Name: Hans Petrus Lentz
Given Name: Hans Petrus
Birth: 18 Jan 1711 in Postroff, Germany Nassau-Saariverder
Death: 31 Oct 1786 in Postroff, Germany Nassau-Saariverder
Burial: 1 Nov 1786 Postroff Church, Germany
CONF: 11 Jun 1724
Change Date: 7 Feb 2015 at 19:20:41
DNA evidence demonstrates that Peter and John can not be sons of Hans Petrus Lentz.
LANCE-LENTZ: Hans Petrus Lentz > Bastian Lentz > John Jacob Lentz > Charles Lentz > Michael Lentz > Harlie Michael Lance > JWL (FTDNA Kit 2009)
LENTZ-LENTZ: Hans Petrus Lentz > Johann Theobald "Dewalt" Lentz > Peter J Lentz > Joseph Lentz > Moses G Lentz > Joseph Henry Lentz > private > KWL (FTDNA Kit 2152)
BRADLEY-LENTZ: BAB and REL are 5th cousins 2 times removed. Their common ancestors are Hans Petrus Lentz and Anna Susannah Magdalena Klein..
a) Hans Petrus Lentz > Johann Theobald Lentz Sr > Dewalt Lentz Jr > John Elisha Lentz > Luther Agustas Lentz Sr > Bettie Cutchin Lentz > BAB (Kit No: 223262)
b) Hans Petrus Lentz > Bastian Lentz Sr > Margaret Lentz > Sophia Sifford > Sarah Peeler > Philip M Lentz > Henry Lentz > Ellis Preston Lentz > REL (Kit No: ??)
According to legend, five brothers came to the American Colonies. Four of themlater came to North Carolina. It is assumed that the fifth brother remained in Pennsylvania.
We know that Bastian Lentz and Diebolt (Devalt) Lentz were brothers and that they settled in North Carolina. We also believe that the other two brothers also settled in North Carolina. This would mean that the four brothers who came to North Carolina were Bastian Lentz Sr., Diebolt (Devalt) Lentz Sr, Peter Lentz Sr, and John Lentz Sr.
The brother that remained ni Pennsylvania could have been Henry or Jacob.
Source: Lentz Heritage-John Paul Lentz -traces Bastian-Margaret(Sifford)-Paul
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 22:53:16 -0500
From: JLance <JLance281@comcast.net>
Subject: Hans Petrus Lentz? Or Hans Peter Lentz? The latter is probably correct
I also want to take this opportunity to remarks about the name Hans Petrus. I originally believed, since 1994, that his name at baptism was Hans Petrus Lentz. I based my belief on the translation by the man Mr. Ed Dodd hired to translate the LDS microfilm No. 768146 which holds the churchbook records of the Lutheran Church in Postroff, Lorraine. I do not criticise this translator. In the first place. it is extremely difficult for readers of modern German to decipher ancient German script, and the difficulty was compounded in this case by the notoriously bad penmanship of the pastor who wrote them. Mr. Dodd's translator himself stated that he was not sure. Also, all translators of this pastor's handwriting invariably remark that this handwriting is the worst ever encountered, and this includes Mr. Dodd's translator.
Mr. Dodd's man did his work in 1994. In early 2001, I discovered Dr. Gerhard Hein's work which carries the name as Hans Peter Lentz. Dr Hein is highly experienced in reading this old German script. Also one of my own ideas is that Petrus is Latin for Peter. I believe one would expect to find the Latin form in Catholic church records but not Lutheran.
I am also somewhat puzzled by the name Hans. Hans nowadays is a nickname for Johannes or Johann. Usually, in those days, a boy would be named Johann Peter Lentz, not Hans Peter Lentz. However, since it appears on the churchbook as Hans Peter Lentz, I believe we are forced to assume that his name was Hans Peter Lentz.
Despite thorough search, our own researchers have been unable to find a marriage record for Joh. Petrus LENTZ and his wife, Anna Magdalena KLEIN, parents of Sebastian and Dewalt LENTZ, in the LDS microfilm of this Churchbook. Dr. Gerhard HEIN apparently did find it, since he records fact of this marriage in his books/microfilm/CD's. Dr. HEIN shows that he appeared in the KB as serving as a Godparent in the years 1731, 37, 41, and 43.
The following is translated directly from the typewritten German which Dr. Hein transcribed directly from the Church Book:
LENTZ, Hans Peter, a citizen of Postroff. Served as a God-parent for children in 1731, 1737, 1741, and 1743. Died on 31 Oct 1786 (at 76 Years) [NOTE: To be more precise, he was 75 years, 9 months, and 13 days old at death.] He married Anna (Susanna) Magdalena KLEIN, who served as a God-parent for children in 1738 and 1756. She died on 28 Aug 1769 when she was 58 years and 6 months of age.
K: 1. Johann Sebastian born 26 Aug 1735 (NOTE: the pastor added a note later, which says "ist 1753 in Amerika gezogen" which means "went to America in 1753."
2. Anna Catharina born 14 Mar 1737
3. Anna Margaretha born 3 Nov 1739, confirmed in 1754, served as a God-parent in 1758 and 1760. Married on 15 Feb 1763 in Hirschland to Sebastian PFLAUM, Jacob, citizen of Postroff. [I ampuzzled over the name Jacob here.]
4. Johann Theobald, born 18 Mar 1742, confirmed in 1756, served as a God-parent in 1764.
5. Hans Nickel, born 8 Mar 1744, confirmed in 1758, married on 12
Father: Heinrich Lentz b: in Postroff, Germany Nassau-Saariverder
Mother: Appollona Gruning
Anna Susannah Magdalena Klein b: 1711 in Postroff, Germany Nassau-Saariverder
in Postroff, Germany Nassau-Saariverder
- Bastian Lentz Sr b: 26 Aug 1737 in Village of Postroff, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
- Johann Theobald Lentz b: 18 Mar 1742 in Germany
- Diebolt Lentz b: 26 Jun 1745 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany