KUNTZ, JOHN B., farmer, Hummelstown, was born in Dauphin county, Pa., February 28, 1838. He is a son of Jacob and Elizabeth (Bordlemay) Kuntz. Wendel Bordlemay, his maternal grandfather, was a native of Germany. He had a family of seven children, all now deceased: Henry, died in 1886; David, died in 1890; Jacob, deceased; John; Catherine, wife of Henry Gerberich, deceased; Sarah, wife of a Mr. Bordlemay, and Elizabeth, Mrs. Kuntz, who was born in Lebanon county. Her husband, Jacob Kuntz. was born in Dauphin county, and was a shoemaker. They had these children: Catherine, wife of -Samuel Reed; Sarah, wife of Daniel Kline; John B. Mr. Jacob Kuntz was a Democrat. He was a member of the Baptist, and his wife of the Lutheran church. Mr. Kuntz died in February, 1880, aged seventy-four. Mrs. Kuntz died in September 1884, aged sixty-two; both died in Dauphin county. John B. Kuntz received his education in the public schools of Dauphin county. At the end of his school days he was engaged as a hired hand at farming for about ten years. In 1860 he took his father's farm in East Hanover township, and cultivated it on his own account for eight years. He was then for two years on the farm of John Keim, from which he removed to West Hanover township, to the land of John Lenkers, which he occupied for a year. In 1872 Mr. Kuntz removed to the farm of John Backstow, in the same township, which he cultivated for twelve years. In 1882 he bought the farm formerly owned by John Eshelman, to which he removed two years later, and which since that date he has been engaged in tilling. John B. Kuntz was married, in Derry township, March 1, 1859, to Susan, daughter of Isaac Failor. They have four children: Clara, wife of Daniel Saulbach; Sarah, wife of William Demmy; Laura, wife of John Gingerich, and Willliam. Mrs. Kuntz was born in 1840. Her parents were both natives of Lebanon county, and were farmers. Their children are: John; William; Susan, wife of John B. Kuntz; Sarah, wife of a Mr. Long; Isabella, wife of John William Rine. Mr. Isaac Light died in January, 1882, aged seventy-four. Mrs. Light survives him, and resides in Lebanon county. Mr. Kuntz is a Democrat. He is a member of the German Baptist church.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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Date of Transcription: 28 August 2001
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