 



282 Notes and References 



1101 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury 

1 102. Cemetery card gives Jacob B. Krout's age at death as 76-2-7 His death date was calculated from 
his birth date and age at death. 

11 03 Jacobs parents names are from York Co. Mamage Book 2M, p 4, his marriage to Sarah J. Kline. 

1 104. 1900 Census Pension Schedule (Civil War) m Krout file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

1 105. Trinity Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys Boro. 

1 106 Undated newspaper obituary in Krout file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA, states that he was 
76 years old, which would make his death year about 1947. 

1 107 York Co. Mamage Book 0, p 175. 

1 108. Trinity Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys Boro. 

1 109 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age 5-6-25. 

1110 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth date, death date, and age at death, 29-6-23. 

1111. Estimated from age when marned. 

1112. Michael W Lau, The Jacob B. Kraut Family of Springfield Township (May 1989). In Krout file at 
Histoncal Society of York Co , PA. 

1113. York Co. Mamage Book W, p. 394. Jacob G. Krout'was 22 years old. 

1 1 14. Undated newspaper obituary in Krout file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. gives death date 
and age at death, 60-1-29. Clara's birth date was calculated from this information. 

1115 Estimated from age when marned. 

1116. York Co. Mamage Book U, p. 14. 

1117 Michael W Lau, The Jacob B. Kraut Family of Springfield Township (May 1989). In Krout file at 
Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

1118 York Co Mamage Book 2M. p 4 

1119. German Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Charge. 

1 120. Cemetery Records of City ofMexia Cemetery, compiled by Limestone Genealogy Association, 
FHL #976 4285 V31. v. 1. p 125. 

1 121 Limestone Co.. TX, Marnage Book C. p 312 FHL #986082, 



Notes and References 283 

1 122. Virginia Hanna, ed.. Death Records of Blair-Stubhs Funeral Home. Limestone County. Mexia. 
Texas, (Mexia, TX: Limestone Genealogy Association, 1987), #223 Callie's birth, death, and parents are 
from this source. 

1 123. The birth and death dates for John and Callie's children are from Cemetery Records of City of 
Mexia Cemetery, compiled by Limestone Genealogy Association, FHL #976.4285 V31, v. 1, p. 126 

1 124 Newspaper obituary in Streibig file at Historical Society of York Co , PA Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 88-8-12. 

1125. Baptismal Record ofFissel 's Congregation. 

1 126 On the birth record for John Alfred Strevig in York County Court House Birth Record Docket, v 8. 
p. 231, his father is Edward Miller Strevig. Miller may be the maiden name of Edward Strevig's mother. 

1 127. York Co. Orphans Court Book 3Y, p 589. 

1 128. Ibid. Probate in Orphans Court list Edward's five children 

1 129. Baptismal Record ofFissel 's Congregation. 

1 130. York Co. Mamage Book K, p. 378 

1131 Baptismal Record ofFissel 's Congregation. 

1132. Ibid. 

1133 1880 US Census. Glen Rock, York Co.. PA, p 27. dwlg 32. Celestia E. Strevig, age V. 

1 134. The York Dispatch, Wed., 1 May 1946 

1135 Baptismal Record ofFissel 's Congregation 

1 136 Social Security Death hidex. Soc Sec. #304-09-4303 

1137 German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 

1 138 The Gazette and Daily. York. PA, Mon. 19 Nov 1934. p 6. col 2. 

1 139 Pennsylvama Certificate of Death, file No 52144 
1 140. York Co. Mamage Book E, p. 71. 

1141 Pennsylvania Certificate of Death, file No. 52144 

1 142 Ibid and The Gazette, York, PA. Sat. 28 May 1910. p 5. col I 

1 143 Both the obituaries of James and Ellen Gantz names their four sons 



284 Notes and References 



1 144 Birth date calculated from age at death. 68-2-20, from obituary in The Gazette and Daily. York. 
PA 

1 145 The Gazette and Daily, York. PA. Sat. 24 Nov 1956, p 30. col. 1 Death date also in probate 
record in York Co., PA, Orphans Court Book 7R, p 597 

1 146 Newspaper article in Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co . PA 

1 147 Birth date from obituary in The Gazette and Daily, Mon., 1 Oct 1956, p. 33, col 2. 

1 148 Probate of Gleason E Gantz mentions death date of Blanche B Gantz. 

1 149. From newspaper article about Blanche and Gleasons mamage. 

11 50. 1900 US. Census, York. York Co., PA, for birth place Birth date from Social Secunty Deatli 
Index, see below. 

1151 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #161-14-7614. Birth date is from this source. 

1 1 52 Undated obituary m Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA for Mrs. Florence M. Gantz, 
wife of James W Gantz. 

1153 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #175-10-2424 Also 1900 US. Census, York. York Co.. 
PA 

1154. Zion Reformed Records, York, York Co. 

1155 Abstract of newspaper obituary m Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

1156 German Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Charge. 

1157 Newton Bateman, et al.. ed.. Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County 
(Chicago: Munsell Publishing Co . 1908). p 1043. 

1 158. Mamage date is from obituary for William S. Gantz m Metamora Herald, 17 Dec 1902. 

1 1 59 Oakwood Cemetery Records. Metamora, Woodford Co . IL. 

1160 Ibid. 

1161 McLean Co., IL, Birth Register V 5. p 92. FHL #1401961 

1 162 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec #313-32-5330. issued in Indiana 

1 163 McLean Co., IL. Register of Births Book 5. p 95 Record says Male Gantz, bom 20 Dec 1896, 
returned. 6 Mar 1896. It is assumed the birth date should be 20 Dec 1895 not 1896. 

1 164 McLean Co., IL, Bunal Cards for surname Gantz. 



Notes and References 285 

1 165 Ibid. Mamage on Bunal Card. 

1 166. 1900 U.S Census. Cropsey Township. McLean Co . IL. ED 75. sheet 13. dwlg 238 

1 167. Oakwood Cemetery Records, Metamora. Woodford Co.. IL. 

1 168. York Co. Cemetery Card gives Conrad's birth date. 

1 169. York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death, 68-6-18. 

1 1 70. York Co. Mamage Book Q. p 449 

1171. Shrewsbury Circuit of Evan. Asso.. York Co. PA. Record m Warner file at Histoncal Society of 
York Co , PA 

1 172 Susan's maiden name ft-om her second mamage record, York Co. Mamage Book N, p. 56 Susan 
was George Warner's second wife. His first wife, Sarah, died m 1865. 

1 1 73 . York Co. Mamage Book N. p. 56. 

1 1 74. Fissel's Cemetery tombstone reading by the author. 

1 1 75 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 0-2-7. 

1 176 York Co Birth Register. Book 3 

1 177. Date of death found on side of Conrad S Gantz tombstone during visit to Fissel's Cemetery 17 Aug 
1995 

1 178 York Co. Mamage Book 2S. p. 13 

1 179 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #183-09-9771 

1 180 Charles' parents from his York Co . PA. mamage license application. #37274. 

1181 York Co Birth Register. Book 4 

1 182. Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock, Shrewsbury Twp 

1 183 York Co. Mamage Book 2W. p 345 

1 184. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #162-05-7566. 

1185 Norman's parents from his mamage license application. 

1 1 86 Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, Shrewsbury Twp. 

1187 Ibid. 



286 Notes and References 

1 188 York Co Birth Register Book 5 

1 189 YorkCo. Cemetery Card. 
1190. Age 24 when mamed. 

1191 YorkCo Mamage Book 3E, p. 461. 

1192. Age 26 wehn mamed. 

1 193. Reynolds' parents from his York Co., PA, mamage license application, #50239. 

1 194. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1 195 Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 

1 196. York Daily Record, Tues., 16 Mar 1993. 

1 197. Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 

1 198 Alice's maiden name from mamage record of Charles Diehl and Alice Jones, York Co. Mamage 
Book2L, p. 495. 

1 199 Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 

1200. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 4. 

120 1 . National Archives, Washmgton, DC, Civil War Pension File No. 800766 and 978308 for Noah 
Gantz. 

1202. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 85-3-21. 

1203. Ludwig Krebs ofCodorus Twp., p. 56 and 57. 

1204 National Archives, Washington, DC, Civil War Pension File No. 800766 and 978308, for Noah 
Gantz. 

1205 Birth dates of the children are from Noah Gantz's Civil War Pension File. 

1 206 German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 
1207. York Co. Mamage Book K, p. 325. 

1208 Samuel's parents are from the record of his mamage to Emeline Gantz.. 

1209. York Co. Bond Book 4V, p. 266. 

1210. York Co. Mamage Book J, p 376 



Notes and References 287 

121 1. Shaffer's (Zion) Lutheran and Reformed Church. Seven Valleys. Codorus Twp. 

1212. Trinity Lutheran Church, Seven Valleys. 

1213. Lydia's maiden name from her mamage reported m The Hanover Citizen. 23 Feb 1865. 

1214. Family group sheet submitted by Michael W Lau in Kopp file at Histoncal Society of York Co., 
PA 

1215 Trinity Lutheran Church. Seven Valleys. 

1216 York Co. Mamage Book 2F. p. 156. 

1217 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #205-16-5849 

1218. Rev Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge 

1219 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #203-24-8048 

1220. Ludwig Krebs of Codorus Twp.. p. 57. 

1221 Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900), Jefferson Lutheran Charge. 

nil. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #189-05-6509. 

1223. York Co. Mamage Book 21, p 503 

1224. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #196-22-3846. 

1225 Donald J. Gunnet conespondence. 

1226 The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Mon., 27 Mar 1950. Birth date calculated from age at death. 74- 
7-29, is 24 Jul 1875.. 

1227. Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury,'^. 14. 

1228 The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Wed. 3 Nov 1926. p. 8, col. 2. Age at death. 78-9-24 

1229 Sarah Ann's maiden name is from the death certificate of her son Pius Sylvester Gantz. The writmg 
IS poor on the death certificate, which is the reason for the question mark Our best reading of the maiden 
name is Jameson 

1230. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 83. 

123 1 E-mail message from Vanessa Stem 10 Nov 1996. 

1232. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 52-3-13. 



288 Notes and References 

1233 York Co. Mamage Books, p 221. 

1234. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #205-16-6498. 

1235 Elmer's parents are from his mamage record Obituary of Mrs Peter Altland in HSYC Altland file 
mentions her brothers John and Emanuel Dalhammer 

1236. Children from 50th wedding aniversary celebration in newspaper clipping in Altland file at 
Histoncal Society of York Co., PA, and 1910 US Census, Jackson Twp,, York Co., PA, ED 67, dwlg. 
328 Ehner Altland, 28, Anetta, 30, Marce, 9, Raymond, 8, George, 4, Harvey 2, and father-m-law 
Michael Gantz, 62. 

1237. Vanessa Stem. 

1238. Social Secunty Death Index, Soc. #185-03-0789. 

1239. Obituary of sister, Mary Altland, says their is only one livmg siblmg, George. So Raymond must 
have died before this date. 

1240. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #180-10-7390. 

1241 Death and bunal from Vanessa Stem, birth from Social Secunty Death Index, Soc. #205-22-3958. 
1242. York Co. Cemetery Card. Only death date given. 
1243 York Co. Mamage Book W, p. 102. 

1244. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 68-1 1-3. 

1245. Susan [Pnce] Lentz Gantz's parents are from her mamage application to Michael Gantz. This 
could be the Susanna Pnce that is the seventh child of George and Susanna [Schaffer] Pnce m mformation 
compiled by Mary Booker Waldorf That compilation was found in the HSYC Pnce file. That Susanna 
Pnce was bom 3 Mar 1841 vs. 28 Feb 1841 calculated for Michael's wife from her death date. 

1246. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1247. The Gazette and Daily, York, PA, Tues. 10 May 1932. Birth date calculated from age at death, 60- 
5-26. 

1248 York Co. Mamage Book S, p. 347. 

1249. The mamage of Israel Gunnet and Sophia Gentzler (21 Oct 1858) is recorded m York Gazette. 26 
Oct 1858 

1250 Wolf's (St. Paul's) Lutheran Church. West Manchester Twp. 

125 1 York Dispatch and York Gazette, 30 Sep 1960, clippings in Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York 
Co . PA 



Notes and References 289 



1252. The information about Dallas and Amanda Gantz"s children was provided by Donald J Gunnet. 
unless otherwise noted. 

1253. York Co., PA, Birth Register Book 3. 
1254 York Co. Mamage Book 3E, p. 229. 
1255. York Dispatch, V^ed., 14 Oct 1981 

1256 William Henry Senft" s parents are from his application for mamage to Anna Sophia Gantz 

1257 York Co. Birth Register Book 4. 

1258 York Co. Cemetery Card 

1259 York Gazette, 7 Sep 1911. 

1260 Birth and death date from his death certificate, Permsylvama Department of Health, Bureau of Vital 
Statistics, file no. 7917 

1261 York Co. Mamage Book 1, p 161. 

1262. Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp Birth date calculated from age at death, 19- 
5-10. 

1 263 Father's name from mamage record. 

1264 Rev Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. 
1265. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #196-18-6429. 

1266 York Co. Mamage Book 2G. p 123 

1267 The Gazette and Daily. York, PA. Sat 12 Jan 1963 Obituary for Mrs Chauncy Gantz gives death 
date, parents names, and age at death, 77 years. 

1268 York Co Mamage Book T. p 125 

1269 York Co Bond Book 4S, p 164. She was 74 years. 10 months, old when she died according to 
newspaper obituary in Gantz file at Histoncal Society of York Co , PA. 

1270 Information about Jacob and Emma Deardorff provided by Vanessa Stem unless otherwise 
referenced. 

1271 YorkCo Mamage Book X.p 239 

1272 All the information about Noah Israel and Ruth Gantz and their children was provided by 
Donald J. Gunnet, unless otherwise referenced. Donald J Gunnet. Descendants of Israel Gunnet. np . no 



290 Notes and References 

date. Provided by author. 

1273. York Co. Birth Register Book 4. 

1274 York Co. Mamage Book 3B, p 67 

1275 Ruth's parents from her mamage application. 

1276. York Co. Church Records, v 1, p. 132. A day of the month was not given for birth or baptism, 

1277. York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from his age at death, 71-9-10, is 18 Dec 1799 

1278. York Co. Bond Book IX, p. 46. Admmistrator: Adam Gantz. 

1279. York Co. Cemetery Card says: Catharine Gantz, wife of Adam, and daughter of Conrad and 
Barbara Krow, died 18 Oct 1846, age 40-9-20 Birth date calculated from age at death. 

1280 Adam Hof&nan's will (York Co. Will Book O, p. 229) mentions his daughters, Catharine now the 
widow of George Gantz deceased, and Barbara mtermamed with Conrad Kroh. 

1281 York Co. Cemetery Card for Barbara Gantz. daughter of Adam and Catharme, age 1-9-8. 

1282. York Co. Cemetery Card for Mary Ann Gantz, child of Adam and Catharme. Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 15-5-2. 

1283 York Co Cemetery Card for Jeremiah Gantz. child of Adam and Catharine. Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 4-2-28. 

r 

1284. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 86-1-26. 

1285 Hanover Spectator. Fn. 9 Apr 1858. p. 2. col. 6. 

1286 1850 US. Census, Codorus Twp . York Co . PA. p 390. dwlg. 165 Jesse, age 15, is living with 
his parents, Jacob and Mana Garvench. 

1287 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 64-10-13. 

1288 1870 US Census, Codorus Twp . York Co . PA. p 44, dwlg 338 Jesse age 36. Elizabeth age 36, 
Adam age 9, Joshua age 7, Jacob age 6. and Adam Gantz age 73 

1289. York Co. Cemetery Card for Levi Gerbnck, son of Jesse and Elizabeth. Birth date calculated from 
age at death, 3-3-3. 

1290 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death year 

1291. York Co Mamage Book F. p 52. 



Notes and References 291 

1292. An undated newspaper obituary in Gerbnck file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. says Sophia 
Snyder Gerbnck died on her 86th birthday. 

1293. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 56. 

1294. Newspaper Obituary in Gerbnck file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 84-10-25. 

1295. Records fo Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, p. 142. 

1296 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death, 36-7-25 Mamage record of 
Jacob G. Gerbnck and Ida E. Bortner says his first wife died 4 Aug 1904 

1297. York Co. Mamage Book Z, p. 176 

1298. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 79, gives birth date of 27 Nov 1870 and 
baptismal date of 26 Mar 1870. This is an imposible sequence, so it is assumed the baptismal date should 
be 26 Mar 1871. 

1299. York Co. Mamage Book M. p. 306. 

1 300. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date. 

1301. Priv. Reg. of Pastoral Acts of Rev. Daniel Gring, m custory of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

1302. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date. 

1 303 . Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury. 

1304. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date, and age at death 73-8-12. 

1305. Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock, Shrewsbury Twp. 

1306. York Co. Cemetery Card for Sevilla J Reichard, wife of Levi, gives birth and death date. 

1307. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated fi^om age at death. 1-10-7. 

1308 Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury' Twp 

1309 Newspaper obituary in Reichard file at Histoncal Society of York Co , PA 

1310 York Co. Mamage Book 2L, p. 316. 

1311 York Co Mamage Book 2L, p 3 16 says first mamage ended by divorce, 14 Jun 1914. 

1312 Michael W Lau, WiUiam Reichard Family Group Sheet, in Reichard file at Histoncal Society of 
York Co., PA. 



292 Notes and References 

1313. Ibid. 

1314. Fissel's (Jerusalem) Union Church. Glen Rock, Shrewsbury Twp. 

1315. York Co. Mamage Book J, p 302 William F Hoover's age, occupation and parents' names came 
from this mamage record. 

1316. Newspaper obituary in Staub file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA Birth date calculated from 
age at death, 79-7-1. 

1317 Lizzie's husband Ezra Roser's name is from the marriage record of their son Earl F. Roser, York 
Co. Mamage Book 2K, p. 54. 

1318 Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock, Shrewsbury Twp. 

1319 Staub name from obituary for Mrs Elizabeth Reichard Staub. 

1320. Salem Ev. Lutheran and German Reformed. Springfield Twp.. York Co. 

1321 . By process of elurunation, Clara is the only girl besides Came (Caroline), who is not accounted for. 
Came is not Clara, smce the are both in Cathanne Reichard's obituar>' m York Gazette (German- 
microfihn), 1 Mar 1910. 

1322. Salem Ev. Lutheran and German Reformed, Springfield Twp.. York Co. 
1323 Newspaper obituary m Foust file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA. 
1324. York Co. Mamage Book N, p 143. 

1325 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury. 

1326 From Fredenck's mamage and baptismal records. 

1327 Salem Ev. Lutheran and German Reformed. Springfield Twp . York Co. 

1328 Zion Lutheran Church, Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 

1329 Zion Lutheran Church. Glen Rock. Shrewsbury Twp. 

1330 York Co Mamage Book 2A. p. 389. 

1331 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 74-4-2 1 

1332. Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Part v, p 262. 

1333. Stone Church by Hmke, p 101. 
1334 Glattfelders m America, p 435. 



Notes and References 293 

1335 York Co. Bond Book 4A, p 174. 

1336. York Gazette and Daily, Mon., 12 Apr 1925. p 2. col 2 

1337 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, p 74 

1338 York Co Cemetery Card. 

1339 Rev. Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. 
1340. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1341 York County Mamage Register. Book R, p 202. 

