John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz1

M, b. 1777, d. 1 July 1867
FatherJohann Sebastian Lentz2 b. 26 Aug 1735, d. 3 May 1808
MotherAnna Margaretha Bechtel2 b. c 1737, d. s 1824
     Personal History of B7- (John) Jacob LENTZ

(NOTE: Others named John Jacob LENTZ were his descendants and namesakes. B78A4- John Jacob LENTZ is a descendant of B78- Adam Lentz who was an uncle of B711- Jacob LENTZ. He insisted that he was named for B711- John Jacob LENTZ. That must be the case, and the name of B711- John Jacob LENTZ was handed down from his grandfather B7-John Jacob LENTZ.)

B7-'s year of birth shown here as 1777 is an estimate based on the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Iredell Co., NC.

B7- JACOB LENTZ's EARLY YEARS IN NORTH CAROLINA

B7- Jacob LENTZ, at age 12, after his confirmation, was one of the Lentz men who signed the Constitution of Organ Church on 1 Jan 1789.

When the Organ Church was being built, Jacob LENTZ hauled oyster shells to be burned to make masonry lime required for laying stone for the church building. He was age 17 when the building was finished in 1794. As recorded by his grandson, (John) Jacob LENTZ of Stony Point, NC, he also hauled material in a wagon train formed by church members. Construction of the church began in 1774 but was delayed during the Revolutionary War because of the lack of manpower, a source of oyster shells, and other materials.

He was known as a carpenter and cabinet maker in addition to being a farmer, and Lutheran Church records show him as a lay-preacher in his later years.

B7- (John) Jacob LENTZ married Mary YOST on 12 May 1802; his bond was by his father written by a scribe as Boston (X) LANTZ, while he signed as Jacob LENTZ. Jacob and Mary had nine known children. He died in about 1868 and is buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery in Statesville, Iredell Co., NC. Mary YOST was the daughter of Jacob YOST and wife Mary YOST. Since she was a name-sake for her mother and no other names have been found for either of them, it is believed that she was originally baptized as Mary at some Lutheran church in 1778. Her age as shown on 1850 and 1860 censuses of Iredell Co., in NC, establishes the date.


THE YOST FAMILY RECORD -- THE KEY TO
UNDERSTANDING SOME ACTIVITIES OF B7- JACOB LENTZ

It is necessary to look at some of the records of the YOST family in order to understand all of the activities of this family and B7- Jacob LENTZ.

The Randleman map showing the land grants and early settlers in Rowan county shows a distance of about 10 miles between the land of B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr., located on the Cabarrus Co. line, and the farm to the east near the Yadkin River belonging to Jacob YOST with one farm between Jacob YOST and the Stanley Co. line (which was Montgomery Co. until 1841). The farm of B7- Jacob LENTZ was just across the line in Cabarrus and would be about the same distance from the family home of his wife Mary Yost Lentz. (See maps among the Multimedia items.)

The 1800 census of Rowan Co. shows Jacob YEOST (YOST) age 45 and over, wife age 26 to 45, 1 son under age 10, and 3 daughters age 16-26. One of these daughters was Mary YOST, Jr., who would marry B7- Jacob LENTZ on 12 May 1802 at age 24, and was age 22 on the census. Jacob was age 25 when they married.

The Rowan Co. Court Minutes, page 335, February 1806 state that: 'Michael FISHER, farmer on lands of Jacob YOST, Rebecca and John YOST, resigns his guardianship and Mary YOST (Sr.) gives bond with (B7-) Jacob LENTZ in 125 pounds.' Then, on the same page and same date, one reads the following: 'Rebecca and Jno (John) YOST resigned his guardianship and Mary YOST gave bond with Jacob LANCE (LENTZ) in 125 pounds.'

It appears that they are trying to tell us two things: FIRST, that widow Mary YOST was not satisfied with her tenant Michael FISHER and so she got court approval to replace him and manage the estate of Jacob YOST herself, for which the court required a bond to secure the state and property. SECOND, that widow Mary YOST took over the responsibility as guardian of her two youngest children, Rebecca and John, and was required to post bond to insure their proper care. From the 1800 census, we estimate that the minimum age of the daughter was age 22 and the maximum age of the son was 15. Also, it seems that widow Mary YOST asked her son-in-law B7- Jacob LENTZ to help her with the estate. For this, she needed him to be in Rowan Co. to give bond and to help. To do this, he had to move from Cabarrus Co. to Rowan Co..

On 24 Jan 1806, 'Moses REED sold to Jacob LENCE (LENTZ) 150 acres for $100, it being on both sides of Rocky Branch, beginning on the south side of the branch, YOUST (YOST) corner in PARKER's line, running with PARKER's line.....making three corners to the Beginning at aforesaid YOST's line. Witnesses: Michael FISHER & John KIRK.' (Rowan Book 19, p. 559.) This appears to be the same Michael FISHER who was to be relieved of his duties as tenant and guardian of the children. As a property owner, his land would stand for the bond Jacob gave for his mother-in-law.

B7- Jacob LENTZ established residence in Rowan Co. on 24 Jan 1806, went on the bond of his mother-in-law during February court, and on 9 Jul 1806 sold the farm he had just bought in January to a neighbor, Richard PARKER. (Bk. 19, p. 823) containing 150 acres, for $100. It is believed that some of the older children in the YOST family wanted their part of the estate so they could establish a home in other areas, perhaps Illinois.

On 25 Feb 1808, Wm. THOMPSON sold to Jacob LENTZ of Rowan for $53.00, 'All my part right title that I have or ever shall have by being Heir of Jacob YOST, deceased, to land in Rowan near the Yadkin River on the waters of Riles Creek.......joining John Kelly's corner, containing 247 acres. Signed: Wm THOMPSON and Catren (X) YOST. Her signature actually shows under the names of the witnesses, John KIRK and Cedrick MILLER, but she is believed to have been the wife of Wm. THOMPSON and not the wife of witness Cedrick MILLER. (Rowan Bk 22, p. 53.)

This now gives Mary YOST and husband Jacob LENTZ two parts in the estate of Jacob YOST. Not known is the number of children and the number of parts. The parts would be the number of children plus one for the widow.

On 17 Nov 1810, Jacob LENTZ sold to Thomas ROSS, both of Rowan Co., 'all my rights and title that I have or ever shall have by being heirs of Jacob YOST, deceased,' land on the south side of the Yadkin River, on the waters of Riles creek, joining Wm. WALKER, John KELLY, containing 240 acres. Witness: James ELLIS and Jas. DANIELS. Signed: Jacob LENCE (LENTZ). The signature of the wife or her mark is not shown, but known to have been Mary YOST. Thomas ROSS paid $300.00 for these two shares of the estate.

Although B7- Jacob LENTZ and wife Mary YOST LENTZ are no longer attached to the estate of Jacob YOST, the following might interest some readers: (1) McCubbins Collection: Deed Bk 11, p. 189 or p. 813, 20 Jan 1787, John REDWINE and wife Sarah sell to Jacob YOST, 247 acres, south side of Yadkin River on Rials Creek, joining Wm. WALKER and John KELLY. The Randleman Map of early land owners shows this was the third owner. Others show on Book 10 pp. 532 and 567, and this sale in Bk 11, p. 819. (McCubbins shows on page 000154, Deed Bk. 26, p. 360, Sep 29, 1813, Rowan, James ROSS and Mary YOST, as heirs of deceased Jacob YOST, lst John REDWINE have 247 acres. Witnesses: Wm. HICK, John ROSS, Jr., and James W. DANIEL, Proven May 1821. This shows widow Mary YOST and a son-in-law, or perhaps James ROSS had just bought out all the other heirs except Mary YOST, widow, and he was not a son-in-law.

McCubbins also shows court minutes of May 7, 1801: Administration on the estate of deceased Jacob YOST (is) relinquished by the widow, and granted to Esq. John KIRK, bonded by George FISHER; and orders that Negro boy, Aurie, be sold...

Rowan Co., Will Book E, p. 36, 4 May 1792, WILL of Peter TROUTMAN shows daughter Mary (Troutman) as wife of Jacob YOST. It is to be expected that some of their children or grandchildren may have been sponsored by the TROUTMAN family. This was sent by a western searcher and has not been verified locally (in NC). There may have been other connections to the TROUTMAN and LENTZ families. There were other YOST families showing, mostly in Cabarrus Co. Records of Joseph YOST show in Rowan Co. A Philip YOST baptized a child at Organ Church on 25 Mar 1792, sponsor, John ECELMAN, and he sponsored a child on 21 Jan 1797 for P. STIEGERWALT. This is more than we care to guess about. Our search of this is very limited. Philip shows on Rowan Co. census.

In 1810, the maximum age of the youngest YOST child, John YOST, would have been age about 20, using the 1800 census records. All the daughters would be older. The work of B7- Jacob LENTZ in helping his mother-in-law had been finished, apparently, and he returned to his home in Cabarrus Co. sometime after the 1810 census was taken. On the 1810 census of Rowan Co., B7- Jacob LENTZ and wife show as age 26-45, with 1 son under age 10 (B71- Charles), and 3 daughters under age 10. The daughters would be B72- Sally, B73- (Sophia) Elizabeth, and B74- Nancy. B71- Charles, the son, will show next in Cabarrus Co.


B7- JACOB LENTZ RETURNS TO CABARRUS COUNTY
AFTER HELPING WIDOW YOST IN ROWAN COUNTY
(AND POSSIBLE TRIPS TO HELP RELATIVES IN ILLINOIS)

B7- Jacob LENTZ had three more children born in Cabarrus Co., and they show on the baptismal records of Organ church before 1818. The last two children do not show on Organ Church records, and they were born in 1819 and 1822. It is believed he was in some other NC county since the 1850 census records show both of these children born in NC.

Since he was a carpenter, it is possible that he traveled with his brothers, B2- Peter and B4- Devault, to IL in 1818 to help them build houses, barns, and get the land cleared for planting. This was often done by other members of the family to help the new settlers get their homes and farms in operation before winter set in and slowed down their work. Often boys in the late teens would go to IL and work with relatives for one or two years in order to get a team and wagon. This was being done as late as the 1880's. This seems to be the logical solution for Jacob Lentz not showing on the 1820 census of NC. He does not show in IL. but this may be due to the census taker using his first name of John (Jacob Lenz). These two children could have been born in 1819 and 1822 in NC and Jacob could have made the trip to IL in between. The name LENTZ does not show on the Cabarrus census for 1820.

The 1830 census of Cabarrus Co. shows B7- Jacob LENTZ and wife both age 50-60, 1 son age 10-15, 1 son age 15-20, 1 son age 20-30, and 1 daughter age 5-10, and 1 age 10-15. It also shows his oldest son, B71- Charles, with wife and three children living close by.


ADDITIONAL B7- JACOB LENTZ ACTIVITIES
WITH THE ORGAN CHURCH IN ROWAN COUNTY
AND THE MOVE TO IREDELL COUNTY

On 29 Apr 1826, the Articles of Organ Church were signed by 114 men (members) including B7- Jacob LENTZ (age 49), and his son 71- Charles (age 23). Other LENTZ members signing were as follows: (1) Henry--maybe D42-, (2) Peter--maybe D26-, (3) John, (4) Dewalt--maybe D4-, and (5) George. To properly give each of these a family number, you must removed all those who moved out of the state before 1826 and add all the boys confirmed over age 12. Try your hand at it. They should be descendents of either B- Bastian or D- Dewalt LENTZ.

On 14 Jan 1829, some members of Organ Church wrote a protest letter against having 'Frolics' on church members' 'plantations'. The letter was in perfect German with the only English word being 'frolic.' Quite a few members signed it agreeing not to have a frolic at their farms. Among those signing were Dewalt LENTZ, Peter LENTZ, and Johannes LENTZ. The family of B7- Jacob LENTZ did not sign.

In 1833, the Organ Church congregation split over a letter read to them in church from the man who had repaired the organ. It demanded that the congregation pay him $75 or he would remove his additions and repairs. The organ was dismantled and pieces distributed to the individual members of the church. Some of these are in safekeeping at the church parsonage today.

It is not known if these differences led members of the church to move to Iredell Co. soon after this or had no effect on the move. These differences probably just happened at a time when several church members found some land bargains in Iredell Co.

B71- Charles seems to have been among the first by taking up a mortgage from Jacob MAYS in 1836 (Iredell Bk. R, p. 513). The following from the Organ Church show on the 1840 census of Iredell: (1) B7- Jacob LENTZ, (2) B71- Charles LENTZ, (3) B76- David LENTZ, (4) D42- Henry LENTZ, (5) D2B- Solomon LENTZ. Soon to follow were (6) D4- Dewalt LENTZ, Jr., and (7) B78- Adam LENTZ. Paul BOSY was on the 1840 census and married B79- Margaret 'Peggy' LENTZ. There wERE others besides the LENTZ people.

This move is credited to the 'Temperance Unions' of Iredell Co., that forced the closing of several distilleries. The farmers could no longer sell their corn without hauling it to Fayetteville, which was expensive, so these farmers in Iredell sold their farms and moved to IL. It was this land that attracted the members of the Organ Church.

A letter on file, dated 9 Jun 1832, written in perfect German calling a preacher to Organ Church was signed by (B7-) Jacob LENTZ and Peter LENTZ and other church members. (University of NC Library, Chapel Hill, NC.)

On 3 Sep 1836, Cabarrus Bk. 14, p. 57, (B7-) Jacob LENTZ sold to Daniel BOST of Rowan for $650.00, his 100 acres on Dutch Buffalo Creek, joining Christman, Wiser, and the county line. Signed: Jacob LENTZ. This was the 100 acres purchased from Daniel SIDES in 1805.

Later on, Jacob bought 100 acres in Iredell Co. between his son B78- Adam and his son-in-law Paul BOST.

B7- JACOB LENTZ'S ROLE IN THE FOUNDING
OF ST. PAUL'S LUTHERAN CHURCH IN STATESVILLE, IREDELL COUNTY

This new settlement of Lutherans soon organized under Rev. AREY with B7- Jacob LENTZ as a lay-pastor and in 1840 built the St. Paul's Lutheran Church with a cemetery on the south edge of Statesville. When the railroads came through, the church had to be moved, so it was torn down and rebuilt about four miles down Salisbury Rd. (Highway 70) toward Salisbury, NC. and dedicated in 1886.

This church was torn down after WWII and a new brick church built. The cemetery is still located along the railroad at the edge of Statesville. It is easiest to find the cemetery today on a hill behind Howard Johnson's at the intersection of Highway 70 and Interstate 77. The cemetery is surrounded by a high chain-link fence having a padlocked gate. Family members interested in visiting the cemetery should first contact the St. Paul's Lutheran Church and secure the key.

Records of the original church show that B7- Jacob Lentz was the first person to sign the pledge list and pledged $5.00, worked 25-1/2 days on the church (credited with $12.75 for labor).The third man to sign was his son B71- Charles Lentz, who pledged $5.00, worked 18 days (credited with $9.00 for his labor). The fourth man to sign the pledge was another son B78- Adam Lentz, who pledged $5.00, worked 13-1/2 days (credited $6.75). The fifth man was another son, B76- David LENTZ, who pledged $5.00, worked 20-1/2 days (credited $10.25). They worked as carpenters.

B78- Adam LENTZ was listed as furnishing the flooring and ceiling. Descendents of both Bastian and Dewalt LENTZ were active in the church. Many descendents of Dewalt LENTZ still belong.

The following LENTZ men and kindred became Lutheran ministers after being members of St. Paul's: (1) D42B- Rev. David Simon LENTZ; (2) D422- Rev. R. Caleb LENTZ; (3) D427- Alexander Wile LENTZ (went by the name 'Wile'); (4) B7111- Rev. HO. Max LENTZ; and (5) D4O1- Rev. Henry Clay HATBOX, D. D., son of D4O- Mary Ann LENTZ, wife of James Allen HATBOX. Many other relatives have served well in this church. Descendents of D42B2- Susanne LENTZ gave the church an electric organ.


MISCELLANEOUS CENSUS RECORDS
AND HUMAN INTEREST STORIES

1850 census of Iredell Co., taken 17 Oct 1850 shows (B7-) Joseph LENTZ, age 73, or B. 1777 in PA, owned $300 of real estate; wife Mary, age 73, B. in NC. Living alone. No children at home.

1860 census shows (B7-) Jacob LENTZ, age 83, 100 acres, born in PA; wife Mary, age 82, B. in NC in 1778.

From this we know her family was in NC when B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr., arrived in 1780. After the Civil War, photography became a hobby for many. When Mary Yost LENTZ died, she was photographed on her death bed wearing a knitted head dress always used for church attendance. (Slatted bonnets were used during the week work periods.) At the same time, they took a picture of B7- Jacob LENTZ showing the grieved, sad face of a very elderly man, wearing a homemade shirt, holding a Bible in one hand and what appears to be an egg in the other. He appears to have no teeth. These two pictures were the first ones in the Family Album of B711- (John) Jacob LENTZ of Stony Point, NC. They were the pictures of his grandfather and grandmother. He had returned to Iredell Co. about 1847 to help care for these grandparents, and Jacob shows on page 481 of the Iredell census for 1850.

