NameNicholas Frantz, 1C5R
Birth1 May 1797, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Death30 Sep 1874, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Burial1 Oct 1874, Cripe Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Marriage2 Mar 1818/1819, Fincastle, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Birth2 Feb 1799, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Death18 Dec 1886, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
BurialCripe Cemetery, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth23 Jun 1820, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Death21 Apr 1889, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth11 Jun 1822, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Death13 Jul 1860, Nappanee, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth1823, Clark Co., Ohio
Death1823, Clark Co., Ohio
Birth7 Aug 1824, Botetourt Co., Virginia
Death25 Mar 1875, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth28 Mar 1827, Clark Co., Ohio
Death2 Oct 1900, Kosciusko Co., Indiana
Birth24 Sep 1829, Clark Co., Ohio
Death2 Oct 1919, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth5 Mar 1832, Clark Co., Ohio
Death25 Dec 1856, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth9 Nov 1836, Clark Co., Ohio
Death18 Jan 1903, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth12 Aug 1840, Clark Co., Ohio
Death12 Mar 1915, Wabash Co., Indiana
Birth15 Apr 1844, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Death3 Dec 1870, North Manchester, Wabash Co., Indiana
Notes for Nicholas Frantz
Brethren histories, e.g., Lest We Forget by Rolland Flory, say that Nicholas had eight married daughters, and no sons.
Most of this family group is taken from Early Clark County Families, Vol. II, pages 117-118, entry submitted by Lela Shoup, according to which the family moved to Clark County in 1826. That entry gives Nicholas' birthdate as 5 May 1797, which is not consistent with his tombstone and obituary (nor with her own profile of Nicholas Frantz on p.8 of Annals of the Donnels Creek District.) Further details in ECCF, Vol. V, pages 162-163, entry submitted by Ken Crill. He gives Nicholas' place of death as Acme, Jackson Co., IN.
Lowell Beachler also lists a daughter Barbara who married a Swank, no other details. I am not entering this daughter without more info as to his source.
Nicholas' obituary, as well as Lela Shoup's Annals of the Donnels Creek District (p. 8) says that he was born in Augusta Co., VA, but we know from other sources that his parents were living in Botetourt Co. in the late 1700's. Most likely the obituary is mistaken, but it is possible that the family was visiting in Augusta Co. when he was born.
Cemetery Records of Pleasant & Paw Paw Townships, p. 6 lists Nicholas' tombstone inscription as died 30 Sept 1874 age 77-4-29.
Wabash County Will Book B, pages 96-98, contains will of Nicholas Frantz, dated 13 Oct 1870 and recorded 11 Nov 1874. It mentions by name only his wife Catherine Frantz, and two youngest daughters Pheba (who died 2 months after the will was written) and Mary. The remainder of the estate is to be divided among “all the other children and the heirs of those children who are deceased.” Executors are Isaac C. Cripe and John Frantz Jr., witnesses Joel Ohmart and Jacob Ulery. (John Frantz Jr. refers to John J. Frantz, son of John Frantz & Barbara Arnett.)
The 1850 census of Pleasant twp, Wabash Co., IN, taken in August, lists this family (#153) as:
Nicholas Frantz 53 Farmer, Catherine 51, Anna 17, Rebecca 14, Mary 10, Phebe 6; Nicholas and Catherine born in VA, Anna, Rebecca, and Mary born in Ohio, Phebe born in Indiana.
Notes for Catherine Crist
Page 6 of Lester Binnie's Cemetery Records of Paw Paw and Pleasant Townships, Wabash Co., Indiana lists Catherine's tombstone inscription as died 18 Dec 1886 age 87-10-16.