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roseann (View posts)
Posted: 18 Feb 2001 6:55AM GMT
Kay (and anyone elso interested)

I have a huge geneology listing of Gentes (apparently changed over time from Yantis in Germany) from a very generous soul who e-mailed it to me quite a while ago. I will try to insert it here, but I am not as computer/internet savvy as most, so if it doesn't go through I would appreciate any helpful hints from anyone interested in receiving the information.

Let me know if it went through.

OVERVIEW OF THE YANTIS (GENTES) FAMILY:
GERMAN ORIGINS & EARLY U.S. BEGINNINGS

by: Wesley W. Craig
7 March 1997

My wife's mother (Lavelle Yantis) is descended from the Joh. Jacob Yantis
(Gentes) family that settled in Lincoln Co., Kentucky after having emigrated from
Loudon Co., Virginia in the 1780's.

Our records show that Jacob was born 20 Jun 1742 in Herbisheim, Pfalz, Bayern,
Germany, near the city of Zweibruchen; the son of Hans Georg Gentes and Anna
Appolonia Vogelgesang. Jacob married Ruth Christman, about whom little is known at
this time, other than she died after 14 May 1816 in Lancaster, Kentucky. This couple had
nine children including:

Katherine - (b. 1775); marr. Peyton Parks, 22 Dec 1802 in Loudon Co., Virginia

Rachel A. - (b.22 Aug. 1775 in Frederick, Maryland); marr. Frederick Dayhoff
and died 27 Jul 1833 in Scaffold Prairie, Greene, Indiana

John (Col.) - (b. 11 Jul 1780 in Loudon Co., Virginia) marr. Priscilla Catharine
Lapsley on 24 Jan 1801 in Garrard Co., KY; died 25 Oct 1837 in
Lafayette, Lafayette Co.,Missouri

Amos - (b. 14 Aug 1782 in Loudon Co., Virginia); marr. Mary Polly Bright on 4
Feb. 1807 in Garrard Co., Kentucky; died 1 Mar 1857 in
Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY

Katherine - (b. 1782); marr James Merson 12 Mar 1812 at Garrard, Lincoln, KY

Aaron - (b. 11 Apr 1787 in Boyle, Lincoln Co., Kentucky); marr Martha (Patsy)
Cochran on 1 Mar 1810 in Shelby Co., KY; died 19 Jul 1861 in
Bethlehem, Cass Co., KY

Enoch - (b. 14 Dec 1794 in Lincoln Co., KY); marr Eleanore Wolford on 11 Jun
1816 in Lincoln Co., KY; died 11 Oct 1879 in McKinney, Collin
Co., Texas

Jesse - (b. 9 Feb 1797) in Lincoln Co., KY); marr. Martha Reada Thurman on 25
Sep 1817 in Lincoln Co., KY; died 8 May 1860 in Bloomfield,
Nelson, Kentucky

Mary - (b. 1799)

It is not the purpose of this overview to follow the descendants Jacob through
their U.S. migrations, but ultimately major groups of Jacob's children and/or
grandchildren located in the Pacific Northwest (John) and Texas (Enoch & Amos).

Tracing the origins of Jacob (b. 1742) has been complicated and tedious. Part of
this is has to do with the permutations inherent in the surname. Phonetic pronunciations
of Yantis have parallels in a variety of English outcomes including: Gantz, Gentes,
Gentis, Gentz, Jandes, Jantis, Jandus, Jantus, Jantz, Jendes, Jentes, Jentz, Yandes,
Yantes, Yantis and Yantz, etc. --all of which are found in various documents.

Jacob was one of a number of young men with the above surnames who
emigrated to the U.S. before the Revolutionary War ( including Jacob, Simon, John,
Gorg and Daniel). Jacob and George Jantz were passengers on the ship Chance from
Rotterdam. John and George settled in Frederick Co., Maryland. The remaining three
(Jacob, Simon and Daniel) settled in Conestoga Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

It appears that Jacob lived in Frederick Co., Maryland where he first married a
Miss Little and where a son, George, was born. Jacob Yentz is listed as a butcher in the
City of Lancaster in 1776, and a Jacob Yuntz is listed in Lancaster Borough in 1779.
Other Pennsylvania records show a Jacob Yountz, Yountis or Yentz as a Pvt. in Capt.
John Jubley's Co (Lancaster Militia) in 1776.

