Category Archives: Koontz

Happy Birthday, Grandma Koontz!

Phebie Ann Gardner was born 156 years ago on October 19, 1862, in Falls Village, Connecticut to William G. [Wilhelm Gotthardt] and Mary Ann Cummings Gardner [Gaertner].  Great grandmother Koontz was the oldest child of great great grandmother Gardner and … Continue reading

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Uncle Heinie Died 20 August 1970 —

  Uncle Heinie was Grandma Florence’s youngest brother.  He stayed in the family hometown of Columbus, Ohio after graduating in Pharmacy from OSU and eventually opened his own Drug Store.   Uncle Heinie married twice.  The first time to Helen Reed … Continue reading

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Great Grandparent Koontz 131st Anniversary!

It was 131 years ago (August 9, 1885) that my great grandparents, Casmear P. Koontz – call me C.P. – and Phebie Ann Gardner were married in Noble, Indiana.  The photo above was taken with the all five of their … Continue reading

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Great Aunt Essie — Happy 131st Birthday!

  Essie P. Koontz was born on 7 August 1887 in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Casmear P. (call me C.P.) Koontz and Phebie Gardner.  Aunt Essie was the older of the two children in the above photograph (the younger … Continue reading

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Alles Gute zum Geburtstag, Großmutter

Well, actually, 3 times great grandmother.   Today, 232 years ago (1786) in Pleidelsheim, Württemberg, Christiana Regina Bauer was born.  She married Alexander Gärtner on 24 November 1813, in Kleiningersheim.  With the great assistance of the LDS church I have found … Continue reading

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Best Wishes – 1919

Best wishes for the very merriest Christmas.  Gibson Lines.  64138.  Published by the Gibson Art Company, Cincinnati Post marked Washington, D.C.  Dec. 23, 1919.  Addressed to Mrs. Lee [Florence Koontz] Weaver, 92 Tireman Ave, Detroit, Mich. “Best wishes for a … Continue reading

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Birthday Greetings

Birthday Greetings.  O let me be the first to say: I wish thee joy on thy birthday; may only good things come thy way.   B-198.  Made in U.S.A. No post mark [not mailed].  No addressee [message covers both sides … Continue reading

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