Sunday, March 9, 2014

Photo Number 1508

This is a photo from Craig’s Collection.
Uncle george Lentz pennsylvania
The photographer was Franck Raecht? Knecht of Easton, PA
This is Uncle Geo. Lenz Lentz with a full beard and a real fancy larger bow tie.
This Cabinet card is one color on the front and a different color on the back ( 1880 –1890), It has rounded corners (1889 – 1896) so I think we can date it at about 1890.  How old do you think he is?  30?  25?
There are about 100 George Lenz Lentz at Find A Grave.
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From Iggy:
GEORGE W. LENTZ, foreman in foundry, L.V.R.R. shops, Sayre, is a native of Weatherly, Carbon Co., Pa., born September 3, 1847, a son of George and Mary M. (Kibler) Lentz, natives of the same county. The father, who was a carpenter, died in Weatherly in 1873, in his sixty-fifth year; the mother resides in Carbon county. George W., who is the ninth in order of birth in a family of ten children, of whom three are living, received a common-school education, and clerked in a dry-goods store a year; then in 1863 was employed by the Beaver Meadow Railroad Company (now a branch of the L.V.R.R.), in the foundry, where he worked about twenty-one years, acting in the capacity of assistant foreman from 1870 to 1884, when he went to Easton, Pa., and engaged in the foundry business for himself, but remained there only one year, and worked a short time in Birmingham, Ala.; then was in the Standard Steel Works, of Thurlow, Pa., and the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia; from the latter he came to Sayre in 1886, where he was employed as foreman of the foundry, and has acted in that capacity since. Mr. Lentz was married in Weatherly, Pa., in December, 1874, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Joseph and Ann (Burn) Fletcher, the former of whom was a native of England, and the later of Wales; her father is a molder and a resident of Waverly, N.Y.,; she is the eldest of eight living children, and was born in Easton, February 10, 1854 [died 1 Nov 1931 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio]. Mrs. Lentz is a member of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. Lentz is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Sodi Lodge, No. 80. He is a stanch Republican, and served a term as school director in Weatherly. 



Pittston Gazette 15 September 1909

George W. Lentz, former resident of Sayre, died a few days ago in Philadelphia. Death was due to appendicitis, after an illness that lasted only three days. Sixteen years ago Lentz was foreman of the Sayre foundry, and when that shop was discontinued he went to Philadelphia and took a position with the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

4 comments:

  1. Looking at the name, I think it is Lentz - and I think the man is this one:

    GEORGE W. LENTZ, foreman in foundry, L.V.R.R. shops, Sayre, is a native of Weatherly, Carbon Co., Pa., born September 3, 1847, a son of George and Mary M. (Kibler) Lentz, natives of the same county. The father, who was a carpenter, died in Weatherly in 1873, in his sixty-fifth year; the mother resides in Carbon county. George W., who is the ninth in order of birth in a family of ten children, of whom three are living, received a common-school education, and clerked in a dry-goods store a year; then in 1863 was employed by the Beaver Meadow Railroad Company (now a branch of the L.V.R.R.), in the foundry, where he worked about twenty-one years, acting in the capacity of assistant foreman from 1870 to 1884, when he went to Easton, Pa., and engaged in the foundry business for himself, but remained there only one year, and worked a short time in Birmingham, Ala.; then was in the Standard Steel Works, of Thurlow, Pa., and the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Philadelphia; from the latter he came to Sayre in 1886, where he was employed as foreman of the foundry, and has acted in that capacity since. Mr. Lentz was married in Weatherly, Pa., in December, 1874, to Miss Mary A., daughter of Joseph and Ann (Burn) Fletcher, the former of whom was a native of England, and the later of Wales; her father is a molder and a resident of Waverly, N.Y.,; she is the eldest of eight living children, and was born in Easton, February 10, 1854 [died 1 Nov 1931 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio]. Mrs. Lentz is a member of the Presbyterian Church; Mr. Lentz is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Sodi Lodge, No. 80. He is a stanch Republican, and served a term as school director in Weatherly.

    http://www.joycetice.com/bradsby/bio955.htm

    Pittston Gazette 15 September 1909

    George W. Lentz, former resident of Sayre, died a few days ago in Philadelphia. Death was due to appendicitis, after an illness that lasted only three days. Sixteen years ago Lentz was foreman of the Sayre foundry, and when that shop was discontinued he went to Philadelphia and took a position with the Baldwin Locomotive Works.

    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/52139320/

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  2. The photographer was Frank[lin] Knecht (abt 1848 in Easton, PA). His father Reuben was also a photographer.

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  3. What a lot of details Iggy found on this George! Those historic newspaper websites are so helpful for this type of search!

    It doesn't appear that George and Mary had any children. Here's hoping a great-niece or great-nephew will be out there to connect with.

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