Johannes Michael Cuntze
|Also Known As:||"John", "Coons", "Cuntze", "Kuntz", "Cuntz", "Counts"|
|Death:||Died in Augusta County, Virginia, United States|
Son of Jost Joseph Kuntze, III and Anna Gertrude Kuntze (Reinschmidt Steiger)
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http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/w/i/l/Bill-Wilson-WA/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0161.html Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze) (son of Joseph (Jost) Counts (Cuntze) and Anna Catherine Reinschmidt) was born April 18, 1706 in Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany, and died 1777 in Augusta Co., VA.He married Anna Elizabetha "Catherine" Stoever on June 25, 1728 in Earltown, PA, daughter of John Casper Stoever and Gertraudt.
Includes NotesNotes for Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze):
Source: JOHNS - WILLHITE and Related Families; Entries: 23987 Updated: Thu Jun 27 13:45:15 2002 Contact: Sue Terhune http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=est3739-3&id=I21589 FLAG This person's connection to this COUNTS.GED has yet to beconfirmed. 2-01 [John] (Johannes) CUNTZE, at age 8, immigrated to Germanna, VA in1714 with father, 1-01 [Jost] Joseph CUNTZE and family. His Mother diedenroute or shortly after arrival to Germana, VA. Johannes CUNTZE married Anna Elisabetha [Catherine] STOEVER on 25 JUN1728 in Earltown, PA and may have returned to GERMANY and returned again to Philadelphia, PA on 30 NOV 1730 on ship "Joyce" at age 24. Ship'sMaster was Captain Atilliam FORD of Boston. He may have lived awhile in Northern VA, about thirty miles frombrothers, Henry in Southern PA and Tillman in Western MD. [Not verified to be sameperson as our Johannes [John] COUNTS, but our Johannes [John] COUNTS would alsohave been 24 years old in 1730 ]. It is possible that he is the same John COUNTS, [Johannes KOUTZ]granted 350 acres of land in SC in 1751. If our John COUNTS, he wouldhave been age 44 in 1751. This person's connection to COUNTS family has not been confirmed. Immigrated from perhaps Rhineland-Pfalz, city of Mussen, state ofSchleswig-Holstein, GERMANY. FLAG This person's connection to this COUNTS.GED has yet to beconfirmed. 2-01 [John] (Johannes) CUNTZE, at age 8, immigrated to Germanna, VA in1714 with father, 1-01 [Jost] Joseph CUNTZE and family. His Mother diedenroute or shortly after arrival to Germana, VA. Johannes CUNTZE married Anna Elisabetha [Catherine] STOEVER on 25 JUN1728 in Earltown, PA and may have returned to GERMANY and returned again to Philadelphia, PA on 30 NOV 1730 on ship "Joyce" at age 24. Ship'sMaster was Captain Atilliam FORD of Boston. He may have lived awhile in Northern VA, about thirty miles frombrothers, Henry in Southern PA and Tillman in Western MD. [Not verified to be sameperson as our Johannes [John] COUNTS, but our Johannes [John] COUNTS would alsohave been 24 years old in 1730 ]. It is possible that he is the same John COUNTS, [Johannes KOUTZ]granted 350 acres of land in SC in 1751. If our John COUNTS, he wouldhave been age 44 in 1751. More About Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze): Immigration: 1714, from Germany to Germanna, VA . More About Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze) and Anna Elizabetha "Catherine" Stoever: Marriage: June 25, 1728, Earltown, PA. Children of Johannes (John) Counts (Cuntze) and Anna Elizabetha "Catherine" Stoever are:
+John Counts (Cuntze), b. 1734, Frederick County (now Page County), VA, d. April 27, 1803, Glade Hollow, Cleveland, Russell Co., VA. Nicholes Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown. William Henry Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown. Peter Detrich Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown. Jacob Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown. Michael Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown. John Counts (Cuntze) (Koontz), d. date unknown. George Counts (Cuntze), d. date unknown.
History of the Descendents of John Koontz. by Lowell Koontz
(6327 Phyllis Lane, Alexandria VA 22312), 1979.
"JOHN (CUNTZ) KOONTZ
thought to be the son of immigrant Joseph Cuntz and AnnaGertrud
Reinschmidt, married Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever,
daughter of Reverand John Casper Stoever, Sr. On 25 June1738 at
Earltown, Pa. by Reverand John Casper Stoever, Jr. (Itef.203,
p. 56) (Ref. 202, p. 93)
John born 18 Apr. 1706 Niederndorf, Germany, died after1745,
the last year any records can be found on John andElizabeth. On
5 Aug. 1745 John of Frederick Co. sold 195 acres of land to
Lewis Stephens and Elizabeth surrendered her dower on 6 Aug.
