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Herbert Frederick Wurm

Male 1897 - 1981  (83 years)


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  • Name Herbert Frederick Wurm 
    Born 6 Oct 1897  Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1916  Swift Current, Saskatchewan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military 17 Jun 1918  London, Middlesex County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Recruited for military service.  
    Census 1921  Lot 5 Conc 16, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 19 May 1921  Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Aft 1923  near Lethbridge, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1949  Sedgewick, Camrose, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1963  Moon Lake, Jasper-Edson, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1968  Entwistle, Rocky Mountain, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1972  Entwistle, Rocky Mountain, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1974  Drayton Valley, Rocky Mountain, Alberta Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Jul 1981  [2
    Buried St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I07303  All
    Last Modified 17 May 2015 

    Father Ludwich "Louis" Henry Wurm,   b. 24 Dec 1863, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1946  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Rupp,   b. 12 Nov 1869, St. Jacob's, Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1922, Lot 19, Conc 11, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 18 Mar 1890  St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F1800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rosabella Susanna Amelia Pfaff,   b. 17 Apr 1899, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1923, Lot 19, Con. 11 Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1921  Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Stillborn Wurm,   b. 11 Aug 1923,   d. 11 Aug 1923, Lot 19, Con. 11 Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betsy L.,   b. 1895,   d. 1965  (Age 70 years) 
    Notes 
    • At least two boys were born to this couple.
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F4839  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Oct 1897 - Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1916 - Swift Current, Saskatchewan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - Recruited for military service. - 17 Jun 1918 - London, Middlesex County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1921 - Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 19 May 1921 - Dashwood, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aft 1923 - near Lethbridge, Alberta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1963 - Moon Lake, Jasper-Edson, Alberta 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
    Maple Bush at the farm of Louis Wurm 1919
    Maple Bush at the farm of Louis Wurm 1919
    Left to right:
    Emily (Wurm) Fuss, Herbert Wurm, Elmore Rupp, Emma Wurm, Elizabeth (Rupp) Wurm, Louis Wurm.

    Taken in 1919. The farm was owned by Louis and Elizabeth Wurm. It was the first farm south of Zurich on the west side of the road.

    Documents
    Marriage record of Herbert Wurm and Rose Pfaff
    Marriage record of Herbert Wurm and Rose Pfaff

  • Notes 
    • http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/02010602_e.html

      Soldiers of the First World War

      Names: WURM , HERBERT FREDERICK
      Regimental number: 3138923
      Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10615 - 33

    • From Robert P. Reid

      "Herb was the first of the family to go west about 1914. He would be 17. At one time Herb told Emma that he wished his father had moved out there as he thought is was such a great place to live. Luella was upset when he left home but she got over it. Emma was only about nine at the time, and since Herb was always teasing her, maybe she did not care so much. He ended up in Saskatchewan where he settled in 1914.

      Herb remained there until he got his army call. This would likely be 1918. When he came home his Mother wanted to hide him under the small log house. It had been dug out but Herb would hear none of that. Herb had difficulty with the many needles that they had to be given. John Decker saw him in London and when he told Louis he had tears in his eyes because it was such a pitiful sight. His face was black and blue from falling on it when he would pass out from the sight of the needle. The war was over before he was to be sent overseas. Herb sent Emma a card to have his horse in the stable when he came home. She had and he took off for the Bend.

      Herb and Emma were both married in 1922. Herb and his wife, Rosalie Phaff went to Detroit for the winter. They came home to the Phaff farm. She died in August of 1923 when a little girl was born. They are both in the Zurich Lutheran Cemetery.

      Herb stayed with his Dad, a widower by this time, but soon headed West again as Leonard and wife Tillie Vincent (of Dashwood) were already out there. Herb took up land near Lethbridge, Alberta where he build a shack (all that was necessary). He rented the land out as he worked as a carpenter. He was still there when Emma, Henry, Margaret and Alvin went out west in 1949. The women stayed in the shack and the men stayed elsewhere. Probably in town as they were great lovers of pool and snooker. (Emma's words). After a few days they headed on to meet Brother Leonard."

      ....."When the oil boom hit Drayton Valley, Herb sold his farm and moved up there to work as a carpenter. It was there that he met Betsy (his second wife)."


  • Sources 
    1. [S072948] Military Service - Particuliars of Recruit.

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

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




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