The family name of Kintner was originally Gintner.. George Gintner, the grandfather of Hugh Kintner, came from Wurtemberg, Germany, before the Revolution and settled in Bucks Co,Nockamixon Twp,Pa. He served througout the war as a captain of cavalry, and at its close he turned his Continental money intohollow-ware at the Durham iron works, which he exchanged for a farm in Monroe Co,Pa near the Delaware Water Gap. He lived there the remainder of his life, and was drowned in the Delaware while driving the river for fish. He left two sons, Joseph, who died young, and Jacob the father of Hugh, who lived and died in Bucks Co, and who was elected sheriff in 1824, and a daughter Mary who married a Smith and settled in Walpack, Sussex Co,NJ. Jacob was bound out among strangers when young, and the spelling of the name was changed from Gintner to Kintner. This change defeated his effort to recover the pension due his father for his Revolutionary services.