Category Archives: Columbus, Ohio

What is Life? A magazine!

And in the 11 February 1952 issue of that magazine (it cost 20¢, in answer to that question), my grandmother’s brother appeared!  Uncle Heinie was in Life! The man, just to the right of the only woman in the photo … Continue reading

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I just happened across this photo …

I was going through my photo file this afternoon and came across this on of my great grandparents’ store in Columbus, Ohio.  In a rare piece of luck, their daughter, my grandmother, actually wrote on the back of the studio … Continue reading

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Happy 174th Birthday, Uncle Columbus!

174 years ago, 17 February 1846, in Lisbon, Ohio, Columbus Washington Smith was born to Louis and Emma Grange Smith.  As we covered yesterday, on 16 February 1879, he married my Great Grandaunt Hattie, Harriett Honora J. Koontz, in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Happy 141st Anniversary, Great Grandaunt and Uncle Smith!

141 years ago, 16 February 1879, in Ottawa, Ohio, Harriett Honora J. (Hattie) Koontz (my great grandaunt), the daughter of Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz married Columbus Washington Smith, the son of Lewis and Emma Grange Smith.  The … Continue reading

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Happy 130th Birthday, Aunt Ethel!

It was 130 years ago, 9 October 1889, in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, that my Grandaunt, Ethel Jeannette Koontz was born to Casmear P. and Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz.  Aunt Ethel was the second in birth order of C.P. and … Continue reading

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Happy 162nd Birthday, Grandpa Koontz!

It was 162 years ago, 5 October 1857, in Navarre, Stark County, Ohio, that Casmear P. (CALL ME C.P.) Koontz [my great grandfather] was born to Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz.  From Ohio, the family of Ezra Koontz … Continue reading

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Happy 105th Birthday, Gardner!

It was on 30 August 1914 in Toledo.Lucas County. Ohio, that my mother’s cousin, Charles Gardner Griste was born to Charles McKinley and Ethel Jeanette Koontz Griste.  To keep things simple and to keep with the German tradition of using … 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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