Donald Grant ANCESTRY
A Record of the Progenitors
of Donald Scott Grant
& Helen Marie Budzin
Of South Bend, Indiana
Compiled by Aubrey (Bock) Backscheider & Kathleen (Grant) Bock
“A people who takes no pride in the achievements of their remote ancestors will never achieve anything worthy to be remembered by remote descendants.” – Lord Thomas Macaulay, In & Around Swansea by E.E. Rowse 1896
“He that wishes to be counted among the benefactors of posterity must add by his own toil to the acquisitions of his ancestors, and secure his memory from neglect by some valuable improvement.” Samuel Johnson: Rambler #154 (September 7, 1751)
In Loving Memory of Randall Lee Grant 1941-2010
Table Of Contents
|Donald Grant||4||SIXTH GENERATION|
|Helen (Budzin) Grant||10||David Grant|
|SECOND GENERATION||Elizabeth Van Tuyl|
|James W Grant||14||Isaac Van Tuyl|
|Lillian (Lantz) Grant||18||Mary Mc Carter|
|Michael Budzin||22||Zacharias Beard|
|Stella (Bohdan) Budzin||26||Anna Maria Beard|
|THIRD GENERATION||Jacob Byers|
|Ira Grant||33||Catherine Bayers|
|Ida (Blaine) Grant||36||James Blaine||114|
|Solomon Plank Lantz||40||Margaret Lyon|
|Maggie (Bowsher) Lantz||43||George Logan|
|FOURTH GENERATION||Jane Blain|
|James Grant||45||Samuel Scott|
|Eliza (Beard) Grant||52||Sarah Latham|
|James Blain||55||Joseph Melvin||117|
|Jane (Scott) Blain||60||Phebe Van Vactor|
|Isaac Lantz||64||Christian Lantz|
|Saloma (Plank) Lantz||67||Barbara Kurtz|
|Bastien Bowsher||69||Christian Stutzman|
|Sophia (Kountz) Bowsher||72||Mary Beiler|
|FIFTH GENERATION||Jacob Plank|
|Abraham Grant||74||Mary Yoder|
|Sarah Van Tuyl||78||John Zook|
|George Beard||80||Catherine Weidman|
|Catherine Byers||82||Anthony Bowsher||121|
|Alexander Blaine||87||Christine Reichenfelder|
|Mary Margaret Logan||89||Michael Treace||125|
|John C Scott||91||Rachel Dreece|
|Elizabeth Melvin||93||John Koontz|
|Soloman Lantz||95||Mary Jane Crum|
|Anna Stutzman||97||John Catt|
|Jeptha Plank||98||Catherine Mason|
|Barbara Zook||101||Kathleen Grant Genetic report||127|
|Daniel Bowsher||103||Grant Ahnentafel (Rootsmagic)||133|
|Mary Treece||109||Index of Names||185|
|Michael Koontz||111||Index of Places||196|
Top: Donald Scott Grant, birth certificate number 4770-171, 1906, Whitley County Board of Health, Division of Vital Records, Columbia City, Indiana.
Bottom: Donald Scott Grant, death certificate number 88011589, 1988, Indiana State Board of Health, South Bend, Indiana.
Top: Mishawaka High School. Donald Scott Grant Diploma 1924. Privately held by Aubrey Backscheider, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017. Bottom: Mishawaka High School Basketball team, ca. 1918, Mishawaka, Indiana; Privately Held by Kathleen Grant; Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Top: Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity Revue Publication, Privately held by Kathleen Bock, citing record from 06/3/1931 page 3.
Bottom: Phi Delta Kappa Member Photograph, ca. 1930; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017.
Top: Mishawaka Ball-Band Records. Donald S Grant Foreman’s Club Certification, 1968. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017. Bottom left: Inscription found on reverse side of drawing depicting Grant coat of arms that previously hung in the home of Donald and Helen Grant.
Bottom right: Donald Scott Grant Portrait taken at Ball-Band, Mishawaka, ca. 1958; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017. Bottom Right: Donald Scott Grant posing with his four brothers next to the St. Joseph River, ca. 1958; Left to right: Robert L Grant, Herb D Grant, Donald S Grant, James M Grant. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017.