Jacob is reported to have "large tracts of land in Virginia". After removal to
Kentucky he is listed (abt. 1803) as the owner of 300-400 acres at Riddles Station
Watercourse in Fayette Co., Kentucky. However, earlier (1791-1794) he is noted as a
resident at Baylor's Mill in Lincoln Co., Kentucky.

Attempts to locate the antecedents of Jacob's family were given a boost by the
major effort of Annette Kunselman Burgert who traced the origins of a number of
German immigrants in Pennsylvania to Germany. Her book, Eighteenth Century
Emigrants from German Speaking Lands to North America (Vol. II, The Western
Palatinate), pub. 1985, provided a major breakthrough for the Yantis family research.
Pages 133-135 of her book focus on the GENTES family, including Joh. Jacob Gentes
and his parents Hans Gorg Gentes and wife, Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang. This is
accompanied by the citation of a German document which states that the property of
Daniel, Jakob and Johannes Gentes from Herbitzheim had been confiscated because of
their unauthorized emigration to America (p. 133).

With this information it became possible for me to do a detailed search of the
Walsheim Parish records which had been microfilmed earlier by the L.D.S. Church and
are available from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. From the data available
in these records I have established the following lineage of Jacob:
PARENTS OF JACOB GENTES:
Father - Hans Georg Gentes (b. abt 1687 - of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern Germany)
Married Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang on 3 Feb 1727 - Walsheim, Pfalz,
Bayern, Germany
Mother - Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang - (b. 8 Dec 1709) in Herbisheim, Pfalz,
Bayern, Germany (parents were Jacob Vogelgesang and Anna
Margaretha)

This couple had the following children:
Johann Christoph Gentes (b. 16 Aug 1728) - Herbisheim, Pfalz,Bayern
(male child) (b. 4 May 1730, died 7 May 1730) - Herbisheim
Appolonia Gentes (b. 15 Nov 1732) - Herbisheim
Johann Nickel Gentes (b. 24 Dec 1733) - Walsheim Parish
Joh. Daniel Gentes (b. 24 Apr 1738) - Herbisheim
Joh. Jacob Gentes (b. 20 Jan 1742) - Herbisheim
Johann Otto Gentes (b. 1744) - Herbisheim
Johannes Gentes (b. 25 Feb 1747) - Herbisheim
Maria Margaretha Gentes (b. 1750) - Herbisheim
Magdalena Gentes (b. 1752) - Breitfurt

However, Hans Georg Gentes (b. 1687) had an earlier marriage as follows:
Married: Anna Margaretha Fischer on 9 Feb 1712 in the Walsheim Parish.
Anna's father was Barthel Fischer

From this marriage were the following children:
Joh. Willhelm Gentes (b. 28 Jan 1713) - Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Hans George Gentes (b. 4 Jan 1714) - Breitfurt
Anna Gentes (b. 12 Feb 1716) - Breitfurt
Abraham Gentes (b. 19 Mar 1722) - Breitfurt

The grandfather of Jacob Gentes (b. 1742) was:

Hans Georg Gentes (b. abt 1665) of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
He married Anna Maria (b. abt 1665) of Breitfut

They had the following children:
Hans George Gentes (b. abt 1687) of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Daniel Gentes (b. abt 1694) of Breitfurt
Maria Margaretha Gentes (b. abt 1699) of Breitfurt
Joh. Mathias Gentes (b. 17 Apr 1706 - Breitfurt
Juliana Barbara Gentes (Chr. 11 Nov 1708) - Breitfurt
Anna Appelonia Gentes (b. 6 Feb 1715) - Breitfurt
Hans Nickel Gentes (b. 2 Jun 1717) - Breitfurt

This Hans Georg (b. abt 1665) married a second time, to Anna Margaretha
This couple had one child:
Anna Christina Gentes - (Chr. 27 Feb 1735) - Breitfurt



OTHER U.S. LINKAGES TO THE GENTES FAMILY:

John Michael Bottenberg (Battenberg) - "emigrated to the U.S. from Germany".
He lived at Frederick Co., Maryland in 1798 when he made his will. His
son, John Michael Bottenberg married to Ann Maria Yantiss, who was
the daughter of Daniel Yantis and Barbara Winter. Anna Maria died 5
Aug 1850 at age 75.