The exact dates of death for B7- Jacob and Mary Yost LENTZ is not known. They are believed to have been around 1867-1868.

In 1936, B71AO- Chloe Minerva LENTZ, born 8 Oct 1888, wife of Charles L. COLEMAN, wrote a letter to B7115- Charles Henry LENTZ asking for information about the Lentz family back East. The letter was forwarded to B71154- John Paul LENTZ who wrote letters to his two living aunts and two living uncles on the Lentz side of the family asking for information. All four responded.

B7113- Bobb Clark LENTZ was most helpful at the time. His letter stated that he remembers his great-grant parents and remembered going below Statesville in a one-horse wagon to their funerals. He also stated that 'Jakie's' wife had a short last name like Bost, but that was not the name since 'Aunt Peggy' and Paul Bost lived below Statesville also. He also said that 'Paw' had another Aunt who married a Klutz and moved to Mississippi.

In addition to this, we know that the Civil War left B711- Jacob LENTZ with a team made up of a horse and an ox. Bob Clark LENTZ used this team to haul lumber from his father's sawmill to Statesville when he was twelve years old, which would have been in 1867. Bobb was age 81 when he wrote the letter.

From this we have settled on the year of death as about 1867 with Mary possibly dying sometime before her husband 'Jakie' LENTZ. Bobb's statement about the last name or maiden name of the wife of B7- Jacob 'Jakie' LENTZ being short like Bost certainly is in keeping with the records we have found for Jacob Lentz and his marriage to Mary Yost.

We have also located descendents of his great-aunt Elizabeth who married a KLUTZ and settled in MS. Also Paul BOST has descendents operating the Bost Bakery in Shelby, NC.

Uncle Bobb and Uncle Frank both died during the WWII period. Aunt 'Mattie' and Cousin B71123- 'Katie' LENTZ confirmed these records and added a lot more before they died.

Soon after WWII, I (John Paul LENTZ) attended the St. Paul's Lutheran Chruch homecoming below Statesville, NC. The oldest man there must have been well into his 80's and said he had helped his father clean off the St. Paul's cemetary as early as he could remember every summer for many years. His father told him that the section filled with graves marked with field stones was full of Lentz people. This is the section where B7- Jacob and wife Mary Lentz are believed to have been buried.

This documents the life of an ancestor who found his place in life and filled it honorably to the best of his ability. One to be proud of by all of us.

NOTICE: There were two men named Jacob LENTZ living in the Rowan and Cabarrus Cos. areas along the county line at the same time in history. See Chapter VII of Lentz Heritage, pp 82-86, for the land locations and ownership. One of these was B7- Jacob LENTZ with wife Mary YOST as explained above. The other man was J5- Jacob LENTZ with wife whose name is shown four ways as Maria (Mary) Magdelena ('Molly') RUHSS LENTZ. See Chap. VII for J5- Jacob LENTZ. Some researchers have these two confused resulting in a mix-up. Once the wives were firmly established and the well known children in each family documented, the remainder fell into place to give each family a complete family that fits all records that we can find -- Organ Church, censuses, baptismal sponsors, land and movement from farm to farm and state of TN when finding new farms.2 John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.3 John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz was also known as Jacob Lentz.2,3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID AA5CED1EBC990347A63C5301FD62FB5A9AB5. He was born in 1777 at Berks County, Pennsylvania.4 He on 1 January 1789 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, signed the Constitution of the Organ Church, together with either P or PO; On 1 Jan 1789, the following Lentz people signed the Constitution of Organ Church: Bastian Lentz (Sr. or Jr.?); D- Dewalt Lentz (Sr.); Peter Lentz (B2-, age 27); and Jacob Lentz (B7- age 12). Some others known to have been friends and future in-laws of the Lentz family signed as follows: Peter Barringer, John Adam Cruse, Philip Cruse, Valentine Hornberger, George Michael Heilig, Frederick Miller, Wendel Miller, George Ludwig, (Lewis) Sifford, and William Siffert (Sifford).5 As of 12 May 1802, John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz was also known as Jacob Lantz This probably is the same Jacob LENTZ as LANTZ, Jacob who is shown on p. 232, 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868:' LANTZ, Jacob married Mary YOOSE, 12 May 1802. Bonded by Boston LANTZ, Jno. McClelland, witness.2 He married Mary Yoose, daughter of Jacob Yost and Eva Maria Troutman, on 12 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina; The p. 232 entry in Rowan Co. Marriages, 1753-1868 reads: 'Lantz, Jacob, & Mary Yoose, 12 May 1802, Boston Lants, bondman, Jno. McClelland, wit.' North Carolina Marriage bonds has: "Bride: Mary Yoose Groom: Jacob Lantz Bond Date: 12 May 1802 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 251 Bondsman: Boston Lants Witness: Jno McClelland Bond No.: 000126834.6,7,2 John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz and Mary Yost Jr. This probably is the same Jacob LENTZ as LANTZ, Jacob who is shown on
p. 232, 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868:' LANTZ, Jacob married Mary YOOSE,
12 May 1802. Bonded by Boston LANTZ, Jno. McClelland, witness. on 12 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz washad land Unknown GEDCOM tag: PROP Three days after his marriage, Bastian LENTZ, Sr., gave three of his sons '100 acres of land by estimation for five shillings each'. Each of the three sons sold this land as being '100 acres by etimation'.
On 18 Dec 1805, Jacob LENTZ sells his part as 'being part of a tract of land originally granted by NC unto Bastian LENTZ, Sr., as appears on records'. Witnessed by Daniel Sides. (Rowan Bk 22, p 521.) On the same day, 18 Dec 1805, Jacob LENTZ buys 100 acres from Daniel Sides in Cabarrus Co., bordering on Rowan Co.. (Deed Bk., Cabarrus Co., NC, Bk 7. p. 98.) He sold the land bordering on Cabarrus and bought land bordering on Rowan, just across the border. It is believed that he sold the 100 acres given him by his father because it was undeveloped and bought 100 acres in Cabarrus Co. from a neighbor from whom he had been renting a farm after his marriage in 1802. This appears to be land close to his orignal home wher he grew up as a boy. (Both tracts sold and bought were on the county line and Dutch Buffalo Creek.) on 15 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He was Three days after his marriage, Bastian LENTZ, Sr., gave three of his sons '100 acres of land by estimation for five shillings each'. Each of the three sons sold this land as being '100 acres by etimation'. On 18 Dec 1805, Jacob LENTZ sells his part as 'being part of a tract of land originally granted by NC unto Bastian LENTZ, Sr., as appears on records'. Witnessed by Daniel Sides. (Rowan Bk 22, p 521.) On the same day, 18 Dec 1805, Jacob LENTZ buys 100 acres from Daniel Sides in Cabarrus Co., bordering on Rowan Co.. (Deed Bk., Cabarrus Co., NC, Bk 7. p. 98.) He sold the land bordering on Cabarrus and bought land bordering on Rowan, just across the border. It is believed that he sold the 100 acres given him by his father because it was undeveloped and bought 100 acres in Cabarrus Co. from a neighbor from whom he had been renting a farm after his marriage in 1802. This appears to be land close to his orignal home wher he grew up as a boy. (Both tracts sold and bought were on the county line and Dutch Buffalo Creek.) on 15 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: PROP (Continued from note under Mary YOST (Sr.): On 24 Jan 1806 (Rowan, Bk 19, p. 229), Moses REED sells Jacob LANCE (LENTZ) 150 acres for $100, it being on both sies of Rocky Branch, beginning on south side of brancH, YOUST (YOST) corner in PARKER's line, running with PARKER's line...making three corners to the beginning of the aforesaid YOST's line.' Witnesses: Michael FISHER and John KIRK.
This seems to be the same Michael FISHER that was to be relieved of his duties as tenant/guardian of the children.
As a property owner, his land would stand for the bond Jacob gave for his mother-in-law.
Jacob LENTZ established residence in Rowan Co., on 24 Jan 1806, went on the bond of his mother-in-law during Feb court, and sold the farm he had jsut bought in January to a neighbor, Richard PARKER, on 9 Jul 1806 (Bk.19,p.823) containing 150 acres, for $100. It is believed that some of the older children in the YOST family wanted their part of the estate so they could establish a home in other areas, perhaps Illinois. (For further information on the YOST/LENTZ land dealings, see LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap. IV, Bastian, p. 24.) on 24 January 1806 at Rowan County, North Carolina. He was (Continued from note under Mary YOST (Sr.): On 24 Jan 1806 (Rowan, Bk 19, p. 229), Moses REED sells Jacob LANCE (LENTZ) 150 acres for $100, it being on both sies of Rocky Branch, beginning on south side of brancH, YOUST (YOST) corner in PARKER's line, running with PARKER's line...making three corners to the beginning of the aforesaid YOST's line.' Witnesses: Michael FISHER and John KIRK. This seems to be the same Michael FISHER that was to be relieved of his duties as tenant/guardian of the children. As a property owner, his land would stand for the bond Jacob gave for his mother-in-law. Jacob LENTZ established residence in Rowan Co., on 24 Jan 1806, went on the bond of his mother-in-law during Feb court, and sold the farm he had jsut bought in January to a neighbor, Richard PARKER, on 9 Jul 1806 (Bk.19,p.823) containing 150 acres, for $100. It is believed that some of the older children in the YOST family wanted their part of the estate so they could establish a home in other areas, perhaps Illinois. (For further information on the YOST/LENTZ land dealings, see LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap. IV, Bastian, p. 24.) on 24 January 1806 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 As of 1807, John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz was also known as John Lentz.8 Johann Sebastian Lentz mentioned John Lentz in a will on 16 March 1807 at Rowan County, North Carolina."His will gives us the names of his children: Bastian Jr. Peter, Elizabeth, Dewalt, Adam, Ana Catherine, John, Margaret, Michael and Marie.9,10,2,8 He was On 25 Feb 1808 (Rowan, Bk. 22, p. 53), Wm.THOMPSON sells Jacob LENTZ of Rowan for $53.00, 'All my part right title that I have or ever shall have by being Heir of Jacob YOST, deceased, to land in Rowan new the Yadkin River on the waters of Riles Creek...joining John KELLY's corner, containing 247 acres.' Signed: Wm. THOMPSON and and Catren (X) YOST. Her signature actually shows under the names of the witnesses, John KIRK and Cedrick MILLER, but she is believed to have been the wife of Wm. THOMPSON and not the wife of witness Cedrick MILLER. This gives Mary YOST and husband Jacob LENTZ two parts in the estate of Jacob YOST. Not known is the number of children and the number of parts. The parts would be the number of the children plus one for the widow. (See LENTZ HERITAGE, pp 24, 25, and 40 for further information on Jacob LENTZ, Mary YOST, and family.) between 1808 and 1830 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: PROP On 25 Feb 1808 (Rowan, Bk. 22, p. 53), Wm.THOMPSON sells Jacob LENTZ of Rowan for $53.00, 'All my part right title that I have or ever shall have by being Heir of Jacob YOST, deceased, to land in Rowan new the Yadkin River on the waters of Riles Creek...joining John KELLY's corner, containing 247 acres.' Signed: Wm. THOMPSON and and Catren (X) YOST. Her signature actually shows under the names of the witnesses, John KIRK and Cedrick MILLER, but she is believed to have been the wife of Wm. THOMPSON and not the wife of witness Cedrick MILLER. This gives Mary YOST and husband Jacob LENTZ two parts in the estate of Jacob YOST. Not known is the number of children and the number of parts. The parts would be the number of the children plus one for the widow. (See LENTZ HERITAGE, pp 24, 25, and 40 for further information on Jacob LENTZ, Mary YOST, and family.) between 1808 and 1830 at Rowan County, North Carolina. He appointed guardian on 18 August 1817 at Rowan County, North Carolina. '7. Apprenticeship and Guardianship Cases. . .August 18, 1817: 'John Lentz appointed guardian to Mathias Shuman and John Shuman (Michael Dillow, the former guardian having relinquised) and he gave bond with Lewis Palor and Phillip Miller 500 pounds each.' Michael Dilow, stepfather and guardian of Mathias and John Shuman, went to Union Couty during the summer of 1817. Mathias followed his mother and stepfather to Piatt County, Illinois. Note: John Lentz was a brother of Peter Lentz, whose daughter married Peter Dillow (1797-1880). [Konrad Dillow], Descendants of Michael Hartman Dillow: A History of the North Carolina Dillow Line [n.p; n.d.]., p. 17.11 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Iredell County, North Carolina. 1144 1154 Jacob Lentz 72 male farmer 300 PA; Mary 72 female NC; son Adam Lentz, neighbor.12 He was buried on 1 July 1867 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina; Unknown GEDCOM info: 1 JUL 1867 Statesville, NC in old St Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery. A tombstone erected by descendents in recent years reads: JACOB, SON OF BASTIAN LENTZ FROM GERMANY, CAPT. 3RD CO 1ST BN BERKS CO PA MILITIA 1777. ERECTED BY (the rest is not legible in photo).2
He died on 1 July 1867 at Iredell County, North Carolina; From unknown GEDCOM.2

Family

Mary Yost Jr. b. bt 1777 - 1778, d. c 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, West/Slane Family Tree.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 12, 13; Chap V, p. 35.
  4. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  5. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004.
  6. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 232.
  7. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868.
  8. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  9. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 7,8.
  10. [S638] Unknown author, Vol 1, p. 250, Rowan Marriage Records, Page 62, dated 16 Mar 1807.
  11. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  12. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Mary Lentz Age: 72 Estimated birth year: abt 1778 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Iredell, North Carolina.

Mary Yost Jr.1,2

F, b. between 1777 and 1778, d. circa 1867
FatherJacob Yost1 b. 1746, d. Feb 1810
MotherEva Maria Troutman1 b. 7 Aug 1755, d. 1840
     Her married name was Lentz. Mary Yost Jr. was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID BCE797B34DF4E349B8893240B105EC782737. She Since she was a name-sake for her mother and no other names have been found for either of them, it is believed that she was originally baptised Mary at some Lutheran church in 1778. Her age as shown in 1850 and 1860 censuses of Iredell Co., NC, establishes the date. The surname is also seen as YOOSE. She was born between 1777 and 1778 at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina; Her age as shown in 1850 and 1860 censuses (Iredell County NC) establishes her year of birth. Since she was a name-sake for her mother and no other names have been found for either of them, it is believed that she was originally baptised Mary at some Lutheran church in 1778.1 She was born in 1778 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Her age as shown in 1850 and 1860 censuses establishes her year of birth.3,4 She was 9 known children.5 Mary Yost Jr. was also known as Mary Yoose.1 She and John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz This probably is the same Jacob LENTZ as LANTZ, Jacob who is shown on
p. 232, 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868:' LANTZ, Jacob married Mary YOOSE,
12 May 1802. Bonded by Boston LANTZ, Jno. McClelland, witness. on 12 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Mary Yoose married John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz, son of Johann Sebastian Lentz and Anna Margaretha Bechtel, on 12 May 1802 at Rowan County, North Carolina; The p. 232 entry in Rowan Co. Marriages, 1753-1868 reads: 'Lantz, Jacob, & Mary Yoose, 12 May 1802, Boston Lants, bondman, Jno. McClelland, wit.' North Carolina Marriage bonds has: "Bride: Mary Yoose Groom: Jacob Lantz Bond Date: 12 May 1802 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 251 Bondsman: Boston Lants Witness: Jno McClelland Bond No.: 000126834.6,7,1 Her married name was Lentz.1 Mary was listed as a household member living with John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz on the 1850 Census at Iredell County, North Carolina; 1144 1154 Jacob Lentz 72 male farmer 300 PA; Mary 72 female NC; son Adam Lentz, neighbor.8 Mary Yost Jr. died circa 1867 at Iredell County, North Carolina.5 She died circa 1867.1 She died in 1867 at Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina.3,4

Family

John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz b. 1777, d. 1 Jul 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 12; Chap V, p. 35.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Rich-Brooks-Kirk and Kindred Families.
  5. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  6. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 232.
  7. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868.
  8. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Mary Lentz Age: 72 Estimated birth year: abt 1778 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Iredell, North Carolina.

Maggie Viola Barnhart1

F, b. 26 November 1872, d. 10 June 1959
FatherJacob Wiley Barnhart1 b. 15 Dec 1840, d. 11 Dec 1904
MotherSarah Matilda Tilda Mowery1 b. 3 Nov 1850, d. 19 Aug 1926
     Maggie Viola Barnhart was born on 26 November 1872 at Dongola, Union County, Illinois.2 She lived; Ill.1 They resided at Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas, in 1892. "John moved to Piggot in 1892, and purchased the mercantile business of JH Thomas, with whom he remained a partner. His first store was called the Grand Leader, which was later changed to the Racket Store. He numbered his trade customers from southeast Missouri and northeast Arkansas. He accumulated considerable property, but business reversels caught him, as it did others, in 1930 and 1931. He suffered heavily, and retired in 1931..2 As of 31 December 1896,her married name was Lentz.2 She married John Wesley Lentz at Mill Creek, Union County, Illinois, on 31 December 1896.3,2 Maggie Viola Barnhart died on 10 June 1959 at Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas, at age 86.4 She died on 10 June 1959 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 86; "and was buried 12 Jun 1959."3,2

Family

John Wesley Lentz b. 1862, d. 8 Nov 1935

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S844] Paul Dean Dillow, Dillow Family, Vol 1 (Michael Sr) p. 337.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz - My Kluttz Family.

