Prince/Printz Family History

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


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 with the Rev. M. R. Ashby, officiating, to Mamie Florence Foltz, born Apr. 3, 1890 at Newport, VA; died , daughter of Peter C. Foltz and Mary Catherine Hockman.

His father was:
1B3D8B5. Lovelace Carson Printz, born Apr. 21, 1851 at Stoney Man, VA; died Mar. 21, 1915 at Stanley, Page Co., VA. He married on Dec. 23, 1886 to Lena A. Harris, born Oct. 21, 1869 at Nashville, Davidson Co., TN; died Oct. 6, 1940 at Staunton, VA, daughter of William Henry
Harris and Mary Eveline McLeod. After Lovelace's death, Lena married (2) to James W. Ritter, born ; died . She is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, VA. Lovelace worked most of his life in Philadelphia where
he was employed by the shipyards and also had a meat store. Lovelace and his wife were members of the Christian Church. Lovelace is buried at
Antioch Christian Church graveyard, near Luray, VA. He was a farmer at the time of his marriage.

His father was:
1B3D8B. Leonard S. Printz, born Dec. 25, 1813 near Stoneyman, VA; died Apr. 6, 1895 at the farm of his birth. He married on Oct. 27, 1842 to Nancy Seal, born Apr. 3, 1816; died Feb. 12, 1913 following a stroke and the development of pneumonia. Leonard began teaching school in
Page Co., VA, introducing English and vocal music. This was the beginning of the use of English which gradually supplanted German which had been in use previously. He finally had to quit teaching when he developed an eye problem which eventually caused him to lose his sight. Leonard and Nancy were members of the Deciples Church. Nancy was a gentle and devoted women. They are buried at Antioch Independant Bible Church Cemetery, Page Co., VA. In the 1850 census, Leonard is listed as a farmer, aged 35,
with wife, Nancy, age 34, and children, Lewellyn 6, Emanuel 5, Jane 4, and Mary A., 1. His obituary states in part, "Page Co. lost a good citizen, his community a kind upright neighbor, his church a pillow of strength, and
his family, a true affectionate, devoted hisband and father". Nancy's obituary stated, "the deceased had friends of all ages by reason of her cheerful, sympathetic helpful nature and her many other virtues causes general sorrow at her death From her early days, she was a consistent noble Christian character that shone forth through her life and completed the sum of her womanly virtues".

His father was:
1B3D8. George Printz, Jr., born 1785; died Oct. 4, 1858. He married on June 25, 1811 to Barbara Somers, born 1786; died Dec. 1858, daughter of Philip Somers and Susanna Somers. George spent his whole life in Stoneyman, VA where he was a farmer. George and Barbara sold a parcel of land on Dec. 9, 1838 to James Middleton. This land had been bequeathed to George Printz by the last will of Julia Parks, dec'd., widow of Julian Parks. George was an expert at weaving and Barbara was very skillful at the loom. They attended the Lutheran Church.

His father was:
1B3D. Johan Georg Brentz, born Dec. 8, 1742 in Duehren, Baden, Germany; bp Dec. 9, 1742; died May 8, 1834 at Stoney Man, Page Co., VA.  (To see a lot more detail on Johan Georg Brentz - a.k.a., Captain George Printz, go to the bottom of the "Brushes With US Presidents" page in the navigation bar at left.)

Categories: Stony Man VA, Virginia, Causes of Death