Wiley Lentz1

M, b. 22 September 1836, d. 12 July 1862
FatherCharles Lentz b. 19 Nov 1803, d. 29 Apr 1865
MotherSusannah Simmone b. 3 Aug 1805, d. 10 Apr 1883
     Wiley Lentz (As edited from LENTZ HERITAGE, Chap IV, p. 67. Notice that this source states that he died in 1862 in Richmond, VA, but there are problems with this (see below).

B717- Wiley LENTZ/LANCE was born 22 Sep 1836.
He was born with the LENTZ surname. At some point after his father, B71- Charles LENTZ/LANCE moved his family to Murray Co., GA, in about 1847, he changed the surname from LENTZ to LANCE. This is the reason why I show Wiley's surname as LENTZ/LANCE.
Wiley died 12 Jul 1862 in Richmond, VA, age about 26 years. His reason for being in Richmond is unknown but it is reasonable to assume that he was in the Confederate army and was killed in wounded in battle in the Richmond area.
LH then goes on to say that others show that he died in 1885 and that he shows with two daughters in pictures made in the 1880's.
He shows on the 1860 census of Murray Co., GA, as follows:
(B717-) Wiley LANCE, age 24, b. in NC, b. 1836
Wife Louisa GENTLE, age 22, b. in NC, b. 1838
Charles W. (Washington), age 20, b. in NC (NOTE from JWL: If I'm not mistaken, I think his age shows as 22 in this census. Charles W. was living in the same house. This is a brother of Wiley.]
There is a LENTS, W. that shows in the ROSTER OF CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS, p. 423, who was in the GA 60th Inf, Co. H, same as LENTZ, J.K.P.. This LENTS, W. may be the same as LENTZ, Wiley. He was Marriage; Person Source.2 Wiley Lentz was also known as Wiley Lance.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 3B24ECB56C5F2047A577124F30A6E2A50C44. He was born on 22 September 1836 at Clemmons, Forsyth County, North Carolina; Source states: '(Born) 22 Sep 1836, Wiley, baptismal date not shown,
parent Charles Lentz, sponsor parents.3,4,5' He died on 12 July 1862 at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at age 25.

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 IV, p. 67.
  3. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), (Born) 22 Sep 1836.
  5. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.

Catherine Selina Lentz1

F, b. 28 July 1830, d. 30 November 1916
FatherCharles Lentz b. 19 Nov 1803, d. 29 Apr 1865
MotherSusannah Simmone b. 3 Aug 1805, d. 10 Apr 1883
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID B8AF77C1DAE06C458A5E524042C4FA4DD130. Catherine Selina Lentz (As edited from LENTZ HERITAGE, p. 65, etc.)
B713- Catherine S. LENTZ, b. 28 Jul 1830, d. 30 Nov 1916.
She was born with the LENTZ surname. At some time after her father, B71- Charles Lentz moved his family to Murray Co., GA, he changed the surname to LANCE. For this reason, her surname is shown as LENTZ/LANCE.
Her first husband was Alfred Burton Ridley; they married in about 1848. They had four sons, and on 5 Jun 1854 she signed as guardian for the boys.
Her second husband was Commodore Decatur EPPS, a CSA soldier wounded at Chickamauga, 19 Sep 1863, d. 20 Dec 1863. 'The Yankees' notified her to come to the battlefield and get him with a minnie-ball in a knee joint. Her pension states that she 'brought him home to his house' in a one-horse wagon; it also states that she had been in GA since 1847. They had two daughters.
(LENTZ HERITAGE did not have room for it but more info may be available in publications by family historian Mrs. L. W. Richardson, Rt 2, Box 259, Gainesville, GA 30501, if she is still living and at that address and/or if her publications can otherwise be found.) She was Marriage; Person Source.2 Catherine Selina Lentz was also known as Catherine Silina Lance. She was born on 28 July 1830 at Burke County, North Carolina; Source states: 'Born July 28, 1830, C. Silina (Lentz), baptized Oct 3,
1830, parent Chas. Lentz, (sponsor left blank).3' She was baptized on 3 October 1830 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; See birth info which includes baptismal info. As of 1848,her married name was Ridley.4 She married Alfred Burton Ridley at Georgia in 1848.1 She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Murray County, Georgia, in 1853. Date of death is estimate based on birth date of his last known child
and the birth date of the first known child of his widowed wife's
second husband..1 As of 2 May 1859,her married name was Epps.1 She married Commodore Decatur Epps at Georgia on 2 May 1859.1 She witnessed an unknown person 's death at Murray County, Georgia, on 20 December 1863. Wife "went to the battlefield [Chickamauga] and returned home with him. While at home he died 20 December 1863 from those wounds.".1 Catherine Selina Lentz died on 30 November 1916 at Murray County, Georgia, at age 86.1

Family 1

Alfred Burton Ridley b. 1828, d. 1853
Children

Family 2

Commodore Decatur Epps b. 1836, d. 20 Dec 1863
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.
  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, pp. 65, 91, 92.
  3. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), Born July 28, 1830.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.

Peter 'Pete' Lentz1

M, b. 13 February 1829, d. between 1901 and 1910
FatherCharles Lentz b. 19 Nov 1803, d. 29 Apr 1865
MotherSusannah Simmone b. 3 Aug 1805, d. 10 Apr 1883
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID F459DDFD7DEFEE4586B1B9D591F6276BA4A5. Peter 'Pete' Lentz was Marriage; Person Source.2,3 Peter 'Pete' Lentz was also known as Peter Lance.4 He The 1870 census record, and probably others as well, show B712- Peter as living in GA with the surname LANCE. Since he was born with the surname LENTZ, I show his surname as LENTZ/LANCE.

