152 years ago Ezra Peter Koontz married Mary Anna Sibert

On 29 December 1867, in Noble County, Indiana, Ezra Peter Koontz [my great great grandfather] married Mary Anna Sibert, the daughter of Phenias and Mary Jahne Sibert. Mary Anna was Grandfather’s second wife as his first wife, Mary Ann Allen had passed away 7 September 1864 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana.   At the time of his first wife’s death, Grandfather found himself left with four children all under the age of 11:  Huntington (1854-1865), Ephriam (1855-1857), Casmear P. (1857) [my great grandfather], Harriett Honora J. (1859), and Orrin DeForest (1862).

Ezra and Mary Anna [rather clever of Grandfather to marry a woman whose name was so close to wife #1] together had an additional three children: Phineas H. (1869), Ezra B (1871), and George Derr (1878).    It is from Uncle George that my grandmother was named one of the heirs and began her habit of investing any monies she got via inheritance in Petroleum Stocks — but never Texaco, since that is where Grandpa worked, until after Grandpa retired then she took all new money and laid it into Texaco.

Ezra Peter died 21 January 1907, in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, and was  laid to rest in Oak Park Cemetery there.  Mary Anna died 8 years later on 10 July 1915, also in Ligonier and is buried beside Grandfather.

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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2 Responses to 152 years ago Ezra Peter Koontz married Mary Anna Sibert

  1. Cara Lundeen says:

    Hello Pat, I am the granddaughter of Dallas DeFora Koontz, daughter of Orren DeForrest, son of Ezra Peter. My grandmother saved a great deal of personal and family memorabilia, including some old photos. I have one of Ezra Peter if you’d like to see it – please reply via email.


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