Daniel Yantis "was born in Germany, probably before 1750". The marriage of
Daniel Yandes to Anna Barbara Winter on June 27, 1769 (recorded in the
Evangelical Lutheran Church). This couple had eight children as follows:

John (b. 7 May 1770 in York Co., Pa. - He married Catharine Lauer
George (b. 9 Sep 1772 in York Co., Pa. - Married Ann Mary Roth
Ann Maria (b. 22 Feb 1775 in York Co., Pa.- Married to Michael
Buttonbery
Catharine (b. 27 Oct 1776 in York Co., Pa.- Married Henry Yantis (son
of John Yantis)
Elizabeth (b. 1780 in York Co., Pa. - Married George Flenner
Daniel (b. 15 May 1781 in York Co., Pa. - Married Mary
Jacob (b. 2 Jan 1783) in York Co., Pa. - Did not marry, died in 1805
in Frederick Co., Marylnd
Barbara (b. 19 Sep 1785) in York Co., Pa. married to Jonathan Powell

(Note: the above information on Daniel Yantis and Barbara Winter from The Beneficent
Battenbergs: Descendants of John Michael Battenberg, 1973. By Florence E. Doty)
.......................
Another related family is the family of Daniel Gentes, Sr. (b. c1770) (from a Bible entry
showing place of birth as Breiffurth, Zweybrucken, Germany). A translation of the
Gentes family Bible (written in German) was carried out by a native German translator of
the Cleveland Public Library in 1959. From the Bible it was determined that Daniel, born
in Germany, was the son of Daniel Gentes and Maria Elizabeth Gentesin Linderin.

Daniel Gentes, Sr. (b. c1770) married Eva Fogelgesagin (Vogelgesang) who was
born in 1771, daughter of Christian Fogelgesang and Barbara Brakungerin. Eva was born
"in Jerusalem in the Marienland" (which has been determined to have been Jersusalem,
Maryland). Six children of this couple were noted:

Magdalena (?) - (difficulty in decipherment)
(a son - probably Daniel) - b. 1789
(a daughter- probably Barbara) - b. on 21 ___ 1791
(a daughter) - b. 1793
Catharina Gentes - b. probably 1795
Elizabeth Gentesin - b. 20 Feb 1797 in Kiestis Sadr, Virginia
(a whole fragment, not connected to the above reads: Isaac Gentes, b. 25
Apr 1811 or 1817 -- probably born in Clark Co. Ohio where the family
had gone in 1805)

The descendants of this Daniel go by the name of GENTIS. A book of this family
has been written by John M. Given, Daniel Gentis and his descendants. 1992, a copy of
which is in the SLF Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
....................
Another book on the Gentes family in the U.S. is that of Annabelle Robinson,
Mary Yandes Robinson and Josephine Robinson, Daniel Yandes and His Family:
Pioneers from Pennsylvania to Indiana, 1818. Pub. 1936. (See LDS Microfilm
GS1415241).

The Robinsons state that Daniel Yandes was the son of Simon Yandes and
Catherine Rider, "both natives of Alsace-Lorraine". They state that Simon was born in
1733 and came to America as a boy and settled in Lancaster Co., PA; served in the War
of the Revolution when forthy-three years old "as is witnessed by the following war
record. 'Simon Yandes, Private in Capt. Jacob Klotz's Company; Col. Matthew Slough's
Battalion of the Flying Camp. July 8, 1776, Lancaster Co., Pa."

The children of Simon and Anna Catherine Rider (b. 1753) were:
Simon -
Daniel - b. 1793

The family of Simon (Sr.) moved to Fayette Co., PA near Masontown.
There is mention of a brother of Simon (Sr.) as being Daniel "who never
married"
Daniel (b. 1793) moved to Indiana in 1820 "to help organize the State".
....................
Some problems in making U.S. connections to the GENTES line(s):

One common problem has to do with U.S. descendants of a Daniel GENTES. But
the question is-- which Daniel?

1. Daniel Gentes - b. 27 Jan 1741 in Breitfurt, Pfalz (son of Balthasar Gentes and
Christina Dilckes) - See Burgert, p. 135
2. Joh. Daniel Gentes - b. 24 Apr 1738 in Herbisheim, Pfalz (son of Hans Georg
and Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang)
3. Daniel Gentes - b. 16 Dec 1745 in Breitfurt (son of Joh. Mathias Gentes)
4. Daniel Gentes - b. 9 Nov 1753 in Breitfurt, who marries Marie Gentes
5. Daniel Gentes - b. 21 Feb 1758 in Breitfurt, who marries Maria Magdalena Neu
6. Daniel Gentes - b. abt 1762 in Walsheim, who marries Eva Vogelgesang who
dies in Clark Co., Ohio

I haven't tried to sort out all of these connections. Reportedly there is a book forthcoming
on the Gentes famil(ies) of America by Nettie Schreiner-Yantis of Springfield, VA, to
which I am looking forward.









