Category Archives: Koontz

Remembering Billy G.

My mother’s cousin, William Gardner Koontz, called Billy G., was born 94 years ago on 19 August 1925, to William Peter and Ethel Emma Chidester Koontz.  William Peter was my grandmother’s brother.  Billy G. was 6 years younger than my … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Great Great Great Grandparents, an ocean apart!

Two of my great, great, great grandparents were born on 11 August.  One in Würtenburg; one in New York. Alexander Gaertner was born in 1785 in Klein Ingersheim, Würtemburg, to Johannes Gaertner and Christina Leibbrandt.  He married Christina Regina Bauer on … Continue reading

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Cousin Dorothy would have been 101 today!

Dorothy Jane Griste [my first cousin, once removed] was born on 7 August 1918 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio, to Charles McKinley and Ethel Jeannette Koontz Griste.  Dorothy was the second child in birth order and the eldest daughter.  Her … Continue reading

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It’s the 99th Anniversary of Helen and Ward Quarles!

It was 21 July 1920 that Helen Louise Gardner married Ward O Quarles in Wardner, Idaho.  But who was this couple and why am I including them in my blog?  Well, Helen was my ½ first cousin, twice removed and … Continue reading

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Happy 188th Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa Koontz!

On 22 June 1831 in Stark County, Ohio, Peter Koontz and Elizabeth Derr were married.  The two were my three times great grandparents.  There were two children of this union:  Ezra Peter (1832) [my great great grandfather] and Caroline.   I … Continue reading

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Happy 124th Birthday, Grandma!

Florence Marie Koontz, my grandmother, was born on 18 May 1895, to Casmear (call me C.P.) and Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz in Columbus, Ohio.   She was the third, and youngest, daughter, as the next two children were both her younger … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandpa (et. al.) !

Big ancestor birthday day! 21 times great grandmother, Margaret Odingsells was born on this day 742 years ago (1277). She married John de Grey. Then, closer to this era, 187 years ago (1832) , great great grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz … Continue reading

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