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  • ID: I78
  • Name: Hans Diebold (Theobold, Dewalt, Devault Koons) CUNTZ
  • Surname: Cuntz
  • Given Name: Hans Diebold (Theobold, Dewalt, Devault Koons)
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 25 May 1720 in Preuschdorf, Alsace, France
  • Death: in America
  • _UID: 9743EFA4457BD511AA2944455354000016DB
  • Note:
    Hans Diebold Cuntz, age 12, came to Philadelphia, PA with his family in 1732 on the "Loyal Ju dith."

    Devall Coonce and John Coons together witnessed the will of Ballish Fought on 29 May 1751 i n Frederick Co., MD. On 12 Feb 1754 he purchased 70 acres in Frederick Co., MD known as "Dev aull's Lot" (YS8/616;GS1/294). Deval Conce and his wife Margaret sold to Jacob Gallman on 2 1 Feb 1755, 70 acres of land on Grooses Branch in Frederick Co. (Book E, p. 916 Frederick Co . Deeds) On 2 Feb 1756 Devault Coonce and Margaret sold to Edward Matthias 100 acres on Abra ham Creek at the foot of Kittocton Mountain called "Davis Delight" in Frederick Co. (Book E , p. 990) And on 22 Aug 1770 Devault Coons and Margaret sold to William Flick a lot in Sharp sburg, Frederick Co. (Book N, p. 305) The variation in spelling is due to the scribes interp retation of the sound of his name, as Devault signed his name "X."

    Also purchasing land in Frederick Co., MD:
    Christian Koon - 26 Oct 1750, 54 acres at "Coon's Delight."
    Peter Coonk(s) - 19 Apr 1758, 22 acres at "Shoemaker's Awl."
    Joseph Coun - 1 Mar 1762, 25 acres at "Coun's Lot."
    William Countz - 29 Sept 1762, 50 acres at "What You Will."
    John Coone - 6 Aor 1763, 50 acres at "Good Rum."
    John Coon - 15 Oct 1763, 54 acres at "Good Rum" addition.
    Christian Coon [Koon] - 21 Nov 1764, 50 acres at "Content."
    Christian Koone - 28 May 1776, 41 acres at "Good Luck."
    Jacob Koontz - 30 Sept 1770, 35 acres at Blacksmith's Mill."
    Christian Koone - 29 Oct 1774, 110 acres at Brooke Grove."

    During the Revolutionary War, those taking the Oath of Allegiance in Frederick Co., MD in 177 8 included Martin Coontz, Patrick Conse, Henry Coontz, and Philip Coone. And the Oath of Fide lity and Support on 5 Mar 1778 was Jacob Koontz. [This suggests that Devault was deceased b y 1778 or had left for North Carolina; his sons Gasper and George show up in the 1779 Tax Lis t for Randolph Co., NC.]

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    Note: The Dewalt Kuntz/Devault Koons who fought in the Revolutionary War was NOT our Devault .

    Theobald/Dewald Kuntz came to Pennsylvania on the ship 'Phoenix' from Rotterdam in the Nether lands with a stop at Cowes, England. Upon entry he took the Oath of Allegiance to the Provinc e and State of Pennslvania on 28 Aug 1750. (Penn. Archives, 2nd. series, Vol. XVII, page 319 ) Sergeant Davault (Dewalt) Koons of Northampton Co., PA served in the militia under Capt . John Vanetten's 7-months men in 1780. [Pennsylvania Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. VIII, page s 111 and 574; Vol. IV, page 331.] Dewald Kuntz is on a muster roll of Captain Adam Surfaces s' Company, consisting of the First Class of Northampton County Militia, now in the service o f the United States, commanded by Lieut. Col., Christian Shouse, in the year 1781, serving fr om 12 Oct 1781 to 22 Nov 1781, a total of 41 days. Dewald Kuntz appears on the 1787 Tax Lis t for Northamption Co., PA (Penn. Archives, Series 3, Vol. XIX, Page 722). Dewalt Koons appe ars on a 1787 list in Macungie, Northampton Co., PA with 192 acres, 4 horses, and 1 horned ca ttle. Birth reported in 1736 and death in 1808 (not confirmed).

    Dewald Kuntz listed as foreigner who took the Oath of Allegiance (Pennsylvania Archives, Seri es 2, Volume XVII).
    1775, May 22 - Chestnut Hill Company, Northampton Co., PA, 82 men: Captain Abraham Smith, Lie utenant Dewalt Kuntz (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 5, Volume VIII).
    1778, Sept 3 - Dewalt Kuntz purchased a saddle from the estate of Henry Geissinger for 4 poun ds. (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 6, Volume XII)
    1790, Apr 20 - Dewalt Kuntz awarded 40.30 acres. (Pennsylvania Archives, Series 3, Volume XXV I)

    The Daughters of the American Revoution (DAR) accepted an application descending from the abo ve Dewald Kuntz and wife Anna Maria through son Philip Kuntz, born 3 June 1762 in Northampto n Co., PA and died 3 Jan 1832. There appears no connection between this Pennsylvania family a nd those who went to North Carolina.

    Often confused is John Casper Kuntz born 17 Sept 1758 and christened at St. Johns Reformed Ch urch, Lower Heidelberg, Berks Co., PA, son of Theobold Kuntz and Susanna. Our Gasper was bor n 8 Nov 1759.

    Our Devault was already in America in 1732, whereas the other man entered in 1750. The famil y of our Devault did not move north to Pennsylvania but south to North Carolina where his so n John had a child born there in 1778. Sons Gaspar and George also had sons born in Randolp h Co., NC in 1780, whereas the other Devault was still in Northampton Co., PA in 1787.

    Descendents of Devault's son Gasper Koons in Indiana submitted applications to the Sons of th e American Revolution claming their ancestors had come through Pennslvania from Germany to in clude their Devault Koons had served in the war. This appears to be later family lore and no t fact. See notes on son Gasper Koons.
  • Change Date: 18 Feb 2016 at 09:23:05

    Father: Hans Georg CUNTZ b: 1676/1677 in Preuschdorf, Alsace, France
    Mother: Catharina SCHWANGER b: 1 Mar 1680 in Breitenstein, Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern, Germany

    Marriage 1 Margaret Susan KERN b: ABT 1720 in Germany
      1. Has Children Devault KOONS b: ABT 1755 in MD
      2. Has Children John KOONS b: ABT 1757 in MD
      3. Has Children Gasper (Ghasper, Jaspher, Casper, Kasper) KOONS b: 8 Nov 1759 in Frederick Co., MD
      4. Has Children George W. KOONS b: ABT 1761 in MD
      5. Has Children Belinda KOONS b: ABT 1763 in Of MD
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