Barbour County Families
My Lantz Lineage

By Bill Zucchero
wzucchero@aol.com
My Lantz's came from Germany. Hans Jorg Lantz I and his wife Cathrine arrived at the Port of Philadelphia on October 20, 1747, aboard a ship called "Two Brothers." They brought with them one child, Hans Jorg II. They came from the Palatinate area of southwestern Germany: "about 15 miles south of Heidelberg near the city of Speyer, which is now part of Bavaria." They settled initially in Germantown, PA, but later migrated to the Shenandoah Valley and then to Lewis and Barbour counties of what is now West Virginia.

My great-great grandfather, Marion Lantz (1835-1927) ran a hotel in Elkins, WV, for many years; however a goodly portion of the family lived over the years in Philippi, Belington, and other Barbour county towns.

I have been able to trace my Lantz lineage backward in time to the year 1747. I am of the 9th generation in this direct genealogical line. The asterisks identify the number of each generation preceding me (*). This chart is "a work in progress" as may be noted by the many "?" where dates should be.

The line is as follows:
9th Generation
*********Hans Jorg Lantz I (?-?) wife: Cathrine (?) (?-?)*********
 Date of marriage: ?  (My GGGGGG-Grandparents)
 (1? child)
Hans Jorg Lantz II (1725- ? )


8th Generation
********Hans Jorg Lantz II (1725-1793) wife: Maria Margaretha Benderin(?-?)********
 Date of marriage: December 12, 1752  (My GGGGG-Grandparents)
 (6 children)
 John (Johannes) Lantz (1749-1817)
Germenia Lantz (1754- ? )
Andrew Lantz (1755-1824)
Jacob Lantz (1759-1737)
George Eurid Lantz (1776-1850)
Margaretha Lantz (1779-1792)


7th Generation
*******George Eurid Lantz (1776-1850) wife: Mary Frances "Polly" Woodford (1776-1854)*******
 Date of marriage: May 27, 1795  (MyGGGG-Grandparents)
 (11 children)
 William Lantz (1798-1855)
Henry Lantz (1799-1884)
Philip Lantz (1799- ? )
Marion Lantz (1800 - ? )
Hattie Lantz ( ? - ? )
Hannah Lantz ( ? - ? )
Elam Lantz ( ? - ? )
Harmon Lantz ( ? - ? )
Betty Lantz (? - ? )
George Lurid Lantz, Jr. (1810- ? )
Joseph Lantz (1817 - ? )


6th Generation
******Henry Lantz (1799-1884) wife: Elizabeth Radabaugh (1800-1892)******
 Date of marriage: November 23, 1820 (My GGG-Grandparents)
 (10 children)
 Barbara Lantz (1822 - ? )
Washington Lantz (1823 - ? )
Noah Lantz (1824-1878)
Benjamin Lantz (1828 - ? )
George Radabaugh Lantz (1830 - ? )
Isaac Lantz (1831 - ? )
Jacob Lantz (1833-1861)
Lafayette Lantz ( ? - ? )
Adam Lantz ( ? - ? )
Marion Lantz (1835-1927)


5th Generation
*****Marion Lantz (1835-1927) first wife: Sarah Radabaugh ( ? - ? )*****
 Date of marriage: 1858 
 (3 children)
 Julia Ann Lantz (1858 - ? )
Leroy Lantz (1860 - ? )
Martha Jane Lantz (1861-1944)
 second wife: Martha Ann Ward (1841-1909)*****
 Date of marriage: January 28, 1863 (My GG-Grandparents)
 (10children)
 Lloyd Nelson Lantz (1865 - ? )
Burlin Foster Lantz (1866 - ? )
Albina Lantz (1867-1950)
Bettie Lantz (1870-1953)
Eva Zona Lantz (1872-1890)
Henry Lantz ( ? - ? )
Cordelia Ellen Lantz (1877 - ? )
Lelia Odell Lantz (1880 - ? )
Marion Everett Lantz (1882 - ? )
Nora Virginia Lantz (1885 - ? )


4th Generation
****Bettie Lantz (1870-1953) husband: Jerome V. Wilson (1853-1925)****
 Date of marriage: April 16, 1893 (My Great-Grandparents)
 ( 3 children)
  Kathryn Sylvia Inth Wilson (1890-1957)
Marvin Elkins Wilson (1894-1963)
Leeta Fern Wilson (1897 - ? )


3rd Generation
***Kathryn Sylvia Inth Wilson (1890-1957) first husband: Virgil Kelly Hardman (1891-1968)
 Date of marriage: March 1, 1909
Divorced: July 23, 1938
 (My Grandparents)
 ( 3 children)
 Frankie Gweneth Hardman (1910-1979)
Betty Druzilla Hardman (1914-1915)
Adrian Ernest Hardman (1919- )


Note: other marriages
 Kathryn Sylvia Inth Wilson's second husband was Henry Withers Speiden, Jr. (1903-1998)
Date of marriage: August 28, 1940 - No children
 Virgil Kelly Hardman's second wife was Florence Meredith ( ? - 1958)
Date of marriage: 1938 - No children
 Virgil Kelly Hardman's third wife was Gertrude M. Martin ( ? - 1970)
Date of marriage: 1958 - No children

2nd Generation
**Frankie Gweneth Hardman (1910-1979) husband: Peter Joseph Zucchero (1904-1974)**
 Date of marriage: October 19, 1927 (My Parents)
 ( 2 children)
 William Henry Zucchero
Joseph Hardman Zucchero


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