Adam Lence1

M, b. 1821, d. 19 July 1901
FatherJohn Lence1 b. 29 Feb 1792, d. 1849
MotherElizabeth Lentz1 b. 20 Nov 1798, d. c 1829
     Adam Lence was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 0FA6287433FAC349B534431D506DD761C8DC. He was Marriage; Person Source.3 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 82CA2694E1A8354BAC0C6E69BCDA05F42DD8. Adam Lence was also known as Adam Lentz.4 He was born on 20 January 1816 at Union County, Illinois.5 He was born in 1821 at Union County, Illinois; 29 IL 1850 census.6 He was born in 1825 at Union County, Illinois; or 20 Jan 1818 or 1816; 29 NC 1850 census
May be the 1 free white male under 5 in 1830 census.7,8 Adam was probably a free white male, age under 5, in John Lentzo Senior's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; John Lentzo Sr
101001000000022111000000
1 free white male under 5 (Adam born about 1825)
1 free white male 10-14
(Charles born circa 1818)
1 free white male 30-39
(John b 1792)
2 free white females under 5
(Eliza 3, Mary 2)
2 free white females 5-9
(Sophia 9, Levina 7)
2 free white females under 5
(Elizabeth 3; Mary 2)
2 free white females 5-9
(Sophia 9, Lavina 7)
1 free white female 10-14
(Katherine 13)
1 free white female 15-19
(Nancy
1 free white female 20-29 ?8 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle at Union County, Illinois, on 17 October 1844.9,1,10 Adam Lence Person Source.3 He was 0FA6287433FAC349B534431D506DD761C8DC.1 He Appears in 1850 census, Union Co., IL, Dwelling No. 827, Family No 827 LENCE, Adam, 29, farmer, value of real estate, $25, b. in IL, illiterate Mary, wife, 24, b. in NC, illiterate in 1850.1 Adam was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at District No 2, Union County, Illinois. 827 827 Adam Lence 29 married farmer [real estate] $25 IL cannot read write; Mary 22 female NC cannot read write.7 He died on 19 July 1901 at Illinois.4 He Person Source.2 He was 82CA2694E1A8354BAC0C6E69BCDA05F42DD8.1

Family

Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle b. 16 Sep 1825, d. 18 Dec 1892
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 61.
  3. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 54.
  4. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sally Adams Family Tree.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adam Lince Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.
  8. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, John Lentzo Senior in the 1830 United States Federal Census.
  9. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 1, p. 170.
  10. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.

Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle1

F, b. 16 September 1825, d. 18 December 1892
     Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID ED3449AB2476ED428D822BC16DD45B67DCE9. Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle was also known as Mary Ann Eliza Ingle.3 She was Marriage; Person Source.4 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 8D58C0F5D82D954DBF044E762652BA649E1B. She was born on 16 September 1825 at North Carolina; 25 NC 1850 census.1 She married Adam Lence at Union County, Illinois, on 17 October 1844.5,1,6 Her married name was Lentz.1 Her married name was Mary Lence.1 Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle Person Source.2 She was ED3449AB2476ED428D822BC16DD45B67DCE9.1 Mary was listed as a household member living with Adam Lence on the 1850 Census at District No 2, Union County, Illinois; 827 827 Adam Lence 29 married farmer [real estate] $25 IL cannot read write; Mary 22 female NC cannot read write.7 Mary Ann Elizabeth Lingle died on 18 December 1892 at Union County, Illinois, at age 67.1 She Person Source.4 She was 8D58C0F5D82D954DBF044E762652BA649E1B.1

Family

Adam Lence b. 1821, d. 19 Jul 1901
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 54.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Sally Adams Family Tree.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 61.
  5. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov, Vol. 1, p. 170.
  6. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Adam Lince Age: 29 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1821 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): District 2, Union, Illinois.

Ambrose B. Lentz1

M, b. 1821, d. between 1869 and 1870
FatherJohn Columbus Lentz2 b. 18 Aug 1791, d. 3 Jul 1861
MotherMary Barbara Kluttz2 b. 6 May 1796, d. 26 Mar 1880
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID E4DEEBD96D67984A9C12C83A791FA5BEE7AD. Ambrose B. Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.1 Ambrose B. Lentz was also known as Ambrose B Lents.3 He was born in 1821 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 He married Polly Carolina Dry on 16 September 1844 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock's Diary states: 'Thurs, Sep 19, 1844--Married Ambrose Lentz to Polly Caroline Dry. All night at Mr. Dry's.5,6,3' He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 16 April 1846. In Rev. Rothrock's Diary, it states: 'Thurs., Apr 16, 1846--Attended to the fineral of Polly C. Lentz, wife of Ambrose Lentz at St. Stephen's Church. Preached from John 9:4. Took dinner at Moses Eagle's.' The date of her actual death, therefore, apparently was somewhat earlier than stated in LENTZ HERITAGE..7,3 Ambrose B. Lentz and Rebecca C. Miller obtained a marriage license on 19 October 1847 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.2 Ambrose B. Lentz married Rebecca C. Miller on 21 October 1847 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Rev, Rothrock's diary states: 'Thurs, Oct 21, 1847--Went to Mr. Misser's Esq in Stanly County & married Ambrose Lentz to Rebecca E. Miller. After supper returned home.8,3 Ambrose B. Lentz died between 1869 and 1870 at Stanly County, North Carolina.9

Family 1

Polly Carolina Dry b. c 1825, d. 16 Apr 1846
Child

Family 2

Rebecca C. Miller b. 1831, d. bt 1899 - 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, pp. 27, 51.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ancestry One World Tree.
  5. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs, Sep 19, 1844.
  6. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Polly C. Dry Groom: Ambrose Lents Bond Date: 16 Sep 1844 County: Cabarrus Record No. 01 114 Bondsman: Moses Dry Witness: Kiah P. Harris Bond No.: 000008810.
  7. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs., Apr 16, 1846.
  8. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs., Oct 21, 1847.
  9. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Ambrose Lentz.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Eleanor Lents in the 1850 united States Federal Census.

Rebecca C. Miller1

F, b. 1831, d. between 1899 and 1900
     Rebecca C. Miller was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID CB8A61350C59154D9128ECC8EF65972F3907. Rebecca C. Miller was also known as Eleanor Rebecca Miller.3 She was born in 1831 at North Carolina.1 She and Ambrose B. Lentz obtained a marriage license on 19 October 1847 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina.1 Rebecca C. Miller married Ambrose B. Lentz, son of John Columbus Lentz and Mary Barbara Kluttz, on 21 October 1847 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Rev, Rothrock's diary states: 'Thurs, Oct 21, 1847--Went to Mr. Misser's Esq in Stanly County & married Ambrose Lentz to Rebecca E. Miller. After supper returned home.4,5 Her married name was Lentz.1 Rebecca C. Miller Person Source.2 She was CB8A61350C59154D9128ECC8EF65972F3907.5 She died between 1899 and 1900 at Rowan County, North Carolina.6

Family

Ambrose B. Lentz b. 1821, d. bt 1869 - 1870
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, pp. 27, 51.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Eleanor Lents in the 1850 united States Federal Census comment added by Melanie Bevill Arrowood on 8/6/2014 - Ëleanor Rebecca lentz, rather than Eleanor Lents -- added a variation of the recorded data.
  4. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs., Oct 21, 1847.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Starnes-Peeke Family Tree.
  7. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Eleanor Lents in the 1850 united States Federal Census.

Polly Carolina Dry1

F, b. circa 1825, d. 16 April 1846
     Polly Carolina Dry was Marriage; Person Source.2 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 4F88BAE40089954AA7A48B61768A5CFC6CFC. She was born circa 1825 at North Carolina. Polly Carolina Dry was also known as Polly C. Dry.3 She married Ambrose B. Lentz, son of John Columbus Lentz and Mary Barbara Kluttz, on 16 September 1844 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock's Diary states: 'Thurs, Sep 19, 1844--Married Ambrose Lentz to Polly Caroline Dry. All night at Mr. Dry's.4,5,3' Her married name was Lentz.1 Polly Carolina Dry died on 16 April 1846 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; In Rev. Rothrock's Diary, it states: 'Thurs., Apr 16, 1846--Attended to the fineral of Polly C. Lentz, wife of Ambrose Lentz at St. Stephen's Church. Preached from John 9:4. Took dinner at Moses Eagle's.' The date of her actual death, therefore, apparently was somewhat earlier than stated in LENTZ HERITAGE.6,3 She At her death, she had delivered one child.3 She Person Source.2 She was 4F88BAE40089954AA7A48B61768A5CFC6CFC.3

Family

Ambrose B. Lentz b. 1821, d. bt 1869 - 1870
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, pp. 27, 51.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs, Sep 19, 1844.
  5. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Polly C. Dry Groom: Ambrose Lents Bond Date: 16 Sep 1844 County: Cabarrus Record No. 01 114 Bondsman: Moses Dry Witness: Kiah P. Harris Bond No.: 000008810.
  6. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Thurs., Apr 16, 1846.

Bastian Lentz1

M, b. 5 March 1759, d. 7 July 1854
FatherJohann Sebastian Lentz2 b. 26 Aug 1735, d. 3 May 1808
MotherAnna Margaretha Bechtel2 b. c 1737, d. s 1824
     Bastian Lentz was also known as Johann Sebastian "Bastian" Lentz Jr.3 He NARRATIVE ON THE PERSONAL HISTORY
OF B1- Bastian LENTZ, (Jr.)

B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., b. 5 Mar 1759, in PA (probably Rockland Twp, Berks Co.), d. 7 Jul 1854, buried Union Lutheran Ch., age 95.

It is believed that B1- Bastian, Jr., was loaned to or hired out to a family moving to NC in a wagon train when he was age about 14. Either that or he ran away from home and followed a wagon train to NC to be with friends or possibly to keep close to a girl friend. The circumstances are left to our imagination. He probably married young to a daughter of the family who befriended him and became, according to family legend, the 'head of a household at age 18.' It probably was one of the other men listed as helping to start the Organ church in 1774 who befriended the young boy age about 14. No children have been found who could belong to this first marriage.

He appears to have been in Rowan Co., NC, in 1774 when he helped begin the construction of the Organ Church.

He was the first Lentz to enter for land in NC. On 4 Aug 1778, he entered for 191 acres of land in Rowan Co. (Raleigh, Bk. 75, p. 272, and Rowan Bk 18, p. 170.) On 8 Sep 1778, he entered for 296 acres joining his land and to 'include the improvements where he now lives' (Raleigh Bk. 51, p. 116, and Rowan, Bk 9, p. 442.) These entries fit the legend that he was 'the head of a household at age 18.' It is believed that B1- Bastian, Jr., built a house on land that he thought belonged to him, married, and entered for 191 acres only to have explained to him that he did not own the land where he had built. He immediately entered the claim for the land around him, and both pieces of land were issued to him.

He was married 4 times, according to Lentz Heritage, but it appears to be 5, judging by 'Rowan Marriages, 1753-1868,' p. 237: LENTZ Bostian & Sophie Frietly, 14 Mar 1797; Frederick MILLER, bondsman, Jno Rogers, wit.

See the B- Bastian Lentz, Sr., entries in the FIRST GENERATION for details on B1-'s arrival in NC, first land grants, his helping to start the construction of the stone building for the Organ Church, his marrying his FIRST wife at his age of 18 and being a head of household. The name of this FIRST wife is unknown.

B1- Bastion Lentz, (Jr.) shows on the 1790 census, Salisbury Dist., Rowan Co., NC, as 'Lance, Bostion, Jr.,' with 2 free white females, including head of family (meaning his wife). The extra female must have been for a daughter. Rev. Storch reported on 5 Dec 1790 that he buried a child of Bastian Lentz (Jr.) B1-'s next living child is shown as born after 1790.

He married SECOND to Elizabeth Siversen (or Sivers) on 28 Nov 1788. (The -en on the name may have been added to indicate that she was a widow, as was a German custom. She may have been Elizabeth _________ Sivers, with her former, maiden name being a family name that was probably quite well known in the area. Some have suggested that Sivers may have been a corruption or error in writing 'Sifford.' This marriage was recorded by Rev. Storch, and he paid the preacher 12 shillings paper money. They had ten children between 1788 and 1816. Bastian, Jr., would have been age 57 when the last child was born. The age of his wife is unknown, but, assuming she had become a widow and rushed into a second marriage at age 20, she would be age 48 with the last child. No detailed record of the family was found, but it was reconstructed through long research by Mrs. Plyler, aided by others. The records and family are in the realm of the possible.

According to Lentz Heritage, his THIRD marriage as to Mary Houldhouser on 20 May 1824. However, Lentz Heritage apparently did not find the record indicating that his THIRD marriage probably was to Sophie Frietly on 14 Mar 1797, Frederick Miller, bondsman, Jno. Rogers, witness (see Marriages of Rowan Co., NC, 1753-1868, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1986, p. 237. Hereinafter refered to as MORC-.) No known issue.

(The 1800 census shows 'Bostian Lance, Jun.,' This is NOT B1- Bastian, Jr., but J13- Bastian Levi Lentz, son of J1- Peter Lentz, and grandson of J- John Lentz, Sr.)

The 1800 census shows B1- Bastian, Jr., shows with 3 boys under age 10 and 1 girl under 10, he and his wife show in the age 26-45 bracket. This fits his known family.

This would make his FOURTH marriage to Mary Houldhouser on 20 May 1824; Michael Hoffman, Jno. Giles, witness (MORC, p. 237). LH states that she may have been a widow lady since she died before Bastian, but that the Holshouser historians have her listed as very young compared to Bastian. No issue.

The 1810 census, Rowan Co., NC, page 067, shows him and his wife, over age 45; 2 sons ages 10-16; 2 sons ages 16-26, and 2 daughters under age 10. The oldest daughter was not at home and the family shows an additional son(?). These(?) could be living with their maternal grandmother, as often happened. If the mother was age 45+ in 1810 as shown, she would be age 51 in 1816 when he last son was born. This make the last son be in some doubt at least. He must have died early as he does not show on the 1820 census. Or there is a lot here that is not known.

The 1820 census shows 2 sons age 16-26; Bastian over 45, 1 female under 10 and the other females are not clear enough to read accurately. MAYBE 1 gir 16-26, 1 girl 26-45, and mother over 45. All of this could fit into this family with ease.

The 1830 census shows Bastian as age 60-70, wife, 40-50, alone.

The 1840 census shows Bastian age 70-80, wife age 50-60, with 1 female under age 5, and 8 slaves. This may ahve been a granddaughter under age 5 staying with the older folks for company,

The same Rowan records show that his FIFTH marriage was to Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845, David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie, Jr., witness. After Bastian, Jr.,'s death, the court ordered that men 'lay off a year's provisions' for the widow. These men reported that they surveryed the farm and gave her the provisions. She shows on the 1860 census of Rowan Co. as Catherine Lentz, age 50, with Nancy Kenapp as housekeeper, age 25, and Roland Miller, age 24, day laborer. She did not show up in the 1870 census.

The 1850 census shows Bastian Lentz, age 90, wife Catherine, age 40, and Nancy, age 22. This is B144- Nancy, a granddaughter. The 1850 Census Slave Schedule shows that 'Bestean Lentz' of Rowan County, NC, had 5 slaves as of that census: 1 female age 60, black; 1 male, age 50, mulatto; 1 male, age 15, mulatto; 1 female, age 15, mulatto; and 1 male, age 10, black. .

B-Bastian Jr. died in 1854, buried Union Luth. Church, with headstone.

The WILL of B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., (Rowan Bk. K, p. 171) made on 14 Jan 1851, is in too much detail for our use. He gives his wife Catherine the house, 10 acres, garden, crib, barns, stables, spring and pasture. This was followed by cows, hogs, sheep, fire wood and household items without number almost, furniture, horse named Bail, and 'one Negro girl named Caroline about 15 or 17 years old.' All of it to remain hers as long as he lives and 'remains my widow and no longer,' but the remains to be shared among my heirs after a sale. Then he lists the following:

ITEM: I give daughter Catherine, wife of Henry Powlas, what I have already given her and $5.00.
ITEM: I give son Peter what I have already given him and $5.00.
ITEM: After paying my debts and funeral expenses, the rest to be sold and equally divided among my other three children: (1) My son Henry, (2) my son Abraham, and (3) my daughter Elizabeth File, wife of Michael File, except the property I heretofore named.
ITEM: I give my son Abram Lentz my Negro girl Nancy, and all her increase hereafter. I give my son Abram one Negro boy named Clark, and also I give to my son Abram this tract of land where I now live by complying with the above mentioned conditions to my wife, when she changes her name or dies it is to belong to Abram.
Lastly, I appoint Abram Lentz by Executor. Witnesses: Willie Bean, Buckner Crowell. Signed-- Bostian (X) Lentz.

