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Paul Rentz (#46892312)
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Bio Photo I am Paul Rentz, son of Clifford Leslie Rentz of East Detroit, Michigan (now Eastpointe). Clifford was son of John Raymond Rentz of Detroit and Irene Sanders Rentz. Clifford's brother was Walter.
My mother was Marjorie Eileen LeSuer Rentz. Her ancestors included LeSuer, Wise, Perry, Jenkins, Perkins. The Perry line I've traced to Edmund and Sara Perry who settled in Sandwich, MA in 1637. We visited their son and daughter-in-law's headstones in Oct. 2010 at the Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich, MA on Grove St.
I married Loring Dowd, of Huntington, LI, NY. We met at Nyack College, NY and then moved to Oregon in 1979.
Ancestors- Jacob Rentz came to America in Oct., 1805 on the Fair American- to Philadelphia. On the Rentz side were the Heims, of Blooming Grove, PA and going back to Eberlin Haim, born 1490, from Walddorf, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
On my mother's side were LeSuer, Perry, Wise, Jenkins- Perry from the line of Edmond and Sara Perry who came to America in 1637. Their son, Ezra married Elizabeth Burgess, daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess who came to America in 1630.
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Beth Perry
Wow Paul! I love the video. Thank you so much for sharing that!

I had no idea about F.D.R. and Gen. McArthur. My dad will be overjoyed about those two!

Of course I'll send you photos. I'll have my brother take them - his phone takes amazing pics.

Ezra's son John is buried in the OLD Town Cemetery also so I have to look for him.

Will try to get to the Old Bourne Cemetery also as John's son Deacon Elijah is there.

I hope we can get to both cemetery's and the Aptucxet Trading Post Museum all in one day.

I am more excited for this trip than I have been in a long time!

Added by Beth Perry on Sep 19, 2016 7:41 PM
Beth Perry
Paul -

Ezra is also my 8th gr-grandfather so hello, cousin!

Thank you so much for the photos and information on Ezra PERRY.

I plan to visit the cemetery this weekend on a trip from Ohio to Boston for the Edmund RICE (1638) Association annual reunion.

Ezra's great grandson Phineas married Esther GATES, whose mother was Bethulia RICE.

Your picture next to the gravestones sure will make it easier to find them.

Beth Perry

Added by Beth Perry on Sep 19, 2016 3:17 AM
Eldred Pickett
RE: McGuigan family
You're very welcome! I almost didn't find Mary(May). It looked like there wasn't a stone for her, but when I probed the area where I thought it *should* be, I hit a solid object.
Added by Eldred Pickett on Apr 26, 2016 8:31 AM
Angie Swann
RE: Old Town Cemetery
Thank You! I will go and look at the pictures.
Added by Angie Swann on Feb 25, 2016 9:56 PM
Angie Swann
Can I use photo of Old Town Cemetery for my family tree?
Added by Angie Swann on Feb 25, 2016 11:46 AM
Jack Gilchrist
Rentz Grave Photos - Thanks
Thank you for posting the grave marker photos for your parents Clifford and Marjorie.

Are you aware that the death date on your mother's Find A Grave memorial does not agree with her tombstone inscription?

Please let me know which one is correct so I can get my records right for the family of your son Devin's wife Laura.

Laura's grandmother, Ruth Pauline (Critchlow) Cady is my dad's cousin. My parents would baby Laura's mother Barbara while her father attended college in Angola, Indiana.
Added by Jack Gilchrist on Sep 22, 2015 8:50 AM
Larry Young
Loaction of burial: Deborah and Ranson Jenkins
Mr. Rentz, My email address is Larry
Added by Larry Young on Sep 19, 2015 5:07 PM
Larry Young
Deborah/Ransom Jenkins
Mr. Rentz, Would you pinpoint the burial site for Deborah and Ranson Jenkins,31758162/31758127?

I was at the McLane Cemetery today and found one headstone for a Jenkins, but none for these two names. Thanks! Larry
Added by Larry Young on Sep 07, 2015 10:01 PM
RE: Ezra and Elizabeth Perry Headstones
Yes, there are quite a few stones at the Old Town Cemetery that have been cleaned over the last year or so. They look really good now.

Added by Caryn on Jun 26, 2015 3:50 PM
Teri-Sue Young-Thompson
Ezra Perry
Hey, Paul ~

Like so many others, I am very grateful for your fine work in the Find-A-Grave Project.

I recently came across your photos of the cemetery and memorial stone for Ezra Perry. What struck me, though, was the classy touch lent by your photo of the open-book-article, "Sandwich, A Cape Cod Town," displayed on his tribute page. It's the first time I've seen this type of photo used in this way, and I had to let you know how much I appreciate your creativity. Awesome!

Thank you - :-)


Added by Teri-Sue Young-Thompson on Sep 25, 2014 8:20 PM
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