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some of the information on this page taken from family tree provided by Richard Pfleger


To go to the photos of Gert or her husband on this page, click here: pics

They are and/or may also be in the crowd in the photos on these pages: Wirtz 50th and Bornhofen's 50th

Paper Trail:

census, newspaper article


Gertrude M. Wirtz Wiedemann

12-6-1880 to 2-4-1958




c.1879-Barbara (Sr. M. Louise O.S.F.)


1880-Annie Wirtz Pfleger


1882-Mary Wirtz (Enk)


1887-Charles Wirtz


1890-Tony Wirtz


And one child who did not



married  c. 1902


Emil Wiedemann

born c. 1880 in Germany



  none known



Emil Wiedemann

listed that he

immigrated in 1890, and that his father was Swiss, his mother German


Hubert Wirtz


Mary Krump

spouse's parents:

maternal grandparents:

William Krump & Gertrude Simons


paternal grandparents:

Martin Wirtz & unknown


maternal aunts & uncles:


paternal aunts & uncles:

George Wirtz & Barbara (on Hubert Wirtz page)

Click on image to enlarge. After enlarging, to zoom, move cursor to right of image, back onto image, and click again.

Annie Wirtz and perhaps Gert?

Gert on far left. See next for labels.

same as previous, labeled

Gert Wirtz and her sister, Annie's sister-in-laws, Dell and Irene Pfleger Wachdorf (Pfleger sisters married Wachdorf brothers)

far left standing is Emil Wiedemann. 4th from left is Gert. Next photo is same with labels

same as previous, labeled

from left: Harry Wachdorf, Oscar Pfleger and son John, either Edwin Enk or a Wirtz brother, and Emil Wiedemann (I think, not sure)

April 1929, in the crowd at Bornhofen's 50 anniversary with sisters and parents, see below photo gallery for link to labeled version of photo

from left, back: Sis Wachdorf, Eleanor Pfleger, Ed Wachdorf Jr. Front: Emil, Dell Wachdorf, Annie & Oscar Pfleger, Harry Wachdorf

1-6-1934 wedding of Gert's nephew, Henry Pfleger. She is # 36. Same photo follows, without the label

same group, slightly less blurry shot

To see labeled version of the photo of the golden anniversary gathering for her sister's brother-in-law's in-laws (there has to be more connection) with several Wirtzes in the crowd, click here: Bornhofen's 50th

Paper Trail

Unable so far to locate them in the 1910 census.

1920 census, Chicago, Ward 34, 2423 S. Springfield:

Emil H. Wiedemann, 39, born in Germany, father from Switz., mother Germany, imm 1890, na 1901, foreman in structural steel construction

Wife Gertrude M., age 42.

Also in the household

Brother-in-law Charles J. Wirtz, age 32, occupation: electrical repair man for Edison (illegible) company

Niece Marie Wirtz, age 9

Niece Louise Wirtz, age 5

Niece Helen Wirtz, age 3 years & 3 months (rest of Charles' kids with his father)


Article, Southtown Economist 7-28-1926

Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wirtz To

Celebrate Golden Wedding

Fifty years ago August 2, St. Martin's Church, 59th st. and Princeton ave. was the scene of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Wirtz.

    Monday it will again be the scene of their wedding, this time golden, to be observed at 9 o'clock in the morning with solemn high mass, celebrated by the Rev. Frank J. Schikowski.

    Following the mass a reception will be held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. E.H. Wiedeman, 6207 (might say 6297) Mozart st. Mr. and Mrs. Wirtz have lived at 5405 Shields ave. since their marriage 50 years ago. Other children are Mrs. O.S. Pfleger, 5648 Wells st., Mrs. E.J. Enk, 5405 Shields ave., Sister M. Louise, Milwaukee: A.G. Wirtz, Midlothian, and Charles Wirtz, 1283 Early ave. There are 17 grandchildren in the family as well.

    Music and a program will entertain the 130 friends and relatives who have been invited to the reception. 



1930 census, Chicago:

Emil H. Wiedemann, age 50, born in Germany (father Swiss), married at 22, superintendent in structural steel industry

Wife Gertrude M., age 52, married at 24.

connection: her sister, Annie Wirtz Pfleger, was sister-in-law to Irene Pfleger Wachdorf