(Ref. Fredericls Co. D.B. 1, pp. 227 & 229)
Descendants of our lineage believe the father of John wasJoseph
Cuntz, as named above, the 1714 Germanna immigrant. Evidence
seems to indicate Joseph was John's father but as Joseph'swill
does not mention his son, John, there is no proof. (Ref.202,
pp. 104 & 105) The evidence that associates John Cuntz asthe
son of the Germanna immigrant Joseph Cuntz is as follows:
(A) Holtzolaw (Ref. 202, p. 93) lists John born 18 Apr. 1706in
Niederndorf, Germany as the son of Jost Kuntze (JosephKoontz)
and first wife, Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt, the daughter ofMartin
Reinschmidt of Lower Wilden.
(B) Immigrant Joseph Cuntz is listed with his second wife,
Katherina, and his son John Annalis (sic) and Kathrina his
daughter (Ref. 209, p. 370) and also a daughter Elizabeth(Ref.
202, p. 93) This establishes the fact Joseph had a son,John, he
brought to America. The (sic) indicates that Annalis was nota
part of his name at all but was part of his sister's name,Anna
Elizabeth, and that the original record was in German andthis
mistake has been made in translation. (Ref. 17, p. 282)
(C) Johanes Coones or Johannes Cuntz (two differentspellings on
ship list) age 24 arrived in the port of Philadelphia 30Nov.
1730 on the ship "Joyce. " Presented to the Court of
Philadelphia were the names of 24 Palatines, who with their
families made about 52 persons that were imported on theship
"Joyce" from Europe by Captain Atilliam Ford oi Boston.(Ref.
201, pp. 37 & 38) This may cxplain why Joseph Cuntz did notlist
his son, John, in his will as his son may have returned to
Germany before returning to America in Nov. Of 1730.
(D) John married the daughter of John Casper Stoever, Sr.the
pastor Of the Hebron Church founded by the 1717 GermannaColony.
John Casper Stoever, Sr. came from Germany via England and
Pennsylvania to Virginia, where he had been licensed byGovernor
Spotswood to become pastor of the Lutheran Church now inMadison
Co., Va. but then in Spotsylvania Co. (Ref. 205, p. 62) The
Orange Co. W.B. 1, pp. 237-238 lists Elizabeth CatherineCuntze
as a daughter and one of the heirs of Reverand John Casper
License of Rev. Stoever
Tue, 17 Oct 2000 05:56:49 -0400
When Rev. John Caspar Stoever started his work in the Robinson River
Valley, Spotswood had been gone from Williamsburg for more than tenyears
so could hardly have licensed Stoever. In addition, none of theministers
were licensed by the colony.
(E) Joseph Cuntze's will was dated 18 Oct. 1730 and probated10
Feb. 1731 Stafford Co. W.B. 1729-48, p. 22 (Ref. 202, p. 93)as
Joseph died early in 1731 and was possibly in failing healthin
1730. This adds reason to the return of John to America onthe
It has not been possible to establish that John did returnto
Europe but in light of the above evidence it is believedthat
John is, in fact, the son of Joseph Cuntz the 1714immigrant.
John Cuntz and his wife moved from Pa. to Frederick Co., Va
after their marriage. John Koontz of Orange Co. was deeded195
acres by John Branson of Orange Co. on 23 June 1739. (OrangeCo.
D B 3, p. 191) This land now is located in Frederick Co.,Va.
after the change in the boundary (1738-43). While they were
living at Opequon, Va. located 4 to 5 miles S.S.W. of
Winchester, Va. their son John was born 26 Mar. 1739. (Ref.203,
p. 13) That this John born 26 Mar. 1739 was the later ElderJohn
Counts of the current Page Co. area has been wellestablished by
born C. Holtzelaw.
At Jobn's birth in what is now Frederick Co., Va. thesponsors
were Casper Stoever (the Uncle), Jacob Neuschanger, andlsfaria
Baumann. John and Anna Elizabeth Catherine, his wife, were
sponsors at Opequon 29 Apr. 1740 for John, son of Johann
Broband. (Ref. 203, p. 13)
"Jacob Neuschwanger, sponsor of the child John Cuntz in 1739
(Later Elder John Koontz), was the son-in-law of Melchior
Brumback, the 1714 Germanna colonist. " (Ref. 202, p . 105)
The last appearance of the couple in Frederick records was 6Aug
1745 when Elizabeth surrendered her dower."
Johannes Michael Cuntze's Timeline
April 18, 1706
Frederick, Virginia, USA
Page, VA, USA
Opequon, Frederick, VA, USA
March 26, 1738
Opequon, Frederick Co., Virginia, United States