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Johann Carl Schantz (1721 - abt. 1774)

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Johann Carl (Johann Carl) "Charles" Schantz aka Jones
Born in Gondelsheim, Baden, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Philadelphia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, British Colonial Americamap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Moncton, Westmorland, New Brunswickmap
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Categories: German Roots | Palatine Migrants | Baden-Württemberg, Germany | Emigrants from Baden-Württemberg | German Immigrants to Pennsylvania | Migrants from Germany to Canada | Moncton, New Brunswick | New England Planters.

Johann Carl Schantz has German Roots.


Johann Carl Schantz was born in 1721 in Gondelsheim, the son of Johannes Valentin Schantz and Anna Margaretha Voltz.[1][2] Gondelsheim was a village outside the larger town of Karlsruhe, both part of the Margraviate of Baden.

Carl and Jacob Schantz appear on a 1749 passenger list for the Lydia, Capt. John Randolph, from Rotterdam to Philadelphia in October 1749. Carl signed the passenger list with a “+”, the same way signed the Articles of Agreement to go to Monckton in 1766.[3][4] He married Anna Margaretha Lindtz in Philadelphia's St. Michael's Lutheran Church on December 6, 1752.[5] The marriage was witnessed by her brother Michael Lintz and her brother-in-law, Christoph Weber.[6] In 1765 he was a resident of Roxborough, Pennsylvania along with fellow settlers Matthias Sommer, Michael Lutz and Heinrich Stief.[7]

The Schantz family were among the original group of German families in Philadephia contracted by John Hughes of Benjamin Franklin & Co. to settle Monckton Township on the Petitcodiac River. Their ship, the single-masted sloop “Lovey” under Captain Nathaniel Shiverick, landed at Hall's Creek in present-day Moncton, New Brunswick on June 3, 1766.[8][9] Jones received Lot Four of the new township, situated on Mill Creek (now Somers Creek) giving him an energy source for his gristmill.[10] Charles died in Moncton about 1774, and Lot Four was given to his two sons Henry and John.[11]

Charles Jones was long believed to have been of Welsh origin, and his presence as the only non-German of the early Monckton Township settlers was a mystery. The discovery of Pennsylvania baptismal records of his children using his original German name Schantz, witnessed by members of the Stieff and Lutz families who later settled Moncton with him, led to research into his German origins.[12]

Charles was born about 1721. Charles Schantz ... He passed away about 1776. [13]

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  1. Crume.
  2. Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985.
  3. Bowser, 2006.
  4. Gary T. Horlacher, “The Palatine Project.”
  5. Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821.
  6. Bowser, Summer 2008.
  7. Bowser, Fall 2008.
  8. Hempel, pp. 180-185.
  9. Bowser, Winter 2008.
  10. Hempel, 194.
  11. Hempel, pp. 228-229.
  12. Bowser 2001, pp. 197-201.
  13. First-hand information as remembered by Kim Powers, Saturday, August 9, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.

See Also:

  • Bowser, Les. The Search for Heinrich Stief: A Genealogist on the Loose. Halifax, NS: Nimbus, 2001.
  • Bowser, Les. “The Dragon, the Lydia, the Fane - 1749,” Generations: Journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Summer, 2008.
  • Bowser, Les, “Locating the Monckton Settler: Roxborough, PA,” Generations: Journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Fall 2008.
  • Bowser, Les, “Sailing from Philadelphia,” Generations: The Journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 2008.
  • Crume, Rick, “The German Origins of Charles Jones, aka Johann Carl Schantz, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Monckton, New Brunswick,” Generations:The Journal of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter, 2008.
  • Franke, Norman A. Our Genealogy: The Franke/Colucci Family Website. Johann Carl (Charles) Schantz person sheet.
  • Hempel, Rainer L. New Voices on the Shores: Early Pennsylvania German Settlements in New Brunswick. Toronto, ON: German-Canadian Historical Association, 2000.
  • Horlacher, Gary T. “The Palatine Project.”
  • Baden, Germany, Lutheran Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1502-1985. (Via
  • Pennsylvania, Compiled Marriage Records, 1700-1821. (Via

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On 7 Dec 2017 at 12:28 GMT Sean Benjamin wrote:

Schantz-177 and Schantz-184 appear to represent the same person because: Both profiles seem to represent the same Petitcodiac German settler, including similar birth and death dates, same wife, etc.

Johann Carl is 20 degrees from Walter Morrison, 26 degrees from Alison Wilkins and 16 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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