Tillman Weaver1

M, ID# 8251, (1701 - b 1762)
Father:John Henry Weaver (1667 - )
Mother:Anna Margaret Huffman (a 1672 - )
     Tillman Weaver was born in 1701 at Germany. He was the son of John Henry Weaver and Anna Margaret Huffman. Tillman Weaver immigrated in 1714. He married Ann Elizabeth "Annalis" Cuntze, daughter of Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) and Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt, a 1728. Tillman Weaver died b 1762.

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Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze1

M, ID# 8252, (c 1610 - 4 May 1675)
Father:Johannes Cuntze (a 1573 - a 1639)
Mother:Anna ? (Unknown) (a 1589 - )
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze was born c 1610 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Johannes Cuntze and Anna ? (Unknown). Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze married Elizabeth (Unknown) a 1640 at Nassau-Siegen, Westfalen, Germany. Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze married Anna (Unknown) a 1650 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen. Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze died on 4 May 1675 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Children of Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze and Elizabeth (Unknown)

Children of Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze and Anna (Unknown)

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Anna (Unknown)1

F, ID# 8253, (a 1630 - 17 Aug 1712)
     Anna (Unknown) was born a 1630. She married Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze, son of Johannes Cuntze and Anna ? (Unknown), a 1650 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Anna (Unknown) died on 17 Aug 1712 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Children of Anna (Unknown) and Gotthardt "Godert" Cuntze

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Johannes Cuntze1

M, ID# 8254, (a 1573 - a 1639)
Father:Arnold Cuntze (a 1530 - 1590)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Johannes Cuntze was born a 1573 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Arnold Cuntze. Johannes Cuntze married Anna ? (Unknown) a 1609. Johannes Cuntze died a 1639 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Child of Johannes Cuntze and Anna ? (Unknown)

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Anna ? (Unknown)1

F, ID# 8255, (a 1589 - )
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Anna ? (Unknown) was born a 1589 at Westfalen, Germany. She married Johannes Cuntze, son of Arnold Cuntze, a 1609.

Child of Anna ? (Unknown) and Johannes Cuntze

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Bastigen / Sebastian Cuntze1

M, ID# 8256, (a 1566 - )
Father:Arnold Cuntze (a 1530 - 1590)
     Bastigen / Sebastian Cuntze was born a 1566 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Arnold Cuntze.

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Arnold Cuntze1

M, ID# 8257, (a 1530 - 1590)
Father:Johann Henchin Cuntze (a 1500 - a 1570)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Arnold Cuntze was born a 1530 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Johann Henchin Cuntze. Arnold Cuntze died in 1590.
      Between Arnold Cuntze (estimated birth 1530) and his son Johannes (estimated birth 1573) there is the possibility there was another generation in between with a progenitor born circa 1550, including the possibility that Bastigen (birth estimated 1557) was Johannes' father.

Children of Arnold Cuntze

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Johann Henchin Cuntze1

M, ID# 8258, (a 1500 - a 1570)
Charts:Juanita Bessie Counts * lineage
     Johann Henchin Cuntze was born a 1500 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He died a 1570.
      Johann Henchin Cuntze was a judge who lived in Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Johann Henchin was associate justice of the District Court and leased land at Niederndorf that belonged to the noble family von Bicken. He was reportedly married to W. O. (last name unknown.)

The area of Nordrhein-Westfalen, a mining and industrial center in Germany, was almost completely demolished during World War II. The impact on genealogical research is that many of the well-documented German church records for that region were destroyed. The particular effect on Counts family research is there are few primary source documents to prove the lineage. Most unique online family information is likely based on family bibles and records handed down in within families. Benjamin Holtzclaw's Ancestry and Descendants of the Nassau-Siegen Immgrants to Virginia 1714-1750 published in 1964, which documents the arrival in American of our ancestor Johann Jost Cuntze (1674-1731), is another source on which many researchers relied. However, most online trees are simply copies of other trees, some of which are clearly incorrect. This researcher has not seen any primary records that verify the accuracy of the family lineage prior to arrival of the Counts family in America.

A considerable amount of research is available on the Cuntze family because two immigrants, with similar names, settled in the first two German settlements in Virginia. The first ancestor in our line with these documented primary records is Johann Jost Cuntze (1674-1731). The male lines of the Cuntze immigrants to America appear to have proliferated with volumious and conflicting data available online. Traditional reuse of family saint and given names both among and within generations has caused some researchers to confuse ancestors and therefore some seemingly valid online family trees are inaccurate.