OVERVIEW OF THE YANTIS (GENTES) FAMILY:
GERMAN ORIGINS & EARLY U.S. BEGINNINGS

by: Wesley W. Craig
7 March 1997

My wife's mother (Lavelle Yantis) is descended from the Joh. Jacob Yantis
(Gentes) family that settled in Lincoln Co., Kentucky after having emigrated from
Loudon Co., Virginia in the 1780's.

Our records show that Jacob was born 20 Jun 1742 in Herbisheim, Pfalz, Bayern,
Germany, near the city of Zweibruchen; the son of Hans Georg Gentes and Anna
Appolonia Vogelgesang. Jacob married Ruth Christman, about whom little is known at
this time, other than she died after 14 May 1816 in Lancaster, Kentucky. This couple had
nine children including:

Katherine - (b. 1775); marr. Peyton Parks, 22 Dec 1802 in Loudon Co., Virginia

Rachel A. - (b.22 Aug. 1775 in Frederick, Maryland); marr. Frederick Dayhoff
and died 27 Jul 1833 in Scaffold Prairie, Greene, Indiana

John (Col.) - (b. 11 Jul 1780 in Loudon Co., Virginia) marr. Priscilla Catharine
Lapsley on 24 Jan 1801 in Garrard Co., KY; died 25 Oct 1837 in
Lafayette, Lafayette Co.,Missouri

Amos - (b. 14 Aug 1782 in Loudon Co., Virginia); marr. Mary Polly Bright on 4
Feb. 1807 in Garrard Co., Kentucky; died 1 Mar 1857 in
Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY

Katherine - (b. 1782); marr James Merson 12 Mar 1812 at Garrard, Lincoln, KY

Aaron - (b. 11 Apr 1787 in Boyle, Lincoln Co., Kentucky); marr Martha (Patsy)
Cochran on 1 Mar 1810 in Shelby Co., KY; died 19 Jul 1861 in
Bethlehem, Cass Co., KY

Enoch - (b. 14 Dec 1794 in Lincoln Co., KY); marr Eleanore Wolford on 11 Jun
1816 in Lincoln Co., KY; died 11 Oct 1879 in McKinney, Collin
Co., Texas

Jesse - (b. 9 Feb 1797) in Lincoln Co., KY); marr. Martha Reada Thurman on 25
Sep 1817 in Lincoln Co., KY; died 8 May 1860 in Bloomfield,
Nelson, Kentucky

Mary - (b. 1799)

It is not the purpose of this overview to follow the descendants Jacob through
their U.S. migrations, but ultimately major groups of Jacob's children and/or
grandchildren located in the Pacific Northwest (John) and Texas (Enoch & Amos).

Tracing the origins of Jacob (b. 1742) has been complicated and tedious. Part of
this is has to do with the permutations inherent in the surname. Phonetic pronunciations
of Yantis have parallels in a variety of English outcomes including: Gantz, Gentes,
Gentis, Gentz, Jandes, Jantis, Jandus, Jantus, Jantz, Jendes, Jentes, Jentz, Yandes,
Yantes, Yantis and Yantz, etc. --all of which are found in various documents.

Jacob was one of a number of young men with the above surnames who
emigrated to the U.S. before the Revolutionary War ( including Jacob, Simon, John,
Gorg and Daniel). Jacob and George Jantz were passengers on the ship Chance from
Rotterdam. John and George settled in Frederick Co., Maryland. The remaining three
(Jacob, Simon and Daniel) settled in Conestoga Township, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.

It appears that Jacob lived in Frederick Co., Maryland where he first married a
Miss Little and where a son, George, was born. Jacob Yentz is listed as a butcher in the
City of Lancaster in 1776, and a Jacob Yuntz is listed in Lancaster Borough in 1779.
Other Pennsylvania records show a Jacob Yountz, Yountis or Yentz as a Pvt. in Capt.
John Jubley's Co (Lancaster Militia) in 1776.

Jacob is reported to have "large tracts of land in Virginia". After removal to
Kentucky he is listed (abt. 1803) as the owner of 300-400 acres at Riddles Station
Watercourse in Fayette Co., Kentucky. However, earlier (1791-1794) he is noted as a
resident at Baylor's Mill in Lincoln Co., Kentucky.