(As edited from LENTZ HERITAGE, p 65:)
B712- Peter 'Pete' LENTZ was born 13 Feb 1829 and lived near Murphy, Cherokee Co., NC.
Peter 'Pete' LENTZ moved, apparently from Rowan Co., with his family to Cherokee Co., NC, to take up Indian Lands. The rest of the family moved to Murray Co., GA, in 1847. The 1850 census of Cherokee Co. shows Peter LENTZ (this spelling) with wife Mary H. (or A.?--the microfilm not really legible) and son James L. age 1 month.
When looking at his grandfather Jacob's photo album, John Paul LENTZ writes that 'they always pointed out Uncle Pete's 'glass eye'. He was born with one eye mostly white but good. It showed in his pictures.'
The 1880 census of Graham Co., NC, p. 27, shows:
Peter Lance (LENTZ) b. 1827.
wife Mary A., b. 1828, dau Catherine, b. 1852.
Nearby on p. 32, there is James L. LANCE, believed to be Pete's first son
B7121-James L., b. 1850 on that census, b. in NC.
This census lists James L.'s wife and children. (See entry for B7121- James L. LENTZ for further detail on this census record.)
This James L. was b 1850 in NC, his wife was b. in 1852 in GA, their first three children were born from 1870 to 1876 in GA, and the last was born in 1878 in NC. These indicate that the family moved to GA before 1870 and returned to NC after 1876. This is in keeping with findings of relatives in Murray and neighboring counties of GA, who say that B712- 'Pete' lived for a while in GA before returning to NC. Some of his children could have married and remained in GA.
The 1900 census, Robbinsville, Graham Co., shows Peter Lance, b. Feb 1825 in NC, wife Mary A., b. Mar 1826 (line 27) and on Line 30, John E. Lance, b. Jun 1874, wife Nellie, b. Dec 1875, (1) dau Lillie b Dec 1894, and (2) Pearley O., b Oct 1898. All born in NC. This is believed to be a family that does NOT belong to B712- Peter Lance.
It may be possible to find descendents of B712- Peter in western NC or in GA today.
In 1884, B714- Jesse LENTZ retired and visited brother B711-Jacob in NC after recovering his health. They went by train to visit brother B712- Peter 'in the mountains.' The weather was bad and Peter took them to his house in an ox cart due to the roads. This is believed to have been in about 1888. When Jesse's estate was settled, the lawyers' notice to his brothers stated that brothers Peter and B715- Michael had not been heard of since 1888.4 He was born on 13 February 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina; Source states: 'Born Feb 13, 1829, Peter (Lentz), baptised Apr 10,
1829, parent, Chas. Lentz, sponsor, prarents.5,6,3' He was baptized on 10 April 1829 at Zion (Organ) Lutheran Church, Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Spons., parents. See source entry for birth, which also shows the
information on baptism. He married Mary A. Rogers at North Carollina say 1848.4 As of 1850, Peter 'Pete' Lentz was also known as Peter Leuty.7 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Cherokee County, North Carollina. 906 906 Peter Lentz [Leuty incorrectly in index] 20 male farmer NC
Mary A 24 female NC
James L 1 male NC
next family ws George Rogers Sr with wife Elizabeth, prob the father and motehr of Mary A Rogers.7 As of 1860, Peter 'Pete' Lentz was also known as Peter Lantz.8 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Towns County, Georgia. 313 313 Peter Lantz [sic] 32 male blacksmith 100 20 NC
Mary 34 female [no birthplace] cannot read/ write
James 10 male attending school [no birthplace]
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Katherine 8 female NC [unclear] attending school
Louisa 5 female GA
Jesse 1 male GA.8 As of 1870, Peter 'Pete' Lentz was also known as Peter Lance.9 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Towns County, Georgia. 71 72 Lence [Lance in index] Peter 44 male white farmer 300 200 NC male over 21
Mary 46 female white keeping house NC cannot write
Catherine E 17 female white NC cannot write
Louisa 14 female white GA attending school cannot write
Jesse C 13 male white farm laborer GA attending school cannot write.9 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cheowah Township, Graham County, North Carollina. 202 202 Lance Peter white male 53 married farmer NC NC NC
Mary A white female 52 wife married housekeeping cannot read/ write NC NC NC
Catherine white female 26 daughter single at home cannot write NC NC NC.10 Peter was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Enumeration District 17, Cheowah Township, Graham County, North Carollina. 7 7 Lance Peter head white male Feb 1825 [sic] 72 married NC NC NC farmer can read write speak English own free farm 6
Mary A wife white female Mar 1826 married 6 children 4 living NC NC NC can read write speak English
Icenhour Marcus L servant white male Mar 1880 20 single NC NC NC day laborer 6 months not employed cannot read/ write speaks English.11 He died between 1901 and 1910 at Graham County, North Carollina; not in 1910 census.12

Family

Mary A. Rogers b. c 1826, d. 5 Sep 1900
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Donna Lautrell Ridley Family Tree.
  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. 65.
  3. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  4. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  5. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), Born Feb. 13. 1829.
  6. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Peter Leuty [Peter Lentz] in the 1850 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Peter Lantz in the 1860 United states Federal Census.
  9. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Peter Lance in the 1870 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, Peter Lance in the 1880 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com, Peter Lance in the 1900 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S43] Gary Rolph guess.

Michael Lance1

M, b. 24 April 1833, d. 31 March 1901
FatherCharles Lentz b. 19 Nov 1803, d. 29 Apr 1865
MotherSusannah Simmone b. 3 Aug 1805, d. 10 Apr 1883
     Michael Lance was Marriage; Person Source.2,3 He Personal History of Michael LENTZ/LANCE (B715-)

Period from 1833 to 1860

B715- Michael LENTZ/LANCE was born as Michael LENTZ on either 20 or 24 Apr 1833 in Rowan Co., NC, probably on a farm near Salisbury but maybe in Salisbury itself. The 20 Apr 1833 birth date is shown on Organ Church Baptismal Records and 24 Apr 1833 on his tombstone in Oklahoma. It is believed that his parents moved in about 1836 to Iredell Co., NC, then to Cherokee Co., NC in or about 1844, and finally, in or about 1847, to Murray Co., GA. Undoubtedly, Michael and his siblings accompanied them in these moves. His father, Charles LENTZ, and grandfather, Jacob LENTZ, show on the 1830 census of Cabarrus Co., NC (pp 192 and 193). Charles and his family show on the 1850 and 1860 censuses of Murray Co., GA, but Michael was not living in his parents' home in 1860. (He would have been age 17 in 1850 and 27 in 1860.)

Although I have never found any document either in the records of the Organ (Zion) Lutheran Church, established 1745 in Salisbury, NC, or in military or census records, that his full name at birth may have been John Michael LENTZ, I consider it quite possible that this may have been the case. His descendants in GA, as of a few years ago, believed this, and one of his descendants in GA was his namesake -- John Michael LANCE (B71561-). Also, it would have been consistent with the German naming practice to give a boy child the first name of John as his saint name and Michael as his call name.

At age 20, on 12 Jul 1853 he wedded Caroline/Carline SELF in Union Co., GA. (Lentz Heritage cites Union Co., GA, Marriage Book, page 199). The newlyweds may have established their own home, probably on a farm, or perhaps they lived in his parents' home until some time before the 1860 census of Towns Co., GA., which shows him as 'Michal LANTZ,' a farmer, born in NC, with his wife, Caroline, born in GA, and three children--'John' age 6, 'Susan' age 4, and 'Leander' age 6 months, all born in GA (see LANCE DOC NO. 65). The names shown for these children are only semi-accurate, but their ages fit with B7151- John Calvin Lance, born 25 May 1854; B7152- Susan Catherine, born 7 Feb 1856 ; and with B7154- London Newberry, born 11 Jan 1860. There was an additional child, B7153- Sarah J., who was born 12 Nov 1857. The fact that Sarah is missing from this census is puzzling. At first I thought that she must have died by 1860, but Dewey PORTWOOD, compiler of 'The Lance History--from Germany until Now' says that Sarah married a Mr. JOHNSON. I don't know Dewey's source for this. Perhaps Dewey is right and she was omitted merely because of a census taker's error.