1342. Glatfelders m America, p 435 

1343. Ibid. 

1344. York Co Marriage Book 2T. p. 265. 

1345. Ibid. 

1346 Rev Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge. 

1347 Glattfelders m America, p. 436. 

1348 York Co. Mamage Book 2A. p. 492. 

1349 Ibid. 

1350. 1900 U.S. Census. Codoms Twp.. York Co . PA. ED 129. p 9. dwlg 187 

1351 York Gazette and Daily. Thur . 22 Feb 1945. p 25. col 1 

1352. York Co. Mamage Book 2K. p. 122, Certificate #29438 

1353 Bob Jones Records . 

1354. Parent's names are fi"om mamage application of Hester Virgmia Shue. 

1355 Stone Church by Yoder. 

1356. York Co. Cemetery Card for Adeline Ilgenfritz. Birth date calculated from age at death. 49-0-19. 

1357 York Co. Cemetery Card for Wm. A Ilgenfntz, age 39 years 

1358. Dolores Swaney correspondence. 



294 Notes and References 

1359 Dolores S waney correspondence 

1360 York Co. Cemetery Card for Barbara Ilgenfntz, dau of Wm. and Adeline Birth date calculated 
from age at death, 19-6-4. 

1361. York Co Death Register, v 2 (1899-1904). 

1362 York Co Mamage Book H, p 167. 

1363. York Co. Cemetery Card for Wm. Masemore. Birth date calculated from age at death, 81-8-5. 

1364 From marriage application for William Masemore and Adeline Ilgenfritz. 

1 365. Ibid. Also York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1 366 Records of Christ Lutheran Church in Shrewsbury, p 8 1 . 

1367 The York Dispatch, Mon., 8 Apr 1935, p 2, col. 1 

1368 York Co. Mamage Book Q, p. 282. 

1369 The York Dispatch, Mon., 5 Dec 1949, p 15 

1370 History of York County, Pennsylvania, v 2, p 959. 

1371 Except for the mamage m York Co. Mamage Book 0, p. 264. the information in this paragraph is 
from family group sheets by Michael W Lau in Bortner file at Historical Society of York Co . PA. 
Hereinafter, Bortner family group sheets by Michael W Lau 

1372. History of York County, Pennsylvania, v 2. p 960 

1373 The York Dispatch, Mon., 5 Dec 1949. 

1374 Ibid. C. Alexander Bortner's obituary names his five surviving children 

1375 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. # 193-18-5358 

1 376 Bortner family group sheets by Michael W Lau. 

1377 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #570-03-8393 

1 378 Newspaper obituary in Bortner file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA. 

1379 Bortner family group sheets by Michael W Lau. 

1380 Undated newspaper article in Bortner file at Histoncal Society of York Co . PA. 

1381 Bortner family group sheets by Michael W Lau. 



Notes and References 295 

1382. Rev Ketterman Register (1871-1900). Jefferson Lutheran Charge 

1383. York Co. Mamage Book R. p 202. #11372 

1384. Glattfelders in America, p 435. 

1385. Ezra's parents" names are from his marriage record. 

1386 Undated newspaper obituary in Snyder file at Histoncal Society of York Co., PA. 

1387 Ibid. Obituary for E Clayton Snyder names his surviving children Lloyd R . Guemey L . Paul C. 
and Mrs. Andrew Rudisill. 

1388 Social Secunty Death Index, Soc. Sec. #203-24-7972. 

1389 York Dispatch, Tue., 30 Dec 1986. 

1390 York Dispatch. Mon.. 2 Mar 1981 

1391. Social Secunty Death hidex, Soc. Sec. #180-22-3712. 

1392. Newspaper obituary in Rudisill file at Histoncal Society of York Co . PA. 

1 393 . York Daily Record. Wed.. 1 5 Dec 1 993 

1394 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 90-6-1. 

1395 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death. 82-1-3. 

1396 John Klme's will (York Co. Will Book S. p 1 14) mentions daughter. Lydia. wife of Samuel Gantz. 

1397. Henry James Young, translator. Register of Saddler 's Lutheran Church, Hopewell Township. York 
County. PA.' 1791-1861 (1936), p. 8. 

1398 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1399 York Co Will Book 2J, p 282. Executor Joseph B Tyrrell. 

1400 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1401 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 1-0-7 No parents are listed for 
William Gantz, but since he was on the same cemetery card (same tombstone) as George W Gantz. it is 
assumed he is also a child of Samuel and Lydia. There is a Gantz infant (no dates given), also on the same 
card, so Samuel and Lydia probably had another child who died 

1402 Levi Gantz was 21 years old m the 1850 U.S. Census. Shrewsbun, Twp.. York Co., PA, p. 205A. 
dwlg. 80. 



296 Notes and References 

1403 Civil War pension file 52083 obtained ft-om National Archives. 

1404 York Co. Bond Book 2U, p 227 Administrators: Daniel Ludwig, Daniel Gladfelter, and Eli Myers 

1405. The York Press, 29 Jan 1852. 

1406. Elizabeth Gantz was 30 years old in the 1860 US Census, Shrewsbury Boro, York Co . PA. p 
731.dwlg. 129 

1407 Maryland Certificate of Death, copy obtained fi-om Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MD 

1408 Ibid. 

1409. National Archives Civil War Pension file 52083 for Levi Gantz 

1410. In his will Samuel Gantz names Lydia Florence Wiley as his granddaughter. 

1411. National Archives Civil War Pension file 52083 for Levi Gantz. 

1412 Church Registers of Centre Presbyterian Church. New Park, PA. Information taken fi-om 
information card at Histonc Society of York County. 

1413 Ibid. 

1414 Civil War pension file 52083 for Levi Gantz. 

1415 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death date 

1416 Information card at Histoncal Society of York County. 

1417 Private Register of Rev. Daniel Gring. 

1418 Ibid. 

1419. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1420 Private Register of Rev Daniel Gring. 

1421 1860 U S. census for Hopewell Twp., York Co . PA. dwlg 28 

1422 Alfi-eda Patton. The GAR. Its Organization and the Men of Post ^37 (York. PA: The South Central 
Pennsylvama Genealogical Society, 1989), p 44 The 1890 Census Pension Schedule (Civil War) has a 
discharge date of 22 Jul 1862 

1423 1870 U S Census. Hopewell Twp, York Co . dwlg 40 Also. 1880 U S Census. Hopewell Twp., 
York Co . ED 194, sht 93. line 15. 

1424 German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge. 



Notes and References 297 

1425. York Co. Mamage Book F. p 131 

1426. Father's name from Joseph Engles, Jr.s mamage record. 

1427. Probably named in honor of Presbyterian minister J. Y. Cowhick. 

1428. Stewartstown Presbyterian Church Records. Hopewell Twp. 

1429. Frances' maiden name from the baptismal record of son. Kenneth Carlton Gantz 
1430 Chnst Lutheran Church. York Boro Birth date calculated from age at death, 33-0-26. 

1431. Chnst Lutheran Church. York Boro. 

1432. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #441-03-5312. 

1433 York Co. Cemetery Card for Jennie S Raab in Prospect Hill Cemetery has birth year only, 1861. 

1434 York Co. Mamage Book H, p. 49 

1435, York Co. Cemetery Card for Isaac Raab m Prospect Hill Cemetery has birth year only, 1862. 
1436 Isaac Raab's parents name from his marriage record to Jennie S Gantz. 

1437. York Co. Cemetery Card for Rosa B Barshmger in Prospect Hill Cemetery has birth year only, 
1864. 

1438. The Evening Dispatch (York Co.. PA), 17 Feb 1882. 

1439 York Co. Cemetery Card, b. 1854 (1856'>). d. 1931. 

1440 1880 U.S. Census. Hopewell Twp , York Co , PA, p. 553A, dwlg. 40 for birth. York Co. Death 
Register for death date and bunal. 

1441 York Co. Mamage Book 0. p 44 

1442. Ida M. Cloppers parents' names from her marriage record. 

1443. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death, 51-9-21. 

1444. National Archives and Records Admimstration. Civil War Pension File No. 589549 Heremafter, 
Frances Hersey pension file. 

1445 1900 U.S. census for Stewartstown Borough. Hopewell Twp. York Co.. PA. p 156B. ED 155. 
dwlg 168. 

1446 Frances Hersey pension file. 



298 Notes and References 

1447 Ross Dcllinger 

1448/ York Co. Taxes, Hopewell Twp . 1834-5. FHL #1449206. 

1449 Frances Hersey pension file. 

1450 Will of Samuel Gantz (York Co. Will Book 2J, p 282) names grandsons: Samuel G Hershey (sic) 
and Francis G Hershey (sic). Information about Samuel G Hersey and family provided by Mr and Mrs. 
Ross Dellinger unless otherwise noted Birth months from 1900 census. 

145 1 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #207-30-7274. 

1452 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #183-05-8339. 

1453 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #183-14-8497. 

1454 York Co. Cemetery Card for Francis G Hershey m Stewartstown Cemetery gives birth year only. 

1455 York Co Mamage Book I. p. 131 

1456 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1457 Information about Frances G Hersey and family provided by Mr and Mrs Ross Dellinger unless 
otherwise noted Birth months from 1900 census 

1458 York Co Birth Records. 1893-1895. FHL #0022148. 

1459 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #190-12-0002. 

1460 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #207-30-7035. 

1461 Ross Dellmger provided this information. 

1462 Church Registers of Centre Presbyterian Church. New Park. PA 

1463 In his will Samuel Gantz names Elizabeth J Tyrrell as his daughter and Joseph B Tyrrell as his 
executor. . 

1464 Will of Samuel Gantz. 

1465. Edward N Tyrrell and Ann Bosley mamed 22 Dec 1835 John Harlan Livezey and Helene 
Maynard Davis, comp.. Harford County. Maryland Marriage Licenses. I 777-1865 (1993: Farmly Line 
Publications. Westminster. MD), p. 247 In custody of Family Historv Library. Salt Lake City. UT. 
#975,274A^28L. 

1466 Ibid. 

1467 York Co Mamage Book N. p. 189. 



Notes and References 299 



1468 Church Registers of Centre Presbyterian Church. New Park. PA 

1469 Death record (see below) gives age at death of 71 years. Correspondence of Patncia Burgoon 
Wiggins gives a birth date of 6 Oct 1806. 

1470. Wyandot Co., OH, Death Records, v. 1 (1867-1880), p. 35 FHL #0905939. 

1471. Charles K. Gantz. Hollywood. MD 

1472. Death record gives age at death of 59 years. Correspondence of Patncia Burgoon Wiggins gives a 
birth date of 13 Feb 1818 

1473 Morton L Montgomery, comp , Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County. 
Pennsylvania, v 2 (Chicago; J. H. Beers & Co., 1909), p. 1044. 

1474 Strassburger and Hmke.v. l,p 441. 

1475 Morton L. Montgomery, comp.. Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County. 
Pennsylvania, v. 2 (Chicago; J H. Beers & Co.. 1909). p 1044 

1476. Wyandot Co., OH, Death Records, v 1 (1867-1880), p. 35. FHL #0905939. 

1477 Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 262. 

1478 The 1860 U.S. Census. Salem Twp . Wyandot Co.. OH. p 513. dwlg. 840. lists David and Mary 
Gantz and the following children;. Hiram age 21. Rebecca 19. Henry 15. Hamet 17. George 11. William 5. 
and Sarah 2. 

1479 The History of Wyandot County. Ohio (Chicago; Leggett. Conaway & Co.. 1884), p 983. FHL 
#1000351. 

1480 National Archives, Washington, DC. Civil War Pension File #1019678 for Charles Gantz. 

1481 York Co. Orphans Court Docket Book YY. p 309 and p 540 discusses heirs of Sarah Bose. 
Reference provided by Charles K. Gantz. 

1482. Ibid. 

1483 Records of Parkwood Cem., Taylor Ave., Baltunore, MD (Information provided by Charles K. 
Gantz ) 

1484. National Archives. Washmgton. DC. Civil War Pension File #1019678 for Charles Gantz. 

1485 Death Certificate for Catharine Gantz. Health Dept.. City of Baltimore. #C42855 (Information 
provided by Charles K. Gantz.) 

1486. Ibid. 



300 Notes and References 



1487 Records of Parkwood Ccm . Taylor Ave . Baltimore. MD (Information provided by Charles K. 
Gantz ) 

1488 The five children of Charles and Catharine Gantz are listed in Charles" Civil War Pension File. 

1489 German Reformed Church. Shrewsbury Charge Charles Gantz's Civil War Pension has a birth 
date for Sarah of 15 Mar 1856. 

1490 Records of Parkwood Cem., Taylor Ave., Baltimore. MD (Information provided by Charles K. 
Gantz ) 

1491 German Reformed Church. .Shrewsbury Charge Charles Gantz"s Civil War Pension has a birth 
date for Emma Virgima of 22 Nov 1857 

1492 Death Certificate of Jenme E. Glessner, Health Dept . City of Baltimore, #E27247 (Information 
provided by Charles K Gantz.) 

1493 1880 U.S. Census. Baltimore, MD. ED 105. Family 38 

1494 1900 U.S. Census, Baltimore, MD. ED 1 17. Family 9. 

1495 German Reformed Church, Shrewsbury Charge 

1496 Death Certificate of Daniel B Gantz. Health Dept.. City of Baltimore. #G00563. (Information 
provided by Charles K. Gantz.) 

1497 Marriage announcement in Evening Dispatch. 4 Dec 1884 at Historical Society of York Co . PA 
(Information provided by Charles K. Gantz.) 

1498 Civil War Pension File for Charles Gantz, #1019678 

1499 Records of Parkwood Cem., Taylor Ave., Baltimore, MD (Information provided by Charles K. 
Gantz.) 

1 500 Information provided by Charles K. Gantz 

1501 Civil War Pension File for Charles Ganu, #1019678 

1502. 1900 US Census. Baltimore, MD. (Information provided by Charles K.. Gantz.) 

1503 Birth date calculated from age at death, 55-9-16 (fi-om burial record) 

1504. Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County. Ohio, p 230 

1 505 Wvandot Co , OH, Mamage Records, v 3. p 207 FHL #0Q05O32. 

1506 Mamage application of William Nagel to Margaret Cortman (Wyandot Co , OH, Mamage 
Records, v 10, p 25 1) gives his birth date. 



Notes and References 301 

1507 Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 42 

1508. Ibid. Rebecca [Gantz] Nagel was buned 7 Jun 1896 and William Nagel was buned 25 Oct 1917 

1 509. Mamage application of William Nagel (his 4th mamage) to Margaret Corfinan gives his mothers 
maiden name as Albnght. Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County. Ohio (1892), gives his mothers 
maiden name as Fallbnght. 

1510. Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County, Ohio, pp. 228-230, 
1511 Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County, Ohio, p 23 1 
1512. Ibid. 

1513 Wyandot Co.. OH, Mamage Records. V 10 (1911-1919) FHL #1017132 

1514. Ibid. 

1515 Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County. Ohio, p 23 1 . names their 6 children. 

1516. 1900 U.S. Census, Salem Twp, Wyandot Co , OH. ED 131. Sheet 7. living with brother Willie 
Nagel. 



1517 

1518 

1519 

1520 

1521 
1939. 

1522 

1523 

1524 

1525 
1936. 

1526 

1527 
Dec 1960. 



Wyandot County, Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records, p 183. 

Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County. Ohio, p 230 

Wyandot County, Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records, p. 183. 

Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, v. 1. p. 17 FHL #0905939 

Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 42 Cora Ellen Dilley was buned 20 Dec 

Biographical Memoirs of Wyandot County, Ohio. p. 230. 

Wyandot County, Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p. 42. John K Dilley was buned 1 Jul 1930 

Wyandot Co. OH, Birth Records, v I, p 39. FHL #0905939 

Wyandot County. Ohio, Cemetery Burial Records, p 42. Henry Charles Nagel was buned 3 Dec 

Wyandot Co., OH, Mamage Records, v. 7 (1886-1899), p. 290 FHL #0905934. 

Wyandot County, Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p. 42. Susan [Stephan] Nagel was buned 27 



302 Notes and References 



1528 Wyandot Co. OH, Birth Records, v 1. p. 53 FHL #0905939 

1 529 Wyandot County, Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p. 42. Nettie Rena [Nagel] Stephan was buned 
6 Apr 1899 

1530 Wyandot Co., OH, Mamage Records, v 7 (1886-1899), p. 227 FHL #0905934. 

1531 Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, v 1, p. 79 FHL #0905939 Birth record gives parents as 
William Nagel and Rachel Gantz. 

1532 Wyandot County, Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 42 William Frederick Nagel was buned 22 
Jun 1963. 

1533 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 257 

1534 Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 42. Fannie Frances [Sterner] Nagel was 
buned 21 Apr 1945. 

1535 Wyandot Co.. OH. Birth Records, v 1. p. 98. FHL #0905939. 

1 536. Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p. 42. Stella Mabel [Nagel] Krebs was buned 
25 Sep 1918. 

1537 Wyandot Co., OH, Mamage Records, v. 8, p. 147 FHL #0905935. 

1538 Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 42. George J Krebs was buried 18 Jan 1950 

1539 1900 U.S. Census, Salem Township, Wyandot Co., OH, ED 181, dwlg. 99. 

1540 1900 U.S. Census. Toledo, Lucas Co.. OH. ED 84. Sheet 2. Line 85. 

1541 Toledo. OH. Board of Health, Index to Deaths, 1902-1916. FHL #1672024. There is no microfilm 
of the death records for Toledo in 1 905 . 

1542. Wyandot Co, OH. Mamage Records, v 3. p 140 FHL #0905932. 

1 543 Birth date calculated from death record referenced above His age at death was 58 years 8 months. 
Place of birth from 1870 US Census. Upper Sandusky. Wyandot Co . OH. p 645, dwlg 72. The 1880 
census gives a birth place of PA, but other censuses and his death record confirm a birth place of Germany. 

1544. Will of John Katzenmer names his wife and sons: Peter. Phillip. Conrad. Michael. Adam, and John. 
Wyandot Co . OH. Will Book 2. p 493 FHL #0905941 

1545 Toledo. OH, Deaths. 1889-1897. p. 85 FHL #1672030. 

1546 Wyandot Co . OH. Final Records, v 7. p 419 FHL #1299123 



Notes and References 303 

1547 In the 1900 US Census. Toledo, Lucas Co . OH. ED 84. Sheet 2. Line 85. Harnet says she is the 
mother of 4 children and 4 are living. 

1548. 1880 U.S. Census, Upper Sandusky. Wyandot Co.. OH. p 489. dwlg. 4. Ina was 14 years old. 

1549 1870 census, Clara, age 1. 1880 census, Emma, age 11. 

1 550. Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, v. 1, p 4 FHL #0905939 Birth record of female child, not 
named. Came was 8 years old in 1880 census, so this child is assumed to be her. 

1551. 1910 U.S. Census, Toledo. Lucas Co.. OH. ED 90 Sheet I. dwlg. 14 

1552. In 1910 census, Robert J. Swank is 2 years old. 

1553. 1900 U.S. Census, ED 84, Sheet 2. Line 87 

1554. Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p. 15. Cemetery record gives date and place of birth, as well as 
parents, David and Mary. 

1555 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 15. 

1556 De Witt Co., IL, Mamage Book C, p 46 FHL #1312955. 

1557 Goose Creeek Township Cemeteries, p. 15 Cemetery record gives date of birth. Place of birth is 
from Portrait and Biographical Album ofDe Witt and Piatt Counties. Illinois, p 680 

1558 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 15. 

1559. Portrait and Biographical Album ofDe Witt and Piatt Counties, Illinois, p. 465. 

1560 Ibid. , p. 679 and 680. 

1561 1910 and 1920 censuses, Piatt Co . De Land. IL. 

