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Subject: [JOHNS] Johns of Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 19:40:47 -0000
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I have been researching the descendants of Joseph Johns (Schantz) of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, for some years now. I now have in my records over 52,000 of his descendants (counting spouses who married in).
I recently published a book entitled CLOSE ENOUGH: FROM JOSEPH SCHANTZ, FOUNDER OF JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, TO THE DESCENDANTS OF IRA SAMUEL JOHNS AND ELIZABETH RICKERT JOHNS.
The first 30 pages tell some of the stories I have been able to uncover from the first several generations of the family. The next 20 pages probe the story of his founding of Johnstown in November 1800 and a little bit about the first hundred years of Johnstown. The next 70 pages or so is more traditional genealogy of the descendants of Ira Johns, one of his great great grandsons.
If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please email me off list at . It sells for $19.95 plus $2.75 shipping.
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