Pennsylvania Family Group Sheet for the Francis FANTZ Family

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Submitted by Harvey W.HENRY
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   Husband: Francis FANTZ
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 Birthdate: 11 DEC 1819          in Baden Baden, Germany
  Baptized:                      in Landed in Baltimore, MD July 4, 1832
Death date: 12 APR 1872          in McLean Co IL
    Buried:                      in Park Hill Cemetery, Lexington, IL
 Occupation Farmer
    Father: MR. FANTZ
    Mother: MRS. FANTZ
Francis was not yet 13 when he arrived at Somerset, PA.  He lived with the
David Sill family after his father died at sea on the voyage to America.
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      Wife: Elizabeth BOYER
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   Married: 09 JUL 1843          in
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 Birthdate: 04 APR 1824          in Allegany Twp, Somerset Co PA
Death date: 20 JUL 1874          in McLean Co IL
    Buried:                      in Park Hill Cemetery, Lexington, IL
    Father: BENJAMIN BOYER
    Mother: ELIZABETH BOYER
Elizabeth Boyer Fantz's sister Theresa (Tarfey) married Jonas Sill.
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CHILDREN
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 M Child 1: AMOS FANTZ
 Birthdate: 19 NOV 1844          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 19 FEB 1845          in by Rev. John Edgar
Death date: 10 NOV 1893          in Hepler, KS
    Spouse: SARAH ELLEN FINK  b. 29 OCT 1850  d. 27 NOV 1935
   Married: 21 JUL 1867          in
He moved to Hepler, KS in 1878.  Committed suicide. See article in Walnut
   Journal, Friday 11 Nov 1893.
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 M Child 2: JOSIAH FANTZ
 Birthdate: 04 MAR 1847          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 15 NOV 1849          in by D. H. Long
Death date:
Age 33  in 1880 IL Census.
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 F Child 3: MARY FANTZ
 Birthdate: 28 AUG 1848          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized:                      in by D. H. Long
Death date: 03 AUG 1943          in
    Buried:                      in Longmont, CO beside her sister Theresa
    Spouse: JOHN SWALLOW  b. 16 DEC 1845  d. 28 SEP 1923
   Married:
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 F Child 4: CAROLINE (CAL) FANTZ
 Birthdate: 08 OCT 1850          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 24 APR 1851          in by Rev. Jacob Rank
Death date: 1942                 in Denver, CO
    Buried:                      in Carlisle Iowa Cemetery, Warrren Co  IA
    Spouse: WILLIAM E. HENRY III  b. 14 OCT 1846  d. 18 JUN 1904
   Married: 18 FEB 1875          in Anchor, McLean Co IL  Book H Page 7
Caroline signed her name as "Callie" on papers after the death of her father.
Her nieces and nephew called her "Aunt Cal"
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 M Child 5: BENJAMIN FANTZ
 Birthdate: 13 DEC 1852          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 26 DEC 1852          in by Rev. J. Dick
Death date: 1935                 in
    Buried:                      in Nevada Iowa Cemetery
    Spouse: MARY PLEASANT (AUNT PLEAS) McGAVACK  b. 1854  d. 1928
   Married:
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 M Child 6: JOHN W. FANTZ
 Birthdate: 10 DEC 1854          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 24 DEC 1860          in by J. L. Baker
Death date:
    Spouse: LOUISA LORD  b. FEB 1855
   Married:
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 F Child 7: ELIZABETH FANTZ
 Birthdate: 21 OCT 1856          in Somerset Co. PA
  Baptized: 24 DEC 1860          in by J. L. Baker
Death date: 07 DEC 1949          in Ames, Story Co IA
    Buried:                      in Carlisle Cemetery,  Warren Co IA
    Spouse: DORWIN E. S. HENRY  b. 11 JUL 1857  d. 14 JUN 1925
   Married: 22 NOV 1882          in Anchor, McLean Co IL  Book I Page 200
Elizabeth signed her name as "Lizzie" on papers after the death of her father.
Later, according to her son Roy, she was "Aunt Liz" to nieces and nephews. She
along with her parents and ten siblings traveled from PA to IL by covered
wagon in about
1865 when she was 9 years old.
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 F Child 8: LYDIA FANTZ
 Birthdate: 28 JAN 1859          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 24 DEC 1860          in by J. L. Baker
Death date: 24 MAY 1916          in
    Buried:                      in Mausoleum in Ontario, CA
    Spouse: DAVID GRING  b. 06 FEB 1856  d. 12 NOV 1955
   Married:
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 M Child 9: WILLIAM MARION FANTZ
 Birthdate: 17 APR 1861          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 29 NOV 1864          in by W. K. Shimp
Death date: 31 JUL 1945          in
    Buried:                      in New Hampton Iowa Cemetery
    Spouse: EMMA ORILLA TRACY  b. 07 JUL 1860  d. 10 DEC 1921
   Married: 14 JAN 1883          in Bloomington, McLean Co IL
  Divorced:                      in
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M Child 10: CHARLES FANTZ
 Birthdate: 03 JAN 1864          in Somerset Co PA
  Baptized: 29 NOV 1864          in by W. K. Shimp
Death date: 10 OCT 1958          in Nevada, Story Co IA
    Buried:                      in Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames, IA
    Spouse: MARIE (FANTZ)
   Married:
Age 16 in 1880 IL Census.
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F Child 11: THERESA S. (TRACY) FANTZ
 Birthdate: 05 NOV 1866          in Somerset Co PA
Death date:
    Buried:                      in Longmont, CO Cemetery
 Occupation Medical doctor in CO
Theresa was only 5 1/2 years old when her father died and 7 1/2 when her
mother died.   She signed her name Therasah S. Fantz  on a note in her
father's will.  Buried beside her sister Mary Fantz Swallow in Longmont, CO
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