Biography of Harry Kountz
Columbiana County, OH Biographies





Harry Kountz is a reliable citizen of Wellsville and a member of one of Columbiana County's pioneer families. He was born in this city, Oct. 25, 1877, and is the son of Jacob G. and Mary (Fraiser) Kountz.

Jacob G. Kountz, deceased, was a native of Wellsville and the son of Jacob Kountz. In 1870 he engaged in the meat business in Wellsville and this business, now conducted by his sons, is known as Kountz Brothers. Mr. Kountz died Nov. 7, 1918, and his wife, also a native of Columbiana County, died April 17, 1885. They were the parents of six children, as follows: Nina, died at the age of four years; Nettie, the widow of Herbert Starrett, lives at Wheeling, W. Va.; Clarence, lives at Wellsville; Harry, the subject of this sketch; Mamie, married James Lindsey, lives retired in Florida and Charles, lives in Wellsville.

Harry Kountz has spent his entire life in Wellsville. After completing his schooling in the public schools he engaged in business with his father. In 1918, with his brothers, he succeeded to the business. They have been very successful and are among the leading merchants of the city.

On May 14, 1902, Mr. Kountz was married to Miss Martha McMillan, who was born at Fredericktown, Pa., Feb. 22, 1876, the daughter of Lorenzo and Louisa (Laughlin) McMillan, natives of Beaver County, Pa. Mr. McMillan, a veteran of the Civil War, died in December, 1918. HIs wife lives in East Liverpool. They had six children: Lizzie, married Arthur Cooper, lives in East Liverpool; Lulu, married George Rowe, lives in East Liverpool; James, deceased; Mrs. Kountz; Ollie and Edward, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kountz have no children.

Mr. Kountz is identified with the Presbyterian Church and the Masonic Lodge. He is a Republican.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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