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Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm

Male 1809 - 1907  (97 years)


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  • Name Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm 
    Born 20 Nov 1809  Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 21 Nov 1809 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1837 
    Census 1851  Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 May 1907  Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: old age 
    Buried St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I00529  All
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2013 

    Father Nicolaus Wurm,   b. 4 Aug 1779, Herbstein, Hessen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1836, Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Anna Barbara Lauer,   b. Abt 1784, Uppertshausen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Feb 1816  Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elisabetha (Elizabeth) Lein,   b. 15 Oct 1801, Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1891, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 26 May 1835  Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • Henry Wurm and Elizabeth Wurm emigrated to Canada in 1837 with their two sons. Henry was a carpenter. The family settled first in Berlin, Waterloo County, Ontario where their daughter, Elizabeth was born.

      The family moved to Zurich, Huron County, Ontario in 1856, leasing Lot 19, Con. 11, Hay Township which they bought in 1859 from the Canada Company. This lot is at the south edge of Zurich.

    Married:
    • From Church Records, Parish of Bleidenrod, Heiraten 1808-1875 FHL INTL Film #1195713

      Bleidenrod Parish 1835 Marriage Record #5, page 124. View marriage record. (408 KB)

      Johann Heinrich Wurm and Elisabetha Lein, both of the parish of Bleidenrod, married on May 26, 1838. The groom was the son of carpenter Nicolaus Wurm, also of the same parish. Groom's mother was Barbara. Her surname is difficult to decipher but appears to be possibly Lemer or Lemmer. Johann Heinrich Wurm, age 25, was also a carpenter.

      Elisabetha Lein (pronounced Lien) was the daughter of Johannes Lein and Anna Maria Diegel. She was age 33. Witnesses were Nicolaus Wurm, father of the groom and Johannes Lein, father of the bride.

    Children 
     1. Matthies Wurm,   b. 29 Dec 1834, Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1917, Lot 19, Conc. 11, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     2. Henry Wurm,   b. 18 Dec 1836, Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1897, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Elizabeth Wurm,   b. 16 Apr 1840, Berlin, Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1922, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Documents
    Map of Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario 1862
    Map of Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario 1862
    The farms of Daniel Zeller, Henry Wurm Sr. and J. Block are highlighted in yellow.

    CAUTION: Image size is very large. Not intended for access via dial-up.

    By 1879 Henry Wurm had sold the south half of his property to son Henry and the north half to son Mathias.
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2007 
    Family ID F0086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1809 - Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 May 1835 - Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1851 - Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: old age - 16 May 1907 - Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Henry Wurm and Elizabeth Lein
    Henry Wurm and Elizabeth Lein
    Undated photograph was taken by Joseph Senior of Main Street in Exeter, Ontario. I'm not certain if this is Henry Wurm senior (husband of Elizabeth Lein) or Henry Wurm junior (son of Elizabeth Lein).
    Henry Wurm age 90 years
    Henry Wurm age 90 years

    Documents
    Death Record of Henry Wurm Sr.
    Death Record of Henry Wurm Sr.

    Headstones
    WURM, Henry and Elizabeth LEIN
    WURM, Henry and Elizabeth LEIN

    Histories
    Obituary of Henry Wurm (Senior)
    Obituary of Henry Wurm (Senior)
    Ten Yard Letter
    Ten Yard Letter
    A long letter written by William Wurm/Wurn to his sister Annie Wurm. Based on events referred to in the letter, it is most likely that the letter was penned in July 1899.

  • Notes 
    • WURM, Heinrich Ontario Deaths #014248/07

      Died Mar 16, 1907 at age 97 years. Residence was Zurich, Ontario. Occupation: carpenter. Married. Born in Germany. Cause of death: old age. No physician in attendance. Religion: Lutheran. Informant was Martin Wurm.

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      Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index)

      WURM , HENRY SEN
      Sex:Male
      Age:56
      Birthplace:GERMANY
      Religion:Lutheran/Evangelical Lutheran
      Origin:GERMAN
      Occupation:CARPENTER
      District:HURON SOUTH ( 025 )
      Sub-district:Hay ( B )
      Division:2
      Page:18
      Microfilm reel:C-9928
      Reference:RG31 - Statistics Canada

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      From the Zurich Herald May 30, 1902 (social section) p.4 c2

      The Oldest Voter--Grandfather Wurm In His 93rd Year, Polls Another Grit Vote

      HENRY WURM was out as usual on election day to cast his ballot. Mr. Wurm is in his 93rd year, having been born at Homburg An Der Ohm, Hesse Darmstadt, on the 20th of November 1809. He came to Canada in the year 1837 and lived in Berlin and Breslau until the spring of 1855 when he came to his township and has been a resident here continuously since.

      Mr. Wurm was a carpenter by trade and did considerable work in that line in the early days of the village of Zurich. He owned a fine 100 acre farm just south of the village which he gave to his two sons MATTHAIS and HENRY, about 20 years ago, while he and his aged partner spent their declining years in the village. His wife died about ten years ago and he has since been making his home with his graddaughter Mrs. JOHN FUSS and later with his daughter MRS. CASPER WEBER, and is now living with his daughter-in-law MRS. HENRY WURM JR. on the old homestead. It is to be hoped the old gentleman will be spared to enjoy many more years of life. It is the general opinion that he is the oldest voter to come to the polls in South Huron.

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  • Sources 
    1. [S066974] "Wurm Family Tree" compiled by Helma A. (Wurm) Mill 1987.

    2. [S067478] The Wurm Story -- 1801 to the Present, by Robert P. Reid.

    3. [S118758] Church Records, Parish of Bleidenrod, Heiraten 1808-1875 FHL INTL Film #1195713, p. 124.




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