Barbour County Families
LANTZ


Norvil Lantz
I have information about the Lantz family in Harrison County if anyone is interested. If anyone has any other information or corrections I would be glad to hear from them. I hope this information is helpful.
Hans George Lantz and his wife Maria arived from Germany in about 1775 and settled in Shenandoah County VA. George Lantz was born to them about 1776 in Shenandoah County VA. Margaretha Lantz was born to them about 1778 in Shenandoah County VA.

George Lantz married Mary (Polly) Frances Woodford who was born in 1776 in Shenandoah County VA on May 27, 1795. In 1810, George and Polly moved their family to Big Run near Century, Barbour County, WV (at the time it was still VA.) George died in 1850, and was buried in the Lantz cemetery at Big Run. Mary (Polly) Lantz died in 1854 in Lewis County, WV.

George and Polly had 11 children. The list is as follows:

Henry Lantz married Elizabeth Radabaugh in Lewis County WV. in 1819. Elizabeth was born in Barbour County in 1800, and died in Barbour County in 1892. Henry died in 1884 at Century#2 Barbour County, they were both buried in the Lantz cemetery at Big Run.

Henry and Elizabeth had 10 children, they are as follows:

Marion Lantz married Sarah Radabaugh. They were cousins, how close I don't know. They had 1 child, Leroy Lantz who was born in Barbour County in 1860. These are the members of my family from Barbour County as Leroy moved to Harrison County and spent the rest of his life there. Marion Lantz, his father ran a hotel in Elkins WV. for many years and catered to the railroad trainmen who laid over in Elkins before making their return trip to Cumberland Md.


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