Elder John Koontz, Sr.

Male 1739 - 1832


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  • Name  Elder John Koontz, Sr. 
    • (Counts)
    Title  Elder 
    Suffix  Sr. 
    Born  26 Mar 1739  Opequon, Frederick Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  25 Apr 1832  Alma, Page Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Koontz Shuler Cemetery, Alma, Page Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I8673  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  30 Jan 2019 

    Father  Johannes Cuntz,   b. 18 Apr 1706, Niederndorf, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1745 
    Mother  Anna Elizabetha Catherine Stoever 
    Married  25 Jun 1738  Earltown, Lancaster Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F26646  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Baker,   d. 1825-26, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. Isaac Newton Koontz, Sr.,   b. 14 Feb 1777,   d. 18 Jul 1834, VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jacob Counts
     3. John Counts, Jr.
     4. Elizabeth Counts
    Family ID  F26603  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Elder John (Counts) Koontz, Sr.
    Elder John (Counts) Koontz, Sr.
    memorial marker

  • Sources 
    1. [S18809] History of the Descendants of John Koontz, ref.203, pg.13.
      John born 26 Mar. 1739 in Opequon, Va. in Frederick Co., Va. (Ref. 203, p. 13) He died 25 Apr. 1832 in Page Co. near Alma, Va. and buried in cemetery 73. The tombstone was removed from the Koontz Shuler Cemetery by Carroll R. Shuler of Stanley and placed in a cement and rock memorial to the Reverand John Koontz which stands in the Seekford Cemetery in Alma, Va. In talking with Carroll R. Shuler he stated that the body had not been disinterred and that he had taken the tombstone from near the center of the Koontz Shuler Cemetery where the body still remains. The date on the limestone slab is hand carved and is still quite legible. The foregoing date is correct for it is not only listed on the tombstone that way but Elder John had a will probated 28 May 1832. Two things have confused the issue: one, Elder John had a son who died in 1831 and his son's will was probated Dec., 1831 and secondly the Mill Creek Church records state death in the church since the beginning of the year 1832 probably recording this at the end of that calendar year. The church record states "Edward Holmes, Eld. John Koontz; since 1832, " meaning since 1832 began not before 1832.



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