Attempts to locate the antecedents of Jacob's family were given a boost by the
major effort of Annette Kunselman Burgert who traced the origins of a number of
German immigrants in Pennsylvania to Germany. Her book, Eighteenth Century
Emigrants from German Speaking Lands to North America (Vol. II, The Western
Palatinate), pub. 1985, provided a major breakthrough for the Yantis family research.
Pages 133-135 of her book focus on the GENTES family, including Joh. Jacob Gentes
and his parents Hans Gorg Gentes and wife, Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang. This is
accompanied by the citation of a German document which states that the property of
Daniel, Jakob and Johannes Gentes from Herbitzheim had been confiscated because of
their unauthorized emigration to America (p. 133).

With this information it became possible for me to do a detailed search of the
Walsheim Parish records which had been microfilmed earlier by the L.D.S. Church and
are available from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. From the data available
in these records I have established the following lineage of Jacob:
PARENTS OF JACOB GENTES:
Father - Hans Georg Gentes (b. abt 1687 - of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern Germany)
Married Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang on 3 Feb 1727 - Walsheim, Pfalz,
Bayern, Germany
Mother - Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang - (b. 8 Dec 1709) in Herbisheim, Pfalz,
Bayern, Germany (parents were Jacob Vogelgesang and Anna
Margaretha)

This couple had the following children:
Johann Christoph Gentes (b. 16 Aug 1728) - Herbisheim, Pfalz,Bayern
(male child) (b. 4 May 1730, died 7 May 1730) - Herbisheim
Appolonia Gentes (b. 15 Nov 1732) - Herbisheim
Johann Nickel Gentes (b. 24 Dec 1733) - Walsheim Parish
Joh. Daniel Gentes (b. 24 Apr 1738) - Herbisheim
Joh. Jacob Gentes (b. 20 Jan 1742) - Herbisheim
Johann Otto Gentes (b. 1744) - Herbisheim
Johannes Gentes (b. 25 Feb 1747) - Herbisheim
Maria Margaretha Gentes (b. 1750) - Herbisheim
Magdalena Gentes (b. 1752) - Breitfurt

However, Hans Georg Gentes (b. 1687) had an earlier marriage as follows:
Married: Anna Margaretha Fischer on 9 Feb 1712 in the Walsheim Parish.
Anna's father was Barthel Fischer

From this marriage were the following children:
Joh. Willhelm Gentes (b. 28 Jan 1713) - Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Hans George Gentes (b. 4 Jan 1714) - Breitfurt
Anna Gentes (b. 12 Feb 1716) - Breitfurt
Abraham Gentes (b. 19 Mar 1722) - Breitfurt

The grandfather of Jacob Gentes (b. 1742) was:

Hans Georg Gentes (b. abt 1665) of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
He married Anna Maria (b. abt 1665) of Breitfut

They had the following children:
Hans George Gentes (b. abt 1687) of Breitfurt, Pfalz, Bayern, Germany
Daniel Gentes (b. abt 1694) of Breitfurt
Maria Margaretha Gentes (b. abt 1699) of Breitfurt
Joh. Mathias Gentes (b. 17 Apr 1706 - Breitfurt
Juliana Barbara Gentes (Chr. 11 Nov 1708) - Breitfurt
Anna Appelonia Gentes (b. 6 Feb 1715) - Breitfurt
Hans Nickel Gentes (b. 2 Jun 1717) - Breitfurt

This Hans Georg (b. abt 1665) married a second time, to Anna Margaretha
This couple had one child:
Anna Christina Gentes - (Chr. 27 Feb 1735) - Breitfurt



OTHER U.S. LINKAGES TO THE GENTES FAMILY:

John Michael Bottenberg (Battenberg) - "emigrated to the U.S. from Germany".
He lived at Frederick Co., Maryland in 1798 when he made his will. His
son, John Michael Bottenberg married to Ann Maria Yantiss, who was
the daughter of Daniel Yantis and Barbara Winter. Anna Maria died 5
Aug 1850 at age 75.

