Welcome to the website dedicated to sharing the history of the Printz family / Prince family that is descended from the family of Johann Philipp Brentz. Johann was born in 1709 in Germany, came to America and settled in Shenandoah County, Virginia, where he died in 1794.
Information on the family comes from the book Into the Valley: A History of the Printz / Prince Family of the Shenandoah, written by Charles Francis Printz, Sr.. and Hugh Ellison Voress. The book was the result of more than 20 years of painstaking research on the genealogy of the Printz / Prince family. This website was result of collaboration between Charles Printz and Victor Prince, distant cousins who met each other through Victor's research on his family tree.
To get an electronic, text only copy of the book, go to the Contact Us page to send us an email. You can also send us a message by signing the Guestbook -- we love to hear from folks who enjoyed this site. Make sure to fill in your email address in the form when signing the guestbook ... don't worry, your email address does not show up with your entry.
The 600+ page book details the generations that descended from Johann Philipp Brentz. The book also includes over 60 photographs of family members and key historical documents -- all of these are now included in the photo album of this site.
The book has 200+ years of interesting family facts about Johann Philipp Brentz and his descendants, including:
This site is dedicated to Charles Francis Printz, Sr., who, along with Hugh E. Voress, compiled the book Into the Valley: A History of the Printz / Prince Family of the Shenandoah as a lasting memory to our family history. Charles passed away on September 30, 2011 at the age of 96.
The webmaster of this page is Victor Prince, a distant cousin of Charles Printz, who got the pleasure of meeting Charles in 2004. Victor can be reached at: v p 7 4 8 ((( a t ))) y a h o o ((( d o t ))) c o m. His personal website is http://www.victorprince.com/
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