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Re: Ludwig Frantz of Lancaster County, Penn, & Berks County
Posted by: Suzanne Frantz (ID *****4730) Date: July 26, 2011 at 03:13:19
In Reply to: Re: Ludwig Frantz of Lancaster County, Penn, & Berks County by Deb Skoff of 804

Thanks for sending the DNA link. My husband's cousin is also corresponding with Charles. We have a Frantz reunion this Sunday and many male descendants so I think we can get something going.

Will you send me the link for the Moravian marriages? I had it once but can't seem to find it again.

A little history of the Warwick Twp. Lutheran Church, called St. James and in some cases, St. Jacob's:
"In the year 1745, the German pastor of the Lutheran church (built in 1734) united a portion of his congregation with the Moravians. A great ferment was excited among the Lutherans. The Lutherans alleged that they
were compelled to hear a doctrine which they did not approve, or else to resign their church." WATSON'S ANNALS OF PHILADELPHIA, vol. 2 Page 108

"(The Moravians met) partly in a Lutheran Church which was built in 1741 on Mr. George Kline's land and was known as St. Jacob's Church. The Rev. Theophilus Neyberg, who was then the Lutheran minister at Lancaster, preached every 4 weeks in the church until 1746, when he left the Lancaster congregation and devoted his whole attention to the Lutheran congregation in Warwick Twp. and finally united himself with the greater part of his flock with the Moravian Society." - History of Lancaster Co., Penn. I. Daniel Rupp, Lancaster, 1844

"Tulpehocken Confusion" period of discord at Tulpehocken between the Lutherans and Moravians because of property rights, the Lutherans of Brickerville and vicinity determined to form a congregation there." (From Emanuel Lutheran Church, Brickerville)

Ludwig and Elisabetha were married as Lutherans, as was Eva Juliana Frantz to Hans Martin Barth. Frantz names that appear in the Lititz Moravian records whether or not they were Lutherans or Moravians are - Magdalena Frantzin d. 1747, buried Moravian Cemetery; Eva Juliana, Anna Maria, J. J., Jacob, Johan Georg, Ludwig.

Ludwig, Eva Juliana (Barth), Johan Jacob (who is likely the J. J., Johan George all appear in the records of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster City, after the split. It is likely they remained in Warwick but went into Lancaster for Communion, etc.

The line of Mattheus Frantz via Christian Frantz claims Magdalena Frantz who died in 1747. I'm not sure about this although one of their family, John b.1749 did live in Warwick. They were Dunkers and Mennonites so they don't fit into the Lutheran pattern of my family.

I would like to look into the Margaret Fronsch connection.

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