1562. The History of Wyandot County, Ohio (Chicago: Leggett. Conaway & Co.. 1884). p 983. FHL 
#1000351 This article gives a birth date of 31 Jun 1848. Since June only has 30 days. 30 Jun was chosen. 
The birth year from the 1900 US. Census. Monongalia Co.. WV. ED 83. Sheet 15. Line 5 1 is 1 846. but 
other censuses and his death record are consistent with a birth year of 1848 

1563 Manon Co . WV, Register of Deaths, Book 4. p. 56 FHL #0834816 

1564 Wyandot Co., OH, Mamage Record Book 4. p. 175 FHL #0905933 

1565 Kirchenbuch. 1847, Gross Rohrheim, Hessen. Germany, p 34 FHL #0904634 (Europe). 

1566 Ibid. 



304 Notes and References 

1 567 Richland Co . OH. Naturalization. Declaration of Intention, v 1 . p 228 Declaration of Intention of 
Peter Dcmmler, 19 Nov 1856. 

1568 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 138. gives birth date, 2 Oct 1847, and bunal date. 9 
Feb 1924. 

1569. 1870 US Census. Salem Twp., Wyandot Co , OH, p 810, dwig. 14 

1570. Wyandot Co . OH, Deed Records Book 28. p 155 FHL #0926595. 

1571. Wyandot Co., OH, Deed Records Book 31. p. 237. 241 FHL # 0926596 

1572. The Fairmont Times (Manon Co., WV), Mon., 22 Mar 1909. p. 1, col., 7. FHL #0215280. 

1573. Wyandot County, Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p 850. 

1574. Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, v 1, p. 98. FHL #0905939 

1575. North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 141, gives birth date, 14 Jul 1877 

1576 Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Record, 1880-1891. p. 63 FHL #0926699 Bunal Register gives a birth 
date of 1 Oct 1880. 

1 577 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p. 141. 

1578 Manon Co . WV. Mamage Book 11. p 559 FHL #0835631. 

1 579. North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p. 142. Bunal record gives date of birth. 
1 580 Place of birth from mamage record. 

1581. North Salem Lutheran Church, p 142 

1582. Mildred was 9 years old in the 1920 U S Census. Salem Twp . Wyandot Co . OH. ED 179. Sheet 
6. Lme 50. 

1583 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p. 187 Mildred was listed as single in 1943 through 1946. 
and mamed to Kenneth Baum in 1947 and after. 

1584 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 30. 

1585 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 140 

1586 Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Bunal Records, p 85 1 FHL # 1 0355 1 9 

1587 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 187. .Mrs. Harold Sims was listed as a communicant m 
1942. She withdrew her membership in 1946. 



Notes and References 305 



1588. Wyandot Co . OH, Delayed Birth Registration, v 5. p. 617. 26 Jun 1943. FHL #0926693. Original 
birth IS incorrectly recorded as Flora M. Gantz 

1589 Ibid. 

1590. Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, 1880-1899, p. 67 FHL #0926699. 

1591. Wyandot County. Ohio. Cemetery Burial Records, p. 262 This record is for Earley G Gantz. but 
he IS probably the same person as Alexander Gantz. 

1592. Dons Ellen Bland. Wayne County. Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v. 1 (1971). p 53 Cemeterv 
record gives date of birth as well as date of death. 

1593 Wyandot Co., OH. Mamage Records, v 5. p 324. FHL #0905932. 

1594. Wayne County, Illinois, Cemetery Inscriptions, v 1, p. 53. Cemetery record gives date of birth as 
well as date of death. 

1595 1900 census, Wyandot Co.. OH. 1910 census, Wayne Co.. IL, and 1920 census. Richland Co m IL. 

1596. Wyandot Co., OH. Birth Records. 1880-1891. p 65 FHL #0926699 

1597. Obituary for Mrs. Bertha Gardner in Wayne Co. Press. Fairfield. IL. Thurs.. 25 Nov 1965. p 2. 

1598 Betty Ann Butler Beeson. Wayne County. Illinois. Marriages. 1 905-191 5 (Geff. IL: Beeson 
Enterprises, 1986), p 73 Marriages taken from Marriage Book E. 

1599 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #328-10-0539. 

1600. Orlan"s parents names taken from his two mamage records. 

1601 Betty Ann Butler Beeson. Wayne County. Illinois. Marriages. 1896-1906 (Geff. IL; Beeson 
Enterpnses. 1984). p 74 Mamages taken from Mamage Book D. 

1602. Dons Ellen Bland, Wayne County. Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v. 1 (1971), p. 6 Olive 
Gardner, b. 19 Jun 1880, d. 28 May 1907. and her infant son are buned in Bamhill Cemetery. 

1603. 1920 U.S. Census, Decatur Twp., Macon Co., IL, ED 148, Sheet 1 1. Lme 94. 

1604 Ibid. Ursel was 6 years old in 1920 Bertha Gardner's obituary says she is survived by one 
daughter, probably Ursel. 

1605 Wyandot Co., OH, Birth Records, 1880-1891, p. 68. FHL #0926699.1900 U.S. Census. Salem 
Twp., Wyandot Co., OH. has birth date of Jul 1889. 

1606 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p. 45. 



306 Notes and References 

1607 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 45 All of the information about Martha Ola Gantz is from 
this source. 

1608 Wayne County, Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v 1, p. 53 Virgil's birth and death dates are from 
the source. 

1609 Obituary for Virgil L Gantz m Wayne Co Press, Fairfield IL, Thurs 23 Mar 1967, p 2, FHL 
#1307633. gives birth date of 25 Feb 1896. 

1610. 1900 U.S. Census, Goose Creek Twp., Piatt Co., IL, ED 129, dwlg. 62. 

1611 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 16. 

1612 Piatt County, IL, Marriage Book C. p. 221 FHL #0988100. 

1613 1900 U.S Census, Goose CreekTwp.. Piatt Co , IL, ED 129. dwlg 64. 
1614. Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p. 16. 

1615 Charles A. Smith's parents are from his mamage record. 

1616 Censuses and marriage record. 

1617 Hatties last name was McNitt in her bunal record. 

1618 Piatt Co. IL. Register of Births, v 1. p 39. No 503 FHL #0988094 
1619. Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p. 20. 

1620 Ibid. Cemetery record has mamage date. 

1621. Piatt Co., IL. Register of Births, v. 1, No. 652. FHL #0988094. 

1622 "George R Hursh, 74, Prominent Deland Man Found Dead In Car." undated obituarv' provided by 
Lisa Winters. Corresponding Secretary of the Piatt County Historical Society. Monticello. Illinois. 

1623 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 20 

1624 George Roy Hursh's parents" names are from his birth record 

1625 Piatt Co.. IL. Register of Births, v. 2. p. 532. No 9360 FHL #0988095. 

1626. Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 20 Cemetery record for Marth E. gives birth year, no death 
date, and last name of Yoweil 

1627 Piatt Co.. IL. Register of Births, v 1. p 89. No 1 145 FHL # 0988094 

1628 Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 15 



Notes and References 307 

1629 Piatt Co.. IL. Register of Births, v 1. No 1299 FHL #0988094 

1 630. Goose Creek Township Cemeteries, p 15. Mary Lydia Gantz is the mother of Richard Gantz 

163 1 Mary Hursh's parents" names are from her birth record. 

1632. Manon Co., WV, Register of Deaths, v 9, p 75 FHL #0834819 Death record gives date of birth. 

1633. Monongalia Co., WV, Mamage Book 4. p 753 FHL #0843800. 

1634 Martha Rompf s parents names are from her marriage record. 

1635 Manon Co . WV. Register of Deaths, v 12, p 120 FHL #0834820. Death record gives date of 
birth Place of birth is from her marriage record. 

1636. 1910 U.S. Census. Fairmont, Manon Co , WV.. ED 57. Sheet 16. Lme 16 Norma's age was 5 
years. 

1637 Manon Co . WV, register of Births, v 3, p 55 FHL #0835407. 

1638 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #235-01-7243. 

1639 Dons Frances Kmsley's name, age, and birthplace are from the birth records of her children 

1640 George Henry "s occupation is from the birth records of his children. 

1641. Manon Co.. WV. Register of Births, v 6. p 90 FHL #0835409. 

1642. Ibid, p. 94 

1643. Manon Co., WV, Register of Births, v 3. p. 58 FHL #0835407. 

1644 This birth date is from Wyandot Co . OH. Birth Records. 1880-1891. FHL #0926699 The 1900 
U.S. Census. Monongalia Co . WV. ED 83. Sheet 15. Lme 57 gives a birth date of May 1885 The bunal 
register for Harvey V Gantz gives a birth date of 25 Jun 1886 His tombstone says 1885-1950 

1645 North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 140 

1646. Manon Co.. WV, Mamage Book 12, p 103 FHL #0835632. 

1647 Bessie's birth and death dates are from North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p 141 Her place 
of birth IS from her mamage record. 

1648 1920 US Census. Fainnont. Manon Co . WV. ED 25. Sheet 9. Lme 45. 

1649. North Salem Lutheran Church Records, p. 183 

1650. Manon Co . WV. Register of Births, v 3. p 58 FHL #0835407 



308 Notes and References 

1 65 1 Ibid The parents of Robert L Gantz are listed as Harr\' Gantz and Bessie Gantz 

1652. Robert is not listed in the 1920 census for Harvey Gantz His birth is reported by a different person 
than his twin sister Gladys, so he may have died at birth 

1653. Manon Co., WV, Register of Births, v 4, p 64 FHL #0835408. 

1654 Manon Co., WV, Mamage Book 34. p 436 FHL #0835643 

1655 Ibid 

1656 MononCo . WV. Register of Births, v 4. p 67 

1657 Social Security Death Index. Soc. Sec #234-09-4345. 

1658. Virguua's estimated birth year and place of birth are from the birth records of her children. 

1659 Manon Co.. WV, Register of Births, v 9. p 78. FHL #0835410. 

1660 Ibid.p 82. 

1661. Wyandot Co , OH, Birth Records. 1880-1891. p 66 Mother is listed as M. L Lovesick. 1900 US. 
Census, Salem Twp., Wyandot Co., OH, has birth date of Aug 1885 

1662 Wayne County. Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v 1. p. 45. 

1663 Wayne County. Illinois. Marriages. 1905-1915. p 69. 

1664 Wayne County. Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v 1. p 45. 

1665 Amy's marnage record gives her parents" names 

1666 Wayne Co Press. Fairfield. IL. Mon 23 May 1966. p 3 FHL #1307633 

1667 Goldie is 4 years old in the 1920 U S Census. Big Mound Twp . Wayne Co.. IL. ED 146. Sheet 8. 
Lme 36 

1668 Obituary for Mrs Bertha Gardner mentions niece. Mrs Carl Ivers Since Goldie is the only niece 
found living, she is probably Mrs Carl Ivcrs 

1669 Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec, #324-14-8166 

1670 Wayne County, Illinois. Cemetery Inscriptions, v 1. p 45. 

1671 Piatt Co. IL. Register of Births, v 3. p 20 

1672 -Gantz. Rjchard "Dick" Death." Deland News (Deland IL). n.d. 



Notes and References 309 

1 673 See Bncker Branches at beginning of Notes and References. 

1674. Nicholas Bncker's will (York Co., PA, Will Book K, p 430) was entered into probate 23 Aug 
1803. 

1675 Strassburger and Hmke,\. 1, p. 423. 

1676 Daniel Rupp, Thirty Thousand Names of Immigrants m Pennsylvania from 1 727 to 1 776 
(Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985), p. 213. Reprinted from the Second Edition (Phildelphia, 
1876). 

1677 Strassburger and Hmke, V 1, p 415. 

1678. Strassburger and Hmke, Signature Volume, p 469 

1679. Wills of Fredenck Co., MD, 1777-1783, p. 1. FHL #0014019, item 2. 

1680 York Co., PA, Deed Book 2H, p 203, and 20. p 262. 

1681 Wills of Fredenck Co.. MD, 1783-1794. p. 485 FHL #0014019, item 3. 
1682. York County Church Records, v. 1. p. 152. 

1683 York County Church Records, v. 3. p. 230 

1684 York County Church Records, v 3. p 262. 

1685 York County Church Records, v. 3, p 262. 
1686. York County Church Records, v. 1, p. 39. 

1687 Stone Church by Hinke. p 5 This baptism is not found in York County Church Records 

1688 York County Church Records, v I, p. 40. 

1689 Ibid 

1690. York Co., PA, Will Book K, p. 430. 

1691 1790 US Census for York County Pennsylvania. 

1692 York Co., PA, Deed Book 2H, p. 202. 

1693 York Co , PA. Deed Book 21, p. 70 

1694 York Co., PA. Deed Book 20, p. 261. 



310 Notes and References 

1695 The birth and/or baptism dates of the children of Nicholas and Anna Elizabeth arc referenced 
above 

1696 The birth and/or baptism dates of the children of Nicholas and Anna Mana are referenced above 

1697 Stone Church byHinke, p. 46. 

1698. York Co. Church Records, v 1, p 153. 

1699 Washington Co.. MD, Land Records, v D. p 372. FHL #0014601 

1700 Washington Co., MD. Land Records, v E. p 396. FHL #0014602. 

1701 Washington Co . MD. Land Records, v G. p 507. FHL #0014604. 

1 702 Knox Co.. OH. index to Deeds, FHL 03 14028. 

1703 York Co.. PA, Will Book G. p 15. 

1704 York Co. Church Records, v. 1. p. 155. 

1705 York Co Cemetery card says: Anna Margaretta Bncker. b Apr 1745. d 26 Nov 1831 
1706. York Co., PA, Deed Book 2G. p 143. 

1707 York Co . PA. Will Book Q. p 395 

1 708 Stone Church by Hinke, p 27, gives birth date of 1 May 1 782. York Co. Cemetery Card gives a 
birth date of 10 May 1782. 

1709 York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1710 Will of Margaret Bncker 
1711. Stone Church by Hmke, p 1 8 . 

1712 York Co Cemetery Card. 

1713 Stone Church by Hmke. p 1 8 for parents. Maiden name of Jacob's wife Elizabeth from baptism of 
Jacob and Elizabeth Epply's daughter Christine, see Stone Church by Hmke. p 22 

1714 St Paul's (Ziegler's) Baptism's by Young, p 20. FHL 002U49. item 7. 

1715 Ibid 

1716 Ibid. p. 21. 

1717 Ibid, p 22. 



No tes an d Re feren ces 311 

1718 Stone Church by Hinke. p 30 

1719. Margaret Bncker's will says "the heirs of my daughter Mar\' intermarried with William Zech." 

1720 Birth date from gravestone. York County Cemetery Card Surname spelled Bnker. 

1721. York County Cemetery Card, Jacob's last name is shown as "Briker" 

1722. York Co.. PA, Bond Book 2G. p 31. 

1723. York County Deed Book 20. p 261 

1 724. York County Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 

1 725 Stone Church by Hinke, p 28 

1726 Ibid. p. 164 

1727 York Co , PA, Deed Book 3F. p 123. 
1728. Stone Church by Hinke, p. 55 

1729 Probate of Jacob Bncker lists John Miller, husband of Elizabeth. 

1730 John Miller was 80 years old in 1870 US Census. Manheim Twp York Co . PA, dwig 170 
Elizabeth was 73. 

1731 Bncker Branches, \i\Q.\9^9.'p 1 

1732. York Co. Church Records, v 1. p 170 Record is for an Antony Bngger. who is assumed to be our 
Anthony Bncker 

1733 York Co. Church Records, v 1, p 160 Bapt. 20 May 1763 at Shreman's (St. David's), sponsors: 
George Huber and Mana Margaret. 

1734. York Co., PA, Deed Book 2R, p. 175 

1735 History of Harrison Co.. OH. p 205. 

1736. History of Harrison Co., OH 

1 73 7 Stone Church by Hmke. p. 3 1 . 

1738 Bncker Branches, v. I, p 21.. 

1739 Mary Donaldson Sinclair, comp . Early Marnages of Jefferson County. Ohio. 1789-1838 
(Dohrman J Sinclair: 1982). p 21 In custody of Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT. 



312 Notes and References 

1 740 Sione ( 'hurch hy Hinkc. p 32. 

1 74 1 Date of probate of Henrv Bncker's will was Aug 1 846 This information is from History of 
Harrison Co.. OH, p 401. 

1742 History of Harrison Co.. OH, p 244. 

1743 History of Harrison Co , OH, p 329 Lydia's birth date calculated from age at death. 68y 8m 2id 

1 744 Stone Church by Hinke, p 36 

1745 Deed; Margaret Bncker and others to Elizabeth Hilberts. Harrison Co . OH. Deed Records, v A. p. 
274. FHL 0894188 Elizabeth Hilberts is described as the widow and relict of Peter Hilberts deceased. 

1746 Bncker Branches, v 2. p 22. 

1747 "Anthony Bncker," History of Harrison Co., OH. p 468 

1748 Ibid p 329. 

1749 Harrison Co.. OH Mamage Records, v B. p 278. FHL 0894637 

1750 History of Harrison Co. OH. p 468. 

1751 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 
1752. Stone Church by Hinke. p 22 

1753 Her parent's names are from her baptismal record. 

1754. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 51-6-19 is 13 Jan 1778. 

1755 Stone Church by Hmke. p 62 

1756. York Co., PA Orphans Court ***. 17 Dec 1822. 

1757 Ibid 

1758 York County Church Records, p 42. 

1759 York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death. 77-9-24. agrees with church 
record. 

1760 Stone Church hy Hinke. p 5 1 

1761 York Co Cemeterv Card. Birth calculated from age at death. 64-6-19. 



No tes and References 3 1 3 



1762. Chnstine's parents are from her birth record. They were sponsors at the baptism of Manann 
Backer. 

1763. 1850 U.S. Census , Manheim Twp, York Co., PA, p. 534. 

1764. The will of Sarah Bncker, (York Co., PA, Book 2K, p 354) youngest child of Jacob and Chnstiana 
may indicate who her brothers and sisters are. She bequeaths one-seventh part to (1) Mary Ann Klmefelter, 
(2) Elizabeth Werner, (3) Magdalena Wertz, (4) Lydia Wildasin, (5) John Bncker, (6) Daniel, Sarah, and 
Mary, children of Jacob Bncker deceased, and (7) issue of Conrad M Bncker deceased. She does not 
mention Chnstiana Kerchner, who may not be a child of Jacob and Chnstiana, but she does mention an 
Elizabeth Werner.. 

1765. Stone Church by Hinke, p. 79. Sponsors at Conrad's baptism were Jacob Brucker and Magdalene, 
grandparents. 

1766. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates. 

1767 Marriage Index of Hanover Newspapers, 1828-1900. In custody of Historical Society of York Co., 
PA. Smce they named their son Conrad A Bncker. this is assumed to be the nght Conrad. 

1768. York Co. Cemetery Card says: Eliza Bncker wife of Conrad, b. 21 Dec 1817, d. 16 Nov 1876. 

1769 Stone Church by Hinke. p. 81 Sponsors: Michael Mueller and Mana. 

1770 Stone Church by Hinke. p. 119 Jacob Kleinfelter and Mary Ann were the parents of Jacob Adam, 
b 19 Jul 1857 

1771. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 71-9-16: 

1772. Marriage Index of Hanover Newspapers, 1828-1900. In custody of Historical Society of York Co., 
PA. 

1 773 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 79-2-20. 

1 774 York Co. Cemetery Card. Age at death. 33-5-9 

1775 Chnstiana Kerchner is assumed to be a daughter of Jacob Bncker. since he and his family were 
livmg in their household in the 1850 census, York Co., PA. 

1 776 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 

1 777 Marriage Index of Hanover Newspapers. 1826-1900, m custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., 
PA. 

1778 York Co Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 

1 779 Birth date estimated from 1 850 census. 



314 Notes and References 

1 780 Marriage Index of Hanover Newspapers. 1H2H-I'M)I). in custody of HSYC 

1781 Stone Church byHinke, p. 89. Sponsors Henry Hoffackcr and Elizabeth 

1 782 Marriage Index of Hanover Newspapers. 1828-1900, in custody of HSYC 

1783 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates and age at death 58-10-18. 
1784. Stone Church byHinke, p. 60. Sponsor: Jacob Bruecker, single. 

