Category Archives: Koontz

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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Happy Anniversary, Aunt Essie and Uncle Harold!!

It was on 30 April 1923, that Essie P. Koontz and Harold Rudolph Spuhler were married in Columbus, Ohio.  Aunt Essie was my grandmother’s older sister.  Uncle Harold was their ½ first cousin, once removed.   Both shared Elizabeth Derr as … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary, Grandma and Grandpa!!

  Lee G. Weaver and Florence M. Koontz were married in Columbus, Ohio, on 27 April 1918.  This would have been their 101st anniversary.  Grandma and Grandpa were devoted to each other throughout their lives and were the parents of … Continue reading

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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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