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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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 • 8 Memorials Added
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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
Barb Beardslee Oaks Dundas
Ezra Perry gravestones
Thank you so much for posting these photos. They are priceless. Living in Devon, England and being in my 70's, I doubt I'll ever see them in person so I thank you again, ever so much. Ezra & Elizabeth are my 7th great grandparents.
Added by Barb Beardslee Oaks Dunda... on Jun 02, 2013 3:50 AM
Perry Information
Thanks for sharing the photos and information - Ezra is my 8th gr-grandfather (through Seth, Deborah, then onto the Pope surname).

Jody Jones
Added by jlongpond on Oct 15, 2012 6:51 PM
Jack D.Diehl, Jr.
Christian Heim
I got the photo of the Christian Heim tombstone (1799-1879) that you requested, but I couldn't put it on his memorial page at Find A Grave due to the 5 photo limit. If you want to take down one of the photos of the Blooming Grove museum I'll post his picture. Or if you prefer, I can email you the photo and you can decide what to do. What's your preference? I also fulfilled your request for a photo of Gottleib Heim and I also photoed his wife's stone. There was no memorial for her so I created one and can transfer to you if you want it. There are a lot of Heim's in that cemetery. I can go back and photo all those other Heim's if you want me to. They're probably your ancestors. That's a historically significant cemetery!
Added by Jack D.Diehl, Jr. on Oct 17, 2011 3:11 PM
Kevin Avery
Elizabeth Pope in Old Town
Thanks, Paul, for the photos! Very much appreciated!

Added by Kevin Avery on Nov 15, 2010 6:50 AM
Perry Burgess lines
I see where you came upon my name and quest.
Thank you for the wonderful video. It makes me anxious to visit Sandwich once more.
Added by Sonja on Nov 11, 2010 3:02 PM
Kevin Avery
Perry Stones in Sandwich
Thanks so much, Paul, for obtaining these photos! It is very much appreciated!

Added by Kevin Avery on Aug 23, 2010 6:09 AM
Dennis Watkins
Fred Kiger
Thanks for the photos. Really a help as we do family research....

Have a great weekend.

Added by Dennis Watkins on Jul 01, 2009 11:16 PM
Carrie and Allen
George Langdon
Thank you so much for taking the time to locate George Langdon's grave. Do you have contact information for the cemetery office? I wonder whether they might have DOB-DOD on file (and any other information.) Again, much appreciated!
Added by Carrie and Allen on Jul 01, 2009 11:37 AM
N Hargitt
photo request
Thank you, Paul, for photographing these headstones for me. From western Kansas, I am truly appreciative.
Added by N Hargitt on May 13, 2009 6:02 PM
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