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Hi, my name is Kevin Williams and I am owner of Oasis Newsfeatures and editor of The Amish Cook newspaper column.

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  1. Linda Bolt

    Is this Michael Coblentz related to the Amish Cook Coblentz family? And, I’m also curious about the Coblentz name, as my grandfather’s last name was Lentz. Wonder what it means.

    1. Kevin

      Linda – It is likely that Michael is distantly related to Elizabeth Coblentz’s family. It is a pretty common name among the Amish. Lentzes and Coblentzes likely come from the city name of Koblenz, Germany where this group has roots. Lentz would be a shortened version…


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