1 785 York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates and age at death 55-1-26 

1 786. Based on birth of first child. 

1 787 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 56-2-29 

1788. The will of Elisabeth Bncker. Widow of Codorus, lists the following 6 children Geroge. Ephraim, 
Elias. Cassiah Taylor (wife of Henry S. Taylor). Elisabeth (wife of Amos Gantz), and Sarah. York Co., 
PA, Will Book W. p 406. 

1 789 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated fi-om age at death 47-10-13 

1 790 Marriage date from Genealogical Abstract of York County, Pennsylvania. Marriage 
Registration Book. 1852-1855 ( Special Publication #28 of South Central Pennsylvania Genealogical 
Society, York. PA) p. 9. 

1 791 York Co. Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death 74-1 1- 1. 
1792. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 67-6-2. 

1 793 Stone Church by Hwke. p. 94. 

1794 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 70-10-10. 

1795 From baptismal record of Catharine Schuh. 

1796 1850 U.S Census, North Cordorus. York Co . PA. Ephraim age 13. 
1797. Stone Church by Hinke, p. 97 Sponsors: Christian Meekly and Margaret. 

1 798 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 23-2-20 is 17 May 1841. 

1799 Stone Church by Hinke. p 105 Sponsors: Henry Buse and Sarah .\nn. 

1800 See "Remembrance Quiit" Appendix III 

1 80 1 York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 67-0-16 



Notes and References 315 

1802. York Co. Cemetery Card. 

1803. Gibson 's History of York Co., PA, p. 185. Biographical sketch of William Foust. 

1804 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 86-5-20. 

1805 The will of John Backer (York Co., PA, Will Book Z, p 79), signed 12 Apr 1872, names his wife 
Christiana, his children, and the spouses of his daughters. 

1806. 1850 U.S. Census, Spnngfield Twp., York Co., PA, dwlg. 175. Hennetta is 15 years old. 

1807 From will of Hennetta's father, John Bncker. 

1808. Gibson s History of York Co.. PA. p. 185 

1809. 1850 U.S. Census. Spnngfield Twp., York Co., PA, dwlg. 175 Mary is 14 years old. 
1810 From will of father, John Bncker. 

1811. York Co. Cemeter Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 82-1-21. 

1812. True Democrat, York, PA, 20 Oct 1868. 

1813. York Co. Cemeter Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 59- 11-2. 
1814 York Co. Cemeter Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 6 1 -5-4. 

1815. York Co. Cemeter Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 62- 1 0- 1 3 . 

1816. 1850 U.S. Census. Spnngfield Twp.. York Co.. PA. dwlg. 175. Sarah is 6 years old. 

1817. From will of father, John Bncker. 

1818. 1850 U.S. Census, Spnngfield Twp., York Co . PA. dwlg. 175 Elizabeth is 4 years old. 

1819. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates 

1820. York Co. Cemetery Card gives birth and death dates. 

1 821 York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 1 1-9-3. 

1822. York Co. Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 41-2-14. 

1823 Evening Dispatch, York, PA, 2 Nov 1885. 

1824. York Co Cemetery Card. Birth date calculated from age at death 35-11-10. 

1 825 From will of father, John Bncker. 



316 Notes and Re feren c es 



1 826 From will ot" father. John Brickcr. 

1 827 Fraktur in custody of Dr Robert Altland, Glen Rock. PA Birth date calculated from age at death. 
72-2-15. IS 28 Nov 1826 

1828 York Co., PA, Affidavits of Deaths, 1877-1916, p. 104. FHL #1287410. 

1 829 Elizabeth's parents are from the will of Elizabeth Bricker. (York Co , PA, Will Book W. p 406), 
where she names her daughter Elizabeth wife of Amos Gantz, and from the 1850 US Census, North 
Codorus, York Co., PA, dwlg. 200, which shows the entire Conrad Bncker family. 

I 830 The Hanover Spectator and Commercial Advertiser. 16 Jan 1 857. p 3. col 3. 

1 83 1 . York Co Cemetery Card Birth date calculated from age at death, 69-1 1-8 

1832. YorkCo, PA, Affidavits of Deaths, 1877-1916. p. 104 FHL #1287410. 

1833 York Co., PA, Bond Book 3L. p 284 Administrator, Amos B Gantz 

1834 1860 U.S Census, West Manheim Twp., York Co., PA, dwlg. 680. 

1835 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 53 

1 836 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 113 

1 837 York Co. Cemetery Card gives a death date of 14 Jul 1 862. and age at death of 10 mo and 22 

days, 

1838 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 60 

1839 Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p 118. 

1840 York Co Cemetery Card gives death date. 25 Jan 1865. and age at death of 10 mo and 18 days. 
1841. Stone Church by Yoder. p. 32. 

1842 York Co. Cemetery Card says: Amanda E Gantz Newcomer, wife of Wm S. b 19 Sep 1865. d. 4 
Jan 1908. 

1843 The Hanover Herald, Sat. 3 Oct 1885 p 3. col. 6. 

1 844 William Newcomer's parent's names are from his second mamage record, to Margaret Ann 
Depper Magdalena's maiden name is from Zacharias Shue. 1739-1812. and his Descendants, by Betty E. 
Brown, in custody of Histoncal Society of York Co., PA Also obituary for David Newcomer m York 
Gazette. 31 Mar 1910. names his children 

1845 Pennsvlvania Certificate of Death #54373. 



No tes and Re feren ces 317 

1846. York Co Cemetery Card says: Victor C Newcomer, son of Wm S and .\manda E . died 27 Sep 
1886, age 26 days. 

1847 York Co. Mamage Book 2E. p. 168 

1848. Records of Christ Lutheran Church m Shrewsbury, p. 75 This record gives a birth date of 29 Feb 
1868, but there is a strike-over in the typmg, making the 29 doubtftil. Therefore I used a birth date 
calculated from age at death, 80-7-10. from the newspaper obituary. 

1849 Newspaper obituary in Gantz file at Historical Society of York Co . PA. 

1850 York County Mamage License No 7358. Book N. p 95 

1851 PA Certificate of Death. File No 111942 Both birth and death dates are from the death certificate. 

1852. Age 68 when she died, per obituary 

1853. Newspaper obituary in Sheffer file at Histoncal Society of York Co.. PA., dated 22 Nov 1969. 

1854 YorkCo. Mamage Book 2U, p. 185. 

1855 Birth date and place from death certificate. 

1 856 Walter Sheffer"s parents" names and his birth year are from his mamage application. 

1857 Pennsylvama Certificate of Death #008098 

1858 Stone Church by Yoder. p 32. 

1859 -Died at Mont Alto." The York Gazette. Mon 1 1 Nov 1912. p 6 

1860 1905 Iowa census for Dubuque Co . Praine Creek Twp . card No 419, FHL #1430388 

1861 Letters m custody of Joyce Newcomer 

1 862. The information about the Amos Newcomer family, unless otherwise referenced, is provided by 
Joyce Newcomer, wife of John Newcomer, Amos Newcomer's youngest son. 

1863 York Co. Mamage Book 2J. p 238. 

1864. Stone Church by Yoder. p 118 

1865 Social Secunty Death hidex. Soc. Sec. #183-18-8421. 

1866 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec #204-05-3442 

1867 Stone Church by Yoder. p 122. 



3 1 8 Notes and References 

1868 Ibid, p 123 

1869 Ibid, p 207. 

1870 York Co Cemetery Card only gives birth date, 1 Jul 1923 

1871. Stone Church by Yoder, p. 208, only gives death date, 2 Jul 1923 

1 872. Birth and death date from Stone Church by Yoder, p. 209. York Co. Cemetery card gives birth date 
only, 16 May 1924 

1873 Stone Church by Yoder. p 127 

1874 Ibid, p. 129 

1875 Ibid, p. 132. 

1876 Ibid, p. 134 

1877 Geiple Funeral Home, Glen Rock, PA, memonal card 

1 878 Pennsylvania Certificate of Death #095738 gives birth and death dates and names of parents 

1879 Pennsylvania Certificate of Death #47739 gives a birth date of 12 Dec 1879. 

1880 William RennolTs parent's names are from his death certificate. 

1881 The information about the children of William Tell and Mabel Rosa Newcomer was provided by 
Martha (Marty) Rose [Chapman] Ornish. 

1882. Social Secuntv' Death Index Soc Sec. #197-01-3556. 

1883 The story about Mabel Rosa Newcomer was provided by Martha (Marty) Rose [Chapman] Ornish. 

1884 Stone Church by Yoder. p 32 Death Certificate gives a birth date of 5 Feb 1859. but it is assumed 
the baptismal record has the correct birth date 

1 885 California Death Certificate #34-053960 gives birth date, birth place, and parents" names 

1886 Dubuque Co , lA, Marriage Book 5. p 79 FHL #1035402. Mamage record gives age, place of 
birth, and parents" names. 

1887 California Death Certificate #45-0104491 Place of birth in death certificate is Dubuque, lA. but all 
of the censuses and her mamage record list Wisconsin as her birth place In the 1860 US Census the 
James Van Der Heyden family was living in Fairpla\. Grant Co . WI. so this is assumed to be her birth 

place. 

1888 Cahfomia Death Certificate #45-0104491. 



No tes and Re feren ces 319 

1889. Dubuque Co., lA, Register of Births, v. B, p. 79. FHL #1035304. 
1890 Dubuque Co., lA, Register of Deaths, v A. p. 243 FHL #1035307. 

1891. Dubuque Co., lA, Register of Births, v. B, p. 145. FHL #1035304. Birth date from Social Security 
Death Index is 30 Jan 1889 

1892. Social Secunty Death Index Soc. Sec. #537-05-5315. 

1893 Mamage information provided by Beverly Clements 

1 894 Children's names provided by Wendell Johnson. 

1895 Dubuque Co., L\, Register of Births, v C, p 165 FHL #1035305 

1896 Dubuque Co., L\, Register of Deaths, v B, p. 206 FHL #1035307. 

1897 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #551-09-3152 Gives birth date and month and year of 
death. 

1898 California Death Index. State File #96747. 

1 899. Birth and mamage date of Lucille provided by Beverly Clements. 

1900 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc Sec. #550-01-9558 

1901. Califorma Death Index, #105370 Soc. Sec #550-01-9558. 

1902 Hennepm Co., MN Mamage Applications, 1916-1917 FHL #1380417. 

1903. Unless otherwise referenced, the information about Frank and Helen Gantz and fanuiy was provided 
by the following persons: Robert and Betty Gantz. Dolores [Gantz] Dunn, Malvina Gantz (widow of John 
Gantz). Ron Gantz (son of John and Lois Gantz). and Joe Cheek (son of Lois [Stnckland] Gantz 

1904 Obituary in Telegraph Herald. Dubuque, Iowa. Tuesday 14 Dec 1965. p. 28. 

1905. Ibid. Obituary has parents" last name as Simon. Helens name on her mamage application is 
Simons, so I have chosen to use the latter as her parents' last name. 

1906 1920 U.S. Census Age of Frank A. was 1 5/12. See previous note. 

1907 DubuqueCo.,L\, Register of Births, V B, p. 221. FHL #1035304. 

1908 California Death Index. State File #96761 

1909 Dubuque Co., lA, Mamages. v 8, p 397 FHL #1630482. 

1910 Birth place and age when mamed are from his mamage record. 



320 Notes and References 

1911 Social Security' Death Index Soc Sec #564-01-6592 

1912. Dubuque Co , lA, Register of Births, v B, p 296 FHL #1035305 

1913 California Death Index. State File #59656 

1914. The mamage and information about the parents of Joseph Wesley Clements was provided by 
Beverly Clements, wife of Joseph, Jr. 

1915 The information for the story of Mae and Joe Clements was provided by their daughter, Evelyn 
Cunningham 

1916. The information about the children of Mae and Joe Clements was provided by Beverly Clements. 

1917 Dubuque Co , lA, Register of Births, v C, p 77 Social Secunty Death Index gives a birth date of 
27 May 1893. 

1918. Telegraph Herald. Dubuque. lA, Tuesday 31 Jan 1978. p 1, col 1 

1919 Mamage information provided by Beverly Clements. 

1920 Dubuque Co , lA, Register of Births.v A. p 217 FHL #1035304. 

1921 Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec. #482-14-0098. Gives birth date and month and year of 
death 

1922 Parent's names from MiUicent's birth record 

1923 Children's names from obituary of John C Gantz. 

1924 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec #484-09-6066 

1925 Dubuque Co . lA. Register of Births v C. p 275 

1926 California Death Index. State File #45-34012. 

1927 Dubuque Co . lA, Mamage Book 8. p 327 

1928. Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #562-01-1457 

1929 George Schilling's parents" names are from his marriage record. 

1930 The mformation about Clotilda and George Schilling is from their daughter. Florme Frantz. unless 
otherwise referenced. 

1931 Social Secunty Death Index Soc Sec #561-09-9695 

1932. Social Secunty Death Index gives birth date Soc Sec. #559-12-7907 



Notes and References 321 

1933. California Death Index State File #12592. 

1934 Mamage date provided by Beverly Clements. 

1935. Dubuque Co., lA, Birth Certificate, certified copy is custody of the author 

1936 California Certificate of Death, #47-020853. 

1937. From Death Certificate. 

1938. California Certificate of Mamage. #25-022766. 

1939 Harold's Mamage Certificate gives his date of birth and his parents" names. No birth record has 
been found for Harold. 

1940. California Certificate of Death, #89-148589 On his death certificate his mother's name is 
mcorrectly given as Mary Darling. Mary [Melvin] Darling was his grandmother Neither his mother nor 
grandmother (Darling) were bom in Denmark. 

1 94 1 Personal knowledge of the author. 

1942 Social Secunty Death Index. Soc. Sec. #550-12-2608. 

1943. Social Secunty Death Index gives birth and death dates Soc. Sec. #530-12-1432. 

1944 The information about Leslie Gantz and his family was provided by Leslie and his son Barney 
unless otherwise referenced. 

1945. Social Secunty Death Index gives birth date and month and year of death. Soc. Sec. #549-01-4222. 

1946 York County Church Records, v. 3, p. 242. 

1947 Ibid, p 251 

1948 Ibid, v l.p 178 

1949 Ronald W Dise. William and Caroline Gantz of Baltimore Co.. Maryland (n p.: 1983), in custody 
of the Histoncal Society of York County. 

1950 York Co.. Court of Common Pleas. Naturalization Papers. 1888-1900 FHL #1376050 

1951 Ibid. 

1952 York County Lutherans, p 17 

1953 Ibid, p 11. 

1954 Ibid, p. 15 



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A 

Abmeyer 

Christiana 84 

Jacob 84 

Rebecca 77, 84 

Adams 

Anna Margaret 55 

Annie Pauline 52 

Barbara Jane 55 

Benjamin Franklin 44, 47, 51 

Bermce Irene 52 

Bob 219 

Charies Allen 47. 52 

Clara Alice 55 

Comne 52 

Dorothy Mae 55 

Elizabeth Agnes 52 

George Franklin 47, 52, 54 

George Wilbur 55 

Georgia Lee 55 

Geraldine Louise 55 

James A 51 

James W. 47 

James Wesley 52 

John Harvey 47, 52 

Kathleen Anne 55 

Mamie Jane 44, 47, 51, 218 

Margaret E 54 

Margaret Elizabeth 52 

Mary 51 

Minme Mane 47, 52 

Rhoda Bemice 52 

Richard Allen 55 

Robert Leroy 52, 55 

Vivian Romaine 52, 55 

Adler 

Anna 122 

Beulah 122 

Joseph 122 

Moms 122 

Aiken 

Hattie 47 

Albnght 

Delia E 110 

Eliza 164 

Elizabeth 143 

Emma 209 

Hiram 209 



Allen 

Alice 63 

Samuel 63 

Allison 

Amelia 40, 46, 47 

Belle 220 

Charles Henry 40, 46, 220 

Earl 46 

Eliza 83 

Harry B 46 

Hattie 46 

Irvin L 46 

Jencie Ann 148 

John R 46 

Lloyd 46, 47, 220 

Mary 220 

Mattie 46 

May 220 

Percy 46, 220 

Robert 220 

Roy 46, 47, 220 

William 220 

Altland 

Annetta 120 

Claudine 120 

Elmer 120 

George 120 

Harvey 120 

Mane 120 

Mary 120 

Peter 120 

Raymond 120 

Sara 120 

Amos 

Adaline A 64 

Bertha 64 

John D 64 

Amspacher 

AdamFehx 201 

Chnstina 22 

EllaB 211 

Fred 211 

George 22, 41 

Jane 211 

Jemiie Margaret 201 

John 211 

Luther Monroe 41 

Lydia 41 

Nuva 41 

Susan 41 



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326 



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Amspacher 

Wilson W. 41 

Andel 

Henry 16 

Peter 16 

Andrews 

Laura Jane 140 

Arendt 

Sarah 76 

Arguello 

Jeannette A 194 

Amat 

Elizabeth 76 

John 76 

Amett 

Thomas 15 

Atkinson. 

