My Annie Fantz Walch Knestrick (Nestrick) would have been a sister of your George, son of Michael.George and Annie had a brother Michael Jr.Michael Jr had a son, Will, who moved to Kinderhook, Ill and married Miss Colvin.Uncle Will (really my great grandfather Walch's first cousin) lived about a mile from my great grandfather.They were so close friends, that they made sure they saw each other every day.Uncle Will had a bunch of sons and one daughter.One of his sons, George, was my father's best friend.George died suddenly from a heart attach about 1945 when he was about 42 or 3 years old.His widow, Juanita, remarried twice.She died about a year ago.George and Juanita had twin sons, Wayne and Larayne,Wayne died several years ago and Larayne died this summer.George and Juanita also had a daughter Janice Fantz Barton who lives in Florida.Bruce Fantz, Bruce son of Alfred son of Everett, son of Will, lives in Quincy.Enid Fantz Pryor, dau. of Charlie, son of Will lives in Payson, Ill. with her husband Ben and dau., Benida Pryor Kroencke.Benida is the widow of Don Kroencke.Benida and Don's son, Doug,lives in Quincy, Ill.
A brother ofEnid wrote a book on the ancestors and descends of Charlie, son of Will, son of George, son of Michael.
I found a lot around Lancastor, Ohio and Van Wert, Ohio.I also visited the farm where they lived east of Lancastor.It is lived on today by an Amish family that farms with horses.The house is on top of the hill, and the hill goes straigh down on each side.One or two of Michaels children married and stayed at Lancastor, Ohio.There are Fantz's in the telephone directory there.One dau moved to NW Illinois.Her descendents are in Texas.Michael Jr had a daughter that was younger than the rest of the children.Her daughter, Betty, is still living in Wisc. or Michigan.She has the most extensive history that I am aware of on the Fantz family.
I will be glad to share anything I have with you.Enid Fantz Pryor's brother , Bernard Fantz, son of Charlie, son of Will, son of Michael Jr. son of Michael Sr, has a lot in his book about their history in France, and how they came to America.
Children of Will were: Ernest, Everett, Charlie, George, and Alice.
Erny married Florence Haskins.Everett married Hannah Wolf,Charlie married Rosenna Schuhardt,George married Juanita Williams,Alice married Mr Grammar ( I forget his first name.Erny and Everett were farmers at Hull, Ill.Charlie was a farmer also, but lived in Kinderhook, Ill. when he died.George drove a gasoline truck and delivered gasoline and lived at Hull, Ill.Alice lived at Baylis, Ill.Erny and Florence had one dau.Everett and Hannah had one son, Alfred.Alfred married Louise Norris and they had one son, Bruce.Bruce was born in 1937.Bruce married Marcia Edwards, born in 1939, and they have two children.Charlie and Rosenna had several sons and at least two dau.Alice and Mr Grammar had several children.I think one of their sons still lives at Baylis.
Alice died of cancer probably about 1948-9.I remember going to her house and she was sick in bed.Charlie committed suicide.
There is a lot of cancer in female descendents of Annie Knestrick and Will Fantz.