The slave census was not found (did he look for it? Doesn't say.) (NOTE: Regarding the Negro boy named Clark, I believe this may be identical with the following from Marriages of Rowan Co., NC, 1753-1868, p. 237: 'Lentz, Clark & Hannah Barringer (colored) 27 Oct 1865; married 28 Oct 1865 by H. Barringer, J. P.' My guess is that this was a case of two freed slaves marrying, one of whom had been owned by the Lentz family and one of whom had been owned by neighbors named Barringer.

From the Will, we get children: (1) Catherine, (2) Peter, (3) Henry, (4) Abraham, and (5) Elizabeth File, wife of Michael File--the only 5 children named. We have tried to include the records left by Watts, Poole collection, Mrs. McCubbins's notes, and names furnished by others to come up with ten children for B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr. Some may be in doubt. If we add those under age 10 on each census record, we get the following:

1790 - 1 girl; 1800 - 3 boys and 1 girl; 1810 - 2 girls; 1820 1 girl;
for a total of 8 children. Then add the son born in 1816 for a total of 9 children.
We cannot account for the tenth child by the census. Children who were born
after one census and who died before the next census will not show. This may be
the problem here.

Was the 'Nancy' on the 1850 census with Bastian and wife Catherine the same as 'Nancy' the Negro girl willed to Abram Lentz? Apparently not, since son B14 - Abraham Lentz had a daughter Nancy born in 1828. This Nancy fits the census records. It appears that B14- Abram and family were the helpers to B1- Bastian in his old age.

B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., sold some of his land to several of his children, probably at a bargain. Note the following:

CASE NO. 1: On 29 Sep 1828, Boston Lentz sells his son Abraham Lentz, for $800, land on Dutch Second Creek joining the lands of Keslor, Kimball, Klutts, Melchor, Eller, Boston Lentz, and Hartman, containing 191 acres. Witnessed by John Hartman and John Eller who may have had connections to the family through sons-in-law. (Rowan Bk 39, p. 479.)
CASE NO. 2: On 1 Jan 1819, Boston Lents sells to his son Henry Lents, for $560, land on north-west side of Dutch Second Creek, joining Hartman, Bowers, and Basinger, containing 152 acres. Witnessed by (sons) Peter Lentz and Joseph Lentz, signed as Boston Lentz. This may have been signed by an 'X' also. (Rowan Bk 32, p. 363.
CASE NO. 3: Bostian Lentz sells Henry Powlas (son-in-law) for $500, land on Dutch Buffalo Creek, joining Rimmer, Boston Lentz, Yost, and Winzel, containing 191 acres. Also, 3 acres in Cabarrus Co. joining William Sifford and John Eddleman, Witnesses: (Son) Abraham Lentz and Hg. Giles. Signed: Bostian X Lentz. (Bk 33, p. 62)
CASE NO. 4: This case is speculation. He may have used some of the money from these sales of land to give other children an inheritance in cash so they could move to new land in Illinois or elsewhere.

With son Joseph Lentz as a witness to deed, we have the following
children listed and accounted for:
(1) Unnamed daughter on the 1790 census.
(2) Catherine Powlas
(3) Henry
(4) Abraham
(6) Jospeh as a witness to a deed.
(7) Elizabeth File
(8) Peter
Those not accounted for are:
(5) Dewalt
(9) Sophia
(10) We have Charles very much in doubt despite the listing of him in the Organ Church records. He was born when his mother was at least age 51 and probably older. IF he was a true son of the wife of B1-Bastian Lentz, Jr. It has been speculated that the boy baptised by Bastian Lentz on the Organ Church records as Charles, born 15 Jun 1816, sponsored by Henry Powlas (B1-'s son-in-law who married Catherine) may have been confused with the first child of B14- Abraham Lentz and his first wife___________Poole, who is believed to have died in childbirth, with the child shown as B141- Charles Lentz, b. 29 Jul 1815 from the IL records. In other words, it is possible that B1- took this motherless grandchild and had him baptised with the birthdate getting mixed with the date of baptism and being sponsored by the child's uncle by marriage. This would leave B1- Bastian, Jr., without a son Charles, born in 1816 or 1817.

This Charles Lentz does not show on the 1820 census wih Bastian Lentz, Jr., which would indicate that he died between 1816 and 1820. The other 'speculation' is possible--that is, that the child shows with the family of Abraham Lentz on the 1830 census as age 10-15. He went to IL before the 1840 census, and does not show in NC

Members of this family line should look for information along this line. He does not show with Abraham Lentz on the 1820 census because Abraham was in the process of marrying his second wife and needed time to adjust. The boy is believed to be with the Pool family at this time or with some of Abraham's brothers or sisters. He is with the family of Henry Powlas in 1820, and with the family of his father Abrham Lentz on the 1830 census. Henry Powlas shows 2 boys in 1820 and only one this age in 1839, with Abraham showing one in 1830. Powlas kept Charles until Abraham married again.. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID D9E676812D5F404B8DD087FDCB54C5B84AFC. Bastian Lentz was also known as Bastian Lentz Jr.4 He was Marriage; Person Source.5 Bastian Lentz was also known as Sebastian Lentz.6 He was born on 5 March 1759 at Berks County, Pennsylvania.7,3 He was a witness B- Bastian Lentz, Sr., has about seven years without children between 1768 and 1776. Was he in NC at any time during this period? Or was he in NC in 1774? It does not seem possible for him to have been in NC at this time. He paid taxes in PA for the following years during this period: 1770, 1771, 1772,1773, 1774, and 1775. He must not have been away from home in PA. In other words, it must have been B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr. who helped start the Organ Church in 1774.8 He The first record of a Bastian Lentz in NC is in the Organ (Zion) Lutheran Church in Rowan Co.. The minister made the following entry: "In the year 1774 after the birth of Christ, the following members of our congregation began to build the so-called Organ Church, namely: (Here, he named 22 men, including Bastian Lentz, and ends as follows:) "I have written this with my hand, the 31st day of January 1789." (NOTICE: He wrote this 15 years after the church was first started.) Was this Bastian Lentz, Sr., at age about 37 or was it Bastian Lentz, Jr., at age 15? This is not known for certain but it appears to be Bastian Lentz, Jr in 1774 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.8 He was From Berks Co., PA to Rowan Co., NC The 1790 Census shows: LANCE, Bostion, Jr. 1 free white male of 16 years of age or over (This would have been himself.) 2 free white females. (This would have been his wife and a baby daughter, probably the one that died in infancy..
in 1774.9,4 He was From Berks Co., PA to Rowan Co., NC Type: Migration The 1790 Census shows:
LANCE, Bostion, Jr.
1 free white male of 16 years of age or over (This would have been himself.)
2 free white females. (This would have been his wife and a baby daughter, probably the one
that died in infancy.. in 1774.10,9 He married an unknown person in 1777 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 He bought land entered for 191 acres of land on 4 August 1778 at Rowan County, North Carolina.8 He married Elizabeth Siversen on 28 November 1788 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Lentz Heritage, Chap IV, p. 14 cites Rev. Storch: 'He married SECOND to Elizabeth Siversen on 28 Nov 1788, recorded by Rev. Storch, and he paid the preacher 12 shillings in paper money. Notice the 'en' on the end of her surname which may indicate the she was a widow since the Germans added 'en' to the end of surnames to show a married woman.2,4 Bastian Lentz and Elizabeth Siversen Marriage date was recorded by Rev. STORCH, and he paid the preacher 12
shillings in paper money. on 28 November 1788 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 Either Bastian Lentz or Johann Sebastian Lentz were D signatories. On 1 Jan 1789, the following Lentz people signed the Constitution of Organ Church: Bastian Lentz (Sr. or Jr.?); D- Dewalt Lentz (Sr.); Peter Lentz (B2-, age 27); and Jacob Lentz (B7- age 12). Some others known to have been friends and future in-laws of the Lentz family signed as follows: Peter Barringer, John Adam Cruse, Philip Cruse, Valentine Hornberger, George Michael Heilig, Frederick Miller, Wendel Miller, George Ludwig, (Lewis) Sifford, and William Siffert (Sifford).8 As of 1790, Bastian Lentz was also known as Bostian Lance Jr.11 Bostian was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. Bostian Lance 2 free white males of 16 and upwards, 2 males under 16, 4 females;
Bostian Lance Jr. 1 free white male of 16 and upwards, 2 females..11 Which Bastian married Sophia Frietly? Bastian (son of Bastian) has not previously been credited with this "extra" wife, and I (Gary R. Sept 04) think that she is the wife of Sebastian Levi Lentz. Both Bastians are on the 1800 Rowan County Census -- Sebastian Levi as just himself and wife.12 He married Sophia Fraley on 14 March 1797 at Rowan County, North Carolina.13 As of 1800, Bastian Lentz was also known as Bortian Lence Jr.14 Peter, Dewalt and Bastian was listed as Dewalt Lentz's neighbor on the 1800 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Davott Lence Sr. 1 male 16-25 (Dewalt? not yet married); 1 male 45+ (Dewalt?); 1 female 0-9; 1 female 10-15; 1 female 45+.15 Bastian was listed as the head of a family on the 1800 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. Bortian Lence Jr. 1 male 26-44; 1 female 26-44 (this is Sebastian Levi Lentz). There is also a "Bostian Lence" near Devott [sic] and Michael Lence. "This" Bostian has 3 males 0-9, 1 male 26-44; 1 female 0-9, and 1 female 26-44. 3 males 0-9 could be Henry (8), Abraham (6), and Dewalt (4). The 1 female could be Caty (9).14 Johann Sebastian Lentz mentioned Bastian Lentz in a will on 16 March 1807 at Rowan County, North Carolina."His will gives us the names of his children: Bastian Jr. Peter, Elizabeth, Dewalt, Adam, Ana Catherine, John, Margaret, Michael and Marie.16,17,4,6 Bastian was listed as the head of a family on the 1810 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina, Bostian Lance 2 males 10-15; 2 males 16-25 (there had been 3 males 0-9 in the 1800 census); 1 male 45+; 2 females 0-9; 1 female 26-44..18 He witnessed Elizabeth Siversen's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, between 1811 and 1824. "Death bef 1824" Page Frick.6 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1824. "Bastian Lentz Jr bought [William Smather's] estate after her [his mother's] death" Page Frick.12,6 Bastian Lentz and Mary Holshouser Bondsman, Michael Hoffman; Jno Giles, wit. Also see 'Rowan Marriages
1753-1868,' p. 237: Lentz, Bostian & Mary Houldsouser, 20 Mar 1824;
Michael Hoffman, bondsman; Jno Giles, wit. on 20 March 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 He married Mary Holshouser at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 20 March 1824.19,20,4,6 Bastian was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. Bostian Lentz 1 male 60-69; 1 female 40-49. This puts Mary's age at 1781 to 1790..21 Bastian was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. 1 male 70-79; 1 female 50-59.22 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, say 1844.6 He and Catherine Peeler Bond for marriage by David CLUTTS, witness Jno.H. HARDIE,Jr.
Also see 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868,' p. 273: Lentz, Bostian &
Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845; David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie,
Jr, witn. in March 1845. Bastian Lentz married Catherine Peeler on 29 March 1845 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Marriages I 257 ; Bond for marriage by David CLUTTS, witness Jno.H. HARDIE,Jr. Also see 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868,' p. 273: Lentz, Bostian & Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845; David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie, Jr, witn.23,24,25,4 Bastian Lentz lived; PA, NC.2 Bastian was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at School District No. 38th, Rowan County, North Carolina. 326 330 Bostian Lentz 90 male farmer 500 b Pennsylvania; Catherine Lentz 40 female North Carolina cannot read/ write; Nancy Lentz 22 female NC.26 He died on 7 July 1854 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 95.3 He died on 7 July 1854 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 95.4 He was buried on 8 July 1854 at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock Diary: 'Sat, Jul 8 1854--Attended to the funeral of Bostian Lentz, dec'd. at Union Church, preached from Rev. 2:10.' - Rothrock Diary
"Burial Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Rowan County, NC."27,4,6 He was buried on 8 July 1854 at Union Lutheran Church Cemetery, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock Diary: 'Sat, Jul 8 1854--Attended to the funeral of
Bostian Lentz, dec'd. at Union Church, preached from Rev. 2:10.28,3' NARRATIVE ON THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF B1- Bastian LENTZ, (Jr.) B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., b. 5 Mar 1759, in PA (probably Rockland Twp, Berks Co.), d. 7 Jul 1854, buried Union Lutheran Ch., age 95. It is believed that B1- Bastian, Jr., was loaned to or hired out to a family moving to NC in a wagon train when he was age about 14. Either that or he ran away from home and followed a wagon train to NC to be with friends or possibly to keep close to a girl friend. The circumstances are left to our imagination. He probably married young to a daughter of the family who befriended him and became, according to family legend, the 'head of a household at age 18.' It probably was one of the other men listed as helping to start the Organ church in 1774 who befriended the young boy age abourt 14. No children have been found who could belong to this first marriage. He appears to have been in Rowan Co., NC, in 1774 when he helped begin the construction of the Organ Church. He was the first Lentz to enter for land in NC. On 4 Aug 1778, he entered for 191 acres of land in Rowan Co. (Raleigh, Bk. 75, p. 272, and Rowan Bk 18, p. 170.) On 8 Sep 1778, he entered for 296 acres joining his land and to 'include the improvements where he now lives' (Raleigh Bk. 51, p. 116, and Rowan, Bk 9, p. 442.) These entries fit the legend that he was 'the head of a household at age 18.' It is believed that B1- Bastian, Jr., built a house on land that he thought belonged to him, married, and entered for 191 acres only to have explained to him that he did not own the land where he had built. He immediately entered the claim for the land around him, and both pieces of land were issued to him. He was married 4 times, according to Lentz Heritage, but it appears to be 5, judging by 'Rowan Marriages, 1753-1868,' p. 237: LENTZ Bostian & Sophie Frietly, 14 Mar 1797; Frederick MILLER, bondsman, Jno Rogers, wit. See the B- Bastian Lentz, Sr., entries in the FIRST GENERATION for details on B1-'s arrival in NC, first land grants, his helping to start the construction of the stone building for the Organ Church, his marrying his FIRST wife at his age of 18 and being a head of household. The name of this FIRST wife is unknown. B1- Bastion Lentz, (Jr.) shows on the 1790 census, Salisbury Dist., Rowan Co., NC, as 'Lance, Bostion, Jr.,' with 2 free white females, including head of family (meaning his wife). The extra female must have been for a daughter. Rev. Storch reported on 5 Dec 1790 that he buried a child of Bastian Lentz (Jr.) B1-'s next living child is shown as born after 1790. He married SECOND to Elizabeth Siversen (or Sivers) on 28 Nov 1788. (The -en on the name may have been added to indicate that she was a widow, as was a German custom. She may have been Elizabeth _________ Sivers, with her former, maiden name being a family name that was probably quite well known in the area. Some have suggested that Sivers may have been a corruption or error in writing 'Sifford.' This marriage was recorded by Rev. Storch, and he paid the preacher 12 shillings paper money. They had ten children between 1788 and 1816. Bastian, Jr., would have been age 57 when the last child was born. The age of his wife is unknown, but, assuming she had become a widow and rushed into a second marriage at age 20, she would be age 48 with the last child. No detailed record of the family was found, but it was reconstructed through long research by Mrs. Plyler, aided by others. The records and family are in the realm of the possible. According to Lentz Heritage his THIRD marriage as to Mary Houldhouser on 20 May 1824. However, Lentz Heritage apparently did not find the record indicating that his THIRD marriage probably was to Sophie Frietly on 14 Mar 1797, Frederick Miller, bondsman, Jno. Rogers, witness (see Marriages of Rowan Co., NC, 1753-1868, compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, published by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1986, p. 237. Hereinafter refered to as MORC). No known issue. (The 1800 census shows 'Bostian Lance, Jun.,' This is NOT B1- Bastian, Jr., but J13- Bastian Levi Lentz, son of J1- Peter Lentz, and grandson of J- John Lentz, Sr.) The 1800 census shows B1- Bastian, Jr., shows with 3 boys under age 10 and 1 girl under 10, he and his wife show in the age 26-45 bracket. This fits his known family. This would make his FOURTH marriage to Mary Houldhouser on 20 May 1824; Michael Hoffman, Jno. Giles, witness (MORC, p. 237). LH states that she may have been a widow lady since she died before Bastian, but that the Holshouser historians have her listed as very young compared to Bastian. No issue. The 1810 census, Rowan Co., NC, page 067, shows him and his wife, over age 45; 2 sons ages 10-16; 2 sons ages 16-26, and 2 daughters under age 10. The oldest daughter was not at home and the family shows an additional son(?). These(?) could be living with their maternal grandmother, as often happened. If the mother was age 45+ in 1810 as shown, she would be age 51 in 1816 when he last son was born. This make the last son be in some doubt at least. He must have died early as he does not show on the 1820 census. Or there is a lot here that is not known. The 1820 census shows 2 sons age 16-26; Bastian over 45, 1 female under 10 and the other females are not clear enough to read accurately. MAYBE 1 gir 16-26, 1 girl 26-45, and mother over 45. All of this could fit into this family with ease. The 1830 census shows Bastian as age 60-70, wife, 40-50, alone. The 1840 census shows Bastian age 70-80, wife age 50-60, with 1 female under age 5, and 8 slaves. This may ahve been a granddaughter under age 5 staying with the older folks for company, The same Rowan records show that his FIFTH marriage was to Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845, David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie, Jr., witness. After Bastian, Jr.,'s death, the court ordered that men 'lay off a year's provisions' for the widow. These men reported that they surveryed the farm and gave her the provisions. She shows on the 1860 census of Rowan Co. as Catherine Lentz, age 50, with Nancy Kenapp as housekeeper, age 25, and Roland Miller, age 24, day laborer. She did not show up in the 1870 census. The 1850 census shows Bastian Lentz, age 90, wife Catherine, age 40, and Nancy, age 22. This is B144- Nancy, a granddaughter. B-Bastian Jr. died in 1854, buried Union Luth. Church, with headstone. The WILL of B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., (Rowan Bk. K, p. 171) made on 14 Jan 1851, is in too much detail for our use. He gives his wife Catherine the house, 10 acres, garden, crib, barns, stables, spring and pasture. This was followed by cows, hogs, sheet, fire wood and household items without number almost, furniture, horse named Bail, and 'one Negro girl named Caroline about 15 or 17 years old.' All of it to remain hers as long as he lives and 'remains my widow and no longer,' but the remains to be shared among my heirs after a sale. Then he lists the following: ITEM: I give daughter Catherine, wife of Henry Powlas, what I have already given her and $5.00. ITEM: I give son Peter what I have already given him and $5.00. ITEM: After paying my debts and funeral expenses, the rest to be sold and equally divided among my other three children: (1) My son Henry, (2) my son Abraham, and (3) my daughter Elizabeth File, wife of Michael File, except the property I heretofore named. ITEM: I give my son Abram Lentz my Negro girl Nancy, and all her increase hereafter. I give my son Abram one Negro boy named Clark, and also I give to my son Abram this tract of land where I now live by complying with the above mentioned conditions to my wife, when she changes her name or dies it is to belong to Abram. Lastly, I appoint Abram Lentz by Executor. Witnesses: Willie Bean, Buckner Crowell. Signed-- Bostian (X) Lentz. The slave census was not found (did he look for it? Doesn't say.) (NOTE: Regarding the Negro boy named Clark, I believe this may be identical with the following from Marriages of Rowan Co., NC, 1753-1868, p. 237: 'Lentz, Clark & Hannah Barringer (colored) 27 Oct 1865; married 28 Oct 1865 by H. Barringer, J. P.' My guess is that this was a case of two freed slaves marrying, one of whom had been owned by the Lentz family and one of whom had been owned by neighbors named Barringer. From the Will, we get children: (1) Catherine, (2) Peter, (3) Henry, (4) Abraham, and (5) Elizabeth File, wife of Michael File--the only 5 children named. We have tried to include the records left by Watts, Poole collection, Mrs. McCubbins's notes, and names furnished by others to come up with ten children for B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr. Some may be in doubt. If we add those under age 10 on each census record, we get the following: 1790 - 1 girl; 1800 - 3 boys and 1 girl; 1810 - 2 girls; 1820 1 girl; for a total of 8 children. Then add the son born in 1816 for a total of 9 children. We cannot account for the tenth child by the census. Children who were born after one census and who died before the next census will not show. This may be the problem here. Was the 'Nancy' on the 1850 census with Bastian and wife Catherine the same as 'Nancy' the Negro girl willed to Abram Lentz? Apparently not, since son B14 - Abraham Lentz had a daughter Nancy born in 1828. This Nancy fits the census records. It appears that B14- Abram and family were the helpers to B1- Bastian in his old age. B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., sold some of his land to several of his children, probably at a bargain. Note the following: CASE NO. 1: On 29 Sep 1828, Boston Lentz sells his son Abraham Lentz, for $800, land on Dutch Second Creek joining the lands of Keslor, Kimball, Klutts, Melchor, Eller, Boston Lentz, and Hartman, containing 191 acres. Witnessed by John Hartman and John Eller who may have had connections to the family through sons-in-law. (Rowan Bk 39, p. 479.) CASE NO. 2: On 1 Jan 1819, Boston Lents sells to his son Henry Lents, for $560, land on north-west side of Dutch Second Creek, joining Hartman, Bowers, and Basinger, containing 152 acres. Witnessed by (sons) Peter Lentz and Joseph Lentz, signed as Boston Lentz. This may have been signed by an 'X' also. (Rowan Bk 32, p. 363. CASE NO. 3: Bostian Lentz sells Henry Powlas (son-in-law) for $500, land on Dutch Buffalo Creek, joining Rimmer, Boston Lentz, Yost, and Winzel, containing 191 acres. Also, 3 acres in Cabarrus Co. joining William Sifford and John Eddleman, Witnesses: (Son) Abraham Lentz and Hg. Giles. Signed: Bostian X Lentz. (Bk 33, p. 62) CASE NO. 4: This case is speculation. He may have used some of the money from these sales of land to give other children an inheritance in cash so they could move to new land in Illinois or elsewhere. With son Joseph Lentz as a witness to deed, we have the following children listed and accounted for: (1) Unnamed daughter on the 1790 census. (2) Catherine Powlas (3) Henry (4) Abraham (6) Jospeh as a witness to a deed. (7) Elizabeth File (8) Peter Those not accounted for are: (5) Dewalt (9) Sophia (10) We have Charles very much in doubt despite the listing of him in the Organ Church records. He was born when his mother was at least age 51 and probably older. IF he was a true son of the wife of B1-Bastian Lentz, Jr. It has been speculated that the boy baptised by Bastian Lentz on the Organ Church records as Charles, born 15 Jun 1816, sponsored by Henry Powlas (B1-'s son-in-law who married Catherine) may have been confused with the first child of B14- Abraham Lentz and his first wife___________Poole, who is believed to have died in childbirth, with the child shown as B141- Charles Lentz, b. 29 Jul 1815 from the IL records. In other words, it is possible that B1- took this motherless grandchild and had him baptised with the birthdate getting mixed with the date of baptism and being sponsored by the child's uncle by marriage. This would leave B1- Bastian, Jr., without a son Charles, born in 1816 or 1817. This Charles Lentz does not show on the 1820 census wih Bastian Lentz, Jr., which would indicate that he died between 1816 and 1820. The other 'speculation' is possible--that is, that the child shows with the family of Abraham Lentz on the 1830 census as age 10-15. He went to IL before the 1840 census, and does not show in NC Members of this family line should look for information along this line. He does not show with Abraham Lentz on the 1820 census because Abraham was in the process of marrying his second wife and needed time to adjust. The boy is believed to be with the Pool family at this time or with some of Abraham's brothers or sisters. He is with the family of Henry Powlas in 1820, and with the family of his father Abrham Lentz on the 1830 census. Henry Powlas shows 2 boys in 1820 and only one this age in 1839, with Abraham showing one in 1830. Powlas kept Charles until Abraham married again..4 He was not listed in N. Alsace, p. 337.2 He was Lutheran.2 He was a witness B141- Charles Lentz. born 29 Jul 1815 by IL records or 29 Aug 1815 by Organ Church records. Organ Church records say he was baptized on 17 Sep 1815.. According to LH, he was B14- Abraham Lentz's son by B14-'s first wife, ____ Poole, who died in childbirth. B141-'s grandfather, B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., stood for him at church with his son-in-law Henry Powlas as sponsor. The Henry Powlas family kept the child until after the 1820 census.. He shows with Abraham's family in 1830. McCubbins records show the wife as ____ Poole and one son. According to LH, descendants in IL say this was his story: 'He was seeing the wrong women and was given a bag of gold coins and told to 'git'. He left between suns.' He arrived in IL about 1838, m. 5 Dec 1839 to Mary Elizabeth Holshouser, b. 22 Oct 1819 in Union Co.,IL. She died __ Apr 1860 in Pulaski Co., IL, dau of Andrew and Elizabeth Holshouser. Charles d. in 1863. They had 6 children, farmed in Olmstead, Pulaski Co., IL, ran a ferry across the Ohio River and was known as one of the best oarsmen along the river. Records from his family Bible. Children: (1) Abram (named for his father?); (2) Elizabeth (named for an aunt); (3) Margaret; (4) Anna; (5) Lewis; and (6) a girl. The following is John Paul Lentz's analysis trying to show the proper place to put B141- Charles Lentz (See LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap. IV, JH, Bastian Section, page 78). It appears to be very good and the only reasonable explanation. Notice that the 1850 census of Union Co., IL, which follows this, shows him as age 32, which is probably not quite correct, as it would make his year of birth 1818.) His reported birth on 29 Jul 1815 in NC was BEFORE B24- (John) George Lentz and Magdalena 'Laney' Casper were married on 30 Jan 1818, bonded by B2- Peter Lentz (the yeoman), father of George. Therefore, Charles cannot be considered their child Organ Church baptismal records show the following (Nos. 1 and 2): (1) Peter Lentz had a son Charles, b. 29 Aug 1815, baptized 17 Sep 1815, sponsored by Bastian Lentz. This Bastian Lentz could be either B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., at age 56 or B24- Bastian Lentz, age 19 years. B24- is generally ruled out because the father of the child, Peter Lentz, would be a close relative and his younger brother B44- Peter Lentz would be only age 14. Therefore, it appears that this would be B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., as a grandfather.. It has been impossible to locate this Peter in a family. (2) Also: Bastian Lentz, baptized Charles Lentz, b. 15 Jun 1815 (some show 1816 and 1817, baptized on _______, sponsored by 'He. Paulus' (Henry Powlas). This has been taken to be B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr. having his grandson, B141- Charles Lentz, baptized, sponsored by the child's uncle and son-in-law of Bastian, named Henry Powlas. (3) However, Mrs. McCubbins records show that B14- Abraham Lentz married FIRST to ________ Poole who died during childbirth of a son. Ir is believed that the SECOND baptism is this son B141- Charles Lentz and that the records have become jumbled in translation or transcribing and that BOTH baptismal records refer to the same child. The wife of B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr. would have been age about 49 in 1815 and too old to have babies--only grandsons like B141- Charles. (4) The story that goes with the family of Charles Lentz and Mary Elizabeth Holshouser is that Charles starting running around with the wrong women, which displeased his father (and step-mother who may have had trouble managing the step-son), and Charles was given a bag of gold coins and told to 'git'. He left between suns. This would have had to be when Charles was about age 18 to 21, or about the year 1836 to 1838, and his parents would have to be some of the Lentz family who remained in NC that long or longer. They would have to be from the Bastian Lentz line, and they would probably be on the 1840 census of Rowan Co., NC. Here are the Bastian Lentz people who show on the 1840 chensu of Rowan: B1- Bastian, Lentz, Jr; B18- Peter Joseph Lentz; B14- Abraham Lentz; B13- Henry Lentz. His parents would have to be selected from these four families. (5) Charles was age 14 or 15 on the 1830 census. He would not be over 15. B14- Abraham Lentz is the only one in the Bastian Lentz line with a son age 10-15. There are no SONS age 15-20 shown in this line. (Charles was with the family of Henry Powlas, an uncle, in 1820 since his father Abraham had just remarried and shows only as man and wife.) John Paul Lentz could see no other place to put this B141- Charles Lentz. (6) Reports received show that Charles Lentz arrived in IL about 1838 and married 5 Dec 1839 to Mary Elizabeth Holshouser. (IL Marriage Index supports this.) * * * His mother, Elizabeth Poole, died in childbirth. His grandfather, B1- Bastian Lentz, Jr., stood for him at church with his son-in-law Henry Powlas as sponsor. The Henry Powlas family kept the child until after the 1820 census. He shows with Abraham's family in 1830. McCubbins records shows the wife as ____ Poole and one son. 1850 census for Union Co., IL, Dwelling No. 306, Family No. 306, shows LENCE, Charles, age 32, male, farmer, 200 in Real Estate owned, b. in NC; wife, Mary, age 26, female, b. in IL, illiterate son, Abram, age 10, male, b. in IL dau, Eliza, age 6, female, b. in IL dau, Margaret, age 2, female, b. in IL dau, Anna, age 1, female, b. in IL This probably is this Charles and his family in 1850. * * * NOTE: Lentz Heritage, Chap IV, p. 76, under remark for 'From Page 79, ' it says, 'B141133- Roy Andrew Lentz, b. 1897, and family, 4701 S. Mooney M4, Visalia, CA 93277 has the family bible of B141- Charles Lentz that shows his wife as Mary Hartline Lentz. with Charles Lence and Abraham A. Lentz.4

