John Kunz, III (1844 - 1918)

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Birthplace: Diemtigen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
Death: Died in Bern, Bear Lake, Idaho, USA
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Birth: Feb. 7, 1844, Zwischenflueh, Bern, Switzerland


Death: Jan. 16, 1918, Bern, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA

Burial: Bern, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA


Father: John Kunz II

Mother: Rosina Knutti

Spouse:

Magdalena Straubhaar

Sophia Straubhaar, (and 4 others)

Sources: Cemetary Records

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John Kunz III was born on Feb. 7, 1844 at Diemtigen, Canton Bern, Switzerland to John (Johann) Kunz II and Rosina Knutti. John Kunz III was married to Magdalena Straubharr on Nov. 11, 1864 in Switzerland. Children of John Kunz III and Magdalena Straubhaar included:

William J. Kunz born March 14, 1865, married Anna Schmid

Johann Jacob Kunz born April 17, 1866

Rosina Katharina Kunz born May 16, 1867, married Gottfried Eschler

John William Kunz born July 14, 1869, married Mary Schmid

Magdalena Matilda born Oct. 11, 1871

John Kunz III was baptized on Nov. 15, 1868 along with his wife Magdalena Straubhaar by Karl G. Maeser in the cold waters of the stream called Grundbach, at Zwischenfluh, Diemtigen, Canton Bern, Switzerland. He emigrated to the United States on the S.S. Nevada from Liverpool, England in July of 1873, with his family in 1873 and arrived in Utah on July 2, 1873. On May 22, 1874, Magdalena Straubhaar Kunz died. She was buried in Ovid Cemetery, Ovid, Bear Lake County, Idaho.

John Kunz III on Oct. 26,1874, married Sophia Straubhaar, the younger Sister of Magdalena Straubhaar in Salt Lake City, Utah. Children of John Kunz III and Magdalena were raised by Sophia Straubhaar including;

William J. Kunz

Rosina Kunz

John Kunz

Sophia Straubhaar Kunz died on Oct. 25, 1893.

John Kunz III married Magdalena Linder on Nov. 2, 1874 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Children of John Kunz III and Magdalena Linder included:

Mary Magdalena Kunz born Oct. 16, 1875

Catherine Kunz born Jan. 30, 1878

Eliza Rosetta born June 14, 1880, married Jessie Dredge

Wilford John born Sept. 24, 1883

Magdalena Kunz died Feb. 6, 1920.

John Kunz III married Louisa Weibel on Nov. 8, 1883. She had no children of her own, but reared the five living children of Elizabeth Boss.

Louisa Weibel died on ?

John Kunz III married Margaret Lauener on Sept. 5, 1888. Children of John Kunz III and Margaret Lauener included:

Charles Crockett Kunz born May 21, 1892

Lovina Hannah Kunz born July 28, 1893

Abel Chester Kunz born Aug. 23, 1896

Heber Christian Kunz born Dec. 7, 1898

Melvin Kunz born June 21, 1900

Milton Lyman Kunz born Jan. 6, 1902

Jesse Amasa Kunz born Oct. 5, 1903

George Sidney Kunz born Sept. 20, 1905

Ursula Grace born March 8, 1908

Louisa (Lula) Kunz born Feb. 16, 1910

Margaret Lauener died on March 19, 1949

John Kunz III and Elizabeth Boss were married on Dec. 19, 1888. Children of John Kunz III and Elizabeth Boss included;

Agnes Ruth Kunz born July 23, 1890 married A.H. Dansie

Julia Esther Kunz born Jan. 20, 1893 married A. Schmid

Parley Peter Kunz born Oct. 24, 1894

Hedwig Hazel Kunz born Sept. 29, 1896

Lucy May Kunz born Nov. 13, 1898

Lydia Kunz born May 13, 1900

Elizabeth Boss died on May 13, 1900.

John Kunz III served the first LDS Mission in the Kunz Family to Swizterland from 1884-1886. John Kunz III and his brother David Kunz were called on a mission to Switzerland and Germany on October 10, 1884. John Kunz III and his brother David left salt Lake City by train for New York City. They boarded the steamship "Wyoming" and sailed Nov. 4, 1884, arriving in Liverpool, England, where they met Mission President John Henry Smith. From there they went to Bern, Switzerland.

John Kunz III was ordained a High Priest on June 15, 1890, by William Budge. He was ordained a Bishop on Nov. 10, 1890, by John W. Taylor. He was Bishop of the LDS Bern Ward, Montpelier Stake for approx 26 years from 1890 to 1915. John Kunz III was sent by Brigham Young to make cheese. He was an excellent Dairyman and stayed at the upper dairies near Williamsburg, Idaho. John Kunz III died on January 16, 1918, in Bern, Bear Lake County, Idaho. He was buried in Bern Cemetery, Bern, Bear Lake County, Idaho.

Selections from Dianne Steckler Rasi-Koskinen in her book, The comfort of being together in Pease & Plenty, The William J. & Annie Schmid Kunz Family Story.


Parents:

John Kunz (1823 - 1890)

Rosina Knutti Kunz (1819 - 1894)


Spouses:

Magdalena Straubhaar Kunz (1837 - 1874)

Magdalena Linder Kunz (1839 - 1920)

Sophia Straubhaar Kunz (1846 - 1893)

Louisa Weibel Kunz (1865 - 1939)

Margaret Lauener Kunz (1866 - 1949)

Elizabeth Boss Kunz (1867 - 1900)

Children:

William John Kunz (1865 - 1952)

 

Rose Kunz Eschler (1867 - 1944)

 

John William Kunz (1869 - 1945)

 

Eliza Rosetta Kunz Dredge (1880 - 1914)

 

John Wilford Kunz (1883 - 1884)

 

Agnes Ruth Kunz Dansie (1890 - 1967)

 

Charles Crockett Kunz (1892 - 1911)

 

Julia Esther Kunz Schmid (1893 - 1919)

 

Parley Peter Kunz (1894 - 1983)

 

Hedwig Hazel Kunz Smith (1896 - 1956)

 

Able C. Kunz (1896 - 1989)

 

Heber Christian Kunz (1898 - 1966)

 

Lydia Kunz (1900 - 1900)

 

Milton Lyman Kunz (1902 - 1917)

 

Jesse Amasa Kunz (1903 - 1907)

 

George Sidney Kunz (1905 - 1981)

 

Ursula Grace Kunz (1908 - 1909)


Note: John Kunz III was an LDS Missionary to Switzerland and Germany. He went to Switzerland as a Traveling Elder on 16 Nov. 1884, in the Bern Conference. He was President of the Bern Conference 1884; President of the North German Conference 1 July 1886.


Created by: Bruce J. Black

Record added: Dec 22, 2005

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John Kunz, III's Timeline

1844
February 7, 1844
Diemtigen, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1865
March 14, 1865
Age 21
Bern, Switzerland
1866
April 17, 1866
Age 22
1867
May 16, 1867
Age 23
Berne, Canton of Bern, Switzerland
1869
July 14, 1869
Age 25
1871
October 11, 1871
Age 27
1880
June 14, 1880
Age 36
1883
September 24, 1883
Age 39
Bern, ID, USA
1890
July 23, 1890
Age 46
1892
May 21, 1892
Age 48