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Johannes Michael Counts (Cuntze)

Also Known As: "John", "Coons", "Cuntze", "Kuntz", "Cuntz", "Counts"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
Death: Died in Augusta County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jost Joseph Kuntze, III and Anna Catherine Gertrude Kuntze
Husband of Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever
Father of Nicholas X Countze; Henry Counts; John Jacob Counts, I; Peter Dietrich Counts; Elder John Koontz and 4 others
Brother of Anna Elizabeth Weaver (Coons / Kuntze); Elizabeth Cuntze; Johann Jost "Joseph" Kuntze; Christian Cuntze and Catherine Kemper
Half brother of Mary Hitt; Henry Cuntze; Tillman Cuntze and Anna Catherine Cuntze

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About Johannes Michael Counts

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.

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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

Stoever, Sr.

Subject:

License of Rev. Stoever

Date:

Tue, 17 Oct 2000 05:56:49 -0400

From:

John Blankenbaker

To:

guyz@cookeville.total-web.net

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

ship "Joyce."

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."

Family Data Collection - Individual Records Family Trees Name John Counts Spouse Mary Magdalene Summers Mother Anna Elizabeth Catherine Stoever Father Johannes John Cuntze Birth 1730 - Germana, VA Death 1800 - Glade Hollow, N W Luray, VA Marriage 1760 - Germantown, VA Review Ignore Family Data Collection - Births Family Trees Name John Counts Mother Anna Stoever Father Johannes John Cuntze Birth 1730 - Germana, VA, USA Review Ignore Family Data Collection - Deaths Family Trees Name John Counts Death 1800 - Glade Hollow, N W Luray, VA, USA Review Ignore Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name John Counts Residence 1783 - No Township Listed, Shenandoah County, VA Review Ignore Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name John Counts Residence 1773 - Pattentees, Fauquier County, VA Review Ignore Virginia, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1607-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name John Counts Residence 1772 - Rent Rolls, Berkeley County, VA Review Ignore U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name John Counts Spouse Mary Eve Counts Mother Anna Catherine Counts (Cuntze) Father Johannes Michael Counts (Cuntze) Birth 1734 - Page County, Virginia, USA Death 27 04 1803 - Cleveland, Russell County, Virginia, USA Review Ignore Germany, Select Marriages, 1558-1929 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Kuntze Spouse Anna Catharina Schmidt Marriage 21 Mar 1724 - Evangelisch, Roedgen, Westfalen, Prussia Review Ignore Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Michaelis Spouse Anna Gender Male Review Ignore U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Cuntze Spouse Elsa Schuster Review Ignore U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Michael Counts (Cuntze) Spouse Anna Catherine Counts (Cuntze) Mother Anna Catherina Gertrud Reinschmidt Father Joseph (Jost) Counts Birth 18 04 1706 - Germany Death 1777 - Augusta County, Virginia, USA Review Ignore Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Michael Counts (Cuntze) Spouse Anna Catherine Counts (Cuntze) Father Joseph Counts Mother Anna Catherina Gertrud Reinschmidt Birth 18 04 1706 - Germany Death 1777 - Augusta County, Virginia, USA Review Ignore Pennsylvania, Lutheran Baptisms and Marriages, 1730-1799 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Kuntz Spouse Anna Elizabetha Catherine Stoever Marriage 25 Jun 1738 - Earl Town, Pennsylvania, USA Review Ignore Pennsylvania, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1772-1890 Census & Voter Lists Name Johann Michael Kuhn Residence 1756 - Philidelphia, Philadelphia County, PA Review Ignore Pennsylvania, Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Kuntz Spouse Anna Elizabetha Catherine Stoever Marriage 25 Jun 1738 - Earl Town, Lancaster Co., PA Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name Johann Michael Cuntze Arrival 1739 - America Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name Johann Michael Cuntze Arrival 1739 - America Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name Michael Coon Arrival 1763 - North Carolina Review Ignore U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Immigration & Emigration Name Johan Jacob Cuntz Birth 1696 Arrival 1738 - Pennsylvania Review Ignore Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Johannes Cuntze Spouse Anna Margretha Children Johan Henrich Cuntze

Finland, Select Baptisms, 1657-1890 Birth, Marriage & Death Name Mich Cuntzi Spouse Anna Warjus Children Petrus Cuntzi

Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 Birth, Marriage & Death Gender Male Name Michaelis Spouse Anna

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Johannes Michael Counts's Timeline

1706
April 18, 1706
Oberfischbach, Nassau-Siegen, Germany
1722
1722
Age 15
1730
1730
Age 23
Frederick, Virginia, USA
1732
1732
Age 25
Frederick County, Virginia, Colonial America
1732
Age 25
Page, VA, USA
1734
1734
Age 27
Opequon, Frederick County, Virginia, Colonial America
1735
1735
Age 28
1738
March 26, 1738
Age 31
Opequon, Frederick County, Virginia, Colonial America
1740
1740
Age 33
MD, USA