Category Archives: Koontz

Happy 161st Birthday, Aunt Hattie!

161 years ago, on 11 August 1859, in Markle, Indiana, my great grandaunt, Harriett Honora J. Koontz was born to Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz.   Aunt Hattie was the sister of my great grandfather, C. P. Koontz. Hattie … Continue reading

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Happy 121st Birthday, Aunt Ethel!

Ethel Emma Chidester was born 121 years ago, on 5 August 1899, in Olivet, Wisconsin to Elmer and Chirstina Ida Silverson Chidester.  On 24 November 1921,  in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, she married my great granduncle, William Peter Koontz [my grandmother’s … Continue reading

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A History of Strong Willed Women ….

It was 125 years ago, 18 May, 1895, that my grandmother, Florence Marie Koontz, was born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Casmear and Phebie Ann Gardner Koontz.  Grandma graduated from The High School of Commerce at Columbus, Ohio, in … Continue reading

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Birthdays, Lots of Birthdays!

15 May was a pretty busy day for birthday cake baking in the family!  My grandmother’s grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz, was born on this day in 1832; my grandfather, Lee Norton Goodliff Weaver, was born on this day in 1893, … Continue reading

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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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Remembering Great Great Grandfather Koontz.

113 years ago, 21 January 1907, my great great grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz, passed away in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana.  Grandfather Koontz was born 15 May 1832, in Navarre, Stark County, Ohio, and migrated westward to Indiana.  It was in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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