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Subject: Re: [GERMANS-VA] John Koontz of Rockingham Co.
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 11:12:31 -0400 (EDT)
There is a Col. John Koontz that lived in Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA, but he served in the 31st Regiment of the Virginia Militia in the War of 1812. This is from information given by his great grandson, Gen. C. C. C. Carr. This is from Germanna Record No. 5, Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau Siegen Immigrants to Virginia 1714-1750, pg. 129.
There was a letter from Gen. Carr to Dr. John Wayland on 28 Oct 1911 stating the above and also that his grandfather, Lt. Jacob Koontz, died while in service during the War of 1812 in the 20th Infantry of the Army. Dr. Wayland included this letter from Gen. Carr in his book, Virginia Valley Records: Genealogical and Historical Materials of Rockingham County, Virginia, and Related Regions. The book was co-authored by David A. Leatwole. There is also a deed in Rockingham Co. naming the Col. John Koontz, Deed Book 8, pg. 209.
I'm not sure if this is the same John Koontz that you are referring to, different pay grade and different unit!!! Do you have this John Koontz in the book?
The lecture by Col. Lyman should be very interesting and a great addition to an already awesome lineup!!! One of the lectures is an updated version of "The Women of Germanna," by Dr. Katharine Brown, it should be excellent!
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1. Philip Miller & John Koontz, War of 1812 (Craig Kilby)
Date: Thu, 3 May 2012 02:26:19 -0400
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Subject: [GERMANS-VA] Philip Miller & John Koontz, War of 1812
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Yes, here I go again on this book of War of 1812 veterans buried in Virginia.
Today I was delivered the FINAL package of any new additions to this book before
it goes to press, and there were two names in his package which are surely
Shenandoah Valley Germans. (If I understand the purpose of this list, it does
include all German-heritage people in Virginia). I am seeking feedback on these
(1) Major Philip MILLER, Staff officer, Shenandoah County. Son of Mathias Miller
and Susannah Catherine Mueller (I have doubts on this, please advise). Born
1791, d 1815, Rockingham County, VA. Married Catherine Painter, daughter of
Christian Painter (need mother, date and source). Source of service: Butler,
Guide to the War of 1812 (2nd ed.) p. 184. Source of burial: findagrave.com.
Photo included in the web site entry. Place of burial: Rader Lutheran Church,
"Timberville". More specific location desired (findagrave is short on
directions, it must be due to the lack of data they require on that field).
Source of service: NARA, #31380
(2) John KOONTZ. Buried at Keezletown Cemetery, Keezletown, Rockingham County.
(per findagrave.com, again no more specific directions). No spouse or parental
information. He was a Lt. Colonel in the 116tfh Virginia Militia Regiment, of
Rockingham County, commissioned 28 July 1810. Service sources: Butler, 2nd
edition, p 181, 225, 226; NARA #5184. Photo of tombstone from findagrave.com.
Need more data on his biography.
Thank you in advance,
P.S. i almost forgot to mention that Col. Myron "Mike" Lyman, who has been
spearheading the project for this book, will be presenting at the Germanna
Reunion this July on the role of Culpeper County (and surrounding counties) in
the War of 1812. I think you'll be in for many surprises. I will be attending to
help him with the slide show. Special thanks to Cathi Clore Frost for proposing
this to the Germanna Foundation Board for their consideration. I am looking
forward to seeing many dear friends there.
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