Alfretta 44, 49. 216 

Harry 44. 49. 216 

Attig 

Cathanne R 85 

Franklin P. 85 

B 

Bachman 

Ida May 144 

Joseph 144 

Baer 

Ora 65 

Bahn 

Anna Mary 94 

Caroline 83. 1 14 

Julian 100 

Lewis Bortner 94 

Bailer 

Louisa Ann 166 

Bailey 

Susan 174 

Baitzley 

Artimus 82 

Benjamin 76 

Cathanne 76 

Charles B. F 82 

Darnel 76 

Elizabeth 75. 76 

Emanuel 82 

Jacob 70, 75, 76 

John 76 

John Albert 82 

Joseph 75, 76 

Joseph E 83 

Julian 76, 83 



Baitzley 

Margaret 83 

Mary Ann 82, 83 

Rebecca 76 

Samuel 76 

Sarah 70, 75. 76 

Susan 76, 82 

Bar 

Anna Maria 157 

Jacob 157 

Barkhurst 

Anna L 81 

Johns 81 

Barshinger 

John Henry 137 

Rosanna B 137 

Barthold 

Caroline 38 

Nicholas 38 

Barzhinger 

'^John 59 

Bates 

Marlene Strawser 204 

Bauer 

Anna Margretha 12 

Johann Ludwig 12 

Baum 

Emma Elizabeth 77 

Jacob M 77 

James Monroe 77 

Kenneth 146 

Mary E 77 

Mildred 146 

Bauman 

Eva 94 

Bayer 

Justina Elisabetha 12 

Bayler 

Cathanne 37 

Jacob 37 

Beatty 

Zaccheus 161 

Bechtel 

Adam 59 

Lottie A 104 

Be^-k 

Johann Eberhard 14 

Johann Peter 14 

Mana Elisabetha 14 

Mary 190 

Becker 

Nicholas 155 



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327 



Beckh 

Johann Peter 14, 15 

Bence 

Phillip 23 

Berg 

Reverend A 138 

Bergon 

Mabel Salome 194 

Bidinger 

Jacob 76 

Biesecker 

Betty Louise 177 

Bittinger 

Elizabeth 75 

Black (see also Schwartz, Swartz) 

Alice 79 

Charles 79 

Henry 38, 71, 78 

Howard 79 

James G 79 

Jemiie 79 

Lehna 79 

Lettie Hennetta 99 

Magdalena 38, 79 

Maggie 66, 79 

Mary 38, 71, 78 

Nelson 38, 79 

Rebecca 79 

William 79 

William H 99 

William Nelson 79 

Blaize 

Jacob 28 

Blankenship 

Louisa 29, 34 

Blocker 

John 28 

Blubach 

Jacob 76 

Mana 76 

Bollinger 

Alice 47, 220 

Alice Ann 40, 45 

Amelia 46 

Barbara 45 

Edith 46, 220 

Emanuel 45 

Ethel 97 

George 40 

George Washington 45 

Georgia N 46 

Laura Jane 46 



Bollinger 

Millie May 46 

Robert Rutherford 46 

Bonnet 

Fredenck C 48 

Laura 48 

Naomi W. 48 

Bortner 

Adam K 201 

Albert 47 

Alice 99. 130, 131, 210, 212 

Alice N 209 

Ann Deliah 102 

Anna 212 

Anna Catharine 20, 1 10 

Anna Margaret 22 

Anme 210 

Barbara 20, 24 

Benjamin F. 50 

Bessie 132 

Blanche Viola 99 

Caroline Elizabeth ... 127, 130, 131. 174 

Cathanne 20, 99 

Charles 47 

Charles Alexander 99, 130. 131 

Chnstina 21, 22. 24, 35 

Clinton 212 

Darnel 50 

Edgar Dubbs 84 

Edward 99 

Eh 84 

Elizabeth 19-22, 24. 93. 99. 131 

Emma 209. 210, 212 

Ethel 47 

Fredenck 19, 20 

George 19-22. 35 

Hannah 201 

Hannes 24 

Harry 211 

Harvey Walter 99 

Hennetta 84 

Henry 22. 84 

IdaE 128 

IdaSalena 41, 48 

Irene 209. 210, 212 

Iva 47 

IvaJane 50 

Jacob 20-22 

Jane 21 

Jennie May 99 

Jesse 21 

Jesse G 130 



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Name Index 



Bortner 

Joanna 99, 131 

Johannes Adam 48 

John 19-22, 209, 210, 212 

JohnM 99 

John Michael 99 

Juliana 19. 21, 24 

Katie 211 

KiUian C 99 

Laurel 209 

Lettie Hennetta 99 

Levi 211 

Lewis 128 

Lewis Jacob 110 

Lottie 104 

Louise 64 

Ludwig 19, 20, 24 

Magdalena 20 

Mai^aret 19, 21, 22, 50 

Mane Appoloma 20, 21, 35 

Mary 132 

Mary Alice 84 

Mary Ann 21. 114, 130 

Michael 131 

Michael K 93, 99 

Palmer C 132 

Perry Chfford 132 

Peter 21 

Ralph Adam 132 

Rebecca 84 

Rosa E 99 

Sadie A 99 

Salome 21 

Sarah 201 

Sarah A 48 

Saranda 110 

Susan 47, 201 

Suzanna 21 

VirgimaJoy 132 

Bose 

Jacob 142 

Sarah 142 

Bosley 

Ann 139 

Bott 

Elizabeth 107, 112 

Bower 

Anna M 62, 65 

Bowman 

Adam G 37 

Barbara 142 

Caroline 37 



Bowman 



Catharine 37, 141, 142 

Daniel Lewis 142 

Eliza 37 

Ellen 37 

Jacob 36 

John 37 

Joseph 37 

Justina 37 

Leah 37 

Sarah 36 

William 37 



Boyer 



Magdalene 110 

Mary Ann 130 

Braulier 

Chnstian 159 

Emanuel 159 

Samuel 159 

Breakner 

Lodowich 159 

Dressier 

Eliza C 98 

Bricker (see also Briicker, Bngner. Bnckner) 

Alice 85 

Alice A 166 

Amos 166 

Anna 162 

Anna Elisabeth 157 

Anna Margaret 158, 159. 162 

Anna Margretha 157 

Anna Mana 157, 158, 160 

Anna Mana Eva 157. 158 

Anna Mary 157 

Anthony 156. 158, 161, 162 

Cassia 165 

Cathanne 165 

Cathanne Margaret 156 

Chnstiana (Chnstianna) 161-165 

Chnstine 160. 162 

Chnstophel 158 

Chnstopher 156. 158-160 

Conrad 161. 163. 165, 168 

Conrad M 164 

Cnssian 166 

David 162 

Eli 165 

Elias 165 

Ehza 164 

Elizabeth 90. 155. 158. 161. 162, 

165. 166. 168, 210. 212 

Ellen 166 



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329 



Bncker (see also Briicker, Bngner, Bnckner) 

Ephraim 165 

George 159, 165 

Hennetta 166 

Henry Spangler 166 

Jacob 155, 156, 158-163, 166 

Jacob M 164 

Johann Ludwig 156 

Johannes 158 

John 156-159, 161-163, 165 

John Franklin 166 

John George 156, 158. 161, 162 

John Henry 162 

John Ludwig 158 

JohnM 164 

Julian 166 

Juliana Salome 160 

Keziah 165 

Louisa Ann 166 

Ludwig 158 

Lydia 162-164 

Magdalena 158, 160, 162-164 

Malinda A 130 

Margaret 160, 162 

Mana 164 

Mana Elisabeth 157, 158 

Mana Ester 158 

Mana Margaret 158, 161 

Manann 164 

Mary Ann 166 

Nelson 166 

Nicholas 28. 155, 160 

Paul William 177 

Peter 159 

Ruth Lucilia 177 

Samantha 166 

Sarah 163, 164, 166, 210 

Sarah Aim 165 

Stophel 158 

Bnckner 

Nicklaus 155 

Bngner 

Anna Elisabeth 156 

Niclaus 156 

Brison 

Beverly 189 

Brodbeck 

Elizabeth 69 

Brose 

Anna Mary 85 

John V. 85 



Brown 

Darnel 72. 73. 79 

Hamet 73, 79 

Isaac P 80 

Jacob M 80 

Bruce 

Blanche Viola 99 

Brant 99 

Briicker (see also Bricker, Brigner, & Bnckner) 

Anna Elisabeth 157 

Anna Maria 157 

Mana Ester 157 

Niclaus 157 

Brunskill 

Margaret 151 

Brutger 

Anna Elisabetha 14 

Bubb (see also Bupp) 

Alice 98. 209 

David 97 

Delia Grace 98 

Edwin Manassa 98 

Eliza C 98 

Emma 98 

Estie 98 

Hennetta 98 

Henry 209 

Henry D 93, 97 

Ida Salinda 98 

John Lewis 98 

Leah 36, 40 

Lewis 40 

Lottie 98 

Lydia 98 

Mandilla 93, 97. 209 

Paul J 98 

William Henry . . .' 98 

Buchanan 

Vera 102 

Bupp (see also Bubb) 

Alice 202 

Emma 42 

Henry D 97 

Mandilla 97 

Bums 

Beulah May 202 

Busby 

Anna 162 

Butler 

Jacqueline 184, 191 

Byard 

Betty 190 



330 



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Byard 

DaleD 190 

c 

Canysbell 

Virginia 114 

Carl 

David 65 

Edith Seraantha 65 

Ora 65 

William G 65 

Carleton 

Isaac B 80 

Mary M 80 

Carroll 

James R 150 

Madaline 150 

Wayne Arthur 150 

WilmaJune 150 

Caslow 

Amanda 110 

Anna Cathanne 110 

Barbara 98. 110 

Cathanne 110 

Delia E 110 

Ell 110 

Eliza 110 

Jacob 107, 110. Ill 

Jacobs 110 

Josiah 1 10 

Julie Ann 1 10 

Lucinda Ill 

Lucy Ann 107, 110 

Magdalene 110 

Mary Macquilla Ill 

Casper 

Margaret 143 

Michael 143 

Teresa 143 

Chagnon 

Margaret Ann 102 

Stephen 102 

Chapman 

Richard Kmll 178 

Sala Romaine 178 

Chin 

Elmer 63 

Rosa 63 

Christ 

Susanna M 103 

Cleftenger 

Marane 150 



Clemens 

Susan A 85 

Clements 

Beverly 189 

Joseph Wesley 184. 188 

Joseph Wesley. Jr 189 

Lewis Wesley 188 

Mae 188 

Mary 189 

Mary Antomo 184, 188 

Mary Estella 188 

Rose Mane 189 

Zella Evelyn 189 

Clodfelter 

Lucille 132 

Clopper 

Hamilton 137 

IdaM 137 

Mary J 137 

Conto 

George 28 

Cooper 

Amue 38 

Caroline 38 

Eliza 36, 37, 79 

Elmer 211 

Emanuel 36. 37. 79 

Eve 37 

George Washington 38 

Hamet 38 

John Wesley 38 

Magdalena 38, 79 

Sarah Elizabeth 38 

William 37 

William G 38 

Copenhaver 

Alverta 122 

Emma 122 

John 122 

Cortman 

Margaret 143 

Combauer 

Anna 211 

Malinda 211 

Crabtree 

Arthur 191 

Elaine 191 

Crouser 

Virginia Pauline 150 

Crow I 

Geraldine Louise 55 

Laveme Charles 55 



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331 



Cuihns 

Rosa 201 

Cunningham 

George 189 

Zella Evelyn 189 

Custar 

Eva 63 

D 

Dalhammer 

Sara 120 

Darling 

Viola P. 193 

Dan- 
Anna Margaret 55 

Carl Eugene 55 

Davis 

Catharine 81 

James 81 

Day 

Dorcas 23 

Gladys 215 

Gladys Flonne 47, 53, 56 

June Delores 57 

Laura J 56 

Linna 218 

Linna Myree 57 

Mary Kathenne 57 

Wilbur Leroy 57 

William F 53, 56 

William Franklin 56 

Dear 

Anna A 63 

William H 63 

Deardorff 

Cleason 125 

Elvera 123 

Emma 120, 123 

Ethel Romaine 123 

Gartha Mae 123 

Gay lord Eugene 123 

Geraldine 123 

Gladys 123 

Jacob 119, 120, 123 

Leah 123 

Mary 125 

Paul Victor 123 

Ruth Romaine 122, 125 

Saline Cathenne 123 

Decker 

Jesse 77 

Laura Jane 46 



Decker 

Maranda Flora 77 

Mary Ann 77 

William Ellsworth 77 

Detenbaugh 

Esther 29 

Henry 29 

Delle 

Alice 47, 220 

Alice Aim 40, 46 

Wilhelm 40, 46 

Dellinger 

Gertrude Sophia 139 

William Henry 139 

Demler 

Mana Elisabetha 146 

Mary Elizabeth 142, 146 

Peter 146 

Depfer 

Casper 170 

Flora May 170, 175 

John Jacob 175 

Lydiann Elizabeth 175 

Margaret Ann 170 

Sarah Ann 170 

Deveney 

El wood 211 

Irvin 211 

Katie 211 

Dickey 

Laura 48 

Diehl 

Alice 118 

Arlene 118 

Charles 118 

Dilley 

Cora Ellen 144 

John K 144 

Dise 

Clara 114 

Ronald W 200 

Disinger 

Emma 98 

Donsan 

Edward 98 

Lydia 98 

Dorter 

Anna Elisabetha 12 

Dietnch 12 

Johann Peter 12 

Mana Sophia 12 



332 



Name Index 



Dosh 

Magdalena 39 

Dubbs 

Alice 210 

Anna Mana 165 

Darnel 165 

George 165, 210, 211 

Hennetta 84 

Sarah 210, 211 

Sarah Ann 165 

Dugan 

Polly 40 

Dull 

Keith 18, 24. 60 

Dunn 

Dolores May 186 

Frederick L 186 

Duval 

Sarah Elizabeth 143 

Spngg 143 

E 

Ealy 

Chester S 103 

Laura N 103 

Earhart 

Amelia 189 

Eaton 

Annie 80 

Edie 

Aurora 139 

Imo 139 

Smith 139 

Ehrhard 

Cathanne 76 

Ehrhart 

Jeremiah 201 

Mandilla 201 

Rosa Ellen 201 

Eighner ( Eigner) 

Adam 39. 44. 219 

Amue 44, 220 

Loretta 44. 220 

Lottie 220 

Robert 44. 220 

Susan 47 

Susanna 44, 219 

Eisenhower 

President 215 



Emerheiser 

Catharine 29. 33 

Susannah 29. 32 

Emig 

Annie C 128 

Engles 

Annie 137 

Joseph 137 

Lydiann 137 

Eppele 

Jacob 160 

Eppley 

Chnstine 160. 162 

Elizabeth 160. 162 

Jacob 160. 162 

John 160 

Juliana 160 

Juliana Salome 160 

Lydia 160 

Epply 

Elizabeth 89 

John 89 

Erhman 

Rebecca 166 

Everhart 

James 143 

Jennie 143 

F 

Faber 

Johann Gabnel 12 

Johann Jacob 12 

Mana Elisabetha 12 

Pahs 

Silvia May 100 

Fair (see also Fehr) 

Amos G 130 

Amy 211 

Arlene 212 

Clinton 130 

Earl 212 

Ezra 211 

Harriet 92 

Helen 212 

Hennetta 89. 92 

Jerome 212 

Katie 212 

Malinda 212 

Maunce 212 

Sarah Cathanne 130 

Weslev 212 



Name Index 



333 



Federline 

James 52 

Minnie Marie 52 

Fehr (see also Fair) 

Elizabeth 29. 190 

Feree 

Andrew 45 

Justina 45 

Mary Magdalene 45 

Fife 

Elizabeth 21 

John 21 

Mary 85 

Maud D 85 

Finney 

Anna Mary 177 

Fischel 

Elizabeth 20 

Jacob 20 

Fishel 

Juliana 21 

Fisher 

Christian 70 

Fissel 

Mary Ann 166 

Michael 166 

Flemmens 

Caroline 133 

Flinchbaugh 

Esther 119 

Flory 

John 43 

Leah Jane 39.43.215 

Sarah 43 

Floucher 

Mane Appolonia 20. 2 1 

Folkenroth 

Edgar 125 

Erma 125 

Mary 125 

Forry 

John 164 

Mana 164 

Nancy 164 

Fortney 

Francis 104 

Foust 

Alice Jane 129 

Chnstina 77. 83 

Cornelius 109 

Eli 109 

Elizabeth Ann 109 



Foust 

FredenckC 129 

Hennetta 129. 166 

Jacob K 106. 109 

John , 109 

John S 166 

Leah 106. 109 

Levi 109 

Luanda 109 

Mary Arm 109 

Rebecca 166 

Sinona 109 

William 129, 166 

Frantz 

Flonne 191 

Wayne 191 

Fuchs 

Elisabetha Margretha 12. 13 

Hans Eberhard 13 

Henrich ~. 14 

Johann Henrich 14. 15 

Johann Peter 14 

Johannes 15 

Mana Ursula 13 

Fuhrman 

Arthur Leroy 57 

Curvin C 209 

Henry 209 

Henry Edward 178 

June Delores 57 

Lettie 209 

Margaret 207 

Margaret Elizabeth 178 

Sarah 110 

Fulk 

Adaline A 64 

G 

Gans 

Henry Frantz 16 

GanB 

Anna Catharina 7,12 

Anna Elisabetha 7, 12, 14 

Anna Gertruda 7 

Carll 6, 12 

Conradt 6, 7, 10 

Elisabetha Cathanna 12 

Elisabetha Margretha 7, 11-13 

Frantz 14 

Frantz Hennch 3. 13, 15 

Frantz Wilhelm 6,7 

Friedrich 6 



334 



Name Index 



GanJi 



Gantz 



Ganss 



Gantz 



Gabnel 6, 7 

Jacob 6 

Johann Adam 6 

Johann Carl 14 

Johann Carll 7 

Johann Frantz 6, 7, 11-13 

Johann Fnednch 7,10 

Johann Gabnel 12, 13 

Johann George 13 

Johann Jacob 7 

Johann Nicklas 6 

Johann Nicol 7, 12 

Johann Peter 12 

Mana Cathanna 7 

Mana Margretha 12, 13 

Peter 6, 7 

Thielman 6, 7. 10 

Adam .' 199 

Elisabetha Cathanna 11 

Elisabetha Margretha 11 

Frantz Hennch 11 

Johann Fnednch 11 

Johann Chnstoff 199 

Mana Elizabeth 199 

Thielman 11 

Aaron .... 89, 90, 95, 97, 105, 168, 212 

Adaline 127, 131 

Adam 71, 127, 199 

AdamH 127, 130, 174 

Adline 107 

Agatha 184 

Agnes 211 

Agnes Missoun 99, 103 

Alberta 62 

Alexander 147 

Alfretta 44,49,216 

Alice 47, 99, 130, 131, 220 

Alice Aim 40, 45 

Alice M 99 

Alice Missoun 201 

Allen Roscoe 48 

Alvin 185 

Alvin Charles 184, 191 

Amanda 109, 118. 119, 142, 

145, 207 

Amanda Agnes 130 

Amanda Elizabeth 119, 121, 169. 

