Peter Honts


Genealogy, History / Thursday, April 30th, 2015
EARLY DAYS IN GREENBUSH

PETER HONTS

Peter Honts was born in Botetourt county, Virginia, September 24, 1815. He was a son of Henry and Catherine (Kaufman) Honts, who were natives of Pennsylvania. Mr. Honts worked with his brothers Daniel and Henry about four years in a paper-mill that was located about five miles from Fincastle, Virginia. He left Virginia, in 1836, and went to Morgan county, Indiana, where he married Martha A. Walker, in 1838. She died March 28, 1896. Peter Honts came to Greenbush in 1847, where he has resided the most of the time since.

To Peter and Martha Honts were born the following-named children:

  • Lucy A., born November 20, 1840. She married Thomas Gunter, in 1860.
    William Henry, born June 17, 1843; never married, and resides in Greenbush.
    Delphia Jane, born November 26, 1845; died of cholera July 17, 1851.
    John B., born June 24, 1848; married Sarah E. Montgomery She died August 19, 1902.
    Isaac George, born January 6, 1854; married Alba Knight.
    Joel A., born June 24, 1856; married Alice Snare.
    Mary Catherine, born September 10, 1859; died April 15, 1862.
    George B. M., born November 13, 1864; died in infancy.
    Peter Honts was by occupation a wagon-maker and carpenter; he was also engaged a portion of the time in farming. In politics he is a democrat.

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