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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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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
Patricia (Eller) Cope
Lawson Pinkney Morrison Grave
I am confused here. You have listed Lawson Pinkney Morrison and Hulda's grave memorials on Findagrave, but the church, Mt. Zion, has no record of them at all and suggested that perhaps they are buried in an unmarked grave.

How did you get the information about their graves? From the death certificate? I could use some help in verifying their grave sites. Thanks,

Dorothy Morrison
Added by Patricia (Eller) Cope on May 09, 2015 1:42 PM
Becky Byrns
RE: Nancy Matilda Parker Ballard
No problem. If I get down that way I'll look around for you.

Added by Becky Byrns on May 05, 2015 7:45 AM
KD Sams
RE: Frank Francis Clark
I am very sorry I could not find it. Please let me know if you discover that he may be in a nearby location.
Added by KD Sams on May 03, 2015 11:41 AM
t. stephens
RE: Thanks for the great photos!
You are welcome. It was a great day for a road trip.
Added by t. stephens on May 02, 2015 10:51 AM
Michael Butler
I meant reviewing data on Abernethy/Abernathy about the AD sorry
Added by Michael Butler on Apr 22, 2015 8:58 AM
Michael Butler
RE: RE Abram Scronce
I did discover a Sarah Abernethy in the 1850 Lincoln County, NC Census page 217. Her age looks correct for being the wife of Abram. Her parents seems to be an A. D. Abernethy born about 1800 and a Babara born abt 1837.

If you use ancestry here is the link

The weird part is that the age of the father and mother correspond to Drury Gillum Abernathy and Barbara Rhyne perfectly; however, Drury is on another census page. Curiously the names and birthdates of his daughters are eerily close to those of A.D.

I wonder if there is a transcription problem with the A and D in his name. One could interpret these intials as a D and a G. I have been looking all over the page to see other letter examples and see if a transcription error but am not getting anywhere with that.

Reviewing information I have seen online about Scronce/Schronce/Schrantz I have not been able to come up with anyone with intials A.D.

I did pdf the census page but have no way to send on this message. Would be happy to share if you can tell me where to send.
Added by Michael Butler on Apr 22, 2015 8:56 AM
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