(The 1860 census of GA, Towns Co., Hiawasee, p. 15, has a strange entry about another Michael LANCE, age 33, male, occupation carpenter, b. in NC. Dwelling No. 104. It shows his wife as Susan, age 31, female, b. in NC. The name is spelled as 'Michal,' It shows two other people living in the house, one William Burnette, age 21, and one Cynthia Scroggs, age 21. Something's wrong here. Must be a mistake of the census taker.)

The Period from 1860 to 1865

Before their next child, B7155- Mary, was born on 14 Apr 1862, Michael enlisted on 11 Feb 1862 in Hiawassee, Towns Co., GA, as a private in Co. D, 24th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry of the Confederate States of America (CSA).

Nothing is known how his wife and children fared during the war. As for himself, he apparently served actively in that unit until he was captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, on 1 Jun 1864. Assuming that he was present with the unit at all times between those dates, he must have participated in the following engagements, because the 24th GA was in all of them. In later years, it was said, he told of being wounded three times, so he may have missed out on some of these operations. By reading historical descriptions of these battles, one can get a pretty good idea of what life was like for Michael LANCE in those years--not good, of course. The numbers in parentheses are to facilitate finding them on the map (see Multimedia items.)
1. Skirmish, Warwick Road, VA (1).....................................5 Apr 1862
2. Siege, Yorktown, VA (2)......................................5 Apr-4 May, 1862
3. Engagement, Lee's Mills (3),
Burnt Chimneys, Dam No. 1, VA....................................16 Apr 1862
4. Evacuation, Yorktown, VA (2)......................................... May 1862
5. Skirmish, Ellison's Mills (4), near
Mechanicsville, VA (5)).................................................23 May 1862
6. Battle of Seven Pines (6), Fair Oaks, VA (7)...........31 May-1 Jun 1862
8. Seven Days Battles ( )............................................25 Jun-1 Jul 1862
9. Battle, Peach Orchard (Allen's Farm) (8) near
Fair Oaks Station, VA (7)...............................................29 Jun 1862
10. Battle, Savage Station (9)................................................29 Jun 1862
11. Battle, Malvern Hill (10), Crew's Farm (11),
Poindexter's Farm, VA (12)................................................1 Jul 1862
12. Engagement, Malvern Hill, VA (10)....................................5 Aug 1862


Campaign in Northern VA

(Second Bull Run Campaign).....16 Aug-2 Sep 1862


Maryland Campaign...........6-22 Sep 1862

13. Action, Maryland Heights, MD (13)...........................12-13 Sep 1862
14. Seige, Harper's Ferry, WV (13).................................13-15 Sep 1862
15. Battle, Antietam, Sharpsburg, MD (15)......................16-17 Sep 1862
16. Operations in Loudon, Fauquier,
and Rappahannock Counties, VA (16)................26 Oct-10 Nov 1862
17. Battle, Fredericksburg, VA (17)................................12-15 Dec 1862


Chancellorsville Campaign....27 Apr-6 May 1863

18. Battle, Chancellorsville, VA (18)..................................1-5 May 1863


Gettysburg Campaign...........3 Jun-1 Aug 1863

19. Battle of Gettysburg (19)..............................................1-3 Jul 1863
The 24th GA saw combat at Gettysburg in the engagement at the wheat field
when the Confederates were trying to take Little Round Top. Contrary to
family legend, he was not in Pickett's Charge; those in Pickett's Charge
were all Virginians.
20. Retreat to near Manassas Gap, VA (20)......................5-24 Jul 1863
21. Skirmish near Manassas Gap (20).................................23 Jul 1863


Georgia

22. Battle, Chickamauga, GA (21)................................19-21 Sep 1863
(NOTE: Both the OR and Units of the Confederate States Army by Joseph H. Crute, Jr., 1st Ed., 1987, Derwent Books, Midlothian, VA, pp. 100-10, state that the 24th GA was scheduled to be there but could not arrive in time for the Battle of Chickamauga. However, Vol. III of the Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, contains the names of several members of Co. 'A' of the 24th GA who were wounded, killed, or captured at Chickamauga on dates of this battle; therefore, Co. 'A,' at least, must have arrived in time. Or maybe those particular men were detached to some other unit in that time frame when they were casualties in that battle.)


Tennessee

23, Siege, Chattanooga, TN (22).............................24 Sep-30 Oct 1863
24. Engagement, Wauhatchie, TN (23)...........................28-29 Oct 1863

Knoxville Campaign..........4 Nov-23 Dec 1863
25. Skirmish, Little River, TN.............................................15 Nov 1863
26. Siege, Knoxville, TN (24)....................................17 Nov-4 Dec 1863
27. Assaults, Fort Saunders and Loudon,
Knoxville, TN (24).........................................................9 Nov 1863
28. Operations around Dandridge, TN (25)......................16-17 Jan 1863


Northern Virginia

Wilderness Campaign.........4 May-12 Jun 1864
29. Battle, The Wilderness, VA (26)................................5-7 May 1864
30. Battles around Spotsylvania Courthouse (27),
Laurel Hill (28), Nye River, and
Fredericksburg Road, VA (29).................................8-21 May 1864
31. Assault on the Salient,
Spotsylvania Court House, VA (27).............................12 May 1864
32. Operations on the line
of the North Anna River, VA (30)............................22-26 May 1864
33. Operations on the line
of the Pamunkey River, VA (31).............................26-28 May 1864
34. Operations on the line
of the Totopotmoy River, VA (32)...........................28-31 May 1864
35. Battles around Cold Harbor, VA (33)..........................1-12 Jun 1864

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| MICHAEL LANCE WAS CAPTURED AT COLD HARBOR, VA |
| ON 1 JUNE 1864; |
| HE DID NOT, THEREFORE, PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING: |
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36. Assault, Petersburg, VA (34).......................................16 Jun 1864
37. Siege Operations against Petersburg
and Richmond, VA (35)......................................16 Jun-7 Jul 1864
38. Assault, Petersburg, VA (34).......................................18 Jun 1864


Sheridan's Campaign
in the Shenandoah Valley.....7 Aug-28 Nov 1864

39. Engagement, Cedarville (36),
Guard Hill (Front Royal) (37), VA..................................16 Aug 1864
40. Action, Bunker Hill, WV (38).......................................2-3 Sep 1864
39. Battle, Oppequan (39), Winchester (40), VA..................19 Sep 1864
40. Battle, Fisher's Hill (41), and Woodstock (42), VA........23 Sep 1864
41. Battle, Cedar Creek (43),
Middletownm (44) and Belle Grove (45), VA..................19 Oct 1864
42. Siege Operations against Petersburg
and Richmond, VA (35)...............................7 Dec 1864-2 Apr 1865


Appomattox Campaign..........28 Mar-9 Apr 1865

43. Engagement, Sailor's Creek, VA (46).............................6 Apr 1865
44. Engagement, Clover Hill,
Appomattox Court House, VA (47).................................9 Apr 1865
45. Surrender, Appomattox Court House, VA (47)...............10 Apr 1865

After his capture at Cold Harbor, VA, on 1 Jun 1864, he and other POWs were marched from Cold Harbor to White House, VA, arriving there on 11 June 1864; shipped by boat to Point Lookout, MD; shipped probably by train to Elmira, NY, on 12 Jul 1864, arriving at Elmira on 17 Jul 1864. (A train arriving at Elmira on about that date had a wreck not far from Elmira, killing many of the POWs and their guards; he may have been on that train.) His final muster roll tells us that he signed an Oath of Allegiance to the United States as 'M. Lance,' which was subscribed and sworn to Elmira, NY on 11 Jun 1865. This document shows that his place of residence was Walhalla, SC; complexion 'florid;' eyes 'hazel;' hair 'auburn;' height '5 feet 9 inches.' This document remarks: 'Released 14 Jun 1865 from confinement at Elmira, NY, under General Orders No. 109 from the A.G.O. dated 6 Jun 1865.' (You can see his signature on this document as one of the Multimedia items.)

