Happy Birthday, Grandma Koontz!

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Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz – 1933

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 gg grandfather Gardner, but the second child for gg grandfather Gardner.  With his first wife, Louise Kohler, Grandfather Gardner had a son, William Fritz (1861).  Louis Kohler Gardner passed away due to complications from that child birth.   Grandfather Gardner married Mary Ann Cummings in early 1862.  Additional children beyond great grandmother include: Sophie J, Nellie Marie, and Carrie.  Phebie  (named for her grandmother, Phebie Cummings) married Casmear P [call me C.P.] Koontz on 9 August 1885 in Noble, Indiana, where the Gardner family had relocated from Connecticut following the American Civil War.  C.P. and Phebie were the parents of three daughters and two sons: Essie P, Ethel Jeannette, Florence Marie [my grandmother], William Peter, and Henry Allen.  Besides appears twice in the 1930 U.S. Population Census – once in Detroit and once in Columbus, there are little added information notes about Grandma Koontz.   She passed away in Columbus, Ohio on 5 February 1935.



About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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