Joseph Lewis Verts

Male 1821 - 1901


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  • Born  8 Jul 1821  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  14 Oct 1821  New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  16 Mar 1901  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Leesburg Union Cemetery, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I131  Virts
    Last Modified  19 May 2015 

    Father  William Virts,   b. 5 Dec 1771, Middletown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1853, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Phillibina,   b. 1788,   d. 29 Apr 1845, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Dec 1810  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F42  Group Sheet

    Family  Eliza Ann Baker,   b. 21 Sep 1827, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1901, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Feb 1848  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. George William Thomas Verts,   b. 1 Feb 1849, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1915, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia Catherine Verts,   b. 23 Apr 1850, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1937, Vienna, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Charles Edward Verts, Sr.,   b. 27 Aug 1851, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1905, Oatlands, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Mary Elizabeth Ann Verts,   b. 1 Feb 1853, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1901, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Franklin Verts,   b. 14 Sep 1854, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1910, Nelson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Albert Verts,   b. 31 May 1856, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1943, Boonville, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ann Jenetta Luvinia Verts,   b. 23 Apr 1858, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1920, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. John Oscar Verts,   b. 27 Nov 1859, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1925, Nelson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. John Henry Virts,   b. 29 Nov 1861, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1939, Vienna, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Jane Rubiter Verts,   b. 19 Sep 1863, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1952, Cooper County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Isaac Mortimer Verts,   b. 1 May 1865, Leesburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1956, Nelson, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Oda Lucy Verts,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1882, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     13. Floda Christina Virts,   b. 20 Oct 1867, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1945, Marion, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F86  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker
    Joseph was born July 8, 1821 in Lovettsville, Virginia to William and Phillibina Virts. He died March 16, 1901 in Loudoun County, Virginia. He married Eliza Ann Baker on February 3, 1848. She was born September 21, 1827 in Loudoun County to George and Anna Elisabeth Virts Baker. She died on November 25, 1901 in Loudoun County. Both are buried in the Union Cemetery in Leesburg, Virginia.

    Photo courtesy of B.J. Verts

    Headstones
    Joseph Lewis Verts (1821-1901) Headstone
    Joseph Lewis Verts (1821-1901) Headstone
    Photo courtesy of Betty Frain

    Albums
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker
    Joseph Lewis Verts and Eliza Ann Baker (18)

  • Notes 
    • Alexandria Gazette, March 19, 1901

      A Sudden Death - Mr. Joseph L. Virts died at his home, near Leesburg, on Saturday, aged 80 years and was buried yesterday. His daughter, Mrs. Mollie Lowe, who lived about three miles distant, went to her fathers home to attend the funeral. She had not been in good health recently and was take sick and died before the family returned from the cemetery. Mr. J. W. Summers, of this city was a relative of the deceased and attended the funeral.

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      Joseph was baptised Joseph Ludwig Wertz. His sponsors were Peter and Christina Wertz.
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      The following story is from the book "Loudoun County Families and
      History" compiled by Jim Presgraves.

      Joseph L. Verts was born and married in Loudoun County, and has here passed the years of his busy and honorable life. His birth was on the 8th of July 1821; his parents, now deceased, were William and Phebe Verts; and the wife whom he chose was Eliza Ann Baker. She was born in Loudoun County, September 21, 1826, and the date of her marriage with Mr. Verts was February 3, 1848. Her parents were George and Ann (Verts) Baker, and on her mother's side she is descended from the same pioneer family of Verts from which Joseph L. Verts is descended. Conrad Verts, grandfather of Joseph L., and maternal great-grandfather of his wife was one of the earliest settlers of Loudoun County. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Verts have reared a family of six girls and seven boys, of whom all are living, and in Loudoun County, except the youngest daughter, Oda L., who died after five days' illness, in March 1882, at the age of fourteen years and four months. These children were named: George W., Lydia C., Charles E., Mary E., James F., Joseph A., Anna L., Jonah O., John H., Jane R., Isaac M., Foda C., and Oda L. Mrs. Verts had two brothers, Charles and George W. Baker, in the Union army during the War Between the States. Both were prisoners at Richmond, where Charles died in 1865; George was also wounded in 1862, near Leesburg. Joseph L. Verts is a farmer, and may be addressed at Oatlands, Loudoun County, Virginia.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1693] New Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church Lovettsville Virginia, parish register, 1784-1836.

    2. [S759] Loudoun County Virginia Marriages 1760-1850 by John Vogt & T. Wm. Kethley, Jr.