The text of the above Oath of Allegiance follows: 'We, the undersigned, do solemnly swear, in presence of Almighty God, that we will henceforth faithfully support, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Union of the States thereunder; and that we will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the existing rebellion with reference to slaves, so long and so far as not repealed, modified, or held void by Congress, or by decision of the Supreme Court; and that we will, in like manner, abide by and faithfully support all proclamations of the President made during the existing rebellion having reference to slaves, so long and so far as not modified or declared void by decision of the Supreme Court, so help us God.'

There are many good books on POW prisons during the Civil War, both North and South. Reading any of them gives one a good feel for what life was like at Point Lookout and Elmira. Neither side had anything to be proud of when it came to the way they treated POWs. One such book is Civil War Prisons, edited by William B. Hesseltine, published by the Kent State University Press. In it, there is one chapter specifically about the POW camp in Elmira.

We have no documentation showing how he traveled from Elmira to his home in the South. We do not know for sure where his home was, except that the above document says it was Walhalla, SC. Perhaps his wife and children were living there at the time. (I could not find any reference to him, his family, or his wife's family in the 1870 Census for Walhalla, Oconee Co., SC. It's possible that the Walhalla, SC, entry was a clerical error on the part of the authorities supervising the signing of this document. Family legend had it that he traveled from Elmira at least part of the way by cattleboat to Charlestown, SC, and then walked about 300 miles to his home in Georgia, and this legend may be fairly accurate. This sounds rough to us these days, but after all his Civil War experiences, the ride in a cattleboat probably did not seem so bad, and, after the many thousands of miles he must have walked during the war, those 300 miles must have seemed like the old expression 'just a short stroll in the park.' There is no mention, however, of his physical condition and mental outlook, but these probably were not so good.


The Period 1865 to 1887

HIS POST-CIVIL WAR ACTIVITIES IN GEORGIA

We know little about his activities for several years. We do know that according to their first child's death certificate born after the Civil War, B7156- Cicero LANCE, Cicero was born 14 Apr 1866 in Union Co., GA. Their next child, B7157- Basha ('Vashti?'), was born 2 Feb 1868, probably in Union Co., GA. Their next, B7158- Arminta ('Mintie'?), was born 4 Jul 1870, probably in Union Co., GA. So during that period, they likely were living in Union Co., GA.

Somewhere along they way, they must have moved back to Towns Co., GA, because according to the death certificate of their ninth child, B7159- Charles Henry LANCE, Charles Henry was born 16 Feb 1873 in Towns Co., GA. Their tenth child, B7150- William, was born 15 Jul 1876. Their eleventh was Ed LANCE, B715A-, born 5 Apr 1880. It is unknown where Ed was born. It may be significant that Michael's first wife and mother of all of the above children died on 12 Jun 1880, according to the 1880 census, just two months after Ed was born. It probably never will be known if there was any relationship between Ed's birth and her death. Perhaps we could have confirmed the year of her death on her tombstone. (In June 1996, we visited several cemetaries where she probably was buried but, if we found it we had no way of knowing, because so many of the old tombstones were too weather-worn to be legible.)

Lentz Heritage (p. 88) tells the story about 'Uncle Mike' (B715-) helping B7114- Addie Jarrett LENTZ who went to Atlanta by train in 1874 to get a brace for her back. I now believe this meant that he went there from his home, probably in Cherokee Co., to help her.


The Period from 1887 to 1900

According to a letter dated 1974 from B71592- Herald Lesley LANCE (died 1976), one of Michael's many grandsons and a son of B7159- Charles Henry LANCE, Michael, along with his sons Henry, William, Ed, and London and daughters Catherine, Basha, and Mary, migrated west in about 1887 to Eastland Co., TX, and then to Greer Co., OK in about 1895 or 1896. The letter says that all these children were already married when they moved west, except for Charles Henry, Ed, and William. (The date 1887 fits fairly well with information on page 66 of Lentz Heritage, where it states that when one of Michael's brothers, Jessie, died in 1913--actually, it says 1813, which is clearly a typographical error--the family had not heard from his brother Michael in 25 years, or since 1888.) B7156- Cicero (full first name Francis Cicero) remained in GA. B7151- Calvin, or maybe John Calvin, died in 1870 or 1878 and B7153- Sarah both must have died as well.

Herald's letter adds that 'it must have been in Eastland Co., TX, that he married Nancy Jane ('Nan') DUNCAN.' Notice that the 1880 census of Cherokee Co., GA, shows that Nancy DUNCAN's family and Michael's family were neighbors in GA before Michael LANCE's first wife died. (She already had a son named Ansel G. DUNCAN (born 6 Sep 1882, in GA), who apparently was born out of wedlock.) The letter goes on to say that Michael and Nancy Jane had a baby son, B-715B- Harlie Michael LANCE, who was born in Texas in 1896.' (The actual date of Harlie Michael's birth was 8 Aug 1896, and he was actually born in Marsden, Indian Territory, a town that no longer exists). The letter continues: 'His homestead claim was three miles east and 1/2 mile north of Blair, OK, in what is now Jackson Co., OK. His son William J. LANCE and wife Lucy bought (homesteaded?) 80 acres adjoining Michael's place on the north. William and Lucy are buried in the Warren, OK, Cemetery. Another son, Charles Henry LANCE and wife Kate, homesteaded land in 1897, a quarter section 3 1/2 miles west of Warren. Michael's daughter Basha and her husband John EDWARDS filed a claim in 1897, which was 3 1/2 miles east of Blair. Michael's daughter Catherine, with her husband William THOMPSON, filed a claim northwest of Lugert, OK. Mr. THOMPSON was a veteran of the Confederate Navy.' On the basis of this letter, I expected to find them all there in Oklahoma in the 1900 census. I found only William J. LANCE and wife Lucy, Charles H. LANCE and wife Katie, John EDWARDS and wife Basha, however.

One daughter from Michael's marriage with his first wife apparently married a man named James R. WALKER, who was also a Georgian. WALKER was living in Brazoria Co., TX , (just south of Houston) in 1929. (Source: papers in the file of Nancy Jane (DUNCAN) LANCE's application as Michael's widow for Confederate pension.)

