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THE GRENZ INTERACTIVE FAMILY TREE
The following 13 branches of the Grenz Tree are
at this time separate entities except for brothers Gottlieb and Samuel. We are constantly looking for connections.
If someone knows or sees such a connection between the various branches listed
on this site or knows of a branch not listed, please let me know.
of the Brothers
Samuel Grenz were Germans that immigrated to America from the Ukraine which
at that time was part of South Russia and listed as such. The various brothers and sisters and cousins landed
throughout the U.S. and the world. The primary settlement in South
Russia for this Grenz clan was the small farming community of Güldendorf
just north of present day Odessa in the Ukraine, however ancestors of the
family also lived in other close by villages. Christina Grenz may
have been a sister to Gottlieb and Samuel. She was born in Poland
about 1783 and died in Güldendorf on January 29, 1851
at the age of 68. (Source
Ancestry.com, Samuel B Wright)
Güldendorf village history in
Güldendorf Village Antique
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Samuel and Gottlieb Brothers - No
known earlier family information
Dominik Grentz is rooted in Rhineland / Saarland region of Germany in
Is the earliest found Grenz
name so far, 1661 in Saarland Germany. Various towns are: Steinbuch,
Schoennen, Stockheim, Guettesbach.
Germany in the year of 1787.
Ferdinand b. 1852 (son of John
Grenz) was listed as coming from the village of Barkow in Lauenburg, Koeslin
of the province Pomerania, Germany and Rosa from village of Visocke,
Provence of Posen, Germany. This information has not been verified.
The John Grenz family is residing in Germany.
Their earliest ancestor is listed in 1796, located in
Niederlosheim Saarland, Germany
Joannes Grenz starts in 1752 from Slovenia. In this tree Grenz is also
spelled Grenc and Grencz
Immigrated to the Ukraine from Germany. His progeny left Ukraine and
are now residing back in Germany. Click on the villages for a layout
of the two villages of Blumenfeld and
Friedrichsfeld and where the
residences were located in those villages. Original source for ancestry in
German can be found here.
Is found in the city archives of
on the Volga in Russia as part of the original settlers in 1765.
It is thought that the Grenz's of this tree may have hailed originally from
History given by Pleve for Michael Grenz can be found
The History of a Family.
An interesting article concerning the trials and tribulation of the early 20 century German family in Russia, written by Viktor Frank (2002)
in the Krasnoyarsk region, Sokhobuzimo district, settlement of Istoki,
At the beginning of the article Viktor Frank mentions Natalia Frank and
Grenz, 1903. The village is located
south-east of Moscow about 80 miles, in the Volga Region. Article was
copied "as is." The original can be seen at
Hails from Schleusingen, Thuringia County,
Germany in 1854.