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Many thanks to Bob Grimm (great-great-grandson of Martin's Wirtz's brother Frederick), for info on Hubert Wirtz's family, parents, and grandparents. For his info, click here: source.
Martin C. Wirtz
1824 Germany to 8-5-1896 Chicago
According to Bob Grimm's information, Martin immigrated to Chicago in 1880 and Frederich followed in 1890.
Found a Martin Wirtz, age 55 and Anna Wirtz, age 13
arriving in NY from Bremen aboard the Weser on
June 22, 1880.
Found Fred W. Wirtz, age 53, wife Cath., 48, Caspar Wirtz, 22, Anna Wirtz, 16, and what looked like another Anna Wirtz, 11 arriving on the Amsterdam
Reuth Catholic Church
Anna Katherina Haik
12-10-1821 to 1869
Nicholas Wirtz (born 1790)
Anna Maria Becker
maternal aunts & uncles:
paternal aunts & uncles:
An email from Bob Grimm in June 2007 said, in part, "I am the great-great grandson of Frederick Wirtz (brother of Martin Wirtz). I had the name of Frederick's parents and was sure he had to be related to Martin's family in Chicago. In contacting Martin's family, they did not have his parents' info. We then discovered a marriage record for Martin showing her was married in Reuth, Germany on March 9, 1847, and also showed his parents as Nicholas Wirtz and Anna Maria Becker, the same as parents I show for my Frederick, confirming Frederick and Martin were, in fact, brothers."