Variance exists among online family information as to the birth, marriage and death places for the Cuntze ancestors in Germany. However research showed the mountain villiages prominent in the Cuntze family – Ferndorf, Kreutzal, Muesen, Niederndorf, Oberfischbach, Siegen, Trupbach and Wilden – are located within an approximate 30 square mile triangle in Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, with the village of Siegen near the center of this triangle:
--Ferndorf is ~6 miles north of Siegen and ~2.5 miles southeast of Muesen;
--Kreutzal is ~5 miles north of Siegen and ~2.5 miles west of Muesen;
--Muesen is ~6.5 miles northeast of Seigen;
--Niederndorf and Oberfischbach are contiguous constituent communities of Freudenberg and are ~7 miles northwest of Siegen and ~11 miles southwest of Muesen;
--Trupbach is ~1 mile east of Seigen; and
--Wilden, a constituent community of Wilnsdorf, is ~6 miles southeast of Siegen.
Siegen and Freudenberg lie on the the Orange Route, the German-Dutch road which ran through the German state of NordRhein-Westfalen and joined towns, cities and regions associated with the House of Orange-Nassau. Musen is an ancient mining area dating to the Celtic period. Niederndorf is a quaint little village that is part of the medieval town of Freudenburg. Five miles from Niederndorf is the village of Oberfischbach (Upper Fish Creek) which is the parish center for the area and has the church that the Cuntze family used since Niederndorf had no church. The church at Siegen was also used for family ceremonies.

Thus when researchers vary as to the key places in a Counts ancestor's life, the district and state of Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen have been listed instead of using the small village names. Also important to note is Muesen, Niederndorf and Oberfischbach were originally part of the principality of Nassau-Siegen from 1606 until 1743, which is now called as Siegen-Wittgenstein; for continutity these three villages have been noted using the modern geographical terms. A discussion of the innumerable spellings of the surname is included in the immigrant Jost Joseph Countze's biography.

Child of Johann Henchin Cuntze

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William Henry Counts1

M, ID# 8259, (26 Mar 1732 - 1814)
Father:Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) (16 Apr 1706 - 1777)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever (1710 - 1750)
     William Henry Counts was born on 26 Mar 1732 at Frederick Co, Virginia. He was the son of Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) and Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever. William Henry Counts died in 1814 at Pomaria, Newberry Co, South Carolina.

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Peter Dietrich Counts1

M, ID# 8260, (26 Mar 1735 - 1813)
Father:Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) (16 Apr 1706 - 1777)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever (1710 - 1750)
     Peter Dietrich Counts was born on 26 Mar 1735 at Frederick Co, Virginia. He was the son of Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) and Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever. Peter Dietrich Counts died in 1813 at Oregon.

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Jacob Coontz1

M, ID# 8261, (1737 - 7 Feb 1823)
Father:Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) (16 Apr 1706 - 1777)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever (1710 - 1750)
     Jacob Coontz was born in 1737 at Shenandoah Co, Virginia. He was the son of Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) and Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever. Jacob Coontz married Elizabeth Hanbach c 1765 at Culpeper Co, Virginia. Jacob Coontz died on 7 Feb 1823 at Shenandoah Co, Virginia.

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George Koontz1

M, ID# 8262, (26 Mar 1739 - 1827)
Father:Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) (16 Apr 1706 - 1777)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever (1710 - 1750)
     George Koontz was born on 26 Mar 1739 at Frederick Co, Virginia. He was the son of Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) and Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever. George Koontz married Salmea / Samone (Unknown) a 1765. George Koontz married Mary Threlkeld on 29 Apr 1800 at Culpeper Co, Virginia. George Koontz died in 1827 at Augusta Co, Virginia.

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Michael Counts1

M, ID# 8263, (1743 - 1803)
Father:Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) (16 Apr 1706 - 1777)
Mother:Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever (1710 - 1750)
     Michael Counts was born in 1743 at Frederick Co, Virginia. He was the son of Johann "John" Cuntze (of Frederick) and Anna Elisabetha Catherine Stoever. Michael Counts died in 1803 at Jefferson City, Jefferson Co, Tennessee.

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John Henry Weaver1

M, ID# 8265, (1667 - )
     John Henry Weaver was born in 1667. He married Anna Margaret Huffman a 1692. John Henry Weaver immigrated in 1714.

Children of John Henry Weaver and Anna Margaret Huffman

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Anna Margaret Huffman1

F, ID# 8266, (a 1672 - )
     Anna Margaret Huffman was born a 1672. She married John Henry Weaver a 1692. Anna Margaret Huffman immigrated in 1714.

Children of Anna Margaret Huffman and John Henry Weaver

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John Weaver1

M, ID# 8267, (1693 - )
Father:John Henry Weaver (1667 - )
Mother:Anna Margaret Huffman (a 1672 - )
     John Weaver was born in 1693 at Germany. He was the son of John Henry Weaver and Anna Margaret Huffman. John Weaver immigrated in 1714.

