I am descended from Ephraim Slentz and Zilpha Gaunt by way of Lewis Washington Slentz. Lewis has a brother by the name of Edward Slentz, but I do not have anything other than his name. Ephraim was born 11/9/1848 in Ohio. He married Zilpha Emily Gaunt in Jay County, IN, on 4/1/1871. (Beware -- There are two Zilpha E. Gaunts from Jay County, IN -- Zilpha Emily who married Ephraim Slentz, and Zilpha Ellen who married Ansel Wayman. Both are about the same age & both married within months of each other.) They had the following children:
John B. Slentz, b. Aug. 1875
Pearl E. Slentz, b. May 1880
Lewis Washington Slentz, b. July 12, 1883
Earl Andrew Slentz, b. Jan. 12, 1888
They also adopted Lloyd Slentz (listed as a grandson in the 1900 US Census).
A cousin told me about the Allie, Edward and Effie, but I do not have the 1880 US Census records for the Slentz family. I knew the first names as my mother was familiar with them being her great-uncles.
As I stated, I am descended from Lewis Washington Slentz. Their oldest son is my grandfather. His birth certificate lists him as Ephraim Slentz, however, no one in the family knew that he was listed as such on his birth certificate. He has always been known as Herbert Lavaun Slentz.
Please contact me as I do have further information on this family if this is your relative. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org