Sunday, February 14, 2016

John M. and Catherine Wirth

John M. Wirth was born in Germany in 1829. According to Erie County Probate Court records, John M. Wirth married Catherine Deehr on November 14, 1857. In the 1890 Schedule of Civil War veterans, John M. Wirth was enumerated with several other veterans from the Venice area of Margaretta Township, Erie County, Ohio. He had served in Company I of the 145th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Mr. Wirth is number 9 on the listing below.

John M. Wirth died in 1899, and he was laid to rest in the Venice Cemetery. Mrs. Catherine Worth survived him, along with several children. Mrs. Worth died suddenly on February 14, 1907, when she was staying with friends in Sandusky, Ohio. Rev. Theo. Stellhorn officiated at the funeral of Mrs. Wirth, and burial was at the Venice Cemetery. Pallbearers were: Fred With, George Wirth, William J. Frey, Darwin Zehner, John Diehr and Julius Diehr. A broken log adorns the top of the Wirth monument.Obituaries for Mrs. Catherine Wirth appeared in Sandusky Register on February 15, 16, and 18, 1907.

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