John Franklin Lentz: Birth: 20 APR 1894. Death: 28 MAY 1951
Title: Richmond County Heritage Book Vol. I Published by: Walsworth Printing Co., Inc. Printed in the USA copyright 2002 Richmond County Historical Book Committee and County Heritage, Inc. Don Mills, Inc. and the Richmond County Historical Society
Page: Lentz John W. Lentz Family Page 189
Note: hers who came to America from the Heidelbert area in the mid 1700s and settled in Berks County Pennsylvania. From there them came to Iredell and Rowan Counties in North Carolina and purchases property to establish farms and businesses. John built their home in 1888 on Mountain Creek on lands of Frank Baldwin and later built a new home just west of Mt. Pleasant Church. A store was also built at this crossroads. This area was known as Lentzion appearing on the county maps as early as 1911. John built their third home between 1911-1912 between Ellerbe and Ellerbe Springs.
Note: John W. Lentz was a descendant of Diebolt Lentz one of four German brot
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