170, 184, 212 



Amelia 36, 40-42. 47 

Amelia Catharine 42 

Amos 41,90.93,97. 155, 

165, 167, 207, 212 

Amos B 130, 169, 174, 212 

Amy 147, 150 

Anna 211 

Anna A 104 

Aima Elisabetha 15 

Anna Laura 184. 195 

Anna M 62. 65 

Anna Margaret 16. 18-20, 24 

Anna Mana 70, 105-107 

Anna Mary 93, 98, 107, 111, 

200, 201 

Anna Sophia 136, 138 

Annastasia 185 

Aimastasia Josephine 184, 188 

Annetta 120 

Anme 137, 209 

Anme Caroline 200 

AnmeM 42,49 

Anme Sophia 122 

Anme W. 118 

Arlene Althea 118 

Arthurs 117 

Balinda 40 

Barbara 19, 23, 24, 29, 35, 71, 

76, 127, 199 

Barbara Ann 107, 111 

Barney 196 

Bertha 62, 65 

Bertha Jane 201 

Bertha May 147 

Bertie W. 41 

Bessie May 147, 150 

Betty 190 

Beulah Arlene 122 

Beulah May 202 

Bill 151 

Blanche 116 

Callie 108, 114, 115 

Carl 60 

Caroline 60, 63, 136, 137, 200 

Caroline Elizabeth 127, 130, 

131, 174 

Caroline Ellen 40 

Carroll Eugene 202 

Cassey 89 

Cassie Ann 60, 64 



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335 



Gantz 



Gantz 



Catharine ... 19, 36, 41, 69, 71, 141, 142 
77, 89,90, 94, 127, 129, 141, 142 

Cathanne Agnes 53, 57, 219 

Charles .... 60, 141, 142, 211. 215, 216 

Charles A 44 

Charles Allen 216, 217 

Charles H 143 

Charles J 49 

Charles L 49 

Charles M 99, 209 

Charles Moms 119 

Charlotte 44 

Chauncey Clinton 122 

Chauncey Monroe 130 

Chester F. 66 

Chester L 65, 66 

Christian 200 

Chnstian F. 202 

Christina 29 

Clair William 125 

Clara R 143 

Claudus Roy 48 

Cloe 190 

Clotilda 185 

Clotilda Mary 184, 190 

Clyde 65 

Conrad 95, 105, 108 

Conrad N 106, 107 

Conrad S 107,108,117,118 

Conrad W. 118 

Cortez 116 

Daisy V. 108, 117, 118 

Dallas Andrew 119,121 

Darnel Bowman 143 

Damel Lynn 150 

David 71, 141, 142, 146 

Delphia 49 

Dolores May 186 

Donald 125 

Dorcas 23 

Doris Frances 149 

Dorothy 117, 184 

DrusiUa 143 

Edith 212 

Edith Semantha 65 

Edith Viola 174 

Eh 42 

Eliza 36, 37, 79 

Eliza Ann 40, 45 



Elizabeth 19, 20, 28-30, 36, 70, 

89, 90, 93, 99, 107, 108, 112, 114,131. 
155, 165, 168, 210, 212 

Elizabeth A 127, 128, 136 

Elizabeth Anne 187 

Elizabeth Jane 136. 139 

EllaC 41 

Ellen Barbara 108 

Ellen H 108, 116 

ElmaJane 130 

Elsie 209. 211 

Elsie Virgima 99, 102 

Emeline 108. 119 

Emma 42, 120, 122, 123 

Emma Rebecca 130 

Emma Virginia 143 

Estella Ruth 202 

Esther 19, 27, 35 

Ethel Corinne 149 

Ethel May 202 

Etna J 41 

Etta 49, 216 

Eva M 62 

Fanme 143 

Flora 184 

Flora Shaw 101 

Florence 116 

Florence Lydia 136 

Forrest L 65 

Frances 137, 185 

Frances Edith 184. 191 

Frances Elizabeth 202 

Francis 18, 19 

Frank 212 

Frank A 186 

Frank J 42 

Franklin 62, 65, 185 

Franklin Amos 184, 186 

Frantz 18, 19, 20, 24, 70. 203 

Frantz Hennch 12, 15-20, 199 

Fronia Elizabeth 147 

George 19, 23, 28, 60, 69-71, 

89, 141, 199. 209. 211 

George F 93. 98. 209 

George H 119 

George Henry 149 

George Keller 29. 59 

George M 41. 48 

George R 62 

George W. 44. 136. 142, 146 



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Gantz 



Gantz 



George Washington 47, 52, 215, 

169, 174, 183, 216 

George William 18, 19, 22, 23, 

199-201 

Gertrude 49 

Gladys 215 

Gladys Flonne 47, 53, 56 

Gladys Lx^rraine 150 

Gleason 116 

Glenn Gary 150 

Glenn Harvey 150 

Goldie 150 

Grace 49 

Grace D 117 

Grace W. 118 

Grover 209 

Grover Ellsworth 202 

Hannah 60 

Hannah M 62 

Harold John 65 

Hamet 92. 142, 144 

Hamet Ethel 146 

Harvey V 147, 150 

Hattie 146 

Hattie Ethel 145, 148 

Helen Flonne 202 

Helen M 149, 151 

Helen Mary 184, 186 

Helen R. . , 186 

Helena 36 

Hennetta 89, 92 

Hennetta Beatnce 125 

Henry 95, 105, 106, 108, 109, 

115, 145 

Henry Franklin 200 

Henry Wesley 142, 145 

Henry William 200 

Hester Virgima 130 

Hilda Jane"^ 99, 104 

Hilda Rosella 202 

Hiram 142 

Howard E 42, 49 

Howard M 49 

Howard Stanley 117 

Ida Adolphia 201 

Ida B 62 

IdaM 137 

Ida May 41 

Idas 41 

IdaSalena 41,48 

Inez 145, 148 



Ira William 145. 149 

Iva • 47 

Iva Jane 50, 216 

Ivan R 41 

Jack 187 

Jacqueline 184, 191 

James R. A 49 

James S 108, 115, 116 

James W 116 

Janet 190 

Jermma Caroline 130, 132 

Jennie 130, 143, 174 

Jennie L 108, 116, 117 

Jemue Sophia 137 

Jenny 212 

Jeremiah 127 

Johannes 19, 27 

John 19, 23, 24, 27-29, 35. 70, 

89. 92. 97, 105-107, 151, 183, 185. 187. 
199, 211, 212 

John A 118 

John Adam 108. 114. 115 

John Cornelius 184, 189 

JohnE 115 

John R 44, 47, 50, 216 

John George 19, 69-71 

JohnH. ". 36, 38 

John Heru7 42 

JohnHossler 38, 39, 215, 218 

John J 190 

John Jacob 199 

John L 62 

John Lightfoot 60. 61 

John Moms 99. 104 

John R 62. 65 

John Robert 102 

JohnW. 41. 136. 137 

John Wesley 39. 42, 47, 215, 216 

Jonas 36. 41 

Jonathan 36. 41 

Judith Jane 196 

Julia 90 

Julia Ann 89, 97 

Juliana 19, 21, 70, 73, 89,95 

Julie 212 

Kenneth Carlton 137 

Laura May 122 

Leah 36, 40, 60, 89, 93, 

106-109, 115. 212 

Leah Agnes 119 

Leah Jane 39. 43, 215 



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Gantz 



Gantz 



Leah Ruth 117 

LeahW. 118 

Leona Mary 184 

Leonard 184, 185, 212 

Leonard J 184 

Leroy 147, 150 

Leroy Allen 130 

Leslie 185 

Leslie Bernard 184, 195 

LeVeme Bernard 196 

Levi 136, 185, 212 

Levi B 41 

Levi Bricker 169, 181 

Levi S 108 

Lillie May 99, 104 

Linda 102 

Lois Rae 187 

Loretta Elaine 202 

Lucille 185 

Lucille Maria 184 

Lucinda 36, 39 

Lucy Ann 106, 107, 110 

Lydia 36, 38. 70, 71, 89, 90, 95, 

97, 135, 136,218 

Lydiann 137 

Mae 188, 212 

Magdalena 70, 72 

Maggie 44 

Malinda 40 

Malvina 187 

MamieJane 44, 47, 51, 216, 218 

Mandilla 93, 97, 209 

Mantilla 41, 120, 122 

Maranda 169 

Margaret 19, 21, 60-62, 69, 70, 

105, 151, 203 

Margaret Ann 39, 102 

Margaret L 65 

Margie Mahela 112 

Mana 120, 122 

Mana Cathanne 19, 23, 24, 199 

Mana Elizabeth 199 

Mana Magdalena 72 

Mana Magtalena 199 

Martha 62 

Martha Anna E 146, 149 

Martha Ola 147 

Mary 38, 71, 78, 141, 142 

Mary A 108 

Mary Ann 106, 108, 109, 127 

Mary Anna 185 



Mary Anna Frances 169, 181 

Mary Antonio 184, 185, 188 

Mary E 62, 65 

Mary Elizabeth ... 97, 100, 142, 146, 200 

Mary Elsie 120 

Mary Etta 65. 66 

Mary Eva 125 

Mary Lana 142, 147 

Mary Lydia 145, 149 

Mary Virginia 130, 169, 174 

Matilda 60, 62, 107. 112 

MaudM 41 

Maunce Seitz 104 

Melba 184 

Melvin C 49 

Mervin E 49 

Michael 71 

Michael K 109, 119 

Miles 42 

Millia 42 

Milhcent Mae 184. 190 

Millie M 99 

Minnie E 62 

Minam 112, 209 

Minam Louella 202 

Myrtle W. 118 

Naomi W. 48 

Nellie R 143 

Nettie Grace 44. 47. 52 

Noah H 36, 40 

Noah Israel 122. 125 

NoahK 109. 118. 119 

NordM 41 

Norma E 149 

OllieB 147. 150 

Oscar Henry 146 

Parley William 147 

Patricia Ann 149 

Penelope 29. 59 

Pius Sylvester 120. 122 

Polly 106. 107. 141 

Preston Oram 202 

Ray A 48 

Raymond 185 

Raymond Anthony 116 

Raymond Joseph 184. 191 

Rebecca 142. 143 

Richard Henry 149. 151 

Robert Andrew 125 

Robert James 187 

Robert L 150 



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Gantz 



Robert P. 117 

Rosanna B 137 

Rose Mary 190 

Ruth 65, 125 

Ruth Brendella 125 

Ruth Romaine 122, 125 

Salome 70, 75 

Samuel 71, 135, 136 

Samuel George 146 

Samuel John Cowhick 137 

Sarah 36, 70, 75, 109, 120, 142 

Saruh Ami 48, 109, 120. 169 

Sarah Cathanne 130 

Sarah E 99 

Sarah Elizabeth 143 

Sarah Ellen 104 

Sarah Jane 108 

Senora 42 

Sevilla 41 

Simon Frederick 42 

Stacia 212 

Susan 41, 109, 120. 200. 201 

Susanna 39, 44. 219 

Sylvia Arlene 104 

Theodore Oliva 42 

Vada Lucille 202 

Vincent 115 

Viola 185 

Viola Leocadia 184. 185. 193 

Virgil F. 147 

Virgima 115, 212 

Virgima Pauline 150 

Walter 65 

Wilbur Henry 97. 100 

Wilbur Henry. II 101 

Wilbur Henry. Ill 102 

Wilhelm 200 

William 19, 22. 24. 71. 97. 

100. 107. 112. 136, 147, 199, 200 

William Eamey 202 

William Emory 42 

William F 142, 147 

William Franklin 146, 149 

William Fredenck 200, 201 

William Howard 201 

William R 143 

William S 108, 116, 117 

William W. 118 

Willie 44 

WilmaJune 150 

WilmaL 150 



Gantz 

Wilton Lynn 137 

Wimfred 112 

Gardner 

Benjarmn Harvey 147 

Bertha May 147 

Biddie Olive 147 

Laura E 147 

Orlan W. 147 

Ursel F. 147 

Garrett 

Clyde Harold 123 

Gartha Mae 123 

Geesey 

Fred 122 

Geiger 

Pastor 90 

Geiple 

Rama 178 

Geiselman 

Luther 119 

Mabel 119 

Gemmill 

Beulah Irene 139 

Gennwein 

Leonh 23 

Leonhard 199 

Gentzler 

Sophia 121 

Gerbench 

Aima Margaret 59 

John 59 

Gerbenck 

Anna Mary 93. 98 

Jonas 98 

Jonathan 98 

Sabina 98 

Gerbnck 

Adam Henry 128 

Anna Mary 128 

Anme C 128 

Cathanne 20 

Clarence Cecil 128 

Elizabeth A 127, 128 

Ida 128 

Ida E 128 

Jacob 128 

Jacob G 128 

Jesse 127, 128 

Joshua 128 

Levi 128 

Millard 209 



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Gerbrick 

Sophia 128 

Gible 

G. W. 48 

Gladfelter 

Annie 218 

Glatfelder 

Charles H 105 

Glatfelter 

Alice A 86 

Amanda 110 

Catharine 71, 77, 78 

Glatfelter 

Charles 37, 78, 86 

Charles H 20. 204 

Charlotte 78, 86 

Daniel 71, 77 

David 78 

David E 86 

Eliza " 37 

Elizabeth 77, 78 

Elizabeth A 86 

Emeline 78, 86 

Isaac 78 

John Jacob 77 

Lucinda 78, 85 

Mary 78 

Matilda 77 

Henry 110 

Sarah 78 

William H 86 

Glattfelder 

Anna Mary 78 

Casper 77 

Cathanne 78 

Darnel 78 

Glessner 

Emma Virginia 143 

Robert 143 

Goltz 

Johann Frantz 14 

Gonce 

Abraham 199 

George 199 

Isaac 199 

Gonnet 

Rose Ann 93 

Goodling 

Amy 211 

Greenwald 

Anna Mary 103 

Henry 103 



Gnffith 

Faith 139 

Russell Homer 139 

Gnmm 

Uura 118 

Gring 

Damel 95 

Groh (see also Kroh) 

John 75, 161 

Julia 75 

Juliana 161 

Grote 

Vergie G 133 

Grove 

1. F. 48 

L. C 48 

Gunnet 

Amanda 119, 121 

Israel 121 

Sophia 121 

H 

Haas 

Margaret 22 

Hahn 

Blanche 116 

W. H 116 

Hamilton 

Alva 52 

Minnie Mane 47, 52 

Hammer 

Frantz 15 

Johann Frantz 14-16 

Joharm Leonhardt 14 

Mana Magdalena 11 

Rebecca 16 

Hammond 

Margaret Estella 139 

Mildred 139 

Samuel 139 

Hannhan 

Annastasia Josephine 184, 188 

Clarence 184, 188 

Hargus 

Goldie 104 

Harlow 

Cathy 178 

Harpel 

Clara Ann 83 

Margaret 83 

Phihp 83 



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Hart man 

Jacob 82 

Katy 82 

Harvey 

Isaac 143 

Jennie 143 

Sarah M 143 

Hatstein 

Anna Catharina 13 

Frantz 13 

Hauser 

Darline Lucille 192 

Dolores Ann 192 

Frances Edith 184, 191 

Jacob Peter 192 

Jacqueline 192 

John 191 

John Paul 192 

John Peter 184, 192 

Josephine 192 

Judy Yvonne 192 

Hayes 

Dr. Alice Mane 148 

Hazelcom 

Anna 122 

Head 

Benjamin 65 

Bertha 62, 65 

Lois 65 

Hednck 

Bertha Jane 201 

Clyde Cleveland 201 

Edith 46, 220 

Hannah 201 

Park 46, 220 

Robert 201 

Sarah 43 

Heindel 

George 32 

Lucy Arm 32 

Samantha 166 

Heindleman 

George 32 

Lucy Ann 32 

Hengst 

Sarah 141, 142 

Henry 

Alice 210 

Amanda 109. 118 

Cathanne 119 



Henry 

George 119 

Hennetta 98 

Jacob 210 

Margaret 100 

Mary Elizabeth 97, 100 

Samuel 100 

Sarah Ann 1 70 

William 98 

Herbert 

Belle 220 

Herman 

Elizabeth 162 

Hersey 

Albertine 139 

Allen 139 

Anna Rebecca 139 

Anna Sophia 136, 138 

Aurora 139 

Beulah Irene 139 

Chester Garfield 139 

Clarence E 139 

Elizabeth 138, 139 

Emma Bertha 139 

Faith 139 

Francis Asbury 136, 138 

Francis George Lincoln 139 

Georgianna Irene 139 

Gertrude Sophia 139 

Grace Elizabeth 139 

Hannah Ball 138 

Herbert James 139 

IdaM 139 

Imo 139 

Julia Ann 139 

Lucinda 138 

Margaret Estella 139 

Marvin Francis 139 

Mildred 139 

Patricia 139 

Roland 139 

Russell Monroe 139 

Samuel G 139 

Solomon 138 

Vernon 139 

Hershey 

Aimie' 1 16 

David 166 

Sarah 166 

Susan 117 

Violet 202 



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Hess 

Unknown 21 

Hetnck 

John 28 

Hilberts 

Elizabeth 162 

Peter 162 

Hildebrand 

Barbara 142 

Ellen 129 

Hink 

Mary Clara 181 

Hoffman 

Adam 70 

Barbara 127 

Cathanne 19, 69, 70. 127 

Mana Barbara 70 

Hoffmaster 

Lucy •. . 125 

Pius 125 

Ruth 125 

Holl 

Elizabeth 73 

Margaret Rebecca 73 

Peter 73 

Hollander 

Anna Elisabetha 14 

Georg 14 

George 14 

Melciuor 14 

Hoover 

Alex 129 

Cathanne 129 

George 27 

Lena 129 

William F. 129 

Horn 

Johann Henrich 13 

Homberger 

Margaret 141 

Hoshours 

Josiah 107 

Hossler 

Abraham 35 

Barbara 29, 35 

Chnstina 35 

Housman 

Delia Grace 98 

Howard 

Emma 200 



Hughes 

Mary A 48 

Sarah Ann '. 48 

Thomas 48 

Hull 

Lottie 98 

Humpsbaugher 

Bertha 64 

Calvin 64 

Caroline 60, 63 

Fredenck 63 

John 60, 63 

Louise 63 

Nellie 64 

Sarah Ann 64 

Hunt 

Arlene Laveme 57 

Margaret 201 

Huntsman 

Priscilla 61 

Hursh 

Abbie R 148, 149 

Darnel Webster 148. 149 

George Roy 145, 148 

Inez 145, 148 

Martha Elizabeth 148 

Mary Lydia 145. 149 

Hyson 

Chnstina 21 

Jane 21 

Robert 21 

I 

Ilgenfntz 

Adaline 127. 131 

Barbara 131 

Martin 131 

Mary 131 

Mr 216 

Ralph E 131 

William A 127. 131 

Ingram 

Blaine Herbert 55 

Dorothy M 215 

Dorothy Mae 55 

Ivers 

Carl 150 

Goldie 150 



342 



Name Index 



Jackson 

Samuel S 72 

Jameson 

Sarah Ann 109, 120 

Jamison 

Rachel 22 

Jansen 

Cheryl Lucille 194 

William Steven 194 

Jewel 

Sarah M 143 

Jewell 

Dr. 151 

Helen M 149. 151 

Ida 151 

Johnson 

Cheryl Lucille 194 

Harold LaVeme 184, 193 

Jeannette A 194, 196 

Lawrence Ole 193 

Lenora Beth 194 

Lou Ella Virgima 194 

Mabel Salome 194 

Mary 194 

Viola Leocadia 184, 193 

Viola P. 193 

Wendell Leon 194, 196 

Johnston 

Sarah 64 

Jones 

Adam S 94 

Alice 118 

Alverta 122 

Anna Mary 94. 100 

Anthony 138 

Araminta 119 

Cassie 97 

Cathanne 89, 94 

Claude Jasper 100 

Cornelius 89, 94 

David 94 

Elizabeth 94 

Emmanuel 94 

George G 94. 100 

Henrietta 94 

John P. 100 

Lavina 94 

Leah 94 

Louis 94 

Millard C 100 

MinaB 94, 100 



Jones 

Priscilla 138 

Sarah Ann 64 

Sarah J 94 

Silvia May 100 

Simon 94 

Vema R 100 

VidaM 100 

William S 94 

Jung 

Dorothea Elisabetha 12 

K 

Kashner 

Flora Mildred 101 

Flora Shaw 101 

John Edward 101 

Katzenmeyer 

Adam 144 

Came 145 

Cathanne 144 

Emma Clara 145 

Hamet 142, 144, 145 

Ina 145 

John 144 

Michael 142, 144, 145 

Nellie 145 

Kauffman 

Lydia 119 

Mana Elisabetha 14 

Kearney 

John Edward 177 

May Viola 177 

Keeney 

Alice 85 

Anna 85 

.Anna Mary 85 

Beniamin 78, 85 

Benjarmn F 85 

Cathanne R 85 

Charles H 85 

Darnel 85 

Emma 85 

Emma E 85 

Henry 85 

Isaac 85 

Jacob 85 

John 122 

John W. 85 

Lucinda 78, 85 

Mantilla 120, 122 

Mary 85 



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Keeney 

Maud D. 85 

Noah M 85 

SeviUaJ 129 

Susan A 85 

William D 85 

Keesports 

Erma 125 

Keifer 

Benjamin 64 

Emma 64 

Louise 64 

Keil 

Conrad 52 

Nettie Grace 44, 47, 52 

Willetta C 52 

Keller 

Abraham 159 

Alice Missoun 201 

Anna Mana 156 

Eli 201 

Esther 19, 27, 28 

Hans Gorg 156 

Jacob 28 

John Jacob 27 

Margaret 159 

Mana Ester 27 

Rosa 201 

Kelly 

Almon G 79 

Anna C 79 

Hannah 79 

Harriet 73, 79 

Moses M 73. 79 

Kerchner 

Catharine 99 

Cevilla 163 

Christiana 163, 164 

Henry 163, 164 

Levi 163 

Kerlinger 

John 39 

Lucinda 36, 39 

Mary 39 

Kerr 

Annastasia Josephine 184, 188 

Henry 184, 188 

Josephine 188 

Juliah Leah 202 

William 188 



Ketterman 

William 122 

William H 132 

Kimmons 

Elizabeth Almira 102 

Evelyn 102 

John Blair 102 

Robert 102 

Robert, Jr 102 

King 

Mary 57 

Sarah A 48 

Sarah 48, 201 

Kinnard 

Evelyn 102 

Kline 

Cathanne 135 

John 135 

Lydia 71, 135 

Mary Ann 114 

Sarah 114 

William 114 

Klinedenst 

Chnstiana 84 

Bermce Irene 52 

Rosa 202 

Klinefelter 

Jacob 164 

Joseph 135 

Julian 166 

Manann 164 

Peter O. 166 

Knapp 

Eva 202 

Hilda Rosella 202 

Irving 202 

Irving Robinson 202 

Kneller 

Amelia 36, 42 

Anna Mary 42 

Frederick 42 

Hannah 42 

Milha 42 

Knipe 

James Lloyd 77 

Kmsley 

Doris Frances 149 

Knoke 

Chades 125 

Henrietta 125 

Mary 125 



344 



Name Index 



Knox 

Frances 137 

Kohler 

Cathanne 32 

Koller 

Adaline 77, 84 

Agnes 85 

Amanda 84 

Anne 85 

Barbara Ellen 84 

Deliliah Lima 84 

Eh 84 

Eli Clayton 84 

Eva 84 

Eva Adaline 84 

Henry William 84 

Jacob 84 

Jacob Winter 77, 84 

Jacob Y 84 

Sarah Jane 84 

Wesley C 85 

Koons 

Mary 64 

Kopp 

Araminta 119 

Esther 119 

George 119 

Leah 119 

Lydia 119 

Mabel 119 

Quincy Adam 119 

Spurgeon 119 

Victor 119 

Kraber 

Emma 209 

Henry 209 

Lettie .• 209 

Kramer 

Eva Elisabetha 161 

Helfnch 161 

Josephine 188 

Mana Margaret 158, 161 

Krauthausen 

Dr. Udo P. xxiii. 10 

Krebs 

Ada Mane 103 

Alvin G 102 

Ann Deliah 102 

Barbara 89 

Cathanne 119 

Earl Raymond 102 

Effie E 102 



Krebs 

Elizabeth 70, 89 

Elsie 209. 211 

Elsie Virgima 99, 102 

ErmaL 102 

George J 144 

Howard 209 

Howards 99, 102 

John 20 

John B 102 

JohnG 144 

Laura N 103 

Lewis 20, 103 

Ludwig 89 

Lydia 110 

Magdalena 20 

Mamie V 102 

Mary A 144 

Peter 89 

Stella Mabel 144 

Stuart A 102 

Vera 102 

Kneger 

Conrad N 115 

Lizzie 115 

Kroh (see also Groh) 

