19 August 2007

Some Ancestors of Cleo Abner Krantz

Cleo Abner Krantz, son of John & Alma (Babbitt) Krantz, was born in Michigan on 13 June 1902 and died in Florida in February 1973 . He married (2nd) Helen White as her second husband. Ancestry.com [free version] listed Cleo Krantz in the Shiawasee County census in 1930; in Wayne Co. in 1920; and Clare Co. in 1910 – all in Michigan. He was not born yet for the 1900 census.

1930 MI Shiawasee Co., Owosso
Sproule, Joseph head
KRANTZ, Alma, servant 47 Div MI Can
" , Cleo A., roomer m/w/27, single MI MI

1920 MI Wayne Detroit, 6th Ward, Fenelon Street
Krantz, John, 52, MI F: Canada M: Ireland, auto factory worker
“ , Alma, 42, b. MI Father b. England Mother b. Ohio
“ , Clio, son, 17, b. MI, MI MI, auto factory worker

1910 MI Census, Clare Co., 2nd Ward, Grant Twp.
Krantz, John, head, 29, m1, 9yrs, Can Ger Ger, 1885?, Na, cabinet maker, auto factory
“ , Alma, wife, 27, m1, 9yrs, 0children/0living, MI Can MI, milliner – own store
Babbitt, Orrington, father-in-law, 73, m2, 31 years, Can Can Can, 1861? Na, retired farmer
“ , Ella, mother-in-law, 53, m1, 31 years, MI MI MI
Krantz, Cleo, son, 7, MI Can MI
Hammel, Rena, boarder, 21, MI Norwary MI, milliner

John Krantz (Cleo’s father) was the son of William & M. Tina (Reed) Krantz [per IGI at familysearch.org]A search of familysearch.org ( Latter Day Saints site) showed that John Krantz married Alma Babbitt.

Alma Babbitt (Cleo’s mother) was the daughter of Orrington G. & Ella J. (Pratt) Babbitt. The Babbitt and Krantz families were living together in Clare County, Michigan, in 1910. The Babbitt family book [ Browne, William Bradford, The Babbitt family history, 1643-1900 ] at HeritageQuest online included the following information:

Alma S. Babbitt (Orrington, John, Asa, Nathaniel, Seth, Edward, Edward) b. February 1883
m: 1 January 1900 – John Kratz (sic)
Children: Charles A. (sic), b. 13 June 1901

Ella J. Pratt (Cleo’s grandmother) was probably the daughter of Warren & Amanda Pratt; Warren E. Pratt (Cleo’s great-grandfather) was the son of Lot & Philena Pratt

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