In the 1900 census for Eastland Co., TX, I found 'Michial LANCE,' husband, born Apr 1833 in GA, age 67, married 4 years, born in GA; his father born in UNKNOWN; his mother born in UNKNOWN; farmer; renting the farm; read and wrote English, No. of farm schedule: 167. Nancy J. (wife), born Mar 1854, age 46, married 4 years, mother of two children, both living; born in GA; father born in GA; mother born in SC. Ansel G, son, born Sep 1882, age 7; born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in GA. Harley M. son, born Aug 1896, age 3, born in GA, father born in GA, mother born in GA. (Clearly, these are the right folks despite the few inaccuracies shown in this census, specifically: Misspelling of Michael, his birth state was actually NC, his father was born in NC, and his mother was born in NC; Ansel was not surnamed LANCE; Harley M. should be Harlie M. and he was born in Indian Territory (OK), not GA., and his father was born in NC, not GA.) On the basis of this 1900 Eastland Co. census, and Michael's death on 31 Mar 1901, it is hard to believe they homesteaded in OK, as Herald's letter states. It's possible, however, that they did homestead in OK but moved back to Eastland Co., TX by 1900. (Papers in his widow's, Nancy Jane LANCE's, application for Confederate pension show that it is correct that they were first in Eastland Co., TX, then moved to OK, and then back to TX, although he died in OK. I hope to research land records in OK further to find whatever I can there.) They were missing from the 1910 Eastland Co., TX, census. However, I did find them in the 1910 Curry Co., NM census. By this time, of course, Michael had died.


MICHAEL LANCE'S DEATH ON 31 MAR 1901

Today, in the Warren Cemetery, Warren, OK, Michael LANCE's tombstone states: 'Michael Lance, born April 24, 1833, died March 31, 1901, At Rest.' It would be nice if we could have a death certificate. Unfortunately, neither Oklahoma, Texas, or New Mexico were keeping track of deaths in 1901. Texas began in 1903, Oklahoma in 1908, and New Mexico even later.

Family legend had it that he died after falling from a windmill platform, breaking his neck, and that this occurred near House, NM. This locality is of course still possible, assuming that they migrated from Eastland Co., TX, after the 1900 census and homesteaded a farm near House by the time he died on 31 Mar 1901.

We are then presented with the mystery of how come he was buried in Oklahoma. Perhaps this is because most of his children were living in Oklahoma. Even in those days, his body, could have been transported to Oklahoma for burial.

The family legend about his death occurring in NM seems to be erroneous. According to the papers included in Nancy Jane (DUNCAN) LANCE's 'Widow's Application for Confederate Pension,' he died in Blair, Greer Co., OK. It says nothing of how or exactly where he died, so the part in the family legend about his falling from a windmill platform may be true; the place, however. was most likely in OK.

The thought occurred to me that winds are often very hard and gusty in March and that the windmill vane may have swung around and knocked him off. Also, he may have had a heart attack or stroke while on the windmill platform, which could explain his fall, if indeed there was such a fall. We'll never know. There probably was no doctor or coroner around.

REGARDING THE CHANGE OF SURNAME TO LANCE

Some of his muster rolls during the Civil War show his name as Michael LENTZ, some as Michael LANCE, and some as simply M. LANCE. Because the 1850 and 1860 censuses for Murray Co., GA, show his father apparently using the surname LANCE instead of LENTZ, one would think that the family name changed at that time. There is still some doubt about this, however, because on the 1870 census of Murray County, GA, Michael's mother, Susan, a widow at the time, shows as Susan LENTZ, age 65, keeping house, born in NC, and unable to write (remember that it was said that she could read and write only German]. She was living alone in the old family home. (1870 GA census of Murray County, Spring Place, may be found on Roll 167, p. 490, District 824; in Ancestry.com, census images, see 1870 census, GA, Murray County, District 824, image no. 8 of 23.) My guess is that she, being only a German speaker and writer, stuck with the German surname LENTZ while the rest of the family permanently adopted the LANCE surname.

Early pages of Lentz Heritage also describe discrimination, if not downright persecution, in the Colonial Period against ethnic Germans in communities where English people were the dominant ethnic group. To avoid such problems, some families began gradually to change their names in order 'to sound more American' as they began to assimilate into American society. To their credit, many LENTZ families retained the LENTZ name.

In the case of B715- Michael LENTZ/LANCE, there are some other intriguing stories. One family legend among his descendents in the West was that he was originally an Irishman born in Dublin. For political reasons, he wanted to emigrate from Ireland and move to America, but it was said that the British would not let him go to America. For some reason, however, they let he move to Holland, so he went to Holland. After living there a few years, he finally became an American immigrant.

About 30-40 years later, his children in the American West, in support of this legend, reportedly said that 'when aggravated' he would lapse into speaking 'Dutch.' To me, two things about this legend were suspect. First, I didn't believe that an Irishman, having lived in Holland for a few years, would revert many years later in America to speaking Dutch. Second, I could see and hear in my mind his children hearing him say something foreign to their ears and asking what he was speaking. 'Deutsch,' he would say, which sounded to them like 'Dutch.' ('Deutsch,' is German language for 'German.') I immediately concluded that he was speaking German, not Dutch, and that he was ethnic German, not Irish. (Later discoveries confirmed that I was correct. The Lentzes were German, and his mother apparently never did learn the English language and read and wrote only German. Michael LENTZ/LANCE, therefore, must have spoken and understood at least some German.

I also found that the 1860 Towns Co., GA, and the 1880, Cherokee Co., GA, censuses gave his place of birth correctly as NC. Just one year before Michael LANCE died, the Eastland Co., TX, census of 1900 gave his place of birth as GA. Nine years after Michael LANCE died, the 1910 census of Curry Co., NM, gave the place of birth of Harlie Michael LANCE's father (Michael) as NC. And 19 years after he died, the 1920 census of Curry Co., NM, said that he was born in -- surprise! -- Ireland.

This leads me to suspect that the 'Irishman' legend evolved between 1910 and 1920 and that B715- Michael Lentz/Lance was NOT its originator. So who started this legend -- and WHY?

First, we need to move forward 74 years to 1994. Second, we then need to move back again to the years between 1910 and 1920.

Our father always told us we were 'Scotch, Irish, and English.' In 1994, my brother Ernest and I were surprised to discover that the family name had originally been LENTZ and that it was German. Just after I learned this and told my brother Ernest, he telephoned his son, Jerry Walter LANCE, and started to tell him. Jerry said, 'Oh! I know all about that! The name was L-E-N-T-Z, and they were German!' 'How did you know that?' Ernest asked. 'Grandma Lance told me!' 'Well, why didn't you ever tell ME?' Ernie asked, remembering that he always told his sons what OUR father told him. 'Well,' Jerry said, 'because I didn't want you to think I was calling you a liar!'