Adam 107 

AdamH 105 

Anna Margaret 158, 159 

Barbara 77, 127 

Cathanne 71. 127 

Conrad 77, 127 

John 75. 159 

Julia 75 

Konrad 159 

Margaret 159 

Krout 

Adaline 83 

Adam 83, 114 

AdamG 114 

Caroline 83, 114 

Charles Bahn 83 

Clara 114 

Comne 52 

Eh R 200 

Elizabeth 108, 114 

Emma 114, 200 

Jacob 108, 114 

Jacob B 114 

Jacob G 114 

Leah 114 

Mary 108 



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Krout 

Mary Ann 106, 108 

Mazie Eva 200 

Michael 108 

Paul 114 

Sarah 114 

Kump 

Hilda Jane 99, 104 

Jessiah 104 

Kunkel 

Fannie 143 

Kunkle 

Mary Ann 77 

Kyle 

Margaret 80 

L 

Lake 

Mary 62 

Land 

Johann Peter 11,14 

Lau 

Cathanne 105 

Effie E 102 

Emma 211 

Herbert M 102 

Irma 211 

Nelson 211 

Lauer 

Cathanne 76 

John 76 

Lawton 

Leah 163 

Leathern 

Leah D 64 

Luther M 64 

Leeper 

Anna Alverta 54 

Jerome Isaac 54 

Margaret E 54 

Margaret Elizabeth 52 

Benjamin 132 

■Cathenne 132 

Joanna 99, 131 

Lehman 

Minnie 45 

Leib 

Mary 136 

Leimnger 

Damel 141 

Johann Jacob 141 



Leininger 

Margaret 141 

Mary 71. 141 

Lenhart 

Sarah 109, 120 

Lentz 

Adam 45 

Allen Maunce 45 

Anson Orville 45 

Leese 

Arthur Edwin 45 

Eliza Ann 40, 45 

Elizabeth 45 

Emma Celeste 45 

Ephraim 121 

Harley 45 

Ira Dwight 45 

Lewis R 40. 45 

Lulu Lucinda 45 

Mary Magdalene 45 

Minnie 45 

Pnscilla 45 

Susan 109 

Walden Russel 45 

Lepird 

Hamet 61 

Samuel 61 

Sarah .VI 61 

Lerst 

Johann George 12 

Lessick 

Mary Lana 142. 147 

Lewis 

George 159 

Lighttbot 

Catharine 59 

Damel 59 

Penelope 29. 59 

Lischy 

Jacob 16, 18, 21 

Little 

Francis 104 

Hilda Jane 99, 104 

John E 104 

Lott 

Dorothy 73 

Henry 73, 81 

Lucabaugh 

Eliza 110 

Emanuel 99 

Isaiah 110 

Jemue May 99 



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Name Index 



Lutz 

Charles W. 44 

Lottie 220 

Mary 44 

William 220 

William R 44 

M 

Maddox 

Joshua 15 

Malone 

Elizabeth Anne 187 

Markey 

Esther May 177 

Markle 

Aaron 110 

Cathanne 110 

Ella 40 

EllaC 41 

James F 41 

Julian 41 

Noah 41 

Sarah 110 

W. W. 40 

William 110 

Marshal 

Jacob 89 

Marshall 

David 61 

Mary M 61 

Samuel S 61 

Marstellar 

Anna Rebecca 139 

Martin 

Chnstina Elaine 194 

Johaim Frantz 13 

Lou Ella 194. 207 

Kathleen Lorraine 194 

Mana Cathanna 12 

Patncia Diane 194 

Steven Wayne 194 

William Albert 194 

Masemer 

Benjamin 36 

Helena 36 

John Henry 36 

Jonathan 36 

Lydia 36 

Masemore 

Adaline 127, 131 

George 131 

Lydia 131 



Masemore 

Susan 131 

William 127. 131 

Mason 

James 28 

Masters 

George 132 

Lucille 132 

Virginia Joy 132 

Mathias 

Altretta 44. 49. 216 

Harvey 44, 49, 216 

McAfee 

Elden 62 

Elmer E 62 

Eva M 62 

Lena 62 

Rebecca 62 

William 62 

McClellan 

Captain 142 

McCullough 

Iva 202 

McCully 

Charles 48 

McGntf 

Alberta 62 

Simon 62 

McNitt 

Hattie 148 

Hattie Ethel 145 

T. M 145, 148 

Measley 

Harry Raymond 178 

Rosina Sevilla 178 

Meckley 

■Agnes 211 

Agnes Missoun 99, 103 

Allen Leroy 103 

Alpheus 99, 103 

Anna Mary 103 

Edna 103 

John Moms 103 

Levi D 103 

Lottie Viola 103 

Paul Raymond 103 

Susaima M 103 

Meek 

.•\daline 73 

Matilda G 73 

William 73 

Wintleld 73 



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347 



Mellinger 

Alice 129 

Mercy 

Lynn 189 

Rose Mane 189 

Mertz 

Helen 186 

Messerly 

Joyce Mae 177 

Messersmith 

Georgianna Irene 139 

Jacob Rohrbaugh 139 

John Ill 

Mary Macquilla Ill 

Messinger 

Allen 83 

Julian 83 

Meyers 

Ellen 37 

Michael 

George Thomas 81 

Leah Matilda 81 

Miller (see also Mueller, Muller) 

Alice N 209 

Aimie 209, 218 

Annie M 42, 49 

Barbara 38 

Cathanne 95 

Clement 209 

Elizabeth 36, 161 

Elsie Lucretia 200 

Eva Adaline 84 

George 218 

George Franklin 84 

Harriet 49 

IdaM 139 

Joe 218 

John 38, 49, 161, 218 

Julie 218 

Katie 212 

Lydia 36, 38, 218 

Lydiann Elizabeth 175 

Mary 108 

Nelson Ernest 200 

Phinme 218 

Sarah Jane 84 

Saranda 110 

Spencer 212 

William C 84 

Minmch 

Elizabeth 77 



Miser 

Lydia 162 

Mohrlock 

Charlotte 44 

Charlotte J 220 

Lottie 220 

Moler 

Teresa 143 

Moose 

Lilly 80 

Moosebrugger 

Ada Mane 103 

Fred 103 

Moms 

Mary Emeline 80 

Motter 

Margaret 159 

Motzek 

Josephine 192 

Moul 

Mary 125 

Mueller (see also Miller, Muller) 

Anna Maria 163 

Chnstianna 161 

Chnstine 163 

Michael 163 

Muller (see also Miller, Mueller) 

Johann Ludwig Soloman 156 

Mana Barbara 156 

Mummert 

Claudine 120 

Mundis 

Margaret 215 

Mundy 

Leon 125 

Pansy 125 

Ruth 125 

Ruth Brendella 125 

Munshour 

Gertrude 49 

Muntz 

Margaret 42 

Murray 

Clara Alice 55 

Murry 

Kathleeen Anne 55 

Muscroft 

Nellie 64 

Mutchler 

Fronia Elizabeth 147 



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N 

Naass 

Maria Sophia 157 

Matth 157 

Matth 157 

Nace 

Amelia C 99 

Jacob S 39 

Lydia 41 

Mary 39 

Sylvia Arlene 104 

Nafe 

Maria 120. 122 

Nagel 

Cora Ellen 144 

Elizabeth 143 

Fanny F. 144 

Fredenck A 143 

Fredenck William 144 

Henry Charies 144 

Ida May 144 

Margaret 143 

Nettie Rena 144 

Rebecca 142, 144 

Stella Mabel 144 

Susan 144 

William 142-144 

Nagle 

Mary 51 

Nash 

Lois 65 

Ness 

Annie 118 

Charles H 118 

Mary 118 

R. E 118 

Newcomer 

A. L 211 

Amanda 207 

Amanda Elizabeth 169. 170. 212 

Ammon 209-211 

Amos Washington 170. 175. 212 

Anna Mary 177 

Betty Louise 177 

David 170. 209, 210 

Edward Monroe 177 

Ella 209, 211 

Ellie 209 

Esther May 177 

Flora May 170. 175, 177 

Harvey Douglas 177 

James Richard 177 



Newcomer 

John 209 

John Marvin 177 

Joyce 70. 207 

Joyce Mae 177 

Kathryn Elizabeth 177 

LaVeme 177 

Lorraine 177 

Mabel Rosa 170, 178, 207. 210 

Magdalena 170 

Margaret Arm 1 70 

May Viola 177 

Milhe May 46 

Monroe 211 

Paul Amos 177 

Rosa 211 

Rosa Jane 210 

Ruth Lucilia 177 

Sala 209 

Victor Cleveland 170 

Victor Leroy 177 

William 209. 211 

William Jacob 177 

Wilham Shue 169. 170. 210. 212 

Newman 

Geraldine 123 

Nonemaker 

Susan 200 

Susan 201 

Noms 

Anme 136 

Florence Lydia 136 

George N. W. 136 

o 

Ohmert 

Elizabeth 190 

George 190 

Milhcent Mae 184. 190 

01b (see also Olp) 

Adaline 77. 84 

Amos 77 

Charles 83 

Jacob 76 

Jeremiah 77, 84 

John 76 

Oliger 

UVeme 177 

Olmsted 

Dadine Lucille 192 

Lester David 192 



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Olp (see also 01b) 

Adaline 83. 84 

Amanda 83 

Barbara 71, 76, 77, 128 

Catharine 76 

Charles 77, 83 

Chnshna 77. 83 

Clara Ann 83 

Deliliah Lima 84 

Ellen 83 

Emma Elizabeth 77 

Jacob 71, 76, 77, 128 

Jacob Abmeyer 84 

James 83 

Jeremiah 84 

Johann Ernst 76 

John 76 

Levi 77 

Lucinda 83 

Maranda Flora 77 

Mary Alice 84 

Mary Margaret 77 

Matilda 77 

Rebecca 77, 84 

Rebecca Adline 84 

Sarah Ellen 83 

Virgima Mary 77 

William Foust 83 

Orr 

Edna 103 

Overmiller 

Adaline 112 

Anna Mary 107, 111, 112 

Elenora 112 

Eliza 83 

Fredenck 83, 111 

John 107, 111, 112 

JohnF 112 

Laura May Ann 112 

Mary Ill 

Mary Ann 104 

Sarah Ellen 83 

P 

Parker 

John 184 

Lucille Mana 184 

Parkinson 

Asenath S 81 

John 81 



Parlett 

Annie 44, 220 

Clifton 220 

Viola 220 

Parminter 

Hamet 116 

Jenme L 108. 1 16 

John 116 

Patterson 

Daisy Rae 201 

Margaret 201 

William E 201 

Payne 

Elizabeth 139 

Peiffer 

Adam 89 

Adam G 93 

George 93 

Leah^ 89, 93, 97, 212 

Lewis 93 

Malinda 93 

Peter 93 

Rose Ann 93 

Rossina) 93 

Penna-Oakes 

Shirley 155 

Perry 

James 190 

Janet 190 

Peterman 

Aaron 73 

Anna L 81 

Anne 73. 80 

.Asenath S 81 

Carrol 80 

Cathanne 73 

Clara 80 

Darnel 90 

Dorothy 73 

Elisha V 80 

Franklin 80 

George 80 

Hamet 73, 79 

Hennetta 73, 79 

Henry L 80 

Ida 128 

Isaac 73 

Jacob 72. 73, 80 

Jesse G 73, 80 

John Branson 81 

John Jacob 70. 72 

Leah 73 



350 



Name Index 



Peterman 

Leah Matilda 81 

Lilly 80 

Magdalena 70, 72 

Margaret Rebecca 73 

Mary Ann 81 

Mary Elizabeth 73 

Mary Emeline 80 

Mary M 80 

Matilda G 73 

Michael 72 

Minnie F. 81 

Narcissa E 81 

Nathan H 80 

Ruth Amanda 80 

Sarah Ann 73 

Susanna 73, 80 

Pettigout 

A 174 

Pfamz 

Johann Nicol 14 

Pike 

Laura E 147 

Pingree 

Lucy 33 

Plymire 

Amos 112 

Laura May Ann 112 

Lizzie 118 

Porter 

Amanda 142. 145 

Elizabeth 145 

James M 145 

Prado 

Joseph 101 

Pnce 

George 120 

Susan 120 

Pricker 

Nicholas 28 

Q 

Quickel 

Mary 125 

R 

Raab 

Henry 137 

Isaac 137 

Jennie Sophia 137 

Nancy 137 



Ramsey 

George 80 

Margaret 80 

Susanna 73, 80 

Randall 

Elizabeth 94 

Raver 

Alice 129 

Ellen 129 

Jacob 129 

Rechard (see also Reichard) 

Henry 95 

Lydia 89, 95 

Mary 95 

Redpath 

Mary Estella 188 

Reever 

Mary 118 

Rehmeyer 

Albert Thomas 139 

Grace Elizabeth 139 

Reichard (see also Rechard) 

Adam 129 

Alice 129 

Alice Jane 129 

Amanda 129 

Cathanne 127. 129 

Clara 129 

Elizabeth 129 

Emmaline 129 

Eve 129 

Jacob 129 

Levi 129 

Lucy Ann 129 

Sarah 129 

SevillaJ 129 

William 127. 129 

William Henry 129 

Reigle 

Mana 164 

Reist 

Emma 85 

Rennoll (see also RenoU) 

Anna Mary 95 

Catharine 95 

Cathy 178 

Chnstian 95 

Dale William 178 

Juliana 89 

Julianna 95 

Mabel Rosa 170. 178. 207. 212 

Maruaret E 209 



Name Index 



351 



RennoU (see also RenoU) 

Margaret Elizabeth 178 

Nathaniel 178 

Raina 178 

Rosina Sevilla 178 

Ruth 178 

Sala Romaine 178 

William Tell 170, 178, 207 

RenoU (see also Rennoll) 

Anna Mana 70, 105. 106 

Catharine 105 

Chnstian 105 

Frances Elizabeth 202 

Juliah Leah 202 

Levi H 202 

Repman 

Anna 81 

Reznecheck 

Agnes 191 

Richcnck 

Leah " 123 

Rinehart 

Alpheus Durant 64 

Carl 64 

Casander 64 

Cassie Ann 60, 64 

Clayton Foye 64 

Clement 64 

Damel 64 

Edwin 60 

Elden 64 

Emma 64 

Harvey 64 

Hylas E 64 

I. L 145 

Jerome R 64 

Jonas 60 

Leah 60 

Leah D 64 

Levi A 60, 64 

Mary Ann 60 

Nellie 64 

Tolly T. 64 

Robinstein 

Mandilla 201 

Rockey 

Henry 28 

Rodgers 

Anna A 104 

Goldie 104 

Myrl R 104 

Oran 104 



Rogers 

RuthM 104 

Rohrbaugh 

Anna Mary 84 

George 84 

Helen Florine 202 

Rebecca Adline 84 

Rosa 202 

William 84 

Willis B 202 

Rorulds 

Harriet 61 

Roos 

Johaim Eberhard 12 

Roseberry 

Arlene Laveme 57 

Cathanne Agnes 53, 57 

Donald Lee 57 

Mary 57 

S. B 57 

Sydney 52 

Sydney L 53 

Sydney Lee 57 

Rosenmerkel 

Bessie May 147, 150 

Roser 

Edwin 114 

Elizabeth 45, 129 

Ezra 129 

Leah 114 

Levi Ill 

Louisa Ill 

Lucinda Ill 

Solomon Ill 

Rosier 

Laura J 56 

RudisiU 

Andrew W 133 

Margie N 133 

Ruhl (see also Rule) 

Ada 202 

Anna Cathanne 18, 60 

Anna Margaret 12, 18, 59 

George 60-62, 69 

George William 22 

Helena 72 

Henry 60, 62 

John 28, 60, 72 

Margaret 60, 61, 100 

Mary 61,62 

Matilda 60, 62 

Peter 18, 60 



352 



Name Index 



Rule (see also Ruhl) 

Alice 63 

Anna A 63 

Charles C 61 

Edward E 63 

Elizabeth 63 

Eva 63 

Flora D 63 

Henry 62 

James 63 

John H 63 

Margaret 61 

Mary Cathanne 63 

Matilda 62 

Pnscilla 61 

Rosa 63 

Sarah Alice 61 

Vera Mae 63 

Rumpf 

Catharine 149 

John 149 

Martha Anna E 146, 149 

Rupp 

Daiuel 155 

Rush 

Rudolph 191 

Theodorus 191 

s 

Sadler 

Judy Yvonne 192 

Saurdscour 

Caroline 136. 137 

Franklin 137 

Schaab 

Mana Elisabetha 146 

Schaade 

John 210 

Rosa Jane 210 

Schappel 

J 89 

Scheffer (see also Shaeffer. Shater, Shaffer, Sheffer) 

Mildred 146 

Sarah 141, 142 

Schilling 

Agnes 191 

Clotilda Mary 184. 190 

Elaine 191 

Flonne 191 

George William 184, 190 

Mary 190 



Schilling 

Teddy 191 

Theodore 190 

Theodorus 191 

Schindler 

Stophel 161 

Schimdt 

Cathanne 59 

Schnutt 

Andrea.s 24 

Cathanne 24 

Charlotte 24 

Schneider 

Cathanne 149 

Schoff 

Elizabeth Almira 102 

Schoudt 

Madaline 150 

Schrack 

Elizabeth 59 

Phillip 59 

Schreiner 

Jacob 14 

Schuh 

Cathanne 165 

Henry 165 

Mary Ann 165 

Schulz 

Barbara 24 

, Cathanne 24 

Lorentz 24 

Schwartz (see also Black, Swartz) 

