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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Use Geni.com to See if Your Ancestor is part of this Family Tree

Posted by Victor Prince on November 24, 2022 at 8:20 AM


The most typical question I get sent to me from people who find that website is "is INSERT NAME related to this family line?" I don't get to these inquiries as fast as I or you would like, so a much better way for you to start to find an answer to that is to search the Geni.com website. That is kind of like the Wikipedia of genealogy sites with family trees. It is not always 100% correct sinc...

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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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Visit with Charles Printz

Posted by Victor Prince on June 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM

My father and I went out to visit Charles Printz and his wife this month (June 2010).  Charles turns 95 years old next month and he is doing great.  I took my new iPad with me and used it to show him the latest on this website.  He was very impressed with all the people visiting from all over the USA and the world and especially liked to see the posts on the guestbook.  He is so glad that people are still able benefit from the book on the family tree he wrote ...

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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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