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 have not found the documentation of what happened to the marriage, but Grandmother was partnered with Peter Rudolph and had a daughter, Gertrude in 1852. [Gertrude would become the mother of Harold Spuhler, the second husband of Essie Koontz, Ezra Peter Koontz’s granddaughter.]

Now the two have left a number of research projects open.  Family records have Grandmother married / partnered 4 times: Mr. Core, Mr. Scott, Peter Rudolph, and Grandfather, Peter Koontz.  There are no records of additional marriages for Grandfather and he did not die until 25 October 1882.  BUT, I have found his original name was Baltzer Koontz — possible records under that name????

Both Peter (aka Baltzer) were born in Maryland and there is record of Peter’s death in Allegany, Maryland.  The elusive Elizabeth (I am not sure what order her husbands succeeded each other, so I have no idea what surname could have been in play at the time of her death) is still an ongoing search.

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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