Volume 8, Number 9, Fall 1984


The Lantz Family of Ozark County, Missouri


Contributed by Penny Peace
303 W. 106th St. #12
New York, NY 10025

GEORGE LANTZ
b 20 Jan 1748, Hamburg, Germany, s/o Vandle Lantz
m Annie, may have been Indian, b 22 Oct 1762, NJ, d 9 July 1820, probably Ohio
lv 1748 Germany; 1776-1803 NJ probably Sussex Go; 1805 Ohio
Children:

1. Mary Lantz b 14 Feb 1783 NJ
2. Daniel Lantz b 30 Dec 1784 NJ
3. Lusana Lantz b 13 Sept 1786 NJ
4. Nancie Lantz b 4 Oct 1792 NJ
5. Moses Lantz b 6 Apr 1795 NJ (see below)
6. Aaron Lantz twin b April 1795 NJ m 1819 Leah CLAYPOOS Jackson Co. Ohio; on 1820. 1830 Jackson Co Ohio census
7. Elizabeth Lantz b 17 Apr 1800
8. Jessie Lantz (female) b 23 May 1803
9. Vandle Latnz b 27 Dec 1805 Ohio (see below)

MOSES LANTZ
b 6 Apr 1795 NJ s/o George Lantz and Annie?
m 1826 Madison Co Mo Jeresha GRAHAM (b 10 Sept 1808 Ky d 17 July 1893 bur Isabella Gem d/o John A GRAHAM may have been Cherokee) After husband died, Jeresha lived in Ozark Co with s-i-l James HOGAN and dau Malinda, dau Sentha and grandchildren
d 22 July 1873 Ozark bur Betsey GRAHAM Cemetery opposite Theodasia
lv NJ, Ohio, 1831-35 Ark, 1840 Taney, 1850-60 Ozark
Children:
1. Vandle Jefferson b 13 July 1827 Mo d 1858 m Sarah HOGAN 10 Jul 1858
2. George Washington b 22 Apr 1829 Mo m Maggie?
3. Marinda b 1 Apr 1831 Ark m Samuel FOREST 15 Aug 1850 d 10 Oct 1917 (see Forest Family article)
4. Payton b 2 Apr 1832 Baxter Co Ark d 5 mar 1905 m Elizabeth TURLEY
1. George W b 1851
2. James M b 1853
3. Benjamin T b 1855
4. Mary Jane b 1857
5. Sarah b 1861
6. Isaac N b 1863
7. Jessie b 1865
8. Eliza Ann b 1869

5. Susannah b 7 Oct 1835 Ark d 1867 m (1)Bob MANGESS Feb 1856 (s/o Joe)
1. Mary F b 1857
m (2)Richard COPELIN (s/o Isaac)
1. Nancy (this could be the Mary Francis listed above)
2. Lucinda b 1863
3. Lusana b 1863

Richard COPELIN died intestate before Nov 1867, Susan before Sept 1867; Moses Lantz administrator of both. Ozark Co. Circuit Ct. Minutes, April 1867, Margaret GRAHAM vs. Nancy COPELIN et al.: William F. Geiger appointed guardian for Nancy COPELIN, Lucinda Copelin, Lusana Copelin, heirs of Isaac Copelin. [Margaret was Richard Copelin’s sister and wife of John GRAHAM]

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6. Elizabeth b 4 Apr 1838 Mo m J. W. BARKER
7. Marion b 7 Oct 1840 dy
8. Lucinda b 23 Dec 1842 dy
9. James KP b 1 Jan 1844 Mom Mary?
1. 1. Sarah b 1867
2. Joseph b 1871
3. John b 1873
4. Edmon b 1876
5. Mary b 1877
6. Alta b 1879
10. Malinda b 28 Aug 1848 Mod 21 Apr 1905 m James HOGAN 1873
1. Mary C b 1874 Ark
2. Allas b 1875 Ark
3. Malina b 1878
1 1 .Jessie (female twin) b 28 Aug 1848 dy
1 2 .Sentha b 25 Sept 1851 Mo d Feb 1889 never married

VANDLE LANTZ
b 27 Dec 1805 Ohio
d c1860-61 [in 1861 a deed was transferred from Moses to his sister-in-law Tabitha]
m three times?
m (1) Name Unknown, d c1830-34
Children:
1. Elizabeth b 1830
2. George b 1832
3. Francis M b 1834 Ark m Elizabeth TUCKER 1858 (b 1838 Ark d/o Jane TUCKER)
m (2) Lucinda KISSEE (d/o Nancy and Payton KISSEE)
Children:
4. William b 1839
5. Nancy b 1841
6. Peyton b 1843
7. Martin VB b 1844
8. Mary b 1846
9. Isaac b 1849
m (3) Tabitha ?
Children:
10. Eli
11. Jane

Sources: Fireside Stories of the Ozarks by S. C. Turnbo; Ozark County Records by Yates; Missouri Pioneers; deed transfers 1856-69; Ozark County marriage records; U. S. Census: Taney Co. 1840, Ozark Co. 1850-60, 1880; Marion Co., Ark. 1850-60; Jackson Co., Ohio, 1820-30; Ohio Marriages by Marjorie Smith; bible and family records: Reminiscent History of the Ozarks; and information provided by other family researchers.

d 1880-70 bur Jimmie Forest Graveyard, Barren’s Fork

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