We have been researching our Gantz family for more than 35 years.We are very interested in finding the descendants of our ancestors, Joseph Gantz (b. 1811 in Black Forest, Germany) and Elizabeth Ann (French) Gantz (b. 1815 in NJ).They moved to Indiana about 1835, we believe. Their chilldren: Hester (b.1836-d.1836) Lorenzo (b.1838) m. Sarah McCamish Samuel (b. 1838) m. Martha Jane McCracken Hannah (b.1840) m. John W. McCamish John W. (b. 1841-d.1862) George (b. 1845-d.1850) Elizabeth Jane (b.1846) m. Lewis Bockoven Sarah (b.1848-d.1850) Francis (Frank) (b.1850) m. Catherine Bockoven Joseph Newton (b.1853) m. Mary J. Stevens Benjamin Franklin (b.1855) m. Sarah Jane Ullom Amanda Melvina (b. 1857) m. Charles Green Phoebe Josephine (b.1859) m. Emanuel Zimmerman.
We are especially anxious to find the descendants of Lorenzo ("Ranz") Gantz.Hemarried Sarah Elizabeth McCamish (dau. of William McCamish and Martha Elizabeth Gray) March 30, 1865 in Randolph Co., IN.Their children: Elmira (b.1865) m. Elmer Thornburg Martha (b.1867) m. William Allie (Al) Taylor Pearl m. Joe Ulmer Rosella m. George Zimmerman Bertha V. m. Samuel Booher (our grandparents) John W. Gantz (b.1874-d.1891) Baby Daughter (b.1876-d.1876) Arzola (b.1879-d.1879) Baby Daughter (b.1880-d.1880) Everett (b.1886) m. Inez Addington & Ora Kirkpatrick - no natural children.
If you are a descendant or have any information about these families, we would like to hear from you.Thanks.Don