Koontz Family Cemetery
The Koontz family established a cemetery about five miles west of Bridgeport on the south side of Burnt River one-half mile from where the Bridgeport road intersects with State Hwy 7. This is the old mill and home site of the Koontz family who donated the land for the cemetery.
Located on south hill at junction of Highway 11 and the Bridgeport Road.
The burial plot contains 6 graves in all, all marked with marble headstones. Maintenance of the cemetery is by the Koontz family. Burial records are kept by the family group.
Contact W. David Samuelsen to supply added information
KOONTZ, Benjamin Franklin 11 Feb 1826 08 Feb 1868 born in Yorktown, Delaware Co., Indiana frozen to death while crossing mountains from Auburn to his home. KOONTZ, Elizabeth Jane 05 Nov 1833 20 Apr 1874 wife of Benjamin Franklin born in Mount Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio 40 yrs 5 mo 15 days KOONTZ, Henry 16 Sep 1861 01 Jul 1885 23 yrs 10 mo 15 days son of Benjamin Franklin & Elizabeth Jane LURCHIN, Amelia (KOONTZ) 15 Jan 1852 28 Aug 1900 48 yr 7 mo 13 days wife of L. A. dau of Benjamin Franklin & Elizabeth Jane LURCHIN, Minnie Alice 17 Dec 1877 11 Apr 1880 2 yrs, 3 mos, 24 days dau of L. A. & Amelia (KOONTZ) LURCHIN, Ida Jane 19 Jul 1871 21 Jan 1877 5 yrs 6 mos 2 days dau of L. A. & Amelia (KOONTZ)
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