Wilhelmine (b. abt. 1863) and Mr. TANTZER had five children: Fritz (1892-1972), Otto (b. abt. 1889), Lena (or Anna) (b. abt. 1885), Clara (b. abt. 1884) and William TANTZER/TANZER (b. abt. 1886). Wilhelmine remarried to Ernst FORSTER (b. abt. 1874) while still in Germany.
Ernst, Wilhelmine, Fritz, and Anna (Clara’s daughter) arrived in New York on Nov 10, 1909 on the ship, S. S. George Washington, which sailed from Bremen, Germany. According to the ships manifest, Ernst FORSTER was 35 years, Wilhelmine (TANTZER) FORSTER was 46 years, Fritz TANTZER was 18 years, and Anna was 7 years. All four list their last permanent residence as Schwarza, Germany. They list their final destination as Buffalo, New York and that they were coming to join Willy TANTZER in Buffalo New York and Anna’s mother, Clara.
On Nov 9, 1911, Clara (27 years), Anna (26 years), and Otto (22 years) TANZER arrived in New York on the ship, S.S. President Grant, which sailed from Cuxhaven, Hamburg, Germany. Next to Anna’s name on the ship manifest it says, “sis” and next to Otto’s name is says, “bro.” Clara is listed as a non-immigrant having lived in the Buffalo, New York from 1908-1911. Anna’s last permanent residence is listed as Basel, Switzerland. Otto’s last permanent residence is listed as Bemheim, Germany. All three list their birth place as Schwarza, Germany. They list their Uncle Joseph SCHAMBACH GENZHEIM as their relative in Germany. They also list their final destination as Buffalo, New York and that they were coming to join Ernst FORSTER, their step-father, at 690 Jefferson St, Buffalo, New York.
The family immigrated to New York and later most of the family moved out to California.
(Wilhelmine's daughter) Clara TANTZER (b. abt. 1884) married Mr. LEOPOLD and they had three children: Herman, Henry, and Anna LEOPOLD. Herman and Henry died during WWII. Anna LEOPOLD (1902-1991, CA) married George JOBE (1897-1951) and they had at least one son, George JOBE.
William TANTZER (Wilhelmine's son) had at least two children: Norman and Eleanor TANTZER.
(Wilhelmine's son) Fritz Karl TANTZER (1892, Schwarza, Germany - 1972, Castro Valley, CA) married Helen KRESS/KRAESS (b. Wurzburg, Germany - d. Buffalo, NY). They had at least one son, William TANTZER (1917-1996).
Willliam TANTZER (1917–1996, CA) married Mary Louise DELAMOTHE (1922–1999, CA) and they had three children.
We believe that our Tantzer name got an extra silent "T" in the middle at the beginning of the 1900s when our ancestors came to America. Any information would be most appreciated.