Family 1

Elizabeth Siversen b. c 1770, d. bt 1811 - 1824
Children

Family 2

Sophia Fraley b. 1776, d. bt 1808 - 1840
Children

Family 3

Mary Holshouser b. s 1781, d. s 1844

Family 4

Catherine Peeler b. c 1810, d. c 10 Mar 1883

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 11, 14, 15.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Johann Sebastian "Bastian" Lentz, Jr.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  5. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 11, 14, 15.
  6. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  7. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap. IV, p. 11.
  8. [S628] James Lance, Sep 2004.
  9. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, P. 341.
  10. [S1354] Unknown author, Probably Rev. Storch., Minister's (probably Rev. Storch) entry in church records commenting on the year 1774 that the Organ Church (Rowan Co., NC) was founded. He wrote it on 31 Jan 1789 (15 years after the fact), naming members who began building the Organ Church in 1774.
  11. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  12. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  13. [S1474] Unknown author, Compiled by Brent H. Holcomb, Indexed by Karon Mac Smith, Marriages of Rowan County, North Carolina, 1753-1868 (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, Baltimore, 1986), p. 237.
  14. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  15. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Lence, Davott
    Township: Salisbury
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1800
    Roll: M32_33
    Page: 302
    Image: 236.
  16. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, pp. 7,8.
  17. [S638] Unknown author, Vol 1, p. 250, Rowan Marriage Records, Page 62, dated 16 Mar 1807.
  18. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  19. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 237.
  20. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Mary Houldsouser Groom: Bostian Lentz Bond Date: 20 Mar 1824 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 257 Bondsman: Michael Hoffman Witness: Jno. Giles Bond No. 000126931.
  21. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  22. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  23. [S684] Rowan Marriage Bonds (published), Vol. 1, page number not cited in LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap IV, p. 14.
  24. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 237.
  25. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Catherine Peeler Groom: Bostian Lentz Bond Date: 29 Mar 1845 County: Rowan Record No. 01 257 Bondsman: David Clutts Witness: Jno H. Hardie, Jr.
  26. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  27. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Sat., Jul 8, 1854.
  28. [S1353] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Sat., Jul 8, 1854.

Catherine Peeler1

F, b. circa 1810, d. circa 10 March 1883
     Catherine Peeler This was his fourth wife, who survived him. The men ordered by the court to 'lay off a year's provisions' for his widow reported that they surveyed the farm and gave her the same. She shows on the 1860 census of Rowan as Catherine LENTZ, age 50, with Nancy KENAPP as housekeeper. age 25, and Roland MILLER, age 24, day laborer. She did not show in 1870. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 4E3C33647F94E5469DE7728782B6DD9283F8. She was born circa 1810 at North Carolina; 1850 census age 40; 1860 census age 50.2 She and Bastian Lentz Bond for marriage by David CLUTTS, witness Jno.H. HARDIE,Jr.
Also see 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868,' p. 273: Lentz, Bostian &
Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845; David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie,
Jr, witn. in March 1845. Catherine Peeler married Bastian Lentz, son of Johann Sebastian Lentz and Anna Margaretha Bechtel, on 29 March 1845 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Marriages I 257 ; Bond for marriage by David CLUTTS, witness Jno.H. HARDIE,Jr. Also see 'Rowan Marriages 1753-1868,' p. 273: Lentz, Bostian & Catherine Peeler, 29 Mar 1845; David Clutts, bondsman, Jno. H. Hardie, Jr, witn.3,4,5,6 Her married name was Lentz.6 Catherine was listed as a household member living with Bastian Lentz on the 1850 Census at School District No. 38th, Rowan County, North Carolina; 326 330 Bostian Lentz 90 male farmer 500 b Pennsylvania; Catherine Lentz 40 female North Carolina cannot read/ write; Nancy Lentz 22 female NC.2 Catherine Peeler died circa 10 March 1883 at Rowan County, North Carolina; This date of death is estimate based on Rev. Rothrock Diary entry on the date of her funeral. (See info on burial.)6 She was buried on 12 March 1883 at Organ Church (Lower Stone Church), Rowan County, North Carolina; Rev. Rothrock diary states: 'Mon., March 12, 1883--Attended to the funeral of Catherine Lentz, widow of Bostian Lentz, dec. at Lower Stone Church. Preached from Prov. 16:31.7,6' She This was his fourth wife, who survived him. The men ordered by the court to 'lay off a year's provisions' for his widow reported that they surveyed the farm and gave her the same. She shows on the 1860 census of Rowan as Catherine LENTZ, age 50, with Nancy KENAPP as housekeeper. age 25, and Roland MILLER, age 24, day laborer. She did not show in 1870.6 She was 4E3C33647F94E5469DE7728782B6DD9283F8.6

Family

Bastian Lentz b. 5 Mar 1759, d. 7 Jul 1854

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  3. [S684] Rowan Marriage Bonds (published), Vol. 1, page number not cited in LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap IV, p. 14.
  4. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 237.
  5. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Catherine Peeler Groom: Bostian Lentz Bond Date: 29 Mar 1845 County: Rowan Record No. 01 257 Bondsman: David Clutts Witness: Jno H. Hardie, Jr.
  6. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  7. [S646] Unknown author, Rev. Rothrock, Rev. Rothrock was pastor of the Organ Church from 1844 to 1866, from 1 Jul 1868 to 1 Jan 1869, and from 1 Jan 1876 to 1 Jan 1886. The Organ Church has a copy of his diaries in which he recorded some baptisms, marriages, and funerals. (Zion) Old Organ Church, Rowan Co., NC., Mon., 12 Mar 1883.