Well, this boggles our minds, of course. If our mother knew this, then our father had to know it, too, which means--pardon the expression--that he lied to his sons about the Lance ethnic background. What's stranger yet is--why did he do this? Why would we have cared? Wouldn't we have just as much reason to be proud of German ancestors as Scotch-Irish-English ancestors? But let's go back to the period between 1910 and 1920 when this 'Irishman Michael Lance' story must have started and see what other clues we can find.

The great event between 1910 and 1920 was WWI from 1914 to 1918. Memories of those times have disappeared from the minds of today's older generation, some of whom were either yet unborn, babies, or very young children during WWI. Very few remember what life was like for some German-Americans in those days--those German-Americans, that is, who spoke German or who had a German accent or who had German-sounding names. A little bit of research and reading will reveal to us today that during WWI, walls were plastered with posters like one showing a mean-looking face in a German helmet doing some evil thing, with the caption, 'Hunt down the Hun!' or 'Kill the Kraut!' In many communities this kind of propaganda, mixed with the hysteria and ignorance prevalent in the population, made life quite difficult for so-called 'Germans.' In many cases, of course, those swallowing this propaganda and attacking their fellow Americans who happened to have German ancestry were, unknown to them, themselves of German ancestry. At that time, at least one-third of the American population was of German ancestry, many of whom did not know it because some ancestor changed the family name a generation or so back, the family became totally assimilated into American society, and their descendants lost forever their ancestral identities.

So why did our father lie to us, or mislead us? Was he, and our mother, devious and deceptive? No, I don't think so. I think it was because they loved their children and wanted to protect them from the kind of irrational hatred they witnessed during WWI. I think their reasoning must have gone about like this: 'So what harm could this little white lie do? The family name is already Lance, which certainly did not look German, and besides--our mother's family was Scotch-Irish-English, so that actually did make us Scotch-Irish-English, right? Also, he probably thought, I, Harlie, am at least half English. Never mind the German part of it. No need for anybody to ever know about that. We can say that my father was born in Ireland...' By the time Jerry Walter LANCE asked her about the Lance history, this whole thing must have seemed pretty silly to our mother. By WWII nobody cared any more about people being of German ancestry. In WWII it was Japanese-Americans who suffered from these kinds of hysteria, ignorance, and racism. Sad to say, by the time WWII rolled around, Americans of German ancestry had long forgotten the bitter taste of discrimination and persecution against themselves, and many exhibited the same kind of hatred against Japanese-Americans as their own immediate ancestors suffered during WWI. Let us hope future generations learn from this. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID ABA7ACAD1F74334D800A689D785283FB956B. He and Nancy Caroline Self Family Source.4 Michael Lance was born on 24 April 1833 at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina; Source (Organ Church records) states: 'Born Apr 20, 1833, Michael (Lentz), baptismal date not given, parent Charles Lentz, sponsor not given.'
The 1860 census of Towns Co., GA, is a little mixed up, It carries his name as Michael LANTZ, age 36. He was actually spelling his name as LANCE or possibly LENTZ, and he was 27 years old, not 36.5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 He married Nancy Caroline Self at Union County, Georgia, on 12 July 1853.4,7,14,1 Michael Lance was 24th GA Inf Regt. Type: Civil War on 11 February 1862 at Hiawasee, Towns County, Georgia.15 He married Nancy Jane Duncan, daughter of Ansell Cunningham Griffin Duncan and Catherine Cook, on 15 July 1895 at Eastland County, Texas.16,3 Michael Lance died on 31 March 1901 at Blair, Jackson County, Oklahoma, at age 67; LANCE DOC 45 is off a year; it says 31 Mar 1900 instead of the correct 1901..6,16,7,3 He was buried in April 1901 at Warren Cemetery, Warren, Jackson County, Oklahoma.6

Family 1

Nancy Caroline Self b. 25 Dec 1836, d. 12 Jun 1880
Children

Family 2

Nancy Jane Duncan b. 20 Mar 1854, d. 9 May 1937
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, RESelf Family Tree.
  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, pp. 66,88.
  3. [S1379] Unknown author, Texas State Archives, On 23 Jun 1997, I received from the Texas State Archives a package of correspondence concerning Nancy Jane (Duncan) Lance's application for pension for widows of Confederate soldiers; this package contains this and other valuable genealogical information. This package is filed in my LANCE documents. (Texas State Archives).
  4. [S1528] Unknown author, Union Co, GA, Marriage Book A, p 199.
  5. [S1352] Unknown author, (Zion) Old Organ Lutheran Church, Rowan Co., NC, Organ Church Records, Rowan Co., NC (Lance, Inc., Charlotte, NC, 1995), Born Apr 20, 1833.
  6. [S1380] Unknown author, Warren Cemetary, Warren, OK, Tombstone of Michael Lance.
  7. [S1381] Unknown author, Herald L. Lance, Transcription of a letter from Herald L. Lance, dated 1974.
  8. [S56] 1880 US census, online www.ancestry.com, page 26.
  9. [S666] Lentz, John Paul, compiler, From Cabarrus (Co., NC) marriage records,.
  10. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  11. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com.
  12. [S148] 1900 United States Census, online www.ancestry.com.
  13. [S69] 1870 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Series M 593, Roll No. 177, page 214.
  14. [S66] 1860 census, online www.ancestry.com, Written page 159, Dwelling No. 305, Family No. 305.
  15. [S1385] Unknown author, Confederate Army, LANCE DOC 59--B715- Michael Lentz/l.ance CSA muster rolls proving that
    he was in Co. D, 24th GA Infantry, captured at Cold Harbor, and POW in
    Elmira, NY. Some show his surname as Lentz and some as Lance,
    indicating perhaps that he was in the process of changing his surname. (National Archives).
  16. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.

Johann George Hartlein1

M, b. 21 October 1732, d. 19 February 1794
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 980F5AC6CA857C43A4A5B0DEA4ED63761669. Johann George Hartlein was also known as John George Herdlein.2 Johann George Hartlein was also known as George Sr. Hartline. He was born on 21 October 1732 at Weigenheim, Neustadt an der Aisch-Bad Windscheim, Bayern, Germany.1,2 He married Maria Christina Boehm at Old Goshenhoppen Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on 9 February 1755.1,2 Johann George Hartlein died on 19 February 1794 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 61; buried Organ Lutheran Church.1

Family

Maria Christina Boehm b. 25 Dec 1730, d. 25 Jan 1794
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bill & Pat's ancestors.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dammerman Family Tree.

Maria Christina Boehm1

F, b. 25 December 1730, d. 25 January 1794
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 83CF50A429FC1647A36E33004B9F24536D10. Maria Christina Boehm was born on 25 December 1730 at Fehrseld, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.1,2 She married Johann George Hartlein at Old Goshenhoppen Church, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, on 9 February 1755.1,2 As of 9 February 1755,her married name was Hartlein.1 Maria Christina Boehm died on 25 January 1794 at Reedy Creek, Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 63.2

Family

Johann George Hartlein b. 21 Oct 1732, d. 19 Feb 1794
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bill & Pat's ancestors.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dammerman Family Tree.

