Prince/Printz Family History

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


Taking Care of the Printz Cemetery in Virginia

Posted by Victor Prince on August 31, 2019 at 9:00 PM

The day I first saw the Printz family gravesite in Page County, Virginia was one of the most special days of my life. Seeing where my Prince family ancestors who came from Germany to America, were buried was a big part of it. Another unforgettable part was being tour-guided there with Charles Printz Sr., who wrote the authoritative book on our family line, Into the Valley: A History of ...

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George Printz's Land Grant signed by President James Madison

Posted by Victor Prince on March 13, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Thanks to Gary Summers for sending in this copy of the land grant George Printz received in 1812 for his service in the Revolutionary War.  The land grant was for land near Steubenville, Ohio.  It is signed by President James Madison and Commissioner of the General Land Office Edward Tiffin.  The Madison signature looks more like initials than a signature, but the M is Madison has the same distincitve slant that can be seen in other Madison signatures.

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Captain George Printz at Valley Forge?

Posted by Victor Prince on February 5, 2011 at 8:40 PM

Charles Printz noted in the book that: "George was also found on a list, dated Baltimore, MD, July 29, 1778, on General Nelson's Corps of Light Dragoons.  Whether the Virginia Militia was a part of this group or not, has not been ascertained.  George's name is enscribed on a brass plate at the Valley Forge Memorial Bell Tower dedicated by the NSDAR to patriots of the Revolutionary War."

I just found some new information that might help more directly connect George ...

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Gottfried (Godfrey) Printz

Posted by princefamilyhistory on April 11, 2008 at 10:10 AM

Question:  My 4th great grandfather was Godfrey Prince married to Hannah. Godfrey died in Nov 1840 in Washington Co IN. I believe Gottleib and George Printz were his brothers.  Note that Godfrey was a soldier in the Revolutionary War which would qualify you and your relatives for inclusion in the Sons of the American Revolution or the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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