Of the family Lance (Lantz or Lentz) three brothers came to this country from Germany, while a fourth remained in the old country. On Oct 28, 1738, in bilander [i. e., a coasting vessel] Thistle, George Houston, commander, there arrived at Philadelphia, Jacob, Michael and Hans [or John] Peter Lance, while in the same vessel there were of these under sixteen, John Niclaus, Hans Peter and John Lantz.
Michael, died in Greenwich Twp., Warren Co., N.J.; he appears on the Morristown Court Records in an action against Jacob Mourer in 1749; his will dated Greenwich, Warren Co., 23 Aug., 1777, prob. 16 Feb, 1778, names four sons and one daughter:
John, of Lebanon Twp., Huntington Co., N.J., was one of the three brothers named above, having dropped the name Peter, or a son of the original John Peter; his will, prob. 16 Feb., 1771 (Trenton, Lib. 14, fol. 393); names wife Anna Margaret, and six children: