Ron Bauerle's Lance Family Page
LANCE Family Genealogical Research
(by Ron Bauerle)
Welcome to my LANCE family page. I am descended from Christopher (1749-1824)
and Sarah (Johnson) (1751-1833) Lance of Jefferson and Wayne Counties, Ohio.
They were from New Jersey, presumably of German origin, and settled in
Jefferson Co, OH;
my branches of the family ended up in
Wayne Co, OH, and
Clinton Co, MI.
If you have any problems accessing anything, or any additions/corrections,
let me know at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy hunting!
Contents of this page:
- A list of my Lance ancestors and their spouses
- My Lance Descendants List (warning: big file! (133k))
with living persons info deleted per my
- A list of sources of information on Christopher
Lance's family (including the meaning of the name), as compiled in 1968 by
Walter D. Lantz, a bookseller of Sadsburyville, PA
- My ggg-gf Henry Lance's estate records from
Wayne Co, OH. Another big file (71k).
- The chapter "A Town-full of Lances" from
"Arise Wild Land" by Lindsay Williams, 1982, and a summary
of it by Richard Smith from the "History of Wayne County, OH", 1987.
- Picture of the Lance schoolhouse bell
- Pictures of the graves of Christopher (and son Peter), his
wife Sarah (Johnson), and
son Henry (and his wives Lucinda (Lee)
and Elizabeth (Hoffstatter)
- A history of the James (119) and Sarah (Wheeler) Lance
family of Fowler, MI, written by their adopted daughter Ora Biggs, and
submitted to the March 1997 "Clinton County Trails" by Rosemary Lance.
- An article from the 5/28/95 Wooster Daily Record
about the donation of the Lancetown school bell to the Rittman Historical
- Subscribe to the
Rootsweb Lance mailing list. If that link doesn't work for you, send
e-mail to email@example.com and type "subscribe" only in the
subject and body of your message.
- To just search the Rootsweb Lance mailing list, go
There don't appear to have been any posts before 8/13/00 for "Christopher"
- Other Lance links:
Back to my genealogy home page
8/13/00 Created and stored as
8/14/00 Updated Lance links.
8/15/00 Added "A Town-full of Lances",
list of sources, and my
Descendants List (big file! (133k))
8/27/00 Fixed background color, added
links and Lance school and
James Lance articles.
8/29/00 Added pictures of the Lance schoolhouse bell
and the graves of Christopher, his
wife Sarah, and
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