Top Left: Donald S Grant Reunion Speech ca 1974, written for the 50th anniversary of Mishawaka High School class of 1924. Top Right: Donald Grant with his three children: Randall, Donald, and Kathleen, ca. 1968; Celebration of the Graduation of Randall Grant. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017. Bottom: South Bend Tribune database, 1974, South Bend Public Library, MHS Class of ’24 Celebrates Golden Anniversary. 06/1/1974 page 32:3.
Top page 10: Saint Monica School, Mishawaka Indiana. Helen Budzin Diploma 1928. Privately held by Aubrey Backscheider, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Bottom Left page 10: South Bend Tribune Newspaper database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch, Donald S Grant and Helen Marie Budzin marriage announcement citing record from 08/18/1934.
Bottom center page 10: Helen Marie Budzin High School Graduation Portrait, ca. 1928; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017.
Bottom right page 10: South Bend Tribune Newspaper database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch, Helen M Grant Obituary, citing record from 07/2/1993.
Above: Helen Marie Grant, death certificate number 93028576, 1993, Indiana State Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, South Bend, Indiana.
Left: Randall, Helen, and Donald Grant, ca 1950. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio 2017.
Right: Helen M Budzin School Portrait, ca 1920. Privately held by Kim Magnuson, Elkhart Indiana 2017.
Bottom: Donald and Helen Grant on Vacation, ca 1980. Privately held by Aubrey Backscheider, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Top Left: James W. Grant, death certificate, 1947, St. Joseph County Health Department, Division of Vital Records, South Bend, Indiana. Top Right: South Bend Tribune Newspaper database, St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch, James W Grant Obituary, citing record from 03/1/1947. Bottom Left: James & Lillian Grant in South Bend, Indiana, ca. 1940; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017. Bottom Right: South Bend Tribune Newspaper database, St. Joseph County Public Library Main Branch, James W Grant and Lillian Lantz Marriage Announcement, citing record from 01/25/1900.
Bock, Kathleen Lillian. “Genealogy Journal.” Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978-1998. Privately held by Aubrey Backscheider, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Bottom Right: Grant, Lillian Lantz, Family Bible Records, 1900-1975. The Holy Bible. Publisher Unknown. Privately held by Donald R Grant, Gwynedd Valley, Pennsylvania 2017.
Top left page 18: Lillian Grant and Donald S Grant South Bend, Indiana, ca. 1925; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Top right page 18: Common Township High School Graduates 1885-1907 Albion, Indiana. Index obtained from record book at Noble County Library, Albion Indiana 2004.
Bottom left page 18: Lillian Lantz Grant Portrait South Bend, Indiana, ca. 1965; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Bottom right page 18: The Carillion, First United Methodist Church South Bend Indiana. Citing Poem by Lillian Grant, 3/2/1975.
Grant, Lillian Lantz. “Diary.” South Bend, Indiana 1896-1975. Privately held by Aubrey Backscheider, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Top: Over-Eighty Club, South Bend Indiana ca 1970. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Bottom Left: South Bend Tribune Newspaper database, St. Joseph County Public Library, Main Branch. Reflections at Over 80, citing record from 1972.
Top Written on Back: Taken 915 E. Lawrence St, Mishawaka. Grampa Bohdan on right, Uncle John Pluta on left, Mother Stella, sister Leona & Dad Michael Buzin. Seated on step: Victor, Helen, Michael Jr, William.
“United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” database with images, FamilySearch: 12 December 2014), Michael Budzen, 1917-1918; citing St. Joseph County, Indiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,653,193.
Top Left: Michael Budzin, Portrait circa 1930. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Top Right: Michael & William Budzin circa 1944. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Bottom: “Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKL6-SYL : 12 December 2014), Michael Buditz Or Budzin, 1943; citing South Bend, Indiana, NARA microfilm publication M1285 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 13; FHL microfilm 1,432,013.
Top Left: Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Original data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 1900–2011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Top Right: South Bend Tribune Newspaper Database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch. MJ Budzin Obituary, citing Record from 10/22/1960.
Bottom: Michael & Stella Budzin Wedding Portrait, ca 1909, Flushing NY. Privately held by Donald S Grant, Gwynedd Valley, PA.
Top Left: Stella Budzin, Certificate of Death number 041790, 1967, Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records, South Bend, Indiana.