Elizabeth Hartline

F, b. 4 September 1765, d. 15 November 1858
FatherJohann George Hartlein b. 21 Oct 1732, d. 19 Feb 1794
MotherMaria Christina Boehm b. 25 Dec 1730, d. 25 Jan 1794
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID D800D4FD8ED7D846B34CB6636266E2695782. Elizabeth Hartline was born on 4 September 1765 at Berks County, Pennsylvania; Baptized St Josephs Hill Church.1,2 As of say 1785,her married name was Casper.2 She married Henry Casper say 1785 at Rowan County, North Carolina.2 Elizabeth Hartline died on 15 November 1858 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 93.2

Family

Henry Casper b. 6 Nov 1759, d. 13 Nov 1832

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Bill & Pat's ancestors.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Miller Family Tree.

George Ludwig Siefert1

M, b. 5 September 1736, d. 18 September 1789
FatherJoachim Jacob Sieffert b. c 1697, d. 24 Feb 1760
MotherEva Liesabetha Edelmann1 b. 3 Feb 1712, d. 10 Aug 1754
     George Ludwig Siefert He was the brother of William SIFFORD, Sr., and the father of
Elizabeth Sifford RUSE (ruhse). Abraham was a first cousin of William
SIFFORD, Jr., who married B3-Eleizabeth LENTZ. George Ludwig and
William SIFFORD signed the constitution of Organ Church on 1 Jan 1789,
and both helped to start the old stone building in 1774. We do not
know the dates of birth or death for Margaret and Abraham. They had 8
children. Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID A28ABB3D95B66947B71F925E3FC0504377E2. George Ludwig Siefert was also known as George Ludwig ('Lewis') Sifford. He was born on 5 September 1736 at Finkenbach, Odenwald, Freudenstadt, Baden-Wurrttemberg, Germany.1 He married Elizabeth Edelmann in 1761 at Pennsylvania.1 He married Elizabeth Lentz at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1770.1 He witnessed Elizabeth Edelmann's death at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1771.1 George Ludwig Siefert died on 18 September 1789 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 53.1

Family 1

Elizabeth Edelmann b. 1736, d. 1771
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Lentz b. 31 Mar 1754, d. 3 Apr 1829
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Justus/ Ham Family Tree.

Elizabeth Lentz1

F, b. 31 March 1754, d. 3 April 1829
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 7ADE295F4453BE4D88E4A0FABE31A2435CC5. Elizabeth Lentz was born on 31 March 1754 at Pennsylvania.1 She married George Ludwig Siefert at Rowan County, North Carolina, in 1770.1 As of 1770,her married name was Siefert.1 Elizabeth Lentz died on 3 April 1829 at Rowan County, North Carolina, at age 75.1

Family

George Ludwig Siefert b. 5 Sep 1736, d. 18 Sep 1789
Children

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Justus/ Ham Family Tree.

Daniel Hornberger1

M, b. 1785, d. between 1841 and 1850
FatherJohann Valentin Hornberger1 b. 1739, d. 1804
MotherAnna Catherina Lamprecht1 b. 10 Dec 1740, d. bt 1786 - 1830
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 4C3DCF14BB7DF24685F724A306430F7CF321. Daniel Hornberger was also known as Dan Hornbarger. Daniel Hornberger was also known as Valentine Hornbarger. He was born in 1785 at North Carolina.1 He married Catherine Lingle on 6 November 1804 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1 Daniel Hornberger died between 1841 and 1850 at Rowan County, North Carolina.1

Family

Catherine Lingle b. 1789, d. 1870
Child

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Hornbarger Family Tree.

Mary Elizabeth Self1

F, b. July 1841, d. 21 January 1935
FatherThomas R Self b. Apr 1816, d. bt 1881 - 1900
MotherNancy Elizabeth Cook b. 25 Dec 1813, d. Oct 1878
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID C5D8B77C8F72B34CAEB7541356E770C10A00. Mary Elizabeth Self was born in July 1841 at Georgia.1 As of 6 September 1874,her married name was Cavender.1 She married Clemeth Andrew Cavender on 6 September 1874 at Union County, Georgia.1 Mary Elizabeth Self died on 21 January 1935 at Union County, Georgia, at age 93.1

Family

Clemeth Andrew Cavender b. 30 Dec 1829, d. 6 Jun 1897

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, RESelf Family Tree.

John B Self1

M, b. 10 May 1838, d. 18 August 1920
FatherThomas R Self b. Apr 1816, d. bt 1881 - 1900
MotherNancy Elizabeth Cook b. 25 Dec 1813, d. Oct 1878
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 77853B75834911419523F0B53BC31B0949DA. John B Self was born on 10 May 1838 at Union County, Georgia.1 He married Betsy Elizabeth Brown in 1859 at Towns County, Georgia.1 He witnessed an unknown person 's death at Towns County, Georgia, on 27 July 1905.1 John B Self married Arminda Ballard in 1906 at Towns County, Georgia.1 John B Self died on 18 August 1920 at Towns County, Georgia, at age 82.1

Family 1

Betsy Elizabeth Brown b. 8 Nov 1833, d. 27 Jul 1905

Family 2

Arminda Ballard b. 1866, d. 1930

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, RESelf Family Tree.

Callie M. Lance

F, b. 9 May 1897, d. 19 July 1970
FatherWilliam Judson Lance b. 15 Jul 1876, d. 8 May 1960
MotherLucy Mae Whatley b. Sep 1878, d. 1916
     Callie M. Lance was Marriage; Person Source.1 Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID AF3983194A67BD49BC66289DE4A4FE883039. Her married name was Davis. She was born on 9 May 1897 at Eastland County, Texas; Or Mar. 1900 c. says she b. in TX; 1910 c. says she b. in OK.2,3,4 As of 11 October 1912,her married name was Sechrist.5 She married Frank Wilkerson Sechrist on 11 October 1912 at Oklahoma.5 She witnessed Frank Wilkerson Sechrist's death at Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma, on 7 June 1932.5 As of say 1935,her married name was Selby.5 Callie M. Lance married Jess R Selby say 1935 at Oklahoma.5 She married Neal Davis at Oklahoma say 1949.5 She witnessed Jess R Selby's death at Lindsay, Garvin County, Oklahoma, in January 1966.5 Callie M. Lance died on 19 July 1970 at Ringling, Jefferson County, Oklahoma, at age 73.4

Family 1

Frank Wilkerson Sechrist b. 13 Sep 1883, d. 7 Jun 1932

Family 2

Jess R Selby b. 5 Oct 1894, d. Jan 1966

Family 3

Neal Davis b. 14 Mar 1905, d. Jul 1981

Citations

  1. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah, Dwelliing No. 398, Family No. 398.
  2. [S1372] Unknown author, Not stated, probably Herald L. Lance as attachment to his 1974 letter., Regarding the family of B7159- Charles Henry Lance and Katie (Stayton)
    Lance.
  3. [S1376] Unknown author, , compiler, ''; ancestral file number(s), Ancestral File, Family History Library [FHL], Salt Lake City, Utah.
  4. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Killion/ Gryder/ Gage Family.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Lance Family.

