|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1906|
They were the parents of 10 children:
Virginia F. b 1843
Clinton b. 1844
Elza (male) b. 1847
Emily C. b. 1857
Miranda b 1852
William A. b. 1842
David b. 1859
John b. 1855
Jacob C. b. 1862
Henry T. b. 1852
From The Lebanon Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 19, 1906
PIONEER WOMAN DEAD - MRS. ANN KOUNS died at 10 a.m. yesterday at the home of her son David Kouns near Big Springs of dysentary after an eleven days illness.
Mrs. Kouns was born in Lawrence Co., Ohio and was aged eighty four and eight months. She was married in 1841 in this county to the late John M. Kouns. The children surviving are Mrs. Virginia F. Foote, Elza, John M., Emma C. Bland, David and Jacob C. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Northfield.
The funeral was held at Rosston Church at 2 p.m. today the Rev. C. A. Brown officiating. Interment was at Rosston Cemetery.
Ann Kouns - d/o Henry & Linney Hollenback Kouns
Died September 18, 1906 in Northfield, Boone County, Indiana
m. 16 Nov 1841 Boone Co. IN
John M. Kouns - s/o John L. and Ellenor Miller Kouns (first cousins) Boone Co. Courthouse - Clerks Office - Marriage Records Book #1:
Be it remembered that on the 13th day of November A.D. 1841 a marriage license issued to John M. Kouns and Ann Kouns both of Boone Co. and both of lawful age which fact was sworn to by Absalem Kouns of said county and affidavit filed. Certificate filed as follows to wit:
I do hereby certify that I have joined in marriage John M. Kouns and Ann Kouns, November 16, 1841. _____ under my hand January 3, 1842. Ja L H. Rofs LE in M.E. C. ? can't make out.
The Death Record - MRS. ANN KOUNS - One by one the old land marks or pioneers drop out of sight. The genuine old timer will soon be a thing of the past. Last week the remains of Mrs. Ann Kouns were laid to rest.
When we review the life and character of this grand old lady, it is with a feeling of awe and reverence. For 73 years Mrs. Kouns resided in the neighborhood of Northfield, with the exception of a short stay in Missouri. She knew the country as a wilderness. She witnessed many changes. Blazed paths became beaten roads, and later on were made pikes.
She was the mother of twelve children, nine of whom she saw married off and settled in homes of their own. She had 33 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Her cares in life were varied and trying.
For fourteen years she has resided with her children, making a home wherever it suited. Three of her sons were left widowers, one daughter died and left two small children with whom Mrs. Kouns took and raised. Two of her sons died and left widows and one daughter is left a widow.
All her children secured a good common school education. Mrs. Kouns had ample means of support left in her hands. Her husband, John M. Kouns, died possessed of nearly 400 acres of land. Good care was taken of this.
At her death Mrs. Kouns had ready money on hand for the defraying of funeral expenses, erection of monuments, etc.
Mrs. K., was a woman of remarkable memory. She retained her mental faculties to the very last. Her hearing was good and her vision was clear. She knew more of Northfield and vicinity than any other person that I have ever conversed with. As a neighbor she was never excelled. Kind, clear headed, and at al times considerate. All in all she was the true ____ of the early pioneer, an ideal mother, she professed to be a Christian and her every action sustained this profession. JOHN J. NEW.
John M Kouns (1820 - 1881)*
Clinton Kouns (1844 - 1903)*
Elza Kouns (1847 - 1929)*
Amanda Ellen Kouns Baker (1850 - 1871)*
Henry T Kouns (1852 - 1902)*
John M. Kouns (1855 - 1927)*
Emma Catherine Kouns Bland (1856 - 1923)*
David Kouns (1859 - 1930)*
Jacob C. Kouns (1862 - 1946)*
84 Y 8 M. 1 D
Created by: J Vogel
Record added: Sep 29, 2009
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