Prince/Printz Family History

From "Brentz" in Duehren, Germany to "Printz" in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia to "Prince" in Ohio and Beyond

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Capt. George Printz House Destroyed by Fire

Posted by Victor Prince on July 31, 2017 at 10:10 PM

I have to report heartbreaking news I recently received from one our our distant Prince/Printz family who still lives in Virginia. The house in Stony Man, Page County, Virginia that Captain George Printz (1742-1834) lived in was recently destroyed by a fire. That house had been in the Printz/Prince family at least into the 1950s or so, I think, based on my memories from my conversations with the late Charles Printz, Sr..

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The Authorship Gene Must Run in Our Family

Posted by Victor Prince on April 8, 2017 at 11:10 AM

In 2012, I made my first visit to the Brentz/Printz/Prince family ancestral hometown in Duehren, Germany. While at the Sunday service at the village’s only church, the pastor made me stand as he announced my visit as a Brentz descendent to the rest of the audience. I was a bit embarrassed, but was glad he did when a woman came up to me after the service to say we wer...

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Good archive on Emigration from Our Area in Germany

Posted by Victor Prince on November 19, 2014 at 11:25 AM

I just came across a new resource that gives interesting information about emigrants from the German state (Baden Wurtenberg) where our ancestors came from. It is in the Stuttgart Archive library at this link - http://www.auswanderer-bw.de/auswanderer/index.php?sprache=en&suche=1



Family History Trip - Update

Posted by princefamilyhistory on February 13, 2008 at 5:45 PM

Charles Printz and I are going to Charlottesville to visit with Jean Printz, a distant relative who has a lot of family history.  We have to move our trip back by about a month though.  I am very excited by the trip though, as Jean was one of the last members of the family to live in Captain George Printz's house in Stony Man, Virginia.  I am hoping she has things like the Printz family bible and other historical things.  If so, I will photograph or scan whatever I ca...

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