Joseph Alexander Frantz

23 April 1867–
Bingham Township, Huron, Michigan, United States

The Life of Joseph Alexander

When Joseph Alexander Frantz was born on 23 April 1867, in Bingham Township, Huron, Michigan, United States, his father, Joseph Frantz, was 37 and his mother, Mary Almira Gardner, was 29.

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Joseph Frantz
Mary Almira Gardner
Anthony Frantz
John Frantz
Ambrose Frantz
William Frantz
Joseph Alexander Frantz
Sarah Ann Frantz
George Frantz
Lewis Ellis Frantz
Clara Frantz

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    Anthony Frantz



    John Frantz



    Sarah Ann Frantz


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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 12

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 31

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

German: older spelling of Franz .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Frantz in household of Joseph Frantz, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Alexander Frantz, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Joseph Alexander Frantz, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"

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