Top Right: South Bend Tribune Newspaper Database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch. Stella Budzin Obituary, citing Record from 11/3/1967. Bottom: Photo taken from Mishawaka Remembered by South Bend Tribune, 2003. Fourth man from the right is Michael Budzin. Stella’s brother, Charles Bohdan, is in the center.
Bottom Left: Leona Knoblock, Stella Budzin, Helen Grant circa 1940, South Bend, IN. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, OH 2017.
Bottom Right: Stella Budzin and Helen Grant circa 1950, South Bend, IN. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, OH 2017.
Pages 27-30: Last Will and Testament of Stella M Budzin, 1967. St. Joseph County Archives, 1140 S. Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601.
Top Left: Michael and Stella Budzin portrait, ca 1955. Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio, 2017. Top Right: Stella Budzin, Helen and Donald Grant ca 1934. Priately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati Ohio, 2017.
Bottom Left: South Bend Tribune Newspaper Database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch. Leona Knoblock Obituary, citing Record from 10/17/2003.
Bottom Center: South Bend Tribune Newspaper Database, St. Joseph Public Library Main Branch. Casimir Bohdan Obituary, citing Record from 12/22/1971.
“Illinois, Northern District Naturalization Index, 1840-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XKL6-2G3 : 12 December 2014), Casimir Wilhelm Bohdan, 1924; citing South Bend, Indiana, NARA microfilm publication M1285 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 13; FHL microfilm 1,432,013.
Ira R. Grant
1849 – 4 July 1894 • LH3QDD6
Left: Whitley County, Indiana, marriage certificate no. 245 (1873), Grant-Blaine; Privately held by Kathleen Bock, Cincinnati, Ohio 2017.
Columbia City Newspaper, Indiana. Peabody Public Library. Ira Grant Obituary, citing record from 7/4/1894.
Page 37: Columbia City Post Newspaper, Indiana. Peabody Public Library. Ida Grant Obituary, citing record from 1/30/1931.
Top left: Columbia City City Directory, 1909. Peabody Public Library. Page unknown.
Top Right: Columbia City City Directory, 1918. Peabody Public Library. Page 27.
Bottom: Grant Family Portrait, ca 1900. Privately held by Kim Magnuson, Elkhart Indiana.
Top: Certificate of Marriage, Haw Patch Indiana 1874. Bowser-Lantz. Bottom Left: Solomon P Lantz pictures with his three children Eva, Lillian, and Harry ca 1930. Privately held by Donald Grant, Gwynedd Valley, PA 2017. Bottom right: Solomon P Lantz Obituary, privately held by Donald Grant, Gwynedd Valley, PA 2017.
Top: History of Whitley County, Indiana By Samuel P. Kaler, Richard H. Maring
Bottom: Middle: Counties of Whitley and Noble, Indiana: Historical and Biographical By Weston Arthur Goodspeed
1860 Menonite youth group, La Grange Indiana.
1766 – 1835 • LZGR4JT
3 March 1783 – January 1826 • LHDJ4SX
Wayne County Ohio Courthouse, ca 1868.
