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Posted: 1045426970000
Classification: Query
The Bunts or Buntje family, by oral history, left Holland and came to New York before the Am. Rev. war. I can first document my branch in Ohio ca. 1860; and the family are members of the Dutch Reformed Church & told census takers parents were b. N.Y.
I am working on the hypothesis that the Bunts family of Harmonious, Jane, Jacob & Conradt, who settled on the Hudson river are the ancestors of Harmon A. Bunts b. 1838 Ellsworth, Trumbull Co.OH. I am minus information on the intervening generations.
There is probably a connection to the later Harmon Bunts family that settles in Wisconsin.
Is anyone else working on this family?

Re: Bunts/Buntje/Bunce/Bunch

J.R. Maxwell (View posts)
Posted: 1086275713000
Classification: Query
Harmon A. Bunts b.1838 Ellsworth, OH, is found in the home of Richard & Catherine Bunts, 1860 Ravenna,Portage Co., OH. Later that summmer he is found in the home of Benjamin & Henrietta Bunts in Brimsfield twnshp, Portage Co., OH. It appears that Richard is his father & Benjamin is his brother. I can not find Richard in the 1870 census; presume he had died. In 1870 Benjamin & Henrietta are in Akron, Summit Co., OH. Harmon is in Franklin twnshp, Portage Co., OH.
This Richard Bunts may be the son of Conrad Bunts of Ellsworth. Then again, the Richard with Annis in Aurora twnshp may be the son of Conrad.
I think I have sorted the NY to Ellsworth to Cleveland line, and the Ellsworth to WI line. Please contact me if you are working on any of these lines.
All of these lines relate Oral Hx of immigration from Holland, move N.Y. to OH,and have connections to the Dutch Reformed or German Reformed Church.

Re: Bunts/Buntje/Bunce/Bunch

Posted: 1332780482000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1511031386000
Surnames: Bont, Flaack
I am working on this line of Bont/Bunt/Bunte/Bunce/Bunch/Buntje/Buntz/Bunts, etc. It is quite an undertaking. Do you have anything new? I`ve found some interesting information in The History of Greene County New York by J.B. Beers and Company 1884 and in Conradt Aaron Flaack's will.

Of particular interest in this section of the book; The Conradt Aaron Flaack Estate part of which is in the village of Athens. Conradt born 6 Sep 1713 died 4 May 1789, aged 76 yrs and 4 months, ran a ferry across the Hudson River. He was burried in the Eoiscopal Church buring ground. In his will recorded in surrogate`s office in Albany, he left his estate to his daughters Aannatje (the wife of Hermannus Bont/Bunt), Lucretia and son Hermanus. In 1796 his estate was divided among his heirs.

Conradt Flaack`s estate consisted of Lot 126, purchased of Petrus Van Loon, deed dated 1 July 1761 and a one-eighth share of undivided lands bought of John Van Loon, deed dated 7 Oct 1757. The whole contained 23 5-7 acres.

At the time of the division of the estate, the daughter Lucretia, who had married Casper Clough (or could be Claw, etc.), and the son Hermanus Flaack were both dead, and their shares were divided among their children, as follows: children of Lucretia Clough; Cathrine, Abraham, John, Leah (wife of John G Van Hoesen), Lucretia (wife of Albert Van Hoesen) and Richard; the children of Hermanus Flaack were Richard, Annaatje (wife of William Dow) and Conradt.

Annaatje (daughter of Conradt Aaron Flaack) wife of Hermanus Bont (could be Bunt, etc.) being dead, her share went to her children; Richard, Jacob, Conradt, Jane, Hermanus and Catherine.

I believe these may be the Bunts siblings that we are researching. They have the right names but do the dates coincide?

Thank you for all the research you have done the the family thus far!

Sincerely, Valerie nee Bunts Olsen
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