This page contains information about the first three generations of (our) Bentz's in this country, starting with Andreas. I would like to annotate it as completely as possible with source material, including links to scanned original documents (when possible). I intend this to be a working page, as I expect that this information is both incomplete and noisy.
|First Generation||Second Generation||Third Generation|
Otillia Catharina Lang
Underlined entries are those for which we know of descendants. This makes the data actually seem quite sparse - perhaps those without children listed here really didn't have them, but I suspect that it is much more likely that we just don't know of them.
The First Generation
Husband: Andreas Bentz
Wife: Otillia Catharina Lang
Married: June 16, 1745 in New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA
I also quote LDS records, but I haven't looked at the original data on
which these are based. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the LDS data and
Michael Lau's are both based on the same baptismal records.
The Second Generation
The Third Generation (Andreas Bentz, Jr.'s children)
| Husband: Michael Bentz|
Born: September 1, 1786
Spouse: Catharina Zarbach (5/16/1796-8/7/1865)
Died: September 17, 1866
Jacob BentzMagdalena Bentz
Born: December 13, 1806
Husband: Peter Gentzler, Jr.
Died: September 19, 1886
The Third Generation (Johan Nicholas Bentz's children)
| Husband: Johan Jacob Bentz
Born: November 23, 1781 (York Co.)
Died: March 22, 1835 (York Co.)
Michael Lau's "Bentz Families of York County, PA and Surrounding Areas" lists him also as Jacob Pentz. He further quotes Baptisms at Zeigler's Church in North Codorus Twp and an obituary of Jacob in the York Gazette, March 31, 1835.
First Wife: Susannah Lau
The kids are not right here:There is some overlap, probably because different sources have given me the same children as offspring of different marriages. Also, the Mary Bushy information I have has little supporting data.
CHILDREN (First Marriage):
Mary Magdalene Bentz
Second Wife: Mary Bushy
Children (Second Marriage):
Anna Maria Bentz
Born: September 9, 1784
Spouse: Philip Snider
George Washington Snider
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Last update: May 12, 1999