Robert K Bruders
4620 SE Salquist Road
Gresham, OR 97080
1808: moved to Ohio, locating on the Scioto near Circleville, Pickaway County [Ref: Harter REICHELDERFER p32]
1808: Families of Anthony, Peter, and Peter Harpster made the overland journey to Ohio. They located on the Scioto above Circleville, on a tract of land known as the “island”. At some prehistoric time the river changed its course and cut off the hill portion where Anthony built his home, hence the name, “Island” home. [Ref: Burkhardt BOUCHER p89]
1812: The War of 1812 followed closely the founding of the “Island” home and four of the sons enlisted in the Second War of Independence. [Ref: Burkhardt BOUCHER p89]
Received a pension for service as private under Capts. Peter Spangler and Whetstone, Colonel Lindimute, Pennsylvania troops. [Ref: DAR #132588, DAR #127627]
1830 Census of Washington Twp, Pickaway Co, OH, p7, listed as “Anthony Bowsher Sr” with only one free white male age 70-80 [Ref: 1830 BOWSHER Anthony]
Mar 4 1831: started receiving pension from Rev War service [Ref: Baker BOWSHER p13]
will dated Jun 4 1828, pro Feb 2 1835. 152 acres to go to son Anthony, $50 to daughters Catherine Justice and Barbara Buck, $10 to son Daniel in leiu of a gun that was given to each of the other sons. Remainder of estate was divided equally among Peter, Henry, John, Jacob, Daniel, William, Elizabeth Harpster, Catherine Justice, and Barbara Buck [Ref: Baker BOWSHER p13]
Will probated Feb 2 1835. Mentions sons Anthony Jr, Peter, Henry, John, Jacob, david, and William; daughters Catherine wife of Jessie Justice, Barbara wife of John Buck, and Elizabeth Harpster. Executor Anthony Jr. Witnesses Henry Conrad and Wm. Galbreath. [Ref: PickawayCoOH WillAbs p189]
Anthony died about 1837, and was buried in an unmarked grave in the family cemetery near the old homestead. [Ref: Burkhardt BOUCHER p89]
Will, probated in Pickaway Co, Oh, Book II, p190-193:
In the name of God Aman. I Anthony Bowsher Senr. of the County of Pickaway and State of Ohio being weak in body but of sound mind and memmory thanks to God therefor and well knowing that tis appointed for all me_ to die, do make ordain and publish this my last will and testament of all my real and personal property that I may died seized with or belonging to me in any manner whatsoever. First) I will and ordain that my body my be buried in a decent & Christian like manner, and that my executors so soon after my decease as possible, do pay all my just debts out of my estate as soon as possible after my decease, and as touching the residue of my estate I will and bequeath in the following manner–secondly) I will and bequeath unto my son Anthony Bowsher Junr one hundred and fifty two acres of land lying and being in the County of Pickaway and in the State of Ohio it being the same tract of land that I now live on, as will more fully appear, by a deed of conveyance made by me on the fourth day of June in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight. Thirdly, I will and bequeath unto my daughter Catherine Justice, formerly Catherine Bowsher, now the wife of Jesse Justice, the sum of Fifty dollars to be paid out of my estate by my Executor and my personal property, but if there should not be sufficant to pay this bequest, then my Executor to pay the same out of his own estate, by my having this this day willed and bequeathed to him over one hundred and fifty two acres, as well as executed to him a deed of conveyance to him bearing even date of this will. Fourthly, I will and bequeath unto my daughter Barbara Buck, formerly Barbara Bowsher, now the wife of John Buck, the sum of Fifty dollars to be paid in the same manner as the bequest to Catherine Justice (the bequests to be paid within two years after my decease by my executor without delay). Fifthly, I will and bequeath unto my son David Bowsher ten dollars by my executor out of my estate within one year after my decease, this bequest is made to him in liew of a gunn given to all the rest of my sons. Sixthly, I will and ordain that all the residue of my estate that I may died siezed with, or debts, money and every thing that I may hold by just right to me equally divided among my sons and daughters (namely) Peter Bowsher, Henry Bowsher, John Bowsher, Jacob Bowsher, David Bowsher, William Bowsher, and my daughters Elizabeth Harpster, formerly Elizabeth Bowsher, and Catherine Justice, formerly Catherine Bowsher, and Barbary Buck, formerly Barbary Bowsher, or their assighns to be paid to them as soon as my executor shall be able to make a final settlement with and make a sale of all and every of my estate at Public Vendue, with the execption of the before mentioned bequests, and I expressly enjoin that my executor do pay over to my sons and daughters the before mentioned bequests immediately, to them my heirs or their assighns. Lastly I nominate constitute and appoint my son Anthony Bowsher Junior, the sole Executor of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all any former wills and testaments by me made or intended to be made by me in (toto) of any kind whatsoever. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this fourth day of June in year of Our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight. Anthony Bowsher.
Signed, sealed published and declared by the said testator, Anthony Bowsher Senior to be his last will and testament in the presence of us who in his presence, have hereunto set our hands & anmes thereunto, Henry Coonrad, Wm Galbeth.
Michael Dreese Treece
1745 – 1 August 1812 • L6DPGQ4
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You descend from a long line of women that can be traced back to eastern Africa over 150,000 years ago. These are the women of your maternal line, and your maternal haplogroup sheds light on their story.
