Prince/Printz Family History

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


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 -

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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