Peter Wirts

Male 1812 - 1868


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  • Born  9 Dec 1812  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened  16 May 1813  German Reformed Church, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1 Nov 1868  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I298  Virts
    Last Modified  7 May 2017 

    Father  Jacob Joseph Wirtz, Sr.,   b. 26 May 1768, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1829, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Louisa Brunner,   b. 20 Oct 1788, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1825, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  17 Nov 1807  German Reformed Church, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F94  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Leah Ann Potterfield,   b. 15 May 1812, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1849, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Mar 1834  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Virts,   b. 4 Aug 1836, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Lucy Ann Virts,   b. 17 May 1838, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1864, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jacob Daniel Virts,   b. 3 Dec 1840, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1914, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Henry Virts,   b. 28 Dec 1842, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1867, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leah Elizabeth Virts,   b. 12 Mar 1845, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1900, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ginnettie W. Virts,   b. 27 Aug 1848, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1871, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2016 
    Family ID  F180  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Ann Alder,   b. 5 Nov 1824, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 May 1852  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F181  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Peter Wirts (1812-1868) Headstone
    Peter Wirts (1812-1868) Headstone

  • Notes 
    • Alexandria Gazette, November 7, 1868

      Loudound County -

      On Sunday morning last, Mr. Peter Virts, a highly esteemed citizen of this county was found dead in his bed. He retired in good health the evening before. He was about sixty-two years old.
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      Stone shows Wirts, Peter, b. 9 Dec 1812, d. 1 Nov 1868 at 55y 10m 22d

      Will book 2C, page 186, dated January 9, 1836, received legacy from estate of Jacob, Sr.

      Deed book, $D, page 135, dated March 23, 1835, Peter Wirtz and Leah his wife selling part of land where Jacob Wirtz died. Deed book 4X, page 266, dated December 6, 1845, Peter Wirtz and Leah his wife selling land that was allotted to Peter in right of his wife, Leah in the division of real estate of Jacob Potterfiled, deceased.

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      Evening Star, February 18, 1869

      Land Sales in Loudoun County, Va. - The Leesburg Mirror says:

      Two tracts of land, near Lovettsville, containing 200 and 171 acres, belonging to the estate of late Peter Virts, were sold last week at $62 and $48 per acre. Luther H. Vincel and Jacob D. Virts becoming the purchasers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1045] Saint James United Church of Christ Records by Jerry & Tedi Jeen Mower.

    2. [S887] New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery Records 1770-1943 compiled by Marty Hiatt and Craig Roberts Scott.

    3. [S1563] Maryland Marriages 1666-1970.

    4. [S746] Loudoun County Marriages, page 158 by Jewell.