Mary Holshouser1

F, b. say 1781, d. say 1844
FatherHans Andreas Bingham "Andrew" Holtzhauser2 b. 30 Aug 1741, d. 25 Nov 1807
MotherAnna Maria Fisher Weand2 b. 1741, d. 1807
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID E310934E03985948A011183C46C739AC078C. Mary Holshouser was born say 1781 at Rowan County, North Carolina; 40-49 in 1830 census, born 1781- 1790.3 She was no children.1 Mary Holshouser was also known as Mary Houlsouser.4 She and Bastian Lentz Bondsman, Michael Hoffman; Jno Giles, wit. Also see 'Rowan Marriages
1753-1868,' p. 237: Lentz, Bostian & Mary Houldsouser, 20 Mar 1824;
Michael Hoffman, bondsman; Jno Giles, wit. on 20 March 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina.4 She married Bastian Lentz at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 20 March 1824.5,6,4,7 Her married name was Lentz.4 Mary was probably a free white female, age 40 and under 50, in Bastian Lentz's household, on the 1830 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Bostian Lentz 1 male 60-69; 1 female 40-49. This puts Mary's age at 1781 to 1790.3 Mary was probably a free white female, age 50 and under 60, in Bastian Lentz's household, on the 1840 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; 1 male 70-79; 1 female 50-59.8 Mary Holshouser died say 1844 at Rowan County, North Carolina.7 She It is believed she may have also been a widow lady since she died before Bastian Jr., but the HOULSOUSER historians have her listed as very young compared to Bastian. No issue.4 She was E310934E03985948A011183C46C739AC078C.4

Family

Bastian Lentz b. 5 Mar 1759, d. 7 Jul 1854

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S596] Linda Lamonte Knopke, July 2004; uploaded May 2004, sources available upon email request e-mail address.
  3. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  5. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 237.
  6. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Mary Houldsouser Groom: Bostian Lentz Bond Date: 20 Mar 1824 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 257 Bondsman: Michael Hoffman Witness: Jno. Giles Bond No. 000126931.
  7. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  8. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.

Elizabeth Siversen1

F, b. circa 1770, d. between 1811 and 1824
     Elizabeth Siversen The 'en' on the end of her name may indicate that she was a widow since the Germans added 'en' to show a married woman. She may have been Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) SIVERS with her former maiden name being one quite common in the area. Some have suggested that SIVERS may be a corruption or error in writing SIFFORD. She and Bastian Jr. had 10 children between 1788 and 1816. He would have been
57 when the last child was born. The age of his wife is unknown, but, assuming that she became a widow and rushed into a second marriage at age 20, she would be age 48 with the last child. No detailed record of the family was found, and it was built up from long research by Mrs. Plyler, aided by others. The records and family are in the realm
of the possible. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A1C834909E016E4AA811B1306E614A4B82D0. She was born circa 1770 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 She was 10 ch between 1788 and 1816 according to one source, but probably not. If Bastian married again in late 1790's, then she died before that next marriage.1 She and Bastian Lentz Marriage date was recorded by Rev. STORCH, and he paid the preacher 12
shillings in paper money. on 28 November 1788 at Rowan County, North Carolina.3 Elizabeth Siversen married Bastian Lentz, son of Johann Sebastian Lentz and Anna Margaretha Bechtel, on 28 November 1788 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Lentz Heritage, Chap IV, p. 14 cites Rev. Storch: 'He married SECOND to Elizabeth Siversen on 28 Nov 1788, recorded by Rev. Storch, and he paid the preacher 12 shillings in paper money. Notice the 'en' on the end of her surname which may indicate the she was a widow since the Germans added 'en' to the end of surnames to show a married woman.1,3 As of 28 November 1788,her married name was Lentz.4 Her married name was Lentz.3 Elizabeth was probably a free white female in Bostian Lance Jr.'s household on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Bostian Lance 2 free white males of 16 and upwards, 2 males under 16, 4 females;
Bostian Lance Jr. 1 free white male of 16 and upwards, 2 females.5 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Bastian Lentz's household on the 1800 Census at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Bortian Lence Jr. 1 male 26-44; 1 female 26-44 (this is Sebastian Levi Lentz). There is also a "Bostian Lence" near Devott [sic] and Michael Lence. "This" Bostian has 3 males 0-9, 1 male 26-44; 1 female 0-9, and 1 female 26-44. 3 males 0-9 could be Henry (8), Abraham (6), and Dewalt (4). The 1 female could be Caty (9.)6 Elizabeth was probably a free white female, age 26 and under 45, in Bastian Lentz's household on the 1810 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina; Bostian Lance 2 males 10-15; 2 males 16-25 (there had been 3 males 0-9 in the 1800 census); 1 male 45+; 2 females 0-9; 1 female 26-44.7 Elizabeth Siversen died between 1811 and 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Elizabeth died between 1811 and 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina. "Death bef 1824" Page Frick.8 She perhaps widow?1 She The 'en' on the end of her name may indicate that she was a widow since the Germans added 'en' to show a married woman. She may have been Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) SIVERS with her former maiden name being one quite common in the area. Some have suggested that SIVERS may be a corruption or error in writing SIFFORD. She and Bastian Jr. had 10 children between 1788 and 1816. He would have been 57 when the last child was born. The age of his wife is unknown, but, assuming that she became a widow and rushed into a second marriage at age 20, she would be age 48 with the last child. No detailed record of the family was found, and it was built up from long research by Mrs. Plyler, aided by others. The records and family are in the realm of the possible.3

Family

Bastian Lentz b. 5 Mar 1759, d. 7 Jul 1854
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Weldon's Family Tree 2014.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S1389] Unknown author, Rev. C. A. Storch, Rev. Storch was the pastor of Organ (Zion) Luth. Ch., Rowan Co., NC
    from 1788 to about 1823. (LENTZ HERITAGE, Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587,
    LOC Catalog Card Number 85-018714).
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  6. [S63] 1800 US census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S64] 1810 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  8. [S1015] Page-Dunn-Frick-Eagle, online www4.ncsu.edu~lbpage/page-frick/index.html.
  9. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Catharina Margaretha Masser1,2

F, b. circa 1720, d. 1750
     Her married name was Stettler. Catharina Margaretha Masser was born circa 1720 at Hanover, Stadt Hannover, Niedersachsen, Germany.2 She married Christopher Stodler Stettler at Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, in 1739.2 Catharina Margaretha Masser died in 1750 at Somerset County, Pennsylvania.2

Family

Christopher Stodler Stettler b. c 1710, d. 1772
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dannell Family Tree.

Benjamin Lentz1

M, b. 6 March 1755, d. 7 July 1833
FatherJohn Lentz1 b. c 1731, d. 1807
MotherCatherine Culp2 b. c 1731, d. bt 1768 - 1770
     Benjamin Lentz was born on 6 March 1755 at Fairfield County, South Carolina.1,3 He was rcvd Rev War pension.1 He was Union Lutheran Ch, Rowan County, NC.1 He married Rosanna Fite at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1787.1,3 Benjamin Lentz lived in 1815; arrived Bedfort County, TN 1815.1 He died on 7 July 1833 at Bedford, Bedford County, Tennessee, at age 78.4,3

Family

Rosanna Fite b. 7 Jul 1767, d. 26 Jan 1844

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S442] Ancestry.com, October 2003.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Conant, Brindley, Zook.
  4. [S767] Descendants of Hans Casper Kolb, online http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/o/b/e/…

Rosanna Fite1

F, b. 7 July 1767, d. 26 January 1844
FatherJohann Pieter "the Immigrant" Fite2 b. 1725, d. 1800
MotherMargaret Eve ?2 b. 1745, d. s Jan 1806
     Rosanna Fite was born on 7 July 1767 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Her married name was Lentz.1 She married Benjamin Lentz at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1787.1,2 Rosanna Fite died on 26 January 1844 at Bedford, Bedford County, Tennessee, at age 76.2

Family

Benjamin Lentz b. 6 Mar 1755, d. 7 Jul 1833

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Conant, Brindley, Zook.

Stephen Ketcham1

M, b. say 1726, d. 23 November 1792
FatherNathaniel Ketcham1 b. 9 Oct 1679, d. 19 Feb 1758
MotherAbigail Bassett1 b. 6 May 1681, d. 8 Jan 1799
     Stephen Ketcham was born say 1726 at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York; Seversmith wrote in margin "b 1726, bp Jan 1 1726/27" and added, in his original, "identified as the one born in 1732" as an "eror."2 He was born on 1 March 1732 at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.3 He married Ann Titus at First Church, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, on 16 February 1751.2 Stephen Ketcham died on 23 November 1792 at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.2 He was buried at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York; Old Huntington Cemetery (also called Old Burial Ground.)4

Family

Ann Titus b. 22 Mar 1728, d. 18 Feb 1803
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, on line scanned pages from Colonial families of Long Island New YOrk, and Connecticut being the Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith by Herbert Furman Seversmth (Washington, DC: n.p., 1939), p. 1769 of 2581 Volume four Ketcham First Line, p 1720; scanned into Ancestry.com 2005.
  3. [S276] John M. Ketcham, July 2004; uploaded Sept 2000.
  4. [S376] David Roberts, transcribed list Old Huntington Cemetery.

Ann Titus1

F, b. 22 March 1728, d. 18 February 1803
     Ann Titus was born on 22 March 1728 at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York; dau of Abiel and Sary (Smth) Titus -- issue not traced.1,2 She was baptized on 2 March 1730 at First Church, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York.2 She married Stephen Ketcham at First Church, Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, on 16 February 1751.2 Her married name was Ketcham.1 Ann Titus died on 18 February 1803 at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York, at age 74; 73 years 22 days.3 She was buried at Huntington, Suffolk County, New York; Old Huntington Cemetery.3

Family

Stephen Ketcham b. s 1726, d. 23 Nov 1792
Child

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, on line scanned pages from Colonial families of Long Island New YOrk, and Connecticut being the Ancestry & Kindred of Herbert Furman Seversmith by Herbert Furman Seversmth (Washington, DC: n.p., 1939), p. 1769 of 2581 Volume four Ketcham First Line, p 1720; scanned into Ancestry.com 2005.
  3. [S376] David Roberts, transcribed list Old Huntington Cemetery.
  4. [S276] John M. Ketcham, July 2004; uploaded Sept 2000.

Charles Augustus Lentz1

M, b. 11 September 1824, d. between 1873 and 1880
FatherJohn Jacob Lentz2 b. 5 Dec 1794, d. 14 Aug 1868
MotherCatharine Kluttz2 b. 12 Feb 1799, d. 21 Jan 1870
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A8E1E6DBD37899409BF4A2DFF3D59D6B4E43. Charles Augustus Lentz Charles A. LENTZ was a farmer in Alexander Co., IL, and attended the Mt. Pisgah Luth. Ch. He had 8 children.
NOTE: It is not definitely known where the children by the 2nd wife start in this family. However, since he married the second wife in 1880 and all of the children are thought to have been born before 1876, this seems to be good evidence that they were all by his first wife.
The information on the last two children, D2329- and D233O- are from Dexter in IL. He was Marriage; Person Source.1 Charles Augustus Lentz was also known as Charles Lund.3 He was born on 11 September 1824 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Organ Church Baptismal Record states: '(Born) Sep 11, 1824, Charles August, baptized ____, parent Jacob Lentz.4,5' Charles Augustus Lentz was also known as Charles Lund.2 He married Nancy J. Sowers at Pulaski County, Illinois, in 1844.5 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Pulaski County, Illinois. 203 210 Charles Lentz 25 male farmer " [160] NC; Nancy 20 female NC; John 3 male IL; [next page] Jacob 5/12 male IL.6 Charles was listed as a neighbor of Isaac Andrew Mowery on the 1850 Census at Pulaski County, Illinois. 202 209 Isaac Mowry [sic] 38 male farmer NC cannot read/ write; Mary 33 female NCcannot read/ write; William Junias 10 male NC; Eliza c. 6 female NC; Mary C. 4 female IL; Charles Lentz neighbor.7 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Township 15 Range 1 East, Pulaski County, Illinois. 837 837 Lentz Charles 45 male white farmer 0 300 NC male over 21; Nancy 45 female white keeping house NC cannot read cannot write; Richard 17 male white at home IL attended school; Sarah 16 female white at home IL attending school; Eli 13 male white at home IL attending school; Charles 10 male white IL attending school; Joseph 8 male white IL attending school; Nancy 4 female white IL.8 He died between 1873 and 1880 at Alexander County, Illinois.9 He married Leah Cruse at Union County, Illinois, on 20 December 1880.3,10 Charles Augustus Lentz Charles A. LENTZ was a farmer in Alexander Co., IL, and attended the Mt. Pisgah Luth. Ch. He had 8 children. NOTE: It is not definitely known where the children by the 2nd wife start in this family. However, since he married the second wife in 1880 and all of the children are thought to have been born before 1876, this seems to be good evidence that they were all by his first wife. The information on the last two children, D2329- and D233O- are from Dexter in IL.5 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Pulaski County, Illinois, between 1881 and 1900.11,12

Family

Nancy J. Sowers b. 1825, d. bt 1881 - 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, pp. 27, 54.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  3. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  4. [S645] Organ Church, NC Organ Church Records, (Born) Sep 11, 1824.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Lentz Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1825 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Pulaski, Illinois.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Isaac Mowry Age: 38 Estimated birth year: abt 1812 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Pulaski, Illinois Page: 312 Roll: M432_125.
  8. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Lentz Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825 Age in 1870: 45 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1870: Township 15 Range 1, Pulaski, Illinois Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Caledonia.
  9. [S43] Gary Rolph guess, since Leah was said to have been second wife of Charles; but Charles was dead by 1880 acc to 1880 census.
  10. [S1293] Bernard William Cruse, Cruse Descendants 1985, Vol 1, p 15/485.
  11. [S1243] Ralph Dean Kluttz, Klotz descendants 1990, Part 1, page 32.
  12. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Lentz.

Nancy J. Sowers1

F, b. 1825, d. between 1881 and 1900
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID CBB1F7EFDC438B479A5F962BE202A311A57B. Nancy J. Sowers was Marriage; Person Source.2 She was born in 1825 at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina; 45 1870 census.3 She married Charles Augustus Lentz at Pulaski County, Illinois, in 1844.3 Her married name was Lentz.3 Nancy and Jacob was listed as a household member living with Charles Augustus Lentz on the 1850 Census at Pulaski County, Illinois; 203 210 Charles Lentz 25 male farmer " [160] NC; Nancy 20 female NC; John 3 male IL; [next page] Jacob 5/12 male IL.4 Nancy, Richard, Charles and Joseph was listed as a household member living with Charles Augustus Lentz on the 1870 Census at Township 15 Range 1 East, Pulaski County, Illinois; 837 837 Lentz Charles 45 male white farmer 0 300 NC male over 21; Nancy 45 female white keeping house NC cannot read cannot write; Richard 17 male white at home IL attended school; Sarah 16 female white at home IL attending school; Eli 13 male white at home IL attending school; Charles 10 male white IL attending school; Joseph 8 male white IL attending school; Nancy 4 female white IL.5 Nancy J. Sowers Person Source.2 She was CBB1F7EFDC438B479A5F962BE202A311A57B.3 Nancy was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Enumeration District 87, Ullin, Pulaski County, Illinois. 182 189 Nancy Lentz white female 55 widowed keeping house NC NC NC; Augustus white male 20 son single farming IL NC NC; Joseph white male 17 son single farming IL NC NC; Jane white female 12 daughter single at home attending school IL NC NC; Albert white male 8 son single attending school IL NC NC.6 She died between 1881 and 1900 at Pulaski County, Illinois.7,8

Family

Charles Augustus Lentz b. 11 Sep 1824, d. bt 1873 - 1880
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, p. 27.
  3. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  4. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Lentz Age: 25 Estimated birth year: abt 1825 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Pulaski, Illinois.
  5. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Lentz Estimated Birth Year: abt 1825 Age in 1870: 45 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1870: Township 15 Range 1, Pulaski, Illinois Family and neighbors: View Results Race: White Gender: Male Value of real estate: View Image Post Office: Caledonia.
  6. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Name:
    Joseph Lentz

    Home in 1880:
    Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois

    Age:
    17

    Estimated birth year:
    abt 1863

    Birthplace:
    Illinois

    Relation to head-of-household:
    Son

    Father's birthplace:
    NC

    Mother's name:
    Nancy

    Mother's birthplace:
    NC

    Family and neighbors:
    View Results

    Occupation:
    Farming

    Marital status:
    Single

    Race:
    White

    Gender:
    Male.

