My 5th Great Grandfather, Hans George Goodykoontz (Gutekunst) fought in the Revolutionary War.
Gutekunst in German means being good at one's trade. He was born in Germany and immigrated to America early in his life. This blog has other posts on the life of Hans George Goodykoontz so I won't labor you with a retelling of things you may have already read. The purpose of today's post is to clarify points in his history from a new source.
Let's start with the Relationship Chart.
Hans Georg Goodykoontz (Gutekunst) (1732 - 1784)
is your 5th great grandfather
daughter of Hans Georg Goodykoontz (Gutekunst)
daughter of Anna Margaretha Goodykoontz (Gutekunst)
daughter of Arabella Phlegar
son of Margaret Ann Willis
son of William Jonathan Williamson
son of Charles Williamson
The following information comes from a section of US Congressman Wells Goodykoontz'a "A Historical Sketch of the Goodykoontz Family in Virginia." The manuscript of this book (which was never published) is held by the Virginia Historical Society.
We start with his journey from Germany to America.
George Gutekunst as a Soldier of the Revolution