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PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 29 Oct 2008 7:09PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: PRATZ, GEHRING, STEGMIER
I am researching GEORG JOHN PRATZ born 17 Sept 1859 Honhardt Germany. I would like to know more about his bothers or sisters. He came to America in 1884 and settled in Kansas later moved to Oklahoma. Parents were JACOB PRATZ and DOROTHA STEGMIER, both born in Germany.

I found Georg listed on ancestry, Passenger & Immagration list index, 1500s-18900s, concerning the history of emigration from the county of Crailsheim. He was listed Emigration 1883 Honhardt, (Steinbach). Listed with him, having the same information was FREDRICH PRATZ, possibly his brother.

His Declaration of Intent dated 1 Mar 1886. He married 17 Sept 1886 in Clay Center, Kansas USA, to BARBARA GEHRING, born Wurttemberg, Germany 31 Oct 1856.

My LDS library will be closed a year due to reconstruction so I can't order any film. Any suggestions on what church and the address to write to in Steinbach,on the Jagst River, Germany for family records.

Evalyn Pratz

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 23 Mar 2009 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Pratz
Hello Evalyn,
There is still a family living in Honhardt. I am myself a Pratz and was born 3km away from that village. I am unfortunately not from the same line but I am sure you can get information on the family either from the Lutheran church (evangelische Kirchengemeinde Honhardt) or even from the family that still lives in Honhardt. They are running a carpentry business and are Erich Pratz.
I am myself living in South Afirca but I am returning for a short visit in about 3 weeks.
I am not sure if you familiar with the history of the Pratz. But here is all I know. An uncle of my grandfather had an emblem of the Pratz that dated back to the 16th century. We came from a castle called Radeck in Austria where we were in charge of the horses of the count. During the 30 years of war, which was mainly Protestant against Catholic we had to flee for our lives as we were Protestants. The Pratz fled to Germany around Krichberg/ Jagst about 30 minutes drive from Honhardt.
Well that all I know.
Markus

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 24 Mar 2009 12:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Markus
Thank you so much for sending me a message on the Pratz family. I did not know any of the history that you mentioned. It is very interesting. I will try to contact the churches, and I will try to find an address on Erich Pratz. Wouldn't it be great if he was from my line. I wish we were from the same line. It is difficult for me as I don't speak German but I have purchased a book to help me. If you want to e-mail me direct you can send mail to Evalynp@aol.com

Once again Thanks I really appreciate you sending me the e-mail.

Evalyn Pratz
Oklahoma City, OK USA

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 12 Mar 2010 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for information about my father,Wesley Pratz. He was born in or around Oklahoma City in September of 1909. Both his mother and father died before I was born, and my dad never talked about his folks. Can you help me (or would you help me)? I am using my stepdaughter's computer, and she found information for me. My name is Linda Ann Pratz (Shugert), born June 16, 1940, in Oklahoma City. I now live in St. Louis.

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 13 Mar 2010 1:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Linda, I believe I corresponded with you a few years back. This is what I have on Wesley Pratz, born 17 Sep 1909 in Okla.City, OK died 7 March 1979 Okla. City, OK. Buried Resurrection Cemetery, Oklahoma City, OK. He married Nadine Evelyn Hitt 3 Sep 1937 in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born 8 Aug 1909 Okla. City, OK died 30 Oct 1990 Okla. City, OK. Wesley had no middle name that I know of. He was raised by his half sister Rose and her husband John Pemp in Britton, OK. Your dad's father was George John Pratz who came from Germany. I am trying to find out where in Germany he came from. He was married twice, your grandmother was Ann Krawczyk. If you want to email me direct contact me at Evalynp@aol.com I might have more information if you are interested.

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 4:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi - I noticed your posting listing a John Pemp. Pemp is a very rare name in Germany. Only about 35 in all of Germany.
My pemp line dates to 1597 in Pichlberg,Bavaria.

Tim

Re: PRATZ, GEORG JOHN from Wurttemberg (Honhardt), Steinbach on Jagst River

Posted: 10 Jun 2010 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Tim I don't have much information on the Remp line. John Harrison Remp born in Ohio USA married Rose Pratz, her father Georg John Pratz was from Germany. John Harrison Remp parents were John Remp/Rimp born Pennsylvania USA mother was Sophia Kober born Ohio USA. I wish I could be of more help.

Good luck on your search
Evalyn Pratz
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