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Fantz history - family versions handed down

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Fantz history - family versions handed down

Posted: 4 Jul 2006 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Fantz
In Fantz geneology, researchers vary at Michael S. Fantz (Fanz). Many sites note origin as German with parentage back to Theobald Fanz, discrepancies with LDS records, number of children and dates, twins or same person, first name of wife, German occupation as farmer or innkeeper, etc.
Later descendants are noted as adopting a "u" in their name as Fauntz, yet there is no "u" in the Theobald line history.
Family history told me from my grandmother and from two other branches obtained do not agree with the Theobald German line. They do include an "u" in the name previously to Michael & an explanation for its being dropped. Were later descendants replaing the "u" in their famil name?
I am wondering if early geneological researchers confused Michael S. Fanz with Michael S. (Solomon) Fantz, treating them as one individual, thus confusing data such as children, etc.
Would appreciate learning of family origins passed down through families to help put early pre-American history together. Willing to share other data on family members.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
paul_fantz 4 Jul 2006 7:24PM GMT 
Wendell Walch 10 Jul 2006 4:41AM GMT 
Paul R. Fantz 13 Jul 2006 3:57PM GMT 
Paul R. Fantz 13 Jul 2006 4:32PM GMT 
kristyflick1 18 May 2008 1:11AM GMT 
wwalch176 18 May 2008 1:46AM GMT 
prfantz 19 May 2008 6:10PM GMT 
scorpioforu 23 Jan 2010 8:54PM GMT 
elbrandy 16 Feb 2010 2:53PM GMT 
prfantz 1 Mar 2010 9:52PM GMT 
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