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Michael (#46985251)
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Bio Photo I love doing Genealogy. I started around 2001 before the loss of my grandma Mosteller. I have a tree on ancestry with over 8,500 names on it. Sronce/Scronce/Schronce/Shronce from at least 25 states. Other names I have are Mosteller, Morgan, Crump, Alexander, Clark, Reinheart, Reynolds, Cline, Taylor...and others. If there is any way I can help and have time I will.

There are many other spelling also (I have seen none of the others on tombstones and would love to know if that is the way they spell their names as of now and their relationship to me)...The original spelling is Schrantz (which means a split coat or someone who was around kings)...Other spellings include Schrontz; Schrance, Schronse; Shrontz; Swronce; Seronce; will add more as I remember them...

The best reference guide I have come across is the book "Leaning towards the Scronce's". This was a very very helpful book, but filled with many mistakes and pitfalls. The Author Christopher Boyles - His grandfather helped do a lot of the leg work for this work and many people was interviewed.

Han's is shown as being the first Schrantz from our line to come to America his arrival was in 1747 and originated from Germany...Prussia as it was known then. From further study I found the Schrantz clan was originally from Bern Switzerland, starting around 1500.
From the book, It is speculated that Hans had a Son that later followed his father to America, they both settled in Philadelphia County, PA for some time. Nicholas ended up moving several times first settling in Lincoln County Kentucky then moving to Lincoln County North Carolina and then back to Lincoln Kentucky. In each state, his family stayed and started their own families. Not much is known about Nicholas children or any other Children of Han but there are several other Schrantz/Sronce/Shronce that show up in the 1790 and 1800 census that I could only surmise are his brothers/cousins/uncles.


My grandfather
Noel Sherman Sronce

My grandma
Gladys Morgan Mosteller

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RE: Another one for you to look at.
Robert E Sronce. This is son of Robert Hartzel Sronce. Wife was Frances Johnson, buried same cem. See her memorial on Find A Grave. I submitted what I found to their memorials for change and linked them.

Have you done your dna?
Added by LHW on Oct 02, 2015 11:24 AM
s. lee haas
RE: RE Joseph Q Shronce Scronce
My mistake from last reply.I gave u the wrong name. Alexander Z. Scronce was married to Frances Workman. They had 4 children. Nancy Parker was his mother. Sorry about that.. was multi-tasking earlier.
Added by s. lee haas on Sep 30, 2015 2:17 AM
s. lee haas
RE: RE Joseph Q Shronce Scronce
Joseph youngest son Alexander was married to Nancy , they had 4 childern. Their youngest son, Vance L Scronce married Mildred Jarrett. They had 9 children. Their oldest son was my Grandfather- R. Lee Scronce. He married Ila Mae Harrelson,they had 5 children. Their oldest daughter, Frances Lee Scronce (Haas) is my Mom. Most of the family came from Catawba Co (Jacobs Fork Twp/Hog Hill/Vale) Living descendants now reside in York co SC.
Added by s. lee haas on Sep 29, 2015 6:55 PM
Wendy Fenn
RE: Re Andrew A Smith
Thanks for checking. Added stone picture to yours and requested a link to his wife. Thanks for the transfer offer but he is no relation. Just had a chance to work on Grace Lutheran. Have about 40 more pictures/memorials to put in
Added by Wendy Fenn on Sep 11, 2015 11:22 AM
Wendy Fenn
Andrew A Smith

I was entering memorials at Grace Lutheran Cemetery and entered one for Andrew and then found you entry for Alsalom Andrew Smith can you please ck to see if these are the same person if so I will take mine out and add the photo of the stone to yours.

Wendy Fenn
Added by Wendy Fenn on Sep 10, 2015 5:37 PM
Mike Huffstetler
RE: Thanks for the great pictures
You are welcome
Added by Mike Huffstetler on Sep 07, 2015 11:42 AM
Mike Huffstetler
RE: Mike, Thank you for the great photos.
You are welcome
Added by Mike Huffstetler on Jul 28, 2015 8:52 PM
Martha Werden Sanburg
RE: Christopher Stoffle Klein Cline
Sorry I was unable to find him.
Added by Martha Werden Sanburg on Jul 10, 2015 7:45 AM
RE: Thank you for the great picture!
My pleasure - it is very close to my house so no problem. I only wish I could have found the other requests from that cemetery.
Added by HudGen on Jun 15, 2015 12:32 PM
Jessica Arndt
RE: Sronce Tree
I do have some pictures of them. Only from when I was younger. Yes, I would like to see the tree.. My email is I am also on Facebook Jessica Arndt.
Added by Jessica Arndt on Jun 12, 2015 1:11 PM
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