John Nathan Lentz

1892

John Nathan Lentz was born on 05 Apr 1892 in North Washington, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA, a child of Mathias Lentz and Margaretta Kolbet Lentz.

1900

John Lentz was counted in the census on 13 Jun 1900 in North Washington, Chickasaw, Iowa, USA, as a 7-year-old, male, single, white, son. Also in the home was his father Mathew Lentz; his step-mother, Kate Lentz; and his siblings, Susie Lentz and Annie Lentz.

1919

He served in the military as a 2 Lt. Inf, between 06 Apr 1917-11 Feb 1919 in Darlington, Darlington, South Carolina, USA. His military serial number was 1 874 091.

“United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7YRQ-1ZN2 : 23 October 2019), John N Lentz, 11 Feb 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.

1931

He died on 23 Apr 1931 in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA at U S Veterans Hospital. He was buried on 26 Apr 1931 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. His cause of death was automobile injuries as a result of an accident, shock following operation for old fracture of the tibia.

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR JOHN LENTZ

Rites to Be Held For Iowa Man Sunday Afternoon at 2 o’Clock

Funeral services for John Lentz, 39, who died at a government hospital will be held from the McCormick mortuary at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Wynne C. Boliek, pastor of the Lutheran Church of the Reformation, assisted by the Rev. H. A. McCullough, pastor of the St. Paul’s Lutheran church. Interment will be in the Lutheran churchyard.

Mr. Lentz was taken to the Atlanta hospital for treatment after he had received automobile injuries and death was the indirect result of the accident, it was said.

Although a native of Iowa, Mr. Lentz had long been a resident of Charleston. During his services in the World war, he was for a time stationed at Camp Jackson. Relatives of Mr. Lentz now living in Charleston will come here for the funeral.

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Myrtle McLeandon of Blaney, and two sons, Harold Lentz and James Lentz, both of Charleston.

Pallbearers will be as follows: C. S. McConell, J. Reynolds, A. E. Williams, C. F. Sanderson, H. G. Strickland and a Mr. Smith.

BURIAL HERE FOR CHARLESTON MAN

John Lentz, World War Veteran, Was Stationed for Period at Camp Jackson.

John Lentz, 39, for a number of years a resident of Charleston, died at a goverment hospital in Atlanta, Ga., Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held in Columbia, the body arriving here at 10 o’clock this morning. All arrangements for the services have not been completed and will be announced upon the arrival of relatives from Charleston and elsewhere.

Although a native of Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. Lentz had lived in Charleston for a number of years. Following an automobile accident Mr. Lentz was taken to the Atlanta hospital for treatment. During his services in the war, he was stationed for a while at Camp Jackson.

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Myrtle McLeandon of Blaney, and two sons, Harold Lentz and James Lentz, all of Charleston.

JOHN LENTZ IS LAID TO REST

Funeral services for John Lentz, 39, who died at a government hospital in Atlanta Thursday, will be held at 2:30 this afternoon from the McCormick mortuary with the Rev. Wynne C. Boliek, and the Rev. H. A. McCullough in charge. Interment will be in the Union Baptist churchyard at Blaney.

Mr. Lentz lived at Charleston most of his life, but following an automobile accident in which he was injured, he was admitted to the Atlanta hospital. He was a World war veteran and for a while during his service was stationed at Camp Jackson.

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Myrtle McLeandon of Blaney, and two sons, Harold Lentz and James Lentz, all of Charleston.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be: C. L. McConnell, J. Reynolds, A. E. Williams, H. G. Strickland, Mr. Smith and Pallbearers at the funeral will be: C. L. McConnell, J. Reynolds, A. E. Williams, C. F. Sanderson.

JOHN LENTZ

Funeral services for John Lentz, 39, World war veteran, who died Thursday in a government hospital in Atlanta, Ga., were held Sunday afternoon from the McCormick mortuary, with the Rev. Wynne C. Boliek, and the Rev. H. A. McCullough in charge. Interment will be in the Union Baptist churchyard at Blaney.

Mr. Lentz was admitted to the hospital in Atlanta when he was injured in an automobile accident. Part of his service in the World war was spent in training at Camp Jackson, Columbia.

He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Myrtle McLendon of Blaney, and two sons, Harold Lentz and James Lentz, all of Charleston.

April 25, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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April 25, 1931  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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April 27, 1931  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  Columbia, South Carolina
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“Georgia Deaths, 1928-1943,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939F-MY6T-Z?cc=1385727&wc=4GHW-LWJ%3A1069517001 : 1 August 2019), 004582560 > image 44 of 621; Georgia State Archives, Morrow.
“United States Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1949,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L94Q-YK18?cc=1916249&wc=MDBG-FZS%3A205942901%2C213245301 : 26 April 2021), 1941-1949 > Lemieux, Joseph E-Levy, Martin > image 631 of 2376; citing NARA microfilm publication M1916 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Union Baptist Church Cemetery
Elgin, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Shannon Bready

1990

On 22 Nov 1990, Lt John N Lentz was mentioned as a deceased husband in the obituary of Mrs Myrtle Vermelle Wolfe.

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