My husband’s family is from Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and from time to time I come across a mention of Koonce families in records there. This past weekend, while researching a Koonce family lineage of Henderson County,Kentucky, I finally made the connection in my database to who the Koonce families of Evansville were.

This photo is of Sgt. George Small Koonce (1889-1918) who died in World War I. This picture comes from his biographical sketch in the book, Sons of Men, Evansville’s War Record. George was the son of Joseph Lane Koonce (1853-1926)  & Idella Ann Thrash Koonce (1864-1927).

 

5 Responses to “Wordless Wednesday: Sgt. George Small Koonce”

  1. Bonnie-Sue Steele says:

    My Koonce heritage is from Evansville, In. I am a descendant of Owen & Arrena Koonce in Henderson, KY.

  2. Rick King says:

    Geo. S Koonce was my Grandmother’s, Bessie Pearl (Koonce) Odam, brother. I have a certificate that was sent to the family after his death that was signed by Gen. John J. Pershing. I beleive I also have a copy of the photo that was used above.

  3. taneya says:

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for posting and letting me know! I would love to follow-up with you. I am emailing you.

  4. Kathy Wray says:

    Joseph Lane Koonce and Idella Ann Thrash Koonce are my mother’s grandparents. Her mother was Idella Rose Koonce.

  5. admin says:

    Hi Kathy – thanks for leaving the comment! I’m always pleased to hear from Koonce descendants. I will send you an email for I have your grandmother in the tree I’m working on but none of her descendants.

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