Evelyn “Rosemary” Frantz papers

CEvelyn Rosemary Frantz and Lorraine Frantz Edwards



Family Group Sheet for Evelyn Rosemary Frantz

Below, see the information she collected for resource material. Her research regarding her ancestor Baltzar Frantz can be found on another “shelf” of this library. (Consider the following a “drawer” full of information from a file cabinet?!) Lorraine Frantz Edwards respects Rosemary’s dedication to research, and collection, of data regarding the Frantz family and collateral lines. All this information but difficult to read her handwriting.

Started the scanning 26 Apr 2017.  Completed at 6:00 PM Wednesday, 3 May 2017.

Letter from E.W. Ranck dated 21 Oct 1974

Lester H. Binnie biographical sketch

Early Brethren Families in the Eel River Congregation in Kosciusco and Wabash Counties, Indiana

Letter to Rosemary from Willard Francis dated 28 Feb 1979

Descendants of Daniel Frantz in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

David Frantz information in Rosemary’s files

Jumble of information regarding David Frantz with dates 1977, 1979, and 1981

Christian Frantz married to Mary Garst in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

John Frantz family in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

Samuel Frantz is identified on many pages, and many men named Samuel Frantz  Rosemary had an additional note saying “Frantz family at Rossville.”

Faded and cannot read, or scan.

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The following disorganized information appears to focus on David Frantz family. Picture directly below illustrates the file prior to scanning.

Exactly the way Rosemary filed them – Part One

Exactly the way Rosemary filed them – Part Two


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Scraps of paper in Rosemary’s files – Part One

Scraps of paper in Rosemary’s files – Part Two


Rosemary’s files – Part Three

Rosemary’s files – Part Four

Rosemary’s files – Part Five

Rosemary’s files – Part Six  (Large file, slow loading.)

Rosemary’s files – Part Seven

Rosemary’s files – Part Seven – Continued

Folder labeled Frantz, Ohio, Misc  (Large file, slow loading.)

Unquestionably, duplicates (but every piece of paper merits documentation)

Lancaster County Deeds  CORRECTION:  Evelyn Rosemary Frantz typewriter and not Ruth Frantz Rhinehart as previously spectulated.

Ruth Frantz Rhinehart research appears throughout Rosemary’s files. On Sunday afternoon, 30 Apr 2017, Lorraine visited Ancestry.com looking for (possible) death record. Then a search on Ancestry… and the result is documented in a newly created document. FYI: Ruth Evangeline Frantz, b. 19 Apr 1920, d. 31 May 1999.  ~~ Ruth Frantz Rhinehart challenge  ~~ Lorraine’s note regarding Manor John Frantz  ~~ Lorraine’s comment with crumpled piece of paper in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files


Frans and France in Virginia in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

Sight for sore eyes in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files  At 11:00 AM, 1 May 2017, on the sixth day of scanning, Lorraine Frantz Edwards found this researched material with beautiful handwriting. A “sight for sore eyes” because Rosemary’s scribbled notes were (are) difficult to read. This link is an excerpt from the file (above) listed as Frans and France in Virginia, with an additional note “misc.”

 Evelyn's envelope with picture

Evelyn “Rosemary” Frantz & Gary T. Hawbaker

Evelyn Rosemary Frantz and Gary T. Hawbaker


Comment by Lorraine Frantz Edwards dated 3 May 2017

A.D. Frantz letter dated 21 May 1946

A.D. Frantz letter dated 28 May 1946

A.D. Frantz letter dated 1 Jul 1946

A.D. Frantz letter to William Frantz, dated 9 Mar 1950, in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

Alvin D. Frantz letters in Evelyn Rosemary Frantz files

Otho Winger letter dated 5 Dec 1941

Lorraine Frantz Edwards had the sense that Evelyn “Rosemary” Frantz was looking over her shoulder as she worked meticulously with her files.

Rosemary Frantz looking over my shoulder