Wilhelm Wurtz

Male 1703 - 1782


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  • Born  1703  Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1782  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I64  Virts
    Last Modified  24 Feb 2016 

    Family  Anna Catharina,   b. 27 Apr 1706, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1791, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1726  Tauberbischofsheim, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Wilhelm Wurtz, Jr.,   b. Abt 1727, Upper Bavarian, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna Maria Elizabeth Wurtz,   b. 27 May 1732, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1803, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Peter Philip Virtzs,   b. 14 Jun 1737, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1798, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Conrad Wirtz,   b. 1741, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1821, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  11 Sep 2013 
    Family ID  F50  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Wilhelm Wurtz Deed - 1772 November 27
    Wilhelm Wurtz Deed - 1772 November 27

    Headstones
    Wilhelm Wurtz (1703-1782) Headstone
    Wilhelm Wurtz (1703-1782) Headstone

    Histories
    Wilhelm Wurtz
    Wilhelm Wurtz
    The history of Wilhelm Wurtz

  • Notes 
    • Wilhelm Wurtz/Willem Wirz

      Sources:

      Palatine Pamphlet - It lists ships names, dates of arrival, imigrants places of orgin, loctaion settled and their religion. According to the researches those who arrived on the ship Neptune in September 1753 were from Tauberbischhofsheim, Baden, Germany. They are reported to have settled in Lehigh, Pennsylvania and to be of Lutheran faith.

      Immigrants to Pennsylvania, Volume 1, 1727-1776?u?
      ?/u?Pennsylvania German Pioneers, Volume 1, page 539
      Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance, 1727-1776
      LDS library, file number 1904036.
      LDS library, file number 1985231

      1753

      Arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the boat the Neptune , John Mason, Master, on September 23, 1753 from Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Wilhelm's trip originated in Tauberbischofsheim, Baden Germany. The ships log shows Wilhelm Wurtz, Sr., and Wilhelm Wurtz, Jr. Only male passengers over the age of 16 are listed in the logs. Conrad at the time of arrival would have been approxiamately 12-13 years old and Peter, even thou 16 based on his calculated birth date, did not sign as he probably noted his age as 15 at the time.

      Wilhelm Wurtz, Jr. signed next to his father on the Oath of Abjuration list, logged at the Court House of Philadelphia, Monday, the 24th of September 1753. Neither Wilhelm or Wilhelm, Jr. could write, so their signatures were transcribed for them. Wilhelm, Sr. did place his mark an X. Wilhelm Wurtz, Jr. signature is noted by the words On Board.

      1754

      Wilhelm and Wihlem, Jr. are shown living in Philadelphia in the 1754 Pennsylvania Census.

      1761

      Wilhelm was naturalized on April 10, 1761 in Philadelphia, and was shown living in Lancaster, Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance

      1767

      Wilhelm first appears in Loudoun County Virginia in 1767 in the Loudoun County Virginia Tax List as Wilhelm Werts. The the 1768 Tax List he apperas as Wilhelm Verts, 1769 as Wilhelm Wurts, 1770 as Wilhelm Verts, 1771 Wilhelm Verts, 1772 as William Worts, 1774 as William Worts, 1775 as Williams Worts, as William Wierts, and in 1782 as William Worts. Loudoun County, Virginia Tithables, 1758-1786.

      1772

      On November 27, 1772 Wilhelm leased 100 acres from George William Fairfax near Dutchmans Run called Piedmont in Shelburne Parish, Loudoun County, Virginia, Deed Book 71-73. 1782 Applied for relief from taxes and levies due to age and infirmities, Loudoun County, Virginia. Order Book G, page 397 - RDV RNOTES.

      1782

      Buried in the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia, Row KK4.

  • Sources 
    1. [S886] New Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery Records.