Solomon Huff Wurtz

Male 1815 - 1892


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  • Born  30 Jan 1815  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  5 Aug 1892  Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Saint Pauls Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I434  Virts
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2014 

    Father  George Peter Wurtz, Sr.,   b. 27 Jul 1773, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1855, Adamsville, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Susannah Huff,   b. 24 Mar 1775, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1853, Adamsville, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  3 Jan 1797  Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F384  Group Sheet

    Family  Malinda Gaumer,   b. 16 May 1829, Franklin Township, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1911, Franklin Township, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Mar 1848  Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Werts,   b. 6 Aug 1849, Muskingum County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1936, Franklin, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Ann Werts,   b. 10 Apr 1851, Linton Township, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1929, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Catherine Werts,   b. 26 Jun 1855, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1856, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Jacob Howard Werts,   b. 5 Jul 1858, Linton Township, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1902, Linton Township, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. George Rugan Werts,   b. 13 Oct 1864, Linton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1875, Linton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Calvin Werts,   b. 13 Oct 1864, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1948, Coshocton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F260  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Solomon Huff Wurtz, Malinda Gaumer and Family
    Solomon Huff Wurtz, Malinda Gaumer and Family
    Solomon Huff Wurtz was born January 30, 1815 in Lovettsville, Virginia to George Peter and Susannah Huff Wurtz, Sr. He died August 5, 1892 in Coshocton County, Ohio. He married Malinda Gaumer on March 26, 1848. She was born May 16, 1829 in Franklin Township, Ohio and died November 2, 1911 in Franklin Township, Ohio. Both are buried in St. Paul's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Coshocton County, Ohio.

    Photo courtesy of Donald Manning

  • Notes 
    • Solomon Huff Wurtz, Linton Township farmer; post office Coshocton; born January 10, 1815 in Loudoun County Virginia, son of Peter and Susannah Werts was born of German descent. In 1816 they came to Muskingum County, where Solomon was brought up, working in the blacksmith shop of his father and on the farm. When Solomon was 21 years old working on county roads in Mukingum County, he saw his future bride then 3 years old and he told the other workmen he was going to wait until little Malinda grew up and marry her. This he did on March 22, 1848 and took her to a new house he had built for her in Linton Township. The story is told that he walked each day from his home in Muskingum County to Linton Township to clear his land and build his home.

      Malinda was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Sturtz) Gaumer, age 18 and her husband 36. Solomon died in 1892 and Malinda nineteen years later in 1911. From a modest beginning of 120 acres of woodland, Mr. And Mrs. Solomon Wurtz accumulated 550 acres of good well-improved land. They were blessed with 6 children. The four remaining children inherited a portion of the 550 acres at the death of their father leaving the homestead and a sizeable farm for his widow.

      Obituary:

      source unknown. The life of a Respected Citizen of Coshocton County is ended. Solomon Huff Werts, familiarly know as "Uncle Sollie Werts", died at his home in Coshocton County last Friday morning, August 5, 1892. Mr. Werts was born in Loudoun County, Virginia, January 30, 1815. His parents moved to Salem County when he was little more than year old. In 1829 at the age of 14 he became a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and continued to be an active member all the rest of his life. In 1848 he was married to Miss Malinda Gaumer and they began housekeeping on the same farm on which his death occurred. To this union were born six children, four, of whom are still living. "Uncle Sollie Werts" was a successful farmer and his advice was always considered good and much sought after. He was respected and admired by all who knew him and his death brings sorrow to many a heart. About four months ago gangrene resulting from erysipelas set in on his foot and since that time his cords of life were gradually being severed. Blood poisoning was the final result and hurried out of this world a well-spent and useful life. The funeral services were held on Sunday forenoon at the St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Coshocton County and were conducted by the pastor Rev. H. K. Gephart, whose discourse was based on the words "the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death". Cor. 15:26. The high esteem, in which Mr. Werts was held, was shown by the large concourse of people present, fully two thirds of them being compelled to remain outside the church.