Peter Philip Virtzs

Male 1737 - 1798


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  • Born  14 Jun 1737  Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 May 1798  Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried  New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID  I69  Virts
    Last Modified  25 Mar 2015 

    Father  Wilhelm Wurtz,   b. 1703, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1782, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  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 
    Family ID  F50  Group Sheet

    Family  Christina Eberhardt,   b. 6 Jan 1737, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1813, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1758  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Michael Everhart Wurtz,   b. 11 May 1760, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1804, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Catharina Wurtz,   b. 19 Mar 1762, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1804, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Wilhelm Wertz,   b. 1763, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1849, Roanoke County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. 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
     5. Anna Maria Wurtz,   b. 10 May 1771, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1842, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. 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
     7. John Thomas Virtzs,   b. 12 Feb 1776, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1812, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Christina Werts,   b. 1 Nov 1779, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1846, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaretha Werts,   b. 18 Dec 1781, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F53  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Last Will and Testament for Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798) son of Wilhelm and Anna Catharina Wurtz
    Last Will and Testament for Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798) son of Wilhelm and Anna Catharina Wurtz

    Headstones
    Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798) Headstone
    Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798) Headstone

    Histories
    Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798)
    Peter Philip Virtzs (1737-1798)
    Son of Wilhelm Wurtz and Anna Catharina

  • Notes 
    • Birthdate and parents confirmed from LDS library, file number 1904042

      Database: Pennsylvania Foreign Oaths of Allegiance
      IMMIGRANTS INTO PENNSYLVANIA: Volume 1
      Name: Peter Wertz,
      Ship: NEPTUNE
      Captain: JOHN MASON
      Place: ROTTERDAM
      Date: SEPT. 24, 1753

      According to the DAR Patriot Index - Volume 3, page 3155, Peter served as a Patriot Servant in the American Revolutionary War.

      1758

      Married Christina Eberhardt daughter of Herr Eberhardt and Frau

      1760 - 1779

      Resided in Frederick County Maryland which can be proved by the birth and baptism of his children as noted in the records of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Middletown, Maryland and the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Maryland

      1787

      First appears in Loudoun County, Virginia in the 1787 Census of Virginia, Loudoun County, The Personal Property Tax List for the Year 1787 for Loudoun County, Virginia.

      1798

      Burried in the New Jeruselum Lutheran Chruch Cemetery, Lovettsville, Virginia, Row KK, Stone 3. Stone shows Virtzs, Peter, d. 22 May 1798, at 60y 1m 9d.

      Last Will and Testament

      Will dated January 6, 1798:
      "In the Name of God, Amen, I Peter Wirts, Sen. of Loudoun County, state of Virginia, being sick and weak body, but of perfect mind and memory, be given unto God, calling unto mind the mortality of my body, of knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament that is to say principally, first of all I give and recommend my soul into the Hand of Almighty God that gave it and my body, I recommend to the Earth, to be buried in decent Christian Burial at the discretion of my Executors, nothing but at the General resurrection, I shall receive the same the dame again by the mighty power of God, and as touching such worldly Estate, where with it hat pleased God to belfs me in this life, I give and display of the same in the following manner and form, that is to say, I give and bequeath to my beloved son, John, one Bay mare and to my beloved daughter, Christina, I give a roan colt of the same Mare and two cows, a bed and other household furniture, as my other tow daughters have received all ready and to my Dear wife Christina, I give and bequeath of my Estate, real and personal, with land and houses and all whets in and on it with all the creatures, during her natural life, and in case she should get married again, she shall have no more than her third, and the rest shall be equally divided amongst my children, as hereafter their names mentioned as to my beloved son Michael, to my beloved daughter Catharina, to my beloved son William, to my beloved son Jacob (who has received of me, seventy four pound, fourteen shillings, which sum is to be deducted from his share) and to my beloved daughter Anna Mary, and to my beloved son Peter, to my beloved son John and to my beloved daughter Christina, after all debts is paid. But as long as my dear wife Christina is a life and single nothing shall be taken out of her hands and after her natural decease, what is left shall be divided as above mentioned, and my Dar wife Christina and my oldest son, Michael, do I likewise constitute make and ordain the sole Executors of this my Last Will and Testament and I do hereby utterly disallow revoke and siannul all and every other former Testament, Wills, Legacies, bequests and Executors by me in any wise before named Willed, Bequeathed, Ratifying and Confirming, this and not other to be my Last Will and Testament. In Winefs whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this sixth day of January, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Eight."

      Signed by Peter Wirts with his mark 'X'. Will was probaated on September 10, 1798. Charles Binn, clerk.

      1814

      The below article is a notice of sale of Peter's property in the Frederick-Herald, March 12, 1814.

      "Whereon Peter Wirtz resided, about one mile and a half from John George's mill, five miles from Harper's Ferry, and six from Waterford in Loudoun County, Virginia. This tract contains about one hundred and thirty six acres of prime land, about thirty six will timbered and the remainder cleared. The improvements in the plantation are a dwelling house with two rooms, a large barn with convenient stables. There is also upon a tract a never failing spring, with a milk house near the dwelling and a creek running through the farm, so that the fields may be well watered. In addition to these improvements there are two large apple orchards which produce the most useful and approved kinds of fruit, also a variety of other fruit trees. Persons wishing to purchase the above property will on application to the subscriber be shown the same-the terms are one-fifth of the purchase money in hand, and the remainder in four equal payments. Possession will be given on the 15th day of April excepting one room and the use of part of the kitchen until October next. Sale to commence at ten o'clock. All persons indebted to the estate of Peter Wirtz are requested to come forward and settle off their respective account."


      1804 Nov 8 - Peter Werts list by Jacob Wertz, administrator brought to court Augsut 14, 1811

  • Sources 
    1. [S894] New Jerusalem Lutheran Church Register, 1784-1836, Loudoun County, VA.

    2. [S403] Tombstone and New Jerusalem Lutheran Cemetery Records.