Prince/Printz Family History

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


History of Mount Calvary Church in Stony Man

Posted by Victor Prince on March 24, 2014 at 12:15 AM

The following is from an application to the US Department of the Interior to designate Mount Calvary Church in Stony Man, Virginia to be on the National Register of Historic Places.  This is the Historical Background section of that application and has an interesting description of how the Page County area was very German in its early settlement.

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George Printz to Anna Shaffer to Philip Miller Line

Posted by Victor Prince on March 9, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Question -

"I am doing research to join the the Sons of The American Revolution. My line goes from George Printz to daughter Anna Maria Shaffer to Phillip Miller who was my 2nd Great Grand Father. I have no documentation on these people such as birth or death records. If anyone could help secure this information I would be thankful."

Answer - Here is what the book has on that line:

1B3D5E. Anna Maria Shaffer, born c!805; died c!899. She married on Sept. 8, 1821 to Philip Mi...

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Printz/Prince Info at Library of Virginia Website

Posted by Victor Prince on February 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM

An interesting insight I had while doing the research in the microfiche room of the National Archives in DC was that a lot of the Printz/Prince family documents were not stored there because they happenened before the US federal government was established in 1789.  Major documents like land deeds and such are instead held by the Commonwealth of Virginia, which did exist before the US federal government was set up.  The Library of Virginia has a great website with lots of great old d...

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Prince's Listed in the 1790 US Census

Posted by Victor Prince on February 4, 2011 at 6:45 PM

I went to the National Archives this week to see what information they had on the root of this family line in Page County, Virginia.  Here is how the Princes (note the spelling) showed up in that first US census in 1790.  That census only listed the head of each household and then the number of people in that household.  (Note that way back then they published two numbers for each household, "White" and "Black", with the numbers showing below being "White" and no number entered...

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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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Luther Prince who married Eva Dodson

Posted by princefamilyhistory on April 5, 2008 at 10:20 AM

Question:  Do you have any info on a Luther Printz? He was married to a Eva Dodson, daughter of James Arnold Dodson. What little info I can find this was in Madison County, Va. Thanks for your help.

1B3D1A2H1. Lawrence Luther Printz, born 1901; died . He married (1) on Apr. 16, 1919 with the Rev. M. B. Jamison, officiating, to Eva Dodson, b...

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Ada Printz and Armistead Booten Fincham

Posted by princefamilyhistory on March 16, 2008 at 9:40 AM

Question:  My grandmother Ada C. Printz was married to Armistead Booten Fincham, from Rappahannock and Madison Counties.  Any info you have on this Printz lady would be greatly appreciated. My grandfather lived in the Nethers, Va area. My grandfather who was called "Boot" born 1867-died 1954.  I never saw my grandmother. Great site.

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Thaddeus Dobbs (b. 1855) and Mary Magdalene Printz (b. 1860) who were married in 1893

Posted by princefamilyhistory on February 9, 2008 at 8:25 PM

Here is the information that the book "Into the Valley - A History of the Printz / Prince Family of the Shenandoah" has on this line:

1B3D7C8. Mary Magdalene Printz, born May 8, 1860; died Dec. 30, 1951 in Shenandoah, VA. She married on June 15, 1893 to Thaddeus (Thomas) Brooks Dobbs, born May 23, 1855 in Madison Co., VA; died July 15, 1939, son of R. M. Dobbs and Sarah M. Dobbs. They lived in Grove Hill, VA where Thaddeus was a carpenter. They are buried at St. Paul's Lutheran Churc...

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Raymond Carson Printz

Posted by princefamilyhistory on January 29, 2008 at 11:50 AM

Question:  I'm doing research on my grandfather's lineage and believe he was related to Captain George Printz. His name was Raymond Carson Printz and he was born in Stoneyman.

Answer:  Yes, Raymond Carson Printz is in the book.  Here is relevant information.

1B3D8B5A. Raymond Carson Printz, born Feb. 12, 1888; died Oct. 31, 1968 in Herndon, VA and is buried there. He married on Dec. 28, 1910 ...

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