Mantz, Gasper

Birth Name Mantz, Gasper
Gender male


Family of Mantz, Gasper

Name Birth Date Death Date
Mantz, John Gasper17151767-06-27


Gasper Mantz arrived from Germany to South Carolina on the ship, Caledonia, with his wife and one child, Ursula, who was then three years old. His bounty grant of 150 acre was located on Eighteen Mile Creek on the south side of the Saluda River in Lexington County (Colonial Grants 5:244). A Memorial for John Barnet See records that Gasper Mantz sold his grant to See in 1759 (Memorials 7:257). Gasper Mans is found in the list of men who were on duty in Colonel Chevillette's Battalion at the Congarees Store from 1759 to 1760 (M. J. Clark, Colonial Soldiers of the South, 1732-1774, pp. 907/908). The daughter, Ursula Mantz, obtained a one hundred acre survey in 1772, on the headwaters of Bear Creek, between the present towns of Little Mountain and Chapin, South Carolina, just southeast of Little Mountain (Colonial Plats 18:8). Who Ursula Mantz married is not presently known.
Just north of the town of Little Mountain were the early bounty grants of George Henry Wertz and Catherine Wertz. John Miller later owned these grants (Rosalyn Summer Sease Indenture Collection-Caroliniana Library). The George Henry Wertz tract contained the homeplace of John William (Jockey) Monts, son of William Monts and grandson of Gosper Monts. The Catherine Wertz land grant contained the homeplace of John Monts and is the site of the John Monts Cemetery. In 1798, John Monts, oldest son of Gosper Monts, was given the fifty acre survey of Catherine Wertz by John Miller (Nby Deeds P-2, p. 438). In this deed, Gosper Monts is described as a stepson of Miller.

In Bullow & Bullow to Wheeler (Nby Deeds O-51) a 300-acre tract was sold on Camping Creek and described as land granted in 1754 to John Vink that was conveyed by his heirs to Barbara Miller. She transferred this tract in 1778 to her son, George Henry Wirts. This record reveals that Barbara Miller was the widow of George Henry Wertz, Sr., and evidently had married John Miller. An explanation of these Monts and Werts records, entertained by descendants, is as follows. Gasper Mantz, the immigrant died soon after the Cherokee War and his widow remarried John Miller. They may have then moved to the Crims Creek area. Probably before 1765, the widow Monts, who had married John Miller, died, leaving two Monts children - Ursula and Gosper, with their stepfather, John Miller. Miller then married Barbara Wertz, widow of immigrant, George Henry Wertz.


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