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Surnames: FRANTZ, FRANS, FRANZ, FRANTS, FRANCE, FRANSE, FRANSE, FRENCH, possibly FRANCK
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Hello, everyone -
I saw this bulletin board post concerning a Benjamin Wood who married Catharina France:
I'm wondering if this would this the Catharina "France" from Ulster County,
baptized 20 May 1786, Town Of Montgomery, Ulster (now Orange) County, New York? This
Catharina had as her oldest child, David Frantz, born 10 Jan 1808 before she was married.
He was baptized at the same church as Catharina. She's the daughter of my G5GPs,
Johann Jost Frantz and Cathrina Sinsabaugh (both Palatine descent).
Johann is covered in Henry Z Jones' book, "Even More Palatine Families" (95%
sure, not 100% sure as I forgot to copy the title page), page 175. Unfortunately, he
provides no genealogical information for Johann beyond suggesting that he MAY have arrived
in the 1760s in Pennsylvania, but I'm not convinced that they are the same people.
Catharina and David's baptism records are found translated and transcribed into two
books that vary somewhat in their translation details from Dutch:
"German Reformed Church of Montgomery, Orange, New York" [an early name for the
church], by Kenneth Edward Hasbrouck, New Paltz, NY; unknown publisher; 1958; 375 pgs
* Page 122: "Child: David French, Parents: Catherine French (Illegitimate), Birth
date: 18 Jan 1808, Sponsors: Gost France & Catherine Synsepaugh".
"The Brick Church, Montgomery, N.Y." [a later name once it was rebuilt in
brick], by Mrs. Jean D. Worden, Copyright 1982 Mrs. Jean D. Worden 8580 Chesire Ct.
Franklin, Ohio 45005.
* Page 74: "Child: Catharina, Parents: Johan Jost Frans and Catharina
Sinsebach", Baptized: 20 May 1786".
* Page 119: "Child: David France, Birth date: 10 Jan 1808, Parents: Catharine France,
Illegitamate, Sponsors: Joost France & Catharine Synsepaugh".
Thanks for your time, J
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