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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Samuel Lantz - Part II

Yesterday, we began looking at my great grandfather's brother, Samuel Lantz. We covered his life in census records (with a few others thrown in) through the 1880 census. Today, we will conclude the installment on him.

From several records below, we know that Samuel and Elizabeth moved from Michigan to Missouri. Information from family members indicates that it was about 2 miles south and a little east of Holden in Johnson County. These people say that they lived there from about 1882 to 1885 before moving on to McPherson County, Kansas, where Samuel's father Levi died and is buried. We pick up their trail again in the 1895 Kansas census.

1895 Kansas state census, Greenwood County, Kansas, population schedule, Madison, p. 30 (written), dwelling 180, family 190, S. E. Lantz family;  digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 16 Sept 2012); citing roll v.115-55.

S.E. Lantz, 46, M, born in Ohio, moved to KS from Missouri, farmer
Elizabeth Lantz, 44, F, born in Indiana, moved to KS from Missouri
Levi Lantz, 16, M, born in Michigan, moved to KS from Missouri
Elmer Lantz, 14, M, born in Michigan, moved to KS from Missouri
Bud Lantz, 11, M, born in Missouri, moved to KS from Missouri
Jessie M. Lantz, 4, F, born in Kansas, moved to KS from Kansas
Jeptha, 42, M, born in Illinois, moved to KS from Missouri

1900 U.S. Census, Greenwood County, population schedule, Madison, p. 99B (stamped), supervisor's district (SD) 4, enumeration district (ED) 55, sheet 6B, dwelling 115, family 115, lines 61-68, Samuel Lantz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 481.

Lantz, Samuel E., head, W, M, Dec 1848, 51, M, 30, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, farmer
--, Elizabeth, wife, W, F, Oct 1849, 50, M, 30, 9, 7, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio
--, Salina, daughter, W, F, Jan 1875, 25, S, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana
--, Levi, son, W, M, Sept 1878, 21, S, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, at school
--, Elmer, son, W, M, Oct 1880, 19, S, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, at school
--, Budd, son, W, M, Dec 1882, 17, S, Missouri, Ohio, Indiana, at school
--, Mable, daughter, W, F, Jun 1890, 9, S, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, at school
--, Jephtha, brother, W, M, Feb 1852, 48, S, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, farmer

1905 Kansas state census, Greenwood County, population schedule, Madison, p. 16 (written), dwelling 101, family 107, lines 9-13, S. E. Lantz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 16 Sept 2012); citing roll KS 1905_60.

Lantz, S. E., 56, M, W, born in Ohio, moved to KS from Missouri
--, E., 54, F, W, born in Indiana, moved to KS from Missouri
--, Budd, 22, M, W, born in Missouri, moved to KS from Missouri
--, Maybel, 14, F, W, born in Kansas, moved to KS from Kansas
--, Jeptha, 52, M, W, born in Illinois, moved to KS from Missouri

1910 U.S. Census, Lyon County, Kansas, population schedule, Center, p. 48 (stamped), supervisor's district (SD) 4, enumeration district (ED) 41, sheet 5A, dwelling (blank), family 6, lines 18-19, Samuel Lantz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 445.

Lantz, Samuel, head, W, M, 61, M, 38, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, English, farmer
--, Elizabeth, wife, F, W, 59, M, 38, 10, 6, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, English, none

1920 U.S. Census, Lyon County, Kansas, population schedule, Center Twp., p. 44B (stamped), supervisor's district (SD) 104, enumeration district (ED) 44, sheet 10B, dwelling 193, family 194, lines 73-75, Samuel Lantz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 668.

Lantz, Samuel E., head, O, F, M, W, 71, M, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, farmer, general
--, Elizabeth, wife, F, W, 69, M, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio, none
--, Jephha, brother, M, W, 67, S, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, carpenter, house corp.

1925 Kansas state census,  Lyon County, population schedule, Center, p. 13 (stamped), dwelling 87, family 87, lines 29-31, S. E. Lantz household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing roll 84.

Lantz, S. E., head, O, F, M, W, 77, born in Ohio, moved to KS from Missouri
--, Elizebeth, wife, F, W, 75, born in Indiana, moved to KS from Missouri
--, Jes, brother, M, W, 73, born in Illinois, moved to KS from Missouri

By 1930, Samuel and his brother Jephtha were living with Samuel's daughter Mable.

1930 U.S. Census, Lyon County, Kansas, population schedule, Center, p. 51A (stamped), supervisor's district (SD) 10, enumeration district (ED) 56-8, sheet 12A, dwelling 248, family 248, lines 22-31, Ray Prova family;  digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 709.

Prova, Ray, head, R, M, W, 41, M, 20, Kansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, farmer, general farm
--, Mable, wife-H, F, W, 39, M, 19, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana
--, Phylls, daughter, F, W, 14, S, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
--, Martha, daughter, F, W, 11, S, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
--, Irine, daughter, F, W, 9, S, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
--, Herold, son, M, W, 7, S, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
--, Lavilla, daughter, F, W, 5, S, Kansas, Kansas, Kansas
Lantz, Sam, father-in-law, M, W, 81, M, 20, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
--, Elizabeth, mother-in-law, F, W, 79, M, 20, Indiana, Ohio, Ohio
--, Jefferson, uncle, M, W, 78, S, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

Samuel's wife Elizabeth died in 1932. She is buried in the Blakely Cemetery in Madison, Greenwood County, Kansas.  Find-a-Grave has a photo of the double tombstone.

Samuel moved in with his son Levi at some point. They moved to Oklahoma, which must have been somewhat difficult for a man of his age.

1940 U.S. Census, Haskell County, Oklahoma, population schedule, Stigler, p. 191 (stamped), supervisor's district (SD) 2, enumeration district (ED) 31-16, visit 46, lines 29-31, L. J. Lantz family; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : 15 Sept 2012); citing National Archives microfilm publication T627, roll 3297.

Lantz, L. J., head, M, W, 61, M, Michigan, proprietor/auto retailer/Chevrolet Co., father born in Indiana, mother born in Indiana, mother tongue German, man. Chevrolet Co.
--, Verna E., wife, F, W, 61, M, Penn.
--, S. E., father, M, W, 91, Wd, Indiana

Samuel died 24 May 1941 in Stigler, Haskell County, Oklahoma according to family sources.  He was taken back to Kansas to be buried beside his wife in the Blakely Cemetery in Madison. The year 1941 is supported by his tombstone which is online at Find-A-Grave.

Find A Grave, memorial 28120213, digital image, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 16 Sept 2012), photograph, gravestone for Samuel E. (1848-1941) and Elizabeth (1850-1932) Lantz, Blakely Cemetery, Madison, Greenwood County, Kansas.

I've still got lots of work to do on Samuel and his family, but the information I dug up has provided additional details on the life of both Samuel and his brother Jeptha. Jeptha is apparently also buried at Blakely Cemetery. There is a 1932 date of death on his Find a Grave memorial, but no one has yet taken a photograph of his marker.

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