Daniel Yantis "was born in Germany, probably before 1750". The marriage of
Daniel Yandes to Anna Barbara Winter on June 27, 1769 (recorded in the
Evangelical Lutheran Church). This couple had eight children as follows:

John (b. 7 May 1770 in York Co., Pa. - He married Catharine Lauer
George (b. 9 Sep 1772 in York Co., Pa. - Married Ann Mary Roth
Ann Maria (b. 22 Feb 1775 in York Co., Pa.- Married to Michael
Buttonbery
Catharine (b. 27 Oct 1776 in York Co., Pa.- Married Henry Yantis (son
of John Yantis)
Elizabeth (b. 1780 in York Co., Pa. - Married George Flenner
Daniel (b. 15 May 1781 in York Co., Pa. - Married Mary
Jacob (b. 2 Jan 1783) in York Co., Pa. - Did not marry, died in 1805
in Frederick Co., Marylnd
Barbara (b. 19 Sep 1785) in York Co., Pa. married to Jonathan Powell

(Note: the above information on Daniel Yantis and Barbara Winter from The Beneficent
Battenbergs: Descendants of John Michael Battenberg, 1973. By Florence E. Doty)
.......................
Another related family is the family of Daniel Gentes, Sr. (b. c1770) (from a Bible entry
showing place of birth as Breiffurth, Zweybrucken, Germany). A translation of the
Gentes family Bible (written in German) was carried out by a native German translator of
the Cleveland Public Library in 1959. From the Bible it was determined that Daniel, born
in Germany, was the son of Daniel Gentes and Maria Elizabeth Gentesin Linderin.

Daniel Gentes, Sr. (b. c1770) married Eva Fogelgesagin (Vogelgesang) who was
born in 1771, daughter of Christian Fogelgesang and Barbara Brakungerin. Eva was born
"in Jerusalem in the Marienland" (which has been determined to have been Jersusalem,
Maryland). Six children of this couple were noted:

Magdalena (?) - (difficulty in decipherment)
(a son - probably Daniel) - b. 1789
(a daughter- probably Barbara) - b. on 21 ___ 1791
(a daughter) - b. 1793
Catharina Gentes - b. probably 1795
Elizabeth Gentesin - b. 20 Feb 1797 in Kiestis Sadr, Virginia
(a whole fragment, not connected to the above reads: Isaac Gentes, b. 25
Apr 1811 or 1817 -- probably born in Clark Co. Ohio where the family
had gone in 1805)

The descendants of this Daniel go by the name of GENTIS. A book of this family
has been written by John M. Given, Daniel Gentis and his descendants. 1992, a copy of
which is in the SLF Family History Library in Salt Lake City.
....................
Another book on the Gentes family in the U.S. is that of Annabelle Robinson,
Mary Yandes Robinson and Josephine Robinson, Daniel Yandes and His Family:
Pioneers from Pennsylvania to Indiana, 1818. Pub. 1936. (See LDS Microfilm
GS1415241).

The Robinsons state that Daniel Yandes was the son of Simon Yandes and
Catherine Rider, "both natives of Alsace-Lorraine". They state that Simon was born in
1733 and came to America as a boy and settled in Lancaster Co., PA; served in the War
of the Revolution when forthy-three years old "as is witnessed by the following war
record. 'Simon Yandes, Private in Capt. Jacob Klotz's Company; Col. Matthew Slough's
Battalion of the Flying Camp. July 8, 1776, Lancaster Co., Pa."

The children of Simon and Anna Catherine Rider (b. 1753) were:
Simon -
Daniel - b. 1793

The family of Simon (Sr.) moved to Fayette Co., PA near Masontown.
There is mention of a brother of Simon (Sr.) as being Daniel "who never
married"
Daniel (b. 1793) moved to Indiana in 1820 "to help organize the State".
....................
Some problems in making U.S. connections to the GENTES line(s):

One common problem has to do with U.S. descendants of a Daniel GENTES. But
the question is-- which Daniel?

1. Daniel Gentes - b. 27 Jan 1741 in Breitfurt, Pfalz (son of Balthasar Gentes and
Christina Dilckes) - See Burgert, p. 135
2. Joh. Daniel Gentes - b. 24 Apr 1738 in Herbisheim, Pfalz (son of Hans Georg
and Anna Appolonia Vogelgesang)
3. Daniel Gentes - b. 16 Dec 1745 in Breitfurt (son of Joh. Mathias Gentes)
4. Daniel Gentes - b. 9 Nov 1753 in Breitfurt, who marries Marie Gentes
5. Daniel Gentes - b. 21 Feb 1758 in Breitfurt, who marries Maria Magdalena Neu
6. Daniel Gentes - b. abt 1762 in Walsheim, who marries Eva Vogelgesang who
dies in Clark Co., Ohio

I haven't tried to sort out all of these connections. Reportedly there is a book forthcoming
on the Gentes famil(ies) of America by Nettie Schreiner-Yantis of Springfield, VA, to
which I am looking forward.









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