Cousin Jim, I have to eat some crow! Yep, I do! Last trip to Salt Lake City, I looked for two hours on Michael Krantz. Remember the marriage of Michael Krantz to Elvira A.D. Pritchett? Remember that I said it was not my Eliza Fly Krantz? Well, it was.Or let me say that it was definetly my Michael Krantz.I found the whole shebang. Here goes: Johnson Co. Ill. marriage book Oct. 1874 to Oct. 1878 shows: Krantz, Michael age "60" married Pritchett, Elvira A.D/ on September 13, 1875. The couple were of Union Co., ILL. Marriage book D. It showed both of them living in what looked like: Blicow, Union Co.Ill. but in looking in Union Co. on the map I found Balcom, Ill. The marriage was witnessed by W.W. Boyt County Clerk at his office in Vienna, Ill. They were married by Allen B. Brown a MG. in Johnson Co., Ill.So, this is definitely my Michael as his age would have been 60 in 1875. It did not show the Elvira's age but she would have been 50 ,if she was indeed my Eliza Fly Krantz,since her obit shows her marrying Michael when she was 50. Michaels first wife and the mother of all his children died in 1874 and her maiden name was Pritchett. This would tend to go along with my mothers and all of her own Aunts and Uncles who would have known Eliza Fly (Elvira A.D. Pritchett) themselves as Eliza was the one who raised thier mother Mary Stewart Krantz Baker who said they Sarah and Eliza were related in that one of them was the Aunt and the other the niece. And they , being Moms Aunts and her Uncles probably would have been to Eliza's funeral since she died and wasburied about 40 miles or so from where they all lived.It is maddening since the only reason I am researching my Eliza Fly Krantz is because she was kin to my Sarah Pritchett and I think that perhaps I can find out about Sarah's parents thru Eliza! My mother and her aunt who was the daughter of Mary Stewart Krantz said that she raised their mother after Sarah died. She being Eliza Fly Krantz and that her name was "definetly Eliza Fly.So the search goes on!
We have had a death in the family and so I will be out of touch until next week since company is coming in tonight but just had to let you know what I found since I so adamantly refused to believe that this Elvira A.D. Pritchett was my Eliza Fly Krantz and I still have to prove that she was!