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Harman Kemper1

M, ID# 8269, (a 1708 - )
     Harman Kemper was born a 1708. He married Catharina Elizabeth Cuntze, daughter of Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) and Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt, a 1733.

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Elizabeth Cuntze1

F, ID# 8270, (5 Sep 1711 - )
Father:Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) (22 Mar 1674 - Jan 1731)
Mother:Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt (1687 - 15 Apr 1714)
     Elizabeth Cuntze was born on 5 Sep 1711 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. She was the daughter of Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) and Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt.

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Christian Cuntze1

M, ID# 8271, (30 Aug 1712 - )
Father:Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) (22 Mar 1674 - Jan 1731)
Mother:Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt (1687 - 15 Apr 1714)
     Christian Cuntze was born on 30 Aug 1712 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Jost Joseph Cuntze (of Germanna) and Anna Gertrud Reinschmidt.

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Tillman Cuntze1

M, ID# 8272, (c 1668 - )
Father:Johannes Cuntze I (c 1645 - 1 May 1675)
Mother:Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster (1643 - 4 May 1675)

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Anna Margerthe Gundermann1

F, ID# 8273, (a 1673 - )
     Anna Margerthe Gundermann was born a 1673. She married Tillman Cuntze, son of Johannes Cuntze I and Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster, a 1693 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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Christian Cuntze1

M, ID# 8274, (c 1670 - 25 Feb 1733)
Father:Johannes Cuntze I (c 1645 - 1 May 1675)
Mother:Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster (1643 - 4 May 1675)
     Christian Cuntze was born c 1670 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Johannes Cuntze I and Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster. Christian Cuntze married Elizabeth Filtzer a 1695. Christian Cuntze died on 25 Feb 1733 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

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Elizabeth Filtzer1

F, ID# 8275, (a 1675 - 18 Feb 1733)
     Elizabeth Filtzer was born a 1675 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. She married Christian Cuntze, son of Johannes Cuntze I and Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster, a 1695. Elizabeth Filtzer died on 18 Feb 1733 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen.

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Catherine Daub1

F, ID# 8276, (a 1676 - )
     Catherine Daub was born a 1676. She married Johannes Cuntze II, son of Johannes Cuntze I and Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster, on 19 Apr 1696 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Children of Catherine Daub and Johannes Cuntze II

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Anna Gertrud Steiger ?1

F, ID# 8277, (a 1680 - )
Father:Heitegen Steiger (a 1655 - )
     Anna Gertrud Steiger ? was born a 1680 at Oberfischbach, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. She was the daughter of Heitegen Steiger. Anna Gertrud Steiger ? married Johannes Cuntze II, son of Johannes Cuntze I and Anna Elizabeth "Elsa" Schuster, in 1704 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

Children of Anna Gertrud Steiger ? and Johannes Cuntze II

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Johann Jost Cuntze (of Culpeper)1

M, ID# 8278, (24 Apr 1712 - 1794)
Father:Johannes Cuntze II (1671 - 11 Feb 1714)
Mother:Anna Gertrud Steiger ? (a 1680 - )
     Johann Jost Cuntze (of Culpeper) was born on 24 Apr 1712 at Niederndorf, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. He was the son of Johannes Cuntze II and Anna Gertrud Steiger ? Johann Jost Cuntze (of Culpeper) married Elizabeth (Unknown) a 1738 at Virginia. Johann Jost Cuntze (of Culpeper) died in 1794 at Culpeper Co, Virginia.
      Johann Jost Cuntze also used the name Joseph Coons. He may be the Joseph Coons / Cuntze who came from Siegen-Wittgenstein and settled about 1724 in the second Germany colony at Little Fork on the Rappanhannock River near Jeffersonton, Culpeper Co, VA.

Culpeper County deeds and tax-lists show sons of Joseph and Elizabeth Coons as Joseph, Jacob, John and Henry Coons; Jacob and Henry married daughters of Jacob Hanback.

Johann Jost is sometimes confused with his uncle Joseph Jost Cuntze of Germanna, VA and Stafford Co, VA.

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Elizabeth (Unknown)1

F, ID# 8279, (a 1718 - )
     Elizabeth (Unknown) was born a 1718. She married Johann Jost Cuntze (of Culpeper), son of Johannes Cuntze II and Anna Gertrud Steiger ?, a 1738 at Virginia.

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Sarah "Sallie" Rich1

F, ID# 8280, (10 Oct 1784 - )
     Sarah "Sallie" Rich was born on 10 Oct 1784 at Orange Co, North Carolina. She married George Counts, son of PVT Nicholas Counts II and Eve Lydge, a 1804.

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