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KUNZI - KUNTZI - KUENTZI - KINSEY - KINZIE - KINSIE Families

Switzerland to Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio and Indiana

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All genealogy research contain errors, so let me know if your research contradicts mine. My research of Indiana and Ohio families comes from conversations with relatives, copied scrapbooks, library research, online records, courthouse visits, and multiple visits to final resting places on family farms and cemeteries. Families in other states rely mostly on the research of others. If you have additional information on any families, corrections, photos, or anything to add to the history of our families, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page, or send an Email. Read Dick Eastman's discussion of Unverified Data.

Our Kinsey family has the distinction of having two daughters who are relatives in three different ancestor families.


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My 2nd great-grandparents Saba KINSEY 1815 Montgomery County, Ohio to 1888 Whitley County, Indiana and Joseph ZEIGLER 1813 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1894 Whitley County, Indiana. They are buried in Round Lake Cemetery Whitley County, Indiana along with Saba's sister Judah KINSEY ZUMBRUN and their parents Hannah HECKMAN and Christian KINSIE.

My 3rd great-grandparents Judah KINSEY 1816 Montgomery County, Ohio to 1891 Whitley County, Indiana and Henry Sylvester ZUMBRUN 1812 Frederick County, Maryland to 1883 Whitley County, Indiana are also buried in Round Lake Cemetery.


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Saba and Judah's parents were 4th great-grandparents Christian KINSIE 1788 Lancaster, now Berks County, Pennsylvania to Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1859 Whitley County, Indiana and Hannah HECKMAN 1777 Botetourt County, Virginia to Montgomery County, Ohio to 1852 Whitley County, Indiana. Christian was a Church of the Brethren Deacon and along with my ZEIGLER, ZUMBRUN, and other families from Montgomery County, Ohio formed the Blue River German Baptist now Church of the Brethren Church in Whitley County, Indiana. Many of those early members are buried in Round Lake Cemetery.

The Centenial Portrait and Biographical Record of Dayton and of Montgomery County, Ohio has several family member stories. Christian KINSIE is not mentioned by name and his wife is incorrectly stated as Miss Beckener on page 1256-1258 on the history of William N. Kinsey, notice it mentions Samuel Kinsey lived on Indian lands in Indiana for a year or two after his marriage, which was within a mile of our Christian KINSIE's Indiana land. Grandson Samuel's Ohio land became Kinsey, Ohio now a part of Dayton, Ohio. Christian's sister Mary Kinsey married Henry Frantz, their son Daniel Frantz's story on pages 1097-1098, are buried on Christian's land in Montgomery County, Ohio in what is known as the Frantz Cemetery shown in the map above. Rev. Jesse Kinsey pages 1272-1273, grandson of David Kinsey, brother of my Christian Kinsie and is likely the 4th family not remembered in the history. In the Annual Labor Review is "The Kinsey Motor Car Company" owned by R. W. Kinsey who I do not know how is related. If you do let me know.. In the Story of "Dayton View" by Howard Burba is a little girl named Kinsey who was captured by Indian's and then returned. I do not remember who she might be. Let me know if you do. In "Day the Wrights Came Home" an Isaac Kinsey is mentioned. I do not know who he is either. We do have a shirtail relation through the Ziegler's with the Wright brothers however. Another grandson of David Kinsey, Isaac Kinsey married Elizabeth Miller. Her brother David Miller pages 672-675, was the construction superintendent for the National Military Home at Dayton, Ohio and a short history. Now the National Dayton Cemetery or another site.

5th great-grandparents Christian KUNZI 1740 Switzerland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to 1825 Botetourt County, Virginia and Mary Unknown 1748 Berks County, Pennsylvania to 1828 Botetourt County, Virginia. They are listed as 1770 members of the Oley Congregation in Cocalico Township, Lancaster, now Berks County, Pennsylvania on page 298 of the book German Baptist Brethren.


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6th great-grandparents Christian KUNTZI 1700-1774 and Sarah Unknown 1705-1789 both from Switzerland to Berks County, Pennsylvania. Amazingly his 1734 log cabin and the Oley Congregation German Baptist Brethren church, now Pricteown Church, are still standing. Daniel Boone the famous pioneer was born in Oley in 1734 and one must assume his Boone family was known by local families. See Daniel Boone Homestead. I recently found out I went to school with a descendant of Daniel Boone!


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Son, 5th great-grandparents Jacob KUENTZI 1724 Switzerland to 1790 Berks County, Pennsylvania and Ann Margaret 1732-1801 of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

Their daughter 4th great-grandparents Catherine KINSEY 1762-? Berks County to Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania? and Jacob ZEIGLER 1760 Berks County to 1799 Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. This is the second time the Kinsey's had sisters or a different son enter my families and confusing our relationship.

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