Couts, Kautz, Koutz, & Kouts

KOUTS, KAUTZ, KOUTZ COUTS: Reunion

President and Author:

John and June Kautz 110 Drawbridge Place Fairfield Bay Arkansas 72088

The Kautz-Koutz-Kouts-Couts 2000 Family International Reunion

THANK YOU, KAUTZ FAMILY AND THE IRONSTONE KAUTZ WINERY!!!

KAUTZ REUNION 2000 5490 Bear Creek Rd. Lodi, CA 95240 Jeri Dryden, niece of John and Gail Kautz, planned and completed the details for the marvelous reunion activities. Thank you, Jeri! ACTIVITIES & EVENTS: The Kautz Winery and surrounding country. FRIDAY, JULY 7 - Adventerous souls got together and Explored the mother lode country side, toured the winery, visited tasting room and Gift shop. Upstairs a 44 lb gold Nugget was on display in the Winery's heritage museum. Along side of The winery was a park along the lake. Others Visited the historic gold rush towns of murphys And angels camp, on "welcome home" week. SATURDAY, JULY 8 - German music was played in the park Saturday and Sunday. In the Winery enterance, a set up that display Family Tree, Photos, Favorite German/Russian Recipes, Memorabilia, and Family Crests. Tents were set up for you with a variety of foods from the Kautz Winery deli. Lawrence Kautz spoke about Johann George Kautz. He was a Carpenter and Wine makers. Johann George was the father of Major General August Kautz and Rear Admiral Albert Kautz, American heroes. Movies about the German/Russian History were shown. The Children of the Stepp, Schmeckfest, and Traveling to the Volga, gave an overview of the German/Russian area. Arthur Flegel lectured on the history of Germans-Russian settlements of Kautz: Why they followed Katherine the Great to Russia, why they immigrated, where they settled, how they got there, and why they left to journey to the United States of America. John Kautz thanks Mr. Flegel on his Kautz presentation/lecture about the Kautz of Germany and Russia in the United States will under. In the winery entry, some of us met cousins, uncles, aunts and new relatives. John Kautz, Dennis Bixler (presenter and exhabitioner of the Agricultural Art and Science Foundation. He presented the photo collection of the German Immigrant and their contributions to the American culture and society), and Arthur Flegel greet the crowds of Kautzes A German chorus, conducted by Mister Miller, sang German songs eloquently. A German choir, Heimat Choir, serenaded us before dinner. Herr Miller, conductor. We enjoyed the entertainment a fabulous dinner- German/Russian Buffet banquet, wine, a raffle, introductions, camaraderie, dancing into the evening. John Kautz and "Uncle Hans" toast the festivities. Barbara Couts Evans declares, "A fun time for all, thanks to the Kautz Family." Randy Evans dancing with Lucy Leon, fellow Couts researcher from San Diego Randy Evans dancing with wife, Barbara Couts Evans (tired) SUNDAY, JULY 9- OPEN TO ALL KAUTZ FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES- We sang German songs, attended services, and listened to a German band saying good-byes and vowing to return, at least in five years, before going home. KAUTZ PUBLICATIONS:
Couts Family Newsletter: Publisher, Ollen Kay, San Diego.
Kautz Family History: Author, John W. Kautz
Katuz Family History Supplemental: Author, John W. Kautz
The Seeds of Daniel Kautz 1750-1992: Author, Alvin Kouts (Austin Texas)
Kautz-Kouts (1750-1994) History: Author Kenneth Kouts (San Lorenzo California)
The Descendants of John Jacob Koutz and Sarah E. Christlieb: Author Cindy Bryant and Alicia Walker
IN THE SHADOW OF A BELL TOWER: A Social History of the Volga Germans From the Former Colony of Merkel, Russia. Available from the author, Darrell W. Kautz, 5048 N. Forest, Kansas City, Missouri 64118. Priced at $29.95 plus $2.95 shipping and handling. 316 pages of village history, including many Kautz family members. Many photographs. Darrell Kautz

GREAT PLACE TO VISIT:

The John H. Kautz Winery, in Murphy's California

Other KAUTZ Family Organizations

Famlienverband Kautz, Chairman and Family Researcher: Herbert Kautz, Established in 1912, by Walter Kautz. (Kautz Family Days, Germany)

POSSIBLE KAUTZ TIES FOR COUTS LINE

Thank you
to Earl Kisling and Wolf Sakowski for the following information: Direct Descendants of Clas (Klaus) Kautz 1 Clas (Klaus) Kautz ABT 1580 - . +Margreth 1598 - ........ 2 Peter Kautz 1639 - ............ +Walpurgi? 1655 - ................... 3 Jacob (Jox, Ciriox) Kautz 1658 - 1728 ....................... +Johanna Marellus 1673 - 1709 .............................. 4 Christian Kautz 1691/92 - 1754 .................................. +ANNA CATHARINA BROLLE 1690 - ......................................... 5 ( KAUTZ) DIETRICH AKA TETER COUTS 1726/27 - 1804 ......................................... 5 JOHANNES KAUTZ COUTS 1731 - 1778 ......................................... 5 ANNA MARIA KAUTZ 1724 - 1726 ......................................... 5 JOHANN NIKOLAUS KAUTZ 1720 - 1744 ......................................... 5 JOHANNES COUTS 1730/31 - 1778 ......................................... 5 (COUTS) ANNA GERTRUDA KAUTZ 1724 - ......................................... 5 JOHANN GEORG KAUTZ 1728/29 - ......................................... 5 John (Kautz) COUTS ......................................... 5 George COUTS

Schluchtern, near Frankfurt, Germany Home land of Claus Kautz and his descendant. Suspected forefathers of the Teneesse, Indiana, California Couts

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