Today, I stumbled on another “Frantz” tree. Correction: It is a twig. This immigrant arrived one hundred forty-three years after my immigrant ancestor, sixth great-grandfather, Michael Frantz. So I must retract the earlier statement that “all roads lead to Michael Frantz.” In most cases, the alternate spelling of the surname went back to the same progenitors. Today’s discovery started with a man named Richard Frantz and identified as “adopted.” I spent a lot of time researching and could not locate solid documentation: Was he a “Frantz” by birth? Why didn’t he have the adopted father’s surname? I may never know the answer but I left a trail of valuable information for a fellow researcher. ~~ Six hundred individuals added to my tree in seven days.