William Koontz

Male Abt 1822 - 1893

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  • Name  William Koontz 
    Born  Abt 1822  perhaps Washington Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Nov. 1893  near Moundsville, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wheeling WV Register 20 Nov. 1893
      Death of a Prominent Citizen of Moundsville
      The most sudden death that ever occured in the vicinity of Moundsville was one of Mr. William Koontz, a prominent business man of that place yesterday. He was an undertaker by trade and on yesterday had charge of a funeral and after he had lowered the casket in the grave he raised up and immediately fell back from the grave, he was picked up by men standing next him, at first it was thought he had only fainted, but death was soon apparent, and in less than five minutes he died. Members of the family were sent for, but, before their arrival he had died. He was the son of Jacob and Elizabeth Koontz, of Washington county, Pa., and was seventy-two years of age. He came to Moundsville in the year 1837 and learned the trade of cabinet making with John Mount. He went into the furniture and undertaking business in Moundsville in 1815 and continued in it until death. He was a member of Mound City Lodge No. 13, I.O.O.F., for a number of years. He was a brother to Mrs. Capt. A. O. Baker, who died on the 24th of last month. There is only one member of his family living, a sister, Mrs. Susan Zedicker, who lives at the place of her birth. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church there for a number of years. He was not feeling very well yesterday when attending the funeral, but he had such a desire to go and attend to it, and he wanted it done right, but as soon as his part of the work was over he laid down to rest himself. It was one of the saddest and most impressive deaths ever in that vicinity and it was peculiar on account of the place it occurred. The news spread over the city rapidly and many friends called to pay their respects to the deat, after the corpse had been brought to his home. He was married to Elizabeth Tomlinson, a daughter of Robert Tomlinson in 1850, to which were born six children, two boys and four girls, of whom four are now living, they are Edward, Mary, Lulu and Addie. His wife also survives him.
      His death was caused by heart failure. He was always a very exemplary citizen and through his untiring efforts had accumulated considerable property.
    • Wheeling Register 28 March 1897
      In the case of Elizabeth Koontz, administratrix of William Koontz, deceased, vs. E. W. Koontz, tried in the Circuit Court, a verdict was rendered in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of $2,787.79. A motion was made to set aside the verdict and grant a new trial which will be argued later on in the term.
    Person ID  I4284  Kouns Family
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2010 

    Father  Jacob Koontz,   b. of Washington Co. PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Unknown 
    Family ID  F1379  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Tomlinson 
    Married  1850 
     1. Edward Koontz
     2. Son Koontz
     3. Lulu Koontz
     4. Addie Koontz
     5. Daughter Koontz
     6. Mary Koontz
    Last Modified  19 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F1380  Group Sheet