I decided to document my search for my great great grandfather, Ezra Peter Koontz. I had very sketchy information and I wanted to get my To Do list ready for when I am in Salt Lake City at #FGS2015RootsTech Conference. I knew that my great grandfather, his son, was born in Indiana and that great grandpa was a cabinet maker (there are still items he made in the family). But, little was ever said about his father and mother. Well, dig and dig some more -- using variations on names -- great grandpa's name was unusual, Casimer, but he claimed it was really C.P. Then I tried g-g grandpa as Ezra, as Ezra Peter, and as Peter. Then, looking for either of Ezra's wives -- the man made this easy, they were both named Mary Ann. BINGO! Found Esra, Mary Ann and son Casimer. And his occupation was cabinet and chair maker. What a find!!! But, now I have to find more and know more about him.
Happy Trails to me!!