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Henry Wurm

Male 1836 - 1897  (60 years)


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  • Photos
    Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1895
    Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1895
    In the publication entitled Hay Twp Highlights 1846-1996, the individuals in this photo are incorrectly identified as Henry's parents, Henry Wurm Sr. and Elizabeth Lein

    Documents
    Birth record of Heinrich Wurm
    Birth record of Heinrich Wurm
    Heinrich Wurm was born on 18 Dec 1836 in Bleidenrod. The godfather is listed as Heinrich Kratz from Bleidenrod.

  • Name Henry Wurm 
    Born 18 Dec 1836  Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1837 
    Census 1851  Waterloo Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation 7 Apr 1861  St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1881  Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1891  Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 25 Jul 1897  Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: accident 
    Buried 27 Jul 1897  St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00377  All
    Last Modified 28 May 2013 

    Father Johann Heinrich "Henry" Wurm,   b. 20 Nov 1809, Bleidenrod, Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1907, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother 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  [1
    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.

    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.
    Family ID F0086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Catherine Zeller,   b. 26 Dec 1842, North Dumfries Township, Waterloo County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1926, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1863  Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Witnesses were Valentin Zeller and Daniel Coloski, both of Hay Township.
    Children 
     1. Anna Margaret Wurm,   b. 24 Feb 1864, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1925, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Bertha Wurm,   b. 1 Jun 1865, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1953  (Age 88 years)
     3. Lovina Wurm,   b. 28 May 1867, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1955  (Age 87 years)
     4. Amelia "Emily" Wurm,   b. 17 Feb 1869, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1955, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Jacob Wurm,   b. 9 Nov 1870, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1958, Seaforth, Ontario at his home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Mary "Mae" Mathilda Wurm,   b. 28 Mar 1872, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1961, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +7. William Tolman Wurm,   b. 30 Oct 1874, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1906, Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     8. Edmund Daniel Wurm,   b. 2 Nov 1878, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1960, Brierbush Hospital, Stouffville, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     9. Louise Catherine Wurm,   b. 24 Mar 1880, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1982, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     10. Stillborn Wurm,   b. 9 Feb 1882, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1882, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Photos
    Family of Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1893
    Family of Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1893
    Back row left to right:
    Lovina, Edmund, Anna, William, Jacob

    Front row:
    Louise, Henry, Mary "Mae", Emily, Bertha, Catherine
    Family of Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1885
    Family of Henry Wurm and Catherine Zeller about 1885
    Front row:
    Edmund, Henry, William, Catherine, Jacob, with Louise in front of William

    Back row:
    Mary "Mae", Lovina, Anna, Emily, Bertha
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F0042  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Dec 1836 - 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 MapsConfirmation - 7 Apr 1861 - St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1863 - Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1881 - Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1891 - Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: accident - 25 Jul 1897 - Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jul 1897 - St Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Zurich, Hay Township, Huron County, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • It is with the deepest regret we have to record the Death of Mr. Henry Wurm this wk. A short time ago he met with an accident through the running away of his team in the hay field by which his legs were badly hurt. He seemed to rally from the effects of the accident but on Saturday took a turn for the worse and gradually sunk until Death ended his sufferings on Sunday night. Mr. Wurm was one of the oldest settlers and well known through out the country and we think we can safely say he had not a enemy.
      He was “Friend” to every one a kind loving Husband and affectionate Father. He leaves behind him a Widow three sons and six daughters to mourn his loss. Besides his aged Father one sister and two brothers the Bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in the loss. The Funeral was on Wednesday.

      Died 25th July
      Buried 28th 1896



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




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