Working on either side of a brick wall

Door 4“I have not made a positive connection from my earliest CLONCH ancestry (Dennis CLONCH of Kanawha County, (West) Virginia to the emigrant Hieronymus GLANTZ).” ~ Ralph L. Hayes [see comment/link below]

The late M. L. “Matt” Claunch of Brownsville, Texas,(manuscript compiled in 1985) & Ralph L Hayes are to be credited for all of the work done to connect Hieronymus GLANTZ (a.k.a. Jeremiah CLAUNCH) to Dennis CLONCH using tithe lists, tax rolls and lists, levies, land records and surveys, debt collections, ordinary licenses, and court records. The surname spellings in these records: Glantz, Clonch, Claunch, Clansh, Clanch, Clounch.

I believe that several more children were born to Jeremiah CLAUNCH and his wife Erna Barbara MACK than are listed in my database. Sons may have named their sons after Jeremiah causing much confusion as several Jeremiah’s show up along the path of records found. The lineage: 4. Dennis CLONCH, 3. Jeremiah CLAUNCH Jr., 2. Jeremiah CLAUNCH Sr., and 1. Hieronymus GLANTZ (a.k.a. Jeremiah CLAUNCH) is an assumption on my part. After evaluating the data contributed by Matt and Ralph I find that there must have been 4 generations and not just 3 as previously seen.

It’s time for a fresh point of view. Could research into the collateral lines be the answer? Dennis CLONCH is believed to have had 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

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Author: Cathy Meder-Dempsey

When I’m not doing genealogy and blogging, I spend time riding my racing bike with my husband through the wonderful Luxembourg countryside.

6 thoughts on “Working on either side of a brick wall”

  1. Hi, my name is Roger C Clonch of originally Ohio. I’ve been slowly curiously looking for ancestry and origin of the Clonch name. It seems the trail always leads back to Hieronymus Glantz, kind of like the roots of a tree. The more I read, the more interesting it gets. Seems to be a large grouping in the West Virginia and Carolina areas. Wow. Roger

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    1. Hello Connie. There are three ship lists for the Adventure. List 23A (found on pg 83-85 of the book you linked to), also known as the Captain’s List, gives the names of all persons with their age. Lists 23B and 23C give only the names of the men on the ship who pledged allegiance when they arrived. Please refer to my post 52 Ancestors: #50 Dennis CLONCH a.k.a. Dennis CLAUNCH which includes his signature on the Oath of Allegiance with the name he had used in the old country, not the name seen on the Captain’s list.

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