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6. Jacob (John Jacob)3 Frantz (the Sr.) (Abraham2 Frantz (France), Peter1 Frantz) was born in Northampton (now Lehigh) County, Pennsylvania in July 6, 1763.(5244) In 1786 he officially filed for a warrant on 366 acres of homesteaded land in Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was still in Hempfield in 1825. He appears on a property tax list for the township of that year. He died on April 18, 1832 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5245) He was buried at St. Jacobs Cemetery in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5246)

In June of 1786 in Pennsylvania he married Elizabeth Otterman.(5247) Jacob and Elizabeth were first cousins.

Elizabeth Otterman was born in Berks County, Pennsylvania in December 1765.(5248) It appears that Elizabeth was a twin to her sister Mary. Elizabeth was the daughter of Ludwig Otterman and Franzina (Francenia) Willems (Williams).

She died on October 12, 1852 at 86 years, 9 months, 25 days in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5249) She was buried at St. Jacob's Cemetery in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5250)

Jacob (John Jacob) Frantz (the Sr.) and Elizabeth Otterman had the following children:

child 13 i. Elisabetha4 Frantz was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1788.(5251) She was baptized on May 12 1788 somewhere in Westmoreland County by German Reformed minister Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Ludwig Ottermann and Franzina.

child + 14 ii. Abraham Frantz (the Sr.) was born on July 20, 1789.

child + 15 iii. John (Johannes) Frantz (the Sr.) was born on February 1, 1791.

child 16 iv. Franzina Frantz was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1793.(5252) She was baptized on August 25, 1793 somewhere in Westmoreland County by German Reformed minister Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Heinrich Jorg & Catharina. She died on June 3, 1876 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5253) In 1813 she married Jacob Allshouse.(5254) Jacob Allshouse was born in Northampton County, Pennsylvania on April 11, 1785.(5255) He died on March 21, 1843 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5256)

child 17 v. Esther Frantz was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on April 4, 1795.(5257) She died on August 18, 1850.(5258) She married John Stitt.(5259)

child 18 vi. Jacob Frantz (the Jr.) was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on April 20, 1797.(5260) He was baptized on August 27, 1797 somewhere in Westmoreland County by German Reformed minister Rev. Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Peter Uber Sr. and Maria.

child 19 vii. Sarah Frantz was born in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania on December 29, 1798.(5261) She was baptized on July 14, 1799 somewhere in Westmoreland County by German Reformed minister Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Georg Kiehner and Sara. She died on August 1, 1878 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5262) She married John Shoup.(5263)

child 20 viii. Polly (Maria) Frantz was born in Westmoreland or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on July 20, 1800.(5264) She was baptized on September 7, 1800 somewhere in Western Pennsylvania (probably Westmoreland or Armstrong County) by German Reformed minister Rev. Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Peter Uber and Naomia.

child 21 ix. Hannah Frantz was born in Westmoreland or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on March 15, 1802.(5265) She was baptized on June 13, 1802 somewhere in Western Pennsylvania (probably Westmoreland or Armstrong County) by German Reformed minister Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Georg Otterman and Elissabetha. She died on November 10, 1894 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5266) She married Jacob George.(5267)

child 22 x. Ludwig Frantz was born in Westmoreland or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on March 19, 1804.(5268) He was baptized on June 24, 1804 somewhere in Western Pennsylvania (probably Westmoreland or Armstrong County) by German Reformed minister Rev. Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Jacob Mechlin and Anna Maria.

child 23 xi. Lewis Frantz was born in Westmoreland or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania in 1806.(5269)

child 24 xii. Samuel Frantz was born in Westmoreland or Armstrong County, Pennsylvania on June 25, 1808.(5270) He was baptized on August 14 1808 somewhere in Western Pennsylvania (probably Westmoreland or Armstrong County) by German Reformed minister Rev. Johann Wilhelm Weber. Baptismal sponsors were Johannes Schäfer and Frantzina. He died on January 15, 1855 of typhoid fever in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5271) On May 9, 1832 he married Catherine Smith.(5272) Catherine Smith was born on November 15, 1812.(5273) She died on January 8, 1887 in South Bend, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.(5274)

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