See also New Chapel Cemeteryand Union Cemetery for more LENTZes
Mrs. Robert Marshall of Utica reported in June 1998 on her visit several years ago to the LENTZ FAMILY CEMETERY, on the hills overlooking the Ohio River, above Utica. Lentz Family Cemetery is located at 38.3510°N, 85.6511°W in the center of Section 17 in Utica Township. Click here for a topographical map, courtesy of www.topozone.com.
From her notes of that visit, she provides the following partial index (there were quite a few illegible stones, which are not represented here):
JACOBS Mary Lentz, daughter of Samuel and Elenor, first wife of Thomas Benton JACOBS, aged 25 years b. 1842 d. 1868
LENTZ Abraham, son of Samuel and Elenor, 18 years, 7 mos., 17 days b. ???? d. 10/09/18___
LENTZ C. M. E., wife of Samuel b. ???? d. 1865 (Mrs. Marshall's information indicates her name was Elenor Maria Christina. Her maiden was SHAFFER and she born in Germany, coming to America when only 13, accord- ing to Baird's History of Clark County, published 1909)
LENTZ Henry b. 12/21/1796 d. 08/10/1867
LENTZ Jacob, son of Samuel and Elenor, 20 years, 10 mos., 6 days b. 1839 d. 02/22/1860
LENTZ Samuel, husband of "C.M.E.", son of John Lentz and Catherine Couch, per JACOBS family researcher Charlie Jacobs (Samuel was born in Philadelphia, per Baird's History of Clark County) b. 05/19/1802 d. 09/17/1875
LUTZ Elizabeth Lentz, wife of Alex R. Lutz and daughter of Samuel and Elenor Lentz, 27 years, 2 mos., 10 days b. ???? d. 03/15/1860
Mrs. Marshall advises that Samuel Lentz's wife's name was Elenor Maria Christina. It appears that she did go by "Elenor" since they are referred to as "S and E".
The blank dates were not legible when she abstracted this cemetery.
Mrs. Marshall learned from either Lentz or Jacobs family history that Mary Lentz's husband was Thomas Benton Jacobs. She checked some Jacobs information available to her and learned that Mary and Thomas had children in 1862, 1864 and 1866, so Mary died in or after 1866.
Henry Lentz was Samuel Lentz's older brother.
Besides all of Samuel and Elenor's children who died, they had five other children. One was Mrs. Marshall's great-grandfather, Christian, and another was Carr Lentz's grandfather, Nicholas. Note the 1860 census entries for Christian and Nicholas (then 25 and 29, respectively), as residents of a hotel in Jeffersonville at the time of that census.
Mrs. Marshall hopes to soon return to the Lentz Family Cemetery to try to update this information, but intends to do so after the snakes have taken refuge for the winter.
From the 1820 Clark County Census: Lentz, John Utica Township Page 010
From the 1830 Clark County Census: Lentz, Samuel Jeffersonville Twp. Page 044 Lentz, Henry Jeffersonville Twp. Page 044
On 1860 Census for Jeffersonville Township:
Page 311 In the "household" of R. L. BROWNING, 42 KY (male) hotel keeper: LENTZ, Nick 29 - Christian 25 (among many other residents) [brothers; sons of Samuel and Elenor Lentz]
On 1860 Census for Utica Township:
Page 187 LENTZ, Jacob 53 PA - Mahala [Prather] 43 - SWARTZ, Maria 24 - Cora 2 - Franklin 22 - Edith 16 - Mary 14 - Jacob Jr. 11 - Fannie 4
On 1860 Census for Charlestown Township:
Page 55 LENTZ, Charles 31 (born Nassau, Germany) - Christine 22 (born Nassau, Germany) - Mary E. 1 - HARTMAN, Frederic 17
Page 523a LENTZ, John 50 (born Nassau, Germany) - Catharine 47 (born Nassau, Germany) - William 17 - Amanda 13 - Josephine 11 - Louisa 9 - Caroline 6 - Emaline 4 - John 3
Page 434 LENTZ, William 33 (born Nassau, Germany) - Barbara 23 (born Nassau, Germany) - Robert 4 - George 2 - William 1/12
Page 435 LENTZ, Sophia 57 (born Nassau, Germany)
The Clark County Marriage Records for 1790-1850 indicate the following LENTZ marriages:
LENTZ, Ann STARKWEATHER, Samuel 31 Dec 1834 LENTZ, Elizabeth PRATHER, Thomas W. 28 Aug 1828 LENTZ, Henry CAVENDER, Deborah 11 Feb 1823 LENTZ, Jacob PRATHER, Mahala 24 Aug 1834 LENTZ, Samuel SCHAFER, Catharine 18 Feb 1826 LENTZ, William JACOBS, Mary 24 Dec 1844
No further information available at this time.
I presently have no further information on this cemetery. Further information may be available from:
Jeffersonville Twp. Library or Charlestown Library 211 East Court Avenue 51 Clark Road Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130 Charlestown, Indiana 47111 Telephone: (812) 285-5635 Telephone: (812) 256-3337
New Albany-Floyd County Library or Sellersburg Library 180 West Spring Street 430 North Indiana Avenue New Albany, Indiana 47150 Sellersburg, Indiana 47172 Telephone: (812) 949-3527 Telephone: (812) 246-4493
E-mail: Dee Pavey
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