Anna Margaret 22 

Anme 116 

Ellen H 108, 116 

Isaac 116 

Seichnst 

Anna Mana 106 

Darnel 106 

Leah 106, 109 

Seitz 

AdamD 135 

Amanda 83 

Amelia C 99 

Eh 104 

Ellen L 211 

John 211 

Mary Ann 104 

Millie M 99 

Nicholas 83 

Sarah E 99 

Sarah Ellen 104 



Name Index 



353 



Seitz 

Stephen 83 

WiUetta C 52 

William H 99 

Sellers 

Mary E 77 

Senft 

Annie 122 

Nettie 122 

William 122 

Settli 

Elizabeth 73 

Seymore 

AltaB 61 

Cathanne 61 

Jonatlian 61 

Seymour 

Helen 122 

Shaeffer (see also Scheffer, Shafer, Shaffer, Sheffer) 

Eva 106 

Henry 106 

Shafer (see also Scheffer, Shaeffer, Shaffer, Sheffer) 
Grace 49 

Shaffer (see also Scheffer, Shaeffer, Shafer, Sheffer) 

Anna Maria 70 

Anme Caroline 200 

Came 209 

Clara 129 

Elsie Lucretia 200 

Emma Celeste 45 

Howard 132 

John 129, 209 

John A 45 

Leah 106, 107 

Lawrence Wilber 200 

Mary 132 

Mazie Eva 200 

Sarah 45 

Setty 209 

Westly 200 

Shank 

John 112 

Mary Ann 112 

Matilda 107, 112 

Sharp 

Caroline 65 

Mary E 62. 65 

Stephen 65 

Shaub 

Cathanne 85 

Emma E 85 



Shaub 



Shauck 



Shaw 



George H 85 

Martin 85 



Anna Barbara 

Barbara Ann 107, 

Edward 107, 

George Washington 

Henry 

Mary Ann 

Melinda 

Minam 

Rosie Ellen 

William Edward 



Flora Mildred 101 



Shearer 

Captain 27 

Elizabeth Agnes 52 

Ella 209 

George 30 

Ida Salinda 98 

Margaret 42 

Mrs. Charles 42 

PnsciUa 45 

William 45 

William Franklin 98 

Sheffer (see also Scheffer, Shaeffer, Shafer, Shaffer) 

Amelia 41 

Anna Barbara 106 

Anna Mana 106, 107 

Barbara 106 

Charles Frank 1 74 

Chnstina 83 

Edith 212 

Edith Viola 174 

Johann Philip 106 

Johann Phillip 106 

Mary Margaret 77 

Nathamel 41 

Phillip 83 

Susan 174 

Walter 174, 212 

Shellhart 

Mabel Salome 194 

Shelly 

Nettie Mae 133 

Shewell 

Armie Cathanne 86 

Emory N 86 

Shoemaker 

Benjm 15 



354 



Name Index 



Shoemaker 

John 210 

Rosa Jane 210 

Shore 

Elizabeth 63 

Shue 

Amanda 84 

Hester Virginia 130 

James M 130 

Magdalena 170 

Malmda A 130 

Shutz 

Emeline 119 

Henry 119 

Lucretia 119 

Samuel 119 

Simons 

Helen 186 

Helen Mary 184, 186 

Nicklas 186 

Sims 

Harold William 146 

Hamet 146 

Hamet Ethel 146 

William A 146 

Smaldino 

Mary 194 

Smith 

Agnes R 109 

Albert K 109 

Alexander D 148 

Cassie 210 

Charles Allen 145. 148 

Ed 212 

Eva 61 

Hannah M 62 

Hattie Ethel 145, 148 

Henry 62 

Jencie Ann 148 

Jim 212 

Johnson B 62 

Laura Octavia 195 

Lavina 94 

Mary 62 

Mary Ann 109 

Maunce 210. 212 

Peter 210. 212 

Sabina 98 

Sarah J 94 

Sarah M 109 

Stewart 210, 212 

Virmnia 212 



Smith 

Zebary 210. 212 

Sneider (see also Snyder) 

Dewalt 127 

Margaret 127 

Snellbaker 

Pansy 125 

Snyder (see also Sneider) 

Adam 132 

Anna Mary 94 

Belinda 132 

Caroline 41. 133 

Catharine 108 

Davolt 28 

Emanuel 108, 211 

Eva 94 

Ezra Clayton 130. 132 

Guemy L 133 

IdaS 41 

Jemima Caroline 130, 132 

John 105, 108 

John Philip 94 

Lloyd R 133 

LoisM 133 

Margie N 133 

Mary 95, 111 

Mary A 108 

Mary Ann 21 

Melvin 108 

Nettie Mae 133 

Paul C 133 

Philip 40, 41 

Rebecca 211 

Sophia 128 

Susan 83 

Suzanna 21 

Vergie G 133 

Sork 

Amy 147, 150 

Joseph 150 

Marane 150 

Sotdorus 

Anna 201 

Anna Mary 200. 201 

William G 201 

Spicer 

Edwin Joseph 52 

Rhoda Berruce 52 

Sponseller 

Gervis Francis 123 

Gladys 123 



Name Index 



355 





I iir.v 


125 


Springer 

Hannah Ball 


138 


Stambaugh 

Reulah 


122 




Helen 


122 




Marsden 


122 


Staub 


Edwin Sylvester 

Elizabeth 


123 

129 


Stegner 


Saline Catherine 

Alice R 


123 

201 


Stein 


Nathaniel 


108 




Winfield 


108 


Sterner 


Fanny F 


144 


Stephan 


Henry 


144 




Nettie Rena . . 


144 




•silvan 


144 


Stevenson 

Anna I Jiiira 


184, 195 




James Everett 


195 


Stewart 


Laura Octavia 

Ruth Amanda 

Samuel L 


195 

80 

80 


Stiles 


Bernard 


118 




Charies H 


118 




Leah 


118 




Lizzie 


118 




Norman 


118 




Richard ... ... 


118 


Stine 


Barbara 


41 




Eh 


41 




Nuva 


41 




Sarah Jane 


108 




Winfield 


107 


Strasbaugh 

I ehman 


120 




Mane 


120 


Street 


Alfred Augustus 

Laura 


48 

48 




Naomi W. 


48 



Strevig 

Celeste 115 

Edward 108, 115 

John 115 

Leah 108, 115 

Lizzie 115 

Mary Alice 115 

Sabina 115 

William 115 

William Edward 115 

Strickhauser 

Anna Catharine 20 

Strickland 

LoisRae 187 

Stnne 

Jacob 74 

Strom 

Adam 14 

Anna Elisabetha 14 

Stump 

John W. 104 

LiUie May 99, 104 

Lottie A 104 

Paul Wesley 104 

Roye R 104 

Stumpf 

Kathanna 18 

Stutzman 

Martha Elizabeth 148 

Sukola 

Helen R 186 

Ralph 186 

Summers 

Barbara Jane 55 

Kenneth Earl 55 

Summersgill 

Lois M 133 

Sutton 

Jeff 38 

Sarah Elizabeth 38 

Swank 

Came 145 

Jay F 145 

Robert J 145 

Swartz (see also Black, Schwartz)) 

Alfretta 79 

Elizabeth 79 

Faide 79 

Fietta 79 

Henry 71, 78, 79 



356 



Name Index 



Swartz (see also Black, Schwartz)) 

July Ann 79 

Magdalena 79 

Mary 71. 78, 79 

William Nelson 79 

Sweitzer 

Amanda 39 

Anna Mary 94, 100 

Jacob 100 

Julian 100 

William B 39 

Swigart 

Rebecca 62 

Sykes 

Ann 86 

T 

Taylor 

Anme 38 

Cassia 165 

Emma 114 

Emma Rebecca 130 

George S 130 

Henry S 165 

James R 194 

John Wesley 130 

Lenora Beth 194 

Mary Ann 130 

Theis 

Linda 102 

Thoman 

Adam 98, 1 10 

Alice 98, 202, 209 

Barbara 98, 110 

Harry 98, 202, 209 

Levi 110 

Lydia 110 

Minam 209 

Miriam Louella 202 

Woodrow 209 

Woodrow William 202 

Thomas 

Estella Ruth 202 

Raymond 202 

Violet 202 

Torres 

Dolores Ann 192 

Jess 192 

Jesus Manuel 192 

Tracy 

Virgima 212 



Treon 

Vera Mae 63 

Tyrrell 

Ann 139 

Edward 139 

Elizabeth Jane 139 

Frances Samuel John 1 40 

Josephs 136. 139 

Joseph Bosley 139 

Laura Jane 1 40 

Tyson 

Anne 85 

Harry A 104 

Lottie 104 

Sylvia Arlene 104 

Thaddeus 85 

u 

Upton 

Elizabeth 145 

Urbanovski 

Malvina 187 

Utz 

Annie C 104 

Vale 

Anne 73. 80 

V 

Van Der Heyden 

Jacobus 181 

James 181 

Mary Anna Frances 181, 169 

Mary Clara 181 

Venus 

Ada Viola 86 

Adaline 112 

Ann 86 

Annie Cathanne 86 

Charles H 86 

Darnel Edward 86 

Elizabeth 78 

Elizabeth A 86 

Fredenck 112 

Henry ': 86 

Ida Sylinda 87 

James Anphrey 86 

Joseph F 87 

Sadie Bell 86 

William 78. 86 



Name Index 



357 



w 

Wagner 

Annie C 104 

Beulah May 202 

John K 104 

Lillie May 99, 104 

Waldron 

Josiah 64 

Nellie 64 

Sarah 64 

Walker 

AltaB 61 

AmosS 201 

Anna Mary 20 1 

Charles 61 

Christopher 61 

Cornelius 61 

Elizabeth 29, 32 

Elwood Eugene 57 

Eva 61 

George 61 

Hannah 60,61 

Israel 60,61 

John 61 

Linna 218 

Linna Myree 57 

Mary M 61 

Mary Magdalene 61 

Sarah Alice 61 

Sarah M 61 

Semantha 61 

Walteniire (see also Waltemyer, Waltermeyer) 

Ada 202 

Ethel May 202 

William 202 

Waltemyer (see also Waltermre, Waltermeyer) 

Horace 1 18 

Uura 118 

Myrtle 118 

Reynolds 118 

Walter 

Henry 159 

Waltermeyer (see also Waltemire, Waltemyer) 

Margaret 83 

Patncia 139 

Walters 

Dorothy 117 

Wamboaugh 

Eva 202 

Wantland 

Franklin 202 

Harold Eugene 202 



Wantland 

Iva 202 

Vada Lucille 202 

Warehime 

Alice R 201 

Ephriam 201 

Sadie Eliza 201 

Warfle 

Elizabeth 162 

George 162 

Warner (see also Werner) 

Dais7 V 108, 117 

Ellen 37 

George 117 

Susan 117 

Wartenbe 

Maggie 66 

Mary Etta 65, 66 

Thomas L 66 

Webb 

Mary 131 

Weibling 

Albert 33 

Amanda 34 

Cathanne 29, 33 

Charles 28, 29, 33, 34 

Chnstina 28, 29 

Columbus 34 

Corwin 33 

Edwin 33 

Elizabeth 28, 29, 32 

Ellen 33 

Esther 28, 29 

George 29 

Harriet Alice 34 

Hetty 29 

Isabelle 34 

Jacob 33 

Jacob Miles 33 

Jesse 28, 29, 34 

John 28, 29, 33, 34 

John George 29 

Jonathan 32 

Joshua 34 

Lily 34 

Louisa 29, 33, 34 

Lucy 33 

Martha Ellen 34 

Mary 32, 33 

Mesellis 34 

Minerva 29, 34 

Polly 28. 29 



358 



Name Index 



Weibling 

Samuel 28, 29 

Susannah 29, 32 

William 28. 29. 32-34 

Weickert 

Anna Alverta 54 

Weigel 

Lorraine 177 

Wentz 

Amphrey 78 

David Josiah 123 

Elizabeth 78 

Ethel Romaine 123 

Lydia 78 

Valentine 78 

William 42 

Werner (see also Warner) 

Abdil 32 

Amos 32 

Catharine 30, 32 

Elizabeth 28-30. 32 

Elizabeth Caroline 32 

Ephraim 32. 60 

George 30, 161 

Hamet 32 

Hennetta 32 

Jacob Anthony 32 

Lucy Ann 32 

Mana Malinda 32 

Samuel .28-30, 32 

Wertz (see also Wirtz) 

Alexander 164 

Chnstiana 90 

Chnstina 90 

George 117 

John 90 

Lydia 70, 90 

Magdalena 164 

Rose Mary 190 

Susan 117 

Wessels 

Agatha 184 

Weymuller 

Johann Frantz 16 

Wherley 

Andrew Stevens 83 

Ellen 83 

George 83 

Susan 83 



Wildasin 

EUaB 211 

John 164 

Lydia 164 

Wilder 

Ruth 178 

Wiley 

Anme 136 

Elizabeth A 136 

Florence Lydia 136 

J. Cornelius 136 

Mary 136, 138 

Matthew 136 

William 136. 138 

Wilhelm 

Fredenck 161 

Vivian Romaine 52, 55 

Willet 

Chnstine 162 

Chnstopher 162 

Elizabeth 160, 162 

Williams 

Alfred 201 

Dais7 Rae 201 

Ida Adolphia 201 

Jacob 201 

Jermie Margaret 201 

Mary Kathenne 57 

Roland Victor 201 

Rosa Ellen 201 

Russell Oswald 201 

Sadie Eliza 201 

Vernon Eugene 201 

Wilson 

Biddie Olive 147 

Winemiller 

Catharine 85 

Winter 

Emma 209 

Eva 84 

Winters 

Henry 110 

Jerermah 1 10 

Juhe Ann 110 

Mary Magdalena 110 

Wirtz (see also Wertz) 

Erma L 102 

Wisegarver 

AbbieR 148. 149 



Name Index 



359 



Witmer 

Ruth M 104 

Wolff 

Elvera 123 

Theodore 123 

Wolfgang 

Lydia 78 

Catharine 30 

Wolpert 

Georgia Lee 55 

Kathleeen Anne 55 

Wolverton 

Callie 108, 114 

Vincent 114 

Virginia 114 

Wright 

Ben 63 

F. Edward 204 

Mary Catharine 63 

Narcissa E 81 

William 81 

Y 

Yates 

Hariey Oliver 192 

Jacqueline 192 

Yeiser 

Benjamin 64 

Mary 64 

Nellie 64 

Samuel 64 

Yost 

Salome 21 

Mamie V 102 

Young 

Cathanne 61 

Nettie 122 

Yount 

Anna 85 

Yowell 

Cassius Com 148 

Martha Elizabeth 148 

z 

Zech 

Anna Mana 160 

William 160 

Zeigler (see also Ziegler, Zigler) 

Barbara 20 



Zeigler (see also Ziegler, Zigler) 

John 20 

Julia Ann 139 

Semantha 61 

Chnstiana 165 

Zeller 

Chnstianna 162 

Chnstine 165 

Zeme 

Anna Catherina 159 

Chnstopher 159 

Ziegler (see also Zeigler, Zigler) 

Alexander K 39 

Alvidia 81 

Amanda 39 

Amelia 75 

Anna 81 

Anna Maria 74 

Catharine 74, 81 

Clara 75 

Damel 70, 74, 81 

Eli 75, 81 

Elizabeth 75 

Emeline 75 

George 82 

George D 39 

Harvey 82 

Henry 75 

Jacob 74, 81 

John 75 

Julia 82 

Juliana 70, 73, 74 

Leah 75 

Lemanda 39 

Lucinda 39 

Lucy 75. 82 

Lydia 74 

Magdalena 39 

Mary 39, 82 

Michael 82 

Michael K 39 

Samuel B 75 

Sarah 74, 82 

Susanna 75 

Victor 75 

William K 39 

Zigler (see also Zeigler, Ziegler) 

Michael 59 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GEORGE AND MARGARET GANTZ 



Generation 



Generation 



Generation IV 



John George GANTZ 

b. 1763 

m. 1 Margaret 



• Magdalena GANTZ — 
b 1788 
m Jacob PETERMAN 



• Juliana GANTZ 

b 1789 

m Daniel ZIEGLER 



George GANTZ 

b 1791 

m 1 Elizabeth KREBS " 

m :LydiaWERTZ — 



■Sarah (Salome) GANTZ" 
b 1793 
m Jacob BALTZLEY 



John GANTZ 

b 1795 

m 1 Anna Maria RENOLL 

m 2 Anna Mana SCHAFFER" 



— Isaac PETERMAN 

— Hamet PETERMAN 

— Jesse G PETERMAN 

— Dorothy PETERMAN 

— Catharine PETERMAN 

— Sarah Ann PETERMAN 

— Matilda G PETERMAN 

— Eeah PETERMAN 

— Jacob PETERMAN 
L Aaron PETERMAN 

1 — Jacob ZIEGLER 
- Anna Maria ZIEGLER 
-Lydia ZIEGLER 

— Henrv ZIEGLER 

— Eli ZIEGLER 
— Leah ZIEGLER 

— Susanna ZIEGLER 

I — John GANTZ 

— Leah GANTZ 

— Cathanne GANTZ 

— Aaron GANTZ 
^ Julia Ann GANTZ 



Amos GANTZ 



I — Jacob BALTZLEY 

— Elizabeth BALTZLEY 
. — Joseph BALTZLEY 

— John BALTZLEY 

— Benjamin BALTZLEY 

— Samuel BALTZLEY 

— Sarah BALTZLEY 
— Daniel BALTZLEY 

— Catharine BALTZLEY 

— Rebecca BALTZLEY 
' — Clara BALTZLEY 



■C 



Conrad GANTZ 
Henry GANTZ 



— Lucy Ann GANTZ 

— Adaline GANTZ 

— Barbara Ann GANTZ 

— Anna Mars GANTZ 

— WIHiam GANTZ 



DESCENDANTS OF JOHN GEORGE AND CATHARINE [HOFFMAN] GANTZ 



Generation II 



Generation III 



Generation IV 



John George GANTZ 

b. 1763 

m. 2 Cathanne HOFFMAN 



-Barbara GANTZ- 
b 1797 
m Jacob OLP 



Adam GANTZ 

b 1798 

m Catharine KROH 



■ Catharine GANTZ 
b 1800 
m Daniel GLATFELTER 



■ Samuel GANTZ - 

b 1802 

m Lydia KLINE 



-Mary GANTZ 
b 1805 



Charies OLP 

• Levi OLP 

■ Jeremiah OLP 

• Amos OLP 
-AdalineOLP 

Barbara GANTZ 

- Mary Ann GANTZ 

■ Elizabeth A GANTZ 

• Catharine GANTZ 

■ Adam H GANTZ 

• Jeremiah GANTZ 

■ Adaline GANTZ 

• Anna Mary GLATFELTER 

- Lucinda GLATFELTER 

• Charies GLATFELTER 
Emeline GLATFELTER 

• David GLATFELTER 

- Isaac GLATFELTER 

- Cathanne GLATFELTER 

• Sarah A GLATFELTER 

- Elizabeth A GLATFELTER 

- Levi GANTZ 
-John W GANTZ 
-George W GANTZ 

- Anna Sophia GANTZ 
-William GANTZ 

- Elizabeth Jane GANTZ 



- Elizabeth SWARTZ 

- Alfretta SWARTZ 

- July Ann SWARTZ 

m Henry SWARTZ (BLACK) |_ William Nelson SWARTZ 



■ David GANTZ 

b 1806 

m Mary LEININGER- 



- Michael GANTZ 
b 1809 



Charles GANTZ 

Hiram GANTZ 
Rebecca GANTZ 
Harriet GANTZ 
■ Henry Wesley GANTZ 
George W GANTZ 
William F GANTZ 
Sarah GANTZ 




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