Liley Alice Epps

F, b. 18 September 1860, d. 1 May 1941
FatherCommodore Decatur Epps b. 1836, d. 20 Dec 1863
MotherCatherine Selina Lentz b. 28 Jul 1830, d. 30 Nov 1916
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 9B9259DF443EA44BB125FC880105C9B6B5CA. Liley Alice Epps was Marriage; Person Source.1 Her married name was Robertson. She was buried. She was born on 18 September 1860 at North Carolina; twin of B7136- Lola E.2 As of say 1880,her married name was Roberson.2 She married John Roberson at North Carolina say 1880.2 Liley Alice Epps died on 1 May 1941 at Catoosa, Catoosa County, Georgia, at age 80.2,3

Family

John Roberson b. s 1855, d. bt 1886 - 1945
Child

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, p. 91.
  2. [S7] James Lance, Ancestors and Descandants of Bastian & Dewalt Lentz,.
  3. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, BJ's Tree.

Sarah "Sally" Ann Self1

F, b. 1835, d. between 1851 and 1925
FatherThomas R Self b. Apr 1816, d. bt 1881 - 1900
MotherNancy Elizabeth Cook b. 25 Dec 1813, d. Oct 1878
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 383FBEBA34A69B46BCB90AB22AC5C4DB691C. Sarah "Sally" Ann Self was born in 1835 at Union County, Georgia.1 She died between 1851 and 1925 at Georgia.1

Citations

  1. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, RESelf Family Tree.

Nettie Treece

F, b. 14 September 1867, d. 5 January 1916
FatherJames Green Treece b. 25 Feb 1839, d. 10 Apr 1877
MotherSusan Amanda Box b. 17 Aug 1841, d. 26 Mar 1913
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID EE7234E33B2925458398BE192F3CD7E65F88. Nettie Treece Illinois Statewide Marriage Index shows her first name as Nellie. She was Marriage; Person Source.1 Her married name was Lence. She was born on 14 September 1867 at Union County, Illinois.2,3 As of 1886, Nettie Treece was also known as Nellie Treese.4 As of 20 May 1886,her married name was Lentz.4 She married Daniel Lentz at Union County, Illinois, on 20 May 1886.4 Nettie Treece died on 5 January 1916 at Union County, Illinois, at age 48; Mother
Nettie Lentz
Sept 14 1867
Jan 5 1916.3

Family

Daniel Lentz b. 6 Nov 1863, d. 31 Jan 1944
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 IV, p. 63.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census for Ada Lentz.
  3. [S123] Findagrave.com, online www.findagrave.com, Nettie Lentz.
  4. [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>, Vol. 1, p. 139, license no. 2444.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Daniel Lentz in the 1910 United States Federal Census.

Charles Lentz1

M, b. 30 June 1819, d. 20 January 1863
FatherJohn George Lentz2 b. 27 Sep 1794, d. 9 Jan 1873
MotherMagdaline "Laney" Casper2 b. 6 Sep 1792, d. 15 May 1867
     Unrecognized GEDCOM data: Unknown GEDCOM tag: _UID 1FAC5D3F1E5D2B4C9E169BB0C8AD59D4FA57. Charles Lentz In LH, there is some confusion over B241- Charles LENTZ, B141- Charles LENTZ, and B232- Charles LENTZ, as to which of these were the parents of Mary, b. 1842; Catherine, b. 1846; Henry, b. 1847, and George, b. 1849. I have given a lot of thought to this problem, and I believe the correct parents are B232- Charles LENTZ/LENCE and Elizabeth Mary CLEMENTS. The key to my thinking is found on the 1850 Census, Jonesboro, Union Co., IL, which was taken on 23 NOVEMBER 1850.
The entry is found on written page no. 467, printed page no. 235, Dwelling/Family no. 1277:
LENCE, Charles, age 30, male, white, farmer, RE owned $150, b. in IL, illiterate. Wife, Elizabeth, age 25, female, white, b. in IL, illiterate
Dau, Mary, age 8, female, white, b. in IL
Dau, Catharine, age 4, female, white, b. in IL
Son, Henry, age 3, male, white, b. in IL
Son, George, age 9/12, white, male, b. in IL
This would make B232-'s YOB 1820, some time before 23 Nov.
This would make his wife's YOB 1825, before 23 Nov.
This would make Mary's YOB 1842, before 23 Nov.
This would make Catharine's YOB 1846, before 23 Nov
This would make Henry's YOB 1847, before 23 Nov
This would make George's YOB 1850, probably in February.

I am, therefore, deleting these four children from the family of B241- Charles LENTZ/LENTZ. Also, since all the children listed for B241- are duplicated for B232- I am convinced that where LH states, at the bottom of p. 55, that many researchers do not include B241- as part of this family, I thoroughly agree with them.
Before I deleted B241- and family, the note in LH stated that his second wife was shown as Mary Ann HINKLE, m. 29 Apr 1845. I want to keep this info in mind in case I find evidence of B232- having a second wife by the same name. He was Marriage; Person Source.3 Charles Lentz was also known as Charles Lence.4 Charles Lentz was also known as Charles Lentz Jr.5 He was born on 30 June 1819 at Rowan County, North Carolina.5 He was born in 1820 at Union County, Illinois; The census 1850 census shows him as age 30, meaning he would have been
born in 1820. Lentz Heritage shows him as born in 1818.6 Charles was probably a free white male, age 10 and under 15, in John Lentzo Senior's household, on the 1830 Census at Union County, Illinois; John Lentzo Sr
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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 ?7 He married Mary Ann Elizabeth Hinkle at Union County, Illinois, on 5 December 1839.8,2 Charles Lentz married Mary Ann Elizabeth Hinkle on 27 April 1845 at Union County, Illinois.5 Charles was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census at Jonesboro, Union County, Illinois. 1277 1277 Charles Lence 30 male farmer 150 IL cannot read/ write
Elizabeth 25 femaleIL cannot read/ write
Mary 8 female IL
Catherine 4 female IL
henry 3 female IL
George 7/12 male IL.9 He died on 20 January 1863 at LaGrange, Fayette County, Tennessee, at age 43.5

Family

Mary Ann Elizabeth Hinkle b. 1825, d. 12 Nov 1891
Children

Citations

  1. [S57] Illinois Marriage Index 1763-1900, online www.ilsos.gov.
  2. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Dinger Family Tree.
  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. [S58] IL Jonesboro Gazette obituariies, online http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilgssi/gazette.html, 14 Feb 1863.
  5. [S47] Ancestry.com, online www.ancestry.com, Harper, Casey, Lentz, Hinkle.
  6. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com.
  7. [S67] 1830 census, online www.ancestry.com, John Lentzo Senior in the 1830 United States Federal Census.
  8. [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>, Vol. 1. p. 102.
  9. [S41] 1850 census on Ancestry, online www.ancestry.com, Charles Lence.