  7. [S1243] Ralph Dean Kluttz, Klotz descendants 1990, Part 1, page 32.
  8. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Nancy Lentz.

Charles Lentz1

M, b. 19 November 1803, d. 29 April 1865
FatherJohn Jacob (Jakie) Lentz2 b. 1777, d. 1 Jul 1867
MotherMary Yost Jr.2 b. bt 1777 - 1778, d. c 1867
     Charles Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.3,4,5 He Personal History of Charles LENTZ (B71-)

B71- Charles LENTZ was born 19 Nov 1803 in Rowan Co., NC, and, in accordance with Lutheran custom, his sponsor was his grandfather, B-Bastian LENTZ, Sr..

Charles married Susana SIMMONE in Cabarrus Co., NC on 14 Mar 1826, bonded by Peter KLUTTS, witnessed by W. HARRIS.

The mother of Susana SIMMONE is unknown to us. Her father was Peter SIMMONE, but we do not know the dates of his birth and death. Both of Susana's parents were born in NC. It is believed her parents may have moved to Murray Co., GA, with some of their other children at about the same time in 1847 that Charles and Susana moved there. Susana Simmon LENTZ was born on 3 Aug 1805 in NC and died 10 Apr 1883 at Stony Point.

She is buried in Stony Point Cemetary, Stony Point, Iredell Co., NC, and was the first person buried there in a casket. She was living with her son B711- Jacob LENTZ at Stony Point when she died.

The German name of Simmon does not show the 's', as in the name Simmons. Susana SIMMONE is believed to have been a descendant of the Simmon family that settled with the German-Swiss settlers of 1710 at New Bern, NC. This is a well-established family legend.

Susana SIMMONE LENTZ was living with her son B711- Jacob LENTZ at Stony Point, NC, when she died in 1883.

She could read and write only German, and several books containing her name have been found, all in German. She was born in NC. Charles & Susan had 12 children. Charles and his father Jacob show on the 1830 census of Cabarrus Co., pp 193 and 192 respectively, with children to fit their known records. Her German Bible, printed in Berlin, was under safekeeping by Caroline (Lentz) DeMOSS, as of about 1995.

In about 1836, Charles was the first LENTZ to buy property in and move to Iredell Co., NC from Rowan Co., NC. (1840 Census, Iredell Co., L532 LANTZ, Charles, no township shown on this census. P. 213.)

Charles and his father Jacob also on the 1840 census of Iredell Co., NC, p. 213 (no township shown on this census). In about 1844, Charles moved from Iredell Co., NC, to Cherokee Co., NC.

On 6 Mar 1847, he sold on bill of sale to James T. YOUNG for the sum of $75, the following: 1 wagon and 3 horses, 5 head of cattle, 25 head of hogs, 75 bushels of corn, 1 stack of oats, and 'all of my household and kitchen furniture.' (See Book 3, page 55, Cherokee Co., NC, date 6 Mar 1847). He must have sold these in preparation for the move to Murray Co., GA. At about this time in 1847, his first son, B711- Jacob LENTZ, returned from Cherokee Co., NC to Iredell Co., NC to help take care of his aging grandfather, B7- Jacob LENTZ.

Charles and Susana show on the 1850 (p. 277) and 1860 censuses of Murray Co., GA, according to LH. According to LH, they both show them as born in NC, which is correct. Both the 1850 and 1860 censuses show the surname as LANCE, not LENTZ, so it is possible that by 1850 B71- Charles had already changed the surname from LENTZ to LANCE. I do not now believe he ever changed the surname, however. The main reason I believe this is that on the 1870 census, his widow is shown with the surname LENTZ.


THE CIVIL WAR

Union troops swept over the LENTZ farm on their way from Chattanooga to Atlanta, taking horses and farm produce, burning down the house and leaving death and destruction. Just as the Civil War was coming to an end, Charles died on 29 Apr 1865 during a smallpox epidemic in a 'pest house' near Dalton, at Spring Place in Murray Co., GA, during the occupation by Union troops. 'Pest house' was the term used in those days for what basically was a hospital for people with highly contagious diseases that were, in those days, incurable. The burial place used by the Union troops for epidemic deaths has not been found. There probably was a large number of such deaths at the time, and they probably were buried in mass graves.

One daughter's husband was killed in battle near the home place at Spring Place, Murray Co., GA, and her pension application shows that she also came to GA in 1847.

* * *

The 1880 census of Alexander Co., NC, shows that the parents of Susanna were both born in NC. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 36B20A655C360F44858B43319305612EE7DE. He was farm in N. Carolina.1 He was born on 19 November 1803 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Source states: 'Born Nov 19, 1803, Charles (Lentz) baptized Feb 5, 1804, parent Jacob Lenz, sponsor, Bastion Lenz.' His sponsor, a Lutheran custom, was his grandfather, B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr.6,2 He was born on 19 November 1803 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Source states: 'Born Nov 19, 1803, Charles (Lentz) baptized Feb 5, 1804, parent Jacob Lenz, sponsor, Bastion Lenz.' His sponsor, a Lutheran custom, was his grandfather, B- Bastian LENTZ, Sr.7,3 He was baptized on 5 February 1804 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Sponsor Bastian Lentz. See source entry for birth, which contains the appropriate information on his baptism.2 He was baptized on 5 February 1804 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Sponsor Bastian Lentz. See source entry for birth, which contains the appropriate information on his baptism. Charles Lentz was also known as Charles Lance. He married Susannah Simmone, daughter of Peter Simmone and Eve Ketchey, on 14 March 1826 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; GRS 3.03, 1994 Automated Archives, Inc., CD 004, No. 1994 Edition N. Carolina Marr., Cabarrus Co. NC, Screen 38 of 77, shows that LANCE, Charles married Susana SIMMON on 14 Mar 1826. (NOTE: Cabarrus Co., vs. Rowan Co., as shown in LH.) Notice the spelling of their names as Charles LANCE and Susana SIMMON instead of Charles LENTZ and Susannah SIMMONE.8,2 He married Susannah Simmone at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 14 March 1826.9 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Murray County, Georgia. 1796 Charles Lance 50 male farmer NC; Susannah 45 female NC; Michael 17 male do do; Solomon 15 male do do; Wiley 14 male do do; Louisa 12 female do; Washington 10 male do; Sarah A 9 female do; James K 5 male do; Calvin W 3 male do; TH Thansard 71 male none GA.10 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Georgia Militia District 824, Murray County, Georgia. 90 90 Charles Lance 56 male farmer 700 600 NC; Susannah 54 female " cannot read/ write; Sarah An [sic] 18 female " ; James K 15 male farm laborer " attending school; [next page] Calvin W Lance 12 male NC attending school.11 He died on 29 April 1865 at Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia, at age 61; near Dalton, Whitfield County, GA.2 He died on 29 April 1865 at Spring Place near, Dalton, Murray County, Georgia, at age 61.2 He was buried circa 30 April 1865 at Spring Place, Murray County, Georgia.2 He was buried at Dalton, Murray County, Georgia; Mass grave at Spring Place.2 He Personal History of Charles Lentz (B71-) Charles Lentz was born 19 Nov 1803 in Rowan Co., NC, and, in accordance with Lutheran custom, his sponsor was his grandfather, B-Bastian Lentz, Sr.. Charles married Susana Simmone in Cabarrus Co., NC on 14 Mar 1826, bonded by Peter Klutts, witnessed by W. Harris. The mother of Susana Simmon is unknown to us. Her father was Peter Simmone, but we do not know the dates of his birth and death. Both of Susana's parents were born in NC. It is believed her parents may have moved to Murray Co., GA, with some of their other children at about the same time in 1847 that Charles and Susana moved there. Susana Simmon Lentz was born on 3 Aug 1805 in NC and died 10 Apr 1883 at Stony Point. She is buried in Stony Point Cemetery, Stony Point, Iredell Co., NC, and was the first person buried there in a casket. She was living with her son B711- Jacob LENTZ at Stony Point when she died. The German name of Simmon does not show the 's', as in the name Simmons. Susana Simmone is believed to have been a descendent of the Simmon family that settled with the German-Swiss settlers of 1710 at New Bern, NC. This is a well-established family legend. Susana Simmone Lentz was living with her son B711- Jacob Lentz at Stony Point, NC, when she died in 1883. She could read and write only German, and several books containing her name have been found, all in German. She was born in NC. Charles & Susan had 12 children. Charles and his father Jacob show on the 1830 census of Cabarrus Co., pp 193 and 192 respectively, with children to fit their known records. In about 1836, Charles was the first LENTZ to buy property in and move to Iredell Co., NC from Rowan Co., NC. (1840 Census, Iredell Co., L532 LANTZ, Charles, no township shown on this census. P. 213.) Charles and his father Jacob also on the 1840 census of Iredell Co., NC, p. 213 (no township shown on this census). In about 1844, Charles moved from Iredell Co., NC, to Cherokee Co., NC. On 6 Mar 1847, he sold on bill of sale to James T. Young for the sum of $75, the following: 1 wagon and 3 horses, 5 head of cattle, 25 head of hogs, 75 bushels of corn, 1 stack of oats, and 'all of my household and kitchen furniture.' (See Book 3, page 55, Cherokee Co., NC, date 6 Mar 1847). He must have sold these in preparation for the move to Murray Co., GA. At about this time in 1847, his first son, B711- Jacob LENTZ, returned from Cherokee Co., NC to Iredell Co., NC to help take care of his aging grandfather, B7- Jacob LENTZ. Charles and Susana show on the 1850 (p. 277) and 1860 censuses of Murray Co., GA, according to LH. According to LH, they both show them as born in NC, which is correct. Both the 1850 and 1860 censuses show the surname as LANCE, not LENTZ, so it is possible that by 1850 B71- Charles had already changed the surname from LENTZ to LANCE. I do not now believe he ever changed the surname, however. The main reason I believe this is that on the 1870 census, his widow is shown with the surname LENTZ. THE CIVIL WAR Union troops swept over the Lentz farm on their way from Chattanooga to Atlanta, taking horses and farm produce, burning down the house and leaving death and destruction. Just as the Civil War was coming to an end, Charles died on 29 Apr 1865 during a smallpox epidemic in a 'pest house' near Dalton, at Spring Place in Murray Co., GA, during the occupation by Union troops. 'Pest house' was the term used in those days for what basically was a hospital for people with highly contagious diseases that were, in those days, incurable. The burial place used by the Union troops for epidemic deaths has not been found. There probably were a large number of such deaths at the time, and they probably were buried in mass graves. One daughter's husband was killed in battle near the home place at Spring Place, Murray Co., GA, and her pension application shows that she also came to GA in 1847. * * * The 1880 census of Alexander Co., NC, shows that the parents of Susanna were both born in NC.2 He Person Source.12 He Person Source.4 He Person Source.13 He was 36B20A655C360F44858B43319305612EE7DE.2

Family

Susannah Simmone b. 3 Aug 1805, d. 10 Apr 1883
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), (Death, Burial:) Chap IV, p. 40.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  6. [S645] Organ Church, NC Organ Church Records, Born Nov. 19, 1803.
  7. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), Born Nov. 19, 1803.
  8. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Susana Simmon Groom: Charls Lance Bond Date: 14 Mar 1826 County: Cabarrus Record No.: 01 112 Bondsman: Peter Klutts Witness: W. Harris Bond No. 000008779.
  9. [S1521] Unknown author, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  10. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Charles Lance Age: 50 Estimated birth year: abt 1800 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Murray, Georgia.
  11. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Sarah An Lance Age in 1860: 18 Birth Year: abt 1842 Birthplace: North Carolina Home in 1860: Georgia Militia District 824, Murray, Georgia Gender: Female Post Office: Spring Place Value of real estate: View image.
  12. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, (Birth) Written p. 13, Dwelling No. 90, Family No. 90.
  13. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Written page 561(?), 5261/553, Dwelling No. 1796, Family No. 1796.

Susannah Simmone1,2

F, b. 3 August 1805, d. 10 April 1883
FatherPeter Simmone1 b. c 1762, d. c 1851
MotherEve Ketchey1 b. 1778, d. bt 1861 - 1870
     Susannah Simmone was Marriage; Person Source.3,4 She (Birth, Marriage, Death, Burial) LH, Chap IV, p. 40 states:) Susana Simmon (Simmone) was born on 3 Aug 1805 and that she was married to Charles LENTZ on 14 Mar 1826.

Source states: 'He married Susana Simmon in Rowan Co., NC, on 14 Mar 1826, bonded by Peter Klutts, witnessed by W. Harris.'

The German name SIMMON, or SIMMONE, does not show the 's' on the end. Susana SIMMONE is believed to have been a descendent of the SIMMONE family that settled with the German-Swiss settlers of 1710 at New Bern, NC. This is a well-established family legend. She could read and write only German, and several books containing her name have been found, all of them in German. (See LH, p. 11b, for additional interesting information about Susana and her books.)

It is believed that her parents may have moved to Murray Co., GA, with some of their other children at about the time in 1847 when Charles and Susana moved there.

Susana died on 10 Apr 1883 and was buried in Stony Point Cemetary, the first person buried there in a casket.

She came to Stony Point in 1874 soon after her son Jacob had finished his new house and 'took over the care of her new granddaughter Anna, b. in July of that year. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A279AC8277DF134B8760F82FDA684C861F14. Susannah Simmone was also known as Susannah Seamon.5 Susannah Simmone was also known as Susan Simmons.6 She was buried at Stony Point Cemetery, Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 She was born on 3 August 1805 at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina.1 She was born on 3 August 1805 at Rowan County, North Carolina.7,3,8,9,5 She was 12 children; 9 living in 1883.6 She married Charles Lentz, son of John Jacob (Jakie) Lentz and Mary Yost Jr., on 14 March 1826 at Cabarrus County, North Carolina; GRS 3.03, 1994 Automated Archives, Inc., CD 004, No. 1994 Edition N. Carolina Marr., Cabarrus Co. NC, Screen 38 of 77, shows that LANCE, Charles married Susana SIMMON on 14 Mar 1826. (NOTE: Cabarrus Co., vs. Rowan Co., as shown in LH.) Notice the spelling of their names as Charles LANCE and Susana SIMMON instead of Charles LENTZ and Susannah SIMMONE.10,1 She married Charles Lentz at Cabarrus County, North Carolina, on 14 March 1826.11 As of 14 March 1826,her married name was Lance.10,1 Her married name was Lentz.1 Susannah Simmone lived; N.C., Georgia.6 She died on 10 April 1883 at Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina, at age 77; She was living with her son, Jacob LENTZ, when she died.9 She died on 10 April 1883 at Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina, at age 77; She was living with her son, Jacob LENTZ, when she died.1 She (Birth, Marriage, Death, Burial) LH, Chap IV, p. 40 states:) Susana Simmon (Simmone) was born on 3 Aug 1805 and that she was married to Charles LENTZ on 14 Mar 1826. Source states: 'He married Susana Simmon in Rowan Co., NC, on 14 Mar 1826, bonded by Peter Klutts, witnessed by W. Harris.' The German name SIMMON, or SIMMONE, does not show the 's' on the end. Susana SIMMONE is believed to have been a descendent of the SIMMONE family that settled with the German-Swiss settlers of 1710 at New Bern, NC. This is a well-established family legend. She could read and write only German, and several books containing her name have been found, all of them in German. (See LH, p. 11b, for additional interesting information about Susana and her books.) It is believed that her parents may have moved to Murray Co., GA, with some of their other children at about the time in 1847 when Charles and Susana moved there. Susana died on 10 Apr 1883 and was buried in Stony Point Cemetary, the first person buried there in a casket. She came to Stony Point in 1874 soon after her son Jacob had finished his new house and 'took over the care of her new granddaughter Anna, b. in July of that year.1 She Person Source.12 She Person Source.4 She was buried in 1883 at Stony Point Cemetery, Stony Point, Alexander County, North Carolina.1 She was A279AC8277DF134B8760F82FDA684C861F14.1

Family

Charles Lentz b. 19 Nov 1803, d. 29 Apr 1865
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S126] Rootsweb.com, online wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com, Robison Beaver ancestors.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), (Birth, Marriage) Chap IV, p. 40.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Beaver Family Tree.
  6. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Dwelling No. 1796, Fam. No. 1798.
  8. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Roll 167, p. 490.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.
  10. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Susana Simmon Groom: Charls Lance Bond Date: 14 Mar 1826 County: Cabarrus Record No.: 01 112 Bondsman: Peter Klutts Witness: W. Harris Bond No. 000008779.
  11. [S1521] Unknown author, North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868.
  12. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, (Birth) Written p. 13, dwelling no. 90, fmily no. 90.

William A Ketchum1

M, b. 8 December 1842, d. 12 May 1843
FatherAmbrose S Ketchum2 b. 28 Mar 1817, d. 3 Aug 1896
MotherCatharine Ann "Katy" Gates2 b. 11 Sep 1820, d. 9 Nov 1908
     William A Ketchum was also known as William H. Ketcham.2 He was born on 8 December 1842 at New London Township, Huron County, Ohio.2,1 He died on 12 May 1843 at New London Township, Huron County, Ohio.2,1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Burrows Family Tree.
  2. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.

