Benjamin Thomas Virts[1]

Male 1851 - 1930


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  • Born  5 Jan 1851  Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  27 Apr 1930  Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I981  Virts
    Last Modified  22 Feb 2016 

    Father  Jacob Joseph Wirts, Jr.,   b. 1 Jan 1810, Lovettsville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1882, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ann Rebecca Mossburg,   b. 21 Feb 1828, Buckeystown, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1901, Point of Rocks, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  12 Feb 1855  Evangelical Lutheran Church, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F320  Group Sheet

    Family  Ida Bell Thompson,   b. 10 Sep 1860, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1907, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Jun 1881  Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Eugene Virts,   b. 19 Sep 1873, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1921, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jacob T. Virts,   b. 8 May 1885, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1885, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Mary Virginia Virts,   b. 20 Aug 1886, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1922, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Ada H. Virts,   b. 11 Dec 1889, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1912, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elouise J. Virts,   b. 2 Jul 1894, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1925, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Bernard Lee Virtzs,   b. 1895, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1939, Union Bridge, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Norma Virts,   b. 22 Nov 1896, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1916, Frederick, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  7 Oct 2012 
    Family ID  F574  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Benjamin Thomas Virts and Ida Bell Thompson
    Benjamin Thomas Virts and Ida Bell Thompson
    Benjamin was born January 5, 1851 in Point of Rocks, Maryland to Jacob Joseph and Ann Rebecca Mossburg Wirts, Jr. He died on April27, 1930 in Frederick, Maryland. He married Ida Bell Thompson on June 25, 1881. She was born on September 1860 and died September 9, 1907 in Frederick Maryland. Both are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, Maryland.

    Photo courtesy of Jean LaGrave

  • Notes 
    • Frederick Post, Apirl 28, 1930

      Benjamin T. Virtz died as his residence, 318 East Patrick street, Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock of complications, aged 79 years. He is survived by one son, Bernard L. Virtz, Union Bridge, and one brother, William Virtz, Washington. He was employed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad practically all his life and retired a few years ago. He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran church. Funeral form the late home Tuesday afternoon with services at 2 o'clock and interment in Mt. Olivet cemetery. Harry E. Carty, funeral director.

  • Sources 
    1. [S640] 1880 Ohio Census.

    2. [S143] The Frederick Post, obituary, April 28, 1930.

    3. [S269] Frederick County Maryland Marriage Records.