Kathy, you belong to maternal haplogroup U3a1.
As our ancestors ventured out of eastern Africa, they branched off in diverse groups that crossed and recrossed the globe over tens of thousands of years. Some of their migrations can be traced through haplogroups, families of lineages that descend from a common ancestor. Your maternal haplogroup can reveal the path followed by the women of your maternal line. Migrations of Your Maternal Line
180,000 Years Ago Haplogroup L
If every person living today could trace his or her maternal line back over thousands of generations, all of our lines would meet at a single woman who lived in eastern Africa between 150,000 and 200,000 years ago. Though she was one of perhaps thousands of women alive at the time, only the diverse branches of her haplogroup have survived to today. The story of your maternal line begins with her.
65,000 Years Ago
Your branch of L is haplogroup L3, which arose from a woman who likely lived in eastern Africa between 60,000 and 70,000 years ago. While many of her descendants remained in Africa, one small group ventured east across the Red Sea, likely across the narrow Bab-el-Mandeb into the tip of the Arabian Peninsula.
59,000 Years Ago
Your story continues with haplogroup N, one of two branches that arose from L3 in southwestern Asia. Researchers have long debated whether they arrived there via the Sinai Peninsula, or made the hop across the Red Sea at the Bab-elMandeb. Though their exact routes are disputed, there is no doubt that the women of haplogroup N migrated across all of Eurasia, giving rise to new branches from Portugal to Polynesia.
57,000 Years Ago Haplogroup R
One of those branches is haplogroup R, which traces back to a woman who lived soon after the migration out of Africa. She likely lived in southwest Asia, perhaps in the Arabian peninsula, and her descendants lived and migrated alongside members of haplogroup N. Along the way, R gave rise to a number of branches that are major haplogroups in their own right.
47,000 Years Ago
Haplogroup U was one of the earliest offshoots of R, and traces back to a woman who lived nearly 50,000 years ago. Over time, her descendants have migrated into Europe, parts of Asia, and even back into Africa, giving rise to numerous branches spanning the three continents.
33,000 Years Ago
Origin and Migrations of Haplogroup U3
U3 originated after modern humans expanded out of Africa into the Middle East about 45,000 years ago. The two subgroups of U3, called U3a and U3b, appear to have originated sometime before the last Glacial Maximum more than 21,000 years ago. Many individuals carrying U3 still occupy this ancestral homeland. U3 occurs at about 40% in the Jordanians from the Dead Sea, and at 5% in other populations from the Arabian Peninsula. The particularly high frequency of U3 in the Jordanian population is likely due to a founder effect, population growth from only a few individuals. Similarly, groups in the Caucasus Mountains like the Adygei and Nogay carry elevated levels of U3 (5-15%) but have very little genetic diversity in the U3 haplogroup, indicating a recent founder event.
After its origin in the Middle East, U3 was likely present in some of the first farmers who, after adopting wheat agriculture and herds of cattle or sheep, began expanding beyond the Fertile Crescent. One group may have carried haplogroup U3 into Central Asia and India. Another group likely headed West through Turkey into the European continent about 12,0008,000 years ago. Haplogroup U3 is relatively rare in mainland Europe today, reaching levels above 1% in some Italian and Iberian populations.
9,000 Years Ago
Your maternal haplogroup, U3a1, traces back to a woman who lived approximately 9,000 years ago.
That’s nearly 360 generations ago! What happened between then and now? As researchers and citizen scientists discover more about your haplogroup, new details may be added to the story of your maternal line.
Today U3a1 is relatively common among 23andMe customers.
Today, you share your haplogroup with all the maternal-line descendants of the 1 in 240 common ancestor of U3a1, including other 23andMe customers. 23andMe customers share your haplogroup assignment.
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Haplogroup U3 is most common among the Roma people, also known as the Gypsies. The Roma migrated to southeastern Europe from northern India during the Middle Ages, and then spread throughout the continent. As they historically rarely intermarried with other Europeans they have retained the signatures of this westward migration.
Up to 55% of the Roma today have mitochondrial DNA belonging to U3. Since this haplogroup is common in Spanish, Lithuanian and Polish Roma it probably became incorporated into the Roma population before they diverged throughout Europe.