Mary H. Cornell1

F, b. 14 March 1777, d. 15 October 1803
     Mary H. Cornell was born on 14 March 1777 at Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York; although The Cornells of Cornell Hollow says that she was born in "Duanesburg, Schenectady County, NY" , it is more likely she was born in Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY, since her brothers and sisters, born both before and after her, were born there.2 Mary H. Cornell was also known as Sarah Cornell. She married William Ketcham, son of Benjamin Ketcham and Mary Rathburn, on 22 December 1795 at Fishkill, Dutchess County, New York; although The Cornells of Cornell Hollow says that she was married in "Duanesburg, Schenectady County, NY" , it is more likely she was married in Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY, since her father died Sep 1794 in Dutchess County and her brother Thomas was married 12 Sep 1796 in Fishkill, Dutchess County, NY.2 Her married name was Ketcham.1 Mary H. Cornell lived; NY.1 She died on 15 October 1803 at New York at age 26.1 She was buried at Jones Cemetery, near, Braman Corners, Schenectady County, New York.1 She Letter from J. W. Joyce to Gary Rolph, May 4, 1966, in Ketcham Notebook as Ketcham Q - 'In Cuyler Reynolds Hudson and Mohawk Valleys page 781 I find Sarah Cornell, wife of William Ketchem, given as mother of Sarah Ketchem, wife of George W. Howard, who (Sarah) was born in 1809. 'By his two wives William Ketchem was father of eleven sons and seven daughters.' This and other items seem to point to this being the same family, including the Duanesburg residence.1'

Family

William Ketcham b. 12 May 1773, d. 5 Apr 1844
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S592] Schoharie County Cornells, June 2004; uploaded Jan 2004.

Eli Andrew Jackson Lentz1,2

M, b. 1832, d. 14 December 1862
FatherJohn Jacob Lentz1 b. 5 Dec 1794, d. 14 Aug 1868
MotherCatharine Kluttz1 b. 12 Feb 1799, d. 21 Jan 1870
     Eli Andrew Jackson Lentz They had 2 children. (NOTE: D235- and D236- may be out of birth order.) Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 455EC951C63B0C4591602A66A2D6A452FE69. Eli Andrew Jackson Lentz was also known as Eli A Lence.3 He was Marriage; Person Source.4 He was born in 1832 at Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois; 18 1850 census.5 Eli, John, Mary and Margaret was listed as a household member living with John Jacob Lentz on the 1850 Census at Pulaski County, Illinois; 201 218 Jacob Lentz 54 male farmer 520 NC; Catherine 50 female NC cannot read write; Sarah 20 female IL; Eli 18 male com lab [commercial laborer?] attended school within year; John 16 male IL attended school within year; Emmeline 12 female IL attended school within year; Mary Barnhart 22 female IL married within year; Isaac Mowery neighbor.6 He married Elizabeth Margaret Peeler at Union County, Illinois, on 1 March 1855.7 Eli Andrew Jackson Lentz Person Source.4 He was 455EC951C63B0C4591602A66A2D6A452FE69.5 He died on 14 December 1862 at La Grange, Fayette County, Tennessee.8

Family

Elizabeth Margaret Peeler b. Jul 1836, d. bt 1901 - 1910
Children

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Ken Lentz - My Kluttz family.
  3. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap V, pp. 28, 55.
  5. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Jacob Lentz Age: 54 Estimated birth year: abt 1796 Birth place: North Carolina Gender: Male Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Not Stated, Pulaski, Illinois Page: 312 Roll: M432_125.
  7. [S1365] Unknown author, Ongoing Project of the Illinois State Archives & the Illinois State Genealogical Society. Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900. See. <http://www.sos.state.il.us/archives/arc_home.html>
  8. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Whitehorn/ Gray.

John George Lentz1,2

M, b. 27 September 1794, d. 9 January 1873
FatherPeter Lentz3 b. 29 Mar 1761, d. 31 Oct 1843
MotherMary Magdalena Hartline3 b. 15 Nov 1766, d. 7 Jul 1833
     John George Lentz B24- (John) George ('George') Lentz/Lence was born 27 Sep 1794 in Rowan Co., NC. His sponsor at baptism was Peter Hartline, uncle.
He married Magdaline 'Laney' Casper, who was born 6 Sep 1788 and died 15 May 1862. They moved to Dongola Township, Union Co., IL in 1820. Their marriage bondsman was Peter Lentz, either his brother or father. His brother Peter would have been age 18 at this time, so it is assumed that the bond was signed by his father. There seems to be a question as to whether he had 4 or 5 children. Organ Church records would make it five.
His surname appears as LENCE on his marriage record in NC, and also on records in IL.
He shows on the 1850 Union Co., IL, census: Dwelling No. 1280, Family No. 1280, LENCE, George, age 55, farmer, b. in NC.
Magdalena, 57, b in NC, illiterate
Elizabeth, 28, b. in IL
Peter, 24, farmer, $200 in real estate, born in IL
Nancy, 10, b. in IL
(NOTICE: In Lentz Heritage, Chap IV, p. 55, it says, 'Other searchers have confused records of B141-Charles Lentz with the first child of B24- and have assigned their son the same birthdate and wife. [See B141-pp. 48 &79.] Also, other show a variation in the date of his death.' This is unclear, because the name of the first child of B24- is not Charles. Also, it is unclear as to who the 'he' refers to in 'Also, others show a variation in the date of his death.'
NOTICE
LENTZ HERITAGE assigns B241- to Charles Lentz, b. 30 Jun 1819, and states, 'Again, the marrige dates and wife seem to be confusing and mixed with the records of B141- Charles Lentz who was in NC as late as 1837. Some correspondents did not include B241- Charles as part of this family, and it must be assumed that he is at least partially hidden in the state records, if he did not die early. This will be a problem for the searchers in IL and not for a compiler of records. This Charles Lentz appears to have married someone besides Mary Holshouser on 25 Dec 1839. The family Bible of B141- Charles shows his wife Mary Holshouser. B241- Charles m. Mary Clements, 30 Oct 1840. Also wife of B232-Charles(??)'
After looking at this quite a bit, I believe I agree with those who would not include B241- Charles in this, or any family until such time as someone finds proof of his existence. In order to keep the numbering system consistent with LENTZ HERITAGE, I am assigning B241- to an UNKNOWN.

Another Researcher's Account of the Family
of B24- (John) George Lentz and Magdalena 'Laney' Casper

B241- Charles Lentz, b. 1820-1826, d. 6 Jan 1863. He is reported as marrying FIRST to Mary Holzhauser on 25 Dec 1839. However, the family Bible of B141- Charles Lentz, b. 29 Jul 1815 by Organ Church records, shows him with wife Mary Holshauser (Mary Elizabeth Holshauser), m. 25 Dec 1839 in IL.
This Charles shows in NC as late as 1837. The bible records are from a descendant in Visalia, CA, through another descendant, Mrs. Ida Lentz Aden, 406 S. Main St., Anna, IL, 62906. They list 6 children. It is felt that the bible records should be accepted, unless someone else comes up with substantial proof of something different.) WE DO NOT KNOW ANY MORE ABOUT HIS FIRST WIFE. His SECOND wife is shown as Mary Ann Hinkle, m. 29 Apr 1845. His children:
B2411- Mary Ann, b. 1842, m. _____ Corzine.
B2412- Catherine, b. 1846, married 8 Jun 1867, married Levi Verble.
B2413- Henry Lentz, b. 1847, d.c. 1860
B2414- George Washington Lentz, b. 1849, d. 29 Oct 1912, m. 25 Jan 1873
to Margaret Hinkle. 4 children:
(1) Mary E., b. 1875, d. ______; m. 31 Jan 1895, Nennevie Karraker;
(2) Martha J., b. 1877, d. ____, m. 6 Mar 1895, John E. Lawrence;
(3) Isora, b. 1880, d.____, m. Johnson;
(4) Dora D. Lentz, b. 1882, d._____, m. ____Jones.
B2415- Anna 'Nancy' Lentz, b. 1852
B2416- Jacob (Charles) Lentz, b. 1854, d. ____, m. 18 Jan 1883, Margaret
A. Brady
B2417- Ishaael Lentz, b. 1856
B2418- Alexander 'Sandy' Lentz, b. 1858, d.c. 1885, m. 30 Aug 1883, Malinda Sivia. She m. SECOND 14 Sep 1886 to Frank W. Meisenheimer..
B2419- Eli Lentz, b. 1860, d. 3 Aug 1916, m. 31 Aug 1882, Susan Hinkle,
m. SECOND on 27 Aug 1896 to Mrs. Fannie Davis; m.
THIRD on 28 Aug 1902, to Ida Hinkle. 4 children:
(1) Wilford Lentz, b.c. 1885;
(2) Harvey Lentz, b. 1890, m. 3 Oct 1909, Ina L. Karraker;
(3) Laura, m. _______ Jones; and
(4) Clara
B242- Peter Lentz, b. 1826, d. 19 Mar 1888, m. 26 Jan 1862, Carolina Tota. 4 children:
(1) Henry, died before his father died, not married;
(2) Mary Lucinda, b. 1869, m. 1 Jan 1889, William A. Mull;
(3) Amanda, b. 1871;
(4) Alice E. Lentz, b. 1874.
B243- Polly Maria, b. 1826, d. ____, m. Caleb Lentz, 24 Nov 1849,
3 children:
(1) John, b. 1852;
(2) Joseph (Charles) , b. 1854;
(3) Mary, b. 1856
B244- Elizabeth Lentz, b. 1827, d. 1 Jul 1878, not married. Was
living with family of brother B242- Peter in 1870. Her Will refers
to the 'only surviving children of sister Polly' as John and Charles (above).
It appears that Polly's daughter Mary died before 1878 without issue.
B245- Nancy Lentz, b. 1833, d. ____., m. 15 Oct 1863 to Alfred Holzhauser.
7 children:
(1) Alexander 'Sandy,' b. 1864;
(2) William, b. 1865;
(3) James A Holzhauser, b. 1867;
(4) Mary J., b. 1869;
(5) Amanda A., b. 1872
(6) Martha S., b. 1873; and
(7) Charles Holzhauser, b. 1875. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID B5606B35FF518D40B4143B595EACC9515256. John George Lentz was also known as George Lentz.3 He was Marriage; Person Source.4 He was born on 27 September 1794 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Source states' 'Born Sep 27, 1794, John George (Lentz), baptized Nov.
14, 1794, Parents Peter Lenz, sponsor P. Hertlein & W.' (Peter
Hartline was his uncle.)5,1 He was baptized on 14 November 1794 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; See source entry under birth. All information is the same.1 He married Magdaline "Laney" Casper at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 30 January 1818.6,7,8,1,9 John George Lentz and Magdaline "Laney" Casper 'Rowan Mirriages 1753-1868,' p. 236: LENCE, George and Lancy CASPER,
30 Jan 1818; Peter Lance, bondsman; Robert Nanny, witness. on 30 January 1818 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 John George Lentz emigrated in 1820 from Dongola Township, Union County, Illinois.1 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois. George Lentzo
011001
110001
1 free white male 5 through 9 Peter age 5)
1 free white male 10-14 - ?
1 free white male 30-39 (George 36 yo)
1 free white female under 5 (Polly, 3 yo)
1 free white female 5 thru 9 (Elizabeth 8 yo)
1 free white female 30 thru 39 (Magdalena).10 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1840 Census at Union County, Illinois. George Lonty
1 free white male 10 thru 14 (Peter, 15 yo)
1 free white male 20 thru 29 (unknown; same as male 10 thru14 in 1830 census)
Where is George Lonty?
1 Free white female 5 through 9 (Nancy, 7 yo)
1 free white female 10-14 (Polly, 13 yo)
1 free white female 15 thru 19 (Elizabeth 18 yo)
1 free white female 40 thru 49 (Magdalena).11 As of 1850, John George Lentz was also known as George Lence.12 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois. 1280 1280 George Lence 55 male farmer NC; Magdalena 57 female NC cannot read write IL; Elizabeth 28 female IL; Peter 24 male farmer 200 IL; Nancy 17 female IL; Mary Anderson 12 female IL.12 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Township 13 S Range 1 W, Union County, Illinois. 1561 George Lena 70 male farmer - - NC
Magdalena 72 female [NC] cannot read// write
Peter 30 male IL
Elizabeth 28 female [IL] cannot read/ write
Nancy 20 female [IL] cannot read/ write.13 Caroline, Mary, Henry, John and Elizabeth was listed as a household member living with Peter Lentz on the 1870 Census at Dongola Precinct, Union County, Illinois; 354 332 Lentze Peter 44 male white farmer 3500 200 IL cannot read write male oer 21
Caroline 35 female white housekeeper Germany father of foreign birth mother of foreign birth cannot write
Mary J 1 female white il mother of foreign birth
henry 2 male white il mother of foreign birth
George 74 male white nC mother of foreign birth [sic] male over 2
Elizabeth 46 female white IL mother of foreign birth [sic] cannot read/ cannot write
Anderson Moses 26 male white domestic servant IL
Ritter Levi 17 male whigte farmer hand IL.14 John George Lentz died on 9 January 1873 at Union County, Illinois, at age 78; "George Lence, father of Peter Lence, aged 78 years, of Dongola, died Thursday last week (9 Jan 1873).1,15 He Person Source.4 He was B5606B35FF518D40B4143B595EACC9515256.1

Family

Magdaline "Laney" Casper b. 6 Sep 1792, d. 15 May 1867
Children

Citations

  1. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dinger Family Tree.
  3. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  4. [S633] Unknown author, John Paul Lentz, LENTZ HERITAGE (Meridional Publications, Wake Forest, NC 27587, 1986, reprinted 1990, LOC Catalog Card No. 85-081714), Chap IV, p. 36.
  5. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), Born Sept. 27, 1794.
  6. [S694] Brent H., compiler Holcomb and Kron Mac, Indexer Smith, Marriages of Rowan County NC 1753-1868, p. 236.
  7. [S684] Rowan Marriage Bonds (published), Vol 1, p. 250.
  8. [S309] North Carolina Marriage Bonds 1741-1868: Bride: Laney Casper Groom: George Lence Bond Date: 30 Jan 1818 County: Rowan Record No.: 01 256 Bondsman: Peter Lance Witness: Roberts Nanny Bond No.: 000126918.
  9. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, west/slane fam.
  10. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, George Lentzo in the 1830 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S75] 1840 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, George Lonty in the 1840 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Elizabeth Lence Age: 28 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1822 Birth place: Illinois Gender: Female Home in 1850
    (City,County,State): Jonesboro, Union, Illinois.
  13. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, for George Lena.
  14. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census forGeorge Leutze.
  15. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html, 18 Jan 1873.
  16. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Shelton_Drouillard Tree.

John Henry Lentz1,2

M, b. 7 February 1753, d. 18 July 1835
FatherPeter Lentz1 b. c 1733, d. 1809
MotherChloe ?3 b. c 1731, d. c 1808
     John Henry Lentz was born on 7 February 1753 at Union County, South Carolina; If he were 81 in 1733 then he would have been born in 1752 not 1753. Do not know where this date comes from (Rev. War Pension file?)3 John Henry Lentz was also known as John Lentz.3 He lived; Rcvd Rev War pension; moved to AL in 1800.1 He married Savilla Helsey at North Carolina say 1780.1,4 John was listed as the head of a family on the 1790 Census at Rowan County, North Carolina. A "Henry Lentz" shows up in 1790 census in Rowan County. Is this the father (as alleged by the Rowan Heritage Book #598 p. 430), or his son, called by Turner-Ensley "John Lentz"?
"Henry Lentz" 1 male over 16; 1 male under 16; 5 females..5 John applied for a military pension at Limestone County, Alabama, on 14 June 1833.6 He died on 18 July 1835 at Lentzville, Limestone County, Alabama, at age 82.2

Family

Savilla Helsey b. 1760, d. 6 May 1847

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, John Henry Lentz.
  3. [S696] Joe Turner, Sept 2004; uploaded Sept 23 2004.
  4. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.
  5. [S62] 1790 census, online www.ancestry.com, Name: Henry Lentz
    Township: Not Stated
    County: Rowan
    State: North Carolina
    Year: 1790
    Roll: M637_7
    Page: 173
    Image: 0513.
  6. [S537] Thomas M. Owen, Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama, this from Ancestry.com. Alabama Revolutionary Way Soldiers [database online]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000. Original data: Alabama Department of Archives and History and Owen, Thomas M., comp. Revolutionary Soldiers in Alabama. Montgomery, AL: The Brown Printing Co., 1911; identical information in http://www.archives.state.al.us/al_sldrs/~start.html

Savilla Helsey1,2

F, b. 1760, d. 6 May 1847
     Savilla Helsey was born in 1760 at North Carolina.2 Her married name was Lentz.1 She married John Henry Lentz at North Carolina say 1780.1,3 Savilla Helsey died on 6 May 1847 at Lentzville, Limestone County, Alabama; Inscription
She came to Limestone County in 1818, was burned on April 25 1847 and died May 6 1847.2

Family

John Henry Lentz b. 7 Feb 1753, d. 18 Jul 1835

Citations

  1. [S1] Rolph and McMillin Ancestors [old Reunion file], 3/11/2002.
  2. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Savilla Helsey Lentz.
  3. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.